Pope of VooDoo

Majestic Voodoo~ <br /><br />

The history of voodoo in New Orleans dates back two Centuries, to a time when West African slaves arrived in New Orleans, bringing with them the ancient religion Voodoo that originated some 7,000 years ago. In the 1830s, Marie Laveau became the first commercial Voodoo Queen, declaring herself Pope of Voodoo. <br /><br />

Laveau was a devout Catholic who is said to have attended mass every day, and was allowed to hold voodoo rituals behind St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans' French Quarter. Ceremonies were also held along Bayou St. John near the present-day City Park, and along Lake Pontchartrain. These ceremonies outside of Congo Square, performed by free black Creoles faithful to the history of voodoo, are believed to have been more ritualistic and exotic than those performed in Congo Square, which were more a celebration of African heritage than true voodoo ceremonies.<br /><br />

Following the Civil War, voodoo practitioners were largely forced underground. However, even today the myth, imagery and practices of this ancient religion survive and flourish in New Orleans.<br /><br />

This piece came from an underground crypt where emblems of voodooism were recovered. It has been tested and explored by Voodoo Followers as well as Deedee and the Haunted Curiosities staff --- it holds intense energies of psychic voodoo and will forecast spells of love, luck and money onto the person who adorns this piece.<br /><br />

It is an incredible piece of voodoo history~!<br /><br />

 

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Pope of VooDoo
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  • Item #: 101311034
Price $123.00
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