Recognizing the resurgence of folk magic and the growing community of hoodoos, rootworkers, and spiritualists, Planet Voodoo has created a new, high quality journal that meets the needs of today’s conjurers and curious. Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly (HCQ) journal is the first publication of its kind that focuses on New Orleans Voodoo and hoodoo and related African-derived traditions. It shares historical and contemporary information about aspects of the conjure arts, including magico-religious practices, spiritual traditions, folk magic, southern Hoodoo, and religions with their roots in the African Diaspora. Each issue of Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly brings you original and traditional formulas, spells, tutorials, conjure artist profiles, information about New Orleans Voodoo, Hoodoo, Louisiana folklore and more!
Whether you are a beginner who is intrigued by the notion of Southern folk magic, an experienced rootworker who wants to pick up some techniques for your trick bag, a student or scholar who seeks information about the African-derived and indigenous spiritual traditions, or you want to keep up with the social world of today’s practitioners, Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly delivers!
The content of Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly comes from a variety of channels. There is a veritable admixture of contributors that includes several notable authors, as well as “regular folks” from the hoodoo and conjure community. The intentional input of professionals and experienced lay people guarantees the reader receives a wonderful intersection – a crossroads, if you will – of authentic perspectives and practices.
While the focus of HCQ is to highlight the religious, spiritual and conjure traditions of my hometown New Orleans, it also explores various influences on these traditions. For example, we include articles about Solomonic mysticism and Catholicism because of the impact these traditions have had on New Orleans traditions as a result of historical factors, cultural adaptation and Creolization.
Our contributors include:
Alyne Pustanio, New Orleans author, occultist and paranormal researcher who specializes in New Orleans folklore;
Madrina Angelique, Tarot Reader, Conjure Woman and Madre Nganga of Munanso Centella Ndoki Nkuyo Malongo Corta Lima Cordosa and Iyalorisha of Ile Ori Yemaya, who was born and raised in rural Georgia in the tradition of southern hoodoo;
Chiron Armand, a Psychic Medium, Urban Rootworker, and Shaman with nearly 10 years experience and a practice based in New York City;
Winsom Winsom, Visionary, Healer and Spiritual Artist with multiple initiations in traditions based in Africa, Cuba, Central, and North America, including the West African tradition of Fetish healing and divination and Santeria;
Dorothy Morrison, a practicing Witch for nearly 40 years, and award-winning author of numerous books on Witchcraft and its practical application to everyday living;
Byron Ballard, native of North Carolina, author and expert on Appalachian folk magic and Hillfolk Hoodoo;
Chad C. Balthazar, a gifted reader and rootworker who was born and raised in Africa, and descendant of a line of mediums, dreamers and madmen;
Ricardo Pustanio, an enduring icon in the world of New Orleans Mardi Gras float design and local New Orleans artistry. Pustanio’s artistic designs are featured in some of the best-known, locally produced films including “Angel Heart” starring Mickey Rourke, “The Big Easy” starring Dennis Quaid, Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire” starring Tom Cruise, and most recently in the much anticipated “A Love Song for Billy Long” which stars John Travolta and was filmed on location in historic New Orleans;
Matthew Venus, a rootworker and eclectic magician who has been practicing, studying and teaching the magical arts for the past twenty years;
Aaron Leitch, renowned author and expert on the European grimoires and High Magick;
Carolina Dean, North Carolina native, rootworker, pagan author, gifted reader, and graduate of Lucky Mojo’s Correspondence Course;
Inga Kimberly Brown, a Creole visual artist from North Carolina whose art is inspired by stories her Grandmothers told her, the Diaspora and racial blood-mixing between the African, European and Native American during the Antebellum South and beyond;
Witchdoctor Utu, prolific writer and founder of the Dragon Ritual Drummers, the Niagara Voodoo Shrine, and a member and drummer for the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple;
Doktor Snake, legendary Hoodoo bluesman, cult author, and Voodoo conjurer. His “Doktor Snake’s Voodoo Spellbook” has become a much sought after cult classic and his live shows, which feature old and new urban blues tunes along with spooky Voodoo tales, are a sell-out around the world;
Koz Mraz, moto/photo journalist, educator and composer. A travel writer for the world’s largest motorcycle magazines, Koz rides from Kansas to Kathmandu looking for magickal destinations. He is a winner of multiple awards for his music: Studio Voodoo, and his latest release Dance Chants can be heard in the upcoming feature film Discover the Gift;
Denise Alvarado, New Orleans native and lifelong practitioner of Creole Voodoo and Hoodoo, accomplished author and artist and Editor in Chief of HCQ.
Hoodoo and Conjure Quarterly is the only printed popular magazine to have ever been published with a focus on New Orleans Voodoo and hoodoo. Forever the subject of horror movies, Voodoo dolls, zombies, and novels with supernatural themes, New Orleans is a culture with a serious history behind its story of magick and religion that should be understood, appreciated, and remembered, as opposed to simply exploited and misappropriated. While Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly aims to be entertaining and practical, it also strives to be informative and educational.
Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly is a full color, book bound printed journal of 100+ pages consisting of two annual issues. To order your copy, please visit Planet Voodoo.
If you are interested in advertising in HCQ please forward all inquiries to HCQ@planetvoodoo.com.