Class 5 in “Introduction to Conjure” Series
Poppets and mojos are physical representations or homes to helpful spirits that come to life in order to assist your work, whether it’s sending a message or helping to protect you. Most people have heard or used poppets in sympathetic magic. You may have even used mojos or seen them displayed in spiritual shops but how do you make your own? How do you feed and maintain it? And how to dispose of it once its work is completed? These and more questions will be answered in this class as we work to help you make your own and make their “food”. Building a mojo and poppet is like making a person – the fabric is the skin, the herbs are the organs that house the spirit that will assist bring your desire to fruition. We will also explore the difference between poppets and the often miss labeled voodoo doll and what makes it a voodoo doll rather than a poppet.
Edwin Hernandez learned and lived the art of Conjure from birth by working with Animal and Root Spirits, and the presence of Ancestors with his grandmother in Puerto Rico .As he grew in curiosity, he began to use the knowledge gained and expanding on it, learning spiritual philosophies from Buddhism, Hinduism, Satanism, and Khematic magic.
While learning a reverence for these spiritualities his main practice has always been comprised of Hoodoo, Conjure, Ophidian magic, and most recently Vodou.
His practical work involves the attitude of “doctor” by curing an energetic illness – an act that cannot be possible without the assistance and blessing of ancestral spirits and the Lwa
Tarot and Divination play a key role in this relationship.
Though learning from a young age, he now counts at least 20 years in serious pursuit of this path, and began his relationship with the Lwa about 4 years ago. He works closely with snakes both physical and spiritual. His students and clients call him Papa Crossroads due to his work mostly happening in the crossroads both physically and spiritually.