Recommended Reading

I wrote a blog about 2 years ago, that offered a good variety of suggestions for reading up on conjure.  I recently went back over that list, made some tweaks and edits, adding a few titles here and there.

Many of these books are also found on the suggested reading lists of other practitioners – such as Moma Sarah (Conjured Cardea), Matthew Venus, and several others, have recommended many of these.

Please remember – to each their own. I know that more than one of the authors listed here are surrounded in controversy – be your own judge.  Reading is knowledge and knowledge is power – so, by all means, do not make this list or their words, be your gospel – but learn what you can, apply what you can, and make up your own mind!

This is NOT all inclusive, but will give a very well-rounded picture! Also, this list is for conjure related – not my list for witchcraft-specific.  I have thousands of books that I have read over the years – and can offer suggestions for those, as well.


Inexplicable Things’ Suggested Reading List – 
(These are my personal favorites & those that I have found beneficial throughout my life)

* Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones – Stephanie Rose Bird (I love anything this lady writes!)

* Black & White Magic (attributed to Marie Laveau) – by Bivins, N.D.P

* The Key of Solomon the King: Clavicula Salomonis (translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers)

* Backwood Shamanism – Ray Hess

* The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook – Denise Alvarado

* Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells – Judika Illes (I love all of her stuff!)

* Santeria: the Religion: Faith, Rites, Magic – Migene Gonzalez-Wippler

* The Magical Power of the Saints – Ray Malbrough

* Papa Jim’s Herbal Magick Workbook 

* Candle and the Crossroads – Orion Foxwood

* Jambalaya – Luisah Teish

* Hoodoo, Herb, and Root Magic – Catherine Yronwode

* A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo Tony Kail

* The Hand Book: Hoodoo Mojos, Gris Gris, Medincine Bags, Jackballs and Paquets – Talia Felix

* Healing with Herbs and Rituals – Eliseo Torres

* Of Mules and Men – Zora Hurston

* The Conjure Workbook – Volume One – Starr Casas

* The Master Book of Candle Burning – Henry Gamache

* Voodoo & Hoodoo – Jim Haskins

* The Diloggun: The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices, and Prohibitions of Cuban Santeria – Ochani Lele

* Spiritual Cleansing – Draja Mickaharic

* The Book of Psalms 

* Cursing and Crossing – Miss Aida

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