Good Juju
Spiritual Rites, Spell Work, and Folk Practices to Enhance Your Well-Being and Personal PowerLearn to better express your spirituality and build up your magical practice with this book's powerful spells, rituals, and tools. Designed to help you navigate whatever ups and downs life throws your way, Good Juju is your perfect choice for learning to embrace nature, the old ways, and the magick all around you.Using simple practices that don't interfere with any religions, Good Juju helps you lay a foundation for daily ritual work. You'll also learn how to craft mojos, create and work with altars, tune in to your intuition, and much more. Author Najah Lightfoot guides you in keeping your mind, body, and spirit strong as you discover your magical work and align with your higher power.

Good Juju Details

TitleGood Juju
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 8th, 2019
PublisherLlewellyn Publications
ISBN-139780738756455
Rating
GenreSpirituality, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Metaphysics

Good Juju Review

  • Books Tea
    January 1, 1970
    While I’m still savoring this book, and re-visiting parts, I find it’s high time to share about Good Juju. I know that I’ll be coming back to it for continued inspiration and ideas and have found it to be immensely and thoroughly enjoyable. Now for me, some of the practices go beyond what I will likely ever incorporate into my spiritual work, but nonetheless I find the details fascinating, absolutely worthwhile to learn about, and mind expanding to consider. The rule of three for example, I’ve a While I’m still savoring this book, and re-visiting parts, I find it’s high time to share about Good Juju. I know that I’ll be coming back to it for continued inspiration and ideas and have found it to be immensely and thoroughly enjoyable. Now for me, some of the practices go beyond what I will likely ever incorporate into my spiritual work, but nonetheless I find the details fascinating, absolutely worthwhile to learn about, and mind expanding to consider. The rule of three for example, I’ve always considered 3 a magic number and did not know it’s association in Hoodoo. I love these types of threads and connections. Although I’ve been keeping altars for years, I got especially inspired by new ideas for an Ancestor Altar. And, thankfully, I’ve finally learned about Florida water, Railroad spikes and other magical tools that you see on the scene but no one takes the time to tell you about. Until Now! I also really like the one off tarot references and the overwhelming feeling that this magikal women could be your neighbor and you’d feel so happy to have tea with her and just chill with talks about the sun, moon, and stars and all sorts of mystery. My favorite parts have to be; first, the section on Gris Gris and second the chapters titled Be Your own Tree and Move Your Body, Revive your Spirit. Many moons ago I lived in a small village in West Africa, where Gris Gris (mojo) bags were a very big deal. Mostly they were kept hidden, considered private magic. But the babies wore them immediately as did most of the villagers I knew. They never took them off. I remember when I met the medicine man who made them and while I was never afraid, I do recall being somewhat intimidated. Maybe it was all that unknown that I wasn’t ready for yet. I was young, so young and didn’t even know it. Now, it’s very heartwarming to see this tradition being discussed in the open, magical ingredients and all. And those long past memories bring a sweet smile to my face. Second, trees have always spoken to me in one way or another and Najah’s writing, as it does throughout the book, really shines. The words, of these two chapters particularly, jumped straight off the page and into my heart.
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  • Ellie
    January 1, 1970
    I admit I am not the intended reader for this book. When it comes to religion, I love reading about it but seem incapable of feeling it, and spirituality? I'm about as spiritual as a rock. But I wish I wasn't. And I'm interested in learning more; hence choosing this book.There is one issue with this book, and it's a formatting and proof-reading one. The Kindle formatting needs looking into because it's all over the place, and, peculiarly, there are a lot of letters missing - or rather, a few let I admit I am not the intended reader for this book. When it comes to religion, I love reading about it but seem incapable of feeling it, and spirituality? I'm about as spiritual as a rock. But I wish I wasn't. And I'm interested in learning more; hence choosing this book.There is one issue with this book, and it's a formatting and proof-reading one. The Kindle formatting needs looking into because it's all over the place, and, peculiarly, there are a lot of letters missing - or rather, a few letters (fi/fl) missing many times. This made some passages harder to read, and has knocked a star off of my rating because the issue is extensive.That aside, this is an interesting and engaging introductory book into magik and Hoo-Doo. The author is friendly and interesting, isn't patronising at all, and is clearly passionate about her craft.That said, she doesn't "ram it down your throat", she's very open to other beliefs and ideas and suggests many ways to incorporate individual's beliefs into practices, which is refreshing. I also particularly appreciate how she briefly discussed mental health and how even the most skilled practitioner should also seek medical help alongside using their skills. This is obviously very important, and unfortunately some believers (of any and all systems) can make people feel that seeking pharmaceutical help is somehow a sign of disbelief.The spells are clearly laid out and the instructions clear, the suggestions for swaps and substitutes clearly show an eye to the practical, which was good to see.I don't think you have to be particularly interested in magic to get something from this book, because there are some real gems in there for anyone seeking to ground themselves in reality; change things; or discover new ideas. If you like the concept of Mindfulness but find it hard to connect to the aimed-for nothingness, this might appeal to you.
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  • The Shakti Witch
    January 1, 1970
    A wonderful all encompassing feel good book on general practical magick. Najah Lightfoots' warmth and enthusiasm is contagious. This book covers all things a novice should know and plenty of tips for the more advanced. Topics covered include altar space, ritual and spell practice, workings held at the crossroads and grave yards, Hoodoo and Mojo crafts, protections and the importance of maintaining individuality. The magick within this book crosses several different traditions so there really is A wonderful all encompassing feel good book on general practical magick. Najah Lightfoots' warmth and enthusiasm is contagious. This book covers all things a novice should know and plenty of tips for the more advanced. Topics covered include altar space, ritual and spell practice, workings held at the crossroads and grave yards, Hoodoo and Mojo crafts, protections and the importance of maintaining individuality. The magick within this book crosses several different traditions so there really is something for everyone. PLEASE NOTE: comments made about the quality of the eBook by other reviewers were made by those who have received a free review edition from the publisher prior to release date. This digital edition is usually the first draft received back from the digital converter and often contains many mistake which happen on first conversion of text to a digital book product. The final eBooks released to market by publishers usually undergo further corrections that reflect the print editions. NO I do not work for the publisherYES I have worked in digital publishing*arc from netgalley
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  • Anna Greene-Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a little more magical than I had planned on... I enjoyed the read through the powers of nature in the healing process and, of course, I wish I could fall in to this way of thinking, but I cannot. I wish everyone the best of what this book promise to connect you with, but it just wasn't for meDescription: Learn to better express your spirituality, follow your inner compass, and build up your magical practice with this book's powerful spells, rituals, and tools. Designed to help you This book was a little more magical than I had planned on... I enjoyed the read through the powers of nature in the healing process and, of course, I wish I could fall in to this way of thinking, but I cannot. I wish everyone the best of what this book promise to connect you with, but it just wasn't for meDescription: Learn to better express your spirituality, follow your inner compass, and build up your magical practice with this book's powerful spells, rituals, and tools. Designed to help you navigate whatever ups and downs life throws your way, Good Juju is your perfect choice for learning to embrace nature, the old ways, and the magic all around you.Using simple magikal practices that don't interfere with any religions, Good Juju helps you lay a foundation for daily ritual practice. You'll also learn how to craft mojos, create and work with altars, tune in to your intuition, and much more. Author Najah Lightfoot guides you in keeping your mind, body, and spirit strong as you discover your magical work and align with your high power. #netgalley #bookreview #bookstagram #selfhelp #magocal #nature #najahlightfoot #goodjuju
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Najah Lightfoot has found a way to introduce the reader to various aspects of magick including basic aspects of Hoodoo craft. Reading this book helped answer several questions I carried such as ancestral work, mojo bags and graveyard practices. All of this info is tucked neatly into an easy to read format in which one feels like they are just listening to the author converse about a subject she is devoted to. She discusses her own experiences at the same time stressing that the reader not feel c Najah Lightfoot has found a way to introduce the reader to various aspects of magick including basic aspects of Hoodoo craft. Reading this book helped answer several questions I carried such as ancestral work, mojo bags and graveyard practices. All of this info is tucked neatly into an easy to read format in which one feels like they are just listening to the author converse about a subject she is devoted to. She discusses her own experiences at the same time stressing that the reader not feel conformed to any standards and find ways that are most comfortable and relatable to them. Will I collect dirt from a loved ones grave? Probably not, but I am grateful to have learned more about the practices that others do and why. I think this book is a great resource to simply answer questions that people may have (as I did) about alters, Florida water, deity's and mojo bags as I did! Many thanks to Llewellyn Worldwide and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are authentically mine.
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  • Alicia Bayer
    January 1, 1970
    I am not really the intended audience for this book, as it does not match my spiritual beliefs. That said, I have always been interested in the topic and have read a fair amount about it over the years. This is a well-written guide to basic spells and such to bring about good things. I learned some about hoodoo (and why it is not voodoo), along with some other things that were new to me. The author is friendly and personable and clearly enjoys the subject. This would be a great book for those wh I am not really the intended audience for this book, as it does not match my spiritual beliefs. That said, I have always been interested in the topic and have read a fair amount about it over the years. This is a well-written guide to basic spells and such to bring about good things. I learned some about hoodoo (and why it is not voodoo), along with some other things that were new to me. The author is friendly and personable and clearly enjoys the subject. This would be a great book for those who are curious about these practices, want to begin practicing these faiths, or want to "dabble" in some good magick, so to speak.My rating system:1 = hated it2 = it was okay3 = liked it4 = really liked it5 = love it, plan to purchase, and/or would buy it again if it was lostI read a temporary digital ARC of the book for the purpose of review.
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  • Tesha Ham
    January 1, 1970
    This book is definitely more focused on general occult practices and voodoo and hoodoo. However, I think that anyone in the new age/occult practices can find things that are easily adapted to their own personal needs and plenty of great information. The rituals included are easy to follow and impactful and I think this book's information is very easily personalized for anyone interested in new things in their practice.I voluntarily read and received a free ARC copy of this title through NetGalle This book is definitely more focused on general occult practices and voodoo and hoodoo. However, I think that anyone in the new age/occult practices can find things that are easily adapted to their own personal needs and plenty of great information. The rituals included are easy to follow and impactful and I think this book's information is very easily personalized for anyone interested in new things in their practice.I voluntarily read and received a free ARC copy of this title through NetGalley in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read
    January 1, 1970
    Very good book filled with interesting tidbits. Very well written and very easy to read and understand. At the end of the book, movies are listed that are suggested to watch. I have seen 2 of them but will re watch them with this book in mind. Great selection to include in your library if this subject is something you are interested in. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for the arc of this book in return for my honest review. Receiving the book in this manner had no bearing on my Very good book filled with interesting tidbits. Very well written and very easy to read and understand. At the end of the book, movies are listed that are suggested to watch. I have seen 2 of them but will re watch them with this book in mind. Great selection to include in your library if this subject is something you are interested in. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for the arc of this book in return for my honest review. Receiving the book in this manner had no bearing on my review.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    I'm really enjoying this book, and it will no doubt join other books on my shelf that I refer back to often, and re-read. When I saw the title, I was curious, and I'm glad I requested it. Najah Lightfoot presents practical, easy to use information for a variety of personal spiritual practices and rituals. I think this book would be great for both beginners and as a source of added inspiration for those further along on their spiritual journeys.Many thanks to Llewellyn Worldwide and NetGalley for I'm really enjoying this book, and it will no doubt join other books on my shelf that I refer back to often, and re-read. When I saw the title, I was curious, and I'm glad I requested it. Najah Lightfoot presents practical, easy to use information for a variety of personal spiritual practices and rituals. I think this book would be great for both beginners and as a source of added inspiration for those further along on their spiritual journeys.Many thanks to Llewellyn Worldwide and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC, in return for a fair and honest review.
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  • Lisa Lyon Coloma
    January 1, 1970
    If you love Magic and rituals or are just curious about it all, this is the book for you! This is a great book full of very good explanations of all things Magic, and also full of great information if you don't plan to use Magic. You'll learn a lot of mantras and practices that are also very mindful and can help you get centered, grounded, and peaceful when contemplating your hopes, dreams, and problems in a healthy way.
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  • Tara Bree
    January 1, 1970
    The author had a warm writing style. This is a beautiful book that is excellent for someone new to the path and there are plenty of new ideas and recommendations for the seasoned practitioner. I am grateful for the encouragement from the author talking about finding your own path and modifying things to your own style. A very nice, uplifting addition to a magical library.
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  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the author's style; she was approachable and inclusive holding no bias and welcoming of all. While the book focuses on African-American Hoodoo practices, they can easily be incorporated into other traditions. Most important was the overall sense of "don't sweat it, enjoy what you're doing and take care of yourself."
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  • Becki
    January 1, 1970
    This book was everything I’ve been looking for as a launch pad on a new journey I’m on with spirituality. The author writes with the perfect mix of giving out information, while maintaining interest and engaging the reader as a person. I HIGHLY recommend this book. I can not explain in words how much I enjoyed learning and reflecting on all the topics in this book.
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  • Hunter Blair
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this in turn for an honest review.I loved the book. I'll admit I didn't get very far but what I did read I love and I can't wait to purchase this book for myself. I'm a Christian and this book's claim to be suitable for all religions stands by with me.
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  • Mimi
    January 1, 1970
    The Real DealI’ve known Najah for more than 20 years. She’s the real deal. This work perfectly reflects who she is and the journey she’s made.
  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    As I was reading I was seeing this as more of a Voodoo/Hoodoo practice and information based. Just how I saw it - could be wrong. But it does have good information anyone could take from it. You do get some exercises/rituals to do. You get different ideas and concepts. And you get suggested books, tips and movies to have a look at that could be helpful.
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  • Dyane Harwood
    January 1, 1970
    Long ago, when I was thirteen, my best friend told me she had decided to become a "Wiccan." She was a gifted African American young woman who had found solace in the tenets of Wiccan magic, Her enthusiasm for Wicca affected me and it lifted up my spirits. While Najah Lightfoot's "Good Juju" doesn't endorse any particular religion, its focus on positivity and magic is so appealing, it brought me back to the days when I was thirteen and believed in the beauty, power and potential found in magic. " Long ago, when I was thirteen, my best friend told me she had decided to become a "Wiccan." She was a gifted African American young woman who had found solace in the tenets of Wiccan magic, Her enthusiasm for Wicca affected me and it lifted up my spirits. While Najah Lightfoot's "Good Juju" doesn't endorse any particular religion, its focus on positivity and magic is so appealing, it brought me back to the days when I was thirteen and believed in the beauty, power and potential found in magic. "Good Juju" is a special book written with love and passion.
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  • Annarella
    January 1, 1970
    It was the first book I read by this author and it won't surely be the last.I appreciated the content and it helped me to discover new possible paths and spiritual approaches.I liked the content and it kept me hooked till the last page.Recommended!Many thanks to Llewellyn Worldwide and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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  • Najah Lightfoot
    January 1, 1970
  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    What is good juju? It is a positive vibration of spirit. This book teaches you to increase your spirit and increase your magical spells, rites and how to use your tools to their best advantage. Navigating your spiritual practice with what is tossed your way, may be one of the best things about this book. Everyone has things thrown at them so bad that they wonder if they will ever see the light of day. This really spoke to me on a personal level. Embracing and using the magical practices lays a f What is good juju? It is a positive vibration of spirit. This book teaches you to increase your spirit and increase your magical spells, rites and how to use your tools to their best advantage. Navigating your spiritual practice with what is tossed your way, may be one of the best things about this book. Everyone has things thrown at them so bad that they wonder if they will ever see the light of day. This really spoke to me on a personal level. Embracing and using the magical practices lays a foundation for many things such as creating your altars which is still a problem for some and using your intuition. I really loved this book. It needs to be read and kept in a prominent place to look at it again and again. I received this book from Net Galley and Llewellyn for a honest review.
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  • Connie Liñares
    January 1, 1970
    A great book, full of useful information, not just the very basics.I loved the style, I felt it very personal. It was as if the author was speaking to me. I especially liked the part about working with the deity you feel closer to you, and not just with any deity one doesn't know about. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for my ARC of this book, and thanks Najah Lightfoot for sharing your knowledge so generously!
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