Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
These pictures show my family's process of creating the salt. I start with a cast iron pan, consecrated only for creating this salt. It is cleansed with vinegar and oil, sage is then burned inside. Ashes from benzoin, copal, dragon's blood, myrrh, aloeswood, and frankincense resins (all have exorcising properties) are added to the pan along with the ash from the sage. Consecrated salt is then added and the pan is scraped repeatedly in order to combine the ingredients with iron filings from the pan-THIS is true sal negro!
Black salt prevents and repels negative magick. This salt can lessen the severity of most jinxes, hexes, curses, or hants. Place this around your property to prevent those who wish to harm or steal from passing over. Place in an enemy's footstep to prevent them from returning. I find the best way to use this is as preventative magick; before any working place a circle of this around so unwanted forces can not disturb your working.
For sale at ConjuredCardea.etsy.com
Friday, September 17, 2010
Autumn is Oya's season and with each day growing crisp and cool it is obvious that She is here. The leaves become the 9 colors of her skirt, the cool winds blow in the change of season and blows out stagnation. She brings us cool change but warms our hearts in order to be open and accepting to that change.
Change is inevitable-ignore her and it will be fierce and abrupt, honor her and it will be slight and with ease .
Oya's altar is decorated with 2 images of her, 2 rainbow candles, a small Kali statue (her hindu aspect) a large, sliced eggplant, a whole coconut (used as the mouth of Oya) drained of milk, plum grapes, fresh patchouli from my garden, red and purple skull candles, the largest osha, high john, dixie john, galangal, and orris roots I could grow;), horse teeth and bones, earth from Ethiopia, she butter (her favorite!) 9 pennies, copper pieces, garnets (another favorite) red tiger eye, and rainbow coloured stones-chalcopyrite, opal, pietersite-all of which come from Africa. Ashe!
Recently, I've been contacted by quite a few people through Etsy wanting book recommendations. Many of these books are on my required reading list for my coven, and they have all spurred spiritual growth within myself.
Diane Stein-Guide to Goddess craft
of the Spirit
Luisah teish- Jump Up
Sharron Rose-The Path of the Priestess
Susan Weed-The "Healing Wise" series
Szuzannah Budapest-Summoning the Fates
Szusannah Budapest-The Holy Book of Women's 1 & 2 Starhawk-Spiral Dance
Stephanie Rose Bird-Four Seasons of
, Stones, Roots, and Bones
Milo Riguad-Secrets of Voodoo
Shekinah Mountainwater-Ariadne's Thread
Judith Gleason-Oya, In Praise of the Goddess
Anita Diamont-The Red Tent
Clysta Kinstler-The Moon Under her feet
Lady sabrina-Secrets of Modern witchcraft Revealed
of course, more will follow;)
Monday, September 6, 2010
Red brick dust got it's beginning and associated power in an abandoned brick yard on Dumaine Street in New Orleans. This was common place for Voodou Queens to gather and hold ritual. Repeated police raids on the brickyard drove the practitioners to Bayou St.John and Lake Pontchartrain. It has been used by hoodoos for centuries to scrub their front steps in order to ward off curses, evil, and bad juju. Adding the dust to chamber lye (urine), ammonia, or vinegar is called "reddening" and used along with blueing, produces a very powerful effect with cleansing and protecting a home. I sell two such products below. Moma Sarah's Bluing and Red Brick Dust. To lay red brick dust around your home will keep those who wish to steal, or do any other harm from crossing, onto your property. Allegedly, evil can not step over the line of dust. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, get up before dawn without speaking to anyone and wash your doorstep with your own urine and water. When it dries, sprinkle this dust across the doorstep. To make the wash stronger, write the Name of the Captain of Police on paper, burn the Name-Paper to ashes, and add the ashes to your scrub water. For a money drawing dust, mix Red Brick Dust with cinnamon powder and brown sugar with water and scrub your doorstep inward for quick and continuous cash flow. This dust was made by myself with the help of my husband and daughter...who could not resist the fun of smashing it up! The road we live on was originally brick, some of the bricks were taken up and pavement laid. We have some of the bricks, printed nearly 100 years ago with the name of the company and city on them. They are real bricks, not concrete one's that are made now days. The dust has a lovely feel, weight, authenticity, and energy. The brick was ground in a counter-clockwise manner, to banish negativity, under the guise of the warriors Ogun and Ochossi for extra protection. This stuff works really well! I have used it to protect my home for years and it is hard to find authentic stuff that is affordable. Very versatile and unusual hoodoo ingredient.