The Black Folder:
Personal Communications on the Mastery of Hoodoo
Edited by catherine yronwode
Paperback. 96 pages.
Conjure Spells for Love, Money, Protection, and Luck;
Cursing and Reversing Tricks with Dolls and Mirror Spells;
The Secrets of Kitchen Witchery and Grocery Store Magic;
Candle and Oil Lamp Magic in the Hoodoo Tradition;
How to Make Your Own Mojo Hands, Doll-Babies, and Packet Amulets;
Divination and Seership with Bones, Tea Leaves, and Candle Wax.
From 2002 through 2013, the Lucky Mojo Curio Company offered an assortment of informational "shop flyers" to all in-store and mail-order customers, featuring basic information about African American hoodoo drawn from catherine yronwode's book "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice." Meanwhile, from 2008 through 2013, the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church annual Hoodoo Workshops, attendees who came to receive hands-on training in the practice of conjure and other forms of world folk-magic received hand-out flyers describing the spells, recipes, and methods of practice being taught. All of these three-hole-punched information sheets -- the Lucky Mojo Shop Flyers and the Hoodoo Workshop Hand-Outs -- were then collected together into a black school-report cover -- which we called The Black Folder. As the years went on, the content of The Black Folder grew and grew and grew, until there were so many pages that they could no longer easily fit into a single report cover ... and so we put together the complete set of all of the past Missionary Independent Spiritual Church Workshop flyers, plus a complete set of all of the Lucky Mojo shop flyers into a 136 page professionally printed BOOK. The name of the book is "The Black Folder" -- but don't let the name (or the cover) fool you -- it's a regular 8 1/2" x 11" trade paperback book, like nothing else available anywhere.
Contributors include an all-star line-up of well-known conjure doctors from around the world: ConjureMan Ali, Deacon Millett, Dr. E., Lara Rivera, Prof. Charles Porterfield, Dr. James Dotson, Khi Armand, Sister Robin Petersen, Sindy Todo, Susan Diamond, Marin Graves, Miss Elvyra Curcuruto-Love, Ms. Robin York, Dr. Johannes Gardback, Michele Jackson, Valentina Burton, Tanisia Mooney, and catherine yronwode.