Category: Crossing/Jinxing

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…



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…



Horse Hair and “Live Things In You”

FOOD FIDDLIN’ AT ITS FINEST, OR WORST

It is said that if you feed things like horse hair, snake parts, scorpions, insects, frog spawn, and the like to a target, it will cause the condition known as “live things in you.” Essentially, this trick is meant to cause snakes and worms and other nastiness to make…



Feather Pillows and Death Crowns

ONE OF THE ODDEST MEMORIES OF MY CHILDHOOD

I was five years older than my brother. I say “was” because he has passed now. Been gone now much longer than he was alive. My dear brother was always sickly. He had asthma, among other issues, and the North Texas weather was not kind. My mother did…



There Are Masters and Then There’s Everyone Else

MOTHER OF THOUSANDS

When I was a kid, a friend of the family who knew I loved plants gave me a Kalanchoe. It was the neatest thing to me because I had never seen anything like it. She explained that each one of the babies, along each one of the leaves, would drop off and a whole…



It’s Super Bowl Time Once Again

“A DIRTY BIRD CAN’T FLY WITH A BROKEN WING”

Whenever the Super Bowl comes around, it makes me think of the year the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts were playing (Super Bowl XLIV, 2010). The media got a lot of millage out of the fact that New Orleans is associated with the practice of…



The Turn of the Screw

THIS TRICK IS HEAVY ON THE SYMBOLISM

Once in a great while, there will be an instance where I simply cannot bide my time waiting for the Cosmic 2 x 4 to come along and smack a given individual in the head. (I’m getting older and I just do not have the patience.) Instead, I will deputize myself…



Working In Miniature

GREAT THINGS CAN COME IN SMALL PACKAGES 

Some things in conjure are stronger, work better, work faster, when they are bigger — High John the Conqueror roots and lodestones come to mind — while a good many things can work just as well, even better, in miniature.

Small things are easy to hide and easy to carry….



Adore Your Olds and Everybody Else’s

TAKE TIME FOR THE OLDER GENERATIONS

I saw this article while searching for something else. I thought it was cute and a good reminder of how important it is to spend time with and listen to those of the older generations. They have so much to teach and also tend to be a lot of fun!…



Conjure In Popular Culture, Exhibit 2

CELEBRITIES, CURSES, AND CRAZIES

TMZ reports that a fan of actor John Cusack is threatening to put a spell on him. What kind of spell, you ask? Well, let’s just say that Miss #1 Fan is not being very good-natured about that whole unrequited love thing.

Chiming in from the “More You Know” Department:  this type of spell is…