Island of Salvation Botanica


Each of us has access to the Spirit. What better place to contact the Spirit than at The Island of Salvation Botanica, a store and gallery specializing in Voodoo religious supply, medicinal herbs, and Haitian and local artwork. The shop was awarded the “Best of City” award by National Geographic Traveler in 2004. A visit to the Botanica will educate and enlighten you in the rich blend of cultures and spiritual tradition that is New Orleans. The Botanica is a favorite of locals who rely on it for religious supplies. The shop’s owner, Sallie Ann Glassman, is an initiated Voodoo priestess who calls up and mediates the power of the Spirit. Sallie Ann is internationally recognized for her lectures, art, readings, and healing ceremonies. Visitors may want to commission a visionary painting from Sallie Ann, or may want to have a custom gris-gris bag (a magical power talisman) made. The truly intrepid and sincerely interested may arrange to attend a Saturday night Voodoo ceremony in Sallie Ann’s Voodoo temple, Achade Meadows. The ceremonies are performed by Sallie Ann and her full ensemble of initiated drummers, singers, and dancers. They are not performers, but actual Voodoo practitioners – the real deal. [1]

Works Cited

  • New Orleans Official Tourism Website. April 19, 2013.

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Island of Salvation Botanica

835 Piety Street, New Orleans, LA 70117