My name is Fredericka, though everyone calls me Fred. I'm a New Orleans Mambo and shamanic healer based out of Louisiana. My ancestry is African-American and Creole. I can trace my ancestors back to Benin, where they lived before being cruelly forced into slavery. I am also a Reiki master, Tarot card reader, Hoodooist and a member of the International Society for Natural Healers. I teach ancestral magic on Facebook in the groups Do You Hoodoo and The Hoodoo Box.
Hoodoo and following the path of my ancestors is the most important thing in the world to me. I believe in authenticity of practice, and I eschew appropriators who would turn this ancient practice into something it is not. Hoodoo is not love and light. It's not meant to be.
I am blessed to be able to follow in the footsteps of my ancestors who practiced, and I am blessed to be able to serve the lwa, the law of New Orleans voodoo. New Orleans Voodoo is a very different animal than Haitain Vodou, and unfortunately the practice is constantly being appropriated by those with less than stellar values.
Black women and men like myself are taking back our ancestral practices. It's what I live to do. Therefore I provide authentic products based on the recipes and practices that I was taught by family. My oils are all natural, filled with herbs and strained, and sat upon my ancestor altar for blessings before they are sent to you. I mean to share with you the best of what I can make, and I won't settle for less.
Thank you for visiting Conjuria! If you are interested in the religion, rather than the practice, please feel free to visit the website of my order, Order Kafou.