Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 274 pages
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2005 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Winner for Best General Interest Book!

Hoodoo is an eclectic blend of African traditions, Native American herbalism, Judeo-Christian ritual, and magical healing. Tracing Hoodoo's magical roots back to West Africa, Stephanie Rose Bird provides a fascinating history of this nature-based healing tradition and gives practical advice for applying Hoodoo magic to everyday life. Learn how sticks, stones, roots, and bones - the basic ingredients in a Hoodoo mojo bag - can be used to bless the home, find a mate, invoke wealth, offer protection, and improve your health and happiness.
 

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Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones is an excellent door into the art of conjuring the world you want to build,into the reality of your life ,through the natural gifts ,of this world and through your own ... Read full review

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Contents

Fixin to Work Roots
15
Its in the Bag
27
The Broom in Hoodoo
43
Cleaning Rituals and Spirit Washes
63
The Elements of War
101
Keepin the Peace
119
Prosperity
129
Fertility
165
Hoodoo Child
189
The Conjurers Dream
209
Passin On
229
AtRisk and Endangered Materials
247
Resources
253
Glossary
259
Bibliography and Recommended Reading
267
Copyright

Sacred Rites of Commitment
175

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About the author (2004)

Stephanie Rose Bird is a hereditary intuitive, contemporary rootworker, solitary green witch and visionary.  She has been involved with mysticism, symbology, spiritualism and the occult for thirty years.  Bird is inspired by her ancestors, in particular her grandmothers, one of which was a psychic and the other a spiritualist minister and herbal healer.  Her uncle, a Santeria priest, Babalawo of Shango, taught her the Ifa traditions of the Yoruba people.  Bird studies healing, magical and divination traditions of indigenous people around the world with a focus on Africa.  Her passions include keeping the ancient traditions alive and updating them so that they evolve with us, suiting our current environment and lifestyles.  She is a member of the American Folklore Soceity, the Herb Research Foundation and the Handcrafted Soap Maker's Guild.

Bird holds a BFA cum laude from Temple University and an MFA from UC San Diego, and has received multiple academic awards.  Bird was an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1986-2002.  Bird is active advising masters' and doctoral candidates, giving lectures, conducting goddess rituals, and writing for numerous publications. Visit Stephanie's webpage at http://www.stephanierosebird.com/.

 

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