Monday, April 30, 2012

More On Spiritual Oils

I received an email last week from a woman who due to her financial situation can only afford the inexpensive brands of spiritual oil such as 7 Sisters oils. She questioned If I was claiming that these oils would not work. I just wanted to clear this up. I have not claimed that these oils won't work. I know many people who use these oils and the oils work for them. I'm not one of those people who claim that you have to purchase big name or expensive oils from a certain company. In fact, I have about 7-8 bottles of 7 Sisters oils and about 3 bottles of Anna Riva oil in my collection. So let me further clarify things below.

- You don't have to purchase spiritual oils (or other products). You can produce effective conjure work with blessed olive oil. You can also use mineral oil or castor oil for enemy work.

- Experiment with making your own oils.

 - If for some reason you don't want to use blessed olive oil and do want to purchase spiritual oils but do not have a lot of money then you can purchase the inexpensive spiritual oils. Below are some of the brands that I know about and that are still easily obtainable.

1.) 7 Sisters
2.) Indio Oils
3.) Anna Riva
4.) Multi Oro
5.) Psychic Oils
6.) Selene
7.) Vandi

Now, if by chance you can only afford to purchase these inexpensive brands then let me give you some tips for purchasing them and using them.

1.) If money is a factor for you then purchase them straight from the company directly online or via mail rather than from a local botanica or occult/metaphysical shop. Local shops have to mark-up the price in order to make a profit. I'm big on supporting your local shops so if you can afford it then purchase it from them. While you are there look to see if they have a house-brand of oil that you can purchase.

2.) Smell the oils. They should have a scent. Some of the inexpensive oils have little to no fragrance or scent. I personally would not buy an oil that has no scent.

3.) Check the level of dye used. Some of the inexpensive brands use too much. For example, the dark red oils from 7 Sisters and other Indio/Wisdom brands use way too much red dye. It will stain your clothing and if you anoint yourself or wear it it will look like you have blood on you.

4.) Are the labels visually appealing? Let's face it. We are all human and the labels do have an effect on us. Labels can make or break a company. If a customer finds a label attractive then they will feel secure in using that product and thus will have better success. Even if the label is basic, such as just the name of the oil on a white background, such printed labels will always be more visually attractive than hand-written labels.

5.) Don't purchase all of your oils from the same line. This is probably the biggest mistake I see people making, the exclusive purchasing of only one line of oils or other products. Some of the inexpensive brands of oils will repeat the fragrance over and over again. For example, the green oils may smell the same, the red oils may smell the same, etc. If you purchase oils from several brands you will be less likely to become bored with the oils.

6.) Add a pinch of herb, root, or other item to the bottle and then pray over it. For example, if you purchased a bottle of 7 Sisters Black Cat oil then add a pinch of black cat fur to the bottle and then pray over it. If you have a bottle of money-drawing oil, add a bit of Blue Flag root or 7 allspice berries. If you purchase Drawing or Magnet oil, cut off a small piece of magnet and add it to the bottle. You don't have to go overboard. You also don't need multiple herbs or roots. A mere pinch of an herb, root, or other item will suffice. If needed, a pair of tweezers and a toothpick can be used to get the items in the bottle. This aside, I know that most people do not add any herbs, roots, or other items to the oils they use.

7.) Finally, when using a mineral-oil based inexpensive oils be careful of how much you put on candles. These oils can often make the flame burn hot and higher than other types of oils and this could prove a fire danger.



Candle Shops In The News

A Baltimore City Paper article on two local candle shops. Grandma's and Lucky Star (Old Grandpa).


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News: Hoodoo Bottles From The Vermilion River

The Advocate in Baton Rouge, LA, ran this interesting piece in 2004 regarding the recovery of hoodoo bottles from the Vermilion river.

"THE HOODOO HIGHWAY": BOTTLE SPELLS TO REVERSE WITCHCRAFT IN LAFAYETTE, LA.

My Thoughts On Break-Up Work

I do a lot of break-up work for clients. I'm good at it. I have no problems breaking couples up. Break-up work is a necessity in situations where someone has run off with their spouse or significant other. You have to break them up before you can draw that person back. Because of this I will do break-up work in a heartbeat. To be honest, I love doing this work.

Even though I have no problems with doing break-up work there is one situation where I will not do it. If a couple is married I will not split them up just because a client wants that man or woman to them self. As far as I'm concerned doing break-up work on a married couple in this circumstance is unjustified. If someone can stand up in front of God and man and make their vows, then I won't mess with that. I respect marriage.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Client-Worker Relationship Is Sacred

I just wanted to touch on this for people who may be hesitant about hiring a worker. Please know that the client-worker relationship is sacred and professional. It's similar to going to a priest or clergy. Your information is safe and confidential. We workers have heard it all and there is pretty much nothing under the sun that shocks us. True professional workers will guarantee confidentiality and will keep your information secret. You should have full faith and trust in your worker to know that what is said to the worker remains with the worker. It's like that saying, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". That's exactly how it is with the client-worker relationship. A client should never be afraid of talking about something. There are many clients who are fearful and would rather beat around the bush instead of being direct. I just want to let these people know that we workers have literally heard it all and we will not judge you. Conjure work has nothing to do with passing judgement on people. We are in no position to do that. That thought doesn't even cross our minds. Now, that doesn't mean that we will do whatever is requested. Some things are not justified and we will let clients know when something should not be attempted. We will provide alternatives to help satisfy the client in such cases.

Now, if you are a woman and feel more comfortable hiring a female worker, so be it. That's your choice and it's perfectly fine. Same if you are a man. I'm male and 90% of my clients are female; however, they know they can talk to me about anything and they do just that. There's no need to feign "societal correctness" or that PC b.s. There's also no need for that taboo of talking about certain things in mixed company because the client-worker relationship is in a class by itself. All I request is that potential clients be honest with their desires or what they want.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Amulet & How You Can Keep Yours Too!

A couple of hours ago a special necklace I wore broke. It broke while I was playing ball with my nephew and my brother. I almost had a panic attack. I dropped to my knees and began going through the grass like a mad man in a desperate search for it. There's a reason why.

Circa 1994 I stumbled upon a temporary African boutique that was set up near a store I was visiting. I stopped to check it out. I ended up buying an African mask (which I no longer have), and was about to leave when the nice woman who ran the boutique told me that a certain necklace was calling out to me. I turned around and when I saw the necklace my draw dropped. There was something about it. The woman told me the culture it came from and that it was believed to funnel energy into the wearer. Later I would go on to look it up and it is extremely rare. I wanted it but the price was far more than I could afford. I told the woman that I loved it but unfortunately couldn't afford it and then the woman offered me a discount. Even with the discount I still couldn't afford it. The woman then smiled and gave it to me for free. I kid you not. I wore it 24/7. I showered with it and even slept with it on. Now I know better but that's just how much I loved it. Then one day in 1997 the necklace broke. The pendant mysteriously disappeared. I tore up the couch I was sitting on trying to search for it but to no luck. I was so depressed. Finally I decided to do work to bring it back to me. It took 10 years. One day in 2007 the notion of me going on eBay and searching for the pendant entered my mind. There was exactly one listing for it and there was only 2 of the pendants in stock. I immediately raced to purchase it. My heart was pounding so fast. So I bought it and was so happy. Then I began to question if I should buy the other one just so I can have a "back up". So I go back online and the listing is gone. I contact the seller and the woman advise me that about 15 minutes after I purchased my pendant another person purchased the last one. I asked her if she would be getting anymore in and she advised she had never seen these types of pendants before and had no idea if she would ever run across any in the future. So my pendant arrived and I was happy. I had completely forgotten about the work I did to bring it back to me. I believe it took so long because the pendant is so rare.

So now I'm in the process of stringing it anew. I've lost some antique beads that were on the necklace but it's the pendant I was really worried about. So what happened was that while I was acting like a crazy person trying to find my pendant my brother helped me search. He finally found it and I was overjoyed. I figured we only had about another 5 minutes or so and then it would have been too dark to continue searching.

So, now that I've told my story I'll touch on our own little personal amulets or special jewelry that we wear for protection. Basically any piece of jewelry can be used in this matter. Some prefer silver, other's prefer gold. Still others want some type of gemstone. It's really all up to the person. You can pray over the item and even dress it lightly with oil or smoke it in incense and then you can wear this necklace out in the open without having to worry about people knowing you are 'charmed'. The only thing I would caution people about is that one should not let anyone touch this special jewelry. Also, sensitive people can and will pick up on it. If you are talking to one and notice they keep staring at the jewelry then realize they are definitely picking up on it. You might want to slyly act to conceal it before they can bring it up or try to touch it. Now, the lore is that should such fixed jewelry break that it took the hit for you, meaning that it protected you by absorbing a large amount of negative energy or even the energy of someone throwing for you. This belief actually originates with the various ATR's like Santeria, where the breaking of a sacred necklace (collares or elekes) was said to be caused by the same thing. Of course most modern silver and gold necklaces and such do not easily break so this may not ever come into play for people who choose these items.

If you have had such a fixed jewelry break then you need to immediately do an uncrossing/cleansing or even a reversing just to be safe. I would follow it up with protection work and then would fix another item of jewelry to use.

Hoodoo Radio Shows, Podcasts, & Blogtalk Shows

A reader asked me in email what shows on hoodoo do I recommend people listen to. Well, this is just my opinion and you can take it or toss it as you seem fit.

I've scoured the Internet in search of good shows. I have found only two shows that are worth the time to listen to. Those shows are:

Old Style Conjure Blogtalk Radio Show

Papa Ce Blogtalk Radio Show

The rest are utter bull shit. Repeat the rest are utter bull shit. Do you know that a couple of days ago I decided to go ahead and listen to a hoodoo radio show and was shocked to learn that the first 45 minutes of the show was nothing but ego stroking and advertising. By advertising I'm not talking about commercials. Instead, I'm talking about bull shit self promotion that crosses the line. Sure, people should be able to self promote but there has to be a balance. Get your self promotion out of the way at the beginning of the show and then dedicate the show to the work or topic at hand.

Why I do not recommend any other shows:

1.) The meat of the show is ego-stroking and self-promotion.

2.) What is presented is not actual hoodoo. Most of what is being presented on the shows is witchcraft that the host is claiming to be hoodoo. Big Hint: If the host is not telling people to work with the bible then it's witchcraft, not hoodoo.

3.) Shows run by Wiccans, witches, and people from other traditions who claim to practice hoodoo but are not traditional workers. If you want to learn hoodoo you go to a worker, not a Wiccan, Witch, etc.

4.) The hosts spend far too much time gabbing and laughing about their personal lives instead of talking about the work.

5.) The show only serves as a money-making or fame vehicle for the host.

6.) The show is a flash in a pan. The majority of the shows on hoodoo last for a few shows and then cut off. They stop because all the hosts do is sit around and gab and laugh about their personal lives or they only do a show in order to self-promote. So if they don't have something to self-promote then there won't be a show.

7.) Fraud (I can't get into it here but I got some dirt on some people!)

8.) Fake Readings (Ditto as above)

9.) The advice given is to purchase their goods/services.

10.) Bad advice given.



So there you have it. It's my blog. I'll write what I want to write and unlike other people, I don't kiss any other "workers" (used loosely as most of them aren't traditional conjure workers) ass.

Note: Just because I recommend these shows doesn't mean that I agree with everything the hosts say or do. My recommendation only means that the show is good and has good content and does not have the problems that plague all the other shows. Momma Starr & Dr. Lovebug give out tons of real work, unlike the bull shit witchcraft given out on other shows. Papa Ce is not afraid of talking about aspects of the tradition that the big names online don't want you to know about.

Phil Donahue - Voodoo (1988)

Note: Though Lady Bishop claims to be a Voodoo priestess she is actually a hoodoo woman.







Larry King Show - Voodoo

Another clip from Lady Bishop. Once again, don't let her fool you. She is a true hoodoo, not a voodoo. If you visit her website it's obvious she is unlike the "New Orleans Voodoo" crowd. She doesn't honor the saints as masks for African spirits and she makes extensive use of the bible. She even refutes the notion of performing 'magic' but claims to work with the Holy Ghost. She makes mojos, not gris-gris. She thinks she is Voodoo but she's a straight-up HOODOO! Note that in one clip she prays, "In the name of the father, son, and holy ghost".







The Joan Rivers Show - Voodoo (1990)

Don't let this lady fool you. She is practicing hoodoo, a.k.a. rootwork or conjure. It was very common, and actually still is, for people, even black people, to use the term 'voodoo' to refer to hoodoo. I will blog more on this in the future. We know that this woman is a hoodoo woman because she is not venerating or working with the Loa. She is dealing with only the saints. In hoodoo the saints are who they are, meaning they are not masks for an African spirit.



Friday, April 27, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: More On The Origin Of The Word 'Hoodoo'

I've blogged on this several times. The word 'hoodoo' is not African. It's Scott-Irish. If you go to google and then click on news and type in 'hoodoo' you will get all kinds of European uses of the word which has nothing to do with the Southern, magical-spiritual tradition of conjure work.

The word hoodoo means "cursed, unlucky". In the original use of the word if something or someone is a hoodoo then than person is believed to be cursed or unlucky. Anything can be a hoodoo. So if Sally down the block is rumored to be a hoodoo that did not originally mean that she was a conjure worker. Instead, it meant that she had the reputation of being cursed and that people avoid her for that reason. You don't want to board a ship, plane, or train with someone is known to be a hoodoo for fear of having a wreck for example.

The word hoodoo first popped up in the U.S. in the late 1800s. Now some authors online will claim that the word hoodoo comes from the term, "Palo Judio", as pronounced by Spanish speaking people (hoo-dee-o), which evolved into the modern word 'hoodoo'. The problem with this theory is that if this was the case then the word would have been used far before the late 1800s. This also leads doubt that the word is African in origin as it also would have been used far longer. We know the slaves were practicing this tradition since about day one of their arrival. What we do know is that the word hoodoo popped up around the same time as a wave of Irish immigrants who fled to the U.S. due to a potato famine. These people had a rich tradition of folklore and folkmagic. They brought Halloween to the U.S. The Scott-Irish people, and Scott-Irish is slang for people of Scottish, Irish, and English heritage, had a huge impact on the tradition. For example, the following words/terms are from the Scott-Irish people and are not African or completely African.

-Black Man At The Crossroads (Why would a black person say "black man at the crossroads". This phrase was used heavily by the Scott-Irish and in their folklore "the Black Man", the man dressed in black, is the devil.) It is possible that the slaves retained their belief in the crossroads spirit. Or it could be that "the Black Man" is entirely Scott-Irish in origin. A mixture of the two is also possible.

-"Haint" - The word "haint", meaning spirit, ghost, is Scott-Irish. You will read black person after black person use the term "haint" in older written accounts of the tradition. There is a reason they are using haint and not "ghost" (Germaan = "geist", as in "poltergeist")

-Crossroads - Like Africans, the Scott-Irish had a rich tradition of the importance of the crossroads in their folklore and folkmagic.

-Black Cats - The superstition of the black cats is European in origin. It has been somewhat twisted and give new meaning in the tradition.

-Jack-O'-Lantern - Like with the word "haint", in written accounts black people are using the term, "Jack-O'-Lantern" far more frequently than similar terms such as "Fox Fire" or "Will-O'-The Wisp". All three terms are of European origin and not African but the term "Jack-O'-Lantern" comes specifically from the Irish. Before it was identified with the pumpkin the Jack-O'-Lanterns was the mysterious balls of light one may encounter on dark nights near swampy areas. They were believed to be the work of spirits and were considered dangerous. The term "Jack-O'-Lantern" specifically refers to the Irish legend of "Stingy Jack" who was too bad for heaven and too good for hell. When he tricked the devil he was made to wander the earth until Doomsday carrying a lump of hell-coal in a hollowed out turnip as his only light.

The reason why the Scott-Irish played such a greater role in the formation of conjure work is because the wave of immigrants in the late 1800s were dirt poor and lived and worked side-by-side with black people. They two cultures began to mix and share stories and tricks.

So somewhere along the way the Scott-Irish term of 'hoodoo', as a cursed or unlucky object or person, was taken up as a name for the tradition and for practitioners of that tradition. However, older folks still retain the older meaning of the word. For many older folks the term hoodoo is a synonym for 'witchcraft'. Even if an older person is a worker or practitioner they will often deny they that they practice 'hoodoo'.

The Hoodoo Truth: Salt Is Salt

Certain people online would have people believe that only a certain type of salt should be used. Such information is incorrect. Among the most popularly mentioned salt is sea salt. Use of sea salt is very popular among the new-age crowd who often claim that it is the most powerful salt or that it is the only salt that should be used. Another similar claim is that kosher salt should only be used because it has supposedly been blessed by a rabbi. This is not true. Rabbis don't bless salt or any other kosher item. The term kosher only means that a food item is acceptable per the laws of the Torah.

So the truth is that salt is salt. Any type of salt can be used effectively. I make no distinction between the various types of salt available save for rock salt which I prefer in making mojos and some packets as it will not work it's way out or dissolve easily when the bag is fed.

Folklore From The Southern States

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 22, No. 84, (April-June 1909)  Folk-Lore From The Southern States by Tom Peete Cross, p.252-255

News Article On Hoodoo

An interesting article on modern-day conjur that appeared in the Macon, GA Telegraph circa 2000.

The first link is to a Christian website. The second link is to a copy transcribed by Cat Yronwode and contains her commentary.

Ancient beliefs still alive in Georgia

ANCIENT BELIEFS STILL ALIVE IN GEORGIA

'Turn The Trick'

The phrase 'turn the trick' is a reference to reversing spells in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure.

Unbinding Work & Unbinding Spells

Unbinding spells is a category of spells designed to undo or break binding spells.

In the hoodoo/rootwork tradition, binding spells are quite often deployed for all kinds of situations and for both white magic and black magic purposes; therefore it's incredibly important for practitioners to know unbinding spells. The only information I'm willing to divulge is to state that when a binding spell is performed it's not an immediate thing. The energy takes time to seek out the person and trap them. Because it's not immediate, if one has advanced knowledge or if one senses that someone wants them bound and tied then one can do things to escape or give them the slip. Even if one is caught good by a binding spell then one can still weasel out of it if one is knowledgeable and knows the tricks and symbolism to use.

On a side-note, one of the more humorous things I've noticed is practitioners who believe they've come up with a spell or trick that will permanently bind a person or even to remove their powers or gifts. This is impossible as only God can give a gift or take it away.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Voodoo In Sandersville, GA

I found this blog post while googling. It's an interesting tale of root doctor in Georgia in the late 1800s.

Voodoo In Sandersville, GA

The Seven Holy Spirits

Years back I was intrigued by a type of 7 Sisters oil named "7 Holy Spirits".  I couldn't find any information concerning this recipe online and quite frankly was not sure just what condition these types of spiritual products would be used for, save for blessing work. So I did some researching.

The Seven Holy Spirits are found in the bible in Isaiah 11:2.

Isaiah 11:2
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

So the Seven Holy Spirits are:

1.) The Spirit of the Lord
2.) The Spirit of Wisdom
3.) The Spirit of Understanding
4.) The Spirit of Counsel
5.) The Spirit of Might
6.) The Spirit of Knowledge
7.) The Spirit of Fear of the Lord

As far as recipes goes, I use a total of 7 holy herbs found in the bible. If anyone wants to make their own version they can go that route or else choose an herb that best suits each spirit.

Superstitions & Folklore Of The South

Tales of conjuration and "goophering" in the South. There is a nice one about a conjure doll with hot peppers in the feet.

Superstition & Folklore of the South by Charles W. Chesnutt, Modern Culture vol.13, (1901)

Red Brick Dust

Red Brick Dust is a powder composed of pulverized red clay bricks which is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. Some practitioners may add extra ingredients to the red brick dust to make it stronger, in a magical sense. Red brick dust is deployed by sprinkling a line of it in a doorway or entrance. This is believed to magically prevent evil, especially one's enemies, from being able to cross it and gain entry into one's home. Other means of deploying red brick dust are to add it to one's mop or scrub water or to add a pinch of it to a protection mojo to make it "brick-house strong".

Red brick dust became popularized due to the 2005 movie, The Skeleton Key, which featured some mightily-wicked hoodoo practitioners.

Florida Water


Florida Water is a type of commercial toilette water used in hoodoo/rootwork, as well as many African Traditional Religions and similar spiritual practices.

Florida Water is used primarily for cleansing purposes. Some of the methods practitioners use Florida Water can be found below.

- To cleanse items such as candles one has bought from an occult shop.

- To cleanse one's hands before doing a reading or before performing any work.

- To sprinkle around the home to cleanse the dwelling and freshen the air.

- To add to water, such as Blue Water, to set out in a room for cleansing purposes and to freshen the air.

- To sprinkle on a workspace or altar to cleanse it before any work is undertaken.

Florida Water and Kananga Water

Lanman & Kemp

A Southern Conjure Blessing Rite

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Death Work & Death Spells

Death Spells are a category of black magic spells in hoodoo/rootwork, as well as just about every tradition of magic, which are performed to bring about the death of a person.

The following are my personal opinions. Practitioners are bound to disagree with me and that is perfectly fine.

In my opinion, death spells are a lost cause. The amount of power needed to actually magically kill a person outright is simply beyond most people. This said, there are indeed tales of people who somehow managed to conjure the power necessary to bring it about. Usually this is a result of the person experiencing a sever injustice and the power and drive for revenge is strong enough to manifest as actual death of the enemy.

It is my belief that there are two basic types of death spells. The first type is the spells performed with the intention of actual magical murder. The second type is unintentional magical murder. The difference between the two is that in the second type, a curse that one performs manifests as the death of the individual, even though this wasn't necessarily the intention of the practitioner. Now, with regard to the first type of death spells, such are the ones most likely to fail due to lack of power needed to manifest the desire. In order to remedy this, many dark-sided practitioners will invoke, command, or make pacts with various spirits. There is a price to pay for such work. These types of spells that require the invocation of dark spirits also tend to require animal sacrifice of some sort, usually in the form of the animal playing the role of a "living voodoo doll". This means that the animal is abused and tortured before dying a horrible death in order to bring such pain, suffering and death to the person. Sometimes a real "voodoo doll" or doll-baby may be used in place of the animal, and such is often buried in a miniature coffin in a graveyard with the accompanying petition to the spirits to drag the person underground. There are also a myriad of other rituals or spells that are similar in nature to what I described above, such as nailing a tree instead of harming an animal, but it would be rather pointless to discuss because these types of spells generally fail.

The only hint I will give to anyone foolish enough to attempt a death spell would be to say that it is quite silly to think that one simple spell will result in some one's death via magic. To be blunt, if your spell has any hope of being successful then it will need to be a work-in-progress, something that is regularly worked on in order to weaken the person to the brink of, and eventually past, the point of no-return. Be warned. The practitioner will be attuning his/her life to the forces of destruction and such is sure to manifest in their everyday life. To put it another way, it would be like leading a person to the edge of a bottomless pit, with both the practitioner and the enemy teetering on the edge and with the practitioner attempting to push the enemy down without falling in them self. It's a very hard task to accomplish.

I will end on this....you would be surprised about the people who truly want to perform these spells. Even certain bible-thumping, born-again, non-occult practicing Christians have performed black magic death spells. A few years back there was a story in the news about a Christian group holding prayer sessions in which they prayed for the death of certain politicians. Anybody who practices magic or is even mildly interested in the occult should automatically realize that praying for someone to die is black magic.

See Also VOODOO DEATH

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We Don't Work With Palo Spirits

I received an email from a person who claims they contacted an alleged conjure worker online who advised them they needed to make an offering to a certain Palo spirit.

We don't work with the Palo spirits in hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. Real, authentic, traditional conjure work only works with the biblical God, Jesus, the saints, angels, prophets, etc. We do not work with pagan spirits in hoodoo. The closest thing would be the black man at the crossroads which may have an African origin as such a pagan spirit or which may be something that was brought to the U.S. by the Scott-Irish. Perhaps he is a mixture of both. However, pagan spirits are not worked with in this tradition.

What you or anyone else chooses to do or incorporate into their practice is your choice. However, such is not and will never be part of the tradition.

Ammonia, Vinegar, & Asofetida

Just a reminder that when taking an ammonia bath only use 1-3 caps of ammonia. How much you use is up to you and depends upon how much negativity one has on them. Ammonia will strip away everything, the good and the bad, so use it sparingly.

When using vinegar approach it the same as with ammonia. Using too much vinegar will sour your life.

I was also taught that Asafoetida has the same property, that it will strip everything so you may want to use caution with it when using it for cleansing/uncrossing.

Blue Water


Blue Water is an easy and simple substance practitioners of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure use to rid a person or dwelling of evil and negativity and to promote peace and protection.

The use of the color blue comes from Jewish and middle-eastern influences in hoodoo, where the color blue is believed to warn off the evil eye and to provide protection. This is actually why the color blue is associated with baby boys, for in these cultures male infants were deemed extremely vulnerable to negative attacks. Mothers would use blue thread, cloth, or charms to protect their sons. The sighting of such items in association with an infant was a good indication that the infant was male.

Blue water can be used in a number of ways. The simplest method is to use a glass bowl or cup and pour into it spring water. If spring water is unavailable, tap water can be used but add a pinch of salt to it first. To achieve the color blue, laundry bluing is preferred. If in a pinch blue food color can also be used. Add the bluing to the glass and then top it off with Florida Water or a splash of Holy Water. One can then pray over the glass the 23rd Psalm and make the sign of an "x" three-times or the sign of the cross and then place the glass in a prominent place in the home. The water should be changed weekly. Blue water can be a ritual that is performed weekly or something that is done from time-to-time, usually accompanying rituals to spiritually cleanse the home.

Another use for blue water is a blue water bath. For this one will add laundry bluing, a handful of salt, and Florida Water or Holy Water to one's bath. One then wipes one's self in a downward fashion. The left over water can be saved to use to mop or scrub the floors as well.

Luck Balls by Mary Alicia Owen

This tale of a luck ball, a.k.a. jack ball, was collected by Mary Alicia Owen, a folklorist who had an interest in "voodoo".

Luck Balls by Mary Alicia Owen

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teeth Infections

I wanted to talk about this. I know there's a lot of people who like to use folk remedies and alternative treatments but when it comes to teeth I need to give people a warning.

I once had an infected tooth that I left untreated for 2 years. I tried clove oil, peroxide, and other home remedies to try to east the pain. It wasn't a 24/7 pain, but every couple of weeks or so it would hurt and hurt to the point where I could not eat or sleep. I would just tough it out until the pain diminished. The only think I found that temporarily took the pain away was to hold cool water in my mouth, so I would often be spotted carrying around a glass with me everywhere I went. Finally, it got to the point where I was experiencing fainting episodes. I didn't actually faint but I would have to grab something or some one nearby as I felt like I was going to go unconscious. I then realized the tooth had to come out and fast. So I finally got that tooth removed. The dentist told me that I could have died, that the infection had eaten about an inch wide pocket into the bone and that if it had spread to my blood I could have quickly died from a heart attack or stroke.

So that knowledge intrigued me and I began looking up information online. My dentist was absolutely right. There is a correlation between heart disease and tooth infections. Then I found out that the actor who played Lorne on the series Angel died from an infected wisdom tooth. The news reports had indicated he died of heart failure but they failed to report that it was caused by an infected wisdom tooth when the infection spread to his heart. Then a local new celebrity died of the exact same thing. He had an infected tooth that he kept putting off. The infection spread to his heart and he died. Finally, a few months ago there was a news story of a single father who had an infected tooth. He didn't have much money so he chose to keep putting off the extraction and simply took pain pills. He too then died of heart failure when the infection spread.

So please keep this warning. Don't put off treatment for an infected tooth. In generations past, infected teeth and teeth pain were not viewed as being potentially life-threatening. In the past they didn't even prescribe antibiotics when a tooth had to be pulled. Now we know better that it actually can kill you if you put it off long enough. So please find a way to get proper dental treatment if you know or believe that you have an infected tooth.

Shout Out To The Ancestors

I think a lot of people seem to want to turn to other spirits before approaching one's ancestors for help in our lives. So I wanted to post this to let my readers know that we should all be approaching our ancestors first before attempting to work with other spirits.

I had a weird weekend. Saturday I went to the Casino and hit a good amount of money. Then Sunday I split a tooth in half. I went to the dentist but found out that it would require surgical extraction. I simply couldn't afford it but I also could not continue on in pain and being unable to eat. So I went to my ancestors and explained the situation and petitioned them for help. At the last minute they kicked in. I ended up only being charged for a normal tooth extraction. And let me tell you it was the most painful experience I have ever had! I had to be given double the amount of shots and had gas on top of that and my back was still arching off that chair! I think it was because the injury was so fresh and the tooth was still healthy and had strong roots. She had to cut my gums open to get all the roots. I'm just glad I feel better. So it's been a few hours now after the extraction and the pains is diminishing. I'm just so grateful for the ancestors for pulling through for me.

Go to your ancestors first. They are closer to you, they recognize you as their own blood, and they will work for you perhaps even faster than other spirits might.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Hex House

Remember those tales from your childhood of witches enslaving people? Well, the legends are true for the Tulsa, OK, "Hex House".

In 1944, Police raided a home owned by Carolanne Smith in Tulsa, OK. During the raid the police found a casket containing the remains of a dog buried in the backyard and two women living in squalor in the basement. The women, Nell Willeta Horner and Virginia Evans, were dressed in tattered clothing and were forced to sleep on orange crates. Meanwhile, Smith lived a life of luxury upstairs. When interviewed the victims claimed that Smith had forced them to live in squalor by both threats of spells and witchcraft as well as promises of a big reward that was to come. The women also claimed to have been beaten, or rather "purified" in religious ceremonies and that they were forced to turn their paychecks over to Smith. Additionally, Smith was conning the father of one of the women into paying her $31 a month for a "nurse" and treatment of one of the women whom she claimed was mentally ill.  Several books on witchcraft, hypnosis, mesmerism, and mind control were found in the house which seemed to support the accusations. Additional research revealed that Smiths husband had allegedly shot himself and that Smith was living off of the insurance money. Smith's housekeeper also strangely died soon later when she walked out into traffic for no apparent reason and was struck and killed. Smith had taken out a life insurance policy on the housekeeper as well and also collected a large sum of money.

Due to the nature of the case the police dubbed it, "Hex House". Smith would eventually be sentenced to 1 year in jail. In all the woman claimed to have been kept prisoner for seven years.

Was Carolanne Smith a witch? Did she use her powers to make her husband kill himself and force her maid into walking out into traffic? Was Smith using the dark arts to enslave the female victims and make them give her their money? Did Smith plan on taking out life insurance policies on the two victims and was this the big reward that she spoke of?

In 1975 the Hex House was torn down and became the parking lot of the Akdar Shrine. Legend has it that only the house was demolished and that the basement containing Smith's witchcraft paraphernalia still exists underneath. The Akdar Shrine is no longer located there but the parking lot still remains. There have been reports of all kinds of paranormal or supernatural occurrences at the location. The most common report is of parked cars moving. The location of the Hex House is still a popular hang-out location and place to explore around Halloween-time. The OKC public library allegedly kept a file on the Hex House until the contents of the file were stolen. The Hex House has also inspired the formation of a local haunted attraction of the same name that operates around Halloween.

The Hex House, or rather the parking lot, is located at the corner of 10 E 21 St, in Tulsa, OK.






Only In Oklahoma: 'Hex House' Never Lives Up To Spooky Name

The Spook Files: Tulsa Hex House

Hex House Haunted Attraction

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle, a.k.a. Japanese Honeysuckle, White Honeysuckle, is a vine with very heavily fragranced white flowers that grows all across the southern U.S. The vine flowers all throughout the mid-Spring and Summer. The white blooms will fade to yellow with age.

Honeysuckle vines will climb and dominate other bushes and trees. This fact combined with it's heavy fragrance makes honeysuckle a plant suitable for domination works. Honeysuckle fragrance has been included in many recipes for Bend Over spiritual products in the past.

Honeysuckle has traditionally been used to treat colds, flu, pneumonia, and to treat rashes and skin infections.

Personally, I love honeysuckle. My grandmother always grew it at her home and she would tell us as kids that if you pull out the pistol there would be a drop of honey. My sister and I would always do it, and often there would be a drop of liquid there, but it was never sweet. I think that belief came from the name of the plant. If you find a honeysuckle vine and would like to grow some at your house then they can be grown from cuttings. Simply cut off a good size stem with several leavees. Strip off the lower leaves and place it in a jar or vase of water and it will root. Then you can just transplant it where you like. I love honeysuckle and for me the smell of honeysuckle is a welcome reminder of Summer memories.

Sweetening Work

Sweetening Works are a type of work in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork, and folk magic in general, that are designed to "sweeten" a person's attitude, speech, thoughts, and actions. Sweetening works can be used on just about anyone for anything but are especially goood to use to heal a friendship or other relationship after a spat, to use to sweeten-up a boss, or in love work. Sweetening works, as their name suggests, involve the use of a sweetening agent. Any sweetening agent will suffice, though one should stay clear of artificial sweeteners.

Catherine Yonwode of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co., has shared a wonderful sweetening work called a honey-jar spell which you can read HERE. Otherwise, I was taught to roll a candle in sugar toward one's self three times and then burn it on the person's photograph. Another version would be to place a plate on top of the person's photograph and light and set a candle in the middle of the plate. One then pours honey, pancake syrup, or fruit syrup (left over from a can of fruit in heavy syrup) around the base of the candle.

With regards to using the fruit syrup from an empty can of fruit, here is a hint with regard to making the best sweet tea ever. Use the fruit syrup to sweeten your tea. Now it must be from a can labeled 'in heavy syrup', because it has more sugar content. What is really good to use is peach syrup because you will get "peach sweet tea". It's an old trick that most of the older folk know about but for some reason it is not being passed down to younger people. So don't just pour the syrup down the drain. Save it and use it in your tea.

Extra Hint: If you are using jar work, such as the honey-jar spell in the link above, you can use the sweetener from that jar to sweeten the person's drink and they will never know it. This hint works really good on families, since it can be easily deployed. Simply use your jar of sweetener for as long as you want to do your work and then use it to sweeten a batch of tea and then serve it to your family members or loved ones to help calm the atmosphere and put an end to squabbles.

Notes On Negro Folklore And Witchcraft In The South

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol.3, No.10 (July-September 1890)

Notes on Negro Folk-Lore and Witchcraft in the South p.201-207

The Hoodoo Truth: Santa Muerte

1.) Santa Muerte is not a part of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure.

2.) Be very careful of the information you will find online. Most of it is incorrect and people will give instructions to do very disgusting and offensive things.

3.) There is an "inner circle" and an "outer circle". 99% of the people who venerate Santa Muerte belong to the outer circle and know nothing about how she has been traditionally venerated before she became popular as a folk saint in Mexico. The shrines, temples, and even churches you will find in Mexico are not composed of the inner circle. The people who run those belong to the outer circle who want to turn it into a religion.

4.) There is more than one Santa Muerte. Repeat, there is more than one Santa Muerte.

5.) There are only the red, white, and black forms of Santa Muerte. All these other colors of Santa Muerte were created by the people of the "outer circle".

6.) There is a male version of Santa Muerte that is found in other traditions. The statues and other items look almost exactly the same except that the male one is usually shown seated while most statues of Santa Muerte show her standing.

7.) Santa Muerte is not a pagan Aztec goddess of death. This belief seems to have started amongst Mexican pagans who tried to claim her as their own and who were never part of the "inner circle" of her veneration.

8.) The people of the outer circle view her as the angel of death, not as the skeleton Virgin Mary or other saint. She is the angel of death to them.

9.) Santa Muerte's primary role is not making sure men are faithful. Instead, her primary role is to make sure a devotee "dies right", meaning they don't in a manner that will bring shame upon their family and communities. "Dying right" is the same as "living right". She rewards devotees by preventing them from dying before their appointed times, and by performing other miracles for them when they are in need.

10.) I'm not an expert on the "inner circle", but from what I can tell the inner circle is composed primarily of women. You pretty much have to be initiated into the ways of working with her and most people will simply never get a chance to be part of the inner circle.

11.) In recent years a non-skeletonized version of Santa Muerte has been popping up and becoming popular. She appears as a beautiful female angel. This image is not used in the inner circle, but appeals to those of the outer circle who do not like the grim reaper images.

Now, I will be honest and admit that I've attempted to work with her in the past. However, I dont' feel my spirit is compatible with her and I didn't achieve successful results. I personally believe this to be the case because of my refusal to give in to her excessive demands. I probably will not attempt to work with her again. I need to state this. Santa Muerte is not more powerful than other saints or spirits. She is just more demanding. The recent negative news stories about Santa Muerte do not help matters either.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Avicii & Flo-Rida - Levels & Good Feeling (DJ-K.O. Mix)



I don't know what it is but I got a good feeling that is going to be a great weekend for me. Do you ever get a good feeling?

Have a happy weekend everyone!

-Doc

Ponder This Scenario

So a woman believes that hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is evil and is witchcraft. She is talking to her daughter and based on what the daughter is saying, she believes that her daughter has had roots put on her. So she tells her daughter to light a white candle and sprinkle red pepper around the house.

Just ponder this scenario because you will encounter this type of scenario a lot in real life.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Religion

I just wanted to quickly touch on this so that there is no problems with it in the future.

This is not a place for discussion on religion. This is not a place for religious instruction. Your religious views are your business and should not be posted here. The reason being is because we all have different religious views. We all know that hoodoo/rootwork/conjure and Christianity go hand in hand. However, people come from different denominations and backgrounds and will have differing beliefs. Everybody is right and nobody is right. This means what you feel is right for you is right for you and you alone.

Hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is a label that encompasses a wide range of beliefs and practices. People have different religious views and opinions of other types of workers. Let me give some examples.

Sister Sally does deliverance work, healing work, prayer work, and will light the occasional candle.

Betty Lou works works with the saints.

Mable Jenkins works with lots of spirits, spirits of the dead and even animal spirits.

Rebbecca Mae only does prayer work and recites scriptures for various problems.

Sister Sally is Protestant and believes that Betty Lou is practicing witchcraft because she works with the saints. Betty Lou is Catholic and thinks that Mable Jenkins is practicing witchcraft because she works with spirits of the dead. Meanwhile, Rebbecca Mae is a devout Pentecostal and thinks all three of the other women are practicing witchcraft. So you see where I'm going here, right? The truth is that all four of the woman belong to the tradition of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure even though they may not realize it.

In order to avoid these types of problems we need to keep personal religious views to our selves.

So, for example. If you are against the burring of candles then keep that to yourself. Nobody is forcing you to burn candles. You may disprove of them but other people don't. The same way for the saints or the spirits. If you don't agree, that's your right and your freedom. However, to keep the peace here let's all keep our religious views to ourselves. I will be honest that I don't care about religion. I'm into spirituality. So I'm not going to tell someone they are wrong because it contradicts with my religious views, because I'm spiritual, not religious.

Finally, I have to state this. If you believe that hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is completely evil and/or is witchcraft because of your religious views then this is not the place for you. In the past I know these types of people like to stir up trouble and will infiltrate groups or sites online, so I would rather you just go on somewhere else. I don't go messing with your groups or websites so please don't come here to stir up problems.

For Those Who Are Conflicted

I received an email from a reader and I wasn't going to blog on it but I changed my mind.

There are some people who were raised fundamentalist Christians and are conflicted because they also have a desire to learn and do hoodoo/rootwork/conjure.

For me at least, it came across as this person was wanting me to debate theology with her and convince her that there was nothing wrong with hoodoo and that one can be a fundamentalist Christian and a worker.  I will never do that.

If you are struggling with conflicted feelings then that is your struggle, not mine. I also will not be put in a position where I have to defend what I do. You don't have to do this. You have don't have to believe in this. You don't even have to read my blog.

The only thing I can suggest for those who are conflicted is that they need to do some soul-searching. I've never said that this is for everyone. If you were raised to believe this is witchcraft and that it is wrong then you need to work on that and overcome those feelings on your own. If you can't overcome those feelings then perhaps conjure work is not for you. Because those fundamentalist attitudes have no place in conjure work and I'm not going to be put in a position where I have to defend myself against your religious opinions only so you can later denounce me as a "false prophet". Yeah, I've seen this done in real life. It's not going to happen to me because I'm not going to allow myself to be set up like that.

Your beliefs are your own, not mine. I can't make your mind up for you. I won't even try.

Now, I will add that if you are conflicted and part of you thinks this stuff is evil then how successful is your work going to be? You can't want something and not want it at the same time. They will cancel each other out. That part of you deep down inside that says to you this is evil will indeed effect the success of your work. So you will need to do some soul searching and make up your own mind or find a middle ground for yourself. Or you may discover that conjure work is not right for you and that's fine too.

I'm going to touch on one more thing. In real life hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is not like it is online. In real life not everybody does the magic. Not everybody works with spirits. Many people only do healings and prayer work. Most people don't work with the saints or other spirits. Lots of people are actually against that. Finding your middle ground is finding what level of comfort you are at in the tradition and claiming your space. If you feel that working with saints or spirits is wrong, then don't do it. You wouldn't be alone. If you feel that the magic aspect is wrong, don't do it. Just stick to the healing and prayer work. You decide your middle ground.

Beware The Fundamentalist Trap

It's important for us to remember that workers are not fundamentalist Christians, even though some of us come from that background. I was raised Southern Baptist for example.

When we discuss the bible, God, and the Christian elements of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure it's important to watch ourselves so that we don't fall into that trap of that way of perceiving things. The spirituality of conjure work is folk religion, it's a rather loose and highly personal interpretation of religion in which we reject the need or the belief in the importance of that which mainstream Christianity believes or feels is important. We don't care about going to Church, though some us attend churches. We don't care about the building, the pews, the choir, the hymnals, the preacher, the sermon, the Wednesday service, the Summer revivals, any of that stuff. None of the stuff matters to us. We may or may not go to church from time to time. Lots of us still go to church at least for Christmas or Easter, but when we do we don't give a damn what the preacher has to say if it's something we don't agree with. We don't need a preacher. We don't need an intermediary. We can go to God directly. We got the bible.

Now there is a "magical" side to the tradition. Some people don't like to use the word 'magic'. Use whatever word you want. I personally don't have a problem with the word magic. I feel I need to use it to distinguish between the stuff that various people do. Not all people in the tradition do the magic. Most only do healing and prayers and stuff. I don't personally refer to that as magic. So I use the term to refer to the people who are using the tools, the candles, the herbs, the house hold items, etc., for situations or problems that are not medical in nature. If you want to call it 'works' or even invent something else to use to refer to it, go for it. When most people use the term 'conjure' they are using it to describe to the magic side of the tradition. Because conjure is a synonym and an archaic term for 'magic'.

The Bible Contains Death Work & Other Nasty Works

Do you realize the bible contains death works? Do you realize the bible contains all kinds of other work for very nasty stuff against your enemies?

There's still a lot of people who don't realize that everything under the sun can be found in the bible. Works for everything. It's all in the bible. And the works in the bible are powerful and not just about love and forgiveness either.

I won't list any of the death works, nor will I give them out. However, I know they are there. I know where they are. And I know that other workers know where they are found as well. I also know that lots of people still don't get into the bible so at least they won't be tempted to use them. It's not just death works either. There's all kind of nasty work that can be done against enemies right there in the bible.

The wonderful thing about the bible is that most Christians are blind to the works. They will read the bible and it will go right over their heads. So a lot of the work remains hidden in plain sight.

The Saints Who Curse

I had previously written a blog about how St. Peter had put a death curse on a couple. I was going to blog more about how various other saints and prophets have put curses on people but I decided against it because some of the curses can be used against enemies. So I won't give them in my blog entries. However, just know it's in the bible and if you look for yourself and find them then I can't stop you of course.

Just realize that the saints and the prophets had the spirit of God upon them and they had the power to do these things. People respected and feared them.

People have this notion of the saints as being all sweetness and light and it's not true at all. Some saints are very nice and sweet, but not all of them. Lots of them are tough as nails and they don't put up with crap.

Daniel 5:11

In Daniel 5:11 we find that Daniel was made King Nebuchadnezzar's chief of the court magicians. The King appointed Daniel because of his powers, his gifts, and recognized that he had been blessed by a divinity.

Daniel 5:11
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

So Daniel was made the chief of the court magicians because of his powers. Daniel was a dream-interpreter and a prophet of God. To this day there are people with the gift of interpreting dreams.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: 99% Of The Work In Real LIfe Pertains To Healing

A commenter brought up healing and I think it's important for people to know this. Almost all of the work that people do in real life pertains to healing only. Sure, there are people doing the "magic" part, but most of it is healing work. There are people who have done healing work their entire lives and have never burned a candle or fixed a mojo. They were just taught the tricks to take care of a cold or flu, to stop a nosebleed, to heal bruising, to prevent lockjaw, to help with childbirth, etc. That's 99% of the work that is actually done by people in real-life. And this information is all passed down in the families and to trusted outsiders. Some of these people are open to the more magical aspects of the tradition, but a lot of them aren't. People are all different. So don't just assume that because a person knows a lot of healing tricks that they are also practicing the magical side of the tradition.

The Hoodoo Truth: St. Peter Put A Death Curse On People

People are scared of St. Peter and rightfully so. Because the truth is that he killed two people with his power. It's in Acts. He killed a husband and wife. The man dropped dead of fright but St. Peter actually spoke a curse to the wife and then she fell down dead. So the real reason why people fear St. Peter, and why so many workers will not teach you to work with him, is that he can and will kill people. So it's not just about opening and closing some one's way, but also he has the power to take lives. That is a power granted to him by God. And you know what I find so funny? Most Fundamentalist Christians can read this passage below and simply will not recognize it as being a curse that St. Peter did. They literally have no clue.

Acts 5:1-11 KJV
 1But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
 2And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
 3But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
 4Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
 5And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
 6And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
 7And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
 8And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
 9Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
 10Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
 11And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

Genesis 44:5

Genesis 44:5 
Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

This is Joseph's household servant talking. He is talking to other servants who stole the silver cup that Joseph used to both drink from and to DIVINE the future. That last part of "Ye have done evil in so doing", is not against Joseph using divination. It is against the thieves who stole the chalice.

You can divine exactly like Joseph did. It's not witchcraft. It's right there in the bible and nobody accused Joseph of being a witch. If it's good for the goose, it's good for the gander. There is no way anybody can argue that only Joseph can do this and get away with it.

Fellow and would-be workers, stop listening to the Fundamentalist Christians. Most of them don't even read the bible and have no clue what exactly is contained in it.

Isn't Hoodoo Witchcraft?

I received the following anonymous comment so I thought I would blog on it so that people can know.

"I'm going to play the devils advocate here, so try not to take offense, but where I am from Hoodoo, Conjure and Root work is scene as witchcraft and that using God or the bible for magic is the worst type of offense.

So this debate about being witches trying to infiltrate hoodoo is interesting. From what I am slowly getting from these blogs, is that a rootworker is like a shaman or healer in a sense?

Like in Africa witch doctor, isn't a witch, but one who fights witches. Is it that what the difference is?

Also another question. The bible clearly states not to fool with certain things pertaining to magic, so how is conjure apart of Christianity?"



Is hoodoo witchcraft? No it's not. However, it all depends upon how you are approaching it. If you are approaching it from the perspective of Fundamentalist Christianity, then yes, you will perceive it to be witchcraft.

While I'm on the topic of Fundamentalist Christianity let me state something that most of these people don't know. In the past the slaves were forced to attend church and were forced to listen to the preacher give sermons on how black people were cursed by God to make their skin dark and about how God wants them to be slaves and that slavery was a punishment for their sins of witchcraft (their native religions).

Going further I need to inform people that the institutionalized church was not behind the abolishment of slavery. Sure, some Christians were, but not the institutionalized church. If it were up to the church, blacks would be slaves to this very day. So the hypocrisy of white, Fundamentalist Christianity was thrown in the slaves face at every chance.

So to make this very clear, we don't give a damn what the institutionalized church has to say. We don't give a damn what Fundamentalist Christians have to say. We don't need their buildings, their hymnals, their choir, their preachers, their Sunday school, their Wednesday night service, their revivals, etc. We don't need none of that stuff. We got access to God directly.

Hoodoo used to be in the black church. In some places it still is. Do you know there use to be blacks who were both professional Preachers and Rootworkers? However, those damn marketers were successful in convincing people, even black people, that hoodoo was witchcraft and from then on it started to fall out of the church. What truly hurts me is the black people who know nothing of their history and who have simply bought into the white nonsense of hoodoo being witchcraft.

And I will say this, white people can't allow black people to have something that empowers them. They have to put a stop to that! They have to tear it down and destroy it, and so those same hypocrite preachers who taught that God wanted blacks to be enslaved were also saying that hoodoo was evil, that it was witchcraft.

I've already blogged on how true hoodoos are indeed witch doctors. Yes, true hoodoo is 100% against witches and witchcraft. And by witch I don't mean the twisted, warped definition the Wiccans put forth. I mean the evil doers, the people who are doing unjustified black magic against innocent people.

As far as the Bible's condemning of witchcraft, true. However, hoodoo isn't witchcraft. You see, the marketers, the Wiccans, and all kinds of people have twisted the definition of witchcraft around. Just because you are doing magic doesn't mean it's witchcraft. There's plenty of stuff in the bible of biblical figures doing magic and even divination without the stigma of being labeled "witches". In the future I will blog more on this. It will blow your mind to learn of just how much "magic" there is in the bible. Most Fundamentalist Christians don't know because 1.) they don't actually read the bible, 2.) They read the bible with closed eyes. It just goes right over their heads.

Thanks for the comment and I hope this clears things up.

Anonymous Comments

I allow anonymous comments because I don't want to censor people and giving them the option of remaining anonymous will allow people the chance to speak their mind and not have to worry about being attacked by someone.
So you can remain anonymous. However, if you are going to follow my blog in the long-haul then please don't rely on just the anonymous option. I can't have 20 something people trying to communicate in a thread under the anonymous feature.

So, if you want to say something and you are worried about being attacked, then use the anonymous feature.

However, if you are just communicating regular-like, then use the other options. The Name/URL feature will allow you to type in a name. You don't have to use your real name, a screenname will do. Or you can sign up with Blooger or OpenID and comment that way.

Also, if you enjoy the blog then you can sign up to follow it at the bottom of the blog.

Thanks,

-Doc

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tired Of The Censorship And Looking For Another Forum?

Indio/Wisdom Products has an online forum and they do not censor the posts like they do on certain big name forums. Nor do you only have to keep your conversation limited to the company products. There is also no annoying team of hand-picked goons who moderate.

The forum is not dedicated specifically to hoodoo/rootwork/conjure, but it is a great place to go. It's been quiet lately but in the past there were times where activity was kicking and I would love to see that happen again.

I'm on there under 'DocConjure'.

Hope to see ya there!

http://forums.wisdomproducts.com/

The Hoodoo Truth: The Conjure Loophole & Stop Using "Non-Tradtional"

There is a loophole in conjure. It exists because hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is not a religion. It's a magical, spiritual tradition, but it's not a religion unto itself.

The loophole is that a person can practice hoodoo while not being a Christian, *if* such person uses the bible and prays to God. People who do this can claim to practice hoodoo. Failure to do this and the person is no longer practicing hoodoo and has no claim to the practice. Another term for this is "non-traditional". I will touch more on this at the end of this blog entry.

The problems are that some teachers online are not communicating this to their students and are allowing them to believe that they can just do whatever they want to do and slap a hoodoo label on it. It's not true. And it needs to be addressed. It also needs to be clarified that this is a loophole and that because it's a loophole there are old-school workers who don't agree with it. Real-life old-school worker do not want people of other religions and magical traditions to learn hoodoo. I don't care what you read online from an online worker. I'm telling you the truth. They do not approve of it. The loophole exists and I won't deny that. However, it's still a loophole.

I used to be naive about this. I know lots of other online workers are still naive about it. The naivety is the belief that people are going to see how wrong it is to just take the tradition, strip it down to just the magic, and then throw away the spiritual aspect. I used to believe that if we could get people to understand how wrong that is then people would realize how important it is to maintain the tradition. I was wrong. The majority of the non-Christians who are attracted to hoodoo do not give a flying f*ck about the spiritual aspect of the tradition. They just want to steal the magic.

Now, let me use Wiccans for an example. Many Wiccans are attracted to hoodoo because they recognize that hoodoo has power and that it is an actual craft, as in an art or skill that must be taught. Wicca itself is devoid of any actual craft with regard to magic. So a Wiccan is not interested in the spiritual tradition. They just want the magic. They don't give a damn what I, nor anyone else has to say about it. A Wiccan is not going to pray to the Christian God and use the bible no matter what any worker has to say about it. They're just not. The overwhelming majority of Wiccans have issues with Christianity. Not only that, it's against their religion. They do not believe in the Christian God, just like they don't believe in the Devil. Wiccans reject the Christian mind frame that is needed to practice conjure. Not only that, but the basic belief of Wiccans is that they are "the Old Religion", the elders of all magical religions and traditions and Christians are perceived as the oppressors and persecutors. So they are simply not going to work with the Christian God and the bible. They're just not.

This problem is a huge one. The majority of people online who are interested in hoodoo do not give a damn about the spiritual tradition. Most of them already falsely believe that it's "just magic". Most of them identify as witches or pagans. So it all boils down to this:

If you cannot work with the bible and pray to the Christian God then you are not worthy of learning conjure. You would simply be a vulture or scavenger who wants to steal from hoodoo to prop up your own religion or tradition. Do you understand this? If you refuse to even take advantage of the loophole that exists then you definitely should not be taught anything. However, we all know that the money-hungry workers online will gladly take your cash and teach you.

Finally, l think we all, myself included, should stop using "traditional" vs. "non-traditional". Because these terms are giving the false impression that someone who is "non-traditional" is still practicing hoodoo. Because they are not. There's no such thing as a non-traditional worker. You are either doing actual conjure work or you are just doing magic, spell casting, witchcraft, etc.

The Hoodoo Truth: How To Pronounce St. Expedite

Let me tell you a story.

About 7 or 8 years ago I called an online shop to place an order. I enquired about St. Expedite and pronounced his name right. The employee smirked and chuckled and proceeded to teach me the proper way to pronounce his name. Problem is she didn't know what she was talking about.

St. Expedite is not pronounced, "St. Ex-puh-dye-t". It's not pronounced the same as the word "expedite", as in, "Please expedite the package to Hong Kong". Instead, the proper pronunciation is St. Ex-pih-deet or Ex-pih-deet-us.

In fact, if you look at the Hyatt material you will see him referred to as, "St. Espedee" or a similar pronunciation which is just a corruption of the proper pronunciation.

Just thought I would share this since I know that a lot of people online don't know how to pronounce his name. Even professional workers get it wrong.

The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible is the most powerful book of magic used in the practice of conjure or hoodoo/rootwork. In fact, for many practitioners the bible is the only book of magic they possess and/or use.

In order to use the Bible, the practitioner must have "eyes to see" granted by Spirit. As to how the bible is used, various chapters and verses are remedies for specific conditions and for both white magic and black magic purposes. The bible may sometimes be used in ways that outsiders might consider offensive, such as pages torn out to be used in the creation of a packet for example.

It is been said that a true test of a rootworker's power is his or her knowledge of the magical uses of scripture. It is also said that a rootworker's altar is not complete without a copy of the holy text.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Just To Clarify A Few Things...

I just wanted to clarify some unrelated things real quick.

I have no connection to Momma Starr. I have no professional tie to her. I am not her student. I am not her client.

Instead, I like her as a person from what I can tell of her online as I've never met her in person. I do not agree with everything she does and I will not air any of that publicly out of respect to her. So please don't mistake my like for her as a person to mean that I put my stamp of approval on everything she does. That's not the case at all. I can still like her and disagree with her on some things. I'm not the type of person to go knocking someone down just because I don't agree with everything they do. Instead, it takes multiple negative experiences before I decide to cut someone out of my life completely, even if it's only to cut them out of my online life. I've never had a negative experience with Momma Starr.

Momma Starr is truly a gem online and I recognize much of her teachings, work wise just to clarify, as coming from actual old-school conjure work. That's why I like her.  That's the only reason why I like her as I've never met her in person. She may be a nasty witch in real life for all I know. LOL But from what I can tell online she is a nice, decent person.

Now, the second thing I need people to understand is that none of my mentors and teachers in real life have ever advised me to go online and learn or follow so-and-so worker. And this even includes Momma Starr which I know at least one of my mentors has at least heard of. Instead, I've always been warned to stay away from the online crowd. I will leave it as that and just let people ponder for themselves the point of their warning. I will say that even I have somewhat disregarded that warning because I have an online presence. However, my way of remaining true is not to join up with groups and cliques online which are only formed for business purposes only, despite what the members claim.

The last thing I want to talk about is about what real conjure workers are like. I guess you can say that real conjure workers are like cat people, or even cats for that matter. Real professional workers don't go around bunching up together in hoodoo packs. They just don't. That kind of nonsense is only found online. Sure in real life workers may be friends or be friendly to other workers, but this whole grouping up nonsense only occurs online. And to be honest, no true conjure worker is going to group together with people from other magical traditions. Real workers are like cats. We come together for only two reasons, fight or f*ck, and we go our own way in the time in between.

I'm not in it for the money folks. This is spirituality. I'm thankful for the cash I get, but my goals are not to prosper off of conjure work, but rather use conjure work to make my life prosperous.  The old school workers are extremely adamant that people who are in it for the money are people you need to scrutinize very carefully. Because people need to realize something real fast. Money will change folks. People will change their tune in a heartbeat and will go against everything conjure work stands for when they realize they can make thousands of dollars a month. They don't do it all at once. They don't change overnight. Instead it's a slow process of selling-out. Don't fool yourself into thinking that money doesn't change people.


Still Blogging On Hoodoo Here!

Just wanted my readers to know that I'm still going to blog on hoodoo here. I just needed to get the hoodoo out of my other blog because that blog is not dedicated to hoodoo. I will just do things differently from now on and I'm no longer going to try to reach people and get them to see the difference between real hoodoo vs. the online crap. However, please note that this blog will be different. I will transfer the blogs I have written on the other blog over to this one and I will continue to write more blogs here, so don't worry. :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Friday The 13th!

Today is Friday the 13th! In fact, it's the second Friday the 13th of the year. We will have a total of three Friday the 13ths in 2012. The first was in January and the the third and last of the year will occur in July.

For most people Friday the 13 is viewed as being unlucky. I don't view it that way. For me, it's a time of massive flux of energy, for the good or bad. It's a time of chaos and chance. As such it's a good day to take risks. Go out and play the lottery. Apply for the position you never thought you would get. Ask that special someone out on a date. For the magically inclined, Friday the 13th is also a day where there is a lot of ambient energy that can be used in one's work.

So grab your rabbit's foot, four-leaf clover, or lucky penny because today is going to be a great day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Trick

A trick is euphemism for a magic spell or work, but usually an action or ritual performed with an item that is thrown, laid down, buried, hidden, or otherwise having a connection to the ground, in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork.

Examples of tricks include; throwing powders, burying bottles, packets, doll-babies, or mojo bags, or hiding a mojo bag or packet in the home or car of a person. (Note that objects hidden in the home or car don't really involve the ground, but they are often hidden "low", save for those hidden above a doorway or fireplace mantle.)

When a trick is "laid" it is customary for the rootworker to walk away and not look back. The belief that one should "not look back" is quite old in the practice of magic. The ancient Greeks held to similar beliefs, especially with regards to leaving behind offerings to the goddess Hecate.

The belief that one should not look back after laying a trick may ultimately stem from an ancient African fear of offending a spirit or deity or it may simply be not wanting to second-guess one's work.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How To Tell If You've Been Cursed (Hoodooed)

Many people may wonder how to determine if one has been cursed or hoodooed. The following is provided to help people recognize the signs that one has indeed been cursed. Please keep in mind that the majority of people who have been cursed never realize they have been cursed and if they happen to be non-believers they will normally deny they are cursed, even as well-wishers on the outside watch as their lives are destroyed.

Signs One May Be Cursed Or Hoodooed

- An out of the ordinary string of bad luck with multiple negative experiences occurring in a relatively short time frame.

- Feelings of physical exhaustion or fatigue

- Financial difficulties and the loss of one's job or income

- Difficulty sleeping, especially if experiencing odd nightmares or dreams.

- Developing a troubled mind, such as depression, mania, inability to concentrate, feelings of fear or panic, feelings of hopelessness or else periods of extreme anger, confusion, and general angst.

- Experiencing a negative presence (can be either the feeling that one's home has suddenly become haunted even though one never had any supernatural problems before or the feeling that something is pressing down on one's self or may even be "riding" one's back. In most cases the experiences is described along the lines of being smothered in a cloud of negative energy. Another often reported phenomenon is of catching a glimpse of a moving shadow where one shouldn't be and especially out of the corner of one's eye.)

- Demonic or Spirit possession (usually causing the person to act like an animal, crawl on their hands and knees and even bark like a dog, according to folklore)

- The death of pets

- The breaking up of relationships, friends who have abandoned you, a lover or spouse who leaves, etc...

- Unusual accidents (both of yourself and the people around you)

- Unnatural health complaints (especially if one was of good health prior to the onset of these negative experiences)

- The finding of strange powders, bags, bottles, dolls, charms, or fetishes in one's home or property. (These are tricks a practitioner throws or places as part of cursing the enemy. Often such items are concealed or buried)

- Someone telling you that they cursed you (especially of one is experiencing these negative things listed here)

- Divination indicating one is cursed (especially if one is experiencing these negative things listed here)

- The death of loved ones and or of the person who was cursed (This is actually rare. The level of power needed to manifest this extreme outcome is usually beyond the scope of most black magic practitioners. This said there are indeed cases where it is believed that a black magic practitioner just happened to invoke enough power to pull it off.)



Some things to keep in mind:

- Curses ebb and flow as well as come in waves. One might experience times where one thinks things are back to normal only to have another round of these unfortunate experiences.

- With regard to a curse's effect on one's health, keep in mind that a curse will act on one's dispositions and weaknesses. If one is prone to a certain condition or disorder then that is how the curse will attack or manifest itself with regard to destroying one's health. Otherwise, a good guide to understanding curses is that they will attack the extremities first, usually the feet, legs, hands, arms, head, followed by hair-loss, skin and teeth-problems. (Teeth problems are very commonly reported!) These are areas of the body that are normally effected first before serious conditions arise. Another thing that is also commonly reported is repeated sickness and an illness that doctors cannot diagnose.

- Most curses will eventually fade away with time, especially after the curse does what it was supposed to do. An example of this is a female co-worker who curses another female co-worker who is also her rival for a promotion. She wants that woman gone from the job and her curse is successful. Her rival is driven out. Now that the rival is no longer employed there, the curse has done it's job and it fades away. The poor unfortunate victim can now put her life back together.

- Most curses are not meant to kill their victims, but rather bring pain and suffering to their victims' lives. Most people tend to jump to the conclusion that somebody is trying to murder them magically but such is usually not the case at all. Real death spells take an incredibly amount of personal power and energy and most occult practitioners simply don't have the power or will to see such spells through.

- Curses cast by someone who has been truly wronged, i.e. revenge or vengeance spells, are usually more powerful than curses placed on innocent people.

- The most powerful curses of all are the generational curses or family curses, when an entire family or generation of a family is cursed. This type of curse appears in the bible. It is usually the most destructive and may be near impossible to remove. What makes it so sad is that most of these people are paying for the sins of their ancestors. It takes an extraordinary amount of power to place a generational curse.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Why Workers Turn Down Requests For Work

True traditional, old-school workers do not take on every single case that comes their way. People who take on every single case tend to be only interested in your money. Below are some reasons why real-life workers turn down cases.

1.) If the request is unjustified.

A real worker will not do unjustified work. A real worker knows this stuff works and they know what could happen to them if by chance unjustified work is done and it is then taken off by the person or another worker. It's going to come back on them and it will hit them hard. Unjustified work is considered witchcraft.

2.) If the request is unachievable or has a very slim chance of success.

Requests that are not obtainable or achievable, such as requests to transform a man into a woman, will be turned down. I've had such requests in the past and I would recommend that such person do money-drawing work to have the funds for a sex change operation. Other requests that are often turned down are requests to win the jackpot in the lottery, or to bring back a lost love that has been separated by multiple years, and in some cases even decades. In these cases the cards are not stacked in the client's favor and the chance for success is slim.

3.) If the client is mentally ill.

I'm talking about actual mental illness here and especially if the client informs me that they are mentally ill. Now, there are some workers who will sling out the accusation of mental illness against clients but I am not one of those workers.

4.) If the client is financially destitute.

If the client has told me they have lost their job, their home, their car, and is living on the street but has just enough money to hire me I will turn them down. In those case I will either set lights and pray for them, do free work for them, or will give them works they can do themselves.

5.) Healing work where the client has not been to the doctor or refuses to go to the doctor.

6.) If the request is not in the area of the worker's expertise.

Many workers won't do specific type of works. For example, there are a lot of workers that will not do reconciliation work simply because it requires a lot of energy and the client often has unrealistic expectations concerning an idealized version of how they think it's going to be.

7.) Spirit tells them not to take the case.

Real workers listen to Spirit. If Spirit says not to take on the case, then they won't take on the case.

Friday, April 6, 2012

I'm Not Your Momma, Your Janitor, Your Maid, Or Your Guru....I'm An Old-School Worker

Never mistake kindness for a weakness. Never allow people to walk on you because they can and will if you let them.

I've decided to share this story so that I can assert myself and regain control after allowing a person to walk on me. I will be honest. In the past I allowed a lot of people to walk on me because I was too busy trying to be friends with folks and too busy trying to keep the peace. Well, times have changed.

Back in 2010 a potential client contacted me via email. We conversed via email for about 2 weeks. Then she asked me to speak to me over the phone. I spent 2 hours talking to her and listening to her problems while offering advice. She told me she wanted to hire me to do work for her and I gave her my pricing. She told me she would mail me payment the next day. Two days later I received an email from her telling me that she decided to hire another worker. In the email she asked me if I would go ahead and do free work for her in conjunction with the work she was paying another worker.

I emailed her back asking her what made her change her mind. It was a fancy website. The woman changed her mind because of a fancy website owned by a Internet-Big-Name-With-No-Power online. She decided to hire this person's services and had already ordered it online. So I politely wished her well but told her that my free work is for people truly in need and if she has decided to hire a big-name-online and pay almost twice the amount I quoted her then she is not in need and hence would not get any free work from me. But I was polite about it.

So on March 30, 2012, this woman sends me an email. I did not remember her right away. Guess what? The woman is still having the same problem and none of the work this woman paid another big name online worker for was successful. Not only did it not work but she is now in a far worse position than she was before because that worker tricked her into purchasing more of their services. So guess what this woman was wanting from me? That's right. She wanted free work from me. I turned her down.

People you need to realize that workers either have the power or they don't. People are making their decisions based off fancy websites and bull shit "cult of personality". Don't be a dummy. Don't be suckered into crap that doesn't count. All kinds of crazy nonsense goes on online that should have no bearing with regard to your choice of hiring a worker.

So yes, I turned down this woman for help and I went above and beyond and told her never to email me again. Let me explain. I did not do this because I was angry at her. I did this because of her failure to understand that she was taken for a ride. Because guess what? After paying this online worker twice for unsuccessful work this woman still didn't have a bad word to say about this online worker. I'm sorry but if you are that oblivious and can't even comprehend that you've been had then I will not help you.

I'm a worker. I'm not your momma. I'm not your janitor or maid. I'm not your guru. I'm not here to clean up your mess caused by your bad choices. Don't be a dummy. Because I'm not going to let you walk on me and take advantage of me.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

MY SERVICES

I've received several emails from people asking about my services and pricing so I decided to write this blog entry. If you are interested in hiring me as your worker then please email me at MySecretHoodoo@mail.com

Consultations

All new clients require a consultation. A consultation is free via email. However, if the client wishes to speak to me on the phone then it's $50 for 30 minutes or $100 for one hour.

Paid Complete Work

My prices for a complete or full paid work starts at $300. Clients can order extra-strength work starting at $500. I will need additional items for complete works, such as: full names, birth dates, pictures and/or other personal effects. I give a special discount price for clients who order multiple works at the same time. Any client who hires me fore a paid complete work is eligible to also purchase a special package. The packages may contain items such as; spiritual bath herbs, reusable muslin bag, blessed & dressed candle, and fixed packet. Each package will be specifically designed for the individual client and for the specific condition or need. The cost of special packages are $100. The price can be added on top of the paid complete work when payment is made. For more information email me at MySecretHoodoo@mail.com

Psychic Readings

The cost of this service is $100 for one hour or $50 for 30 minutes. Clients can also choose email readings. Any question can be asked during these readings. Please read my blog entry at the link below for more information on readings.
http://mysecrethoodoo.blogspot.com/2012/05/important-information-on-readings.html

Crystal Ball Readings



A crystal ball reading is different than a normal reading, is more in depth, and takes longer to both prepare for and carry out than a traditional reading. A crystal ball reading is $150 for up to one hour or $150 for up to 20 questions via email. It is strongly recommended the client has a pen and paper with them during the reading to take notes.

Medium Readings

A medium reading involves contact with and communication with disembodied spirits of loved ones and friends who have crossed over to the other side. During a medium reading the client can ask questions and I will convey the messages the spirits have for them at this time. Although having a medium reading in order to communicate with a specific spirit is a common practice the client should be aware that other spirits can and often do come through. A medium reading is $150 for 30 minutes or $250 for one hour.

Prayers

All prayers are performed free of charge. To be included on the prayer list send me an email with your full name, birth date and situation. Please put "Prayer Request" in the subject line or else the email may get accidentally deleted.

Free Setting Of Lights

For emergency situations only. The type of candles used will vary depending upon what supply I have on hand.  I do not answer questions on free setting of lights nor will I email the person a report of the burn or send the person pictures.

Paid Setting Of Lights

The type of candle used will be a 7 day glass candle, a.k.a. vigil candle or hoodoo candle. These candles will burn 4-5 days. I fix and bless each candle personally and will burn them at my altar. When the candle has burned out I will email you the results of the burn. The cost of this service is $35.

Mojo Bags

I was taught from teachers who strongly believed that a mojo bag or conjure bag must be completely fixed for the client. In real-life no worker would ever give a client an open mojo bag with instructions on how to put it together. So in order to remain true to traditional, old-school conjure work I do not sell open bags with instructions for clients to fix themselves. I will fix and tie the bag for you. For this I will need something from you, such as a photograph, snip of hair, or fingernail clippings. I will provide instructions on how to care for the mojo bag. The cost of this service is $100. If you prefer, you can get a "triple-strength" mojo bag for $175.

Doll-Babies

I can fix a doll-baby for you and one unique to your situation. I include items you need to work the dolly and complete instructions. I will need a personal effect, such as a photograph, snip of hair, or fingernail clippings, from the person the dolly is meant to represent. The cost of this service is $150.

Herbal Mixtures For Spiritual Baths, Floor Washes, And Sprays

I can prepare for you a traditional, herbal mixture for you to brew up into a tea for use in your spiritual baths, your floor washes, and your sprays. Your herbal mixture comes with a reusable muslin bag to brew your herbs in and complete instructions for use. Each herbal mixture package will provide you enough herbs for several spiritual baths, floor washes, or sprays. Each package will be created unique to your situation. The cost of this service is $35.

Blessed Jewelry, Statues & Other Items

I can bless any jewelry, statues, or other items for any purpose. The item is then shipped to me with payment and then returned when the blessing is complete. For statues or other items email me at MySecetHoodoo@mail.com for an estimate on the price.

Conjure Coaching

Each conjure coaching session by phone will last one hour and is $100. After receiving payment I will email the client to set up a date and time that is best for the client.

Home Cleansings & Blessings

I can make you a kit to cleanse and bless your home. The kit will come with all sorts of items which I simply can not list here. The kit will also come with complete instructions. The cost is $200. I am also available for in-person cleansings & blessings. For in-person cleansing & blessings email me at MySecretHoodoo@mail.com

Ghost & Entity Mediation And Removal

Email me at MySeccretHoodoo@mail.com

International Clients

Inquire via email at MySecretHoodoo@mail.com


***NOTE: All prices subject to increase. For legal reasons I can make no claims and can not guarantee results. All items sold as curio only and all services rendered for entertainment purposes only. All work will be done true to the spiritual tradition of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure and by hiring me as your conjure worker the client affirms their belief in the spiritual tradition of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure and affirms their knowing that no work can be guaranteed. Must be 18 years or older or a legal adult. All packaging is in the manner of the old-school, traditional conjure work. This means no fancy bottles, packaging, or labels. For readings, consultations and conjure coaching, I allow the client to reschedule twice if the client emails me prior to the scheduled time. If the client misses a scheduled time without sending notification or attempts to reschedule more than twice then the reading or conjure coaching will be cancelled and no refund given. All prices listed are the suggested donations given for the work. No Refunds.


If you are interested in purchasing my services you can contact me at:

MySecretHoodoo@mail.com


Thank You,

-Doc