Vodou Lwa, Voodoo Spirits and Catholic Saint Counterparts

The Vodou Lwa, Voodoo Spirits and their Catholic Saint counterparts.  Who were the Vodou Lwa most closely syncretized to when they came to the new world in the New Orleans Voodoo tradition and in the Haitian Vodou religion?

This section serves as a basic primer of the Voodoo Spirits, the Vodou Lwa and their Catholic counterparts.  These are the most common Catholic Saints traditionally associated with the Vodou spirits as found within the Haitian Vodou religion, New Orleans Voodoo traditions and other spiritual paths of the African traditional religions as represented at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans.

The following overview of the Voodoo spirits and their Catholic counterparts are not intended to replace the vast history or the culturally rich, and complex theology. Instead, this is to provide general foundational concepts as to which Catholic Saints the Vodou Lwa are most closely associated with due to the African diaspora (slave trade) and acquaint you with the power and beauty of the mysteries of Vodou. Continue reading “Vodou Lwa, Voodoo Spirits and Catholic Saint Counterparts”

Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans Voodoo

Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans Voodoo ~ A Glimpse into the History of our legendary Voodoo Practitioners

Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in the New Orleans Voodoo tradition.  A fun and informative glimpse into the history of the more legendary Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors that formed the unique and magical New Orleans Voodoo practice.   This sacred spiritual tradition is still heavily practiced today in both New Orleans and Louisiana. Note: the spelling of the word Voodoo in this section versus our articles on Haitian Vodou. This is to reflect the American influence on Voodoo as practiced in the new world.

This overview on the history of our Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans is not intended to provide the complete history of the development of the Voodoo tradition, as that would require volumes of information. Instead, we wanted to provide an educational overview on with the roots, myths, magic, and legendary practitioners who influenced the distinct New Orleans Voodoo tradition and formed our cultural heritage. Continue reading “Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans Voodoo”

Louisiana Voodoo Religion History and New Orleans Voodoo

Louisiana Voodoo Religion History and New Orleans Voodoo

Louisiana Voodoo religion history and the roots of Voodoo in New Orleans by Erzulie’s Voodoo in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  We are proud bring you this introduction on the Voodoo Religion as it is practiced in Louisiana and New Orleans.

This overview of the Louisiana Voodoo religion and New Orleans Voodoo is not intended to cover the entire and vast history of New Orleans and the Voodoo religion. It is to provide a glimpse into the history and an educational overview on the roots, magic, myths, and legendary practitioners who influenced the distinct Voodoo religion of Louisiana and New Orleans, a religion which is still practiced today.

To learn more about the Louisiana Voodoo religion and New Orleans Voodoo History, Roots of the Vodou Religion, Vodou Beliefs and Marie Laveau the New Orleans Voodoo Queen, browse our vast collection of educational articles prepared by caring, initiated Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s.   Because of these deep and magical roots of the Voodoo, learn what a psychic reading or spiritual consultation with an initiated Vodou practitioner can provide you in your spiritual session with this informative article. Alafia from all of us at Erzulie’s in New Orleans! Continue reading “Louisiana Voodoo Religion History and New Orleans Voodoo”

Voodoo in New Orleans & History of Louisiana Voodoo

Voodoo in New Orleans & History of Louisiana Voodoo ~ A Glimpse into the History of Voodoo in New Orleans

Voodoo in New Orleans and the Roots of Louisiana Voodoo by Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. In honor of Erzulie’s flagship store in the French Quarter, we are proud bring you this introduction to Voodoo as it is practiced in New Orleans. Note the spelling of the word Voodoo in this section versus our articles on Haitian Vodou. This is to reflect the American influence on Voodoo in New Orleans.

This overview of New Orleans Voodoo is not intended to recount the vast history of New Orleans, such history would fill volumes. Instead, we wanted to provide an educational overview on with the roots, myths, magic, and legendary practitioners who influenced the distinct New Orleans Voodoo tradition, which is still practiced today. To learn more about the Vodou Religion, Vodou Beliefs and History of New Orleans Voodoo, browse our vast collection of educational Voodoo articles prepared by caring, initiated Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s. Learn what a Psychic Reading and Spiritual Consultation with an initiated Voodoo practitioner can bring into your spiritual session with this helpful article on what those spiritual services can do for you.  Alafia from all of us at Erzulie’s in New Orleans!

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Love Spells & Voodoo Spells: The Truth About Love Spells, Voodoo Spells & Authentic New Orleans Voodoo

Love Spells, Voodoo Spells & Magical New Orleans Voodoo Spells ~ The Truth About Casting Love Spells, Voodoo Spells or Magical Spells.

Considering love spells, Voodoo spells or authentic New Orleans magical love spells? Not until you do some much-needed preparation and thought.  A love spell, Voodoo Spell or any magic spell or ritual for that matter, should not be done in a casual, offhand manner.  Nor at the height of a extreme emotions. Love spells and magic spells often go awry when we cast them in the heat of the moment or on an emotional whim.  When we do not take the time to think about what we want to do, then we get in over our heads and have all kinds of unforeseen problems. Our experts can explain in greater detail how this energetic scenario harms or impedes your outcome during your spiritual consultation.

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Voodoo Beliefs, Spiritual Truths, Spiritual Awareness & Inspiration: Voodoo Concepts

This page on Voodoo beliefs, spiritual truths, spiritual awareness and inspiration was designed to offer an easier reference on the deep and complex belief systems within the African Traditional Religions and the Vodou itself.  We wanted to offer an introduction or quick reference for when you need a little encouragement, inspiration and learn some spiritual concepts from a Vodou perspective.

For those searching for spiritual truths, empowerment, spiritual concepts or trying to develop a strong spiritual life, we assembled our most popular and relevant social media memes which focus on those areas.  It is our hope that this page helps you strengthen your faith, learn more about the power of prayer, miracles and spiritual attunement for both your joyful times and to draw upon during your darkest hours.

If you are needing expert insight to better understand these spiritual beliefs or how we would approach, interpret or remedy any uncertain spiritual situation, our expert practitioners offer amazing spiritual counseling, readings and effective ritual solutions.

To learn more about this ancient and powerful tradition, we offer and extensive library of articles on the Vodou Religion, New Orleans Voodoo, Marie Laveau, History of Voodoo and other Magical traditions.  For a quick introduction on the Vodou belief systems, God, “the Mysteries” and “the Lwa,” the article here is a great primer.

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New Orleans Voodoo History and New Orleans Voodoo Information

New Orleans Voodoo History and New Orleans Voodoo Information ~ A glimpse into the History of Voodoo in New Orleans

A brief history of New Orleans Voodoo by Priestess Kalila Smith, native New Orleans practitioner. This provides us a glimpse into the history of Voodoo in New Orleans.  Priestess Kalila has published many books, papers and historical tours on this topic; we couldn’t have found a more renowned expert on New Orleans Voodoo, History of New Orleans Voodoo and accurate New Orleans Voodoo information and thrilled she is part of the Erzulie’s Voodoo family.

The roots of Voodoo have been traced all the way back to Africa thousands of years ago. The Yoruba people of Southwestern and eastern Dahomey and Togo/Nigeria founded a great city called Ife. It is from the religious beliefs of Ife that Voodoo as we know it today has evolved. In 1799, a slave uprising in Haiti brought the Free People of Color and their Voodoo religion. These people had no reason to believe that they could not come to this city and worship freely. The first Voodoo Queen in New Orleans was Sanite’ DeDe, a young woman who bought her way to freedom, she would later be teacher and mentor to the most famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau! She would hold rituals in her courtyard on Dumaine (the same street Erzulie’s is located) and Chartres Streets, just blocks away from the Cathedral.

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Marie Laveau New Orleans Voodoo Queen

Marie Laveau and all about the New Orleans Voodoo Queen!

The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Marie Laveau! In all times, in all places, no one has ever risen to the statue or fame in Voodoo as Marie Laveau. Famed in history, infamous in folklore and ever present, even today.  Marie Catherine Laveau was born in New Orleans on September 10, 1801. She was the natural daughter of two free persons of color, both mulattos. She was a free woman of color and a Creole. She was married to Jacques Paris in 1819 at the St. Louis Cathedral with the famed Père Antoine officiating. Article courtesy of our dearly missed friend John, curator of the New Orleans Voodoo Museum! May he rest in peace.

She had two children, both of whom appear to have died before reaching maturity. With a few years, her husband apparently also died she began calling herself the Widow Paris, a name that survived onto her tomb. Around the mid 1820’s she began a plaçage with Louis Christophe Dominick Duminy de Glapion with who she bore seven more children. (The plaçage system afforded interracial couples a marriage of conscience, if not legality).

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About Erzulie’s Voodoo ~ New Orleans Voodoo Shop

About Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans!

Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo ~ French Quarter
Mailing Address: 1000 Rue Bourbon, Ste. #361, New Orleans, LA 70116
Ph. (504) 525-2055 ~ Phone Orders Only.

LOCATION INFO & HOURS: All retail products and psychic readings are available exclusively through the website.  Our French Quarter location will be used for private rituals, private spiritual services & wholesale distribution only due to the COVID-19 issues surrounding New Orleans. 

STORE HOURS: Standard US business hours/CST time zone

HOLIDAYS: We observe most US national, religious and family oriented holidays to support family time for our team.

PSYCHIC READINGS: Available 7 Days a week! Simply click here to order.

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MORE ABOUT ERZULIE’S VOODOO STore!

Since the grand opening of our New Orleans Voodoo retail store in 1999, Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo has grown considerably to provide more authentic, handcrafted Voodoo spiritual products and personalized services. 

After 20+ years, our French Quarter location is used exclusively for private rituals, crafting, wholesale distribution and prearranged Vodou services due the COVID-19 issues surrounding the New Orleans areas and to accommodate client demand for such personal and private ritual services.  All retail items and psychic readings are available exclusively through the website.  We have also incorporated many other ancient traditions and paths to serve everyone who is seeking genuine spiritual assistance and guidance with one of our highly experienced experts.

Erzulie’s Voodoo Store was founded in 1996 with one simple concept: to provide the finest, handcrafted Vodou spiritual products, Voodoo Spells, Love Spells and Spiritual Services performed by the most caring, experienced and initiated Vodou practitioners from around the world.  We proudly showcase our outstanding team of expert spiritualists throughout the website, so browse around to meet our magical family!

Welcome to Erzulie’s Voodoo ~ French Quarter, New Orleans – Pics From Our Original Retail Store!