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Presents the 9th Annual*
HURRICANE PROTECTION VOODOO RITUAL
ALL EVENTS OCCURED ON JULY 15, 2006
BYWATER, NEW ORLEANS, LA
HURRICANE PROTECTION RITUAL
HONORING ERZULIE DANTOR AND
OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR


Locals Turn Out to Seek the Aid of the
Powerful Protectress Credited With Turning
Hurricane Katrina Away
Story by D. Theard, with A. Pustanio. Photos J. Richard, Artwork by Ricardo Pustanio, Haunted America Tours © 2006 - 2007

This past July 15th Mambo Sallie Ann Glassman and La Source Ancienne Ounfo held the ninth annual Hurricane Protection Ceremony on behalf of the city of New Orleans.

Erzulie Dantor

The ceremony is held every year, including 2005, which saw the most devastating natural disaster ever to strike the US in the form of Hurricane Katrina’s swipe at New Orleans. Mambo Sallie Ann credits the powerful intercession of Erzulie Dantor and Our Lady of Prompt Succor for saving the city, and reminded everyone present that the storm’s last minute turn was not only miraculous but was the only thing that spared the city annihilation. Even the failure of the levees, Mambo stated, can be seen as significant in alerting us to the weaknesses in the environment around us. Knowing this, she said, we could proceed to repair and prevent in the future.

The crowds of 50 plus gathered this night at Achade Meadows Peristyle, 3319 Rosalie Alley (off of Rampart, between Piety and Desire).

Many people from all walks of New Orleans residents turned out for the New Orleans Hurricane Ritual 2006. The general consensus is that  durring hurrican season New Orleans  needs all the help we can get!

All dress in white (the color of purity), with red head scarves, or all red (the color of Petwo rites).


With them they have brought a hodgepodge of significant offerings: white candles and flowers for the Holy Mother; Barbancourt Rum, Florida Water, candles, daggers, dolls dressed in red and blue with gold trim or calico prints, spicy black beans, peasant cakes, unfiltered cigarettes, fried pork, white crème de menthe.

Followers present gifts to honor the protectresses with offerings

Asking those present to honor the protectresses with offerings, Mambo Sallie Ann also stated that the Loas have spoken to her in many ways since Katrina’s strike and that the spirit world is entreating all of us to be more mindful of the natural world surrounding us.

This Voudou ritual is specifically designed to summon the protection of the spirit world against the devastating hurricanes that often plough in from the Gulf of Mexico. It is dedicated to the Catholic Lady of Prompt Succor and to Ezili Danto, the Vodoun Lwa of Storms and Passion.

Erzulie Dantor

This Voudou ritual is specifically designed to summon the protection of the spirit world against the devastating hurricanes that often plough in from the Gulf of Mexico. It is dedicated to the Catholic Lady of Prompt Succor and to Ezili Danto, the Vodoun Lwa of Storms and Passion.

Manbo Sallie Ann begins each ritual with a description of the powers of each intercessor describing how, in years past, the Catholic priests of local churches adjacent to the Mississippi River would bring out a blessed statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor to literally face down the threatening hurricane and turn it in its path, keeping the city safe.

SALLIE ANN GLASSMAN VOODOO NEW ORLEANS MAMBO
Ms. Sallie Ann Glassman is the author of Vodou Visions, published by Random House in May, 2000, which has received acclaim from Vodou practitioners around the world. She is co-creator and artist for The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot, published by Destiny/Inner Traditions, and is the illustrator of The Enochian Tarot, published by Llewellyn.

Erzulie Dantor, on the other hand, is delighted by storms and the mayhem they can cause, however, if she is appeased with offerings and ritual, she will divert the storm's fury and protect those who acknowledge her power. Neither intercessor should be taken lightly, says Mambo Sallie Ann, and especially if Dantor is called it is wise to leave her offerings in thanks for her appearance and continued protection.

Dantor is called it is wise to leave her offerings in thanks for her appearance and continued protection.

Just as in ceremonies past, the beautiful singing, drumming and dancing is designed to call Dantor, a powerful, fiery Loa, from across the Abyss to be present among us.

Erzulie Dantor, on the other hand, is delighted by storms and the mayhem they can cause, however, if she is appeased with offerings and ritual, she will divert the storm's fury and protect those who acknowledge her power. Neither intercessor should be taken lightly, says Mambo Sallie Ann, and especially if Dantor is called it is wise to leave her offerings in thanks for her appearance and continued protection.

Asking her intercession and protection for this season, the vodusi and spectators offered numerous kinds of gifts including bottles of rum, cigars, candles, dolls, and even works of art – all significantly connected to Hurricane Katrina.

SALLIE ANN GLASSMAN PERFOMING HURRICANE VOODOO RITUAL 2006

Following this, Mambo Sallie Ann bends down to the ground where she begins to draw in corn meal the intricate and powerful "veve" -- the otherworldly symbol that in this world is the mirror of the power of the spirit world. As she draws, pinching out the corn meal, her devotees will sing and circulate bottles of blessed water in which the audience is invited to wash their hands.

Manbo Sallie Ann and her devotees begin the ceremony.

Manbo Sallie Ann and her devotees begin the ceremony by calling first upon Ellegua, or Papa Legba as he is affectionately called in the old Kreyol, to meet them at the crossroads between the worlds and to open the way that they may celebrate and honor the intercessors in both the physical and spirit worlds. A mock battle between the emissaries of the spirit world and the Manbo ends in the Mambo's victory and for a brief time she becomes the bridge between the worlds.

Fireworks and dancing .



Fireworks and dancing marked the arrival of the Loa among the celebrants as doves were released to carry blessed intentions through the hot July night and into the world of Spirit.


SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE REAL ONLY VOODOO HURRICANE RITUAL IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISANA 2006 THEY ARE LOCATED HERE FROM MIKE.

As Hurricane Season 2006 unfolds, many are nervously watching the Gulf and the Atlantic for signs of the next killer storm. Many who gathered with Mambo Sallie Ann this night expressed a guarded confidence that Dantor had accepted the offerings meant for her and this year, as last, would extend a powerful hand to lend the city aid.

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The City in the Sea

Lo! Death has reared himself a throne
In a strange city lying alone
Far down within the dim West,
Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best
Have gone to their eternal rest.
There shrines and palaces and towers
(Time-eaten towers that tremble not!)
Resemble nothing that is ours.
Around, by lifting winds forgot,
Resignedly beneath the sky
The melancholy waters lie.

No rays from the holy heaven come down
On the long night-time of that town;
But light from out the lurid sea
Streams up the turrets silently –
Gleams up the pinnacles far and free –
Up domes – up spires – up kingly halls –
Up fanes – up Babylon-like walls –
Up shadowy long-forgotten bowers
Of sculptured ivy and stone flowers –
Up many and many a marvelous shrine
Whose wreathed friezes intertwine
The viol, the violet, and the vine.

Resignedly beneath the sky
The melancholy waters lie.
So blend the turrets and shadows there
That all seem pendulous in air,
While from a proud tower in the town
Death looks gigantically down.

There open fanes and gaping graves
Yawn level with the luminous waves;
But not the riches there that lie
In each idol’s diamond eye –
Not the gaily-jewelled dead
Tempt the waters from their bed;
For no ripples curl, alas!
Along that wilderness of glass –
No swellings tell that winds may be
Upon some far-off happier sea –
No heavings hint that winds have been
On seas less hideously serene.

But lo, a stir is in the air!
The wave – there is a movement there!
As if the towers had thrust aside,
In slightly sinking, the dull tide –
As if their tops had feebly given
A void within the filmy Heaven.
The waves have now a redder glow –
The hours are breathing faint and low –
And when, amid no earthly moans,
Down, down that town shall settle hence,
Hell, rising from a thousand thrones,
Shall do it reverence.

~ Edgar Allen Poe



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