Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gang Of Well Dressed 20 Somethings Wanted For Gay Bashing Hate Crime

Not sure if you have heard it yet, but a group of well dressed, white, young men and women allegedly beat the shit out of a couple just because they were gay. It happened in Philly on Sept. 11.  One guy was beaten so bad he had to have his jaw wired shut. Allegedly certain of the male suspects approached the couple and asked them if they were gay. When the couple admitted they were, that's when the beat down ensued and when the rest of the group, including the women, jumped in on the action. This is exceptionally odd because of the size of the group, the fact that most of the suspects appeared well dressed and that women took part in the beating. Here is surveillance video of the suspects.




The great news is that Twitter has played a role in the possible ID of the suspects. You can read more at the link below.

http://gawker.com/philly-hate-crime-suspects-tracked-down-by-anonymous-tw-1635661609?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Every single one of them needs to be identified and brought to justice. If you know the identity of any of the suspects please contact the police.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Burning Powdered Incense


I know that burning powdered incense is something that a lot of people seem not be doing anymore. I'm not sure as to the reason but I think some people may think it's too hard or time consuming. So I thought I would give a few pointers for burning powdered incense.

Burning powdered incense tended to be the preferred method in conjure work once spiritual supply houses were formed. Some believe that it's because the powdered form allowed workers to add herbs, roots, oils and other items to the incense. I think there may be some truth in this but I also think the inexpensiveness of powdered incense is also a big factor.

The first thing to address is what powdered  incense is. Powdered incense used by workers is primarily a sawdust base that is colored and scented. It can be scented artificially or naturally, depending on the manufacturer. If it is self-lighting then it will contain saltpeter. If it is self-lighting you do not need charcoal to burn it.

Before we begin, you will need a safe object to burn incense in. It will need to have a relative flat surface and be composed of metal, clay/pottery, porcelain, glass or stone. Wood and the newer plastic/resin incense burners that are now being sold should not be used. If you do not have a proper incense burner or if you can not afford to buy one then it's perfectly fine to use a metal lid and/or an old can of potted meat, tuna fish or cat food can that is shallow and suited for incense burning. Another tip is to visit your local thrift stores. Many will carry small brass cauldrons, planters or bowls that work great as incense burners. If you are like me then with time you will form a small collection of incense burners for use in your work.

Once you have your burner then the next step is usually the formation of a cone. In the past powdered incense was usually sold in metal tins complete with metal cone formers. The one that I use came from an old can of Vantine's incense. You can see it in the pictures below. You simply squeeze it together and then dip it down into the incense powder to fill it. Use your finger to brush off the excess and then then tip it over onto your burner and then release the cone former and lift it up. You are then left with a nice cone of powdered incense.




Now, since it's nearly impossible to find these metal cone formers then one will need to improvise by creating their own with aluminum foil. The picture below will give  you an idea. It's going to be a bit more tricky to release the incense but you should get the hang of it. 


Now, the wonderful thing about self-lighting incense powder is that you don't have to form it into cones! So if you just want to scrap the home made cone former you can! Just take a spoon and place at least half a spoonful into your incense burner. If need be, use your fingers to shape it into a mound. Once lit it will burn just as good as if you fashioned it into a cone!


Now comes the lighting. Use a wooden fireplace match or a fireplace lighter to light your incense. I prefer the fireplace lighter but fireplace matches work just as good. 



The smoke that billows up from powdered incense is lovely, especially in a dark, candle-lit room and truly does set the mood for magic. Hopefully those who were a bit intimidated by using powdered incense will give it a try.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Ol Doc Buzzard Oil With Root Double Strength (2x)


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Ol Doc Buzzard Oil With Root Double Strength (2x)
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Clear
Label: A swami reading a crystal ball, though the actual crystal ball really can't be made out.

I like the retro label. The oil has a light, slightly sweet, chemical clean type of fragrance. I'm picking up on lily of the valley for some reason. There is a root included in the bottle and just like with the High John the Conqueror Oil with Root, it too appears to be a piece of dandelion root. I have no idea of the purpose of this oil or it's use. However, at the site is is described as being the same as a jinx-killer oil and one is supposed to add 9 drops of the oil to the bathwater daily. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 7. 

Note: This concludes the spiritual products I will be reviewing for Old Grandpa

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Fast Luck Oil


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Fast Luck 
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Yellow 
Label: The name "Fast Luck" has movement lines indicating it is moving fast. There is a star on the upper right, a clover on the upper left and horseshoes on the lower right. There is the phrase "so called" and the number 850, which is unexplained but may represent a lucky number.

I like the label. It's attractive and simple.  The fragrance is very light and seems to be mixture of cinnamon, bergamot and/or patchouli. I accidentally wiped some on my nose and within seconds it burned, so be warned. The burning actually surprised me because the fragrance is so light. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 8. 

Product Review - Old Grandpa - High John The Conqueror Oil With Root Double Strength


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: High John The Conqueror Oil With Root Double Strength (2x)
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Clear
Label: A white king and an image of a sunrise over a "castle" to the right.

The retro label is okay. The oil itself has a fruity fragrance that is not becoming of John the Conqueror products. There is a root included in the bottle but it is not a piece of John the Conqueror  and more closely resembles a piece of Dandelion root. I would not purchase this again. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 4. 

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Money Drawing Oil


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Money Drawing 
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Green
Label: An open treasure chest and a hand holding cash. The phrase "extra fine compound" is also listed.

I enjoy the retro labels of this bottle. The oil has a light pleasant fragrance. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 9. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Uncrossing Double Strength Oil


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Uncrossing 2X (Double Strength) 
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Clear
Label: A cross or "x" is struck by lightening and breaks.

I enjoy the retro labels on this bottle. The color of the oil does not match the oil shown at site. The oil has a nice camphor fragrance with notes of eucalyptus. It's a good "uncrossing"-style fragrance. I was very pleased with this oil. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 10. 

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Domination Oil


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Domination 
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Light Pinkish-Lavender
Label: A swami gazing into a crystal ball and receiving lucky numbers of "225".

I enjoy the retro labels on this bottle. The oil itself does not match the kind shown at the site, which is darker colored. The fragrance is a bit strange but not that unpleasant. I would not wear this as a personal scent but would use it in conjure work. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 9. 

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Follow Me Boy Oil


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Follow Me Boy
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Red
Label: No image, just the name of the oil on a paper label that has been taped to the bottle. 

The label on the bottle does not match the one shown at the site. The oil has a strange and somewhat unpleasant perfume fragrance. I was not impressed with this oil and would not purchase it again. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 5. 

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Commanding Oil


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Commanding 
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Clear
Label: No image, just the name on a piece of paper taped to the bottle


The label on the actual bottle is not the same as the one pictured at the site. It's just a simple piece of paper with the name of the oil that has been taped to the bottle. The oil has a nice perfume fragrance. The oil seems fine but I would most likely not purchase this oil again. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 7. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Come To Me Oil


Brand: Old Grandpa
Type: Oil 
Name: Come To Me
Package: 1/2 oz glass bottle
Color: Red
Label: A couple kissing

I enjoy the retro labels on most of the Old Grandpa line. The labels are merely printed on paper and attached to the bottles with clear tape. This oil has a weird herbal scent. I can't put my finger on it but it reminds me of rose, patchouli, and leaves with some cut grass thrown in. It may be bad tuberose. I would not anoint my body with this oil or wear it as a personal fragrance. I would strictly use it to dress candles and such for conjure work. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 9. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Testimony From A Client

This is Leina (fake name for anonymity). Leina hired me for several works and this is what she has to say about it.

Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 8:55 AM 
From: xxx 
To: "MySecretHoodoo@mail.com" 
Subject: Testimonial/work request 

Good morning Doc, Hope all is well. I am happy that I get to provide a testimonial for you and also hire you again for a cleansing. 

First the testimonial. 

Pseudonym: Leina 

Feedback: If you are on the fence about hiring Doc as your worker, just do it. You won't be sorry. Here is my story: I hired Doc because the last three years I had a streak of extreme bad luck. I lost my job, my side business failed and my partner dumped me. It seemed that everything I touched just fell apart even when things looked like they would work in my favor. I finally got hired again only to learn it was a bait and switch tactic. I ended up with a job that I absolutely hated (not the one that I applied for) but I took it because I learned about the switch after I already relocated 5 hours away from my home. I ended up leaving that job after a year and took various part-time work to make full-time money. 

 I hired Doc for the following: reading, cleansing, prosperity work, and work to help me to get more hours / a pay raise. I am happy to report that things are looking up for me again. Last week, my part time job turned into a full-time one. Although I did not get the pay raise I wanted, I am extremely grateful for full-time work in one county (versus working part-time assignments across 3 counties). 

 On a side note: If you hire Doc, please give it time and remain patient/positive, especially if things get worse. Case in point, I lost one of my part time jobs this summer. Of course I was worried about becoming one of the many underemployed folks out there. I informed the part-time job employer that I was available for more hours. I also submitted my resume to another place as a back up. At first I received an extra day/7 hours and then last week, I was brought on board full-time effective immediately. Best of luck to everyone reading this. Hire Doc. You have nothing to lose but whatever awful situation you are in.