Saturday, July 11, 2009
Rating: - Exactly what I wanted to write myself, but...
...Denise Alvarado beat me to it!
I bought this book from Denise's website "The Mystic Voodoo" along with the companion CD (which has extra occult texts and material not in the book), and couldn't be happier with my purchase. While the term "Voodoo Hoodoo" might throw off some viewers, the writer is clear in the proper definitions of both Voodoo AND Hoodoo early on in the book. This is chocked full of information regarding the Loa, Catholic saints, magic, folk remedies, superstitions, recipes for occult oils, rootwork and just about everything else. A great introduction to both New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo, a must-buy for those interested in these paths.
I would also recommend the following as companion purchases: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure,Dr. Snake's Voodoo Spellbook,and Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals.
Rating: - DJ Parhams,author
I recently purchased this book, and I found it too be extremely informative. It's more than apparent that Ms. Alvarado is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the arts of voodoo/hoodoo. I especially enjoyed her recipes for root work and oils.