Welcome back ! Today’s Connect Five Friday is all about Louisiana a state of mystery and paranormal finding -perfect for my Halloween Friday post.
Powerful attraction in one small bag
Cultures worldwide have long incorporated small bags containing herbs, stones, and other sacred items as part of their belief systems, whether to ward off evil, protect them while traveling or to attract positive elements into their lives. Egyptians carried amulets for protection, Native Americans wore medicine bags filled with healing herbs, and African Americans collected “sticks, stones, roots and bones” inside flannel bags and called them “mojo” or “gris gris.”
Gris gris and sachet bags are, in essence, a prayer or magical spell you can carry with you.
Magic’s in the Bag explores this history, plus offers 75 simple spells to create your own gris gris bag, including bags for prosperity, safe travel, contacting spirits, protection and more. You’ll get tips on which plants to use, what stones are appropriate, what spells work best for phases of the moon — even how to grow a gris gris garden!
Jude Bradley is a writer, editor, producer, and teacher. She also works as a spiritual consultant, using card readings, mediumship, and energy guidance in her practice. Jude lives in the Boston area.
A native of New Orleans, Cheré Dastugue Coen is a freelance journalist, teacher, and author of both nonfiction books and a paranormal mystery series under the pen name of Cherie Claire.
Based on the PBS documentary of the same name that aired across the country, The Haunting of Louisiana highlights many of the stories that would not fit into the one-hour television program.
Deep in the Louisiana bayou, an ancient mansion sits empty and abandoned.
Callie Pilantro inherits the house and finds a mysterious child there who appears and disappears at will.
Even the walls of the mansion hold long-forgotten secrets.
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Follow Callie as she struggles to find the secrets of her house even as someone or something tries to stop her. It all ends one eerie night. Will it be too late for Callie?
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From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the seventh book in the Miss Fortune series.
A force to be reckoned with…
During missions as a CIA assassin, Fortune Redding saw and overcame most every obstacle, but Sinful, Louisiana, keeps producing new challenges for her. When a hurricane blows through, it brings a shower of counterfeit money raining down on the tiny bayou town.
When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on Fortune, everyone is worried that her nemesis is far too close for comfort. When Ahmad’s men turn up in Sinful, the situation becomes life-and-death for Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc learns Fortune’s true identity.
As Swamp Team 3 rushes to locate the counterfeiter, Fortune hopes to take down Ahmad and free herself from her fake life. But will her relationship with Carter make it now that he knows the truth?
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Jack and Annie are on a mission to find—and inspire—a musician that brings happiness to millions of people. After traveling to New Orleans, Jack and Annie come head to head with some real ghosts, and discover the world of jazz when they meet a young Louis Armstrong.
Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #42, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #14: A Good Night for Ghosts.