Course Description

Welcome to Foundations in Southern Rootwork. This course explores the concepts and practices of Southern Rootwork, Conjure, and Hoodoo through assigned readings, multimedia presentations, the exploration of the Doctrine of Signatures, the magickal associations of herbs, roots and plants, and core practices and rituals. 

If you want to learn the ancient wisdom of the Ancestors, look no further. If you need guidance and solutions to the problems of daily living, you need look no further than your kitchen cabinet or backyard for answers. We will teach you to see the world through a different set of lenses, one that is simpler, more effective and one in which YOU are in control.

Southern Rootwork is a living ethnobotanical, folk magic system of medicinal healing and coping through the use of herbs, roots, bones, and stones. Our course covers the gamut of how to create floor washes to wash away negativity and spiritual baths to bring luck and opportunity. We introduce you to little known secrets of conjure designed to improve your situation, whatever the situation, because Southern Rootwork is a solution-focused system of knowedge and way of life based on the ancient wisdom of our ancestors.

Course curriculum

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    1. Welcome to Class

    2. Copyright Agreement

    3. How to Access Course Content

    4. How to use this course

    5. Using a Field Notebook

    6. Questions?

    7. Before we begin...

    1. Chapter Objectives

    2. What is Hoodoo, Conjure, and Rootwork?

    3. Louisiana Swamp

    4. Putting the Root Back in Rootwork

    5. Hoodoo's African Origins

    6. Benin's Voodoo Fetish Market

    7. Test your learning

    8. Presentation: Hoodoo, Conjure, & Rootwork

    9. Glossary of Terms

    10. Ancestor Reverence

    11. Zora Neal Hurston: Genius of the Harlem Rennasaince

    12. Who's Who in Hoodoo History: Zora Neale Hurston

    13. That's Livin! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

    14. Conjuring and Conjure Doctors

    15. Jump at dis Quiz

    16. Curin' is Part of Rootworkin'

    17. Good For What Ails You: Secrets of the Bayou Healers | 1998

    1. Chapter Objectives

    2. Herbs, Plants, & Roots A-Z

    3. The Doctrine of Signatures

    4. Presentation: The Doctrine of Signatures

    5. Herb Spotlight: Five Finger Grass

    6. Presentation: Five Finger Grass

    7. Root Spotlight: Licorice Root

    8. Root Spotlight: Devil's Shoestring

    9. Presentation: Devil's Shoestring

    10. Devil's Shoestring

    11. Edible, Magickal, Medicinal Weed Spotlight: Chickweed

    12. Root Spotlight: Solomon Seal Root

    13. Presentation: Solomon's Seal

    14. Prescriptions of Rootdoctors

    15. Identifying Poisonous Plants

    16. Poisonous Plant Remedies

    17. Swamper Walk Assignment

    18. Swamper Worksheets

    1. Chapter 2 Objectives

    2. Black Salt

    3. Bezoar Stones

    4. Presentation: Black Salt in Hoodoo and Conjure

    5. Assignment: Protection Ward

    6. Buckeye Nuts

    7. Black Tar Balls

    8. Dirt Dauber Nests

    9. Wasps of Hoodoo.pdf

    10. Article: Dirt Dauber Nests

    11. Video: Dirt Dauber Blues by Memphis Minnie

    12. Devil Traps

    13. Cauls

    14. Fixed Onions

    15. High John the Conqueror

    16. Working the Root

    17. John the Conqueror's Morning Glory

    18. The High John Mojo Bag

    19. Huayruros (Ormusia), aka Crab's Eye, Lady Bug Bean

    20. Witches' Ladder

    21. Lightning Struck Wood

    1. What is a Mojo Bag?

    2. What Is in a Mojo Bag?

    3. Fast Luck Mojo Bag

    4. Don't Touch My Mojo Bag

    5. The Nation vs Nature Sack

    6. The Mystery of the Memphis Nation Sack

    7. Nickels in the Nation Sack

    8. Adorned by Power

    9. Root Doctor Blues

    1. The Invisible Culture

    2. Plantation Medicine and Root Doctor Cures

    3. Presentation: Little John to Chew

    4. Plantation Medicine and Health Care in the Old South

    5. Slave Medicine

    6. Secret Religion of the Slaves

    7. Hoodoo Religion and American Dance Traditions

About this course

  • $225.00
  • 109 lessons
  • Community Forum
  • Certificate of Completion
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