Making Black Salt: A Personal Evolution

A FEW RECIPES FOR BLACK SALT

Black Salt is one of those traditional preparations that you either use or you don’t. It’s easy enough to make, especially these days, and it keeps with no effort. Like many things in conjure, Black Salt pulls double-duty as both a protective work and as a crossing work.

Now, I have…



A Little “Money Stay With Me” Work

MAKE IT AND KEEP IT

I have been using the following working for years. As is typical, someone on a Facebook group asked for some help on this front and I figured that if I am writing it all out, I may as well put it here first.

You will need:

A Twenty Dollar Bill (or one of…



The Easiest Crossing Working

BRILLIANT AND SIMPLE

I first heard of this work back in 2005, when I was a student of Cat Yronwode. Unlike most of her students, I did not stay close, as we had a falling out early on. Given all of the stuff that has come out since then, I would say that was for the…



Use of Crossroads In Conjure

SO, YOU WANNA MEET ‘THE BLACK MAN,’ EH?

Even if someone doesn’t practice any kind of path or tradition, chances are that they will still be familiar with the folk tale of the Blues musician, Robert Johnson, selling his soul at the crossroads. Many people believe that this is quite literally what happens – you give…



The Three Irises of Hoodoo

MORE TO LOVE ABOUT IRISES

The Louisiana Iris, AKA Iris hexagona, is the source of the famous Jezebel Root that is used for cursing and, more frequently, employed by ladies of the evening to draw generous and kindly clients. (The way I remember it is that hex is part of the botanical name and a hex…



Sweetening Jars Slow? Not Necessarily!

AN EMERGING PET PEEVE OF MINE

If I have heard this once, I have heard it a thousand times — “Sweetening jars are notoriously slow.” No, not if you know what you’re doing.

Once again, I am here to set this shit straight. It all depends on what is in the jar and how you work the…



Rental Property Blues

RENTERS: THEY’RE GREAT UNTIL THEY’RE NOT

I have seen this question come up on occasion.

“How do I get rid of my renters?”

Well, in the past, I have suggested Saint Michael with some very good results. He’s the Arch Angel of Protection, the Armour of God, and the patron of police officers, and if your tenants are…



Ain’t Nothing But The Real Thing, Baby

FLEXIBILITY CAN BE A GOOD THING

But so is tradition. As much as the Crowd likes to bellow from the hilltops, “My magic, my way!” and “You do you!” and “We don’t need no stinking badges or rules!” doesn’t mean that there aren’t some rules worth following, or that there aren’t some things that are immutable….



Saint Raymond Nonnatus

SAINT RAYMOND, AKA SAN RAMON

I remember when I decided to begin working with the Saints. I was raised Southern Baptist, so working with saints was a new thing for me. I wanted to start an altar, but none of the saints really seemed to “speak” to me. So, I decided I would leave it up…



Miscellaneous Tips

RANDOM MAGIC-RELATED BRAIN DROPPINGS

Besides sand, you can also use kosher salt or aquarium rocks in the bottom of your incense burner.
Cicada shells are really good additions to any type of transformation work as are butterflies.
Ant hill dirt is really good for employment, communication, and collaboration works.
Deer antler is good for protective works because they are pointed…