Our Next SCPN gathering will be:
Jan. 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa
Donations of $10.00 to $5.00 suggested at the door.
Catherine Yronwode is the proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, a manufactory for traditional herb-based spiritual supplies. She is a professional card reader, palmist, and rootworker and teaches a one-year intensive course in spiritual conjure practice with more than 2,100 students, both professional spiritual workers and home-practitioners.
Catherine was born in San Francisco, became a freelance writer and communal-gardener in Washington, California and Missouri, and gardener in California again. Her non-fiction articles have spanned a diverse array of subjects from old television shows to the history of utopian communities in America and have appeared in a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, The Whole Earth Catalogue, New Age Journal, The Journal of the Heritage Rose Foundation, The Comics Journal, and Organic Gardening.
Since the 1990s, Catherine has written primarily on the subjects of magic and folklore, particularly the world-wide use of charms and talismans and the system of African-American folk magic called hoodoo. Her books on these subjects include The Lucky W Amulet Archive (online), Hoodoo in Theory and Practice (online), Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic, The Art of Hoodoo Candle Magic, Paper in My Shoe, and the Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course.
Catherine also runs the scholarly website on FaceBook at southern-spirits.com, which
documents 19th and 20th century hoodoo folk magic through ex-slave
narratives, vintage newspaper and magazine articles, and interviews with
She lives in Forestville with her husband nagasiva, a cat, and chickens.