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    Voodoo Spiritual Temple

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 November 2004.

    Phone: 504-522-9627
    Email: voodoospiritualtemple@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.voodoospiritualtemple.org/
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    History

    The Voodoo Spiritual Temple was established in 1990 by Priest Oswan Chamani and his wife Miriam. It is the only formally established Spiritual Temple with a focus on traditional West African spiritual and herbal healing practices...
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    La Source Ancienne Sosyete

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

    Phone: 504-948-9961
    Website: http://feyvodou.com http://store.yahoo.com/jukejoint/faqs.html
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    Hurricane Katrina Update

    The hurricane largely bypassed the peristyle apart from some relatively minor damage to the roof. The shop reopened shortly after Katrina and is operating as usual.

    History

    Manbo...
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    Botanica St. Barbara

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 October 2004.

    Phone: 973-471-0434

    Casa de las Velas Otto Chicas-Rendon

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 October 2005.

    Phone: 212-289-0378

    History

    Founded in 1921 by Alberto Rendon, Otto Chicas-Rendon botanica is the oldest remaining botanica in Manhattan. According to Migene Gonzalez Wippler, Alberto Rendon pioneered the concept of the botanica. In the 1920s Rendon was a pharmacist that worked in east Harlem; he noticed that many clients would enter the pharmacy in search of medicinal herbs and oils. As a result he...
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    Francisca y Iyalorde

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 October 2005.

    Phone: 212-860-4300

    Activities and Schedule

    Spiritual consultations in the Santeria tradition are available daily.

    Physical Description of the Center

    This botanica is situated on the south side of 116th street. The street houses many small shops, as well as other botanicas. The entrance to the store has several large tureens which are...
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    Botanica Santa Barbara

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

    Phone: 212-740-6822
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    Activities and Schedule

    The botanica is open daily and is usually staffed by two individuals. Raul (a santero) performs spiritual consultations using Spanish Cards (Espiritismo) or cowry shells (Santeria). Consultations usually take 25 to 30 minutes, and, on busier days, there may be a line of three to four people. The botanica has a neighborhood...
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    La 21 Division Botanica

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 October 2005.

    Phone: 718-561-2831
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    Activities and Schedule

    A woman performs spiritual consultations using Spanish Cards (cartas espirituales, Espiritismo) weekdays, Monday-Friday.

    History

    The botanica was founded in 1996 by La Division 21, a group of three individuals. Originally of Dominican descent, they lived in Spain for...
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    Original Products

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 October 2013.

    Phone: 718-367-9589
    Email: info@originalbotanica.com
    Website: http://www.originalprodcorp.com/
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    History

    Original Products is one of the oldest and most respected botanical supply companies in the world. According to its owners, Original Products is the primary supplier to the 80 or so botanicas in the New York area. The botanica produces all sorts of oils, incenses, perfumes, and waters that... Read more about Original Products

    Botanica Jesus de Nasareno

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

    Phone: 201-864-2155

    History

    Jesus de Nasareno botanica was opened in 1996 by Ricardo and Cristina. The botanica is named after Cristina's guardian saint, Jesus de Nasareno (her ita, which she received the day of her initiation in Cuba, suggested that she would open a botanica with this name). Ricardo and Cristina are both immigrants from Cuba: Ricardo escaped to the United States on a raft in 1994 and...
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    Sosyete du Marche, Inc.

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 March 2013.

    Phone: 267-735-1007
    Email: mambo@sosyetedumarche.com
    Website: http://www.sosyetedumarche.com

    History: Manbo Vye Zo has practiced Vodou since 1987 with Manbo Shakmah Winddrum, founder of the The New SEED Sanctuary in Philadelphia, PA.  She was initiated as a Manbo Asogwe by Houngan Fritzner Georges in Jacmel, Haiti in 2003. She continues his lineage in the United States. Furthering her education, she continues to...

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    La Faraona, Inc.

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 April 2007.

    Phone: 201-861-4275

    Le Temple D'Olohoum, Inc.

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 8 December 2009.

    Phone: 718-776-4691
    Email: letempledolohoum@aol.com

    Le Temple D’Olohoum is a Vodou temple led by Mambo Marie-Florence Jean-Joseph. The Temple focuses on creating a physical, mental, moral and, most important, spiritual environment for the practice of Vodou. The foundational belief of the temple lies in the Great Olohoum, the Creator of the universe, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, who governs the universe through the...

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