Review: Crescent City Conjure Comprehensive Guide

Review: Crescent City Conjure Comprehensive Guide August 3, 2020

Crescent City Conjure Guide by Sen Elias. Photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

The Crescent City Conjure Comprehensive Guide by Sen Elias is one of the most useful books I’ve seen in years. This handy guide gives detailed instructions on how to work with all the spiritual products that they offer in the Crescent City Conjure Store, located at 2402 Royal St., New Orleans.

There are only a handful of practitioners who I wholeheartedly recommend their supplies and magick, and Sen Elias is definitely one of them. The guide opens with a short history of Hoodoo, aka Conjure or Root Work. One of my favorite parts of this book is the description about 4 Thieves Vinegar. It talks about Tolouse and the Black Plague proving that the history of this product is as mysterious and exotic as it is powerful.

In the Crescent City Conjure Comprehensive Guide you will find information about common hoodoo terms, candles, oils, gris-gris (” a little spirit companion that has the ability to assist in a desired goal,”) spiritual baths, spiritual soaps, and conjure powders. There is even a segment dedicated to curious curios. Here are all the conjure creations our Foremamas knew, even if they didn’t speak about them often. There are crossed coffin nails, chicken foot charms, and railroad spikes.

Next time you are in New Orleans I hope you have a chance to visit the physical store. Or even better if you wish to order online check them out at There a whisper going around that Sen Elias will soon release a more comprehensive book, which this tome tells us is tentatively titled ” Hoodoo Instructions.” Honestly, I just can’t wait.

I can’t finish off this post without mention if you want to see both Sen Elias and myself in the same place, we will both be presenting online at this year’s Hexfest 2020 – A Weekend of Witchery in New Orleans.  I hope to see you there.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens, and the soon to be released Water Magic. You can read more about the author here.

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