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MISSIONARY INDEPENDENT SPIRITUAL CHURCH

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2016-Hoodoo-Heritage-Festival-Workshops

2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival
Hands-On Conjure Training Workshops
Saturday and Sunday,
May 14th and 15th, 2016

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

Join presenters Charles Porterfield, catherine yronwode, Deacon Millett, Candelo Kimbisa, Papa Michael, 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 spellcasting, we also showcase the mystery and magic of worldwide folk religions.

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

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES

Registration for classes begins during the month of December, 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
  • Saturday Presenter Banquet: Limited Tickets to the Public,

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

Presenter Biographies:
Meet the teachers!

Open Tent Readings:
Tarot, palmistry, and more!

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Hoodoo Rootwork Apprenticeships (May 9-13, 2016):
Contact Heidi Simpson at
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For Visitors:
Driving directions

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

WORKSHOPS BY YEAR


Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Special Ticket Prices!
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 - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Saturday Presenter Banquet Tickets, Available Now
Until May 14th: $55.00 admission
Rain or shine!

LIMITED TO
TICKETED SEATING
(tickets required)

Beverages Cash and Carry

SATURDAY PRESENTER BANQUET TICKET: $55.00

This event allows an informal and social engagement
in which workshop attendees and presenters enjoy
a banquet .

Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Special Ticket Prices!
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 - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

Early-Bird Special Weekend Ticket Prices!
Until March 21st: $260.00 per day 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 14, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open

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!

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Continental Breakfast and Reading Tent Open

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Opening Ceremony: Voices of Hyatt II: A Tribute to Rootworkers of the Past

This year's festival will open with a ritual performance by KAST EXCELSIOR, JAMILA JONES, ANDREA WESTON, and CHARLES PORTERFIELD, bringing together prayers, songs, and dances from throughout the African diaspora. These will be followed by dramatic presentations that bring to life the Rootworker informants who interviewed by Harry Middleton Hyatt in the early part of the 20th century.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer describing the folkloric collections and interviews made by Harry M. Hyatt from the 1930s to the 1970s.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016

North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia

The folk magic of Mongolia, Manchuria, and Eastern Siberia is a vital and ongoing religio-magical practice by which people seek and obtain blessings, protection, luck, love, and health. David Shi, an American of Manchurian heritage, brings us authentic spells and methodologies from this remote corner of the world, and teaches us how to use the tools and techniques of North Asian magic. DAVID SHI will open your eyes to cultural customs and spell-casting methods that you may never have known existed, so an illustrated 96 page book will be provided for your home study.

TAKE-HOME: David Shi's brand new 96-page book North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dem Dry Bones: Working with Osteocentric and Necromantic Curios

Bones have been used in sacred and magical work in every culture and every age. In this workshop by KAST EXCELSIOR, you will explore the various ways to incorporate bones as active allies to enhance your own conjure work. Each student will participate in the consecration of a personally fixed bone to draw increased luck and empowerment upon your path.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on the use of bones in folk magic, a portion of scripture, and an animal bone for making your own potent lucky piece.

11:00 PM - 12:00 PM Sunday May 15, 2016

Teas and Tisanes: Making Magical Potions and Infusions

Most rootworkers are comfortable with putting a pinch of an herb in a mojo bag, but what you may not know is that there is a long history of conjure practitioners prescribing these same herbs as teas for their clients. MADAME PAMITA explains this ancient art and teeaches you how to select appropriate edible magical herbs and roots to infuse into potent beverages for money, love, luck, protection, and health.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on magical teas and tisanes, a teacup, muslin steeping-bag, and herbs for making your own Prosperity Tea.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

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 with special guest KAST EXCELSIOR entrance us with voice and ukelele. Don't miss their amazing renditions of hoodoo songs! Food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

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 the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sew Much Hoodoo: Textiles and Needlework in the Domestic Conjure Arts

Workshop by Gabrielle Swain.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer descrining the work, materials for your own project, and your own sewing kit (including a needle threader!).

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Our Hoodoo History: The Revival of the Occult Shop Pamphlet

As a historian of folk magic, CATHERINE YRONWODE has made it her mission to keep the continuity of African American hoodoo front and center in the 21st century. This year she introduces a new reprint line from Lucky Mojo, starting with two of the most popular -- and longest out-of-print -- classics of candle and conjure shop literature. These instruction manuals, much loved and often consulted by rootworkers from the 1890s through the 1990s, are now so rare that most newcomers to our community have never had a chance to learn the wondrous and practical methods they teach. Learn the history of these books, and take a trip back in time to read the secrets they contain.

TAKE-HOME: Two 96-page books! -- Brand new editions of "Legends of Incense, Herb and Oil Magic" by Lewis de Claremont from 1936 and "Secrets of the Psalms" by Godfrey Seelig from 1890.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday May 14, 2016

Blessing and Protecting Your Home

Workshop by ANDREA WESTON.

TAKE-HOME: All you need to set up your own household protection, plus a two-page set of instructions.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sunday May 15, 2016

Panel Discussion: Spells for Social Justice and Community Activism

This year's panel discussion, led by BEVERLEY SMITH, MISS MICHAELE, PAPA LOU, CANDELO KIMBISA, ANGELA MARIE HORNER, and JAMILA JONES, presents practical and effective ways to meld your magic with local, national, and worldwide issues of racial, environmental, and gender justice.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer filled with spells you can use on your altar or when engaged in direct action.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Amulets and Talismans: The Art of Consecrated Curios

A workshop by MS. ROBIN.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer on talismanic magic, plus your own personal starter collection of 9 lucky amulets and charms in an organza bag.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bone Reading: Mastering Groupings and Configurations

Workshop by MICHELE JACKSON.

TAKE-HOME: A two-page flyer describing the work, a bottle of home made cleansing spray for your divination tools, a reading spine, and a Cougar bone.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Spells From the Sporting Life

Workshop by PROFESSOR CHARLES PORTERFIELD.

TAKE-HOME: A brand new 96-page book by Professor Porterfield -- "The Sporting Life: Hustlers, Pimps, and Gamblers in Hoodoo and Conjure," plus a complimentary packet of Jezebel Bath Crystals.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Crystal Silence League

Workshop by REV. JON SAINT GERMAIN.

TAKE-HOME: A brand new 96-page book by Jon Saint Germain on how to work with crystals and stones.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite reader.

Massage Tent Open

Pre-schedule an appointment with your favourite masseur

7:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday Presenter Banquet, Tickets Available Now Until the event, $55.00 admission - Rain or shine!

This event allows an informal and social engagement in which workshop attendees and presenters enjoy a banquet.

There are 3 entrées from which to select:

Please inform us of your selection when you confirm.

LIMITED TO TICKETED SEATING
(tickets required)

Eventbrite - 2016 Hoodoo Heritage Festival

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

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! Hang out with our presenters, exchange business cards, share 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. BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS and we will show you how to dress them!

6:30 PM - Close, Saturday, May 14, 2016

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 15, 2016

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 14 - Sunday, May 15, 2016

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.

Candelo Kimbisa Candelo Kimbisa:
Chamalongo Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 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.

Kast Excelsior Kast Excelsior:
Throwing the Bones

Availability: May 3 - 4 from 9:00 AM - Sunset, 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 14 - 15 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.

Michele Jackson Michele Jackson:
Throwing of the Bones

Availability: May 3 - 4 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.

Miss Aida Miss Aida:
Tarot Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 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 14 - 15 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 14 - 15 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 3 - 4 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except when attending workshops.
Cost: $30 / 20 minutes; payment in cash.
Scheduling: Schedule in advance.

Miss Phoenix Miss Phoenix LeFae:
Tarot Card Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 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 14 - 15 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:
Playing Card Readings

Availability: May 14 - 15 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.



GET A MASSAGE ON-SITE BY A CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST!

The following professional massage therapists will be on site during the Workshop Weekend and will be offering personal massage in a private tent setting. Take advantage of some great discount prices for attendees only, and the opportunity to get a relaxing "time-out" from our busy activities with someone you might not otherwise have a chance to meet. All daytime massage appointments are scheduled at 20 minutes each, to allow time for you and your masseuse to leave the workshops and return to them. Hand-and-Foot massage is performed while the client is clothed and seated in a chair; full body massage takes place on a massage table, unclothed, with a sheeting drape. Please dress appropriately for your massage session, as time spent dressing and undressing is not part of your scheduled session and also should not interfere with your attendance of scheduled workshops. After the workshops close for the evening, longer sessions may be accommodated -- just ask your masseuse or our Massage Wrangler, Deacon Millett!

Deacon Millett Deacon Millett:
Massage Wrangler

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

Angela-Marie-Horner Angela Marie Horner, CMT:
Relaxing Therapeutic Massage

Availability: May 14 - 15 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.

Leslie-Anne-Forrester Leslie Anne Forrester, CMP:
Relaxing Therapeutic Massage

Availability: May 14 - 15 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.





Kast Excelsior Kast Excelsior: Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Southern California, Kast is a Los Angeles based rootworker and bone reader. Even as a musical recording artist and proprietor of Bowl & Fork Records, he continues with over 15 years of study and practice of energy work, occultism and multicultural forms of sorcery. The producer of the popular CD "cat yronwode's Hoodoo Jukebox" and a proponent of Hi-Tech Hoodoo, he is participating in this year's panel discussion on Money and Prosperity Spells.

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.

Angela-Marie-Horner Angela Marie Horner:

Michele Jackson Michele Jackson: An artist, diviner, priestess, rootworker, and the author of Bones, Shells, and Curios: A Contemporary Method of Casting the Bones, which describes her method of bone casting. Her method is easy to learn, highly personal, and ancestor based. She does readings, and teaches classes both in-person and via Skype. Based in San Diego, California, she lives with her husband, Standard Poodle, and two cats. Her workshop will be on Interpreting Groups in Bone Reading.

Jamila Jones Jamila Jones:

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 spellcraft knowledge to the Lodestone Magic Colloquium and will also be available in the Reader's Tent for tarot and Bibliomancy readings.

Professor-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."

Jon-Saint-Germain Jon Saint Germain: With over thirty-five years experience helping people resolve relationship, life, love, career and other issues, Jon Saint Germain is a an ordained minister, intuitive consultant and rootworker. His greatest pleasure in life is helping people attain the happiness they deserve. A member of AIRR and Hoodoo Psychics, he will be instructing a workshop on Crystals and Crystal Balls, and offering private crystal scrying and palm-reading appointments during the weekend.

David-Shi David Shi:

Beverley-Smith Beverley Smith:

Gabrielle-Swain Gabrielle Swain: A studio quilt artist and award-winning quilt designer who has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She became a quiltmaker after a career in the performing arts and has lectured and taught applique and quiltmaking nationally and internationally. Her work is non-traditional, and applique is her favorite technique. She is one of the founding members of North Texas Quilt Artists, a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association, American Quilt Society, and the Quilter's Guild of Dallas and former director of the National Quilt Museum. She has worked as a professional Tarot reader and Radio host on esoteric magic and philosophy.

Andrea-Weston Andrea Weston:

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 spells, love spells, curse spells and doll baby spells.

Miss-cat-yronwode Miss cat yronwode: The co-owner of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. in Forestville, California, an AIRR Associate, she is a member of Hoodoo Psychics, and Pastor of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church.




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