A Guide to Hoodoo Folk Magic
By Hoodoo Sen Moise
Due to the fact that, in all honesty, I say I know absolutely nothing about Hoodoo, I was pleased to see that the first chapter was entitled, “What is Conjure/Hoodoo?”
The author explains the when, where, how and proceeds to tell us of Hoodoo’s principles in chapter 2.
I love the explanation of how
“Conjure was birthed out of a need to overcome the
oppression of slavery. It was a way for the slaves
to turn the tide against the slave masters and take back,
at least in some way, what had been taken from them.”
He speaks lovingly about the ancestors, those who came before and laid the foundation for all that has followed.
There are a few chapters that discuss roots, plants and animals and how each have their own spirit. He discusses the “spirit of a place”, with a whole chapter on conjuring in graveyards.
“Conjure is not a religion, but a tradition of work that
holds strong ties with the Spirits, of the Root, God
and the Ancestors.”
There, too, were many quotes from the Bible that fit with this work.
Included are many recipes for oils, powders, workings, and mojo hands.
Hoodoo Sen Moise has written an informative, warm, loving book. His respect and devotion comes through in every word. If Conjure is something you have always wanted to learn about, this is the book to get you started.
About the Author:
Susan Morgaine is a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Writer, Teacher, Healer, and Yogini. She is a monthly columnist with PaganPages.org Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, “Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and “Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess”, as well as Mago Publications “She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines. She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through She is the author of “My Name is Isis”, one in the series of the “My Name Is………” children’s books published by The Girl God Publications. A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing Red Tents within MA and RI. She is entering her 20th year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute, as well as being a Reiki Master. She is a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at https://mysticalshores.wordpress.com/ and her email is [email protected]