Everyday Voodoo

Overview

Did you know that Voodoo dolls are actually used for healing? Ever wonder what ingredients are inside a gris-gris bag—or even what one is? Find these answers and more in this introduction to Voodoo. Learn about the mysterious religion's history, meet Voodoo's pantheon of spirits, and witness a Voodoo ritual within a dark courtyard in the New Orleans French Quarter. You'll also find spells and rituals for love, money, luck, protection, and more, as well as instructions for crafting your own voodoo dolls and ...

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Overview

Did you know that Voodoo dolls are actually used for healing? Ever wonder what ingredients are inside a gris-gris bag—or even what one is? Find these answers and more in this introduction to Voodoo. Learn about the mysterious religion's history, meet Voodoo's pantheon of spirits, and witness a Voodoo ritual within a dark courtyard in the New Orleans French Quarter. You'll also find spells and rituals for love, money, luck, protection, and more, as well as instructions for crafting your own voodoo dolls and gris-gris bags.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764334191
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,058,666
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Dolgner is the author of Georgia Spirits and Specters. She and her husband live in Atlanta, with their five cats.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: At the Crossroads 6

What Voodoo is Not 8

The History of Voodoo 11

Voodoo Divinity 18

God and the Spirits 23

Who's Who and What's What 36

Voodoo Today 44

Truth and Legend 54

What About Zombies, Anyway? 60

DIY Voodoo 65

Calling on the Loa for Help: Simple Rituals 73

To Strengthen Love, Happiness, and Your Emotions 74

To Promote Love 75

To Gain Focus and Power 76

For Healing, Prosperity, and Advice 77

Voodoo Spells 78

To Make Someone Fall in Love with You 79

To Sweeten up a Desired Lover 80

Sweet Bottle to Draw the Ideal Friend or Lover 81

Love Bath 82

To Bring a Lover Back 83

Honey Jar Spell to Sweeten Someone 84

To Attract Money 85

Fame and Success Charm 86

To Bring More Money into Your Home 87

Money Water 88

Prosperity Charm 89

To Improve Your Life and Remove Obstacles 90

To Resolve a Problem 91

Charm Bath for Attracting Favors 92

To Get Rid of Bad Luck 93

To Bless Your Home 94

Salt Spell for Home Protection 95

Salt Spell for Psychic Protection 96

To Banish Illness 97

To Make an Enemy Depart 98

To Bind an Enemy 99

Voodoo Dolls 100

Gris-Gris Bags 105

Colors, Candles, and Oils 109

Colors and Magic 109

Candles and Oils 110

Using Candles in Your Rituals 110

Simple Candle Magic 111

Herbs for Voodoo Magic 112

Voodoo Directory 115

Where to Shop 115

See and Do Voodoo 118

Recommended Reading 120

Glossary 122

Bibliography 126

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