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The Bloody Mary Show:
Bloody Mary's Guide to Hauntings, Horrors and Dancing with the Dead. Discover the New Orleans Ghosts and personal paranormal encounters of Voodoo Queen Bloody Mary. You see an actual inside look at the haunted locales from her new book "Bloody Mary's Guide to Hauntings Horrors and Dancing with the Dead"...
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The Bloody Mary Show:
This video is an inside look at the famous New Orleans spirit of Julie, New Orleans Naked Ghost. See inside the French Quarter house where she lives. She is a classic, famous New Orleans Ghost story. Get real Behind the scenes paranormal info from those who have lived with her spirit throughout the years plus an Interview by Bloody Mary with author and roommate Glenette.
The Bloody Mary Show:
Fairies, Ghosts & The Dead: Enter the Spirit realm with Orion Foxwood Fairy Seer, author & conjureman and Bloody Mary Voodoo Queen author & Swamp Witch. We do a spirit talk, spirit walk through the forest with nature beings, then we come back to stir up some Kitchen Witchin'.
BLOODY MARY WELCOMES YOU
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"I am woman and I am spirit. You may call me though the mirror, but this woman is to be reckoned with as well!"
Born on the bayou, Bloody Mary was raised in the Crescent City. She grew up to be a profound priestess who also serves her hometown of New Orleans as a psychopomp (“guide of souls”) and ghost whisperer. She is a known publicly as a Priestess, storyteller, celebrity historian, author, psychic medium, ghost hunter and owner of the famous Bloody Mary's Tours - an Avant-garde Boutique tour company for over 20 years.
Bloody Mary is now also the curator of the Haunted Museum and Voodoo Pharmacy at 826 N. Rampart Street which has already received international acclaim.
You will see her featured on hundreds of international documentaries about the other side of her hometown. See her and her famous haunted houses on Paranormal Lockdown, Buzzfeed Unsolved, Haunted History and Ghost Adventures... Check out her own YouTube show too!
Bloody Mary is an 11th generation Creole whose family came to New Orleans in 1718. She is Voodoo Queen in New Orleans’ Voodoo tradition and Mambo Asogwe in Haitian Voodoo. As a true mystic, she combines her abilities as Shaman, Mambo, Voodoo Queen and Psychic into all aspects of her life.
As an artist, Mary designs her work with an empath's heart, a historian's detail and a researcher's mind. Her Psychic abilities have always lent second sight into all aspects of her work. Add impeccable storytelling, ritual execution and, of course, paranormal investigations and spirit connections, and these gifts magnify a well-rounded research technique that she shares with her visitors. Each blessing guides her to unearth old knowledge which enhance her scholarly pursuits; this psychic knowledge works in tandem with avid research creating a unique and holistic approach to understanding her hometown of New Orleans and the unseen worlds we live within.
Hauntings, Horrors, and Dancing with the Dead
True stories from the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
Voodoo: Conjure & Sacrifice
Photos by Justice Howard
Writings by Voodoo Queen
Bloody Mary's bestselling book Hauntings, Horrors and Dancing with the Dead met with rave reviews. That once secret psychopomp and spirit guide side of Bloody Mary is shared with the world in this book. The book itself, released in 2016 by Weiser Publishing, is reported to be haunted.
In 2018, Schiffer Publishing released Voodoo: Conjure and Sacrifice with photo art by Justice Howard and writings by Voodoo Queen Bloody Mary. This new book received praise raves once again about the brilliant mixture of photographic art of Justice Howard and the stimulating banter of Bloody Mary to wake up your mystic side.
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ORDAINMENTS & CERTIFICATIONS
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Mambo Asogwe (priest) of La Source Ancienne Oumfor en La Nouvelle Orleans
Queen Bishop of Les Salon L'Esprit de Verite
New Orleans Voodoo Queen
Mammissi: Priestess of the River
Maman You and Mami Wata
Knight Priest of the Mystic Knighthood of the Crowned Heart
Twinned Celtic Priestess of Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion
Reverend Mother of the Universal Church
Roman Catholic Church member
Master Kunji-en - Qi-Gong
American Board of Hypnotherapy
Bloody Mary is my chosen pen name and one of my priestess names. But there are many answers to the question Why?
For the record, I don’t drink blood and I don't drink Bloody Marys, nor do I engage in blood sacrifice. On the surface, the name “Bloody Mary” conjures the ideas of darkness or danger. As a Shaman and anthropological researcher, I have indeed studied the macabre and multifaceted historical beliefs surrounding blood and the thoughts that it invokes.
WHY BLOODY MARY?
MORE ABOUT MARY:
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“Bloody Mary” is a name that many young ladies come to fear as they approach their own mirror. You may know it as a “game” of sorts: girls chant “Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary...” into a mirror waiting to see if she appears. And she does. I can't tell you how many teenagers have called to me and invited me from all over the world. Some contact by email, begging me not to hurt them, some prank call me. Sometimes I play along, sometimes I explain it to them logically; it all depends on my mood.
Bloody Mary in itself is the sometimes-frightening prospect of reaching adulthood. This name I adopted invokes fear, intrigue and hope. I am a healer by trade, but at the same time my Voodoo and psychic energies make some fearful or hesitant. This name is very fitting. It doesn’t hurt that my bloodline is connected to Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary, either.
I am related to Queen Mary I (a.k.a. Bloody Mary) and a direct descendant of Robert the Bruce, Templar King, as well as the Stewarts of the time from my matriarchal lineage. My family tree branched to New Orleans, this French territory, in the 1720's bringing along their Pict, Scottish, German, Polska, Romani, Gypsy, and French heritage.
It seems even a little Native American made it in through the Pointe Coupee, Plaquemine area of Louisiana when my ancestors first arrived in Louisiana. They later moved to the plantation areas in Cajun country of White Castle, Donaldsonville, St. Gabriel, and Iberville, the Ascension and Orleans Parish areas around River Road.
BLOODLINE & EARLY LIFE
Like all successful people they had a town house in the city and stayed in New Orleans proper as the years passed, moving from plantations to their town houses permanently.
My great grandmother and great, great nanny and “Memi” lived on St. Anne between Rampart and Burgundy street late 1880’s. Just across the street from the famed Marie Laveau cottage. Memi knew her well. Nanny had five children who were all delivered at that home by a local midwife. Marie Laveau was a local midwife and she very well might have had a hand in birthing some of my ancestors. It may have been Marie Laveau II by that point in 1895 but it's possible at least one of the trinities was involved.
My grandma told me about Marie Laveau. She remembered her with awe and fear. She was only a little girl when her grandma told her, but she told the tales and passed them down to us. Grandma grew up and made voodoo dolls, gave us ritual baths filled with Florida water and made sure the bottoms of the trees were painted white.
My German, French and Italian blood comes from my grandfather’s side of the family: the Plaquemine Trosclair’s. Originally, “Troxler” from the European area of Alsace/Lorraine. They moved Louisiana in 1718, in the River parish of St. James and Ascension.
Swamp Magic is New Orleans, and the Mississippi River is our mother. Foremost I am her Avatar, her voice. I teach that we all have the potential to see with more than our eyes, hear with more than our ears. Part of my destiny is to help others realize thier intuitive potential. I believe in living in and exploring the uncharted waters found deep within the river of the heart and soul. Everything is an adventure of spirit and experience including all my tours, workshops, ghost hunts and psychic services. There is no better place to discover spirits and your own spirit potential than right here in New Orleans where I, indeed, am your spirit guide. And spirits came knocking at my door first!
I was born and raised New Orleans Roman Catholic and my mother was a St. Joseph nun before she married my dad. I come from a rich spiritual Catholic background whihc had a foldk Catholicism edge.
The Catholic Saints are still a very important part of my work and healings. The syncretism of Saints within Voodoo mysteries have been relevant here since the 1700's. The multi-cultural mix and racial diversity within Voodoo is also a unique part of New Orleans Voodoo - Here black and white together, along with local Native American contributions are historic and important factors to understand and honor.
I also teach voodoo, hoodoo and importance of spirit connections from the other side of the mirror. I teach direct in New Orleans and in over 300 documentaries worldwide to enlighten and pass the magic of New Orleans Voodoo to all.
Hollywood gives Voodoo an evil twist, for evil sells! There have always been those in EVERY religion who let power corrupt them to the dark side. My job is to help balance the light & dark, to heal and to teach truth. The sacred storyteller was known as the Griot in Africa similar to the Bard of the Celts. Remember that the power of sound is an ancient healing art and a large part of my path.
Eventually moving across the river to the Bayou Goula, White Castle and Plaquemines areas. Commerce and trade up the river put their town houses in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
It is interesting that genealogical searches have revealed that both sides of my family had business connections or lived next door to each other since the 1700's!
It seems that even the descendants of some of their slaves during colonial times were still connected in the 20th century too. I recall “Peters,” a wonderful old black man who my grandma was always praising.
I knew him as a child, and he was still working for my grandparents. It turns out he was a descendant of family slaves from early 1800's. He must have come from my grandma’s side, for the French/German end were not much on owning slaves.
The American Thompson, Ranna and Bruce family branch from Virginia owned many slaves in the White Castle/Donaldsonville area in the day.
Much to my grandma’s chagrin, my momma married a Yankee! That added Irish, English and Polish to the brew. Polish Gypsy and a bit of Eastern Euro Carpathian Mountain magic here (so some vampires too I guess LOL)
My father's Millan side of the family are also related to Robert E. Lee and George Washington.
I heard that “Yankee” thing throughout my childhood, nut never as much as when I went college in New York. I didn’t understand why something that happened so long ago still weighed so heavily on grandma’s mind. I do now thanks, in part, to the voices from the past spirits whispering in my ear. The history taught in most American schools do not shed the light on the Southern side of the Civil War. Even many of the New Orleans history books were written from the American viewpoint only. Slavery is always oppression; layered issues were afoot. & an entire Creole culture suffered.
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However, with family remembrances of early 20th century issues and newly acquired academic knowledge of the Creole plight, I understand more of the big picture.
These things had a profound effect on the history of New Orleans, perhaps not just in the way you might think. For example: Did you know Americans even made the language of French illegal to speak here in the late 19th and early 20th century?
As a child, I passed ghost stories along in the night to my friends. We used our New Orleans cemeteries as playgrounds.
I became one with swamp magic, trees and nature spirits that were whispering in my ear. My mother was a St. Joseph nun before she married my dad. I came from a rich Catholic background, yet Voodoo was infused within many of our customs.
By the time I was in high school, spirits came knocking on my bedroom door and I was leading ghost hunts for the neighborhood gang, ironically to some of the same places I take people to today!
During my college years I escaped to New York and escorted many back here to the hidden side of my spirited home and, after many careers in the public eye, I found my true calling. The spirit world and New Orleans is home.
As a small child I saw spirits, I had dreams that were more than just dreams. Astral travel was part of my life before I knew the words to describe it. The power of prayer produced results and many situations seemed to take care of themselves naturally with simple thoughts.
The overload of spirit activity especially when escaping New Orleans had, at some points, got so intense that I needed to sever communication with spirits or set boundaries with the invisibles. It seemed safer to try to stop the overload. I closed one door, only to open another and focus more on energy healing, folk magic, or hoodoo, and psychic development.
BECOMING BLOODY MARY
I also pursued a fully expressed fun, physical life that college had to offer.
Upon returning home to New Orleans a mass of messages and a bevy of ghosts welcomed my return, with Voodoo Spirits calling loudest. Though, I had known about voodoo since I was a small child, I had not truly been involved and initiated until I returned home 22 years. Adjustments and learning how to filter and fine tune my psychic abilities allowed my mediumship to grow. At this point, I had a small psychic baby and dived directly into studies and apprenticeship to raise him right and bring out his full potential.
More intense herbal studies to heal, more trance sessions so we could journey together, and more Ancestral counseling commenced so the family knowledge could be a part of it all. My son Jagger and I learned much together. This proved a slow but steady process. I have had many apprenticeships from various trainers, priestesses and priests from many paths, I, too, became teacher and very quickly.
Balance and grounding were a necessity; this is one important thing I teach. It is much easier to open the door to our innate psychic abilities than to control it and to balance it.
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To walk both sides of the veil is a tightrope act that requires great skill and divine grace, I was blessed to be granted just that.
Speaking with the spirits is a natural gift, and I am privileged to share teachings and messages received to you in tours, workshops, ceremonies and psychic healing sessions.
I also guest lecture at Tulane University. It is interesting that many of classes to which I have spoken are the interdisciplinary curriculum - Voodoo is exactly that. I am an initiated Voodoo Priestess (mambo) and a New Orleans Voodoo Queen. I have been given the title by the state and by the spirit to perform weddings, baptisms, funerals and everything in between.
There is a special spirit reawakening here, one that existed when new things off the boat mixed and worked together. My job is to bring that back, to heal through stories, to teach respect of the ancestors and the importance of redeeming our past. Never has this been more important than right now with the Post-Katrina. The Renaissance is here and now.
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Meet Bloody Mary
Born and raised as a “Delta Babe” and grown to become known as “the Cultural Diva,” “the Ultimate Insider” and specifically “The Poet Priestess of the Spirit of New Orleans,” Bloody Mary is a true spokeswoman of her hometown and an elegant, modern Southern Belle.
New Orleans Cemeteries
by author and photographer
Spirit Guide to New Orleans
by author and photographer
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Download the digital PDF of Bloody Mary's photography book New Orleans Paranormal Bluebook, Spirit Guide to New Orleans. Only $3.99
"Here is an inside look to the other side of New Orleans, her Cities of the Dead, her mystical practices and her people- flesh, blood and other."
"..Holy Mary Mother of God.
This is amazing. I love it."