Monthly archives: April, 2019

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….