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Old Style Conjure
Hoodoo, Rootwork, & Folk Magic
Starr Casas
ISBN: 9781578636228
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$16.95
6 x 9
256 pages
B&W photographs
September 1, 2017


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"Starr Casas is a true national treasure. She is an authentic hereditary practitioner of Conjure, among the most potent forms of traditional American folk magic. A vast repository and staunch defender of rapidly vanishing American folk traditions, Starr Casas is the real deal and Old Style Conjure is her best, most complete and comprehensive work yet. This is a practical book, chockful of Starr’s own formulas, rituals, and works. Read it and learn how to effectively use time-tested techniques of Conjure to better your life and achieve your goals. Starr also presents and explains the history and philosophy of Conjure. This knowledge will help you become a better, more effective practitioner of Conjure, but it will also teach you much about the history of the United States. To learn from Starr is to learn from the source. Anyone seeking to comprehend Conjure and benefit from its powerful magic would do well to read Old Style Conjure." —Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, Encyclopedia of Spirits, The Big Book of Practical Spells and other books of magic

"Respect, Responsibility and Family … these three words resonate when I reflect on Starr Casas and the gift her knowledge and integrity is to our modern magickal culture. I love Old Style Conjure: it's fascinating, insightful, practical and powerful, just like Starr." --Fiona Horne, author of Pop Goes the Witch: The Disinformation Guide to 21st Century Witchcraft

"At last…a book that answers every question you had about Conjure, but were afraid to ask! Written in the folksy style that belongs to Starr Casas alone - and jam-packed with easy to understand explanations, simple working instructions, and fascinating historical tidbits – Old Style Conjure is an absolute treasure. It’s a must-read for every practitioner of the ancient arts – and a must-have for every magical library!" --Dorothy Morrison, author of Everyday Magic, The Craft, and Utterly Wicked

Conjure, hoodoo, rootwork—these are all names for southern American folk magic. Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide. This book is a guide to using conjure to achieve love, success, safety, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment. Author Starr Casas, a hereditary master of the art, introduces readers to the history and philosophy of conjure and provides practical information for using it. Featuring Casas's own rituals, spells, and home recipes, the book provides useful information suitable for novices and seasoned practitioners alike.

In its pages, you’ll learn about:

  • Bone reading
  • Candle burning
  • Conjure bags
  • Building your own conjure altar

Starr Casas, a veteran rootworker and traditional conjure woman, has been helping people for over 35 years through her ancestral art of old style conjure. She is one of the preeminent modern masters of this southern American style of folk magic, and she maintains an active teaching schedule. Starr is also among the organizers of the annual New Orleans Folk Magic Festival.
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