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Best Hoodoo Books You Should Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Hoodoo books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. 365 Days of Hoodoo: Daily Rootwork, Mojo & Conjuration (2018)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadHoodoo is a bold spiritual tradition that helps enhance your wellbeing and solve everyday problems. This practical, do-it-yourself guide shows you how to use spells, rites, recipes, mojos, and curios to enrich your life and be ready for whatever comes your way. 365 Days of Hoodoo starts by providing the basics of Hoodoo, and then gradually builds your knowledge day after day. You’ll discover the essential components for your practice, how to master the parts of your life that seem out of control, and the various ways Hoodoo can improve love, prosperity, protection, and much more. This…
Author(s): Stephanie Rose Bird

2. Working Conjure: A Guide to Hoodoo Folk Magic (2018)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadConjure, also known as Hoodoo or Rootwork, is an old, powerful, and increasingly popular system of North American folk magic. Conjure’s roots derive primarily from West and Central African spiritual traditions, but it has also been influenced by Christianity, Jewish mysticism, and Native American practices.Hoodoo Sen Moise has been studying this tradition and working with Conjure for over 35 years. Here in Working Conjure, he explores Conjure’s history, principles, fundamentals, and ethics, while simultaneously providing a practical how-to guide to actually “working” Conjure and making Conjure work for you.This book:…
Author(s): Sen Moise, Hoodoo

3. The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook (2011)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should Read“Voodoo Hoodoo” is the unique variety of Creole Voodoo found in New Orleans. The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook is a rich compendium of more than 300 authentic Voodoo and Hoodoo recipes, rituals, and spells for love, justice, gambling luck, prosperity, health, and success.Cultural psychologist and root worker Denise Alvarado, who grew up in New Orleans, draws from a lifetime of recipes and spells learned from family, friends, and local practitioners. She traces the history of the African-based folk magic brought by slaves to New Orleans, and shows how it evolved over time to include influences…
Author(s): Denise Alvarado, Doktor Snake

4. Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure (2002)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadThis is the first book of its kind, presenting accurate botanical information about roots and herbs employed in conjure, with sample spells that will show you how to make and use your own mojo bags, spiritual baths, and incenses. 224 pages 500 herbs, roots, minerals, and rare zoological curios, 750 traditional spells, tricks, and magical recipes, 50 black and white illustrations…
Author(s): Catherine Yronwode

5. Old Style Conjure: Hoodoo, Rootwork, & Folk Magic (2017)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadConjure, hoodoo, rootwork―these are all names for southern American folk magic. Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide. This book is a guide to using conjure to achieve love, success, safety, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment. Author Starr Casas, a hereditary master of the art, introduces readers to the history and philosophy of conjure and provides practical information for using it. Featuring Casas’s own rituals, spells, and home recipes, the book provides useful…
Author(s): Starr Casas, Orion Foxwood

6. The Red Folder: Private Lessons on the Practice of Hoodoo (2019)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should Read* Divination and Seership with Crystal Balls, * Pendulums, and Numerology Conjure Spells for Money, Love, Protection, and Luck * Cursing, Break-Up, and Hot Foot Tricks to Drive Off Enemies * The Secrets of Conjure Cookery and Traditional Herbal Medicine * Candle Magic, Spell Sigils, and Petition Papers in the Hoodoo Tradition * How to Make Your Own Mojo Hands, Sachet Powders, and Packet Charms The Red Folder, an oversized 8 1/2" x 11", 136-page book, collects and reprints all of the flyers and extracts from the books we gave to attendees at the Hoodoo Heritage…
Author(s): Catherine Yronwode

7. Hoodoo Bible Magic: Sacred Secrets of Scriptural Sorcery (2014)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadIt has been said that we are created in God’s own image. There are those who know and understand this to mean that — a spark which can aid us to attain wisdom, riches, love, joy, health, and success through the power of God’s Holy Word. Practical, honest, and straightforward, this book teaches the history and unlocks the mystery of Christian Conjuration with the Holy Scriptures. Learn ancient traditional spells of Psalmic Magic from forgotten books of Jewish wisdom preserved by African American elders, open the Bible’s treasure-house of Secret Charms and Sacred Amulets, and prepare yourself for revelations and wonders. The Bible is a…
Author(s): Miss Michaele, Professor Charles Porterfield , et al.

8. Hoodoo (2017)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadTwelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family with a rich tradition of practicing folk magic: hoodoo, as most people call it. But even though his name is Hoodoo, he can't seem to cast a simple spell.        Then a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, and Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their graves. Even worse, he soon learns the Stranger is looking for a boy. Not just any boy. A boy named Hoodoo. The entire town is at risk from the Stranger’s black magic, and only Hoodoo can defeat him. He’ll just need to learn how to conjure first.    …
Author(s): Ronald L. Smith

9. Wurkn Dem Rootz: Ancestral Hoodoo (2018)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadWurkn Dem Rootz is a book for those who are seeking to embrace the culture of Hoodoo from an African American perspective. This book includes Hoodoo recipes as well as the basis for creating a formulary way of thinking as a Rootworker. The focal point of “Wurkn Dem Rootz” is consciously connecting to your ancestral powers to manifest greatness in your life….
Author(s): Medicine Man

10. Genuine Black and White Magic of Marie Laveau: Hoodoo’s Earliest Grimoire and Spell Book (2018)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadHoodoo’s first grimoire and spell-book, originally edited by the famed African-American folklorist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston, holds a historical place that no other conjure book can claim, for it provides the modern practitioner with guidance and training in authentic New Orleans rootwork, as it was in 1928. Although the author was certainly not Marie Laveau, the more than 50 rites and rituals in this volume present the classic hoodoo spells of the Crescent City, using herbs, roots, candles, incense, powders, baths, and mojo hands to get…
Author(s): Catherine Yronwode, Zora Neale Hurston, et al.

11. Hoodoo Honey and Sugar Spells: Sweet Love Magic in the Conjure Tradition (2013)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadDeacon Millett of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary presents full, complete, and authentic instructions on every kind of sugar, honey, apple, onion, molasses, and syrup spell you can imagine. Deacon Millett is a Reconciliation and Love Spell specialist, and the incredible opening section is filled with the Deacon’s recipes for making your own sugar scrubs, sweet bowl spells, and honey baths! Plus, he has included an extensive "Frequently Asked Questions" section, gleaned from the pages of the Lucky Mojo Forum — with incredible answers by our intrepid moderators…
Author(s): Deacon Millett , Tony Link, et al.

12. The Black Folder: Personal Communications on the Mastery of Hoodoo (2013)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadConjure Spells for Love, Money, Protection, and Luck;Cursing and Reversing Tricks with Dolls and Mirror Spells;The Secrets of Kitchen Witchery and Grocery Store Magic;Candle and Oil Lamp Magic in the Hoodoo Tradition;How to Make Your Own Mojo Hands, Doll-Babies, and Packet Amulets;Divination and Seership with Bones, Tea Leaves, and Candle Wax.From 2002 through 2013, the Lucky Mojo Curio Company offered an assortment of informational "shop flyers" to all in-store and mail-order customers, featuring basic information about African American hoodoo drawn from…
Author(s): Various, Catherine Yronwode

13. Cursing and Crossing: Hoodoo Spells to Torment, Jinx, and Take Revenge On Your Enemies (2017)

Best Hoodoo Books You Should ReadThis unique collection of spells features serious, hard-hitting, fast-paced, hot, and STRONG works of revenge and justice. Not for the lady-hearted or faint of spirit, this book includes full instructions for making and torturing doll-babies, imprisoning your enemies in coffin boxes, and freezing unwanted people out of your life. Using pins, needles, nails, feces, candles, oils, powders, and graveyard dirt, Miss Aida teaches you exactly how to torment, jinx, and mess up your adversaries and foes. Now you too can benefit from the malevolent secrets of cursing and crossing, passed down through the…
Author(s): Miss Aida, Catherine Yronwode

Best Hoodoo Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some hoodoo books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Crossroads of Conjure: The Roots and Practices of Granny Magic, Hoodoo, Brujería, and Curanderismo

Author(s): Katrina Rasbold
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 Jan 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2316810

Conjuring Moments in African American Literature: Women, Spirit Work, and Other Such Hoodoo

Author(s): Kameelah L. Martin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2012, Size: 971 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1479391

The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook

Author(s): Denise Alvarado
Publisher: , Year: 2009, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 459223

Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs

Author(s): Stephanie Rose Bird
Publisher: , Year: 2004, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 461779

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure

Author(s): Catherine Yronwode
Publisher: Catherine Yronwode, Year: 2002, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1033024

The Origin of American Black English: Be-Forms in the HOODOO Texts

Author(s): Traute Ewers
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter, Year: 1995, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1484281

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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