Interview with a Vodou Priestess

The Times Picayune interviews Sallie Ann Glassman, an initiated Vodou priestess who runs the Island of Salvation Botanica in New Orleans, and is author of “Vodou Visions: An Encounter With Divine Mystery.” Glassman has been gaining increased media attention lately because of her relationship with comedian Joan Rivers, who is performing at a benefit for the  New Orleans Healing Center. In the videos below, Glassman talks about Vodou, cleansing Joan River’s house, and the upcoming benefit.

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Part two:

For more on Sallie Ann Glassman, check out the Times Picayune’s story from 2010 about how she rescued her mentor, Vodou priest Edgard Jean Louis, after the disastrous Haitian earthquake. It’s nice to see such uniformly positive coverage of Vodou practitioners in the United States.

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  • Katharine C.

    What a great story! I’ve always loved the Time Picayune; they are even better in my eyes now that I’ve seen this. And I agree — it’s so wonderful to see Vodou presented so positively.

  • Guest

    Thanks and congratulations to Sallie Ann Glassman and Joan Rivers!

  • Obsidia

    Great story on Mambo Sallie Ann Glassman. She is a brave, smart, and magickal woman who does a great job with public awareness of her spiritual path. That was interesting about the ritual she did to cleanse the apartment building. I was glad she explained it somewhat! Make a lot of sense to break down the energy into its fundamental elements and deal with it that way.


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