Voodoo in New Orleans Author:Robert Tallant A history of Voodoo from Africa to 19th-century New Orleans to present-day practices: Marie Laveau was the Voodoo Queen who bewitched and bemused New Orleans with black magic and Voodoo rites, the likes of which had never been witnessed before and have never been seen since. As no true story of Voodoo would be complete without a full account of ... more »the incredible Laveau, Robert Tallant combed the streets of New Orleans, gathering together fragments of her story and those of the other memorable Voodooiennes who were responsible for promoting and preserving the cult.
The author traces the history of Voodoo from its origins with the snake worshipers of Africa through its heyday in 19th New Orleans to the flourishing practices of the present day. The truths and the legends, handed down from generation to generations, are all here--the sensual Voodoo dances, the gris-gris, the crosses of death, the black candles, and the love potions and lodestones. Mr. Tallant has overlooked nothing in weaving this spellbinding tale of the strange religion still practiced in the dark of night in New Orleans--and elsewhere.