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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 January 2, 2012 at 12:33
I don't think I've posted a picture of any lodestones.
Comment by Oakthorne on January 1, 2012 at 18:33

If it's the one I wrote up, it's nails like the metal things you apply a hammer to. :) Pokey kind, not scratchy kind. ;)

Comment by Dsuyentor on January 1, 2012 at 18:28

Random Question, when a spell or charm asks for "nails" does it mean like to hang a picture kind of nail, or finger nail? lol. I'm wanting to do one of the ones for weight loss but I am confused...

Comment by Rachel Ann (EisHexe) on December 28, 2011 at 8:57

How is everyone?  Hope you're all doing well!

I've been AWOL for a loooong time. 

Nel, wish you had taken a picture of that grave.  Too funny!

There is a WWII vet buried near me whose middle name is "Merlin".

Comment by Lady Bleu on December 12, 2011 at 15:00

Her headstone said it all!

Comment by Miss Nel (Spacious Feline) on December 12, 2011 at 5:51

*Her and *Word.
How do I manage to do that twice? D=

Comment by Miss Nel (Spacious Feline) on December 12, 2011 at 5:50

So I went for a walk with the girls today, around town and up to the graveyard. A whole lot of beautiful graves from the 20's. Some of them were unnamed and scattered, some were new, and during my browsing of the dead, I spotted a grave outside the confines of the graveyard. It belonged to a Ms. Edith Herbert. Here epitaph was only one work: "BALLS!"

Best. Dead Woman. Ever.

Soooo, naturally, I rummaged around in my walking bag, ignored the strange looks from my sisters, and bought the feck out of her grave dirt.

Ms. Edith was certainly the sort of woman I'd have liked to have known. ;)

Comment by Leisha on October 21, 2011 at 8:17

Saw this link and thought it was pretty neat...guess there is something to the whole idea of cleansing baths, eh? Whodathunk it. ;)

Comment by lucy on October 13, 2011 at 7:11
Thanks Oak. Thanks Wyatt. I will do that.
Comment by Wyatt Hall on October 12, 2011 at 15:20


Something i do, is when a charm or amulet dies i give it a proper burial like oak said. But i offer it some Tobbaco and a splash of whiskey i would do with any other beloved dead. but like i said thats just me.


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