Occultism, Mysticism, Religion, and Magic

Welcome to the Arcane Archive Usenet FAQ and REF directory, where you can familiarize yourself with the subjects discussed in a wide variety of usenet newsgroups devoted to occult, religious, magical, and mystical topics.

Copyright Notice: Some of the FAQ and REF documents at this site are protected by copyright and are not to be mirrored to other sites or distributed in any form. Other FAQ and REF documents archived here contain written instructions which, if followed, will make them available for copying under the terms and conditions specified.


The term FAQ stands for Frequently Asked (or Answered) Questions, and when you join a newsgroup, it is always a good idea to read the FAQ before posting. By familiarizing yourself with the FAQ you will find answers to questions that you MIGHT have been about to ask -- and by reading them before posting, you will avoid boring long-time group members and you'll be able to enter into the ongoing conversations as an equal.

Most newsgroup FAQs have been compiled by a group of people (called FAQ editors or a FAQ committee), but in some contentious newsgroups, a series of alternative or even opposing FAQs may be written. Not every usenet newsgroup has a FAQ, but for those groups that do, there is usually also a volunteer called the FAQ maintainer who keeps the FAQ on a web site, helps when newsgroup members wish to update the FAQ, and reposts the FAQ to the newsgroup once a month. Some FAQs are updated frequently; others, dealing with stable topics, tend to remain the same for years or even decades on end.

This Lucky Mojo archive of occult and religious usenet FAQs contains many documents that are maintained and reposted monthly to their respective newsgroups by the tyaginator. They by no means represent the entirely of FAQs for occult and magical usenet newsgroups, merely those the tyaginator has collected. If you have custody of an occult or religious usenet FAQ you would like to see archived here, please send it in email to the tyaginator and he will copy it to this web site.


Some FAQs are written by indivuals or groups for use on their web sites or for posting to a wide cross-section of relevant newsgroups. Because they did not arise in any one usenet newsgroup, we call them "non-affiliated FAQs."

This Lucky Mojo archive of occult and religious non-affiliated FAQs by no means represents the entirely of such FAQs, merely those the tyaginator has collected. If you have custody of a non-affiliated occult or religious FAQ you would like to see archived here, please post it to news:alt.magick.tyagi and the tyaginator will copy it to this web site.

REFs on Occult, Magical and Religious Subjects

REF files -- reference documents -- are often developed in the same occult, religious, magical, and mystical usenet newsgroups that generated the FAQs. REFs consists of a diverse assortment of bibliographies, compiled quotations, text excerpts, archived usenet posts, and internet resouces. REF files are generally not reposted to usenet, but their URLs are given out to those who wish them at any time. Like FAQs, some REF files are the collaborative work of many contributors, and others are written by individuals.

The REFs marked "KfaQ" #1-14 are a series of "Kreeping Ooze FAQs" (actually REFs) that arose in alt.magick during 1994 and 1995, as the transition was being made from "the old FAQ" to the current newsgroup FAQ. Each "KfaQ" covers one specific question which had come up in the newsgroup often enough to merit the compiling of replies. Some of the KfaQs were incorporated in abbreviated form in the alt.magick FAQ revision of 1995; others were eventually deemed off-topic or it was decided that they required too detailed a response for inclusion in the FAQ.

This archive by no means represents the entirely of online REFs for occult and magical topics, merely those the tyaginator has collected. If you have custody of an occult or religious REF you would like to see archived here, please post it to news:alt.magick.tyagi and the tyaginator will copy it to this web site.


Search All Lucky Mojo and Affiliated Sites!

You can search our sites for a single word (like archaeoastronomy, hoodoo, conjure, or clitoris), an exact phrase contained within quote marks (like "love spells", "spiritual supplies", "occult shop", "gambling luck", "Lucky Mojo bag", or "guardian angel"), or a name within quote marks (like "Blind Willie McTell", "Black Hawk", "Hoyt's Cologne", or "Frank Stokes"):


Contact-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California copyright © 1994-2019 by the authors cited.
Send your comments to: the Webmaster.
Did you like what you read here? Find it useful?
Then please click on the Paypal Secure Server logo and make a small
donation to catherine yronwode for the creation and maintenance of this site.




The Lucky Mojo Esoteric Archive is copyright by the authors cited.

Send comments to the Esoteric Archivist: nagasiva@luckymojo.com.


Here are some other LUCKY MOJO web sites you can visit:

Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by cat yronwode: an introduction to African-American rootwork
Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by cat yronwode:a materia magica of African-American conjure
Lucky W Amulet Archive by cat yronwode: an online museum of worldwide talismans and charms
Sacred Sex: essays and articles on tantra yoga, neo-tantra, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
Sacred Landscape: essays and articles on archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry
Freemasonry for Women by cat yronwode: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
The Lucky Mojo Esoteric Archive: captured internet text files on occult and spiritual topics
Lucky Mojo Usenet FAQ Archive:FAQs and REFs for occult and magical usenet newsgroups
Aleister Crowley Text Archive: a multitude of texts by an early 20th century occultist
Lucky Mojo Magic Spells Archives: love spells, money spells, luck spells, protection spells, and more
      Free Love Spell Archive: love spells, attraction spells, sex magick, romance spells, and lust spells
      Free Money Spell Archive: money spells, prosperity spells, and wealth spells for job and business
      Free Protection Spell Archive: protection spells against witchcraft, jinxes, hexes, and the evil eye
      Free Gambling Luck Spell Archive: lucky gambling spells for the lottery, casinos, and races

Hoodoo and Blues Lyrics: transcriptions of blues songs about African-American folk magic
EaRhEaD!'S Syd Barrett Lyrics Site: lyrics by the founder of the Pink Floyd Sound
The Lesser Book of the Vishanti: Dr. Strange Comics as a magical system, by cat yronwode
The Spirit Checklist: a 1940s newspaper comic book by Will Eisner, indexed by cat yronwode
Fit to Print: collected weekly columns about comics and pop culture by cat yronwode
Eclipse Comics Index: a list of all Eclipse comics, albums, and trading cards

Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course with cat yronwode: 52 weekly lessons in book form
Hoodoo Conjure Training Workshops: hands-on rootwork classes, lectures, and seminars
Apprentice with catherine yronwode: personal 3-week training for qualified HRCC graduates
Lucky Mojo Community Forum: an online message board for our occult spiritual shop customers
Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour Radio Show: learn free magic spells via podcast download
Lucky Mojo Videos: see video tours of the Lucky Mojo shop and get a glimpse of the spirit train
Lucky Mojo Publishing: practical spell books on world-wide folk magic and divination
Lucky Mojo Newsletter Archive: subscribe and receive discount coupons and free magick spells
LMC Radio Network: magical news, information, education, and entertainment for all!
Follow Us on Facebook: get company news and product updates as a Lucky Mojo Facebook Fan

The Lucky Mojo Curio Co.: spiritual supplies for hoodoo, magick, witchcraft, and conjure
Herb Magic: complete line of Lucky Mojo Herbs, Minerals, and Zoological Curios, with sample spells
Mystic Tea Room Gift Shop: antique, vintage, and contemporary fortune telling tea cups

catherine yronwode: the eclectic and eccentric author of many of the above web pages
nagasiva yronwode: nigris (333), nocTifer, lorax666, boboroshi, Troll Towelhead, !
Garden of Joy Blues: former 80 acre hippie commune near Birch Tree in the Missouri Ozarks
Liselotte Erlanger Glozer: illustrated articles on collectible vintage postcards
Jackie Payne: Shades of Blues: a San Francisco Bay Area blues singer

Lucky Mojo Site Map: the home page for the whole Lucky Mojo electron-pile
All the Pages: descriptive named links to about 1,000 top-level Lucky Mojo web pages
How to Contact Us: we welcome feedback and suggestions regarding maintenance of this site
Make a Donation: please send us a small Paypal donation to keep us in bandwidth and macs!

Arcane Archive: thousands of archived Usenet posts on religion, magic, spell-casting, mysticism, and spirituality
Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers: psychic reading, conjure, and hoodoo root doctor services
Candles and Curios: essays and articles on traditional African American conjure and folk magic, plus shopping
Crystal Silence League: a non-denominational site; post your prayers; pray for others; let others pray for you
Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Hoodoo Psychics: connect online or call 1-888-4-HOODOO for instant readings now from a member of AIRR
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church: spirit-led, inter-faith; prayer-light services; Smallest Church in the World
Mystic Tea Room: tea leaf reading, teacup divination, and a museum of antique fortune telling cups
Satan Service: an archive presenting the theory, practice, and history of Satanism and Satanists
Southern Spirits: 19th and 20th century accounts of hoodoo, including ex-slave narratives & interviews
Spiritual Spells: lessons in folk magic and spell casting from an eclectic Wiccan perspective, plus shopping
Yronwode Home: personal pages of catherine yronwode and nagasiva yronwode, magical archivists
Yronwode Institution: the Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology