Posted on August 21, 2012 by James R. Yarbrough
Book Manuscript Excerpt: Part I Chapter Eleven (Abbreviated) I Work Both Sides of The Tracks When left to itself, the mind has no power of its own; it is powered by the world in which it exists. There were times—though very few—when growing up… Continue Reading “The Color Line”
Category: How You ThinkTags: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock Arkansas
How you think, is how you will feel, and how you feel is how you will act.
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Hoodoo is a form of predominantly African American traditional folk magic. Also known as conjure, it is a rich magical tradition that developed from the merging of a number of separate cultures and magical traditions. Hoodoo incorporates well established practices from African and Native American traditions, as well as some European magical practices and grimoires. It is often used to describe a magic spell or potion that also include conjuration, conjure, witchcraft, or rootwork.
The goal of hoodoo is to allow people access to supernatural forces to improve their daily lives by gaining power in many areas of life, including luck, money, love, divination, revenge, health, employment, and necromancy. As in many other folk religious, magical, and medical practices, extensive use is made of herbs, minerals, parts of animals' bodies, an individual's possessions, and bodily fluids, especially menstrual blood, urine and semen. HOODOO.
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