The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook has ratings and 23 reviews. Cultural psychologist and root worker Denise Alvarado, who grew up in New Orleans, draws. All artwork and photography is by Denise Alvarado or in the public domain. Other books by this author: The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook. A Guide to Serving the. 1 Nov The Paperback of the Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook by Denise Alvarado at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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If you do not choose to do enemy work in your personal practice, then do so. I believe it’s a good jumpstart book for those interested in vodou. Weiser Books Publication Date: Holidays are mentioned, but not explained. The self-help phase spellbookk the occult revival–epitomized by the New Age and Neopaganism for the last half-century–is quickly giving way to nuts-and-bolts, hands-on practical magick that gets things done.

She shares her research into folklore collections and 19th- and 20th- century formularies along with her own magical arts. Thanks to the author for writing and sharing this information for those who are interested spellbolk the craft. Whether your interest in Voodoo and hoodoo are academic or you want to learn to lay a few tricks, The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook is the best place to start. Denise Alvarado captures that flavor perfectly in The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook because she has long been immersed in its magic and culture.

Please visit Independent scholar, ritual artist and prolific author of Southern folk magic, spiritual traditions and culture. This item doesn’t belong on this page. See details for additional description.

Perfect for a Hoodoo Doc. Similar in some respects to voodio or saints, the Loas are not to be used like servants but must also be served and respected.

It offers a glimpse into many of the products used by practitioners that few get to see. She then uses the slur “tranny” quite casually in reference to drag queens. Alvarado includes a good bit of information about some of the primary Loas, their histories, fields of influence, and tips about how to win their favor. This was because I was weird. It was used to gain the upper hand in a world in which Blackness afforded no opportunities, in which spiritual power was needed to pave your sellbook in the world.


Jan 25, Mika rated it really liked it. There are people who believe that this is the best book written on modern hoodoo, when there are many more traditional books on hoodoo written from a more modern perspective that are much better than this book- such as Starr Casas and Catherine Yronwode.

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Along the way, Voodoo has incorporated Native American rituals, Catholic beliefs, and even European folk magic. She traces the history of the African-based folk magic brought by slaves to New Orleans, and shows alvarao it evolved over time to include influences from Native American spirituality, Catholicism, and Pentecostalism.

Untitled voodpo Tucker CarlsonHardcover In short, this book contains everything vlodoo need to know in order to practice successful magick in the Voodoo Hoodoo tradition.

The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbookis a rich compendium of more than authentic Voodoo and Hoodoo recipes, rituals, and spells for love, justice, gambling luck, prosperity, health, and success. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. However, to disregard the need of these types of workings in the past and present is to disrespect the history of African Americans as a whole I have no problem with white people deciding to practice hoodoo and learn uoodoo African American culture.

She shares her research into folklore collections and 19th- and 20th- century formularies along with her own magical arts. Jul 18, Rachel McBain rated it it was ok Shelves: Lists with This Book.

The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook

Spellbok said, my life experiences are by no means limited to New Orleans as I have hooodo all over the world and currently call Arizona my home. A brilliant and all-encompassing work and an invaluable source of recorded oral tradition. As the famed New Orleans Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau did before her, Denise creates a path to these traditions for all who seek to discover them. I’ve been practicing hoodoo for about 3 years and never read a book so wrapped in history and information I was just looking for.


Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook

Stop turning hoodoo into a sparkly playground of recipes because you are not interested in Black history. This is a book that is meant to turn hoodoo into yet another spiritual object to be consumed by primarily white Neo-Pagans who are looking for something to ‘spice up’ their magical practice, who could care less about African Americans, our culture or our history.

People who practice white magic or the right hand path steer clear of the spells that harm others, that destroy, or kill. Please visit my website: Cultural psychologist and root worker Denise Alvarado, who grew up in New Orleans, draws from a lifetime of r “Voodoo Hoodoo” is the unique variety of Creole Voodoo found in New Orleans. I’ve read her revised edition which I recommend over the first as the publication quality seems stronger – better and more intuitively organised for quick reference and practical use.

Over the past several decades she has not only made a scholarly study of various forms of magick and healing, as an anthropologist and psychologist, but she has also practiced these traditions at length, becoming a respected spiritual-worker, consultant, and writer in her own right. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all.

This is because many of the spiritual practices embedded within rootwork often differ drastically from the European magic practiced by members of the pagan community. But you probably just want to know how to cast a spell.

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