Nancy COVR Award Winner Hoodoo Is An Eclectic Blend Of African Traditions, Native American Herbalism, Judeo Christian Ritual, And Magical Healing Tracing Hoodoo S Magical Roots Back To West Africa, Stephanie Rose Bird Provides A Fascinating History Of This Nature Based Healing Tradition And Gives Practical Advice For Applying Hoodoo Magic To Everyday Life Learn How Sticks, Stones, Roots, And Bones The Basic Ingredients In A Hoodoo Mojo Bag Can Be Used To Bless The Home, Find A Mate, Invoke Wealth, Offer Protection, And Improve Your Health And Happiness Written in eloquent language, this book explores the use and usefulness of traditional African based wisdom from birth to burial and all the struggles and joys we encounter in between This is not your usual Llewellyn Worldwide publication It is inspiring and instructional, personal and universal, practical and otherworldly a must have for anyone and everyone looking to gain a greater understanding of the history and experience of nature based living religion and explore the magic that ties us all together This book has been missing from the big picture for too long There are tools here for everyone I encourage everyone to step out of the pagan or Wiccan shell, forget limitations altogether explore the wisdom and excitement infused throughout this volume Simply put, this is than a book it is a treasure that you will go back to again and again, whether for reference, recipes, chants, prayers, comfort or inspiration.
Three things stand out about Stephanie Rose Bird s work its authenticity, its elegant simplicity, and its casual, yet spiritual, approach to the topic From the engaging cover to the reader friendly format of the chapters, this book offers lots of information in accessible language More than a basic how to, this book provides real spiritual guidance for this path of eclectic wisdom.
A magickal guide to African and African American herbalism with an emphasis on the spiritual aspects Historical tidbits and lore of African herbalism makes this a great historical reference to herbal enthusiasts, and the practical recipes and crafts make it a must for any bookshelf I love researching herbal lore from around the world, and this book has a treasure trove of interesting folklore traditions.
I really enjoyed reading this book so much I read it in a day It answered a lot of questions I had about Hoodoo and Rootwork and the history was a bonus Right now, a few ladies and I are using this book in our study group because Mrs Birds s book is very easy to understand and the projects are not difficult I love your book Keep up the good work.
Some useful info but I was looking for a much in depth read.
STICKS, STONES, ROOTS AND BONES is a rare gem of exceptional clarity and insight that is destined to be a classic book for anyone seeking to explore the mystical aspect of life Enjoy Victoria