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Hoodoo Yahoogroup Application

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.lucky.w,alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,alt.magick.folk,alt.pagan.magick
Subject: Hoodoo Yahoogroup Application 
From: blackman99 
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 01:00:41 GMT

application to a hoodoo forum (for which I GUESS I've been
rejected -- they just stopped corresponding with me!):
# you will need to submit a full description of yourself 

male, 42, life-time student of magic studying all aspects of
practice and theory, from anthropology and modern Wicca to
religions and mysticism the world over. most of my time 
has been spent in the company of Neopagans and solitaries, 
but I'm conversant with numerous religiomagical practices,
including some hoodoo, which I've been studying lately.

# and your practices

my devotions are to an Indian goddess, my magic eclectic
and diverse, integrating supportive and ecological standards
toward politics and religion to assist the health of us all,
bringing down barriers and bogies that separate us from care.

I'm making a Tarot deck right now, researching occult history,
and have an ongoing, mutually-agreed honey-jar spell with my 
wife and mate of almost 4 years. we live in the country, do 
the occasional devotion to some saint in respect of their 
assistance, maintain several altars in our home of 
what I'd call Neopagan and eclectic composition.

my wife introduced me to the works of Haskins, Hyatt, Hurston,
and the variety of fabricationalists passing off Voodoo as a
novel black magic. since then I've found some strong interest
in the Germanic and African strands of magical practice in 
hoodoo, how this intersects with Jewish magical texts and 
scriptures, and fits into the lifestyle of the African-
American (in the Philosophy of Fire, the consideration 
of Moses as a black man, etc.) and the modern neo-occultist.

I've begun small collections of magical items from within
the hoodoo commodities market, studied recipes/formulae
for natural magic, and what saints and candles are used by
conventional conjures to effect which results in spells.
in association with my Tarot construction I did research
on astrology, astronomy, and planetry symbolism from such
renowned sources as Cornelius Agrippa, and think there may
be some rootworkers who may have been influenced by him.

I'd really love to be a part of your group, exchange data
on spells, formulae, and examination of terminology (what
you think 'hoodooing' someone is, for example). the depth
of the subject of hoodoo seems elusive and I'm always very
willing to learn more to supplement my everday construction
of talismans, charms, incenses or oils.

comment/discussion encouraged.


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