Fri, Aug 05|
From the Streets to the Sheets: The Sporting Life in Hoodoo with Professor Charles Porterfield
Time & Location
Aug 05, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
About the event
Come with us as Professor Porterfield parts the velvet curtains that conceal the life, times, and history of the sporting life. The demi-monde world of the night, the other side of the street, and the sporting life has played its part in hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork. In this class the good Professor will take you into the underworld beliefs and secret practices of the sporting life and show you its impact on the world of magic and spirituality. From the prostitutes of the Bible, the working girls of Storyville and Memphis, the high-stakes bettors, the magnetic madams, the persuasive pimps, and the cagey corner dope dealers to the members of the oppressed lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender communities this class will startle your senses and thrill your heart.
This is a 120 minute, intermediate level lecture.
About the Presenter:
Professor Charles Porterfield is an old-fashioned, no-nonsense, Old Testament reader and rootworker. He is the co-author of Hoodoo Bible Magic: Sacred Secrets of Scriptural Sorcery, and author of A Deck of Spells: Hoodoo Playing Card Magic in Rootwork and Conjure and The Sporting Life: How to Help Yourself with Hoodoo from the Streets to the Sheets. He writes, teaches, and lectures on hoodoo and conjure to help preserve and pass on the roots of the work as well as consults, prescribes, and divines work for those in need. He currently lives in Denton, Texas with his wife and two cats.