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Hoodoo's Earliest Grimoire and Spell-Book

Restored, revised, and edited by catherine yronwode




Burning of Candles
Use of Roots and Oils, Powders, and Incenses
Significance of Cards
Horoscopes with Lucky Days and Lucky Numbers
Guide to Spiritualists, Mediums, and Readers

Restored, Revised, and Edited by catherine yronwqode from the original writings of Zora Neale Hurston, Anne Fleitman, Larry B. Wright, Dorothy Spencer, Cyril Arthur Pearson, Helen Pitkin Schertz, The Allan Company, Franz Hartmann, Abe Plough, and H. F.

Hoodoo's first grimoire and spell-book, originally edited by the famed African-American folklorist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston, holds a historical place that no other conjure book can claim, for it provides the modern practitioner with guidance and training in authentic New Orleans rootwork, as it was in 1928.

Although the author was certainly not Marie Laveau, the more than 50 rites and rituals in this volume present the classic hoodoo spells of the Crescent City, using herbs, roots, candles, incense, powders, baths, and mojo hands to get your way in matters of luck, love, friendship, family, money, jobs, protection, jinx-breaking, court cases, and cursing.

On the 90th anniversary of its first publication, the Lucky Mojo Curio Company proudly presents a new edition of this seminal text, restored and revised by catherine yronwode. Black and White Magic is truly the one book that every conjure doctor must possess!


Dedication and Acknowledgements 4
Introduction 5
Preliminaries 14
Preparing for the Work 18
1. Advice to Spiritualists and Mediums 18
2. How to Dress Homes and Churches 19
Attracting Luck 20
3. Help for One Who Never Had Spiritual Help 20
4. A Hand for the Man or Woman in Bad Luck 21
5. The Man Whose Gambling Luck Was Crossed 22
6. The Lucky Hand 23
7. The Gambling Hand of the Goddess of Chance 24
8. The Best Gambling Hand (Called the Toby) 25
9. The Man Who Wants to Find Buried Treasure 26
10. The Hard-Working Man Who Wants Luck 27
Attracting Success 28
11. The Man Who Wishes to Get a Job 28
12. The Man Who Wants to Hold His Job 29
13. The Man Who Wishes to Obtain a Promotion 30
14. The Man Who Wants the Secret of Prosperity 31
15. The Man Who Wishes to Attract Attention 32
16. The Man Who Wishes to Influence People 33
Overcoming Financial Troubles 34
17. The Man Who Cannot Face His Debts 34
18. The Lady Who Cannot Face Her Landlord 35
19. The Man Who Has Difficulties on the Job 36
20. The Lady Who Has an Empty Boarding House 37
21. The Man Whose Business Is Poor 38
22. The Lady Who Lost Her Business 39
Overcoming Love Troubles 40
23. The Man Who Cannot Get a Sweetheart 40
24. The Lady Who Has a Love-Rival 41
25. The Man Who Lost His Sweetheart 42
26. The Lady Who Lost Her Lover 43
27. The Man Whose Wife Left Home 44
28. The Lady Whose Husband Left Home 45
Overcoming Family Troubles 46
29. The Man Whose Children Do Not Help Him 46
30. The Woman Whose Children Are Ungrateful 47
31. The Man Who Wants Peace in His Home 48
32. The Woman Whose Children Are in Trouble 49
Overcoming Legal Troubles 50
33. The Court Scrape, or: The Lady Going to Trial 50
34. The Man Who Is Pursued by the Law 51
35. The Lady in the Law Suit 52
36. The Man Whose Lodge Brothers Gainsay Him 53
Overcoming Social Troubles 54
37. The Man Whose Lady Friends Speak Badly of Him 55
38. The Lady Whose Men Friends Speak Badly of Her 56
39. The Man Who Has Been Slandered Among Men 56
40. The Lady Whose Lady Friends Spoke Meanly 57
41. The Lady Who Cannot Get Lady Friends 58
42. The Lady Who Cannot Keep Men Friends 59
Conquering Bad Neighbors 60
43. To Make Them Move Out of Their House 60
44. The Man Who Wants to Control Evil Neighbors 61
Conquering Enemies 62
45. The Lady Who Wishes to Cross Her Enemies 62
46. The Man Who Wants to Drive His Enemy Insane 63
47. To Conquer Those Who Have Made You Suffer 64
48. The Curse 65
Breaking Crossed Conditions 66
49. The Lady Who Wishes to Be Uncrossed 66
50. The Man Who Wishes to Be Uncrossed 67
51. The Woman Beset by Evil Spirits 68
52. The Woman Crossed with Sadness 69
True Messages from Dreams 70
53. The Secret of Dreaming True 70
How to Work with Candles 71
Candle Devotions 71
Trinity, Star, Cross, Octave, and Novena 72
Outstanding Significance of Candles 73
Birth Month Candles 74
Star-Sign Candles 74
How to Know the Zodiac 74
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo. Virgo, Libra, 75
Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces 82
Wedding Anniversary Secrets 87
How to Read the Cards 87
Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades 88
List of Supplies 92
Chronological Bibliography 96

First Edition 2018

Published by
The Lucky Mojo Curio Company
6632 Covey Road
Forestville, California 95436

Because this book has been in print for 90 years, in many editions, we want to take a moment to show you why, no matter which of the various editions you have, there will only be between 30 and 35 spells in your copy -- but if you were to assemble ALL of the editions and eliminate duplicate spells, there would be more than 50 spells! -- and there are 53 in this edition, to be exact.

The Chronological Bibliography, included on page 96 of the book, tells the story:

Chronological Bibliography

Hartmann, Franz. Magic White and Black or The Science of Finite and Infinite Life. G. Redway, 1886. Uncredited source for Black and White Magic.

H. F. (A Fellow of the Universal Brotherhood) [pseud.]. Astrology Made Easy or The Influence of the Stars and Planets Upon Human Life, Wehman Bros., c. 1895. Uncredited source for Zodiac.

Foli, Prof. P. R. S. [Cyril A. Pearson] Fortune-Telling by Cards. C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., 1903. Uncredited source for Significance of Cards.

Schertz, Helen Pitkin. An Angel by Brevet: A Story of Modern New Orleans. Lippincott, 1904.

Le Breton, Mrs. John [Cyril A. Pearson]. The White-Magic Book. C. A. Pearson Publishing, 1919. Uncredited source for Spiritualism. Reprinted by Red Wheel / Weiser, 2001.

Plough, Abe. Black and White Almanac 1922. Plough Laboratories, 1921. Uncredited source for Wedding Anniversaries.

Plough, Abe. Genuine Black and White Good Luck and Dream Book, The Black and White Company, c. 1925. Source for this book's cover.

Laveau, Marie, [George A. Thomas], The Life and Works of Marie Laveau. N.P. [Crackerjack Drugstore?], N.D., circa 1928. No copy found. Unknown page-count. Contents unknown. Presumed by Carolyn Long to be Hurston's source.

Hurston, Zora Neale. "Hoodoo in America," The Journal of American Folk-Lore," Vol. 44, No. 174, Oct.-Dec., 1931. 98 pages. Contains 30 Consultations and Marie Laveau (misspelled Leveau). No Note, Spiritism, Candles, Cards, Zodiac, Wedding Anniversaries, or List of Supplies.

Laveau, Marie [Anne Fleitman] Old and New Black and White Magic: Marie Laveau. Dorene Publishing, N.D., circa 1940. 68 pages. Contains 35 Consultations, Note, Spiritism, Marie Laveau, Candles, Cards, Zodiac, Wedding Anniversaries. No List of Supplies.

Laveau, Marie [Anne Fleitman] Old and New Black and White Magic: Marie Laveau. Fulton Religious Supply, N.D. c. 1965. 48 pages, abridged from the 1940 edition of "Old and New," pagination in typewriter type. Contains 33 Consultations, Spiritism, Marie Laveau, Candles, Zodiac. No Note, Cards, Wedding Anniversaries, or List of Supplies.

Laveau, Marie [Larry B. Wright]. Black and White Magic Attributed to Marie Laveau. Published for the Trade [but rubber stamped on the title page Marlar Publishing], N.D., circa 1965. 40 pages. Contains 35 Consultations, Note, Spiritism, Zodiac, Candle Novena, Candle Devotion, Cards, Marie Laveau, and List of Supplies. No Significance of Candles or Wedding Anniversaries.

Allan Company. The Guidebook to Black and White Magic: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Richle Press, 1976. 16 pages each, for a total of 48 pages. Contains 21 Set-Ups. No other text.

Laveau, Marie [Dorothy Spencer]. Revised Black and White Magic: Marie Laveau. N.P., N.D, circa 1985. 64 pages. Contains 35 Consultations, Note, Spiritism, Marie Laveau, Candle Novena, Significance of Candles, Candle Devotion, Cards, Zodiac, and Wedding Anniversaries. No List of Supplies. This replaced the "Attributed" edition and was offered in catalogues as late as 1990.

Laveau, Marie [Dorothy Spencer]. Original Black and White Magic: Marie Laveau. International Imports, 1991. 70 pages. Reprints the 64 page circa 1985 "Revised" edition, with ads at end.

Laveau, Marie [Dorothy Spencer]. Original Black and White Magic: Marie Laveau. Indio Products, 2001. 66 pages. Reprints the 64 page unattributed circa 1985 "Revised" edition, with ads at end.

Long, Carolyn Morrow. Spiritual Merchants, University of Tennessee Press, 2001.

Laveau, Marie [Catherine Yronwode]. Genuine Black and White Magic of Marie Laveau. Lucky Mojo Curio Co, 2018. 96 pages. Contains 53 Consultations, Note, Spiritism, Marie Laveau, Candles, Cards, Zodiac, Wedding Anniversaries, and List of Supplies.

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