Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Newsletter

April 1st, 2012

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Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course Homework Party

March 9, 2012:


More than 1,700 people have enrolled in
cat yronwode's
Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course
-- and 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! 

March's Homework Party is on the 9th.

April's is on the 6th.

May's is on the 4th. 
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We're in the home stretch of preparing the shop and grounds for the May 2012 Workshops, flying around like busy little bees!


The Art Just Keeps On Coming!: 


The Art Department has thrilled us again with three brand new labels for well-known Lucky Mojo conjure supplies whose fabulousness had been less-than-adequately represented by what we in the shop call "the generic Lucky Mojo label" (our brand-logo, plus a piece of block-type with the name).


Our hand-made, traditional, faith-based spiritual deserve this gorgeous presentation in vintage-style packaging -- and we enjoy creating conjure goods that are also cute enough for those nutty ebay collectors to buy "just for those old-fashioned artistic labels."




Introducing HEALING! This new label graces our extremely popular line of Healing Oil, Healing Bath Crystals, Healing Incense Powders, and Healing Sachet Powders.

Healing products are among the most loved of spiritual supplies, and, along with Blessing supplies, are the items most often prescribed by practitioners to be employed as a traditional remedy by those who have been spiritually hurt or feel emotionally out-of-sorts, and need to work their way past those problems into a state of spiritual health. Healing supplies are also used in conjunction with Reconciliation, Return To Me, and Peaceful Home products to mend family and love relationships in which anger or distance have broken the bonds of affection, especially when one partner is carrying a grudge that seems like a wound that will not heal. Even folks with long-standing money woes have been known to add Healing products to their Money Drawing supplies, as a way to repair their own negative attitudes toward prosperity. We do not sell Healing products as a substitute for any form of medical treatment, of course, but the name is so traditional in our community, that we use it proudly, understanding that the healing sought and conveyed is angelic and spiritual in nature. 

By the way, there's a little secret in our brand new Healing label that you may get a kick out of: the Art Department informs us that the inspirational model for the angel on this label was found painted as an advertisement on the window of a historic ice cream parlour, many years ago -- but when the old black-and-white photo was scanned and then adapted for use at Lucky Mojo, it somehow, inexplicably turned into the likeness of our very own Lab employee Alicia! You think we're kidding? Scroll below and see a photo of Alicia! The resemblance is remarkable! 




Introducing MAGNET! This new label powers up our line of Magnet Oil, Magnet Bath Crystals, Magnet Incense Powders, and Magnet Sachet Powders.

A magnet is a refined piece of magnetized steel that draws to itself anything magnetic of lesser strength or mass. A horseshoe magnet carries all the power of a magnet, plus the symbolism of the lucky point-up horseshoe so beloved by the Irish. Magnets produce a strong physical response based on polarity -- which is why we say that ''opposites attract." Magnet products can bring what you seek in the way of physical goods, money, and love.

What is the difference between Magnet products and Lodestone products? Well, Lodestones are naturally magnetic rocks; their pull is gentle, steady, and abidingly strong. Magnets, being made of refined steel, exert a sharper pull, a more defined tug, but also one which may stand out from life's spiritual "background noise" because it is so unsubtle. Be that as it may, Lodestone and Magnet are very similar formulas -- and i honestly think that Magnet arose in an urban environment as people began to forget what a natural Lodestone is.

What is the difference between Magnet (and Lodestone) products and Attraction products? That's an easy one to answer: The difference to me is that Lodestone and Magnet are mineral based, while Attraction is herb and resin based -- with all of the spiritual implications that can be inferred from that distinction. Attraction is thought to make the wearer more attractive, in a manner similar to the effect attributed to Look Me Over products, and it carries a complex floral-herbal aroma which is designed to draw attention, respect, interest, admiration, and even curiosity. Magnet and Lodestone, on the other hand, being mineral compounds, convey a simple, pleasing fragrance with no floral notes. They pull and draw things and people to you.

Side-note: This new Magnet label brings to an end much of the confusion that customers have had for years over the fact that Attraction supplies and Magnet supplies have shared the same label art. Sorry about that -- it was a weekend "emergency graphics" decision that lasted far too long -- but now, thanks to the Art Department, Magnet finally gets to shine and scintillate all on its own, like a comic book ad for the archetypal and powerful horseshoe magnet of your childhood memories -- only better!




Introducing INFLUENCE! This brand new label brings hypnotic power to our line of Influence Oil, Influence Bath Crystals, Influence Incense Powders, and Influence Sachet Powders.

Those in the know use Influence oil on a skull candle to change a person's mind or influence their thoughts or attitude. The colour of the skull candle indicates the type of work being done. A white skull candle opens new situations, brings peace and good dreams, and helps reduce bad thoughts or feelings. A Red skull candle is used to open the mind to love and sexuality. A green skull candle works on those who are stingy with their money or who owe a debt that they must be influenced to pay. A black skull candle influences a person to have dark thoughts and to see the wrong that he or she has done. Influence powders are used to dress papers or to mix with dirt and sprinkle in a target's foot-path. Sprinkling Influence crystal salts into the laundry rinse water is an old, tried-and-true trick to change a family member's mind, and performing a ritual floor wash with Influence scrub water will set the scene for influencing the outcome of discussions or meetings being held in the rooms thus dressed and prepared; the same

We are often asked to explain the difference between Influence and other, similar-sounding formulas, such as Commanding, Compelling, Controlling, Domination, Do As I Say, and Essence of Bend Over. Well, each of those others has its own fine points, but what sets Influence apart is its subtlety. There is no coercive component in this formula, which makes it ideally suited for use by "lady-hearted" workers -- but if you want to use it on a stubborn target and don't mind working "strong," it can be combined with any or all of the harshly coercive formulas to exert a bit of sneaky "where did that thought come from?" vibe that gets in under the radar of even the most resistant target. In short, Influence works well in combination with any other formula, and it is particularly recommended for those who practice dream work with the hope of making someone dream of you and, upon arising, follow the suggestions you sent in their dream.  


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Every year our neighborly church, Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, sponsors a two-day festival of conjure workshops and a potluck party open to the public. Lucky Mojo contributes to the festivities with an Open House and lots of volunteer help by our experienced staff members.
PRE-REGISTRATION for these classes began in MARCH. We offer the option of pre-payment by Paypal. Sign up NOW, as some of these classes will have limited enrollment.

The PERMANENT web address for the Workshops, where the latest information and the PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS are posted, is:






Saturday, May 5, 2012   



10:00 AM - Saturday, May 5, 2012    


Sarayeye, A Santeria Blessing and Road Opening Ceremony  


The Weekend opens with SARAYEYE, an AFRO-CUBAN LUKUMI BLESSING AND ROAD OPENING CEREMONY performed by DR. E. and his assistants. This event is free to all, and all workshop attendees and presenters are cordially invited to be present. You will be blessed!

COST: FREE! - This is an outdoor ceremony, weather permitting. (Donations for Prosperity accepted.)



11:30 AM - Saturday, May 5, 2012


Hoodoo Foods and Conjure Cook-Off: Grocery Store Magic  


SISTER ROBIN PETERSEN will present the ANNUAL CONJURE COOK-OFF, plus a new spiritual cookery workshop, GROCERY STORE MAGIC. Participants will learn how to work hoodoo spells of love, protection, and even cursing with simple fruits and vegetables! Fun for everyone, this class will give you a whole new outlook on food shopping! All materials and take-home produce supplied, plus a free flyer outlining all the spells, and, of course, a copy of the "2012 Hoodoo Food! Rootwork Recipe Round-Up and Conjure Cook-Off" cookbook. (For which the deadline for recipe submissions to be printed is April 1, 2012.) ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED. Bring your magical foods to be judged by workshop participants! Prizes will be awarded to the top three conjure cooks. Extra "Hoodoo Food!" recipe booklets will be sold to benefit the work of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Any food not eaten by participants at the workshop will become part of the general Party Potluck.


TAKE HOME: Two instructional flyers, a 2012 "Hoodoo Food!" Cook Book, and a fully functional Grocery Store Spell for use in your home.   


COST: $20.00 




1:00 PM - Saturday, May 5, 2012

Prosperity Spells: Money Drawing in the Conjure Tradition

SINDY TODO and SUSAN DIAMOND will team up for a workshop on PROSPERITY SPELLS, and participants will be instructed in how to use and work with one of the oldest, most down-home, and least-known Money Drawing Spells found in conjure -- and the item itself is included in the cost of the class, along with a take-home flyer of instructions. ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED.   


TAKE HOME: An instructional flyer and a fully functional Prosperity Spell for use in your home or place of business.

COST: $33.00         



2:30 PM - Saturday, May 5, 2012 

Supernatural Protection and Spirit Traps

CONJUREMAN ALI will be teaching SUPERNATURAL PROTECTION: How to Trap, Tame, and Drive Away Evil Spirits, Malicious Demons, and Wicked Djinns. Each student will learn authentic techniques from a variety of cultures and will then craft and take home a traditional Spirit Trap. ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED.


TAKE HOME: An instructional flyer and a fully functional Spirit Trap for use in your home.

COST: $35.00   



CATHERINE YRONWODE will be introducing her brand new 96 page book on BONE READING and will individually coach all participants as they learn to throw and to interpret the bones in divination. A "bare-bones" starter set and the complete book on seership with bones are included in the cost of the workshop.

TAKE HOME: An instructional flyer, a complete book on Bone Reading by catherine yronwode, a Beginner's Bone Set (or, if you already have the Beginner's Bone Set, you will receive $27.00 in store credit to purchase more bones at the workshop.

COST: $50.00



Sunday, May 6, 2012






10:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012

Working With Santisima Muerte 

LOU FLOREZ will be teaching us the Mexican American traditions of his family in working with the dead, with ancestors, and with Santisima Muerte -- Most Holy Death. Lou is known for his fabulous altar installations and will be creating a grand Santa Muerte Altar on our site. The altar will remain in place all weekend, and all attendees are invited to place their prayers upon it. On Sunday morning, Lou's workshop participants will be instructed in the traditional veneration of Santa Muerte and each participant will prepare his or her own prepared and loaded sugar skull candle. ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED.

TAKE HOME: An instructional flyer and your own fully dressed, loaded and prepared Mexican-style sugar skull dedicated to La Santisima Muerte.

COST: $25.00



11:30 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mojo Making

DR. E. will give his awesome MOJO MAKING class -- it's good for beginners, but filled with special tricks that even long-time practitioners may not yet know. Under Dr. E.'s guidance, participants will learn to select the proper Roots, Herbs, and Minerals for their situation or condition and will then craft, dress, and bless their own mojo hands for love or money. Even if you have made a mojo hand for yourself before, you will learn something new from this workshop! ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED.

TAKE HOME: An instructional flyer, a complete mojo hand of your own making, and a dram vial of dressing oil.

COST: $40.00  



1:00 PM - Sunday, May 6, 2012  


Fortune Telling by Telephone: How YOU Can Be a Psychic Reader!   


MARIN GRAVES will hold a special workshop for participants who are -- or want to be -- Telephone Psychics. Marin will share all the secrets of how it's done, and will tell you exactly how skilled psychic readers can earn a great living from home or as a side-line to operating a metaphycial book store or occult shop. Learn how to take pre-scheduled calls via the web and how to find a reputable psychic service to handle your "instant readings." What's that? You say you're not a reader? Well, if you have ever been a reader's CLIENT, you too will benefit greatly from this truthful, behind-the-scenes look at FORTUNE TELLING BY TELEPHONE!


TAKE HOME: An instructional flyer, a bottle of Marin's custom-made "Psychic Reader's Room Spray" and a 96-page illustrated book, "The Fortune Teller's Guide to Success" by Valentina Burton (featuring an interview with Marin).    


COST: $25.00


2:30 PM - Sunday May 6, 2012  


The Cursing Colloquium: Beyond the Valley of the Doll-Babies 


CONJUREMAN ALI, DR. E., ROBIN YORK, CATHERINE YRONWODE, NAGASIVA YRONWODE, and DEACON MILLETT will conduct a unique and fast-moving panel presentation in which they will lay out their favourite (and lesser-known) ways to curse, jinx, cross, goofer, hot foot, rebuke, and mess up enemies. Topics will include such esoterica as road closing (the opposite of road opening), classical binding spells, foot track whipping, imprecatory Bible Psalms, and working with demons and devils. ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED.

TAKE HOME: Two instructional flyers, a packet of traditional hoodoo cursing powders, and a packet of herbs with instructions for cleansing yourself after performing a curse.

COST: $25.00



4:00 PM - Sunday May 6, 2012


Egg Cleansing and the Meditation of Saint Michael       


SUSAN DIAMOND and SINDY TODO will team up again for a class on EGG CLEANSING AND THE MEDITATION OF SAINT MICHAEL. This powerful and transformational class will cleanse you -- and teach you how to cleanse others with a simple hen's egg. ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED.

TAKE HOME: Two instructional flyers, a bottle of Archangel Michael Dressing Oil, and a completely cleansed self.

COST: $33.00


Open Tent Readings: Various Divination Techniques 


Availability: May 5 - 6, 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 Marin Graves's Sunday 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!




Mark your calendars now -- MAY 5 and 6, 2012 in Forestville, California. We look forward to seeing you!



And for the Graduates of the HRCC: 

APRIL 30th through MAY 4th:


The Lucky Mojo Apprenticeship Program is a FREE three-week series of lectures, personal training, and hands-on guidance in the history, preparation, and use of conjure supplies. This is your chance to meet other graduates, hang out in a real hoodoo shop, work with your hands, and receive true training in the background, history, and actual work of conjure.   



The Apprenticeship Program consists of nine lecture classes of 3 - 4 hours each, plus nine hands-on training sessions of 3 - 5 hours each, organized into three one-week training sessions.

      Week One: Herbs, Candles, Special Waters  

      Week Two: Oils; Incenses; Mojo Hands  

      Week Three: Baths; Sachets; Jack Balls 

Apprentices need not take the three weeks of sessions in order. The Apprenticeship Program is open to all graduates of catherine yronwode's Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course.    


   Upcoming Apprenticeship Week  


April 30 - May 6, 2012 - Week One Apprenticeship:  

 Monday: Herb Lecture, Identifying and Harvesting Herbs
Tuesday: Harvesting, Dehydrating, and Packing Herbs
Wednesday: Candle Lecture; Dressing Candles
Thursday: Labelling, Dressing, and Fixing Candles
Friday: Special Waters Lecture, Making Specials

Two party meals are supplied during the week and attendance is requested: a Potluck Lunch catered by the Lucky Mojo Staff and an Apprentices Dinner catered by Sister Robin Petersen.

There is NO COST for Apprenticeship training because it is conducted strictly on the basis of labour-for-labour trade. Over the course of a five day Apprenticeship Week, Apprentices receive about 20 hours of lectures and hands-on training and in turn they perform about 20 hours of work for the shop. If you cannot sit or stand for a 40-hour work-week, you should NOT attempt to attend this apprenticeship.  


To join in the Apprenticeship Program you must be a Graduate in good standing of my Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course. Non-graduates are eligible for Apprenticeship training if they bring all of their Homework with them when they come.  


Any Graduate may take the Apprenticeship training, but it is especially recommended for those who wish to go on to work for clients or who want to start their own occult shop and would like to know what the work is actually like.   


Apprentices are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, to provide their own room and board, and to attend all 40 hours of studying, learning, and making spiritual supplies.

Upon finishing all three weeks of Apprenticeship, a certificate is issued at no cost, signifying that the training was completed.  

Space in the Apprenticeship Program is limited.

If you want to attend the May 2012 Apprenticeship, Week One, email Sister Robin Petersen NOW at or telephone her at the shop  -- 707-887-1521 -- Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5 PST.




The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour, brought to you every week by catherine yronwode of and ConjureMan Ali of, is a live call-in show, where we will read your fortune and prescribe down-home, old-school conjure and rootwork remedies!

Special Guest Readers and Rootworkers from AIRR, the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, will be featured on April 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2012. Tune in and see who's up!  

April 8, 2012 is EASTER and we will feature a RE-BROADCAST of one of our past shows.

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 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: 




Once again our deepest thanks go out to the Art Department for the beautiful new labels! So sweet! So fine! So adorable! This month's Discount Coupon offers three long-time favourite product lines at a discount -- just because they have ALL NEW LABELS. Be sure to take advantage of this special offer on ALL PRODUCTS WITH NEW LABELS.

Save 20%
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Save 20% on your next order of ALL Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Spiritual Supplies with NEW LABELS -- HEALING, MAGNET, and INFLUENCE Crystals, Incense Powers, Sachet Powders, and Oils. Enter the following promotional code when checking out:


Offer can only be applied to Online Retail Orders.
Offer does not apply to Wholesale, Telephone, Fax, Email, or Postal Mail Orders.
Offer Expires: 04/30/12