Hoodoo is an eclectic blend of African traditions, Native American herbalism, Judeo-Christian ritual, and magical healing. Tracing Hoodoo’s magical roots back to West Africa, Stephanie Rose Bird provides a fascinating history of this nature-based healing tradition and gives practical advice for applying Hoodoo magic to everyday life. Learn how sticks, stones, roots, and bones—the basic ingredients in a Hoodoo mojo bag—can be used to bless the home, find a mate, invoke wealth, offer protection, and improve your health and happiness.
Praise for Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones:
“…[I]n Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring With Herbs, Stephanie Rose Bird—a talented author, healer, and artist who inherited her family’s way with roots and spirits—offers a deep, sumptuous new guide to hoodoo’s true origins, philosophy, ethics, tools, and techniques, worth reading if just to learn more about Afro-Atlantic culture.”—Village Voice
“With humor and a positive outlook, Bird does a convincing job of inspiring the reader to rediscover life’s magic through a connection with the natural world. In addition to providing plenty of useful and easy-to-follow recipes for making a ‘mojo,’ or trick bag, Bird shares her boundless enthusiasm and respect for the power of Hoodoo. Her book…shares a rich piece of American history that often goes untold.”—Herb Quarterly
“If you are fascinated with folk magick in general, or African spiritual concepts in particular, you will find this book captivating. Highly recommended.”—Witchcraft Magazine
Stephanie Rose Bird is a hereditary intuitive, contemporary rootworker, solitary green witch and visionary. She has been involved with mysticism, symbology, spiritualism and the occult for thirty years. Bird is inspired by her ancestors, in particular her grandmothers, one of which was a psychic and the other a spiritualist minister and herbal healer. Her uncle, a Santeria priest, Babalawo of Shango, taught her the Ifa traditions of the Yoruba people. Bird studies healing, magical and divination traditions of indigenous people around the world with a focus on Africa. Her passions include keeping the ancient traditions alive and updating them so that they evolve with us, suiting our current environment and lifestyles. She is a member of the American Folklore Soceity, the Herb Research Foundation and the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild.