Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Newsletter
April 1st, 2011
Ah, the bliss of the Banksia Roses, blooming, as always, to mark the joy of Tax Season -- Nature's great consolation prize offered to all who labour long hours to keep abreast of accountancy.
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One of the best things about manufacturing and supplying traditional spiritual products to the public via the internet is the fact that we can meet up with folks from all over who have long family histories of rootwork and conjure, stretching back through the generations. Another great thing about selling via the internet is that it brings us into contact with a world of curious newbies, folks who are eager to learn our ways and to start their practice of spell-casting, prayer work, and other techniques of magic.
For the newbies -- and for traditional practitioners as well -- we offer thousands of web pages describing hoodoo techniques, plus a free Lucky Mojo Forum where conjure questions can be asked and will be answered by knowledgeable volunteers. The free pages are all linked in to these three URLS:
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode
Herb Magic List of Magical Hoodoo Herbs, Roots and Curios
Southern Spirits Archive of History Conjure Practices
-- and if you have never tried the Lucky Mojo Forum, you owe it to yourself to click this link:
Lucky Mojo Forum
However, sometimes folks get overwhelmed by all that information, or they are in a state of mind where they need personal answers to questions.
Is this a run of bad luck, or am i cursed -- and, if so, who did it?
Will spell-work change anything or should i just give up on this?
Which products shall i use -- and how shall i use them?
In these cases, one of the things you will read over and over at the Lucky Mojo Forum, or hear us say on the phone if you call us, is "You should get a reading on that." The next questions, of course, are, "Who can i trust? Where can i find an honest psychic?"
Upcoming Events at Lucky Mojo:
Mark Your Calendar Now!
SUNDAY, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2011:
HOODOO ROOTWORK HOUR
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour, hosted by Dr. Christos Kioni of drkioni.com and catherine yronwode of luckymojo.com, is a live call-in show, where we read your Tarot cards and prescribe down-home, old-school conjure and rootwork remedies!
* 3:00 PM Sunday, Pacific Time
* 4:00 PM Sunday, Mountain Time
* 5:00 PM Sunday, Central Time
* 6:00 PM Sunday, Eastern Time
Listen Live via the Web and get into the Live Chat Room at
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour on BlogTalkRadio!
To get a FREE reading and rootwork advice, you must pre-register at either JujuCentral (jujucentral.net) or at the Lucky Mojo Forum (forum.luckymojo.com), then call in by telephone during that week's LIVE broadcast.
Call-In Number for pre-registered applicants:
FRIDAY, April 8. 2011:
HOMEWORK GRADING PARTY!
More than 1,600 people have enrolled in cat yronwode's Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course -- and in order to graduate, they must turn in 8 pieces of homework. Every month we hold a work-party at which we look over incoming homework. All are welcome, whether students or not! We meet at 5:00 PM at the shop, and PIZZA IS FREE. See how hoodooers do their thing!
SUNDAY, April 19, 2011:
HOODOO FOOD! COOKBOOK
RECIPE ROUND-UP DEADLINE
Share your magical culinary secrets with the Sisters of the Conjure Kitchen in "Hoodoo Food! The Best of the 2011 Conjure Cook-Off and Recipe Round-Up
." Contribute recipes to the Ladies Auxiliary benefit for Missionary Independent Spiritual Church.
For more information on the Conjure Cook-Off, seethe Hoodoo Food! Conjure Cook-Off and Recipe Round-Up!
For an inspirational list of culinary magical herbs, see Helpful Hints for Cooking with Magical Herbs!
MONDAY, May 2 - FRIDAY, May 6, 2011:
The Apprenticeship Program is a FREE 3-week series of lectures, personal training, and hands-on guidance For Graduates of my Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course
. May Apprenticeship 2011 features WEEK THREE of the program and leads up to our annual HOODOO WORKSHOPS AND POTLUCK PARTY on May 7-8.
May 2 - May 6, 2011 - Week Three Apprenticeship:
Monday: Bath Crystals and Soaps Lecture; Making Bath Crystals
Tuesday: Making, Labelling, and Praying Over Bath Crystals
Wednesday: Sachet Powders Lecture; Making Sachet Powders
Thursday: Making and Praying Over Sachet Powders
Friday: Jack Balls Lecture; Making a Jack Ball
If you want to attend the May 2011 Apprenticeship, email Robin Petersen NOW at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone her at the shop -- 707-887-1521 -- Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5 PST.
SATURDAY, May 7 - SUNDAY, May 8, 2011:
Two full days of hoodoo fun, friendship, and learning, complete with potluck meals and plenty of time to meet your fellow conjure workers, sponsored by Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, and featuring teachers from around the country! The May Hoodoo Workshops are a casual, relaxing, and sociable way to gain hands-on practice in the spiritual arts.
Here are some advance glimpses into what is on tap, subject to possible last minute changes in event timing.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00 AM - Palo Road-Opening and Blessing Ceremony
Dr. Kioni will perform an outdoor Palo Road-Opening and Blessing Ceremony in the Congo-Cuban African diasporic tradition for the empowerment, protection, and benefit of all attendees. This invocation will open the Workshop Weekend and bring strength, energy, and spiritual focus to all who attend.Cost: FREE! - This is an outdoor ceremony, weather permitting
11:30 AM - Hoodoo Foods and Conjure Cook-Off
Robin Petersen will present her annual Hoodoo Foods! workshop on
Conjure Cookery. Magical Chefs have submitted recipes for publication in this year's Recipe Round-Up booklet, and those attending the workshop are bringing your sorcerous dishes in for sharing and taste testing. Prizes will be awarded to the top three conjure cooks.Cost: $15.00 - Includes 16 pg. 2011 Hoodoo Foods! Recipe Book
1:00 PM - Making a Consecrated Palo Protection Amulet
Dr. Kioni will lead an intensive workshop in Making a Consecrated Palo Protection Amulet
in a seashell for you to take home and bury at your doorstep. Container spells are found in all of the African diasporic religious and magical paths, including hoodoo, conjure, rootwork, obeah, Palo Monte, Voodoo, Santeria, and Lukumi. This Palo amulet, called a macuto, is one of the oldest and most traditional forms of all.
Cost: $35.00 - All materials are supplied. Register early!
2:30 AM - All About Candles: Candle Magic and Wax Divination
Miss cat is going back to the basics with a workshop titled All About Candles, a hands-on intensive on how to choose, load, carve, anoint, seal, and pray over free-standing, figural, and vigil candles for love, money, protection, luck, reversing, and cursing - and how to "read" the results in the wax, soot, and glass remains of your magical candles. Be prepared to learn a LOT -- this is a compressed version of the 5-hour class cat teaches to student graduates, but geared for newbies as well. Learn the secrets of The Philosophy of Fire!Cost: $25.00 - Includes Free Vigil Candle and Hand-Out Sheets
4:00 PM - Become a Professional Reader and Root Doctor
Valentina Burton, the Dallas Psychic and Palm Reader, will lead a workshop on How to Become a Professional Reader and Root Doctor, including how to set up a business; choose the divination style that's right for you and for your clients; how to read at psychic fairs, hotels, metaphysical shops, parties, in your own parlour, and via telephone, email, or skype; how to advertise both locally and via the internet; organizations you can join to enhance your business; how to book and schedule readings; how to handle clients from all walks of life; and, most importantly, how to keep yourself spiritually clean and protected while dealing with people who come to you in trouble.Cost: $40.00 - A 96 page take-home book is included!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
10:30 AM - Making and Catching a Spirit in a Doll-Baby
Dr. E. will lead a hands-on workshop in Making and Catching a Spirit in a Doll-Baby for ritual use. This class covers everything from the historical perspective to hands-on work with dolls made from twigs, cloth, wax, clay, and other materials. Bring personal concerns of someone you wish to embody in your doll -- and be prepared to baptize your doll in the name of that someone special. This 1 1/2 hour workshop leads directly into the workshop on mirror boxes...Cost: $30.00 - All materials are supplied; register early as attendance is limited.
12:30 PM - Making and Working With Mirror Boxes
Robin Petersen will conduct a hands-on class on Making and Working With Mirror Boxes to trap spirits -- such as the one who was put in the doll-baby you just made in Dr. E.'s workshop! Your custom mirror box will be prepared in a ritual manner and the doll will be interred in it, so that all deeds, both good and evil, will reflect back to the one embodied in the doll. All materials are supplied and Robin guarantees that even craft-newbies will make and take home a beautiful hand-made wooden decoupaged mirror box.Cost: $40.00 - All mirror box materials and hand-out sheet are supplied; register early as attendance is limited.
2:00 PM - Introducing: The Crystal Silence League
catherine yronwode of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, Deacon Millett of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary, and Mvanah Maloti of the First Spiritualist Church of Zion will lift the veil and reveal ... The Crystal Silence League! Learn about the use of crystal balls for divination and intuitive reception, thought projection with the crystal, and crystal skull readings -- then witness the revival of the worldwide Crystal Silence prayer network and healing circle, founded in 1919.
Cost: $30.00 - Your Crystal Ball and 32 page Booklet included
3:30 PM Sangoma Bone Reading
Mvanah Maloti teaches a two-hour intensive workshop in Sangoma Bone Reading (also known as Throwing the Bones or Casting the Bones). He went to Africa to learn this ancient art from a traditional healer and teacher in Swaziland, and now, for the first time, he is bringing it all back home to American hoodoo practitioners. This is a rare opportunity to learn bone-reading, and it is one workshop you must not miss.
Cost: $50.00 -- This is a TWO HOUR workshop; register early as attendance is limited.
Make your travel plans now! Pre-register for workshops so we can plan ahead! If you need help selecting lodgings, check out ANGELA'S LIST OF GOOD PLACES TO STAY.
|Monday, May 2 - Sunday, May 8, 2011|
READINGS BY AIRR MEMBERS
DURING WORKSHOP WEEK!
The following members of AIRR will be on site during the Apprenticeship Week and Workshop Weekend and will be offering readings. Take advantage of some great discount prices for attendees only, and the opportunity to get an in-person reading with someone you might not otherwise have a chance to meet:
Dr. E.: Tarot Card Readings
Availability: May 7 and 8 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when presenting or attending workshops.
Cost: $40.00 / 30 minutes; payment in cash only.
Scheduling: Readings are on a first-come, first-served basis
Miss Elvyra: Tarot Card Readings
Availability: May 2 - 3 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM; May 7 - 8 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 30 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Please pre-schedule via LMCCo. 707-887-1521.
Mvanah Maloti: Bone Casting, Crystal Skull Readings
Availability: May 5 from 5:00 PM to "whenever" PM, and May 7 - 8 from 9:00 AM to "whenever" PM, except when presenting or attending workshops.
Cost: $40.00 for a 30 minute Sangoma bone reading or $70.00 for a 1 hour Crystal Skull Ancestral Reading; payment in cash only.
Scheduling: Readings are on a first-come, first-served basis
Miss cat: Palmistry Plus Tarot
Availability: May 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8, after 5:00 PM; one reading per evening only.
Cost: $30.00 / 30 minutes; payment in cash only.
Scheduling: Please pre-schedule via LMCCo. 707-887-1521.
Open Tent Readings: Various Divination Techniques
Availability: May 7 - 8, from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, on a drop-in basis. Cost: Donations, pay, or trade; payment in cash only.
Scheduling: Readings are on a first-come, first served basis.
Tips: Student-readers as well as professionals are welcome to use the Open Tent Area for readings on a drop-in basis. Those who are taking Valentina Burton's Saturday Workshop in Professional Reading are encouraged to come read for the public or trade readings with other students in the class. Be sure to bring a stand-up (A-shape or L-shape) table sign to advertise yourself!
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