I just wanted to clarify some unrelated things real quick.
I have no connection to Momma Starr. I have no professional tie to her. I am not her student. I am not her client.
Instead, I like her as a person from what I can tell of her online as I've never met her in person. I do not agree with everything she does and I will not air any of that publicly out of respect to her. So please don't mistake my like for her as a person to mean that I put my stamp of approval on everything she does. That's not the case at all. I can still like her and disagree with her on some things. I'm not the type of person to go knocking someone down just because I don't agree with everything they do. Instead, it takes multiple negative experiences before I decide to cut someone out of my life completely, even if it's only to cut them out of my online life. I've never had a negative experience with Momma Starr.
Momma Starr is truly a gem online and I recognize much of her teachings, work wise just to clarify, as coming from actual old-school conjure work. That's why I like her. That's the only reason why I like her as I've never met her in person. She may be a nasty witch in real life for all I know. LOL But from what I can tell online she is a nice, decent person.
Now, the second thing I need people to understand is that none of my mentors and teachers in real life have ever advised me to go online and learn or follow so-and-so worker. And this even includes Momma Starr which I know at least one of my mentors has at least heard of. Instead, I've always been warned to stay away from the online crowd. I will leave it as that and just let people ponder for themselves the point of their warning. I will say that even I have somewhat disregarded that warning because I have an online presence. However, my way of remaining true is not to join up with groups and cliques online which are only formed for business purposes only, despite what the members claim.
The last thing I want to talk about is about what real conjure workers are like. I guess you can say that real conjure workers are like cat people, or even cats for that matter. Real professional workers don't go around bunching up together in hoodoo packs. They just don't. That kind of nonsense is only found online. Sure in real life workers may be friends or be friendly to other workers, but this whole grouping up nonsense only occurs online. And to be honest, no true conjure worker is going to group together with people from other magical traditions. Real workers are like cats. We come together for only two reasons, fight or f*ck, and we go our own way in the time in between.
I'm not in it for the money folks. This is spirituality. I'm thankful for the cash I get, but my goals are not to prosper off of conjure work, but rather use conjure work to make my life prosperous. The old school workers are extremely adamant that people who are in it for the money are people you need to scrutinize very carefully. Because people need to realize something real fast. Money will change folks. People will change their tune in a heartbeat and will go against everything conjure work stands for when they realize they can make thousands of dollars a month. They don't do it all at once. They don't change overnight. Instead it's a slow process of selling-out. Don't fool yourself into thinking that money doesn't change people.