Sunday, 9 January 2011

Shut up!!!!!

Gossip and slander can affect even the thickest skinned of us. I have clients who have had curses thrown at them because (I kid you not) they are beautiful! These clients have been accused of all sorts because of how they look!
Cruel rumours and nasty bits of scandal will affect all of us at some point or another and I always think it’s best to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. Workings to stop gossip called upon a much underrated herbs Ulmus Rubra, better known as slippery elm bark. This herb is freely available in health food shops as a digestive aid. In hoodoo it is used to put an end to gossip.


If you’re the victim of gossip you need four simple items firstly a packet of slippery elm powder! Then you’ll need some castor oil a grey candle and a pin. Scratch the word “Gossip” on the candle with the pin. Next cover the candle in the castor oil. Do this by first rubbing the oil in to your hand and then dressing the candle with a twisting motion. This action will represent your enemies choking on their words. Next on a clean surface scatter a liberal amount of the powder and roll the candle in it, always making sure to roll the candle away from you. Put this “double dressed” candle out to burn, sit back and enjoy the results.


If you want to go down a really traditional route I’ve never known this spell to fail! Go to the butchers and buy a whole beef tongue. Take it home and slit it from root to tip. Write down the names of the gossips on separate pieces of paper, roll them up and place them in the hole. Next cover the slit with slippery elm and sew it back up with black thread. At midnight go to the graveyard and dig a hole. Bury the tongue and pour out some water for the dead, you may also wish to leave payment; a few coins should do the trick.


So there you have it two great ways to shut people up! 

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Road Opening

Happy new year everyone! Hope you’ve enjoyed the holiday season. With the New Year now here we thought we’d provide you with a really good Road opening bath recipe. Road opening products, also known as “Abre camino” are used in Hoodoo to remove blockage and basically get you on the right track.
To make this bath you’ll need a square of fine cloth, like cheese cloth or muslin. Failing that you can use a new white flannel. Onto this place a handful of crushed cinnamon sticks, a handful of pine needles (puts that old Christmas tree to good use) and a crumbled square of camphor. If the camphor you have doesn’t come in squares you’ll need to use about 1 tsp of camphor resin. On top of this mix place 2 small old keys. Bundle the corners together and tie the edges up with green ribbon or thread.
Set this packet out on a clean surface before a new white taper candle and say a prayer to Saint Peter.
In the Hoodoo tradition Saint Peter is the saint linked with Road Opening work. The image of Saint Peter is an old man holding the keys to heaven, he is therefore linked to the opening of doors both spiritually and physically.

After an hour or so extinguish the candle and run a hot bath. Throw the bundle into the water and allow it to stew. I like to add a drop or two of eucalyptus oil to the bath water as well. Place the candle, to burn down further, on the side of the bath and soak in the waters.
When you get out of the bath dry and dress in clean clothes. Take the candle and place it somewhere you can watch it burn down. Dispose of the candle stump and the used herb bundle at a cross roads.
Prayer to Saint Peter

Thou art the Shepherd of the sheep, the Prince of the Apostles, unto thee were given the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Raise us up, we beseech Thee blessed Peter so that the weaker I am, the more mightily I may be helped by the power of your intercession. Open the way for me Holy Peter, remove the stones on my road and show me the clear path on which to walk. In the name of the Lord God I beseech you.

The Saint Martha Botanica offers a range of products called "skeleton Key" these are used to unlock doors, remove blockage and clear your way. Check out the newly updated website, where Skeleton Key foot wash is on special offer this month.