Featuring an introductory look at Granny Magic, Hoodoo, Brujería, and Curanderismo in the American South, Crossroads of Conjure provides a fresh perspective on folk magic. This authentic and powerful book demonstrates how these systems are interconnected, celebrates their sustainability, and dispels the myths and misunderstandings about them.
Learn about each path’s beliefs, practitioners, history, and how its traditions are carried on in modern society. Discover the techniques practitioners use for healing, survival, protection, and more. This entertaining and informative exploration of folk magic also helps you determine which practice resonates with you the most.
By Sandy · ★★★★★ · March 23, 2019
This was an extremely informative, well-written book covering the history and practice of Appalachian and Ozark Granny Magic, Hoodoo, Brujería, and Curanderismo. I had very little knowledge about Hoodoo, Brujería, and Curanderismo going into this book, but having grown up in the northern Appalachian
By Emily · ★★★★★ · January 18, 2019 I really enjoyed this book. I bought it mainly for the section on hoodoo but was pleasantly surprised with the other sections and learned a lot about each tradition. As a bonus there was even a small section on Santa Muerte which I wasn’t expecting and I was very excited to find, since I have an altar to her. I thought the book was well researched and the information was presented in a balanced way, even better, there is a works cited (and in text citations) which not only made me trust what the book was saying more, it also gave me a lot of ideas for future reading! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested more in the history and traditions of these practices rather than in a “how-to”
By Marie · ★★★★★ · December 17, 2018
Loved this book of folk medicine and religion. Learning about the different traditions including VooDoo of the deep south and especially Louisiana, Wise women or Granny women from the Ozarks, Brujeria and the Curanderismo. They healed and helped with so many of the needs of the people. These types of practices have been brought over by different immigrants and the Native Americans as well. All these beliefs combine and change to different types of magic. Few clear distinctions are to be found anymore. I loved reading about all the traditions. The mojo bags, gris gris and amulets were of particular interest to me. I received this book from Net Galley and Llewellyn Publishing for a honest review. The opinions are my own.
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