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The Association of the Independent Readers and Rootworkers is a committee of the Association of Independent Spiritual Churches
Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary in the High Desert of Southern California
Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary in the High Desert of Southern California
Divine Harmony Spiritual Church in Knoxville, Tennessee USA
Divine Harmony Spiritual Church in Knoxville, Tennessee USA
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church in Forestville, California
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church in Forestville, California
House of Self Empowerment in Victorville, California, USA
House of Self Empowerment in Victorville, California, USA
Caroline Dye memorial Chapel in Willetts, California
Caroline Dye memorial Chapel in Willetts, California
The Temple of Miriam the Prophetess in seattle, Washington
The Temple of Miriam the Prophetess in seattle, Washington

Founded in 2006 in California, the Association of Independent Spiritual Churches is a confederation of independent inter-denominational Spiritual, Spiritualist, Spiritist, and New Thought churches located all around the country. It is informally known as "The Small Church Denomination," due to the diminutive size of many of its ecclesiastical structures. One of its affiliates, Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, is officially billed as "The Smallest Church in the World."

The AISC is the parent body of the Association of the Independent Readers and Rootworkers, the Crystal Silence League, the Hoodoo Heritage Festival, and the AIRR Pro Bono Fund.

All of the members of AIRR are affiliated with AISC through their AIRR membership, and in addition to doing divinatory readings and traditional rootwork for private clients, those AIRR members who are also church deacons and pastors may offer special ecclesiastical services at their own chapels, such as prayers, life cycle ceremonies, and the consecrated setting of lights.

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AISC Board of Bishops

At its founding, the Association of Independent Spiritual Churches, had a five-member Board of Bishops. Their roles were President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and AIRR Liaison. Four were members of AIRR and one was not. In 2020, the Board was expanded to include seven members, the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and three AIRR Liaisons.

AISC Committees

AIRR: Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers

The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers (AIRR) is a gathering of professional practitioners of African American folk magic, hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork who provide psychic readings and spiritual root doctoring services to the public. AIRR promotes quality service and ethical conduct by means of accreditation and evaluation of our Members. Unlike commercial online psychic reader services, AIRR is a Membership-supported organization that receives no fees or kickbacks for referrals. The following committee structure was adopted and accepted by the Board Members on June 6, 2009, on the third anniversary of the founding of the first Church in the AISC union, MISC.

The AISC is responsible for all AIRR activities, and those who are Members of AIRR report directly or through liaisons to the Church Board Members for oversight.

Founding Members of AIRR: A small panel of invited Members who served the group by volunteering to help write the AIRR web site and Membership documents, and who provided ideas, resources, and feedback to the technical and editorial team during the 6-month development of the site from January to June, 2009. Their names can be found on the AIRR Site Credits page.

General Members of AIRR: Members admitted after the establishment of AIRR as a functional Membership body through a vetting process described in the text below ("Admittance").

AIRR Web Sites: Members of AIRR with technical knowledge of web site development have volunteered to develop two sites for AIRR. These are HoodooPsychics.com (Hoodoo Psychics dot com), which contains introductions to each of the members by name and picture, for those interested in getting to know us, and ReadersAndRootworkers.org (Readers and Rootworkers dot org) which describes various forms of divination and rootwork for the benefit of our clients, as well as hosting web pages for members where payments can be made to book our services.

AIRR Pro Bono Fund: A certain number of members in AIRR have agreed to volunteer time and materials to deliver readings, prayers, conjure supplies, and altar work to members of the public in financial hardship. Their efforts are coordinated through the leadership of the Charwoman of the AIRR Pro Bono Fund.

AIRR Tech Team: This AIRR site is created and maintained by volunteer members of the AIRR Tech Team who meet in a live online venue once a week for the purposes of writing, illustration, and updating bio and booking pages for AIRR members, supporting the Hoodoo Heritage Festival's web site needs, promoting AIRR through social media, working toward a goal of hosting 1,000 free web informational pages on the subjects of world-wide folk magic, divination, and the religious traditions. Free training in html and wiki coding and professional web site development is also provided to AIRR members at the weekly AIRR Tech Team meetings.

HHF: The Hoodoo Heritage Festival

This yearly gathering of folk magic and divination teachers and students was founded in 2008 by AIRR co-founder Ms. Robin to bring together professional rootworkers and those who are interested in learning more about the practices of African-American hoodoo and other world-wide forms of spell-casting and fortune-telling. The two-day event is open to the general public and features on-site hands-on workshops in practical conjure and rootwork, panel discussions, spiritual services from many traditions, scheduled food service, and informal time for participants to get readings or hang out and meet with one another. You can read more about it at the Official Hoodoo Heritage Festival website.

CSL: The Crystal Silence League

Originally founded in 1919, the Crystal Silence League was planned as a Committee of MISC in 2008. The plan was implemented and the League was re-dedicated in 2011 as a prayer network open to any member of a church within the AISC Churches denomination, any member of AIRR, and any member of the general public.

CSL members agree to send prayers and affirmations to anyone wishes prayers to be said on his or her behalf, who sends in a prayer request, and who possesses a crystal ball with which to aid CSL members in concentrating positive thought and directing it to the one in need.

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church was organized in 2010 as a Committee that is open to both male and female members. The Ladies Auxiliary is the body responsible for, among other things, production and publication of the church's annual fund-raising cookbooks, "Hoodoo Food! The Best of the Conjure Cook-Off and Recipe Round-Up" and associated events.

Visit our affiliated churches on the web!

* Visit the Association of Independent Spiritual Churches Website Today!

* Visit the Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary Website Today!

* Visit the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church Website Today!

* Visit the Divine Harmony Spiritual Church Website Today!

* Visit the House of Self Empowerment Website Today!

* Visit the House of Quimbanda Website Today!

* Visit the Santeria Church of the Orishas Website Today!

* Visit the Temple of Faery Website Today!

At our websites, you can learn more about each church's history, creed, denominational affiliates, pastors, and ministry services.

Follow our affiliated churches on Facebook!

* Follow the Association of Independent Spiritual Churches on Facebook

* Follow Missionary Independent Spiritual Church on Facebook

* Follow Divine Harmony on Facebook

* Follow the House of Self Empowerment on Facebook

* Follow Sacred Clarity Spiritual Church on Facebook

* Follow Caroline Dye Memorial Chapel on Facebook

* Follow Santisima Muerte Chapel of Perpetual Pilgrimage on Facebook

* Follow House of Quimbanda on Facebook

* Follow The Temple of Faery on Facebook

Please follow and "like" our affiliated church Facebook pages to see updates about each church, notification of upcoming events, and a steady stream of educational and inspirational videos and posts from our pastors.

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Client Outreach Services

These pages contain general information for the public about services that our members offer in addition to psychic reading, spell-casting, and candle services:

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