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PostSubject: Hoodoo tools and Bible   Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:16 pm

Well let’s make this clear , there are no tools in Hoodoo in general sense of the term , like athames , wands , chalices or pentacles .

However there are plenty of supplies, and items that a Conjurer will use , ranging from red brick up to animal bones or even human parts on occasions.

Previous article , even though being very good to give You general idea about Hoodoo and it's origins , lacks to tell You that Hoodoo is rather eclectic system and other than Christianity and Woodun also includes some teachings of Quabbalah and even some of American Indians.

Now lemme try to categorize items Conjurers ( referred sometimes as two Headed doctors , or simply Hoodoo's ) use :


Hoodoo system has a subcategory or rootwork inside the very system inherited from reach Voodoo practice. Plant correspondences seem endless and vary from mundane purpose to dreams of lucky numbers and lottery or making someone possessed.
For example an old Hoodoo recipe ( as given on )

BAY LEAF For Victory: The LAUREL wreath was an ancient
symbol of triumph, and so folks brew Bay LAUREL tea
into which they dissolve Crown of Success Bath
Crystals. This spiritual bath is poured over the
heads of supplicants while praying for victory in
sports, politics, and war. Folks also say that if
you take three fresh BAY leaves and with ink write
the Names of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and
Raphael, one on each leaf, then wrap and tie the Name-
Leaves in white cloth and carry them, you will win in
sports contests. (Why the fourth Archangel, Oriel (Uriel),
is left off, i do not know, except perhaps because he was
not among the Archangels who appeared to Abraham.)

Stones and Crystals are use , even though less than , plants since the New Orleans people could not always afford crystals and jewels so it is more a new import , rather than a part of original practice . Now there are bath salts and bath dissolving crystals that are commonly used .

However dusts, dirt ( especially graveyard dirt ), salt ( !!!! ) and even bricks are widely used ( I will make an separate article on use of red brick very important in Hoodoo ) , bones or animal parts est.

Egge and animal parts are used aslo ( more on them in another article )

For ex. Conjurer will collect different bones of various animals and bind them all on a twine or string than bless them and hung in front of doors for protection. It is saidth that enemies will see something that could be best described as astral monster or gargoyle instead of the bones .
Here is a pic to illustrate ( from the movie Skeleton Key , showing Kate Hudson passing next to hanged bones )


Well of items we could connect to air element I would say feathers , ribbons and aritual knife , sometimes referred as athame . However not being obligatory part of Conjurers equipment we can not really consider it a magickal tool or athame .


All sorts of Water , rain water, river water , mud water est. . Perhaps the most important in the Hoodoo is Holy water used to heal , purify , banish , exorcise or bless .
Blood is also used , mainly as sacrifice offer , then Vine as a base for drinkable potions , tinctures and similar .
Body fluids like menstrual blood , semen , urin and spit play very important role in Hoodoo magick , mainly as condensations ( items used in sympathetic magick to connect caster with the object of spell ) but there are other purposes too.
Bath washes are also widely used .


Candles and oils . We can hardly imagine a magickal system that would not use two mentioned . In Hoodoo those are use and a lot , there are many types of candles depending on purposes and even manner of burning and duration of the same process ( I will write an article on candle burning in Hoodoo , as soon as I get opportunity ).
Oils are very popular in Hoodoo and used for variety , often precise purposes . Let-s just name few since the name's usually tell all You need to know:
Adam and Eve Oil

Attraction Oil
Alleged to attract money, love, luck, success, or whatever you desire.

Black Cat Oil
A popular dressing oil among gamblers, also used as a form of "reverse bad luck.

Break Up Oil
Used by those who wish to break up a pair or lovers or a married couple.

Clarity Oil
To put an end to confusion and unknowing; for insight and true vision.

Court Case Oil
It is claimed that this will influence both judge and jury to decide in your favour.

Crown of Success Oil
Many people anoint the head with this for financial, school, or career success.

And many others . The image shows planetary oils used in Hoodoo


In hoodoo, "All hold that the Bible is the great conjure book in the world." It has many functions for the practitioner, not the least of which is a source of spells. This is particularly evident given the importance of the book Secrets of the Psalms in hoodoo culture.[18] This book provides instruction for using psalms for things such as safe travel, headache, and marital relations. The Bible, however, is not just a source of spells but is itself a conjuring talisman. It can be taken "to the crossroads", carried for protection, or even left open at specific pages while facing specific directions. This informant provides an example of both uses:
"Whenevah ah'm afraid of someone doin' me harm ah read the 37 Psalms an' co'se ah leaves the Bible open with the head of it turned to the east as many as three days."
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