Though you do not have to be Christian to practice hoodoo, a lot of rootworking known to us today involves Christianity in different forms, especially the use of the Psalms as a way to bless, empower, and call upon spirits and the forces of nature in what we do.

The Psalms originally come from Judaism’s Tehillim and were brought into hoodoo through popularity within Christian folklore of the Kabbalah and other mystical Jewish practices related to the Psalms. Though putting the actual Kabbalah itself into practice is appropriative of Judaism, using the Psalms as a form of prayer and invocation is open to anyone and has been a part of how our ancestors worked the roots for a long time. You can find out more about the history of the Psalms in hoodoo here.


 

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