Dear Voodoo Authentica:
A few years ago, I visited New Orleans for the first time. I went into your store, there I purchased a Lady Luck Voodoo Doll for my mother, as well as some assorted "gifts" for friends. Since then, my mother has won a substantial amount in Lotto.
I realized once I returned back to New York City, that I should have gotten a doll for myself. Oh well, I thought, next time.
I was speaking to a good friend right before the Christmas holiday. The subject of Voodoo came up. I told her about your store and of my regrets of not purchasing a doll for myself.
The day before we were due to all go on Winter Break, I came to work and found a huge beautiful bag in my office. Inside was a gift from my dear friend. It was a Oya Doll from your store. I squealed like a girl with joy. She had it Fed Exed from your store in time to give me this wonderful gift for Christmas.
Since Oya's arrival into my life, so many positive things have occured. She brought a much needed whirlwind of change. That is however her nature, but the things I had been working on for years finally began to manifest. I'm a survivor of 9-11, I had been carrying around a lot of guilt and weight than I realized. The inner transformations that manifest outwardly are amazing, nor do I believe them to be a coincidence. Oya's energy was exactly what I had needed to let go and embrace it all again.
The energies that are imbued in this doll are so positively beautiful.
Sure, I know that it is me who is working this doll, but it truly all began with the loving hands that created Her. Please pass along my sincere and humble gratitude to the artisan.
I wanted to send a note to
express my appreciation for a 1 hour reading I had with Krysten
during the 2012 Christmas holiday. Krysten started with a prayer
and spread the cards, she explained that she would not know
specific details. She said that the cards were speaking to me
and that only I would know exactly what they are trying to tell
me. She told me that I was at a major cross roads in my life
(which I am). She told me that half of my cards represented
major life lessons. The lessons were continue to repeat
throughout my life until I learned from them.
I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with a reading I had with Zaar today. I had scheduled a one-hour session because I had a number of wide-ranging questions I wanted to address. I was caught off-guard, however, when his opening statements, upon looking at his spread, covered the vast majority of questions that were on my mind; particularly questions regarding my ancestors which no one had offered to me before in a reading, and I didn't know to ask. This time, because of the intensity of my most recent crisis, I was led to wonder if somehow someone in my lineage had something to do what my string of heartaches, and I was going to ask about it. I was left nearly speechless as it was one of the first things he addressed.
I've had only a couple of good readings during my decades-long search for answers to some recurring issues, but my reading with him is the first time anyone started giving me answers without asking questions first, or without my having to tell them the story of what's going on. I had heard other people tell of such an experience, but it never happened for me until today.
Zaar was caring, sincere, honest about what he saw, and the nicest touch, he made a couple of personal disclosures to give me examples of what he was talking about. That helped invoke a higher level of trust for me.
I also appreciate that he gave me some "homework:" rituals to perform, prayers to recite, tasks to do. He also said something seemingly simple, but which was quite unexpected and, to be honest, something I needed to hear in the midst of my fear and confusion. He said: "Trust that God will bring [you what you want.]" It was so powerful in its timeliness.
The reading ran less than the hour allotted, which was strange given that he was so thorough, but I had literally run out of concerns.
I had taken notes on what he was saying, and after we hung up, I reviewed them. As I was doing so, I suddenly noticed a distinct shift in my psychological state; or maybe it was in my spirit, I don't quite know. But I felt like I had just awakened from a deep sleep, and it was a new day. I felt a level of energy that I hadn't had in two months since my crisis started, and honestly I didn't quite know what to do with it. I had to get ready to go to work, and for the first time in eight weeks, felt no dread about leaving the house, and felt able to focus.
I'll end here, although there is much more that I would like to say, but I just wanted to let you know how appreciative I am for having found this wonderful messenger from the Divine. Zaar uplifted my soul, and breathed new life into my spirit.
Please let him know that I'm doing everything he's told me to do, including washing my own hair (something I resisted upon his suggestion), and that I do trust that God will bring me what I desire.
When I made my appointment a couple of days ago, and the staff person informed me that Zaar would be my reader, I went to the YouTube "True Voodoo" clips that I had been viewing for the last few days, and paid more attention to who he was. I was heartened Brandi, when you said "Zaar is a reader par excellence!" That statement raised my expectations, and I am thrilled to say that they were far exceeded.
I look forward to establishing a life-long relationship with both Zaar and with Voodoo Authentica.
Kind regards and many blessings!
My girlfriend and I happened upon your shop while walking in the French Quarter. I could not have been more impressed with both the incredible and beautiful dolls, books and accessories I also appreciate the time taken to explain the significance of each piece and the stories behind them. It was truly an enlightening experience.
I purchased a
gris-gris bag that I could not be more happy with. It has yet to leave
my side (right side, of course). I can feel the positive energy that we
I also purchased a
Veve Doll (money draw) to help focus my energies in my career as well as
on the poker table. I look forward to visiting your incredible city and
doing business in your amazing shop in the very near future. Thank you
again for your help, knowledge and positive energies.
I just want to
say thank you for the great service! My chicken foot fetish has just
arrived, already. It is so beautiful, I can’t take my eyes off of it. I
already feel positive, and I will return again for more!.
Everyone absolutely LOVE them!!! the logo on the tag was especially appreciated by the client so we are very happy.....=).....Kylie brought back one doll for the office and it is just lovely. Thank you so much for all of your help!!
From North Carolina, The college class of James Sprunt Community College would like to thank you and your staff for sharing the voodoo practice with us. We all now have a better understanding and a respect for this practice. We enjoyed our stay in new Orleans and hope to see you all again in the future. You made us all feel very welcomed and your information gave us lots of helpful information for our research project which was on the history of voodoo. thank you! We all got an A!!! ,
We are now new owners of our voodoo dolls. I was in New Orleans attending an Avon Convention. My children and girlfriends children asked that I purchase voodoo dolls for them while I was away. Luckily, I found the shop in the river walk mall that sold your dolls. I was looking for authentic dolls, and was very pleased to find your work. So far everyone loves their new dolls. My daughter asked that it rain here at home, it has been dry around here for several weeks, farmers are hurting, 2 days later we got a downpour. My son loves to play playstation with my husband, and is always in competition to win this new game, he wished for luck in beating his dad's score, as has accomplished it. We have visited the web site, voodooshop.com, and have found good information answering their questions. If there are any other web sites that you feel would be appropriate for 8 - 13 yr olds. please reply.
I just wanted to send a quick note to tell you I received my JuJu Guardian and Harlequin dolls. They are simply exquisite! Thank you so much! Their vibrations are very nice and I feel in harmony with both of them. At some time in the future, I would like to order more. They not only contain positive energies but they are works of art as well. Thank you again.
I received the Voodoo book today-thank you for sending it. I must confess, I don't know much about the Voodoo religion, but I am very respectful and interested to find out. I was so impressed to hear that you could not send the other items I ordered until the new moon so that they could be properly blessed. I feel that they will be so much more special since I know what special care you went to. I just wanted to thank you for that. Also, you said your prayers are with me...that means so much to me. I so look forward to receiving my order, and I thank you for the special care that you have taken on my behalf.
I have purchased over 10 voodoo dolls from your establishment and am very impressed with the workmanship. I am writing to personally thank you for the beautiful dolls that I have received. They are exquisite and obviously created by true artists. I look forward to doing business with you in the future. Many thanks and blessings.
The doll is arrived today; its very nice and I like also the sheet with its history. I thank you for your kindness and availability. The doll will be on show in my collections. Best wishes Paola
Hello, I just wanted to thank Brandy for not making my gris-gris bag when the deaths occurred in the voodoo community. I truly appreciate Brandy being real and not someone who doesnt care.
Rumor has it that the Chicken Man passed away around Thanksgiving of 1998. Is that true? And if so what happened?
Brandi's response: Yes, unfortunately it is true. Chicken Man did pass a bit before Christmas. We were finally able to bury him with a beautiful Jazz Funeral and Second Line through the Quarter last Saturday. His ashes are being kept at Miriam's Temple on Rampart Street. Thanks for your concern.
Just wanted to let you know that I received my order and I am extremely pleased with everything! I have recommended your website to many of my friends, and I look forward to ordering again. Thanks!
Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed working with you during the Big Easy Ride Weekend. The blessing of the motorcycles before the ride was so cool everyone had the chills. Not to mention the performance at the plantation party the snake charming and the Voodoo dance troupe. It was truly awesome and a real thrill for the non-locals. Only in this great city can we find people who are so flexible, fun to work with and most of all talented! Your truly authentic Voodoo made our weekend that much more special and we thank you for that. You all were a real treat to work with.
Voodoo Authentica (TM) comes highly recommended by The Big Easy Ride Foundation. We look forward to working with you again next year. In the meantime, we will be looking for your next gig, so keep us on the mailing list. Thanks again for everything.
Hi, I would just like to personally thank the person who made my doll for me. It arrived today and it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life. I wish to use it to help me in getting the love of my life and I feel sure that if it's meant to be, the doll and the Spirits will guide me in this.
I will definitely tell my friends about you....keep up the great work...and thank you for keeping Voodoo real!Best Wishes,
Darren from Australia
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