When African slaves were brought to America, they were stripped of their religious beliefs and familial connections. However, much of their magical practices remained. African-American rootworkers acquired herbal knowledge from Native Americans. Later, when the United States was influenced by the resurgence of Hermetic magic that spread across Europe, African-American rootworkers began studying Kabalistic traditions. The result was the mixing of folk magic with Judeo-Christian sources, such as incorporating the Book of Psalms in various spells.
The curse of the mirrored-box is a very old type of reversing spell used in folk magic traditions to send evil back to its source. The source is usually another individual who is attempting to work evil upon a victim. Interestingly enough I first…Continue
Hoodoo and ColorThe BASIC meaning of color in magick is listed below.This particular list is taken from Carolyn Morrow Long, Spiritual Merchants: Religion Magic & Commerce, 2001.White–peace Red–victory Purple–victory Pink–love Blue–protection…Continue
Sometimes you need to pull out the big guns to deal with a powerful…Continue
The first-person story of Bishop Dickerson, one of the last roots workers in Mississippi.Bishop Dickerson is an 83-year-old healer living in Osyka, Mississippi. As owner of the Spiritual Candle Shop, he creates amulets and other talismanic items…Continue
The use of specially blended oils have a long history in the use of magick and were used as far back as the time of Moses and most likely many years before that time as well. Today, magickal oils are not only used by Witches and Pagans, but many…Continue