This oddity of locution -- black people calling their magical practice hoodoo and white people calling it Voodoo, as if by doing so they could convince black folks that rootwork is a West African or Haitian religion -- is clearly noted in Zora Neale Hurston's important book on the subject, "Mules and Men," published in Hurston was an African American folklorist with a fine ear for dialect who also wrote a book on Haitian Voodoo "Tell My Horse"so she spoke with authority when she referred to her subject as "Hoodoo, or Voodoo, as it is pronounced by the whites.
Spells for Uncrossing and Jinx-Breaking are a great help. Some folks whose main problem is back-biting, jealousy, and gossip will benefit from working for protection from gossip before they go on to other magical acts. Business money spells are more reliably successful than gambling spells By our customers' accounts, the money-drawing magic spells for luck in business and career provide a higher success rate than magic spells designed for casino gambling.
In my opinion, this is because casinos set their own percentage of house winnings and it is difficult to prevail against them. However, certain gambling formulas and spiritual supplies, in particular Fast LuckAttractionand Lady Luck, can, in the right hands, we are told, increase the winning edge of gamblers who do not play long-shot games such as the state lotteries or betting casinos.
Attracting a new lover is more reliably successful than recapturing a lost lover The various love-attracting mojo hands and love spells seem to have a high rate of success as reported by our customers. People regularly call to tell me that they have attracted the love of someone they wanted after performing a love-drawing lodestone spell or personalizing a candle magick spell for love.
I myself have experienced such results. Reconciliation and Return to Me spells have a lower success rate than other love spells On the down-side of love-magic, it is my experience and that of A look at the practice of the wiccan religion customers that Reconciliation magic spells are by far the most difficult of the love-spells to accomplish.
Typical causes of failure include: Tying up a lover often requires intimate body concerns Love spells to tie a lover's nature or bind a lover to one have a moderate rate of success at best, unless intimate body concerns are utilized in the work as part of a magical link.
The Nation Sackin particular, seems to work very well for women who have a man in sight and want to draw him closer and really make him stay in line. Those who use spell-work for fidelity and to reduce friction in the home report satisfactory results as well.
But not everyone who uses these love spells reports success. Lucky charms generally are said to provide an "edge" I am often asked, "Will a lucky charm really make me lucky?
For most people, luck is a "winning edge," an increase in the statistical odds that they will win money or get laid or whatever it is they want.
They may carry a lucky charm or good luck token in the belief that it increases their success-to-failure ratio in specific areas of life. They may augment its efficacy by dressing it with oil. The charms you mentioned above are typical of those that people have given credence to through long custom.
Some people think that luck is the same as or a form of directed magical will -- e. These folks are more likely to prepare and carry a complex charm like a mojo bag or a Mexican "amuleto" bag.
They use the prepared curio as a focus for their magical will. Other people -- especially those from cultures where disease is believed to be caused by malevolent airs or the evil eye -- may carry what appear on the surface to be "good luck" charms and they may even call them that -- but upon investigation, the charms turn out to be apotropaic in nature, that is, they are intended to avert ill-luck, sorcery, or unnatural diseases.
Among these supposed "good luck" charms can be found the various blue glass charms, hamsa handseye-in-hand charmscorno charmsmano fico charmsand so forth of the Middle East and Mediterranean, and the Ojo de Venado deer's eye seed charm of Mexico.
I am regularly asked this question by people who are not well-versed in the use of spiritual supplies to help themselves.
My first reply is a question in return: What advantage would it give anyone, as a conjure practitioner?
It sounds like fiction to me -- like a plot element in a video game or a movie. In first person shooter magic-scenario video games, concepts like "spell overload" are created to deliberately DECREASE a shooter's "powers" in order to give their "target" a slight protection against their overwhelmingly intense spell-casting powers and make the game more exciting.
The same sort of scenario is introjected by comic book and television editors into series fiction, where the story-arc must be slowed down a bit to avoid a too-rapid wrapping up of the major themes. Ideally, as an editor, one wants all of the storylines to wrap up exactly at the point that the series is cancelled.
This is difficult to accomplish, but one tool that editors use is the "power limitation" premise. Is this what they want out of life? The idea of "spell overload" seems to come up again and again among young newbies who think that hoodoo consists only of "casting spells" -- in token whereof they may call conjure practitioners and root doctors "casters" -- and, as i see it, "spell overload" is essentially an urban myth of the magical wannabe community that derives from comics, television, movies, or video games.
Since it has nothing to do with the practical and traditional folk magic of any culture except for the culture of the very young and fiction-driveni have nothing more to say about it here.
The idea that spells can "backfire" seems really to be two ideas under the same name. Both of these forms of backfiring are dramatic and fictional in their origins.
Like the related concept of "spell overload" mentioned above, they are crippling to the practitioner, and may even have been designed by their creators to function in that way, as warnings about the "dangers" of practicing powerful folk magic outside the confines of sanctioned churchly miracles and blessings.
At the Lucky Mojo Forumpeople ask me about "backfiring" all the time, and offer their opinions about it to other posters as well. Here are some quotes from the Forum, gathered during and Do you see how self-defeating, self-scaring, and pointlessly dramatic those ideas are?Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode: a practical manual of hoodoo, conjure, rootwork, magic spells, rituals, root doctoring, and African American folk magic.
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Introduction to the Wiccan Religion and Contemporary Paganism by Selena Fox The Wiccan religion, also known as "The Craft," "Wicca," "Benevolent Witchcraft," and "The Old Religion" is a diverse and decentralized religion that is part of contemporary Paganism/Nature Spirituality.
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