Dr. Snake's Voodoo Spellbook
Spells, curses and folk magic for all your needs
By Doktor Snake (AKA Jimmy Lee Shreeve)
St Martin's Press, 2004
Voodoo for the masses...
Doktor Snake's Voodoo Spellbook was first published over ten years ago. Within months of hitting the streets, the book became a cult bestseller. Back then there was nothing out there that clearly set out voodoo and hoodoo in an accessible and usable way. You either had dodgy pamphlets, which were poorly produced and which had been endlessly reprinted from the 1930s or academic books...none told you how to do it.
The Voodoo Spellbook was hip, sassy, and rock and roll. Doktor Snake is rightly proud of the interest in voodoo and hoodoo it generated.
Richly illustrated, Doktor Snake's Voodoo Spellbook was published by St Martin's Press in the U.S. and by Connections in the UK.
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Original Back Cover Blurb
Afro-American magic is one of the world's largest spiritual systems. Yet it remains shrouded in secrecy and sometimes fear...
In his Voodoo Spellbook, Doktor Snake guides you through this shadowy world, where illusion walks the deadly tightrope with enlightenment. Voodoo is not a path for the fainthearted. It does not shy away from human passions. But treats them honestly and with respect. Voodoo teaches us how to fulfil our desires, mete out revenge and gain personal power.
In Doktor Snake's gripping personal account, he recalls many anecdotes from his own odyssey through voodoo. From deals made with the Devil to illnesses miraculously cured. Some tales will send a chill through you, while many others are simply outrageous. There is also a chapter investigating the legend that 1930s bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in exchange for guitar expertise and fame.
Richly illustrated, Doktor Snake's Voodoo Spellbook is published by St Martin's Press in the U.S. and by Connections in the U.K.
What people say
"Everyone should read this book and open up their mind."
A 12-year old reader from Indiana, USA.
"Read this book, if it's the only book you ever read, and feel the other worlds which hover in the words. Doktor Snake is a true mystic and - if you dare - his vision will lead you into places you never dreamed of."
Reader from Uruguay.
"i absolutely adore this book!!! It is a bit non-traditional, and may even seem fantasy based. But it is very inspiring, and i will say from personal experience that some of the spell work in this book has worked for 'me'. It is simple to understand, enchanting, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. i read it straight thru..."
Reader from Austin, Texas.
"I just love the stories. There are a few good spells for money luck. That's what I was interested in myself. I love the section on playing cards also. I love the stories about selling your soul to the devil to play guitar. Super book! Very neat. I totally recommend. I am buying one for all my soul sisters for X-mas. Dr. Snake write another book!!!!!"
Reader from Las Vegas.
"I bought this book a few weeks ago as a sceptic. But after reading it through I had a dream to go to the casino. I went the next day and won $200.00. Boy was I happy."
Reader from Toronto, Canada.
"Well I liked it. And I am an old Mage... I think it is an important piece of Voodoo culture... Doctor Snake marvelously disguised this book so that children and young sojourners would be only able to pluck from this delightful Tome. However those that are better versed in the old Traditions will garner many more nuances from this synchretic Voodoo and realize that some of the so-called simple aspects of Ritualism are incredibly important to be able to gain the understanding of the many Mysteries and secret understandings within this seemingly entertaining book. This book has many basic foundations that are the building blocks for any Ritual in the Cosmos, from here you can go anywhere..."
Reader from the USA.