The History of Hoodoo
There are a wide range of techniques and tools commonly used in hoodoo.
The Marie Laveau Voodoo Grimoire, by Denise Alvarado, serves as the inaugural spell book and guide for contemporary practitioners seeking to revive the spiritual legacy of the famed Marie Laveau, the iconic Queen of New Orleans Voodoo. This practical manual offers a rich array of New Orleans Voodoo magic, rooted in the life and customs of Marie Laveau, and is tailored for today's witch and Conjure enthusiast, filled with recipes and formulas to address everyday challenges and improve life through the Laveau Voodoo tradition.
It's more than a mere compilation of spells; this grimoire imparts valuable insights and advice for enhancing one's proficiency in spell-crafting and leading a life imbued with magic and spirituality, drawing inspiration from the author's Creole background to present this distinctive regional magic in an understandable manner.
Featured recipes include the easy-to-make 'Controlling Powder' for gaining influence, and the 'Follow Me Boy Conjure Oil', a powerful concoction for attraction and protection, reportedly originated by Marie Laveau herself. Authored by Alvarado, the book covers a wide spectrum of magical practices, from using stones, roots, and bones, to crafting ritual oils and spells for various purposes like healing, protection, love, beauty, and much more.