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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As a folklorist, Hyatt began this work in his own home-town, and then proceeded onward to collect magical spells throughout the South. They just ride you till they bring you to nothing. I have searched online for years and have only found one old-school worker online.

May 20, Andy rated it it was amazing. Unfortunately, as Hyatt explains in his preface, the material was edited and “omission of Negro dialect means that colored folk speak the same language as their white neighbors” with the exception of “a small vocabulary peculiar to themselves [of which] examples occur frequently in the text.

Do you already have an account? Finally I will end on something that needs to be addressed. However, there are a few problems with her book. Yes, in each shoe. After that she came to so she couldn’t talk, and just nat ch ‘ly pined away. What’s also interesting pretty much all New Orleans non-Black folks or as they say “Creole” are some how related to Marie Laveau hooxoo but like Zora Neale Hurston noted in her legendary article “Hoodoo in America” found here: Holdoo can appreciate Katrina Hoodooo Donaldson for not allowing the envy turned delusion, deter her from telling the truth about original authentic Hoodoo.


An ‘ after spraying with salt, he told me to wear it I wore de shoe an ‘ immediately my swelling went down within five days.

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I do not intend to apologize for Hyatt’s technique, and i hope that future scholars will not do hoodo either. Walter Five rated it it was amazing Jun 20, This vibrates with me.

As if to overcome the ham-fisted linguistic editing of Negro dialect that marred “Folklore From Adams County Illinois,” this time Hyatt transcribed the speech of his informants semi-phonetically. Here’s a sample of what you can expect from the interviews. As if to overcome the ham-fisted linguistic editing of Negro dialect that marred “Folklore From Adams County Illinois,” this time Hyatt transcribed the speech of his informants semi-phonetically.

It wouldn’t be thirty daysit wouldn’t be two weekshe’ll pack up an ‘ leave dere. I used to be active on the LM forum and was very interested in learning hyaty much as possible about hoodoo, but a couple of years ago I got so disenchanted by the entire LM community, especially CY and her husband.

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Your name or email address: Reading the spells aloud and noting the location where each informant lived will help you comprehend this. The Once and Future King rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Well, if he truly did collect them from AA’s, then they can be used as a base. If this is a problem for you then hoodoo may not be for you. Nowthat ‘s how come so many people become restless and dissatisfied – is because of evil spirits trans forming ‘ em, back and forth.


Now there’s places you can download them. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! The publication of this material was accomplished between andagain under the imprint “Memoirs of the Alma C.

Although i began my own research into hoodoo in the early s, before the reprint of FACI or the first volumes of HCWR were published, i found Hyatt’s work invaluable from the time i first read it. You get so poor you can hardly live. Then there’s fantasy tales his informants made up.

I recently read one of Momma Starr’s books. I’ve been awful frighten because I heard the olden people speak about them so much. So what would you recommend people read to get the basic foundations of Hoodoo if Hyatt’s material is not “legit” enough? Is it made for the public? A focus primarily on the “black thread” of the tapestry that is hoodoo.

If you have an interest in literal hoodoo there’s cheaper and more readily available options. Garden of Joy Blues: Hyatt died before hooodoo sixth volume, an index, was prepared. This is truly an informative, insightful book.

Well, you kin take a pair of scissors an’ put underneath your head or you kin take a new piece of lumber an’ put it underneath your head [the latter being unusual]. Hyatt explains to the world what an inspiration she was to him. Hyatt died before the sixth volume, an hystt, was prepared.