How To Make Our Ancestors' Foot Track Magic Powder

Look down at your feet. They are powerful weapons. Our ancestors believed our feet were important spiritually and many in the Mississippi Delta practiced “foot track magic” for protection. We can do the same today. Here’s how.

How To Make Our Ancestors' Foot Track Magic Powder
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Our ancestors in the 1920s and 1930s Mississippi Delta had a special understanding of what it meant to “watch your step.” There, we had the power to stop those who could harm us in their tracks.

Foot track magic is a hoodoo practice that uses the places we walk to cast spells. Many think foot track magic is all about curses, but in reality, this type of spell casting is about protecting our communities, families, and other loved ones from evil.

This spellcasting works by sprinkling a powder or placing some small object in the tracks, shoes, socks, or pathway of a person and setting an intention for something to happen.

To make this special powder, blend equal parts church yard dirt, black salt, black pepper, sulfur, cayenne pepper, dried red pepper, and nettles. As you mix the powder, recite the verses of Psalm 35

Take a moment to sit with bare feet. They are made from the love, joys, and struggles of those before you. Breathe in: my steps are powerful. Breathe out: I walk in the power of my loving ancestors. 

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