Difference between Hoodoo and Voodoo
Hoodoo is not a religion where as Voodoo is an actual serious religion. Voodoo has nothing to do with Hoodoo other than sounding similar and both having roots in Africa.
A Hoodoo practitioner may follow Voodoo and vice versa. There are no limitations.
Hoodoo is basically a form of folk magic that involves working with roots, herbs, candles, psalms and saints. It originally developed in West Africa and is now widely practiced in Southern United States. Hoodoo became popular by Roman Catholics who invoke various religious catholic saints with offerings. These practitioners are often referred to as root doctors or healers or conjure doctors or conjure workers.Although promoted by Roman Catholics, Hoodoo can be practiced by anybody regardless of religion and a lot of hoodoo spells does not require you to invoke psalms or christian saints.
Voodoo is a religion and it invokes the power of African gods, ancestral spirits and deities. There are different voodoo practices based on the country where it originated and practiced but they all invoke spirits and deities. There is Haitian Voodoo, Jamaican Voodoo, New Orleans Voodoo, Brazilian Voodoo, West Indies Voodoo.
Contrary to what is portrayed in pop culture and media, Voodoo is not about hexes and curses using voodoo dolls. Sadly Voodoo is grossly misrepresented and misunderstood.
Does it work for Causcasian folks
Anybody regardless of age, sex, religion, ethnicity can apply hoodoo
Can you practice Hoodoo with no ties to Christianity
Absolutely. I dont use any Christianity or pslams in the hoodoo spells I do.
How would one start with Hoodoo
Read, read, read. The more you read, the more you will understand. Start with real simple spells like honey jars, baths, freezer spells, candles, sage, etc and slowly build up your skills. There are a lot of fun spells in hoodoo.
Why are hoodoo practitioner’s poor?
Not true. I have seen all kinds of practitioners. Some of them have established Hoodoo churches and opened very successful businesses and shops. Many hoodoo practitioners are generational and since most of them hail from poor communities with no means to attract customers in this social media driven world, then tend to stay behind but there are a few very famous Instagram hoodoo practitioners who even have their own reality shows. I am not listing them because I dont want to promote anybody. But a quick search on Instagram and you will see how rich and famous they are.
What made you get into hoodoo?
I started off in Hoodoo based on some of the superstitions and practices my mom and aunts were following. I wanted to explore more and curiosity led me to read more. Many things made sense and there are some which did not. I chose what I like and discarded the rest. There are some really weird and creepy things like feeding your menstrual blood to your man to bind him to you and keep him loyal. Hoodoo gives me a feel good and makes me feel like I have power to do something about my situation. For example, a bully boss , use a boss fix ritual.
Reason why Psalms are commonly used in Hoodoo
Hoodoo was made popular by the European Roman Catholic settlers who introduced Kabbalistic practices and hence a lot of prayers got incorporated.
Also there are designated pslams for designated goals in Hoodoo
Psalm 3 for severe headache
Psalm 9 for sick child
Pslam 51 for spiritual baths and cleansing negative energy and curses
Psalm 64 for protection from harm
Psalm 78 to increase psychic abilities
Psalm 29 for cleansing home
Psalm 65 for gamblers luck
Psalms 23 verse 6 brings you peace and calm
Psalm 26 money
Pslams 119 for empowerment
Psalm 111 to attract love
Power of the psalm books by Anna Riva
Godfrey Selig - Secret of Psalms is a really good reference.
Success and Power throgh Pslams by Donna Rose
What is the best Hoodoo Literature
To get started I recommend the luckymojo site which makes easy for a newbie to get their feet wet. If you want to advance your hoodoo knowledge you will find references and sources there as well.
Luckymojo has many books published and also made all of their content free at their website.
I hope this has been helpful and I have addressed everyone’s questions. If not, let me know and I will try my best to answer them. And anytime you need info, just drop a message and I will be happy to help.
Thank you for your questions and opportunity to respond.