Musings on Rootwork

Recommended Reading List

The Conjure Workbook Volume 1: Working the Root by Starr Casas

Conjurin’ Ole Time: Hoodoo Spells, 1800 – 1920 by Talia Felix

The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work by Orion Foxwood

Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) by Jeffrey Anderson
The Conjure Cookbook: Making Magic with Oils, Incense, Powders and Baths by Talia Felix

The Magical Power of the Saints: Evocation and Candle Rituals by Ray T. Marlborough

Santeria: the Religion: Faith, Rites, Magic (World Religion and Magic) by Migene Whippler

Papa Jim’s Herbal Magic Workbook: How to use herbes for Magical Purposes An A-Z Guide

Anna Riva’s Candle Burning Magic: A Spellbook of rituals for Good and Evil

Reading Your Future in the Cards by Eden

Complete Book of Baths by Robert Laremy

The Modern Witchcraft Spellbook by Anna Riva

Mayombero: Black Magic Rituals by Carlost Antonio Montenegro

The Modern Herbal Spellbook by Anna Riva

The Revised Helping Yourself with Selected Prayers (Original Publications)

The Master Book of Candel Burning by Henry Gamache

The Magic Candle: Facts and Fundamentals of Ritual Candle Burning by Charmaine Dey

Spellcraft, Hexcraft and Witchcraft by Anna Riva

Spiritual Cleansing and Psychic Defenses by Robert Laremy


Spiritual Cleansing: A Handbook of Psychic Self-Protection by Draja Mickaharic

Magic from Mexico: Folk Magic, Prayers, Spells & Recipes as Taught by the Wise Woman of Guadalupe by Mary Virginia Devine

Santeria Formulary & Spellbook: Candles, Oils, Incense by Carlos Montenegro

Magic from Brazil: Recipes, Spells & Rituals by Caroline Dow

Curanderismo: Mexican American Folk Healing by Robert T Trotter and Luis D Leon

Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing by Eliseo Torres and Timothy L. Sawyer

Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition by Eliseo Torres and Timothy L. Sawyer

Infusions of Healing: A Treasury of Mexican-American Herbal Remedies by Joie Davidow

Woman Who Glows in the Dark: A Curandera Reveals Traditional Aztec Secrets of Physical and Spiritual Health by Elena Avila and Joy Parker


They All Want Magic: Curanderas and Folk Healing (Rio Grande/Rio Bravo: Borderlands Culture and Traditions) by Elizabeth De La Portilla