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Lowcountry Voodoo: Beginner's Guide to Tales, Spells and Boo Hags

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When African slaves were brought to the American South to work the plantations, they brought with them their culture, traditions, and religion—including what came to be called voodoo. This unique blend of Christianity, herbalism, and folk magic is still practiced in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

Though a beginner’s guide, Lowcountry Voodoo offers a surprising wealth of infor
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Paperback, 151 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Pineapple Press (first published 2009)
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Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
I thought this might be an interesting book. A guide to Voodoo... Why not?!
The writing is not really good. The author mixes voodoo and hoodoo which are two different kinds of magic. Big no-no!! After that I put it down. No thanks.
Andrew
Feb 13, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it
for those who think the author MISTAKENLY mixed up voodoo and hoodoo - you may have to re read the book, LOL! Look up the word syncretism and study up the Gullah culture. Sometimes, O Wise Reviewers, one cannot extricate a culture or religion from another as a result of a melting pot. Re-read the author's intro and first chapter. Lowcountry voodoo is mostly hoodoo, folk magic, and African religio-cultural beliefs. Geez people!
Nikki
Sep 25, 2015 Nikki rated it liked it
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Living in SC, I was very much interested in Lowcountry Voodoo stories and beliefs of the Gullah people. I enjoyed the stories of "The Boo Hag Bride" "Dr. Buzzard, the Most Famous Root Doctor"...plus this book had sample spells, recipes, and common terms used by the Gullah people. It was a very interesting read!
Sara
Jun 21, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
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This isn't the greatest book ever written - the writing style is quite painful, in fact - but it's great if you just want a quick and dirty background on Gullah spooks (boo hags, haints, plateyes, Dr. Buzzard) in South Carolina.
Carolina Dean
Jun 09, 2011 Carolina Dean rated it it was ok

The author makes the mistake of confusing "Voodoo" and "Hoodoo". The book is basically a compilation of myths and legends easily found elsewhere, and the author did not add any new information to the same old tales.
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