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August 1st, 2013

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Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course Homework Party

August 16, 2013:

More than 1,800 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!   
September's Homework Party is Friday the 6th.
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We are busily unpacking and getting together a large array of new amulets, charms, minerals, and talismanic items from around the world. Thanks to Robin Petersen and Ernie Medeiros for helping with the SKU numbers and uploads.


New Item, Very Spherical!

Moqui Marbles on the Move!  

Moqui Shaman Balls are sandstone concretions of eliptical or round shape encased in a shell of hematite, an ore of iron, which renders them weakly, but noticeably magnetic. Their small magnetic charge means that they will attract or repel, like very faint lodestones. Magically, they may be kept in singles or pairs. They are reputed to provide protection against flood, fire, and lightning. Their activating magnetism is conducive to uncrossing of many kinds, including against the evil eye, and false friends, and they are used to increase happiness and overall life enjoyment, enhance intimacy or belonging, relaxation and regeneration, and build physical and spiritual health.
Moqui Marbles are found in the Navajo Sandstone Formation in Utah. The Hopi word 'moqui' means 'the dead,' and legend has it that Hopi ancestors use these balls to play marble games at night during their visitations. At sunrise they go back to the Underworld, leaving the magnetically charged marbles behind as gifts for relatives. The balls are thought for this reason to bring fertility, expedite childbirth, and provide ancestor blessings.

These rocks are also referred to as "Shaman Stones," "Pitre Stones," and "Thunderballs." Their colours range from light grey to dark grey, with some displaying hues of tan or rusty sandstone. Ours are available in three sizes, and if you order two of the same size, we will match them for you to make a good working pair. 

Under 1" Moqui Marble $8.00

1"-1.5" Medium Moqui Marble  $10.00

1.5"-2" Large Moqui Marble $12.00


The Most Bang for Your Buck!



I personally LOVE to blend oils to make up combinations for special circumstances and conditions.

For instance, take Love Me Oil and Stay With Me Oil -- so different, yet so harmonious! Blend them together and something amazing happens!

Or, to give another example: Consider how different the situations would be if you needed to use Court Case Oil plus Pay Me Oil instead of Court Case Oil plus Separation Oil ... or Court Case Oil plus Revenge Oil!

A third example: The blend of Marriage Oil plus Healing Oil is quite different than the blend of Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez Oil and Healing Oil. Can you feel it?

And, yes, in addition to blending my oils, i also blend powders, incenses, and bath crystals as well and i "cross-dress" (LOL!) my candles too. For instance, to use an example from the list of oil blends above, i might cross-dress a Court Case candle with Pay Me Oil.




When folks blend together oils, they sometimes get hung up on the question of "How many oils is the right number to include?" Misreadings of how we make mojo hands have resulted in some people insisting that the number of oils blended for use on a candle "should be" an odd number, "just like in a lucky mojo bag" -- which is bogus rule-making.

In the first place, oils are not mojo hands, but even if they were, there's nothing about mojo hands that requires an odd number of ingredients. That is poseur b.s. of the first order. Where it comes from is that many simple mojo hands are made up with 3 ingredients, and so are many simple hoodoo bath recipes, and of course people have noticed that fact and commented on it. But plenty of long-time down-home root workers have never counted ingredients and just add whatever they feel is "right," based on the symbolism of the work and what they have on hand.

About 20 years ago, i wrote about the propensity for selection of the number 3 in crafting lucky mojo bags, and i told about a worker i knew back in the day who made "trio hands" consisting of 3 packets of 3 items each prayed over with 3 prayers and blessed in the names of the Holy Trinity (a total of 9 ingredients). I also mentioned a man i had known who made a Lucky 7 bag, a Lucky 7-11 bag, and a Lucky 13 bag. 


I wrote about this and then the internet took hold and all sorts of hoodoo newbie-expert-wannabes started telling each other (for no reason) that i had said that mojo bags HAVE TO HAVE an odd number of ingredients. 


I never said that. 


Then, as if that were not bad enough, these White internet-based newbie-expert-wannabes, who were never part of the African American hoodoo community to begin with, then even began telling Black rootworkers that they were "wrong" for making bags with uncounted ingredients or with an even number. 


And it has not stopped there! Recently, the newbie-expert-wannabes have extended their fake rules to cover "the number of ingredients in an oil" and "the number of oils you could blend together" and "the number of ingredients in a bath." 


It's time to pull in the reins on that runaway horse.   


* Sure, odd numbers do come up more frequently in hoodoo mojo bag and bath combinations then even numbers do -- if the maker is counting out ingredients -- but remember, not all makers count out ingredients.


* Even among those who do count out ingredients for lucky mojo hands or baths, not all pick an odd number, and there may be good reasons to pick the number that is chosen. For instance, if you are making a gambling hand for a man whose name-numerology works out to a lucky number of 8, you'd do well to put in 8 ingredients for his mojo, because 8 is his lucky number. 


* Oils are not mojo hands or baths, and when blending oils for use in a spell, most people don't count the oils. They go by the meanings of the names on the oils and construct what amounts to what i call "the narrative of intention." 



I blend two or more named oils all the time in my work, and i expect my customers to do so as well, without getting hung up on fake rules promoted by the fake conjure doctors of the internet.  


When i combine oils to make special blends, i do not count out the number of oils in the blend. Instead, what i am looking for is a way to fulfill the conditions of the work, that is, to blend a series of oils whose names overlap to form a series of ideas that encapsulates and expresses my magical intent. I call this "the narrative of intention." 


A narrative list of oils follows a logical step-by-step progression that achieves a multi-part goal. For instance, to repair a separation between lovers, i may blend Return To Me Oil, Love Me Oil, and Stay With Me Oil. However, if they are angry due to a fight or quarrel, i may start with Reconciliation Oil, followed by Return To Me Oil, Love Me Oil, Tranquility Oil, and Peaceful Home Oil, to see if i can calm them down and stop them fussing before i begin my next series of works that has the intention of moving on to deeper objectives such as fidelity, marriage, home ownership, and child-rearing. 

Once i have selected my narrative of oils, i will blend them -- but i don't follow one way of doing that either, by any means.


When dressing an amulet or talisman, i may rub the charm, first with one oil and its prayer, then with a second oil and its prayer, and so forth -- or i may pre-blend the oils in the palm of my left hand, reciting one prayer for the blend as i stir it with my right index finger. After i anoint the item with the blended oil, i then rub both of my hands together in a circular motion, to disperse the remnant oil evenly onto both my hands. 


On free-standing candles, i often make blends directly on the candle, as i dress it, and i usually limit the blend to three or four similar Lucky Mojo oils (e.g. Kiss Me Now!, Stay With Me, Siva Sakti, Fast Luck), to keep the scent from becoming muddied.

On vigil lights, although i think that most candles can be dressed with one oil, i often use 2 to 3 oils to make a custom blend. 


If i am doing a lot of work for a client, or handling a lot of similar cases, i prefer to blend my combination of oils in a bottle before i start my work.   

At the Lucky Mojo shop we make and sell "Rootworkers and Churches Specials" in 4 oz. bottles that can contain 1 oil or pre-blended mixtures of 2, 3, or 4 oils, selected by the customer. We sell these 4 oz. bottles of custom-blended oils to rootworkers and spiritual practitioners -- and many root doctors and healers like them because i allow them to select custom blends of, say, two different love oils or three different cleansing-uncrossing-protection oils or a four-way blended mix of gambling-sex-money-power oils -- or whatever it is that they find most useful to them in their work with their clients. 
These blends of up to four oils -- which contain all of the herbs and roots from all of the included oils -- will give you a lot more oil for your money than making your own blends will. A 4 oz. Rootworkers and Churches Special is the same in volume as EIGHT of our 1/2 oz. bottles but the cost is much less per ounce.

When you order, you should specify the single oil or blend of oils you wish us to combine for you, in the "message" are of your online shopping cart order form. Each bottle of Rootworkers and Churches Special Oil is individually made for the customer who places the order, and there are no "standard" combinations, so you must specify your single oil or combination of oils each time you place an order for a Rootworkers and Churches Special.



The cost of glass is a large part of the cost of bottling oils, as is the cost of labour. With our hand-made oils, everything has to go into that tiny-teeny bottle mouth, but with the 4 oz. Rootworkers and Churches Specials, you buy only one piece of glass instead of eight pieces, and the bottle mouth is easily three times the diameter of the half-ounce bottle, making for speedier filling in the lab, hence less salary-time expended in the making, and allowing us to put bigger pieces of roots, herbs, and minerals.

One way we keep our prices low and keep our customers satisfied is by following our old-time recipes rather than experimenting with new ideas every day. If each bottle had to be special-made to each customer's liking, you would be paying a lot more per bottle, truth to tell -- but when it comes to the Rootworkers and Churches Specials, many of us in the shop have made some of these same four-way "narrative"  blend recipes so many times for our regular practitioner customers that we have them memorized and know exactly what to grab off of which shelf and how much to put into each batch, without consulting a written text. Our experience is a money-saver for you. 


For a long, useful list of popular "narrative" oil blends that you can specify when you order a Rootworkers and Churches Special, please see this "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice" web page: 



Upcoming Conjure Events:

Mark Your Calendar Now!



Sat & Sun: August 17 and August 18, 2013:



Lucky Mojo will be hosting a divination-oriented pop-up shop at the annual BATS show. Two days of Tarot-drenched fun and frolic including workshops, presentations, readings in the Pagan Science Reading Room, fabulous schmoozery, and the Raffle of Fabulous Prizes! Catch us at BATS and say "Hello!"


Saturday, August 17th 10:00 to 5:00

Sunday, August 18th 10:00 to 4:00


DoubleTree Hotel,
San Jose, California

More details at 




Saturday,October 19, 2013:



A new one-day magical event is coming our way: It's the Santa Rosa Mystic Fair! Check it out at

Quite a number of vendors -- Pagan, New Age, Metaphysical, and Occult -- Lucky Mojo and AIRR folks have already signed up to vend and read there -- Miss cat, Miss Elvyra, Lou Florez, and Apollo Dark will be reading, catherine will be presenting a workshop on the subject of candle magic, and Lucky Mojo will present a "pop-up-shop" featuring the top-selling oils, candles, incense, sachet powders, and herbs from our store. Our good friends Oberon and Morning Glory Zell of Mythic Images and the Grey School of Wizardry will also be vending their statuary and books.


The entrance fee to this brand-new venue is $5.00 for the day. The location is the Santa Rosa Vets Center. We hope to see you there!    







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 on the air 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 August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2013. Tune in and see who's up!  


Show Time:


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