Recognizing the resurgence of folk magic and the growing community of hoodoos, healers, and conjurers, Planet Voodoo has created a new, high quality journal that meets the needs of today’s conjurers and the curious. Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly journal shares historical and contemporary information about aspects of the conjure arts, including magico-religious practices, spiritual traditions, folk magic, hoodoo, and religions with their roots in the African Diaspora and indigenous herbology. Each issue of Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly magazine brings you original and traditional formulas, spells, tutorials, root doctor, spiritual mother, and conjure artist profiles, workshop listings, book, product, & website reviews, and more!
Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly is a thoroughly researched periodical created by New Orleans-born author, artist, rootworker, and PhD level social scientist Denise Alvarado and her business partner Sharon Marino, and New Orleans style Voodooist, eclectic witch, and Wiccan High priestess. When you read a copy of Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly, you can be confident that what you read is the real thing. Whether you are a beginner who is just intrigued by the notion of folk magic, want to pick up some techniques for your trick bag, add to your personal grimoire, want to learn about the African -derived and indigenous spiritual traditions, or want to keep up with the social world of today’s practitioners, Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly delivers!
The content of Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly comes from a variety of channels. There is a veritable hoodoo admixture of contributors that includes several notable authors, as well as “regular folks” from the hoodoo and conjures community. The intentional input of professionals and experienced lay people involved in varying degrees in the magickal arts guarantees the reader receives multiple perspectives, a broader base of information, and cross-cultural and cross-regional views of occult phenomenon. Our contributors include Aylene Pustiano, New Orleans author, occultist and paranormal researcher who specializes in New Orleans folklore; Dorothy Morrison, a practicing Witch for nearly 40 years, and award-winning author of numerous books on Witchcraft and its practical application to everyday living; Chad C. Balthazar, a gifted reader and rootworker, avid blogger, current resident of Amsterdam who was born and raised in Africa, and descendent of a line of mediums, dreamers and madmen; Madrina Angelique, Tarot Reader, Conjure Woman and Mojo Witch, as well as Madre Nganga of Munanso Centella Ndoki Nkuyo Malongo Corta Lima Cordosa and Iyalorisha of Ile Ori Yemaya, born and raised in rural Georgia, and student and practitioner of traditional southern hoodoo since childhood, among others.
In addition to written content, Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly is richly illustrated with high resolution photography and vivid graphics featuring my own artwork, as well as the artwork of Ricardo Pustiano, an enduring icon in the world of New Orleans Mardi Gras float design and local New Orleans artistry. Pustiano’s artistic designs are featured in some of the best-known, locally produced films including “Angel Heart” starring Mickey Rourke, “The Big Easy” starring Dennis Quaid, Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire” starring Tom Cruise, and most recently in the much anticipated “A Love Song for Billy Long” which stars John Travolta and was filmed on location in historic New Orleans.
There will be regular features found in Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly, including a Hoodoo pharmacopeia that provides information on elements of magico-pharmacology and highlights different zoological and mineral curios; an ongoing formulary of recipes and formulas of magickal oils, potions, sachet powders and more; magick spells and illustrated tutorials such as potted plant spells, bottle spells, and lamp works; a section on Biblical Hoodoo providing information on working with the saints, psalms, & candles; Indian Spirit Guides and the contribution of Native Americans to Hoodoo, Folk magick, and Spiritualism; contests for free products, and much, much more!
In addition to being the only printed popular magazine to have ever been published with a focus on Hoodoo and conjure from around the world, the journal relies on the homegrown brand of conjure found in my hometown of New Orleans. Forever the subject of horror movies, Voodoo dolls, zombies, and novels with supernatural themes, New Orleans is a culture with a serious history behind its story of magick and religion that should be understood, appreciated, and remembered, as opposed to simply exploited and misappropriated. While Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly aims to be entertaining, it also strives to be informative and educational.
Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly is a printed journal consisting of four annual issues. The first issue is due out October 2010. To order your subscription, please visit http://www.planetvoodoo.com/hoodoo-conjure-quarterly.htm.
About the Author:
Denise Alvarado was born and raised in the Voodoo and hoodoo rich culture of New Orleans. She has studied mysticism and practiced Creole Voodoo and indigenous healing traditions for over three decades. Her talks, seminars, and coaching on indigenous healing traditions and the magickal arts have helped thousands of people around the globe improve their lives and market their businesses successfully. She is the author of several books, including The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook, Voodoo Dolls in Magick and Ritual, and the brand new release, The Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Complete Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals. She is a cultural psychologist, anthropologist, author, artist, rootworker, and cultural consultant.