Conjure: to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell. To summon (a spirit or demon) by magical or supernatural power. To ritually prepare a perfume. To create your world, New Orleans-style.
The use of candles was assimilated with New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo due to the strong influence of the Catholic Church where prayer is often accompanied by candle burning. When Henri Gamache published his book The Master Book of Candle Burning the practice took off around the country and it soon became an activity many spiritualists and rootworkers engaged in for themselves and others. Read more...
Smudging is a fabulous way of sanctifying your home, clearing away negativity and bad energy, and blessing your space setting the tone for a harmonious environment. The following ritual described is based on the Native American smudging ritual which traditionally uses sage, cedar or sweetgrass; however, any number of herbs, resins and incenses can be used to smudge your home and environment. Read more...
In the Hyatt texts, St. Expedite is referenced by an informant as as the Saint of Many Colors. She calls him this based on the fact that his clothing is very colorful. In fact, this color association between saints and their clothing and the color of candle used is observed with other saints, as well. Read more...