Louisiana *Customs,Tradition and Life

Explore more with this book. written by a native author  explains more about  Louisiana customs ,traditions and life. Lisa 



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Ghost stories abound in the Cajun and Creole city of Lafayette, Louisiana. The Hub City boasts a multitude of spirits and specters, from those lost in Civil War skirmishes and fever outbreaks to those souls that simply can’t say goodbye. Today, they wander the halls of bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants and linger along back roads and cemeteries. Pirates are rumored to guard buried treasure, and ancient French legends hide in the swamps, bayous and woods. Join longtime journalist and ghost seeker Cher� Dastugue Coen as she visits Lafayette’s haunted sites and travels the countryside in search of ghostly legends found only in South Louisiana.


Powerful attraction in one small bag     book link

Cultures worldwide have long incorporated small bags containing herbs, stones, and other sacred items as part of their belief systems, whether to ward off evil, protect them while traveling or to attract positive elements into their lives. Egyptians carried amulets for protection, Native Americans wore medicine bags filled with healing herbs, and African Americans collected “sticks, stones, roots and bones” inside flannel bags and called them “mojo” or “gris gris.”

Gris gris and sachet bags are, in essence, a prayer or magical spell you can carry with you.

Magic’s in the Bag explores this history, plus offers 75 simple spells to create your own gris gris bag, including bags for prosperity, safe travel, contacting spirits, protection and more. You’ll get tips on which plants to use, what stones are appropriate, what spells work best for phases of the moon — even how to grow a gris gris garden!

Jude Bradley is a writer, editor, producer, and teacher. She also works as a spiritual consultant, using card readings, mediumship, and energy guidance in her practice. Jude lives in the Boston area.

A native of New Orleans, Cheré Dastugue Coen is a freelance journalist, teacher, and author of both nonfiction books and a paranormal mystery series under the pen name of Cherie Claire.

About Cheré Coen

Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, novelist and non-fiction author.

Her nonfiction titles include “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: An Historic Guide to Acadiana,” all by The History Press. Her other books include “Cooking in Cajun Country” with Carl Breaux (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 2009) and “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris and Sachets” with coauthor Jude Bradley, originally published with Llewellyn and now an expanded Kindle edition.

Her novels under the pen name of Cherie Claire (amazon.com/author/cherieclaire) include historical romances “A Cajun Dream,” “The Letter” novella and “The Cajuns” historical series of “Emilie,” “Rose,” “Gabrielle” and “Delphine.” “A Cajun Dream” and “The Letter” are now ebooks. Look for the rest of the series, including several Cajun contemporary romances, coming soon as ebooks!

Cheré writes a weekly book column in the Gannett newspapers of Louisiana titled “Louisiana Book News.” Visit her blog at LouisianaBookNews.blogspot.com.

Her other blogs include WeirdSouth.blogspot.com and HauntedDeepSouth.blogspot.com.

For more information, visit her web site at http://cherecoen.wix.com/cherecoen and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.

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