Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Newsletter

May 1st, 2011

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As the roses come into bloom, we count down the hours to our annual Apprenticeship Week and next weekend's Open House and Workshops. We're all working overtime to make them the best ever!
"The Little Shop Where All Are Welcome"
For those who live locally or make the long trek to our tiny country
town, Lucky Mojo is truly "The Little Shop Where All are Welcome"
because although we are known world-wide as the world's best conjure and hoodoo candle shop, we also carry a wide range of goods that appeal to folks working in any number of spiritual, religious, magical, and shamanic traditions and paths.



This picture is a great example of how we stock our displays. The life-size head shown at center right is a reproduction of a Victorian-era British Phrenology head, used to perform old-fashioned skull and face readings. The numbers on the head are keyed to a legend printed on the back of the sculpture. The phrenology head is modeling a beautiful tribal turban,
made in Turkey. Nestled in front is a flaming skull, something right out of Kustom Kar Kulture. Behind is a dark brown resin wall hanging head of Tibetan Buddhist goddess Tara. Behind that is a jewelry display in the form of an ancient Egyptian Winged Isis from which hang dozens of colourful glass and sterling silver anti-evil-eye bracelets. At the right are the makings for our celebrated line of hoodoo oils -- large bottles of carrier oil at the bottom and cobalt blue bottles of stock formulas for condition oils at top. And finally, at far left is the corner of one of our custom-made Hoodoo Rootworker Doctor's carrying bags.

So browse our Online Catalogue -- and if you wonder what Peruvian love charms have to do with Muslim protection amulets and Southern Style conjure supplies, now you know. We are "The Liitle Shop Where All are Welcome." 

Upcoming Events at Lucky Mojo:

Mark Your Calendar Now!

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SUNDAY, May 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2011:




The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour, hosted by Dr. Christos Kioni of and catherine yronwode of, is a live call-in show, where we read your Tarot cards and prescribe down-home, old-school conjure and rootwork remedies!   NOTE:

NO RADIO SHOW MAY 8, as we will all be attending the Workshops! 


Show Time:

      * 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 ( or at the Lucky Mojo Forum (, then call in by telephone during that week's LIVE broadcast and press '1' to request to be on the air. 


Call-In Number for pre-registered applicants: 




FRIDAY, May 6. 2011:




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!  


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 or telephone her at the shop  -- 707-887-1521 -- Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5 PST. 


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 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 their 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.
FINAL UPDATE: Price was incorrect last time. It is $50.00
Cost: $50.00 - 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

FINAL UPDATE: catherine yronwode of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church,  Deacon Millett of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary, Miss Bri and Momma Hen of Sanctuary of United Light, and D. John Michael Hilford of the First Psychic Church of Life 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 Wordwide Traditions of Bone Reading

FINAL UPDATE: Due to a family emergency, Mvanah Maloti, who was to teach this workshop, cannot attend. His student, friend, and our dear colleague D. John Michael Hilford has taken his place and will lead a two-hour intensive workshop in Shamanic Traditions of Bone Reading from Around the World (also known as Throwing the Bones or Casting the Bones). Methods covered will include Sangoma Bone Reading, Peruvian Shamanic Bone Reading, Mongolian Shaggai Bone Reading, and Down Home Southern Style Bone Reading. Dr. Hilford has studied with teachers in many places, and brings all forms of bone reading together into a true shamanic teaching. 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

Monday, May 2 - Sunday, May 8, 2011




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.




D. John Michael Hilford: Bone Casting, Crystal Skull Readings, Rose Petal Readings 


Availability: May 7 - 8 from 9:00 AM to "whenever" PM, except when presenting or attending workshops.  

Cost: $50.00 for a 30 minute Bone Reading, Crystal Skull Ancestral Reading, or Rose Petal 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! 


Next month, with the Apprenticeship Week and Workshops behind us for the year. we will return to our regular newsletter format, but for now, one last thing -- scroll down and check out this month's Discount Coupon!

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