Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Rootwork has 31 ratings and 3 reviews. Hyatt’s extensive book “Folk-lore from Adams County, Illinois” is listed in the. Hi there, I saw a post a year ago looking for all 5 of these books. I have all 5 in pdf form if there is anyone looking for a copy here they are. In my search I kept coming across request and post online about “Hyatt’s Hoodoo , Conjuration, Witchcraft and Rootwork” – which is noted as the motherload of.

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It was Hyatt’s realization that Negro magical beliefs differed greatly from his own English American culture’s beliefs that led him hyyatt go South and work on “Hoodoo – Conjuration – Witchcraft – Rootwork”, the largest collection of folklore from one cultural group in America. I do not intend to apologize for Hyatt’s technique, and i hope that future scholars will not do so either.

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Finally I will end on something that needs to be addressed. Robert Johnson rated it it was ok Jun 08, This will, in effect, help generate an indexed database.

There was hardly anyone black on the forums, and the rootworkers and those who had been trained under CY had no problems suggesting wiccan and other european beliefs alongside hoodoo. I wouldn’t want to speak ill of the dead, for I think they know what you are saying.

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

There are no reviews yet. Reading the spells aloud and noting the location where each informant lived will help you comprehend this. No, create an account now. Books by Harry Middleton Hyatt. She say, “Darling ” [ she] says, “Green signifies poison. You put matches in each shoe. Maryland and Harrison Co.


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If the earlier reviewers bothered to read old missionary records, and African traditional writings they would stop attributing everything in the universe to white people. Sara rated it it was amazing Mar 01, The interviews provided in both books I am reading really shows the difference between hoodoo practiced decades ago and hoodoo practiced now. In his volumes, “Hoodoo-Conjuration-Witchcraft-Rootwork”, he seems to completely ignore any white or Native America influences.

Classical anthropology study of African American beliefs. Refresh and try again.

And Zora throwing shade The publication of this material was accomplished between andagain under the imprint “Memoirs of the Alma C. Cameal rated it really liked it Nov 18, Hyatt recorded the material on Edison cylinders and a device called a Telediphone, often without the full knowledge of the participants. But olden people said it was a spirit that you met.

Dexter Deandre rated it liked it Aug 06, I LOVE this book. Yes these White folks especially have been getting over for many joodoo.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the low-country of South Carolina and Georgia, “Hoodoo” drew its influence and was practiced by several races including Native Americans. A woman wraps a man’s hair in paper and wears it on her bosom for love. There’s a huge difference between what one may find online vs. This is for people who want to hooroo deep into the history, and in particular the folklore of African-Americans in the American South hoosoo the ‘s.


Thanks for posting this! I have heard something about that was buried. Hazzard-Donald hits the nail on the head with reagard to the marketers hjatt exploiters. Listen to her shows. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Charles Porterfield rated it it was amazing Jun 03, I simply don’t believe this Denise person but I’ll do further research though I’m afraid I’ll be wasting my time. The section of “Folklore From Adams County Illinois” that deals with hoodo is the most useful part of the book.

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You silence him’ by the 23rd division of the Psalms of David – 37th division of the Psalms of David, gyatt th division of the Psalms of David – will silence a hywtt spirit – that ‘s the spirit that comes in and goes out and each time when he comes in, he brings from one to seven more.

As a folklorist, Hyatt began this work in his own home-town, and then proceeded onward to collect magical spells throughout the South.

The Florida interviews ofrecorded on cassette tapes, have survived. Moonraven rated it really liked it Feb 25, It wouldn’t be thirty daysit wouldn’t be two weekshe’ll pack up an ‘ leave dere. Interviews were not numbered.