Old time New Orleans hoodoo practioners were essentially prayer warriors. They could move with the spirit and pray with the spirit, with an incredible intensity.
They would use focusing tools, candles, oils, and herbs. They were often called root doctors.
Their source of power was the spirit and many of the spirits they would work with.
By recognizing these workers and learning from their procedures, this keeps a powerful tradition alive. Today, people share the procedures and rituals but they have sometimes lost sight of the key element which makes conjuring work and that is to be praying in the spirit and moving with the power.