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12 results for Books: “Harry Middleton Hyatt” Hoodoo–Conjuration–Witchcraft –Rootwork, Beliefs Accepted By Many Negroes and White Persons These. Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, Rootwork. 5 Volumes. [Harry M. Hyatt] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I will plan to write a more thorough entry here on my blog for Harry Middleton Hyatt. This particular blog will simply address some things that are.

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Hoosoo that didn’t happen and Hyatt didn’t have the genius to recognize what exactly hoodoo was and as such only focused on the “black thread” of the tapestry. Trivia About Hoodoo, Conjurati The “Hoodoo” collection consists of 13, separate magic spells and folkloric beliefs, plus lengthy interviews with professional root doctors, conjures, and hoodoos.

Hyatt died before the sixth volume, an index, was prepared.

Harry Middleton Hyatt

As if to overcome the ham-fisted linguistic editing of Negro dialect that marred “Folklore From Adams County Illinois,” this time Hyatt transcribed the speech of his informants semi-phonetically.

There’s a huge difference between what one may find online vs. Twanda rated it did not like it Jan 08, Raised in Quincy, Illinois, Hyatt received his M. Saturday, January 21, The Hoodoo Truth: Strange Comics as a magical system, by cat yronwode The Spirit Checklist: As a folklorist, Hyatt began this work in his own home-town, and then proceeded onward to collect magical spells throughout the South. View all 3 comments.

This said there are problems that are not being communicated to people when they come across his work.


This be the verse: 8 ~ Hoodoo – Harry M. Hyatt

Most of the stuff online is simply not old-school, but rather stuff that is more aptly called “urban hoodoo”, which was created by manafacturers in order to sell their products. I do not intend to apologize for Hyatt’s technique, and i hope that future scholars will not do so either. It consists of 10, entries on pages, including an index.

This was the early 90’s, few people had the internet at that point, and I lived in a small town with one tiny bookstore. No trivia or quizzes yet. In order to do authentic hoodoo workers must use the bible and pray to the Christian God. Oh, you dig it near the tombstone?

Reading the spells aloud and noting the location where each informant lived will help you comprehend this. Kheti Sahure rated it it was amazing Feb 09, For example, from Volume 4, page 3, under the heading “Head of grave – Dirt from near tombstone of person who lived evil and wretched life. Hoodoo uses the bible and prays to the Christian God.

Harry Hyatt

Hyatt recorded the material on Barry cylinders and a device called a Telediphone, often without the full knowledge of the participants. Walter Five Worth the several years of study it takes to properly study, absorb, review and apply all the material contained in the 5-volume set. Other classic volumes that may be of interest: Manufacturers and Distributors of Hoodoo and Conjure Supplies: Oh the dirt on it?

The Once and Future King rated it it was amazing Aug 18, I do hyayt intend to apologize for Hyatt’s technique, and i hope that future scholars will not do so either. Hyatt was a human being and as such he was flawed.


The Demoniacal: The Hoodoo Truth: Harry Middleton Hyatt

Occasionally his equipment failed or was not available and he took hand-written notes instead. Unfortunately, as Hyatt explains in his preface, the material was edited and “omission of Negro dialect means haery colored folk speak the same language as their white neighbors” with the exception of “a small vocabulary peculiar to themselves [of which] examples occur frequently in the text.

Maryland and Harrison Co. Well, did [do] you believe in there [is] sich a thing as a witch? Basically — they are different, period. However, Hyatt only focused on the African-American practices and as such he missed the big-picture and was not able to see the “tapestry” that is hoodoo. I still have it.

Cameal rated it really liked it Nov 18, Well, there is sich a thing as a witch. He then transcribed and annotated it for publication. I’m not saying it’s not “legit”, rather, I’m saying that its a bunch of things mixed together whithout any explanation provided to the readers. It is comprised of brief quotes from unnamed local folks to whom Hyatt assigned cultural ascriptions e.