top of page

Who was Marie Laveau?

Marie Laveau was a legendary figure in New Orleans, Louisiana, known for her skills in Voodoo and as a healer. She was born in 1801 and died in 1881, and during her lifetime, she became known as the "Voodoo Queen of New Orleans."

Marie Laveau was born to a free woman of color and a white planter, and she grew up in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She was known for her beauty, charisma, and her abilities to provide spiritual guidance and healing to those who sought her out. She was also known for her political influence, as she was able to use her skills and connections to advocate for the rights of free people of color in New Orleans.

Marie Laveau's practice of Voodoo blended African and Catholic traditions, and it was believed that she had the power to communicate with the spirits and influence the outcome of events through the use of spells and charms. She was also known for her work as a midwife and nurse, and it was said that she used her knowledge of Voodoo to help her patients.

Marie Laveau's reputation grew throughout her lifetime and has continued to grow after her death. Many legends and stories have been passed down about her, and she remains an important figure in the history and folklore of New Orleans. Her tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is a popular destination for visitors seeking to connect with her legacy and to leave offerings in her honor.

As Marie Laveau was a legendary figure and a practitioner of Voodoo, it is important to approach any practices associated with her with respect and reverence. If you wish to connect with Marie Laveau or invoke her energy, there are a few ways you could approach this:

• Visit her tomb: One way to connect with Marie Laveau's energy is to visit her tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans. It is customary to leave offerings at her tomb, such as flowers, coins, or other small items that hold personal significance. Some people also choose to leave offerings of rum, cigars, or other items associated with Voodoo.

• Create an altar: You could also create an altar in honor of Marie Laveau in your own home or personal space. Include items that are associated with her, such as images or statues, candles, crystals, or other items that hold personal significance. You could also include offerings of food or drink that are associated with Voodoo, such as red beans and rice, coffee, or rum.

• Offer prayers or invocations: You could offer prayers or invocations to Marie Laveau, asking for her guidance, protection, or blessings. You could also light candles or incense in her honor and focus your intention on connecting with her energy.

It is important to approach any practices associated with Marie Laveau with respect and reverence, and to do your research to ensure that you are honoring her legacy in an appropriate way. If you are new to working with Voodoo or other spiritual practices, it may be helpful to seek guidance from a trusted spiritual teacher or mentor.

Join is in May as we honor and supplicate our famous Queen Mother for her charitable blessings. Invoke the energy of Marie Laveau as we make individual personal offerings on each participants behalf and request a private petition and blessing for you. Ritual and Offering coming soon.

~Ori Alchemy

11 views0 comments


bottom of page