RADIO INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS
Denise Alvarado on Coast to Coast
This is am radio, so to listen to a live stream, visit the following link (click on your state on the map and local stations will come up, then, when you choose one -click on its link- find the 'listen live' link on their page) http://www.coasttocoastam.com/stations Thank you to Eva Maria for the information. Also satellite listeners can tune in to SIRIUS XM Satellite RadioIndie Channel 104, 1am-6am ET / 10pm-3am PT.
Spiritual Warfare/ Creole Voodoo
Host: George Noory
Guests: Robert Bennett, Denise Alvarado
First Half: Dr. Robert Bennett will discuss his work with demon possession and spiritual warfare including the latest on his work with exorcism, paranormal phenomena, Slenderman, and zombies.
2nd Half: Born and raised in the Voodoo rich culture of New Orleans, author and spiritual advisor Denise Alvarado talks about mysticism and the practice of Creole Voodoo and indigenous healing traditions.
Denise Alvarado, who grew up in New Orleans, draws from a lifetime of recipes and spells learned from family, friends, and local practitioners. She traces the history of the African-based folk magic brought by slaves to New Orleans, and shows how it evolved over time to include influences from Native American spirituality, Catholicism, and Pentecostalism. She shares her research into folklore collections and 19th- and 20th- century formularies along with her own magical arts.
Denise Alvarado of Planet Voodoo fame is coming to Keep it Magic to talk about her latest publications; The Voodoo Hoodoo spellbook and the Hoodoo Almanac 2012. Denise's has a treasure trove of books on hoodoo and magic available on her site and on Amazon.com and has impressed me with her tenacity to make magic happen by self-publishing 9 of the 10 titles. Join Storm and Jacki as they talk to Denise about making magik happen New Orleans style. "Keep It Magic" is sponsored by Coventry Creations.
I was struck by a warning Lee gave about Voodoo practitioners, about his Devil’s Spirit drug dealing friend, Callum, and about the nature of voodoo and the dangers of dabbling in something you don’t understand. Because lord knows Varla loves to dig into things she doesn’t understand! If it is freaky and sneaky or ghoulish and foolish, I can’t seem to help myself. And not to totally freak you out but my editor at Weiser Books found out about my Secret Circle fetish (and blossoming interest in Voodoo) and sent me this super cool book by Denise Alvarado. The truth is much of the history and practice of Voodoo is shrouded in superstition and false truths, and Alvarado’s The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook is an excellent resource for anyone looking for authentic Voodoo and Hoodoo rootwork and magic. Read more…
Words cannot express how fascinated I have been with Voodoo doll artist Denise Alvarado over the past few years. As an artist who works with ritual, dare I say it’s been quite unbelievable how many times I have come across one of her sites while doing research for an art piece. Beyond her vast amount of research and strength in the way she harnesses and markets her work on the Net, I have found her dolls to be some of the most intricate and beautiful creations, which are a wonderful reflection of the artist herself.
As Ms. Alvarado prepares the final stages of her PhD, I fondly share with you this interview conducted with her during the summer this year, while sending her support, love and respect across the Net. Due to prior commitments, we were unable to get into the history of Voodoo dolls, which was a topic I wanted discussed in this interview. For more information on their history, please visit her Mystic Voodoo Web site. It’s an honour, and beyond my deepest pleasure, to introduce this intriguing artist to you….Read more about Denise Alvarado’s Mystic Voodoo.
The Metaphysical Studies Shelf
Reviews - both good and not so good - are an expected part of the territory for any author. It's always nice to start a new book off with a positive review from a completely objective source, though! Here's the first official review from Midwest Book Review I just received from my publisher. Read more...