The Voodoo Spiritual Temple was established in 1990 by Priestess Miriam and Priest Oswan Chamani. It is the only “formally” established Spiritual Temple with a focus on traditional West African spiritual and herbal healing practices currently existing in New Orleans. On March 6, 1995, Priest Oswan transcended into the arms of the ancestors but Priestess Miriam continues to carry on the tradition of the Temple along with the Spirit of Oswan. The Voodoo Spiritual Temple has extended its spirituality across the world including a Temple in Russia.
The Voodoo Spiritual Temple is unlike any “Spiritual Temple” in the world. The entrance is on the “Cultural Side” where it is filled with handcrafted items and gifts from local artists and from around the world. As you make your way past the beads, you see where Priestess Miriam works on her Voodoo Dolls, Mojo Bags, and prepares magical Herbs and Oils. As you continue to the back, you arrive in the courtyard where Priestess Miriam speaks to the people before they enter the “Voodoo Spiritual Temple”. You inhale the aroma of the “Temple” incense and you are mesmerized by the many altars and even a resident snake named Aida Wedo.