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Blood, Sweat, and Tears

BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS ISN’T JUST A GROOVY SEVENTIES BAND Bloodletting At Its Best “I don’t do blood magic!” I cannot count how many times I have suggested to someone that they use a little bit of their blood on a candle, packet, or in some other work, and they have looked at me like I’m some depraved vampire. Well,…



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Ways To Spiritually Clean Without Incense/Smudge

IS BURNING INCENSE OR SMUDGING A PROBLEM FOR YOU? It is not uncommon. You want to clear the environment of the yuck, but due to health or other concerns (read as: coworkers or nosy parkers), you can’t just spark up some incense or a stick of sage. What to do, what to do!? Well, fortunately there are a number of…



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Miscellaneous Money Moves

USING FOREIGN MONEY I will often include currency from other countries whenever I am doing money/business success work because I want the earning and spending potential of the work to be effective on a global scale. I always make sure I bring back some of the local currency of wherever I am visiting. Likewise, when friends or family travel abroad,…



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A General Guide To Working With the Saints

LEARNING TO CONNECT WITH YOUR SAINTED ALLIES The intention of this guide is to provide a basis for a beginning practice of working with the saints. It is but a brief introduction to allow the average person a starting point on the path to a greater understanding of the additional spiritual resources and allies available to us (of which there…



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Azealia Banks and Her Closet Video

AIN’T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS Like many people, I don’t like the idea of animal sacrifice for religious purposes, but it happens. You don’t have to agree with it, support it, or participate in it. However, if you love your steak like I do, making a big deal out of ritualistic chicken killing is kinda hypocritical. Especially considering that…



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Piggybacking Work

NO SWEAT, BABY! The gist of this article is to get you thinking about how you can use something that is already happening, or may happen with very little effort on your part, to help advance your own magical agenda. There is a phrase that I say whenever I go to buy lottery tickets. It’s my lucky phrase. I have…



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New Year’s Wishes For You

BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR “May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your hurts turn to healing; Your heart embrace feeling. May wounds become wisdom; Every kindness a prism. May laughter infect you; Your passion resurrect you. May goodness inspire Your deepest desires. Through all that you reach for, May your arms never tire.” ―…



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‘Tis The Season Once Again

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL! Yep, the season is upon us once again. Sadly, we lost sooooo many Greats this year. Screw you, 2016. In honor of one of those Greats, Glenn Frey, I am sending out this long distance dedication. So, whatever holiday you celebrate and with whomever you celebrate, from our family to yours, now and always, we wish you the…



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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. This makes them…



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More Botanica Articles

I HAVE FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN EACH ONE OF THESE… You may or may not. But that’s the nature of blogging — you put it out into the ether and maybe someone else digs it too. That’s the hope, at least, and speaking of hope, it springs eternal within the walls of your local botanica. This first article appeared in the…