James Duvalier

author, spiritual counselor & paranormal researcher


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Pound Cake for Saint Expedite

Pound Cake for Saint Expedite

The 19th of April is the Feast of Saint Expedite, one of my favorite patron saints. He is the patron saint of speedy resolutions and is called upon when one needs his or her prayers to be answered quickly. Expeditus was a Roman solider who, upon receiving a vision, converted to Christianity immediately on the battlefield after which he was promptly martyred. His willingness to convert immediately and not put it off earned him the reputation as…
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Saint John’s Eve

Saint John the Baptist Icon

Saint John’s Eve, so called because it is the evening before the feast of St. John the Baptist, is a notorious night for performing all sorts of magic from many European and Afro Caribbean traditions. The origins of this observance lay in ancient Pagan traditions that regarded the summer solstice (June 21-22) as sacred and magical since it is the shortest of the year. In Christian times the observance came to be known as Saint John’s Eve…
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Books and Spiritual Holidays

James Duvalier's Voodoo Love Magic Book

Peace be with you, my friends!  June was a whirlwind of a month as it always is, with the Feast of St. John.  It was truly a magical night and we ended up making over 200 offerings to the spirits and saints.  After a week of rest and recuperation, I am finally back to operating at full speed. Today I wanted to take the time to mention that I have two books available for purchase on amazon.com – Voodoo Love Magic and The November Vampires.


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The Feast of Saint Expedite

Saint Expedite

Saint Expedite is an extremely powerful and fast acting folk saint popular in New Orleans among Voodooists and mainstream Catholics alike.  His image is housed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church across from Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1, both very important sites of Voodoo pilgrimage.  Lately, in my consultations with clients, Saint Expedite has been showing up more and more and I have been using him in my work.  So, I’ve decided to share a little about…
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Good Friday

Good Friday - Jesus on the cross

Peace be with you!  I just attended the most amazing Good Friday service and am looking forward to tomorrow night’s Holy Saturday Resurrection Mass.  I feel like it’s important to stop sometimes and meditate on suffering and sadness like that of Jesus on the Cross, not to make us sad and depressed, but to help us recognize and be thankful for the blessings we have in our lives. I hope this Holy Week is going well for…
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