Many things here are unique and special to the descendants of la famille Fleurette-Beauchamp-Corfield™.
Absinthe: The green opal, the curse of France, elixir, temptress, stupefactor.
Aethyr: The underlying substance which synergistically binds everything together.
Africa: The Source of our religion.
Agassou: The great Dahomean Leopard. The Spiritual principle of removal.
Agouer: The Spiritual principles of natural sequence and abundance.
Aïda: The Spiritual principle of exponential gradation.
Ainsi soit-il: "Amen," "So mote it be," "Thus it is."
Aïsan/Aïzan: The Spiritual principle of evolution.
Algiers Point: Where slaves were sold.
Allée: Hidden path of the Promenade.
Albuquerque: City in New Mexico, U.S.A. which has a mystical link with New Orleans. The center of the Western world.
Alegba™/Alegoua™: The Spiritual principles of communication and guidance.
Algiers: Across the river.
Altar: Your connection to Rev. Samantha Corfield and the Divine Cosmorama™.
Anago: Nigerian group of Lois and their promenades. Not a major part of New Orleans Voodoo.
Ancêtres: Ancestors - Those who have gone before.
Ancient Egypt - Along with Nubia, the source of Voodoo.
Ange: Angel - A Loi.
Angel Heart: Interesting movie, features New Orleans Voodoo.
Angola: Location of Louisiana State Penitentiary. Also a Nation of Lois.
Arada: Dahomey (Benin) group of Lois and their promenades.
Arc-en-Ciel: Rainbow, Aïda.
Argent: Money. Silver.
Argot, Griffe™: Talon.
Armoire: A clothes cabinet. Can be used as a secret Altar.
Asacca/Azacca: The Spiritual principles of steady energy and fecundity.
Assemblage™: A stack of certain items in Rev. Samantha Corfield's Spell Kits.
Asson: The Rattle used by the Houngan or Mambo during a Promenade d'l' Loi.
Assotor: One really, really BIG drum.
ALTM: Common abbreviation for our Attract Love to Me™ spell kit. (Kit used to attract the right love for you.)
Attributes, preferences and dislikes: Information is directly displayed by our Chevaliers. It is NOT Jungian or Crowleyish "assigned," "intuitionally received," or "channeled" concepts.
Ayibobo!: So be it, yeah-you-right, let it be done! (Positive exclamation! More Haitian Kreyol, but adopted into Louisiana Vodou as well!)
Bailler: To give (something).
Banc: A reef, a financial institution.
Bantu: Common language of the Kongo people.
Baron Samedi: The spiritual principles of cessation and development.
Bâton Alegba™: Stick used in our private Voodoo Work.
Bâton Jeu-jeu™: Staff used in our private Voodoo Work.
Bâton Royal™: Special rod used in our private Voodoo Work.
Bayou St. John: The bayou meandering from Lake Pontchartrain where certain Voodoo rituals used to be practiced.
Betaille: A bug.
Big Easy: Too hot and humid to be anything else. Sit down for awhile. New Orleans.
BigM: Common abbreviation for our Big Money™ spell kit.
Black Eagles: Mardi Gras Indians.
Black Magic Woman: Song by Santana.
Blanchisseuse: A washer-woman.
Boeuf Gras: Symbol of Mardi Gras.
Bon Coeur: Someone who casts spells for a living (i.e., Rev. Samantha Corfield with her Divine Voodoo™ True Spiritual Spellcasting Service).
Bon Dieu: The Spiritual principle commonly known as "God."
Bon Marché: Good deal, inexpensive.
Bonne Chance: Good luck.
Bossu: The Spiritual principle of controlled expansion. A hunchback. The son of a Dahomean King.
Boudin Rouge: Blood sausage.
Boussilage: A build-up of mud and moss. Very similar to adobe bricks.
Brigitte: The Spiritual principle of containment, yet expansion.
Brown Derby Social and Pleasure Club: Nice little hideaway. On Louisiana Avenue. Great for a tourist to experience "the real New Orleans."
Burgundy: A street, a wine.
Café au Lait: Coffe with hot cream or milk.
Cajuns: Acadians - Descendants of the Creoles of Canada.
Cajun Voodoo™: A particular form of Rev. Samantha Corfield's Voodoo practice.
Calaboose: Calabozo - Jail.
Calas: One-time street nibble.
Camellia Grille: Best omelettes in the world.
Canseau/Canzeau: The primary initiation's ordeal by fire.
Carencro: Turkey buzzard.
Carnaval: Mardi Gras.
Catholic Church: Many similarities to Voodoo, we have saints, they have saints, and so forth and so on.
Cayenne: Good spice.
Charles M. Gandolfo: Deceased founder and curator of the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, artist who painted the world-famous picture of Marie Laveau.
Chef Menteur Highway: Highway 90, the road upon which Jayne Mansfield died.
Chèval: Horse - The physical body temporarily taken over and ridden by a Loi. The original personality is temporarily displaced.
Chèvalier, Cavalier, Cavaliere: A Loi, riding.
Chicken Man: His ashes reside in Priestess Miriam Chamani's Voodoo Spiritual Temple in New Orleans.
Chifforobe: Good place for a hidden Altar.
Chouette: Screech Owl.
City Park: Location in New Orleans where certain Voodoo practices are performed privately.
Code Noir: Once a code of behavior (not well adhered to by the average New Orleanians).
Commission: A message.
Confederacy of Dunces: Book by J. K. Toole, a typical New Orleanian's life.
Confondre: To confuse.
Congo: Angola and Belgian Congo, Zaire group of Lois and their promenades.
Congo: A person who's skin is so black it shines. Someone from the African Congo regions.
Congo Square: A location where slaves used to meet on Saturday nights in New Orleans.
Conjuration: One of Rev. Samantha Corfield's Creole Voodoo™ Spells.
Connaisance: Awareness - Under ritual circumstances, one has actually met the physical presence of one of our family Chevaliers.
Connaitre l'Loi: To meet a Loi.
Cosmic Voodoo™: A particular form of Rev. Samantha Corfield's Voodoo practice.
Coup d'Gras: The final strike.
Couvert: Cloudy sky.
Crawfish: Suck the head and pinch the tail.
Creoles: Original settlers in the New World and their descendants, both African and European. Descendants of those colonists and slaves. A native of New Orleans.
Creole Voodoo™: A particular form of Rev. Samantha Corfield's Voodoo practice.
Crescent City: Built on the curve of the river.
Crochir: To bend, warp.
Croisailler: To crisscross.
Cross: To put a Spell on someone, to interfere with another's activities.
Crossroads: A place where the two worlds intersect.
Cymbie: The Spiritual principles of change and protection.
Cypress: Swamp trees.
Damballah: The Spiritual principles of predestination and success.
Dans l'Fond d'l'eau: At the bottom of the water.
Déchainer: To be unrelenting.
Dégager: To extricate.
Dessounin: The death rite which separates a Loi d'l' Tete from the body of his/her initiate.
Divine Cosmorama™: A term used where other people might use the word "God." The total cosmos, including both universes.
Divine Voodoo™: A special form of Rev. Samantha Corfield's Voodoo practice.
Doctor John: John Montenet was a well-known Root Doctor in New Orleans. Marie Laveau's mentor.
Doctor John, the Night Tripper: Mac Rebennack, a famous New Orleans pianist, singer, and Vodouisant. May or may not have been a self-defense student of Bob Gibbons. (Don't test this theory, Dr. John will fuck you up.)
Doctor Yah-yah: Was another Voodoo practitioner.
Domestique des Vaudoux™: Servant to the Grand African Spirits - Rev. Mambo Samantha Corfield.
Dooky Chase: Excellent Creole restaurant on Orleans Avenue.
Doubloon: Carnival throw. Since 1960.
Elysian Fields: A street in New Orleans.
Empereur Jean-Jacque Dessalines: Hero and Saint of the revolutionary war.
Enchanteur, Enchantresse: Spellworker - One who uses Rev. Samantha Corfield's Spell Kits.
Entortiller: To twist, entangle.
Enturbulation: The state of a person in distress, before starting one of Rev. Samantha Corfield's Spells.
Envoyer: To send.
Eperon: Cock's spur.
Ersulie/Erzulie: The Spiritual principles of Desire and fulfillment. Voodoo Love Goddess Supreme.
Esplanade: Hidden path to the Other World.
Esprit: Spirit - A Loi.
Faire l' M´nage: To make house - To clean the House of our Lois.
Fais-dodo: Cajun country dance.
Fait Accompli: The Spell is done.
Fantôme: The visible spook.
Farine d' froment: Wheat flower.
Farine d' maïs: Cornflower.
Fascinate: To direct one of Rev. Mambo Samantha Corfield's Spells toward another person.
Fats Domino: Antoine Domino, another great New Orleans pianist, singer, and amazing performer.
Fièvre Jaune: Yellow fever.
Flambeaux: Torch Bearers.
Flamme: Fire. Flame.
Fleur d' Lis: Flower of the lily. On the official flag of New Orleans.
Fon: Language of people living in Ghana and Benin.
French Market: Where fresh gifts for our Lois may be obtained.
Gagner: To win, to obtain, to have.
Général Toussaint L'Ouverture: Hero of the revolutionary war. A great Saint.
Ghosts: Apparitions of those who have recently deceased.
Gifts: We do not "sacrifice" for our Lois, nor give "sacrifices" to them. We give them gifts.
Glapion: The family name of some of the widow Paris's descendants.
Goun baille ça: The statement, "Ogoun gives this," when delivering a Coup d' Gras.
Govi: A clay pitcher containing a Lwa/spirit.
Grand Chemin™: Overt path to the Other Side.
Grand Maître: Grand Master - That which passes for"God," yet is the consciousness of the Divine Cosmorama™.
Grand Zombi: Damballah and/or Cymbie.
Gratter™: To scratch the ritual marks into or upon the flesh of the Initiate.
Graveyard: Where certain Spells are executed.
Griffe™: A Magickal Seal used in Rev. Mambo Samantha Corfield's Spell Kits.
Griffonage™: A Symbol used in Rev. Mambo Samantha Corfield's Spell Kits.
Gris-gris: Burnt gray - A Voodoo Spellworking procedure.
Gris-gris Bag: A Magickal Voodoo packet, a "fetish."
Gros Bon Ange: Fat Angel Song by Jefferson Airplane - One of two spiritual principles in Spellcasting, the material aspect. The physical aspect of a being.
Garde: A protective Magickal Charm.
Geek: One who bites the heads off chickens.
Guetteur 'Gator™: The Louisiana Guetteur, lurking in the shadows, watching, waiting...
Guetteurs™: Watchers - The spiritual principle of continuation. Commonly written as "gede." See the movie City of Angels.
Guider: To Guide, a Guide - The Spiritual principles of advancement and development.
Guinée: Africa. The motherland.
Gumbo: Thick soup. Try some. (Ask Mambo Sam to make you some!)