Some of my favorite folk magic sites.
Unless one keeps chickens or attends 4-H competitions, most of us will probably never see a chicken with frizzled (curled) plumage, what one blogger calls the “divas of the chicken world.” However, if you’re researching hoodoo for your books–as I have been–it’s amazing what you learn about all kinds of things that are indirectly related to your subject.
21 Ways to Use Florida Water Cologne- Florida Water Cologne is an all purpose blessing in a bottle. It has been in use for over 200 years and it is still just as useful today. It is a staple in many different spiritual traditions. In my post Bless your soul with Florida Water I talk about how “ it is used everywhere from Peru to Italy to Surinam for sacred blessings. Florida Water is recommended for dozens of uses and here are a few to get you started.
Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara. Zora Neale Hurston was an American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist.
✯ Aunt Caroline Dye was a famous hoodoo woman or two-headed doctor who lived in Newport, Arkansas. A spiritualist as well as a root worker, for the crudely sketched aura around her head and the winged, dog-headed figure with its hand or paw on her right shoulder-like her name were drawn on the film negative - indicate that she maintained contact with other-worldly spirits. The standing figure may represent a "spirit guide" or the Devil's black dog one meets at the crossroads.✯
Interestingly, there is no single, simple answer to this question. Hoodoo has been characterized as a spiritual practice, a healing tradition, an art form, and a style of magic. All of these are correct. In its heyday in nineteenth-century America, Hoodoo was understood primarily as something that one did.
HOODOO | is an Earth-based magical tradition grounded in the Black Protestant tradition of the Southern US. Hoodoo (rootwork, conjure, root doctoring, laying tricks, working roots, hoodoos or two-headed doctors. Hoodoo is NOT Voodoo (Vodou). Hoodoo blends the magical technology of Congo slaves taken from Africa in the slave trade, combined with Native American herbal knowledge, European folk magic and Jewish mysticism. Hoodoo is not a religion, it is a magical system.
BLUE WITCHES SALT.Blue Salt is used to protect against the Evil Eye, for Healing and Justice in court.. It can be placed under the bed, to help heal. How to make: In a Mortar and Pestle blend together Sea Salt (or any Salt of your choice) and Blue Flowers or Herbs of your choosing such as Blue Thistle or Blue Iris, along with blue food coloring if you so choose. While blending keep your intent of what you will be using the salt for in mind, placing all your energies into the Salt.
Hawaiian Black Salt (also known as Sal Negro, Hoodoo Salt & Witches Salt). Black salt has a very long history of use in rituals of purification, protection & blessing. Pagans, Wiccans, and Voodoo practitioners use black salt in their rituals. It is intended to be used to rid things of negative energies and to keep negative energy away.
Red Salt can be used in Spell work that involves, Love, Romance, Passion, Sex drive, Lust for life. Used in Spell work with Black Salt, can return a Spell to sender. Place around the bed, can spice up your sex life. carry in a sachet, it will help keep love strong. How to make~ In a Mortar and Pestle, blend together Sea Salt, and Paprika or Cayenne Pepper, and red food coloring if you choose. Place intent energies into the blend, of what it is you will be using the Salt for.
Green Salt can be used in Spells for Abundance, Prosperity, Money and Luck. Used with Black Salt, it can help bring good luck faster. Carry in a Sachet when looking for a job, Use on Gardening tools to help Bless them for a good season. (Do not on plants) How to make In a Mortar and Pestle, blend Sea Salt and green flowers or herbs such as mint, dill or basil. Green food coloring if you choose. Blend ingredients together, while placing intent energies of what you what