Friday, February 27, 2015

Rapper Azealia Banks Comes Out Of The Broom Closet As A Witch

Azealia Banks is not a stranger to controversy. Now she is claiming that she is a witch. She's not talking about Wicca or any of the b.s. stuff invented by white people who then lie and claim that what they do is thousands of years old or is "Traditional Witchcraft". It's not. That's all b.s. invented in the 1950s. Instead, Azealia's talking about old-school African (and Jewish) folk magic and African traditional religions and practices.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/witch-symbol-feminist-power-azealia-banks

http://www.catholic.org/news/national/story.php?id=58929

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Steve Wehmeyer Would Like To Share His Latest Work With My Readers

My readers may remember my previous blog titled, Unkus Identified?, where I theorize that the "Unkus" spirit from the work of Harry Middleton Hyatt, may in fact be the spirit of White Eagle. (If you haven't read the blog post click the link above.)

I included a link to author Steve Wehmeyer's piece on New Orleans spiritual altars and their Kongo elements. Well, Wehmeyer is back with a new work which he would like to share with readers. Wehmeyer authored a chapter in, Esotericism In African American Religious Experience "There Is A Mystery" edited by Stephen C. Finley, Margarita Simon Guillory, and Hugh R. Page, Jr. 

Wehmeyer authored chapter 15 of the book,

Conjurational Contraptions: Techno-Hermeneutics, Mechanical Wizardry, and the Material Culture of African American Folk Magic


You can read this chapter by clicking the following link. Please be advised that there is a few hoops to jump through before you can read it. You can not simply view it at the site. You will need to download the pdf. Before you can download you will need to sign up for the site. You can skip many of the associated steps by clicking "skip step" at the bottom right of the page. Your tenacity will be rewarded. This is a fascinating read. 



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Product Reviews - Vandi - Break Up Oil


Brand: Vandi
Type: Oil
Name: Break Up
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Pale Yellow
Label: A broken heart
Link: http://www.grandmascandleshop.com/12ozoils.html

This oil has a pleasant fragrance which is inconsistent with it's purpose. I felt as if this was an unattractive label design. The oil is okay but it's probably not something I would purchase again.

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

This likely concludes my purchasing and reviewing of Vandi oils. I mainly wanted to try them out as Vandi oils are hard to come by unless you live near a store that sells them. Online I am aware of only one store, Grandmas Candle Shop, which carries a good supply. They are better than Indio oils for sure. Most of the labels are attractive. Many of the oils are pleasant smelling. If you are interested or curious, by all means give them a try.

Product Reviews - Vandi - Peace Oil


Brand: Vandi
Type: Oil
Name: Peace
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Clear
Label: A couple dining on the beach
Link: http://www.grandmascandleshop.com/12ozoils.html

This oil has a hair product like smell to me. The label was not applied correctly to the bottle. Overall I wasn't impressed by this oil but neither was I dissatisfied.

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

Product Review - Vandi - Fast Luck Oil


Brand: Vandi
Type: Oil
Name: Fast Luck
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Green
Label: A hand holding money
Link: http://www.grandmascandleshop.com/12ozoils.html

This oil has a subtle, perfume fragrance. The imagery is nice but I thought this oil was just so-so. I much prefer my Fast Luck products to have that classic cinnamon fragrance.

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

Product Review - Vandi - Siete Potencias Africanas Oil


Brand: Vandi
Type: Oil
Name: Siete Potencias Africanas (7 African Powers)
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Clear
Label: Classic "7 African Powers" Image  
Link: http://www.grandmascandleshop.com/12ozoils.html

This oil has a subtle, clean smelling fragrance. For those unfamiliar with this condition oil, 7 African Powers in hoodoo/conjure is used as an all-purpose blessing oil. The purpose is decidedly different for those working in other magical traditions which honor the 7 African Powers.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

How To Sabotage Your Conjure Work

If you are absolutely sure that you want to sabotage your work so that you are assured that your goal/desire will never manifest then I can help you. It's actually very easy. All you need to do is constantly obsess over the desire and dwell on it. So when you wake up in the morning it needs to be on your mind. You need to be dwelling on it all throughout the day. If you can combine anxiety and feelings of hopelessness combined with the inability to concentrate on anything else then that is best. If you can worry yourself sick then you are a pro! And when you go to bed at night make sure to constantly replay events in your head over and over again to guarantee that you toss and turn all night.  If all else fails, constantly tell yourself over and over again that you will not be successful. Repeat it to the point where you finally believe it. That's how you make sure that you are never successful and that any conjure work you do will be a failure.

This is sarcasm, by the way. If you want to be successful in conjure work, whether or not you are doing it yourself or hiring a worker, you can't act like this. You have to be strong. You have to know that you will see success. You have to be able to put it out of your mind and go on with your life. Because when the work manifests it will manifest out of the clear blue when you aren't thinking about it. If you continue to dwell and obsess over the work you are not only not giving God/The Universe time and room to manifest your desire but you are also telling God/The Universe that you don't deserve what you are asking for. Hence, you won't get it.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pat Robertson Warns Against Posting Ultrasounds On Facebook Lets Demons And Witches Curse The Baby



The sad thing is he isn't lying. Witches, workers and practitioners of various magical traditions do indeed use pictures, including ultrasounds, obtained via facebook.  However, Pat's still a horrible person and he's starting to look like the crypt keeper at this point.

This should be Pat's new intro:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Help Save The Monarch Butterflies

If I ask you to visualize a butterfly in your mind then chances are that if you live in North America you will visualize a monarch butterfly. Unfortunately, these black and orange beauties are under threat. Since the early 1990s monarch butterfly populations have dropped by 90%, due mostly to human use of herbicide and destruction of milkweed habitat. Monarch caterpillars dine exclusively on milkweed and so if milkweed declines, so do they. The good news is that it is relatively easy to help save the Monarch butterflies. All we need to do is plant more milkweed. Below are two sites where one can receive either milkweed seeds or plants for planting. If you have open spaces that are capable of growing milkweed please consider donating to help save these beautiful creatures.



As you may know, each year monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles into Mexico to escape the cold of winter months. In my state, the influx of monarchs in September and October, is a sign that Autumn is quickly approaching. I remember back in the 80s and 90s going outside and seeing dozens, if not hundreds, flitting to and fro. I also have many a memory of finding a fat monarch caterpillar. However, I haven't seen a monarch caterpillar since the 80s and haven't seen any monarchs for about 4 or 5 years now, which is quite sad. So let's fix this, folks!

For those who would like to grow milkweed for both the monarch butterflies and for magical and medicinal use, milkweed is used to prevent a person from entering a place by dripping the milky sap onto the doorstep while calling the person's name and denying them entry. Milkweed floss (the cottony part found in the seed pod) can be used to stuff pillows and doll babies. However, milkweed's main use would be in folk medicine where it was/is used for a variety of conditions ranging from the removal of warts to the treatment of dysentery, typhus, asthma and even skin cancers. Be advised that milkweed is toxic and should not be ingested. Skin allergies may result from exposure to the sap.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Mardi Gras 2015!



HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

Get your groove on and make sure to get some of that delicious King cake!