hoodoo

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hoodoo

1. a variant of voodoo
2. (in the western US and Canada) a strangely shaped column of rock
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This book is a guide to using conjure (hoodoo, rootwork) which first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic to achieve love, success, safety, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment; its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide.
A modern alchemist, Armand combines intuitive communication with the life force in herbs, roots, stones, and bones with a thorough knowledge of their applicability in a variety of world magical practices (including hoodoo rootwork and Latin American curanderismo) toward helping his international clientele manifest both short- and long-term goals and intentions.
Mathews, Rootwork: Description of an Ethnomedical System in the American South, 80 S.
The character suffers a fatal heart attack while following Mama Day's instruction to enter a chicken coop and bring back the unidentified cure for Cocoa, herself suffering illness brought about by the evil rootwork of a jealous woman.
Recent writing of this "virtual Caribbean" grounds narratives of psychic reassembly in sacred possessions (inheritances of property, language, music, rootwork, and Christianity) that work points of maximal Afro-creole authority.