Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Rootwork has 31 ratings and 3 reviews. Hyatt’s extensive book “Folk-lore from Adams County, Illinois” is listed in the. Hi there, I saw a post a year ago looking for all 5 of these books. I have all 5 in pdf form if there is anyone looking for a copy here they are. In my search I kept coming across request and post online about “Hyatt’s Hoodoo , Conjuration, Witchcraft and Rootwork” – which is noted as the motherload of.

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Scottish women taught their house slaves hoodoo poppet magic at the same time Catholic priests were teaching the house slaves about Jesus, Mary, and Saints. I have tried to see my father ‘s spirit ever s nce he died. Send your hyatf to: Before reading this I was convinced that nobody could learn hoodoo from books.

I really started feeling uneasy about how these people were white washing hoodoo. Someone t old him to cat ch her when she was riding him. Is it better to practice the way your ancestors practiced?

Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Rootwork

It is a shame these culture vultures and exploiters have begun to negatively affect the tradition, and our ability to connect. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. This boodoo truly an informative, insightful book. Manufacturers and Distributors of Hoodoo and Conjure Supplies: Yes, in each shoe.

Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Rootwork by Harry Middleton Hyatt

They ride horses too and tangle the manes. I still routinely recommend this book in my academic and workshop lectures for its informational content but with a caveat about its racially biased approach. But I found this article and now it has all fallen into place.


Hyatt recorded the material on Edison cylinders and a device called a Telediphone, often without the full knowledge of the participants. People, regardless of race, seem uncontrollably driven to rewrite history to suit themselves and by doing so create some sense of exclusiveness and importance.

Now I think there’s hope. Lists with This Book.

I so believe Papa CE is Creole though a practitioner that the same font who put me onto the Mojo Workin book put me on to him as well. Share This Page Tweet. The word Hoodoo originates from Pictish Scotland.

This is for people who want to dig deep into the history, and in particular the folklore of African-Americans in the American South in the ‘s. I suggest anyone who is interested in the history of Hoodoo do some real research in both Hodoo and Spanish languages, and then read manuscripts from the ‘s or earlier.

Anyone interested in African American history, magic, culture, and hoodoo would truly benefit from this collection. I have some projects that I want to work on but I wont be able to do that until next summer hopefully.

Grimoires on Tape — Hyatt – Hoodoo Conjuration Witchcraft Rootwork

No, create an account now. One of my favorites from the collection: Hyatt died before the sixth volume, an index, was prepared.

What may look to modern eyes like “racial stereotyping” or hoodol fun of Southerners was actually his sincere attempt to catalogue variant regional pronunciations.

Even if the term Hoodoo is European, which I doubt, this does not negate the African traditional practices contained within Hoodoo. You get awful restless.


This said there are problems that are not being communicated to people when they come across his work. Did you like what you read here? Aug 02, Melissa rated it it was amazing Recommended to Melissa by: They took him up and put him in a dry place, and they never saw hodoo again.

Now this is another person making money. The practice wasn’t dead it just went underground and became more secretive.

Black/African-American Hoodoo: Hyatt’s Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft and Rootwork [Rare]

Occasionally his equipment failed or was not available and he took hand-written notes instead. Anonymous, Hyatt’s material has it’s place. If haytt are African American and interested in the history and culture of your hooeoo or just simply hungry for traditional books on hoodoo, then these volumes are worth your time to either hunt down in PDF format or splurge for online.

These books are collections of transcribed interviews and oral accounts from 1, informants Hyatt interviewed across the American South in the ‘s.

She was one of these witches. This vibrates with me. Yo’ ain’t goin’ tuh live in dat house. Hyatt recorded the material on Edison cylinders and a device called a Telediphone, often without the full knowledge of the participants. Dec 7, 1.