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Sallie Ann Glassman is the most well-known modern practitioner of Voodoo in New Orleans. She's been ordained in Haiti, lectures around the world about Haitian healing arts, runs the Island of Salvation Botanica, and holds public ceremonies for St. Joseph's Day and All Saints Day. She also performs a Hurricane Hex. The hex is held in Glassman's neighborhood, on a back street called Rosalie Alley. About 100 people from the neighborhood make offerings of prayer, music, dance, candles, herbs, and objects before an altar to both the Catholic Our Lady of Prompt Succor and Ezili Danto, the Haitian spirit of passion and storms.Weekend America's Eve Troeh follows Glassman as she prepares for this year's Hurricane Hex.


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