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Visit a Fortune Teller

Many local fortune tellers are associated with alternative belief systems that can be traced to the days of slavery when a myriad of faiths united into what is commonly regarded as voodoo, which came to Louisiana from Santo Domingo during the slave uprising of 1790. It is a combination of religion, myth, practice and superstition. The superstitious of all races sought to solve problems of all types, from romance to finance, by fortune tellers.

Whether laced with elements of voodoo or not, general fortune telling is a popular “sport” in New Orleans. The most commonly available forms of the practice are palmistry and tarot readings. The ancient art of tarot is largely reliant on psychic “ability” and seeks to divine the “truth” from symbolic images. The equally ancient art of palmistry is based on an analysis of the lines in the hands.

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