Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Cosmic Christmas Gift


Falling short of what to get that person who seems to have everything, is hard to shop for, can never find their size?
Want to know who will be waiting for you under the mistletoe? or if there will be Fruitcake this year?

Avoid that "lump of coal" and try giving a gift of "Insight" this holiday.  No one could say your gift wasn't creative or deem it boring! And you just might give someone some information that money can not buy :)

Now don't go nuts here and get a reading to see what your crazy Uncle Bob is getting you for Christmas.. that just sucks the fun out of the holiday.
AIRR has an amazing array of diverse individuals that can give you or a lucky recipient the gift of holiday cheer in the form of divination by Tarot Card, Crystal Ball, Pendulum, Psychic, and various other forms of Fortune Telling by an elite group of ethical Psychic Readers.

Not only will you have the most unique gift, you will be supporting an individual, not Corporate America.

Let a member of AIRR, Hoodoo Psychics, or a reputable Psychic Reader be the one to go to this Holiday Season.
There is a listing on the right hand side of my blog of fabulous reputable readers to chose from should you need ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>

They are the ones who knows when you are sleeping, who knows when your awake, who knows if you've been bad or good ;)
*ok that may be a little creepy but you get the picture*

Not the fat man in the silly suit! *grins*

Fa La La La Laaaa, Give Them a Callllll!
or a "Jingle"

Love Potion #9

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rootwork Radio Sunday!


It's that time again folks! It is Lucky Mojo Rootwork Radio Show Sunday!

This week's Guest Reader is Miss Michaele from Hoodoo Foundry!


Miss Michaele will be a featured Reader/Rootworker in the future. Stay Tuned for that blog posting!

Tune in today at
  • 3:00 PM Sunday, Pacific Time
  • 4:00 PM Sunday, Mountain Time
  • 5:00 PM Sunday, Central Time
  • 6:00 PM Sunday, Eastern Time

I will be in the chat room under "CandleMagic"... stop by and say "Hi!"

Love Potion #9

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happiest Thanksgiving Ever!

This Thanksgiving will inevitably be the hardest to top for me, Unless there is a 2 carat diamond ring hiding in the stuffing somewhere... Lucky Mojo just made me the happiest little "hoodoo student" ever!!

I knew that there was going to be a newsletter featuring some of the many photos I take every time I am there, but it is incredible to see it in print :)

And can I just say that I am beyond touched at the kind words of praise given to me by my mentors?
It has taken me about 40 minutes to write this posting because I can't find the right words to convey at how honored I am that they thought so highly of me and my photos. I am no professional photographer and to be honest, Instagram should really be taking all the credit. They make my pics look good :)

Thank You Cat, Nagasiva, and the staff of Lucky Mojo Curio Co. for putting up with me as I photograph every inch of the store, enabling me to share my hobby of photography but mostly to capture the beauty of the store, the church, the services, and of course the outstanding products sold there.

They have brought my conjure to a whole new level. And it just keeps getting better!

Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Newsletter
November 1st, 2012
Cooking up the last of the year's squash and tomatoes, gratefully paying for the repair of the septic system leach lines, watching the leaves turn colour and fall, i'm glad we live where there is dirt instead of asphalt. Better a cranky septic system than a parking lot. 

Lucky Mojo Love

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here are thirteen thousand of the most beautiful words we've seen in a long time, courtesy of my dear Rootwork Course student "Love Potion," also known on Blog Talk Radio as "CandleMagic."Entrance-Sign-Before-Arriving-at-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company

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The entrance to Lucky Mojo Land, the sign almost obscured by red Pyracantha Berries. Photo by Love Potion.


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A small emergency light for a client shines in the window of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Photo by Love Potion.  


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The rose-hedged herb and vegetable garden behind the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Photo by Love Potion.  


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A metal sign in one of the front windows at the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.Photo by Love Potion.  


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Embroidered brocade banners from Nepal depict the wrathful Tibetan Buddhist deity Mahakala. Photo by Love Potion.   


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Bottles and glassware in the front window against a view of Fall foliage.Photo by Love Potion.   


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Enamel hamsa hands from Israel, tiny papier mache Tibetan Buddhist deity wall masks from Nepal, blue faience all-seeing eye and hamsa hand charms from Egypt, a framed prayer to the Kitchen God from Taiwan, clay devil-head Beckoning Cat beads from Peru, glass eye beads and black cat beads from China, blue faience donkey bead pendants marked with the name of Allah from Iran, black clay bat beads from Peru, and grean glass witch-head beads from China. Photo by Love Potion.      


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Wrapped horseshoe (herradura) wall plaque from Mexico, winged cherub-head milagros from Equador, small and large Catholic detentes from Peru. Photo by Love Potion.      


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Santisima Muerte statuettes from the USA, mermaid-witch ornaments from Peru, glow-in-the-dark Quan Yin car statuettes from China, lucky acrylic pyramids from Mexico, Jesus Malverde bust from China, clay bride and groom statuettes from Peru, a framed prayer to the Kitchen God from Taiwan, clay saint statuettes from Peru, and a sequined Orthodox ornament from Greece. Photo by Love Potion.     


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Reproduction dzi beads from China, various styles of chinese cash coins, a metallic foiled print of the Catholic Holy Family from China, and hand-carved bone eye-in-hand charms from India. Photo by Love Potion.       


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An assortment of Tibetan Buddhist charms in brass, copper, and white metal finishes, including dorjes, double dorjes, purbas, and kartris, all made in Nepal, and metalic foiled prints of Jesus and Mary from China.Photo by Love Potion.     


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Large silvered dorje from Nepal, hand-painted resin statues of Buddha from China, acrylic statue of Buddha containing a Christian cross from Mexico, and a Nepalese bronze statue.  


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An assortment of key rings and key chains including Catholic saints, lucky encased pennies, blue glass eyes, plastic skulls, and 8-balls.  


An Artist's Eye

Thank, you, Love Potion, for sharing your photos with us and allowing us to send them out to our newsletter readers.Money-Altar-and-Maneki-Neko-at-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company

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The money altar in the shop, presided over by a lucky trunk-up elephant and our exceedingly large Maneki Neko Beckoning Cat, plus jars of bulk herbs. Photo by Love Potion.  


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On the money altar: offerings, statuary, and decorations, including Hoyt's Cologne for gambling luck. Photo by Love Potion.     


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On the money altar: offerings, statuary, and decorations, including Hoyt's Cologne for gambling luck. Photo by Love Potion.     


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Hand-painted resin statues of Buddha, Archangel Saint Michael, and Bastet, a world globe and bulk herb jars.


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Hand painted resin statues of Bastet, Our Lady of Grace, the orisha Yemaya, and our Lady of Lourdes, with a Nepalese embroidered banner of the fierce Mahakala with mirrors sewn into all three of his eyes. Photo by Love Potion.    


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Model palmistry hands for those who wish to learn the art of cheiromancy, plus a crystal ball, for the study of scrying. Photo by Love Potion.


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An Egyptian stamped-tin evil eye protector wall hanging, with jars of bulk herbs in the background. Photo by Love Potion. 


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A red Master Hand candle for use in Spiritual Church services or on the altar, and a hand-painted ceramic 5-Cat Maneki Neko savings bank. Photo by Love Potion.  


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A couple of our many shelves filled with vigil candles. On the top shelf are new titles introduced this past year, plus Master Hand altar candles, and on the bottom shelf are our alphabetically-arrayed classics, from the letters D through H. When the top shelf is completely filled with new vigil candle designs, we will begin the project of remaking the entire multi-shelf alphabetical array, and then we'll also find new places in the shop for the Master Hand candles. Photo by Love Potion.  


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A small portion of our Chinese Traditional Medicine pharmacy, featuring beautiful and much-loved remedies from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Photo by Love Potion.   


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In the office of Y.I.P.P.I.E. (the Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology): an array of ceramic figures depicting professional diviners, including an Italian bird fortune teller, a gypsy with a crystal ball, a tea leaf reader, and a crystal ball and card reader. In the back is a fortune teller's wooden painted sign board. Photo by Love Potion. 


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Lou Florez reading tarot cards at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Photo by Love Potion. 


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A close-up of the lower altar at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Photo by Love Potion. 


Upcoming Conjure Events:
Mark Your Calendar Now!



This is a special two-hour evening class event, as cat yronwode brings her latest book, "Throwing the Bones: How to Foretell the Future With Bones, Shells, and Nuts" -- along with materials for hands-on use and study -- to MADAME PAMITA'S PARLOUR OF WONDERS in Santa Monica, California. You will be introduced to many methods of bone reading, culminating in demonstrations of Sangoma bone throwing techniques. Starter sangoma sets plus rare bones of many species will be available for purchase as well.

TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

More details next newsletter, or contact Madame Pamita:

Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders
2307 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Share your magical culinary secrets with the Sisters of the Conjure Kitchen in "Hoodoo Food! The Best of the 2013 Conjure Cook-Off and Recipe Round-Up." Contribute recipes to our FOURTH Ladies Auxiliary benefit for Missionary Independent Spiritual Church.

For more information on the Conjure Cook-Off, see
the Hoodoo Food! Conjure Cook-Off and Recipe Round-Up!

For an inspirational list of culinary magical herbs, see
Helpful Hints for Cooking with Magical Herbs!


 The Apprenticeship Program is a FREE 3-week series of lectures, personal training, and hands-on guidance for graduates of my Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course. Spring Apprenticeship 2013 features WEEK TWO of the program and leads up to the annual MISC HOODOO WORKSHOPS AND POTLUCK PARTY on May 4-5.

April 29 - May 3, 2011 - Week Two Apprenticeship:   
      Monday: Oils and Salves Lecture; Making Oils
      Tuesday: Making, Labelling, and Praying Over Oils
      Wednesday: Incenses Lecture; Making Incenses
      Thursday: Making and Praying Over Incenses
      Friday: Mojo Hand Lecture; Making Mojo Hands   

If you want to attend the Spring 2013 Apprenticeship, email Robin Petersen NOW at robin@luckymojo.com or telephone her at the shop  -- 707-887-1521 -- Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5 PST. 

Bird Bath at the Lucky Mojo Curio Company 

Two full days of hoodoo fun, friendship, and learning, complete with potluck meals and plenty of time to meet your fellow conjure workers, sponsored by Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, and featuring teachers from around the country! The May Hoodoo Workshops are a casual, relaxing, and sociable way to gain hands-on practice in the spiritual arts. A dozen MEMBERS OF AIRR have already committed to attend as presenters and readers, including

ConjureMan Ali
Dr. E.
Khi Armand
Lou Florez
Miss Michaele
Miss cat
Miss Elvyra
Momma Hen
Miss Bri
Deacon Millett
Madame Nadia (tentative)
Ms Robin (tentative)

In addition, we will have workshops led by

Sister Robin Petersen
Michele Jackson

Make your travel plans now! Pre-registration for the workshops opens on January 1, 2013, so we can plan ahead!  

The following members of AIRR will be on site during the Apprenticeship Week and MISC 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:



Dr. E.: Tarot Card and Diloggun Readings
Miss Elvyra: Tarot Card Readings   
Khi Armand: Hands-On Spiritual Healings  
ConjureMan Ali: Scrying with a Kapala plus Tarot
Miss Michaele: Tarot Cards and Bibliomancy 
Miss cat: Palmistry Plus Tarot  

Open Tent Readings: Various Divination Techniques   

Student-readers as well as professionals are welcome to use the Open Tent Area for readings on a drop-in basis. Those who are embarking on a career in Professional Reading are encouraged to come read for the public or trade readings with colleagues. Be sure to bring a stand-up (A-shape or L-shape) table sign to advertise yourself! 



The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour, brought to you every week by catherine yronwode of luckymojo.com and ConjureMan Ali of conjuremanali.com, is a live call-in show, where we will read your fortune on the air and prescribe down-home, old-school conjure and rootwork remedies! 

Special Guest Readers and Rootworkers from AIRR, the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, will be featured on November 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2012. Tune in and see who's up!   
Show Time:

      * 3:00 PM Sunday, Pacific Time
      * 4:00 PM Sunday, Mountain Time
      * 5:00 PM Sunday, Central Time 
      * 6:00 PM Sunday, Eastern Time

Listen Live via the Web and get into the Live Chat Room at 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour on BlogTalkRadio!

To get a FREE reading and rootwork advice, you must pre-register at theLucky Mojo Forum, then call in by telephone during that week's LIVE broadcast and press '1' to request to be on the air. 

Call-In Number for pre-registered applicants: 

Next month we will have many more details on MAY 2013 HOODOO WORKSHOPS. Be sure to mark your calendar. These yearly gatherings, sponsored by Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, are a wonderful way to learn hands-on hoodoo tricks, meet with other practitioners, and hang out with the best conjure teachers of the present era! Eleven members of AIRR have already commited to appear at the MISC Hoodoo Workshops for 2013, and if you only plan on attending one hoodoo-fest next year, THIS IS THE ONE.
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Happy Turkey Day everyone!

Mine was epic!

Love Potion #9