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The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook
Denise Alvarado, Foreword by Doktor Snake
ISBN: 9781578635139
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
7 x 9
320 pages
B & W Photographs and Line Art
November 1, 2011


“Presented in a down-to-earth, easy to understand style—and jam-packed with a wealth of practical information—The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook is, without a doubt, a practitioner’s fondest dream come true. No magical workspace is complete without it!” –Dorothy Morrison, author of Utterly Wicked and Everyday Magic

The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook is a work of considerable value to anyone interested in the workings of magic as performed in the New Orleans area of Louisiana. It is not a tourist-tempting hodgepodge of phony recipes but a serious compilation of authentic rituals, spells, and instructions gathered by a ‘root worker’ who grew up in the area. Whatever the spell or charm you need, you are certain to find it here...” –Raymond Buckland, Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic
“Voodoo Hoodoo” is the unique variety of Creole Voodoo found in New Orleans. The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook is a rich compendium of more than 300 authentic Voodoo and Hoodoo recipes, rituals, and spells for love, justice, gambling luck, prosperity, health, and success.

Cultural psychologist and root worker Denise Alvarado, who grew up in New Orleans, draws from a lifetime of recipes and spells learned from family, friends, and local practitioners. She traces the history of the African-based folk magic brought by slaves to New Orleans, and shows how it evolved over time to include influences from Native American
spirituality, Catholicism, and Pentecostalism. She shares her research
into folklore collections and 19th- and 20th- century formularies along
with her own magical arts.

The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook includes more than 100 spells for Banishing, Binding, Fertility, Luck, Protection, Money, and more. Alvarado introduces readers to the Pantheon of Voodoo Spirits, the Seven African Powers, important Loas, Prayers, Novenas, and Psalms, and much, much more, including:
  • Oils and Potions: Attraction Love Oil, Dream Potion, Gambler’s
    Luck Oil, Blessing Oil

  • Hoodoo Powders and Gris Gris: Algier’s Fast Luck Powder, Controlling Powder, Money Drawing Powder

  • Talismans and Candle Magic

  • Curses and Hexes

Denise Alvarado was born and raised in the Voodoo and hoodoo-rich culture of New Orleans. She has studied mysticism and practiced Creole Voodoo and indigenous healing traditions for over three decades. She is an independent researcher, artist, spiritual adviser, and cultural consultant. She is the author of the The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook and The Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals and is the and Editor in Chief of Hoodoo and Conjure, the first magazine journal devoted to the spiritual, cultural and folk magic traditions of the American South. She currently lives in Arizona. You can visit her online at: and Brandon Davidson)
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