Voodoo Authentica

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Voodoo Autentica
New Orleans is noted for two kinds of voodoo—historic voodoo, and trashy, tourist voodoo. The tourist variety isn’t hard to find: look for kitschy dolls imported from China. The historic voodoo—an offshoot of the city’s longtime historic links to Haiti, is more elusive and interesting. That history gets some respect at Voodoo Authentica, which is owned by a practicing spiritualist. The shop has displays and examples of shrines, and also vends a variety of goods, including locally handmade voodoo dolls, gris gris bags, and essential oils. While it’s clear they don’t object to selling souvenirs to those with a more casual interest, the religion of voodoo is taken more seriously—and it is a religion, not some spooky form of witchcraft, as you’ll learn here.
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612 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
+1 504-522-2111
Sun - Sat 11am - 7pm