“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.
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.
It has reopened with a new address. 1428 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Closed bc of a fire
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Voodoo Spiritual Temple
- 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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