Raised in Quincy, Illinois, Hyatt received his M. After his retirement in , he returned to his home-town of Quincy, Illinois. As a folklorist, Hyatt began this work in his own home-town, and then proceeded onward to collect magical spells throughout the South. Maryland and Harrison Co. Kentucky" It consists of 10, entries on pages, including an index.
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Supplementary interviews were conducted in Florida in The "Hoodoo" collection consists of 13, separate magic spells and folkloric beliefs, plus lengthy interviews with professional root doctors, conjures, and hoodoos. Hyatt recorded the material on Edison cylinders and a device called a Telediphone, often without the full knowledge of the participants. He then transcribed and annotated it for publication. Occasionally his equipment failed or was not available and he took hand-written notes instead.
The s field recordings have since been destroyed, with the exception of a few cylinders that Hyatt had pressed onto 78 rpm records. The Florida interviews of , recorded on cassette tapes, have survived. As if to overcome the ham-fisted linguistic editing of Negro dialect that marred "Folklore From Adams County Illinois," this time Hyatt transcribed the speech of his informants semi-phonetically.
What may look to modern eyes like "racial stereotyping" or making fun of Southerners was actually his sincere attempt to catalogue variant regional pronunciations. Reading the spells aloud and noting the location where each informant lived will help you comprehend this. The publication of this material was accomplished between and , again under the imprint "Memoirs of the Alma C.
Hyatt Foundation. Hyatt died before the sixth volume, an index, was prepared.
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As Hoodoo has gained popularity in recent years so has the misinformation. All forms of magic tend to be personal arts and as such develop within a family structure and are passed on to family members. In Asia all magic systems are family systems and nothing is a general system used by others, even those systems tend to have similarities. My grandfather was a Conjurer and taught me Hoodoo as a teenager. My father was against me learning the old ways but, my interest was too great for him to stop me. As usual, with new generations, many are not interested in the old ways and are told they are evil and against God.
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May 20, Andy rated it it was amazing Feel free the skip the nostalgia and go straight to the review below As a kid I had a fascination with folklore, superstitions and ghost tales. In the bibliography of that book Schwartz noted Feel free the skip the nostalgia and go straight to the review below Then in a collection with 36, beliefs was published by Wayland D. Well you can imagine my excitement. Every boy needs one, right? I still have it.
Hoodoo , What is it and Who is Harry Hyatt? Hoodoo Studies Institute
Supplementary interviews were conducted in Florida in The "Hoodoo" collection consists of 13, separate magic spells and folkloric beliefs, plus lengthy interviews with professional root doctors, conjures, and hoodoos. Hyatt recorded the material on Edison cylinders and a device called a Telediphone, often without the full knowledge of the participants. He then transcribed and annotated it for publication.
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Harry Middleton Hyatt was an Anglican minister and folklorist who travelled much of the South in the latter s and s in an attempt to preserve hoodoo folklore and practices. Hyatt was a human being and as such he was flawed. However, Hyatt should be commended on his attempt and the work he was able the record. This said there are problems that are not being communicated to people when they come across his work. Those problems include: 1. A focus primarily on the "black thread" of the tapestry that is hoodoo.