Originating in the depths of the Louisiana Bayou, the magickal tradition
known as Hoodoo is filled with odd-sounding ideas such as the gris-gris bag
and the lagniappe. Based on elements of Voodoo, Hoodoo is a respected,
200-year-old magick tradition.
Now you can make use of Hoodoo secrets revealed in Charms, Spells & Formulas, by Hoodoo practitioner Ray T. Malbrough. This compendium of folk
magick is filled with techniques and recipes for incenses, oils, powders and
washes that you can use to make positive changes in your life.
You may have heard of the famous "gris-gris bag". Malbrough not only shows you how
to make one, he teaches you how to make them for a wide variety of purposes.
A gris-gris bag is simply a charm--a small, red, drawstring bag filled
with a number of common items. Do you know someone whose health is in
jeopardy? Include rosemary, carnation, eucalyptus and some other items. Are
you looking for love? Then your gris-gris bag should contain a pair of
lodestones, a beryl, and an orris root.You also get full instructions on how
to set up your altar and perform the ritual to charge the bag so that it
becomes a powerful magickal tool.
Another major part of Hoodoo is the use of dolls. These are simple figures
made of cloth and clay. You will learn how to use them to bring love,
happiness, and good fortune to yourself and others. You'll learn how to
overcome the evil eye and how to use a simple hurricane or kerosene lamp for
magick. You'll also learn how to use candles by adding secret selections of
powdered herbs to the oil used to prepare the candle for ritual. This way
the power of the rite is greatly magnified. With the help of this book you
can take the magick you already know and increase its power!
And, of course, there are the formulas. You'll find formulas for anointing
oils, washes, incenses and sprinkling powders, all of which you can make and
A lagniappe (a term used in Southern Louisiana) is a small bonus item a
shopkeeper might add to a purchase. The term has been extended so that it
applies to an extra benefit or gift. In Hoodoo, it relates to the influence
of Catholicism and the tradition of using prayers and psalms to assist in
solving your problems. Psalm 57 brings good luck while Psalm 69 will help
you break bad habits. Psalm 41 will help you with material needs such as
food and clothing. You will also learn which of the Catholic saints to
petition for various causes. St. Anthony will help you find lost things. St.
Elena will help you overcome sorrow and sadness. Sample prayers are provided as well.
If you want to energize your magick with a time-honored magickal tradition,
then Charms, Spells & Formulas is for you! Malbrough writes in an engaging
style that makes learning easy. But when you try it and see that you can
help yourself and others--that's when you'll discover the real power of
You may also be interested in:
Crone's Book of Charms & Spells
Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs