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Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Rootwork by Harry Middleton Hyatt

Harry Middleton Hyatt was an Anglican minister and folklorist who travelled much of the South in the latter s and s in an attempt to preserve hoodoo folklore and practices. Posted by Doc Conjure at 1: Unfortunately that didn’t happen and Hyatt didn’t have the genius to recognize what exactly hoodoo was and as such only focused on the “black thread” of the tapestry.

I managed to peruse the first four volumes by requesting them through an Inter-Library Loan some years ago. In order to do authentic hoodoo workers must use the bible and pray to the Christian God. Harry Middleton Hyatt was an Anglican minister who collected folklore as a hobby.

These aren’t books I would recommend to the average reader unless they have an obsessive, deep interest in the topic. Everyone else online is either nont-tradition, and in my opinion theres no such thing as “non-traditional” conjure workers.

Meaning, when you are doing hoodoo then you pray to God and use the bible, then do what you want on the side. Her name is Momma Starr. The interviews provided in both books I am reading really shows the difference between hoodoo practiced decades ago and hoodoo practiced now. Michael Scofield rated it it was amazing Feb 24, For example, there is legitimate hoodoo in the material. I just hope readers who come across Hyatt’s work have the intelligence to realize when one of the informants was being honest and when they were spinning tales.


It has a large section on graveyard spells and even using hoodoo to win court cases.

Kerryb46 rated it it was ok Mar 11, There’re the things that ride you, aren’t they? This will, in effect, help generate an indexed database. Hyatt explains to the world what an inspiration she was to him.

I like this a lot, it reflects the time and subject matter. The Once and Future King rated it ohodoo was amazing Aug 18, Before reading this I was convinced that nobody could learn hoodoo from books.

Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Rootwork

In fact, I was often left with the feeling that many of his black informants should have become writers because they told some really good fictional tales! Follow Us on Facebook: The lengthy section on African-American hoodoo spells, and the unique quality of these spells, is what led Hyatt to undertake his later, more hytt, work of hoodoo folk-magic collection in the South.

So these are just some things to know about Hyatt. The contents of “Hoodoo – Conjuration – Witchcraft – Rootwork” are about as follows numbers in parentheses are page number: In the future I will expand on the topic. Be the first one to write a review.

Yo’ ain’t goin’ tuh live in dat house. Basically — they are different, period. To some extent it’s still true, but I was a kid when I first heard of Hyatt’s work.

Walter Five rated it it was amazing Jun 20, hyatt These books are collections of transcribed interviews and oral accounts from 1, informants Hyatt interviewed across the American South in the ‘s.


The practice wasn’t dead it just went underground and became more secretive.

Hoodoo Conjuration WItchcraft & Rootwork

Christopher Stevenson rated it it was amazing Oct 05, The first two volumes were published together in the ‘s, the last three were published later. Hrary and Distributors of Hoodoo and Conjure Supplies: As you can see it’s written in dialect. Classical anthropology study of African American beliefs.

We Pray For You. The first volume is the most approachable.

The Arcane Archive – Harry Hyatt

If you start reading his works then you will find some very amusing and entertaining stories that have no basis in reality. Additionally, the Hoodlo is the only place where you can learn hyaht about Hyatt himself — for it contains a section printed on glossy paper in which he describes his life and his relationship with his wife Alma, who was his muse and financial supporter throughout his long years of dedicated folklore collecting.

So what would you recommend people read to get the basic foundations of Hoodoo if Hyatt’s material is not “legit” enough? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How do you keep them from riding you?

They’re discussing whether witches and the belief that witches can “ride” a person in their sleep: I will plan to write a more thorough entry here on my blog for Harry Middleton Hyatt.

Hoodoo uses the bible and prays to the Christian Hoodooo. Occasionally his equipment failed or was not available and he took hand-written notes instead.

Hyatt was a human being and as such he was flawed.