Complaint Review: The Conjure Shop - Omaha Nebraska
The Conjure Shop Mama Izzy, Mama Izzy's Hoodoo, Nicole McDermott Misrepresentation and infringement Omaha Nebraska
*Consumer Comment: MORE STOLEN ART!
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Rebuttal Laughable and Irrelevant to Accusations Levied Against Nicole McDermott
*Consumer Comment: Copyright
This report is to provide facts and evidence about a “Hoodoo Rootworker” by the name of Mama Izzy, aka Nicole McDermott and her claims and practices.
Shall we look at who she claims to be. What we know – Nicole McDermott claims expertise in hoodoo and conjure. Her “experience” has been cause of much debate. On one hand, she claims lifelong learning and deep family roots in the “old way,” but then there are auto-biographies to contradict these claims.
In an article, written by Nicole McDermott, she claims “…the faith so deeply entwined with Conjure work has always been a part of my family and my life.” You can read this article at: coventrycreations.com/articles/guest-authors/41-blog-posts-to-be-sorted/880-detroit-hoodoo-month-mama-izzy-s-hoodoo.html
Then, we have an event description, written by Nicole, only two years earlier that state, “She has been "Working Roots"Hoodoo for the past couple of years and actually developed a product line, Mama Izzys Hoodoo. She received certification through the Lucky Mojo Correspondence course and teaches monthly classes on Hoodoo and Conjure.” You can read this at: meetup.com/UniQuest-Omaha/events/88838802/
So, sometime between 2013 and 2015, Nicole McDermott’s claims change. Take this as you wish, things just don’t add up.
Then we have the curious case of copyright infringement. Nicole will proudly claim all her custom candles and products, including labels, are her own creation and work. Many labels I find are direct copies of artwork and intellectual property. I will list a few with connected unattributed artists and attach pictures, but there are more than I have time to share.
Denise Alvarado, a well-known practitioner and author is one of these victims. Mainly, her St. Expedite artwork and graphics. Alvarado’s St. Expedite Veve (Sigil) is one such pieces. Nicole uses this sigil on fixed glass votive candles she claims is her own work. Both pictures of Alvarado’s copywrite work and “Mama Izzy’s” candles are posted below. Another example is Alvarado’s St. Expedite prayer candle graphic, clearly used on Nicole’s St. Expedite Horseshoe. Again, photos posted below.
Further examples include, Mama Izzy’s Hand of Glory Candle. Graphics stolen from a New Jersey tattoo artist and painter, Robert Ryan. occultvibrations.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/main-de-gloire-robert-ryan/
A Marie Laveau graphic stolen from an Atlanta author, James Caskey. jamesbcaskey.com/2013/08/voodoo-queen-marie-laveau-a-sample-of-the-haunted-history-of-new-orleans/
With plenty of other artwork taken for personal gain from places like DeviantArt.
Take all this as you will, but here are the cold, hard facts with corroborating evidence. Would you really place your spiritual needs in the hands of this person.
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