The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook by Kenaz Filan

By Kenaz Filan

A consultant to the practices, instruments, and rituals of recent 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 luggage and Voodoo dolls to draw love, funds, justice, and therapeutic and for retribution

• Explores the most important figures of recent 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 non secular traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a faith as advanced, free-form, and lovely because the jazz that permeates this steamy urban of sin and salvation. From the French zone 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 pulls from a mess of ethnic assets, together with Africa, Latin the USA, Sicily, eire, France, and local the US.

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 key figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, akin to Marie Laveau and Dr. John, in addition to Creole delicacies and the wealth of musical proposal surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand records and ancient files to discover the reality at the back of a number of the city’s legends and to discover the oft-discussed yet little-understood practices of the foundation 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 unearths find out how to name at the saints and spirits of Voodoo for romance, cash, retribution, justice, and healing.

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