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The Association of the Independent Readers and Rootworkers is a committee of the Association of Independent Spiritual Churches

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AISC Denomination

Missionary Independent Spiritual Church in Forestville, California
Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary in the High Desert of Southern California
The Crystal Silence League is the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church denomination's world-wide prayer network, in which participants respond to prayer requests by sending affirmative prayers to support and assist those in need
Hoodoo Food! is a collection of delicious recipes for magical conjure cookery which are produced by the Ladies Auxiliary of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church

AISC: 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

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.

AISC Board of Bishops

Board Members: AISC is governed by a seven-member Board of Bishops, several of whom are founding Members of AIRR and oversee its operations.

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. By 2022 there were eight board members.

The current members of the Board, as of 2022, are

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

AISC Affiliated Churches

The AISC denomination consists of the following affiliated Spiritual Churches:

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

AISC Committees

The AISC has developed a number of committees to carry out its mission.

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 and provide technical support for the AIRR web site and AISC 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 Site

The AIRR Tech Team, comprised of Members of AIRR with technical knowledge of web site development, has volunteered to develop and maintain a web site for AIRR at ReadersAndRootworkers.org (Readers and Rootworkers dot org). This site describes various forms of divination and rootwork for the benefit of our clients, as well as hosting web pages for members with introductions to each of the members by name and picture, and booking pages where payments can be made to book member services. The costs of operating the site are underwritten by the AISC.

AIRR Social Media Outlets

The AIRR Tech Team has volunteered to create and maintain social media platform outlets for AIRR at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and You Tube. The use of these platforms incurs no charges to the AISC.

AIRR Pro Bono Fund

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 Chairwoman of the AIRR Pro Bono Fund.

AIRR Sacred Spaces Fund

The AIRR Board of Bishops maintains a fund through which donations are made to churches and cemeteries that have been vandalized or damaged by natural disasters. Members may nominate a site for donations; the unanimous decision of the Board of Bishops is necessary for the donation to be approved.

AIRR Church Fan Fund

Members in AIRR have agreed to volunteer time and materials to design and manufacture paper church fans advertising the AISC, AIRR, CSL, and member churches who pay for them. These are distributed at by church pastors to their congregants and at AISC events such as the Hoodoo Heritage Festival.

HHF: The Hoodoo Heritage Festival

The Hoodoo Heritage Festival (HHF) is a yearly gathering of folk magic and divination teachers and students. It was founded in 2008 by AIRR co-founders Ms. Robin, Miss cat yronwode, and nagasiva yronwode 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, fortune-telling, and spirituality. The two-day event is supported by ticket sales and is open to the general public. It features on-site hands-on workshops in practical conjure and rootwork, panel discussions, spiritual services from many traditions, scheduled food service, and informal times for participants to get readings or hang out and meet with one another. Flyers from the HHF presentations are collected and published in book form, with copyrights vested in the names of the authors and royalties paid to them.

HHF Web Site

Members of the AIRR Tech Team with technical knowledge of web site development have volunteered to develop and maintain a web site for the HHF at the Official Hoodoo Heritage Festival website. The cost of maintaining the site is underwritten by the AISC.

HHF Social Media Outlets

The HHF receives promotion through the AIRR Social Media Outlets at Facebook, Instagram, and You Tube. Promotional material is provided by the HHF workshop presenters, the volunteer AIRR Tech Team and by paid independent content providers. The use of these platforms incurs no additional charges to the AISC.

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.

CSL Web Site

The CSL Web Site offers information about crystal reading and provides a free prayer service to the public. It is created and updated by the AIRR Tech Team. The cost of maintaining the site is underwritten by the AISC.

CSL Social Media Outlets

The CSL Social Media Outlets are updated weekly with information about crystal reading, the free CSL prayer service, and the CSL Podcast Radio Show. These outlets are created and maintained by the AIRR Tech Team. The use of these platforms incurs no charges to the AISC.

CSL Podcast Radio Show

The Crystal Silence League Hour is a weekly podcast radio show that is available to the public free of charge. It provides instructions in crystal gazing as well as covering broad topics of spirituality and philosophy. All episodes are available in archive. Payment for creation of the CSL radio show contents has been underwritten by gift certificates provided to the host by the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. and Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. The AISC underwrites the archiving of the shows.

The Tech Team

Since its inception in January 2009, the AIRR Tech Team has been comprised of volunteer Members who meet in a live online venue once a week to provide content for and maintain he AIRR Web Site, AIRR Social Media Outlets, HHF Web Site, and CSL Web Site.

The primary purpose of the AIRR Tech Team is to assist with writing, illustrating, and updating biographical and booking pages for AIRR Members on the worldwide web, and promoting the AISC and its AIRR, HHF, and CSL committees through social media outlets once a week.

The secondary goal of the AIRR Tech Team is the creation and hosting of 1,000 free web informational pages on the subjects of world-wide folk magic, divination, and multicultural religious traditions at [httpreadersandrootworkers.org ReadersandRootWorkers.org]. This material, which is under co-copyright ownership with the volunteers who create the content, supports public interest in reading, rootwork, and spirituality.

The third goal of the Tech Team is to provide free training to AIRR Members in html and wiki coding, professional web site design and development, and effective social media management. Any Member can attend the weekly AIRR Tech Team meetings and receive this extensive training at no cost.

Current and past members of the Tech Team are credited on individual pages and at tTheir names can also be found on the AIRR Site Credits page.

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 fund-raising cookbooks, "Hoodoo Food! The Best of the Conjure Cook-Off and Recipe Round-Up" and associated events.

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

Please follow and like our affiliated church Facebook, Instagram, and You Tube 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.

See Also

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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