When African slaves were brought to the American South to work the plantations, they brought with them their culture, traditions, and religion-including what came to be called voodoo. This unique blend of Christianity, herbalism, and folk magic is still practiced in South Carolina's Lowcountry.
Though a beginner's guide, Lowcountry Voodoo offers a surprising wealth of information about this fascinating part of Lowcountry life.
• the Gullah and their ways
• how to bring good luck and avoid bad luck
• spells and curses and how to avoid them
• how to cook up traditional good-luck meals for New Year's Day
• a real voodoo village you can visit
• sweetgrass baskets
• events and tours to acquaint you with Lowcountry culture.
In a selection of Lowcountry tales that feature voodoo, meet:
• a boo hag bride who sheds her skin at night
• Dr. Buzzard, the most famous root doctor
• a giant ghost dog
• a young man whose love potion worked too well
• George Powell, who outwitted a haint
• Crook-Neck Dick, who (mostly) outwitted a hangman
• Doctor Trott, who captured a mermaid.
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|Size: ||3.2 MB|
|Publisher: ||Pineapple Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781561648719 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|