Friday, August 31, 2012

Cajun Justice

Just giving a shout-out for a show called Cajun Justice on A&E and the Biography Channel. It's a show similar to Cops that is set in Louisiana. Included is interesting things on Voodoo, curses, treaters, spirits, and more. Check it out if you can.

Warning Concerning 7 Day Candle Wicks & Wax

I'm pretty fed up with certain novena candles I use so that inspired me to write this blog as a warning for others.

There are three basic types of wick that you will find in 7 day glass candles. Those three types are the ones with the metal core in the wick, the unwaxed wick, and the waxed wick. I would not recommend burning candles that have the metal core wicks. The reason being is that when you burn them that metal burns up and is released into the air. The second type of wick, the unwaxed wick, is the wick that I find most annoying. I use a lot of Reed Candle Co.'s, 7 day candles. Almost all of their novenas or saint candles have the unwaxed wick. Burning this type is a royal pain in the ass. What will happen is that as soon as you light the candle almost all of the wick will burn up and only produce a very tiny, weak flame. If you are lucky, or about 50% of the time, that itty bitty flame will eventually grow over several hours into a normal flame. The other half of the time it will simply extinguish itself and you just wasted a candle.

Now, when this happens there are tricks you can do to try to salvage the candle. For one, with a long thin, preferably metal object, you can try to scoop away wax from the flame before it goes out. Another method you can use is to carefully insert a second wick. You can purchase wick and then just cut off a piece and using tweezers, carefully insert the wick next to the first one. However, usually what happens is that this is only a temporary fix and that as soon as the candle burns down past that second wick then it usually goes out. And remember, when the flame goes out like that, it's ruined and you have to start over.

I'm so sick of this! It gets on my damn nerves. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm tired of wasting money on these types of candles. You can't read this as a bad omen because it's a defect of the candle wick. So I've decided I'm no longer purchasing these unwaxed wick 7 day candles. It's a shame because most of the novena candles come with these cheap wicks.

So I do recommend that if you are going to burn 7 day candles that you only purchase the kind that has a waxed wick. These wicks are given a wax coating prior to the pouring of the candle. So when you light these candles the wick is not immediately burnt away. Instead, the flame feeds off of the wax on the wick, which in turn allows time for the candle wax to heat up, liquefy, and properly feed the flame.

Just thought I would pass that on. And if anyone from Reed Candle Co., is reading this. I just wanted to say that I love your brand. However, you really need to discontinue the unwaxed wicks.

Also, I need to let people know about something. A lot of people don't like to use brands of oils like Anna Riva, 7 Sisters of New Orleans, or Indio oils, because its "chemicals" and not natural. I got bad news for you. Almost all 7 day candles on the market are made with wax that has been cut with the exact same chemicals to make the wax soft. It's a type of solvent that they use to mix into the wax and to dilute the oils. That's why these types of oils are so "liquidy" and not "oily". They flow like water because of the solvent used. It's why almost all 7 day candles have soft wax or otherwise they would be just as hard as a taper or pillar candles.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Photographs From The Puckett Collection

This is a wonderful treat! Included at the site below are various images of root doctors and conjure workers from the early 1900s. Included is the silver dime charm worn on the ankle, the nutmeg worn as a charm, buckeyes, a conjure box, and the use of paper dollies.

Photographs from the Puckett Collection: folk beliefs of African Americans in the southern United States

Island Smith

Here is a brief article on a root doctor who lived in Oklahoma. His name was Island Smith.

Smith, Island (1877- ? )

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Lottery Changed My Life S1E1







I really enjoy Tim Schultz' story. He is the young man who dreamed true about winning the lottery. He was so convinced that he told all of his friends he would win and he did. On top of that he only bought 1 ticket. Again, that goes to show that you can indeed win off of just one ticket.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Blue Moon Friday

Friday is a blue moon. There are three basic definitions of a blue moon. The first definition is literally when the blue has a blue appearance. I have never seen this before but people swear that it happens. I see orange and even red moons all the time, but I haven't yet seen a blue moon. The second definition is the third full moon in a season with four full moons. This definition comes from the Farmers' Almanac. Normally each season has three full moons. Sometimes a season will have four and the third full moon is viewed as the "odd ball out" and is called the blue moon. The last definition of a blue moon and the one I go by is the second full moon in a calender month. Normally each month only has one full moon. Occasionally there will be a month with two full moons. August 1, 2012, was a full moon. The next full moon will occur on Friday, August 31, 2012. This will be the blue moon. This month's blue moon is important because it is the last blue moon until 2015.

The blue moon is a powerful time for doing money, gambling, and luck work. It's also possible to store the energy of the blue moon by gathering full moon water. Simply set out bowls of water and leave them outside under a fool moon. You can leave them out there as long as you want, even overnight, but just be sure to retrieve them before sunrise as sunlight will ruin it. Also, if you use quartz crystals you can charge these up in the rays of the blue moon in a similar fashion. Once again, don't let sunlight fall on the crystals.

Remember that the energy of the blue moon is like a reved up regular full moon, meaning that it's chaotic. It can be harvested for the good or the bad and can have either effect on our lives.

Anderson - Winning The Lottery Ruined My Life







The "curse of the lottery" is that 50% of big jackpot winners will go bankrupt within 5 years of their win. Winning a large sum of money can also cause problems among family and friends.

Cynthia won the jackpot via the "law of attraction", a.k.a. "magic". She wrote down the number "112 million" on a piece of paper, meditated on it, and then placed it on her pillow. I believe it was her father who bought the tickets though I'm not sure. However, only two tickets were purchased. This proves my point that you do not have to go nuts and purchase a lot of tickets. Many people win after only spending one or two dollars on tickets.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Secret Haters

I received an email yesterday from a person asking me to write something to "expose" a certain worker online. I replied back basically saying that I've already made my opinions known on this worker in past blog entries so there's nothing to expose. The response I got back today was one that called my response a "sanctimonious letter" and that all I needed to respond back with was either a yes or a no. Well, that nerved me a bit and I emailed the person back and was real blunt.

Secret haters out there need to stop being cowards. You want someone exposed? You want something said or written? Then you need to be the one to say or write it and you need to stop hiding behind other people. Just be sure you are strong enough to carry your own.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

My Tips On Reusing Empty 7 Day Glass Candle Jars

This subject was one of the things I was keeping silent on, only giving out a few hints in my blog. However, Momma Starr and Dr. Lovebug have already let the cat out of the bag on this so I will go ahead and blog on it.

You don't have to dispose of the empty 7 day candle glass jars. You can continue to work them and get "more bang for your buck". For example, I got rid of my money pot and instead use an empty 7 day "Lucky Flame/Money Drawing" candle glass and it works wonders. Once the candle has extinguished itself naturally you then simply add your ingredients to the glass jar, pray over it, mark it with oil and then you are good to go. In mine I like to only add silver coins to the jar, such as nickels, dimes, quarters, etc. My jar's already full so I'm going to go cash the money in for the largest bill possible and then place this back into the bottom of the jar. I will then continue to add silver coins to the jar until it's full once more. I will just keep repeating this over and over.

Another good way to reuse an empty glass jar is for sweetening work. Let's say you are burning a 7 day candle for peace in your home. After the candle has burnt out you will then add your pictures or names to the jar, pour just enough syrup to cover them, mark the jar with your oil, and then set it someplace where it won't be discovered. However, this trick may attract bugs so be careful.

A third way I work empty 7 day candles is what I call "water work". Basically you will take your empty 7 day glass candle, place your petition paper for whatever it is you want, place perhaps a pinch of whatever condition powder or herb you want, pray into the empty glass so that you fill it with your prayers and can see your breath on the inside of the glass, and then fill with fresh water. Mark the jar with oil and then set it aside. As that water evaporates your prayers will be carried forth.

I think most people also know that after you burn a 7 day novena to a saint you can then use the empty glass jar as a vase for putting flowers in as an offering to that saint.

Finally, I will share what "marking with oil" means as I'm sure some people don't know what I mean by that. When you fix your empty 7 day candle glass you will do your thing and then you will take whatever oil you are using. You will trace your finger around the rim of the glass in a clockwise circle to draw whatever it is to you. Then you will make three crosses on the glass with the oil while saying, "In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, Amen". Then you are good to go.

I will give a ward of warning though. I personally do not work with empty glass jars where the candle burning omens were not good. I would recommend not using those glass jars in this fashion.

Witch Box

Hello to my readers!

I'm still on vacation but I thought I would post on what happened to me yesterday. A client came to me and gave me a box. She had told me that she was going to drop it off but I must have forgotten as I went out shopping for the day. When I came home the box was sitting on m porch. She told me it was a surprise so I had no clue what was in it. Inside the box there was a note that said that this woman's aunt was a "white witch" and after she passed she had gotten this box. She kept it for a few years not knowing what to do with it and then decided that perhaps I could put it to use. There's a lot of witch tools and other items inside the box. It's a lot of occult paraphernalia. I wasn't quite sure what I should do with it either so I called her and she basically told me I could sell it if I wanted. So that's basically what I'm going to do. So in the next week or so I will be posting the various items and will ask only for a very reasonable price plus s/h on the items.

Thanks,

-Doc

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Note To Readers....

Starting  tomorrow I will be going on vacation and will not be blogging on this blog for about a week or longer. I will still be around to answer emails regarding people who may be wanting to hire my services or for people who might have a question. I'm actually not going anywhere, it's just that I need the time to work on things around the house and to finish some chores and projects I need to work on. So once again, you can still reach me via email at MySecretHoodoo@mail.com if need be.

Blessings,

-Doc

Voodoo & Witchcraft

If you read my blogs then you know that I don't shy away from the topics that the online crowd do. That's just part of my personality. I'm not scared to talk about certain subjects and I'm not scared of potentially putting of people or offending them. I'm not going to not talk about something for fear that someone may get offended. The reason being is that I do my best not to overstep my boundaries. As long as I'm within boundaries then if someone gets offended that's their problem. Because hoodoo/rootwork/conjure isn't an "anything goes" tradition.

Voodoo. We've all heard it. Everyone knows that people call this stuff "Voodoo". Today there are many black people who also think that hoodoo is Voodoo or that it is Voodoo stripped of it's religion, as in "just the magic". Of course this belief is incorrect. I'm currently in a little debate with a woman who claims that this is Voodoo AND Witchcraft. She is of course incorrect. The notion that this practice is Voodoo stems from the white "experts", primarily folklorists and anthropologists of the 1800s who were operating under the false and somewhat racist assumption that any type of spiritual practice associated with blacks was "Voodoo". This has snowballed throughout the years and has become perhaps the most popular term that outsiders label the practice as. We know this because when people think about Voodoo they automatically think of putting pins in dolls and burning candles and not actually venerating the Lwa, dancing around the Poto Mitan, or drawing a Veve. They automatically jump to folk magic. Calling this tradition "Voodoo" doesn't really bother me because it's such a old damn error. However, people really need to be educated on this topic as hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is not Voodoo and never will be. Voodoo is a religion. Hoodoo is a  practice, a spiritual tradition. We don't work with the Lwa. If or when we work with the saints, we work with the saints. The saints are who they are and are not simply masks for African gods or spirits. Voodoo is a religion. Hoodoo is a practice. One more thing to help clear this up. Voodoo is the name of a religion. In the Voodoo religion the priesthood does not put curses on people, yet people think they do. Instead, people go to a bokor, a sorceror, a witch. They will do curses and even nasty stuff to people. People use the term "Voodoo" in this case but that term is used incorrectly. It's like saying someone put Christianity on Judaism on someone. Instead, they put sorcery or witchcraft on them, not actually "Voodoo", the religion. Louisiana Voodoo is such a complete mess I won't even touch on it here at all.

Witchcraft. We've all heard this one too. Hoodoo is witchcraft, right? Nope! People want to turn it into witchcraft. That has been happening since at least Hyatt. Hyatt mixed hoodoo up with witchcraft or presented it as if it was the same thing. It's not. There are witches and there is witchcraft, but Hoodoo is not witchcraft and never will be. Now, certain fundie religious people will try to say that Hoodoo is witchcraft. It's not. They do this because they view it as a threat to the power of the institutionalized Church. Hoodoo used to be IN THE CHURCH but slowly fell out when people tried to mix it up with witchcraft. In some places it's still in the church today. Even black people have turned their backs on their roots and have demonized the practice. Just like there are many black people today who think that the practice is Voodoo. Older generations weren't confused on this matter. They knew it wasn't voodoo. They know it wasn't witchcraft. They knew that witches and witchcraft were a real threat but they didn't claim to be witches or to be practicing witchcraft. No true conjure worker, root worker, whatever, will claim to be a witch. It just doesn't happen in real life. Online you will find all kinds of nonsense. And people really need to purge their minds of the twisted and adulterated concept of witches that certain white people created starting in the 1950s. I think that is what is confusing people. People don't know what a witch is anymore. They think that witches are good and that anybody who does any type of folk magic is a witch. Not true! I'm not going to harp on about this as I've written plenty on this subject. The easiest way for people to understand the difference is by using the "Witches vs. Witch Doctors" analogy. Witches are evil. Witch Doctors fight the witches. It's just that simple. A conjure worker plays the role of the witch doctor in removing witchcraft and spiritually fighting witches. People will call them "white witches" but in fact this is an incorrect term as there is really no such thing and true workers don't use the label of witch to describe themselves. Not in real life. Online folk are sure to disagree with me because they are in the process of hijacking Hoodoo and turning it into witchcraft. I will end on this. Real witches don't claim to be witches either. A real evil doer will pretend to be a doer of good. A real witch won't admit they are a witch. Instead, they will claim to be a conjure worker, a Santera or Santero, A Mambo or Hougan, or even a godly Christian. Real witches hide themselves and only the ones who are truly nuts get busted by the police.

So in conclusion, hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is not Voodoo nor is it Witchcraft. However, you will continue to hear it being called by these terms and there is nothing I nor anyone else can do about it. The real workers know what it is. The outsiders and the fako's don't.

May I Have Pictures Of Your Work?

Every now and then I will have someone who is a potential client or someone who poses as one ask me for pictures of my work. I will not give out any pictures of my work to potential clients. For one, I don't photograph the work I do for myself. Second, I don't share pictures of the work I do for clients. Third, I do things that the other online workers don't know about and I'm not sharing my tricks with them. In the past online workers have taken some of the works I was physically taught from a teacher, not learned online in some rink-a-dink hoodoo class, and then lie and claim they've been doing that exact same work all along. I mean, I shared the works online. So I'm not against people doing that work. Instead, I'm against the fako's lying and claiming they've been doing that exact same work for years or that they were taught that exact same work by "insert name".

Now, if you are my client I do give you pictures of the work when the work is completed, as proof I did the work that I was hired to do. If the client is observant then they will be able to get some ideas of what I was doing. So I do give pictures of the work to my clients but I will not share pictures with just potential clients or simply the curious. That's just how it is.

Prayer Request For Ryan Buell of 'Paranormal State'

Some of you may know that Ryan Buell, the star of Paranormal State, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He's only 30 years-old, far too young for this stuff. This is a severe form of cancer. I don't know the particulars of his case, but I know the outlook is usually not good for this form of cancer. My grandfather actually died of it. So if people can take a few seconds and pray for him and send him some good energy I'm sure he would be appreciative.

My Reply To A Self-Styled Witch

I received an email from a person who read my other blog. I thought I would post my reply here as well.

Thank you for the email but I am not interested in interviewing people who claim to be witches. The rule of thumb is that if they claim to be a witch, they usually aren't. Real witches don't call themselves witches. The word 'witch' also does not mean 'wise one'. That was a lie that was put forth several decades ago. The word 'wizard' means 'wise one', but the word witch does not. In fact, we don't actually know what the word witch means. However, what a witch is has always been very clear. Witches are evil. They perform black magic on innocent people. They kill people and perform human sacrifices. They desecrate graves and corpses. They drink blood. They perform cannibalism. All the cultures of the past were opposed to witches and witchcraft. The Greeks and Romans outlawed witchcraft. The Africans killed witches. The Celts killed witches. The Norse killed witches. The Native Americans killed witches. Circa 1950 certain individuals began to twist the definition of 'witch' to make it mean something it never meant. So now witches are supposedly good and they have almost no power. They even claim that "real witches" don't put curses on people. Quite frankly these people are loony. They have no clue what they are talking about and they definitely are NOT witches. Would you call yourself a "good serial killer"? Of course not! There's no such thing as a "good witch" or even a "white witch". Witchcraft has nothing to do with paganism, "the Goddess", nor is it a religion. It's a practice, hence "craft" = skill, art, trade, or practice.

So you may think that you are a witch, but people like me who have not bought into the lies, yes lies, realize that you are not. You don't have to be a witch to have lpower. And yes, you are not a witch. I've met real witches and honey, you ain't anything like them. A real witch is powerful and dangerous. Real witches aren't anything like the hokey and cheesy new-age people who spout of "eclecticism", use crystals, and talk about karma this and that. Those people aren't witches.

Also, there is no such thing as karma. However, you can screw yourself up if you don't know what you are doing. This happens quite a lot with people who think they are big bad witches when in reality they are just deluded people who live in a fantasy world.

I don't mean to offend you but I'm so sick and tired of people who claim to be witches but who have no damn clue that real witches exist.
Here's some examples of "real witches"

1.) Muti Murders - Right now in parts of Africa "real witches" are killing children and albinos in order to use their body parts in black magic spells. They believe the most powerful parts of their body are the hands, skull, and genitals. You can google it to hear horror stories and survivor accounts. I just read the story of a boy who was kidnapped by a witch and was castrated and had his penis cut off. The witch then just dumped him and left him to bleed to death. Luckily he survived but he will now never be able to father children and will have to take hormones for the rest of his life. 

2.) A couple years ago a woman lured a man into the desert and sacrificed him in a ceremony. She later tried to claim that he had tried to rape her. She also claimed to be Wiccan and tried to cover up the ritual saying that it was just a Wiccan celebration for the Spring. Other Wiccans came forward and advised the police that she was lying because the Spring celebration was two months away or so.

3.) A woman was stopped at the airport in Florida. She was found to be in possession of dead babies. She admitted to authorities that the dead babies were for a sorcerer that she had hired to put a curse on someone. The witch in question was posing as a Santeria priest, but in fact he was a witch.

4.) A few years back a woman was arrested for digging up a corpse and placing voodoo dolls in the coffin and then trying to rebury it.

5.) On my blog you will read countless stories of real witches including blood drinking, grave desecration, animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and all kinds of sick things that real witches do. Lots of them murder people I have lots of cases of self-styled "witches" who are arrested for murder. Some of them are also pedophiles.

Once again, I don't mean to offend you but I'm sick and tired of loony people who don't know that real witches exist and that they are dangerous.

Cut And Clear

If you go online you will hear this phrase repeated all over the Internet hoodoo sites. You can always tell the Internet crowd because they are so freaking obsessed with honey jars, mirror boxes, and stuff like "cut and clear". Real-life workers aren't caught up in that mess.

The term "cut and clear", as pertaining to hoodoo, was invented by a well known Internet occult shop owner. I don't know why people use this as if this is some form of traditional terminology. It's not. It's just that woman's name for the line of products she sells. However, you will find "Clearance" spiritual products which predate this woman's wares.

All "Clearance" products are is simply variations of cleansing, uncrossing, cast off evil, or "block buster" products. That's it. If you don't have any Clearance oils for example then you can substitute with any other of those type of oils. The main ingredient is lemon. People have been using lemon juice to clean up messes long before lemon was used to fragrance cleaning products. Waitresses know tricks with using lemons. Older housewives knew the tricks of using lemons. So when you are using Clearance products you are using the mundane use of using lemons to clean up messes and putting a magical twist to it to clean up messes in your life.

The whole point of clearance is to clear things away, to sweep everything aside, to clear your path. When you are using these products you are doing so to remove somebody from your life, their hold on you, the emotional ties, everything. That person is history. You can also use it on bad habits or whatever messes in your life that you want gone. The key is identifying the mess in your life and the targeting that mess for removal. It's not going to be like Samantha on Bewitched where you can just wiggle your nose. It's going to take work and time but clearance can help you in the process.

You actually don't need any of the commercial products. So please don't think you have to run out there and purchase all these goods. You can use a lemon, scissors and a pen and paper and do effective work. You can also use a broom or a bar of soap. I use the bar of soap myself. I won't share that work though because you can't find it online. If you want to make your own oils then you can just purchase lemon oil or make it yourself. It's not hard to make. I make my own and it smells wonderful. Simply save your lemon peels. Tear them into smaller pieces and place in a bottle. Top with olive oil just so that it covers all the pieces. Cap the bottle and label the bottle with the day you made it. Set it aside. Every so often open the bottle up and check the smell. Use a spoon to stir up it and then recap it. After a month if you like the smell then you can strain the oil and re-bottle it for use. If the smell is not strong enough for your tastes then just repeat the process.. You can add rue, hyssop, broomstraws and/or salt if you prefer but it's not necessary. Or you can purchase lemon essential oil and then add it to a carrier oil. It's up to you.

I'm reminded of that song, "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye. Basically you know you have successfully cut all times with a person when they no longer have any power over you and you no longer think of them. They transition from someone who dominated your mind and life to "just somebody you used to know". Yes, unfortunately I've had to remove people from my life so I know from experience that clearance work really works.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lottery Tips

The purpose of this blog is to help people who play the lottery or people who haven't played before.

The first thing to decide on is if you are going to play simply for a chance to win the jackpot or if you want to win money, in whatever amount. You choice will determine your subsequent actions.

1.) If all you are wanting is a chance to win the jackpot then purchase no more than one or two tickets per play. If your playing just for the opportunity to win money then you can purchase more tickets.

2.) If all you are wanting is a chance to win the jackpot you may decide to only play when the jackpot has reached a certain amount. For example, many people only play the lottery when the jackpot is 100 million or more. If you are playing simply for a chance to win money then the amount of the jackpot is not important.

3.) What game to play? Right now in the U.S there three main lottery games. Those games are Power Ball, Mega Millions, and local state lotteries or multi-state lotteries such as Hot Lotto. Power Ball and Mega Millions will have higher jackpots. If you are simply playing for a chance to win any amount of money then it doesn't matter which game you play. If you are playing simply for a chance to win the jackpot then you will get more tickets for your buck by purchasing Mega Millions tickets. Currently Power Ball costs $2 per play. Mega Millions and the state-lotteries only cost $1 per play.

4.) Should you purchase the Power Play, Megaplier, or Sizzler option? It depends. Basically for a dollar more you can increase the amount of money won by purchasing this feature. Basically this feature allows you to increase your winnings if you purchase it. If you are just playing for a chance to win the jackpot then you do not need to purchase this feature. If you are playing simply for a chance to win money then this feature may come in handy. Mega Millions and the state lotteries tend to have the better multiplier feature compared to Power Ball as it can multiply your winnings up to four times the original amount won.

5.) If you can afford it, play a duplicate ticket. Sometimes more than one person wins the jackpot. In such cases the jackpot has to be split among the winners. If you have a duplicate ticket and those numbers hit then you will get a larger portion of the jackpot then if you only had one winning ticket. I usually purchase duplicate tickets when the jackpot reaches a very high amount, such as when the jackpot reached over 600 million recently.

6.) Quick Pick or pick your own numbers? It all depends. If you are playing simply for a chance to win the jackpot then it doesn't matter. If you are playing for a chance to win money then Quick Pick may be best for you. Some people claim Quick Picks win more often than when people pick their own numbers. I have no opinion on that.

7.) If I win the jackpot should I chose the annuity or the cash-option/lump sum? I can't tell you what choice would be best for you. You need to speak to a financial advisor who can determine which option would be best for you. I will blog more on what you should do if you win the jackpot in the future.

8.) If you pick your own numbers then make sure to play those numbers every drawing. There are countless horror stories of people who skipped one drawing only to have that be the day their numbers hit. The saddest case I ever heard was the woman who routinely gave her husband money to play her lucky numbers. She played it that way for years. Finally her numbers hit and she thought she won the jackpot. When she called her husband he almost dropped dead. He figured she had no chance at winning and so he spent the money on cigarettes, coffee, and snacks for himself. A few days later she filed for divorce.

9.) Sign your ticket. If your ticket is unsigned than anyone can get it and cash it in. So as soon as you purchase it, sign the back of it.

10.) Check your numbers yourself. You can watch the live drawing, check your local paper, or check the numbers online. Do not depend on the cashier at the gas station to tell you if you are a winner and how much you won. Unfortunately there are many cases of dishonest cashiers who lied to the person and either told them they didn't win anything or told them they won a smaller amount than they actually did.

11.) How should I chose my numbers? There are multiple methods. Most people use birth dates of loved ones. Another popular method is the "Saints/Sinners" method. This is done by using the birth or death dates of godly people or sinners. Some people chose their numbers based off of their dreams. There are two ways to get your numbers via dreams. The first way is the direct way where a person actually sees numbers in their dreams or is given something with the numbers on it. The second way is the abstract way where one has to interpret dream imagery, usually by referring to a dream book. Dream books will list various objects and items and gives their numeral equivalent. Another popular method is Lottery Wheels. Lottery Wheels do work but only if the numbers drawn fall into your picked numbers. Basically Lottery Wheels are a large group of numbers you choose yourself and then play various combinations of those numbers. The downfall is that numbers drawn must fall into your picked numbers in order to win anything. Also, you spend more money on tickets by using Lottery Wheels.

12.) Avoid popular numbers like the number 7 for example. So many people play the lucky numbers that if you win the jackpot you will likely have to share it with many people.

13.) Do use the number 13. Currently many people still think that the number 13 is unlucky and so they won't play it. Therefore if you play it and win the jackpot you stand a better chance of being the sole jackpot winner.

14.) Do not play all consecutive numbers, such as; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. The chances of such number combinations hitting is almost zero. You can chose a pair of consecutive numbers as pairs of consecutive numbers happen frequently. A trio of consecutive numbers happens less often than a pair of consecutive numbers.

15.) Avoid all even or all odd numbers. The chances of such number combinations being drawn is very slim.

16.) Avoid all "high" or "low" number combinations. High and low number combinations are found by taking the total numbers available and dividing them by 2. So for example, if by chance the possible numbers that could be drawn is 100 then anything under 50 is a low number and anything 50 or higher is a high number.

17.) Avoid all numbers in the same ten-digit sections, such all numbers in the "20s", like 20, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, etc. The chance of those number combinations being drawn is slim.

18.) If you are playing numbers you pick yourself, go online and check to see if that number combination has ever hit the jackpot before. The chances of a number combination hitting the jackpot twice is slim. In fact, I don't think it has ever happened to date, or at least from records kept since the 90s. Most lottery websites have features where people can check to see if that number combination has ever won the jackpot before.

19.) If you are using Quick Pick then you cannot use many of the tips I list above for picking numbers. However, there is something you can do to help prevent weird number combinations. Purchase your plays on separate tickets. Currently if you go purchase three Power Ball plays then they will all be on the same ticket. I've found from personal experience that when I do this I get really weird number combinations that have little to no chance of hitting. For example, I once got 4 consecutive numbers before by purchasing Quick Pick tickets. I've also had on multiple occasions almost the same numbers repeated. For example, the last time I purchased multiple plays on the same ticket I got the numbers 46, 48, and 50 on almost all the plays. I've found that by asking for plays on separate tickets that you often avoid such weird number combinations.

20.) Purchase your tickets at your lucky location. You need to feel good about the place you purchase your tickets from. Some locations have a reputation of being lucky and having multiple winners. There are a few places around the nation where people travel hundreds of miles, even from out of state, in order to play because that location has had so many winners. My brother swears by this method. He will only purchase tickets from locations he has won money from before. If he tries some place new and doesn't win, he doesn't go back.

21.) Avoid "Lotto Fever". When the jackpot gets high people go nutty-nuts. If you catch "Lotto Fever" you will likely spend far more money on tickets than usual and this is a shame. Remember, if you are playing only for a chane to win the jackpot then you only need to purchase one or two tickets. Purchasing multiple tickets will not increase your odds greatly in favor of winning. I like to read lottery stories. In all my time of reading such stories I only remember one case of a man who spend $98 on lottery tickets and won the jackpot. Most winners have won their jackpots on only a few dollars worth of tickets. Most of these stories I have read the winner spent between one and fifteen dollars on tickets.

22.) You absolutely can win the jackpot by just purchasing one ticket. It has happened several times.

23.) Remember, if you win more money than you spent on tickets then you're a winner! So if you spent one dollar and won four dollars, don't bitch and moan for only winning four dollars. You're a winner so be happy!

Now for some magical advice.

1.) Perform a spiritual cleansing, uncrossing or block-buster to make sure there is nothing on you preventing you from winning money.

2.) You can burn green or purple candles and "lucky lottery"-type spiritual incense.

3.) Wear your lucky charm when going to purchase your tickets and/or during the drawing.

4.) If you are going to pick your numbers yourself then you can dress your hands with a lucky powder before purchasing your tickets. After you purchase your tickets you an also dress them with powder as well.

5.) If you are using Quick Pick then you might think about making or purchasing a money-drawing mojo that will pull that dough your way.

6.) If you pick your own numbers and play them faithfully then there is a lot of work you can do on those numbers. Sorry, can't give out what I do but I hope I have stimulated your creativity.

7.) You can use the lottery play slips in your work. Again, just giving a hint here.

8.) If you are burning candles you can burn them on top of your tickets. I would advise to use the 7 day candles so that wax won't drip onto  your tickets and ruin them.

9.) Mistake tickets are your friend! The highest money I ever won in the lottery was from a mistake ticket. Basically the cashier gave me the wrong ticket and not for the game I requested. I didn't notice the mistake until after I had arrive home. There are many stories of people winning off of mistake tickets. Many cashiers will go ahead and purchase the mistake tickets that customers didn't want. In one story an older woman came into a store and wanted her specific numbers. The cashier made a mistake and one of the numbers was wrong. The customer refused to pay for it. The cashier had to ring up the right number. After the woman left the cashier decided to buy the mistake ticket and ended up winning the jackpot.

10.) If you use Quick Pick, don't look at your numbers until after the drawing. That's something I do. It helps so that you don't become obsessed with it and it helps to put it out of your mind. I also tend to wait a week or so before I check the numbers.

11.) If you are wanting to get your lucky numbers from your dreams then tell yourself before you go to bed that you will dream of the winning numbers that you will play You need to convince yourself and have full faith that it will happen. It may not be that night but when it's completely out of your mind it will happen and you will dream of numbers. If you work with spirits you can also ask them for help by giving you numbers in your dreams. Yes, people have won the jackpot off of dreaming of numbers.

12.) Take time to meditate and visualize yourself winning money, even the jackpot. Make sure that your visualizations do not fall into the trap of "perfection". Winning the lottery will not make your life perfect. It will solve some of your problems but will create many more. Remember that winning the jackpot is both a curse and a blessing. Unfortunately there are cases of people who committed suicide after winning the jackpot. There are even more cases of jackpot winners being murdered. Please keep in mind that the majority of jackpot winners go bankrupt within five years because of poor management of the money. In a future blog I will give tips on what to do if you win the jackpot and how to manage your winnings wisely.

Wishing Everyone Good Luck! 




Thursday, August 9, 2012

More From Papa Ce On Recent Cannibal Cases

Papa Ce continues with two more shows about the recent cannibal cases that Papa Ce believes may be caused by African witch/shape-shifters.

CANNIBALISM! Is This A Sign Or An Effect?

How To Protect Yourself!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Raining While The Sun Is Shining

This morning we had a heavy downpour that lasted about 15 minutes. The sun was shining the entire time. The leaves began falling from the tree in the yard like it was Autumn even though the temperature was still 97 degrees. It was very odd. I was reminding of a saying that my grandmother use to tell me, "When it rains while the sun is shining, the Devil is beating his wife". I've been told this saying is Germanic in origin. As far as I know we don't have any German blood in my family so it has to have been a saying that was spread. I know that the saying is popular in the South. Now, for those who might think that the saying is a glorification of violence against women, I can assure you it's not. In folklore the Devil is usually the one who gets beat by his wife who is far bigger and meaner than he is. Another term for when it rains while the sun is shining is 'sunshowers'. I think they are magical.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cleansings

Cleansings, a.k.a. Uncrossing, Clearings, are works designed to take off or remove negative energy, curses, and jinxes. Cleansings are found in practically all magical traditions across all cultures.

In the practice of hoodoo/rootowork, cleansing spells often are connected to physical cleaning, such as bathing and cleaning of the home. In such rites a person will bathe with a tea made from herbs that have the magical reputation of removing evil. The tea is added to the bathwater and the bather will scrub in a downward fashion to remove the evil. The bathwater is then usually saved to use as mop water or floor scrub. Additional items used in cleansing spells include white candles, incense, salt, smudge sticks, eggs, and even black chicken feathers. Recitation of Psalms may also be used. There are so many methods of performing a cleansing that it would be impossible to list them all in this blog entry.

In hoodoo/rootwork, cleansing are more often referred to as uncrossings, which is the opposite of the term crossed which is a synonym for being cursed or jinxed.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Money Whores

Money whores....you know who they are. The Internet is filled with them. Most of the "big names' online are money whores.

I received another email from a man who spent an absurd amount of money on a money-hungry worker. From time to time I get emails like that. The problem is that the man claims he was ripped-off and wanted me to do the work for free. Sorry, but the unfortunate man was not ripped off because I know for a fact that the worker in question doesn't guarantee results. Not only that, but the man didn't spend his money all at once but paid this worker to do the same work at least twice more. So it's not rip-off, just a poor choice in his judgement. Paying more money doesn't mean that the worker is more powerful. Instead it's just a popularity game. People who achieve some level of fame, be it deserved or undeserved, will charge absurd prices. That's just how it is. Many of them don't know a damn thing about the work. They just got some fame and now they want to charge an arm and a leg.

So, what is a reasonable price to pay? Well, it's a sticky topic and I don't want to try to tell another worker what they can or can't do. The way I feel about it is that if people were smart then they would see that these workers are money-whores and will not hire their service. But people are not always rational.  Lots of people fall into the trap of thinking that if someone charges more then it's more powerful. Nope! Doesn't work like that, though the workers who charge an arm and leg will lie and claim it does!

Remind me to tell you of the time a big-name conjure-wannabe/Internet worker wanted me to buy a $5,000.00 mojo bag from them. I told the person where they could shove it.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Prayer To Saint Ramon

Taken from a novena candle;

"Glorious Saint Raymond, Venerate Protector Of The Angels That Come To This World: Guard Of The Souls That Through The Maternal Lap Come To This Valley Of Tears. I Commit Myself To Your Perfect And Divine Kindness. Kneeling At Your Feet I Come To Beg Your Protection And Help With This Painful Time That I Must Suffer In This My Existence. Amen (Make Your Petition)"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Heat Wave

It's been over a 100 degrees for weeks now where I live. Yesterday it was 109. Today it's supposed to be 113. People are having heat strokes or other heat-related problems left and right. Last night I went to bed a little after 1:30 and even then the temperature was 92.

During times of excessive heat it's important to make sure we check up on elderly people and people with medical conditions. As far as doing conjure work goes, it's important to stay hydrated and taking a vitamin supplement can help keep the electrolytes up so that one can continue doing effective conjure work. I know from past experiences that when the temperature was too high and when I didn't keep my electrolytes in balance that I didn't get "the power" when doing work and I honestly had little energy to perform the work. I now know better. "The Power" is both spiritual and biological in nature. I say this because if you ever got the power you know it feels like electricity running down your body. If you have sweat off your electrolytes you simply won't be able to experience that sensation and you will feel very lethargic.

Hope everyone can stay cool!

***UPDATE!: It got up to 115 degrees today with the heat index of 122 degrees! It's supposed to be 115 today as well. At the time of me writing this update it is 1:35 AM and the temp is 95 degrees. Unbelievable! Everyone is staying in doors. It's so weird to drive around like a 2pm and not see hardly any cars on the road. Of course traffic picks up when people get off work. I'm just going nuts at just the idea that it's probably going to get hotter. My brother was telling me that they are expecting a high temp of at least 118 this summer. That is just head-banging insane. Something ain't right.

My Day Was Made!

I received a nice 'thank you' card from a client. It's little things like this that some people forget about or overlook. Saying 'thank you' or even smiling or holding the door for someone for someone can go a long way to make someone have a good day.

Novena For Santa Muerte

Taken from a novena candle:

"Death, Dear To My Heart, Don't Abandon Me. Protect Me And From This Moment Cover My House, Work Or Business So That You Attract White Energies Of The Universe So That It Is Never Absent And That All Our Needs Are Covered By The Divine Power Of God The Father.

By The Virtues You Possess I Will Overcome All Obstacles And Not Tolerate People Who Wish Me Evil, But Positive People Who Only Know How To Love And Respect All Human Beings Who Inhabit This planet.

I Do Not Covet Riches, But A Life Without Shortcomings And I Welcome You To Protect Me At Night And During The Day. So Be It And It Will."