Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Newsletter

April 1st, 2016

In This Issue
9th Annual Hoodoo Heritage Festival
Your Free Magic Spell
Featured Herb
Hoodoo Rootwork Monthly Course Grading Party
Introducing the Editor
List of Good Places to Stay in the Russian River Area
catherine yronwode

Rowan Rivers

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Rowan Rivers

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The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour with catherine yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.

Featuring panel discussions on traditional African American hoodoo spell-casting  with members of AIRR, plus free readings and magical rootwork advice for our call-in clients -- this is the longest-running conjure show on the planet!

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern


Candelo's Corner with Candelo Kimbisa.

This is the meeting place for all esoteric traditions.
Candelo brings his insight as a Palero and eclectic spiritualist to
his interviews with peers in Afro-Caribbean lineages as
well as representatives of numerous other spiritualities and religions.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern


The Crystal Silence League Hour with Rev. Jon Saint Germain.

Spiritual guidance on the practical use of crystals and crystal balls in the development of mental concentration and mind power, silent influence over others, divination, scrying of the future, telepathic contact with people, and with spirits.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern


In The Streets with Beverley Smith.

Front page reports on the ongoing struggle for racial, social, and  gender justice in America and the world, brought to you straight from  the heart by an empowered and impassioned activist-priestess of ruthless  compassion and insight.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern


On Sacred Ground with
Khi Armand.

Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, your host -- aided by scholars, spiritworkers, and environmentalists -- weaves together history, ethnography, and subjective experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern


The Now You Know Show with Professor Charles Porterfield.

From deep in the heart of Texas comes your weekly schooling in  down-home conjure, laced with country wit and Biblical wisdom. The old Professor is a natural man with a silver tongue who knows his roots and  delivers the lucky numbers!

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Eastern


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Where poetry, short stories, and the spoken word come alive through the POWER OF WORDS! 2nd Wednesday is Youth Poetry Night and 3rd Wednesday is Erotic Poetry!! Call in and read your work!

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Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course Homework Party

April 8th, 2016   

More than 2,000 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!  

April's Homework
Party is Friday the 8th. 

May's Homework
Party is Friday the 6th.

June's Homework
Party is Friday the 10th. 
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Train Time Here and the Track's All Out of Line
Or: Spike Driver's Blues
Over the winter, we suffered some storm damage to the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. garden railroad. This feature attracts people to the shop grounds who -- believe it or not -- have virtually no interest in metaphysical or spiritual supplies, but who love model trains. It took such a big hit from a couple of Redwood branches that an entire trestle bridge was knocked out and the rails were bent to the point of being unusable. Our faithful M-O-W crew (consisting of Daniel Smith of has completed the repairs, rebuilt the trestle, and gotten us (literally) back on track. Thank you, Daniel Smith! And, of course, that means that the ET&WNC is running again on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. We will have big news about the new Crystal Caverns Mine line soon ...
 Introducing the Editor

Hello, I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring and is getting excited for the Hoodoo Heritage Festival next month. We have some very special presenters lined up and will be releasing some wonderful books that you will definitely want on your bookshelf. There's still time to register, and if you've already purchased your ticket then be sure to check out the links to nearby accommodations included in this newsletter. It is an event not to be missed!

I want to take a moment to introduce myself as the new editor of the newsletters for Lucky Mojo Curio Co. My name is Rowan and I have been a student of cat's since last August. A Virgo with Gemini rising and Mercury in Libra, I hope to assist Lucky Mojo with a keen eye, quick wit, and soft touch - and maybe a healthy splash of perfectionism. I am a ridiculous Virgo after all. 

Please enjoy the wonderful free spell, herb lore, and coupon included in this newsletter, and be sure to check out all of the exciting developments happening at Lucky Mojo. We hope to see you at the Festival workshops next month!

Love and bones,


Hands-On Conjure Training Workshops
Saturday and Sunday,
May 14th and 15th, 2016

For the ninth consecutive year, Missionary Independent Spiritual Church and Ms. Robin Presents is sponsoring our annual Hoodoo Heritage Festival in Forestville, California.

Join presenters Charles Porterfield, catherine yronwode, Deacon Millett, Candelo Kimbisa, Papa Michael, and other special guests for classes, hands-on workshops, and panel discussions in African-American folk magic, rootwork, and hoodoo. These classes will teach you practical tricks and tips to take your conjure work to a new level of confidence and knowledge. In addition to spell-casting, we also showcase the mystery and magic of worldwide folk religions.
Make your travel plans now to attend this unique 2-day Festival of Hoodoo Heritage, African-American folk magic, and spiritual spell-casting!

Registration for workshops begins during the month of December, 2015. Pre-payment is by Paypal. We encourage folks to sign up well ahead of the event - and offer price discounts for early registration.
  • Regular Price: March 22nd to April 30th: $150 per day / $280 per weekend
  • Saturday Presenter Banquet: Limited Tickets to the Public, $55 per Ticket
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2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival Schedule
May 14th - 15th, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open
Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.And Madame Pamita entrances us with voice and ukulele. Don't miss her amazing renditions of hoodoo songs!
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Opening Ceremony: Voices of Hyatt II: A Tribute to Rootworkers of the Past

This year's festival will open with a ritual performance by KAST EXCELSIOR, AMBROZINE LEGARE, and CHARLES PORTERFIELD, bringing together prayers, songs, and dances from throughout the African diaspora. These will be followed by dramatic presentations that bring to life the rootworker informants who interviewed by Harry Middleton Hyatt in the early part of the 20th century.
TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer describing the folkloric collections and interviews made by Harry M. Hyatt from the 1930s to the 1970s.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Dem Dry Bones: Working with Osteocentric and Necromantic Curios
Bones have been used in sacred and magical work in every culture and every age. In this workshop by KAST EXCELSIOR, you will explore the various ways to incorporate bones as active allies to enhance your own conjure work. Each student will participate in the consecration of a personally fixed bone to draw increased luck and empowerment upon your path.
TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on the use of bones in folk magic, a portion of scripture, and an animal bone for making your own potent lucky piece.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Buffet-Style Lunch and Madame Pamita
Enjoy a buffet-style lunch included in the price of your registration. Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader. And MADAME PAMITA with special guest KAST EXCELSIOR entrance us with voice and ukulele. Don't miss their amazing renditions of hoodoo songs! Food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Sew Much Hoodoo: Textiles and Needlework in the Domestic Conjure Arts
Textiles and needlework have been used in hoodoo since its beginnings. In this workshop by GABRIELLE SWAIN, the domestic conjure arts of sewing, textiles, and needlework will be explored from mojo bags to knot spells and more. Students will participate in the creation of a sachet to draw love and happiness for their own homes as well as learn basics about sewing, scissor care, and other textile arts.
TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer describing the work, materials for your own project, and your own sewing kit (including a needle threader!).

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016 
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday May 14, 2016
Blessing and Protecting Your Home
Where you lay your head at the end of a day should be a place that is peaceful, a place that you call home. In this workshop, AMBROZINE LEGARE will be sharing practical conjure tips, tricks and spells to clean and bless your living space.
TAKE-HOME: Herbs for making your own cleansing wash, plus a two-page set of instructions on home cleansing and protection.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open
Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Amulets and Talismans: The Art of Consecrated Curios
Many people carry lucky charms or wear protective talismans to bring in good fortune and keep evil at bay -- but to get the most out of them, you've got to know how! In this power-packed workshop, MS. ROBIN will help you select, prepare, and bless your own amulets. Each participant will receive 9 talismanic charms in a gift bag, designed to cover a wide variety of life situations such as luck, love, money, health, and power -- and then, under the helping hands of a true hoodoo mentor, will fix and prepare them for use.
TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on talismanic magic, plus your own personal starter collection of 9 lucky amulets and charms in an organza bag.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Spells From the Sporting Life
The Sporting Life has been a vital part of hoodoo history. From working girls to gamblers and all those in between, the world of the demi-monde has been an important and often overlooked realm in which hoodoo has played an important part. PROFESSOR PORTERFIELD continues his mission to help bring to light those parts of hoodoo often forgotten about or deemed controversial. This year he will be presenting his new book "The Sporting Life: How to Help Yourself with Hoodoo and Rootwork, from the Streets to the Sheets" with a workshop on the Sporting Life old and new and how it still plays an important part in hoodoo and conjure. Come and hear how the prostitute, pimp, gambler, madam, LGBT community, and more have left the indelible imprint of the Sporting Life on the work we do.
TAKE-HOME: A brand-new 96-page book by Professor Porterfield -- "The Sporting Life: Hustlers, Pimps, and Gamblers in Hoodoo and Conjure," plus a complimentary packet of Jezebel Bath Crystals.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

7:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016
Saturday Presenter Banquet, Tickets Available Now Until the event, $55.00 admission - Rain or shine!
This event allows an informal and social engagement in which workshop attendees and presenters enjoy a banquet.
There are 3 entrées from which to select:
Please inform us of your selection when you confirm. 
(tickets required) 
6:30 PM - Close, Saturday, May 14, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader. Stay as long as there are readers available for readings.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016
North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia
The folk magic of Mongolia, Manchuria, and Eastern Siberia is a vital and ongoing religio-magical practice by which people seek and obtain blessings, protection, luck, love, and health. David Shi, an American of Manchurian heritage, brings us authentic spells and methodologies from this remote corner of the world, and teaches us how to use the tools and techniques of North Asian magic. DAVID SHI will open your eyes to cultural customs and spell-casting methods that you may never have known existed, so an illustrated 96 page book will be provided for your home study.
TAKE-HOME: David Shi's brand-new 96-page book North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

11:00 PM - 12:00 PM Sunday May 15, 2016
Teas and Tisanes: Making Magical Potions and Infusions
Most rootworkers are comfortable putting a pinch of an herb in a mojo bag, but what you may not know is that there is a long history of conjure practitioners prescribing these same herbs as teas for their clients. MADAME PAMITA explains this ancient art and teaches you how to select appropriate edible magical herbs and roots to infuse into potent beverages for money, love, luck, protection, and health.
TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on magical teas and tisanes, a teacup, muslin steeping-bag, and herbs for making your own Prosperity Tea.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Buffet-Style Lunch and Reading Tent Open

Another delicious buffet-style lunch (included in the price of your registration), plus appointment times available to meet with your favourite readers. Food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, under the direction of the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Our Hoodoo History: The Revival of the Occult Shop Pamphlet
As a historian of folk magic, CATHERINE YRONWODE has made it her mission to keep the continuity of African-American hoodoo front and center in the 21st century. This year she introduces a new reprint line from Lucky Mojo, starting with the most popular -- and longest out-of-print -- classic of candle and conjure shop literature. Instruction manuals of this type, much loved and often consulted by rootworkers from the 1890s through the 1990s, are now so rare that most newcomers to our community have never had a chance to learn the wondrous and practical methods they teach. Learn the history of these books, and take a trip back in time to read the secrets they contain.
TAKE-HOME: A brand-new 96-page restored and revised edition of "Legends of Incense, Herb and Oil Magic" by Lewis de Claremont from 1936.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sunday May 15, 2016
Panel Discussion: Spells for Social Justice and Community Activism
This year's panel discussion, led by BEVERLEY SMITH, MISS MICHAELE, PAPA LOU, CANDELO KIMBISA, ANGELA MARIE HORNER, and JAMILA JONES, presents practical and effective ways to meld your magic with local, national, and worldwide issues of racial, environmental, and gender justice.
TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer filled with spells you can use on your altar or when engaged in direct action.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Bone Reading: Mastering Groupings and Configurations
In this workshop MICHELE JACKSON will teach you how to interpret the bones when they fall into groups, rather than interpreting them each as individual pieces. Reading pieces in groups can enhance your reading skills by providing additional information about a particular bone. This allows the reader to describe people and actions in more detail, thus making the information more useful to the client. We will look at and interpret several sample groupings during the workshop.
TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer describing the work, a bottle of homemade cleansing spray for your divination tools, a reading spine, and a Cougar bone.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
The Four Branches of Crystal Magic: Scrying, Projection, Reception, and Transformation
JON SAINT GERMAIN, "The Voice of the Crystal Silence League" and host of the Crystal Silence League Hour on the LMC Radio Network, presents a practical introduction to the use of crystals and stones in the Four Branches of Crystal Magic: Divination or scrying with a crystal, Projection of prayers and spells through Silent Influence, Reception of blessings from the Divine and from friends, and Transformative healing and self-improvement work. Informed by the New Thought Movement of the early 20th century, during which time the Crystal Silence League was founded, and brought up to date by the use of a great array of magical minerals as allies and helpers, this workshop will provide you with the techniques and spells you need to become a practitioner of Crystal Magic.
TAKE-HOME: A brand-new 96-page book by Jon Saint Germain on how to work with crystals and stones, "Crystal Magic: Divination, Healing, and Spellcraft with Gems and Minerals."

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Massage Tent Open

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
Closing Circle and Business Card Exchange
As all good things must come to an end, join the circle of new friends and old as we say goodbye and wish each other well! Hang out with our presenters, exchange business cards, share our specialties, and continue to reach out to one another! Until we meet again, we hold each and every person, being, and ancestor in our highest thoughts. BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS and we will show you how to dress them!

6:00 PM - Close, Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reading Tent Open
Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader. Stay as long as there are readers available for readings.


The LMC Radio Network! 

Sundays: April 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 3pm - 4:30pm PT

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!


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 or to listen to the show live by phone: 


I have been working in the Book Mines (going down down down, working in the book mines -- oops! about to slip down)... and i am so happy that Spring weather is upon us now. If only i had time to enjoy it! Clip your coupons and get your discounts -- and i will see you next month!

OH! And, remember, HRCC Students, this is your LAST CHANCE to sign up for the FREE Week Two Apprenticeship, May 9th - 13th, 2016, in Forestville. If you are a graduate or will be graduating this month, and you want a FREE 5-day training with me in how to make and use hoodoo products, contact Heidi Simpson at the shop. She is there Sunday through Thursday and the number is (707) 887-1521. All Apprentices must PRE-REGISTER (no drop-ins are allowed), so act now if you want to be part of this mentorship program. 

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