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Hoodoo in the Old Tradition

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The Search for High John the Conquer

HIGH JOHN THE CONQUER ROOT IS PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOT IN CONTEMPORARY HOODOO PRACTICE.  YET THIS SACRED ROOT IS NATIVE TO ONLY ONE PLACE ON PLANET EARTH.  THAT PLACE IS VERACRUZ, XALAPA & PUEBLA STATE IN MEXICO. With this in mind this researcher set our to answer the question " HOW DOES A ROOT THAT GROWS ONLY IN XALAPA, MEXICO BECOME IMPORTANT TO AFRICANS IN TENNESSEE, OR VIRGINIA OR CLEVELAND, OHIO.  HOW IS IT THAT THIS ROOT AMONG ALL OTHERS, MAINTAINS ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO AFRICAN AMERICANS WHILE OTHER ROOTS USED IN OLD TRADITION HOODOO HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN? 

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