The Voodoo Kit ~ available at The Witch’s Corner

This box includes:

1.  a wee voodoo dollie

2.  candles

3.  sea salt

4.  cemetery dirt

5.  straight pins

6.  coffin nails

7.  a small bottle of uncrossing oil

8.  incense

The Voodoo Kit

$15.99

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The incense (3 cones) are not shown in the photo above.

 

Maitresse Lucille

New Voodoo Dollie

 Maîtresse Lucille
This lovely lady is 15 inches tall without her headdress.  She’s filled with patchouli for general protection; roses to bring you love; marigold blossoms to enhance your psychic intuition and bring you business success; St. John’s Wort for good health; and cloves to protect you from gossip and lies.
Follow this link to purchase this item ~

Nice People Do Gray Magick

It’s time to pull this little gem from the pages of my Big Black Book.  Not for me, mind you, at the moment, but for a friend who is in need of this magick.  There is nothing worse, nothing more vile, nothing more evil or black, than a gossip.  My definition of this Cretan:  someone who deliberately makes up stories and information about someone that will harm their reputation, their business, their personal relationships, or any other aspect of their life.  Yes, I’ve used these spells myself, back in the day, when they were needed.  Yes, they work; they certainly did for me.  And yes, I’m a nice person, dammit, and nice people have a right to defend themselves, especially with sneaky back-stabbing liars and gossips.  Magick may be the only defense you have.

So I’m blowing the dust off these delicious binding spells and posting them here for my friend and anyone else in need ~

Binding a Gossip

Most of you reading this has, at one time or another, been the victim of malicious and false rumors, innuendos, or flat out bald face lies. This phenomena used to be contained to the narrow crowded hallways of junior and senior high schools, the quiet corridors of office buildings, the loud backrooms of break-rooms, local neighborhood cafes and bars…etc. With the advent of the internet, instant communication, and access that was previously unheard of, this interesting little social oddity is becoming more prevalent than ever, easier to manipulate, to spread, and much more destructive because of the wider audience and the hit and run methods available to anyone with a computer, or cell phone. However, even in the 21st century, gossip still travels the old fashioned way: by word of mouth.

And what makes gossip so popular is our naïve desire to believe what we hear, regardless of the source, whether facts check out, whether it makes sense, or even whether it is believable– the more fantastic and incredible the story, in fact, the quicker we are to accept it, or to eagerly pass it along.

There may not be much the mundane victim of gossip can do about it, other than an expensive and time consuming lawsuit perhaps, if the perpetrator of this brouhaha is sullying a public reputation, damaging a business, or causing serious complications in the victim’s life.

But there is something a Witch can do about a gossip.  She can bind the mouth of the one who is spreading untruths & fantastic stories. She can tie their tongue and still their voice. She can throw the negative energy they are generating back upon the perpetrator, where it will fester and putrefy, to destroy the hooligan from the inside out.

A Binding:

I have used the following spells personally, and I can tell you that they worked for me, often in explosive and unpredictable ways which left me open-mouthed and in awe of this magick. Karma has a way of stepping in to handle any injustice of life, and I have no qualms about stepping into the shadows to grab the light and use this energy to kick-ass. This is one of the benefits of being a gray witch.

If you have the magickal ability, control of your energies, determination and purpose, and if you’ve just plain had enough…you’ll find these spells to be just what you need.

For serious situations, use all three of these methods in tandem:

The Mirror:

Purchase a small hand mirror, one large enough for a small picture to fit within its center. Take a photo of the target and cut it out; lay it in the center of the mirror…vent now at the target, let all the negative energy that you feel for this person roil and boil to the surface, spit in his/her face if that is your inclination.

When you have spent yourself expressing your anger…sprinkle over this picture goofer dust, graveyard dirt, banishing powder. You could also add cayenne pepper, or any other herb/ingredient that you have successfully used in the past or that is linked to hexes/curses.

Now, encircle this picture with it’s mound of maliferous ingredients with a circle of salt– sealing the target within.

Find a safe place to keep this charm, perhaps beneath a dresser; and cover it with a bowl if you have pets in the house so that they won’t stumble upon it. Every once in a while, perhaps in conjunction with a waning moon phase, pull the mirror carefully out of its hiding place and re-sprinkle it with a bit of the powders; check the seal of salt and add to it if need be to keep the circle strong…each time you bring it out– throw your emotions at this individual.

The Poppet:

In addition– you can create a crude poppet, pin a photo of the face of the target on the face of the doll. Carefully, slowly, deliberately– stick straight pins through the mouth in a neat little row…rant, rave, spit, pound, stomp, rage. Throw your hatred and anger at this figure, then cover it in a black cloth and place it away in a secret spot.

The Witch’s Bottle:

You can also create a witch’s bottle…fill an empty bottle with pins, razor blades, shards of glass, needles, rusty nails– and a photo of the target. Add your urine to it. Close the bottle and seal it with black wax. Put it in a safe place and every once in a while, again with the waning of the moon, bring it out and shake it up— visualize the sharp objects in the bottle cutting the gossip, and the ability to gossip, from the target.

As I’ve said…

I’ve used these spells myself and was quite amazed at how well they work. But the thing is that this is an ‘ongoing’ thing, keep it up. Remember to check the mirror, less the circle of salt somehow get shifted about and create an opening. Don’t let the target sit in the bottle without bothering it now and then. Bring out the poppet, look into the target’s eyes and vent your rage ever so often…don’t let them forget, and don’t let them rest.

The energy will build.

The Witch’s Corner ~ Feeding Your Poppets ~ with Amythyst Raine (video!)

Poppets are available at my website, The Witch’s Corner ~
http://www.ladyamythyst.com/poppets.htm
Traditional poppets in Black (for justice, retribution, and binding); Green (health, healing, and prosperity); Red (love & passion, friendship, and relationships)…and More!  These poppets are created with twigs from my own trees; colored yarn; feathers; ribbons and such.  They are filled with magickal herbs and written intentions.  Because these hoodoo dollies are all created individually, by hand, there may be slight individual differences in the product.

Do you have a special request for a poppet?  Would you like one made specifically for you, including a poppet with Personal Concerns?  Email me and I’ll see what I can do for you: witch_of_endore@yahoo.com

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The Witch’s Corner ~ Poppets for Love, Health, Money, Protection n’ More!

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From The Witch’s Corner ~ Traditional poppets in Black (for justice and retribution); Green (health, healing, and prosperity); Red (love & passion, friendship, and relationships) and more!  These poppets are created with twigs from my own trees; colored yarn; feathers; ribbons and such; and they are filled with magickal herbs and written intentions.  Because these hoodoo dollies are all created individually, by hand, there may be individual differences in the product. ~ http://www.ladyamythyst.com/poppets.htm

Do you want to make your own hoodoo dollie, or just see how these dollies are made?  Watch my video that shows you how ~ https://youtu.be/dN6PGycwTHk

Occult Merchandise n’ Curios ~ The Big Guns

From “The Witch’s Corner”…The Big Guns ~ When you order your Hoodoo Dollie, you can include some specifics for your personal needs…court case issues; particular physical issues; relationship issues. The dollie I make for you can be specifically suited to your particular circumstances ~
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Confessions of a Pagan Mom~ Confession #10

Okay, there is just too much Witchiness in this post not to include a link to it here.  This is the last of the blog posts in this series (Confessions of a Pagan Mom), all of witch– er, which– can be found at my Other Blog, Every Cat Has a Tale.

Here’s a direct link to this particular post: click  Here

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Bad Mojo: Is someone messing with you?

Bad mojo, yes it’s real. Is it just a string of bad luck, or synchronistic events? No. It’s so much worse. It’s so definable. You’ll know when you are the victim of bad mojo…most definitely. There is nothing subtle about Bad Mojo. It’s vindictive. It’s like a sucker punch to the face. You’ll feel the swirling gray dangerous energy; sneaky energy sent by sneaky jealous mean-spirited individuals for whatever reason. When you feel it, you’ll know it. And when you know it, you’ll be able to do something about it. Yes, there are defenses for this type of magick. No, you don’t have to be a victim.

It’s here with me now, this energy, wreaking havoc in our every day life. Vehicles and appliances are breaking down– in rapid succession, one after the other, too numerous and too fast to be coincidental. Illness and unusual incidents are sprouting from the black energy; a series of opportunities lost to bizarre synchronistic events. Bad mojo is swift and destructive. It will leave your head spinning, and it often sends people into a panic. You have no idea how many messages and inquiries I get by people terrified of the fact that they may be targets for malicious magick.

Let’s see, where do I start? I would say “don’t panic”, but that’s like telling someone not to be afraid, or to stop crying, when it’s this emotion that they feel. You can’t stop someone from worrying, or panicing, or being afraid. In fact, it’s okay to be afraid– it will feed the adrenalin; it will add to the power and rush of your energy; it will promote whopping explosive movement of magickal intentions…So, “Be afraid, be very afraid”, as the over-worked movie line goes.

I feel like tapping into the number 9…(By the awful awesome power of 3 times 3)

Nine herbs for protection, to shield from unnatural illness, to ward off hexes and black magick:

1. marjoram

2. star anise

3. cumin

4. garlic

5. dragon’s blood

6. sandalwood

7. ginger

8. plantain

9. basil

How do we use these 9 herbs?

1. Marjoram:

Place a small bundle of marjoram leaves at the four corners of your house or property, and this includes everywhere you may be for extended periods of time– like your place of employment. These leaves should be replaced periodically to keep the strength and power going, say at each Full Moon cycle.

2. Star Anise:

To ward off hexes and bad mojo, you’re going to want to make a conjure bag to carry on you– in your pockets, in your purse, put it under your pillow at night. This bag will be your friend, your very close friend. About the only thing you’re going to do without it is shower– but you can still keep it close by!)

Besides the Star Anise, add a pinch of sea salt, garlic, and sage to the bag, along with a snippet of your hair, or fingernail clippings.*

3. Cumin:

You’re going to mix cumin seeds with sea salt to create a mixture you can sprinkle around the perimeter of your yard, around the foundation of your house, across the thresholds and window sills to keep Evil out. One word of caution here, if you use this stuff to sprinkle around the perimeter of your yard, everywhere you pour the sea salt, it will kill the grass. The first time I did this, I didn’t realize this would happen. We got up the next morning and looked out our upstairs bedroom window to see a clear and definite line of dead grass running all the way around the front yard. I thought this was hilarious. My (ex)husband did not see the humor in it.

4. Garlic:

For our purpose here today, the best thing I can tell you to do with garlic is to add it to your scrub water and go to town in your home– wash the hell out of the floors, the stair wells, and the front steps. If you do all this and you still feel Evil breathing down your neck, wash the walls and the windows, stair banisters, and dark and spooky closets and cubbies. Evil can run, but it can’t hide.

5. Dragon’s Blood:

Burn Dragon’s Blood, the chunks or powdered form, on charcoal. I’ve got some Dragon’s Blood incense that I bought the other day that I’m going to try for house cleansing and see how well it works. Frankly, I don’t like messing with those little round charcoals– and for newbies, this charcoal that I’m talking about is not the charcoal that you buy for grills, it’s different. It’s safer, and you can burn it indoors, just be sure that you have a strong fireproof reseptacle to burn it in. I’m still going to cross my fingers and go with the incense; it smells wonderful! (“Be gone, Evil!”, says Dragon’s Blood, kicking Evil in the ass as it rushes out the door.)

6. Sandalwood:

This is another Evil chaser that can be used for smudging, as in incense, or powdered sandalwood can be added to Brick Dust and Sea Salt and sprinkled across all the thresholds to your home. And I do mean *All* the thresholds!…main entrances; back doors; every single window– including tiny basement windows and attic windows; odd entrances like cellar doors, garage doors, etc.

7. Ginger:

For protection keep a whole ginger root under your bed or your pillow at night to ward off Evil Spirits that will prey on you when you are at your most vulnerable, when you’re asleep! This is another herb that is exalted for its ability to ward off Evil from property (and to protect those individuals who reside on said property). Keep it in conjure bags scattered throughout your house; use it to sprinkle doorways, sidewalks, and walkways. Ginger is reputed to slap negative nasty behavior and energy right back to the unfortunate turd who threw it at you– and they will feel it keenly. Take advantage of this.

8. Plantain:

This little herbal magick is going where you go. Tradition advises that you use the roots and leaves of plantain kept in a conjure bag in your vehicle to protect you from the jealousy of those who envy you. Apparently, it’s assumed that Envy travels, following you like a stealthy thief in the night, ready to steal your peace of mind, your self-confidence, and your success. (As a side note, plantain and calamus root are powerful partners for Safe Travel mojo bags, which everyone in my family keeps in their vehicles.)

9. Basil:

What a versatile herb!…Okay, here we go:

1) A Cleansing Wash– add it to your mop water, along with rosemary and a pinch of sea salt and scrub your floors with it.

2) A Dry Wash– sprinkle the dried herb on your floors, and using your Broom, sweep the basil and Evil right out of your house, swooshing them right out the front door. (You can even stamp your foot and swear and cuss a little, let the universe know just what you think about the situation. You’ll feel better, trust me.)

3) Body Wash– in a good sized glass container, make a tincture of Basil that you will use for 9 days to wipe down your body, using a white cloth. On the last day, stand at the threshold of your front door, and throw out any remaining water in the jar. Along with this water, you will be throwing out Evil energy, nasty intentions from nasty people, hate, spite, jealous, vindictiveness, plotting, and gossip. (Listen close, as the water hits the ground, you might be able to hear a squeal or a grunt as this energy is thrown back upon the individuals who are responsible for sending it.)

*NOTE: Fingernail clippings– to some people, the idea gives them the “ewwww” factor. But to me, it seems perfectly natural, as it probably does to most magickal practitioners. Now I’m going to reveal my little secret-slash-tip: To collect my own fingernails, to be used in magicks beneficial to Me, I wait until they get very long before I clip them. But there’s more…I paint them various colors to correspond with the type of magick I might need to benefit myself: green polish/healing; yellow polish/to facilitate communication and creativity; red/for love and passion spells; blue/for moon spells, those things that deal with the feminine mysteries, psychism, visions, dreams. You get the point. I carry the idea of “Personal Concerns”, aka fingernail clippings, one step further than the norm. I’ve never heard this idea anywhere else, so I don’t know if anyone has ever thought of doing this or not. But it works for me.

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The Witch’s Desk

I receive questions on an almost daily basis, in emails, through Facebook, the form at my website, and through other Pagan social sites.  I try to answer as many as I can, but I’ve realized that I’m running a losing race at this.  I’ve chosen a few questions that have struck me either with a sense of urgency, or maybe even a sense of alarm (like, wouldn’t the answer to this one be obvious!); and I’ve chosen a couple I want to include in this blog; one fits the sense of urgency, and the other one a sense of alarm.  These questions are going to be posted exactly as I received them, unedited:

1.  can you mix goofer dust into a run drink to make same one sick or maybe wi same cake 

No!…no, no, and no!!  Goofer dust is not edible and is not safe to consume.  The main components in the Goofer Dust that I make myself are cemetery dirt, sulpher (which can be purchased at a green house), and crushed snake sheds.  Anyone who doubts the effects of ‘magick’ would soon have their doubts put to rest if they got a chance to watch what happens to someone when Goofer Dust is used against them.  I know– I’ve seen it.  If you’re going to use this type of magick, use it as it was meant to be used– in the form of spells and mojo; just do not ever administer a poisonous or otherwise unsafe ingredient to someone through food or drink.

Better alternatives:  If you are in an abusive situation– go to the authorities or a local women’s shelter for help and assistance.  If you’re with someone you can’t stand– leave them.  If you’re angry with a boyfriend because he’s cheated on you– dump him and consider yourself lucky to have seen the light and dodged the bullet.

2.  Hello! I had some questions about the proper use of stones. Long story short, I have a roommate who isn’t the biggest fan of my life style. I’m very new to Wicca and I’m not sure how to feel about her recent actions. I recently got a kyanite stone for the house and set it up on a bookshelf with a few other of my stones to help the health of our home. She didn’t seem to really care all that much but I woke up this morning and she had knitted a gross around my kyanite stone. I’m hoping this is her way of showing she cares but I also don’t wan’t to interfere with the stones energy. If this impacts it at all will you let me know? Thank you so much! 

Her recent actions, even if good intentions were meant (and I’m not so sure they were), to touch something sacred and personal that was yours, is very disrespectful.  This would not be my favorite kind of roommate.  Have a talk with her; being open and honest is the best approach.  My ire is rankled a bit by this, so I’m afraid I’d tell her in no uncertain terms to keep her cotton pickin’ fingers off my stuff– and I don’t care if this is magickal items or mundane things (this is one of my personal pet peeves).  At least emphasize that she should not tamper with your altar, candles, stones, etc., as she’s messing with energy that she doesn’t understand.

Another way of looking at this:  She is Christian, I’m assuming, and she might be frightened of Paganism or any other spiritual path she’s been taught to fear.  Discuss the use of stones with her, as well as Wicca and the fact that this is an earth-based religion similar in many ways to American Native Shamanism, that there is no devil worship, that this is simply a god and goddess inspired spiritual path and the majority of people who follow it have good intentions, pure hearts.  You have to try and reassure her that it is not harmful and there’s nothing to be afraid of– which might be a tall order, easier said than done.

3.  Dear Amythyst Raine-Hatayama, I would like to know if I could and/or should desire a succubus for a Lover? Is this possible? I have read articles stating it could be done. Although my better judgement thinks a supernatural force can not be controlled for my use and may lose in the long run. Lost in time

Quite frankly, I don’t know, and I haven’t thought about it.  D.J. Conway touched on the subject of “astral lovers” in one of her books (can’t remember which one).  Personally, I find real-life relationships the most challenging and the most rewarding.  I’ll leave astral lovers of any kind for someone else to experiment with.

If I were you, I’d go with your better judgment.

4.  Hi, I came across your profile through an online page, where you’ve told that you practise witch stuff and you’re a good soul. I’m interested in being a witch, a good one and I was hoping if you could help me out, tell me your experience, how does it feel, can you still be connected to your god and stuff. I don’t know if its okay to approach you this way, but if you dont mind, I need advices. 🙂

I wish I had the time and energy to type out the oodles and oodles of experiences and advice you’re wanting to hear, but I just don’t.  I will suggest that you 1) make use of this blog; its filled with my personal experiences at practicing witchcraft, as well as information on this topic; 2) You’ll also find information along this bent in my book, “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”.

(I’m a good soul?)…I don’t believe I’ve ever said that of myself, but hopefully, I am.

Fairy Angels-- how's that for a hybrid mythical entity? :)

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So What Kind of Spell Do You Need?

Putting a spell together takes some thought, some research, some planning, and some foot-work (particularly if you don’t have necessary items on hand and have to purchase them, or cultivate them from nature).  So start with a question:  What kind of spell do you need?

Okay, I have a volunteer– “Stacy”.  She has asked me to put a spell together for her to help her with issues of fertility;  and she has kindly agreed to allow the making of this spell to be posted publicly, though her identity will be kept secret.  (Thank you, Stacy!)

First, what does this issue involve deity-wise; what planetary and elemental connections are we talking about here; what sort of herbs would add the energy needed; candle color; timing; what sort of ritual to set this magic off– informal, most likely for a solitary practitioner who practices quietly; what other objects or ‘personal items’ would we need to collect; how would we finish this spell up– release the energy– dispose of the remnants (Or would we dispose of the remnants?).  Can you see all the questions involved in constructing a spell?  Can you see why the practice of witchcraft can be a lot of work?  It requires a vesting of our energy, our mental thought and attention; it can be time consuming, and it must be carried off to work in the first place– which means making the time to actually cast the spell.

It isn’t easy being a witch.  It’s not like the movies at all.  There’s no big ole’ magick wand that we can wave with a special word or two spoken and ‘voila, the spell is cast and magick happens immediately.  Get “real”, sez I.  Here’s how real magick works, get ready to roll up your sleeves and put your energy into it…

First, the Deity:  It might surprise you that I’m not going to choose one of the many goddesses who are connected to physical fertility; instead, I’m going to invoke the energy and spirit of “Papa Legba”.  This entity was greatly maligned recently on a popular television program, depicted as a cocaine snorting devil with an unquenchable thirst for pure human souls (babies).  It’s wise to remember that a lot of what you watch on tv is Fiction, and that creating a riveting story is part of the screen writer’s job.  The ultimate irony in this is that Papa Legba is noted, invoked, and drawn upon by women with fertility issues, he is actually the anti-thesis of his television portrayal:

Papa Legba is the famous, and infamous, spirit of the crossroads, often appearing as an old black man.  He’s a spirit from the West African Voodoo tradition, and you will find him under the guise of many other names, including:  Elegba, Exu, and Papa La Bas– his New Orleans incarnation.

 Papa Legba is a trickster who delights in practical jokes and word games, but he is also a spirit of amazing generosity and protective care.  He protects infertile women, removing obstacles to motherhood; and he assists the poor, often opening up paths and removing obstacles that hinder their growth towards prosperity.  It is said that Papa Legba stands at the crossroads with his shepherd’s crook, where he opens and closes access to life’s path.

Now that we’ve chosen the deity to invoke for the energy we need, what’s going to go along with him???

Ideally I would prefer to work with the energy of a full moon, or at least a waxing moon.  Papa Legba’s ideal days are Mondays and the third day of every month.  Mondays– perfect!– connected to the Goddess, women’s mysteries, the Moon, the element of Water, fertility, women’s physical and mental health.

Candle colors and altar colors would be red, black, and white (Also, ironically, these colors are connected with the three faces of the goddess: red, the mother; black, the crone; and white, the maiden.)  The unique thing about being notoriously eclectic is that it broadens my spiritual path, allowing me to make connections and magickal links to topics, energies, and entities that those aligned with only one tradition or magickal practice might not think about.

The main herb I want to use with this spell is the strawberry…but you can also incorporate other herbs in this spell, and I would suggest herbs and flowers that produce through abundant seeds, such as dill, dandelion, goober daisies, cherry tomatoes, etc.

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Okay, we have our deity, the timing, the colors, the herbs, now you have to decide what kind of magick you’re going to use, how are you going to process this spell and cast it.  I’m going to suggest a combination of candle magick with a mojo bag, using the remnants left over to create the mojo bag that will be kept in a safe and sacred spot…and we can even do something especially significant here.  Stacy, I’m going to speak directly to you now– go to one of those hobby shops (like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s), buy a small wooden box that you will paint and decorate yourself in a way that resonates with you and your idea of a baby; decorate this box in ways that connect with your deep desire.  To this box you can add baby booties, a bottle of baby lotion, a pacifier, a letter to this baby, and whatever else you have room for that will bring this child to life in your mind, that will make its existence real and solid, so that you can almost bury your face in his fuzzy fine hair and smell the scent– most importantly, you will add to this box the mojo bag full of spell remnants– the candle wax and ashes (if you burned any type of spell paper with it).  You could also add to the box small bags of the magickal herbs listed above.

Put this box in a very special and safe place, and have patience dear Lady, nature will work it’s own brand of magick at the perfect moment.

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Employment Mojo Magick

With the following information, you can work your own magick,  move that energy,  go after that job that you’ve always wanted.  Create these bags with successful employment energy, with positive thoughts, with high aspirations.  Below are correspondences for the correct day to create your mojo bags (in magick, timing is everything).  What elements are you going to work with?  What herbs will you use?…and stones; and more.

Employment Mojo Bag

Day:  Sunday/jobs in the healthcare or spiritual field; Monday/jobs involved with feminine issues, charities, the occult, and new-age businesses; Tuesday/armed services, law enforcement, criminology, sports; Wednesday/the arts, writing, music, jobs involving mental endeavors– rather than physical labor– desk jobs, office work, computer programming, web design, etc.; Thursday/jobs in the legal field, jobs in the financial field, jobs that leave room for growth and promotion; personal businesses involving the enterpreneur; Friday/wedding planners, florists– or other jobs involving the growing and production of plants; jobs in the beauty field– including, esthetician, hair stylist, health spas, makeup company representatives or sales marketers, retail; Saturday/self-help businesses, exterminators, guards– either within prisons or security work, architecture, all aspects– including construction, landscaping, etc.

Planet:  Sunday/Sun; Monday/Moon; Tuesday/Mars; Wednesday/Mercury; Thursday/Jupiter; Friday/Venus; Saturday/Saturn

Element: Earth/jobs grounded in the physical; Air/jobs grounded in the mental; Fire/jobs requiring high energy levels and long periods of activity; Water/jobs associated with the ethereal, jobs requiring high levels of creativity

Color: Sunday/yellow or gold; Monday/blue or silver; Tuesday/orange; Wednesday/yellow; Thursday/purple or green; Friday/pink or green; Saturday/black

Herbs: Sunday/marigold, sunflower, chamomile, frankincense; Monday/calamus, myrrh, sandalwood, gardenia; Tuesday/allspice, dragon’s blood, wormwood, pine; Wednesday/fennel, marjoram, horehound, parsley; Thursday/anise, clove, hyssop, nutmeg; Friday/apple, cardamom, foxglove, lilac; Saturday/belladonna, morning glory, slippery elm, hemp

Stones: Sunday/amber or carnelian; Monday/moonstone or selenite; Tuesday/garnet or bloodstone; Wednesday/mottled jasper or agate; Thursday/amethyst or sugilite; Friday/jade or rose quartz; Saturday/jet or black onyx

Other Items: With this mojo bag you’ll realize how important are the associations that you have with various energies and intentions. The ‘other items’ list for the employment mojo bag will be endless and incredibly varied. Of course you’re going to want an item or image that is connected, in some way, with the job or position that you desire, and this will be where your own creativity enters into the magickal picture.

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The information for this blog post is an excerpt from my book,
“Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way”

Mojo Bags

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Poppets: Love ’em or Leave ’em; Cure ’em or Curse ’em

 When you purchase poppets from my website, they are charged and ready to go– all that’s left is for you to add a ‘personal’ touch with a photo, a lock of hair, a signature, etc.  But did you know that there is a ritual to ‘breathe them to life’ ?  Well there is, and I’m passing one on to you which I wrote myself.  It would be preferable to work this magic within a cast circle.  If you aren’t a practiced occultist, know that this ritual is not a requirement– but I won’t tell you that it doesn’t make a difference, because it sure can.

ImageAssemble those items that correspond to the four elements– a bowl of water, a lit candle, an incense of your choice, and a bowl of salt.

1.  Cast your circle & call the quarters.

2.  Have your altar prepared, the color of your altar cloth, the herbs and stones present all corresponding to your intentions.

3.  Upon this altar place the items belonging to the elements.

4.  Take a few moments to ground yourself, to gather your energy, to fill your mind and this magical space with your intentions for this poppet.

5.  Lay the doll upon the altar.

For the element of Earth:

Take a handful of salt and sprinkle it across the figure, saying:

“I infuse you with Earth, that you feel physical touch.”

For the element of Air:

Take the doll in your hands and hold it in the smoke of the incense, turning it, moving it, that it is consumed with the smoke, saying:

 “I infuse you with Air, that you think.”

For the element of Fire:

Lay the doll upon the altar once more and hold the burning candle above it, saying:

 “I infuse you with Fire, that your passion be unquenchable and you feel the heat of my fury (or love, hate, etc.)”

For the element of Water:

Dip your right hand into the bowl of water and sprinkle the water upon the poppet as it lay on your altar, saying:

 “I infuse you with Water, that your emotions be overwhelming.”

6.  Leave the poppet lay on the altar.  Take a deep breath and slowly lean over it, until you hover above it’s mouth, your own lips almost touching it.  Exhale now, allow your breath to escape from your body in one long warm draught of air.  And this breath shall enter the poppet and give it life.

7.  Open your circle, dismiss the quarters.  Do with the poppet what you must, according to your intentions.
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Court Case Mojo

The one time in your life, when you will be relieved of any control over what happens to you, what happens to a loved one, what happens to a victim, or what happens to a perpetrator, will be in a court room.  The one time when fate and destiny will definitely lay in the hands of a single individual (a judge), or a group of individuals (a jury), will be in the court room.  In a world of perfection, justice would prevail in these episodes 100% of the time; but we don’t live in a perfect world, and once in a while, this system– created by men, flawed by humanity, fails.  And when it fails, it usually fails in a big way, an irreversible way, an in-your-face-I’m-gonna-wreck-your-life way.  But we don’t have to close our eyes and wait for the consequences of this system to strike us in a helter-skelter totally unpredictable whimsical fashion.  We can take control of destiny, of fate, of our own circumstances, or those of a loved one, through very old, very powerful, very successful mojo…Court Case Mojo.

Herbs:  The herbs most likely used for court case magick include: calendula, cascara sagrada, deer’s tongue, dill, little John the conquer root, black mustard seed, poppy, shame brier, sumac, sugar, tobacco, slippery elm, cayenne pepper, cloves, belladonna.  For really vile cases, the most poisonous, disgusting, prickly, thorny types of herbs and substances you can think of is what you should be using.  (I’m sure there’s more than I’ve listed here, but this is a good start.)

Personal concerns:  hair, finger-nail clippings, saliva, bodily fluids/secretions, blood.  Items such as a piece of jewelry, a button from clothing, under-garments, a used Kleenex or handkerchief, a spoon, a shoe, dirt from a footprint; anything the target has touched, put in his/her mouth, an image (photograph), a signature, a hoodoo poppet, a doll (as in the Barbie doll types, with the correct hair color, dressed and named as the target) etc.

The methods:

The first method is one of my favorites and one of the most effective.  This type of spell-casting is not for the squeamish, or anyone who’s heart is not into what they’re doing 100%.  You can have no doubt that you are in the right and the target (damn them) are in the wrong.  You know when it’s right.  You can feel it, you can smell it.  The air around you will be charged with energy, with entities (spirits), it will almost unexplainably propel you along.  I don’t know how else to explain it, but when you’re called upon to cast this kind of mojo, you will know…

Hexing Poppets

These are the poppets that make the White Witches squirm; the poppets that people find the most intriguing and sometimes frightening; the poppets that wreak of mystery, foreboding, power, retribution, and revenge. In some circles, you might find controversy and arguments where use of the black hexing poppet is concerned, but you won’t find it here.

This poppet is considered one of the ‘big guns’. When someone in your life is making circumstances impossible, when someone is wreaking havoc in people’s lives, when someone is being just plain mean and nasty above and beyond what’s acceptable– it’s time for a magickal kick in the pants.

Day: Saturday

Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth/the physical realm, manifestation (bind the target’s ability to physically harm); Air/communication, the mental realm (bind the target’s ability to speak out of turn or inflict mental pain); Fire/passion and purging (destroy the target’s will power and protective armor); Water/emotions, visions, intuition (pick up empathically the target’s next move, stay one step ahead of them, and invade their dreams)

Color: black

Herbs: Return to sender/ginger, nettle, thistle; deflection/anise, blackthorn, ginger, nettle, paprika; retribution/cayenne pepper, blackthorn, belladonna, hemlock; curse/belladonna, cloves, dragon’s blood, hemlock, pepper, wormwood

Stones: jet, obsidian, onyx (black), sardonyx, tourmaline (black)

Other Items: this will be interesting…thorns; nails– especially coffin nails, if you’ve got them; razor blades, shards of glass; poison; personal effects– you betcha’; if you’re a gritty kind of witch– a chicken heart pierced with straight pins, snake sheds, a spider’s carcass– or flies; bodily secretions– of the disgusting variety; spit inside the poppet– with vigor and emotion; a slip of paper upon which you’ve vented your anger and thrown a curse upon the target; images or objects connected in some way with the behavior of this individual or the problems that have been created because of them.

(This spell is an excerpt from my online book, “Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way”.)

Beef Tongue Court Case Spell

This quaint little spell is steeped in hoodoo tradition, and if you are squeamish, it could be a bit of a challenge.  I have actually had the pleasure of using this delightful twisted magical gun when I was going through the legal proceedings of a nasty divorce and had reached the point where I’d had enough.  Of course, right in the midst of the best part of the spell, our neighbor lady knocked on the backdoor.  My girls practically bowled her over to keep her out of the house so I could finish the job.  This spell will work for you, I can tell you this from personal experience, so stick with it and see it through– make the gray witch proud.

Items needed:

1.  A raw beef tongue (You should be able to find this in the meat department of your local grocery store.)
2.  Several slips of paper and a pen
3.  Pins and needle and thread
4.  A strip of red flannel cloth large enough to wrap up the tongue
5.  Cayenne pepper
6.  Four Thieves Vinegar

Make sure you have a decent place to work where you’ll have plenty of room to spread things out and get comfortable, this may take a while.

1.  Begin by writing the names of the judge, the attorneys, adversaries, witnesses, anyone connected to your case who may have a negative impact or influence upon it or you on these small slips of paper– one name per slip!
2. Using a sharp knife, cut small slits into the beef tongue– a slit for each slip of paper.
3.  Insert one name paper into each slit.
4.  Sprinkle the tongue with cayenne pepper and Four Thieves Vinegar.
5.  Close the slits in the tongue with straight pins, or do what I did– sew the slits shut with needle and thread.
6.  Wrap the tongue in red flannel and place it in your freezer while the court case is in progress.  When you’ve reached the end of this ordeal and all is said and done, remove the tongue from your freezer and bury it in the earth.

(This spell is an excerpt from my book, “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”.)

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For anyone reading this who is especially sensitive to the darker energies and may have gotten a case of the heebie-jeebies as they’ve read their way through this blog post, don’t worry, you’ll be fine, believe me.  You might feel better if you’d 1) light a white candle, 2) choose a nice incense– like sandalwood or nagchampa, and light it up, and 3) sit a few small bowls of salt out about your house, or sprinkle (asperge) your space with salted water.  It’s okay– strong energy usually leaves an impression…that’s the point.

It’s All About Poppets

 

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 It’s all about Poppets this month.  When you purchase them from my website, they are charged and ready to go– all that’s left is for you to add a ‘personal’ touch with a photo, a lock of hair, a signature, etc.  But did you know that there is a ritual to ‘breathe them to life’?  Well there is, and I’m passing it on to you.  It would be preferable to work this magic within a cast circle:

Assemble those items that correspond to the four elements– a bowl of water, a lit candle, an incense of your choice, and a bowl of salt.

1.  Cast your circle & call the quarters.

2.  Have your altar prepared, the color of your altar cloth, the herbs and stones present all corresponding to your intentions.

3.  Upon this altar place the items belonging to the elements.

4.  Take a few moments to ground yourself, to gather your energy, to fill your mind and this magical space with your intentions for this poppet.

5.  Lay the doll upon the altar.

For the element of Earth:

Take a handful of salt and sprinkle it across the figure, saying, “I infuse you with Earth, that you feel physical touch.”

For the element of Air:

Take the doll in your hands and hold it in the smoke of the incense, turning it, moving it, that it is consumed with the smoke, saying, “I infuse you with Air, that you think.”

For the element of Fire:

Lay the doll upon the altar once more and hold the burning candle above it, saying, “I infuse you with Fire, that your passion be unquenchable and you feel the heat of my fury (or love, hate, etc.)”

For the element of Water:

Dip your right hand into the bowl of water and sprinkle the water upon the poppet as it lay on your altar, saying, “I infuse you with Water, that your emotions be overwhelming.”

6.  Leave the poppet lay on the altar.  Take a deep breath and slowly lean over it, until you hover above it’s mouth, your own lips almost touching it.  Exhale now, allow your breath to escape from your body in one long warm draught of air.  And this breath shall enter the poppet and give it life.

7.  Open your circle, dismiss the quarters.  Do with the poppet what you must, according to your intentions.

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Poppets: What Do I Do With It?

Poppets are popular.  I sell a lot of them from my website at The Witch’s Corner.  Some, I know for a fact, are going to be used for the intentions for which they were created, others are bought as a novelty item.  A wide variety of people purchase my poppets for magickal use, both experienced practitioners and the novice.  The most popular poppet question I get is from the novice buying a poppet for the first time for actual magickal use.  They have their intentions down pat, they’re running on a good amount of emotional energy, but once they have the dollie, the questions is:  “What do I do with it?”

Well, I’ll tell ya’…You can do a lot of things with a poppet and, depending on your intentions, it can be good things, or it can get pretty nitty-gritty.

Since the energy for magick is fueled by emotions, you can start with the obvious.  I’ve been asked if it’s okay to hit the poppet– Sweetheart, you can not only hit it, you can stomp on it, burn it, bury it, tie it up, smother it in the substance of your choice, perform bodily functions upon it, stab it with a knife or stick it full of straight pins.  You can sew the mouth shut; tape the mouth shut, blindfold it; or stick pins through the eyes.  You can scream at it; yell at it; cry at it; you can talk to it; lecture it; stroke it; embrace it; or throw it against the wall.

Whatever the purpose of your poppet is, whether for love, healing, hexing/cursing…remember that it is your emotions, and the strength of those feelings that are going to propel the magick forward.

There is a ritual for ‘breathing a poppet to life’.  This is not an absolute demanded requirement, especially for those who are inexperienced in the performance of magickal rituals, but it makes a lot of sense– and it’s really very simple.  I posted this ritual in my October 2010 Newsletter, and I’ll re-post it here:

Assemble those items that correspond to the four elements– a bowl of water, a lit candle, an incense of your choice, and a bowl of salt.

1.  Cast your circle & call the quarters.

2.  Have your altar prepared, the color of your altar cloth, the herbs and stones present all corresponding to your intentions.

3.  Upon this altar place the items belonging to the elements.

4.  Take a few moments to ground yourself, to gather your energy, to fill your mind and this magical space with your intentions for this poppet.

5.  Lay the doll upon the altar.

For the element of Earth:

Take a handful of salt and sprinkle it across the figure, saying, “I infuse you with Earth, that you feel physical touch.”

For the element of Air:

Take the doll in your hands and hold it in the smoke of the incense, turning it, moving it, that it is consumed with the smoke, saying, “I infuse you with Air, that you think.”

For the element of Fire:

Lay the doll upon the altar once more and hold the burning candle above it, saying, “I infuse you with Fire, that your passion be unquenchable and you feel the heat of my fury (or love, hate, desire, etc.)”

For the element of Water:

Dip your right hand into the bowl of water and sprinkle the water upon the poppet as it lay on your altar, saying, “I infuse you with Water, that your emotions be overwhelming.”

6.  Leave the poppet lay on the altar.  Take a deep breath and slowly lean over it, until you hover above it’s mouth, your own lips almost touching it.  Exhale now, allow your breath to escape from your body in one long warm draught of air.  And this breath shall enter the poppet and give it life.

7.  Open your circle, dismiss the quarters.  Do with the poppet what you must, according to your intentions.

Personalize your poppet…This means that you are going to do something to this dollie to imbue it with the energy and essence of the individual that it represents.  You can open it up and insert personal effects from your target; this could include– hair, fingernails, a small photo, a signature, a name-paper (their name which you’ve written on a small strip of paper), a kleenex they’ve used, a scrap of material from a piece of their clothing, a piece of jewelry–such as an earring, or a bead from a necklace or bracelet.  You can pin a small photo of their face over the face of the poppet; you can tie the poppet up with strip of material taken from a piece of their clothing…The ideas are endless.  The more personal the item belonging to the target, the better.

When you’ve performed your rituals, vented your emotions, worked your magick– then what?

What you do with this poppet at the end of it all depends on what this poppet was intended for– love, healing, health, or revenge.

Healing Poppets…You’ve created this poppet with tenderness and the desire for a loved one’s recovery from illness or injury.  Treat this poppet with as much love and respect as you would the individual you created it for, because– in essence– it is them.  Keep it safe.  When all is said and done, their recovery complete– or their passing eased with magickal assistance– dismantle this poppet carefully, lovingly, and burn the items in a bonfire to which you’ve added a handful of sage and rosemary.  Scatter the ashes to the winds.

Love Poppets…If you’ve created this poppet to bring romantic love into your life, you’ll want to keep it close, preferably in your bedroom, near your bed.  Keep it safe and secure, possibly wrapped in red satin and kept in luxurious circumstances– spoil it, lure it…seduce it.  Bring it out on the evening of a full moon, amongst soft candlelight and a glass of wine, to reinstate your intentions.  When the poppet has fulfilled it’s duty, destiny has knocked, and a lover has entered your life, hang onto this dolly– you might need it one day.

Personally, I don’t believe in  the unrealistic world of ‘happy ever after’ fairytale endings.  Mr. Right might seem like the cat’s meow right now, but along the way you may discover that this individual is not quite what you had in mind.  Fortunately, if you’ve saved this poppet, you can bring it out of it’s hiding place, dismantle it, take a nice long drive to some secluded area, and bury it– Mr. Right will be taking a nice long drive right out of your life shortly afterwards.

Hexing/Cursing Poppets…Poppets created and worked for the darker aspects of magick should be disposed of carefully, and definitely ‘off’ your property.  When retribution has been accomplished, the results are in, and you’ve made your point– dismantle this dolly carefully, leaving not a crumb of ingredients laying about.  Take it outside and burn it in a fireproof receptacle that you don’t mind disposing of.  When the container and ashes have cooled down, take the whole thing as far away from your home as is reasonable, and bury it .

However, with the dark dollies, there is also an alternative, one I personally find intriguing and useful…If this poppet was created for a target who may be contained temporarily with dark magick, but a target who is not going to be going away permanently– hang onto this poppet.  You might find it useful in the future.  You will keep this poppet under very careful conditions.  Personally, I prefer to bind it before I pack it away– literally– with wide red ribbon.  You will keep this poppet in a secure and secret place, knowing that you still hold the cards, knowing that you maintain control and can defend yourself should the need ever arise.


Black Poppets

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Mystery, gossip, fear, and foreboding…the Black Poppet’s legacy.  Black poppets are used for Cursing and Hexing.  This poppet is filled with the notorius goofer dust of hoodoo fame, a coffin nail and a black stone, with a pinch of graveyard dirt thrown in for good measure.  As with the other poppets, one side is clasped with a safety pin so that you may open it and add your target’s hair, fingernails, photo, signature, etc. 

This is one of the most popular items at my site– along with his big brother.  He’s gone through a bit of a metamorphosis since his inception.  He’s sassy, no nonsense, empowering, and bound to be a conversation piece.

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Enchanted Jewelry– Papa Legba Protection Spell

Moss Agate ring– .925 sterling silver–
size 8.5– large setting, big ring

 Papa Legba Protection Spell

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To this beautiful– and impressive– moss agate ring, I have called upon the hoodoo spirit of Papa Legba in the form of a protection spell.

Papa Legba is the famous, and infamous, spirit of the crossroads, often appearing as an old black man.  He’s a spirit from the West African Voodoo tradtion, and you will find him under the guise of many other names, including:  Elegba, Exu, and Papa La Bas– his New Orleans incarnation.

 Papa Legba is a trickster who delights in practical jokes and word games, but he is also a spirit of amazing generosity and protective care.  He protects infertile women, removing obstacles to motherhood; and he assists the poor, often opening up paths and removing obstacles that hinder their growth towards prosperity.  It is said that Papa Legba stands at the crossroads with his shepherd’s crook, where he opens and closes access to life’s path.

 Papa Legba’s days are Monday & every third day of the month, his colors are red, black and white, his numbers 3 and 23.

The agate in general is used in spells and magickal rituals involving strength, bravery, fertility, strength, courage, longevity, and healing.  It’s energy is receptive (feminine) and it’s element is the earth.

Due to its curious markings, which suggest moss or trees, the moss agate is considered the gardener’s talisman.  It’s worn to relieve a stiff neck, to lend energy to the depleted, and for healing purposes.  It is also used in spells involving riches, happiness, and long life.  Wear this stone to make new friends and to discover ‘treasure’.

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Enchanted Moss Agate Ring

Papa Legba Protection Spell

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