James Duvalier

author, spiritual counselor & paranormal researcher


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Lady Luck

Lady Luck Comic

Origins: The origins of Lady Luck are obscured in history.  She is perhaps a modern manifestation of the Roman goddess Fortuna.  Well known in gambling circles, her intercession is often called upon when pulling the lever on a slot machine or tossing dice onto a gaming table.  Starting in the early 1900’s, many products, such as perfumes, colognes and soaps began to appear in Southern Hoodoo circles promising to call down the blessings of Lady Luck.  I…
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Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara

According to legend, Barbara was a young martyr who lived during the third century AD under the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian, a notorious persecutor of Christians.  Little is known about her life and various accounts place her birth, life and martyrdom in various locations as far apart as Northern Italy and Armenia.  What we do know is that from the very early Middle Ages, there has existed a devotion to this powerful virgin, martyr saint…
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Maman Brigitte

Maman Brigitte

Below are some statistics on Brigitte and I would be happy to perform a service to this powerful Queen on the Spirit World on your behalf for teach you to perform one at home.  She is extremely powerful and showers blessings and protections on those who are devoted to her. Origins: Haiti.  She is the Haitian manifestation of the Celtic goddess Brigid brought to Haiti by indentured servants from Ireland and Scotland in the 1700’s-1800’s. Offerings: Tobacco,…
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Marie Laveau Legendary Voodoo Queen – 2 Stories

Marie Laveau Legendary Voodoo Queen Portrait Round

Sometime in the late 1830’s, the son a respected New York businessman committed the brutal crime of raping and murdering a local Creole girl whom he had met at an Octoroon ball, one of those gala affairs where upper class gentlemen would go to meet young multiracial girls whom to take as mistresses.  He had brought her to his hotel suite and repeatedly violated her with pieces of a broken champagne bottle which caused severe bleeding that…
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Marie Laveau: Voodoo’s Most Famous Queen-Part I

Marie Laveau

The following is an essay I wrote several years, the first installment deals with historical information about Marie of a personal level, especially in her capacity as a social activists, business woman and political figure of her time.  The second installment, to follow, deal with Marie’s involvement in Voodoo.  I believe firmly that without Marie Laveau, Voodoo as we know it would not have survived into the 20th century and beyond.  Without her, I would not be…
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