Hoodoo How We Do: Spells For Injustice

Hoodoo How We Do: Spells For Injustice May 4, 2022

Injustice Anywhere photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC 2.0

Hoodoo is a practice born out of slavery and oppression. At it’s foundation it is about finding justice, and fighting for equality. It saddens me to say it but these things are just as life threateningly important as they ever have been. Black lives always matter, mine and all the rest. If I can help protect just one life with these time honored tactics, then I have done my job as a writer and as a person. This post is designed give you the basics: protection for when you are out and about, or at home, and what do do if you face injustice, and as a result end up involved in court.

Calcite can be used for invisibility. Image courtesy of Robert M. Lavinsky. Licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Spell For Invisibility

One night not so long ago one of my dear friends messaged me and asked for a spell. They needed help remaining hidden during the Black Lives Matter protests in their area. They hoped to photograph some of the violence and related aggressions that were taking place by law enforcement and others. These individuals were only trying to speak out against tragedy. In these situations the simplest Hoodoo advice used to carry out something undetected is cinnamon powder. Cinnamon powder can be placed in your pockets and/or your shoes to help with invisibility. For extra effectiveness consider carrying a piece of calcite, which was even scientifically studied to use in developing a cloaking device. However these methods work best on one’s person, but what are the hoodoo solutions for protecting your home, or place of business.

Blue Balls and Blue Salt for Protection

Many witches know about Black salt, which I have written about before here on the Voodoo Universe blog. But blue salt and blue balls can also be used as protection mojo for your space. Blue balls also known as laundry bluing, bluestone or anil, are a traditional ingredient in cleansing and protection magick. They can be used to make a protection wash for your home or business, you can find an easy recipe here. While blue salt can be made by adding equal parts indigo powder and sea salt. Once called ‘blue gold’ in the southern United States, indigo is used for both protection and wealth. The salt can be sprinkled in the corners of a building to bless and protect it.

Hi-John and Lo-John for Court Cases

Victims of injustice very often find themselves in court. The most popular Hoodoo root for those who are working with this problem is Hi-John. People use it 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. Some people just carry it whole. The following recipe from my post on Hi-John can be sprinkled on your hands and feet before going into court.

Hi John Anointing Water

small pinch hi john root shavings

3 drops vetivert oil

3 drops lime oil

3 drops cypress oil

1 oz. spring water

1 oz. Holy water

Mix all ingredients together in a glass bottle. Shake the bottle well to combine the contents, just as you are doing this focus you mind on your desired intent. Then blow one long infusing breath onto the bottle. Use as needed to anoint high john root, gris-gris-bags, or use as a sprinkling water during the waxing moon.

These are only a few suggestions, for more spells and resources please check out my book Voodoo and African Traditional Religion. It features a whole chapter on justice magick.

Magick and Hoodoo should always be used in conjunction with common sense. Please be safe and sane. As always if you have liked what you find here please remember to like, comment, and share !

About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also 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,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as Voodoo and African Traditional Religion, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, the bestselling Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens and Water Magic. You can read more about the author here.

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