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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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 ~ General Info 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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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!


Voodoo Legends and Witchcraft Folklore of New Orleans

Voodoo Folklore, Witchcraft Folklore and Voodoo Legends of New Orleans! Ms. Kalila Smith, native New Orleans Voodoo & Witchcraft practitioner, provides us a glimpse into the history of Witchcraft Folklore, Hollywood’s Witchcraft and Voodoo Legends in New Orleans. Please scroll down for this multi-part article on both Witchcraft Folklore of New Orleans, New Orleans Voodoo Folklore and Voodoo Legends.

Witchcraft Folklore, Witchcraft Fairy Tales & Hollywood Witchcraft! Witchcraft and Witches have always been favorite themes in even the most beloved stories. If you examine many of these tales, chances are there will be a witch featured as the villain. In Snow White, the evil Queen turns Sorceress through the use of a magic mirror. This mirror enables her to not only “see all” but it enables her to transform herself into a hag thus disguising herself as a beggar. She deceives Snow White by giving her a poison apple. The kiss of true love, of course, breaks the spell and Snow White recovers to live happily ever after. Additionally, it was a curse of the evil Fairy Witch that put Sleeping Beauty to her long rest. Maleficent casts the spell of death on the child at birth. The “Good Fairy” who lessens the effects of the spell intercepts the spell. Sleeping Beauty is only cursed to sleep until the spell is broken by, of course, true love’s kiss.

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About the New Orleans Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau

All about the New Orleans Voodoo Queen ~ Marie Laveau!

Article courtesy of our dearly missed friend John, curator of the New Orleans Voodoo Museum! May he rest in peace. The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans! 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.  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.

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