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.


Please log in to view this content…

Only Hoodoo Library members can access this page. Please create an account or log in.

Why is this content protected?

The internet has become an incredible platform for sharing about rootwork and helping our community connect with each other to reclaim our heritage in these traditions. Unfortunately, publicly posting also opens up a whole world of possibilities for cultural appropriation, spreading misinformation, and other issues…

For all these reasons, the Library is only accessible to those who have an approved Library account in order to keep all the content in the hands of those who truly can practice hoodoo. Only people of African descent have the ancestral link to rootworking traditions that is necessary to practice them.

Click here to learn more about the Spirit Roots Hoodoo Library.

%d bloggers like this: