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Creole Voodoo, a unique blend of African, Haitian, Native American, Catholic, spiritualist, and European folk magic traditions, welcomes the uninitiated. Inside are complete instructions for creating altars for each of the Seven African Powers, including how to petition the orishas, as well as some practical spells. This guide is written for people who are not initiated into any specific Voodoo tradition, but would like to benefit from knowing how to serve the African spirits. The author, born and raised in the Voodoo rich culture of New Orleans, has written this book from the perspective of Creole Voodoo, for which there are no formal initiation rites. This is the revised edition, and contains twice the information as the first edition. Plus, there is an extra chapter on Working Magick with the Seven African Powers and an additional 12 spells and rituals. This book is richly illustrated by the author, who is well-known for her unique conjure art style, and whose art has been celebrated in several books and on National Geographic's Taboo.
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Denise Alvarado was born and raised in the "Hoodoo Capital of the World," New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a ritual artist and independent researcher with degrees in cultural anthropology and psychology, and she has over 40 years experience in the conjure arts and mysticism. She is the author of several books, including the Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals, the Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook, The Conjurer's Guide to St. Expedite, and Gypsy Wisdom, Spells, Charms and Folklore. She is coauthor of Workin' in da Boneyard and Crossroads Mamas' 105 Spiritual Baths for Every Occasion with Madrina Angelique, and the Hoodoo Almanacs, coauthored with Carolina Dean and Alyne Pustanio. She is also the founder and Editor in Chief of Hoodoo and Conjure Quarterly and Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans Magazine Journals.Please visit her website voodoomuse.org for a bit of sweet tea and conjure and support her efforts at documenting southern folk traditions pantreon.com/denisealvarado.
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