Denise Alvarado a cultural psychologist, rootworker and native of New Orleans, has voodoo as part of her DNA . She shares the spells passed down from family, friends and local practitioners, tracing the history of the African-based folk magic brought by slaves to New Orleans. She cleverly shows its evolution and the incorporation of other traditions including Native Americanism, Catholicism and Pentecostalism (bet you didnt expect that?) .
Denise Alvarado has stripped the shroud of secrecy that surrounds Voodoo (it’s one of the last bastions of fear) to provide a provocative book full of history, oral traditions, spell craft, hexes and curses. With over 200 spells and 100 authentic New Orleans formulas its the perfect introduction to New Orleans “voodoo hoodoo,” the unique Creole Voodoo used for centuries.
This spellbook is a rich compendium of authentic voodoo rituals for love, justice, gambling luck, prosperity, health and success. . . but always use with caution, as with all spells you sometimes get what you ask for but the results and outcomes are often not what you foresaw!!
Highly recommended to anyone wanting to study and appreciate this ancient tradition with respect and caution . . . be careful what you dabble with follow Alvarado’s advice to ensure that you are not getting into situations you cannot control
Author: Denise Alvarado
Large thick paperback 320 pages.
Review by N J Soliar