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Voodoo Spiritual Temple

828 Rampart St., New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504/522-9627
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Ranked #55 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located in the city's oldest cemetery, this temple is still in active use by practitioners of...
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Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located in the city's oldest cemetery, this temple is still in active use by practitioners of voodoo.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Without going into great detail I will just say that the poster on the door says to enter with peace and leave with peace. The clerk on duty was strange and unwelcoming. When I asked if Priestess Miriam was available for a consultation he said I would have to ask her and just stared at me. About that time she... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The temple part is closed to visitors, but you can ask to see it. We did ask and were allowed. The priestess was out, but the temple was unlike anything I'd ever seen. It's definitely worth a stop for the respectfully curious. There's a shop in front that is open to the public that has some interesting things.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Be wary of the "I didn't get it" or the ones saying that Priestess Miriam was "rambling"... My visit to the temple has stuck with me. That is a powerful place. I do find it strange that that temple is where they take you at the end of the tour, because it's not a very touristy place. It's the real... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

My wife and I have and open mind to all religions and practices( as long as puppies and children are not hurt ). We happened to join a cemetary tour out of the french quarter that finished at the "voodoo temple". The "priestess" is incoherant and babbled about her life and other non sequiters and everything in betweeen for 30... More 

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nolaqueen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011 via mobile

We went here as part of tour to st Louis cemetery so we weren't out any extra money. That being said, it was a trip. Loads of shrines and just plain bizarre things let as offerings. We sat out in back of store as a group while Miriam spoke. I have absolutely no idea what she said but it was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

Meeting Priestess Marion was an amazing experience. I am struck by her ability to be down to earth yet she exemplifies a universal traveler and if strait logic is what you are looking for, look elsewhere. She has much knowledge and wisdom, but it's hard to decipher what she is saying and she is a fierce defender of individual talents... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

Okay I have to say that I can see why some people would not “get” Priestess Miriam. You have to have an open mind to fully understand the experience. I’ve come here twice. I like the fact that her temple is not in a pretentious building. I don’t think that her gift shop is overpriced all that much. I purchased... More 

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london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

ok, we want to start by saying that we are very open to all things dark, mysterious and spiritual which is why we sought out priestess miriam for our voodoo spiritual reading. and we were ready to expect eccentricities, unusual behaviour, mysterious happenings....but what we got was a garbled long winded mess of mumbo jumbo that was more like a... More 

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Pacific Northwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

My adopted brother was visiting New Orleans for the first time and I took him to this voodoo temple. Priestess Miriam treated him almost like a member of the family! He felt very honored and blessed. If more people in this mixed-up world were as nice as Priestess Miriam there would be a whole lot less problems. The person from... More 

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brooklyn ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2008

I had the thrill ,pleasure and honor of sitting with the mighty and amazing Priestess Miriam on my visit to Orleans this past xmas(2007) ...She weaves tales and history into ur psyche to walk you to the place you need to be. Her will is fierce and her knowledge is contagious . She will excite you ,mystify you and awe... More 

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