A Ritual to meet your Guardian Angels Spirit work in the hoodoo and conjure tradition often involves enlisting the psychic aid of discarnate entities in order to accomplish specific prayerful, spiritual, or spell-casting goals.Spirit Work is also a term that covers a broad range of altar work and prayer as[…]

A Ritual to meet your Guardian Angels

Knots The tying and untying of knots is used to bind and release energy in many folk magic spells and formulas. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks tied knots in cords for love spells. The “knot of Isis,” a red jasper amulet wound in the shroud of royal Egyptian mummies, summoned[…]


Initiation One of the most ancient of rites, initiation marks the psychological crossing of a threshold into new territories, knowledge and abilities. The central themes of initiation are suffering, death and rebirth. The initiate undergoes an ordeal, symbolically dies and is symbolically reborn as a new person, possessing new wisdom.[…]


  This spell is intended to add extra protection to you personally, not your home like the two spells above. The exact amounts of the herbs are up to you. You need:     • Rosemary • Rue • Lavender • Basil (fresh if possible) • Mint • A handful[…]

Herbal Protection Bath

Hohman, John George (d. ca. 1845) The most famous braucher in the powwowing tradition of folk magic, spells, hexes and healing. John George Hohman (also spelled Homan) was a German immigrant to America and the author of the widely circulated magical text The Long Lost Friend. Little is known about[…]

Hohman, John George (d. ca. 1845)

Also called “voodoo death,” hex death is death from a hex or curse resulting from black magic or the breaking of a taboo. The critical factor in hex death is belief. If a person believes that a witch or sorcerer can make him die by cursing him or by pointing[…]

Hex Death

 A spell or bewitchment. The term comes from the Pennsylvania Dutch, who borrowed it from their native German word for “witch,” Hexe, which in turn is derived from Old High German hagazussa or hagzissa (“hag”). In common usage, hex means an evil spell or curse, but among the Pennsylvania Dutch,[…]


Contemporary witches and Wiccans view healing as one of their most important functions. They use a wide range of healing techniques, including magic; herbal and folk remedies; body work and energy work; Native American Indian and shamanic techniques (see shamanism); and Western approaches to medicine and psychology. Some Witches are[…]


An old technique of magical healing by wise women and men, wizards and witches involving the measuring of the patient’s girdle or belt. Changes in girth revealed the presence of evil spirits or fairies which had invaded the body to cause the illness. After exorcising the entity, usually through charms,[…]

Girdle Measuring

A ritual kissing of five parts of the body, done in certain rites and ceremonies, such as handfasting, in some traditions of contemporary Witchcraft. It is done within a magic circle and is symbolic of the homage paid by the God and the Goddess to each other. The fivefold kiss[…]

Fivefold Kiss

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