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Angelic Spirit Work in the Hoodoo Tradition

De Osborn Frances em Tera, 27 de janeiro de 2015 s 00:14

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Angelica Root
Angelica Root (also known as Holy Ghost Root, Archangel Root, and Dong Quai) is widely
thought to be a powerful Guardian and Healer, and to provide Strength to Women. Angelica
Root is used by many people for the purpose of Warding Off Evil and bringing Good Luck in
Health and Family Matters.
Some folks tell us that they place the root in a white flannel bag, anoint it with Blessing Oil
and keep it near the Baby for protection. Others use it in a ritual magic spell called the Fiery
Wall of Protection. It is also widely claimed that dressing a whole Angelica Root and a pinch
of Lavender Flowers with Peaceful Home Oil and carrying them in a blue flannel bag will
bring Peace to the Home and Faithfulness to the Marriage.
In America, Angelica root is commonly found in African-American mojo bags prepared for
protection from evil, for uncrossing, and to break a jinx. In powdered form, it is an ingredient
in sachet powders used for healing and blessing. It may also be dusted on magic candles
used for protection and prayer in matters of spiritual peace and blessing.
In Mexico, when an adolescent girl has suffered a bout of susto (a form of supernatural
fright), she may be given a white flannel bag containing an Angelica Root and a small print
of Saint Michael Archangel to carry for protection.
There are actually seven Archangels in the Jewish belief, four of whose names are
mentioned in scripture. Two of them are symbolically connected to this root. Archangel
Michael, the eldest, is used with Angelica Root as a defender of women. Archangel Gabriel
is concerned with the announcements of pregnancy, is allied with this root in its role as an
herbal tonic for women's reproductive health.
Angelic Spirit Work in the Hoodoo Tradition
Angelic Spirit work in the hoodoo and conjure tradition often involves enlisting the psychic
aid of discarnate entities in order to accomplish specific prayerful, spiritual, or spell-casting
goals.
Angelic Spirit Work is also a term that covers a broad range of altar work and prayer as well
as magical traditions of spell casting in which root doctors may contact or seek the aid of
the angelic realm.
When undertaken by a professional rootworker, consulting with and petitioning the spirits on
behalf of a client may at times involve aspects of altar work and prayers, recitation of
portions of scripture, such as The Book of Psalms, and Candle Services. If engaged as a
form of divination or prophecy, spirit work may include mediumship or channelling.

Angelic Spirit Work is a concept that embraces many forms of contact with non-material
entities and the gaining and transmission of otherwise hidden knowledge. The four major
divisions of Spirit Work are religious, divinatory, magical, and mediumistic.
Spiritual entities consulted by a conjure doctor on behalf of clients may include Deities,
angels and archangels, personal spirit guides, as well as the spirits of ancestors and the
dead. Spirits may also include the spirits of places, animals, plants, water sources, and
beings other than humans; and a rich and varied roster of spiritual entities.
What is an Angel?
Angels, called malakhi in Hebrew, are beings of Spirit who function as the messengers of
God. Archangels, known in Hebrew as malakhi Adonai (Angels of the Lord) have dominion
over them. Guardian Angels are those Angels assigned to help individual beings on Earth.
Both Christian and Jewish root doctors may call upon the direct aid of Archangels, Angels,
and personal Guardian Angels for the help and protection of clients. Working with Angels is
a form of Spirit Work a term that covers a broad range of altar work and prayer as well as
magical spell casting in which root doctors may contact or seek the aid of Spirits and Spirit
Guides.
Spirit Work is a term that covers a broad range of altar work and prayer as well as magical
spell casting in which root doctors may contact or seek the aid of Spirits and Spirit Guides,
Angels, Catholic Church Saints, and/or Catholic Folk Saints.
When undertaken by a professional rootworker, consulting with and petitioning the spirits on
behalf of a client may at times involve aspects of altar work and prayers, recitation of
portions of scripture, such as The Book of Psalms, and Candle Services. If engaged as a
form of divination or prophecy, spirit work may include mediumship or channelling.
Spirit Work is a concept that embraces many forms of contact with non-material entities and
and the gaining and transmission of otherwise hidden knowledge. The four major divisions
of Spirit Work are religious, divinatory, magical, and mediumistic.
The following Angels and Archangels are petitioned for aid by conjure doctors and hoodoo
practitioners who are Jewish, Christian, Spiritualists, or folk magicians, or who serve a folk
magical client base. Each one has a story -- and a magical or spiritual specialty when it
comes to helping people.
Spirit work in the hoodoo and conjure tradition often involves enlisting the psychic aid of
discarnate entities in order to accomplish specific prayerful, spiritual, or spell-casting goals.
Four different Angel's are used for prayers, petitions, and spell-craft associated with the
Angels and Archangels among spiritual workers in the folk magic tradition. If you have a
specific Archangel or Angel that you are work with by all means tell your rootworker.
A Guardian Angel is a personal Angel who watches over one's life.

Angels, called malakhi in Hebrew, are beings of Spirit who function as the messengers of
God. Archangels, known in Hebrew as malakhi Adonai (Angels of the Lord) have dominion
over them. Guardian Angels are those Angels assigned to help individual beings on Earth.
Both Christian and Jewish root doctors may call upon the direct aid of Archangels, Angels,
and personal Guardian Angels for the help and protection of clients. Working with Angels is
a form of Spirit Work a term that covers a broad range of altar work and prayer as well as
magical spell casting in which root doctors may contact or seek the aid of Spirits and Spirit
Guides.
In Jewish and Christian belief, a Guardian Angel is commonly thought of as a personal
Angel, one assigned by God to watch and protect one's life, to prevent accidents, to steer
one towards the good and away from evil. In the Catholic Church, October 2nd is the Feast
of the Guardian Angels.
The idea of a Guardian Angel is a very old one, mentioned by the ancient Greeks and
according to some, hearkening all the way back to the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. In
the Tanakh or Jewish Bible (known to Christians as the Old Testament) the Books of Job
and Daniel both present beliefs based on the idea of a personal Guardian Angel. In the
Christian New Testament the books of Matthew and Acts also allude to the belief in a
Guardian Angel. Throughout the ages stories have been told of individuals who reported
interaction with their Guardian Angels. In some cases people believe that their Guardian
Angel steers them away from dangerous or life-threatening situations and in others they
have perceived to feel comfort, hope, or renewed strength during times of sorrow and
trouble. Many people believe that one's Guardian Angel will appear near the time of death;
this idea of a messenger who guides one during death is quite ancient.
Although Angels are generally thought of as not having a gender, it is common practice in
the Americas and Europe to depict Guardian Angels as women who watch over their
charges with the tender care of loving young mothers. Often they will be shown with whitefeathered wings and in white or glowing robes. Hoodoo root doctors, as well as practitioners
working within Spiritualist or New Thought traditions, often keep a statue of the Guardian
Angel on any altar where work is being performed for the blessing, cleansing, healing or
protection of clients.
Archangel Michael
Michael is recognized as an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions and is
one of only a few Jewish archangels who have been made a saint in the Catholic church.
Michael is mentioned by name is the Books of Daniel, Jude, and Revelation in the Bible
and is usually seen as the Field Commander of the Army of God. His iconography generally
shows him defeating Satan, crushing him underfoot while his hand wields a sword or spear.

Michael is one of the archangels called on by ceremonial magicians, and in these magical
traditions he is generally associated with the element of Fire. He is viewed as a powerful
ally for protection work against evil as well as for personal mastery. Names or images of
enemies may be placed under his statue while petitioning his help in spiritual battle, and he
is said to help the faithful defeat their enemies.
In the Catholic Church, nine-day prayers called novenas are prayed to ask Michael's
protection. As Saint Michael the Archangel, he is the patron of policemen, soldiers, and
security guards and he is honored on the Feast Day for all Archangels on September 29th
Hoodoo root doctors and Spiritualist practitioners who work with angels may keep a statue
of Michael on an altar where work is being performed for the protection of clients.
Conditions for which Archangel Michael is petitioned. Protection, Warding off Enemies,
Personal Power, and Mastery.
Archangel Gabriel
The Archangel Gabriel is a messenger of God in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and other
faiths. The name Gabriel means "strength of God," or "God has shown himself mighty."
In the Book of Daniel, Gabriel explains to Daniel his visions. In the Book of Luke, Gabriel
foretells the birth of John the Baptist to Zacharias and the birth of Jesus to The Virgin Mary.
And it was Gabriel who revealed the Koran to Muhammad over a period of 23 years.
John Milton's Paradise Lost is the first mention of Gabriel as the angel whose trumpet blast
brings the Last Judgment, an idea with no source in the Hebrew Bible or the New
Testament -- but of great frequency in African-American spirituals.
Gabriel is recognized as an Archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions and is
one of only a few Jewish Archangels who has been made a saint in the Catholic church. As
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, he is the patron saint of communications workers, such as
messengers, broadcasters, and postal workers. In the Catholic Church, the Feast Day for
all Archangels is celebrated on September 29th. Hoodoo root doctors and Spiritualist
practitioners may keep a statue of Gabriel on an altar where work is being performed for
the clients in need of blessing, healing, and tranquility or who seek help with issues of
fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth.
Conditions for Which Archangel Gabriel is Petitioned. Blessing, Cleansing, Healing, and
Tranquility. Fertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.
Archangel Raphael
Raphael is recognized as an Archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions and is
one of only a few Jewish Archangels who has been made a saint in the Catholic church. As
Saint Raphael the Archangel, he is the patron saint of doctors, nurses, and fishermen. He is
also petitioned by those who wish to meet their future wife or husband. In the Catholic
Church, the Feast Day for all Archangels is celebrated on September 29th.
Raphael's name is not mentioned in the Bible, but he appears in several books of Jewish
apocrypha. The story of Raphael is told in The Book of Tobit, which concerns the

adventures of Tobit's son, Tobias (also spelled Tobiah), who is sent by his blind father to
collect a sum of money that his father had previously loaned to a distant kinsman in the far
off land of Media. Raphael represents himself as Tobit's kinsman Azariah, and offers to aid
and protect Tobias on his journey. Under the guidance of Raphael, Tobias makes the trek to
Media, accompanied by his dog. Along the way, Raphael teaches Tobias to catch a fish and
to prepare medicine from its gall and a magical incense from its heart and liver. At the
climax of their journey, Raphael helps Tobias meet the young woman he is to marry and to
use the magical incense to deliver her from a demon hat has brought death to her first
seven husbands on their wedding nights, and on the return home, the fish-gall medicine
Raphael has made is used to cure Tobit of his blindness.
Raphael is usually shown with the young Tobias as they venture on their travels together.
Sometimes he is depicted holding a large fish, which he is offering to Tobias, and
sometimes the two are seen walking in the countryside with Tobias' faithful dog, as Raphael
holds the packet of medicine which will eventually be used to cure Tobit. Hoodoo root
doctors and Spiritualist practitioners may keep a statue of Raphael on an altar where work
is being performed for the clients in need of healing.
Archangel Raphael is petitioned for healing.
Archangel Uriel
Archangel Uriel is recognized as an Archangel in Jewish and some Christian traditions.
Unlike Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Uriel is not recognized as an Archangel in the
Catholic tradition. He is however venerated within the Eastern Orthodox churches and his
Feast Day is celebrated on November 8th known as the Synaxis of Archangel Michael and
the other Bodiless Powers. Uriel is often petitioned by those facing severe crisis, and is
believed to sometimes warn individuals away from danger.
Uriel, whose name means light of God, is believed to be one of the angels mentioned but
not named in the older books of the Hebrew Bible. Some Jewish mystical traditions hold
that Uriel is the angel of Sunday and of Poetry. Tradition holds that he was the angel who
checked for blood on the doors of the faithful Israelites during the final plague of the death
of the first born children in Egypt. He is also considered by many to be the angel who
warned Noah of the impending Flood. Uriel was recognized and venerated in both Jewish
and Christian tradition, including Catholicism, until 754 A.D. when Pope St. Zachary, in an
attempt to subvert worship of angels, struck off many angelic names from the list of
sanctioned angels. Uriel was among those who were eliminated from this list. However, the
Eastern Orthodox Church maintained its belief in Uriel's position as an Archangel and
venerate him still.
Uriel is usually depicted in fiery shades indicating the meaning of his name as "light of
God." He carries a book which originally was the Torah with Hebrew lettering, but in many
images today, has been changed to the Holy Bible with English lettering. A blazing sun halo
sits at his crown. Hoodoo root doctors and Spiritualist practitioners may keep a statue of

Gabriel on an altar where work is being performed for the clients in need of blessing,
healing, and tranquility or who seek protection while traveling.
Archangel Uriel is recognized as an Archangel in Jewish and some Christian traditions.
Unlike Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Uriel is not recognized as an Archangel in the
Catholic tradition. He is however venerated within the Eastern Orthodox churches and his
Feast Day is celebrated on November 8th known as the Synaxis of Archangel Michael and
the other Bodiless Powers. Uriel is often petitioned by those facing severe crisis, and is
believed to sometimes warn individuals away from danger.
Uriel, whose name means light of God, is believed to be one of the angels mentioned but
not named in the older books of the Hebrew Bible. Some Jewish mystical traditions hold
that Uriel is the angel of Sunday and of Poetry. Tradition holds that he was the angel who
checked for blood on the doors of the faithful Israelites during the final plague of the death
of the first-born children in Egypt. He is also considered by many to be the angel who
warned Noah of the impending Flood. Uriel was recognized and venerated in both Jewish
and Christian tradition, including Catholicism, until 754 A.D. when Pope St. Zachary, in an
attempt to subvert worship of angels, struck off many angelic names from the list of
sanctioned angels. Uriel was among those who were eliminated from this list. However, the
Eastern Orthodox Church maintained its belief in Uriel's position as an Archangel and
venerate him still.
Uriel is usually depicted in fiery shades indicating the meaning of his name as "light of
God." He carries a book which originally was the Torah with Hebrew lettering, but in many
images today, has been changed to the Holy Bible with English lettering. A blazing sun halo
sits at his crown. Hoodoo root doctors and Spiritualist practitioners may keep a statue of
Gabriel on an altar where work is being performed for the clients in need of blessing,
healing, and tranquility or who seek protection while traveling.
Conditions for which Archangel Uriel is petitioned for blessing, safe travel, warding off evil.