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Hoodoo has a long standing and well documented position in our American History. The roots of these African traditions were described as early as the 1800s. We owe a debt of gratitude to these authors, many of whom were African American themselves. The works of Alice Bacon, Charles Chestnutt, Stewart Culin, Daniel Davis, Julien Hall, Lafcadio Hearn, Leonora Herron, Thaddeus Norris, Mary Alicia Owen, Sallie M. Park, and Louis Pendleton have preserved a tradition and a history that might have been lost. Whatever our opinions on their methods or beliefs, the body of work produced by these authors in the 19th century provide us with a noble and respectable view of the traditions of our families and our country. We can say with pride and certainty that Hoodoo has roots!
Here is a brief listing of books and articles published before 1900. A full bibliography can be found at Southern Spirits; a Hoodoo Bibliography.
In the 20th century, Hoodoo became a subject of anthropological research and practical popular interest. With the publication of Zora Neale Hurston's book Mules and Men, Newbell Niles Puckett's Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro and the massive documentation by Harry Middleton Hyatt in Hoodoo - Conjuration - Witchcraft - Rootwork, the traditions of African American folk magic continued to be recorded and preserved. However, it was during this time that we began to see the availability of books on practical rootwork, candle magic, the power of prayer, and spiritual cleansing. Many of these books were sold in the candle and curio shops of the day, or were available through mail order catalogues, where they were offered alongside Lucky Mojo Oil, John the Conqueror Roots and the famous Magnetic Loadstones.
To begin an education in Hoodoo practice, we can start with the same books available to the rootdoctors of our history.
And in the last twenty years, enter authors which our tradition will forever be grateful to; Jim Haskins and Catherine Yronwode . Jim Haskins, in his 1978 book Voodoo and Hoodoo, presented a historical perspective on southern conjure lore that is a must read. The release of Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic in 2002, Catherine Yronwode described a body of knowledge on rootwork that was once again under threat of being lost. Combined with her Hoodoo Correspondence Course and the vastly respected Lucky Mojo website, she brought conjure to a generation that otherwise might never have learned of these practices.
Additional authors whose works flesh out the scope of our understanding and practice of Hoodoo are Draja Mickahric, Anna Riva, and Charmaine Dey.
We recommend all of these books and sell them through our Candles and Curios bookstore.
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