YOU’VE COMPLETED THE WORK, NOW WHAT?
Keep in mind the original intent of the work and the intent behind the traditions associated with the disposal method when looking to dispose of ritual remains.
When considering disposal methods, ask yourself the following questions:
- Was it a positive work or a negative work?
- Is it something I want to draw to me or something I want to get rid of?
- Was it meant only for myself or was it meant to affect other people?
- What are my tolerance levels for inconvenience and embarrassment?
- How committed am I to the process?
The way in which you answer those questions will determine your available disposal methods.
The good news is that there is always more than one option. Understand that the traditional methods of disposal have grown out of a consideration for function, symbolism, and necessity. Obviously, times change, but as long as you get the gist of what was intended by one method over another, you probably won’t veer too far off of the path should you have to improvise; the spirit of the intention will be preserved. I would, however, avoid any method that involves utilizing your household plumbing. My motto is: never put yourself in a position to have to explain something to someone else, for example, a plumber. Just sayin’.
The first, most obvious disposal method would be chucking the remains in your household trash bin. That’s fine, as long as the intent was for negative purposes, for example, enemy work. In fact, back in the day, it was not uncommon to dump enemy work down the outhouse hole. These days, porta potties are rather handy for such things. My general inclination with negative stuff is to get it away from me, ASAP. So, if I were to use the trash bin (as opposed to an enemy’s yard, or the graveyard, or the crossroads), I would use a bin at a park, or behind a grocery store, or something of that nature (like the aforementioned porta potty).
Conversely, if the intention of the work was for something positive, I wouldn’t just throw your ritual remains in the trash. The symbolism of that just isn’t right for me and may not be right for you. The only exceptions to this, I would say, would be the spent glass vigil holders. I just can’t leave them at a crossroads or church to become someone else’s problem, not to mention the whole environmental issue. To each his own, but I suggest putting a little salt in them, saying a small prayer of release, and then placing them, respectfully, in the recycle bin. (Yes, disposal by porta potty is making it somebody else’s problem, too, but sometimes that’s just what needs to happen. Anyway, I digress…)
Generally speaking, items that are attached to positive work are disposed to the East. Items that are attached to negative work are disposed to the West.
Similarly, items meant to bring blessings to your home are buried or placed in the backyard. Alternately, they may be buried in a flowerpot. Some may bury certain positive and protective items in the front yard.
Items meant to send negativity away from the home are tossed off the property to the West or thrown into running water.
Road Opening/Block Buster work is left traditionally at the crossroads, but it may also be buried or placed by the front door because it is the symbolic and literal doorway to the rest of the world.
Any type of work can be left at the crossroads, so just assume it appears in each entry below. When I mention it specifically in an entry, it is because that is the first option for that type of work due to the strong symbolism associated with the crossroads. There are tons of ways to properly dispose of ritual remains. This effort is merely a general listing; it is by no means meant to be exhaustive.
|WORK OR ITEM TYPE||DISPOSAL METHODS|
|Break Up||Bury in the target’s yard, under their doorstep, or by their front door. Alternately, remains can be split in half and buried at a ‘Y’ in the road. One half buried by one leg of the ‘Y’ and the other half buried by the other leg of the ‘Y.’|
|Casual Sex Drawing||Place under the mattress, in your underwear drawer, or by your front door.|
|Fidelity Drawing||Place under the mattress, in your underwear drawer, or bury it in your backyard.|
|Money Drawing||Bury under your doorstep, by your front door, or in your backyard.|
|Better Health/Healing||Bury it in your backyard or in the case of a doll baby, place it somewhere safe, like your altar.|
Cast Off Evil
|Throw it into running water, or in the case of a doll baby, symbolically separate the addiction from the doll baby. Throw the addiction into running water, and place the doll baby somewhere safe, like your altar.|
|Road Opening||Leave it at the crossroads, under your doorstep, or by your front door.|
|Peaceful Home||Place it in a container and hide it somewhere in your kitchen, or leave it on your altar.|
|D.U.M.E.||Bury it in the graveyard or place it in a tree stump. Dump it in a porta potty or other nasty place.|
|Revenge||Bury it in the graveyard or bury it in the target’s yard, under their doorstep, or by their front door. Toss it in their yard like War Water. Dump it in a porta potty or other nasty place.|
|Reversing||Bury in the target’s yard, under their doorstep, or by their front door.|
|Throw it into running water, or leave a little at several crossroads leading away from you.|
|Court Case||Place some of the remains in a mojo bag and carry it with you and leave the rest at the crossroads, or throw it into running water.|
|Fiery Wall of Protection||Bury under your doorstep, by your front door, or in your backyard. Alternately, split into five portions — bury a portion at each corner of your property, and place the fifth portion in a mojo bag and carry it with you.|
|Law Keep Away||Bury under your doorstep, by your front door, or in your backyard. Alternately, place some of the remains in a mojo bag and carry it with you and leave the rest at the crossroads, or throw it into running water.|
|Business Drawing||Bury by the front door of the business or in a flowerpot by the cash register or computer.|
|Boss Fix||The safest bet is to throw it in the crossroads, however, burying it on the business property would work, too. Maybe hide it in one of those big planters offices have.|
|Mojos Bags||Empty them of the solid stuff that can be saved and burn the rest. Scatter the ashes to the East (positive) or West (negative) depending on their intent.|
|Petition Papers||Burn them and blow the ashes to the East (positive) or West (negative) depending on their intent.|
|Glass Vigil Holders||Recycle or use to hold flowers if working with a Saint that comes through for you.|
|Used Doll Baby||Un-baptize the doll baby and then dismember it, burn it or throw it into running water.|
|Used Herbs||Place them at the foot of a tree or bury them. If they were used for something negative, then they can be taken to the crossroads, but it’s not really necessary. Herbs have a nature but they do not have an intent.|
|Used Offerings||Place them at the foot of a tree or bury them.|
|Used Sweetening Jars||Place them on an anthill and let the ants enjoy them, come back later for the jar, reuse. Alternately, the work can be washed out in a river. if you no longer want to work it but still want to keep the effects, bury it in your backyard.|
|Used Bath Water||Take out the front door and toss over your left shoulder, to the East (positive) or West (negative), depending on the intent. Alternately, take it to the crossroads.|
|Used Mop Water||Take out the front door and toss off the property. Alternately, take it to the crossroads.|
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