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An Outsider's Perspective of Hoodoo

Unread postby CopperFox » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:34 pm

The following link presents a circa 1901 outsider's take on the culture that gave rise to hoodoo; although there are many typographical errors in the document, it is interesting to read. Enjoy!

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Re: An Outsider's Perspective of Hoodoo

Unread postby GoddessMojo » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:54 pm

Thanks Michelle, that was a great read!
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Re: An Outsider's Perspective of Hoodoo

Unread postby Joseph Magnuson » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:41 am

Thank you very much for that link!
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Re: An Outsider's Perspective of Hoodoo

Unread postby CopperFox » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:15 pm

You're very welcome -- there's another forum thread titled "Link to Hoodoo Related Literature" that presents that same essay, less the typos, plus several others by assorted authors.

Searching out and reading early literature that discusses hoodoo (however erroneous or bigoted) is a great way to expand one's scope of knowledge about the tradition of our craft.

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NCarolina Hoodoo Archeology Artifacts Anthropology Documents

Unread postby Obskultus » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:24 pm

Just thought I'd share this interesting piece of local history.

When I was growing up in Rockingham, a popular NC rootworker lived about half an hour from me in the town of Maxton. Although she passed recently, her fame was enough that she was featured in several local papers before and after her death.

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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby catherineyronwode » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:18 pm

Thanks -- that's a good one!
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Joseph Magnuson » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:15 am

Thank you for the link, Obskultus!
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby tray2129 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:03 pm

I remember Mrs. Sara Murphy & she did have an extremely well known reputation in Robeson Co. NC & the surrounding areas.

I've been told that her daughter took over the practice.
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Obskultus » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:10 am

Tray,

I have been attempting to locate descendants of Murphy who might be interested in sharing some of their memories. Do you know how to contact her descendants? If so, please PM me.

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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby SHAKUR1971 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:19 pm

Hello,

WOW, when I read the name, I knew immediately who you all was talking about and it brung a huge smile to my face. Mrs. Murp was the true meaning of the words "The Truth".

I went to her several times on different occasions and she helped me out each time and the last time I went to her home, Louise (her daughter) told me that she had passed and I cried like a baby because Mrs. Murp (I called her this) told me to come back to see her and I didn't come back when she told me too, and now she is gone.

Whatever work she did for anyone, you would see your results within 9 days guaranteed. She is truly missed by many people.

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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Terilyn » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:05 pm

Hello - I live in the triangle area of North Carolina. I've been looking for an experienced rootworker and have had not success. I only wish I would have had an opportunity to meet Ms. Murphy. Is there anyone who has now taken over her work who is just as effective in the area? I am in dire need of assistance. Thank you for your help!
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Miss Aida » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:05 pm

Hello, Terilyn,
I am not sure who lives around there.
But, our AIRR members do indeed give magical coaching (if you're looking for a mentor). And they also perform spells).
You might even want to check out their areas. Maybe someone does live near you
http://readersandrootworkers.org.
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Mrs Black Indian » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:43 pm

Hi Terilyn,
There is a great store in Greensboro, NC that may be able to help you. The owner is a graduate of Cat's!!! The store is Eclectic By Nature. You can google it. If need be you can PM me for more information. Good luck and blessings.
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Havoc1981 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:10 am

Sara Murphy was my adoptive grandmother (her and my maternal grandmother were born on the same day). I remember her letting me play with her old deck of cards when I was about 13 or so, she had a old desk as her work station in the back of her house. her clients always went through the car port into her waiting room me and mother however always went through the main door on the left side cutting through the kitchen and dining room. I always saw mason jars filled with 50 cent pieces and Epsom salt and other herbs on my way to her work room.

We always went to her mainly because my mom always had root thrown at her from either family members, enemies, or people just wanting to see her do poorly in life, but "mama" (what my mother called Sara) always fixed and sent it back to whoever's doorstep by the time we got back to Fayetteville, NC.

Some of you reading this may have questions about what all she did in her workings and to be honest i couldn't tell you. She would try to teach me but at the time i had no idea what any of it was. I just knew my mother would go visit Sara when her spirit told her she needed to go see her. The thing about Sara is she would always tell people she'll take whatever someone put on you off or she'll open the doors for you for a job or whatever else was needed, but she won't do any hexing on anyone else and if they wanted that they need to go on and find someone else.

I been to Greensboro and seen "T" but I don't think she works anymore. She was gonna give a number to someone she knew that does work but he only does it if he wants to.

I've tried doing the work myself sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. For me, normally it doesn't unless It's in dire straits.

My question to any of yall is do you know anyone in the SC/NC that does work like mama or close to it? I need help, because I got people throwing stuff left and right at my mother and to be honest I want that stuff to stop like right now.
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Miss Aida » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:33 pm

Hello, Havoc1981,
Please read the posts above yours.
Especially the one directly above yours.
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby Havoc1981 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:23 am

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Miss Aida wrote:Hello, Havoc1981,
Please read the posts above yours.
Especially the one directly above yours.
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Re: Sara Murphy and Hoodoo in SE North Carolina

Unread postby catherineyronwode » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:49 am

Sorry, this thread is drifting off-topic. The Lucky Mojo Forum is for our clients and customers, to help them se our products. We host historical information for those interested in the study of our shared past, and we do support members of AIRR, but we do not run a tourist information bureau or site for reviews of psychics. Thanks for understanding.
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