Hoodoo is a part of the African Diaspora and dates back as early as 1891
plants.Hoodoo,Rootwork,Conjure,and Lay a trick are words that apply to this magic.
Rootworkers are not witches they are conjurers. Hoodoo is folk magic
also be considered a melting pot of the world's sorceries. it's a mixture of all sorts
of different unlikely ingredients that work well together. Its main components are
African folk magic, European folk tradition, and Native American Herbalism.
Diaspora religious traditions such as Haitian Voodoo, Cuban Santeria or Brazilian
Candomble or Umbanda. Although there's a degree of cross-mixture.
century. The bulk of its lore is African in origin and it was practiced mostly,
although not exclusively, within in the South. If you listen to blues music of the 20s and
30s it's steeped in hoodoo tradition,from the myth of Robert Johnson cutting a deal at
the crossroads, to Memphis Minnie's recording of 'Hoodoo Lady'. The music of the
period is a catalogue of references to folk magic.
someone by laying out a series of stones in the shape of a cross in their path,
often with a button belonging to the target placed in the center as a link. In the song
Come on in my kitchen is about stealing a nickel out of his woman's 'nation sack', which
is a mojo bag specifically prepared by female practitioners and carried by women.
African folkloric practices such as crossroads magic, foot
track magic crossing and uncrossing,the creation of gris-gris bags,
and the use of baths and washes are all at the core of hoodoo practice.
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