The Bible is replete with hoodoo and sorcery. The Philosophy of Fire is throughout the Bible and the most often quoted scripture in the OT is that "the fire upon the altar shall never go out", referring to the Holy Flame that burned in the Holy of Holies where the Arch of the Covenant resides. So the use of incense & candles in hoodoo and conjure is valid and as old as antiquity. Oh, did I mention the tongues of fire that descended on the Day of Pentecost?
As a thrice ordained minister and former pastor, I have spoken to this subject many times. All the input given thus far is sound but allow me to add . . .
Many of the Christian patriarchs such as Jacob, David, Daniel, Joseph and Moses practice the conjure arts. "Born Agains" will thump the Bible and parrot "suffer not a witch to live" and cite King Saul's encounter with the witch of Endor as an example of necromancy and black magic. If God intended for all practitioners of the conjure arts to be put to death, why weren't the patriarchs? Joseph had a diviner's cup that he used for scrying. The ephod that the high priest wore was a collection of gemstones used for divination. In the King's James Bible David ask for the ephod that he might divine the will of God. Moses used dust from the Tabernacle floor to cast a curse on married females that committed adultery. The effects of the spell were horrendous and indicated the woman's belly would swell and her thighs would rot. Jacob used branches (rods) from the Popular, Hazel and Chestnut tree, stripped the bark from them and placed them in the water troughs where the cows, sheep etc., saw their reflections and the next birthing season produced spotted animals when there were none previously in the herd of his father-in-law. Jesus the Christ used spit and clay to heal a blind man's eyes when He being the Son of God had only to speak the Word for the man's healing. Why? So that we too might follow his example and do greater works.
My favorite patriarch is Daniel who became Belteshazzar, master of the magicians. He could not have held that high position over all the astrologers, soothsayers and necromancers if he did not demonstrate the knowledge and efficiency of the occult arts of that day. Nor would he have had the support and respect of the King and his "psychic advisers" if he did not show mastery of the occult. I quote from Daniel 4:9 "O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no secret troubles you, tell me the visions of my dream that I ..."
In closing I recall my days as an Apostle in the Hope Tabernacle Ministries, Chicago, IL. The Right Rev., Dr. Apostle Sylvester Brinson, III, Prelate & Founder. I was a founding member of the College of Bishops and Apostles and Overseer of the Southeastern District (Southern States). My fellow colleagues many of whom were elder ministers previously associated with COGIC questioned my involvement in the occult and reputation as a root-man. They said I was backslidden and had departed from the Pentecostal/Full Gospel Faith. After all the hoopla subsided, the Prelate spoke from the word and said I am a modern day Daniel called to be the master of the magicians. He stated that no man could do this work unless God had given it to him. He cited the example when Jesus' disciples asked permission to burn down a man's ministry who was teaching and healing in Jesus' Name. Jesus responded to them that no man could do this work except the Father giveth it and "other sheep I have that are not of this fold."
So I conclude that the matter hinges on who do you serve? Do you serve Baal or Yahweh? To who do you offer the praise and glory for the gift to divine, direct spirits and conjure the elements as Elijah did? The admonition "suffer not a witch to live" is directed toward those individuals that worship the thing created and not the Creator. They are the ones that bow down to the golden calf and stone idols in obeisance when only the Most High, Yahweh, Jehovah, Elohim is deserving of worship. People that work with spirits should be aware that only the Father of Lies, Satan the Prince of Demons attempts to usurp the Glory that belongs to God. However even he will one day bow and confess that Jesus is Lord to the Glory of God the Father.