Conjure a Magickal Household Like the Voudou Queen

Marie Laveau was a free Creole woman of color living in nineteenth-cen­tury New Orleans who became famous as a Voudou Queen. She is known for her entrepreneurial savvy and is credited for making a business out of Voudou and Hoodoo. She was known in all sectors of the city, having significant connections in the legal system and the Catholic Church. But Voudou is not the only thing Marie Laveau is known for. She is most loved and remembered by New Orleanians for her charity work, prison ministry, and service to the com­munity.

At any given time, Marie Laveau could be found in dark, steam-filled rooms around the city, where she tended to those afflicted with deadly diseases such as cholera and yellow fever. Yet she did not contract the diseases herself. Whereas the average life expectancy at that time was just over thirty years, Marie Laveau lived to the ripe old age of nearly eighty! It says a lot about her lifestyle and resiliency to live that long. She was blessed with a long and fruitful life. But how did she do it? What were her secrets?

To discover the mysteries of her long and fruitful life, we look at authentic Cre­ole formulas, herbal remedies, and recipes commonly used during Marie Laveau's life­time. We also consider the practices attributed to Marie Laveau that are passed down through oral tradition. In this way, the Hoodoo, food, and domestic Goddess activities in the course come directly from her point in history. And the conjures contained in the course cover the issues for which people were known to have sought her advice - love, managing a happy home, spiritual protection, and defense - issues that remain relevant even today.

The Marie Laveau Voodoo Grimoire Master Class is based on the book by the same name, to be released on February 5, 2023. We will study the book chapter by chapter, taking an in-depth look at the magick and medicine. We specifically consider how you can implement the information into your own life so that you can conjure a world of your own making – one that reflects the health, success, and vitality of Marie Laveau. But the course is not limited to just what is contained in the book, it includes an abundance of material that never made it to print due to space constraints. Rather than store the information away, I have chosen to create this this master class and pass the information on to anyone who wants to learn. 

The Marie Laveau Voodoo Grimoire Master Class contains lessons for conjuring a smooth, magickal household and living an abundant, spiritual life based on the practices and traditions of Marie Laveau and our shared Creole ancestors. It is ideal for anyone interested in cultural and spiritual well-being. Initiation is not required.  Being Creole is not required. This course, like all courses at Crossroads University, is open to anyone with a sincere desire to learn. Students will learn an abundance of Creole spells, roots, remedies, cures, and formulas. Most importantly, all of the formulas and conjures you will learn are easily reproducible by today’s practitioners.

Course curriculum

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    1. Welcome Video

    2. Welcome to Class!

    3. Copyright Agreement

    4. How to Use This Course

    5. Questions?

    6. Before we continue...

    7. Introducing Marie Laveau

    8. The Birth of a Voudou Queen

    9. Attributes

    10. Devotion to Two Religions

    11. Fighting the Good Fight: Laveau's Prison Ministry

    12. Laveau Voudou: A New Religion

    13. Elmore Lee Banks was Bitch Slapped by the Voodoo Queen

    14. Marie Laveau Biographical Timeline

    15. Serving Marie Laveau

    16. Creating an Altar of Devotion

    17. Printable Version of Marie Laveau's Vévé

    18. Test Your Knowledge

    1. Chapter 1 Goals: Materia Magica

    2. Essential Tools of the Trade

    3. The Black Cauldron

    4. Caring for Your Cauldron

    5. The Gris Gris Cauldron

    6. Tools of the Trade: Books

    7. The Broom

    8. Dust My Broom

    9. Dust My Broom - Elmore James, the King of the Slide Guitar

    10. Candles

    11. Layout for Candle Blessing

    12. Charcoal Brazier

    13. Doll Babies

    14. The Holy Bible

    15. Incense

    16. Kitchen Witchery: Herbs and Spices

    17. Miniature Coffins

    18. Magick Oil Lamps

    19. Personal Grimoire or Book of Shadows

    20. Perfumes, Colognes and Spiritual Waters

    21. Petition Paper and Writing Petitions

    22. Laying Tricks and Disposal of Ritual Remains

    23. Words, Thoughts, and Intentions

    24. Test your learning: Prepare to Conjure

    1. Chapter 2 Objectives: Creole Beauty Formulas

    2. Exploring the Intersection of Beauty, Glamour, and Magick

    3. Skin Care

    4. Sugar Scrubs

    5. Rose Sugar Scrub

    6. Louisiana Van Van Sugar Scrub

    7. Crown of Success Sugar Scrub

    8. Bath Salts

    9. Crown of Success Bath Crystals

    10. Louisiana Van Van Bath Crystals

    11. A Laveau Voudou Beauty Bath

    12. Madam Murray's Rose Salt

    13. Dry Perfumes and Dusting Powders

    14. Solid Perfumes

    15. How to Make Solid Perfume

    16. Hair Treatments

    17. General Tips for Hair Health

    18. Personal Beauty Domestic Receipt Book

    19. Create Your Own Receipt Book

    20. Test Your Learning: Beauty Formulas

    1. Chapter 3 Goals

    2. Days of the Week

    3. Phases of the Moon

    4. Menstrual Cycle

    5. Sunrise and Sunset

    6. Working with the Tides

    7. Hands of the Clock

    8. Best Times for Cleansing

    9. Test Your Learning: Best Times for Conjuring

    1. Chapter 4 Goals

    2. The Altar

    3. Bones, Antlers, and Horns

    4. Cast Iron Cauldrons

    5. Ceremonial Garb and Clothing

    6. Cleansing Agents: Ammonia

    7. Hoodoo's Shells and Stones

    8. Talismans and Amulets

    9. Tignons

    10. Test Your Learning: Caring For Ritual Items

    1. Chapter 5 Goals

    2. Test Your Knowledge: Conjure in the Kitchen

About this course

  • $250.00
  • 106 lessons
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  • Certificate of Completion

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Highly recommend

Julian Dalton

There is just so much you think you know, but don't. I highly recommend this course for any beginner interested in the basic foundations of New Orleans Voodoo.

There is just so much you think you know, but don't. I highly recommend this course for any beginner interested in the basic foundations of New Orleans Voodoo.

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5 star rating

Very informative on various levels

Colinda Guthrie-Mayfield

I enjoyed this course as it is very informative. I see how it could be valuable to someone who knows nothing as well as someone who is involved in the practice. Thank you

I enjoyed this course as it is very informative. I see how it could be valuable to someone who knows nothing as well as someone who is involved in the practice. Thank you

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5 star rating

Couldn't ask for better

Donna-Jane Woollam

Absolutely amazing course, enough detail and information to whet the appetite but not so much to overwhelm the novice with too much detail. Actually looked into various bits in greater detail, brilliant precursor for anyone buying one of your boo...

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Absolutely amazing course, enough detail and information to whet the appetite but not so much to overwhelm the novice with too much detail. Actually looked into various bits in greater detail, brilliant precursor for anyone buying one of your books. Couldn't find fault

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Very in-depth

Vicki Southall

I fully enjoyed this coarse and look forward to more

I fully enjoyed this coarse and look forward to more

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Instructor

Denise Alvarado

Founder/Instructor

Denise Alvarado was born and raised in the unique culture of New Orleans, Louisiana and has studied indigenous healing traditions from a personal and academic perspective for over four decades. Denise is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Association of Indigenous Anthropologists, and the Association of Latina/o & Latinx Anthropologists. She is the author of Witch Queens, Voodoo Spirits and Hoodoo Saints, The Magic of Marie Laveau, The Conjurer's Guide to St. Expedite, Editor in Chief of Hoodoo & Conjure magazine, Journal of American Rootwork and Gumbo Ya Ya, and over twenty books that focus on folk magic traditions of the American South. Her provocative artwork has been featured on several television shows including National Geographic's Taboo, The Originals, and Blue Bloods. Denise is a rootworker and tradition-keeper, a spiritual artist, and a teacher of Southern indigenous folkways.

The Marie Laveau Voodoo Grimoire comes alive . . .

From the rich mélange of food, music, culture, and religion come healing modalities and magickal works designed for empowered, resilient, and resourceful living.