Here is another one. I looked into some hoodoo sources on the internet and I find it very attractive. They say it a mixture of the african magic and other traditional magic from all other parts of the world. Could any wiccan or pagan witch cast a hoodoo spell or is it against the rules? Is hoodoo considert some kind of black magick? I know wiccans believe if u cast some kind of negative spell it will return to u three times over. Is it really the case or are they just trying to scare practitioners. In hoodoo you can curse people and get away with it when u do it right. Not that I feel a need to do this just trying to figure this out.
Here is the thing.
Traditional rootworkers made up the spells known as conjures or tricks for their clients. The clients are then given instructions on HOW to work the magic. That's it.
Not everyone was deamed worthy of learning complete hoodoo, because hoodoo isn't like Wicca. It was something like recipes. You take this plant you get this desired outcome, you mix this plant with this and you get this outcome. Hoodoo was majorily about two primary things:
1) Root doctors. Those who would be considered rootwokers, those who knew everything hoodoo, or enough to practice it and help people by employing the skills.
2)Those who may know a few tricks. Not everyone is trained into hoodoo or rootwork, but everyone eventually learns a trick or two. Such as putting red brickdust by your door to keep an enemy at bay. Or to plant monkshood in the garden to protect you from werewolves when the wolfbane blooms.
Take it from my experience of a hoodoo practitioner and also a practicing Pagan since I was six years old of course you can. But you need to be able to separate certain elements at times. Such as the rule of Three if you are Wiccan.
Hoodoo is about self power and empowerment and sometimes this means we can curse, control, command, manipulate, make people fall in love with us, break people up if we think they don't match, dominate our loves, bring peace into the home, and help us in gambling luck.
Hoodoo is very natural and deals with almost anything in nature. This also included animal parts. Hoodoo deals with folk practices, and so there are sometimes disturbing things a hoodoo-- not a lady hearted practitioner-- would do such as boil a black cat alive or use urine and blood.
Hoodoo doesn't involve sacrifice, however sacrifice can be implemented. Such as the chuparosa where one kills a hummingbird and dries the heart for three days and than crushes the heart into a fine powder.
Hoodoo is all about personal power. It is a practice and not a religion, but any religion can be incoporated into hoodoo.
Hoodoo isn't fluffy bunny bulshit either and can be very dangerous. We deal with many dangerous elements sometimes such as ammonia or mercury. These are more of the old fashioned practitioners, but even now a days with modern hoodoo practices bat blood ink is still sometimes made from real bat's blood or even certain curses or jinx breaking curios. aren't meant to be touched on the skin.
Hoodoo is very practical. That's what makes it also very appealing is the fact it is relatively cheap kind of magic that makes use of household tools and implements.
Hoodoo is about community. True rootworkers worked closely with their communities in helping to solve the problems for their people. Been a hoodoo practitioner is about pain in order to learn, and suffering to live. It is about sacrificing everything you are for the greater good and surroundings yourself to Higher Powers that are beyond our comprehensions. But underneath all that it is about enriching and empowering yourself to have a better future and a better chance in life.
Hoodoo is generally orally passed on, and is very hard to trully learn throuh a book. And even then the material on hoodoo is very, very scarce.
What makes hoodoo also very interesting is that it is purely North American practice and was founded in North America.
I hope this has helped a bit.