Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rock Candy

Rock Candy, a.k.a. hard candy, is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure for sweetening works.

When people think of rock candy they seem to usually think of the old-time candy that looks like crystals grown on either a wooden stick or on a string, such as in that science experiment almost everyone has done when they were kids. Yes, this is definitely rock candy and can definitely be used in sweetening works. However, there is another rock candy that most people don't seem to know about.

If one goes through Harry Middleton Hyatt's material then one will find several passages where "rock candy" is used to sweeten someone up. It is my personal opinion that the "rock candy" talked about in Hyatt's material is not this "crystal" form of the candy as I mentioned above, but rather, is homemade hard candy. I  could be wrong on this so I won't argue for it. I do know that certain occult shops will sell bags of what is labelled 'rock candy' but there is usually a warning label on it saying that's it's not suited for human consumption. This rock candy looks like the crystal version that has been broken off into lumps.

My grandmother made homemade hard candy all the time. She never called it hard candy and called it rock candy instead. It doesn't look like the crystal variety but instead resembles pieces of shattered glass. You can color it and flavor it as you will and my grandmother always made it red or blue. I don't know why, that's just what she did. Below is a recipe for making homemade hard candy or rock candy. Some people call it "glass candy".

Homemade Hard Candy Recipe

3 cups of white sugar
1 cup of water
1 cup of white corn syrup
Powdered sugar
Food coloring & flavors (optional)
1 greased or buttered baking pan
Candy Thermometer

Combine the ingredients and cook until hard cracking stage. (Hard cracking is when you drop some into water it will crack and you will hear it crack. It's about 290-300 degrees). Take off heat and add whatever coloring or flavors you wish. Pour into a greased or buttered pan and allow to cool. Once cooled completely, pick up the tray and drop it on the counter to break it up into smaller pieces. If preferred, place pieces of candy in bag with powdered sugar and mix well to coat.

You can use this homemade hard candy, as well as store-bought hard candy to sweeten people. When using hard candy, either homemade or store-bough, one will need to moisten the candy. For example, if I were using it to sweeten a person up using their picture then I would place the candy in my mouth to moisten it up and when I start tasting the sweetness then I would place this over their face on the picture. I would then fold that picture up toward myself into a packet and then tie it up with red string. If one is using the hard candy in a bowl or in jar work then just make sure to have some type of liquid in there that will moisten the candy and get it working.

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure for sweetening works.

Many people may have come across commercial spiritual supplies labelled, "Love Honey", "Money Honey", or "Witches Honey", and may have wondered what this stuff is. It's not honey. It's simple syrup. It is very easy to make. Simple syrup is one of those things that people are just not making anymore. I know lots of people who grew up on the stuff. For example, I know several people who didn't buy maple syrup but rather just made their own.

Simple Syrup Recipe

Combine equal parts of white sugar and water in a pan. Heat until a rolling boil. Let boil for one minute and then remove from the heat. Don't cook it too long or it will caramelize. Let cool and bottle. If desire, flavorings and other ingredients can be added to the syrup after it is removed from heat. For example, if one wants to make their own maple syrup then maple extract or flavoring can be added. If one is making it for love then add some rose petals. For money, add some money-drawing herbs.

Workers can use simply syrup in place of honey for their sweetening works. It works fantastic.

Mineral Oil

Mineral Oil, a by-product of petroleum distillation, is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. One of the ways mineral oil can be used is in enemy work. Mineral Oil can be used for dressing candles for enemy work in place of specific condition oils. Mineral oil can also be used to give one's enemies "the slip". Some workers, and many commercial suppliers, also use mineral oil as a base oil for their spiritual oils.

Other uses for mineral oil include the traditional, as a laxative, as a superb moisturizer (before bedtime, rub the oil on your hands and then wear gloves to bed), to loosen ear wax and to treat ear infections, to remove make-up, and for us workers, to help remove labels from bottles and containers. Rubbing mineral oil on iron tools will also prevent them from rusting. Mineral oil can also be used as a furniture polish and wood varnish.

Mineral oil is under attack by certain people who claim that it causes cancer or is otherwise toxic. This is simply not true. So don't let the fear-mongers scare you away from using mineral oil.

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In 1994, the Air Force proposed a magic bomb designed to turn foes into gay vampires with bad breath

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: We Do Enemy Work & Elitism

I received a nasty comment from a person I suspect is a Wiccan or Neopagan on another forum. I suspect the person is a Wiccan or Neopagan based on their views; however, I could be wrong. In a nutshell this person was implying that he was morally superior to me because he does not view the concept of enemy work as having any justified role and views it as cursing and black magic. This is a common belief of these types of people. The person also basically accused me of elitism and basically said I was a shame to the tradition. So I will put my responses below just so people are clear.

1.) We do enemy work. Enemy work is offensive protection work. If you think that it's wrong to do any type of enemy work then enjoy being a door mat. Bless those who will destroy you. We do not believe in their incorrect notion of Karma, the Wiccan Rede, or the Law of Three. Instead, there are only consequences and there are consequences for everything we do, magical or mundane.

2.) You are not a practitioner and do not have a leg to stand on with your judgements.

3.) I'm not an elitist. However, I'm not going to just sit back and allow people to rape, steal, and in the process destroy, this tradition. In my experience, that's what these types of people are truly upset about. They want us to allow them to rape hoodoo/rootwork/conjure, to steal from it, to change it, to get rid of God and the Bible, and then to claim it as their own. They get pissed off when we won't allow them to do that. So they want to call us bigots, elitist, whatever, but they aren't fooling us and they aren't fooling people who truly know about the tradition.


Coconuts are the drupe or fruit of the Coconut Palm tree. In hoodoo/rootwork/conjure, coconuts are used in domination work and in work where the practitioner wishes to influence or control the mind of the person being worked on. Whole coconuts are used in these works as they represent the head of the target person.

Coconut oil also has domination properties and is excellent to use as a base for domination-type condition oils.

Unfortunately about ten years or so ago I noticed that most grocery stores were selling smaller and smaller coconuts. These smaller coconuts are usually light tan and do not possess much, if any, coconut hair. I was recently at a grocery store and the coconuts offered for sale were literally the size of a softball. I'm not sure what is going on but this trend is upsetting to me. I much prefer the larger coconuts, the ones covered in coconut hair, as they more aptly resemble a human head in size and characteristics.

Note: When workers use coconuts in their practice they are not working with Papa Legba, Eshu, Ellegua, or with any other Loa, Orisha, or spirit from any African Traditional Religion. Instead, the coconut is used to represent the head and mind of the person being worked on.

Bayberry Root

Note: I'm listing this here under "bayberry"; however, in "real life" people are more likely to hear "wax myrtle" instead. It seems that while growing the plant is more often referred to as wax myrtle but when processed the products are then referred to as bayberry. Strange.

Bayberry Root, a.k.a., Southern Bayberry, Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Myrica, Myrica cerifera, etc., is the name of a root that is used in hoodoo/rootwork/conjure primarily for money-drawing. Bayberry root is also the most popular or widely-known roots used to attract money.

Bayberry is also famous for bayberry candles which are made by boiling the fruits to remove the wax covering. The wax covering is then processed into candle wax. Bayberry candles are likewise excellent to use for money-drawing work. Workers who are using bayberry candles do not need to dress them with any spiritual oil as the bayberry oil and fragrance is already contained within the wax. Also, when burning bayberry candles one doesn't extinguish them, not even pinching them out. Instead, they must be allowed to burn themselves out naturally.

As far as additional uses, bayberry root leaves are a naturally mosquito repellent.

A very simple and easy trick to bring in money to one's home is to brew up a tea of bayberry root and leaves and then sprinkling the mixture around the home, from the porch going into the home, from the front of the house going to the back of the house. The tea can also be sprinkled on wallets and purses.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Shout Out For Momma Starr's 'Old Style Conjure' Blog

I just wanted to give a shout-out for Momma Starr's blog, Old Style Conjure.

It's a great blog on authentic, traditional, "old-school" hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. Momma Starr has even posted my review of her book, Old Style Conjure Candle Burning.

Check it out!

Old Style Conjure Blog

Papa Ce - February 26, 2012 - The Real Hoodoo: An Expose

This will be the last Papa Ce show I blog on.

I have scoured the Internet for years in search of an old-school worker. I found Papa Ce first. However, I put him in my "maybe" basket because I was not fully convinced that he actually had the knowledge simply because he doesn't give out any works. However, many old-school workers don't like to give-up what they know to just anyone; therefore I gave him the benefit of the doubt. That benefit of the doubt was erased in his latest show.

Momma Starr was the first person online that I was convinced was an old-school worker. Not only did she give out works but the works she gave out are the same stuff that old-school workers use and would teach people. In fact, I began to listen to her blogtalkradio show and became convinced she was the real-deal when she mentioned working with medicine bottles. All the old school workers use them. Doesn't matter if the worker is black, white, or Indian, they all use them. Additionally, nobody online was writing about them. So Momma Starr is the real deal, an authentic old-school worker, in my opinion.

So in this latest show from Papa Ce, Papa Ce decides to slam Momma Starr. I thought that was uncalled for. Going further, Papa Ce talks about things incorrectly. For example, Papa Ce is on this trip to make the word 'conjure' only about working with spirits. This simply isn't true. The word 'conjure' is an archaic word that was applied to the magic practices of blacks, whites, and Indians. The word 'conjure' means to manifest something, "as if out of thin-air". Conjure is a synonym for magic and was even used for stage magicians. Yes, a worker can "conjure" a spirit; however, the term conjure doesn't mean working with spirits exclusively.

I want to add a couple of more things. Papa Ce is big on the Ibo. That's his thing. That's perfectly fine. That's his right. However, Ibo has NOTHING to do with hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. I've listened to his shows and have heard him recommend stuff that comes direct from Africa and stuff that most people cannot even pronounce. Now how in the hell were the slaves going to have access to stuff back in Africa? They were cut off. They had to adapt to the botanicals in the U.S., primarily in the South. So it's fine if anyone wants to use those items but those items are not hoodoo.

On more thing, Papa Ce speaks in this latest show about how "real hoodoos" command spirits instead of working with them. All I can say is that you just go try that for yourself. Go right ahead and start commanding spirits and treating them like your slaves and see how far you get with that approach. As far as I'm concerned, we treat the spirits just like we treat people. We don't order people around. If we need something we ask people and we treat them with respect and we show our appreciation for what they do for us. We don't treat them like dirt. As far as I'm concerned the only spirits people need to be commanding are the demonic variety and that's to command them to get off one's self or another person, to get the hell out of one's house, etc. However, this is how I was taught. If your opinions differ, that's fine with me.

Papa Ce - February 26, 2012 - The Real Hoodoo: An Expose

Angelica Root

Angelica Root, a.k.a. Archangel Root, Angel Root, Holy Ghost Root, Dong Quai, Garden Angelica, Angelica archangelica, Angelica officinalis is a root that is used magically in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure, primarily for protection, to ward off evil, for healing and to ward off plagues or diseases, for blessing work, and for a peaceful home. In folklore, it was believed that an angel, or angels, gave the knowledge of the root to mankind.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Your Questions Answered....#20

As usual, all identities are kept confidential and all questions have been rephrased.

1.) I read you blog on Dr. Sarbacher. Was he referring to the Roswell crash? Also, he wrote that the aliens were insect like. Did he give any more descriptions of them?

Answer - Dr. Sarbacher first said that the U.S. military recovered a crashed UFO in 1950. He then confirmed in writing in the late 1980s that he did say that. Therefore, I personally believe he was referring to the Roswell crash which took place in 1947. However, it's possible he was referring to a different crash. As far as a description of the aliens go, Dr. Sarbacher did not see the aliens himself. Instead, he claims that he was led to believe that the aliens were constructed like insects. So he never saw them himself. Also, keep in mind that at that time they had to go off of what they were familiar with. So it's possible that the aliens were not actually insect-like, or just that they looked insect-like. For example, it is my opinion that the aliens were either cyborgs or even androids, hence they were artificial in construction. Such beings may have been confused with "insect-like" aliens, especially during autopsy if they were found to have a skin similar to an exoskeleton and a clear or milky fluid in place of blood. I've even speculated that If I'm right and alien bodies were recovered then they would likely possess a "yolk sack", i.e. something by which they drew sustenance from and that they did not eat or consume food as we view it. This would also imply that the occupants were expendable and that when that "yolk sack" was used up the creature would then die and be replaced with another one. My speculation is that these occupants were created, i.e. grown, and were created for specific tasks. Finally, if you have read my blogs then you will know that I personally believe that the "ultimate sentience" involved with the UFO phenomenon is of an advanced A.I. or artificial intelligence.

2.) I have a picture of a person I want to do a spell on. Does the picture have to show their entire body or is just their head okay?

Answer - You don't need a photo of their full body. Any picture showing the face of the person will suffice. Also, if you don't have access to a picture of them or any other personal concerns then as long as you can visualize the person in your mind, as if they were right there in the room with you, then this is just as good as having a picture of them.

3.) My mother believes that there are people walking around in society who are not real humans but demons in disguise. Have you heard of this?

Answer - Yes. A similar notion is found amongst all cultures and involves any number of paranormal or supernatural creatures. Gods, angels, demons, fairies, and spirits from all cultures were believed to take on human form and interact in society. Today, there is even the belief of aliens that look like humans and who walk amongst us. With regard to your mother, I have heard from people of certain religious backgrounds who do indeed believe that there are demons disguised as humans who live amongst us.

4.) What is zula-zula oil?

Answer - That is the name of an alleged formula of condition oil that is supposedly used to kill someone. I think it's nonsense. It's one of the Anna Riva line of oils and other individuals may sell their own alleged versions of the oil.

5.) The Roswell crash was of an Soviet spy plane and the bodies were mutant Japanese people. You need to stop putting forth this nonsense of aliens.

Answer - Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. This whole nonsense of Soviet or Nazi crashed crafts, with either mutants, midgets, or even people with progeria is pure nonsense. This crap is put forth from arm-chair researchers who think they are actually helping. See the following blogs:

Dr. Robert Sarbacher
Dr. Eric Arthur Walker

6.) I wanted to thank you on your blog. Do you know of a spirit name "Clevar"? I was contacted by a shadow man-type figure, with red eyes and with vampire-like fangs who told me his name is Clevar. He said he was my guardian spirit and that he will protect me.

Answer - Thank you for the compliment. I do not know of any spirit named Clevar. However, just your description of the spirit concerns me. Remember that many earth-bound or demonic spirits will happily lie and deceive people. I would advise not to have anything to do with that spirit.

7.) My brother believes he is a werewolf. Will you speak to him?

Answer - I won't contact him outright. He can email me if he wants to share his story.

8.) I'm a natural witch, being born with powers. I like your blog but I do have to say that we who are born natural witches are different from people who have to be taught how to do magick. So I take offense because you are lumping us natural witches with the rest of the people who claim to be witches.

Answer - You can call yourself whatever you want. However, I was specific with regard to the blogs you are referring to.

9.) My grandmother told us a story once about how a monster called a "jumby" was attacking her mother? Have you heard of that?

Answer - I think you may be referring to a "jumbie", which is an alternative name for a duppy, which is a demonic spirit of Jamaican folklore. There are two types, one that is the spirit of a human being and one that is a demonic spirit. I will do a blog on it in the future.

10.) Is it possible for someone to put a curse on you to rot your teeth?

Answer = Yes. There are those sorts of curses out there. Also, it just may be that you are prone to tooth decay and that's how any curse is manifesting, by bringing the associated discomfort and pain. I knew a man who personally claimed that witches put a curse on him to rot his teeth. He had to have all of his teeth pulled at a young age.

11.) I've been told by a psychic that I have to do animal sacrifices to appease the spirits. I was wondering what your take on this is.

Answer - I don't know what your religion is. In some religions animal sacrifice is a part of the practice. In my practice, animal sacrifice plays no part of what I do. So that is up to you. It will depend on what religion you are and what your beliefs are. Don't feel presured or scared into doing something you dont want to do.

If you have any questions or comments, sent them to me at

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sassafras Root

Sassafras Root, a.k.a. Sassafras albidum, is the name of a root, or the bark of such root, that is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure.

Sassafras was originally the main ingredient in root beer and in the past the drinking of sassafras tea was very common, especially in spring-time as it was believed to refresh the body for the coming warm months. The use of sassafras has declined, at least commercially, after studies revealed that the active compound called "safrole" destroyed liver cells and caused cancer in lab animals. Sassafras leaves are still used today as the main ingredient in filé powder, a.k.a. gumbo filé, gumbo powder, which is used to thicken up gumbo and other stews and soups.

Sassafras is used in conjure for money-drawing, to attract customers and increase business, for prosperity, for blessings, and for a happy home. Most practitioners know of the root's use for money-drawing and for prosperity but some practitioners may not realize the root's true potential for prosperity in every facet of our lives. Additionally, sassafras root can be used to "liven up" a cold, remote, or even depressed person and would make a wonderful addition to sweetening works.

An interesting property of sassafras is that it possesses four distinct types of leaves on the same plant. Technically only three distinct leaves are recognized but most people would naturally determine the plant to possess four types of leaves. Those leaves are called unlobed (normal leaf), bilobed (having two lobes, and in this case it is one large lobe and one small lobe), and trilobed (having three lobes). The bilobed leaves resemble mittens and can have the small lobe of the leaf pointing to either the left or to the right. So most people who view the plant would make the distinction of unlobed, bilobed pointing right, bilobed pointing left, and trilobed. Most practitioners of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure will recognize the number four as symbolizing the cross and the crossroads, both symbols of great power. Even if a person only recognizes three leaves then the number three is also important as it symbolizes the trinity.

Sassafras root is one of my all-time favorite roots. I urge all workers who have not used it to try it out and see how they feel about it. I'm pretty confident that most workers will love it as much as I do.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: Be Careful What You Wish For

"Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it."
-The opening line from, The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs (1902)

We've all heard the phrase, "Be careful what you wish for". What does it mean with regard to hoodoo/rootwork/conjure?

The phrase is a warning for us to show caution, discretion, and wisdom when doing conjure work. I have yet to talk to a worker who hasn't experienced firsthand and had to learn this lesson the hard way. Below are a few examples.

1. A woman I know used an invisibility spell on her car because she claims she kept being harassed by cops and kept being pulled over when she did nothing wrong. The spell worked. She got rear-ended by a driver who swears they didn't see her car.

2.) I've heard several tales of women who put love spells on a specific men only to have that person either end up physically assaulting them, raping them, or worse.

3.) I think just about everyone has heard of the tales of people doing money-work only to have someone in their family drop dead and leave them an inheritance or have a loved one be killed in an accident and receive the life insurance money.

4.) I know of actual cases of people who put curses, even death work on people only to turn around and actually murder those people themselves. This is the work manifesting. Most of these people probably had no clue that this was how the work was manifesting. They probably just assumed the person would get struck by lightning or hit by a car, but no. In those cases it manifested as the people murdering the person they wanted dead.

In a previous blog I touched on how we don't control how a work will manifest. It's out of our hands. We can't say something like, "I want step 1 to happen and then step 2 and then finally step 3." Instead, we focus on the desired result and it is God or "the universe" that chooses the steps toward manifestation. Because it is out of our hands we need to show caution, discretion, and wisdom when doing conjure work.

We need to make sure that what we are asking for actually reflects our desire. We need to use wisdom and possess the ability to recognize the proper way of petitioning for our desires with the knowledge of potential consequences.

Please don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to scare anyone nor am I claiming that every time one does conjure that dreadful things will result. Instead, what usually happens is that if one doesn't show wisdom in doing conjure then such person will usually not be satisfied with the results that manifest. It has happened to me. It's happened to nearly every practitioner I know.

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The Hoodoo Truth: "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"

I can't recall if I've touched on this or not, so I figured I would go ahead and right a blog on this.

Many new people to conjure become seduced by the power and end up in a bad place, or worse, self-destruct. In the process people can get hurt and new workers may end up doing things they regret.

We've all heard of the phrase, "With great power comes great responsibility". Most people think this comes from Spider-Man. This particular phrasing does indeed come from Spider-Man. However, the actual origin of the phrase comes from the bible.

Luke 12:48
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

The key part of the verse is, "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:". This is the original biblical version of the phrase, "With great power comes great responsibility".

New workers don't really understand how dangerous it is for them as students. When new workers tap into that power and realize that conjure works, they can be seduced and tempted to abuse the power. This phrase, "With great power comes great responsibility", will help new workers find that balance that is so necessary in conjure work. Remember, the power is a gift from God and can be removed by God. No man or woman can take away the gift of conjure, only God can. If the power is abused then God can remove that gift.

Lovage Root

Lovage Root, a.k.a. Boar-Hog Root (Bo'Hog Root), Levisticum officinale, is the root of a perennial plant that is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure and similar systems of folk magic. The roots of Lovage are primarily used for love-drawing and to increase sexual passion.

For my readers, Lovage is one of my favorite love roots. I personally feel it is perhaps the strongest love root, save for Adam And Eve Root. Patchouli would be a close third.

Orris Root

Orris Root, a.k.a. Queen Elizabeth Root, Iris germanica, Iris florentina, Iris pallida, is the rhizome, often referred to as the "root", of an Iris that is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure.

Orris Root is primarily a female root and is used by women, and gay men, to both attract and control a man.

As an Iris, Orris Root's magical use is extremely similar to Jezebel Root, save for the fact that there is no known lore of using Orris Root in a specific curse as there is for Jezebel Root.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Poke Root

Poke Root, a.k.a. Virginia Poke, Pokeweed, is a toxic plant that is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. The root of the poke plant is primarily used for uncrossings and for protection work.

The plant itself is toxic to both humans and livestock. Birds are immune to the toxins. This said, eating poke greens, a.k.a. "poke salat", has a long history in the South. Only immature leaves of the plants are eaten and even these must be blanched three or more times, with the old water dumped and replaced with fresh water in between blanchings. As far as taste goes, poke greens taste a lot like turnip greens. Certain individuals also used to make "poke berry pie" from the ripe black berries by straining out the seeds. I would caution readers not to attempt to do this. I've even heard of "poke berry jam", but again would caution against it. Finally, certain individuals make "poke berry wine" and again I strongly advise my readers not to attempt to make such for purely safety reasons.

Alternative uses for the plants include making a natural ink by mashing the berries.

For my readers, poke Root is my favorite root for uncrossings. To use poke Root for such the root is brewed up into a tea. Please do not ingest the tea as it's poisonous! Instead it is used in spiritual baths. I love poke plants and do not consider them weeds as most people do. They are beautiful plants with pinkish-red stems and beautiful purplish-black berries. They grow everywhere in my state. The large taproot of the poke plant can grow extremely large, especially in mature plants. It is not uncommon for a mature plant to have a taproot as large as a basketball. One large taproot will supply all the poke root one needs for many years. The only thing I would add is that because harvesting poke kills the plant it is important to ask permission from the plant and to give it an offering. Leave the offering in the hole in which the root was taken from.

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Poke Root

Poke Root

Note: If one suspects that a child is suffering from poke poisoning the classic sign is the the poke berry stains on the mouth. Ripe poke berries are very sweet and similar in taste to blackberries so children may be attracted to them.

Here's a funny story for my readers. My mother is one of those people that can't stand to have any kind of toxic or poisonous plant growing on her property. One day I mentioned to my mom I saw a poke plant in the back yard and she flipped out and demanded I go and get rid of it. I was like, "Momma, it's not like it's gonna come out of the ground at night and attack you while you sleep." I teased her more later on saying that momma's afraid someone will fall down and swallow a mouthful of poke. LOL

As far as trying to eat poke food stuff. Why not just eat turnip greens or blackberry pie or jam instead? Because that is what it tastes like. However, knowledge of how to safely use poke should be preserved.

Walker, Dr. Eric Arthur (1910 - 1995)

Dr. Eric Arthur Walker was president of Penn State University and was a key person who helped form the National Academy of Engineering. For a complete biography of Dr. Walker, click HERE.

Dr. Walker has a place at this blog due to Dr. Robert Sarbacher's claim that Walker was a key player with regard to the U.S. government's secrets concerning UFOs and of the recovery of a crashed extraterrestrial craft. According to Dr. Sarbacher, Walker attended several secret meetings at Wright-Patterson A.F.B. concerning the recovery of a crashed UFO.

In several phone interviews in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Walker revealed a few things to the UFO researchers who spoke to him. Some of the things that Walker revealed are listed below.

- An extraterrestrial craft crashed and was indeed recovered by the military.

- At the time of the interview Walker admitted to still having in his possession notes he took during the meetings about the recovery of the crashed UFO.

- The existence of a group of individuals who have almost complete control over the matter. Walker stated that such group is not composed of military or lay citizens, but is rather composed of various elites. Admittance into the group is by invitation only.

- Walker implied he was a member of this group.

- Walker's opinion was that the origin of the extraterrestrials, as to their star-system or planet of origin, remains unknown.

- Walker's opinion was that the extraterrestrials may have a base in our solar system and are not travelling long-distance between their home-world and earth.

- Walker did not believe the MJ12 papers were authentic.

- Walker revealed that we were only able to learn so much about alien technology because it was far more advanced than our own.

- Walker refused to answer several specific questions. His refusal can be viewed as being telling with regard to the subject.

- Walker admitted that he and a few others went to the site of the alleged crash of a UFO at Kecksburg, PA. This event occurred near to his home in PA, on December 9, 1965. Walker refused to comment on if what was recovered was extraterrestrial.

- Walker gave warnings to UFO researchers to stay away from the subject of UFOs and to stop investigating the phenomenon. Walker added the question (paraphrased), "Just what are you going to do if you somehow uncover the truth?"

Dr. Eric Walker passed away on February 17, 1995.

Dr. Eric A. Walker - Penn State

Dr. Eric Walker - Department Of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Eric Walter Interviews

Info on Dr. Eric Walker, MJ-12 member 2

See Also:

Dr. Robert Sarbacher

Blue Flag Root

Blue Flag Root, a.k.a. Southern Blue Flag Iris, Virginia Iris, Iris virginica, is the rhizome, often referred to as a "root", of a wild Iris native to the Southern portions of the U.S. Blue Flag is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure primarily for money-drawing and prosperity work.

Blue Flag (Iris virginica)

For my readers, Blue Flag Root is one of my personal favorite roots for money-drawing work.

The Edge Of Reality - Illinois UFO (2000)

Conjure Coffee Break Hour - February 22, 2012 - Peace In The Home

Momma Starr talks about how to bring peace into the home and other topics.

Conjure Coffee Break Hour - February 22, 2012 - Peace In The Home

Nedaa - Giant UFO In Yukon Territory (1996)

On a cold, December night in 1996, 31 witnesses claimed to have seen a gigantic UFO.

Possible Dog Sacrifice In Chester County, PA

Chester County, PA, SPCA is claiming that the remains of a dog, or dogs, may have been found in the home of a man. The animals may have been sacrificed as part of a witchcraft ritual. Witchcraft paraphernalia was also found at the scene.

Are Chester County occultists into dog sacrifices?

Today Is The 70th Anniversary Of The "Battle Of LA".

Seventy years ago the U.S. military opened fire on an unidentified craft. Three lives were lost in the process. What was it?

The "Battle of LA," 70 Years Ago Today: 5 Irrefutable Arguments Why It Was Actually a UFO Attack

Man Claims Demon Olivia Newton-John And Barry White Made Him Kill

A man on trial for murder claims to have been visited by an angel in the form of Olivia Newton-John and a demon in the form of Barry White, who told him he needed to kill in order to protect his family.

Man Blames Barry White Demon for Murder

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure for luck, wish-granting, to enhance psychic abilities, and for money and prosperity work.

All parts of the dandelion plant are edible and the leaves are often used for salad greens. Just be warned that the root is a diuretic. All parts of the plant can be used magically, though the roots are preferred for brewing up into "dandelion root tea", which when drunk is believed to enhance one's psychic abilities. For money and prosperity work the yellow flowers of the plant can be picked fresh and braided or fashioned into a "chain". Dried flowers can also be used. For wish-granting the seed head can be blown while making a wish. It is believed that the wish will be granted if one can blow off all the seeds from the seed head in one breath.

"The Herb Guy" Digging Dandelion Roots for super health

EatTheWeeds: Episode 62: Dandelions

Calamus Root

Calamus Root, a.k.a. Sweet Flag, is used in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure in domination work and to command and gain control of a person. The part of the plant that is used is the rhizome, or underground stem, which most practitioners refer to as the root.

Unlike licorice root, calamus root is a "hot" root and was even once used as a substitute for cinnamon and ginger. Since the root is spicy it is used to command and not merely to subtly compell or influence a person. When workers use calamus root on a person they are maing the person bend to their will. The person being worked on feels presured until they obey the will of the worker.

Old Style Conjure - February 18, 2012 - Drawing Love To You & Holding On To It

Momma Starr and Dr. Lovebug discuss love work in this episode of Old Style Conjure blogtalkradio show.

Old Style Conjure - February 18, 2012 - Drawing Love To You & Holding On To It

The Edge Of Reality - UFO Witnesses Speak Out

Note: I can only post the first clip of the documentary. To watch the rest click on the "YouTube" part at the lower right of the video. Then choose the remaining parts from the side bar. It's a very fascinating documentary with real experiences.

Part 1

C2CAM - Recovered UFOs & ETs

Ghostly Encounters

Salem's Lot (2004)

Salem's Lot (1979)

Part 1

Part 2

The Hoodoo Truth: Help To Quit Smoking

I'm not sure if all of this is hoodoo or not, but I know that this is good advice.

As far as herbal supplements go, gentian root and ephedra were recommended to me. However, ephedra has been banned so it's no longer commercially available. Also, licorice sticks, the roots not the candy, can be chewed on when cravings arise.

Now, smokers who only smoke a few, say up to 3 cigarettes a day, can quit cold turkey. A trick these smokers can use is to bind the spirit of addiction.

To Bind The Spirit Of Nicotine Addiction

Items Needed

-Glass Jar With Lid
-1 Cigarette
-Binding Herb Or Domination Herb Of Choice (I used bindweed [wild morning glory], however one can use John the Conquer or any other binding or domination herb or root of their choice.)
-Deliverance Scripture Of Choice (For this example I will use John 8:36, James 4:7, and Psalm 103:12

John 8:36
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

Psalm 103:12
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.


Cleanse the glass jar. Pray Psalm 23 over the jar to open the work. Light the cigarette and take at least one puff from it. Drop the lit cigarette into the jar. Sprinkle your binding or domination herb in the jar. Pray your deliverance scripture over the jar and then quickly seal the jar by closing the lid. The cigarette should still continue to burn for a while until the oxygen is spent. The smoke from the cigarette will cloud the glass. Take the jar and bury it on the west side of the home or property or else bury it some place far from one's home. As long as the bottle is not discovered and broken and as long as the the worker doesn't light up again, the work will be a success. If the spirit should try to tempt you, repeat your deliverance scripture and turn to alternatives, such as the licorice root trick above.

Once again, the above trick is only good for people who only smoke a few cigarettes a day. If a smoker smokes more than just a few cigarettes then other tactics must be used. The following is my advice. This procedure will work. However, the person must truly be dedicated to quitting smoking. Again, if you smoke more than a few cigarettes a day then you cannot quit cold turkey.

Technique For Smokers Who Smoke More Than A Few Cigarettes A Day

Rule #1: Do not purchase cartoons. Switch to purchasing only packs.

Rule #2: Only purchase one pack at a time. If you smoke 2 packs a day, then you only purchase one pack and when that is completely gone then you go buy your new pack. This extra inconvenience will help you to quit.

Rule #3: Make sure you know how much you smoke in a day and in a week. If you do not know then watch yourself for a day and then compare your weekly totals. Once you know your normal habit you cannot smoke more than this amount. Repeat you cannot smoke more than your normal amount. One more time, you cannot smoke more than your normal amount. You can't even purchase more than your normal amount. So any progress toward smoking less than this amount is good.

Rule #4: No bitching about wasting money. Everything has it's price. If a smoker wants to quit smoking than this method will work and the waste of money is the price smokers must pay to wean themselves off of their nicotine addiction.

Items Needed:



Week 0
This is your week to record your actual habit. Smoke normally. Record every cigarette you smoke in a day for a week. For this example let's say that John Doe smokes 2 packs a day a week. That means 14 packs a week, or a total of 280 cigarettes a week.

Week 1
After you know how many cigarettes you smoke in a day and a week then proceed to Week 1. For week 1, John Doe will continue to purchase 2 packs a day, however he will only purchase one pack at a time. Additionally, John Doe will remove 1 cigarette from the first pack and will crumble it up. (For the conjure workers out there, this "wasted" tobacco can be used for conjure work or it can be offered to the spirits.) Make sure to record the total cigarettes smoked per day and for the week to make sure it is only one less cigarette a day or 7 less cigarettes a week.

Week 2
John Doe will continue to purchase 2 packs a day, one pack at a time, and will remove 2 cigarettes from the first pack and crumble them up (or save them for conjure work or to give to the spirits). Make sure to record the total cigarettes smoked each day and week to make sure it only two less cigarettes a day or 14 less cigarettes a week.

Week 3
John Doe will continue to purchase 2 packs a day, one pack at a time, and will remove 3 cigarettes from the first pack and crumble them up (or save them for conjure work or to give to the spirits). Make sure to record the total cigarettes smoked each day and week to make sure it only three less cigarettes a day or 21 less cigarettes a week.

Repeat the process with each additional week. For example, in Week 4 remove 4 cigarettes, in Week 5 remove 5, etc. Eventually John Doe will get down to the point of only smoking a few cigarettes a day and at this point it is now safe to quit cold turkey. Once a smoker has gotten down to smoking only a few cigarettes a day then can perform the work I listed above concerning binding the spirit of nicotine addiction.

Remember, any movement forward is wonderful. Movement forward is smoking less than the normal amount. Heavy smokers didn't wake up one day and decide to smoke multiple packs a day. It took time to work up to that amount and it will take time to work back down.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Licorice Root

Licorice Root is the number one root to use for compelling or influencing someone in the practice of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. Licorice Root works by making the person being worked on believe they are in control and that they have made their choice of action without realizing they have been worked on or influenced into making such choice. Licorice Root is strong but subtle in action. Licorice root is not a "hot" or commanding root, though it is included in lists of roots and herbs for domination work. In fact, if one chews a licorice root one will notice it has a pleasant and sweet taste. Licorice root can also be used in sweetening works.

A simple trick one can do with regard to compelling or influencing someone is to take a picture of the person or their name paper and wrap this around a licorice stick towards one's self while telling the person what you want to compel them or influence them into doing, for example, "Janet Doe, you want to go out on a date with me". Red string is then used to tie the work up and bind it.

With regards to licorice candy, the majority of licorice candy sold today is not made with real licorice or licorice extract. Instead, most licorice candy is either artificially flavored or anise is used to flavor the candy instead of licorice. If by chance a person can get hold of authentic licorice candy made with real licorice extract then such candy can be used in place of the actual root.

Licorice sticks, not the candy but the long pieces of root that resemble sticks, can also be used to aid dieters and people trying to quit smoking. The sticks are chewed and sucked-on when a craving surfaces.

Herbal Medicine & Home Remedies : Uses for Licorice Root

Teen Witch (1989)

Just Deserts - The Making Of 'Creepshow' (2007)

Spellbinder (1988)

UFOs - From Legend To Reality

Witchboard (1986)

England's Haunted Hospitals - Dr. Ruehl

Tales From The Crypt (1972)

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: "The European Contribution To Hoodoo Was Wicca"

I saw this on a forum late Friday night. This is a paraphrase version of what someone wrote.

"Hoodoo is a mixture of African American folk magic, Native American spirituality, and Wicca/Traditional Witchraft".

The European contribution to hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is not Wicca or "Traditional Witchcraft". Wicca/Traditional Witchcraft is not older than hoodoo. Both Wicca and "Traditional Witchcraft" date back to only circa the 1950s. There will always be claims of these practices being older but as far as evidence goes, not a single shred of evidence has been produced indicating that these practices are older than circa the 1950s. On the other hand, conjure has been documented as being practiced as early as the 1700s in the U.S.

The Hoodoo Truth: Hoodoo Is Not A Religion, Nor Is It Just Magic

I received an interesting email this weekend from a Wiccan who was confused about some of my blogs on hoodoo/rootwork/conjure. This woman correctly understood that hoodoo is not a religion. However, the woman falsely assumed that the practice was "just magic". This is a very often made mistake. It's actually quite natural to make this mistake. People tend to make this mistake after they learn that the practice is not a religion. The problem is that it's not "just magic" either.

Hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is a spiritual tradition and system of folk magic. It is not a religion unto itself nor is it just magic. As a tradition it is something that needs to be taught and passed down to new practitioners. This was normally done via one-on-one. The modern Internet-age actually raises more problems than workers from the past were faced with. This is because in the past a worker could easily choice whether or not to teach a person the tradition. With regards to the practice on-line, many people have access to teachings than they would had they been forced to meet with an older worker to learn the tradition. For example, in the past and even today, old-school workers would simply not teach Wiccans, Neopagans, etc., simply because the tradition involves working with the Biblical God and working with the Bible. These aspects cannot be removed or replaced because hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is a tradition and God and the Bible are part of the tradition.

I've stated this before and I will state this again. Hoodoo/rootwork/conjure will not bend to Wiccans, Neopagans, and non-Christians. The opposite must occur. In order to practice traditional hoodoo/rootwork/conjure the worker must include God and the Bible. That's part of the tradition. So if you are not a Christian then you need to keep things compartmentalized. Keep your conjure work separate from your religious rituals or activities. For example, don't think you can just substitute praying to the goddess Diana instead of working with God and still think that you can call it hoodoo. Diana has no place in hoodoo. If you work with Diana you are not doing hoodoo. Instead, you are just doing your own thing. It's perfectly fine for people to do their own thing. However, just don't slap a "hoodoo" label on it.

So the proper way to approach hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is to approach it as a tradition. That's what it is. So it's not a religion, nor it is "just magic". It's a spiritual tradition.

Coast To Coast AM - February 19, 2012 - Investigating UFOs

Book I Want To Read: Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber

I'm trying to track down a copy of the 1943 book, Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber. I was intrigued by reading a synopsis online. The book has been made into three movies and a fourth movie adaption was reported to be in the works back in 2008.

The book deals with a man named Norman Saylor who discovers that his wife, Tansy Saylor, is practicing magic. Norman "educates" her on his belief that magic is just superstitious nonsense and demands that Tansy stop practicing. Tansy then burns her charms. From that time forward all hell breaks loose. The problems are caused by the fact that things are not what they seem and that Norman's perception of reality is not accurate.

I will put up a spoiler warning for those who don't want the secret spoiled for them.

The secret is that not only is magic real, but that every women in the book is a practitioner and uses magic to control their husbands, bring in prosperity, and protect their family. The charms Tansy destroyed were actually protection charms and this leaves the couple vulnerable to the magic being used on them from other practitioners.

To watch the 1962 adaption of the book titled, Night of the Eagle or Burn, Witch, Burn, click below.

Night Of The Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn) (1962)

Night Of The Eagle, a.k.a. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

An adaption of the book, Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber. A man learns his wife is practicing magic and he demands her to stop and to destroy all of her charms. When the wife obeys and destroys her charms, all hell breaks loose. For you see, the charms were all meant for protection and reality is not what the husband believed it to be.

Ghostly Encounters - Buried Secrets

Part 1

Part 2

Queen Elizabeth's Magician - John Dee (2002)

The Occult (2010)

Enigmatic Screaming Skulls - Dr. Ruehl

Saturday, February 18, 2012

How To Make An Oil Lamp

A comment from a reader inspired this blog entry.

I do not own a fancy oil lamp. My great grandmother burned them, but I do not own one. Instead, I've only used the kind that I've made myself. The type that I tend to use is one that is made from a baby food jar. The directions for this are below. The following information is presented for information purposes only. Never leave a burning lamp unattended. Show proper caution. Children need to have adult approval and supervision.

Making An Oil Lamp From A Baby Food Jar

Items Needed:

-Glass Baby Food Jar
-Old Sock
-Olive Oil
-Herbs Of Your Choice


Cleanse the jar and bless the items. With the nail and hammer, make a hole in the center of the lid of the jar. Doing so will often deform the lid. Try to reshape it as best you can. Next take the scissors and cut out a small strip of cloth from the old sock. I don't actually measure this, but I would say about an inch wide and up to 4 or 5 inches in length. This will be your wick. Thread this through the hole so that about a half inch or so of the cloth is poking out. Add a pinches of whatever herbs you may choice into the bottom of the jar. Fill the jar about half-way with olive oil. Place the lid with the wick on the jar. Allow the wick to soak up the oil. If for some reason the wick is not soaking up the oil then you will need to take the wick out, dip it in the oil in the jar, and then re-thread it through the hole in the lid. Light the wick. If the lamp is smoking then the wick will need to be adjusted. Carefully lift up the lid and with the tweezers pull the wick down some. If the flame is too small, use the tweezers to carefully pull up more of the wick.

Now, the crafty conjurer will know that if you want a lamp to dominate or control someone, even if in love work, then using the dirty sock of the person being worked on, for use as the wick, will also serve as the personal effect. Heck, it can even be used in enemy work, especially hot foot work on someone. By using it in hot foot work you are literally putting the flame on their feet!

The Hoodoo Truth: How To Know If You Are Being Worked On, Thrown For, Etc.

There are many different ways that experienced workers come to know that someone is working on them or throwing for them. Instead of repeating what I've heard others say, I will only write on what I know from personal experience.

The number one way that I know that I'm being worked on is when a spirit tells me. I feel foolish for writing this, but I've talked to spirits ever since I was a little kid. Most of the spirits I interacted with where good. I did have the occasional experience with a dark spirit that other spirits protected me from. Also on a few occasions a spirit scared me greatly and then later I learned that the spirit wasn't dark but was just desperate to communicate with me. I quickly learned to set rules for the spirits on how they communicate with me. However, that's not the point of this blog entry.

Spirits are my first line of defense when it comes to knowing that someone is throwing for me, working on me, putting a curse, hex, or witchcraft on me, or just sending out negative energy. What will happen is that as I'm falling asleep at night, or as I'm waking up in the morning, a spirit will literally tell me stuff. Now, when a spirit communicates via an audible voice in this manner it's not like a living human. They don't talk like in a complete conversation. It's normally just a short phrase, such as, "You're under attack", or "There's a threat". Sometimes I recognize the voice as a departed loved one. Other times it appears to be a good spirit whom I don't know who wishes me well. Perhaps they are ancestors I don't know of. However, sometimes the voices are easily recignizable as people of other races, and some of them even speak in accents. So when this occurs, when a spirit gives me a warning, I know to start doing uncrossing, reversing, and/or protection work.

The second way that I know that I am under attack is by my dreams. I have the same dream over and over again every time I am under attack. The dream always involves me being in a house that I know is my house, even if it doesn't look like my house. Outside there will be a threat of some sort. It could be a robber, a killer, an animal, or even a monster that is trying to break into my house to get me. Every time I have this dream I know that it is a warning that someone is attacking me and I need to do uncrossing, reversing, and/or protection work. Well, there was one time where I had this sort of dream and assumed I was under attack but the dream came true; hence it wasn't a warning. In that dream I saw the shadow of a giant spider in the window. Later on a giant spider crawled on my arm. So that was the one instance where this sort of dream wasn't an actual warning of a spiritual attack.

Now, if by chance I don't listen to the spirits or heed the warnings in my dreams then the third way I know that I'm being worked on is via physical complaints. My scalp will start to itch. My muscles will get tense. My mind will be scattered, I will be stressed-out, and I will get angry over trivial things. If I dont' catch it a headache or even a migraine will soon follow. I will also feel like something heavy is on my back, like I'm suddenly carrying extra weight on my shoulders for some reason. Theses are all warning that I'm under attack. In the past I did make the mistake of not heeding the warnings from spirits and from my dreams and I let it get to the point where the attack was manifesting as physical complaints. I am now a wiser and stronger worker to be able to nip it in the bud and send everything back to the poor sap(s) who decided they were going attack me.

As new workers come into their own power they will also begin to notice and understand how spiritual attacks manifest for them, how they are warned of them, and what signs to look out for.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: Praying Before And After Work

This is something I do that I recommend new workers give a try. Before I begin a work I pray for spiritual power and for the work to be a success. This prayer is said in my own words and before I bless anything I may be working with. When concluding a work I likewise close with a prayer that the work is successful.

The Hoodoo Truth: King James Version Of The Bible

The King James Version of the Bible is the most preferred version used by workers. Workers can use whatever version of the Bible they wish; however, the King James Version is the version that most old-school workers use and recommend.

Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is the basic "all-purpose" Psalm used for blessings. Psalm 23 can be prayed for protection, deliverance, money, prosperity and for any good thing. Psalm 23 is one of the Psalms that all workers need to memorize as it is used so frequently.

Psalm 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

C2CAM - Appalachian UFO Sightings

Ghostly Encounters - A Dying Sign

Planet of the Apes: STALIN TRIED TO CREATE AN APE-MAN ARMY! - Dr. Ruehl

Convicted Murderer Sues To Be Able To Practice Satanism

Joshua Cookson, a convicted murderer, wants to be able to practice satanism in the activity building where other religions are allowed to meet. Currently he is only allowed to practice in his own cell. Cookson has decided to sue.

Maine inmate filed complaint over Satanism

Satanist And Sex-Offender Admits To Abusing Child

John Lotts, Jr., sex offender and self-styled Satanist, has admitted to physically abusing a child but claims such abuse had nothing to do with Satanism.

Admitted Satanist In Court For Child Abuse

Curious And Unusual Deaths Trailer

Premieres tonight on the Discovery Health channel.

Monsters Of The Sacramento River

The lore of monsters inhabiting in or near the Sacramento River include a sea serpent or giant salamander, a water spirit, and even reports of a mothman like creature.

Author explores Sacramento River's myths, folklore

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: How The Movie 'The Craft' Can Teach Us About Hoodoo/Rootwork/Conjure

I love the 1996 movie, The Craft. I saw it three times while it was still in the theater. I then ran out and purchased the soundtrack, which I still listen to to this day. Going further, when I purchased the DVD at Wal Mart the cashier actually said to, "What are you...some kind of devil worshipper?". Of course I'm no devil worshipper. I just love the movie.

The movie, The Craft, is an interesting film. On the surface it appears to only deal with witchcraft. In fact, the creators hired a Wiccan consultant for the film. However, some of the content of the film is very interesting. For one, the deity that the girls pray to or invoke is referred to as "Manon". "Manon" is in fact just a French female name used for the film and is not a genuine deity. In the original script for the movie each girl called "Spirit" whatever they wanted. Rochelle called Spirit "Noah"!. The Wiccan consultant advised that it would be better to have all four girls call Spirit by the same name, so "Manon" was chosen. The key thing to know is that they honored "Spirit", i.e. "The Great Spirit" or what most people call "God". So even though the creators hired a Wiccan consultant for the movie, the girls do not pray to a "goddess", but rather "Spirit".

Another important thing about the movie is that Lirio, the occult shop owner, brings up the "Law of Three", as in what one puts forth returns three-fold. The problem with this is that this is not how the action goes down in the movie. There is no karma, no Wiccan Rede, nor actual "Law of Three" in the film. Instead, there is only Sarah, whom after invoking the Spirit, scares off the other girls and puts a binding on Nancy after telling her that Spirit is pissed off because she "took him to a dark place". So there is no karma, just Sarah, the good worker, using her power to stop Nancy, the evil worker.

So even though the movie does appear to only deal with "witchcraft", hidden in it are indeed aspects and things associated with hoodoo/rootwork/conjure, primarily "Spirit" and the fighting of evil.

If you haven't seen the movie you can watch it below.

The Craft (1996)

The Hoodoo Truth: Cleansing Hands Before Work

I highly recommend workers cleanse their hands before doing work. This can be accomplished in a multitude of ways. Workers can simply wash their hands with soap and water if needed. Otherwise workers can use Florida Water, rubbing alcohol, or whiskey on one's hands. Additionally one can rinse one's hands with salt water. Old school workers often would have bowl or basin of water and a towel near their altars for cleansing their hands before work.

Conjure Coffee Break - February 15, 2012 - The Third Try Is The Charm

Momma Starr discusses the crossroads and other topics on this episode.

Conjure Coffee Break - February 15, 2012 - The Third Try Is The Charm

C2CAM - Texas UFO Reports

Satanism In Poland

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Unexplained Mysteries - Extreme Hauntings

Ghostly Encounters - Comfort From Beyond The Grave

Who Were The Mysterious Lizard People? - Dr. Ruehl

See Also;


Man Claims Demon Made Him KIll Girlfriend

Curtis Stanton, who is now on trial for murder, claims that a demon forced him to stab his girlfriend to death.

Defendant claims "demon" made him murder girlfriend

Haunted Pier

The Clevedon Pier in North Somerset is haunted according to witnesses who have reproted seeing a ghostly figure there.

Ghost sightings reported by anglers fishing North Somerset coast

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: East & West

East is the direction many old-school workers will teach people to pray facing. East is also the direction one would preferably set up an altar in one's home. East is of course the direction in which the sun rises. When old-school workers need to bury a work meant to draw good things then the work would be buried on the eastern side of the house. In more modern times this has been changed to being buried near the front door or under the porch or stairs. Additionally, one can plant plants on the eastern side of the home in order to draw in their influence. For example, planting rose bushes on the eastern side of the home will draw love to the home.

West is the direction associated with sunset, banishing. cleansings, and enemy work. When old-school workers need to bury banishing or repelling work, or an enemy work, then it is buried on the western side of the home. For some workers this has changed to disposing of items in the back of the home. For example, if one is dumping out some cleansing scrub water one may want to dump it in the back yard or in the back of the house. Other workers would caution not to do so since items in the back yard are normally meant to be "kept" and many backyards have fences to enforce such. Use your own judgement on this.

The Hoodoo Truth: Time & Working By The Clock

In hoodoo/rootwork/conjure specific times are considered important for both good or bad works. Below one can find a general guide to what times are used.

Dawn/Sunrise - For new beginnings and to draw things

Noon - For money, prosperity, success, and power

Dusk/Sunset - For cleansing, banishing, or repelling things

Midnight - For reversing work or enemy work

3pm - Considered by some to be a magical time that is good for any work.

7pm - Considered by some to be a time best for any good work

9PM - Considered by some to be a time best for domination work

"Dead Hour" - According to "Minerva" of Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil fame, Dead Hour is the time from 11:30PM - 12:30AM. The first half hour is for any good work. The second half hour is for bad work. This is actually a form of "working by the clock".

Working By The Clock - When the clock hands are moving upwards it is the perfect time for any good work. When the clock hands are moving downwards it is for bad work or for banishing and reversing work.

Waiting For Sleep - When working on a specific person, and usually to influence the person's mind or behavior, many workers will wait for the person to go to sleep. Some workers will even wait for a person to go to sleep before they use enemy work on them. The reason being is that when a person is asleep they are more vulnerable to attack as well as are open to suggestion. When a person is asleep it is easier for a worker to get inside their mind and effect them subconsciously. The key thing to know is that the work must be done when the person is asleep. This means that the worker will need to know the habits of the person being worked on. If that person doesn't get off work until 2:00AM then the worker may not want to begin working on the person until say 3:00AM or 3:30AM.

Witches & Evil-Doers - It was also believed that witches (not Wiccans, Neopagans, etc.) or evil doers had their own special times. Witches and evil-doers preferred "The Witching Hour" (12:00AM - 1:00AM), as well as Dead Time/Hour Of The Wolf (3:00AM - 4:00AM) for doing black magic.

Papa Ce - February 12, 2012 - How To Talk To Spirits: Others

Papa Ce talks about the nasty spirits we should not be dealing with as well as the difference between "bad angels" and "demons".

Papa Ce - February 12, 2012 - How To Talk To Spirits: Others

C2CAM - Non-Human Intruders In North Dakota

The Mysterious Cursing Stone Of Carlisle, England - Dr. Ruehl

In Search Of The Lizard Man

Off To See The Lizard

Bigfoot In Charleston

Tales of the hairy one.

Sasquatch investigators keep the faith alive

Is Northern Michigan Haunted?

Homeless Family Turns Down Haunted Apartment

A homeless family turned down an offer for an alleged haunted apartment.

Family offered haunted flat but they would rather be homeless

Released Document Proves Top Scientists Discussed UFO Crash

A very interesting, newly-released document concerning the discussion of a crashed UFO. The parties discussing this alleged event were Col. Robert Blount, Chief of the Medical Research Division under the USAF Office of the Surgeon General, and Dr. Robley Evans, a renown MIT Scientist. The pair discussed the crash of a UFO that occurred sometime in the late 1940s. Was it Roswell?


You can read the document below.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: 'Happy Valentines Day' And A Come To Me Work

King Solomon Pick-Up Lines

Okay, so the words from the Song of Solomon may not work on today's women in public; however, we hoodoo folk know how powerful that book is in love conjure work. It packs a punch!

Today is Valentine's Day and it's the one day of the year we can openly burn red candles and sprinkle rose petals around without anybody knowing we are conjuring us some lovin'!

So I thought I would share a love work using the Song of Solomon.

Come To Me

This work can be used by women or gay men to draw their lover to them. For this work one can use "come to me" spiritual supplies, such as oil, incense, and powder, but it's not necessary.

Items Needed:

Fresh Rose Petals
Patchouli or Cinnamon Sticks
*Red Candle
*Come To Me Spiritual Supplies


If you want to use the candle and spiritual products then go ahead and carve the person's name in the candle and then dress it with come to me oil. Burn it on top of a photo of the beloved. Burn come to me incense and sprinkle a circle of come to me powder around the candle.

Into a bowl place fresh rose petals, lavender, and patchouli. Patchouli will draw your lover to you. If you don't have patchouli then add a stick of cinnamon. Add water to the bowl to cover the items. Pray the verses below over the bowl three times and then allow the bowl to sit overnight.

Song Of Solomon 3: 1-5

1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Now, at dawn rise and take the mixture and sprinkle it from your front porch or front door back to your bedroom. Walk backwards and call his name as you sprinkle the mixture. If you want to make it stronger, you can start sprinkling the mixture from the nearest crossroads back to your house. When you get to your bedroom you will sprinkle the mixture on your bed. With the remaining water you need to dress your bed posts and then dress yourself. Be sensual when you dress yourself and pay close attention to the parts of your body you want your lover to pay attention to! He will come to you.

How To Seduce Someone With A Love Spell

Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing Everyone Some Good Lovin' Tonight!


Pothos is a Greek god of sexual desire, more specifically of longing and/or yearning.

Appearance: A winged youth often portrayed holding a vine or chalice.

Lore: Pothos is one of the erotes, or winged cupid-like beings. His mother is Aphrodite. He is brother to Eros/Cupid, though some claim that he is Eros' son. In another version Pothos is said to be the child of Zephyrus, the god of the west wind, and Iris, the goddess of the rainbow.

Powers: Pothos' job is to inflict sexual desire and longing upon mortals. He normally accomplishes this by shooting humans with a bow and arrow or else by pouring the contents of a chalice he is carrying upon a mortal.

Defense Against Pothos: None.



See Also;


C2CAM - UFOs And Alien Abduction

Conjure Coffee Break Hour - February 1, 2012 - Introduction

The first show of Momma Starr's new blogtalk show on conjure.

Conjure Coffee Break Hour - February 1, 2012 - Introduction

Cyrano de Bergerac Wrote About ETs & Space Travel - Dr. Ruehl

14 Chickens Beheaded In Possible ATR Ritual Sacrifice

A Penge man discovered that someone had beheaded 14 of his chickens. Was an ATR responsible?

Religious cult linked to beheading of 14 chickens in Penge

Eisenhower Met With Aliens

This is old news, but it may be new to some. President Eisenhower was said to have met with actual alien beings.

President Eisenhower had three secret meetings with aliens, former Pentagon consultant claims

The Growing Popularity Of Santa Muerte

An article on the growing popularity of Santa Muerte.

'Santa Muerte': Drug criminals praying to goddess of death

Vampire Witness To Stabbing

A self-described vampire was a witness to a stabbing in Fond du Lac. The alleged attacker stabbed her boyfriend 6 times with a knife.

Woman charged in bizarre FdL stabbing incident

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Hoodoo Truth: Encouraging Old School Workers To Go Online

My dream is to have more black people, Indians, and Scott-Irish folks who are old-school workers to come online. I write this because a big problem I see online is that people are able to reach far more people online than in their local communities. This means that individuals who are not teaching traditional hoodoo/rootwork/conjure are able to reach hundreds, if not thousands of people. These people in turn then pass on this pseudo-conjure to the people in their lives. So in order to combat this spread of these non-traditional practices, it's important for elders in the tradition to come forward. So that's my belief and opinion. If anyone knows of old-school workers and feels that they may be interested in going online then I would ask readers to please encourage them to do so.

C2CAM - Smiley Face Killers/Nixon Secrets - February 12, 2012

The Conjure Coffee Break - Still Getting Our Feet Wet - February 8, 2012

Momma Starr's first show on her Conjure Coffee Break show.

The Conjure Coffee Break - Still Getting Our Feet Wet - February 8, 2012

C2CAM - February 10, 2012 - Practical Mediumship

24 Year-Old Spooked By Ghost, Electrocutes Self

A 24 year-old man from India was urinating behind a crematorium when he was spooked by what he thought was a ghost. In an attempt to flee the scene he ended up being electrocuted.

'Ghost' sighting : Scared youth falls off power pole, injured

The Walking Dead Animations

Pat Robertson Believes 'Twilight' Series Is Evil

No shocker here.

Pat Robertson: 'Twilight' Is Demonic

Woman Burned At The Stake For Witchcraft Recieves New Trial

Katharina Henot was tried, found guilty of witchcraft, and burned at the stake in 1627. Now supporters are claiming that Henot was the victim of a conspiracy from an enemy who wanted her money. A hearing has been set to reevaluate the evidence to determine if she was innocent or guilty.

Extraordinary retrial begins of woman burned at the stake as a witch in 1627

Playboy Bunny Suing NYPD Stemming From Vampire Accusation

A former playboy bunny is suing the NYPD after an altercation with a cab driver. The cab driver accused her of being a vampire and called 911 claiming she had threatened to shoot him. The bunny was then man-handled by police when they showed.

Playmate suing NYPD for 'shoving her face into pavement' after cabbie believes she's an armed vampire

Vampire Bats Heading For Texas

Researchers believe that within 50 years vampire bats will colonize the Lone Star State.

Vampire bats may be on their way to Texas

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Grave Secrets: The Legend Of Hilltop Drive (1992)

The true story of the Black Hope Horror.

Revisiting The Black Hope Horror

I was watching an episode of the TLC show, Property Ladder. The episode was titled "Ghostbusters", so it caught my attention. It turns out that a pair had bought a house and were trying to flip it for profit. The problem being that the house was built on the old Black Hope cemetery, a former slave cemetery. Many people who had had houses built over the cemetery complained of hauntings and assorted tragedies. Such tales gave rise to "The Black Hope Curse", or "The Black Hope Horror". Below is the Unsolved Mysteries segment on the hauntings.

Unsoved Mysteries - The Black Hope Horror Part 1

Unsolved Mysteries - The Black Hope Horror Part 2

Unsolved Mysteries - The Black Hope Horror Part 3

If anyone is interested, there is also a good book on the subject which you can find at the below link. I've read it and recommend it for those who are interested in the case.

The Black Hope Horror: The True Story Of A Haunting by Ben Williams, Jean Williams, and John Bruce Shoemaker

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