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Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic Book by Catherine Yronwode Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:54 pm
by carolina_dean
Written by Catherine Yronwode

* Paperback: 224 pages
* Publisher: Lucky Mojo Curio Co. (August 2, 2002)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0971961204
* ISBN-13: 978-0971961203

Following in the footsteps of Harry M. Hyatt, an Anglican minister who collected folklore all over the United States in the later half of the 20th century and compiled his research into five coveted volumes, Catherine Yronwode has done the world of magic a great service by compiling and publishing this grimoire of African American Hoodoo.

Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic contains a plethora of information pertaining to not only herbs and roots, but also other items used in the practice of Hoodoo, or conjure, such as silver dimes, ammonia, raccoon penis bones, and lodestones. The entries for each item includes the scientific name as well as several folk names so that there can be no confusion between elements. In addition, the author goes to great lengths to describe in detail how each item is used in the practice of authentic Hoodoo. Where appropriate, certain entries contain insightful notes as to the toxic level of an item, or in the case of biological curios, if the animal in question is among an endangered species.

This is a well thought out, thorough work written by a woman who has studied for more than three decades with several experienced root workers and had the presence of mind to record their wisdom for us all. In addition she has taken what she has learned and raised the practice of Hoodoo to new heights by sharing her own successes and failures through her website. When you read the various entries, you can clearly see the author's obvious experience and dedication to the subject of Hoodoo. More than a scholarly work, Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic is a practical, hands-on manual of authentic African-American conjure. It contains spells and rites for virtually any conceivable need or desire. Unlike other authors, Yronwode does not shy away from the subject of curses. This is real Hoodoo, nothing is held back or edited for readers who ascribe to the 'harm none' Rede associated with modern Wicca and Paganism.

If you are interested in, or practice any form, of folk magic--especially one that utilizes herbs, roots, or biological curios-- then this book will most surely become an invaluable reference to you and provide you with a great deal of assistance in your efforts. As a magical practitioner myself I can say that this book has become like an old friend that I return to again and again for support and assistance and it never disappoints.

carolina dean

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Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:58 am
by bubba
Well i guess im buying one right away !!!!

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:46 am
by carolina_dean
You won't regret it. I actually bought two copies. The first was the first edition of the softbound copy that I wrote my own notes in the margins. The second was the updated Hardbound copy to keep in more pristine condition.

Now I'm not suggesting that you do the same, but I'm sure cat won't mind if you all buy them two at a time....lol

carolina dean

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:10 am
by snake
I just placed an order for this book and I'm DYING to receive it!! I've been wanting it for a long time. I've heard such great things about the book.

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:26 pm
by Sharona22
I am ordering one too I am so anxious but I am going to read the Hoodoo Theory first even though it will be rough to wait.

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:30 pm
by carolina_dean
Until the book arrives you can read excerpts from HHRM on cat's website here http://www.luckymojo.com/hoodooherbmagic.html


carolina dean

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:17 pm
by catherineyronwode
Thanks, Carolina Dean, for the favourable review. And no ;-) i don't mind if folks buy two copies. We are about to go back to press with the fourth edition, believe it or not. It's a popular book and i am grateful for the kind response from the public.

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:23 pm
by carolina_dean
Thank you for writing it. I was hesitant to post my review as I was unsure if it fit in this category, but it is a product you sell and it (and you) deserve all the recognition you can get.

carolina dean

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:54 pm
by bubba
I agree with Her yes CAT u deserve recocognition, i have surfed many sites and your the most generous lady online i have seen,,with the support,help and information u are giveing, I can feel your passion, knowledge and enthausiasm, and genuine love.

THank u so very much...

bubba

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:56 am
by Avalon
I adore this book and use it constantly. It's looking a little battered, but I prefer the term "well-loved". LOL

Definitely recommend this book wholeheartedly!

Thank You: "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" by cat yronwode

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:35 am
by K54
I just received my copy (softcover) on Wednesday, and I am thrilled with it.

K54

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:01 pm
by justv
I LOVE this book and haven't put it down! I hope to one day be a student of the HRCC and this book is truely allowing me to build a great foundation. miss cat you are an amazing woman and teacher. The knowlege you share is priceless, thank you for being so generous!

HHRM: Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic book: Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:32 am
by J Simulcik
I want to get the hardcover version of HHRM to go with my course book; they just look so good! Is the hardcover version the same as the 3rd edition of the paperback (I.e. ends with Yucca)? Thanks so much!

Re: HHRM- Hardcover Edition

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:57 am
by catherineyronwode
We have less than a dozen hardcovers of the 3rd edition left. This week we go back to press for the 4th (and still MORE improved) edition, and that will be available in hardback before it is in paperback, as we still have a couple hundred copies of the 3rd edition paperback still in the barn.

If i were you, i'd wait for the 4th edition hardcover -- a couple of months at most -- but that's just me, always trying to perfect things!

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Re: HHRM- Hardcover Edition

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:23 pm
by J Simulcik
I think I will indeed wait for the 4th Edition hardcover; I know it will be released as soon as possible, so I'm not worried about the wait.

Do we get a preview of some of the improvements and additions in the 4th Ed. (maybe in the next newsletter) or will there be some big reveal at a later date?

Thank you once again, Miss Cat. Not only did you give me the information I asked for, but then you also gave additional information that I (and probably a few others) would find pertinent. As always, I wish you nothing but the best.

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:48 am
by heathernijoli
I also use this book as a reference almost daily. It is, by far, the most useful book I have purchased.

Thank You: "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" by cat yronwode

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:50 pm
by Angelina
To Catherine-

I'm sure you get a lot of praise for your wonderful book- I just wanted to add to it- Thanks for writing such a clear, concise and very informative book-it's lovely!!!

:-)

Re: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic Book

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 1:24 pm
by catherineyronwode
Thanks for the praise -- you made my day!

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Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:15 am
by fausto
Just ordered my copy today, along with a packet of red brick dust. Cant wait to get it.

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:29 am
by Chagrinedgirl
I can't say enough about this book either. I love that it's concise and written with miss cat's straightforward language and dry wit, making it a pleasant read, and not a dry list of herbs and their uses :)

Concerning Your Book Cat

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:28 am
by mysiclady
Hello, I just want to say that I love your book,product and websites,you're great and a blessing.I have a question about your book,I have it, i cherish it.I wanted to know are all of the spells and rituals throughout the book or contained therein are complete. Do I use them exactly as stated or printed nothing added or taken away from them for what I want to implore or accomplish.



Thank You and lots of love

Re: Concerning Your Book Cat

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:25 am
by catherineyronwode
There are many ways to perform spells. I do not give th prayers that go with the work, as you will no doubt have your own way of praying. You may adapt the spells as given to suit your own needs, as Spirit leads you.

HHRM

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:02 pm
by nati1
Does it come in Spanish? and if not is there any plans of it being translated?
I can't stress enough how many times I read it and re-read it. My child and I are planning on making flashcards and seeing how many correct uses we get for each herb/root. Of course she will make it my job to write them (lol) so I believe I will have the advantage. Later on we plan on placing bets (real money) to up the ante. posting.php?mode=post&f=21#... all I know is that every time I open the book I learn something new. I guess I was soooo excited about receiving HHRM that I whizzed through it to fast (couldn't help it) posting.php?mode=post&f=21#

Happy Hoodoo to all
Nati

Re: HHRM

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:04 pm
by nagasiva
wow! that'd be sweet! no, we have no immediate plans for Spanish language translations of HHRM. we're still trying to get someone to translate the regular web pages and have yet had no luck. neither catherine nor i have any facility with Spanish language, so catherine would definitely would need someone to help with any kind of translation of the book. thanks for the suggestion.

Re: HHRM

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:34 pm
by nati1
Thanks for the reply!!! Well if you get a feeling of calling your publisher and asking if there is a program that will convert it to Spanish, please let me know, it will mean that my candle burning was a success. (lol & joking) I hope there is a great demand for the translation version and that it comes to be soon!!! In reference to the web pages is that English to Spanish or Spanish to English? If I can be of assistance please let me know. I can't seem to find it in myself to write on the ONLY copy I have so I'm going to order 2 more, that way I can make personal notes/comments and the other will be for my daughter... and I wanted to give 5 as gifts but I need them in Spanish. I guess translating verbally will have to do for now. Please post if this does come to be.
Thanks,
nati

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by cat yronwode

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:18 am
by Wylde
Lots of questions on HHRM and herbs in general on here prompt me to put in my 2 cents worth on this product.

I love my copy of HHRM its one of 3 magical oriented herbal books I've collected in over 25 years of research (and over 70 books on herbalism) that I would recommend without hesitation, and in fact would heartily endorse if a testimonial were requested. If you don't have a copy its well worth the cover price and is signed in person by the lovely cat herself. Would that I had run across it much sooner in my travels.

It has extensive and multiple uses for herbs where indicated, as well as cross referencing of common names for them, next to impossible to find in herb books. It also has handy charts for quick reference if your looking for an herb for a certain predicament or situation which is a bit more common, but wonderful just the same.

This product gets 2 thumbs up and makes me wish I had another thumb to deliver lol

Re: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by cat yronwode

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:24 am
by moonbride
I second this! I purchased my copy from the Lucky Mojo site a few years ago and I treasure it especially because it is a signed copy by Cat. There is a LOT to learn from this book!

Re: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by cat yronwode

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:46 am
by nati1
I third the motion on HHRM... It's a wonder book!!!! I suggest that every buy a copy or two...I wouldn't dare part with my HHRM and am placing an order shortly for 3 more copies!!!!!

Happy Hoodoo Everyone
Nati

Re: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by cat yronwode

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:33 pm
by KellyKat
I'm not surprised that all of you have recommended this book and I'm glad that you did. I am just beginning in rootwork plan on ordering a copy of it next week. I'm sure it will be a great help!

Re: HHRM

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:43 pm
by catherineyronwode
I have no plans to publish HHRM in Spanish. The cost would be prohibitive to me at this time, since i pay for my own printing. But thanks for asking!

Re: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by cat yronwode

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:25 am
by SouthernGirl
You know... I have the soft cover and it is getting a bit dog-eared. I'm thinking of ordering the hardback just to have a nice "crisp" copy. 'Course I collect books - they are one of my treasures. But if you have the extra $, it would be a great to have that pristine back-up as well as the sure to become tattered workhorse!

Book arrived

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:32 pm
by pugpaws
Hi! I Just wanted to say that my "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" book arrived a few days ago and I am really enjoying it! can tell that a lot of work went into this book! I'm so glad I found Lucky Mojo. Also, thanks for the quick shipping! :)

~Lauren

Re: Book arrived

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:37 pm
by catherineyronwode
You're welcome, and i'm glad you find the book enjoyable. The hardcover is a bit more pricey, but it will stand up to heavier use.

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The hardcover also makes a matching set with my hardcover "Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course."

Re: Review: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:19 pm
by NENA1182004
Gosh I can't seem to put mines down!!! Great Book. Love It!!!!! Can't get enough I tell ya!!!!

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic book Thank you!

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:28 pm
by rjwcim
Hello,

I don't post very much (mostly a reader) but I had to say this, I have been ordering a few things from Lucky Mojo and when my stuff arrived it was so neatly packed I don't know how you guys did that lol, my last order was from Mrs. Cats Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic book, and once again WOW that book is what I have been trying to find for so long but have never been able to find anything like it. I read it 3 times lol. Going from herb to herb. I know you get this a lot but thank you so much for everything that you all are doing and Mrs. Cat thank you so much for taking time and effort to create such a good book for the world to read. I also enjoyed reading your online book as well, I go each week to see if there is something new added lol. Please know how much you all are appreciated by the community and thanks again.

Take care
Ra'Shay

Re: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic book Thank you!

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:04 pm
by catherineyronwode
Thanks -- i try to add new things online every week -- but the past month everything i have been adding has been to the AIRR site -- readersandrootworkers.org -- instead. I'll get back to HITAP soon, though.

The "rent out your property" trick in HHRM worked!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:34 pm
by MaryBee
Hi everyone:

Do what thou wilt!

Whew, it's been a while since I've posted. I moved back up to the Boston area in early July, and I was stuck in my lease in Florida. I did not want to have to pay the rent for two apartments until February 2010 :shock: so I looked in miss cat's trusty _Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic_ for a little bit of help. There I found a trick for "Renting Out Your Place" using ammonia.

I called a few times to the leasing office over the next few weeks and they were like "No, nothing yet". Hmmm. I decided to ask St. Expedite for help, so I petitioned him on August 24th.

The next day I called the leasing office to ask again if my apartment had been rented out, and they said:

"Oh yeah, the new guy moved in on August 15th."

:?

I stand by the original work :) Of course, I thanked and paid St. Expedite, for quickly getting me an answer. But thanks, miss Cat, for including that trick in the book for those of us on the move!

MaryBee

Re: The "rent out your property" trick in HHRM worked!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:38 pm
by cabriellenil
Glad to hear it worked out for you.

Re: HHRM- Hardcover Edition

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:32 pm
by catherineyronwode
The 4th edition hard cover will be on sale sometime in early October. It is being printed now.

Re: HHRM- Hardcover Edition

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:59 pm
by Turnsteel
catherineyronwode wrote:The 4th edition hard cover will be on sale sometime in early October. It is being printed now.
Yay! I can't wait to order my hardcover addition, the soft cover has served me so well and taught me so much. :D

Re: HHRM- Hardcover Edition

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:18 am
by Mama Micki
Is the revised edition available for pre-order? I'd like to have one to go with my course book.

Re: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic book Thank you!

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:13 pm
by moonshadow
Ahem ... new here ... where do I go to read this book???! Moon

Re: HHRM- Hardcover Edition

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:35 am
by kittynmoon
It is a book, not a web page. See above.

Re: HHRM- Hardcover Edition

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:05 am
by thetallstranger
I'm interested in the new edition as well. Let us know when to order :)

New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:29 am
by kittynmoon
Is the new edition of Cat's book available yet?

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:07 pm
by Mama Micki
The fourth edition of Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic is available in hardcover.

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:11 am
by kittynmoon
Yeah. Has anyone gotten it yet?

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:28 pm
by Mama Micki
I have it.

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:27 am
by JayDee
are the editions different. or just newer updated info?

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:34 pm
by Miss Bri
The editions are different to some degree. The 4th addition has new entries and some of the older entries have had more information added.
As always, I am a huge proponent of HHRM :-)

Bri

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:46 am
by kittynmoon
I have the older book - 2nd edition. I love it but I was thinking about the getting the new edition. I was wondering if there were enough new info to get the new edition.

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:08 pm
by jwmcclin
I do not see the book on LMs site...

Cat's book, Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:28 pm
by Ariel10
I just had to post that i have learned a lot from Cat's book. This is a must have!! I have some negative things going on and I really believe that things in this book have saved me, THANK YOU. I also give thanks to the many members of this site for sharing things they have learned, your information is helping a lot of people as well. I am on this site every morning and every night, I learn something everyday. I see posts on the site and I'm like wow, that sounds like my situation or something a friend is going through. The LM oils, herbs, curio's....they are wonderful and do exactly what they are made to do!! I wish i could order 20 of everything!!!

Peace & Love

Re: Cat's book, Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:44 pm
by Devi Spring
That book really is amazing. I refer to it constantly and still learn new stuff from it even though I've had it for 5 years! I need to order the new hardcover edition because my paperback is getting quite dog-eared!

Re: Cat's book, Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:12 pm
by Mama Micki
Both the hardcover and paperback can be ordered here:

http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatbooks.html

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:20 pm
by Sirwegro
jwmcclin wrote:I do not see the book on LMs site...
I'm interested in obtaining the new edition of hoodoo herb and root magic. How do I go about getting a copy? I'm asking because the post I'm quoting says it's not on the LM website.

Re: New Book Available Yet?

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:47 pm
by Turnsteel
Sirwegro wrote: I'm interested in obtaining the new edition of hoodoo herb and root magic. How do I go about getting a copy? I'm asking because the post I'm quoting says it's not on the LM website.
It is indeed on the luckymojo site, and not all that hard to find, you just have to look.

http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatbooks.html

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic Book

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:33 am
by GIFTEDHANDS
JUST GOT IT YERSTERDAY!
IT'S AWSOME! I WISH I GOT IT EARLIER

Re: HHRM BOOK

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:33 pm
by jwmcclin
It is...

Re: HHRM BOOK

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:28 pm
by catherineyronwode
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. :-)