Blood in the Bayou
by Dr. Sureaux
The Best Conjure Book you probably haven’t heard of.
When our founder unexpectedly passed away this excellent book was close to being ready for the printer. Luckily some of his dear friends and colleagues finished it up and got it out and if they hadn’t stepped up who knows how long it would have taken. In the ensuing chaos though we didn’t really get the word out about this great book.
Conjure has been gaining in popularity over the last few years and with good reason. It’s a truly American magickal tradition that is as much a melting pot as the American people are. While not a strictly Pagan tradition, Southern Conjure is gaining in popularity among people of many different religious persuasions but the Pagan community in particular has embraced this unique and eclectic path.
Blood in the Bayou treats its readers to the dark and illuminating recollections of a life lived in the heartland of Hoodoo. But it’s also a clear, practical guide to every aspect of Southern folk-sorcery, throwing a rare light on the obscure aspects of Hoodoo that are native to the dark soil and mud of the Louisiana swamplands.
In a unique firsthand account of this subject, Docteur Sureaux carries the reader into an understanding of the entangling, serpentine spirit of life and the natural organic metaphysics that underlie the basic precepts of Hoodoo. His words are an accessible and instructive celebration of the soul in the land, the timeless power in the substances used in root-working, the spirits that inhabit this world, and the intricacies of their interactions with the conjure-worker. Sureaux’s intimate teachings, and the places they lead the soul of the reader, not only render the magic of Hoodoo possible, but also enable the realization of the ancient vision of life that gave birth to this folk-sorcery in the first place.
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