and the Devil himself...

and the Devil himself...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Southern Folk Magic - Hoodoo in Savannah

Aunt Caroline Dye, Conjure Woman
I'm on my way to Savannah and have just discovered it's Hoodoo Central - here are a few of the beliefs and practices recorded by the Georgia Writers Project in, 'Drums and Shadows' - read the full text at

To dream of a dead person is a sure sign of rain.

If you hear an owl hoot in the day time, someone you know will die.

If you hear a ghost call you, they want to take you with them and you must tell them you aren't ready to go yet.

If the first person to come into your house on Monday morning is a woman, you'll have bad luck the rest of the week.

It is bad luck to borrow or lend salt.

Sweeping out the house at night will sweep your luck away.

Shaking a tablecloth out the door after dark will bring death in your family.

Laying a broomstick across the door at night keeps witches away.

If your left eye twitches, you'll get bad news. If your right eye twitches, good news is on it's way.

Placing a knife or a bible under your pillow keeps witches away.

If you blow on a coin, it will help you get more of them.

If you dream of a snake, it means you have an enemy.

Babies born with teeth will have bad luck all their lives.
Memphis Jug Band, Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues

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