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New Orleans Voodoo A Cultural History

Author : Rory O'Neill Schmitt, PhD, and Rosary Hartel O'Neill, PhD
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There is no more compelling nor more spiritual city than New Orleans. The city's Roman Catholic roots and its blended French, Spanish, Creole and American Indian populations heavily influenced the rites and rituals that West Africans brought to Louisiana as enslaved laborers. The resulting unique Voodoo tradition is now deeply rooted in the area. Enslaved practitioners in the nineteenth century held Voodoo dances in designated public areas like Congo Square but conducted their secret rituals away from the prying eyes of the city. By 1874, some twelve thousand New Orleanians attended Voodoo queen Marie Laveau's St. John's Eve rites on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. The Voodoo tradition continues in the Crescent City even today. Rory Schmitt and Rosary O'Neill study the altars, art, history and ceremonies that anchor Voodoo in New Orleans culture.

Voodoo in New Orleans

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The author examines "the true origin of voodooism [and] its practice in America, particularly in New Orleans."--Cover.

The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook

Author : Kenaz Filan
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A guide to the practices, tools, and rituals of New Orleans Voodoo as well as the many cultural influences at its origins • Includes recipes for magical oils, instructions for candle workings, and directions to create gris-gris bags and Voodoo dolls to attract love, money, justice, and healing and for retribution • Explores the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, including Marie Laveau and Dr. John • Exposes the diverse ethnic influences at the core of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and Ireland One of America’s great native-born spiritual traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a religion as complex, free-form, and beautiful as the jazz that permeates this steamy city of sin and salvation. From the French Quarter to the Algiers neighborhood, its famed vaulted cemeteries to its infamous Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans cannot escape its rich Voodoo tradition, which draws from a multitude of ethnic sources, including Africa, Latin America, Sicily, Ireland, France, and Native America. In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, tools, and rituals of this system of worship as well as the many facets of its origins. Exploring the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, such as Marie Laveau and Dr. John, as well as Creole cuisine and the wealth of musical inspiration surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand documents and historical records to uncover the truth behind many of the city’s legends and to explore the oft-discussed but little-understood practices of the root doctors, Voodoo queens, and spiritual figures of the Crescent City. Including recipes for magical oils, instructions for candle workings, methods of divination, and even directions to create gris-gris bags, mojo hands, and Voodoo dolls, Filan reveals how to call on the saints and spirits of Voodoo for love, money, retribution, justice, and healing.

Exam Prep for New Orleans Voodoo

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The Magic of Marie Laveau

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The life and work of the legendary “Pope of Voodoo,” Marie Laveau—a free woman of color who practically ruled New Orleans in the mid-1800s Marie Laveau may be the most influential American practitioner of the magical arts; certainly, she is among the most famous. She is the subject of songs, films, and legends and the star of New Orleans ghost tours. Her grave in New Orleans ranks among the most popular spiritual pilgrimages in the US. Devotees venerate votive images of Laveau, who proclaimed herself the “Pope of Voodoo.” She is the subject of respected historical biographies and the inspiration for novels by Francine Prose and Jewell Parker Rhodes. She even appears in Marvel Comics and on the television show American Horror Story: Coven, where she was portrayed by Angela Bassett. Author Denise Alvarado explores Marie Laveau’s life and work—the fascinating history and mystery. This book gives an overview of New Orleans Voodoo, its origins, history, and practices. It contains spells, prayers, rituals, recipes, and instructions for constructing New Orleans voodoo-style altars and crafting a voodoo amulet known as a gris-gris.

New Orleans Voodoo

Author : Rory O'Neill Schmitt
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The Voodoo tradition continues in the Crescent City even today. Rory Schmitt and Rosary O'Neill study the altars, art, history and ceremonies that anchor Voodoo in New Orleans culture. There is no more compelling nor more spiritual city than New Orleans. The city's Roman Catholic roots and its blended French, Spanish, Creole and American Indian populations heavily influenced the rites and rituals that West Africans brought to Louisiana as enslaved laborers. The resulting unique Voodoo tradition is now deeply rooted in the area. Enslaved practitioners in the nineteenth century held Voodoo dances in designated public areas like Congo Square but conducted their secret rituals away from the prying eyes of the city. By 1874, some twelve thousand New Orleanians attended Voodoo queen Marie Laveau's St. John's Eve rites on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. The Voodoo tradition continues in the Crescent City even today.

The Ultimate New Orleans Voodoo for Beginners

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Vооdоо іѕ аѕ іntrіnѕіс tо New Orlеаnѕ culture as Mardi Gras, jаzz аnd the bеіgnеt. Yet mаnу trаvеlеrѕ сhооѕе tо begin аnd end thеіr еxрlоrаtіоn of it оn Bоurbоn Street bу bеllуіng uр tо a bar serving Vооdоо-thеmеd cocktails оr рurсhаѕіng Voodoo-inspired kіtѕсh (mаdе in Chіnа) аt a ѕоuvеnіr shop. Vіѕіtоrѕ whо rеmаіn culturally сurіоuѕ, hоwеvеr, аrе in for a treat. Voodoo, as portrayed bу thе mоvіеѕ and media (usually a "black mаgіс" сult fіxаtеd оn сurѕеѕ), соuldn't bе further from thе truth. Vооdоо is a rеlіgіоn-уеѕ, a rеlіgіоn-соnnесtеd tо nature, spirits аnd ancestors, not unlіkе other rеlіgіоnѕ аrоund thе world. A fusion оf Afrісаn, Hаіtіаn and Cаthоlіс ѕріrіtuаl bеlіеfѕ аnd рrасtісеѕ, іt gained popularity аmоng thе ѕlаvе рорulаtіоn of Nеw Orlеаnѕ during the 18th сеnturу. It has its ѕhаrе of colorful mуthоlоgіеѕ аnd реrѕоnаlіtіеѕ, juѕt аѕ оthеr religions dо, but Voodoo got сlоаkеd wіth a dаrkеr, mоrе sinister mystique, the rеѕult оf mіѕіntеrрrеtаtіоn аnd mіѕundеrѕtаndіng оvеr the years. Thіѕ intrigue саn bе a grеаt dооrwау to undеrѕtаndіng, hоwеvеr, аnd New Orlеаnѕ is the реrfесt рlасе tо bесоmе educated tо the Vооdоо lеgасу. Whіlе уоu'll be hаrd-рrеѕѕеd tо find mоdеrn рrасtіtіоnеrѕ inviting tоurіѕtѕ tо Vооdоо сеrеmоnіеѕ (mоѕt are private, оut of respect fоr the spirits), there аrе рlеntу of opportunities tо lеаrn mоrе аbоut thіѕ fascinating ріесе оf New Orlеаnѕ сulturе whіlе hаvіng some fun.

Spirits of New Orleans

Author : Kala Ambrose
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The city of New Orleans is formed into the shape of a crescent, which is believed by many people to form a sacred chalice which holds and stores energy making it one of the most unique areas in the world in which to perform magic and to see it magnify due to the energy in the land and from the flowing waters of the Mississippi and Gulf of Mexico. Since childhood, Kala Ambrose has seen and felt ghosts and restless spirits. During this journey as your travel guide, Kala explores the history of the city and those who decided to make it their eternal home. Explore New Orleans with Kala Ambrose and prepare to embark on a unique and enticing journey into the haunted history and magical ceremonies of New Orleans. Prepare to be introduced to supernatural rituals and practices in order to fully understand and embrace the cultural significance of the variety of beliefs, superstitions, legends and lore.

New Orleans Voodoo

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Take a peek into a world filled with monsters, witches, voodoo, ghosts and more. The Supernatural will take readers on a wild, yet informative, ride as they experience the history, present and future of 8 different topics.

A Priest s Head a Drummer s Hands

Author : Louis Martinié
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The first volume in a series of teachings on Voodoo as it has and continues to develop in New Orleans contains an Order of Service developed through hundreds of rituals at the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple.

Voodoo and Power

Author : Kodi A. Roberts
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The racialized and exoticized cult of Voodoo occupies a central place in the popular image of the Crescent City. But as Kodi A. Roberts argues in Voodoo and Power, the religion was not a monolithic tradition handed down from African ancestors to their American-born descendants. Instead, a much more complicated patchwork of influences created New Orleans Voodoo, allowing it to move across boundaries of race, class, and gender. By employing late nineteenth and early twentieth-century first-hand accounts of Voodoo practitioners and their rituals, Roberts provides a nuanced understanding of who practiced Voodoo and why. Voodoo in New Orleans, a mélange of religion, entrepreneurship, and business networks, stretched across the color line in intriguing ways. Roberts’s analysis demonstrates that what united professional practitioners, or “workers,” with those who sought their services was not a racially uniform folk culture, but rather the power and influence that Voodoo promised. Recognizing that social immobility proved a common barrier for their patrons, workers claimed that their rituals could overcome racial and gendered disadvantages and create new opportunities for their clients. Voodoo rituals and institutions also drew inspiration from the surrounding milieu, including the privations of the Great Depression, the city’s complex racial history, and the free-market economy. Money, employment, and business became central concerns for the religion’s practitioners: to validate their work, some began operating from recently organized “Spiritual Churches,” entities that were tax exempt and thus legitimate in the eyes of the state of Louisiana. Practitioners even leveraged local figures like the mythohistoric Marie Laveau for spiritual purposes and entrepreneurial gain. All the while, they contributed to the cultural legacy that fueled New Orleans’s tourist industry and drew visitors and their money to the Crescent City.

Voodoo in New Orleans 1990

Author : Bryan M. Ott
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Fear Dat New Orleans A Guide to the Voodoo Vampires Graveyards Ghosts of the Crescent City

Author : Michael Murphy
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By the author of the acclaimed Eat Dat, a brand-new guide to New Orleans's scary side, from Voodoo rituals to historic cemeteries and haunted mansions Fear Dat New Orleans explores the eccentric and often macabre dark corners of America’s most unique city. In addition to detailed histories of bizarre burials, ghastly murders, and the greatest concentration of haunted places in America, Fear Dat features a “bone watcher’s guide” with useful directions of who’s buried where, from Marie Laveau to Ruthie the Duck Girl. You’ll also find where to buy the most authentic gris-gris or to get the best psychic reading. The Huffington Post tagged Michael Murphy’s first book Eat Dat, about the city’s food culture, the #1 “essential” book to read before coming to New Orleans. New Orleans Living called it “both reverent and irreverent, he manages to bring a sense of humor to serious eating—and that’s what New Orleans is all about.” In Fear Dat, Murphy brings similar insights and irreverence to New Orleans voodoo, vampires, graveyards, and ghosts.

A Priest s Head A Drummer s Hands New Orleans Voodoo Order of Service

Author : Louie Martinie
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A complete-in-itself first volume in a series of teachings on Voodoo as it has and continues to develop in New Orleans. It contains an Order of Service developed over hundreds of rituals at the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple. This Order follows the steps of birth and can be used to bring honor and respect to the ancestors or to birth a "magickal child" of the voodoosant's choosing. Rhythms for the drums are given in the form of Drum Prayers. Rites and offerings to mark the passage of the Grande Zombie (Great Serpent) through the Seasons are outlined in a section on the Ophidian Year. A photographic record of the wake of Charles Masicot Gandolfo, the founder of the Historic Voodoo Museum, and a recounting of the line of Spiritual Doctors running back through the annals of New Orleans Voodoo is presented. Information and a working talisman for John Montanee, the original Dr. John, who conjured and drummed in the eighteen hundreds in New Orleans is included as well as a veve for the city of New Orleans as a spiritual entity.

New Orleans Voodoo Doctor Goth Skull Halloween

Author : Tammy Learner
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This to-do list notebook will help you keep your day organized and keep up with your daily errands. Also includes sections to jot down notes, plan your meals for the day and keep track of your daily water intake. The opposite page features lined journaling pages for jotting down your daily thoughts and dreams. With habit tracking, goal setting, budget planning, vision board pages, daily spreads. Keep track of your daily to do lists and agendas all while being inspired to recognize your true beauty and power. This comprehensive personal organizer will help you to streamline your hectic schedule, whether you are a serious college student, a busy professional person, or keeping things real at home as a stay-at-home mom.

Voodoo Voodoo Voodoo New Orleans

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This New Orleans journal is perfect for those who want to write down their everyday goals or just as a note taker. This New Orleans notebook is the great gift for bourbon street, LA parade, jazz festival, vacation trip Mardi Gras, French Quarter, bachelorette bride party lovers. 6 x 9 in (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 120 pages.

New Orleans Voodoo Doctor Goth Skull Halloween

Author : Nathan MELVIN
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GIFT IDEAS | TIME MANAGEMENT | ORGANIZATION The perfect notebook to keep track of your daily, weekly or monthly tasks, chores and responsibilities in a simple, organized manner. Each page has two columns of 13 standard checkboxes as well as a priority box to highlight your top 8 tasks, paired with a full page dot matrix layout for additional notes and memos. Product Details: * High quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock * Premium matte-finish cover design * Perfect for all writing mediums * Large format 6.0" x 9.0" (approximately A5) pages

Voodoo in New Orleans

Author : Stephen Person
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Recounts the life of Marie Laveau, a voodoo priestess thought to have the power to contact spirits and cast spells.

No Second Chances

Author : Don Bruns
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When a fellow officer is shot dead in broad daylight, in his own squad car, homicide detective Quentin Archer uncovers some surprising facts about the dead man's past. Is this a random cop killing, as he'd first supposed - or part of a carefully-orchestrated plan of revenge?

Voodoo of Louisiana

Author : Monique Joiner Siedlak
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Voodoo probably isn’t what you believe it is. Louisiana Voodoo, also identified as New Orleans Voodoo, represents an inclination of spiritual folkways developed from the traditions of the African displacement. Voodoo is one of America’s great native-born religious beliefs.