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The Llewellyn Journal

The Nature of Hoodoo

This article was written by Stephanie Rose Bird
posted under Pagan

Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo and Conjuring with Herbs is a compilation of songs, recipes, tricks (spells), rituals, art, and folklore inspired by the magical path of Hoodoo. This innovative guide provides readers with ways to mark important rites of passage including puberty, pregnancy, weddings, childbirth, motherhood, menopause, and the afterlife. Some of the recipes and rituals are traditional while others are creative adaptations from my personal Book of Shadows. Readers explore the numerous possibilities for conjuring with herbs, whether used as tea, healing balms, wreaths, in mojo bags, on candles, or at the altar. Hoodoo herbalism assists readers as they conjure love, prosperity, luck, employment, relationships, abundance, and blessings. Information is also provided on dream divination, spiritual cleansing, floor washes, invocation, ancestor veneration, multicultural gods and goddesses, and elemental magic.

The title, Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones, captures the essence of the book:


If you’re looking for dark magic, keep on looking. There is no dark magic in my book. Negative energy is dangerous. Negative energy and evil deeds sent out into the world can easily reverse, taking roost on your doorstep. If you are seeking abundance, ancient wisdom, healing, or ways to celebrate life, pick up Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones—you are in for a good read.


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