Herbs and Roots, along with a select few mineral and animal curios, are the most important elements in traditional hoodoo. They are used as the basis for all manner of oils, powders, incenses, washes, perfumes, mojo hands, doll-babies, spell bottles, and tricks laid down to be walked over and for this reason, Southern conjures are called "root doctors" and when folks jinx their enemies they "put roots on them." In fact, "rootwork" is a synonym for hoodoo in much of the country.
This alphabetical list of botanical, mineral, and animal hoodoo curios has been compiled from many sources, both oral and written. The information about modes of use is drawn primarily from the African-American tradition of the American South, but it can be employed by anyone working in a tradition of natural magic, no matter what their ethnic background.
I enjoyed the information presented in the book. It would have been nice if the information was easier to cross section. Read morePublished 1 month ago by comtegermain
I love my book. It got here super quick. I have only gotten through a few pages and I am already enthralled. Thank you so much!Published 2 months ago by K. JahDore
I really like this book and while it covers a wide variety of topics, it also offers suggestions on how to use roots, herbs, curios, and more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey Moss
Can someone explain what hoodoo is? Is this like witchcraft or is it using herbs and other natural things for healing or elevation? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alisha H.
Good reference book. All herbs are alphabetized so an index really isn't needed.Published 2 months ago by Hija De Ochun
great book.not just a how to do .it covers everything on herbal roots and methods on usagePublished 3 months ago by camille
It's excellent. Especially for herb references and the different ways that you can use them. And the herbs in bulk are not hard to find.
You can go on herb-magic. Read more
I was interested in this book but not interested in animal parts as, you can do magic and manipulation w/o all that mumbo jumbo.Published 3 months ago by Elise
This is a hoodoo how to, this a index of herbs, charms, and animal bits, that can be used in rootwork/ spell casting. This is not what I had expected, based on the name. Read morePublished 4 months ago by online guro