Monday, April 24, 2017

Lost My Dog A Few Days Ago

I came home to discover my black cocker spaniel dead. It was a shock. She was over 10 years old so she led a good life but it's still sad. She had been hacking up stuff but was eating and drinking normally. If I were to guess she died of something like pneumonia or bronchitis. I remember her as a puppy. She was the shyest thing I've ever seen. She hid behind the furniture for weeks until she warmed up to people. It took her forever to learn to climb up the stairs. Then she learned to climb up the stairs but couldn't figure out how to get back down so she would just sit there and cry for me to come get her and take her down. She used to wake me up each morning by licking my face and she demanded love 24/7. You would literally have to push her away because she would just demand you pet her non-stop. She was not a bright dog. I believe she had some form of disorder or disease. I joked around that she had doggie-down syndrome but she definitely had something. I still love her regardless and I know she's up in doggie heaven chasing birds and mice. R.I.P. Precious.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Turning A Man Gay, Straight Men Who Look At Gay Porn, And Sex Between Straight Men

This blog entry was originally going to be a Q & A post but I had two people ask me about turning a man gay and sex between straight men that I thought I would focus on these two issues before. If you are a reader of my blog then you are probably already aware that I've already discussed about whether or not it's possible to turn a straight man gay. However, I will see if I can take a different approach at explaining this in hopes to correctly communicate this issue.

So I got an email from an older man in his 50s. He gave me permission to relate this in my blog entry as long as I didn't use his name. He has as an acquaintance a 26 year old neighbor whom he has grown close to. This younger man has confided in him that he felt a connection to this older man because he never really knew his father, as his father abandoned his mother before he was born. So this younger man viewed the older man as a father figure, someone he could ask for guidance. What complicates the matter is that the older man is gay but is masculine and the younger man does not yet know. On top of this the older man has fallen in love with the younger man. The younger man has a girlfriend of several years who is pressuring him to marry her. The older man inquired of me if I could do conjure worker to break them up and then work to turn the young man gay so that he would be with him in a full relationship. So is this possible?

The answer is an emphatic no. You can not turn a straight man gay anymore than you can turn a gay man straight. People are hard-wired with regard to their sexual preference. So no matter how many spells are performed this young man will never switch teams and become the life partner of this older man. Reality just doesn't work like that. I don't know what else to write to be able to express how impossible this is. It's not in the nature for a straight man to want to stop having sex with women and focus only on sex with men, let alone one particular man. It's not in the nature for a straight men to switch from heterosexual masturbation fantasies to homosexual fantasies. It's not in the nature of a straight man to be romantically committed to a homosexual man. If you attempt to perform or hire spell casters to achieve this then not only are you trying to swim upstream but in reality you are at the bottom of Niagara Falls trying to swim back up it. It's not going to happen. It's not going to happen. It's not going to happen. So any dreams of an openly gay relationship with a straight man will never manifest in reality and should remain solely in the realm of one's imagination.

Let me now turn to sexuality, and specifically male sexuality. I first need to stress two things to my readers. Male sexuality is actually quite complex and most men, perhaps the majority of men, lie about their sexual history and sexual desires.

Sexuality is a spectrum. On one end is 100% straight. On the other end is 100% gay. Only a very small minority of men exist at either end. The overwhelming majority of men fall somewhere in between the two, in the "bisexual zone". However, the majority of such men will say they are completely straight. They may actually believe they are telling the truth. They may belong to the opinion that same-sex desires do not count unless you actually perform the deed, or that repressing and ignoring one's past sexual experiences makes one be 100% straight. What they are really saying is that they prefer females as sex partners but they confuse that fact for being "100% heterosexual".

If you aren't familiar with the Kinsey scale of human sexuality then I would recommend you check out the following link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale

You may also test yourself at the below link. Please answer truthfully. There's no need to lie as nobody will know your answer. I took the test and even though I haven't had sex with a man it said I'm a Kinsey 3, so go figure.

http://psymed.info/kinsey-scale-test

So the Kinsey scale goes like this:

0 - Exclusively heterosexual
1 - Predominately heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual (may have experimente one time or had one same-sex lover but the rest of the sex partners were of the opposite sex.)
2 - Predominately heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual (may have experimented more than one time or has had more than one same-sex lover, though lovers of the opposite sex still outnumber same-sex lovers.)
3 - Equally heterosexual and homosexual (true bisexuality, "fake bisexuality" is Kinsey 1, 2, 4, or 5, as all of these clearly have an actual preference)
4 - Predominately homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual (may have experimented more than once with the opposite sex or may have had 2 or more opposite sex lovers. However, same-sex lovers outnumber the opposite sex lovers.)
5 - Predominately homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual (meaning may have experimented with the opposite sex at least once or had one opposite sex lover.)
6 - Exclusively homosexual
X - Asexual

So based on the above, the overwhelming majority of men will be either a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Only a very small minority of men will be either a 0 or a 6. So why is this important to know? Because this implies that any man between 1-5 has had sexual interest in the same sex and thus is vulnerable to same-sex seduction.

You can not turn a straight man gay. It's never going to happen. However, a gay man can seduce and have sex with a straight man. It happens far more often than people may realize. (For this purpose view 0, 1, and 2 as "heterosexual", 3 as "bisexual", and 4, 5, and 6 as "homosexual".) So in the example above, the older man could potentially seduce the younger man but it would only be sex and not a full, romantic relationship.

On a different note, a woman I know approached me to help with her teenage son. She discovered that he was looking at gay porn on his computer. She knows that guys look at porn and she knows the teens are curious but she was concerned because she only found gay porn on his computer. She wanted me to find out if he was gay. I told her that she needs to give him room and time to figure himself out and that just because there wasn't any straight porn on the computer doesn't mean he's not straight. A man's porn viewing habits may not translate to any real-world desire. That's just the reality. Many straight men have viewed gay porn. I've caught multiple people in my life watching gay porn. I do not view any of them as being gay. Instead, I view porn as a fantasy world and I give people the freedom to watch whatever they chose without feeling the need to label them. As long as the porn is legal then the viewer shouldn't be judged. So I talked to the boy about how I know he looks at porn because all guys do. I never mentioned his mother at all and what she found. I just gave him pointers on when it is not acceptable to watch porn, such as in public, and how to cover his tracts after the fact. I told him I don't want a situation where his brothers and sisters turn on the computer and see porn because he didn't properly clean up. So is it normal for straight men to look at gay porn? -Yes. It is. Gay porn is forbidden, and thus holds a fascination. Looking at gay porn allows a form of experimentation without actually doing the deed.  Think of it like ice cream. Vanilla is fine. However, sometimes you may want chocolate, or strawberry. Every now and the you might crave something new and different. So think of gay porn as just a flavor, something to spice up one's fantasy life and not an actual indicator of behavior or real-world preference. Besides, I know plenty of females who watch gay porn, as in two men having sex. When I asked a female friend who admitted to watching gay porn why she did so her answer was, "because it's hot". So there you go.

Finally, I want to touch on straight men who want to have sex with other straight men. I know it sounds like a contradiction but it happens. These men are usually a 2 or 3 on the Kinsey scale. They may clearly be bisexual but they refuse such label and insist that they are straight. They usually have had more than one instance of same-sex experimentation in the past. Most of these men will stop same-sex dabbling by the time they get married. However, some continue on and they create convoluted excuses why such behavior is not cheating. These same-sex sexual encounters tend to be of the anonymous kind, using Craigslist and gay apps like Grindr or Scruff to meet other similarly interested men. These encounters are rarely to never romantic in nature. It's strictly sex and it's usually for just one hook-up. Sometimes the sex may be good and so the man keeps coming back for more sex but this does not usually result in any friendship between the pair. Eventually one will tire of the experience and will break it off. None of these men will leave their wives for men. If they are caught, most women will eventually forgive them and the marriage is usually not destroyed. Really only men on the 4, 5, or 6 on the Kinsey scale end up leaving their wives for other men because ultimately they are living a lie because their clear preference is for men, while 1 or 2 on the Kinsey scale truly prefer women over men and have no issues breaking off or stopping same-sex sexual encounters.

Ultimately, it all boils down to the reason why you can't use magic to turn a straight man gay but can seduce him is because sex and love are two different things for men. Most straight men fall in love with women even though they may have sexual attraction for other men. Additionally, I would add that most straight men learn from simple life experience that romantic relationships with other straight men simply are doomed from the start. It's kinda hard for two assholes to learn to love each other.

For the curious: The majority of all same-sex sexual contact between men is usually mutual masturbation and/or oral sex. Among those that engage in anal sex, most who have sex with men prefer to dominate their women but be dominated by men. This is true for even the most rugged and manly of all straight men who enjoy sex with other straight men.



8 Honest Reasons Why Some Straight Men Enjoy Gay Sex

The Bro-Job: Why Straight Men Secretly Have Sex With Each Other

It's Just A Bro-Job. No Homo.

Looks Like A Lot Of Straight Dudes Are Watching Gay Porn, Science Says

Over A Fifth Of Straight Men Watch Gay Porn, Study Finds


Here is another sexuality scale called the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid. As with the test for the Kinsey scale, answer truthfully as nobody will know the results except for you. I took this test and scored a 2.4, which is roughly at the boundary between a 2 and a 3 on the Kinsey scale. The Klein test takes into account other factors such as which sex you prefer to socialize with, which sex you mostly fantasize about, and your ideal choice.

http://sid.southampton.gov.uk/kb5/southampton/directory/advice.page?id=RsuF5ehfWvQ&familychannel=10-4





Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lamp Tip - Floating Wicks


Got these at Hobby Lobby. They were on sale for $1.99. I've seen them online for about $12. It comes with three plastic floats (one removed from the package and is in use) and a great deal of wicks. Hell of a bargain!

If you conjure with lamps that you make yourself, compared to using an oil or kerosene lamp, then you will need some form of wick, either homemade or purchased, to use. You can purchase multiple types online or in stores in your area. Many of them come with relatively small floats that the wicks are inserted into. The problem with them is that since they float they can get very near the edge or rim of a glass container that is used to hold the oil. This may cause the spot to over-heat and crack. The kind above has large floats that act as a buffer, preventing the flaming wick from ever getting too close to the rim. They also come with a great deal of wicks and three floats.

There is only one drawback. Each individual wick really only lasts maybe a day, two at the most, and then you will need to extinguish the flame and replace the wick if you want to continue the burn. One way to get around this is to use a helper candle. When it's type to replace the wick then light the helper candle from the flame of the wick and then you can safely extinguish the wick. Replace with a new one and then use the flame from the helper candle to light the new wick. That way the flame is perpetuated for as long as you want to keep this up.

I do love lamps and I apologize as I really haven't touched on them enough. One reason is that I've toyed with writing my own book and wanted to save lamp stuff for it. So I'm debating what, if anything, I should reveal in my blog entries.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Boo Hag Got Me Again Last Night

So annoying! I went to bed around midnight last night. I woke up a little after 1 am and was completely paralyzed except I could wiggle one finger on my left hand. My eyes were open and I could see to the end of my room. I did not feel a presence or see anything out of the ordinary. I heard my dogs snoring and there was a "womp-womp"-type noise in the background. Don't know what that was about. At one point I managed to raise my left arm a bit and then raise my upper body up from the bed but then it felt like a force pushed me right back down. I decided to stop fighting it and go back to sleep so I closed my eyes but then I immediately got scared because I couldn't see anymore and it was very hard to open my eyes. I then decided to fight it. I remember that you are supposed to cuss out the hag so I was thinking, "Get off me you fat fuckin' bitch!". However, I'm not sure if I actually said it out loud. Then all of a sudden it was over and I sat up in bed. So there you go. If you want to fight the hag you got to cuss her out. I really hate this shit. At least I don't usually see the visual stuff like seeing the witch or demon, or even feeling a presence like most people do and experience when being hag-ridden.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My New Grimoire!

So last year it dawned on me that I was highly disorganized when it comes to recording my magical workings and remedies. I have a zillion spiral notebooks filled with writings. I have index cards and sticky notes with quick herbal lists and recipes for this and that, and I have about a million of saved Word documents on my computer. My desktop is literally crammed pack with them!

The solution I came up with is to compile all of my information down into one form, instead of relying on my memory or taking forever to find something that I wrote someplace and then subsequently forgot.

My first choice was to purchase a 3 ring binder at Zazzle. I chose the one at the below link:

https://www.zazzle.com/vintage_faux_leather_print_gothic_binder-127099616586617580

When I received it in the mail I was completely dissatisfied. It was extremely ugly. I ended up accidentally leaving it in the sun for an hour and it turned a hideous shade of purple. So I threw it away. There are other styles you can buy on Zazzle but I don't recommend any of them. They are ugly and the pictures look way cooler than the actual product.

After this fiasco I decided that hand-writing all my info was traditional and therefore should be the better option. I purchased the following:


It is an Oberon Design leather journal. It comes with a hardbound blank journal. I absolutely love it! It also comes with a lined sheet that you place beneath the sheet that you are writing on as a guide for placement. It secures with a leather strip that is wound around the metal fob. This is the Celtic knot design. You can purchase your own leather journal from Oberon Design at the link below:


So I spent many a night copying my information into this. I ended up buying 3 additional blank journals because I would make a mistake or I didn't like the order of the material that I placed. The first mistake I made was to write in pencil and this ended up causing my writing to be smeared and faded. This got to me but what really ruined it for me was that I quickly realized that I had to write extra small in order to fit in all the information. So that's what I did. The results were handwriting so small that I needed a magnifying glass to read them. I realized this was not going to work. 

After some deep thinking I came to the realization that I'm a realist. This is 2017, at the time of my writing this blog entry, and that handwriting a personal grimoire is simply no longer practical. I realized that the easiest and simplest method would be to have my grimoire be completely digital. However, I am a hands-on person, loving tactical stimulation, as well as enjoying the visual and olfactory experience of holding, seeing, and smelling something in my hands. I realized that my personal grimoire had to have a physical representation as well. So I quickly deduced that my original instinct was correct. I needed a 3 ring binder. 

While at work I did a quick YouTube search of "3 ring binders book of shadows" (I hate that the term "book of shadows" is being used for all personal magic journals now) and found several YouTube videos of people making their own unique, and often ugly, versions. I was not satisfied with any of the methods presented. I thought surely there has to be a better option out there for me. As I was sitting there just staring at my monitor my thumb began moving without my conscious willing of it and I ended up tracing a clockwise circle on the monitor and then I made a cross over that. I mumbled the words, "3 ring binder that is right for me quickly and immediately come". I pulled up Google and typed in the phrase, "leather 3 ring binder".  I clicked on every single thing that pulled up on the first page but was not satisfied because they looked too professional, such as something like a portfolio. The very last site that appeared on the first page of results was for a business named Taylormade Leather. I clicked on the link. I was floored! This was exactly what I needed and wanted! I immediately ordered a custom leather 3 ring binder. The owner emailed me back within 30 minutes and asked me to call him directly to discuss the piece I wanted. I did so and placed my order. A week later I received this in the mail:




There was one small hiccup. I had told the owner that I wanted the corner accent pieces and the belt to be faux-alligator. He assured me that it wasn't a problem and had some on hand. When I received this in the mail I immediately realized that the corners and belt didn't look right. This is not alligator but snake. It's okay, but I do prefer the look of faux-alligator leather over faux-snake leather. 

I told the owner that I wanted something dark, but not a pure black as that can look rather flat. He suggested an antique look, which combines black and brown. I love it! 

In the center, above the belt, is an engraving of the Seal of Solomon. I had originally pictured it to be larger, covering more of the front of the binder. However, I had chosen the belt option for a closure and so I had to chose on whether or not the engraving was above or below the belt, rendering it smaller. I think I made the right choice. 

This is not a cover. So you don't have to place it over a plastic 3 ring binder. As you can tell from the picture it has multiple pockets, three on the right and one on the left, which I can store various notes, recipes, and spells that I have jotted down. It is also big enough that I can tuck in a legal notepad or spiral notebook, if needed. There is an option of including a "padfolio" but because I ordered the largest size of binder, 4 inches, it could not be included. However, if any readers want to order a smaller size of binder you can add this option. 

I can not tell you how many times I smelled my new grimoire the night I received it. I just love the smell of new leather. I love the smell so much that I purchased a bottle of leather fragrance oil and I dab a drop or two on it to maintain the smell. 

The main benefit of it, other than the coolness factor, is that it can hold approximately 800 sheets of paper, if not more! So hopefully I will be able to store all or most of my information in this awesome thing. I've also purchased parchment paper and sheet protectors from Amazon.com. I can't wait to begin compiling all my spells and recipes! 

If you would like to order your own custom leather 3 ring binder then visit the site below. You can also order your own custom leather Bible cover! I think you will be just as pleased with the outcome as I was! 


P.S. The Oberon Design leather journal will not go to waste. I've decided to purchase a lined blank filler book and turn it into either my non-magical personal journal or use it to record my poetry. 

Memphis Hoodoo - Jim Harold Podcast

Jim Harold interviews author Tony Kail, who wrote the book, A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers, & Spirituals. 

To listen to the interview, click on the link below. Interview starts at the 44 minute mark.

http://jimharold.com/spooky-tales-of-the-woods-and-memphis-hoodoo-paranormal-podcast-474/

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cimaruta




Above are two cimaruta (pronounced "chee-ma-rue-ta") charms that I own. The cimaruta in the top picture is vintage, probably from the 1920-30s. The bottom image is a new or modern cimaruta charm. The vintage charm in the top picture is almost 4 inches in length while the charm in the bottom picture is about an inch in length. Believe it or not, the modern cimaruta is my favorite simply because its more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, well, my eyes at least.

Cimaruta, meaning "sprig of rue", is an old Italian charm designed to protect the wearer from the evil eye. The basis of the charm is the belief that the rue plant is among the most powerful charms to repel evil and the evil eye, as well as a cure against it. The Italians are well known for their interesting charms. What makes the cimaruta most unique is that it is not just one charm but is actually composed of numerous charms contained on a sprig of rue rendered in silver.

Silver has been popular all throughout Europe as a charm against evil. Silver is linked to the moon and has a very long history in folklore in protecting from evil and evil beings such as vampires, werewolves and even witches. In fact, in some folktales a person can become a witch by shooting a silver bullet at the moon and in other legends the only way to kill a witch is by shooting her/him with a silver bullet. We all have heard that the only way to kill a werewolf is with a silver bullet. During the vampire craze through the 1700s, "anti-vampire kits" came stocked with silver crucifixes as well as silver bullets. So the fact that the cimaruta is cast in silver is indeed a source of its power. Today one can purchase cimaruta charms that are made from other metals but I would personally not recommend that such be purchased as there is really no reason why these charms can't be made in silver. They are relatively inexpensive.

The charms contained on the sprig of rue will vary. Not all potential charms are found on all cimaruta charms. Below is some information that I obtained through research after purchasing my cimaruta charms.

Silver - Protection from evil
Rue - Protection from the evil eye
3 Branches - The Trinity
Bird - Protection through intuition
Rooster - Protection via warnings of danger
Vervain Flower - Protection from witchcraft
Heart-Shaped Key - Protection in love
Flaming Heart - Spiritual faith and protection
Arm/Hand Holding Dagger - Physical protection
Moon - Protection of female sexuality, fertility, and female reproductive system
Cornucopia - Prosperity
Shell - Protection of prosperity
Horn (Cornicello) - Protection from evil
Knight's Helmet - Loyalty and valor
Gobo (Hunchback) - Luck
Serpent - Protection of male sexuality and fertility
Fish - Spiritual protection, symbol of Jesus and Catholicism
Frog - ? - Unsure but both the fish and frog are connected to water and "wetness" can protect against the evil eye or is a remedy for it.
Mano Cornuto (Horned Hands) - Protection from evil and the evil eye

Now we are getting into some controversial territory. Despite what you may read online, the cimaruta is old just not that old. As far as my research goes, I've found references to it dating back to the early 1800s. I have seen references that state but do not show that it dates back to the late 1700s and I'm willing to buy this claim. However, the cimaruta does not date back to Roman times or long before to the Etruscans. This leads me into the topic of "fakelore".

The cimaruta has been adopted or should I say "stolen" by self-styled witches who claim it as their own and who have invented fake lore, fake legends, and fake symbolism for it.

I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this here but in future blog entries I will discuss the type of people who are doing this and why they are fake. For now, just note that if you try researching the history and origin of the cimaruta you will read all kinds of false information online. This information comes from self-styled witches who want to claim this charm is pagan. They will even go as far as saying that it was a sign of those initiated into the "Society of Diana", an alleged witch secret society. I've even read claims that if you find a cimaruta with a "flaming heart" then such is an example of a "modern Christian creation" with the so-called "real" or "legitimate" charms not possessing any Christians symbolism. Of course this is an outright lie as all cimaruta charms were Christian as modern NeoPagan worship did not exist at that time and there is zero evidence for any underground pagan Italian cult that survived the coming of Christianity.

As far as use goes, these cimaruta charms are primarily used by women. They specifically were used by pregnant women, women in labor, and newborns, as all three were considered most vulnerable to the evil eye. Technically, a man could wear one but these charms were viewed as rather feminine and so most men would gravitate toward more masculine charms.

If you are interested in purchasing your own cimaruta charms then Peter Stone has some really good and reasonably priced ones. You can view them at the link below:

http://www.peterstone.com/search.php?search_query=Cimaruta

This is where I purchased one of my cimaruta charms from. One thing I did notice is that some of the charms included in the designs don't seem to be anything recognizable. I believe this is because Peter Stone jewelers may have been looking at images or even examples of vintage cimaruta charms and were unable to properly identify one of the myriad of charms on such. So my recommendation is that if you are going to purchase a cimaruta from Peter Stone that you are able to identify each charm on it before purchasing. If you notice something on a cimaruta charm from Peter Stone and it just looks like an unidentified blob or unrecognizable shape then just pass on that particular one. You really want to know what each charm is and means for your personal piece.

You can occasionally purchase vintage cimaruta charms on eBay and Etsy. However, keep in mind that such are usually quite costly. My vintage one in the top picture above cost me $200. I desperately wanted one that was up for bid on eBay late last year. It was perfect in detail and over 4 inches in length. It ultimately sold for over $600. Buy what you can afford, either vintage or modern. Just remember to only buy silver, preferably sterling.

One last warning, in my research online I found a witch that was offering a real "cimaruta" for about $80 plus s/h. What this turned out to be was not a silver cimaruta charm but was in fact a dried sprig of rue to which fake little plastic and clay charms were tied onto with string. Do not buy this. This is not a cimaruta charm. The seller was creating her own "fakelore" by claiming that what she was selling is the "real" charm that the silver cimaruta are based on. That's completely made up and quite false. Cimaruta charms have always been actual silver charms or pendants.

BONUS: Just something I do to bless and strengthen my cimaruta. I will steep rue in hot water to make a tea. I let it steep about 7 minutes. I then dip my cimaruta in the tea while saying a prayer or reciting a Psalm, such as Psalm 23, 7 times as well, taking it out and dipping it back in the tea in between. This is just something I do from time to time. Feel free to use it on your cimaruta if you like.




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bastiana's Crystal Ball Reading

I received this email today, from a beautiful, young woman named Bastiana (fake name for anonymity). Bastiana hired me for a crystal ball reading. This is what she has to say about her experience.


Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:29 PM
From: xxx
To: DocConjure <MySecretHoodoo@mail.com>
Subject: Review from xxx

Doc,

Thank you so much for the best reading I have ever had! I have had readings in the past from other people( who by the way charge crazy amounts), and this one just blew them all out of the water. You are truly gifted and I thank you for taking your time with me ! I look forward to working with you again, I will be recommending you to everyone ! You picked up on things that were so accurate and specific, that others have failed to pick up on ! I felt so positive after the reading that I knew in my heart that you were the right person to work with! I will be back! Can't wait to write an update !

Thanks ,

xxx

Oh side note ... I attached the painting I am currently working on... since you also paint ! It's still a work in progress... but it will get done!


So take a look at the picture of the painting Bastiana is currently working on. I think it's fantastic! She definitely has talent!


I really enjoyed reading for Bastiana. Her energy was so open and honest that I was able to make a really good connection with her. Funny thing here, she hired me for a crystal ball reading and that's how it started out. However, when I realized how open her energy is, and I do mean like an open book, it just sort of morphed into a classic psychic reading. I apologized for straying away from the crystal ball reading but she said she didn't mind. I would love to read for again in the future. 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Have You Been Hexed? - Beyond The Darkness - March 16, 2017

The guest on this show is a Wiccan, specifically, "British Traditional Wicca", which ironically is not traditional at all, so I can't verify the quality or veracity of the information. I have not yet listened to it all yet but I can tell you that she doesn't believe in generational curses. She claims that such would have to be perpetually enforced, which simply is not true. Since she is a Wiccan, she believes that anything you do will come back to you, as in magical karma, times 3 or more. In hoodoo and in every other real tradition of folk magic there is no such thing as karma. She also refers to herself as a "fortune teller", which to me smacks of "cold readings" and people in costumes who get paid to tell you exactly what you want to hear instead of employing a genuine gift.



****UPDATE: I've listened to more of it and she has no clue what she is talking about. This is what happens when Wiccans are continuously propped up as being the masters of magic. At one point she even claims that hexes are rare and that you can overcome any hex with just a daily affirmation. She also claims that anyone who charges money to remove a curse is a scammer, yet turns around and wants people to purchase her book that is filled with bull shit that will not help them because she doesn't know what she's talking about. To show how ridiculous this woman is, towards the end of the interview she talks stupid nonsense that visualization and "positive thoughts" are all you need to remove a hex. Sorry, if I come across as being arrogant. I just can't stand these types, mostly Wiccans, who believe they are the be-all of magic and wisdom-keepers, let alone teachers, speakers, masters, and experts of all things magic. This infuriates me. It's okay to interview Wiccans when the subject is Wicca or Neo-Paganism, but please don't seek them out for knowledge on the occult or magic.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Casting Curses and Love Spells with the Most Powerful Witches in Romania

This is a very interesting short documentary on professional witches in Romania. When watching it note that the practitioners are Christian, not Pagan. Also take notice of the "break up potion" being created by boiling chili peppers with black cat poop and black dog poop. Of course this is remarkably similar to what is found in hoodoo. In my study of various magical traditions, the legitimate traditions all have many similarities in common, from Christianity, to the same symbolism with regard to magical ingredients and uses thereof. Also note that one of the witches mentioned "voodoo" in reference to a doll she had on her altar. Of course by "voodoo" she is referring to hoodoo, as in magic and not the religion of Voodou.

I would love to spend some time with these women. I bet I could learn a lot from them. I also think they would be a hoot as well. I mean, these are some bold women who aren't even scared of politicians!

I really loved their use of a burning broom as a form of smudging. I can imagine that would be very powerful.  I also really like that they incorporate the equinoxes and solstices in their work.


So is this all fakery and scams? Well, I detected some "show business". However the evidence does suggest an actual tradition there. It may be sugar-coated or dressed up a bit but there is a real tradition there.

Happy Spring!

So today is the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, the first day of Spring. On this day there is equal hours of darkness and light. From this time onward the length of the day will increase while the length of the night will decrease until we reach the Summer Solstice. For now, Winter is officially over with and Summer is but a short three months away.

I'm not sure how the winter weather went for my readers, but in my are we have had a very warm winter. There wasn't any meaningful snowfall. The temps did get well below freezing, into single digits. However, it didn't last. We had warm spells in December, January, and even made it into the 90s in February. Today the high was 92. I sure hope this is not an omen for a record-breaking heat wave this Summer.

So the flowering pear has spent their blossoms and the redbud trees are in full bloom. I've also seen a few cherry trees, which are always gorgeous. The bulbs are up and blooming. Daffodils are seemingly everywhere I look.

Today, the Wiccans and NeoPagans celebrate the festival of Ostara (Eostre), the Spring Equinox. For Christians, Easter is but a few short weeks away.

I would like to take the time to wish all my readers a very wonderful Spring. May this season bring renewal and prosperity for all!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

For My Blog Readers In Oklahoma


Just a "heads up" for any of my readers in Oklahoma. My niece will be modelling on FOX25 tomorrow morning (March 20, 2017). She has to be there at the studio at 7:15 am but I don't know what time it will air. Wish her luck! 



****UPDATE: My niece will appear on the "Living Oklahoma" show on FOX25 sometime between 9:00 AM and 9:57 AM.

Conjuring With My Coffin Nails!



I'm super excited by my latest acquisition, genuine coffin nails! Now, don't get me wrong. I do "make my own" coffin nails, which most practitioners tend to do, or else buy from other practitioners who make their own. Its perfectly fine to create your coffin nails. If done correctly, making your own can create very powerful tools for use in conjure work. However, if you can get access to genuine coffin nails, that is nails that were actually hammered into coffins that contained real, deceased bodies of humans, then your conjure work is going to far more powerful.

Rest assured, I did not desecrate a grave to get these. These were obtained in New Orleans. When old cemeteries flood sometimes old coffin nails are washed out where they can then be collected. Depending on where you live, even real human bones, usually small, can be obtained in the same fashion.

What are coffin nails good for? Well, they are ideal for three situations:

1. A genuine coffin nail can be used as a tool to carve candles. A genuine coffin nail, one from a real coffin, will super charge your candle magic. Remember, it's not just good for carving candles for enemy work. It can be used to carve candles for any purpose.

2. A genuine coffin nail can be wrapped in a handkerchief or piece of silk and kept in your pocket in order to protect you, especially from witchcraft and evil conjure work done against you. (This works three ways, nails being made from steel are composed of iron and iron has long been considered to be protective. Also, the connection to the dead allows it to kill evil work done against you. The sharp of the nail also serves to cut or sever evil conjure.)

3. A genuine coffin nail will super charge your enemy work. You can use them in recipes that calls for "9 pins, 9 needles, and 9 nails".

In addition to the above, genuine coffin nails can be used in any manner that one would use a nail for in conjure work, such as to nail down something or prevent from being moved out of a place.

I can not wait until I get to use my new, genuine coffin nails in my conjure work, either for myself or for a client!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Saying Goodbye to "Salem"



WGN's witch-themed show, Salem, has officially ended. The notice of its cancellation was made mid season three and the last episode aired in January. I just finished the last episode.

I will be honest and say that I had high hopes for this series. I loved that it was based on real witches, the type that people actually believed in. (I like my witches evil!) The show involved a coven of witches who were attempting to summon Satan and bring about the apocalypse in hopes of creating a new nation populated only by witches.



The special effects were superb and a great deal of research went into its creation. Not only was the show historically accurate but its portrayal of witchcraft was spot on, including depictions of being "hag-ridden".

Of the three seasons, season 1 is my favorite. Unfortunately it declined a bit in season 2 and then season 3 was just really odd. Although I understood what they were trying to do with the ending I would like to have seen it done a bit more differently that how it went down. I'm ultimately left thinking that had this show aired on a different network, perhaps HBO, even, then it would have fared far better. I just hope that this series inspired possible other witch-based shows that may air in the future.

If you have yet to see the show you can find it on Netflix or other sites online. It's worth a watch



Thursday, March 16, 2017

O What A Tangled Web We Weave

So a bit of local drama has acted out near my home. Police were called out for a welfare check to a motel near my house. Inside a room they found a 17 year old male teen alone with Oklahoma Senator, Ralph Shortey.

Shortey has now been charged with 3 counts of prostitution. Although 16 is the legal age of consent in Oklahoma, it is against the law to offer money in exchange for sex, especially when the other person is a minor. On the teen's tablet, police found communication between Sen. Shortey and the teen where Sen. Shortey offered money in exchange for "sexual stuff". Included in the communication where messages about smoking marijuana and police noted there was a strong smell of marijuana in the room. Inside backpacks the police discovered condoms and a bottle of lotion.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/oklahoma-senator-found-with-teen-in-motel-could-face-charges/2017/03/15/95ad7492-09e6-11e7-bd19-fd3afa0f7e2a_story.html

Now, I'm not at all shocked by the age of the teen. Many straight people simply don't realize that it is extremely common for a male teen to hook up with an older man. They used to call older men who preferred male teens for sex as "chicken hawks", with the teen being the "chicken". The teens who engage in this behavior are not victims, unless they are younger than the age of consent which varies across states and in other countries. Usually 14-16 years of age is considered the age of consent in most places. I do believe that the age of consent should be raised to 18 simply because teens do stupid things they later regret. However, I would argue against the kind of standard politically correct stance that some may take, that of arguing that any teen is automatically a victim.

I'm not at all surprised that a married, Republican Senator was living a secret gay life. If the majority of people lie somewhere on the bisexual spectrum yet all straight men claim they are 100% straight, then surely some have got to be getting freaky on the down low. Factor into the equation hypocritical GOP leaders and you are pretty much guaranteed a scandal!  There used to be a time when a man being married was viewed as proof of 100% heterosexuality. Those days are long gone. Today one can easily hear conversations, such as:

Person 1 - "Is he gay?
Person 2 - "He's married w/ 2 kids"
Person 1 - "Yes, but is he gay?"

So the lesson to be learned in this specific case is that it's okay, legally, to have sex with a teen who is at least 16 years or older in Oklahoma, as long as you don't offer cash in exchange for the sex.

I also feel a tad bit of pity for Sen. Shortey. He must be really stupid if he thinks that he has to pay to have sex with a male. Promiscuity is quite rampant in LGBT community. There are people who will gladly give it away for free. So the only thing I can think of is if the teen was the aggressor, who was marketing his age as a selling point to older, married men online who have a fetish for that. (They met on Craigslist, so obviously the teen was either cruising for free sex with older men or looking for a daddy.)

What does piss me off about Sen. Shortey is that he helped subvert the will of the people of Oklahoma. We voted on state questions back in November that would reduce penalties for drug possession and divert money into rehab and treatment centers. He then went behind our backs to get it pretty much neutered. So, I for one, would not care if his entire career was destroyed over this. Serves him right.

Shortey also made news when back in 2012 he sponsored a bill to ban aborted fetuses from being used in food. It got national coverage. It was pointless because no company is making food with aborted fetuses and none ever would. Just another excuse to laugh at how backward Oklahoma is.


Note: Towards the end of this video Sen. Shortey says that anyone who does drugs in front of a minor should receive enhanced penalties. Just wanted to point out the irony as he was allegedly smoking weed with a minor who he was about to have sex with. LOL (Of course I think marijuana should be legal but I chuckled when he was busted over his own hypocrisy.)

FYI: I think I know who the boy is. A friend of mine and her son live near the area. He is an out of control kid that openly brags on social media about getting paid from older men for sex. He has even stated that one of his "daddies" was famous and powerful. It would not surprise me in the least to discover that he was the teen in this incident. His poor Mom is 100% clueless about his actions and nobody feels comfortable enough to tell her that not only is her son gay but he is also a big slutty prostitute. I'm not shy though and I'll ask him straight up next time I talk to him if this was him.

I do have one small message for Mr. Piece-of-Shit Hypocrite. I bet you were opposed to gay marriage and spent a good majority of your time dehumanizing gay people and likely engaged in much homophobic behavior. You voted for a bill that would give the right to business owners to refuse service to gay and trans people. Eat some humble pie and apologize. Do not pull a "I Found Jesus And Now I'm Cured!" crap when you finally get out of prison.


*******UPDATE: The FBI is now investigating Sen. Shortey and performed a search of his home and confiscated materials, including electronic devices. More than likely they are investigating to see if there are other instances of him engaging in sexual conduct with teens.
http://kfor.com/2017/03/17/fbi-agents-join-investigation-into-oklahoma-state-senator-facing-prostitution-charges/

Monday, March 13, 2017

Viola's Reading

Was sent this today. Viola (fake name for anonymity) decided to let me know about a reading I did for her last year.


Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM
From: xxx
To: DocConjure <MySecretHoodoo@mail.com>
Subject: Reading Feedback

Hello Doc, I had an e-mail reading with you in May 2016 and some things already came out! You can use it as a review in your blog if you wish, my name is (redacted).

I was asking about my love life, If I was going to meet someone new. You told me that I would meet a person in the end of the year, younger than me, maybe 1-2 years, but it won't last. In November I met someone 2 years younger than me, but we were very different so I didn't want to go on with him.

You also said  that midway next year (2017) I'd meet a much older person with financial stability. He came into my life this month, although the relationship needs some more time to fully develop I guess. He is 20 years older.

I just wanted to say how accurate you were in timing and detail! Thank you very much, I'm going to need you soon for another reading.

[fix the language if you wish, I'm not a native English speaker :) ]

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I'm Not A Fucking Fortune Teller

I just had the most interesting experience from a person who paid me for a reading. Not only did they answer the phone being half-asleep but they weren't willing to divulge even the most basic of information. This person then copped an attitude with me and raised their voice, telling me how I'm supposed to do a reading. When they didn't like what I sensed about their situation they told me that I was done on that area of their life. Ended the reading after 5 minutes and told this person I was issuing a refund.

If you are an asshole don't book a reading with me. Because I'm not wasting time on you.

FYI: I'm a psychic, not a fortune teller. If you want bull shit vague statements that are true for nearly everyone then look elsewhere.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jezebel Impostor! -or - The 3 Irises of Conjure Work



Recently, I was so sick of not being able to easily find a good supply of Jezebel root that I decided to grow my own. As you may know, what many people are selling as Jezebel root is just bark mulch. This is outrageous because there is absolutely no reason to substitute as Jezebel root is not rare, nor expensive.  So I looked online and found a seller offering a lot of 12 Louisiana Iris rhizome cuttings (what Jezebel root is) for relatively cheap. There was only one problem. The listing was for "Louisiana Walking Iris". There's no such thing. There's Louisiana Iris and Walking Iris, but they are completely different plants. Walking Iris isn't even a true iris but just has flowers that resemble irises.  Despite this nonsensical name, I purchased them. The seller was a fast shipper and when they arrived only one rhizome had evidence of rot, but it didn't have any root or leaf growth, so I simply tossed it. I was impressed and reached out to the seller to see if she happened to know the taxonomic name for this. She did not. However, she did have a picture. As soon as I saw the pictures I immediately thought, "Ah, man. That's not Louisiana Iris, that's Blue Flag." So yeah, what she was selling as "Louisiana Walking Iris", was neither a Louisiana Iris, nor a Walking Iris, but was classic Blue Flag (Iris virginica), which grows all over the South, from Oklahoma and Texas to the east coast and all the way up into Canada. I then asked her where she obtained these and she said she got them years ago from a nice lady in Texas who said they grew wild on her property. So yeah, it's Blue Flag. Despite this not being Louisiana Iris I'm not upset as I already planned on getting and growing Blue Flag. It's just that I didn't need to buy any as it grows wild in my area.

You can see the range of Blue Flag at the link below:

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=IRVI

In conjure work we use 3 types of Irises. Those types are:

1.  Orris Root/Queen Elizabeth Root 



This is primarily Iris germanica, or Bearded Iris. However, Iris pallida may also be used.

Orris Root/Queen Elizabeth Root is the female version of John the Conqueror Root. So with the name "Queen Elizabeth Root", we get a sense of a woman ruling over subjects, specifically men. All female workers and practitioners should have one or use it. It's good for love drawing, specifically attracting a male lover, and for female domination over men. For lesbian and bisexual women, Queen Elizabeth Root can be used to attract a more dominate lover. Unlike with John the Conqueror Root, Queen Elizabeth Root doesn't really have a lot of lore about it being good for gambling or money drawing.

As Orris Root it has a very long history in perfumery, used primarily in the powdered from and in tinctures. Orris Root was preferred because of it's floral fragrance that is said to be similar to violets. Orris Root/Queen Elizabeth Root is non-toxic, so it can be secreted into a lover's food, in order to rule over him, if desired.

A whole Queen Elizabeth Root can also be made into a pendulum. I made one and used it for a time but felt like it really didn't want to be working with me, since I'm male. So I ended up thanking it and burying it.

2. Blue Flag



Blue Flag is known by a number of taxonomic names, such as Iris virginica and Iris versicolor. It ranges mostly in the Eastern portion of the U.S., from Oklahoma and Texas, moving to the East Coast and up into Canada. Up North it is called "Northern Blue Flag" (Iris versicolor). It does not grow in Northern, New England. Blue Flag is always blueish-violet color, though sometimes it may be a bolder color or lighter color. There is another wild iris that some may confuse for Blue Flag, that of Yellow Flag, or Iris pseudacorus. Here in Oklahoma we call Yellow Flag by the name of "Ditch Lilly", as that is where it loves to grow, in ditches. Both plants love water and prefer to grow by water. Blue Flag has some medicinal qualities but its mostly used for money drawing. I was once asked why it was used for money drawing. I really don't know. The only thing I can think of is that it reproduces very quickly and so may have been viewed as "prosperous". Blue Flag is my favorite money drawing root to use in conjure. I like Bayberry root but I prefer Blue Flag root. Blue Flag is toxic, so not safe for consumption.

3. Jezebel Root



Jezebel Root is any of five species of iris native to Louisiana, including; Iris fulva, Iris hexagona, Iris brevicaulis Iris giganticaerulea, and Iris nelsonii. Any of their hybrids are also acceptable. Many people are confused by the name Louisiana Iris. They may think that any iris that grows there is a Louisiana Iris, which is not true. For example, both Blue Flag and Yellow Flag grow there but they are not members of Louisiana Irises.

The magical uses of Jezebel Root are quite similar to Orris Root/Queen Elizabeth Root. Jezebel Root is used for female domination and to attract a male lover. Unlike with Orris Root/Queen Elizabeth Root, Jezebel Root does have the reputation of money drawing, primarily by getting men to give money to a woman. It is used by prostitutes to attract male clients. It's apparently becoming popular with gay men who want to attract a more dominant lover. Also, I'm hearing and reading more online from waitresses and strippers who claim it softens customers up and makes them more generous with their tip giving.

Jezebel Root is also used in the famous "Curse of Jezebel".
http://thedemoniacal.blogspot.com/2011/04/jezebel-root.html


So, I got me a whole bunch of Blue Flag that I planted today. Again, I'm not upset it's just I didn't need to buy it but could have harvested it in my area. Now it's time to purchase some Louisiana Iris so I can grow me some "Painted Whores" (my favorite name for them) and harvest my own Jezebel Root.

Below is an article I've found about "impostors" that people may confuse with Louisiana Iris:

http://zydecoirises.com/Imposters/Imposters.htm

Friday, March 10, 2017

"The Vampire Diaries" Series Finale

So tonight was the series finale of the CW's, "The Vampire Diaries". I had a love-hate relationship with this show. I watched the original pilot when it aired but thought it sucked. So I quit watching. Soon a witch show called "The Secret Circle" aired on the CW and I had very high hopes. I love witch shows and movies, or ones that feature them. I had very high hopes for the series but it ended up being cancelled after the first season. It was then that an online friend recommended that I watch the show. I told her that I thought it sucked but she assured me that if I stuck with it that by the second season I would be hooked. She then revealed to me that she was a hate-watcher, as in hated a certain character so freaking much that she watched the show regularly in hopes that the character would meet a grisly, painful end. I laughed at her explaining such and so gave it a go. She was right. I, too, became hooked and became a hate-watcher as well.

The character that I grew to despise with a passion was Damon, played by Ian Somerhalder. Sure, he was a vampire and as such required to take human life in order to maintain his existence. I'm fine with that. That's how the world operates, hunter vs. prey. However, what makes Damon stand out is that he is pure evil. He not only kills to eat but also just for the hell of it. He travels around in the show snapping human necks as if swatting a pesky housefly. Not only that, but the female lead was in love with him and seemingly could care less that her beau was a king among serial killers. Each episode I hoped and crossed my fingers that Damon would be inflicted with the most painful torture and pure agony as punishment for his crimes. That never came. I almost gave up on the series after it became painfully clear that the writers had no intention of giving Damon his just rewards. In fact, It actually came across as the writers being oblivious to his evil. It was at the point that I almost quit the show that I discovered the witches.

The witches in the Vampire Diaries featured strongly in the first few seasons. They are rather awesome. I considered them to be the most powerful supernatural beings in the show's universe. However, the writers appeared to remain clueless yet again and portrayed them as being slaves to the vampires.

The main witch family in the series is the Bennett Witches. The main female witch character on the show is named Bonnie, played by the gorgeous Katt Graham.

The witches are portrayed as being weaker and less interesting than the vampires, who the show is centered around. The witches are mortal and easily killed by the vampires. However, witches can defend themselves somewhat. One tactic they use against vampires is "pain infliction". To accomplish this they literally burst the blood vessels in the vampire's brain, causing aneurysms. Since vampires heal supernaturally fast, they must continue to burst the vessels over and over again. Properly done, it can bring a vampire to his knees in seconds. In the clip below, Damon tries to start shit with Bonnie's grandmother, Sheila.



Yet more examples of "pain infliction" in action:



The vampires tend to enslave witches or force them to work for them. In the show, Bonnie becomes friends with vampires and so we are led to believe she helps them out of friendship instead of being forced. Among the things she is made to do is to create the daylight rings, magical rings that allow vampires to walk around in daylight without burning up. (FYI: I know the jeweler that made the daylight rings for the show.)

There are both good and evil witches in the show. One of my favorite bad asses was Gloria. She was not featured as much as her character should have. You can catch her in action below.



Other interesting witches include the oldest witch, Quetsiyah, who created the first immortality spell and also a cure for it which features heavily in the show, the Travelers, which were a gypsy-like coven of witches, the Gemini coven, a very powerful coven who had an awesome story, Esther, the witch who created the first vampires, Siphons, mutant witches who can't perform any magic of their own power but who can siphon magic from regular witches and then use it to perform magic, as well as the Heretics, a bastard race of part-witch, part-vampire hybrids.

With regard to the Gemini Coven, they are ruled by a leader like most covens. The leader can be either male or female. However, how they chose a leader is quite remarkable. They get their name from the constellation. When it's time for a new leader a set of twins will be born, one male an one female. The twins will grow and when the time is right they will fight each other, attempting to absorb all of their sibling's power. The loser dies. The winner takes all the power and becomes the new coven leader. So there's a lot of drama surrounding that story line in later seasons.

The show is officially over with and at this point I would really like to see a spin-off involving just the witches. They could easily pull off a show called "Gemini", which focuses on the Gemini Coven, for example. For now I just have to make do with the official spin-off, The Originals, which returns next Friday. All I can say about the Originals is that the witches are even more bad ass than portrayed on the Vampire Dairies. In the Originals, Vampires, witches and werewolves all fight for control over New Orleans. It's pretty good.

You can check out The Vampire Diaries and the Originals on Netflix or other places online. I think you will like it.





Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dreams Reveal A Spirit Not At Rest

My grandmother passed away not too long ago. I had been patiently waiting for a dream of her to let me know she was okay. This was a thing that tended to always occur after a loved one died, they would come to me in a dream and then I would feel at peace knowing they were at peace. Unfortunately, it never came.

She was my favorite grandparent. I grew up having three sets of grandparents (Actually I had 3 grandmothers and 4 grandfathers as my mom's parents divorced and they each remarried. However, my mom's mom's second husband died when I was just a small child. The only memory I have of him was of him giving me my first hair cut.)

As a child and in order to make sense of having extra grandparents, I decided to call my grandmothers by the color of their hair. I had yellow grandmother (bleach-blonde hair), orange grandma (red hair), and black grandma (black hair). And yes, I do have a story to tell about "black grandma". I once was out and about with her when I was a small child and I wandered off. I ended up outside maybe a church or some place and I was crying. A nice, older black woman came up to me and asked me if I was okay. I told her I couldn't find my black grandma and so she laughed and told me I had come to the right place. LOL

Well, orange grandmother was the first to pass, not long after her third husband passed. Black grandma died in 2013, years after her husband did in 2006, and yellow grandma passed away this year. She was the last of my grandparents. I was far closer to her because I think our energy was similar. We both loved plants and were just "earthy" people. I remember as a small child that when I first realized that my grandparents would one day die that I literally cried myself to sleep for weeks. It seems like I would always think about it right at bed time and just cry and cry and cry and then I would have to explain to my parents that its because I don't want anybody to die.

When my grandparents died, I did get misty-eyed but I didn't cry. I think I did all my crying as a child. I lived most of my life backwards. I was way more of an adult than a child should be and today I feel more like a child.

Anyway, after each loved one passed they would come to me in a dream and I would know they are okay and then I would stop worrying. When my grandfather passed in 2006, he came to me and warned me about a car crash. In my dream I heard his voice and he showed me a white car crashing. However, at the time I didn't have a white car. This story will show how dense I can be at times. After my grandfather passed, my grandmother ended up asking me if I would like to purchase their old car. I said sure. It was a white car and yes, I ended up crashing. So my grandfather was trying to warn me about this but I didn't put two and two together until it was too late.

When yellow grandma died I was really super anxious. I assumed she would contact me straight away because I know she loved me. For years she had been paralyzed after having a stroke. When I would visit her she would non-stop kiss my hand and want me to hug her. I thought death would be a liberation for her because I didn't want to see her suffer. I know I would not want to be trapped in a body and not be able to move. That would be torture for me.

My grandmother never came to me in a dream. So finally I called out before bed one night and I asked her if she could hear me to please come to me and let me know she is okay. Not that night, but the next night after I finally had a dream of her. However, it wasn't a nice dream. It was a nightmare. When she appeared in my dream her eyes looked dead. She was walking but she was stumbling around like a zombie. She made these awful noises and with facial distortions as if she was still paralyzed. I woke up and did cry. I knew my grandmother was not at peace.

I kept this dream to myself. About a week later my brother texts me saying he had a nightmare about grandmother. I told him to call me immediately when he got home. He did. Apparently he had a dream where she looked the same but her eyes were dead looking. She was acting mean. My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby. In the nightmare grandma comes up to him and orders him to give her their baby.

I have to then tell my nightmare to my brother. I don't know what's wrong with my grandmother but maybe it's because she was trapped so long in her condition and maybe because her passing was so very quick that she doesn't quite understand that she has passed. I was so hoping that my grandfather would be there to meet her and help her cross over.

I will be holding a prayer session this weekend for her and will light candles and recite scripture in hopes of reaching her and helping her into the light. If any of my readers would like to say a prayer for my grandmother that she may cross over and be at rest then it would be appreciated. Her name is Betty Lou.

Just an FYI: I don't know if my grandma was a worker or not but I suspect her mother, my great-grandmother was. I found a bottle of holy oil in my granny's chester drawers when I was a small kid and granny loved oil lamps. I was never allowed close to them so I couldn't tell you if she had fixed them or not. Granny passed in the early 80s. My grandmother definitely had the gift as the night before my granny died, my grandmother dreamed she went into her room and there were flowers covering everything, all of the walls, all over all the objects in the room. She believed it was an omen of my granny's death. She found he dead the next morning. My grandfather, husband of this last one who died, taught me about wart charming with potatoes and how to burn onion skins for luck. The only thing I remember my grandma that just passed taught me was that when it was raining when the sun was shining that it means the Devil was beating his wife. She also mentioned that some of our kin used to be water witches but she didn't go into detail. Now, this may all sound familiar to you but it's not hoodoo. My grandfather taught me that our family came from Virginia. So this would be closer to Appalachian folk magic or "granny magic". However, through experience I learned that there probably was much mixing with Ozark folk magic since a lot of my kin settled here in Oklahoma.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Update On My Psychic Detective Readings

In a recent blog I discussed a case I was asked to give a psychic reading on, the disapperance of Tara Grinstead.

http://mysecrethoodoo.blogspot.com/2017/02/my-psychic-detective-readings.html

I picked up on what turned out to be the middle name of the suspect, as well as the motivation (unconfirmed at this time). I also stated that there was a second suspect that helped dispose of the body.

A second suspect has now been arrested. Like with the first suspect, this second suspect is also a former student of Grinstead's.

A judge has issued a gag order and so there isn't much that the media can report on at this time. The reason for the gag order is allegedly so as not to taint the jury pool prior to trial. However, some speculate it's to prevent certain knowledge about the motivations behind her murder from being made known.

http://people.com/crime/tara-grinstead-georgia-teacher-beauty-queen-second-suspect-arrested/



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Product Review - Multi Oro Oils



Brand: Multi Oro
Type: Oil
Name: Reversible, Love Me, Money Drawing, Come To Me, Domination
Package: Comes in a box, inside is a tall, square, four-sided, 1 oz glass bottle
Color: Varies
Label: Small, square, yellow label with name of oil on the bottom of the glass bottle, no imagery

I've always been curious about these oils. I think I first saw them in the 90s but never did buy any. When I saw that they were slowly disappearing I decided to buy some. I don't know if they are officially being discontinued but it can be hard locating a source for these. I think I found maybe 2 websites that still sell them, or at least still list them for sale. I really do love the bottles. I would love to find a source for the bottles alone to use for the oils I make. I don't mind the box they come it but if they aren't going to put a real label on the bottle then at least put better imagery on the box. As far as the actual oil goes, they are far stronger in fragrance than 7 Sisters of New Orleans oils or Indio oils. However, they are less fragrant than Anna Riva oils. So they are in the middle. They also are not as heavily dyed, which is a plus. The price is not bad at all and they appear to be heavily discounted to quickly sell. Wisdom Products still had a few listed the last time I checked, which was yesterday. The bottles are big enough for you to insert whatever herbs, roots, and other items you may wish. If you are interested in these oils better get them while you can.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give these a 9. I would definitely purchase them again, if possible.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Houston Gang Members Offered Human Sacrifice To Santa Muerte

Houston gang members kept a 14 year-old girl against her will, drugged her, and forced her to have sex. If that wasn't bad enough, they allegedly murdered an older teen going by the name of "Genesis" as a sacrifice to Santa Muerte in order to pacify her after the 14 year-old victim destroyed her shrine.

(Note: They don't actually say that this involves Santa Muerte, but rather say that it was a "Satanic Saint". However, it's clear that is who is being referenced here.)

http://kfor.com/2017/03/03/witness-satanic-sacrifice-was-motive-behind-ms-13-gang-murder/

Of course I would classify these men as witches/warlocks, the old school variety that make pacts with negative spirits and harm innocent people. On my other blog I've documented so many examples of these types of individuals that it just boggles my mind by how so many people in certain circles in the magical community are oblivious to their existence. They want to make it appear that all magical practitioners are always good and that the law of 3 will save the day. It's just no so! That's why so many valid folk magic traditions are at war with witches and have ways of defeating them and stopping their evil.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Scissors


So these arrived the other day. I had to buy new ones as the one I used in my conjure work broke. I bought 3 and will likely buy more. Two of them are being used in protective charms. The other one is just for normal use.

Scissors are a good tool to have for your conjure work. Scissors symbolize cutting as well as separating and come in handy when you want to sever something, such as a relationship, or cut something off, such as in a clearance work (cut and clear), or uncrossing.

In my opinion, the best scissors to use in conjure work is steel ones, or at least all-metal. It used to be you could purchase metal scissors just about everywhere. Now all you can find is the cheap ones with plastic handles. I really dislike those.

Steel, being iron, has protective qualities. In European folklore and folk magic, iron is used to protect from fairies and demons. It was not uncommon for certain Europeans to hang iron implements in the windows in order to repel entry and visitation by negative supernatural entities. Below are a few good tricks that you can use with steel scissors.

Belief in hags can be found in just about every tradition of folk magic that has European influences. Scissors were believed to be able to repel hags and negative spirits. In the Ozark tradition, to protect yourself from a hag or witch while you sleep, open a pair of scissors and place them under your pillow. Your sleep will not be bothered. In Italian folk magic, which is not called "Stregheria" by the way, you put the open scissors under your mattress to ward off the witches. A simple trick from hoodoo that you can do is to open a bible to any page or else a meaningful passage, such as Psalm 91, and then place an open pair of scissors on top of this. Place the open bible with scissors on top under your bed and not only will the hag not be able to bother you but also this will cut and destroy any trick or spiritual attack made against you while you are sleeping.

Scissors have a very long history of use in folk magic. The witches of Salem, MA, (witches in the sense that they used folk magic and were accused of practicing witchcraft, or malevolent sorcery), used a sieve and a pair of scissors in a divination rite. The sieve would be balanced on the pair of scissors as you held them and then a chant, often calling upon saints, would be said. The use of scissors in divination is called coscinomancy. You can read more about this topic of scissors at the link below:

http://newenglandfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/11/conjuring-by-sieve-and-scissors.html

Interestingly, no one really knows how the sieve and scissors divination method was actually used. However, I think it was done by balancing the overturned-sieve on top of the tip of the scissors held in your hand. That's just me, though. I've never actually tried this method.

Additionally, scissors also are employed in healing work. You can secret an open pair of scissors near a sick person to cut short the illness. You can also do wicked stuff with scissors as well. Midwives would sometimes place a pair of scissors under where a woman was to give birth in order to cut lengthy labor times and pain. Here in Oklahoma, and way back in my childhood, I've heard said that if a child has really severe nosebleeds that a remedy is to put a pair of scissors on their back and this will stop the bleeding.

Because finding steel or all-metal scissors can be a difficult task, I would recommend purchasing scissors for conjure work online. You can purchase some really good quality ones at the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Westcott-Forged-Nickel-Straight-Scissors/dp/B0015ZWAJ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1488421423&sr=8-3&keywords=steel+scissors

I would also recommend that you keep a pair for regular use and a separate pair for conjure work, but that's just me. Old timers didn't separate things like many people do today, so they only had one pair of scissors, one broom, etc.

Since these scissors are steel they will eventually rust. To help avoid rusting just apply a very thin coat of mineral oil to them and wipe off with a rag or paper towel. These will last a lifetime and can be passed down a family.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Signs, Cures & Witchery


I received this in the mail yesterday and am in the process of watching it now. I love it! This is a DVD companion, a one hour documentary with extra features, for the book by the same name. The author is Gerald C. Milnes. I ordered the book as well but haven't received it yet. 

I cannot stress enough how important it is to record the teachings of the elders. That's why this documentary is so great. It's not about hoodoo but rather about Appalachian folk magic, a.k.a. "granny magic" and witchery. There is tales of healing, tickets, supernatural stories, superstitions, and of course, witches. 

Now, I support any and all folk magic traditions. They don't have to be strictly American, such as hoodoo, Ozark folk magic, Appalachian folk magic, Pow-Wow/Braucherie, etc., as folk magic traditions can be found in almost every nation. It's important to keep the old ways alive. Not only are the old ways in danger from zealot Christians who view it as "devilry", but these customs are also endangered by skeptics, especially scientifically trained ones who can see no value in continuing to pass such down to children, as well as Wiccans and modern Neopagans who mostly view these traditions as a free-for-all to steal spells from. 

Now, if you are interested in purchasing this documentary then there is some things that you may not be aware of. For example, you will hear these old timers talk about "tickets". Well, they aren't explained so if you don't know what they are then you are going to miss out on information. Someone should have asked these elders what a ticket is but nobody did. A ticket is what these folks call petitions papers in their tradition. More specifically, they usually involve the writing of bible verses and often with blank spaces that they fill with the names of the target. Many of the folks use tickets as a spell to itself and carry them on their person for protection and to ward off illness. I'm sure that like with hoodoo that there is many different ways to create tickets. 

If you are a fan of folk magic then this is a must watch! I can't wait until the book arrives. 




Monday, February 27, 2017

The Disappearance Of Deorr Kunz, Jr.

On July 10, 2015, a two-year old boy named Deorr Kunz, Jr., disappeared while camping with his family. The story of the parents is that they left Deorr behind with the 76 year-old great-grandfather in order to go fishing. They were only allegedly gone for 20 minutes. When the parents returned and asked where their son was, the grandfather stated that he thought the boy was with them as he saw the boy walk toward the father before they left. An extensive hunt by authorities failed to uncover any trace of the boy and his whereabouts remain unknown to this day.

That was the story. Now here is some information that causes many to speculate about what happened to Deorr.

-The first PI working on the case quit, citing that the parents were being less-than-honest with him and stated that he had told them in advance that if he felt like they were lying then he would quit the case.

-The second PI working on the case was fired by the family after he told the family that he believed they were lying. Among the allegations made by the second PI is that the mother had told him that she knows where the body of her boy is located but refuses to divulge where that location is.

-The parents failed 5 lie detector tests. The parents claimed that their emotional distress after losing their boy caused them to fail the tests.

-Item such as toy cars and a jacket similar to the one Deorr was wearing or had on him at the time of his disappearance, items that the parents claimed were missing as well, were discovered at a local landfill. The items were discarded after the parents were evicted from their home.

-Police have gone on record stating that none of the 4 adults at the scene of his disappearance can be cleared as suspects.

-A few months after the disappearance the father moved out of state.

-Eight months after the disappearance the mother married another man.

-The mother had previously lost custody of her first two children over allegations of abuse.

-The mother has now publicly stated that its possible that the father could have been responsible for Deorr's disappearance.

What happened to Deorr Kunz, Jr.?











I'm not in any way, shape, or form, actually working on this case as a psychic. However, that doesn't stop me from sensing things.

I will be short and to the point. I sense that this poor boy was accidentally run over. I believe the boy died as a result of his injuries. I sense that this story of his disappearance was concocted in order to prevent charges being filed. I also sense that pot or alcohol was involved in this somehow, that maybe the driver was intoxicated to some degree. As to where the boy is, I see dirt, as in large piles. I see large equipment that you would find at a construction site. I smell trash and a strong odor that is similar to the chemical they put in natural gas to make it stink. I don't sense his remains are at the campground because I don't sense him ever going there. This happened somewhere else, before this camping trip, and his body was transported to where it was dumped. I do sense that the location where his remains are is a place that has some connection to the father's work. I do sense the family is lying and is acting to protect the parents. The only way this case is going to be solved is if one of the family members breaks down and comes forward with what they know, or the remains are discovered.

Again, this is not a case I'm working. This is just impressions I get from this case.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/15/deorr-kunz-idaho_n_7801696.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3416468/Parents-named-suspects-disappearance-Idaho-toddler-campsite-July-cops-say-truthful.html

http://www.ktvb.com/news/toy-cars-camo-jacket-found-in-deorr-kunz-jr-case/275711120