Pagan Portals Hoodoo
Publication 30th August 2013
An introduction to the magical art of Hoodoo, with details of what Hoodoo is, how to work with it and lots of recipes and ideas.
Detailing my personal experiences with Hoodoo, the deities, the beliefs, the magical practices along with information on all sorts of Hoodoo crafts - bottle spells, foot track magic, crossroads magic, powders, spiritual washes and much more.
Colette Brown | Author of menopause a natural and spiritual journey, tarot from novice to pro and Weegie Tarot
I had been interested in the knowing more about Hoodoo for a long time and this book provided me with much clear information and insights. The writing is conversational but clear, straight forward and humorous. There is so much information packed in that although I have read it once, I know I will refer back to it many times. I am not a Hoodoo practitioner but there are many practical tips and cross overs with this and my shamanic path which I found interesting and will incorporate. Life is about learning...and now I have an understanding of Hoodoo thanks to Rachel Patterson's book. I look forward to more from this author. She knows her stuff!
Siusaidh Ceanadach | Author of the Let's Talk series
I found this book very interesting, it’s certainly a subject I knew nothing about when I first opened the book and then page by page I was surprised to read so many things in common with my own Pagan practice.
There are a great many good recipes for different oils, incenses, and washes. Some of these I was familiar with and a few I shall certainly try! The book is a good collection of many different things, all tools of the trade and most of them could certainly be used in Pagan Practice simply by using different prayers, spells and blessings. If, like me this is a subject you know nothing about, then I would certainly suggest you get yourself a copy and keep an open mind, it’s well written, concise and interesting.
I was pleasantly surprised when the manuscript to this phenomenal soon-to-be-released book landed in my email account. I can wholeheartedly declare to you that Hoodoo as explained in this marvellous book in the Pagan Portals series by Moon Books seems to be a very natural practice of incorporating spirituality and witchcraft into your life in a way that doesn't require you to advertise the fact that you practice it. I leant so much from this book and I am sure that anyone can benefit from Rachel's words of wisdom even if it just to try a different blend of creating oils, incenses and such.
I am not very into ‘hoodoo’ but I let my freind Heather read the manuscript for the preview/ review of the book. She is the Root Doc in my circle and she loved the book, it’s accessibility, it’s lack of fear or preciousness in dealing with ‘tricks’ or jinxes. She has utilised some luck spells this morning to give Andy Murray a boost in today’s Wimbledon showdown so she values the stuff in this text.
It covers all aspects of Hoodoo from Mojo bags to goofer dust and hotfoot magic. If you have never Hoodoo’d beyond watching Skeleton Key this open and honest text will give you a grounding and interest in the subject. If you are more adept you will still find plenty of lore and tit bits to perk your interest. Whether you are on the ‘pagan scene’ or want a read out of the ordinary, I say give this one a go.
This book is written by an amazing, talented, wonderful and highly experienced kitchen witch. It is full of ideas and inspiration for both the novice and experienced witch. It is written in a friendly and entertaining way, and in no way is it a difficult read! Whether you want to read it from cover to cover or just pick a chapter at a time, it will help, entertain and enlighten you to the full! Cannot recommend it enough.
Awesome as always, enjoyed this book and gives plenty ideas, and very informative. I have a feeling I will end up with her whole collection, excellent worth the money.