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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.
Really useful book. It's the hoodoo equivalent of Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, which comes in very handy when weeding through people home spun roots and formulas to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean Fitzpatrick
Excellent book!! I loved it and learned so much. I really feel she knows her craft and is very knowledgable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donna Gall
Excellent book. Contains listings and information on the lesser known herbs and their uses.Published 2 months ago by Nina Ferreri
A top shelf book for those wanting the best from their Hoodoo practice. A mine of information from a true expert. This is my first reference point for anything of this nature. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sue Lang