8 Simple Pagan Kitchen Blessings

It is always a good idea to do a kitchen blessing. The kitchen is one of the most sacred and shared places in the home and it is in everyone’s best interest to protect it. The following blessing spells are simple- maybe you already use some of them in your ritual routine, maybe you haven’t done them in awhile, or maybe you just want to do some extra blessings because Thanksgiving and the Yule season are just around the corner. [Read more...]

Meaning and Use of Cowrie Shells

In New Orleans Voodoo the shells are often used for offering, blessing, and healing. Anyone wishing to connect with their energy can simply put one in their pocket or wallet to attract insight and financial success. [Read more...]

The Myth of the Voodoo Mojo Bone

Black cats hold their own sacred significance in Pagan History and lore, and they are no doubt very magickal. Hoodoo, Voodoo and other Afro-Diasporan tradition picked up on this power, literally. [Read more...]

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...]


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