CONJURE or HOODOO
I have been trained in Hoodoo which was my original source and introduction to a magical tradition as a child growing up in the South. Hoodoo is not a Religion but most people who practice it are Christian of some variety.
I have always felt connected to Rootwork. I relate this to my ancestors, my Great Grandmother was "the doctorin' type" and the distant African heritage in my blood. I also have that strong connection because of the heavy use of herb and plant magic, specifically plants that grow and thrive in the country that I was born and raised in. Even more specifically the Southern culture I was born into.
This system was brought to the U.S. by slaves. Many of the techniques used in Hoodoo have been speculated from originating in the Congo, even though the practice developed in the United States to what it is today. Make no mistake, even though we can see some Native American and European influences in Hoodoo, the roots of this tradition are African and should be respected and acknowledged as such.