Voodoo love can spell can be performed by you, or by an ordained voodoo practitioner. Professional voodooists are known as hogans or voodoo priests and mambos which are voodoo priestesses. Basically, hogans and mambos try to clear the path and remove obstacles that stand in the path of love, so that love can pass through from one person to another. During the self-invited trance, the practitioner opens him- or herself to the right loa (usually, Erzulie, Aida-Wedo, or Damballa). During the trance, the spell caster becomes one with the spirit and gains an ability to channel the spiritual energies to create the desired effects.