Explore the Fascinating World of Southern Folk Magic
Featuring an introductory look at Granny Magic, Hoodoo, Brujería, and Curanderismo in the American South, Crossroads of Conjure provides a fresh perspective on folk magic. This authentic and powerful book demonstrates how these systems are interconnected, celebrates their sustainability, and dispels the myths and misunderstandings about them.
Learn about each path's beliefs, practitioners, history, and how its traditions are carried on in modern society. Discover the techniques practitioners use for healing, survival, protection, and more. This entertaining and informative exploration of folk magic also helps you determine which practice resonates with you the most.
"We often talk about magic in the context of our workings. While we can often name magics from foreign lands, like Celtic, Nordic, Roman, etc., it is easy to forget that all magic, at some point, is local. In Crossroads of Conjure, Katrina Rasbold expertly describes some folks magics that are much closer to our North American home. The thoroughness of this book opens new vistas for the reader—I know it did for me."—Rev. Jean (Drum) Pagano, Archdruid ADF
"Katrina Rasbold takes us on a road trip of pure Americana magic. ... Crossroads of Conjure reveals the often overlooked and misunderstood, yet deeply powerful folk magic born and bred in the good ol' U.S.A., proving that witchcraft and spellwork really are as American as apple pie."—Tomás Prower, author of La Santa Muerte
"Crossroads of Conjure by Katrina Rasbold is like a walking tour through the times and places of distinct but related systems of spiritual power led by a seasoned traveler. Let Katrina be your guide and you'll find what you want."—Ivo Dominguez Jr, author of Keys To Perception
"Katrina Rasbold has written a brave, beautiful, balanced book. ... [She] brings a winning combination of in-depth historical research, cultural sensitivity, and personal experience. ... Her knowledge of her subjects is equaled by her passion. Every page is suffused with fierce love. Whether you are called to study conjure yourself or simply wish to gain a deeper understanding of these ancient and evolving arts, this book is for you."—Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles
Katrina Rasbold is a practicing bruja, rootworker, Tarotologist, teacher, and author of over thirty published books who has been active in the magical arts since 1982. In 1997, she and her husband, Eric, founded the CUSP spiritual path, now practiced worldwide. Katrina has presented and vended at California festivals for more than two decades and is a founding member and president of North Western Circles Association, host of the annual PanGaia Festival. Katrina is also a frequent presenter at Pantheacon. She and her husband own Crossroads Metaphysical Store in Shingle Springs, California, which you can visit at www.CrossroadsOccult.com. Their products and services are also available at www.TwoSistersBotanica.com.