Haitian Voodoo

| Tuesday, October 17, 2006 | |
Haitian Voodoo Cover In the American colonies, African Voodoo became what is known as Haitian Voodoo today. In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on an island known to its indigenous Taino inhabitants as Ayiti, or "Land of the Mountains." Columbus re-named this island Hispaniola, or "Little Spain." Colonists arrived, building plantations that became rich sources of crops like sugar, coffee and indigo. To make these plantations profitable, colonists relied heavily on slave labor. Eventually, Hispaniola became the countries known as Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Many of the slaves brought to Hispaniola from northern and central Africa in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries practiced Voodoo. But the colony's slave code required all slaves to be baptized as Christians. This forced conversion had a big influence Voodoo. Since slaves could not observe their religion openly, they borrowed many elements from Catholicism to protect their own spiritual practice. This process, known as syncretization, strongly influenced voodoo in Haiti:

* The names of Catholic saints became the names of loa. In many cases, the loa's role reflected that of the corresponding saint. For example, Saint Peter holds the keys to the kingdom of Heaven and corresponds to the loa Papa Legba, who is the spirit world's gatekeeper.
* Catholic religious holidays became Voodoo holidays for the corresponding loa. For instance, celebration for a family of spirits called the Gedes, who are personifications of dead ancestors, take place on All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day.
* Christian crosses became symbols for the crossroads, which represents life-altering choices and steps in the Spiritual Path for followers of Voodoo.
* Catholic hymns and prayers became part of Voodoo services.

Several other influences affected Voodoo as well, including the traditions of the local Taino tribes.

The resulting form of Voodoo is a creolized religion, made up of influences from many other religions. But in spite of these additions, Haitian Voodoo strongly resembles African Voodoo. Priestesses, known as mambos, and priests, known as houngans, conduct religious services and provide traditional folk remedies. People who wish to become mambos or houngans often enter an apprenticeship as initiates with other leaders rather than joining a large-scale worship center. Many ceremonies take place in a structure called a honfour, which serves as a temple or sanctuary.

As in Africa, possession is an important part of Voodoo in Haiti. The person being possessed is often called a horse who is ridden by the possessing loa. The possessed person may move unnaturally, speak in unknown languages or make clear, direct statements to the other followers. Sacrifice is also important, and many ceremonies involve sacrificing goats, chickens or other animals. In many cases, the combination of possession, animal sacrifice and the ritual dancing and music that accompany them can seem dramatic or even frightening to outside observers.

Haitian Voodoo also incorporates clothing, objects and decorations to invoke or show respect for the loa. Kongo packets, or medicine packets, hold healing or medicinal herbs and items. Worshippers carry flags called drapo through areas used for worship to show respect for the spirits. To call to and invoke the loa, people play a variety of drums, bells and rattles. Altars hold numerous ritual objects, such as decorated bottles, dolls and kwi, or calabashes full of food offerings. Worshippers use the dolls as mediums to contact specific loa or the spirit world in general, not to inflict pain or suffering on others. Today, many of the objects have become part of Haitian artwork and crafts. Some Haitian artists, for example, focus on creating depictions of different loa, elaborate drapo or ornately decorated ritual objects.

As in African Voodoo, mambos and houngans do not typically curse or harm other people. However, some followers believe that bokors, or sorcerers, have the ability to use magic to cause misfortune or injury. Bokors are also part of zombie lore -- some believe that a bokor can use poisons and capture a person's soul to create a zombie. You can read How Zombies Work to learn more about the theories.

Voodoo is an important part in the day-to-day lives of many Haitians. Estimates vary, but in general anthropologists believe that more than half of Haitians practice Voodoo. The religion has also played an important role in Haitian history. The French Revolution in 1789 sparked revolutions elsewhere in the world, including in several colonies in the Americas. In 1797, a Voodoo priest performed a ceremony at Bois Caiman in the Haitian mountains. This ceremony prefaced a slave revolt that lasted until 1804, and the people of Haiti fought armies from Spain, France and Britain. Eventually, Haiti became the first free, black colony in the Americas. This ceremony and its importance are somewhat controversial, but they have become part of the Haitian lore.

Voodoo is widely and openly practiced in Haiti. It also exists in various forms in New Orleans and the southeastern United States. In some cases, the Voodoo practiced in other parts of the Western hemisphere is mixed with other, similar traditions, Pagan Practices or other customs. However, in some regions, practices known as hoodoo have overtaken Voodoo in the public eye. Hoodoo practitioners are said to use evil magic, or bad juju, to harm other people. Love spells, curses and methods of revenge generally fall under the umbrella of hoodoo and are not Voodoo practices at all.

Confusion with hoodoo is only one reason that Voodoo is controversial. We'll take a look at a few others next.

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Charms Spells And Formulas

| Wednesday, October 4, 2006 | |
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Book: Charms Spells And Formulas by Ray Malbrough

Charms, Spells & Formulas is an excellent Introductory book for those who follow paths other than Wicca. In fact, I think that it is better suited for those who are interested in voodoo or some variant thereof. The one thing that I did not like about this book is that I wanted it to be longer! There is a wide variety of Information and I feel that Ray Malbrough did an excellent job touching base on so many different topics. It contains associations on colors, herbs, candles, and more. It goes into a little detail about voodoo practices and the blending in of Catholicism. I highly suggest that readers who enjoyed this book check out Malbrough's "The Magical Power of the Saints," which goes into greater detail on the Saints than what was briefly touched upon in this book, along with explaining novenas and the 7 day candles.

How would you like to increase the power of your magick? Now you can, with the help of real Louisiana Hoodoo. In Charms, Spells & Formulas, you'll find rituals and recipes for incenses, oils, powders and washes that you can use to make changes in your life.
But that's just the beginning. You'll learn the secrets of how to make gris-gris bag charms for any purpose. You also get full Instructions on how to set up your altar and perform the ritual to charge the bag so that it becomes a powerful magical tool. Need to improve your health or love life? Make a gris-gris bag!

You'll also learn how to make magical dolls from cloth and clay, and how to increase the power of magical candles by adding herbs to them.
Do you think you might have been given the "evil eye?" You'll learn how to overcome it with the instructions given here. The book also includes full instructions on how to use prayers and Bible psalms to solve your problems.

Hoodoo is a tradition that is 200 years old. Within these pages you'll find the secrets of genuine Hoodoo and be able to put them to use! You can use Hoodoo to help get rid of illness and bring prosperity, find romance and get rid of bad luck. If you are doing any sort of magick at all, you'll find that the techniques in this book will powerfully enhance your magick. And if you're new to magick, you'll be surprised at just how successful the magick in this book can be.

Are you ready to really make a change in your life? With the help of this book and some common herbs, you can do it. As a non-Wiccan Witch that practices the style of magic as presented in these books, I feel that both are excellent and are ones that I continually refer to. Help other customers find the most

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3 Top Free Voodoo Magic Spells

| Tuesday, September 5, 2006 | |
3 Top Free Voodoo Magic Spells Cover Voodoo is a world famous black magic art. In past people applied different types of Voodoo Magic Spells for their personal gains. Now, in this modern era, the Voodoo Magic spell is still practiced by the Voodoo magic spell casters. You can even get free Voodoo magical spells if you search properly in online sites. These sites will provide you full assistance and co-operation by offering you different sorts of free Voodoo magic spells which will benefit you in the long run in many ways. Now, there are many young boys and girls who suffer from the mental setback and frustration due to the painful and caustic love affair. If you have any problem in your life regarding futile love, you must utilize the free voodoo magic spells.

Generally, Voodoo love spells are cast by hougan or mambo. Hougan is the priest who invites Loa, the spirit to cast Voodoo love spells. To cast Voodoo love spells, you need the specially designed amulet through which the Voodoo love spells are activated. It is very powerful love spell and you will get the success in winning the heart of your girl friend. You can even bring back your former wife who left you in past. Voodoo love spell will improve the Relationship. That means if the relation between you and your lover is fast deteriorating, you must learn how to cast Voodoo love spells to increase the intimacy with your partner.

If you want to save bucks, you need to get short brush up training in Voodoo occult art to learn how competently and fantastically you can cast voodoo magic spells. If you feel confident, you must perform free Voodoo magic spells to serve your purpose. Your lover must be attracted if Voodoo love spells are cast in perfect way. On the other hand, in case you want money for leading life comfortably and happily, you should depend on the free Voodoo magic spells which will provide the complete backup to you to get out of the critical situation.

Voodoo money spell is very famous. You need to mug up the different techniques and procedure to cast voodoo money spells. You should collect the necessary accessories and magic tools which will come handy at the time of applying Voodoo money spells for gaining success in the sphere of financial wealth and resources. To perform Voodoo money spells, you need to opt for the basic tools and accessories like paper money, needle, Amber incense stick, candles, piece of red cloth and Tangerine oil for casting money spells.

If you are physically weak or disabled, you must seek for effective Voodoo healing spells which will make you bold and powerful. The Voodoo healing spells can be cast to remove the long lasting illness or devastating disease which eats into your body. You must safeguard yourself by casting Voodoo healing spells. In this connection, you can talk to your seniors and friends to gather data and information about free Voodoo magic spells.

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Making Talismans Living Entities Of Power

| Wednesday, August 9, 2006 | |
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Book: Making Talismans Living Entities Of Power by Nick Farrell

This is a great book. While it is quite in depth, it is also great for beginners. I started out trying to gather bits and pieces of Information about the actual making of Talisman and found that many of the writers simply wrote very short sections without indepth detail as to how and why Talisman are made the way they are. The author thoroughly explains in this book how to create a Talisman from start to finish and how to 'charge' them. Great book on 'Making Talismans.'

Talismans and How They Work A talisman, amulet, or charm is any physical object that stores and radiates a magical energy to create change. A metallic disk, stone, wand, sword, pen, paper, or television remote control can be a talisman provided that it is dedicated toward a "magical purpose. The definition of magic, however, has successfully eluded occultists for centuries.

Aleister Crowley, a Golden Dawn adept, devised the most widely accepted definition of magic. He argued that magic is "the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will, but this is too wide a definition to be of much use. Crowley, himself, admitted that this definition implies that any willed act is magical. While turning on a light switch may be perceived as magical to someone who has not seen electricity, most would not define it as a magical act.

Another definition of magic, touted by more than one magical school of which I have been a member, is "the art of causing meaningful coincidences at will." This is equally unsatisfactory, though, since Magical Work does not always create coincidences that can be seen on the material plane.

While it is not entirely satisfactory either, my definition of magic is " the art and science of becoming a co-creator with a Supreme God. This is not to say that we can be co-equal with the Most High, but rather that we merge into Divinity and its purpose. Occultism teaches that everyone has unlimited potential. We stop becoming successful only when we forget that we are part of an infinite creator. This divine creator aspect of us is like a divine secret self; Jung called it the Higher Self. As this self is realized, we become more in tune with the Divine and have access to more of its powers.

The author not only gives the reader a plethora of different ideas to create Talisman, but goes on to teach the reader exactly what is needed so that the user can use the knowledge gained from this book to use outside sources to create other Talisman.

Great Book, highly recommended!

Nick Farrell (United Kingdom) has been a ceremonial magician since he was 17. Born in England and raised in New Zealand, he was initiated into Builders of the Adytum (BOTA), and is currently an initiate of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn and one of its branch orders, the Order of the Table Round. He now runs a temple in the tradition of Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, lectures and runs workshops throughout the world. He has contributed to Quest, Liongate, and Round Merlin's Table magazines and Chic and Tabatha Cicero's Hermetic Journal. He is currently working on books on magical psychology, earth magic and ritual magic. Nick has a career in news journalism and magazine writing. After more than 15 years working for daily and local newspapers, he is now a full time writer and editor, working for many UK computing and Internet magazines he also advises companies on media relations.

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The Roots Of Voodoo

| Thursday, August 3, 2006 | |
The Roots Of Voodoo Cover The roots of Voodoo have been traced all the way back to Africa thousands of years ago. In his book, A Brief History of Voodoo: Slavery & the Survival of The African Gods, Mr. Andy Antippas gives an overview of this fascinating history. The Yoruba people of Southwestern and eastern Dahomey and Togo/Nigeria founded a great city called Ife. It is from the religious beliefs of Ife that Voodoo as we know it today has evolved.

In 1799, a slave uprising in Haiti brought the Free People of Color and their Voodoo religion. These people had no reason to believe that they could not come to this city and worship freely. The first Voodoo Queen in New Orleans was Sanite' DeDe, a young woman who bought her way to freedom, she would later be teacher and mentor to the most famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau! She would hold rituals in her courtyard on Dumaine (the same street Erzulie's is located) and Chartres Streets, just blocks away from the Cathedral.

The rhythmic beat of the drums could be heard in during mass! It was because of this that in 1817, the church decided that any religion that was not Catholic would not be allowed to practice within the city limits. Congo Square, now Armstrong Park was the location that the early Voudoun held their rituals. The Voodoo religion is based on one main supreme deity and several demi-gods called Loas. The Loas are much to Voodoo as the Saints are to Catholicism, each one serving a specific purpose. In the language of the Dahomey tribes, the word Voodoo means Gods or Spirits. The Dahomians believed that these spirits had the ability to enter the worshippers. This was believed to be a valuable experience, warding off illness and misfortune. It was in Congo Square where Voodoo became mixed With Other tribal religions of the slaves and with Native American traditions.

Voodoo in New Orleans had started to evolve becoming more indigenous to the city. Eventually, New Orleans Voodoo became immensely different from the purer form of Haitian Voodoo. Tales of Voodoo curses this mystical, spiritualistic religion spawned not only fear and hysteria to New Orleans, but shrouded the Crescent City in a veil of mysticism spilled over into our folklore for over one hundred years. The Voodoo hysteria of New Orleans lasted through the 1950's. It left behind a trail of folklore and legend of Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors who have become ingrained in the city's history.

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Songs Of The Spirit

| Friday, July 28, 2006 | |
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Book: Songs Of The Spirit by Aleister Crowley

This modest little volume contains many Beautiful thoughts expressed in delicate phrases: daring verses too, which cannot lightly be overlooked. "The Farewell of Paracelcus to Aprile," "The Initiation," "The Philosopher's Progress," are finely-wrought images from Mr. Crowley's vivid mind. Little lyrics of sunshine and wind; Delicate lyrics, illustrating the vague, yet holy aspirations of adolescence... . A Little Book of unusual quality... . We have read with admiration for its intense spirituality, as well as for its technical superiorities, and with sympathy for its spontaneous reflection of certain moods that Mr. Crowley pursues with an utterance at once Mysterious and vivid... . this volume, in which we are sure of having heard an impressive and an original voice. The verse of "Songs of the Spirit"-essentially intricate, introspective if you like-is also free from obvious artifice and eccentricity, it is fiery and clear measured and easy of phrasing... . The glowing imagery seizes and holds fast the vagueness of shifting impressions.

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Black Magic Mystery

| Thursday, July 20, 2006 | |
Black Magic Mystery Cover What is magic? It means that someone has a way to do something that seems impossible to do in the eyes of another one. Magic users often believe that they have a way to control things or people.

A long time ago, the ones gifted with magical knowledge would use their skills for the following reasons: they would heal people, they could find a way to know what really happened when something someone was wrongfully accused, they could decide to go nasty and do bad magic and lastly, they could do magic to make a spirit go away.

Black & White Magic

If you decide to do magic, you have the choice of doing good magic (white) or bad magic (white).

When you see movies with battles undoubtedly the end is written in way that it’s the good guy versus the bad guy and the good guy always wins. The same principle applies when you compare black magic and white magic.

white magic means good magic. You use this kind of magic to do some good in this society while using techniques that is harmless to either you or the others.

Because there is always two sides to a medal, you have black magic. When you think black magic, you think evil and doing bad things. When performing this magic, you need to conjure evil spirits.

'Sorcery & Witchcraft'

Black magic is known throughout the world as witchcraft, sorcery or any other terms associated with it. However today’s society warlocks or witches don’t really want to harm other people.

Today’s Black Magic'

In the black magic world of today, these are the following things you might learn if you decide that you want to learn the black art.

1. Fortune Telling will give you the ability to see the past and to predict the future.
2. The ancient art of divination will let you find other people’s secrets.
3. Invoke a spirit to cast a spell on someone.
4. You can put a curse on someone you want to hurt
5. Evocation will give you the chance to conjure up a spirit.
6. There’s a great chance that your concentration will benefit through various actions exercises.
7. Further to contrary beliefs, you can heal while you do black magic.
8. To thank or reward the spirit that helped you, you can do a ceremony

Unfortunately, in today’s society people believe that black magic will be done to do bad things.

If you read about the history of black magic and you decide to compare the black magic from then and today’s magic you will learn that it is not as bad as it may sound.

If you believe in magic, you will want to know more details about how today’s black magic works. Furthermore, the more you read and the more you learn, you will find how black magic is not related at all to worshiping Satan.

What black magic teaches is to love yourself, love and respect nature and that everything complements themselves especially men and woman.

Finally, something will make you wonder about spells, special ceremonies and finally curses. All these elements lets you respect this noble art called magic.

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So You Want To Learn Voodoo Spells Read This

| Saturday, July 15, 2006 | |
So You Want To Learn Voodoo Spells Read This Cover Well, if you’re reading this article, you want to learn Something about voodoo spells or even a few spells themselves. Well, before we get into any actual spells, you will probably want to read a few things first. Too many people have misconceptions about Voodoo which need to be cleared up first. That’s where this article comes in. I think you will find this most enlightening.

Probably the biggest misconception about Voodoo is that it is some evil science. For starters, it is not evil and it is not a science. Voodoo is actually a religion to many people, no different to them than Christianity or Judaism. In the Voodoo faith there is a god who is responsible for creating the universe and the world that we live in. There are then lesser gods or spirits, similar to other religions. The point is, Voodoo in itself is not evil. As with any other religion, people can abuse it.

The actual process of being initiated into the Voodoo faith is quite a fascinating one. A Voodoo priest presides over a very complex ritual. This ritual is basically done to appease any dead spirits related to the one being initiated. This way, any past sins or evil deeds will have been done away with. This will appease the spirits of the dead. The service itself is quite solemn and taking quite seriously.

Probably the biggest misconception of the Voodoo faith is the Voodoo doll itself. Most people believe that the doll is used to inflict pain on the subject that the doll was made for. While this can certainly be a use (anything can be used for good or evil) the primary purpose is actually to relieve the subject from pain. That is why a locket of hair or some other body part is taken from the subject to construct the doll. In the case of inserting pins into the head, in most cases, this is done to relieve pain, such as headaches, rather than to inflict pain.

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Some Incidents Considered Voodoo

| Thursday, March 23, 2006 | |
Some Incidents Considered Voodoo Cover Many of the incidents considered Voodoo crimes that we found in the police reports were actually crimes committed not so much because there was a curse but merely the belief that there was.

On November 2, 1950, neighbors called the police to an apartment inside this building at 808 Dauphine. The neighbors complained that they heard the screams of children within. When the police arrived, they found Rosita Zerruda is a crazed frenzy attempting to burn down this building by dousing it with kerosene. She was arrested before she could ignite it. The woman had deep gashes in her arms that were obviously self-inflicted. A thick trail of fresh blood led police to a bedroom where her four children lay in pools of congealed blood, gashes down their forearms. The family was rushed to Charity hospital. The children were treated for their injuries and eventually released into the custody of a relative. Once treated for her wounds, Rosita Zerruda was then admitted into the mental ward.

When questioned by police, Mrs. Zerruda, hysterically explained that her neighbor, a Voodoun, had cursed her. She stated that the woman had been hypnotizing her and then had placed a spell on her. She informed police that when she awoke that morning, she found blood smeared on her doorstep, along with a black wreath. Police never got any more Information out of Mrs. Zerruda. During her questioning, she began to stutter, and her pupils dilated. She mumbled senselessly as her skin grew pale and clammy. Her body began to twitch and her pulse weakened. The police stood and watched in horror as doctors attempted to treat her for shock. Mrs. Zerruda slipped into a coma before their very eyes. Never awakening she remained a vegetable for the duration of her tormented life!

Countless stories of Voodoo murders have cropped up throughout our history. In October of 1951, in a quiet neighborhood near the New Orleans lakefront, a woman shot and wounded her husband for burning salt and incense on their front door. Convinced her husband was trying to put a hex on her; she was driven by fear and superstition to commit murder. Police rescued her before she could pull the trigger on herself. She was committed to the Charity Hospital’s Mental Ward.

In 1938, Reverend Howard Randle believed his wife, Lucinda, had put a spell on him. She had always been a very jealous woman. He had been having an affair with a young woman on Rampart St. He had also been seen frequenting several of the local bordellos by numerous individuals. His liaisons were tormenting to his poor wife. Night after night, she cried and prayed that his escapades would cease. But instead, the situation worsened. He had been spending less and less time at home and more time with his mistress.

In an attempt to win his fidelity back, Lucinda visited Dr. Rockford Lewis, a local Witch Doctor who operated on Royal St. She bought a powder to turn her husband impotent. She carefully emptied the small bag into his coffee one morning. When he began to drink it, she became afraid that it might kill him so she cried to him that she had poisoned him. Within a few moments, she had convinced Howard that he was going to die!

Overwhelmed with guilt, she fell to her knees, begging him to kill her, so that she wouldn’t be left alone. Believing that he would soon die, he walked with her out to the levee. She laid her head on his lap and gazed out onto the dark river. She talked of how she would go first and be waiting for him by the river in the glorious afterlife. They would be together forever!

Slowly he took the knife out of his coat pocket and she closed her eyes. He jabbed the blade into her throat, ripping it open. He of course, did not die. But he wished he had, he was given life in prison! Legend says she still wanders the rivers edge, waiting for him to join her.

But Voodoo can also seek revenge as well. In 1932, Elijah Wheatley dragged his girlfriend, Lucille Williams to a canal and threw her in, she drowned. A night watchman had seen Wheatley running away and he reported the crime to the police. The newspaper printed the story the next day. The family of the deceased woman, wanted justice. As they prepared Lucille’s body for her funeral, they placed a fresh egg in each of her hand. A rope was tied around her wrists and she was laid face down in the coffin. For the following two days, they kept a vigil, praying constantly. Tall red candles burned at each end of her coffin. She was then buried and the eggs crushed and sprinkled around her grave. The morning after her funeral, Elijah’s body was found …floating in the same canal, in the same spot where he had killed Lucille! Police assumed that maybe he had become remorseful and perhaps committed suicide. The Voodouns knew better!

In a New Orleans Daily Picayune story, dated August 13, 1863, simply called, “A Snake Story”, a young woman by the name of Susan Williams claims to have snakes inhabiting her belly. She alleges that she had become the victim of a Voodoo curse. She had gone to several practitioners obtaining roots and herbs to rid her of the dreaded serpent. The results of her endeavors were quite shocking. Rather than expel a snake from her belly she gave birth to a baby. She attributed the pregnancy to witchcraft and “expressed her opinion that a child brought unto the breathing world would never come to good.” In the morning the baby was dead. Ms. Williams died the following day in Charity hospital.

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Reverend Howard Randle Voodoo Case

| Wednesday, March 8, 2006 | |
Reverend Howard Randle Voodoo Case Cover In 1938, Reverend Howard Randle believed his wife, Lucinda, had put a spell on him. She had always been a very jealous woman. He had been having an affair with a young woman on Rampart St. He had also been seen frequenting several of the local bordellos by numerous individuals. His liaisons were tormenting to his poor wife. Night after night, she cried and prayed that his escapades would cease. But instead, the situation worsened. He had been spending less and less time at home and more time with his mistress.

In an Attempt to win his fidelity back, Lucinda visited Dr. Rockford Lewis, a local Witch Doctor who operated on Royal St. She bought a powder to turn her husband impotent. She carefully emptied the small bag into his coffee one morning. When he began to drink it, she became afraid that it might kill him so she cried to him that she had poisoned him. Within a few moments, she had convinced Howard that he was going to die!

Overwhelmed with guilt, she fell to her knees, begging him to kill her, so that she wouldn't be left alone. Believing that he would soon die, he walked with her out to the levee. She laid her head on his lap and gazed out onto the dark river. She talked of how she would go first and be waiting for him by the river in the glorious afterlife. They would be Together forever!

Slowly he took the knife out of his coat pocket and she closed her eyes. He jabbed the blade into her throat, ripping it open. He of course, did not die. But he wished he had, he was given life in prison! Legend says she still wanders the rivers edge, waiting for him to join her.

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Voodoo Poem

| Monday, February 6, 2006 | |
Voodoo Poem Cover Gloomy lights of sacred nights,
Odour of Incense and candle flames,
Fills the air with voodoo gods.

Dance of the very ancient,
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Brings into the world the spirits,
Back from the abyss.

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He feeds on us,
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To which they are paralysed.

The Shaman sheds blood,
For the summoned one,
To delight his return,
For a thousand years.

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African Dolls For Play And For Magic

| Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | |
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Book: African Dolls For Play And For Magic by Esther Dagan

African Dolls across the continent are created for young girls to play with and as a charm to insure fertility in women. Their shape and costume vary according to region and custom. Frequently dolls are handed down from mother to daughter. Western dolls are popular in Africa and are often dressed with traditional garb.

When the concept of "doll" is considered in the context of African culture, they are usually not children's playthings, but rather objects that are laden with ritual and religious associations within the community. African dolls are used to teach, and entertain, they are Supernatural intermediaries, and they are manipulated for ritual purposes. Each of these dolls are unique because they are hand made and are traditionally handed down through generations.

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Luciferian Witchcraft The Mystery Revealed

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Book: Luciferian Witchcraft The Mystery Revealed by Michael Ford

For more than a decade left hand path and dark withcraft expert Michael W. Ford has labored in the forbidden fields of the dark side of the occult, lit by the pale moon of Luciferian ambition and Satanic drive. The first editions of most of his works are disappearing into private libraries of occult collector's items-and their prices are increasing enormously. With this fact in mind, Luciferian Witchcraft gathers together in one huge compendium many of the shocking rituals and bizarre Initiation rites of black magick that have established Ford as the most cutting-edge exponent of the left hand path tradition in America today. The book begins with a lengthy and highly scholarly exposition of the place of the Draconic adversary within historical magick. This totally unique, enormous tome, available now!

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