In Louisiana, there is history rare and unsettling. Few are aware of the soothsayers among them, locally referred to as “seer” (pronounced ˈsē-ər). Her boyfriend’s great uncle was a seer. He was an 80-year-old Cajun who told fortunes with a worn deck of playing cards. He read her cards one day. Together they sat at his house while he told her she had lived many lives and in one life she was so evil that today she still pays the price – each of her lives redeeming her past cruelties. He suggested she was herself once a powerful practitioner of the dark arts, Black Magic.