Here is the definitive work on the history, ritual and powers of the ancient art of voodoo, from the earliest times to the present, offering complete details on the closely kept secrets of man's most exotic and powerful form of magic. Originally imported to the Americas by slaves from West Africa, voodoo spread quickly from Haiti to New Orleans and elsewhere - always preceded by its ominous reputation as the most mysterious of the black arts, involving serpent worship, dolls, amulets, powders and sometimes even cannibalism. Now for the first time, Robert Pelton has stripped the shroud of secrecy that has always surrounded voodoo, to present detailed instructions on everything from making voodoo dolls to casting hexes and from warding off evil forces to employing the secrets of voodoo love sorcery. Accompanying the fascinating how-to information on voodoo ceremonies, materials and legends is an engrossing history of the art with portraits of notorious practitioners. The Complete Book Of Voodoo is an engrossing history of the art which, until now, has been reserved for only the initiated.