Catherine Yronwode

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I have been a reader and rootworker for most of my life. I first began reading palms and doing numerology, bibliomancy, and tea leaf readings for friends as a child during the 1950s, and took up professional work along these lines as a teen-ager. By 1965 i was also reading tarot cards and the I Ching for clients, and in 1967, i became a professional astrologer. I also offer pendulum readings on yes / no questions, casting and reading bones, and psychometry, with a specialty in reading photographs.


I am a writer, teacher, graphic artist, web designer, typesetter, editor, podcaster, perfumer, and herbalist, a member of the Board of Bishops of the Association of Independent Spiritual Churches, a founding member of AIRR, a pastor in the Crystal Silence League, and a minister at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church under the aegis of the AISC denomination, a member of the board of directors of the Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology (YIPPIE), a member of Hoodoo Psychics, and a lifetime member of the American Society of Dowsers (ASD). My husband nagasiva and i co-own the Lucky Mojo Curio Company manufactory for spiritual supplies and i am the co-host of the weekly Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour radio show on the LMC Radio Network and give free readings there to call-in clients. In addition, i have written many free educational web sites on the popular culture of magic and divination, including Hoodoo in Theory and Practice, The Lucky W Amulet Archive, Hoodoo and Blues Lyrics, Southern Spirits, Herb Magic, Your Wate and Fate, and The Mystic Tea Room.

My conjure oils are prepared with herbs and natural essential scents, then prayed over for the success of my clients
A Coronavirus Outreach Spell in the form of candle magic, with a sacred amulet-paper to put a stop to plague and support healing from covid-19
One of the many candle altars at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church; in this corner, prepared vigil lights are set for my clients who seek help with money drawing, job getting, real estate matters, and good luck in gambling and games of chance
A hoodoo honey jar love spell prepared with love herbs, hand-made anointing oil, and a red candle
A money altar for clients who want business success, personal wealth, and good luck in gambling
Venerating the spirits of Black Hawk and Bwete

I teach a one-year intensive course in spiritual conjure practice. All the Associates of AIRR have graduated from my Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course, and more than 2,100 other students have enrolled in it. I am a co-founder of, and have taught classes at, the AISC's annual Hoodoo Heritage Festival Workshops, and my video workshops are available for download via AIRR. I am the author of Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic, Throwing the Bones The Art of Hoodoo Candle Magic, The Art of Making Mojos, Paper In My Shoe: Name Papers, Petition Papers, and Prayer Papers, Down-Home Sex Magic, and Hoodoo Dolls and Effigies, as well as the co-writer of The Black Folder and The Red Folder with various authors, This Amazing Book: Hoodoo Herb and Root Medicine with "Sunrae", Legends of Incense, Herb, and Oil Magic with Lewis de Claremont, The Secret of Numbers Revealed with Godfrey Spencer and Dr. Roy Page Walton, The Guiding Light to Power and Success with Mikhail Strabo, Terrors of the Evil Eye Exposed with Henri Gamache and Dr. Jeremy Weiss, Genuine Black and White Magic of Marie Laveau with various authors, Bottle Up and Go! with Lara Rivera, How to Use Amulets, Charms, and Talismans with Gregory Lee White, The Stranger in the Cup with Gregory Lee White, Secrets of the Crystal Silence League with Claude Alexander Conlin and Deacon Millett, Astrology for Rootworkers with Prof. A. F. Seward. and Sneaky Tricks with Miss Michaele.


You can book a reading or a spiritual consultation and rootwork advice on the phone or in person. We can talk about anything that interests you and i can combine the divination with personal instructions for spellcasting. For instance, i can prescribe conjure supplies for your condition or situation, teach you the use of appropriate Psalms, give you magical spells by direct verbal instruction, or advise you about your spiritual path.

If your interests range farther afield, i can also describe for you various aspects of world-wide folk magic, old-time rural acoustic blues and country music, ways to improve your website business presence through search engine optimization, and recent medical studies on the relationships between ethnicity, genealogy, and genetics.

All of my readings and spiritual counselling sessions are conducted through Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, which sponsors the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers.

I live in the town of Forestville, California. I am open to seeing those who travel to visit me, but please book in-person readings in advance, to ensure that i will be available when you arrive.


Through Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, i offer candle services with petitions and prayers on behalf of clients and a hand-written candle report is sent to you by email after the candle has finished burning, in which you will receive a brief candle glass divination, describing the signs and significations we found while tending to your prayer light.

You may read more about me at my Lucky Mojo website.

Contact Information

Rev. Miss catherine yronwode
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church
6632 Covey Road
Forestville, California 95436

Hours: I am available seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time, at my shop, but readings are only given between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Wednesday through Saturday, by appointment.

Please note that I am located in the Pacific Time Zone in California. I appreciate you taking any time differences into consideration when you call.

On Fridays and Saturdays i keep regular business hours and am available for instant readings through Hoodoo Psychics.

How to Pay for and Schedule an Appointment with Me

You may book my services online through Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, using Paypal as a payment method:

Book a psychic reading, spiritual counselling, conjure consultation, or hoodoo rootwork services with Miss catherine yronwode

On the day and time scheduled for your reading, you should call me at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church at 707-887-7808. This number is not for making appointments (they are booked online) but it is for scheduled readings and rootwork consultations.

My telephone and in-person reading schedule may be booked in advance. If you want an in-person palmistry or tarot card reading, please schedule ahead.

I am also available for instant calls when i am online at Hoodoo Psychics, at extension #1111.

If you wish me to use my gift for psychometry on your behalf, you can send me a photograph of yourself or the person you want me to "read" via email or postal mail. If you are booking a tarot card reading, there is no extra charge for psychometry, which i will simply perform during the course of the reading.


Readings and Spiritual Consultations:

I offer several forms of divination, psychic readings, spiritual consultations, magical coaching, and practical advice:

I am available for both pre-scheduled and caller-initiated readings, in person and by telephone.

  • 15 minute pre-scheduled reading, consultation or magical coaching: $25.00
  • 30 minute pre-scheduled reading, consultation or magical coaching: $50.00
  • 60 minute pre-scheduled reading, consultation or magical coaching: $100.00
  • Caller-initiated reading via Hoodoo Psychics: $3.99 per minute

For the price of a one-hour consultation i will instruct you on how to do conjure work yourself if you wish. I will give you a list of everything you need to perform your spell, and instruct you on the procedure. You may take hand-written notes or record the consultation for future reference.

If i cannot provide certain rootwork services to you because i am over-booked or cannot take your case for another reason, i will select and recommend at least three other AIRR rootworkers to you, based on what i understand of your case. If you engage one of them, i will provide a complete copy of my notes from our reading to the worker of your choice, via email. This will save you considerable time in consultation. My consultation notes are not available to the public and can only be sent to another AIRR member upon receipt of a request from you, the client.

Rootwork and Conjure:

  • The cost of setting vigil lights in the church is $35.00 per candle, and includes an email candle glass divination report.
  • Emergency candle for a specific need: FREE at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Please note that emergency candles are for emergencies, not for long-standing issues. If you are going for a job interview or test, are due in court, are having surgery or are concerned for a friend or relative having surgery, are dealing with an accident or unexpected death, or have suffered a break-up within the last 48 hours, my deacons and i will set an emergency light for you. We do not set emergency lights for long-term "on-off affairs" or for "finding a soul-mate." If you have an emergency and need spiritual support, we will light a 4" chime candle or altar light with your petition and our prayers. We do not send candle reports on these small lights.
  • Mojo bags are $48.00 for regular and $78.00 for triple strength. All mojo hands come complete with a dram vial of an appropriate hand-made conjure oil.
  • Jack balls are $96.00 and you must send a bit of your hair and a copy of your name written in your own handwriting on a small piece of paper. All jack balls come complete with a dram vial of an appropriate hand-made conjure oil.
  • Jewelry quality sterling silver protection lockets are $120.00 and come complete with a vial of hand-made conjure oil and a necklace chain. You must send a bit of your hair and a copy of your name written in your own handwriting on a small piece of paper. If you provide your own jewelry quality locket, the price is $60.00.
  • All prescribed hoodoo spiritual supplies such as bath crystals, sachet powders, anointing oils, and incense powders are hand-made by me and my team of assistants.
  • Handmade Hoodoo Conjure Oils are $10.00 each
  • Foil-packs of Incense, Sachets, and Bath Crystals are $8.00 each
  • Herbs are $5.00 per packet
  • Herbal Blends are $6.00 per packet

For any rootwork services exceeding $200.00 in cost, i am willing to provide a performance contract. (Note: A performance contract is not a guarantee of success or of satisfactory outcome; it is my promise that i will do the work when and how specified and will be available for a specified number of contacts during and after performance of the work.)

Divination, Readings, and Spiritual Advice

Hoodoo, Conjure, Rootwork, and Spell-Casting

Client Condition and Situation Specialties

Religious and Cultural Traditions

Outreach and Public Service



June 1998: "Thanks for the advice about how to avoid getting cheated by fake psychics. That saved me from making a very expensive mistake." G.L.

August 1999: "Thank you for the mojo hands. I won over $7,000 in blackjack online, which is incredible. Natural ingredients make a big difference." M.S.

March 2000: "Just wanted to say how great the triple-strength Money-Drawing Mojo Hand I got from Lucky Mojo is. I've only had it a short while, but I am finding money in parking lots, in lounges, and just yesterday, in my modified 13-game lottery wheel, I had 11 winners." K.S.

July 2000: "Some months back you made a healing hand for my nephew. Within a month, his blood-work was back to normal, and his doctor visits reduced. He has continued to receive good checkups since then." M.K.S.

October 2002: "My Law Keep Away package worked wonderfully. I had involvement with the police last week, and before they could utter one sentence a call came through across the CB [and they] left immediately." E.B.

September 2006: "I ordered some things from Lucky Mojo for a court case. I was on trial for a crime which I did not commit. Although the case appeared as though it was not going in my favor, the final words were "not guilty" and I was acquitted." A.

March 2009: "I'd like to thank catherine yronwode for setting lights and prayer for me during a bad divorce and custody battle. Never had to say one word in court and we came to a settlement that day at the courthouse outside the courtroom." D.N.A.

March 2009: "The reading I received from cat was honest and intuitive, and she gave me some valuable life coaching that is worth more than I can ever repay her for." S.H.

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