Roots of Vodou and Vodou Beliefs by Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans

Roots of Vodou and Vodou Beliefs. More about the Vodou religion and the roots of Vodou. This section serves as a basic primer of the roots, concepts, and beliefs of Haitian Vodou and the other spiritual paths of the African traditional religions as represented at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. The following overviews are not intended to replace the vast, culturally rich, and complex theology, but instead, to provide general foundational beliefs, dispel common myths, misnomers and acquaint you with the power and beauty of the mysteries of Vodou.

More comprehensive information and extended areas of focus on the History of Vodou, Haitian Vodou Glossary, Vodou Veves, Vodou Prayers & Proverbs and All About Vodou is available in our Voodoo Articles section.  If you wish to discuss the Vodou tradition, this spiritual path and how the Vodou can assist you with your spiritual needs, our initiated practitioners are always available for a spiritual consultation. Alafia from all of us at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans! Continue reading “Roots of Vodou and Vodou Beliefs by Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans”

Voodoo Veves and Sacred Vodou Symbols of the Lwa by Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans

Voodoo Veves and Sacred Symbols of the Vodou. Veves are sacred symbols in the Vodou tradition. Veves are used to commune with specific Lwa, call in specific spirits into your ceremony or ritual, and used to strengthen your connection to your guiding Lwa, known as a Met Tet in the Vodou religion.

As explained in our Voodoo Articles on Haitian Vodou, Vodou Altars and Shrines and the History of Vodou, each Lwa responds to specific colors, sacred offerings, ritual chants, and drumbeats; the same also applies to their sacred Veves.  You will find these Voodoo Veves on our exclusive Vodou Veve Altar Dolls and in our powerful Voodoo Spell Kits.  In traditional Vodou ceremony, Voodoo Veves are drawn on the floor of the temple (ounfo) in cornmeal, or other powders, and activated by specific prayers, call words and offerings by the Mambo or Hougan.

Which Veve is used in a formal Vodou ceremony, or in your own Voodoo Spells or Vodou rituals for that matter, is dependent upon the Lwa whose assistance you are seeking.  Each Veve design will vary by its specific Vodou house, according to their traditions of the elders too.  We included the more sought after and requested Voodoo Veves for our beloved customer and clients all over the world to use in their magical Voodoo ritual or for easy reference. Continue reading “Voodoo Veves and Sacred Vodou Symbols of the Lwa by Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans”

Voodoo Altars and Sacred Spaces in the Voodoo Religion: How to Create Your Vodou Altar or Shrine

Voodoo Altars and Vodou Shrines. How to create your very own Vodou Altars, Sacred Spaces, or Voodoo Shrines by Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. Learn how to create your own Voodoo Altars and Vodou Shrines with this informative overview by renowned Haitian Vodou priest and expert, Hougan Aboudja.

Creating Vodou altars, Voodoo shrines and Sacred space is not just for initiated clergy into the Vodou religion, this detailed primer shows how anyone with a connection to the Voodoo spirits can create their very own Vodou Altars and Shrines, for both private ritual and public ceremonial purposes.

For those with more in-depth questions on creating their Sacred Space, Voodoo Altars or Vodou Shrines, our initiated Vodou practitioners are always available to provide expert guidance in a spiritual consultation.   To learn more about the Vodou Religion, Vodou Beliefs, or Sacred Voodoo Words we invite you to browse our vast collection of educational Voodoo articles prepared by caring, initiated Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. Continue reading “Voodoo Altars and Sacred Spaces in the Voodoo Religion: How to Create Your Vodou Altar or Shrine”

Who is Erzulie-Freda in the Vodou Tradition by Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans

Who Is Erzulie-Freda in the Vodou Tradition?

Who is Erzulie-Freda? The Voodoo Goddess of Love! Welcome and Meet Erzulie Freda! The great Vodou Goddess of Passion, Pleasure and Prosperity!  A fun little primer on the namesake of our store at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans! For more in-depth information, and Vodou liturgy on our beloved Erzulie-Freda, along with many other Vodou Lwa (Spirits) browse our extensive Voodoo articles section or download our Vodou app on iTunes and Google Play: Erzulie’s Voodoo. Continue reading “Who is Erzulie-Freda in the Vodou Tradition by Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans”

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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Herbs For Hexing & Herbs of the Darker Arts for Voodoo & Witchcraft Spells

Magical hexing Voodoo and Witchcraft herbs used in Voodoo Spells, Witchcraft Spells and darker Magical rituals and spells. Discover the darker side of magical herbs & how to use them in Voodoo Spells, Witchcraft Spells and Herbal Ritual Magic. Below you will find a few of our favorite hexing herbs, banishing and reversing herbs and for darker ritual magic.  Learn about the dark side of Herbal Lore used in Love Spells, Witchcraft Spells, Voodoo Spells and Casting Magical Spells with this excellent primer on herbal magic so graciously provided by the famed Lady Elaine, Kitchen Witch & Witchcraft Practitioner Extraordinaire!

To learn more about Herbs, Magical Herbs and Herbs used in Vodou Rituals, Voodoo Spells or Witchcraft Magic, click here to read more fascinating articles written by highly experienced, initiated Vodou Practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans! If you wish to learn more about the Vodou path and spiritual tradition, or have spiritual questions you would like to discuss with an expert, feel free to book a Spiritual Consultation with one of our highly experienced, caring and initiated Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo of New Orleans.  Please scroll down to see the entire Herbs of the Dark Arts Glossary in alphabetical orders for your convenience.

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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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How to Use Ritual Powders for Voodoo, Hoodoo, Conjure, and Witchcraft Magical Rituals at Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans

Since ancient times, people have been using hand-pressed powders made from herbs, roots resins, and plants for ritual and magical purposes.  All powerful Conjure, Voodoo, Hoodoo & Witchcraft Ritual Powders uses carefully selected herbs, plants, flowers, and resins known for their specific spiritual and magical properties.  Authentic, magical ritual powders and conjure powders must be hand blended with the correct ritual intentions, the proper materials and under the correct ritual conditions, to enhance the powers within the raw ingredients.  These careful methods, selections and ritual techniques allow for the most powerful and successful outcomes for your ritual work.

When working with the conjure powders and ritual powders at Erzulie’s Voodoo, it is always advised to pray over them, speak your wishes over the ritual powders and expressing your gratitude for their assistance in your rituals and magical spells. This creates a deeper, meaningful connection and relationship to the magical energies. Praying, communicating, and stating your magical or ritual intentions also personalizes your magical tools to and properly energizes them to better manifest your specific intentions and magical needs.  You will find Erzulie’s Voodoo of New Orleans has some of the rarest, most powerful hand-pressed and authentic Voodoo ritual powders for you to use in any magical, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Conjure or Witchcraft magical ritual! Continue reading “How to Use Ritual Powders for Voodoo, Hoodoo, Conjure, and Witchcraft Magical Rituals at Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans”

How to Use Conjure Oils and Magical Ritual Oils at Erzulie’s Voodoo

A primer on How to Use Conjure Oils and Ritual Oils at Erzulie’s Voodoo, New Orleans Voodoo Shop! Since ancient times, people have been using pure essential oils, herbs, roots, and plants for ritual and magical purposes.  All powerful Conjure & Voodoo Ritual Oils uses herbs, plants, flowers, and resins known for their spiritual properties.  Authentic, magical ritual and conjure oils must be hand blended with the correct ritual intentions and raw materials, under the correct ritual conditions, to enhance the powers within the ingredients for the most powerful and successful outcomes for your ritual work.

When working with the conjure oils and ritual oils at Erzulie’s Voodoo, it is always advised to pray over them, speak your wishes over the ritual oils and expressing your gratitude for their assistance in your rituals and magical spells. This creates a deeper, meaningful connection and relationship to the magical energies. Praying, communicating, and stating your magical or ritual intentions also personalizes your magical tools to and properly energizes them to better manifest your specific intentions and magical needs. Continue reading “How to Use Conjure Oils and Magical Ritual Oils at Erzulie’s Voodoo”

Toxic Love, Abusive Relationships, Narcissistic Abuse, Emotional Abuse & Trauma: Voodoo Concepts

Toxic love, abusive relationships, shocking betrayals, deception, cruel mind-games and emotional manipulations; the favorite game played by dark, soulless and hollow predators, disguised in the human form.

In the Vodou, we very much believe there are dark, empty, sinister forces seeking to prey on whole, loving, empathetic souls.  They profess to offer “loving relationships,” “loving partnerships,” “marriages,” “soul mates,” or con you with every other romantic desire you may have.  While they are difficult to spot at first, these messages below help give you a solid guideline as to the red flags in their behavior, consistent with all these cruel and destructive energies.

These abusive entities do such an amazing job parading around as a “fine person” a “great catch” or so “vulnerable and safe.”  At first anyway; that is until their mask slips and you see they have no conscience.  Their only real skill is presenting themselves as exactly what you need, only to lure you into their web of abuse, deceit, manipulations and cruelty.  Once you are tangled up with these destructive energies, you are dragged down a rabbit hole of pain, despair, cognitive dissonance and shock, causing severe emotional and spiritual trauma.

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