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Spirit bottles and spells have been preserved in many cultures and traditions, but most of what we know about them comes to us from the practice of the hoodoo rootworkers and conjurers who plied their trade years ago throughout the rural South and parts of the American heartland.

Most of the hoodoo man’s “prescriptions” for repelling evil involved the use of visual objects of one kind or another. It was not uncommon to find rocks, wire fencing and even old tires arranged in specific designs meant to serve the dual purpose of attracting fortune and keeping bad luck and evil away.

The most intriguing of these hoodoo artifacts are now rarely seen though they were once a staple part of the Southern landscape: this is the spirit bottle tree.

The belief in and use of spirit bottles can be traced back to 9th and 10th century Congo where colorful bottles, traditionally cobalt blue, were placed on the ends of tree branches to catch the sunlight. It was thought that when an evil spirit sees the sunshine dazzling from the beautiful bottles, it is enamored and enters the bottle. Like a fly, the spirit then becomes trapped within the bottle; too dazzled by the play of light, the spirit prefers to remain in its colorful prison, rather than trouble the world of the living.

This long-standing African tradition was brought to the Americas with the slave diasporas of the 17th and 18th centuries and it is a fact that everywhere there are peoples of African descent, the use of spirit bottles and spirit bottle spells can be found among them.



In Dahomey as well as in the Congo the spirit bottles were often used to encase the spirit of deceased loved ones; bottles also might be used to contain protective household spirits. These latter spirits, once encased in the bottle, would be placed in a prominent spot near the front door of the home where, in exchange for their protection, the keepers would make regular offerings to keep the spirit fed and happy.

Once it was introduced to the West, the native peoples of the New World readily understood and adapted the spirit bottle practice producing many different varieties for a myriad of uses.

In Haiti, the African tradition of warding off evil was adapted to trapping the spiritual essence of everything from an animal to a love object inside the bottle. Once trapped inside, it was believed, the spirit was at the command of the keeper – in many instances a Bokor voodoo priest intent on doing harm, but just as often a spirit bottle might be kept by an amorous suitor eager to make a certain loved one cleave only to him or her.

Throughout Latin America the spirit bottle or charm bottle could be easily recognized by the elaborate painting and artwork that often decorated the exterior. Some of these bottles, dedicated to saints or Santerian orishas, were kept for the purposes of healing as well as good fortune and often medicinal herbs and philters were kept in these containers. It was commonly believed that the spirit in the bottle would enhance the efficacy of the medicine and help speed the recovery to the keeper.

In the American South, local conjurers employed bottles of many different colors; though cobalt blue traditionally remained the most popular other colors, such as amber, rose and yellow were also used for specific purposes. Often elaborate carved stoppers, reminiscent of the protective ancestor bottles of the African Congo, were placed on the hoodoo man’s conjure bottles with each color addressing a specific request or need of the client.

In the Mid-Atlantic States and New England the spirit bottle was familiar as the “witch bottle” and served the similar purpose of warding off evil spirits, in this case the witch and his or her dangerous evil eye. Philters were often stored in charm bottles to enhance the potency of the medicine but also to keep witches from tampering with it. Tradition also dictated that some bottles be encased in elaborate twined knots which, it was believed, the intruding witch could not resist unraveling, thus forgetting all about the potion inside.

New Orleans own Zombie Spirit bottles also had negative connotations among certain rural populations where many feared being trapped by in a bottle by the hoodoo man to be perpetually under his command; bottles such as these were a fearful discovery on many doorsteps, including many a porch stoop in old New Orleans.

Here, the multiple traditions of the spirit bottles combined in a unique expression of local beliefs and practices. Marie Laveau often distributed her potions and cures in magically charged bottles; only a few genuine examples of her Zombie spirit bottles are extant today and are extremely expensive collectibles. More common are the homemade bottles of Marie Laveau’s devotees and of the local Cajun traiteurs: it is not uncommon to find these antique examples of local vodoun culture hidden with other significant objects under floorboards or behind bricks in many of the old Creole cottages in and around New Orleans.

Today, the spirit, zombie and spell bottle traditions are being kept alive by the descendants of the original practitioners of the vodoun culture in New Orleans, many of whom learned the art of making and charging the powerful bottles from relatives who were contemporaries of the great New Orleans Voodoo Queens. Plain, painted, decorated with elaborate voodoo doll heads and arms or with simple feathers and strings, all are equally as potent and should be handled with care. But if treated correctly, these unique voodoo artifacts will become treasured possessions of any collector.

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Authentic Zombie Bottle Dolls are made exclusively by the folowers and Artist of Marie Laveaus secret society which is still very active in New Orleans today. Accept no imations visit Bianca the reigning Voodoo queen of New Orleans at The House Of Voodoo online, and Purchase your very own Today!!!

 



Purchase your very own highly collectible Zombie Voodoo Spirit Bottle! Visit Bianca’s House of Voodoo online today!!

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A ghost or spirit is bound within each Zombie Spirit Bottle having been captured by use of a hoodoo ritual spell known only to Bianca, the powerful New Orleans Voodoo Queen. Often a bottle will contain more than one spirit, but all are compelled to do your bidding alone: once in your possession, it will aid you alone and only you will control the Zombie spirit residing within the bottle.


Bianca makes no claims as to the Zombie Spirit Bottle dolls actually granting wishes but does acknowledge that strange things have been known to happen when one is in possession of one of these unique fetishes. The uses of the Zombie Spirit Bottles is as varied as the imagination of the owner, though many people like to place them beside their front door to protect their homes against evil; others are kept in a special place on the mantle where they function is similar to that of the house elemental: they will aggressively protect any they are commanded to serve. Others are given special spots on home altars where they are regularly fed with spicy meals and rum, and where money is offered to them. Still others are simply kept as Voodoo collectibles.


Many ghost hunters and paranormal investigators have purchased or obtained Voodoo Spirit Bottles for themselves and have subjected the bottles to study to determine if there is something paranormal about them. But as Bianca says, the actual truth of voodoo is in believing and many agree that a strong belief is all that is required to receive the aid of the spirits inside the bottle. Many believers claim the spirits inside speak or sigh and that strange, inexplicable events of bad luck can occur when the spirits feel neglected or unhappy.


Zombie Spirit Bottles can be kept for years, however, many people claim they know when their spirit wants to be set free of servitude. When this time comes, Bianca claims, you will know immediately and it is then that the bottle should be taken out of the home and broken, with the pieces buried at the nearest crossroad or, alternately, in a newly covered grave in any nearby cemetery.


Each Zombie Spirit Bottle is a one of a kind creation and may vary in size, design, and composition; all roughly measure 10-20 inches in height and can weigh up to 10 lbs.


Zombie Spirit Bottles are ritually prepared and then given to an artist to embellish after his or her own unique fashion. This means that each bottle is not only a Voodoo curio but also a desirable and very collectible example of New Orleans folk art. No two bottles are the same and no matter what style you choose you will not be disappointed with the creation you receive.


So is now the time to welcome your very own Zombie Spirit Bottle into your home? Purchase one today and see what can happen…if you dare!

 

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