"Ambrose takes hold of readers from the first page, blending history and legend together seamlessly as she leads them through the plentiful spiritual landscape that is New Orleans. If you only read one book about the supernatural this fall, make it this one." - Chic Darling
"Let Kala Ambrose be your tour guide to the ghosts, spirits, and revenants of New Orleans. As someone who has read virtually every book about hauntings in my beloved Crescent City, I can attest that Spirits of New Orleans by Kala Ambrose ranks among the best. What so distinguishes Spirits of New Orleans from the rest of the contenders is the respect with which Ambrose treats spiritual topicssomething that is indeed rare. She writes about New Orleans with love, offering practical travel advice, alongside chilling tales of ghosts and vampires. Ambrose’s writing is evocative and her eye for truth is sharp: just read her chapter on Madame LaLaurie. Highly recommended!" --- Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells; The Encyclopedia of Spirits; and the Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages.
"New Orleans, a city with an almost palpable mystique of the supernatural, the unknown, the unexplained. A city of Voodoo, Zombies, haunted mansions, vampires, and moldering crypts. Imagine visiting this iconic city with a trusted guide who can not only inform about the extensive ethereal population of ghosts earthbound in their old haunts, but one who can actually speak to the spirits themselves and relay their fascinating stories. In Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead, spiritual teacher, priestess, and oracle Kala Ambrose has written a fascinating book that is bound to become a paranormal classic." - Brad Steiger, author, Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places.
"Kala Ambrose's Spirits of New Orleans shows us how New Orleans is a magical city filled with hidden spiritual secrets - it is a practical, entertaining, and expert guide to its other side." - Bradford P. Keeney, Ph.D. & Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., authors, professors, and internationally renowned spiritual teachers. The Mojo Doctors, New Orleans
"Once again, Kala Ambrose delivers the supernatural goods and takes us on a wild ride as we discover the truth about the paranormal entities of one of the nation's most mysterious of all places: New Orleans." - Nick Redfern, author, Monster Diary.
"I found it to be nearly impossible to pull myself away from reading Spirits of New Orleans, as it introduced me to an unknown local history and folklore. The tips within the book were detailed and are curious enough for me to consider visiting the places mentioned in the book when I have time to spare." - Aidy Reviews
"From the moment I picked up Kala Ambrose’s Sprits of New Orleans I couldn’t put it down. Not just because it’s a well written book of spooky stories from the Big Easy, (which it is) but because it’s also an extremely practical tourist’s guide to navigating the places where they occurred. Complete, of course, with all the juicy history behind them and the author’s first hand (aka psychic) experience of them. And that’s what makes this book a must read.
With a writing style that is as engaging as her stories are compelling, Kala not only introduces you to places in this mystical city that you never knew existed, she brings you up close and personal to the intensely occult side of it that most of us never believed could. But then, as a native of Louisiana herself, what better guide could anyone have to the spiritual underbelly of New Orleans than the one written by this extremely talented spiritual intuitive.
Buy this book and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Besides, when you find yourself on a plane for New Orleans in the very near future (and, believe me, you will) you’ll be glad you did." - Marguerite Manning, Bestselling author, Cosmic Karma, Understanding Your Contract with the Universe and Sign Language, Decoding Your Contract with the Universe.
"Spirits of New Orleans, it turns out, provides a guide for the psychically gifted on where and how to approach the people of the past, but it also is a well-thought out guide even for non-believers, explaining voodoo, for instance, and the difference between real voodoo and tourist voodoo...but the best thing about it [Spirits of New Orleans] is the tips that follow each chapter-only a few of them are aimed at her fellow 'intuitives.' Many of her tips will lead you to lesser-known sites in the enchanting city and equip you with trivia answers to stump everyone at the bar." - Vera Marie Badertscher, A Traveler's Library
"Each chapter [in Spirits of New Orleans offers a detailed history of its alleged hauntedness, along with photos and travel tips from Ambrose, such as it’s safest to visit the cemeteries with a tour group during the day, what’s best at Antoine’s and Arnaud’s, and that Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo is a good place to have a reading. Ambrose is a psychic as well, and does include some of her eerie, extrasensory experiences at these locations." --Judy Bergeron, The Advocate
"Spirits of New Orleans is a delightful read. Chock full of fascinating stories and information about New Orleans and its history, this is a must have book for anyone drawn to the romantic, fascinating culture of that city.
Kala Ambrose shows herself to be a wonderfully imaginative writer in the best southern style. The book reads as if it were a friendly conversation. Kala Ambrose knows New Orleans like the palm of her hand, and she clearly loves the city for all of its uniqueness. The book makes the reader want to visit the place and explore everything that that she talks so engagingly about. The city as seen through the eyes of Ambrose offers a rich experience of old stories and legends, and tips on some fascinating places to go. The city with all of its spirits just comes to life in this book.
With work like this coming from the pen of Kala Ambrose, it is clear that we have a wonderful writer in our midst." - Raphael Simons, International best selling author and astrologist
From the Author
"Seeing a ghost in New Orleans is as common as having a bowl of gumbo. The question is not when, but where best to savor them both. Each person who lives or visits the city of New Orleans quickly finds their favorite haunts, which they return to time and time again." - Kala Ambrose
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Kala Ambrose has seen and felt ghosts and restless spirits her entire life. Through her many experiences with the supernatural and paranormal realms, she has interacted with powerful beings of light, faced encounters with beings from the dark side and seen ghosts from every walk of life. Her new book Spirits of New Orleans
shares historical information so that travelers can enjoy learning about the history of New Orleans while exploring the sites around the city in a unique way.
Join me on this magical mystery tour as I become your "Travel Guide to the Other Side". As your travel guide, I'll point out the history, mystery and legends of the city that you may have passed by before without knowing what lay in wait inside. I'll also share with you which ghosts are still actively haunting the city and why. By the end of this journey, you may also find yourself enchanted and charmed by the spirit of Louisiana and New Orleans.
For those of you who have never been to the city, I'm going to introduce you to the lady and beguile you into falling in love with her and for those of you have been to NOLA and haven't been back in a while, I'm going to help you fall in love all over again.
In my book, Spirits of New Orleans
, we will explore the history of the city and those who decided to make it their eternal home as a resting place for some and a point of revenge for others. As the legendary Bette Davis once said, "Fasten your seatbelts, we're in for a bumpy ride" as we delve into voodoo curses, vampire legends, lost souls, and the "Cities of the Dead."
Once the romance of the city is fully in bloom, I'll be your guide into the dark side of the city, where ghosts haunt the streets and every corner. I'll show you where I've run into ghosts and other supernatural entities in broad daylight and on foggy nights and share with you some of the most haunted sites in the city.
At the end of this ride, you'll come away knowing a great deal about the history of New Orleans and her people as well as the ghosts who decided they never wanted to leave.