Sen Elias of Crescent City Conjure in New Orleans. From a very young age, Sen could feel the tug of magic calling him to practice the occult. During his journeys, he has studied European Witchcraft, Southern Folk Magic, and Western Hermeticism; he is an initiate of the Alexandrian tradition. Sen is the owner of Crescent City Conjure, a magical business that maintains its reputation for authentic spiritual tools to be used in Witchcraft and Southern Conjure. Sen has dedicated his life to the pursuit of magical truths, and he endeavors to continue teaching the mysteries of his craft and learning from the wise.
In this episode:
- The difference between hoodoo, voodoo, witchcraft, wicca
- How the transatlantic slave trade shaped hoodoo
- The value of elders holding us accountable, ramparting our mistakes, keeping us safe
- Using meditation and journaling as a way to cope with and develop gifts and lessons
- Making leaps and having spirit meet you halfway
- Trusting that ancestors and spirits have a wider and better perspective than you do
- Addressing drama within spirituality/healing circles
- Maintaining a good spiritual hygiene practice
- The importance of learning hoodoo from the African American perspective
Book recommendations: 'African American Folk Healing' Stephanie Y. Mitchem; 'African American Slave Medicine' Herbert C. Covey; 'Hoodoo Medicine' Faith Mitchell.
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