HOW TO CONDUCT A CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE: A GUIDE BOOK FOR MINISTERS, MEDIUMS, PREACHERS AND LEADERS
Book Details + Condition: Guidance House (New York). First Edition, 1943. Softcover pamphlet. 29 pages with advertisements for occult books in rear. The work offers a step-by-step guide on how to perform candle magic and conjuring rituals based on African American Hoodoo practices during the 1930s and 1940s. For more on the author, please see below. In very good condition, with minor wear to original soft covers; interior is clean and free of markings.
Mikhail Strabo was a pseudonym of Sydney J. Rosenfeld Steiner, who was the first Jewish American Hoodoo author and publisher. He wrote dozens of books on magic and spirituality. His importance to the development of 20th century urban-style Hoodoo rests on his having been the first author to present material about the use of candle magic in African American Hoodoo ceremonies. During the 1940s, He established “Guidance House”, which published books on Hoodoo and Spiritualism which were sold in small African American candle shops across the nation, and were distributed by many mailorder magical, occult, hoodoo and conjure supply houses. Today, his first editions are scarce.