Fire Fire FireSide Chats: Voodoo Vs. Hoodoo

Today I hope to present you with my own opinion on the difference between Hoodoo and Voodoo. I would really like to hear what other people have to say about this topic, the Hoodoo movement has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 15 years, and each new day brings a new experience. [Read more...]

Hoodoo Up the Hearth: Come On In My Kitchen

In my book Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, I talk about how its practitioners are called doctors and are “said to always have one hand, eye, or foot in both worlds: the visible and the invisible.” Hoodoo is at its core folk magick, it thrives on making do with what it can grab with that one hand, and much of the magick and mystery takes place no farther than the kitchen. [Read more...]

High John the Conqueror Root and the Mayor of Hell

People use High John the conqueror Root for justice, eloquence, money, healing, power, love, gambling, just about everything you can imagine. It can be grated or shaved and used in gris-gris bags or sprinkling powders.It is sometimes anointed with other herbs and oils to increase its power, and there is quite a bit of legend that says you can anoint it with the urine of your lover if you like to bring extra gambling success. [Read more...]

History of Haint Blue- the Color of the Dead

Voodoo and Hoodoo history have a color for you: It’s called “Haint Blue.” Maybe your grandmother used it, or your great grandmother. A haint is another way of saying haunt, or ghost, but the word is not used very often these days, even if the haints still exist. [Read more...]

A Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau Musicology

People have been singing about Marie Laveau probably since the time she was born. This famous Voodoo Priestess is the stuff of legend. People sing her praises, people sing to warn others of her power, people sing to remember. [Read more...]

9 Truths About Voodoo Spells

Everyone wants to sell you an expensive little bottle of love, money, magick. The stories I hear are about hucksters and haters and people would probably be better off just throwing their money away. Understand what is and what isn’t possible with a Voodoo spell. [Read more...]

Start the New Year Off Rite with Voodoo and Santeria!

Santeria (Lucumi) and New Orleans Voodoo are both “get your hands dirty” religions, literally. Some even theorize that the reason participants frequently wear spotless white clothes, only to the roll around on the ground and dirt is a test of practitioners devotion and resolve. The New Year is a time for new beginnings. Out with [Read More...]


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