NEW ORLEANS: Voodoo - Trick or Treat?
Photos taken / written by JENNIFER MAHON | This post was read 641 times
Mention the word voodoo, and people automatically associate it with evil - pictures of human possession, animal sacrifices, curses and sticking pins into dolls come to mind. This is pretty much thanks to the portrayal of voodoo in popular culture - we've been tricked into believing a total stereotype - but nothing could be further from the truth. I'm totally no expert on the subject, but I do know that voodoo is one of the world's most misunderstood religions - and in fact, the voodoo religion centres around healing and herbalism.
NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC VOODOO MUSEUM
Outside of the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
The one, small, narrow hallway that leads to the two rooms
The hallway is lined with portraits with descriptions under each one, explaining who they are and their contribution to voodoo in New Orleans
The room at the back, with a collection of artifacts, altars and the offerings that people have left behind
Almost anything can be left as an offering to the spirits
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