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.


Friday, September 12, 2014

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


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

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

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

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

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Fast Luck Oil


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Money Drawing Oil


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

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

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

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Uncrossing Double Strength Oil


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

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

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

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Domination Oil


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

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

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

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Follow Me Boy Oil


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

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

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

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Commanding Oil


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


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

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Product Review - Old Grandpa - Come To Me Oil


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

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

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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Testimony From A Client

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

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

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

First the testimonial. 

Pseudonym: Leina 

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Finally! A Pagan Who Gets It!



I stumbled upon this video the other day and was blown away. Finally, a Pagan who gets it! I've been attacked left and right by Wiccans and self-proffessed "Traditional Witches" because of my writings here on this blog. Sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone but the truth needs to be stated.

There is a group of people who call themselves "witches" but who are not Wiccan. They perform curses or what we would call enemy work, when it is needed. These people claim to practice "Traditional Witchcraft". However, take a look at what they actually worship and what they actually do, it's clear they are worshiping the same deities as the Wiccans and performing the same rituals as the Wiccans. They have the same holidays. They use the same tools. They both cast circles, etc. That is not traditional witchcraft. These people are just Wiccans who disagree with the Wiccan Rede.

Real practitioners of "Traditional Witchcraft" are Christian. They incorporate Christianity into their work. They use the Bible and invoke God in the form of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost. They are not pagan. Real witches haven't been pagan in almost 2,000 years. Witchcraft is not a religion. It's a practice. They incorporated Christianity because that is the prevailing belief structure and because it's the religion of their clients. That's right. Witchcraft is not just a practice but is also a profession. The word "craft" means art, skill, or trade, as in profession. The profession of witchcraft is the most identifiable form of it.

Another thing to take note is that they didn't call themselves witches. Instead, they called themselves charmers, pellars and cunning men/women. The word witch is a slur. If a practitioner called them self a witch it would be in the same fashion that a woman might call herself a bitch and a homosexual man might call himself a fag/queer. They are not witches proper. Witchcraft was always understood to be evil and they did not view what they did as evil. The Bible is opposed to witchcraft and being Christians most wouldn't dare label themselves as witches. This same belief is found in hoodoo/rootwork or conjure today. Practitioners of hoodoo/conjure don't call themselves "witches". There's no such thing as "hoodoo witch".

I would really like to purchase a copy of this book. For those who may not realize it, this, along with the practices of the Irish and Scottish and Dutch/German, are the sources of the European influence on hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. Christianity wasn't simply incorporated into hoodoo at the time the slaves were converted. It was well established in European folk magic, which the slaves where then exposed to and then adopted and made their own.

Here is a link if anyone is interested in purchasing the book:

http://www.troybooks.co.uk/the-black-toad.html

The website also had a really cool Psaltry (a book containing the Psalms) for sale as well. The use of the Psalms in magic was not invented by hoodoo practitioners but instead was adopted from European folk magic.

http://www.troybooks.co.uk/the-charmers'-psalter.html

What's really sad is that the traditional charmer/pellar/cunning man/woman practices are dying out if not already are extinct. Too many fake pagans are acting to destroy the traditional practice by claiming it as their heritage and obliterating the real practice by teaching their invented religion. It's sort of like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". These people claim to be charmers/pellars/cunning men/woman but in fact are just pod people.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Dr. Pryor's Japo 7-11 Brand Sacred Oil


These are three bottles of Dr Pryor's Japo 7-11 Brand Sacred Oil. I purchases these to add to my collection of hoodoo paraphernalia. The Dr. Pryor's brand line of oils is owned by Indio/Wisdom. However, the line is discontinued. I contacted Indio/Wisdom to see if they had any plans of resurrecting this line of oils and they made it clear they will never bring them back. I believe it's because of two reasons. 1. The term "Japo" is considered racist in modern times. 2. The Dr. Pryor's brand oils are alcohol based. You can tell by the smell of the oils, their cooling effect they have on the body, and how easily they evaporate. Using an alcohol-based spiritual oil can be problematic and even outright dangerous. If you are just dressing offertory or stick candles then you won't have problem if you let them dry before lighting them. However, if you are using this product in 7 day glass candles the it can prove to be a fire hazard. So I personally believe these are the two main reasons why Indio/Wisdom have retired this line of spiritual products.

True story: Back in 1999 I visited a local occult shop and saw two bottles of Dr. Pyror's oils for sale that were hidden in with the rest of the oils. I bought them both. One was Uncrossing and the other one was John the Conqueror (I think but am not certain). I used them both. I really liked them and went back to the store as I read a sign saying they could order any product a customers had in mind. So I knew they were out of them as I had purchased them. However, I just figured they could order me some more. Boy was I wrong. That's when the owner told me that that line of products is no loner made and that the bottles I had purchases were very, very old bottles she had found stashed in the back. I had foolishly used the and threw away the bottles when in fact I should have have never used them, let alone thrown them away, and should have saved them. So I was really happy to find a botanica online that just happened to have three bottles of the 7-11 oil for sale. I bought all three. You may not be able to tell but the bottle on the far right is actually an archaic bottle that is no longer used by Indio/Wisdom. It is slender on top and widens at the bottom. It also has a rectangle base set in glass that new bottles don't have. I like it. These three bottles will not be used and will be included in my collection.

For those wondering about the back of the bottle, here are the instructions printed on the back label of all of the Dr. Pryor's oils:

SACRED OIL

Anoint thy hands with the oil daily and make a sign of the cross. Concentrate on your desires. Sprinkle a few drops around the room or place of business. Read the 23 Psalm daily. 

DR. PRYOR'S JAPO INCENSE CO. 
CHICAGO 21. ILL

Dr. Pryor's brand of oils are unique for they contain this back label. If you happen to come across any Dr. Pyor's oils I strongly urge you to snatch them up as they are indeed collector's pieces. If you don't want them, hit me up. I'll buy them!

7 Sisters Of New Orleans - Lucky 13 Oil


This is a bottle of 7 Sisters of New Orleans Lucky 13 oil. I purchased it to add to my collection of hoodoo-related paraphernalia as this particular title is either no longer offered for sale or at the very least only offered for wholesale buyers. It is not listed for sale on the public website. The oil is red and has the typical fragrance that most of the red oils from Indio/Wisdom have. If you are a collector like me then you might want to pick up a bottle or two if you come across it.