This is a documentary about witches in Scotland in the 1500s. I'm posting it here because these were some of the ancestors of hoodoo. Notice in the documentary how the "witches" (cunning folk) were devout Christians and invoked God in their "spells". They were not pagans and the Wiccans and self-styled witches of today are not their descendants. We (the hoodoo crowd) are. Note too that they took on paying clients. These practitioners didn't call themselves witches. That was an accusation that was made by those who wished to demonize them. In about 300 years from the time period of this documentary, Scott-Irish immigrants would bring this folk magic, especially the notion of a professional who takes on paying clients, to the U.S. and it would mix with African and Native American influences, producing what we now know to be hoodoo, roots or conjure. The African and Native American influences were very similar to the European influence. The witch doctor of the African and the medicine man of the Native American, fit quite well with the European professional practitioner. Not to mention that all three influences, the European, the African and the Native American, believed in one creator God (with the aid of lesser spirits) from whom all power flowed.
Note: See all the dolls? The "Voodoo Doll" comes from the European influence.