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. Housekeeping and Such

    2. How to Access Course Content

    3. How to use this course

    4. Using a Field Notebook

    5. Questions?

    1. What is Hoodoo, Conjure, and Rootwork?

    2. Putting the Root Back in Rootwork

    3. Louisiana Swamp

    4. Hoodoo's African Origins

    5. Benin's Voodoo Fetish Market

    6. Presentation: Hoodoo, Conjure, & Rootwork

    7. Test your learning

    8. Glossary of Terms

    9. Ancestor Reverence

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

    11. Zora Neal Hurston: Genius of the Harlem Rennasaince

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

    13. Jump at dis Quiz

    14. Conjuring and Conjure Doctors

    15. Curin' is Part of Rootworkin'

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

    1. Herbs, Plants, & Roots A-Z

    2. The Doctrine of Signatures

    3. Root Spotlight: Licorice Root

    4. Herb Spotlight: Five Finger Grass

    5. Presentation: Five Finger Grass

    6. Root Spotlight: Devil's Shoestring

    7. Devil's Shoestring

    8. Presentation: Devil's Shoestring

    9. Edible, Magickal, Medicinal Weed Spotlight: Chickweed

    10. Prescriptions of Rootdoctors

    11. Root Spotlight: Solomon Seal Root

    12. Presentation: Solomon's Seal

    13. Identifying Poisonous Plants

    14. Poisonous Plant Remedies

    15. Swamper Walk Assignment

    16. Swamper Worksheets

    1. Bezoar Stones

    2. Black Salt

    3. Presentation: Black Salt in Hoodoo and Conjure

    4. Assignment: Protection Ward

    5. Black Tar Balls

    6. Buckeye Nuts

    7. Dirt Dauber Nests

    8. Article: Dirt Dauber Nests

    9. Cauls

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

    11. Fixed Onions

    12. Lightning Struck Wood

    13. Witches' Ladder

    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 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. Plantation Medicine and Health Care in the Old South

    4. Slave Medicine

    5. Secret Religion of the Slaves

    6. Hoodoo Religion and American Dance Traditions

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