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The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook


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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 andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; 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 andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Explores the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, including Marie Laveau and Dr. John andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Exposes the diverse ethnic influences at the core of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and Ireland andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;One of Americaandrsquo;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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;The New Orleans Voodoo Handbookandlt;/Iandgt;, 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 cityandrsquo;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.

About the Author

Kenaz Filan (Houngan Coquille du Mer) was initiated in Sociandeacute;tandeacute; la Belle Venus in March 2003 after 10 years of solitary service to the lwa. Filan is the author of andlt;Iandgt;The Haitian Vodou Handbookandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Vodou andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Loveandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;Iandgt; Magic, andlt;/Iandgt;and andlt;Iandgt;Vodou Money Magicandlt;/Iandgt; and coauthor ofandlt;Iandgt; Drawing Down the Spiritsandlt;/Iandgt;. A frequent contributor to andlt;Iandgt;PanGaiaandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Planet Magazineandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Widdershinsandlt;/Iandgt;, Filan is the former managing editor of andlt;Iandgt;newWitchandlt;/Iandgt; magazine and lives in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Introduction andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part One andlt;BRandgt;Historyandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Born on the Bayou: The Rise of New Orleans andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; From Saint-Domingue to Washington: Revolution Comes to Louisiana andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; King Cotton, Lady Liberty, and Jim Crow andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The (Re)creation of andldquo;New Orleans Voodooandrdquo; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; When the Levee Breaks: Hurricane Katrina andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Two andlt;BRandgt;Traditionsandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Mardi Gras andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Music andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Food andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Voodoo Temples and Curio Shops andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Priests, Priestesses, Houngans, Mambos, and Chicken Men andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part Three andlt;BRandgt;The Spiritsandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Old Man at the Crossroads: Papa La-Bas andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;The Divine Mother: The Virgin Mary andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;13andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;The Great Serpent: Li Grand Zombi andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;14andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Voodoo Queen: Marie Laveau andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;15andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;The Warriors: Joe Fandeacute;raille, St. Marron, and Yon Sue andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;16andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Miracle Workers: St. Expiditandeacute;, St. Jude, and St. Roch andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;17andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;The Bringers of Good Fortune: St. Joseph, Assonquer, and John the Conqueror andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;18andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;The Indians: Black Hawk and the Black Hawk Spiritual Churches andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;19andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;The Roots: The Dead andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part Four andlt;BRandgt;Practicesandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;20andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Candles andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;21andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Oils andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;22andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Spirit Dolls andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;23andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Mojo Hands and Gris-gris Bags andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;24andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Foretelling the Future andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Five andlt;BRandgt;Just Visiting or Settling Downandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;25andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Visiting the Big Easy andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;26andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Moving to New Orleans: Triumphs and Tragedies andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Afterword: Deepwater Horizon and the Indomitable Spirit of Louisiana andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Six andlt;BRandgt; Appendices andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 1 Great New Orleans Books, Movies, and Television andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 2 New Orleans Musicians andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 3 Preserving New Orleans andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Index andlt;/Bandgt;

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Glam Gloom, November 29, 2014 (view all comments by Glam Gloom)
A great working tome, this is an excellent book that covers a lot of territory that Denise Alvarado does not touch on. For the beginner or intermediate levelled scholar, I would not recommend this book as an introduction. Knowledge of other magical/religious systems (Wicca, Paganism, etc) a requisite. This is gets to some of the real-deal and it's knowledge a great stepping stone towards becoming a well-rounded houngan. Well written though a bit "jumpy" at points, Alvarado's books fit nicely with this tome.
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