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Lowcountry Voodoo : Beginner's Guide to Tales, Spells and Boo Hags
by Terrance Zepke and Michael Swing




Overview -

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 beginners guide, Lowcountry Voodoo offers a surprising wealth of information about this fascinating part of Lowcountry life.

Learn about:

  • 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 Years 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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Overview

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 beginners guide, Lowcountry Voodoo offers a surprising wealth of information about this fascinating part of Lowcountry life.

Learn about:

  • 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 Years 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.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561644551
  • ISBN-10: 1561644552
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Page Count: 162
  • Dimensions: 9.76 x 5.7 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds


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