MISSIONARY INDEPENDENT SPIRITUAL CHURCH
These classes in African American folk magic, root work, and hoodoo will teach you practical tricks and tips to take your conjure work to a new level of confidence and knowledge. In addition to spell casting, we also showcase the mystery and magic of world-wide folk religions.
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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
10:00 AM - Saturday, May 7, 2011
Palo Road-Opening Ceremony in the Congo-Cuban African Diasporic Tradition
Dr. Christos Kioni will lead us in a Palo Road-Opening Ceremony in the Congo-Cuban African Diasporic Tradition -- a ritual for the empowerment and benefit of all attendees. This invocation will open the Workshop Weekend and bring strength, energy, and spiritual focus to all who attend.
COST: FREE! - This is an outdoor ceremony, weather permitting.
10:30 AM - Saturday, May 8, 2011
Making Doll-Babies for Ritual Use
Dr. E. will lead a hands-on workshop in Making and Catching a Spirit in a Doll-Baby for ritual use. This class covers everything from the historical perspective to hands-on work with dolls made from twigs, cloth, wax, clay, and other materials. Bring personal concerns of someone you wish to embody in your doll -- and be prepared to baptize your doll in the name of that someone special. This 1 1/2 hour workshop leads directly into the workshop on mirror boxes
COST: $30.00 - All materials are supplied; register early as attendance is limited.
11:30 AM - Saturday, May 7, 2011
Hoodoo Food! The Best of the Conjure Cook-Off
Sister Robin Petersen will present her annual Hoodoo Foods and Conjure Cook-Off. In the Hoodoo Foods! workshop on Conjure Cookery, Magical Chefs have submitted recipes for publication in this year's Recipe Round-Up booklet, and those attending the workshop are bringing your sorcerous dishes in for sharing and taste testing. Prizes will be awarded to the top three conjure cooks. Extra "Hoodoo Food!" recipe booklets will be sold to benefit the work of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Any food not eaten by participants at the workshop will become part of the general Party Potluck.
Cost: $15.00 - Includes 16 pg. 2011 Hoodoo Foods! Recipe Book
12:30 PM - Saturday, May 8, 2011
Making and Working With Mirror Boxes
Sister Robin Petersen will conduct a hands-on class on Making and Working With Mirror Boxes to trap spirits -- such as the one who was put in the doll-baby you just made in Dr. E.'s workshop! Your custom mirror box will be prepared in a ritual manner and the doll will be interred in it, so that all deeds, both good and evil, will reflect back to the one embodied in the doll. All materials are supplied and Robin guarantees that even craft-newbies will make and take home a beautiful hand-made wooden decoupaged mirror box.
COST: $40.00 - All mirror box materials and hand-out sheet are supplied; register early as attendance is limited.
1:00 PM - Saturday, May 7, 2011
Making a Consecrated Palo Protection Amulet
Dr. Christos Kioni will lead an intensive workshop in Making a Consecrated Palo Protection Amulet in a seashell for you to take home and bury at your doorstep. Container spells are found in all of the African diasporic religious and magical paths, including hoodoo, conjure, rootwork, obeah, Palo Monte, Voodoo, Santeria, and Lukumi. This Palo amulet, called a macuto, is one of the oldest and most traditional forms of all.
Cost: $50.00 - All materials are supplied. Register early!
2:00 PM - Saturday, May 8, 2011
Introducing: The Crystal Silence League
catherine yronwode of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, and Deacon Millett of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary will lift the veil and reveal ... The Crystal Silence League! Learn about the use of crystal balls for divination and intuitive reception, thought projection with the crystal, and crystal skull readings -- then witness the revival of the worldwide Crystal Silence prayer network and healing circle, founded in 1919.
COST: $30.00 - Your Crystal Ball and 32 page Booklet included
2:30 PM - Saturday, May 7, 2011
All About Candles: Candle Magic and Wax Divination
Miss cat is going back to the basics with a workshop titled All About Candles: Candle Magic and Wax Divination, a hands-on intensive on how to choose, load, carve, anoint, seal, and pray over free-standing, figural, and vigil candles for love, money, protection, luck, reversing, and cursing - and how to "read" the results in the wax, soot, and glass remains of your magical candles. Be prepared to learn a LOT -- this is a compressed version of the 5-hour class cat teaches to student graduates, but geared for newbies as well. Learn the secrets of The Philosophy of Fire!
Cost: $25.00 - Includes Free Vigil Candle and Hand-Out Sheets
3:30 PM - Saturday, May 8, 2011
World-wide Traditions of Bone Reading
D. John Michael Hilford teaches a two-hour intensive workshop in world-wide traditions of Bone Reading (also known as Throwing the Bones or Casting the Bones). This training will combine Sangoma Bone Reading (as taught by Mvanah Maloti), shamanic Peruvian Bone Casting, and the down-home methods of the African American Spiritualist prophet Reverend J. of Camp Chesterfield, Indiana, and now, for the first time, he is bringing it all back home to American hoodoo practitioners. This is a rare opportunity to learn bone-reading, and it is one workshop you must not miss.
COST: $50.00 - This is a TWO HOUR workshop; register early as attendance is limited.
4:00 PM - Saturday, May 7, 2011
Professional Reading and Root Doctoring
Valentina Burton, the Dallas Psychic and Palm Reader and newest AIRR member, will lead a workshop on How to Become a Professional Reader and Root Doctor, including how to set up a business, choosing which types of divination are right for you and for your client-base; the reality of working at psychic fairs, hotels, metaphysical shops, parties, in your own reading parlour, and via telephone, email, or skype; how to advertise both locally and via the internet; organizations you can join to enhance your business; how to book and schedule readings; how to handle clients from all walks of life; and, most importantly, how to keep yourself spiritually clean and protected while dealing with people who come to you in need and in trouble.
Cost: $40.00 - A 96 page take-home book is included!
6:00 PM - Saturday, May 8, 2011
Group Discussion, Sale, and Trade of Bones
Participants in the Bone Reading Workshop were able to purchase individual animal bones and receive private teachings on how to use them as part of a bone set.
COST: Variable - A Hand-Out Sheet included
|READINGS BY AIRR MEMBERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL READERS DURING The HOODOO FESTIVAL!||LEARN Conjure and FOLK MAGIC FROM Nationally Known Hoodoo Rootworkers!|
Saturday, May 7 - Sunday, May 8, 2011
The following members of The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers (AIRR) and other professionals will be on site during the Apprenticeship Week and 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 Readings
Availability: May 7 and 8 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when presenting or attending workshops.
Miss Elvyra: Tarot Card Readings
Availability: May 2 - 3 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM; May 7 - 8 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
D. John Michael Hilford: Bone Casting, Crystal Skull Readings
Availability: May 7 and 8 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when presenting or attending workshops.
Dr. Christos Kioni: This world famous conjure doctor will lead us in a Road Opening Ceremony and will be teaching a class on How to Make a Palo Protection Amulet.
D. John Michael Hilford: A shaman, reader, Spiritualist medium, and world traveler, Reverend Hilford brings to our country the world-wide traditions of Bone Reading and crystal gazing.
Valentina Burton: Dallas Psychic, Palm, Tarot, and Astrology reader, spiritual counsellor and purveyor of hoodoo goods, Valentina will present an in-depth class how to become a professional reader and rootworker. Participants will receive a copy of Valentina's brand new book on the subject.
Dr. E.: Hoodoo practitioner, initiate in Palo, and priest of Shango, Dr. E. brings his unique combination of Cuban and Californian conjure to the subject of How to Make and trap a spirit in a Doll-baby, Voodoo Doll, or Poppet.
Sister Robin ("Red Robin"): The Shop Manager of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. presents two classes this year -- our annual Hoodoo Food! workshop, featuring the use of EDIBLE magical herbs in all manner of spell-work recipes, and How to Make a Mirror Box, a hands-on training session with all materials supplied for you to craft your own reflective spirit trap.
Ms. Cat Yronwode: The proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. and author of "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" and the "Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course" will be teaching a class in Candle Magic.
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