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February 2019 Non-Fiction: Canadian

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Conjuring Harriet "Mama Moses" Tubman and the Spirits of the Underground Railroad
By (author): Witchdoctor Utu Foreword by: Baba Ted Jaow
9781578636440 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Witchcraft Feb 06, 2019
$27.95 CAD
Active 6.02 x 8.98 x 0.67 in 288 pages Red Wheel/Weiser Weiser Books
The spirits of Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and other heroes of the Underground Railroad guide readers on a magical path to healing, empowerment, and liberation.

The historical role that magic and soothsaying played in the Underground Railroad has long been ignored out of fear it might diminish the legacy of Harriet Tubman and other heroes of that time. But in truth Harriet Tubman was a conjure woman who relied on her dreams and visionary experiences to lead her followers to freedom. Revered as "Mama Moses," she along with John Brown and others have been venerated since their deaths. They now have emerged in the 21st century as the pantheon of a new and increasingly popular African-Diaspora tradition.

Written by Witchdoctor Utu, leader of the Dragon Ritual Drummers and founder of the Niagara Voodoo Shrine, this is the first book devoted to the spiritual and magical tradition of the Underground Railroad. In it the author conjures the spirits of the Underground Railroad, their continued connection to each other, and their "tracks" still leading to freedom from obstacles, bondage, and trouble and tribulations of all kinds. It is a spiritual tradition that is broadly accessible and inclusive, much like the historical Underground Railroad itself, whose participants were black, white, and Native American, male and female, Christians, Jews, Quakers, animists, secret devotees of forbidden African religions, and free thinkers of all kinds.

This revelatory book allows readers to access the healing inspiration, magic powers, the blessings of Mama Moses and her followers, and seek their own path to freedom.

Witchdoctor Utu is best known as the founder of the world-renowned pagan drum troupe, Dragon Ritual Drummers. He is also the founder of the Niagara Pagan Men's Circle and the Niagara Voodoo Shrine, which is dedicated to Harriet "Mama Moses" Tubman and the spirits of the Underground Railroad. For over 20 years, Utu has been active in both the American and Canadian pagan communities and is a sought-after presenter. He resides in St. Catharines, Ontario, the place where Harriet Tubman brought her particular track of the Underground Railroad to its end, and where she planned and executed her many journeys to freedom. Visit Witchdoctor Utu online at www.dragonritualdrummers.com.

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