Voodoo History Ii

| Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | 0 comments |
Voodoo History Ii Cover The Jamaican form of voodoo's ritual arcane power seeped out and partially migrated slowly from Jamaica to be transformed in Haiti to a power centered in hurt,not that the Hatian sorcerers are evil but they practice a form of arcane voodoo that is centered in pain which they needed to break the grip of a powerful evil spirit in which the colonialist were infected with, that tradition migrated to New Orleans were I currently live(when you attain the level of magus voodoo practioner you can draw power from bastions of mystical energy and therefore can create more powerful and complex spells) ,were it was molded into a more subtle magical force but still just as vicous to fight evil spirits,the reason for the subtleness has its roots in the high priestess's that practiced and still pactice it to this day,few men were alowed to invoke obeah magic in New Orleans because of the tradition of slavery that evolved ,the Europeans in America learned of the power from their more civilized cousins in Jamaica who had already dealt with the black art in the West Indies and knew its power ,so any known male practitioners in New Orleans were dealt with not by prison like in Jamaica but with death,in fact even women were not allowed to practice obeah magic,only a select few of shall I say priveleged mulattos and quatroons, they were aware of the voodoo spells through family ties and were passed on bits and pieces of the dark magic and because of their great beauty in the eyes of the ruling class were allowed to dally and practice the powerful vooddoo magic mostly unscathed,but even they had to practice their art in secrecy not wanting to risk being punished by their masters.This is partially the reason why New Orleans Voodoo is not as refined and lacks the depth of knowledge of Obeah magic practiced in the West Indies,Obeah is more a kin to Ayur-Veda ,the ancient East Indian tradition of healing .

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Voodoo Doll Making Instructions

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Voodoo Doll Making Instructions Cover Voodoo dolls are created to place a spell on an individual that is intended to bring them good fortune, love or fulfillment or to place a hex or curse on someone. Whatever the reasoning, the history of the voodoo doll is steeped in African culture brought to the Americas and spread to New Orleans, where it is said these types of "voodoo" dolls originated as a corruption of the original "Voudun" spirit religion. You can make a voodoo doll in the comfort of your own home with a few easy-to-locate materials.

Instructions:

# Step 1

Make a lower case "t" shape by tying two sticks together with a piece of twine.

# Step 2

Spray glue onto the sticks and cover them with dried moss, which can be purchased at most craft stores. You can cover the sticks with one large piece of moss or place smaller pieces all over the sticks.

# Step 3

Tie down the moss covered sticks with a few pieces of twine to help keep the moss from coming loose.

# Step 4

Wrap the moss-covered sticks with wide ribbon of your choosing. Begin near the top of the sticks and wrap it completely down, securing the bottom with a pin. Wrap ribbon around the "arms" and secure with pins. Make sure to leave the ends of both sticks uncovered. This will represent the hair, feet and hands of the doll.

# Step 5

Place buttons on the face of the doll, two for the eyes and one for the mouth. You can either sew them onto the face with a needle and thread or utilize hot glue.

# Step 6

Cover the voodoo doll with any other embellishments you choose, such as multicolored ribbons, feathers and more buttons.

# Step 7

Place one or more pins into the doll in the "heart" area according to the desired effect. Each of seven different colored pins represent different outcomes. The seven pin colors and their symbols are red for power, black for negative energies or to reject them, white for positive energies, yellow for success, purple for spirituality, blue for love and green for money.

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Voodoo Beliefs And Practices

| Monday, August 30, 2010 | 0 comments |
Voodoo Beliefs And Practices Cover Louisiana Voodoo is a conglomeration of beliefs that has evolved over time and continues to adapt to its surroundings. As it has been a religion conserved by oral tradition, has no sacred book or canon and is followed by many, the beliefs of Louisiana Voodoo vary somewhat from person to person. Louisiana Voodoo combines elements of African and European beliefs - the latter of which primarily involves Roman Catholicism. It is a dynamic religion that has both adapted to and shaped New Orleans culture.

The word voodoo comes from the word vudu, the Dahomean “spirit”, an invisible mysterious force that can intervene in human affairs.” The worship of spirits remains a vital part of the practices of voodoo in Louisiana. Followers of Louisiana voodoo believe in one God and multiple lesser but powerful spirits which preside over daily matters of life, such as the family, the sky, and judgment.

The core beliefs of Louisiana Voodoo include the recognition of one God who does not interfere in people's daily lives and spirits that preside over daily life. Spiritual forces, which can be kind or mischievous, shape daily life through and intercede in the lives of their followers. Connection with these spirits can be achieved through dance, music, singing, and the use of snakes, which represent Legba, Voodoo's "main spirit conduit to all others." Unlike the Judeo-Christian image, the Voodoo serpent represents "healing knowledge and the connection between Heaven and Earth." Deceased ancestors can also intercede in the lives of Voodoo followers.

The main focus of Louisiana Voodoo today is to serve others and influence the outcome of life events through the connection with nature, spirits, and ancestors. True rituals are held "behind closed doors" as a showy ritual would be considered disrespectful to the spirits. Voodoo methods include readings, spiritual baths, specially devised diets, prayer, and personal ceremony. Voodoo is often used to cure anxiety, addictions, depression, loneliness, and other ailments. It seeks to help the hungry, the poor, and the sick as Marie Laveau once did.

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Using The Seven Pins In Candle Magick

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Using The Seven Pins In Candle Magick Cover In Hoodoo and Voodoo, use of the seven-day candle, or "7 day vigil candle" is commonplace. The seven day candles are used in difficult cases and cases where concentrated energy is needed. The candle is burned over a period of seven days whereby the practitioner pays attention to revealing and divinatory signs from the candle.

To use your pins with a candle, you start with
a regular offeratory or large candle and seven pins of the seven colors. The candle is divided into seven equal parts by sticking the pins into the candle at seven equal intervals. The seventh pin goes into the top or bottom of the candle. Make sure the pins go all the way in the candle. Take a piece of parchament paper (best to start with a rather large piece of paper) and write down seven wishes. Fold the paper at a 90 degree angle and write your full name over your wish, then fold again and write your name again, proceeding with this process seven times. Dress your candle with the appropriate oil and place the folded paper under the candle. The candle is burned for seven nights, with the flame pinched out each time a pin falls. Save all of the pins and when the last needle falls, stick the pins into the paper so that it looks like the one in the picture. According to the law of attraction, bury the paper, pins and leftoverwax under your doorstep to attract your wishes to you. If your wishes are of the repelling type, throw the ritual remains in a crossroads, graveyard, or in a moving stream or river.

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Use Your Pins With Your Voodoo Doll

| Sunday, August 29, 2010 | 0 comments |
Use Your Pins With Your Voodoo Doll Cover There are countless ways to use your pins with your Voodoo doll. The simplest way is to take each pin and concentrate on the color symbolism. Meditate upon how you want these things to manifest in your life. For example, with your yellow pin, focus on what success you desire. After you are very clear about this, stick the pin into your doll in the heart or stomach region. This area will support your heart's desire and your gut feelings or intuition. You can also stick your pins into the head for knowledge. Repeat this process for each pin. I recommend burning a candle during this process to strengthen your work. Choose a candle color to match your deepest need. The candle colors are the same as the pin colors in this case.

All that is left to do is to wait and trust in your personal power that the Universe will help you make your intentions manifest. Patience is your best attribute now.

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Use A Voodoo Doll With An Evil Eye Bead To Repel Evil And Negativity

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Use A Voodoo Doll With An Evil Eye Bead To Repel Evil And Negativity Cover Have you suffered from unexplained distress and misfortune? Having a streak of bad luck? Have you suddenly fallen ill? These are all signs that you may be the victim of an attack by the Evil Eye (Mal de Ojo).

To repel negativity and evil influences from your home and to avoid and remove the Evil Eye, you can use a Voodoo doll that has an Evil Eye bead talisman on it. Get a Voodoo guardian or protector doll with an evil eye bead and place it at the doorway of your home. This Voodoo amulet will also ward off other malevolent dangers, including spiritual attacks.

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Trans Woman Dies After Voodoo Cleansing Ritual

| Saturday, August 28, 2010 | 0 comments |
Trans Woman Dies After Voodoo Cleansing Ritual Cover A trans woman from Arkansas has died after apparently taking part in a voodoo ritual.

Lucille Hamilton, 21, flew to Jersey on Friday to undergo a ritual that would remove her "spiritual grime".

Friends said she was taking part in a 'lave tet' ceremony, which literally translated, means 'head-washing'. It is thought to be a kind of baptism ceremony involving various herbs.

The website of voodoo priest Houngan Hector, who carried out the ritual, claims it "improves the ability for possession, clears the mind, clarifies abilities for seeing, and substantially improves the life."

On Saturday night, police responded to a call from the house in Gloucester Township and Hamilton was pronounced dead at the scene. Seven other people in the house were taken to hospital as a precaution, although police would not say what treatment they received or whether they took part in the ritual.

Billie Miller, Hamilton's boss at Arkansas Flag and Banner, told the Philadelphia Daily News: “I'm still trying to find a scenario that makes sense. She was very spiritual and beautiful. She was not there for some dark purpose. She wasn't depressed; in fact, you couldn't meet a more upbeat person."

Hamilton, a devout Catholic, was not thought to be planning gender reassignment.

Police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination and toxicology tests. No charges have been filed yet.

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The Voodoo Doll Spellbook

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The Voodoo Doll Spellbook Cover How would you like to open Marie Laveau's trick bag of Voodoo Doll spells? The Great and Powerful Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau, was known to create little dolls and place them on the doorsteps of enemies, or use them to win court cases, or to unite lovers. She had a veritable trick bag of brilliant methods for gaining the knowledge he needed for her spells to be effective. One ploy was to surreptitiously place a Voodoo doll near the front door of her victims, more often than not the house-servants of well-known New Orleans families. When the Voodoo doll was discovered, the victim was convinced they had been hexed by someone other than Marie, and would run to the Bosswoman (as Marie was known by the locals) for help. Marie would agree to render the doll harmless if the victim agreed to act as her spy and provide her with information about the affairs of the prominent family where the victim worked. Now that is one hell of a magickal manipulation!
In the past in Old New Orleans, Voodoo dolls were referred to as fetiches by outsiders because they roughly resembled the magickal fetiches brought from Africa by African slaves. Since Voodoo dolls are traditionally constructed from objects belonging to the natural world, such as sticks, moss, herbs, roots, and stones, it makes sense to believe that the doll itself has Spirit, that it is part of the One Creator, just as people are. Even throughout European history, philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle contemplated the possibility that souls exist in animals, plants, and people.

This book reveals over 100 pages of powerful spells based on authentic New Orleans Voodoo hoodoo tradition. You will find spells from a variety of cultures who employed the use of doll magick in their traditions. Love and romance, wealth and prosperity, power and domination, fast luck spells, uncrossing, banishment, binding, stopping gossip, finding a lost pet, bend over spells, break up spells, court case spells, spells to destroy all problems... Learn little known formulas for New Orleans Gris Gris dolls such as Gambler's Luck Gris Gris Doll, Good Luck Gris Gris Doll, Crossing Doll, Bad Luck Mummy Doll and many many more.

Indeed, this book shows just how much mightier the pin is than the sword...I promise you there are Voodoo doll rituals you have never heard of before in this book that are guaranteed to leave you spellbound! These are all ancient, hardcore New Orleans voodoo, hoodoo, witchcraft, Greek, and Egyptian Voodoo doll spells by today's foremost authority on Voodoo doll magick!

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The Use Of Voodoo Dolls In New Orleans Voodoo

| Friday, August 27, 2010 | 0 comments |
The Use Of Voodoo Dolls In New Orleans Voodoo Cover The use of Voodoo dolls, gris-gris, and mojo in hexes and curses in New Orleans reportedly peaked during the reign of the infamous Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. The origin of the practice of sticking pins into dolls as a curse can be found in European poppets and West and Central African nkisi or bocios. It has been suggested that making Voodoo dolls and sticking them with pins was one way in which slaves exercised some form of control over their masters. The malevolent use of Voodoo dolls is considered a form of Bokor (Black) Voodoo that perpetuates the damaging stereotypes associated with Voodoo. Today, many practitioners of the Voodoo religion make a concerted effort to disassociate from the malevolent use of Voodoo dolls, and instead create and use them for positive purposes. Approximately 90% of the use of Voodoo dolls is centered on healing, finding true love, spiritual guidance, and as focusing tools in meditation. In New Orleans, Voodoo dolls are largely sold as souvenirs, curios, and novelty items.

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The Story Of Zombi In Haiti

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The Story Of Zombi In Haiti Cover The island of Haiti located in the Caribbean Sea attracts tourists for many reasons. Perhaps the beliefs and cultural institutions of the Haitian people are of greater interest to visitors than the charm of the physical aspects of the country. Tourists believe that they will be able to see Zombis roaming through the villages and watch the people perform superhuman feats during what are called the vodu dances.

Haiti has often been called the vodu or mysterious island. Many people believe that there are to' be found some unusual facts which modern science has not yet been able to explain: -for example, the phenomenon of magic and the existence of Zombis.

In Dahomey, West Africa, the word vodu refers to both the worshipping of the spirits and the, spirits themselves. In Haiti, the term vodu has the same meaning. In worshipping the vodus the Haitian peasants pay their tribute to those supernatural beings who are the source of good and bad, life and death, disease and health. Those spirits live in the woods,. lakes, rivers, and every corner of the earth. They are the intermediaries between God and his creatures. God is too far away to take care of us ; he has therefore conferred power upon those spirits to guide us, to give us the spiritual assistance which we want in our every-day life.

Very often it is through the phenomenon -of possession that a spirit manifests itself to the devotees during the ceremonies held in the cult-house. Every peasant has a cult-house or an altar in his own home. The ceremonies are performed according to the religious needs of each follower. He consults a priest or houngan, paying a certain amount of money to the latter. The group is then gathered and the appropriate service takes place.

It is a very serious matter for the Haitian peasant, who sometimes spends more money in the worship of his gods than he does for the necessities of life.

The peasant himself distinguishes between vodu and Zombi. The term Zombi means different things (1) when a person who has never been possessed 12y a spirit, a vodu, dies, his soul cannot go to heaven; it wanders on the earth ; Heaven is not opened to this kind of soul; (2) when a farmer is successful in his business, that means he is thought to have many Zombis working for him.

As a government medical officer and psychiatrist, I have had occasion to handle many patients who, for some reason, were considered to be mysterious human beings.

The theory on which the belief in Zombis is based is that some Haitian medicine-men (Nganga) have the power to bring dead and buried people back to life again. These resurrected human beings are the Zombis, the living dead. It is also believed that during the night some people have the power to fly through the air with a big red flame under their arms: these are the werewolves. In the vodu dances, the Haitian peasants become furious and are supposed to be possessed of spirits. When one falls into this state, the medicine-man is said to be able to predict the incidence of catastrophe, birth, or death ; to tell how a person can win immense fortunes; to describe what happens in his home when a man is away from his family, and many other things which a person may always have been eager to know. The medicine-man is also supposed to have power over fate and to avert any ill fortune that the future holds in store for a victim.

Let me examine the assumption on which the belief is based.

In the remote areas of the country, the belief is prevalent that some rich peasants are fortunate in their undertakings because they are helped by mysterious beings who work on their farms; who go and steal money for them; who travel at a fantastic speed faster than automobiles, and who fly through the air as planes do. These are supposed to be former dead men and women who were brought back to life through the application of some potent drugs (Wanga).

The Zombis are supposed to eat no salt. If they do, they become conscious of the state of their abnormal existence and are therefore likely to desert their masters. Originally these beliefs came from Africa.

I have never met anyone in Haiti who was able to testify to me that he had seen a Zombi. However, I used to hear occasionally that a Zombi was living in a village. In two instances, I discovered afterwards that the hapless persons who were thought to be Zombis were, in fact, insane wanderers who could not identify themselves nor give any information with regard to their past life or their present condition.

The unusual circumstances under which they appeared in the village, their queer behavior and their unintelligible manner of speech, induced the people, whose minds were already conditioned to superstition, to believe that Zombis were in town.

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The Last Of The Voudoos

| Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 1 comments |
The Last Of The Voudoos Cover In the death of Jean Montanet, at the age of nearly a hundred years, New Orleans lost, at the end of August, the most extraordinary African character that ever gained celebrity within her limits. Jean Montanet, or Jean La Ficelle, or Jean Latanie, or Jean Racine, or Jean Grisgris, or Jean Macaque, or Jean Bayou, or "Voudoo John," or "Bayou John," or "Doctor John" might well have been termed "The Last of the Voudoos"; not that the strange association with which he was affiliated has ceased to exist with his death, but that he was the last really important figure of a long line of wizards or witches whose African titles were recognized, and who exercised an influence over the colored population. Swarthy occultists will doubtless continue to elect their "queens" and high-priests through years to come, but the influence of the public school is gradually dissipating all faith in witchcraft, and no black hierophant now remains capable of manifesting such mystic knowledge or of inspiring such respect as Voudoo John exhibited and compelled. There will never be another "Rose," another "Marie," much less another Jean Bayou.

It may reasonably be doubted whether any other negro of African birth who lived in the South had a more extraordinary career than that of Jean Montanet. He was a native of Senegal, and claimed to have been a prince's son, in proof of which he was wont to call attention to a number of parallel scars on his cheek, extending in curves from the edge of either temple to the corner of the lips. This fact seems to me partly confirmatory of his statement, as Berenger-Feraud dwells at some length on the fact that the Bambaras, who are probably the finest negro race in Senegal, all wear such disfigurations. The scars are made by gashing the cheeks during infancy, and are considered a sign of race. Three parallel scars mark the freemen of the tribe; four distinguish their captives or slaves. Now Jean's face had, I am told, three scars, which would prove him a free-born Bambara, or at least a member of some free tribe allied to the Bambaras, and living upon their territory. At all events, Jean possessed physical characteristics answering to those by which the French ethnologists in Senegal distinguish the Bambaras. He was of middle height, very strongly built, with broad shoulders, well-developed muscles, an inky black skin, retreating forehead, small bright eyes, a very flat nose, and a woolly beard, gray only during the last few years of his long life. He had a resonant voice and a very authoritative manner.

Jean's ideas of religion were primitive in the extreme. The conversion of the chief tribes of Senegal to Islam occurred in recent years, and it is probable that at the time he was captured by slavers his people were still in a condition little above gross fetichism. If during his years of servitude in a Catholic colony he had imbibed some notions of Romish Christianity, it is certain at least that the Christian ideas were always subordinated to the African--just as the image of the Virgin Mary was used by him merely as an auxiliary fetich in his witchcraft, and was considered as possessing much less power than the "elephant's toof." He was in many respects a humbug; but he may have sincerely believed in the efficacy of certain superstitious rites of his own. He stated that he had a Master whom he was bound to obey; that he could read the will of this Master in the twinkling of the stars; and often of clear nights the neighbors used to watch him standing alone at some street corner staring at the welkin, pulling his woolly beard, and talking in an unknown language to some imaginary being. Whenever Jean indulged in this freak, people knew that he needed money badly, and would probably try to borrow a dollar or two from some one in the vicinity next day.

Testimony to his remarkable skill in the use of herbs could be gathered from nearly every one now living who became well acquainted with him. During the epidemic of 1878, which uprooted the old belief in the total immunity of negroes and colored people from yellow fever, two of Jean's children were "taken down." "I have no money," he said, "but I can cure my children," which he proceeded to do with the aid of some weeds plucked from the edge of the Prieur Street gutters. One of the herbs, I am told, was what our creoles call the "parasol." "The children were playing on the banquette next day," said my informant.

Montanet, even in the most unlucky part of his career, retained the superstitious reverence of colored people in all parts of the city. When he made his appearance even on the American side of Canal Street to doctor some sick person, there was always much subdued excitement among the colored folks, who whispered and stared a great deal, but were careful not to raise their voices when they said, "Dar's Hoodoo John!" That an unlettered African slave should have been able to achieve what Jean Bayou achieved in a civilized city, and to earn the wealth and the reputation that he enjoyed during many years of his life, might be cited as a singular evidence of modern popular credulity, but it is also proof that Jean was not an ordinary man in point of natural intelligence.

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Some Voodoo Practical Things

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Some Voodoo Practical Things Cover To keep your partner faithfull in Voodoo Spells, just write the name of the partner on a slip of paper and place in the chimney of your home. Pray upon the note.

In New Orleans Voodoo, the most popular Voodoo Spell was "gris-gris".

To stop a voodoo spell being placed upon you, acquire some bristles from a pig cooked at a Voodoo ritual, tie the bristles into a bundle and carry them on you at all times.

Take a lodestone and some brimstone to a crossroads at midnight. Light the brimstone with a match, and a spirit will appear and give you advice in gambling.

Place a dime under your client's tongue: If the client is under a spell, the dime will turn black.

To send someone away, take a rotten egg and write that person's name on it nine times. You can also write where you want that person to go. Take it and throw it against their door at midnight.

To kill someone, get a sock or shoe that belongs to that person. Put graveyard dirt in it and bury it under their front steps.

To ensure the safety of your child, cut a lock of its hair while it is still a baby and keep it with you. The child must have all it's hair before it can die.

A cow licks her hair and that hair goes down in the left side of the pouch and forms a ball, and if you have one of those in your hand you can bewitch anyone.

A evil person can take the length of your fingers and hoodoo you in two days, to make you do what ever they want.

A hoodoo bag can contain salt, pepper, chicken feet, a rabbit foot, ashes and a piece of a razor.

A hoodoo can rub their hand over your head and make you bald-headed inside of two weeks.

A hoodoo person can let you bite a piece of an apple and all your teeth will fall out of your head.

A hoodoo person can take your old clothes and run you insane.

A hoodoo woman could rub her hands over your eyes and you will go blind in one night; and she can rub them again over your eyes and you can see.

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Signs Of A Voodoo Spell

| Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | 2 comments |
Signs Of A Voodoo Spell Cover Symptoms of a voodoo spell can vary in intensity and frequency, depending on the spell caster's skill and the person being bewitched. While there are many who doubt the existence of black magic, some suddenly realize they may be suffering from symptoms of a voodoo spell.

Mental and Spiritual

1. Symptoms of a voodoo spell can affect different areas of life. The first aspects altered by black magic are the mental and spiritual parts. Depending on the length of time the spell has been on an individual, different deterioration levels in these areas can be expected. Many of the initial symptoms of a voodoo spell appear to be stress-related and therefore can be overlooked or misdiagnosed. Initial symptoms are depression, sleeplessness, fatigue and irritability. After time, people find themselves uninterested in life, ignore spiritual obligations, possess a shaken faith, have difficulty praying or meditating, and experience unholy attractions to vices such as sex and drugs.

Physical

2. Symptoms of a voodoo spell then begin to affect the body. A darkening complexion that continues to darken is an obvious giveaway. Obesity, extreme hunger, and a pressing weight on the shoulders, chest and back area are severe physical symptoms of a voodoo spell. There are also specific symptoms that a woman may suffer from if she is a victim. Women experience rape dreams with real orgasms, irregular and painful menstrual cycles, and even the inability to conceive or carry a child to full term.

Finances and Friends

3. After a voodoo spell damages a person's mental and physical well-being, the dark magic starts to affect the victim's external circumstances. Finances begin to suffer with an unexplained absence of funds, sudden unemployment or even physical harm that may interfere with employment abilities. Friends and coworkers begin to treat the voodoo victim with hostility, and eventually the person is left alone to attempt to cope with the continuing symptoms of the spell.

Warning

4. Unexpected violence is very common in those who are experiencing the symptoms of a voodoo spell. The goal of a voodoo spell is to cause pain and misery to the sufferer and often families are hurt as a tool to reach that goal. Often coaxed into horrific acts of self-mutilation or suicide, voodoo sufferers often commit murders or other acts of inhuman cruelty.

Treatments

5. Treatments for symptoms of a voodoo spell are difficult to find because most of the symptoms are attributed to stress-related illnesses. The best way to determine the presence of a voodoo spell is to keep an accurate dream log. This can be difficult because dream blockage is a common symptom.

An accurate date log is also helpful as the symptoms worsen around the full moon cycles. If a visit to a traditional physician's office is ineffective, consider keeping a log and carefully documenting dreams and habits. After gathering enough evidence to prove the existence of a voodoo spell, the next step should be finding a respected witch doctor or magic user who can reverse the spell.

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New Orleans Voodoo Power Not Focused

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New Orleans Voodoo Power Not Focused Cover This toll I alluded to before on the spirit in the preceding paragraph for using black magic to inflict only hurt and pain too much is seen in the bastardized expression of the Voodoo Magic throughout Haiti and now occuring in New Orleans.Do not get me wrong New Orleans is one of the most powerful centers of obeah magic in the western hemisphere,right behind the West Indies,but the mystical force is not focused and lacks the important protocals and traditions that go along with some of the mystical voodoo spells and enchantments to give the sorcerer more control of the outcome.Case in point the current murder rate and the murder rate preceding the great mystical event of Hurricane Katrina 2006 (thats another story) in New Orleans which has put New Orleans as the "murder capital" of the world for three years in a row ,and was the murder capital before the hurricane, this correlation between the full power of the voodoo magic being allowed to go unchecked for so long and the rise in the murder rate should be ample evidence for anybody of the power of voodoo.Also by laying out this never before written history of modern mystical magical tradition originating from Africa you will know that I am the one and only Gangunguru Maragh .In conclusion the avalanche of blood thirstiness going on in New Orleans right now has a direct connection to everything before mentioned.

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Louisiana Voodoo Also Known As New Orleans Voodoo

| Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 0 comments |
Louisiana Voodoo Also Known As New Orleans Voodoo Cover Louisiana Voodoo, also known as New Orleans Voodoo, describes a set of underground religious practices which originated from the traditions of the African diaspora. It is a cultural form of the Afro-American religions which developed within the French, Spanish, and Creole African American population of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is one of many incarnations of African-based religions rooted in West African Dahomeyan Vodun. They became syncretized with the Catholicism and Francophone culture of south Louisiana as a result of the slave trade. Louisiana Voodoo is often confused with—but is not completely separable from—Haitian Vodou and southern Hoodoo. It differs from Vodou in its emphasis upon Gris-gris, voodoo queens, use of Hoodoo occult paraphernalia, and Li Grand Zombi (snake deity). It was through Louisiana Voodoo that such terms as gris-gris (a Wolof term) and voodoo dolls were introduced into the American lexicon.

Louisiana Voodoo and Christianity

As a result of the fusion of Francophone culture and voodoo in Louisiana, many Voodoo spirits became associated with the Christian saints that presided over the same domain. Although Voodoo and Catholic practices are radically different, both saints and spirits act as mediators with the Virgin Mary and Legba presiding over specific activities. Early followers of Voodoo in the United States adopted the image of the Catholic Saints to their spirits.

St. Peter corresponded to Papa Limba, also referred to as Laba. Papa Limba refers to the Dahomean spirit Legba, the guardian of crossroads, gates, and entrances to villages. As St. Peter is known as the guardian of Heaven and is frequently depicted holding the keys to Heaven, his image was combined with that of Papa Limba. Some also associated Papa Limba with the devil. A popular song in Louisiana referring to St. Peter strongly coincides with a Haitian Voodoo song to Papa Legba:

St. Peter, St Peter, open the door,
I’m callin’ you, come to me!
St. Peter, St Peter, open the door,

Papa Legba, open the gate for me, Ago-e
Ativon Legba, open the gate for me;
The gate for me, papa, so that I may enter the temple
On my way back, I shall thank you for this favor

The serpent is the central figure of New Orleans Voodoo. Known as Li Grand Zombi, the serpent also became associated with Saint Patrick. Traditionally, St. Patrick expelled all snakes from Ireland, and is frequently depicted standing on or brandishing his staff at a snake. During a Voodoo ritual, the Voodoo queen focuses on the snake as she acts as diviner or prophet for the rest of the members of the rite.

Other Catholic practices adopted into Louisiana Voodoo include reciting the Hail Mary and the Lord’s Prayer.

A common misconception of Louisiana Voodoo is that its relationship to the Catholic Church is one of opposition. The similarities between Voodoo and Catholicism are what kept African beliefs from dying out as they did in other areas of the world. Historically, there has been little hostility between followers of Catholicism and Voodoo in New Orleans. Although Voodoo later experienced opposition from Protestant churches, its relationship to the Catholic Church has always been amicable. Today, most followers of Voodoo also practice Catholicism and see no conflict between the two religions.

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Karmically Incorrect Use Of The Seven Pins In Voodoo

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Karmically Incorrect Use Of The Seven Pins In Voodoo Cover If You Believe you are Above Karmic Law, Knock Yourself Out.

If you are arrogant enough to believe you are above the law of karma, then feel free to use your pins in the following way. Just remember that the law of three and the Law of Attraction in magick states that you reap what you sow three-fold, so don't say I didn't warn you.

To make your Voodoo doll represent a person, place some of that person's hair or a personal item inside the cloth of the doll to capture part of their soul. Use your black pin into the part of the body that you want the person to experience negativity. For example, a pin in the heart can cause heartbreak or heart problems, the stomach a stomach ache, the back a back ache or relationship problems, etc. With each stick you must focus your intention with the utmost clarity. Then place the doll on the person's doorstep or in their mailbox and watch them totally freak out. Or bury it, but you are really asking for trouble here...

Then back up and watch all hell break loose (in YOUR life, that is)!

Please note that I do not advise using your doll in this way. Voodoo is a powerful magickal system and the law of karma will not make an exception for you. Use of your Voodoo doll in any fashion other than with the right hand as I have recommended may result in severe negative consequences that I will take no responsibility for. So don't come bitching and moaning to me about it after the fact, unless you want to make things right, then I might be of assistance, if your desire to do so is due to Right Intention.

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Influences To Voodoo

| Monday, August 23, 2010 | 0 comments |
Influences To Voodoo Cover African Influences

Voodoo was brought to the French colony Louisiana through the slave trade. From 1719 to 1731, the majority of African slaves came directly from what is now Benin, West Africa, bringing with them their cultural practices, language, and religious beliefs rooted in spirit and ancestor worship. Their knowledge of herbs, poisons, and the ritual creation of charms and amulets, intended to protect oneself or harm others, became key elements of Louisiana Voodoo.

The slave community quickly acquired a strong presence in Louisiana. The colony was not a stable society when slaves arrived, which allowed African culture to maintain a prominent position in the slave community. (160) According to a census of 1731-1732, the ratio of African slaves to European settlers was over two to one. The ownership of slaves was concentrated into the hands of only a few of the white settlers, facilitating the preservation of African culture. Unlike other areas of active slave trade, there was little separation in Louisiana between families, culture, and languages. The Embargo Act of 1808 ended all slave imports to Louisiana. Authorities promoted the growth of the slave population by prohibiting by law the separation of families. Parents were sold together with their children under fourteen years of age. The high mortality of the slave trade brought its survivors together with a sense of solidarity.(160) The absence of fragmentation in the slave community, along with the kinship system produced by the bond created by the difficulties of slavery, resulted in a “coherent, functional, well integrated, autonomous, and self confident slave community.”) As a result African culture and spirituality did not die out, but rather thrived in French Creole culture.

The practice of making and wearing charms and amulets for protection, healing, or the harm of others was a key aspect to early Louisiana Voodoo. The ouanga, a charm used to poison an enemy, contained the poisonous roots of the figure maudit tree, brought from Africa and preserved in the West Indies. The ground up root was combined with other elements such as bones, nails, roots, holy water, holy candles, holy incense, holy bread, or crucifixes. The administrator of the ritual frequently evoked protection from Allah, the Christian God, and Jesus Christ. This openness of African belief allowed for the adoption of Catholic practices into Louisiana Voodoo.

Another component of Louisiana Voodoo brought from Africa was the worship of ancestors and the subsequent emphasis on respect for elders. For this reason, the rate of survival among elderly slaves was high, further “Africanizing Louisiana Creole culture.”

Catholic influence

The slave trade also brought the belief in spirits which is central to Louisiana Voodoo. The spirits presided over every day matters of life, such as family, love, and justice. Originally, these spirits were called by their African names, but once French Creole replaced native African languages, their original names were no longer used. The spirits then adopted the names of Catholic Saints. Each spirit was paired with a Saint in charge of similar spheres of life. The adoption of Catholic practices to the voodoo faith soon became an integral part of what is known today as New Orleans voodoo. Catholic traditions, such as prayers including the Hail Mary and the Lord’s Prayer, baptism, and the sign of the cross were incorporated into voodoo practices.

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How To Make A Yarn Voodoo Doll

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How To Make A Yarn Voodoo Doll Cover Voodoo dolls are fun to make. One of the cutest styles of voodoo dolls is the yarn voodoo doll. With a few simple materials and a little time, you can create yarn voodoo dolls that will make unique gifts..

Instructions

# Step 1

Cut a piece of yarn for a tie. It should be six inches long. Place the yarn along the top edge of your largest piece of cardboard. Wind yarn of the same color around the piece of cardboard vertically. Wind the yarn 200 hundred times to achieve the proper thickness, then slip the wound yarn off the cardboard and use the single piece of yarn to tie off the wound yarn. Make sure to tie the single piece of yarn tight. This will be the body of the doll.

# Step 2

Make a yarn ball one inch in diameter from the same color yarn as you used for the body.

# Step 3

Wind yarn around the nine-inch piece of cardboard about fifty times. Remove the yarn from the cardboard and cut along the bottom bend of the yarn. Tie together one end of the yarn, about 1/2" from the edge. Braid the yarn and tie the other end, again 1/2" from the end of the wound yarn strip. These are the arms.

# Step 4

Place the previously made yarn ball into the yarn body under the tied center, smooth the yarn out around the yarn ball, and twist and tie the yarn to form the head.

# Step 5

Slide the long nine-inch tied arm piece horizontally through the yarn body and center it. Tie the yarn together below each of the arms for support.

# Step 6

Gather the remaining yarn, separate it into two sections, braid and tie each section 1/4" from the ends. This will be the legs of the voodoo doll.

# Step 7

Use the yarn you chose for hair color. Place a four inch piece of yarn across the smallest piece of cardboard and wind the rest of the yarn vertically, fifty times, the same as you did for the body. Slide the yarn from the cardboard and tie it tightly with the four inch string of yarn. Place the hair on top of the head and stitch in place with embroidery floss, keeping the stitch hidden beneath the hair. Run a stitch along the neckline to further secure the hair.

# Step 8

Use small buttons for the eyes, nose and mouth. Stitch or glue them in place.

# Step 9

Finish your voodoo yarn doll with seven colored pins, each of which represents something specific in the voodoo culture. The pin heads should be colored yellow (success), white (positive energy), red (power), purple (spirituality), green (money), blue (love) and black (repelling negative energy). Display your voodoo yarn doll with the pins randomly placed and with pride.





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How To Make A Wax Voodoo Doll

| Sunday, August 22, 2010 | 0 comments |
How To Make A Wax Voodoo Doll Cover Voodoo dolls suffer from a maligned reputation, thanks to the overheated notions of Hollywood movies. In truth, the practice of using voodoo dolls arose fairly recently--in New Orleans--and voodoo dolls can serve benign functions as well as malignant ones. Pins of different colors can be placed in them to trigger romance, financial windfalls and similar acts of good fortune. You can create a voodoo doll out of cloth, moss or other forms of stuffing, but a wax voodoo doll is inexpensive and holds pins extremely well. 1.

Instructions:

1. Step 1

Tie two pieces of wood together with a piece of twine to form a cross. Traditionally, the process required twigs from local trees, but you can use any wood that's handy. This forms the basic structure of the doll.

2. Step 2

Apply sculpting wax to the wood, then mold and shape it into a basic human form. The wax should be easy to mold by using the heat of your hands to soften it.

3. Step 3

Insert a small item with a personal connection to the person you want the voodoo doll to represent. It can be a small charm or trinket, a lock of hair, or even a coin that the person carried. Embed it in the wax as you sculpt so it doesn't stick out. This step is optional, but it increases the potency of the voodoo doll.

4. Step 4

Wait for the wax to dry, then wrap it in fabric. Form the fabric into an "X" shape around the torso and secure it with a ribbon. The color of the fabric and/or the ribbon can help activate a specific type of good fortune. Yellow represents success, red represents power, purple is spirituality, green is financial success and blue is love. White represents positive energy while black serves as protection against negative energy.

5. Step 5

Place a pair of buttons or dried peas in the head to simulate eyes and a mouth.

6. Step 6

Insert colored pins in order to activate the proper symbolism for your voodoo doll. The pin colors correspond to the fabric colors noted in Step 4. Insert the colored pins matching the good fortune you wish to experience.

Tips & Warnings

* If you're using particularly difficult wax, try warming it with a hair dryer before you sculpt it. Be careful not to melt it to a liquid state, only warm it to the point where you can shape it easily.
* Use of voodoo dolls is largely a mater of faith, You need to believe in their power in order to tap into it.


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How To Make A Voodoo Love Doll

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How To Make A Voodoo Love Doll Cover Everyone is familiar with the Hollywood version of a voodoo doll; an evil witch places a pin in a frightful bit of cloth while mumbling and the person the doll represents immediately goes blind. Because of the popularity of this myth, voodoo dolls are associated with vengeance and retribution. Voodoo dolls are more commonly used to promote healing or improve luck. They are made from on-hand or found materials and decorated in a manner which best represents their purpose. The love doll is designed to help the creator find romance and improve the general status of her love life. By following the instructions below, you can create a love doll of your own out of plastic.

Instructions:

1. Step 1

Remove a large rectangle of cling wrap from the roll. Fold the cling wrap lengthwise to form a long, skinny rectangle. Then fold it again, this time end to end, forming a shorter skinny rectangle.

2. Step 2

Remove a smaller piece of cling wrap and roll it into a ball. This will be the love doll's head. Place the head into the center of the rectangle and fold the rectangle over it. Now you have a short, skinny rectangle with a lump in the middle. This will become the love doll's torso.

3. Step 3

Tear off another piece of cling wrap and fold it in a similar manner as the first piece. Form a second short and skinny rectangle but this time without the lump. This will form the arms of the doll.

4. Step 4

Slide the arms through the center of the torso.

5. Step 5

Snip off a piece of pink yarn, approximately 2 feet in length. Wrap the yarn around the love doll's head and bring it across the chest, moving under and around and across the back. Wrap around the head again and move on to the other arm forming yarn neck and an "X" across the upper torso.

6. Step 6

Repeat this several times to separate the head from the rest of the doll and to support the arms.

7. Step 7

Give structure to the love doll's arms and legs by wrapping the basic shape with multiple layers of cling wrap. Keep wrapping, pulling the cling wrap tight, until you are happy with the look of your love doll.

8. Step 8

Cut off the bulging ends of the love doll's arms and legs and seal with a bit of glue.

9. Step 9

If you have a specific someone in mind, use yarn and fabric scraps to mimic his hair and eye color. Also, if you can, dress your doll in a piece of cloth that comes from a garment he has worn.

10. Step 10

Cut a red heart shape from a scrap of red felt or fabric and glue it to the left hand side of the love doll's chest.
To Use Your Love Doll

11. Step 1

Take your love doll to a quiet, peaceful place and call on Venus, or the guardian of your choice, and ask for assistance and guidance.

12. Step 2

Name your love doll to establish a connection to the real world.

13. Step 3

State your intentions for the love doll. Then take the white pin--which represents positive energy and enlightenment--and place it in the center of the doll's head. Say: "By placing this pin, I create light and love in your life."

14. Step 4

Insert the purple pin between the eyes, making a statement about becoming aware of your love. Then place the blue pin into the throat making a statement about the manifestation of your love becoming reality.

15. Step 5

Stick the green pin into the heart to generate energy and the yellow into the center of the chest to improve their access to information. Don't forget to state what each pin should accomplish as you insert it.

16. Step 6

Place the orange pin in the stomach which helps them to absorb and accept all this information and last, but not least, put the red pin directly between the legs. Red represents power. Remember to reflect that idea in your statement.

17. Step 7

Leave the pins in the love doll and set it in a suitable location. Remove one pin 24 hours later. Begin with the red pin and work your way up, taking one pin out every day. When you remove the white pin, the ritual is complete.

Tips & Warnings

* Traditional voodoo dolls are made from items which suggest or aid in their function. These plastic love dolls could be stuffed, during the wrapping process, with herbs or other items you feel are appropriate.
* Be sure your intentions are good prior to using the doll. It is never wise to attempt to tamper with the free will of another person. It is far better to use a love doll to bring love, not a specific lover, into your life.

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Thelema A New Spiritual Tradition For A New Age

| Saturday, August 21, 2010 | 0 comments |
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Book: Thelema A New Spiritual Tradition For A New Age by Anonymous

THELEMA: New Spiritual Tradition for a New Age Is it a religion? a philosophy? a Collection of mystical practices? a system of post-modern ethics? Decide for Yourself ... "There is religion in Thelema for those that require it. There is also freedom from religion in Thelema, for those that require it." THE GOAL OF THELEMA: To help you realize your True Will (the innermost spark of divinity inside you
that holds your life's purpose) on your own terms, in your own unique way, bowing down to nobody in the process.

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How To Make A Voodoo Doll Of Someone

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How To Make A Voodoo Doll Of Someone Cover Whether you believe in voodoo or not, making a voodoo doll of someone who has caused you pain can be therapeutic. You can make your doll look more like your enemy by using a small photograph of him. The doll will also be more authentic if you include real hair, clothing or personal possessions from the subject. When your doll is complete, you can torture your victim in effigy by sticking pins in the voodoo doll.

Instructions:

1. Step 1

Find a stick that's about 6 inches long. Place it vertically on your work surface. Place another shorter stick, around 3 to 4 inches long, horizontally across the longer stick so that they cross each other. Wrap a piece of string around the intersection between the sticks and tie the ends tightly together.

2. Step 2

Wrap the Spanish moss around the place where the two sticks cross. Continue wrapping until the entire surface of both sticks has been completely enclosed in moss. Spanish moss is essential to making a truly authentic New Orleans-style voodoo doll. However, if you can't find the moss, use craft batting.

3. Step 3

Tear some fabric into long strips. Wrap the fabric around the voodoo doll base, leaving some of the moss or stuffing exposed at the ends of the sticks. Use hot glue to secure the ends of the strips to the voodoo doll.

4. Step 4

Make the doll's face look like your victim. For best results, cut out a photograph of the face of the person you would like the voodoo doll to look like. Ensure that the picture is about the same size as the voodoo doll's head. Spread a small amount of hot glue on the doll's head, then attach the picture.

5. Step 5

Look at the intended victim to see how she dresses. Find or make clothing for that is similar to the clothing she wears, and use it to dress your doll. If possible, get an actual piece of clothing that she has worn before and use it to make the doll's garments.

6. Step 6

Add some hair to your voodoo doll. For best results, find a sample of the victim's hair. If you can't get that, use feathers or get some synthetic hair from a wig or another doll. Ensure that the hair is about the same color and texture as the hair of the person you're modeling. Arrange it carefully and glue it to the top of the voodoo doll's head. Do not hot glue synthetic hair, as it will melt.

Tips & Warnings

* If you can't get clothing or hair from your victim, look for other items such as fingernail clippings or small objects that he's used and discarded. Enclose these under the fabric wrapping or use them to decorate the doll.

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How To Make A Voodoo Doll Without A Kit

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How To Make A Voodoo Doll Without A Kit Cover Voodoo dolls have in popular culture been associated with revenge and evil spells to attack people, but in reality these dolls were most often used in magic aimed at healing, finding love, protecting or bringing prosperity. You don't need to purchase a kit to make a voodoo doll, as you can make them with common materials that are easy to find and use. Here is an example of two different forms of voodoo dolls.

Voodoo Doll Making Guide.

Make Voodoo Doll In Traditional New Orleans Style

Step 1. Take two sticks, one about 1/3 shorter than the other, and form a cross with them. Use twine to tie the sticks together where they cross.

Step 2. Wrap the sticks with dried Spanish moss or other dried herbs or grasses. If you prefer, you can just use some pillow stuffing.

Step 3. Starting from the bottom, wrap a strip of fabric around the stick, moving upward. Criss-cross as you get to the horizontal sticks, covering the "arms" with fabric as well. Continue wrapping up to the top to create the "head" of the doll out of fabric. If you prefer, you can fashion a small head out of clay around the top of the stick.

Step 4. Wrap twine or thread around the doll to bind the wrappings. Add details if you like, in the form of feathers or flower petals for decoration, or beads or seeds to create features on the face.

Make Simple Voodoo Poppet

Step 1. Get a template for a human form, such as for a paper doll, and cut it out. Trace the form onto two square pieces of fabric and cut them out.

Step 2. Lay one fabric doll on top of the other and begin stitching the edges together, going all the way around, except for the top of the head.

Step 3. Turn the form inside-out. Stuff it through the opening in the head with herbs, dried flowers or leaves; Spanish moss; or any type of stuffing you wish. Then sew the head closed.

Step 4. Add details if you wish, such as stitching fabric on it for clothes; sewing beads or bits of yarn to it to create features; or gluing seeds, feathers or flower petals onto it. Decorate it however you would like.


Tips And Warnings

* Look at some pictures of voodoo dolls on the Internet to inspire you in decorating your own voodoo doll.



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How To Make A Harmless Voodoo Doll

| Friday, August 20, 2010 | 0 comments |
How To Make A Harmless Voodoo Doll Cover The stereotypical voodoo doll often conjures up images of a wicked witch using an ugly, evil voodoo doll to wreak vengeance and havoc on her helpless victims. The reality is that creating a voodoo doll for revenge is considered a form of Black Magic which is against voodoo moral codes, and voodoo dolls are usually crafted to help, not harm. Voodoo dolls can be created to increase fortune, find love and improve health. To create a harmless voodoo doll, you will need supplies such as sticks, string, Spanish moss, personal effects and a white candle.

Instructions

1. Step 1

Take the two sticks and create a cross shape. This will be the body of the voodoo doll.

2. Step 2

Tie the sticks together in the middle with string.

3. Step 3

Cover the sticks with Spanish moss. Wrap the Spanish moss around the middle of the doll to reinforce the string. Wrap the Spanish moss in a continuous motion around the top of the voodoo doll where the head will be, and then wrap the Spanish moss around the rest of the body where the arms and bottom will be. Reinforce any loose parts with string to keep the Spanish moss from falling off.

4. Step 4

Cut the fabric into strips. The fabric strips should be about 2 inches wide and 2 to 3 feet long.

5. Step 5

Add the fabric over the Spanish moss. Wrap the fabric so that some of the Spanish moss at top of the head, and ends of the arms and legs is showing.

6. Step 6

Glue the fabric to the body. You may also have to use the needle and thread to reinforce loose parts of fabric.

7. Step 7

Create the face. The face can be created with a combination of buttons and beads for the mouth and eyes. Sew the beads or buttons to the fabric at the top of the voodoo doll with the needle and thread.

8. Step 8

Add decorations to personalize your voodoo doll. Add feathers, flowers, yarn or glitter. If the doll is supposed to represent a specific person, add a personal effect of that person to the doll, such as his hair, a scrap of his clothing or fingernail clippings.

9. Step 9

Consecrate the voodoo doll. Consecrating the voodoo doll removes negative energy and prepares the doll to be used in healing rituals. Light a white candle and the incense, then pass the voodoo doll through the incense smoke.

10. Step 10

Baptize the voodoo doll. If the voodoo doll is supposed to represent a specific person, hold a baptizing ceremony for the voodoo doll. Anoint the voodoo doll with water or anointing oil and give it a name. Then welcome the voodoo doll into your home.

Tips & Warnings

* Craft the voodoo doll while the moon is waxing (growing big) to increase the power of luck, love and fortune spells.
* Some voodoo practitioners advise to avoid saying curse words or thinking negative thoughts while creating a voodoo doll, or you can risk imbuing it with bad energy.




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How To Make Voodoo Dolls At Home

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How To Make Voodoo Dolls At Home Cover Voodoo dolls are often found in shops in New Orleans and other areas of the world where the art is still practiced. A voodoo doll can make an interesting decorative item and an unusual or funny gift. A basic voodoo doll is easy to make, and the process can be refined to make the doll similar to a particular person. Voodoo dolls can be as plain or elaborate as the designer likes.

Instructions

1.Step 1

Place the sticks in the shape of a cross using a longer stick for the body and a shorter stick for the arms. Tie the sticks together with string. You can substitute wooden dowels or other craft-type wood pieces for the sticks.

2. Step 2

Tightly wrap Spanish moss around the sticks to form the mass of the doll's body. Try to use a single attached piece of moss for the entire doll. If necessary, secure the moss with string when you are done.

3. Step 3

Wrap fabric scraps around the moss, leaving a bit of moss sticking out at the top and bottom of the doll. Either sew or glue the fabric to secure it. For the best effect, use one solid color of scraps for this step. White, black and tan are good colors for the base covering of the doll.

4. Step 4

Sew or glue the beads in place for the eyes. If you want your doll to have a mouth, use another bead, a button or other sewing embellishment.

5. Step 5

Use different colors of fabric to create clothes for your doll. Wrap the fabric around the doll to create skirts, dresses, shirts and other clothing, leaving the solid color scraps for the doll's base body color. Sew or glue the fabric to secure it. Add jewelry, purses and other objects to make your voodoo doll more elaborate.

6. Step 6

Push the straight pins through the doll in different locations, and your doll is ready for display or a gift box.

Tips & Warnings

* If your doll is intended as a gift, then try to find a fabric similar to a favorite outfit of the gift recipient. Use feathers to make an elaborate headdress for your doll. Craft stores are a great source for small items that can embellish a voodoo doll.


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How To Make And Use A Voodoo Doll

| Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 0 comments |
How To Make And Use A Voodoo Doll Cover It is a common misconception that Voodoo Dolls are used primarily to place a hex on someone or to exact revenge on enemies. In truth, Voodoo dolls are used to represent the spirit of a particular person, and the pins are used primarily to target positive energy of aid in healing. Voodoo dolls work by summoning an ancient force known as Loa, commonly worshipped in Western Africa during the 16th century. This guide will provide a simple process to the proper construction and use of Voodoo Dolls.

The Construction and Use of Voodoo Dolls

1. Step 1

Make a cross with the two sticks.

2. Step 2

Tie the sticks together with the Spanish moss by wrapping it around the intersection of the sticks. If possible, use moss that is connected together in a piece long enough to cover the sticks without breaking the moss apart.

3. Step 3

Wrap the moss up and down the length of the vertical stick to form the "body" of the doll.

4. Step 4

Cover the moss with the fabric strips. Leave moss exposed at edges of all points on the cross. Secure the fabric using the needle and yarn/ hemp cord/ wax thread.

5. Step 5

Secure the beads or buttons near the top of the cross to create eyes with the needle and yarn/ hemp cord/ wax thread.

6. Step 6

Light a candle in front of the Voodoo doll. The color of the candle should match the color of the pin you will insert into the doll.

7. Step 7

Meditate using deep breathing techniques to focus on your desire (see link in Resources).

8. Step 8

Insert the pin whose color corresponds with your desire into the heart or head of the Voodoo Doll.

9. Step 9

Keep the doll in a sacred and safe place and wait for the effects to take place.

Tips & Warnings

* The seven colors each have different meanings: yellow represents success; white, positive; red, power; purple, spirituality; green, money; blue, love; and black, repelling negative energy. Oak is a good wood to use because it is strong and resists breaking. You can dress your Voodoo Doll in particular outfits, depending on the person you wish the doll to represent.
* It is not recommended to use a Voodoo doll to inflict harm on another. Karmic backlash can often result on the person wishing to spread negative energy to another.





Books You Might Enjoy:

Swetha Lodha - Your Love Life And The Tarot Cards
Anonymous - Book Of Spells
Franceska De Grandis - Be A Goddess
Rw Rogers - Adapa And The Food Of Life

How To Learn A Voodoo Spell

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How To Learn A Voodoo Spell Cover Voodoo is a faith that is a combination of Roman Catholicism and the tribal spiritualism of West Africa. When the slaves (primarily in Haiti) were taught Christianity, it blended with their own spiritualism and became what's known as voodoo. While a complicated faith to an outsider, voodoo can be learned and understood. Additionally, the inherent magic of voodoo can also be performed if a person learns it.

How to Learn Voodoo Magic

1. Step 1

Learn about voodoo as a religion and faith. Voodoo is a religion first and a form of magic second. One cannot practice the magic until they learn about the spirits, called the Loa, who grant this power and aid.

2. Step 2

Find an experienced teacher, if possible. Voodoo is like any other faith; you can read all the books that you want, but in the end you should speak with other practitioners about it to learn from their experience.

3. Step 3

Design a ritual. Voodoo, like any other faith, is symbolic. However, that doesn't mean that voodoo spells are created like a recipe. There isn't a "speak these words, perform this action" sort of formula to voodoo magic. Rituals represent a spell, and they should be unique to each person. For instance, a love spell could call out to a certain Loa for help, and while you speak a poem that you wrote yourself, you could light red candles to represent love and power. You could also keep a photograph of the person you love on the altar as you ask for the Loa's help. Each "spell" should be unique, and crafted to the needs of the caster and the unique situation they need help in.

Tips & Warnings

* Be realistic in your expectations. Voodoo won't be a quick fix to your problems if you aren't willing to solve them from a spiritual and a reality-based perspective.
* Avoid internet sites or mass media books that claim they can teach "voodoo spells" that will make you rich, powerful and attractive. At best these spells are fluff, and at worst they could make you seem like an unbeliever, ruining your chances of getting actual help.

Books You Might Enjoy:

Pamela Ball - The Ultimate Book Of Spells.pdf
Simon - The Necronomicon Spellbook
Anonymous - Book Of Spells

How To Learn Voodoo Magic

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How To Learn Voodoo Magic Cover Voodoo is a faith that is a combination of Roman Catholicism and the tribal spiritualism of West Africa. When the slaves (primarily in Haiti) were taught Christianity, it blended with their own spiritualism and became what's known as voodoo. While a complicated faith to an outsider, voodoo can be learned and understood. Additionally, the inherent magic of voodoo can also be performed if a person learns it.


How to Learn Voodoo Magic Instructions

Step 1. Learn about voodoo as a religion and faith. Voodoo is a religion first and a form of magic second. One cannot practice the magic until they learn about the spirits, called the Loa, who grant this power and aid.

Step 2. Find an experienced teacher, if possible. Voodoo is like any other faith; you can read all the books that you want, but in the end you should speak with other practitioners about it to learn from their experience.

Step 3. Design a ritual. Voodoo, like any other faith, is symbolic. However, that doesn't mean that voodoo spells are created like a recipe. There isn't a "speak these words, perform this action" sort of formula to voodoo magic. Rituals represent a spell, and they should be unique to each person. For instance, a love spell could call out to a certain Loa for help, and while you speak a poem that you wrote yourself, you could light red candles to represent love and power. You could also keep a photograph of the person you love on the altar as you ask for the Loa's help. Each "spell" should be unique, and crafted to the needs of the caster and the unique situation they need help in.


Tips And Warnings

* Be realistic in your expectations. Voodoo won't be a quick fix to your problems if you aren't willing to solve them from a spiritual and a reality-based perspective.
* Avoid internet sites or mass media books that claim they can teach "voodoo spells" that will make you rich, powerful and attractive. At best these spells are fluff, and at worst they could make you seem like an unbeliever, ruining your chances of getting actual help.




Books You Might Enjoy:

Aleister Crowley - Liber 001 B Vel Magi
Morwyn - The Golden Dawn
Aleister Crowley - Lecture On The Philosophy Of Magick

How To Do White Magic To Remove Voodoo Harm

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How To Do White Magic To Remove Voodoo Harm Cover First and foremost, it's important to remember that voodoo is a religion first. Most voodoo practitioners frown upon the use of spells of any kind. White magic is most often associated with wicca or witchcraft, another religion. The closest thing voodoo offers to "white magic" as popularly perceived are protective charms. Everything in voodoo is related to spiritual forces and the guardian energy of the lwa. To effect positive change, the spell caster must engage in the goodwill of the lwa through symbol and ritual.

Instructions:

1. Step 1

Create a protective charm. A protective charm is created under the guidance of an ougan or mambo. The charm is imbued with the power of the lwa and may be placed on an altar in the home to protect the inhabitants from negative energy and harm.

2. Step 2

Create a "paket kongo." The packet combines herbs special to a specific lwa along with soil and leaves. The packet is wrapped in silk and tied in ribbons. The packets are then decorated with sequins, beads and gems to become elaborate works of art. These packets are pure white magic to counter any voodoo harm and should be prominently displayed in the home or on the altar. A paket kongo is a powerful charm for 7 years.

3. Step 3

Light a lamp for the lwa. A magical lamp is a charm. The lamp can be blessed by the ougan or mambo. The lamps usually have a specific goal to protect, to bless, to treat or to ensure health. The lamp can be made from a number of different sources, such as a bowl, jug, coconut shell or bottle. The container is filled with oil, and a wick is threaded through it. The ougan adds special herbs and prayers. You light the lamp to invoke the magic and the blessings of the lwa.

4. Step 4

Pray to the Catholic saints. Much of voodoo is associated with the Catholic saints. If you fear the harm done by negative energy, extend positive energy to the world through the intermediaries such as the saints. Performing specific prayers to the saints can promote White Magic and positive energy to undo the harm of black magic.

5. Step 5

Pray to the lwa. These white slips of paper are called oraison. They can be purchased in street markets in New Orleans and Port au Prince. The oraison can be sewn into pillows or clothes to carry good wishes and positive magic into every part of life following a pay-it-forward theory.

Tips & Warnings

* Do not engage in harmful voodoo. Voodoo is about balance and the forces of nature. Honor the spirits and balance in nature to avoid doing harm. Voodoo dolls are not actually related to the voodoo religion.

Books You Might Enjoy:

Melita Denning - Mysteria Magica Book V
William Blake - The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
Kenneth Grant - Magical Revival
Donald Tyson - Portable Magic Tarot Tarot In The Only Tool You Need
Thomas Moore - Candle Magick For Love