The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook

By Kenaz Filan

A advisor to the practices, instruments, and rituals of latest Orleans Voodoo in addition to the numerous cultural impacts at its origins

• contains recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, and instructions to create gris-gris baggage and Voodoo dolls to draw love, cash, justice, and therapeutic and for retribution

• Explores the main figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, together with Marie Laveau and Dr. John

• Exposes the various ethnic impacts on the middle of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and eire

One of America’s nice native-born religious traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a faith as advanced, free-form, and gorgeous because the jazz that permeates this steamy urban of sin and salvation. From the French region to the Algiers local, its famed vaulted cemeteries to its notorious Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans can't break out its wealthy Voodoo culture, which attracts from a mess of ethnic assets, together with Africa, Latin the United States, Sicily, eire, France, and local the USA.

In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, instruments, and rituals of the program of worship in addition to the numerous points of its origins. Exploring the main figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, similar to Marie Laveau and Dr. John, in addition to Creole delicacies and the wealth of musical suggestion surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand records and old files to discover the reality in the back of a number of the city’s legends and to discover the oft-discussed yet little-understood practices of the basis medical professionals, Voodoo queens, and religious figures of the Crescent urban. together with recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, tools of divination, or even instructions to create gris-gris luggage, mojo fingers, and Voodoo dolls, Filan finds how one can name at the saints and spirits of Voodoo for romance, cash, retribution, justice, and therapeutic.

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