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MISSIONARY INDEPENDENT SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Missionary Independent Spiritual Church and Ms. Robin Present

2015 Hoodoo Heritage Festival Workshops

2015 Hoodoo Heritage Festival
Hands-On Conjure Training Workshops
Saturday and Sunday,
May 16th and 17th, 2015

For the eighth consecutive year, Missionary Independent Spiritual Church is sponsoring our annual Hoodoo Heritage Festival in Forestville, California.

Join presenters Charles Porterfield, catherine yronwode, Deacon Millett, Khi Armand, Candelo Kimbisa, Elvyra Curcuruto-Love, Phoenix Lefae, Michael Bautista, and other special guests for classes, hands-on workshops, and panel discussions in African American folk magic, rootwork, and hoodoo. These classes 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.

Make your travel plans now to attend this unique 2-day Festival of Hoodoo Heritage, African American folk magic, and spiritual spell-casting!

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES

Registration for classes begins during the month of January, 2015. Pre-payment is by Paypal. We encourage folks to sign up well ahead of the event - and offer price discounts for early registration.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

  • Early-Bird Special! Until March 21st: $140 per day / $260 per weekend
  • Regular Price: March 22nd to April 30th: $150 per day / $280 per weekend
  • Gate-Price Admission: May 1st and After: $160 per day / $300 per weekend

ON THIS PAGE:

Workshop Program Schedule:
Early-Bird Pre-registration begins January 2015!

Presenter Biographies:
Meet the teachers!

Open Tent Readings:
Tarot, palmistry, and more!

RELATED PAGES:

Missionary Independent Spiritual Church:
Ladies Auxiliary

2015 Hoodoo Heritage Festival Facebook Event Page:
Stay in touch with breaking news!

Hoodoo Rootwork Apprenticeships (May 11-15, 2015):
Contact Heidi Simpson at heidi@luckmojo.com

For Visitors:
Driving directions

For Travelers:
A list of good places to stay in the Russian River Area

WORKSHOPS BY YEAR


Eventbrite - 2015 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Special!
Until March 21st: $140.00 per day

SAVE $20.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

SATURDAY-ONLY 1-DAY TICKET: $140.00
This package includes:

  • 5 one-hour hands-on hoodoo training classes
  • Take-home goody-bags with spiritual supplies and brand new books
  • Saturday-only opening service
  • Free Continental breakfast, Southern-Style buffet lunch, and drinks
  • Access to the world's best readers and rootworkers
    (with separate charges for readings and rootwork consultations)

Eventbrite - 2015 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Special!
Until March 21st: $140.00 per day

SAVE $20.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

SUNDAY-ONLY 1-DAY TICKET: $140.00
This package includes:

  • 5 one-hour hands-on hoodoo training classes
  • Take-home goody-bags with spiritual supplies and brand new books
  • Free Continental breakfast, Southern-Style buffet lunch, and drinks
  • Access to the world's best readers and rootworkers
    (with separate charges for readings and rootwork consultations)

Eventbrite - 2015 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Special!
Until March 21st: $260 per weekend

SAVE $40.00 OVER GATE-PRICE ADMISSION!

FULL WEEKEND 2-DAY TICKET: $260.00
This package includes:

  • 10 one-hour hands-on hoodoo training classes
  • Take-home goody-bags with spiritual supplies from every class
  • Saturday-only opening service
  • Free Continental breakfast, Southern-Style buffet lunch, and drinks
  • 5 brand new books for the weekend (a $45.00 retail value)
  • Access to the world's best readers and rootworkers
    (with separate charges for readings and rootwork consultations)

Take Hands-On Southern Style Hoodoo Classes!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Angels and Archangels

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hoodoo Shrines and Altars

An altar is a sacred space that separates the mundane from the magical. In hoodoo, altars are used for a wide variety of reasons, conditions, and needs. From working with ancestors to focused conjure spells, the altar is a place where the magic happens. In this workshop MISS PHOENIX will address some of mystery surrounding altars and give steps in building powerful altars for your own work.

TAKE HOME: An altar cloth and a free copy of Phoenix LeFae's brand new 96-page book Hoodoo Shrines and Altars

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Sunday May 17, 2015

Using Sachet Powders

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Buffet-Style Lunch and Madame Pamita

Enjoy a buffet-style lunch included in the price of your registration. Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader. And Madame Pamita entrances us with voice and ukelele. Don't miss her amazing renditions of hoodoo songs! Food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, under the direction of Mother Katrina.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Buffet-Style Lunch and Reading Tent Open

Another delicious buffet-style lunch (included in the price of your registration), plus appointment times available to meet with your favourite readers. Food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, under the direction of Mother Katrina.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Paper In Your Shoe

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hoodoo Return and Reconciliation Spells

What to do when love goes wrong? That's the single most asked question for those turning to conjure and hoodoo. DEACON MILLETT is back with a second look at love, this time detailing reconciliation rootwork -- the art of returning a lover, healing a relationship, and keeping a marriage working.

TAKE HOME: A free copy of Deacon Millett's brand new 96-page book Hoodoo Return and Reconciliation Spells: True Love Magic in the Conjure Tradition

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday May 16, 2015

Palo Protection Amulets

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday May 4, 2015

Panel Discussion: Lodestones

This year's panel discussion, led by VALENTINA BURTON, SUSAN BARNES, MARIN GRAVES, MISS MICHAELE, MADAME PAMITA, MS. ROBIN, and APOLLO DARK, explores the diverse ways that these simple mineral magnets are employed in spells for money, business, true love, friendship, and success. Learn how to name them, how to feed them to keep them working for you, and how to harness your desires to their drawing power to bring what you want into your life. Don't miss this magnetic presentation -- every year's panel discussion brings forth a free wealth of new ideas and time-tested knowledge!

TAKE HOME: A matched pair of small lodestones and a packet of magnetic sand, plus a two-page handout on lodestone spells

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Deck of Spells

A deck of spells is waiting for you to take them up. Generations of rootworkers and hoodoo practitioners have carried cards with them to see the future and change the present. Now PROFESSOR PORTERFIELD will be teaching the ins and outs of using a playing cards for spells and charms, plus authentic old-time divination methods as well!

TAKE HOME: Deck of playing cards, Sharpie pen, and Professor Porterfield's new 96-page book A Deck of Spells: Hoodoo Playing Card Magic in Rootwork and Conjure.

4:30 AM - 5:30 PM Sunday, May 17, 2015

Deliverance!

Have you been crossed up or jinxed? Experiencing chronic difficulty in life? It's time to be delivered! This practical, down-to-earth workshop on remediating magical curses and self-sabotaging patterns using tools and techniques from the Southern Conjure tradition will help you open your roads to success! Learn how to perform uncrossing work, protect yourself and your family from harm, bring healing to old wounds, and work with your dreams to achieve your goals. No matter the circumstance, deliverance is yours today!

TAKE HOME: Cast Off Evil Bath Crystals, and Khi Armand's new 96-page book Deliverance!: Hoodoo Spells of Uncrossing, Protection, Healing, and Success.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.

To Be Announced: A special banquet for presenters and guests. Limited ticket sales to be announced.

Closing Circle and Business Card Exchange

As all good things must come to an end, join the circle of new friends and old as we say good bye and wish each other well! Let's exchange business cards, our specialties and continue to reach out to one another! Until we meet again, we hold each and every person, being, and ancestor in our highest thoughts.

6:30 PM - Close, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader. Stay as long as there are readers available for readings.

6:00 PM - Close, Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader. Stay as long as there are readers available for readings.


READINGS BY AIRR MEMBERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL READERS DURING The HOODOO FESTIVAL! LEARN Conjure and FOLK MAGIC FROM Nationally Known Hoodoo Rootworkers!

Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

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. All daytime readings are scheduled at 20 minutes each, to allow time for you and your reader to leave the workshops and return to them. After the workshops close for the evening, longer readings may be accommodated ~~ just ask your reader or our Reading Wrangler, Deacon Millett!

Deacon Millett Deacon Millett:
Reading Wrangler

Availability: Will help find you an available reader.
Cost: Will take your reading payment via cash or credit card.
Scheduling: Will schedule your reading in advance.

Apollo Dark Apollo Dark:
Tarot Card Readings

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Candelo Kimbisa Candelo Kimbisa: Chamalongo Readings

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Khi ArmandKhi Armand: Mediumship & Hands-On Spiritual Cleansing

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Madame PamitaMadame Pamita: Tarot and Lenormand Readings

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Marin GravesMarin Graves: Tarot Readings

Availability: May 16 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss cat yronwode Miss cat:
Palmistry Plus Tarot

Availability: May 16 - 17 after 5:00 PM; one reading per evening only.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss Elvyra Miss Elvyra:
Tarot Card Readings

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss Michaele Miss Michaele:
Tarot and Bibliomancy

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss Phoenix Miss Phoenix LeFae:
Tarot Card Readings

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Ms. Robin Ms. Robin:
Crystal Ball and Spiritual Readings

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Prof. Charles Porterfield Prof. Porterfield:
Lucky Numbers and Bibliomancy

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30.00 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Valentina Burton Valentina Burton: Tarot Readings and Palmistry

Availability: May 16 - 17 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash or pre-pay via Paypal.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.





Papa Michael Papa Michael: The proprietor of Torch and Key Spiritual Supply in San Jose, California, Papa Michael is a healer and rootworker. After healing work as a paramedic in Oakland, CA, Papa Michael sought to continue healing through spiritual avenues. He studied sorcery, witchcraft and Reiki learning to spiritually heal his clients. He will be teaching a class on how to make and use sachet powder.

Valentina Burton: Dallas Psychic, Palm, Tarot, and Astrology reader, spiritual counsellor and purveyor of hoodoo goods, Valentina will be part of the panel on Lodestone Magic. She will also be available in the Reader's Tent for tarot and palmistry readings.

Susan Barnes Susan Barnes: A member of AIRR and Hoodoo Psychics is an intuitive reader, root worker and published author. Susan is best known for money attraction work, communicating with departed loved ones and removing ancestral curses. Susan teaches people how to shift their energy in order to receive abundance, prosperity and success and will be bringing her knowledge of practical spellcraft to the Lodestone Magic Colloquium. She will be available in the reader's tent for intuitive card readings and energy shifting work.

Miss Elvyra Miss Elvyra: A member of AIRR and a reader and rootworker at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, Miss Elvyra has over forty years experience in tarot card reading, astrology, numerology, conjure doctoring and spell casting, qabala, geomancy, feng shui, bone reading, hypnotherapy, creative visualization, Reichian breath work, Reiki energy work, Amanae bodywork, Wicca, hoodoo, and Hawaiian navigational energy work. She is teaching a class in working with archangels and angels. She will also be available in the Reader's Tent for tarot readings.

Marin Graves Marin Graves: A lifelong student - and teacher - of metaphysics, psychic phenomena, religion, folk magic, and divination, Marin Graves is a certified paranormal investigator and the proprietor of The Parlour, a Victorian themed tarot boutique in historic Grass Valley, California. She will be one of the panelists on the Lodestone Magic Colloquium and will available in the Reader's Tent for tarot readings.

Candelo Kimbisa Candelo Kimbisa: Host of the popular Candelo's Corner Palo Mayombe talk show and creator of the Candelo Kimbisa line of spiritual products, of West Palm Beach, Florida, Candelo will be teaching how to make a personal protection amulet in the Palo Kimbisa tradition. He will also be available in the Reader's Tent for Chamalongo readings.

Miss Phoenix LeFae Miss Phoenix LeFae: An intuitive tarot reader, freelance writer, spiritual consultant, rootworker, ritualist, and teacher of Goddess Spirituality. Miss Phoenix is a candle server at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church and a member of Hoodoo Psychics, where she is well known for clearing crossed conditions and healing work, as well as for providing magical coaching to those who desire one-on-one training in spell-craft. She will be teaching Hoodoo Shrines and Altars: Sacred Spaces for Rootwork and Conjure. She will also be available in the Reader's Tent for tarot readings.

Miss Michaele Miss Michaele: The proprietor of Hoodoo Foundry and pastor of Aunt Caroline Dye Memorial Chapel in Willetts, California, an AIRR Associate, Miss Michaele is also the Chairwoman of the AIRR Pro Bono Fund, which distributes free readings and rootwork to those in need. She is the co-author of "Hoodoo Bible Magic." A well-known reader at Hoodoo Psychics, she will be bringing her spell-craft knowledge to the Lodestone Magic Colloquium and will also be available in the Reader's Tent for tarot and Bibliomancy readings.

Deacon Millett Deacon Millett: The pastor of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary candle ministry in the Southern California High Desert, an AIRR Associate, a member of the Board of Bishops of Missionary Independent Spiritual Churches, and the founder of the online Hoodoo Psychics reading service, Deacon Millett is best known for his love spells, reconciliation magic, and astrological compatibility readings, He will debut his new book on Hoodoo Return and Reconciliation Spells: True Love Magic in the Conjure Tradition. He will also be our Reading Wrangler - see him first to schedule your personal readings.

Madame Pamita Madame Pamita: Madame Pamita is the owner of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders in Santa Monica, CA and has performed internationally telling fortunes and playing old time music on the ukulele with her traveling medicine show. As a reader, rootworker, teacher and Hoodoo practitioner in the New Thought/Spiritualist tradition, her goal is to empower you and to provide a helping hand to assist you in finding the path to your success. She will also be available in the Reader's Tent for tarot readings. She will be on the panel for the Lodestone Magic Colloquium and will available in the Reader's Tent for tarot readings.

Prof. Charles Porterfield Prof. Charles Porterfield: A gifted Old Testament, old-school worker, and natural man, Professor Porterfield specializes on men's issues as well as the Biblical and Judaic influences in hoodoo. He is the General Manager of the LMC Radio Network, the host of The Now You Know Show, and the co-author of "Hoodoo Bible Magic." He will be teaching "A Deck of Spells: Hoodoo Playing Card Magic in Rootwork and Conjure." He will also be available in the Reader's Tent for consultations on lucky numbers, Bibliomancy, and playing cards.

Khi Armand Khi Armand: The proprietor of Conjure in the City in Brooklyn, New York, an AIRR associate, and a reader at Hoodoo Psychics, Khi is a shaman rootdoctor well known for his transformative hands-on spiritual healing and cleansing work with personal clients. This year he will be teaching Deliverance! Hoodoo Spells of Uncrossing, Protection, Healing, and Success, and offering private healing and blessing appointments during the weekend.

Ms-Robin Ms. Robin: Ms. Robin is the Bay Area's premier spiritual sister, a gifted reader, root worker, and radio personality. She, along with miss catherine yronwode, founded the Annual MISC Hoodoo Rootwork Workshops. She is best known for her money spells, gambling luck spells, love spells, curse spells and doll baby spells. This year, Ms. Robin will be part the Lodestone Magic Colloquium and she will also be available for crystal ball and spiritual readings.

Miss-cat-yronwode Miss cat yronwode: The co-owner of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. in Forestville, California, an AIRR Associate, a member of Hoodoo Psychics, Pastor of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, catherine will debut her new book "Paper in My Shoe: Name Papers, Petition Papers, and Prayer Papers in Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Conjure. She will also be available in the Reader's Tent for tarot and palmistry readings.




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