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…



School Work & Test Taking Help

WHO COULDN’T USE SOME HELP?

As seems to be the case lately, somebody on FB will ask a question and I will supply an answer that is complete enough for a short article. Oddly enough, I am in the process of getting some certifications, so this works out well for me, too.

Get yourself a yellow or…



The Long-Lost Friend

A NEW WORLD GRIMOIRE

In  the work, The Long-Lost Friend,  Johann George Hohman details some of the traditional customs and folk magic of the early German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania, AKA the Pennsylvania Dutch, and the “pow-wow” healers of the area. While not hoodoo, it is still similar enough in content to be useful and informative to one of a more southerly…



Cutting and Harvesting Plants

MAKE IT MEANINGFUL

I have many plants in my garden that I use for workings, in my products, and for cooking. I have a little ritual I observe when harvesting.  I will gather the above ground parts of a plant when the moon is waxing to full. Alternately, I will gather the below ground parts when…



Sharing Your Business

THE WAY I WAS TAUGHT WAS

The only time you “show your work” is in Math class. Also, if somebody is paying you to do work for them, then you show them that for which they are paying. But outside of those instances, you keep what you are doing to yourself. Why? Because they can’t influence…