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Make a Wish with Marie Laveau - 09/01/2012

There is an old tradition in New Orleans, if you ever make your way to the St. Louis Cemetery 1. There is a tomb in front of which one often sees offerings of flowers and candles, and the structure is covered over with X shapes scratched or drawn on the walls. This is the tomb of the famous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. History -- written largely by whites who didn't approve of her practice -- has claimed she began as a hairdresser who learned secrets about her wealthy clients, and passed herself to them as a fortune teller and magician. Recent scholarship finds no evidence of her having been a hairdresser, and instead it appears she married, and was subsequently widowed, at a young age. She then took up with a man descended from French nobility. She was apparently left fairly well off by her gentlemen, and either for fun or as public service began pitching her Afro-Catholic Voodoo practices to the public. Her public Voodoo Dances became...

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