GUIDING LIGHT TO POWER & SUCCESS - Strabo, 1978 - HOODOO CANDLE MAGICK OCCULT
THE GUIDING LIGHT TO POWER AND SUCCESS - A STUDY OF THE USE OF CANDLES IN THE SEARCH FOR THE FUTURE
Book Details + Condition: Guidance House Ltd. (Alexandria, VA), 1978. Softcover pamphlet. 60 pages with advertisements for occult books in rear. The work offers a step-by-step guide on how to use candle magic and rituals, based on African American Hoodoo practices, to achieve power and success. 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 and which were sold in small African American candle shops across the nation, distributed by many mailorder magical, occult, hoodoo and conjure supply houses. Today, his first editions are scarce.