Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving And Wishbones!

I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Afer you have enjoyed your meal make sure to get the wishbone from the Turkey. The ritual for breaking the wishbone varies from family to family. When I was younger my Grandmother and I would simply get the wishbone and break it right then. Other families may wash and dry the wishbone first.

So you have your wishbone, now what? You need two people. Each person makes a wish to themselves in their mind and then grabs one end of the wishbone with their pinky finger. On a count of three each person then pulls their end. When the bone breaks the person having the longest piece of bone is believed to have their wish granted.

If by chance you do not wish to break the wishbone in this manner, one can also take the wishbone and wash and dry it. The wishbone can then be decorated by wrapping colorful thread around it. Once decorated the wishbone can be hung in the home for good luck.

Wishbone Ritual With An Unusual Twist!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rite To See If One Is Has Been Worked On/Hexed, Or Is The Victim Of The Evil Eye

I was listening to an interview with Dr. Evelyn Paglini and she mentioned a rite that one can do to determine if they've been cursed, been worked on, or are hexed. The ritual she gave is a very old genuine rite. What Paglini didn't know is that it is usually done to determine if one is the victim of the evil eye. However, it can be used in the manner that Paglini claims. Here is the rite below for my readers.

Take a bowl of water and quickly add to it 3 drops of olive oil. If the drops of the oil merge or cling together, you are fine. If the drops of oils scatter then you are under the influence of the evil eye or have been cursed/hexed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Strange Hoodoo Food Ritual

I found the following while conversing with a person online and letting them know that eating squirrels, especially their brains, can be dangerous as squirrels carry a version of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (similar to Mad Cow Disease) and which can be passed on to humans. Even cooking does not destroy the pathogens as the pathogen in question is not alive, but rather a "mutant" protein called a prion.

This is a recipe for "Burgoo", a type of stew. Pay attention to the end.

Kentucky Burgoo (Serves 25)

Makes 1200 gallons of stew; used for the Kentucky Derby Day celebration This recipe is from a very old southern cookbook entitled "322 Old Dixie Recipes"(1939)
Squirrels - 1 each 100 gals.
600 lbs. lean soup meat (no fat, no bacon)
200 lbs. fat hens, plucked
2,000 lbs. potatoes, peeled and diced
200 lbs. onion, peeled and diced
5 bushels of cabbage, chopped
60 lbs.of tomatoes, deskinned & chopped
24 lbs. of tomatoes - pureed
24 lbs. of corn, cut from cob
Red pepper and salt to taste and Worcestershire by the pint.
Mix the ingredients, a little at a time and cook coutdoors in huge iron kettles over wood for 20 hour, stirring constantly.
The name burgoo literally means a soup composed of many vegetables and meats delectably fused together in an enormous caldron, over which, at the exact moment, a rabbit's foot at the end of a yarn string is properly waved by a black preacher whose salary has been paid to date. These are the good omens by which the burgoo is fortified.

Of course the rabbit foot is for luck so this definitely is a Hoodoo ritual for the blessing of the Burgoo.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Notes On Curses

YouTube user thetoadsbool gives some excellent advice on using curses and more importantly, when not to.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Spider Dream That Came True

Yesterday I decided to take a quick nap for about 45 minutes. While napping I had a dream of being in my room and looking out my window. There was the silhouette of a huge spider dangling mid-air from a spider silk strand. I could see the shadow through the curtain. I was not afraid during my dream but was perplexed about how big the spider was. When I woke up I immediately thought that this might be a warning about someone doing work on me. Normally my dreams warn me in advance so that I can do work to protect myself. In these cases a threat manifests outside of my house in my dreams. Whatever the threat may be it always tries to gain access to my house. So I assumed that this may be a warning but I just didn't feel like it was the case.

About 2 hours later I was putting up Halloween decorations when I bent down to pick up a box. A large spider immediately crawled up my bare arm. With no fear I merely blew it off with my breath. I then realized that this was what my dream was about.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happly All Souls' Day.... & Pumpkin Seeds!

I missed posting something on All Saint's Day, and for that I apologize. Hopefully next year I will be able to post some very good information on All Saints Day and conjure work.

Today is All Souls' Day, the day to to honor the Christians who have passed on. It is a time set aside for honoring the blessed ancestors. As far as actual practices, a good activity to do is to visit the cemetery and spend time with our loved ones. Bring along items the deceased enjoyed in live, small treats, flowers, cigars or cigarettes, or libations of liquor. Practitioners can also create an ancestor shrine  with white cloth and white candles. As far as flowers go, mum and marigolds are the flowers of the dead but if these are not available then any white flowers will do. Sprinkle perfume on the cloth or else place a bowl of water into which perfume has been sprinkled on the altar. Place pictures of the deceased and items they enjoined in life on to the altar along with glass of water and treats. Say prayers for the dead and speak to them out loud and let them know they are loved, cherished, and not forgotten.

This may be a little too late for most people, but in the future when carving jack-o-lanterns, save the pumpkin seeds. Not only are they good to eat when roasted, but pumpkin seeds are also excellent for money and prosperity work.