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 beginners guide, Lowcountry Voodoo offers a surprising wealth of information about this fascinating part of Lowcountry life.
Learn about:the Gullah and their wayshow to bring good luck and avoid bad luckspells and curses and how to avoid themhow to cook up traditional good-luck meals for New Years Daya real voodoo village you can visitsweetgrass basketsevents and tours to acquaint you with Lowcountry culture.In a selection of Lowcountry tales that feature voodoo, meet:a boo hag bride who sheds her skin at nightDr. Buzzard, the most famous root doctora giant ghost doga young man whose love potion worked too wellGeorge Powell, who outwitted a haintCrook-Neck Dick, who (mostly) outwitted a hangmanDoctor Trott, who captured a mermaid.