Because contemporary hoodoo is more a mystical tradition than a religious one, it is looked on with even more suspicion. The hoodoo way has always been an eclectic way shaped to the personality of the practitioner. What Ishmael in Mumbo Jumbo calls ‘awarding yourself the asson’. But though we lost more we have a flexibility the other traditions dont have. Hoodoo today, as is the Afroamerican community for which it speaks, in a state of flux and transition. A blank slate to be shaped as we see fit.
The cutting edge of Contemporary Hoodoo aspires to be a respected contribution to the Worldspirit - the global spiritual Work composed of the best of the national traditions. Where the essence of religions meet. The Holyground. Concerning itself then not only with its classic tribal roles of afrospiritual guide and guard but with the wellbeing of all peoples and all Jah creatures great and small. Guide and Guardian still.
Consequently the human condition, evolutionary illumination, community empowerment, divine and destinic guidance have become prime hoodoo concerns.