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New Here!

To: alt.magick
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Re: New Here!
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 18:29:28 GMT

farid al-qahar wrote:
> These are some of the role models I have learned from over the balance
> of 15 years. There are numerous others, but some of the more prominent
> and alluring came to mind first.
> Maybe Cat can recommend some female figures?

Why? 'Cause i'm female? I mean, i'll oblige, but i also
follow the exploits of male magicians -- and i think men
ought to keep up to date on the exploits of female mages as
well. I am an equal-opportunity-mage-admirer. Okay, anyway,
here are two "female figures" i admire:

Madame Collins -- a rootworker from Memphis, Tennessee who
was interviewed by Harry M. Hyatt in the late 1930s; an
excellent conjure doctor and a patient teacher; the only
hoodoo whom Hyatt interviewed twice over the course of his
four-year odyssey through the South, due to her extensive
knowledge and deft expression of it; i use and teach some of
her herb-based spells, and find them quite valuable. 

Aunt Caroline Dye -- a spiritist conjure doctor from
Newport, Arkansas, born in the mid 19th century and thus
roughly contemporary with the founders of the Golden Dawn;
she was known for her healings and cures, her efficacious
mojo bags, her ability to tell the future for clients, her
many acts of charity in the local community, and for the
fact that at least three songs were written about her during
her lifetime. Read more about her at

cat yronwode 

Hoodoo in Theory and Practice --

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