Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Testimony From A Client


This is Ein, fake name for anonymity. Ein received a crystal ball reading with me and this is what he has to say about it.


Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM
From: xxxx
To: "MySecretHoodoo@mail.com" <MySecretHoodoo@mail.com>
Subject: My Testimonial

Here’s my testimonial Doc, sorry for being late with it. I would like if you could use the name “Ein” as my alais, it’s my favorite name. Thanks again



                I had my first crystal ball reading with Doc a couple of days ago. It was very different from any other reading that I’ve had before. The use of so much imagery was very fascinating to me. Doc gave me a lot of insight regarding my love life, finances, family and even a peak at my past life which seemed to surprise and amuse us both.  A lot of the info was positive and some of it negative, but all helpful and hopeful. Doc was very easy to speak with, his voice very calming, reassuring and also somewhat attractive too. I would recommend that anyone should receive a reading from Doc, especially if you want honest information and I will continue to get more work done in the future :)







Note: I would like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers. I will be taking another vacation from blogging. If anyone needs to reach me then please email me at MySecretHoodoo@mail.com. Thank you! :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Book Review - Reversible Spells And Rituals by Carlos Antonio Montenegro

The book is, Reversible Spells And Rituals by Carlos Antonio Montenegro. 

This is roughly a 69 page pamphlet allegedly concerning reversing spells. I thought it may be interesting so I purchased it to read and review. I'll just be honest and blunt. The majority of this book is filler. When I write filler I mean the author repeats himself over and over again in this book, outright pages are repeated twice, if not three times. I can not see how this could be unless it was a deliberate attempt to pad the pamphlet and make it longer. The material within is mostly a conglomeration of Wicca and hoodoo material, most of which seems to have been taken from the Lucky Mojo website. Most of the spells, especially the Wiccan-esque ones are silly and trite. The "recipes" at the back of the book are useless and seem to be pulled from Herman Slater. There may have been one or two useful items of info but this book is mostly just nonsense. I would not recommend this book.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this book a 2.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ancient Egyptian Book Of Spells Deciphered

An 1,300 year old Ancient Egyptian book of spells has been deciphered. The book was likely authored by a Gnostic Christian sect and the spells contained within have Christian elements, both Gnostic and Orthodox.

http://www.livescience.com/48833-ancient-egyptian-handbook-spells-deciphered.html

Friday, November 21, 2014

Testimony From A Client

This is Leah, fake name for anonymity. Leah received an email reading from me some weeks back and this is what she has to say about it.



Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 1:08 PM
From: xxx
To: DocConjure <MySecretHoodoo@mail.com>
Subject: Re: Update

Recently within the last month I received an email reading from Doc and here is exactly what I asked and his response:

11.I am applying for HopePlace shelter, how long before I get a spot?

I sense communication and movement within 1-2 month time period.

Fast forward; today is 11/4/14, I called HopePlace as my daily routine to see if there was an opening. BTW, my hope was growing extremely weary and I was so tired of calling these ppl, I even missed a few days and you have to call daily. So, I decided to give it another whirl this morning not expecting anything but the usual message to "keep trying things change daily, blah, blah , blah". Well TODAY I got in!!!!! Yay! I was totally taken aback and surprised. #missonaccomplished#waitexpectantly

Product Review - Seven Sisters Of New Orleans - Wealthy Way Incense Powder


Brand: Seven Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Incense Powder
Name: Wealthy Way
Bottle: 1 3/4 oz tube
Color: Green
Label: A wealthy woman smoking a cigarette from a long cigarette holder.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-incense-powder-wealthy-way/6538

This incense powder has the same fragrance as the other green incense powders offered by this company. The incense powder has a fruity fragrance. I really enjoy the packaging. I believe the tubes are the preferred packaging for incense powders and they also enable the practitioner to easily add herbs, roots and other items to the tubes.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this incense powder a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters Of New Orleans - Wealthy Way Sachet Powder


Brand: Seven Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Sachet Powder
Name: Wealthy Way
Bottle: 1 oz glass bottle
Color: Green
Label: A wealthy woman smoking a cigarette using a long cigarette holder.
Link:  https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-of-new-orleans-sachet-powder-wealthy-way/6432

This sachet powder has the same fragrance as the other green sachet powders offered by this company. However, I do prefer the glass bottle over the usual crappy packaging offered by other companies. I also love that one can easily add roots, herbs and other items to the bottles, stirring with a toothpick.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this powder a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters Of New Orleans - Spirit Oil


Brand: Seven Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Spirit
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Green
Label: A ghost.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-spirit/6170

This oil is supposed to be used when attempting to communicate with spirits.  It is a green oil but does not have the same fragrance as the other green oils offered by this company. The fragrance is rather interesting and has a subtle pepper note.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters Of New Orleans - Masters Oil


Brand: Seven Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Masters
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label: An animal tamer with a whip.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-master/6143

This is a classic purple oil, having the same fragrance as all the other purple oils offered by this company.

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

I'm Back!

So I thoroughly needed this past two weeks as a little vacation from blogging. A lot of stuff has happened. It's weird but I had a period of time with some bad luck followed by a period of time with really good luck. I threw my back out and was down for about 4 days. I hate back pain. Then I had a headache lasting not quite three days. I think it was brought on by the cold weather. The weather has been crazy here. It's been rather unseasonably cold. Here it's supposed to be the upper 50s in November and we've had a cold spell at at or below freezing. Today and yesterday was in the low 20s and it got down to 15 degrees last night. Bitter cold. What was supposed to be just a few snow flurries turned into a good snowfall. I was surprised. Snow is always so very pretty when you don't have to get out in it.

I went to the Casino last week after a very long break and won a tad bit above $5,000 in about an hour. I was very pleased. I only spent $100 and used $60 worth of free play. I won two jackpots totaling about about $3200 and then about $300, $700 and $800 on other machines. It was back to back hits and I was very grateful. Here's a couple of pics I took of the jackpot wins.






If anyone out there is looking for a worker for some serious gambling work, I'm your man!

I also ran into a lady I used to chill with back in circa 1992, so it was a real flash from the past. We're hoping we can talk more about old times. So that's about it for me. With the holidays approaching I will be taking further vacations, just so my readers know.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!



Tonight's the night! It's the wickedest, spookiest night of the entire year! The witches, monsters and ghouls will be out in force tonight. So whether your will be attending the sabbat, running with the pack, or rising from the grave for a quick bite, I wish you all the most hauntingly horrific, Halloween! 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN





Don't forget that Saturday is All Saints Day and Sunday is All Souls Day!

Since this is a very busy time of the year for me, I will be taking about a week off from blogging. If you need to communicate with me for a reading or work, feel free to email me. Have some fun this weekend!

-Doc

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Disappearing "Voodoo Spell Bottles"

One man who collected "voodoo spell bottles" found in the local river, laments that the practice is dying out.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29712917

Of course what we have here is hoodoo, not Voodoo. However, due to the ignorance of the journalists and to the con artistry of allege New Orleans Voodoo practitioners by claiming something that doesn't belong to them and using it to prop up their lies, this is what results.

I would venture to speculate that the reason why the practice of disposing of these bottles in the river has ended is because; it may have been older people who performed these rites and they have have died, the people performing the rites may have moved away, or the incursion of the fake New Orleans Voodoo caused the practice to go extinct. It might be a mixture of all three.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bottle Trees!

I just got home from doing some Halloween shopping and passed through a part of my city I rarely, if ever go to. I passed a trailer park and noticed something blue shining. To my surprise the blue shining thing was a bottle tree! I haven't seen one in years.

So what is a bottle tree? Well, to be honest, a bottle tree is anything that holds a collection of, usually cobalt blue bottles. It can be a dead tree or bush. It could be a post with wooden pegs. The bottles are turned upside down and placed onto the ends of the twigs/branches/pegs and are supported that way. Cobalt blue glass bottles are the most popular but in a pinch any unique and pretty glass bottle can be used.

Bottle trees are used to protect a household against witchcraft. There is much confusion online as to the origin of the bottle tree. Some claim it originated in Africa. Others claim it originated in Europe. My opinion is that bottle trees were a European concept that black people took and altered, making it their own. It's also possible it sprung up simultaneously in both cultures. Bottle trees may have evolved from a cross between, or combining of witch balls and egg trees (more on egg trees later). Bottle trees may also have evolved from spell bottles that were hung in trees as a form of deterrent to crime, meaning that everyone could see that magic is being used to protect the property and thus any would-be criminals or thieves may think twice about committing a crime there.

The way bottle trees work is that witches who have left their bodies (slip skin hags) in order to attack their victims will be attracted to the bottles. They will fly up into the bottles and become trapped there. A witch must be back in her/his skin before dawn or else she/he will die. So any witch still trapped in the bottle will be killed by the first rays of sunlight. If the bottles used are cobalt blue then it's a double whammy as the color blue is used to protect against the evil eye.

If you would like to make your own bottle trees, I say go for it! Also, send me your pictures! I would love to see them.





Note: If you prefer, you can just tie string or rope around the bottles and hang them that way from a tree. However, if you want to use this method you will need to space them apart so that the bottles don't hit each other and shatter when it's windy.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dollar Tree Find......Coffin!



I bought the above at the Dollar Tree for $1. It's a cardboard coffin and it's just the right size for a doll baby. Spray paint it black and write "R.I.P." or the name of your enemy in white on the lid and it becomes a wonderful tool to use in your work when you need to put someone in the ground. 

Halloween Is Fast Approaching!



I can't believe Halloween is Friday! It's still so freaking hot where I live, with temperatures still in the 90s. So the weather is not cooperating to put me in the mood for a spooky Halloween. I would much prefer, cool over-cast days and nights, with whistling winds that steal red and gold leaves from their sleeping owners and clouds like witches that race across the disk of the full moon.

If you haven't done so already, try to stock up on the stuff available this time of year. Now is a good time to hoard black and orange candles, skulls, brooms, and other items for your practice and altars. You should be able to find a lot of goodies in your local stores. Lots of occult shops are also having sales to help cash in on the Halloween crowd. Act fast so you don't miss out! :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Witch Bottle Found By Archaeologists

A witch bottle dating from the 1700s has recently been found. The bottle is designed to ward off witchcraft and protect a person or family from being spelled.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-29685608

Product Review - Dr. E. - Hot Fucker Sachet Powder


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Sachet Powder
Name: Hot Fucker
Container: 1 oz
Color: White
Label: A simple flame background.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=277

It appears to be simple cornstarch. There may or may not be powdered herbs added. It's hard to tell as it's just a few, tiny flakes and it could be herbs or it could be just contaminates. There is no noticeable fragrance. The packaging is horrible. It looks like one of the wax paper envelopes you might be given food in at a Chinese restaurant. It is simply folded over and "secured" with a sticker. The product leaks out. If you order more than one sachet powder they will stick them all into a bag. Since the product leaks this means that if you order an enemy powder, such as Hot Foot or Goofer Dust, then it will leak and mix with any other sachet powder you ordered.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this powder a 0. I would not recommend anyone purchasing any sachet powders from this company.

Product Review - Dr. E. - Command! Sachet Powder


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Sachet Powder
Name: Command!
Container: 1 oz
Color: White
Label: The exact same label as the Command! oil, a hand pointing to the name of the product.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=207

Horrible packaging that leaks. It appears to be simple corn starch. There is a few flakes of material that could be either herbs or just contaminates. There is no noticeable fragrance.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this powder a 0. I would not recommend anyone purchasing any sachet powders from this company.

Product Review - Dr. E. - Talk To Me Sachet Powder


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Sachet Powder
Name: Talk To Me
Container: 1 oz
Color: White
Label: The exact same label as the Talk To Me oil, a hand pointing to a conversation bubble with the name of the product.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=177

The packaging is horrible and it leaks. As far as I can tell it's just plain cornstarch. There are a few flakes of what looks like pepper but it's hard to tell if this is some type of herbal inclusion or just contamination. There is no noticeable fragrance.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this powder a 0. I would not recommend anyone purchasing any sachet powders from this company.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Testimony From A Client

This is the same Sharon (fake name for anonymity) from before. Sharon gave permission to share this update she had regarding love work she recently hired me to perform for her. She saw almost immediate results and was really excited.


Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM
From: xxx
To: mysecrethoodoo@mail.com
Subject: update

Hey Doc

I wanted to tell you how today went. He came to see me and all.i can say is it was fireworks!! He was ecstatic to see me and he just couldnt keep his hands off me.. TMI but we made love 7 times and i have hickeys all over my body! He took me out to eat and we really had fun. He left after that but he acted as if he didnt want to leave he had to get back on the road 4 hr drive. He told me he would be down here weekend after next. He said he would stay the entire weekend here with me. Hes going to leave his mate back.home n come alone next time. It seems like the ball is rolling!



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Curses, Hexes, and the Magical Destruction of One's Enemies

Tori Spelling Underwent Voodoo Animal Sacrifice Ritual

Tori Spelling has admitted she took part in a voodoo cleansing ceremony that entailed the sacrifice of a chicken and the sprinkling of it's blood upon her to cleanse her of negative energy.

http://starcasm.net/archives/293499

Product Review - Dr. E. - Follow Me Girl! Oil


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Oil
Name: Follow Me Girl!
Bottle: Round, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Clear
Label: The exact same label as Follow Me Boy! oil, except it has a female symbol.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=77

This has a similar but a more earthier smell as their Follow Me Boy! oil. There is a pinch of a root, possibly calamus root, and a whole john the conqueror root! Can you believe that? A whole root! I was very impressed by that. This is perhaps the first time I've seen a whole john the conqueror root used in any spiritual product. Normally it's just root chips that are used.

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

Product Review - Dr. E. - GTFO! Oil


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Oil
Name: GTFO!
Bottle: Round, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Orange
Label: An "x" made of arrows and the name superimposed upon it.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=48

This oil is the Dr. E. version of Hot Foot oil. It has a pinch of red pepper flakes in the bottle. The oil has a subtle pepper fragrance. I would have changed this by adding a bit more ingredients and upping the pepper oil so that it is stronger smelling.

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

Product Review - Dr. E. - Follow Me Boy! Oil


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Oil
Name: Follow Me Boy!
Bottle: Round, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Yellow
Label: A heart, a lock and the male symbol.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=71

The oil has a subtle, pleasant, masculine fragrance. There appears to be a pinch of Orris root in the bottle.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Product Review - Dr. E. - Talk To Me Oil


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Oil
Name: Talk To Me
Bottle: Round, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Clear
Label: A hand pointing to the name of the oil in a conversation bubble.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=176

The oil has a subtle citrus fragrance and there is a pinch of a green herb in the bottle. At first I assumed it was tobacco but uncured tobacco would be rare. The website lists deerstongue as an ingredient so I am assuming that is what the herb is. The website lists this oil as being used to cause another person to communicate with you. I would have probably added some tobacco to the bottle

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

Product Review - Dr. E. - Command! Oil


Brand: Dr. E.
Type: Oil
Name: Command!
Bottle: Round, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Clear
Label: A pointing hand.
Link: http://www.conjuredoctor.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=49

A client of mine ordered me some products from Dr. E. as a gift so I figured I would review them here. Command! oil has a subtle bergamot-type smell with a pinch of green herb, probably master of the woods, in the bottle.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm Being Stalked/Harassed By A Mentally Ill Woman

This is just a heads up to all my readers, several months ago a woman contacted me wanting to hire me as her worker to bring back her man. However, during the consultation there were issues with her making extreme demands and telling me how much she was going to pay me, as if I didn't have a choice. At one point she even expected me to do the work for free. This, in addition to signs of mental illness, forced me to turn her down as a client. From that day onward this woman has left comments on my blog accusing me of pretending to be multiple people and of faking my testimonials. I can assure you that this stems from her mental illness and is simply not true. My clients know good and well that I do not fake my testimonials because I ask each and every one of them to write a review for me and I tell them they can be as honest as they wish, telling the good, bad and ugly, if they so chose and I would still publish it. Many of my clients do go ahead and write me a review and I publish it on my blog. Some decline from doing so, usually over fears that someone would read it and know who they are. To try to protect identities I give each client a fake name in reviews but for some people even this is not enough and they would just rather not write a review. That's fine with me.

Three days ago I had had enough of this woman acting a fool on my blog. So I changed my blog comment settings so that all comments must be approved by me before appearing on the site. This set this woman off and she rushed out and created at least two false complaints of me on the Rip Off Report website. In one report she claimed that she hired me for an hour reading and that all I did was give her a generic tarot reading. She claimed that she requested her money back and that I refused to give her a refund. These are lies. She was never a client of mine and never got a reading with me. I do not give generic tarot readings. I am a psychic and give psychic readings. To date I have never had a client request a refund of a reading.

In the second false report she made she claimed that I charged her $1,000.00 for a cure for AIDS. This is so absolutely ridiculous that it's laughable. I would never take on an AIDS patient seeking a cure as a client. NEVER. Also, I have never charged $1,000.00 for any one work. This is pure comedy to me.

I'm not going to let a mentally ill woman get me down. I'm not even going to do conjure work against her to shut her up or destroy her. She's mentally ill. She's already cursed. Her life is shit and will not improve. She will only go downhill from here until the day comes when she hurts someone and is institutionalized. So there's no need for me to get revenge. She will eventually self destruct, possibly even killing herself.

So I have written this blog entry to inform my readers of the situation. Trust me, I'm not letting this get to me. I'm at a good place in my life and I'm not going to let a very sick woman destroy that.

Wishing All Of My Readers And Clients A Wonderful, Blessed Day!

-Doc



Addendum: This mentally ill woman posted another complaint posing as someone named "Jack" and accusing me of charging her $300 to cure her migraines. I'm only posting it here to keep a record of what this woman is doing. It is obvious from her writing that she is severely disturbed. I seriously hope she gets the help she desperately needs before she causes harm to someone. Remember, she's never been my client and has never paid me a single dime for any work. These are all outright lies and/or delusions in her troubled mind. 

Addendum: The woman has left another comment, while pretending to be a man, on her complaint claiming that I call people from an anonymous number for consultations. I do not call anyone for a consultation, period. All consultations are free and are done via email. This mentally ill woman also claims that I don't offer PayPal and only accept Western Union and Moneygram. Of course this is all utter bull shit. I do offer PayPal and I've never accepted Western Union for payment. This woman is severely sick and needs to get help. She was never a client of mine and never payed me a single dime for any work. She is a sick woman who contacted me to help get her man back but was rude to me and made extreme demands, including how much she was going to pay me, as if I didn't have a choice. She also seemed to be mentally ill and so I turned her down. At no time did I call her on the phone. She emailed me and I turned her case down via email. 


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Testimony From A Client

This is Sharon (fake name for anonymity). Sharon is a regularly client of mine. She has written a previous testimonial but has written another one regarding recent work she had done and the results she has seen and which she wishes to share.


Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:17 PM
From: xxx
To: mysecrethoodoo@mail.com
Subject: Re: movement

Hey

It's me again. I hired Doc to do some break up and love work for me 3 days ago. Today the target contacted me and wants to come and spend the weekend with me and told be he still loves me and missed me so much. Although there hasn't been a break up yet but I feel like the foundation is being laid between us first so he can feel comfortable leaving his current relationship. This is great movement in such a little amount of time. Doc takes great pride in his work for you and really gets the job done with jaw dropping manifestations. Not saying he's God... but he's definitely made miracles happen for me. Can't wait to see what happens next! Stay tuned..




FYI: I'm not God! I don't want that responsibility! LOL

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Product Review - Indio - Intranquil Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Intranquil
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Pink
Label: A woman is grasping a man's head from behind.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-intranquil/905

I really like the label on this bottle. This is the infamous oil that is sold for rites involving the "Intranquil Spirit". It can also be used to make a person restless, unsatisfied, and without peace. I would use it for that second purpose. It is a pink oil with a nice 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 - Indio - Strong Arm


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Strong Arm
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Red
Label: A male arm, flexing it's muscles.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-strong-arm/992

This is a domination oil that is used when one is at the point where one might need to use physical threats or intimidation against a person. I would suggest that if one is not the type of person to use physical intimidation against a person then this is not an oil they should use. The oil is a red oil with the same fragrance as the other red oils in the Indio line, yet dissimilar to the Seven Sisters of New Orleans red oils.

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

Product Review - Indio - Garlic Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Garlic
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Light Brown
Label: An image of a clove of garlic.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-garlic/821

I love this oil in theory. In practice it doesn't work. The reason why it doesn't work is because garlic oil should have garlic in it. This doesn't contain even a hint of garlic. In fact, the fragrance is rose. If you want to rip the label off and use it for love work or what not, then have it at. However, if you are wanting a good strong garlic oil for use in protective rites, then this oil is not for you.

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

Product Review - Indio - Rush Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Rush
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Red
Label: An image of spirit super-imposed on a seated male.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-rush/966

Rush is a weird oil that not many in the magical community know about. The website claims this is a cleansing oil. I disagree. I would use it for when I need speedy results. The oil has a nice fragrance that is similar to other red oils in the Indio line but is dissimilar to the red oils in the Seven Sisters of New Orleans oil. This oil can also be used when working with St. Expedite.

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Product Review - Indio - Mummy Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Mummy
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Red
Label: An image of the mummy candles sold by Indio/Wisdom, complete with image of star, sun and moon on it's body.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-mummy/941

This is an oil that is supposedly meant to capture a person's spirit and/or bind a person. I can somewhat see such use with regards to the wrappings on a mummy being binding a person. However, when I think of mummies I automatically think of them being dried or desiccated. Therefore, when I think of mummy oil I automatically perceive it to be a form of crossing oil. Something that is "dried up" is no good. In many cultures moisture is connected to life. So lack of moisture would therefore be associated with death. So I personally would use mummy oil on an enemy when I wanted to dry up their good things, their money, their love, their luck, etc. Mummy oil is also used when burning mummy candles.

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

Product Review - Indio - Loving Woman


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Loving Woman
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Pink
Label: A couple embracing, with hearts in the air above the woman.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-loving-woman/929

This is an oil is similar to Boss Fix oil, save for the fact that it's used by men on their women. Some people might view this to be sexist but I believe it has a place in the world of magic. There's several condition oils that are used specifically by women to have control over men. So I see nothing wrong with this oil. Is your girlfriend or wife not treating you good? Is she cold and aloof rather than showing her love and affection? If so then this oil might be what you need.

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

Product Review - Indio - Irresistible Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Irresistible
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Pink
Label: A glamorous woman.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-irresistible/907

This is an oil that is meant to make the wearer irresistible. The label implies that it's geared toward women. This oil would be worn as a personal fragrance when a woman wanted to have her way with men and to control them. Seven Sisters of New Orleans has a similarly named oil. However, this oil has a better label and is a bit nicer, in my opinion.

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Testimony From A Client

This is Clarissa, fake name for anonymity. Clarissa got a reading with me the other day and this is what she has to say about it.



Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 12:21 PM
From: xxx
To: "mysecrethoodoo@mail.com" <mysecrethoodoo@mail.com>
Subject: Review of Services

My reading with Doc was a-mazing!! I asked him would I be accepted into Washington State University and he stated I would need to prioritize my time and there may be some issues with courses. That is absolutely correct! I get up at 4:20am, leave home at 5:20am, and get home at 8:00pm. That is my schedule Mon-Fri!!!! If I do not get my time frames together, I will not make it in college, let alone study time!! He also was spot on about a woman in my life and EVERYTHING he stated about her was true BUT she is a great person but she has issues beyond my control and patience, and he stated I may not be able to deal with it. So funny because on my venting days, I say the SAME thing!!! I just can’t deal with crap!! Sometimes I feel like I am giving up but she is the sweetest person, she’s been cheated. Any who, the reading confirmed things that I knew prior so I know he was telling the truth!!!  I am super satisfied. His e-mail readings are detailed and full of thought.

Thank you Doc….

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Product Review - Indio - Jackpot Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Jackpot
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Dark Green
Label: A pot of money with a dollar sign on the side and playing cards.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-jackpot/908

This is a gambling and money-drawing oil. It is intended for people who aim high. I've used it before playing slots to mixed results. It has a nice fragrance that is not similar to the normal green oils offered by this company.

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 - Indio - Voodoo Night Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Voodoo Night
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label: A woman's arms are raised. In one hand she holds a voodoo doll. In the other hand she holds a pin.
Link:  https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-voodoo-night/1009

This oil is meant to be a crossing oil and per the label, seems to be have been intended to use to dress voodoo dolls or doll babies. Other people view Voodoo-type oils to be a generic oil used for any situation.

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

Product Review - Indio - Hold It Here Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Hold It Here
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label: A hand holding a car.
Link:  https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-hold-it-here/889

This oil is intended to be used by people who want to hold on to their material possessions or anything else they have already achieved. The oil has no noticeable fragrance.

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

Product Review - Indio - Taming The Bully Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Taming The Bully
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Yellow
Label: A fist directed towards a man in a suit.
Link:  https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-taming-the-bully/997

This oil is a combination of domination and "fixing" oil (similar to Boss Fix). It is mean to both stop a bully from harassing one as well as to dominate them. The oil has a clove scent.

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

Product Review - Indio - I Can More Than You Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: I Can More Than You
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Yellow
Label: A woman and man playing table tennis.
Link:  https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-i-can-more-than-you-can/898

This oil is used when one wishes to make sure they always come out a bit ahead of the competition. The oils is used by people who don't necessarily want to deliberately hold a person back, but just make sure they have a lead on a person. The oil has a clove scent.

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

Product Review - Indio - Holy Cross Of Caravaca


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: Holy Cross Of Caravaca
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Yellow
Label: A Cross of Caravaca.
Link:  https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-holy-cross-of-caravaca/891

This oil is used for the same situations that a cross of Caravaca wold be used for, primarily wish-granting and fever reducing. It's purpose would be similar to Seven Sisters of New Orleans Lucky Mojo oil. It has a nice clove scent.

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

Product Review - Indio - I Dominate My Man Oil


Brand: Indio
Type: Oil
Name: I Dominate My Man
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Dark Green
Label: A woman grabbing the face of a man who is about to kiss her.
Link:  https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/indio-oil-i-dominate-my-man/900

This oil is best used by women, and gay men, who want to have control over their male lover. The oil has a nice fragrance that is unlike the regular one used in the green oils by this company.

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Meet The Holy Thugs

In Venezuela, the Santos Malandros, or "Holy Thugs", the spirits of criminals, are venerated for protection and the meeting of needs and desires. The Holy Thugs would play a similar role as Jesus Malverde and even Santa Muerte.

 http://www.sunherald.com/2014/10/02/5832240_venezuelans-looking-to-holy-thugs.html?rh=1

Friday, October 3, 2014

No Longer Offering Free Complete Works

Due to widespread abuse of this offer and numerous people filling my inbox up with frivolous, non-emergency requests for free work, I have decided to no longer offer this.

For a long time I was doing 3, maybe 4, free complete works for every one paid work. That took it's toll on me and I had to stop it.  I then implemented a monthly drawing system. In response to my offer of the monthly drawing I received an avalanche of trivial, non-emergency requests from people who clearly couldn't be bothered to read the guidelines I posted to the right of my blog prior to emailing me.

From this day on I am only setting free lights for true emergency situations. I am no longer offering a free complete work, the same type of works I would do for paid clients. If I receive any requests for trivial, if not stupid requests, I will simply delete them. Please note that just because you claim you can't afford work does not make it an emergency situation. It's the situation that counts as an emergency. Love work is never an emergency work. Cleansing work is rarely an emergency work. Any emails listing every single problem in a person's life, especially their whole life story and every bad thing that has ever happened to them from a wee child til now, will be deleted and will not be read or replied to. Only one emergency work per person. I will not accept further additional requests from the same person.

God Bless,

-Doc

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Product Review - Seven Sisters of New Orleans - Lucky Mojo Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Lucky Mojo
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Yellow
Label: A mojo bag with hearts, money and a scroll or bottle with the word "health" written on it, sticking out of the bag.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-lucky-mojo/6140

This is a typical yellow oil and has the same fragrance found in most of the yellow oils. For those of you who are wondering about the purpose of this oil it is used in wish granting works, including the dressing of mojo bags as well as other items, such as dressing 7 day knob candles and even mojo wishing beans and Job's tears.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters of New Orleans - Glow Of Attraction Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Glow Of Attraction
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Light Brown
Label: A man is about to passionately kiss a woman.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-glow-of-attraction/6106

This oil blew me away. This is the strongest scented oil in the entire Seven Sisters of New Orleans line that I've come across yet. The scent it rose. I really love it.

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

Product Review - Seven Sisters of New Orleans - Holy Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Holy
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Clear
Label: An image of Calvary with some lilies in front.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-holy/6114

This is a clear oil with a slight fragrance similar to the other clear oils in this line.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters of New Orleans - Domination Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Domination
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label: A woman mesmerizing and implanting thoughts into a kneeling man.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-domination/6089

The oil is the typical purple oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has the classic scent used in all the purple oils of the Seven Sisters of New Orleans brand.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters of New Orleans - Follow Me Girl Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Follow Me Girl
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purplish-Brown
Label: A man and a woman.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-follow-me-girl/6102

This oil has the same fragrance as the brown oils in the Seven Sisters of New Orleans line except it is a stronger scent.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - 7 Sisters of New Orleans - Dragon's Blood Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Dragon's Blood
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Red
Label: The upper torso of a dragon.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-dragons-blood/6091

The oil is the typical red oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. Though it's given the name "Dragon's Blood", there is no indication that any real dragon's blood resin was used and the product does not even smell like such. The dye is strong enough that one can use it as Dragon's Blood ink. A toothpick can be used to write with it.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 2.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Woman Beheaded In My Area

You may have heard about it on the news. A man beheaded a woman after he was fired from a food plant here in my area. He then drove around to the front of the building and began stabbing another woman who survived the attack. The shooter was himself shot several times by an off duty cop and survived as well. Police say that the attacks may be connected to the suspect trying to convert employees to Islam. Scary.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Product Review - Seven Sisters of New Orleans - King Solomon


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: King Solomon
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label: The head of a king.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-king-solomon/6129

The oil is the typical purple oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. King Solomon oil is used for when wisdom is needed. Not many people realize that King Solomon spiritual products are also used to control and command spirits, the same that King Solomon was said to have done.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters of New Orleans - Radiant Health


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Radiant Health
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Yellow
Label: A male bodybuilder reclining with rays coming off of his body
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-radiant-health/6156

This is a rather interesting oil. I love the concept. The oil is yellow and has the typical fragrance of the rest of the yellow oils in this line.

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 - Seven Sisters Of New Orleans - Wealthy Way Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Wealthy Way
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Green
Label: A wealthy woman smoking with a long cigarette holder, wearing a fur coat and with money and symbols of wealth behind her.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-wealthy-way/6185

The oil is the typical green oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has the typical "soapy" smell of all of the green oils, excluding the light green oils that have little to no scent. Wealthy Way is a money-drawing oil and is specifically used when a person wants to live a wealthy lifestyle.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - 7 Sister of New Orleans - Blessed Favor Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Blessed Favor
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Blue
Label: The hands of God dropping items. The items can not be made out.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-blessed-favor/6069

The oil is the typical blue oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has a nice scent. This is the 7 Sisters of New Orleans version of "Blessing Oil".

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - 7 Sisters of New Orleans - Stay At Home Oil


Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Stay At Home
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Blue
Label: A woman watching t.v.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-stay-at-home/6175

The oil is the typical blue oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has a nice scent.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Three Arrests Made In Philly Gay Bashing

Three people out of the alleged group of 15 who allegedly attacked and beat up two men because they were gay have been arrested. The arrested include; Phillip Williams (24), Kevin Harrigan (26), and Kathryn Knott (24). Though I am upset that more people weren't charged I am pleased that at least one of the women involved was charged. The only problem is that Kathryn Knott is the daughter of a police chief and appears to have a problem with alcohol and gay slurs, according to her social media. I'm afraid that she will get off due to the help of her father. The other two have deleted their social media so little can be found out about them. Kathryn Knott has yet to delete her twitter account.

http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2014/09/23/three-people-charged-center-city-gay-bashing/

http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2014/09/24/gay-bashing-suspect-kathryn-knotts-homophobic-twitter-rants-revealed/

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn Equinox

Today is the Autumn Equinox, the first official day of Autumn. I can't believe Summer is already over with. This year has gone buy rather quickly. It feels like only yesterday it was still May.

In conjure work we really don't celebrate the Autumn Equinox, other than there is a belief that wildcrafted herbs, roots and other items should be gathered prior to this time. I suppose the belief is that nature is winding down in the fall so the power is not going to be at it's strongest.

September the 29th is Michaelmas, a day honoring St. Michael and the other archangels. I've always wondered why Gerald Gardner and modern Wiccans ignore Michaelmas in favor of a made up "Mabon" for the Autumn Equinox. I suppose it's because they rejected it due to it's Christian element, just like they rejected Christmas in favor of "Yule".

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors. I love the cool temperatures. My birthday is in Autumn and my favorite holiday (Halloween) is in Autumn as well. I always feel more powerful this time of year. I think many people would agree that they do as well.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Autumn season.

God Bless,

-Doc


Friday, September 19, 2014

Testimony From A Client

This is Lucinda (fake name for anonymity). Lucinda is a regular client of mine. She recently emailed me to tell me that the work I did for her worked a bit too well! She has written a review before but she also wrote this one as well.


Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:07 PM
From: xxx
To: mysecrethoodoo@mail.com
Subject: Re: update


Hello everyone,
I'm once AGAIN writing a review/testimony because Doc just keeps on getting me wonderful results. I've had him to do alot of work for me and every time I've gotten very powerful manifestations and if I were to write a testimony for every case he's worked for me his page would be full from just my testimonies. Lol. However if you're looking for someone genuine and not out to just take your money and don't deliver then Doc is your conjure worker. He did love work for me earlier this year to get a guy to want me more and not move away. Lo and behold I got stronger results than I imagined and it took me 3-4 months to get rid of the guy had to even call the police. I got a call from him a month ago telling me he won't be moving at all anymore. So if you looking for someone really good. Please come to doc. You won't be sorry.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Product Review - Seven Sisters Of New Orleans - Peaceful Home Oil



Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Peaceful Home
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Blue
Label: The hand of God blessing a home.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-peaceful-home/6149

The oil is the typical blue oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has the same fragrance as all the blue oils sold by Indio. The scent is not bad at all for this condition. However, once you realize that the hot foot oil also has this exact same color and fragrance then it kind of ruins it.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - Seven Sisters Of New Orleans - Separation Oil



Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Separation
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Brown
Label: A woman and a man separated by a zig-zag line.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-separation/6163

Separation oil is a unique product that can be used both to break up a couple but also to separate something from a person. You can use it to separate anything, and I do mean anything, from a person. Theoretically it can be used for good and bad. However, most would tend to use it for strictly enemy work.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - 7 Sisters Of New Orleans - Altar Oil



Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Altar
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label: An altar with a cross, flowers and candelabra.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-altar/6060

The oil is the typical purple oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has the same fragrance as all the purple oils sold by Indio. The purpose of this oils is to dress candles and tools on the altar.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - 7 Sisters Of New Orleans - Stay Away Oil



Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Stay Away
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label:  A woman sicks a tiger on a masked robber.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-stay-away/6174

The oil is the typical purple oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has the same fragrance as all the purple oils sold by Indio. The label on this oil bottle does not match the one shown at site. I like this label better. This oil is meant to be a gentler form of hot foot oil. Another title for it would be "repelling".

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

Product Review - 7 Sisters of New Orleans - Controlling Oil



Brand: 7 Sisters Of New Orleans
Type: Oil
Name: Controlling
Bottle: Square, 1/2 fl. oz (14ml) bottle
Color: Purple
Label: A leading a man on a leash.
Link: https://www.wisdomproducts.com/product/7-sisters-oil-controlling/6080

The oil is the typical purple oil used in multiple 7 Sisters of New Orleans products. It has the same fragrance as all the purple oils sold by Indio. The purpose of this oils is to control a specific person or a situation.

On a scale of one to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this oil a 6.

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.