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Hoodoo, Conjure and Rootwork

A group for those interested in hoodoo, conjure and rootwork, an American praxis derived from African, Native American and European folk magics.

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A Hoodoo, Conjure and Rootwork Forum

This group is intended to be a forum for discussing Conjure, Rootwork and Hoodoo, a system of low magic that relies extensively on animal, vegetable and mineral curios, as well as a handful of other materials and techniques.

Hoodoo - not to be confused with Vodou - is not a religious system, though it does borrow elements of religious systems for use in its techniques. There is no pre-assumption of spiritual affiliation with Hoodoo, which borrows from a wealth of African, Native American (particularly those tribes found where the slave trade thrived) and European folk magic techniques.



General Concepts & Techniques

Some basic concepts and techniques employed in hoodoo practices.


Conjure Formulary

A variety of posts containing recipes for some of the various oils, powders and other substances used in hoodoo work.

Mojo Bags

Making mojo bags in the hoodoo traditions, small bags filled with specific ingredients intended to be carried and tended in order to cultivate certain magical effects.


Setting Lights & Candle Magic

The tradition of using candles to accomplish magic is very old and prevalent in conjure traditions. Here are some of the techniques and methods involved.


Marie Laveau's Words

A series of folkloric testaments attributed to Marie Laveau, containing excellent hoodoo lore and advice. Very practical, and charming to boot.


Hoodoo Blogs

Blogs written by members of this site detailing some of their hoodoo and conjure work.

Basic Needs Series

A great series in which people post their top three needs in their lives, to allow the others in this group to "practice" their conjure-style evaluation and prescription of hoodoo remedies for those needs.

Other Useful Links


Discussion Forum

Hoodoo Blogs

Started by Oakthorne. Last reply by SullenGirl Jun 28. 4 Replies

Here are some blogs written by rootworkers, conjurefolk and hoodoos in today's world. Good stuff.Tapping the Roots: A hoodoo blog by…Continue

The Magical Use of Psalms

Started by Sangraal. Last reply by Sara Hernandez Apr 8. 23 Replies

The Psalms have been as a form of Theurgy, and one not too far from spellcraft, within a number of traditions. From traditional Kabbalah, to Ceremonial Magic, and even in Hoodoo, we find a number of…Continue

[Basic needs] Charlie's Needs

Started by Charlie Jackson. Last reply by Charlie Jackson Mar 19. 3 Replies

I've been mulling over what to post here for a few weeks, but after recent ups and downs I figured I'd go ahead.   The past two semesters have been taxing. I'm preparing to graduate with my…Continue

Triple Whammy: Self, Obstacle, and Family

Started by Beorc Kano. Last reply by Julica Mar 17. 15 Replies

So, this started as a series of comments in the outer area, and I decided to instead confine it all to a single thread for easier reference, and to slow down the noise y'all are getting via emails.…Continue

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Comment by Oakthorne on March 16, 2012 at 11:18

It's actually not uncommon to anoint with multiple oils. You can do this to address specific concerns, or to "boost" certain other oils. For instance, Fast Luck is often added to other oils to make whatever you want to happen happen quick, High John is added to give you power over a situation or allow you to "conquer" it, Queen Elizabeth is often added to denote a "women's" or mother's concern, and Road Opener is used to throw open doors, provide opportunities and remove obstacles.

Comment by Beorc Kano on March 16, 2012 at 11:08

Pardon me, it was Road Opener oil. Awesome stuff.

Comment by Beorc Kano on March 16, 2012 at 11:07

I have a question when it comes to anointing candles...


What are the effects of anointing a candle with one oil, and then another? For example... I purchased a green pyramid candle from Lucky Mojo (AMAZING little storefront, absolutely TINY and hard to find (yes, I am bragging here)), and then I got some of Oakthorne's AWESOME oils. The ones I used were Door Opening oil and High John the Conqueror oil. I anointed the candle first with Door Opening oil, then with the High John.

I've never come across a multiple oil anointing before... but I went with it anyways. Thoughts?

Comment by Oakthorne on February 26, 2012 at 0:27

Miss you, too, darlin'!

Comment by Strata on February 26, 2012 at 0:21

I miss you all.. just sayin! <3

Comment by Beorc Kano on January 3, 2012 at 1:23
The answer to that is in your inbox. :)
Comment by Oakthorne on January 3, 2012 at 1:13

I will be, yeah. Not for at least half a year or so, maybe longer, though.

But likely by September, yeah. Whyfore? :)

Comment by Beorc Kano on January 2, 2012 at 17:29
Thanks so much, Oak! By the way... Julica mentioned you might be coming to Oregon at some point, or maybe already had? Any timeframe on that? Might you be there by september this year? :D
Comment by Duir on January 2, 2012 at 16:31

  It had money (change I think) maybe it didn't have a lodestone in it???  I remember it was by a door...?  Heck....I don't know!   I have things gathered up for my prosperity tray....and  need a looks see.  Any suggestions to the items for a prosperity type display would be welcome.

Comment by Duir on January 2, 2012 at 16:25

squeee!  Just referencing it...  knew I wasn't crazy, (well maybe...a wee bit..) ; )


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