Who Needs Blue Balls?

Blue balls, also known as laundry bluing, bluestone or anil, is a traditional ingredient in cleansing and protection magick. If you thought this post was about those other blue balls, get your mind out of your pants. [Read more...]

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Spiritual Warfare Spell

Many Hoodoo spells use the reciting of Psalms and other biblical passages to bring about necessary change. However, as my Voodoo priest likes to say Jesus is a busy man. [Read more...]

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Video: Crafting Herbal Gris Gris Bags for Focus, Energy, and Concentration

Gris Gris Bags are herbal medicine bags commonly found in the religion of New Orleans Voodoo and also among some Hoodoo practices. [Read more...]

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The Search for Samo: Voodoo Universe’s Pilgrimage to Basquiat

His art itself is magick, power, and invocation writ both large and small….In any case this past Memorial Day weekend we travelled to the source itself to leave offerings and honor his spirit. [Read more...]

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Black Salt, White Salt, and Red Brick Dust All Over

Hoodoo practitioners put Red Brick Dust almost everywhere- the thresholds, the windowsills, the property line… anywhere that needs to be protected. [Read more...]

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Bessie Smith, BB King and the Hoodoo Blues

The Hoodoo tradition is older than Bessie Smith and BB King put together. The resourceful and powerful system of practices “jes grew” out of hardship and the oppression of slavery and colonial injustice. Part of the creative beauty of Hoodoo is that it uses whatever it can. [Read more...]

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How to Use Cascarilla

Medically the plant was used as a tonic, an expectorant, to stop excessive farting, and also for “nocturnal pollutions.” For convenience sake the stuff used in ritual now is made from powdered eggshells. These Cascarilla cakes are used before, during, and sometimes even after any ritual working, and could definitely be considered a necessary part of the tradition. [Read more...]

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