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Stephanie Rose Bird is a hereditary intuitive, contemporary rootworker, solitary green witch and visionary. She has been involved with mysticism, symbology, spiritualism and the occult for thirty years. Bird is inspired by her ancestors, in particular her grandmothers, one of which was a psychic and the other a spiritualist minister and herbal healer. Her uncle, a Santeria priest, Babalawo of Shango, taught her the Ifa traditions of the Yoruba people. Bird studies healing, magical and divination traditions of indigenous people around the world with a focus on Africa. Her passions include keeping the ancient traditions alive and updating them so that they evolve with us, suiting our current environment and lifestyles. She is a member of the American Folklore Soceity, the Herb Research Foundation and the Handcrafted Soap Maker's Guild.
Bird holds a BFA cum laude from Temple University and an MFA from UC San Diego, and has received multiple academic awards. Bird was an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1986-2002. Bird is active advising masters' and doctoral candidates, giving lectures, conducting goddess rituals, and writing for numerous publications. Visit Stephanie's webpage at http://www.stephanierosebird.com/.
this was my 1st book on hoodoo and I love it,thhis woman comes from a long line of hoodoo, her family has practiced it for many generations,to me, that is important in my learning... Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by caldiwella
I only need to say that this book is a beautiful expression of the lifestyle and heritage that goes into living mojo filled life. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by Kabba
I really enjoyed this follow-up to STICKS, STONES, ROOTS AND BONES! I'm not a hoodoo, but the suggestions for celebrating each of the seasons, tips for being healthy in body,... Read morePublished on November 20, 2007 by Carleen Brice
I've really appreciated this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the first book. I hope there is a third coming out soon. Read morePublished on July 7, 2007 by tiffy tucker
"Got my mo-jo workin' but it just won't work on you.
Got my mo-jo workin', but it just won't work on you
I wan-na love you so bad
I don't know what... Read more
After reading the reviews on this book, both negative and positive I decided to head out to Barnes and Noble and take a look myself. Read morePublished on April 21, 2006 by Legallady
Stephanie's second book is as good as her first. Well written and full of practical knowledge. Stephanie's love of her art, her respect for her heritage, and her obvious knowledge... Read morePublished on April 20, 2006 by Rebecca N. Cox