James Duvalier

author, spiritual counselor & paranormal researcher


Archive items Tagged ‘Louisiana Voodoo’

What is Voodoo?

Painting from voodoo museum that features voodoo paraphenalia in the article what is voodoo

First of all, let me make clear that I am not a hougan, a priest of Haitian Vodou. I have not undergone the kanzo initiation and I do not pretend to be an expert on that tradition or have any knowledge beyond the basics. I am however a life long practitioner of Louisiana Voodoo and am highly knowledgeable in its traditions, am a ceremonial expert and highly skilled in the preparation of gris gris and spells. I…
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The Importance of Dolls in Voodoo

Dolls in Voodoo - James Duvalier

We have all see old black and white movies where the Voodoo priestess filled with rage lifts a rag doll into the air and moving in time to the pounding drums that surround her plunges a needle into the fetish causing her victim, usually miles away, to drop to the floor in agony.  This scene is a work of pure fiction.  While it is possible to cause an enemy physical pain with a Voodoo doll, it requires…
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