Conjure, Roots, working the root, root doctoring: all names for African American Hoodoo. Hoodoo is a traditional African American folk spirituality that was developed from a number of West African spiritual traditions and beliefs. You will learn with this book not only the history, but also the beliefs, practices, spirits and saints which are. There are also spells working with mojo bags and poppets and incense. Hoodoo is not a religion. It is a magical system which this book is intended to demystify.