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"I attended the first 2 Folk Magic Festivals. It is hard to put into words the full experience. The weekends include workshops that are specifically developed by Starr Casas Orion Foxwood Susan Diamond and Sindy Todo generally highlighting their specific knowledge and backgrounds. The topics have ranged from cleansings, how to work with Black Hawk, The Bible in Conjure, Prosperity work, Love and Romance, Doll making...I can go on and on. The workshops are a mix of lecture and hands on experiences. Often side trips are coordinated with locals such as Bloody Mary, a visit to the cemeteries, local shopping, etc. Read more...
"The Folk Magic Festival of 2013 was very spiritual for me. I found a true spiritual family. The classes was very informational. The energy was real high it took me a wk to come down. If you have never been to any you are missing a life time event. I got a chance to talk,laugh,and enjoy people I speak too on the internet everyday face to face. The teacher spoke with us all weekend before and after class. You could we talk to them to the wee hour of the morning. The warmth that came from the group was the over the top. I found that the event I was able to still talk to the teachers online. While there the teacher took us around NOLA. I felt like I was on a Family Vacation. If it Gods Will I will be there again. –Angel Read more...
"The Folk Magic Festival was a truly empowering experience. The event is held in the magical city of New Orleans, where Witchcraft, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Conjure and Native spirituality have converged for centuries into a powerful blend of unique regional magic. What was touched me most personally was that it didn't matter who you worship or what your religion is. You will get something from this experience because magic is a thread that weaves through all faiths. Starr Casas and Susan Diamond's workshop, Clearing the Way, was steeped in Christian lore and theology but this did not make the process any less magical for this Witch. In fact, it was made all the more so by virtue of Starr's deep faith and connection to spirit and Susan, equally magical and coming from a more Pagan background, was able to blend her wisdom with Starr's in a way that brought us to a crossroads of spiritual power. Read more...
"I have been fortunate enough to attend all of the folk magic festivals and the information and friendships gained are invaluable to me. It is because of the festivals I am now lucky to be doing what I love to do. I am very blessed to have learned first hand the old ways and the true spirit of conjure. These people have changed my life, so for that I am always greatful. I love ya momma!" –Izzy Read more...
"I would like to add my personal experience as a worker. I have attended the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Folk Magic Festival, and the 2nd Conjure Con. This is an exceptional group of presenters, Orion, Aunty Sindy, Susan, and Mamma Starr, each bringing their particular experience and practice of folk magic, conjure, and hoodoo, and what they do with that is extremely unique. They weave their personal, unique practices and experience with each others, to present an open-ended approach to the participants exposure to these crafts. They have a shared philosophy of keeping the cultures of these crafts alive, not in an orthodox way, but rather to enliven the American cultural richness found within conjure, spirit work, root doctoring, and all the many forms it is know as. They also draw out of the participant a confidence to grow your own relationship with these cultural practices through exploration of your personal ancestral work, relationships, and culture. Read more...
The Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans of 2013 was an incredible experience....Under the watchful eye and camera Shimmering Wolf, I had the best time ever. A series of 12 or more classes with presentations and workshops from Orion Foxwood, Auntie Sindy Todo, Susan Diamond from Serpent's Kiss Magick Shop & Botanica, Momma Starr Casas and last time, Bloody Mary Milan form Bloody Marys Tours.... Read more...
The 2013 Folk Magic Festival, in New Orleans was a magickal time for me,(as it always is in New Orleans anyway), I saw so many great workshops with The Walls of Jericho by Momma Starr Casas ,being a strong one. A close second had to be the Shape-shifting class run by Susan Diamond, who had a gentle, yet solid way of leading the class out of our bodies and into a space where we were at one with, and discovering our Animal Familiars. Orion Foxwood (who indeed does make magic fun, as Christian Day stated) started the weekend off with a wonderful crossroads key making workshop, leading the entire room in a chant to Saint Peter, splitting the room in two, with both sections chanting separately and then in unison. Read more...
"I have to say that the Folk Magic Festival has enriched my life in so many ways that I'll never forget. God had graced me with the opportunity to meet in person Tante (Aunty) Sindi, Brother Orion, my soul brother Aubrey, Susan Diamond, and Wolfie. The whole festival is jam-packed with power and the Spirit of God expressed through different manifestations or as some say divine currents. I also met many other wonderful folks there too and I took home some powerful lessons that still influence me to this day. The Traditional Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans and Conjure Con are not about grand-standing Conjure Crossroads nor the self-aggrandizing that you find in online hoodoo. The focus of these events are about empowering folks to "do their work" as Brother Orion Foxwood puts it. Read more...
"I was blessed to be able to attend the Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans. This was my first visit to the city that I have so wanted to see! The city and the Festival were amazing beyond words. The city grabbed by heart and the Festival fired my spirit. The classes were wonderful... full of information and insight! I also felt an intense atmosphere of warmth, caring and a general feeling of 'together' from all of the instructions. Everyone was available to talk, answer questions and provide any assistance needed! And it was FUN! There was instruction certainly...but so much laughter and caring! I will definitely go again and again!!! Love you all!!" – Linda Read more...
And all I can say is, "WOW!!!" It was an absolutely fabulous festival, and I can't ever remember learning so much in such a short time. Many kudos and tons of thanks to Starr, Cindy, Orion, and the two Susans for making it happen. ; ) I you're looking for a great time mixed with lots of wonderfully innovative magical ideas, this is one event you won't want to miss!  – Dorothy M. Read more...
I feel like I have worked my whole life for this weekend. Thank you for inspiring us all. – Jacki Read more...
This was a Magickal Festival for me. I've danced on the edge of Rootwork for years - Now I've been touched by the Dark Rider and I see. Thank you all.  – Patty Read more...
 Great time, great presenters and blessed all around. Glad that the tides carried me here!  –Kyra Read more...