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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Oh the dirt on it? The lengthy section on African-American hoodoo spells, and the unique quality of these spells, is what led Hyatt to undertake his later, more massive, work of hoodoo folk-magic collection in the South. It consists of 10, entries on pages, including an index.

The Arcane Archive – Harry Hyatt

Interviews were not numbered. So what would you recommend people read to get the basic foundations of Hoodoo if Hyatt’s material is not “legit” hodoo

Anyone interested in African American history, magic, culture, and hoodoo would truly benefit from this collection. You won’t be disappointed. Then there’s fantasy tales his informants made up. Books by Harry Middleton Hyatt.

Harry Hyatt

What may look to modern eyes like “racial stereotyping” or making fun of Southerners was actually his sincere attempt to catalogue variant regional pronunciations. No trivia or quizzes yet. Classical anthropology study of African American beliefs. Twanda rated it did not like it Jan 08, A great deal of FACI is in fact about hoodoo.

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

Robert Bowen rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Raised in Quincy, Illinois, Hyatt received his M. Trivia About Hoodoo, Conjurati If you have an interest hystt literal hoodoo there’s cheaper and more readily available options.


It goes through a series of beliefs in a more succinct fashion whereas the latter volumes are primarily long-form interviews. As a kid I had a fascination with folklore, superstitions and ghost tales. Supplementary interviews were conducted in Florida in Volume two is primarily hyatt series of rather meandering interviews, but hoodo fascinating to read and full of stories of witchcraft and spells. The Florida interviews ofrecorded on cassette tapes, have survived.

Hyatt did a wonderful job of preserving various Southern dialects, which to some may be considered ‘sla This is truly an informative, insightful book. Open Preview See a Problem? Hyatt explains to the world what an inspiration she was to him.

Then please click on the Paypal Secure Server logo and make a small donation to catherine yronwode for the creation and maintenance of this site. If you start reading his works then you will find some very amusing and entertaining stories that have no basis in reality. It was Hyatt’s realization that Negro magical beliefs differed greatly from his own English American culture’s beliefs that led him to go South and work on “Hoodoo – Conjuration – Witchcraft – Rootwork”, the largest collection of folklore from one cultural group in America.

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.

These aren’t books I would recommend to the average reader unless they have an obsessive, deep interest in the topic. Send your comments to: Freddericka rated it liked it Dec 22, The second edition contains a lengthy illustrated appreciation of the then-late Alma Hyatt, in which Mr.

Harry Middleton Hyatt was an Anglican minister who collected folklore as a haery.

Volume one covers topics such as: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A focus primarily on the “black thread” of the tapestry that is hoodoo. 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. Dexter Deandre rated it liked it Aug 06, This should have been a major hint to Hyatt that his belief in a “pure black” tradition was wrong.


I still have it. 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. If you read several spells, you will see that he did NOT impose upon his informants one single stereotyped “black dialect” or “Southern dialect” but in fact conveyed, as accurately as he could, the true sound of each person’s speech.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Now I think there’s hope. Gentlyferal rated it it was amazing Dec 10, It was self-published by Hyatt in two editions, the first inand the second in Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Rootwork

As you can see it’s written in dialect. What are these witches? In addition, i have placed online an index to the names and residential locations of Hyatt’s informantshhoodoo the convenience of people interested in the broader areas of African-American genealogy and material culture during the s.

I didn’t discover that Hyatt also published this massive 5-volume set until I was in my 30’s. Take de whole tomb stone – de dirt on it. How good is this book? May 20, Andy rated it it was amazing.