ROOTWORK: USING THE FOLK MAGICK OF BLACK AMERICA BY TAYANNAH LEE MCQUILLAR
Tayannah Lee McQuillar studied anthropology at the City University of New York and has studied the magio-religious practices of Black America. She lives in New York City. Visit her at www.tayannahmcquillar.com.
A Fireside book.;Includes bibliographical references (p. 137) and index.
Sallie Ann Glassman Mambo, author of Vodou Visions, owner of The Island of Salvation Botanica in New Orleans, Louisiana. A respectful, clear, and much-needed book that honors the creativity and resilience of African American traditions. McQuillar's discussions of the meaning of practices and ingredients underline the symbols, legacies, and worldviews encoded within the spells, and help people to empower themselves with understanding.
Ray T. Malbrough author of Charms, Spells & Formulas and The Magical Power of the Saints This book will quickly become a guide and reference source for all people who wish to learn this system of folk magick. Highly recommended and a must-read.
In this groundbreaking book that places Rootwork in its rightful spot among other magickal traditions, Tayannah Lee McQuillar offers a fun and practical guide to improving your life with the help of African American folk magick. Rootwork begins with the basics, from explanations about the magickal powers of the four elements (air, earth, fire, and water) to instructions on creating talismans, charms, and mojo bags. Also included are spells to help you: * find your soul mate * spice up your sex life * get a new job * improve your health * discover your inner muse Accessible and easy to use, Rootwork offers the insights of a time-honored tradition as a means of self-empowerment and spiritual growth.