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Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Voodoo books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook (2011)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & Ranked“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…
Author(s): Denise Alvarado, Doktor Snake

2. The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook (2011)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedA guide to the practices, tools, and rituals of New Orleans Voodoo as well as the many cultural influences at its origins • Includes recipes for magical oils, instructions for candle workings, and directions to create gris-gris bags and Voodoo dolls to attract love, money, justice, and healing and for retribution • Explores the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, including Marie Laveau and Dr. John • Exposes the diverse ethnic influences at the core of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and Ireland One of America’s great native-born spiritual traditions, New…
Author(s): Kenaz Filan

3. Voodoo: The Secrets of Voodoo from Beginner to Expert ~ Everything You Need to Know about Voodoo Religion, Rituals, and Casting Spells (2016)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedNEW Second Edition, Published September 14, 2016 Most people have heard of Voodoo before, but if you think it only has to do with sticking pins into cursed dolls for the purpose of inflicting pain onto your enemies, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Voodoo, or ‘Vodou’ as it is traditionally referred to, is a modern-day take on an ancient Haitian religion developed by African-Caribbean slave workers on island plantations during the period of French Slavery. Apart from simply being just a religion, Voodoo is actually an entire way of life which is centered around an immense…
Author(s): Issendai Bechau

4. The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot/Book and Card Set (Destiny Books) (1992)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedThe first tarot to celebrate an African-American culture, this book and 79-card deck capture both the spirit and the imagery of Voodoo`s African, West Indian, and Catholic influences. Ancient and earth-honoring, Voodoo`s practices take on different forms specific to time and place, but its essence remains focused on the loa–the potent spiritual forces of Voodoo that are manifested directly through human beings and their actions. The authors draw strong parallels between the Waite and Thoth Tarots, the Kabalistic Tree of Life, and the Voodoo tradition as it is practiced in New Orleans. Just as the major and minor arcana of the Tarot…
Author(s): Louis Martinié, Sallie Ann Glassman

5. Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti’s Indigenous Spiritual Tradition (2012)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedHaitian Vodou is a fascinating spiritual tradition rich with ceremonies and magic, songs and prayers, dances and fellowship. Yet outside of Haiti, next to no one understands this joyous and profound way of life. ln Haitian Vodou, Mambo Chita Tann explores the historical roots and contemporary practices of this unique tradition, including discussions of: Well-researched, comprehensive, and engaging, Haitian Vodou will be a welcome addition for people new to Haitian spirituality as well as for students, practitioners, and academics….
Author(s): Mambo Chita Tann

6. The Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals (2014)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & Ranked“Denise Alvarado is a true hoodoo mamba home girl who burned hi-octane conjure in New Orleans where she grew up, and on visits to relatives in the Mississippi bayous, where she was formally introduced to the Voodoo/hoodoo path. Called by the spirits and taught conjuration by family members, she was working the goofer from five years old. That’s some serious heat. Denise is no pretender. She’s for real. She fixes the formulas, raises the spirits, calculates the mathematics, and works wonders at the old dirt track crossroads.” – , author of Doktor Snake’s Voodoo SpellbookWhen it comes to…
Author(s): Denise Alvarado, Dorothy Morrison

7. Voodoo of Louisiana (African Magic) (2019)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedAre you fascinated by the subject of voodoo?Did you know that it’s much more than it is portrayed in the media?Would you like to learn more about it?Voodoo holds a place in our psyche like few other religions or beliefs and is something that has been misunderstood by people through many generations. Far more than sticking pins in dolls, as is often depicted in films and books, Louisiana Voodoo has a rich history that is as exciting as it is complex.In this book, Voodoo of Louisiana, we explore the history of this practice in detail, through chapters that concentrate on things like: Delving into…
Author(s): Joiner Siedlak, Monique

8. The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist’s Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic (1997)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedA scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist.In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombification in its proper context within vodoun culture. In the course of his investigation, Davis came to realize that the story of vodoun is the history of…
Author(s): Wade Davis

9. Voodoo: Voodoo History, Beliefs, Elements, Strains or Schools, Practices, Myths and Facts. An Introductory Guide (2016)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedIt has been a long time since the world was introduced to Voodoo – ever since the Atlantic slave trade brought the slaves out of Africa and in closer contact with the Western and European world. But since we first learned of the existence of Voodoo, and up until the present times, our perception of this religion has been clouded by prejudice, fear, and the cloudy lens of sensationalist entertainment. So what, really, is Voodoo? “Voodoo, an Introductory Guide,” by Riley Star is a compilation of many of the world’s recent information regarding this previously obscure African-rooted religion. We take a look at the central…
Author(s): Riley Star

10. Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals (1988)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedA Marvelous Blendof Memoir, Folk Wisdom,and Afro-American Beliefs.Actress, storyteller, and priestess Luisah Teish dramatically re-creates centuries-old African-American traditions with music, memoir, and folk wisdom….
Author(s): Luisah Teish

11. Secrets of Voodoo (2001)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedSecrets of Voodoo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods of loas and their function, the symbols and signs, rituals, and the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo; and the procedures for performing magical rites are given.”Voodoo,” derived from the words meaning “introspection” and “mystere” is a system of belief about the formation of the world and human destiny with clear correspondences in other world religions. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning…
Author(s): Milo Rigaud , Robert B. Cross, et al.

12. Marie Laveau’s Lost Spell Book: The Voodoo Queen (2019)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedThe spells within this book had never been seen by anyone except Marie Laveau herself for the longest time…until last year they were uncovered. It took almost a year, but finally everything was deciphered and translated from French and in some cases Latin.The first page in the book in which these spells were found had been dated 1895 and it had been signed by the Voodoo Queen herself, Marie Laveau (Clapion). These are authentic spells from one of the many grimoires the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans kept….
Author(s): Marie Laveau

13. Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud (2001)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedIn a time of dazzling scientific progress, how can we separate genuine breakthroughs from the noisy gaggle of false claims? From Deepak Chopra’s “quantum alternative to growing old” to unwarranted hype surrounding the International Space Station, Robert Park leads us down the back alleys of fringe science, through the gleaming corridors of Washington power and even into our evolutionary past to search out the origins of voodoo science. Along the way, he offers simple and engaging science lessons, proving that you don’t have to be a scientist to spot the fraudulent science that swirls around us. While remaining…
Author(s): Robert L. Park

14. Hoodoo and Conjure Quarterly, Volume 1, Issue 2: A Journal of New Orleans Voodoo, Hoodoo, Southern Folk Magic and Folklore (2011)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedHoodoo and Conjure Quarterly is the world’s first journal that explores New Orleans Voodoo, Hoodoo, Southern Conjure and Folklore. Volume 1 Issue #2 explores home protections and wards, New Orleans Gris Gris, the Gree Gree men of New Orleans, Mama Moses (Harriet Tubman) and the Conjure tradition of the Underground Railroad, growing a Botanica in your backyard, Mississippi Death Conjure, Spirit Dolls, GLBT issues in the Lavender Passage, Crossroads legend, Red brick Dust, Indian Spirit Hoodoo, International Conjure, making a Business Elegba, Saint Anthony, Altars, Pomba Gira, Women of Power, the folklore of Plate Eye…
Author(s): Denise Alvarado , Carolina Dean, et al.

15. Famous voodoo rituals and spells: A handbook of voodoo rituals and spells including the uses of oils, potions … and other paraphernalia related to … (Marlar religious and occult handbook series) (1982)

 Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & RankedTHE VOODOO RELIGION. Talismans, charms, amulets, veves, candels used in rituals. Contains the following dictionaries: candles, botanicals, incenses, oils, powders, sprays and stones. Also contains more than 90 rituals for love, money, protection, health and other powerful uses with fascinating secrets of mysterious voodoo….
Author(s): H. U Lampe

Best Voodoo Books Reviewed & Ranked

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The Magic of Marie Laveau: Embracing the Spiritual Legacy of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans

Author(s): Denise Alvarado
ID: 2543595, Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens: The Divine Feminine in the African Religious Traditions

Author(s): Lilith Dorsey
ID: 2819385, Publisher: Weiser Books, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

RF-101 Voodoo Units in Combat

Author(s): Peter E. Davies; Jim Laurier(Illustrator)
ID: 2737797, Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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