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Hoodoo You?

Hoodoo You?   The term “Hoodoo” is often associated with folk magic, and although there certainly may be some overlap in some places, it is often confused with Louisiana, or Haitian Voodoo. Modern practioners seem to use terms for it like “root work,” “conjure work”, or “root doctoring” as synonyms for which seems to suggest[…]

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Freemasons in Irish Folklore

Freemasons in Irish Folklore Last Month in my article about the massive storm that hit Ireland in 1839 I mentioned a tidbit that superstitious people seemed to blame the storm on Freemasons who supposedly had raised the devil and failed to contain him. Alternately, it was claimed that the Freemasons specifically called on the devil[…]