Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead (America's Haunted Road Trip) (Paperback)
"Let Kala Ambrose be your tour guide to the ghosts, spirits, and revenants of New Orleans. As someone who has read virtually every book about hauntings in my beloved Crescent City, I can attest that Spirits of New Orleans by Kala Ambrose ranks among the best. What so distinguishes Spirits of New Orleans from the rest of the contenders is the respect with which Ambrose treats spiritual topicssomething that is indeed rare. She writes about New Orleans with love, offering practical travel advice, alongside chilling tales of ghosts and vampires. Ambrose’s writing is evocative and her eye for truth is sharp: just read her chapter on Madame LaLaurie. Highly recommended!" --- Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells; The Encyclopedia of Spirits; and the Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages.
"New Orleans, a city with an almost palpable mystique of the supernatural, the unknown, the unexplained. A city of Voodoo, Zombies, haunted mansions, vampires, and moldering crypts. Imagine visiting this iconic city with a trusted guide who can not only inform about the extensive ethereal population of ghosts earthbound in their old haunts, but one who can actually speak to the spirits themselves and relay their fascinating stories. In Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead, spiritual teacher, priestess, and oracle Kala Ambrose has written a fascinating book that is bound to become a paranormal classic." - Brad Steiger, author, Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places.
"Kala Ambrose's Spirits of New Orleans shows us how New Orleans is a magical city filled with hidden spiritual secrets - it is a practical, entertaining, and expert guide to its other side." - Bradford P. Keeney, Ph.D. & Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., authors, professors, and internationally renowned spiritual teachers. The Mojo Doctors, New Orleans
"Once again, Kala Ambrose delivers the supernatural goods and takes us on a wild ride as we discover the truth about the paranormal entities of one of the nation's most mysterious of all places: New Orleans." - Nick Redfern, author, Monster Diary.
"I found it to be nearly impossible to pull myself away from reading Spirits of New Orleans, as it introduced me to an unknown local history and folklore. The tips within the book were detailed and are curious enough for me to consider visiting the places mentioned in the book when I have time to spare." - Aidy Reviews
"From the moment I picked up Kala Ambrose’s Sprits of New Orleans I couldn’t put it down. Not just because it’s a well written book of spooky stories from the Big Easy, (which it is) but because it’s also an extremely practical tourist’s guide to navigating the places where they occurred. Complete, of course, with all the juicy history behind them and the author’s first hand (aka psychic) experience of them. And that’s what makes this book a must read.
With a writing style that is as engaging as her stories are compelling, Kala not only introduces you to places in this mystical city that you never knew existed, she brings you up close and personal to the intensely occult side of it that most of us never believed could. But then, as a native of Louisiana herself, what better guide could anyone have to the spiritual underbelly of New Orleans than the one written by this extremely talented spiritual intuitive.
Buy this book and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Besides, when you find yourself on a plane for New Orleans in the very near future (and, believe me, you will) you’ll be glad you did." - Marguerite Manning, Bestselling author, Cosmic Karma, Understanding Your Contract with the Universe and Sign Language, Decoding Your Contract with the Universe.
"Spirits of New Orleans, it turns out, provides a guide for the psychically gifted on where and how to approach the people of the past, but it also is a well-thought out guide even for non-believers, explaining voodoo, for instance, and the difference between real voodoo and tourist voodoo...but the best thing about it [Spirits of New Orleans] is the tips that follow each chapter-only a few of them are aimed at her fellow 'intuitives.' Many of her tips will lead you to lesser-known sites in the enchanting city and equip you with trivia answers to stump everyone at the bar." - Vera Marie Badertscher, A Traveler's Library
"Each chapter [in Spirits of New Orleans offers a detailed history of its alleged hauntedness, along with photos and travel tips from Ambrose, such as it’s safest to visit the cemeteries with a tour group during the day, what’s best at Antoine’s and Arnaud’s, and that Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo is a good place to have a reading. Ambrose is a psychic as well, and does include some of her eerie, extrasensory experiences at these locations." --Judy Bergeron, The Advocate