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Island of Salvation Botanica

835 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117-6255
+1 504-948-9961
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The Vodu that you Do

I love this place friendly people almost like family, right outside us a Shrine to Marie Laveua and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Michael B
via mobile
The MOST AMAZING READING AND EXPERIENCE EVER!!!

First off let me just say that the store is FANTASTIC! I visited a few stores and this is the only... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Corrinelovestravel
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Haitian art, ritual candles, incense and fortune telling in the heart of The Bywater.
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  • Average7%
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835 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117-6255
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place friendly people almost like family, right outside us a Shrine to Marie Laveua and inside fine products

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

First off let me just say that the store is FANTASTIC! I visited a few stores and this is the only one that I felt so peaceful in...Needless to say that I lingered after my reading for almost an hour. I had a reading with...More

2  Thank Corrinelovestravel
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My initial experience with Island of Salvation was not a positive one. (Not a big deal, either). Namely, about three weeks prior to my trip to New Orleans, I'd written an e-mail and asked to schedule one hour reading with Sallie Ann for my husband...More

2  Thank MVE2014
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I adore Priestess Manbo Sallie Ann Glassman and Gary. The space is beautiful especially Ricardo Pustino's Marie Laveau right before the entrance. So many things are offered here. Not touristy. Healing. Very knowledgeable and credible people. Her art is beautiful and her gifts are divine....More

1  Thank Erin R
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Sally Ann Glassman is wonderful to meet, her readings are beautiful down to earth and reasonable .. The store is small but packed with lovely things for every taste or subject . She's not always in and you should book ahead for a meeting .

1  Thank Kristos T
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Oils are petroleum based, bulk herbs are so old, they have no medicinal value left, entire store is just to promote the owner's bad art and very personal, incorrect beliefs of an ancient religion. Go if you don't mind spending a lot on very little.

4  Thank SimbiPetwo
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Really enjoyed visiting the New Orleans Healing Center where the Botanica is located, and seeing the dedication of the International Shrine of Marie Laveau there, which is right next to the Botanica. Great place overall!

3  Thank Marge S
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I loved this little spot! I wanted to find a spiritual/metaphysical shop with some authenticity, and this was definitely it! So much to look at within the small space, that I didn't know where to start! They had a lot more unique items than the...More

4  Thank hisinc
Reviewed 3 September 2014

I have to say that my personal relationship with Sally made this trip well worth while. she was setting up for a perastile that evening. we say the chalking on the floor, the installation of the pole and even got a reading. I suggest you...More

2  Thank ausetkmt
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Whether you are a practitioner or just curious, this place is top notch. If you want a touristy store, this isn't for you. There are tons of shops in the French Quarter that would satisfy the tourist itch. I had to take a taxi away...More

3  Thank raquelaque
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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
...More
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