By Kenaz Filan
A consultant to the practices, instruments, and rituals of latest Orleans Voodoo in addition to the numerous cultural impacts at its origins
• comprises recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, and instructions to create gris-gris baggage 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 affects 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 area 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 USA, Sicily, eire, France, and local the United States.
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 various points of its origins. Exploring the foremost figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, reminiscent of Marie Laveau and Dr. John, in addition to Creole delicacies and the wealth of musical notion surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand files and ancient files to discover the reality in the back of some of the city’s legends and to discover the oft-discussed yet little-understood practices of the basis medical professionals, Voodoo queens, and non secular figures of the Crescent urban. together with recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, equipment of divination, or even instructions to create gris-gris baggage, mojo palms, and Voodoo dolls, Filan unearths the way to name at the saints and spirits of Voodoo for romance, funds, retribution, justice, and therapeutic.