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What Can You Learn From Marie Laveau About Magic?

For many of us, the onslaught of new in witchcraft can leave us feeling disconnected from our roots and from our predecessors. For any witch looking to deepen their craft, our collective history can be an invaluable tool. Learning about magic wielders from centuries past can give us a sense of connection, inspire us, and help to transform out practice in ways we might not expect. In the same spirit, today we’re going to be looking at the mythos of one of North America’s most famous magical women. There are more than a few witches practicing in Louisiana but there is only one Voodoo Queen!

Have Wise Women & Witches Improved The Modern World?

It’s hard to determine all the contributions witchcraft has made to modern medicine and science because often credit simply wasn’t given to a witch. However, it’s undeniable that modern healers owe a debt to the wise-women who patiently walked out into the forest in the middle of the night to gather herbs, learned exactly how to prepare them, and administered them to patients — with their only intention being to help those in need.

Voodoo In The Modern World: A Gris-Gris Love Story

I got my gris-gris bag during a rough time in my life. Even though I was applying to jobs all over town, no one was calling back and my bills were bearing down on me like a freight train. Being low on funds was nothing new, but I’d always been able to find a job before. As my desperation kicked in and I started googling how much kidneys were going for these days, my sister suggested we go downtown to the witch shop. Just like that, my gris-gris love story began to unfold.

How To Make Witch Bottles To Lift A Curse

Witch bottles may have started out as protection against witches but it wasn’t long before witches reclaimed the witch bottles and began using them for their own purposes, protection of the property still being the main one. The ingredients evolved and the intention of these bottles became much more refined. The bottles were no longer destroyed but buried in places they would never be disturbed. Today I’m going to dive into the history of these magical tools and teach you how to use them in your own craft.