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.

From the Streets to the Sheets: The Sporting Life in Hoodoo