“I can’t believe I cast my first gris-gris today.” Gabrielle thought to herself as she walked along the Petit Bayou near St. Jean du Vermilionville, Louisiana.

It was dark, foggy night and a full moon shined brightly in the sky, nestled between millions of stars. Gabrielle couldn’t wait until she got home to tell her grandmother about what she had just accomplished. She cast a spell of prosperity for her family. The Broussards were…