Traiteurs are an interesting group of people. They’re basically Cajun faith healers based in Southern Louisiana. They typically use the laying on of hands for healing and say they receive their healing powers from God.
Traiteurs say they can pass on their power at the hour of their death – but only to a member of the opposite sex.
They’re very secretive and tend to become hostile when pressed for information, or if they’re asked too many questions. You can’t blame them. It’s good to keep some things to yourself. Too many people these days are blabbermouths.
Sadly, the tradition of the traiteur is dying out.