Witch Queens Voodoo Spirits and Hoodoo Saints

There is a mysterious spiritual underbelly hiding in plain sight in New Orleans, and in this book Alvarado shows us where it is and who the characters are. She tells where they come from and how they persist and manifest today.

Author: Denise Alvarado

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578636744

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A magical mystery tour of the extraordinary historical characters that have defined the unique spiritual landscape of New Orleans. New Orleans has long been America's most magical city, inhabited by a fascinating visible and invisible world, full of mysteries, known for its decadence and haunted by its spirits. If Salem, Massachusetts, is famous for its persecution of witches, New Orleans is celebrated for its embrace of the magical, mystical, and paranormal. New Orleans is acclaimed for its witches, ghosts, and vampires. Because of its unique history, New Orleans is the historical stronghold of traditional African religions and spirituality in the US. No other city worldwide is as associated with Vodou as New Orleans. In her new book, author and scholar Denise Alvarado takes us on a magical tour of New Orleans. There is a mysterious spiritual underbelly hiding in plain sight in New Orleans, and in this book Alvarado shows us where it is and who the characters are. She tells where they come from and how they persist and manifest today. Witch Queens, Voodoo Spirits, and Hoodoo Saints shines a light on notable spirits and folk saints such as Papa Legba, Annie Christmas, Black Hawk, African-American culture hero Jean St. Malo, St. Expedite, plague saint Roch, and, of course, the mother and father of New Orleans Voudou, Marie Laveau and Doctor John Montenée. Witch Queens, Voodoo Spirits, and Hoodoo Saints serves as a secret history of New Orleans, revealing details even locals may not know.
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Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook

In Brazilian Umbanda she is represented by Saint Barbara. ... Yemayá goes by a number of different names, including Queen of Witches, Mother of Fishes, The Constantly Changing Woman, The Ocean Mother, Mother of Dreams and Secrets, ...

Author: Denise Alvarado

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609256158

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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“Voodoo Hoodoo” is the unique variety of Creole Voodoo found in New Orleans. The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook is a rich compendium of more than 300 authentic Voodoo and Hoodoo recipes, rituals, and spells for love, justice, gambling luck, prosperity, health, and success. Cultural psychologist and root worker Denise Alvarado, who grew up in New Orleans, draws from a lifetime of recipes and spells learned from family, friends, and local practitioners. She traces the history of the African-based folk magic brought by slaves to New Orleans, and shows how it evolved over time to include influences from Native American spirituality, Catholicism, and Pentecostalism. She shares her research into folklore collections and 19th- and 20th- century formularies along with her own magical arts. The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook includes more than 100 spells for Banishing, Binding, Fertility, Luck, Protection, Money, and more. Alvarado introduces readers to the Pantheon of Voodoo Spirits, the Seven African Powers, important Loas, Prayers, Novenas, and Psalms, and much, much more, including:Oils and Potions: Attraction Love Oil, Dream Potion, Gambler’s Luck Oil, Blessing OilHoodoo Powders and Gris Gris: Algier’s Fast Luck Powder, Controlling Powder, Money Drawing PowderTalismans and Candle MagicCurses and Hexes
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The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook

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.

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 1594774358

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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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.
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The Voodoo Encyclopedia Magic Ritual and Religion

See also Blanc Dani Voodoo Man (film), 102 Voodoo Possession (film), 89 Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie ... 314; Christian saints and Kongo spirits and, 313; healers, 314; prophets, 314; ritual objects, 314; spirits, 314; ...

Author: Jeffrey E. Anderson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692090

Category: Religion

Page: 438

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This compelling reference work introduces the religions of Voodoo, a onetime faith of the Mississippi River Valley, and Vodou, a Haitian faith with millions of adherents today. • Addresses both Vodou and Voodoo • Situates the religions both religiously and historically • Examines the African contributions to the faiths on a regional basis • Introduces important gods and ceremonies
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Hoodoo Blues the Role Playing Game

In Protestant communities, who denied the trappings of saints and elaborate ritual, African ideas could only survive in a much more austere (but no less powerful) form. 1690s- Witch Trials in Salem and around America will be the last ...

Author: Brian St.Claire-King

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ISBN: 9780971309562

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Hoodoo Blues is a Role Playing Game of supernatural beliefs from America's Old South. Players play the ageless, those who have lived through (sometimes suffered through) decades or centuries of Southern history.
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Hoodoo Voodoo and Conjure A Handbook

Today, they are the most popular published books on hoodoo. ... God and the power of saints. ... Fandrich, Ina. author of The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux: A Study of Powerful Female Leadership in Nineteenth-Century New ...

Author: Jeffrey E. Anderson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342226

Category: Social Science

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Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of African American spirituality that has long captured the popular imagination. These magical beliefs and practices have figured in literary works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed, and they have been central to numerous films, such as The Skeleton Key. Written for students and general readers, this book is a convenient introduction to hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure. The volume begins by defining and classifying elements of these spiritual traditions. It then provides a wide range of examples and texts, which illustrate the richness of these beliefs and practices. It also examines the scholarly response to hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure, and it explores the presence of hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure in popular culture. The volume closes with a glossary and bibliography. Students in social studies classes will use this book to learn more about African American magical beliefs, while literature students will enjoy its exploration of primary sources and literary works.
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Conjuring Moments in African American Literature

Women, Spirit Work, and Other Such Hoodoo K. Samuel, Kameelah L. Martin ... Whatever her feats as Voodoo queen, the syncretic nature of her ministry is certain: she did not separate her Voodoo faith from that of her Catholic ties: ...

Author: K. Samuel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137336811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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This book engages the ways African American authors have shifted, recycled, and reinvented the conjure woman in fiction. Kameelah Martin Samuel traces her presence and function in twentieth-century literature through historical records, oral histories, blues music, and collections of African American folklore.
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The Magic of Marie Laveau

Her grave in New Orleans ranks among the most popular spiritual pilgrimages in the US. This book explores Laveau's life and work-the history and mystery. It gives an overview of New Orleans Voodoo, its origins, history, and practices.

Author: Denise Alvarado

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578636730

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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"Marie Laveau may be the most influential-and is among the most famous-American practitioner of the magical arts. 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. This book explores Laveau's life and work-the history and mystery. It 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 your own gris-gris"--
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Critical Medical Anthropology

The loa tend to be identified in some way with various Catholic saints—either as one and the same, as separate but mutually cooperative spirits, or an antagonistic beings [30, p. 65]. Voodoo priests or houngans, not only conduct ...

Author: Merrill Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351845168

Category: Psychology

Page: 406

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The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology over the last ten years. Standing as an opposition approach to conventional medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology has emphasized the importance of political and economy forces, including the exercise of power, in shaping health, disease, illness experience, and health care.
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Banning Black Gods

Nathaniel Murrell explains that at the mere mention of “Voodoo,” “the American mind conjures up any number of sensational ... gross sacrifices of humans, zombies, hex-casting witchcraft, demonic spells, infamous human-preying zombies, ...

Author: Danielle N. Boaz

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271089621

Category: Law

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Banning Black Gods is a global examination of the legal challenges faced by adherents of the most widely practiced African-derived religions in the twenty-first century, including Santeria/Lucumi, Haitian Vodou, Candomblé, Palo Mayombe, Umbanda, Islam, Rastafari, Obeah, and Voodoo. Examining court cases, laws, human rights reports, and related materials, Danielle N. Boaz argues that restrictions on African diaspora religious freedom constitute a unique and pervasive form of anti-Black discrimination. Emphasizing that these twenty-first-century cases and controversies are not a new phenomenon but rather a reemergence of colonial-era ideologies and patterns of racially motivated persecution, Boaz focuses each chapter on a particular challenge to Black religious freedom. She examines issues such as violence against devotees, restrictions on the ritual slaughter of animals, limitations on the custodial rights of parents, and judicial refusals to recognize these faiths as protected religions. Boaz introduces new issues that have never been considered as a question of religious freedom before—such as the right of Palo Mayombe devotees to possess remains of the dead—and she brings together controversies that have not been previously regarded as analogous, such as the right to wear headscarves and the right to wear dreadlocks in schools. Framing these issues in comparative perspective and focusing on transnational and transregional issues, Boaz advances our understanding of the larger human rights disputes that country-specific studies can overlook. Original and compelling, this important new book will be welcomed by students and scholars of African diaspora religions and discerning readers interested in learning more about the history of racial discrimination
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Phylon

... voodoo meetings presided over by “ queens ” and “ witch doctors " catered to slaves , free blacks , and some white ... Spiritualism in New Orleans was often combined with “ hoddoo ” and provided the hoodoo doctor with a protective ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4158774

Category: African American periodicals

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Voodoo in New Orleans

Here were the witch-doctors and queens, and in particular Doctor John . . . and Marie Laveau." --Kirkus Reviews "Much nonsense has been written about voodoo in New Orleans. . . . Here is a truthful and definitive picture.

Author: Robert Tallant

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 088289336X

Category: History

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

An evocative dual portrait explores the lives of the Marie Laveaus, mother and daughter of the same name who became leaders of indigenous American religious and spiritual traditions in nineteenth-century Creole New Orleans.

Author: Martha Ward

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578066298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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An evocative dual portrait explores the lives of the Marie Laveaus, mother and daughter of the same name who became leaders of indigenous American religious and spiritual traditions in nineteenth-century Creole New Orleans.
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Man Myth Magic

... Spain ) , 1286 Mormons ( Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints ) , 827 , 1886-90 speaking in tongues and ... 275f in the United States , 1959 , 2917-18 see also Black Muslims see also hoodoo ; Voodoo Nehalennia ( Germanic ...

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ISBN: IND:39000005956078

Category: Demonology

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Man Myth Magic

... Edward Moriscos ( Moorish converts : Spain ) , 1286 Mormons ( Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints ) ... 275f in the United States , 1959 , 2917-18 see also Black Muslims see also hoodoo ; Voodoo Nehalennia ( Germanic ...

Author: Richard Cavendish

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ISBN: UCSC:32106009429405

Category: Mythology

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