CONJURE CROSSROADS

CONJURE CROSSROADS

 

 

I want to take a minute to talk about “Conjure Crossroads”, there are {5} of us that make up Conjure Crossroads. We are partners in the Folk Magic Festival and The Santa Cruz Conjure Con. We just finished with our 3rd annual Folk Magic festival in New Orleans and now we are working on our 2nd annual Conjure Con in Santa Cruz. Below you can read all about my partners and family within “Conjure Crossroads”.

 

Orion Foxwood

Born with “the veil” (a localized term for the second sight) in 1963 in Winchester Virginia, an area located in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia that is rife with folklore, ghost tales, folk magic and lore. His father was part Lakota Native American and his culture is Southern and Appalachian. His mother was born in a slave quarter on a plantation called “The Hollingsworth Place” in 1934 where a freed slave affectionately known as “Miss Granny” was both her midwife and spiritual God-Mother. All of these distinctive elements formed the foundations of his cultural spirituality and magical practices as a teacher of “veil” practices that focus on spirit work and conjure.

Orion is a Conjurer in Southern Root Doctoring Practices, A Traditional Witch, An Alexandrian Wiccan High Priest, An Elder and Mantle Carrier for an Old Religionist Craft Lineage, And Faery Seer. He holds a masters degree in Human Services.

He is a dedicated teacher and author. Founding Elder of Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion, Co-Founder of House of Brigh Institute for Faery Seership, Co-Founder/ (National) Alliance of the Old Religion, and author of:
- “The Faery Teachings” published by RJ Stewart Books
-“The Tree of Enchantments”published by Weiser Books
-A collaborative CD project with RJ Stewart called “Faery Seership”
-And a 4 DVD set called “An Introduction to Faery Seership”recored by --Pendraig Publications.

 

Susan Diamond

 Susan's earliest memories, starting at around age four, involve her grandmother teaching her how to do divination with a button on a string. On her 7th birthday her mother gave her her first tarot deck. Divination and Magic are Susan's passions and she has dedicated her life to magical and healing practices. Along the way, Susan earned a degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Biology, helping to facilitate her natural counseling, psychic, and healing abilities.

In a response to a desire to bring earth based spirituality & magic back to its roots, Susan started a professional business in the field and has had a magical arts shop for over 12 years. Her private practice of readings and spell work spans decades. Susan has also created a learning center for alternative faiths, cultural creatives, and magic so that others may learn and grow.

Susan is a tarot card reader, psychic consultant, astrologer, rootworker, shamanic practitioner, initiated Palera, energy worker, teacher, dream walker, and owner of Serpent's Kiss Magic Shop and Botanica, Crossroads Community Space, & Dancing Gypsy. She is a founding member of AIRR (Association of Independant Readers and Rootworkers), Co owner of 2hoodoos.com with Orion Foxwood, and one of the 5 members of Conjure Crossroads, facilitators of Conjure Con in Santa Cruz, and The Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans. She has extensive knowledge of crystals and herbs, reflected in many of her custom herb, mineral, and oil preparations, incenses, soaps, waters, sprays, mojo hands, and candles. She is the sole creator and distributor of Dancing Witch & Moon Garden oils, incense, candles, soaps and baths and creates the many items you find at her shop.

Susan was voted as the Best Psychic in Santa Cruz County 2012 by the local community, published in the Santa Cruz Weekly Goldie Awards.

Born at moonrise in November, Susan is a water baby with 4 planets in Scorpio, a Cancer Moon and Cancer Ascendant. A native New Yorker, Susan now lives with her life partner, Shimmering Wolf who is the designer of all her product labels, and web developer, their Wolf Dog and two cats in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. In her spare time she is an avid foodie & chef. She plans and facilitates a cocreative fire circle, dance & drumming experience with her partner Wolf monthly in the redwood mountains of Santa Cruz.

 

Auntie Sindy Todo

I was born March 1952 (Pisces) a truly watery gal, in a small refinery town on the gulf coast of Texas on the very border of Louisiana. My ancestry is half Lebanese and French Cajun (with a bit of Spanish and who knows what else in there). An art major in college, then a driving manager I have always been in service to people in every career I’ve ever had from food and beverage to antiques and chocolate. I moved to Seattle, Washington in 1986, re-uniting with the love of my life.

At the turn of the millennium I started a home based personal and business Management Company for a handpicked clientele of around 13 individuals and small companies. My clientele is mainly entrepreneurs and creative talent who are great visionaries and experience great success. This business continues today and offers a very grounding element to my life.

At the same time, a strong spiritual calling came to me. Raised Catholic, I had not practiced any religion (nor do I now) since I was 18. I was always attracted to helping others, creating a talisman or combining items in a bag for people to bring them luck or make something happen positively for them. I began looking into this need to help make changes occur for folks in a more profound way. I knew that I was being told to do this on a greater scale.

This is when I began studying with an intuitive mentor and realizing that both my grandmother’s had passed their knowledge of “working roots” to heal and change situations or conditions as well as their gifts sight and card reading abilities. Rootwork resonated deep within my blood and I was drawn to it like bees to honey. I did extensive studying from many sources. My direction then became crystal clear and Todomojo, my southern style conjure business became a reality.

I am a Rootworker, Spiritual coach, mentor, manager, energy worker and card reader. I work with many Ascended Masters, Angels, Saints and my ancestors. My rootwork focuses on prosperity and abundance, love, health, protection, reconciliation, court case and real estate.

I am a strong connector. I teach people how to pray and meditate effectively and easily. I work at showing the big picture to people who only see obstacles in their way. I am an enthusiastic, glass full, optimistic, go for it person! I energize ideas and blow up barriers. I create motion and momentum. Tenacity is infused in all my work.

Strengths mesmerize me and I am drawn to them in others. Like a good root, I dig it up, clean it nicely and conjure the potential out it!

I am genuine and compassionate and I will personally put myself out there for my clients and colleagues. I offer a comfortable yet directly effective approach to my work. I am one with Spirit and am divinely guided. I believe in all manifestations of God and Goddess. I am blessed by our Mother Earth.

I am a founding member of the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, I am on the board of Bishops, as treasurer, for Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. I am a great supporter of my associates’ product lines and represent many of them online at todomojo.com.

 

Wolfie {our go to guy}

http://www.shimmeringwolf.com/