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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Free Money Spell

Someone gave me this spell recently and I thought I would share it with you.


1 x piece of black paper (3" x 3")

Silver pen (or silver paste pen)

Rubber Band


Mint leaves

Soil from your yard (if you live
in an apartment from a potted plant,
or from a garden in front of your

Water in a small white bowl



New Moon


   1. Draw the symbol for Mercury on one side of the black paper and the symbol for earth Å on the other.

   2. Hold your hands over the bowl of water. Imagine that this water is spiritually cleansing you.

   3. Next place your hands over the symbol of Mercury. "See" how prosperity is entering your life.

   4. Then place your hands over the symbol for Earth. "See" how your life is being filled with the bounty of the Earth.

   5. Place the mint leaves on the symbol for Earth. As you do this, say your name nine times.

   6. Roll the paper and leaves around the pencil, and secure with the rubber band. Carry on you until the money you need is received.

   7. You can re-empower the spell every New Moon.

In addition to the spell, you should pray to your Deity of choice, asking for help, blessings and support.

After you've done all this, put your faith in your own powers to earn money.

Trample on the Dust of the Dead Lightly

Trample on the dust of the Dead lightly...

This sentiment, held by old-time Hoodoos and traditional Rootworkers, is a subtle reminder of the importance of observing certain behaviors while in a graveyard. Knock before entering. Be careful where you walk. Don't step on graves or sit on tombstones. Always ask before taking anything--even stones, flowers, sticks and leaves. Never leave trash, always greet the gatekeeper and always come prepared with a pocket full of pennies, silver dimes and a bottle of rum or whiskey. From practical issues of safety, choosing  a cemetery, locating ancestral graves, reading  gravestone signs and symbols, avoiding haints and hauntings, to gathering graveyard dirt and making goofer dust.

Formula for Calendula Ointment

If you are the kind of person who likes to garden, grow your own herbs and dig your own roots, you may benefit from using a nice healing ointment for your skin. Try your hand at this formula and see if it helps.
1/2 cup Dried calendula
1/2 cup Dried plantain leaves
Olive oil to cover
1 tbsp beeswax

Place herbs in a glass bowl over simmering water or in a double broiler and cover with oil. Warm the oil, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 hours. Allow to cool, then strain the herbs from the oil. Place herbs back in bowl over steaming water and add enough beeswax to create the desired consistency. Pour into small jars.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

For Protection Against Enemies

For protection from being crossed by an enemy, go to the grave of your nearest relative and buy some dirt from them. Dig a hole at the head of the grave and offer them one dollar. Take a tablespoon of dirt from the hole and stick that dollar bill into the hole and cover it up. Tell your relative you need their help to keep your enemies away from you. Take the dirt and sprinkle it in front of your home and you will be protected from then on.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Marie Laveau Live!

A few months after Hurricane Katrina, construction crews moved in and began helping to rebuild the city of New Orleans.
During renovations on one flood damaged home, workers discovered a hidden room behind a false wall. It looked like the hidden room had been sealed up for at least a hundred years!
Inside was some kind of stone altar, covered with strange dolls, statues, candles and bottles. In the middle of the altar, resting in the middle of a circle drawn with some kind of strange white powder, was an old hand written leather book.  It was a strange combination of English and French, and the workers could only make out small parts here and there; "To Bring a Lover" , "To Win at Gambling", "To Become Succesful", "To Obtain the Three Magic Bones".
Dozens and dozens of chants, and spells, and incantations. It was hard to make sense of it all. One part seemed to be a list of various oils and their ingredients, another section told of how to foretell the future from a card game called Patience, and goes on to explain the method and the meanings of the cards.
These men knew nothing of Voodoo and Hoodoo, and almost threw the book and other items away. Then they saw on the inside cover of the book one thing they had heard of, a name.One that anyone who has ever set foot in New Orleans has heard.
Written on the inside cover were these words: "Property of Marie Laveau".

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Floor Washes

Floor washes are used to remove negativity from the home or business or to bring good fortune, increase the number of customers, or to attract love. Florida Water is commonly used as a floor wash. A ritual floor washing typically starts at the back of the premises and end at the front door step. The top floor is washed from the ceiling to the floor, and this is repeated on each floor until one reaches the front door, where extra time is spent scrubbing the doorway. For the best results, wash your floors, corners of the rooms, closets, doorsteps, and spray a little on the walls, fabrics and furniture. To dispose of the left-over wash water, throw it out the front door or into the front yard, toward the East, if possible. Hardcore hoodoos will use their own urine or the urine of a child as an ingredient in a floor wash.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Banishing spells are spells designed to get rid of an enemy, or drive away an unwanted neighbor, for example. They can be used to banish illness, emotions, banish a lover’s jealousy, and unwanted spirits as well. Banishing spells are best done during a waning moon.
Banish Illness
For this spell you will need a handful of salt. Take the salt and toss it into the flames of a fire. The flames will turn blue. Gaze into the blue flames and focus intently on the illness leaving. As you visualize the illness going away, repeat the following words:

"Sickness burns, good health returns."

Sunday, January 6, 2013


The ritual symbol for the god of crossroads, Exu. Use this talisman for removing obstacles and creating opportunities.

For the best result, draw out the talisman on a piece of parchment paper with Dragon’s blood ink. Alternately, you may print out the page, cut out the desired talisman, and fold it either towards you to draw the talisman’s properties to you, or away from you to repel negativity.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Spell to obtain employment

A Charm to Get a Better Job
The purpose of this spell is to secure better employment with better pay, and to attract wealth and prosperity.
Green fabric
Salt, Magnetic Sand, Pyrite blend (provided)
Hemp rope
Money drawing incense
Charcoal block
Take piece of green flannel cloth and lay it flat with one of the corners facing you. Place in the middle of the fabric the salt, magnetic sand, and pyrite blend. Fold up the corners until you have a bundle and tie it closed with the hemp string. Place the charcoal block on a fire proof dish. Place a pinch of the money drawing incense on the charcoal block and light the charcoal. Pass the better job charm through the smoke and say the following nine times:
"Essence of light, earth, and fire, send me the job that says "please hire".
Send me better money, a better job, that I will be happy, wealthy, prosperous, and proud!”
Before each interview, hold this bundle and visualize yourself walking into the interview room, radiating confidence. Imagine yourself being in a position to pick and choose jobs at will. Carry this better job charm with you to your job interviews.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Create a Spiritual Barrier


Create a Spiritual Barrier
To make a spiritual barrier between you and evil influences, make
spiritual protection magic oil that contains the following:
• Angelica essential oil
• Rosemary essential oil
• Bay leaves
• Piece of mandrake root
Add to a base of almond oil. Anoint entryways, windowsills, and
doorknobs to your home and workplace to keep out negative influences.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Job Spell

Now days getting proper job is very important. If you have a job but if you are not happy with it, or if you are looking for a job since long and you are not successful then you may try this spell.
What you have to do is first you may take your spiritual bath with the help of rosewater and sandal perfume, once this is done, then you will need a Green Candle. Before sunrise you may start the spell casting. You may burn the candle and till half the candle is burnt, you have to concentrate and meditate that you will get a proper job or if you are going for any interview you should get the job. After half the candle is burn, then on the other half you have to chant these words MIKAN PISAN MONAM DINAM. Once this is over then you will have to collect the wax and keep it with you when you will be going for a job. You will be successful.

Free and Simple Money Spell

Try this spell, and be free from financial problems.
You will need Horse Tail Hair, preferably Black in color. Once you have the hair then tie all the strands of hair with a black satin thread. Then catch it in your right hand, close your eyes, and chant these words: SAARI MUSIBAT HAL HO. And while chanting you will have to meditate and keep in your mind that all your financial problems should go immediately. After this you will have to take the hair and keep it in your safe where you keep your money or costly things like jewelry etc. You will have financial gains.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


How to make active and powerfull incenses?

FAST LUCK INCENSE - Voodoo secrets.

Wood Base 32 Ounces Olibanum 16 Ounces Sandalwood 8 Ounces Myrrh 4 Ounces Cinnamon 8 Ounces Orris Root 4 Ounces Bouquet X 135 2 Ounces Saltpeter 4 Ounces Color Yellow 4 Ounces

Wood Base  32 Ounces
Olibanum  16 Ounces
Sandalwood  8 Ounces
Myrrh  4 Ounces
Cinnamon  8 Ounces
Orris Root  4 Ounces
Bouquet X 143  2 Ounces
Saltpeter  2 Ounces
Color Green  2 Ounces


Place a glass of water out at your bedside before you go to sleep. In the morning empty
 it into the toilet, using the anti-dexter hand. Rinse the glass out three times. 
Do this every night, not just when you are having nightmares.

Burning Benzoin incense in the room will raise the vibration of the room, and keep 
most negative spirit influences away.

If you were born with the Sun in Gemini, you are susceptible to this kind of influence 
every lunar month. (Statistically, you are more susceptible than the average person.) 
You should note what sign the moon is in when you have these nightmares, 
and be certain to clean your room physically the day before the moon enters that sign. 
This, using the night water, and burning incense will be of some assistance to you.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Voodoo Candle Magic

Candle magick is a primary activity in hoodoo. Hoodoo candles are available in all sorts of types and shapes. The most popular of the hoodoo candles are the glass encased seven-day candles with pictures of saints and angels on the fronts and prayers on the backs.
The practice of candle magick in hoodoo is fairly simple. First, a candle is chosen of a color that matches the specific need, such as green for money, black for repelling, etc. Then, it is then anointed with appropriate
dressing oil (Money Drawing Oil, Fast Luck Oil, etc). The final step is lighting the candle while reciting the appropriate psalm or statement of intent.
Some of the hoodoo candles are multicolored, one color, or specialized, such as the lucky lottery candle. Each one is designed to have a different effect. Candles can be found that are shaped in human form, and shaped like skulls, penises, and other representations accompany sympathetic magic. Sympathetic magic is based on the principle of like attracts like, so you would use a candle in a shape that closely represents your need.

White - Purity, Spirituality, Truth and Peace
Yellow - Intellectualism, Memory and Creativity
Orange - Ambition, Career and Matters involving the Law
Red - Energy, Strength, Courage, Lust & Sexual Potency
Dusky Pink - Romance & Sensuality
Pink - Love, Affection and Romance
Lilac - Inner Healling, Calmness & Tranquility
Purple - Spiritual Power, Psychic ability and third eye Magic
Blue - Inspiration, Occult Wisdom and devotion
Light Blue - Intuition, Meditation, Peace & Harmony
Light Green - Good Luck, Social Delights and Fertility
Green - Prosperity, Abundance, Money
Brown - Protection of Animals, Earth Magick, Stability, Nurturing & Grounding.
Silver/Grey- Clairvoyance, Astral energy and Intuition
Black - Protection, Binding, Reversing hexes

  • Flame goes out = Try again, now is not the right time.  Dispose of the candle, do not try to reuse it.
  • Flame is large and hot = Power is manifesting in favor of your desires, keep praying and sending energy to your desires.
  • Flame is weak = You’re facing strong opposition and you’re losing the battle.  Try your spell again.
  • Flame flickers = There is indecision either within yourself or in the process of your magick.
  • Flame jumps repeatedly = Bursts of energy, chaos and uncontrolled emotions surround you and your work.
  • Candle breaks = Try again, the time isn’t right.  Dispose of the candle and do not reuse.
  • Candle burns slowly or almost goes out = Task requires caution.  There will be many obstacles to overcome to reassess your plans.
  • Candle burns our quickly – The situation calls for fast action and lots of energy.  It may also indicate that the goal will be attained very quickly and easily.
  • Flame is multicolored = The energy of fire, ruled by the Salamander, resides in your spell and is aiding your work.  Communicate with the energy of the Salamander as it will help you in your work and bring you helpful messages.
  • Black soot develops = This is a very positive sign as it indicates negativity and barriers are being burned away.
  • Crackling sounds = The Salamander is pleading your case with the Spirits.  The lounder the sounds the harder it is working for you and the more opposition you’ll need to overcome.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Veve or Vévé

A Veve or Vévé (also spelled beybey and vever) is a religious symbol commonly used in Haitian Vodou.
The veves represent figures of the astral forces... In the course of Voodoo ceremonies, the reproduction of the astral forces represented by the veves obliges the loas... to descend to earth.
Every Loa has his or her own unique veve, although regional differences have led to different veves for the same loa in some cases. Sacrifices and offerings are usually placed upon them, with food and drink being most commonly used in the West.
The ritual diagram are also magic.
Veve of Maman Brigitte.  
Maman Brigitte is a death loa, the wife of Baron Samedi. Maman Brigitte is one of the few Loa who is white and is depicted as being fair-haired and green-eyed with light European skin. She protects gravestones in cemeteries if they are properly marked with a cross.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Get Someone to Move

Get a small jar or bottle with a lid. On a piece of paper draw a house with a big X thru it. Then write the person you want to move’s name on it 9 times, but not inside the house. Fill with 4 thieves vinegar, cap and cast into a river or ocean. That is a good one but back it up with splashing War Water on all their outside door knobs and porches. Do this as you build energy visualizing them packed up and driving away down the street.

To Get Rid of a Troublesome Neighbor

1. Light a black candle and dress with castor oil.
2. Write the neighbor’s name on a piece of paper and the word
“goodbye”. Place the paper under the candle.

3. Mix powdered mud daubers nest with graveyard dirt and throw it at
the neighbor’s front door.

4. Recite psalms 74, 101, and 109 three times each and let the candle
burn out.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Protection spells

Red Brick Dust
To keep negativity from entering your home take an old red brick
and pound it into dust. Take the dust and pour it across your doorway.

Salt and Black Pepper Floor Wash for Protection
To give natural protection against anything evil and to protect
against evil works done to you, mix salt and black pepper in a bucket of w

Monday, May 7, 2012

Five Money Drawing Spell

The purpose of this spell is to attract money. Gather the following items:
Three coins
Place a small bowl in a place you will see every day. While holding three coins in your dominant hand say:
Trinka five, Trinka five
Ancient Spirits come alive,
Money grow and money thrive,
Spirits of the trinka five.
Toss the coins in the bowl. Repeat daily for nine consecutive days until you have the money you need.

Spell to Bind Someone Dangerous

This spell is best performed on Saturday (Saturn's Day, to bind a criminal, one who intends to do harm, to bring someone to justice).
• a poppet made to represent the target
• a black candle
• salt water
• personal effect of the target, if available
• frankincense incense
• red ribbon
Light a black candle and burn frankincense incense. Sprinkle the poppet with salt water, saying:
Blessed be, thou creature made of art.
Thou art not cloth (or wax, whatever it is made out of)
But flesh and blood.
I name thee ___________ (name the person being bound)
Thou art s/he, between the worlds, in all the worlds, So be it.
Hold the poppet and begin tying it up firmly with the red ribbon, binding all parts of it that could possibly do harm. Charge it, saying:
"By air and earth, water and fire, so be you bound, as I desire."
Bury the poppet at the time of the waning moon, far from your home, under
a heavy rock beneath a tree.

Friday, April 20, 2012

To Gain Power over Another

Get the largest white stick candle you can find. Pour some bend over oil in your palm and begin twisting the candle with your hands. Then roll the candle in a powder made of salt and camphor. Light the candle and let it burn all the way down. On the third night, take the remaining powder mixture and throw it in the path where the one to be dominated will walk.
Very powerfull spell!

Enemy be gone

1. Purchase an all purpose Voodoo doll or make a Voodoo doll to represent your intentions.
2. Write a statement of purpose. “I am here to banish negative influences from my life. Right now, (name) is exerting an extremely negative force upon me. I ask for the Manman Brigit and Baron Samedi to assist me in
banishing these forces and eliminating his/her destructiveness”.
3. Put the statement inside the doll.
4. Take the Voodoo doll somewhere far away from your home, dig a hole, place the doll in the hole, burn it, and bury it in the hole. As you burn the doll, say: “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, Enemy be gone, far away you
5. Cover the remains of the doll with the dirt. Thank the loa by leaving black coffee on the spot where the doll is buried. Leave the place without looking back and do not ever return to that spot.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Voodoo Revenge Spell

Voodoo Revenge Spell


Cloth or sponge

Red paint
Blank chart paper
Black candle
Lemongrass oil


Make a cloth or sponge doll of the person against whom you seek revenge.

Dip the doll in a pot of mugwort. Coat the doll with clay. Paint it red.

Stick pins into it and with each pin say the following,

“May the vengeance in my heart,

Sting you like a poisoned dart.
Like a cripple may you live?
Until I so wish.
And like a vagabond may you wander,
Like a trembling gasping fish.
Dead or deaf, mute or maim,
May the higher powers grant my every passionate claim?”

On a blank chart paper, write the revenge you want against the person concerned and their name. Wrap the doll in that paper and fasten it with a string. With a black candle dipped in lemongrass oil, set it on fire and chant the spell until it is reduced to ashes.

Collect the ashes in a bottle and cork it well. Mix the ashes into the drink of the person and feed it. The intended revenge shall begin to show its effect within twenty-four hours of drinking the ashes.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

How to Make a Gris Gris

A gris gris bag is a sort of talisman magick, except it is hidden from the view of others. It is always ritually prepared in front of an altar.
Remember, here are the five things to remember when “fixing” a gris gris bag:
1. Color symbolism is important. Choose a color specific to your need.
2. It must contain an odd number of items, more than three, never more than 13.
3. It must be filled with items that are specific to the desired purpose.
4. It must be dressed with a liquid of some kind.
5. It is also smudged or smoked in incense, candle, or breathed upon.
To use a gris gris bag, hold it and focus on the need or desire that you have. Imagine yourself accomplishing your goal by creating a clear vision of yourself successfully attaining what it is you desire in your mind. Do this exercise as frequently as possible.

Blessing Gris Gris Voodoo

Blessings Powder
• Lavender
• Jasmine
• Sandalwood
• Magnetic sand
Grind herbs, add magnetic sand, and add to a base of rice flour or corn starch.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Money spell - Voodoo Gris Gris

Money Drawing Powder
• Cedar
• Patchouli
• Galangal
• Ginger
Grind herbs and add to a base of rice flour or corn starch.

Voodoo Gris Gris

Algier’s Fast Luck Powder
This powder is used when you need luck in a hurry.
• Wintergreen oil
• Patchouli
• Cinnamon
Grind herbs and add to a base of rice flour or corn starch. Mix in a few
drops of Wintergreen oil.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


For your altar, you will need a white cloth to cover the surface. Two white candles should be placed at the back on either end of your altar. Any figures or pictures of saints or other religious images should be placed at the back between the two white candles. In front of the image and in the middle of the altar is where you will place your incense burner. To the right of the incense burner is where you should keep some holy water, or a bowl of water that you have blessed. These are the basics of the hoodoo altar.
You can add fresh cut flowers, special stones, a dish of salt, and a small dish of graveyard dirt, if you wish. The important thing is to not place anything on your altar that doesn’t belong there. Altars can range from the very basic to the extremely elaborate.
Your altar and everything on it should be blessed or consecrated.
Your candles should be blessed and dressed. All of the bowls and other containers should be washed with salt water. Directions for dressing your candles are provided in a later chapter on candles, and instructions for how to consecrate (bless) your ritual objects are provided in future posts.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Voodoo Money Spell

Ingredients: Paper money, Needle, String, Red cloth, Salt, Pink candles, Tangerine oil, Amber incense stick
Take a note of paper money. Pierce a tiny hole into it. With a needle, put a string through it.

On a red piece of cloth, stitch the paper money. Hang it on the wall like a decorative wall hanging.

Below make a square with salt. On the four corners of the square, place pink candles. Inside the square keep a tiny bowl of tangerine oil.

Stirring the oil clockwise with the end of an Amber incense stick, recite the following spell,

Pinned to my life for evermore,

You go with me to every shore.
Though I trade you always for another thing,
Come back you will to make my pockets ring.

As you recite the spell imagine the growth of wealth in your accounts and the money in your pockets. Do concentrate on the total growth you wish to achieve. This is a voodoo spell so be extra careful with it.

Practice this as a ritual three times for fifteen days and thereafter once each day. Wealth and fortune shall never leave your side


Lucky Gambling Mojo
To be lucky in gambling, make a mojo bag that contains a John the
Conqueror root, a dime with your initials scratched on it, and a lodestone
dressed with magnetic sand. Carry it in your pocket when gambling.
To Win at Every Game One Engages In
This spell comes from John George Hohman's (1820). The
Pow Wows book is a collection of magical formulas and veterinary recipes of Germanic origin and has had a big influence on hoodoo.
Tie the heart of a bat with a red silken string to the right arm, and you will win every game at cards you play.

MAGIC SPELL: Defense Against The Dark

You need a little things: . A mirror. 3 white candles, 1 Lemon and salt. A cloth.

Set the 3 white candles up in a triangle with the point facing away from you. Place the mirror in the middle.
Starting from the right and going clockwise, light the first candle and evoke:
Light this candle
let it shine
light this heart
and love of mine
Make it strong
and make it true
love flows into
all I do.

Light the second candle and evoke:
Light this candle
let it shine
light this perfect
mind of mine
Make it strong
and make it true
Logic flows
through all I do.

Light the third candle and evoke:
Light this candle,
let it shine,
light this perfect
soul of mine,
let it rise
and guide me true
flow through all
I will and do.

Put a little lemon and a little salt on the mirror and with your fingertips, massage it in circular movements into the surface of the mirror as you evoke:

Mirror clear and mirror bright,
mirror day and mirror night,
shining clear for all to see,
mirror is protecting me
Mirror mirror flowing free
blocks all negativity
sends it back
by power of three
Heart and mind and soul combined,
angels, guardians all aligned,
Thrice the power,
thrice the love,
blessed by the stars above,
blessed by the earth below,
So it shall be,
and it is so.

Now clean the mirror whilst you keep in mind a sense of white light, perfect reflection, purity and safety, innocence protected and celebrated.
When you are all done, thank each white candle in turn and blow them out.
Leave the mirror to rest overnight, and in the morning. Now it is ready to be used.

Use in personal protection, as well as the protection of buildings, rooms, spaces, even boats and cars is powerful, simple, and the best defense against the dark arts there is.


Chant the spell out ALOUD, in fact as LOUD as you can, so you can really hear it ringing across the levels, planes and layers. Clap your hands to keep the rhythm and DANCE the entire spell WITH YOUR WHOLE BODY.

Money joy and money pleasure,

money riches, money treasure,

come to me my friend of old

come to me in shining gold,

I'm in love for I can see

you are perfect energy!

Feed me, lift me, bring me joys,

bring me pleasures, bring me toys,

Rushing brightness I adore,

clear me, raise me, more and more!

Money come and play with me!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The New York Times -  June 23, 1881

The early life of the beautiful young Creole - the prominent men who sought her advice and society - her charitable work - how she became an object of mystery.
New-Orleans, Jun 21 - Marie Laveau, the "Queen of the Voudous" died last Wednesday at the advanced age of 98 years. To the superstitious Creoles Marie appeared as a dealer in the black arts and a person to be dreaded and avoided. Strange stories were told of the rites performed by the sect of which Marie was the acknowledged sovereign. Many old residents asserted that on St. John's night, the 24th of June, the Voudou clan had been seen in deserted places joining in wild, weird dances, all the participants in which were perfectly nude. The Voudous were thought to be invested with supernatural powers, and men sought them to find means to be rid of their enemies, while others asked for love powders to instill affection into the bosoms of their unwilling or unsuspecting sweethearts. Whether there ever was any such sect, and whether Marie was ever its Queen, her life was one to render such a belief possible. Besides knowing the secret healing qualities of the various herbs that grow in abundance in the woods and fields, she was endowed with more than the usual share of common sense, and her advice was oft-times really valuable and her penetration remarkable. Adding to these qualities the gift of great beauty, no wonder that she possessed a large influence in her youth and attracted the attention of Louisiana's greatest men and most distinguished visitors. She was the creature of that peculiar state of society in which there was no marrying or giving in marriage; yet they were not like the angels in heaven.
Marie was the descendant of an old slave woman on her mother's side on the other had the best French blood of Louisiana coursed in her veins. She was born in the golden days of Spanish Louisiana, just at the time when the gallant boy-Governor, Galvez, co-operating with the struggling colonies in the East, had driven the British out of the Gulf of Mexico. She was 19 years old when the flag of freedom was unfurled from the flag-staff of the Place d'Armes, the flag that brought with it new prejudices against old social customs and the Black Code, which made marriage between black and white a penal offense, while the interblending of the races with a matter which the law left uninterfered with by any statutory prohibition. This beautiful, bright-eyed intelligent little Creole, while the men who made New -Orleans famous in those days were almost in daily attendance upon her, admiring her charms and enjoying conversation was lead to the altar by Jacques Paris, a carpenter of her own color. The ceremony took place at the St. Louis Cathedral. Pere Antoine officiating, and Mazereau the brilliant leader of the Bar being one of the witnesses. The union was short and a happy one. When Marie had been wedded only one year, Jacques suddenly disappeared and as no one knew where ha had gone or what had become of him, she was left neither wife nor widow. After waiting a year and still no tidings of the missing Jacques, she consented to the be bride of Capt. Christophe Dominique Glapion. The latter seems to have been a man of much character and served with distinction throughout the war of 1815 as ordinance officer in d'Aquin's gallant San Domingo battalion. When a peace was established, Marie became more sought after than ever. She lived all her life in a little adobe house covered with red tiles, situated n St. Ann between Rampart and Burgundy streets. It was built by the early French settlers 150 years ago. Not a brick was employed in its construction. The walls were formed of a peculiar combination of clay and moss. The entrances were made very low and the panes of glass in the door were of small size and peculiar make. When this interesting residence was erected, it stood on the very outskirts of the town. Rampart street was then a wilderness, and later it became a line of intrenchment. At that time the cottage was considered the handsomest dwelling house in the place. All the other houses then existing have been torn down and more modern buildings sprung up, so that the quaint Laveau mansion, with the high, half-broken-down fence in the front and the branches of several ancient trees peeping over seems a relic of the New-Orleans of long ago.
In this place, Marie received the celebrities of the day. Lawyers, legislators, planters, merchants all came to pay their respects to her and seek her offices, and the narrow room heard as much with and scandal as any of the historical salons of Paris. There were business men who would not send a ship to sea before consulting her upon the probabilities of the voyage. Marie entertained her guests in royal style. Her cuisine was excellent, and all who possessed characteristics entitling them to more than ordinary consideration were welcome at her table. Those who came from the parishes or other States were compelled to take up their quarters under her roof, for she would allow no other house to be called more hospitable than her own. Coming in daily contact with the best informed men of that period, and possessing a remarkably retentive memory, it is no wonder that she acquired a large store of valuable information. She was by no means backward in delivering her opinions and as her predictions nearly always came true, and the course she suggested generally proved the wisest, Marie soon possessed a larger clientele than the most astute and far-seeing legal counselor. And it was not alone for advice that men and women of all conditions called on her. Her skill in medicine, already referred to, and her ability as a nurse made her desirable at the sick-bed. Marie had a large, warm heart and tender nature and never refused a summons from the suffering, no matter how dangerous the disease. Wherever she went, she labored faithfully and earned life-long friends. During yellow fever and cholera epidemics she proved herself a noble, disinterested woman going from patient to patient administering to the wants of each and saving many from death.
People were not all as enlightened and unprejudiced as they are now, and failing to understand how she arrived at her conclusions, they could imagine no better source than Voudouism. At first she encouraged this idea and delighted to cover her actions with a n air of mystery. Nurses would frighten their charges into silence by the mention of the name of the Voudou Queen, and the children thus grew up in fear of her. Many older people had more real cause to dread Marie. There were very few secrets of any nature which she did not know. Wherever there was a skeleton in the family closet Marie held the key. But she was true to the confidence reposed in her and did not turn her knowledge to any unjust advantage. She knew of many proud homes where a whisper concerning the taint of colored blood would have spread consternation, but she was silent and did not even extort money for not overthrowing their standing in society. She was often placed on the stand to testify concerning such matters but no threats of imprisonment could force her to unseal her lips. It was only where the family had become haughty and arrogant and were cruel and brutal to their dependant that she told all she knew, and her disclosures brought terrible disgrace upon those who had called forth her wrath. In moment of passion she shrieked out imprecations and curses and her relatives say, and tremble and they tell it, that even when she launched the doom of death against those who had merited her displeasure, her words came true, the victims expiring with frightful agonies at the stated time.
Capt. Glapion died on June 26, 1855 leaving Marie who had been the mother of his 15 children to mourn his loss. His death caused a great change in her life, and she turned to the Church, which she never has been accused of deserting, for consolation. Not only did she increase her own devotion, but loved to bring others into its bosom. Marie would often visit the cells of the condemned and turn the thoughts of those soon to be led out to atone for their crimes to their Saviour. Her coming was considered a blessing by the prisoners because if they could only excite her pity her powerful influence would often obtain their pardon or at least a commutation of sentence. About five years after the death of her husband she became ill and was some time confined to her bed. As she grew older her ills increased and finally she could scarcely leave her bed. She lay in a large old-fashioned walnut bedstead. In the front room of the little house which she had never left and in which her mother had lived before her. When her eyes opened in the morning, and before their closing at night, they rested on sacred pictures and crucifixes. She erected an altar in her room and was tapers were kept burning night and day. Although no more of the gay scenes of her former years were enacted in the house, it was still open to all comers who were welcome to food and lodging. She gave advice with the same willingness as ever, and never ceased in her endeavors to accomplish good. She had through her practices acquired some money, which she invested in property, the revenue of which, and the contributions of people she had befriend, served to support her in her declining years. She lay in her bed through many long days, bearing ill-will toward no one, listening to the conversation of the unfortunates who crowded her yard, for they had but to push the gate and enter, and were never disturbed.
Marie always remained true to the people of her section and during the war of rebellion she did all in her power to assist the Southern interest, biding and caring for the devotees of the "lost cause" and their property at the risk of her won goods and liberty.
Before her memory became weakened by age and illness, she was full of arch reminiscences which she delighted to relate to those who understood how to question her. A favorite subject with her was the life of her father, to whose picture she would refer her auditor. He was greatly honored and served in the Legislature of the State. She spoke of a visit of his to San Domingo and a breakfast, which he gave there upon which he expended thousands of dollars. She alluded in touching terms to Gov. Claiborne's young Tennessee bride who died soon after her arrival here, and was carried with her dead babe upon her bosom to a lonely grave in the corner of Old American Cemetery.
Mazereau was a favorite of hers. It being said by some that he was one of the most ardent of her youthful lovers. Sometimes she told of the strange little man, with the bright, glittering eyes, Aaron Burr, who spoke so pleasantly, while he was so dangerous. He sought her out and enlisted her sympathy the day after he came ashore at the levee, and though she thought him a strange, bad man, his future history always concerned her, and she eagerly sought news of his movements. She was proud of her interview with Lafayette, who, when he visited New -Orleans, over 50 years ago, called a her house and printed a warm kiss upon her forehead at parting. Marie Laveau was one of the band of colored people who escorted to the tomb, long since dismantled, in the old Catholic cemetery, the remains of the scarred and grizzly French General Humbert. The hero of the Castelbar was often a visitor at her house and she was rich with antecdotes concerning him. The pious Father Antoine, of blessed memory, met her often at the bedside of the dying, she to ease their sufferings during their last moments in this life, and he to give hope of salvation in the life beyond.
Marie Laveau, one of the most wonderful women who ever lived, passed peaceably away. Her daughter Mme. Philomel Legendre, the only survivor of all Capt. Glapion's children, who possessed many of the characteristics of her mother, Mme. Legendre two pretty daughters, ministered to the old lady's last wants. She died without a struggle, with a smile lighting up her shriveled features. She was interred in her family tomb, by the side of Capt. Glapion. In the old St. Louis Cemetery, and with her is buried the most thrilling portion of the unwritten records of Louisiana. Although Marie Laveau's history has been very much sought after, it has never been published. Cable has endeavored to portray her in the character of Palmyre in his novel of the "Grandissimes." The secrets of her life, however, could only be obtained from the old lady herself, but she would never tell the smallest part of what she knew, and now her lips are closed forever and, as she could neither read nor write, not a scrap is left to chronicle the events of her exciting life.