December Events: Intro to Southern Conjure + More

9 Dec

Between book writing (yes, there’s a new book!) and client work, I’ve not been blogging as much as I’d like to BUT I’ve been able to plan three events for this month here in NYC!

These three events are a bit of a red carpet for things taking place next Spring so to make sure you stay in the loop, sign up for the Conjure In Your Inbox newsletter (they get exclusive cool stuff there on the regs, btdubs).

Radical Gardeners host Khi Armand:

An Open Discussion on Plant Spirits & Resistance

Monday, December 14th @ 7:30pm

The Base, 1302 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn

hoodoo“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” – Audre Lorde

Objective empiricism posits a dominance of the physical senses for what can be known about our world, but many indigenous knowledges maintain animistic worldviews that hold our world as an enchanted one. An enchanted world can possibly shift our lives from one of separation to one of restoration. Amongst the folk magic, witchcraft, and indigenous traditions of Brujeria, Hoodoo, Lucumi / Santeria, Haitian Vodou, etc., we find tools and practices for battling everyday oppressions as well as the strain of systemic inequity.

In this talk, we’ll look at:

*the historical role of the witch / ritualist as revolutionary leader; from Harriet Tubman to Dutty Boukman,

*animism as an antidote to capitalism,

*folk magic remedies for battling gentrification, economic inequality, and legal inequity;

*plant spirits as long-term allies toward cultivating well-being for healthier selves and communities.

We welcome all to bring their own histories and questions!


Intro to Southern Conjure

Thursday, December 17th @ 7pm

Catland, 987 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn

conjuremanshandEver thought of selling your soul to the Black Man at the Crossroads, or least finding out whatever happened to your mojo?

Heard of tricks being laid and folks getting crossed up, but ever wondered what all of that juju was about?

Join Khi Armand for a talk on the tradition of practical folk magic popularly known as Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Conjure. Grounded in the spiritual and sorcerous practices of Black Americans living throughout the American South and interweaving American Indian herbalism, European folk and grimoire practices, Kabbalistic and Eastern magic throughout its lore, hoodoo is perhaps as popular today as it was in the early 20th century.

Through lecture, music, and video, Khi will discuss the history, materia magica, and technology of hoodoo, share remedies for a variety of conditions, discuss hoodoo’s impact on popular culture, and tell tales from his practice as a contemporary urban hoodoo root doctor.

A brief Q&A will follow the talk.

$10 entry

2nd Annual Harriet’s Apothecary Holiday Bazaar & Swag Swap

Sunday, December 20th @ 12pm – 7pm

Black Women’s Blueprint, 279 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn

Harriet's ApothecaryJoin me at Harriet’s Apothecary: Winter Solstice Edition, where I’ll be vending handcrafted, traditional medicine from within the Southern Conjure tradition including:
* condition oils,
* sachet powders,
* condition spritzers,
* and bath crystals
 

along with divinations via Tarot, casting of bones, geomancy, and bibliomancy.

Khi Armand is an NYC-based intuitive consultant and shamanic healer who provides transformative solutions for life and business. He is the proprietor of Conjure in the City and author of Deliverance! Hoodoo Spells of Uncrossing, Healing, & Protection.

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One Response to “December Events: Intro to Southern Conjure + More”

  1. shamballa December 10, 2015 at 12:34 am #

    Hi Khi,

    Damn you write well!

    OK, here’s the question… can I quote you in my research (PhD on socio-ecological resilience building)?

    If you’re in agreement, I would really like to use your quote in your email, starting with ‘Objective empiricism’ and ending with ‘to one of restoration’, or possibly ending with ‘systemic inequity’.

    Why?

    Because my research is getting at exactly the same stuff that you are getting at, only I’m coming at it from the start point of permaculture/ socio-ecological resilience, whereas you are starting from what, Hoodoo, folk magic, animism?

    If you are in agreement, is there anything I could do by way of reciprocation? Would you like me to find some curio from the Celtic Isles?

    If I am being too bold, please say, will not be offended 🙂

    Lemme know, wish I could come to your talk but yeah, Wales is a long way away.

    Kate

    Katherine Mary Stewart

    Shamballa Reiki Master Teacher

    Tel: + 44 (0) 1570 471576

    Website: http://www.shamballareikitraining.co.uk

    Email: soulstar@shamballareikitraining.co.uk

    Blog: http://www.tribeofthebluehorses.blogspot.com

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