Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Newsletter

May 1st, 2012

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Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course Homework Party

May 4, 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!


Lucky Mojo in the News: 


Beth Schlanker, a photographer from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper, was out here last week and shot some beautiful glimpses of the shop. These ran in the Sunday paper on April 29, 2012 as a brief descriptive block of text and a series of captioned pictures. The featured team member this time was Heidi Simpson! Here are some of the images, showing Heidi making a Jack ball. So cool, Heidi! 


(Heidi Simpson making a Jack ball for a customer in Ireland

at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)




(Heidi Simpson making a Jack ball for a customer in Ireland

at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)



(Heidi Simpson making Amber Incense Powder 

at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)


Online Pre-Paid Registration: 





(Crystal balls and stone spheres at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

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:




(Painted clay Catholic statues from Peru at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)




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. 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




(Love Altar at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.

Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)  




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.   



(Palmistry sign at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

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.



(Money altar at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Photo by Beth Schlanker, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)




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 May 13, 20, and 27, 2012. Tune in and see who's up!  

May 6, 2012 is Open House 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: 




I want to thank Sister Robin for taking the lead on organizing the Apprenticeship Week. We couldn't do it without you, Robin.

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