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Voodoo Spiritual Temple

1428 N Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 USA

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“Voodoo gift-shop and temple”

The Voodoo Spiritual Temple was established in 1990 by Priestess Miriam and Priest Oswan Chamani. It is the only "formally" established Spiritual Temple with a focus on traditional West African spiritual and herbal healing practices currently existing in New Orleans. On March 6, 1995, Priest Oswan transcended into the arms of the ancestors but Priestess Miriam continues to carry on the tradition of the Temple along with the Spirit of Oswan. The Voodoo Spiritual Temple has extended its spirituality across the world including a Temple in Russia. The Voodoo Spiritual Temple is unlike any "Spiritual Temple" in the world. The entrance is on the "Cultural Side" where it is filled with handcrafted items and gifts from local artists to gifts from around the world. As you make your way past the beads you see where Priestess Miriam works on her "Voodoo Dolls", Mojo Bags, and prepares magical herbs and oils. You then arrive in the courtyard where Priestess Miriam speaks to the people before they enter the "Voodoo Spiritual Temple". You inhale the aroma of the "Temple" incense as you tour the "Temple side" it is like a Spiritual Place that stands still in time as you walk past the many altars that Priestess Miriam has put together led by the Loas, Saints, and Spirit. Many faces from many places has visited the Voodoo Spiritual Temple.

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Reviewed by
Mariah

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
August 19, 2016

It has reopened with a new address. 1428 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

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  • 350 Helpful
September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0

There's a sea of cheesy Voodoo crap all over New Orleans, but the temple is one of the only genuine places. It was established by Priestess Miriam and when you walk in you're basically in the heart of a beautiful alter. If you're not cool with Voodoo, you should probably not visit as this place is pretty legit. But if you want experience something new and to learn more about the diversity of beliefs in NoLa you'll love it here.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
taychristian

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 22, 2016

Closed bc of a fire

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
moniquelareina

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
December 28, 2019
Rated 1.0

“Priestess” Miriam is just a rude woman who clearly knows nothing about voodoo. I spent 2.5 hours with her in a reading and she couldn’t tell me anything. She just rambled on and on about her own life. She said many disrespectful things about voodoo as well as black people. She’s even stated on the radio that voodoo was created to “entertain” the white french men in between their trips. It’s sad that she would have the nerve to call herself “priestess” when she’s never held such a title. She’s a Christian pastor using the term “voodoo” to make money! Her deceased husband Oswan Chamani, who was the actual voodoo priest, finds her to be a disgrace and that’s why her first store got burned down in 2016. She is mean to black people yet she is pleasant to white people. I have seen her in action personally. This is yet another charlatan using the term “voodoo” as a tourist trap. As a mambo, I am highly offended by her arrogance and fraudulent behavior on behalf of the ancestors as well as the lwa. She doesn’t get a pass for being an elderly woman. Wrong is just wrong. She also claims to have a shrine room yet there’s not one real shrine in there. It’s just a bunch of cheap african masks and statues that were likely bought at the thrift store. See the link below for the video of her making those horrible comments claiming to “play the game” as well as her ignorant statements about voodoo being created for “entertainment” purposes. The discussion of voodoo starts at 21:00 mins. She should be ashamed of herself for selling such garbage to innocent people!!

https://youtu.be/LDj5b_2glAI

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botis

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September 10, 2019

Curse voodoo spirital temple There has been unfairness done to me. I summon the elements I envoke them. I conjure them to do my bidding. The four watchtowers shall lay their eyes and minds, There shall be fear and guilt and bad blood, There shall be submission and no pity. I point the threefold law against thee against Thee it shall be pointed threefold, A hundred fold is the cost for my anger and pain Thee shall be blinded by the fear blinded by the pain, Blinded by me binded by me Cursed by me So mote it be!

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Voodoo Spiritual Temple

1428 N Rampart St
New Orleans, Louisiana
70116 USA

Hours

Open now until 3:00 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon, Tue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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