The perfect introduction to New Orleans "voodoo hoodoo," the unique variety of Creole Voodoo found in New Orleans. THE VOODOO HOODOO SPELLBOOK is a rich compendium of authentic Voodoo and hoodoo rituals for love, justice, gambling luck, prosperity, health and success. Cultural psychologist and rootworker, Denise Alvardo, who grew up in New Orleans learning voodoo, 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. Denise Alvarado has stripped the shroud of secrecy that surrounds Voodoo to provide a provocative book full of history and folklore, and spells, hexes and curses!