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Island of Salvation Botanica

835 Piety Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Bywater)
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Ranked #64 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
Description: Haitian art, ritual candles, incense and fortune telling in the heart of The Bywater.
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Quitman, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Whether you are a practitioner or just curious, this place is top notch. If you want a touristy store, this isn't for you. There are tons of shops in the French Quarter that would satisfy the tourist itch. I had to take a taxi away from our hotel to get here (address listed here is wrong-look up on their site;... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We did a reading there with Jeffrey (who was awesome) and was pretty accurate. It was about half an hour and quite different from the normal tarot/psychic reads. We would totally do it again!

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

On our recent trip to New Orleans we wanted to have our cards read and get a gris gris. We went to a variety of places and just didn't feel right. Some had the reading area right in the store and many were very commercial. There was so much information we didn't know where to start. I had read about... More

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San Francisco, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I really wanted a reading on my first trip to NOLA that wasn't in the French Quarter...something felt unauthentic about the location. So after some research there was a group of us that called Island of Salvation and Geoff answered the phone. We initially called about a reading with Sallie but she was unavailable. We figured that if Geoff was... More

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Navesink, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We first visited the Island of Salvation Botanica at its old location on Piety Street. It was charming, dark, and intimate. The new location at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude is larger and sun-filled. This new space also captures the ambiance of its owner, Sallie Ann Glassman. Her kindness, gentle spirit and true interest in making the... More

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