Hoodoo is a name given (somewhat unwillingly) to a culture, tradition and inheritance that arose due to a very special circumstance. This was the intersection of Indigenous, African and European culture and beliefs that occurred in South Eastern America. There are many things which arose out of this circumstance such as a Botanical knowledge of the areas in which these peoples found themselves, a special kind of spirituality, and much much more. There are many concepts of Hoodoo which require closer investigation, and joining WMiT? to help in this regard is Author, Rootworker and creator of The Hoodoo Tarot- Tayannah Lee McQuillar!
My guest for this episode is Tayannah Lee McQuillar! Tayannah is a Tarot Consultant, Author, Rootworker, cultural anthropologist and scholar of history of religion, mysticism and the esoteric. She is the Author of Rootwork– the first contemporary practical guide of Hoodoo, as well as the creator of The Hoodoo Tarot, which is a staggeringly beautiful Tarot Deck. Tayannah can be found on Facebook, but her Instagram Account remains one of the greatest treasures on that app/site. Please give a follow on Instagram or click the link below!
- The Hoodoo Tarot – Tayannah and Katelan have created an astounding Tarot Deck. The Book that accompanies the Deck is an amazing resource and the Suggested Reading in the back of it are the real show notes. Grab this Deck! And keep your eye out for the accompanying companion to the Hoodoo Tarot which will be released in 2022!
- Rootwork: Using the Folk Magick of Black America for Love, Money and Success by Tayannah Lee McQuillar – A fantastic introduction to practical Rootwork
- Mojo Workin’: The Old African American Hoodoo System by Katrina Hazzard-Donald – Highly recommended
- How to Perform a House Cleansing in the Hoodoo Rootwork Tradition– From Chiron Armand
- Conjure in African American Society by Jeffrey E. Anderson
- A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers Spirituals by Tony Kali
- Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans
- Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped out Nation by Mitch Horowitz
Huge thanks to Chiron Armand for his Guidance and Help always