This listing is for one 2x3 inch resealable bag of Goofer Dust, packaged in a kraft paper envelope. Approximate weight 1 oz.
Goofer Dust is a very old African-American hoodoo curio used to trouble or harm an enemy, and basically cause them all manner of misfortune.
Recipes for making it vary, but it is almost always a mixture of simple natural ingredients, usually including Graveyard Dirt, powdered sulphur (which can give it a yellowish colour) and salt. Subsidiary ingredients may include powdered snake heads or snake skin "sheds," red pepper, black pepper, powdered bones, anvil dust, powdered insects or snails, and greyish, powdery-surfaced herbs such as mullein and sage. My formula follows the oldest traditional recipes.
The word goofer comes from the Kikongo word "kufwa," which means "to die." Goofer Dust is alleged to Jinx an Enemy in Family, Money, Job, and Health Matters. People well-versed in such doings explain that they have picked up a person's Footprint, mixed it with Goofer Dust and stopped the mixture up in a bottle, which they have then hidden in the crotch of a tree where it could not be found. Others claim that they have sprinkled Goofer Dust around an enemy's home, in the yard, or even in the bedroom, to cause Hard Luck and Trouble.