Herbal Magick : Tonka Beans

Tonka beans have long been a Hoodoo ingredient in spells and ritual workings. Similar to mojo beans, they are used for manifesting desires and wishes. They are particularly effective used in spells for love. [Read more…]

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Herbal Magick: Mayapple Or American Mandrake

Another name for this herb is Witch’s Umbrella, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of uses that fall under this umbrella. It is ruled by the planet Saturn, and hence associated with magick, rejuvenation, healing, and karma. [Read more…]

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Video: Gossip In Voodoo And Hoodoo

People love to gossip, some people live for it. It makes total sense then that the world of Voodoo and Hoodoo are no different. [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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