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MISSIONARY INDEPENDENT SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Missionary Independent Spiritual Church and Ms. Robin Present

2016-Hoodoo-Heritage-Festival-Workshops

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

For the ninth consecutive year, Missionary Independent Spiritual Church 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 CLASSES

Registration for classes 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.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

  • Regular Price: March 22nd to April 30th: $150 per day / $280 per weekend
  • Saturday Presenter Banquet: Limited Tickets to the Public,

ON THIS PAGE:

Workshop Program Schedule:
Regular Ticket Prices until April 30th!

Presenter Biographies:
Meet the teachers!

Open Tent Readings:
Tarot, palmistry, and more!

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Hoodoo Rootwork Apprenticeships (May 9-13, 2016):
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For Visitors:
Driving directions

For Travelers:
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WORKSHOPS BY YEAR


Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Regular Ticket Prices!
Until April 30th: $150.00 per day

SAVE $10.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

SATURDAY-ONLY 1-DAY TICKET: $150.00
This package includes:

  • 5 one-hour hands-on hoodoo training classes
  • Take-home goody-bags with spiritual supplies and brand-new books
  • Saturday-only opening service
  • Free Continental breakfast, Southern-Style buffet lunch, and drinks
  • Access to the world's best readers and rootworkers
    (with separate charges for readings and rootwork consultations)

Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Saturday Presenter Banquet Tickets, Available Now
Until May 14th: $55.00 admission
Rain or shine!

LIMITED TO
TICKETED SEATING
(tickets required)

Beverages Cash and Carry

SATURDAY PRESENTER BANQUET TICKET: $55.00

This event allows an informal and social engagement
in which workshop attendees and presenters enjoy
a banquet at Back Yard restaurant in Forestville.

There are 3 entrées from which to select:

  • 1. Vegetarian
  • 2. Local Wild Caught Fish
  • 3. Beef

A mixed green salad and dessert will be included with the entrée.
Beverages other than water may be obtained, Cash and Carry,
from Back Yard Restaurant, at which this special event is to take place.

Please inform us of your selection when you confirm.

Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Regular Ticket Prices!
Until April 30th: $150.00 per day SAVE $10.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

SUNDAY-ONLY 1-DAY TICKET: $150.00
This package includes:

  • 5 one-hour hands-on hoodoo training classes
  • Take-home goody-bags with spiritual supplies and brand-new books
  • Free Continental breakfast, Southern-Style buffet lunch, and drinks
  • Access to the world's best readers and rootworkers
    (with separate charges for readings and rootwork consultations)

Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Regular Weekend Ticket Prices!
Until April 30th: $280.00 per day SAVE $20.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

FULL WEEKEND 2-DAY TICKET: $280.00
This package includes:

  • 10 one-hour hands-on hoodoo training classes
  • Take-home goody-bags with spiritual supplies from every class
  • Saturday-only opening service
  • Free Continental breakfast, Southern-Style buffet lunch, and drinks
  • 4 brand-new books for the weekend (a $36.00 retail value)
  • Access to the world's best readers and rootworkers
    (with separate charges for readings and rootwork consultations)

Take Hands-On Southern-Style Hoodoo Classes!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 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!

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open

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.

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 Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

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.

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 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.

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 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!).

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, plus a sheet of Talismanic Seals from "The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses" as described in the book.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

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.

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 Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

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.

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 miniature pair of handcuffs, and a Cougar bone.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

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: How to Help Yourself with Hoodoo From the Streets to the Sheets," plus a complimentary packet of Jezebel Bath Crystals.

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, plus 2 lucky tumbled gemstones.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

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:

  • 1. Vegetarian
  • 2. Local Wild Caught Fish
  • 3. Beef

A mixed green salad and dessert will be included with the entrée. Beverages other than water may be obtained, Cash and Carry, from Back Yard Restaurant, at which this special event is to take place.

Please inform us of your selection when you confirm.

LIMITED TO TICKETED SEATING
(tickets required)

Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

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!

6:30 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.

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.


READINGS BY AIRR MEMBERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL READERS DURING The HOODOO FESTIVAL! LEARN Conjure and FOLK MAGIC FROM Nationally Known Hoodoo Rootworkers!

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15, 2016

The following members of The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers (AIRR) and other professionals will be on-site during the Apprenticeship Week and Workshop Weekend and will be offering readings. Take advantage of some great discount prices for attendees only, and the opportunity to get an in-person reading with someone you might not otherwise have a chance to meet. All daytime readings are scheduled at 20 minutes each, to allow time for you and your reader to leave the workshops and return to them. After the workshops close for the evening, longer readings may be accommodated ~~ just ask your reader or our Reading Wrangler, Deacon Millett!

Deacon Millett Deacon Millett:
Reading Wrangler

Availability: Will help find you an available reader.
Cost: Will take your reading payment via cash or credit card.
Scheduling: Will schedule your reading in advance.

Candelo Kimbisa Candelo Kimbisa:
Chamalongo Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Jamila Jones Jamila Jones:
Tarot Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Jon Saint Germain Jon Saint Germain:
Palmistry and Crystal Ball Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Kast Excelsior Kast Excelsior:
Throwing the Bones

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - Sunset, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Madame PamitaMadame Pamita:
Tea Leaf Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Mama E Mama E:
Tarot Card Reading

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Marin GravesMarin Graves:
Tarot Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Michele Jackson Michele Jackson:
Throwing of the Bones

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss cat yronwode Miss cat:
Palmistry Plus Tarot

Availability: May 14 - 15 after 5:00 PM; one reading per evening only.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss Elvyra Miss Elvyra:
Tarot Card Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss Michaele Miss Michaele:
Tarot and Bibliomancy

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss Phoenix Miss Phoenix LeFae:
Tarot Card Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Ms. Robin Ms. Robin:
Crystal Ball and Spiritual Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Papa Newt Papa Newt:
Throwing the Bones

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Professor Ames Professor Ames:
Lenormand Card Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Prof. Charles Porterfield Prof. Porterfield:
Playing Card Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.



GET A MASSAGE ON-SITE BY A CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST!

The following professional massage therapists will be on-site during the Workshop Weekend and will be offering personal massage in a private tent setting. Take advantage of some great discount prices for attendees only, and the opportunity to get a relaxing "time-out" from our busy activities with someone you might not otherwise have a chance to meet. All daytime massage appointments are scheduled at 20 minutes each, to allow time for you and your masseuse to leave the workshops and return to them. Hand-and-Foot massage is performed while the client is clothed and seated in a chair; full body massage takes place on a massage table, in exercise clothing or swimsuit. Please dress appropriately for your massage session, as time spent dressing and undressing is not part of your scheduled session and should not interfere with your attendance of scheduled workshops. After the workshops close for the evening, longer sessions may be accommodated -- just ask your masseuse or our Massage Wrangler, Deacon Millett!

Deacon Millett Deacon Millett:
Massage Wrangler

Availability: Will help find you an available masseuse.
Cost: Will take your massage payment via cash or credit card.
Scheduling: Will schedule your massage session in advance.

Angela-Marie-Horner Angela Marie Horner, CMT:
Relaxing Therapeutic Massage

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Leslie-Anne-Forrester Leslie Anne Forrester, CMP:
Relaxing Therapeutic Massage

Availability: May 14 - 15 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.





Kast Excelsior Kast Excelsior: Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Southern California, Kast is a Los Angeles based rootworker and bone reader. Even as a musical recording artist and proprietor of Bowl & Fork Records, he continues with over 15 years of study and practice of energy work, occultism and multicultural forms of sorcery. The producer of the popular CD "cat yronwode's Hoodoo Jukebox" and a proponent of Hi-Tech Hoodoo, he is participating in this year's panel discussion on Money and Prosperity Spells.

Candelo-Kimbisa Candelo Kimbisa: Host of the popular Candelo's Corner Palo Mayombe talk show and creator of the Candelo Kimbisa line of spiritual products, of West Palm Beach, Florida, Candelo will be teaching how to make a personal protection amulet in the Palo Kimbisa tradition. He will also be available in the Reader's Tent for Chamalongo readings.

Angela-Marie-Horner Angela Marie Horner: Angela Marie Horner discovered her gift for magic and dreaming true while still a teen. She works at the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, where she teaches people how to use the items they buy, and at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, where she gives readings, and serves as a Candle Deacon setting lights for clients from around the world. A graduate of the National Holistic Institute of Massage in Petaluma, she is also a Certified Massage Therapist and health educator, and a First aid / CPR instructor with the American Red Cross, and has a long history of caregiving, both elder care and diabetic care. She will be providing massage throughout the weekend and will present on the Social Justice Panel.

Michele Jackson Michele Jackson: An artist, diviner, priestess, rootworker, and the author of Bones, Shells, and Curios: A Contemporary Method of Casting the Bones, which describes her method of bone-casting. Her method is easy to learn, highly personal, and ancestor based. She does readings and teaches classes both in-person and via Skype. Based in San Diego, California, she lives with her husband, Standard Poodle, and two cats. Her workshop will be on Interpreting Groups in Bone Reading.

Jamila Jones Jamila Jones: Jamila is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Since a young age, she explored magical ideas and practices. In 2006, she received her guardian Orisha Shango in the Cuban Lukumi tradition. Her African-American Southern roots have led her to the use of hoodoo and rootwork to improve her life and the lives of others through candle and herb magic. She will be included in this year's panel discussion on Social Justice Spells.

Miss Michaele Miss Michaele: The proprietor of Hoodoo Foundry and pastor of Aunt Caroline Dye Memorial Chapel in Willetts, California, an AIRR Associate, Miss Michaele is also the Chairwoman of the AIRR Pro Bono Fund, which distributes free readings and rootwork to those in need. She is the co-author of "Hoodoo Bible Magic." A well-known reader at Hoodoo Psychics, she will be bringing her spellcraft knowledge to the Social Justice Magic Colloquium and will also be available in the Reader's Tent for Tarot and Bibliomancy readings.

Madame Pamita Madame Pamita: Madame Pamita is the owner of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders in Santa Monica, CA and has performed internationally telling fortunes and playing oldtime music on the ukulele with her traveling medicine show. As a reader, rootworker, teacher and Hoodoo practitioner in the New Thought / Spiritualist tradition, her goal is to empower you and to provide a helping hand to assist you in finding the path to your success. She will be teaching a workshop on the gentle art of Tea Leaf Reading and will available in the Reader's Tent for private readings.

Professor-Charles-Porterfield Prof. Charles Porterfield: A gifted Old Testament, old-school worker, and natural man, Professor Porterfield specializes on men's issues as well as the Biblical and Judaic influences in hoodoo. He is the General Manager of the LMC Radio Network, the host of The Now You Know Show, and the author of "A Deck of Spells." Professor Porterfield will be doing a workshop around his new book: "The Sporting Life: How to Help Yourself with Hoodoo and Rootwork, from the Streets to the Sheets." This workshop will snatch wigs and burn hats, as only the good Professor can, teaching the truth about the history, world, and conjure spells of the old sporting life; the world of the night that was home to prostitutes, madams, pimps, gamblers, traffickers, and folks of the LGBT community.

Jon-Saint-Germain Jon Saint Germain: With over thirty-five years of experience helping people resolve relationship, life, love, career and other issues, Jon Saint Germain is an ordained minister, intuitive consultant and rootworker. His greatest pleasure in life is helping people attain the happiness they deserve. A member of AIRR and Hoodoo Psychics, he will be instructing a workshop on Crystals and Crystal Balls, and offering private crystal scrying and palm-reading appointments during the weekend.

David-Shi David Shi: By day, David is a financial services analyst who graduated from the Stern School of Business at New York University. By night, David is an Animistic worker and folk magician of Manchurian descent. Raised in a household that incorporated both Siberian and North Chinese practices, David has dedicated his spare time to the study of the folklore and spiritual traditions of his ancestors and of greater Eurasia. Through research on global folk magic, David was introduced to hoodoo via apprenticeship with Khi Armand and later graduated from cat yronwode's correspondence course. David currently resides in Manhattan, New York where he occasionally provides spiritual services, products, and workshops to his immediate communities.

Beverley-Smith Beverley Smith: Beverley Smith currently lives in Southern California and enjoys her organic garden. She is a stained glass mosaics artist and a conjure woman. Dr. E. introduced her to rootwork and her knowledge and skill continues to grow. She is a natural empath and a gifted bone reader. For the last 18 months, Beverley has hosted a weekly social justice podcast that tackles current events in the news, as part of the LMC Radio Network. A self-described pagan and a retired High Priestess of the Druidic Craft of the Wise (the American Rite), she currently describes her religious philosophy to be the pursuit of social justice. She has a soft spot in her heart for the incarcerated and hopes to develop a prison ministry for women in the near future.

Gabrielle-Swain Gabrielle Swain: A studio quilt artist and award-winning quilt designer who has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She became a quiltmaker after a career in the performing arts and has lectured and taught applique and quiltmaking nationally and internationally. Her work is non-traditional, and applique is her favourite technique. She is one of the founding members of North Texas Quilt Artists, a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association, American Quilt Society, and the Quilter's Guild of Dallas and former director of the National Quilt Museum. She has worked as a professional Tarot reader and radio host on esoteric magic and philosophy.

Ambrozine-LeGare Ambrozine LeGare: Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Ambrozine is a film/tv actress, as well as, a "closet" spoken word artist. Her desire and drive to create vehicles for her work inspired her to create Liquid Libations Radio in partnership with her good friend Candelo Kimbisa to have a platform for the spoken word artist or poetry lover. In addition to her creative pursuits, Ambrozine is a gifted bone and tarot card reader, as well as a root worker. This year she will be sharing her knowledge of cleansing and blessing your home.

Ms-Robin Ms. Robin: Ms. Robin is the Bay Area's premier spiritual sister, a gifted reader, root worker, and radio personality. She, along with miss catherine yronwode, founded the Annual MISC Hoodoo Rootwork Workshops. She is best known for her money spells, gambling spells, love spells, curse spells and doll baby spells.

Miss-cat-yronwode Miss cat yronwode: The co-owner of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. in Forestville, California, an AIRR Associate, she is a member of Hoodoo Psychics, and Pastor of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church.




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