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, PhD, is the author of over thirty books, including eighteen on various aspects of the magical arts. She also pens the popular fictional series The Seven Sisters of Avalon, as well as other fictional and nonfictional works. Born in the hills of Kentucky and raised around folk magic, Katrina studied the magical arts all over the world, including in the Marianas Islands and the UK, before settling in her current home in the forested Eden of the High Sierra Mountains of California. She has taught classes throughout the world and frequently teaches at Pantheacon in San Jose, as well as at Sacramento Pagan Pride and PanGaia Festival in Fair Oaks, California. She currently teaches classes with her husband, Eric Rasbold, at LightWeavers Academy in Citrus Heights, California. She and Eric are co-creators of the CUSP spiritual path, a detailed magical structure using the ancient agricultural holidays to create positive life change year after year. They co-authored the Bio-Universal Energy Series and their first book, Energy Magic, spent several weeks on the Amazon Best Seller list for Neopaganism upon its release in 2013. They are founding members of the non-profit organization, North Western Circles Association which raises money to benefit the Sacramento Wildlife Center. In addition to writing and lecturing, Katrina works as a professional bruja and conjure woman, and for years, she and Eric owned the shop Two Sisters Botánica in Roseville, California. She now has an online store where they sell handmade magical products and offer their services. Find it at twosistersbotanica.com. They have six adult children who are grown up and loose out there in the world.