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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Talking Voodoo in New Orleans

There is a fairly thriving voodoo industry in New Orleans. There are a number of shops, a nice museum, and years ago we took a tour which included the above ground grave of Marie Leveau. There are still triple crosses freshly chalked on it, and three pennies left in a row on it, by modern believers.

It is actually surprising that somebody in the Caribbean has not gotten the idea that a few tourist dollars can be wrung from the subject. Perhaps the major tourist islands like St. Thomas are not the ones with a strong voodoo tradition. Or -- Perhaps they fear that they would find pins stuck into their effigies and wind up zombies if they dared to do it?


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