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Voodoo Practises in New Orleans

Voodoo Practises in New Orleans



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Published by Serunjogi
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Published by: Serunjogi on Nov 14, 2008
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 A TRINITY OF BELIEFS AND A UNITY OF THE SACRED:MODERN VODOU PRACTICES IN NEW ORLEANSA ThesisSubmitted to the Graduate Faculty of theLouisiana State University andAgricultural and Mechanical CollegeIn partial fulfillment of therequirements for the degree of Master of ArtsInThe Department of Geography and AnthropologybyElizabeth Thomas CrockerB.A., Louisiana State University, 2004May 2008
This thesis is dedicated to my husband, Daniel Crocker, who so faithfully came with meto all of the Vodou ceremonies. Thank you for all of your support, care and patience. I love you.
 I would like to acknowledge my thesis committee members for everything they did forme. I would like to say thanks to Dr. William Rowe who made me look at sacred space in a newway. Dr. Helen Regis deserves special recognition because it was in her class that I becameinspired to research Vodou and she has always encouraged me to look critically at how I discussissues of culture and religion. Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank Dr. Miles Richardsonfor always encouraging me to sing on. Thank you always for supporting and encouraging me.I would also like to thank Brenda Marie Osbey, Priestess Miriam, Jerry Gandolfo,
LaSource Ancienne Ounfo
and everyone else who helped me along the way. I would especially liketo thank
Sallie Ann Glassman for allowing me to attend her ceremonies and alwaysbeing willing to put up with my incessant questioning. This thesis is the result of your kindnessand patience.My thanks go out to my friends and family who accepted the fact that I had to hole up inmy office for weeks at a time to finish this thesis. I also want to show gratitude to my motherfor drawing the maps for my project. You are a wonderfully talented artist and I could neverhave done them myself.Thanks also to the department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana StateUniversity. All of my courses have helped hone my writing skills and guide me towards where Iam today. Dana Sanders, Linda Strain, Nedda Taylor, and Vicki Terry in the office have also beena wonderful help and were always there when I needed them. I also appreciate the fullassistantship without which I could not have pursued my

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