Sunday, August 21, 2011
Dried Chicken Feet are used in the practice of Hoodoo, as well as other magical traditions, for protection and for enemy work. The feet are believed to be powerful protection against evil doers and are believed to work by magically "scratching" one's enemy. Many practitioners will use a chicken foot as part of an anti-theft spell which is usually hung in the open, such as from a rear-view mirror or above a door.. In such use the foot represents the threat of magical retaliation. In a nutshell, a chicken foot is a non-verbal means of communication by which a warning is sent to any would-be-thief that if they steal then they will be magically "f*cked up". Chicken Feet are usually used in pairs and placed in a "x" manner by crossing them. Chicken Feet can also be used alone as part of a charm, fetish, or for inclusion into a mojo bag.
Certain online sources indicate that Chicken Feet are used for good luck. Though this use is logical, based on the notion of the foot grasping luck and money, it is not traditional.
The most powerful Chicken Feet come from black-feathered fowls. For images of Chicken Feet, click HERE.
Note: Chicken Feet are not obtained via sacrifice. They are obtained via natural slaughter of chickens for food. The Chicken Feet that can be purchased at occult stores and other curio shops are usually provided by local farmers.