A Gathering of Gris-Gris Formulary

A Gathering of Gris-Gris Formulary August 3, 2019

Gris-Gris photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

For a long time I have called Gris-Gris bags a little bit of magick. Referred to as Gris-Gris, Mojo bags, or Medicine bags, they are used in Hoodoo, New Orleans Voodoo, and even sometimes in Witchcraft workings. They are small cloth bags that are filled with magickal herbs, oils, crystals, and just about anything else that fits inside. Over the years here on Voodoo Universe I have presented several formulas which I have decided to corral together for you here.

Protection Gris-Gris Bag

In my post Maman Brigitte Ancestor Bag for Protection I write that “This Gris Gris Herbal medicine bag spell will help to bring you protection and blessings from the ancestors.” Watch my video and find out how to craft this bag for yourself.

Herbal Gris-Gris for Focus, Energy, and Concentration

Focus and concentration are two of the most important elements you can add to your magick. You can make this Gris-Gris bag and carry it with you when you are crafting other spells or performing rituals.


1 tsp. Lemongrass

1 tsp. Mugwort

1 tsp. Job’s Tears

6 drops Grapefruit essential oil

6 drops Allspice Berry essential oil

Glass bowl

1 small natural cloth bag

Combine all ingredients together in the glass bowl. Stir well to combine. Place the mixture in the cloth bag. Then throw it gently into the air to bless it with the energy of the invisible world. Now it is ready for use.

Gris-Gris Bag for Passion and Opportunity

Many times people come to me because they are feeling stuck in their lives and their relationships. This is the perfect thing to carry with you during those times. You can even put it under your pillow or in your bed to attract passion to that place. Watch my video to see how –

The ingredients you use in your Gris-Gris are only limited by your imagination, please check out the posts in my Herbal Magic series for some suggestions !

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. You can read more about the author here.

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