Secret of the Big Easy
The second book in the series with Dr. Marie Bartek and the SIPS team - Paranormal Mystery

What does 'voodoo' mean?

Find out what voodoo means. Voodoo is explained by Robin Murphy - author of Secret of the Big Easy

voodoo

A religion practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries, especially Haiti, syncretized from Roman Catholic ritual elements and the animism and magic of slaves from West Africa, in which a supreme God rules a large pantheon of local and tutelary deities, deified ancestors, and saints, who communicate with believers in dreams, trances, and ritual possessions. Also called vodoun.

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"... happens again.” Gale tucked her hair behind her ear. Tim sat up in his chair. “Well what do you all say we get the real feel of New Orleans and walk the streets of the French Quarter? Maybe we can check out some voodoo shops.” “Ooh yeah and I’d love to see if there are any antique ..."
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"... and the sound of the trolley bell echoed throughout the car and streets. After frequenting many points of interest, Marie waited for everyone outside one of the voodoo shops. “These shops are touristy but fun.” Gale pouted as she stepped down onto the brick sidewalk. “Why wouldn’t ..."
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"... everyone outside one of the voodoo shops. “These shops are touristy but fun.” Gale pouted as she stepped down onto the brick sidewalk. “Why wouldn’t you let me buy one of those voodoo dolls?” Marie rolled her eyes. “Because you wanted it to look like Harry.” Harry Connor ..."
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"... others were covered with flowers and mementos. “Wow, it’s claustrophobic in here. How did they pack all of these bodies in such a small space?” Gale edged up against a mausoleum. “Isn’t the grave of that voodoo queen in here?” “Marie Laveau, and yes I think it is. Or ..."
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"... “Ya were havin’ a vision chile. But ya were slippin’ too far into it. I brought ya back to da present.” The woman slowly lifted Marie’s head and leaned her against Cory. “My name is Delia Boisseau. I am a psychic reader at the voodoo museum. Ya spirit guides brought me to ya.” ..."
"...“Don’t y’all fret. The spirit guides will protect her. And I’ll be around too.” Her smile faded as she looked back at Marie. “But I is here to tell ya dat ya need to be careful with dat vision. Y’all be messin’ with voodoo and da occult. Close ya mind chile. When they be tryin’ to get into ya head, tell dem to back away. They is powerful.” ..."
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"... Cory kissed Marie’s forehead. “I know, right? Then all of a sudden out of nowhere, Madam Delia shows up snapping her fingers in front of your face and chanting some kind of voodoo language all over you. That was freaky.” Gale shook her head and shivered. Tim draped his arm around Gale. ..."
"...“From what I could make of it; some sort of voodoo ceremony around a fire with a voodoo priestess dancing with a snake around her shoulders. She stared right through me with glowing green eyes. Oh, and that same woman I saw in my hotel room was there screaming and holding out her hands to me. What’s ..."

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"...The constant playback of the voodoo priestess’ glowing green eyes and loud rhythmic drumming brought on a restless night of sleep for Marie. She decided to take a quick shower and go through the package of pictures her mother sent. Her stomach growled as she started the small coffee pot in their room. ..."
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"... a little better as to what happened to you.” Marie explained in explicit detail the vision she had in the cemetery describing the smells, colors, spirits, and voodoo dance. When she was finished the group began discussing their theories. “Well I have to say that was a crazy vision ..."
"...Harry Connor wiped his forehead with a greasy looking handkerchief and bumped his glasses which revealed new tape on the sides. The black and white herringbone bow tie clashed with his brown tweed suit. “I’d like to do a little more research on voodoo and the occult. I do believe you’d better not delve too deeply into it.” ..."
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"... better not delve too deeply into it.” “Oh trust me I plan on taking this very slowly.” Marie shifted onto her right elbow. “Myra, what do you make of these visions? Why did I see the same woman in both the occult ritual and voodoo dance?” Myra sighed and leaned her head to the ..."
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"... Gale tried to speak without spitting powdered sugar everywhere. “I think we should go over to the historic voodoo museum and have a chat with Madam Boisseau. Don’t you think we need to learn more about what happened last evening? Maybe she can help you on all of this.” “Let ..."

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"...far from their home on Royal Street and they became more acquainted as Marie Laveau occasionally did Delphine’s hair.” André looked back at the group. “And eventually under Marie’s tutelage, Delphine began to act on her hidden interest in the occult and began learning the secrets of voodoo.” ..."
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"... it matches up with some sort of a cold case.” “Ah yes, I know Commander Irons, he’s a good guy. I also seem to remember hearing about a girl being murdered with an athame and it was leaning toward a lot of voodoo and satanic cult rituals.” “Wow, you really do hear all of the gossip, ..."

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"... Jesse grabbed the sketch and looked up over the pad at Marie. “I was thinking the vision you saw would match up with one of the women found in a cold case we were working on. But I’m a little confused. Did you say the visions you saw involved a satanic ritual and a voodoo dance?” ..."
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"... in his chair. Marie nervously got up from her chair and stood next to Gale. “I know what I saw. And I saw a woman in complete terror screaming and being stabbed in the heart with a dagger. It was definitely a satanic ritual and she was somehow involved in the voodoo dance.” “Well the ..."
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"... was somehow involved in the voodoo dance.” “Well the tie in with the voodoo dance would tend to make sense. It’s supposed to put someone in a spell or a trance. They say it is to bewitch a person. But really it’s more of a religion.” “Religion? I always thought voodoo was ..."
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"... in a spell or a trance. They say it is to bewitch a person. But really it’s more of a religion.” “Religion? I always thought voodoo was evil.” Cory shifted in his chair. “No, actually voodoo means spirit or the religious communication with spirits. It’s been used to help ..."
"...“No, actually voodoo means spirit or the religious communication with spirits. It’s been used to help people with things as love spells and reduce anxiety or despair.” Jesse leaned his elbow on the arm of his chair and looked at Marie. “If you saw this woman in both types ..."
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"... practicing Satanism and someone tried to help her through the voodoo healing dance.” Marie asked, “So the voodoo priestess I saw with a snake wrapped around her neck and glowing eyes wasn’t evil?” “No, the snakes are considered holders of intuitive knowledge. They’re also supposed ..."
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"... eyes wasn’t evil?” “No, the snakes are considered holders of intuitive knowledge. They’re also supposed to represent the balance between genders. As far as the glowing eyes, some say you never know the power and magic of voodoo.” Jesse rubbed his jaw. “If you don’t mind me ..."

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"...Everyone laughed and the readings were interrupted with the servers bringing their meals. They ate their dinners and continued their conversations about voodoo, ghost investigations, and psychic mediums. Marie tried to ignore Delia’s stare and practiced the brick wall in her own mind. She could feel herself getting light headed and decided she wasn’t going to allow anyone to read or control her mind. ..."

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Chapter 8: Eight
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"... spirit to guide them. These practices can open the door for spirit possession.” Marie looked at Gale with concern. “Didn’t I tell you messing around with voodoo dolls and Ouija boards were dangerous?” Mimi continued, “And thirdly he mentions about the dangers of violence to oneself ..."

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Chapter 9: Nine
"...And a very willing aide for dese lost souls to tap into, which is why ya must be careful because dey are leading ya into their memory of what happened to dem. It will pull ya into da evil of da occult. Dere are many sides of voodoo and da occult, but what dey have experienced is evil.” ..."

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Chapter 10: Ten
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"... them.” Marie pulled out her bag and showed everyone. “I’ve heard of those. I never really believed in any of that voodoo stuff. Do you really believe the reading she gave you?” Jesse took a bite of his chicken creole. Gale shrugged her shoulders and then looked at Tim. “I ..."
"...music and saw a line of lit neon advertising signs on every business front. Hoards of people walked along the sidewalk and in the middle of the road carrying opened cans and glasses of alcohol. There were souvenir shops, restaurants, bars with take-out windows for alcohol, and voodoo shops. It looked like one big carnival that was open twenty four seven. ..."

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