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Dr. John Montanee: A Grimoire

The Path of a New Orleans Loa

Resurrection in Remembrance

 

by Dr. Louie Martinié

 

The first book length publication celebrating the life and times of the first Dr. John (birth circa 1815 - passing 1885), this publication contains conjures meant to offer Dr. John the opportunity to become a fully present loa in today’s world.

 

History and folklore have Dr. John filling many posts. He was a freeman of color reputed to be a contemporary of Marie Laveaux in the voodoo on Congo Square, a New Orleans conjure man, drummer, herbalist, physician, and spiritual Doctor as well as having a coffeehouse and dealing in real estate. He was a man worth knowing and is a spirit worth working with.

 

Reprints of the actual historical documents include a contract with Dr. John’s signature, his Marriage Certificate, his Death Certificate, and various censuses from the period providing important keys to his life. Folkloric sources of beliefs about Dr. John, both verbal and written, are extensively treated. An index and a bibliography add to the book’s ease of use.

 

A unique feature of the book consists of experiments, explorations, experiences, investigations, teachings, and conjures by current members of the spiritual community which are provided to bring the reader closer to Dr. John and Dr. John closer to the reader. The collection of this material is ongoing through DrJohnVoodoo.com and the reader is encouraged to participate in this great work.

 

This book is a comprehensive reference for the study of Dr. John as well as the offering of service to the Good Doctor. So often it is heard that little is published on Dr. John. Now that is no longer the case.

 

“Do the conjures. Then listen as once dry dust takes on a new life. The facts of history are the bones. Folklore is the flesh. Conjure is the spirit. Dr. John will speak to you.”

 

CONTENTS

 

• Beginning at the Destination

• First Conjure: The Pelican

• Second Conjure: Speaking in the Voice

• Third Conjure: A Conjure Ball

• History: Links and Talismans

• Folklore: Links and Pathways

• Voices of the Community:

Experiments, Explorations, Experiences,

Investigations, Teachings, and Conjures

Festival Teachings, Conjures, and Magickal Records

Gryphon’s Nest Festivals, Louisiana

Starwood Festivals

Babalon Rising Festivals

Experiments, Explorations, Experiences, and Conjures

Always Listen to the Doctor by Claudia Williams

Dr. John Montanee: The Physician’s Message is Know Thyself

by Lilith Dorsey

Gris Gris Lamp for Dr. John Montanee by Denise Alvarado

To Sleep On The Tomb of Dr. John Montenet

by Witchdoctor Utu

Notes on the Painting of The Tomb of Doctor John

by Linda Falorio

Bringing Balance to the Order of Voodoo Religion

by Priestess Miriam

The Elevation of Dr. John Montane by Andrieh Vitimus

Some Conjures by Louie Martinié

A Dream and a Ritual Record by Maegdlyn

You Can be a Healer Now by Baron Sylvia

He Walked From His House by Houngan Steven Denney

A Dream by Pamela Marie Nemec

Drum Needed to be Played by Midnyte Hierax

Sweet, Sweet Water 2012 Babalon Rising Festival: Conjure

by Sara Terry

Investigations

Bright's Disease: A Medical Investigation by Sara Grey

The Superposition of Dr. Jean: A Handwriting Investigation

by Denise Alvarado

Dr. John Montanee: An Astrological Riddle by Rev Bill Duvendack

Dr. John's Natal Astrological Chart by Rev Bill Duvendack

Dr. John's Marriage Progression Astrological Chart

by Rev Bill Duvendack

Sonick Sigil: Drumming Dr. John’s Name

by Vovin Lonshin and Louis Martinié

• The Spiritual Doctors of New Orleans

• Ending at the Beginning: Why - An Apologia

• New Orleans: A Voodoo Pilgrimage

 

Black Moon Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-1890399474

222 pages : 8x10 : Softbound

 

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