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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Return to Book Page. It was self-published by Hyatt in two editions, the first inand the second in I managed to peruse the first four volumes by requesting them through an Inter-Library Loan some years ago. The contents of “Hoodoo – Conjuration – Witchcraft – Rootwork” are about as follows numbers in parentheses are page number: I do not intend to apologize for Hyatt’s technique, and i hope that future scholars will not do so either.

You can search our sites for a single word like archaeoastronomy, hoodoo, conjure, or clitorisan exact phrase contained within quote marks yoodoo “love spells”, “spiritual supplies”, “occult shop”, “gambling luck”, “Lucky Mojo bag”, or “guardian angel”or a name within quote marks like “Blind Willie McTell”, “Black Hawk”, “Hoyt’s Cologne”, or “Frank Stokes”: Hyatt explains to the world what an inspiration she was to him.

Well, there is sich a thing as a witch. This is truly an informative, insightful book.

Now I think there’s hope. Then there’s witchcraft evil stuff. The practice wasn’t dead it just went underground and became more secretive.

Again, if you can’t do this then hoodoo is not for you. We Pray For You. He then transcribed and annotated it for publication. All but one of Hyatt’s informants were African-Americans, but several narrations by European-Americans collected for his earlier book, “Folklore From Adams County, Illinois” were also included.


Harry Middleton Hyatt

I like this a lot, it reflects the time and subject matter. It is comprised of brief quotes from unnamed local folks to whom Hyatt assigned hyagt ascriptions e. As a kid I had a fascination with folklore, superstitions and ghost tales. The second edition contains a lengthy illustrated appreciation of the then-late Alma Hyatt, in which Mr.

This will, in effect, help generate an indexed database.

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

harrg I have searched online for years and have only found one old-school worker online. As if to overcome uoodoo 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. However, I need to caution you. If you are African American and interested in the history and culture of your people or just simply hungry for traditional books on hoodoo, then these volumes are worth your time to either hunt down in PDF format or splurge for online.

I have made some use of his material to bolster my own presentations, and, for those who are interested, here is a list of Hoodoo in Theory and Practice web pages that contain quoted passages from Harry Hyatt’s research: Michael Scofield rated it it was amazing Feb 24, The hodoo of personal concerns chamber lye, hair, nails, ect.

Also it needs to be stressed once again that Hyatt was only htatt on African-American practices and ignored the Scott-Irish and Native-American influences.


All but one of Hyatt’s informants were African-Americans, but several narrations by European-Americans collected for his earlier book, “Folklore From Adams County, Illinois” were also included. Classical anthropology study of African American beliefs. The section of “Folklore From Adams County Illinois” that deals with witchcraft is the most useful part of the book. Kerryb46 rated it it was ok Mar 11, Hoodko died before the sixth volume, an index, was prepared.

This be the verse: 8 ~ Hoodoo – Harry M. Hyatt – When churchyards yawn…

So these are just some things to know about Hyatt. View all 3 comments. Her name is Momma Starr.

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.

The Once and Future King rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Moonraven rated it really liked it Feb 25, Both editions were released under the imprint “Memoirs of the Alma C. About Harry Middleton Hyatt. Hyatt did a wonderful job of preserving various Southern dialects, which to some may be considered ‘slang’ or improper spelling, but to those of who are aware of various African American linguistics, it’s a snapshot of the past.

If you are not a Christian then you need to keep conjure work separate from your religious beliefs.

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