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New Orleanians love their city so much that some of them stick around even after they should cross over to the Great Beyond. Ghost hunter Kala Ambrose takes you to 39 haunted places, where you can see or hear these ghostly residents for yourself.

In Spirits of New Orleans, the author guides you to haunted homes and alleys, to cemeteries and hotels, to restaurants, bars, ...

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New Orleanians love their city so much that some of them stick around even after they should cross over to the Great Beyond. Ghost hunter Kala Ambrose takes you to 39 haunted places, where you can see or hear these ghostly residents for yourself.

In Spirits of New Orleans, the author guides you to haunted homes and alleys, to cemeteries and hotels, to restaurants, bars, stores, and any other place where people have reported paranormal experiences.

Each Entry Includes

a historical overview of the haunted place

the story of ghostly happenings in that place

advice on visiting the place yourself-if you dave

From the grave of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau to the discomfort and dread patrons felt at the LaLaurie House, from the ghostly monk at Place d'Armes to the ghosts of giggling children at the Hotel Monteleone, Spirits of. New Orleans covers the Crescent City's scariest spots.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Let Kala Ambrose be your tour guide to the ghosts, spirits, and revenants of New Orleans. As someone who has read virtually every book about hauntings in my beloved Crescent City, I can attest that Spirits of New Orleans by Kala Ambrose ranks among the best. What so distinguishes Spirits of New Orleans from the rest of the contenders is the respect with which Ambrose treats spiritual topics—something that is indeed rare. She writes about New Orleans with love, offering practical travel advice, alongside chilling tales of ghosts and vampires. Ambrose’s writing is evocative and her eye for truth is sharp: just read her chapter on Madame LaLaurie. Highly recommended!" --- Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells; The Encyclopedia of Spirits; and the Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages.

"New Orleans, a city with an almost palpable mystique of the supernatural, the unknown, the unexplained. A city of Voodoo, Zombies, haunted mansions, vampires, and moldering crypts. Imagine visiting this iconic city with a trusted guide who can not only inform about the extensive ethereal population of ghosts earthbound in their old haunts, but one who can actually speak to the spirits themselves and relay their fascinating stories. In Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead, spiritual teacher, priestess, and oracle Kala Ambrose has written a fascinating book that is bound to become a paranormal classic." - Brad Steiger, author, Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places.

"Kala Ambrose's Spirits of New Orleans shows us how New Orleans is a magical city filled with hidden spiritual secrets - it is a practical, entertaining, and expert guide to its other side." - Bradford P. Keeney, Ph.D. & Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., authors, professors, and internationally renowned spiritual teachers. The Mojo Doctors, New Orleans

"Once again, Kala Ambrose delivers the supernatural goods and takes us on a wild ride as we discover the truth about the paranormal entities of one of the nation's most mysterious of all places: New Orleans." - Nick Redfern, author, Monster Diary.

"I found it to be nearly impossible to pull myself away from reading Spirits of New Orleans, as it introduced me to an unknown local history and folklore. The tips within the book were detailed and are curious enough for me to consider visiting the places mentioned in the book when I have time to spare." - Aidy Reviews

"From the moment I picked up Kala Ambrose’s Sprits of New Orleans I couldn’t put it down. Not just because it’s a well written book of spooky stories from the Big Easy, (which it is) but because it’s also an extremely practical tourist’s guide to navigating the places where they occurred. Complete, of course, with all the juicy history behind them and the author’s first hand (aka psychic) experience of them. And that’s what makes this book a must read.

With a writing style that is as engaging as her stories are compelling, Kala not only introduces you to places in this mystical city that you never knew existed, she brings you up close and personal to the intensely occult side of it that most of us never believed could. But then, as a native of Louisiana herself, what better guide could anyone have to the spiritual underbelly of New Orleans than the one written by this extremely talented spiritual intuitive.

Buy this book and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Besides, when you find yourself on a plane for New Orleans in the very near future (and, believe me, you will) you’ll be glad you did." - Marguerite Manning, Bestselling author, Cosmic Karma, Understanding Your Contract with the Universe and Sign Language, Decoding Your Contract with the Universe.

"Spirits of New Orleans, it turns out, provides a guide for the psychically gifted on where and how to approach the people of the past, but it also is a well-thought out guide even for non-believers, explaining voodoo, for instance, and the difference between real voodoo and tourist voodoo...but the best thing about it [Spirits of New Orleans] is the tips that follow each chapter-only a few of them are aimed at her fellow 'intuitives.' Many of her tips will lead you to lesser-known sites in the enchanting city and equip you with trivia answers to stump everyone at the bar." - Vera Marie Badertscher, A Traveler's Library

"Each chapter [in Spirits of New Orleans offers a detailed history of its alleged hauntedness, along with photos and travel tips from Ambrose, such as it’s safest to visit the cemeteries with a tour group during the day, what’s best at Antoine’s and Arnaud’s, and that Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo is a good place to have a reading. Ambrose is a psychic as well, and does include some of her eerie, extrasensory experiences at these locations." --Judy Bergeron, The Advocate

"Spirits of New Orleans is a delightful read. Chock full of fascinating stories and information about New Orleans and its history, this is a must have book for anyone drawn to the romantic, fascinating culture of that city.

Kala Ambrose shows herself to be a wonderfully imaginative writer in the best southern style. The book reads as if it were a friendly conversation. Kala Ambrose knows New Orleans like the palm of her hand, and she clearly loves the city for all of its uniqueness. The book makes the reader want to visit the place and explore everything that that she talks so engagingly about. The city as seen through the eyes of Ambrose offers a rich experience of old stories and legends, and tips on some fascinating places to go. The city with all of its spirits just comes to life in this book.

With work like this coming from the pen of Kala Ambrose, it is clear that we have a wonderful writer in our midst." - Raphael Simons, International best selling author and astrologist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578605095
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Series: America's Haunted Road Trip Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 767,821
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Noted wisdom teacher, author, intuitive, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Radio and TV Show (, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices, reporting on new discoveries in the scientific and spiritual arenas or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations.

Kala is the author of four books including the award-winning 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled, Ghosthunting North Carolina, and The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body.

A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Business Intuition, Haunted History and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, and Daily Om.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Embracing the Spirit and Spirits of New Orleans

Chapter One: The Grande Dame City of the Dead - St Louis Cemetery #1

Chapter Two: Who’s Haunting the Garden District

Chapter Three: Tread Carefully When Walking Down the Haunted Pirates Alley

Chapter Four: Ghostly Harem Dancing at the Sultan’s Palace Gardette-LePrete House

Chapter Five: Marie Laveau – The Legendary Queen of Voodoo

Chapter Six: The Haunted Archway and Other Legends of Congo Square

Chapter Seven: The Horrors Still Live at LaLaurie House

Chapter Eight: The Vampire Girls of Ursuline Convent and other Vampire Lore

Chapter Nine: Guests in Spirit Still Attend the Quadroon Balls at the Bourbon Orleans

Chapter Ten: Ghostly Carriage Rides at the Old French Opera House on Bourbon

Chapter Eleven: The Monk Who Saved the Children at the Place d’Armes Hotel

Chapter Twelve: Haunting Photographs and Other Legends of Cornstalk Hotel

Chapter Thirteen: The Deathly Portal of Thirteen at Canal Street and City Park

Chapter Fourteen: John Lafitte’s Infamous Pirate Bar

Chapter Fifteen: Over Two Hundred Years of Spirits at the Napoleon House

Chapter Sixteen: Gourmet Ghosts love Antoine’s and Arnaud’s Restaurants

Chapter Seventeen: The Enchanted Charm Gate at the Court of Two Sisters

Chapter Eighteen: Gunshots and Gardenias at the Beauregard-Keyes House

Chapter Nineteen: Celebrate Jazz and Mardi Gras with the Spirits at Hotel Monteleone

Chapter Twenty: Broken Hearts at the Corner of Royal Street and Saint Ann

Chapter Twenty-One: The Legend of St. Louis Cathedral and Pierre
Antoine’s Alley

Chapter Twenty-Two: Our Lady of Guadelupe Church and Saint Expedite

Chapter Twenty-Three: The Resident Ghost of Yesteryear at Pat O’Briens

Chapter Twenty-Four: Spirits love Music at the Maison deVille Hotel

Chapter Twenty-Five: The Ghost Children of the Andrew Jackson Hotel

Haunted Mardi Gras
Famous Haunted Movies
Famous Paranormal Actor Homes
The Seven Sisters of Algiers
St. John’s Ceremony
Jelly Roll Morton Legend
Day of Dead Ritual
Jane Mansfield Ghost in the Fog
Ghosts of the Irish Channel
Vampire Sightings
Halloween in New Orleans

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  • Posted October 15, 2012

    A MUST have book for anyone who wants more than a story

    Kala Ambrose has added a jewel to the line up in the Haunted Road Trip books! I could not put this book down, from the first page that Ambrose talks about growing up with a Gift, to the legends - and facts - of New Orleans. I was spellbound - she weaves history, ghosts, heartbreaking acts of man and nature - all into the place that is New Orleans - I have found myself longing to go there, and can only hope Ambrose has many many more books on the way!~!! A MUST HAVE.

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