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MISSIONARY INDEPENDENT SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Missionary Independent Spiritual Church and Ms. Robin Present

2017-Hoodoo-Heritage-Festival-Workshops

2017 Hoodoo Heritage Festival
Hands-On Conjure Training Workshops
Saturday and Sunday,
May 13th and 14th, 2017

For the tenth consecutive year, Missionary Independent Spiritual Church is sponsoring our annual Hoodoo Heritage Festival in Forestville, California.

Join presenters catherine yronwode, Charles Porterfield, Aura Laforest, Chas Bogan, Beverley Smith, Aida Severini 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 January, 2017. 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!

  • Early-Bird Special! Until March 21st: $140 per day / $260 per weekend
  • Saturday Presenter Banquet: Limited Tickets to the Public.

ON THIS PAGE:

Workshop Program Schedule:
Early-Bird Pre-registration begins January 2017 extending to March 21st!

Presenter Biographies:
Meet the teachers!

Open Tent Readings:
Tarot, palmistry, and more!

RELATED PAGES:

Missionary Independent Spiritual Church:
Ladies Auxiliary

2017 Hoodoo Heritage Festival Facebook Event:
Stay in touch with breaking news!

Hoodoo Rootwork Apprenticeships (May 8-12th, 2017):
Contact Heidi Simpson at
heidi@luckymojo.com

For Visitors:
Driving directions

For Travelers:
A list of good places to stay in the Russian River Area

WORKSHOPS BY YEAR


Eventbrite - 2017 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Ticket Prices!
Until March 21st $140.00 per day

SAVE $20.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

SATURDAY-ONLY 1-DAY TICKET: $140.00
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 - 2017 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 - 2017 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Ticket Prices!
Until March 21st: $140.00 per day SAVE $20.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

SUNDAY-ONLY 1-DAY TICKET: $140.00
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 - 2017 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Weekend Ticket Prices!
Until March 21st: $260.00 per day SAVE $40.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

FULL WEEKEND 2-DAY TICKET: $260.00
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 13, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Saturday, May 13, 2017

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! Food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, under the direction of Heidi Simpson!

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open

Enjoy a buffet-style lunch included in the price of your registration. Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader. Food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, under the direction of Heidi Simpson.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Saturday, May 13, 2017

Opening Ceremony: Storm Faerywolf & Co.

Witchcraft has long been associated with Faeries. Though modern sensibilities often depict them as diminutive sprites that delight children, folklore shows an altogether different picture. They are the spiritual essence of the land: creatures of light and shadow, existing just outside our normal awareness. They are uninhibited by human morality or convention, and so to some they are dangerous, while to the witch they are a source of much inspiration and power. We will begin by paying homage to the Shining Ones and join their revelry that they may guide us in learning the deeper magics that come not by human hands, but from the spirits themselves.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on Faery

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dominican Mesa Blanca by Candelo Kimbisa

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on the Mesa Blanca

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday, May 13, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hoodoo and Medical Herbology by cat yronwode

TAKE-HOME: This Amazing Book.

11:00 PM - 12:00 PM Sunday May 14, 2017

The Moving Flame: Moving Candle Spells in Hoodoo by Beverley Smith

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TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on moving candle spells.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017

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 14, 2017

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 13, 2017

Fit and Foxy: The Magic of Attraction by Madame Nadia and Jaiye Dania

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TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on the magic of attraction.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Vulvamancy by Jeremy Weiss M.D.

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TAKE-HOME: A brand-new 96-page book, Vulvamancy, by Jeremy Weiss, M.D.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday May 13, 2017

Ouija Revelations: Conjuring Spirits and Other Sorceries by Chas Bogan

Both a venerated Spiritualist instrument and the Devil's favourite plaything, the Ouija (or spirit board) is often maligned and an under-utilized tool. CHAS BOGAN will present methods for effective spirit communication, and teach a variety of lesser known occult applications. From Victorian parlours to modern horror movies, we will investigate the stranger domains of American history through this iconic mystical mechanism.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on talking board history and usage.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sunday May 14, 2017

Panel Discussion: Spells for Legal Work and Court Cases

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 13, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cursing and Crossing by Miss Aida

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TAKE-HOME: Miss Aida's new book on revenge and cursing!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Women's Work by Aura Laforest

TAKE-HOME: Aura's new book on Women's Work!

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday, May 14, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Psalms in hoodoo and conjure by Professor Porterfield

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TAKE-HOME: A 96-page book.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sunday, May 14, 2017

Loaded Soaps: Fixed in Love, Crossed, Prosperity and Healing Conditions by Co. Meadows

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TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Sunday, May 14, 2017

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.

7:00 pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017

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 - 2017 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday, May 14, 2017

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 13, 2017

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 14, 2017

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 13 - Sunday, May 14, 2017

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.

Apollo Dark Apollo Dark:
Tarot Card Readings

Availability: May 13 - 14 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.

Candelo Kimbisa Candelo Kimbisa:
Chamalongo Readings

Availability: May 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 Nadia Madame Nadia:
Lenormand Card Reading

Availability: May 13 - 14 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $40 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Madame PamitaMadame Pamita:
Tea Leaf Readings

Availability: May 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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.

Papa Newt Papa Newt:
Bone Readings

Availability: May 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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 13 - 14 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.






Chas-Bogan Chas Bogan: Chas designs and crafts spiritboards and other occult arts for his company Carnivalia, and he is part owner of The Mystic Dream, a metaphysical candle shop in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. He teaches both in-person and online classes on various occult subjects. He is a professional rootworker, and proud member of AIRR. Chas will be teaching a workshop at this year's festival called Ouija Revelations: Conjuring Spirits and Other Sorceries on the history and use of these fascinating occult tools.

Jaiye-Dania Jaiye Dania/b>: A professional IFBB bodybuilder, a certified sports and nutrition advisor, a celebrity personal trainer, and a co-host of the Fit+Foxy podcast, Jaiye is a Yoruba-speaking Nigerian-born spiritualist and card reader with expertise in Hoodoo and Quimbanda. He brings encouragement, confidence, knowledge, and a dynamic background in fitness training to those who are ready to create for themselves a truly magical lifestyle. He is teaching a workshop with Madame Nadia on the Magic of Attraction.

Storm-Faerywolf Storm Faerywolf: A professional warlock and author of "Betwixt & Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft,", he is holder of the Black Wand of a Faery Master, and has been practicing the Craft for over thirty years and teaching for more than twenty. Storm & Co. will be officiating the Opening Ceremony for this year's festival.

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 officiating Sunday's Opening Ceremony: the Dominican Mesa Blanca. He will also be available in the Reader's Tent for Chamalongo readings.

Aura-Laforest Aura Laforest: Aura Laforest is a graduate of Miss cat's Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course, an apprentice, the author of "Hoodoo Spiritual Baths", and will be teaching a workshop this year on Women's Work.

Co-Meadows Co. Meadows: Co is a graduate of Miss cat's Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course, a manufacturer of soaps and salves, and will be teaching a workshop this year at the festival called Loaded Soaps: Fixed in Love, Crossed, Prosperity and Healing Conditions.

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 on The Psalms in hoodoo and conjure.

Madame-Nadia Madame Nadia: Madame Nadia has been a diviner for over 20 years. She is a fortune telling expert, and a teacher of the oracular arts. She is a magical content creator, a filmmaker, a celebrity psychic, a glamour activist, a Priestess of The Gloss Fox, and an Exquisite Life coach. She hosts a Live Cabalistic Facebook Vlog, The Daily Draw with Madame Nadia Show and co-hosts the Fit+Foxy podcast. Madame Nadia is an initiated Shakta Tantrika, Palera, and Quimbandera, and holds a Masters of Arts in Communications. This year Madame Nadia is is presenting a workshop with Jaiye Dania on the Magic of Attraction.

Miss-Aida Miss Aida: Miss Aida is a Spiritualist and a Hoodoo Practitioner, specializing in Cursing, Break-Ups, Spiritual Eradications, and Helping Animals. She is an administrator of the Lucky Mojo Forum (answering thousands of questions on a wide variety of spell casting) and has made numerous guest appearances on the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour Radio Show. She will be teaching a workshop this year on Cursing and Crossing in Hoodoo!

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. This year Beverley is teaching a workshop on The Moving Flame: Moving Candle Spells in Hoodoo.

Jeremy-Weiss-M.D. Jeremy Weiss, M.D.: Jeremy is a graduate of catherine yronwode's Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course and the author of the new book, Vulvamancy, about which he will be conducting a workshop this year.

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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