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Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Unread post by Miss Aida » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:11 pm

Hello, royal_PITA,

I certainly wouldn't recommend a Lucky Mojo product that didn't exist! I know most of their products by heart

Here it is!

www.herb-magic.com/love-herbs-mixture.html

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Unread post by loyal_stranger » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:47 am

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that. I just meant I couldn't find anything like that and thought maybe you were talking about several herbs. And thank you!!!

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:39 pm

Hello, royal_PITA,

Oh, I didn't take anything offensively! Promise!!

I'm glad you found them now!

Wishing you great success with this

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Unread post by HoodooBeginner » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:07 am

Hello All!

I have a question, I'd like to make oils for healing and I was wondering how do you charge the herbs? I have heard from someone a little recently and they said in order for the oil(s) to work that you need to charge up the herbs or you will just have oil and herbs.

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:57 am

HoodooBeginner --

You seem to have African American folk magic (hoodoo, conjure, rootwork) seriously confused with Neo-Pagan Wiccan or Traditional Witchcraft practices.

We do not "charge" anything (except, perhaps, our credit cards). LOL!

I suggest that before you begin dabbling in hoodoo oil-making, you actually learn what hoodoo is, what its basic traditional methodologies are, where it came from, and how we, practitioners of this form of work, treat and deal with the making of spiritual supplies.

Here are some links that may help you:

Hoodoo in Theory and Practice Table of Contents
http://luckymojo.com/hoodoo.html

Basic Understanding of Traditional African American Hoodoo
basic-understanding-of-traditional-afri ... 19287.html

Seriously speaking, and with no intent to insult you, a "beginner" should not be making oils without an understanding of the way we work. Your question implies a complete lack of understanding -- or else a reliance on self-promoting internet sources that have no connection to Black American culture and have falsely appropriated the term "hoodoo" to describe their own way of compounding oils according to Neo-Pagan principles.

Stick around and read some of the real stuff here and at the Lucky Mojo web site.

Good luck.
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Unread post by HoodooBeginner » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:26 am

Thanks Miss Cat, Much Appreciated! :)

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:11 am

Just a reminder --

The new 8th edition of "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" is now available. Available since 2002, with 24,000 copies in print, and no change in price.

* 224 pages, available in trade paperback softcover ($14.95) or limited edition clothbound hardcover ($39.95).

* 500 herbs, roots, minerals, and rare zoological curios, with taxonomic ("Latin") names for proper identification.

* 750 traditional spells, tricks, and magical recipes. These are complete, easy-to-use, and highly practical, designed for readers who want to go beyond the "romance" or symbolism of herb magic and actually mix up and make their own potions, dressing oils, bath crystals, incenses, floor washes, and mojo bags. If you grow or gather herbs, this book will teach you exactly how to use them.

* 50 black and white line illustrations of common magical herbs and roots of North America.

* 6 handy charts in which dozens of conditions -- such as love-drawing or protection -- are listed and the herbs for each condition are given in alphabetical order. This saves time when looking for ways to use herbs that are available -- and you can use these charts to find substitutions, if necessary.

* Cross-referencing: Every herb is accompanied by at least one spell. End-of-entry cross-references make it easy to find other spells in which the herb is used -- no flipping back to an index: Cross-references are right in the entry itself.

* Bibliography: Authentic recipes are drawn from first-hand experience and 100 years of solid folkloric research.

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Herb gathering Q

Unread post by Dhat+hat » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:13 am

Hi Catherine, et al,

I'm wondering about the herb source for LM products.

In search of herbs gathered left hand, no steel, offering of gratitude to Earth when gathered.

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:34 pm

Dear Dhat+hat --

We do not belong to a magical or religious tradition that encourages left-handedness, forbids steel implements, or creates a system of offerings of gratitude to the earth.

Of course some folks among us may be left-handed, and some herbs are plucked by hand instead of with clippers, and some people may thank the plants or leave offerings, but there is no institutionalized tradition of doing so in African American folk magic

Please read more about the African American hoodoo tradition here:

http://www.luckymojo.com/hoodoohistory.html

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Unread post by mana » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:34 pm

Hi,
How does one call or pray on the spirit for a herb to help in spells?
Once I get a herb out of a packet, I completely understand my intentions with it but fumble with words when trying to ask or thank the herb for assistance.
I know it's important to do it especially if the herb hasn't been used for a while but can someone give me an example, suggestion or share how they do it?

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Unread post by mana » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:22 pm

Just found my answer in previous pages. Thanks.

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Unread post by loyal_stranger » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:49 am

I'm sorry if this has already been discussed - I wasn't able to find it.

Anyway just curious where you store your herbs and oils? My supply is starting to get a little out of hand and while I keep the herbs I cook with in the kitchen, I tend to keep the ones that are only used for rootwork on my altar in a plastic container thing (I think it's actually a craft storage thing) but that is now overflowing plus doesn't fit my tools, books, bottles for oils and whatnot. Just curious what everyone else uses. I'd kind of like something that holds my tools, oil bottles, and herbs all in one but this altar is in my bedroom (actually it's my fireplace - and it was chosen for the obvious reason of being fireproof) so I would rather not have a bunch of tables and stuff laying about if possible. It's starting to look really cluttered in there. My books I can store in my closet on the bookshelf so that's NBD.

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:01 pm

Hello loyal_stranger,

You don't want to keep your Lucky Mojo oils or herbs near heat or in direct sunlight, but other than that, you can do whatever works for you. My altar is a vintage vanity table, and I keep my oils and herbs in the drawers. Maybe set up a small bookcase devoted to your magical tools?
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Unread post by aniviel » Mon May 15, 2017 3:06 pm

Best herbs to use to promote friendship / work relationship / partnership (non-romantic) with a specific person? :)

Thank you and blessings
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Unread post by natstein » Mon May 15, 2017 4:05 pm

Hello lalyil,
I would recommend getting miss cat's book Hoodoo Herb and root magic (http://www.luckymojo.com/hoodooherbmagic.html) for a good discussion of the uses of herbs. I personally have used lavander an sugar for friendships. But I am sure there are plenty of other ways to work for that.

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Unread post by Shutter » Thu May 18, 2017 6:06 pm

I organized all my herbs and mixed them with my oils and want to mix them in with soy wax and make small jar candles from them, question though...

Would too many herbs/thick herb mix to wax ratio make them hard to burn? Are there any herbs that I shouldn't leave in a candle because if it burns it'd be a disaster?

Just trying to get out all the kinks before I do this officially and waste all my herbs and oils.
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Unread post by Miss Aida » Thu May 18, 2017 8:35 pm

Hello, Shutter ,

You know, if this is your first time, experiment first with a little. It's difficult to have perfection the very first time.

I prefer finely grinding the herbs. And, yes, too many herbs (with a 50/50 ratio) will most likely be a flop (or a fire).

You would need a lot less herbs than that

Experiment first. See what happens in a tea light container.

Wishing you the best

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Unread post by Shutter » Fri May 19, 2017 7:48 am

Thank you!!!
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Unread post by Shutter » Fri May 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Miss Aida or anyone else if you have any tips, let them fly. The sooner I find out the best way to do this the sooner I can make a ton and buy more oils and herbs from LM haha, so intensive for everybody!
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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sat May 20, 2017 10:34 am

Hello Shutter,

Miss Aida already gave you some good advice, so start by heeding that.

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Unread post by Sean Paul Erie » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:46 am

Hi I've been harvesting nettles to drink as a herbal infusions now for sometime love the taste, I also include them in my hoodoo.
But yesterday I came across a wild overgrown Cemetery and there were lots of nettles growing out of old graves.
And I wondered if grave yards would hold extra Meaning within hoodoo? Or would I be more specific as do whose grave they're growing on or not at all?

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:39 pm

Hello, Sean Paul Erie,

Hmmm....

I'm a little hesitant about drinking Nettle tea that was grow in a graveyard.

My suggestion is to try it just once in a spell (to see what happens) but not to drink it. Just in case there's negative energies around them.

It makes me nervous...

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Unread post by goldentouch97 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:47 am

I search the name of this herb in hoodoo conjure.Who can help me ?
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocimum_gratissimum

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:54 am

Hello goldentouch97,

Are you asking if Lucky Mojo carries this herb, also called wild basil, African basil and clove basil? The closest would be the basil that Lucky Mojo carries; it belongs to the same Ocimum genus:

http://herb-magic.com/basil.html

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Unread post by goldentouch97 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:14 am

I hav this herb in my garden and i wanna use it,so i ask that for a searching in the " Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic " from catherine yronwode.Thanks for the precious help.

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Unread post by Sean Paul Erie » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:27 pm

Thank you Miss Aida ! X

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Unread post by amithyzt » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:08 pm

I've searched this section of the forum multiple times and have been unable to find a topic for "Mistletoe Questions and Answers"... I also didn't see mistletoe listed on the chart of purposes and uses. There was limited information available in the book and in the online catalog, I was hoping to find a thread with supplemental reading... Have I missed it? Maybe someone could direct me to the appropriate thread?

Thank you in advance...

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Unread post by Miss Athena » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:40 pm

Hi amithyzt,

There isn't a thread here on the use of mistletoe as yet. Mistletoe has been revered as far back as the ancient Celts and Germanic people, so its spiritual significance is long-standing. It is believed to have a dual purpose - to eliminate jinxes and ward off evil, and to help bring about love. In either case, it is usually not the dominant ingredient in the mix but does work to help boost the overall effect.

Here is the Lucky Mojo page on mistletoe, as you have likely seen:
http://www.herbmagic.com/mistletoe.html

Are there specific questions you have about its use or purpose?
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Unread post by amithyzt » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:48 pm

Wowza! Thank you for the information, I appreciate it so much! i wasn't searching for anything specific, just hoping for more ideas and information in the form of a few nuggets of wisdom tucked away in older posts.

I read a spell in Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic "To Draw Good Customers and Keep Away Bad Ones" which used a combination of Devil's Shoestrings, Mistletoe, and Cinnamon. I considered adding Boldo & Irish Moss to the mix to give as gifts to business owner friends. It seemed simple enough until I placed my order and forgot half of the ingredients! (Next time-lol) ... Could I simply put these items in a bottle with a prayer and tell them to bury on the premises?

Thanks again, I look forward to your reply!

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Unread post by spydacular » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:22 am

Hi everyone I just wanted to ask a question....I think I already know the answer but was wondering if anyone else had a similar experience. I live in the UK so finding stuff out here is a bit difficult......anyway my question is...I did a bit of work for myself in reguards to a break up with my ex....not long after the lights in my home started to flicker...not just in the front room but upstairs too.....I belive this confirmation that the one I asked is now on the job.....has anyone else had this? Or is it just me.

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Unread post by Miss Athena » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:02 pm

HI amithyzt,

Thank you, I'm glad I could help.

Spells for drawing in good customers usually involve sweeping or washing the floors leading into the business from the outside (ritually bringing in paying customers), using cinnamon as a primary ingredient. It is not typically a bottle spell like you describe.

Here is the forum thread on attracting customers to a business. It may give you more ideas on how to help your friends:
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You're a lovely person to want to help your friends succeed in their businesses!

I hope this helps. Good luck.
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Unread post by amithyzt » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:16 pm

Thank you, Miss Athena!

What a fantastic thread (and packed with great ideas!) I know what I'll be reading tonight. :D Thank you for the link.

They've had steady business, but have also had their share of folks desiring the "five finger discount" and the occasional "fun" customer (the type they'd prefer never return)... I raised an eyebrow when I saw the description of a spell to draw in good customers and repel bad. I assumed the direction to bury it at the front door meant it was to be deployed as a bottle spell, then again, I could be way off.

I've seen a ton of great ideas, some as simple as Fiery Wall of Protection oil anointing the doors and windows to (enter level of complexity here.) I'm starting simple, but won't shy away from jumping in when I have a clearer understanding.

They are truly wonderful people, a huge part of my life and appreciation for all things magical, and my best friends in all the world. I would do darned near anything to see them continue to be successful while chasing off the ne'er do wells. They also won't mind me using them as guinea pigs (lol) while I endeavor to integrate my love of herbs and plants with new methods of using them. I think it's going to be a lot of fun and learning for us all!

I haven't read the thread yet, but I have a feeling it will help tremendously. I'm so glad you pointed it out.

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Unread post by Miss Athena » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi amithyzt,

Glad that thread is helpful.

If your friends are having trouble with malignant customers, use Red Brick Dust across their entranceway. It will keep bad people from coming inside.
http://www.herbmagic.com/red-brick-dust.html

From the label on the packet, miss cat offers this advice:
Protection Scrub for Home or Business: On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, get up before dawn without speaking to anyone and wash your doorstep with your own Urine in a bucket of water. When it dries, sprinkle red brick 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.

Since your friends sound amenable to spellwork, offer them that suggestion and see if it helps them avoid bad customers.

Good luck.
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Unread post by amithyzt » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:38 pm

Nice! And it's one I hadn't noticed before... I will definitely pass the word along.

In the thread you provided I read of Boldo leaf being used on a candle for much the same purpose and (conveniently) there's some on the way. Next order brick dust is a must! We'll have many options and more than I even imagined.

Sure appreciate your assistance, I'll definitely let you know how things progress. :)

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Unread post by Miss Athena » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:30 pm

Hi amithyzt,

It sounds like you have all the bases covered.

Boldo is a powerful agent against bad people, so that is a wise choice. You could make it into tea and use that either in a wash or for your friends to drink for personal protection. You have many options, and I am happy to see you take such an active interest in your friends' welfare.

Have you considered taking miss cat's course in rootwork? You seem to have a talent for it, so it's something you might want to consider. You would absolutely LOVE the course!

Please keep us posted. Good luck!
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Unread post by amithyzt » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:13 am

You've been a wealth of information, as well as this entire forum and my stack of books... A tea or wash never even crossed my mind, but I love it! Chinese wash is coming, and I think the Boldo leaf mixed with it will be great.

I've spent every spare moment reading thread after thread of the vast knowledge available here. It's exciting and overwhelming at the same time! I don't have any urgent or specific needs (heck, we could all use more money, more blessings, more opportunities, etc.) but I'm definitely hooked! It feels familiar and comfortable to me, and combines many aspects of what I already know and love with alternative practices I haven't heard of before. My herbs were mainly used in the kitchen (with a select few for cleansing and protection) but now I'm seeing them differently and it brings me so much joy I can't even express it! I want to toss herbs everywhere and on everything! Lol. I purchased some oils and saw immediate results with crown of success, I should probably post about it in the testimonials- def good for a laugh and an undeniable example of how quick, easy and effective it proved to be.

You haven't led me astray thus far, and I do believe I would love the course. I find anything Ms. Cat has written like a knock on the head with a 2x4 (in the best way possible!)... Such an insane amount of research and organization. Simply stunning. If the web pages serve as any indication, I wouldn't be disappointed.

I've already recommended my friends carry most of the books I've purchased from Lucky Mojo in their own store. The next logical step is to keep learning and help them to begin making this information and LM products available to a larger population with a need.

Thanks and I'll see you around the forum!

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Unread post by JAD82017 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:34 pm

Good evening!

I wasn't certain where to post this. I looked up poppy flower but only found one post by Miss Cat from 2009..So I figured "general herb" would be appropriate...

I was wondering how long it takes for poppy flower to give prophetic dreams.. The reason I ask this is because the night after I placed poppy flower under my pillow (last night) I dreamt of my target and I. He was trying to warm me up to him and reconcile. In the dream I went for a walk to clear my head and saw a hawk swooping down & grabbing a red snake... So I was trying to figure out if the dream of my ex and I reconciling was due to the poppy flowers (if they work that quickly) or if Saint Martha was trying to communicate with me since I've been working with her... Thank you!

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:28 pm

Hello, JAD82017 ,

Sometimes Poppy FLower causes prophetic dreams immediately, other times it takes a few days

There's no way that we can tell you who or what prompted the dream

Wishing you the best

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Unread post by JAD82017 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:58 pm

Thank you for replying Miss Aida! I figured you wouldn't be able to tell me who or what prompted the dream but I was curious about whether or not poppy flowers can take immediate affect or not so thank you for answering that. :) Have a great night! Thank you again!

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Unread post by Kmcgarr77 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:57 am

Hi all,

I recently ordered a copy of Miss cat's herb & root book. In the meantime, I'm starting to look around at local sources for plants or seeds of some the herbs used in hoodoo. Since I live in Australia, which is basically a big quarantine station.
Has anyone had any success growing some of the more 'specialized' herbs like High John, Masterwort, Low John, Five finger grass, etc? Is there any traditional Hoodoo-specific lore pertaining to gardening?

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:16 am

Hello Kmcgarr77,

I think that's a great idea to grow some of the herbs yourself. Remember that even the most unassuming herbs can be powerful in the right hands. You can do a lot with, say, chamomile, mint, thyme and some of the "common" herbs.

There is a lot of talk about gardening on this thread, which you might find helpful:

herbs-and-roots-lmcco-doesn-t-carry-que ... t4569.html

You could also type the word "gardening" in the search field in the green area in the top right corner of your screen.

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Unread post by Mztyk Kreation » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:19 am

I have studied herbology in the past and have always been fascinated by herbs. After reading the Hoodoo Herb book from miss cat and working with some LM herbs and products I really would like to try growing a few in pots so that I can get to know the plant energies better. Is there maybe 3 that anyone could recommend I start with that will do well in pots and in zone 10a? (I already have the basic ones I use to cook with like basil and rosemary, etc..)

Thanks!

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:12 am

Zone 10a means you can grow all kinds of plants, in pots or in the ground. Only the small culinary herbs and spiny cactus plants will work in small pots, but with larger pots you could have red or dark pink roses for love, poppies for confusion. A bonsai nursery may give you even more ideas! -- a miniature barberry to keep off intruders, a miniature cedar to rent out rooms, a miniature pine for money luck.

We have a free flyer on "Wildcrafting Around the Old Homestead" that you can request by name next time you order; it lists the many Zone 9 hoodoo herbs that we grow here. If you want it without ordering, just send us a self-addressed stamped envelope and 25 cents and we will mail it to you.

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Unread post by Mztyk Kreation » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:32 am

Thanks miss cat! I'm placing an order in a few weeks so I will ask then. There is a bonsai nursery near my house ill check it out!

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:04 pm

Hello, Mztyk Kreation,

I am soooooo happy that Miss cat answered this questions because I know NOHTING about gardening! WHEW!

Also, if you take Miss Cat's course, you would have to turn in some dried herb. So, it would look so awesome that you even grew it yourself!

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Unread post by Shutter » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:50 pm

Good afternoon!

I am planning on making some tiny 'snowglobes' with hidden herbs in the bottom cap area where I can also slide in a hidden petition. I wanted to know if I could use my LM angelica root (which is too big for the base in it's full size) and crush it then use the crushed pieces or if that would destroy the power of the herb. Sounds silly but I want to check. I'm hoping to make one for a person I'd like to have control over, one for personal power and another for luck at the moment. It'll be spring water mixed with LM bath salts for the water and perhaps a laminated picture of the person that I'm looking to have control over with their personal concerns and 5 spotted with whiskey (I'm nearly out of controlling oil I need to get some more in the mail) in the lamination with the photo on both sides like a packet. I'm going to add the last of my control oil (after I do one more thing unrelated) and put it in with the bath salt water and shake it all up when I need the container spell to work for me.

If anyone has suggestions or can give me insight about the angelica root I would GREATLY appreciate it. THANK YOU!
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:07 pm

Shutter --

You may snip, crush, or grind the Angelia root. Many people refer a whole root fr carrying, but there is always a place for chips, pieces, and powder.
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Thank you!!!
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Unread post by endoftherainbow » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Currently reading Hoodoo Herb book and would like to understand more about red flannel. Is the use similar to a honey jar and that all ingredients are contained in the flannel, or is it a tradition? I am more than willing to get out my needle and thread! I appreciate all insight.

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Unread post by RevJames » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:18 am

Endoftherainbow -

The book references red flannel a lot when it talks of making a mojo bag. It is a contained spell that your able to carry. I believe the answers your looking for can be found here - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojo.html or here mojo-bag-conjure-hand-toby-gri-gri-ques ... t9261.html

Mojo bags can be made in many colors, though quite often they are red.

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:54 am

Hello Endoftherainbow,

RevJames is right is saying that modern mojo bags come in many colors, but red flannel is the most traditional color and material for mojo bags in hoodoo. You can make any type of mojo bag out of red flannel.

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Unread post by endoftherainbow » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:15 pm

Thank you RevJames and Sister Jean. I found the answers to my questions and more at
http://www.luckymojo.com/mojo.html.
I look forward to being better acquainted with my sewing kit.

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Unread post by LA3700 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:26 pm

Hi... yesterday I was doing a little candlework for strength and protection related to my psycho ex taking me to court... again.
I decided to burn some herbs too... for court case work, including Low John, Master Root, Angelica, Five Finger grass, Mugwort, bay leaf, a pinch of Hyssop and a little Coltfoot. I’m a little over zealous with ingredients, I know. I’m new to all of this. So anyway, I had read that Mugwort and Coltsfoot were good for enhancing insight and that some people smoke or drink Mugwort for this. So, it was a windy day... which created a lot of smoke off my charcoals in the little incense cauldron thing I have, and I did purposely breath a little and stood in the smoke.
About 30 min after that, I just didn’t feel right. My gait was unsteady, I got a headache, my vision reminded me a bit of my drinking day (although yrs sober) and I just felt like I looked high. My headache responds slightly to OTC medicine but I still have it today and still feel weird.
I just attributed it all to my lack of sleep the night before last, and all my stress and depression from my ex suing me and tormenting me.
I also had nausea yesterday, but I never got sick and it subsided. Luckily, no depressed respiration, threads heartbeat, dilated pupils, etc... so, if the Angelica was Hemlock, it was thankfully a sub-fatal amount.

Does anyone know how you may differentiate the dried root of Angelica vs Hemlock?

And for the record... the Angelica was purchased locally in Louisville, KY... NOT from Lucky Mojo!

Thanks!

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:05 pm

Hello LA3700,

Have you gone to the doctor yet? If not, please do so ASAP. I have no way of knowing whether what you burned was something unintended and what it was. Please seek medical attention!
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Unread post by LA3700 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi Sister Jean,
No, I did not go, because it did not occur to me that it could be something like that, until I began researching.
I know the plant differences, prior to being dried but was thinking maybe someone had seen both roots dried and could give me something to look for- such as some differentiating characteristic.

According to my research, the root of the Hemlock is the highest concentration of poisonous alkaloids and these can remain active on the plant or root up to 3 years after harvest. The onset of symptoms, post exposure, is usually within 30min to an hour. If a child picks a flower from the Hemlock, that alone could expose them to a lethal dose!!
Death is caused by asphyxiation due to paralysis of the lung muscles, but the alkaloids are processed and excreted (I guess... or dissapate) within 3 days.
Also, one source said heat destroys the alkaloids but another source said do not burn, because it could release poisonous gas... luckily, if I was exposed to that- it was not a great enough amount to cause serious harm.
By the time I had read about all of this, it had already been 24 hours. So, any traces of alkaloids would have been lessening at that point. I felt crappy for 2 days, but the 2nd wasnt as bad as the 1st day.
And I am quite used to being over stressed and sleep deprived, so feeling a little “off” isn't far-fetched for me.... this was different though, in hindsight.

When I was googling to try and find info, i came across a European Occult shop that actually sold the seeds of this plant to grow for magical purposes. She said there was an old saying like “whosoever keeps a piece of this root in their house, shall not be touched by evil”, or something....

She said that poisonous plants evolved into poisonous plants in order to protect themselves, therefore it is suppose to be one of the strongest protective roots there is. Nonetheless, i dont want to touch it!!

Could you perhaps describe to me what true Angelica root looks like? Any particular type of scent? Is it totally brown?
Thank you for your response and concern!!

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 am

Hello LA3700,

I'm sorry but I am not familiar enough with hemlock to teach you all about it, especially since it's not a root that's used in hoodoo. You can read more about angelica at the link below, and then do your own research via herb websites to learn more:

http://www.luckymojo.com/angelica.html

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Unread post by Moonlightdream » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:08 am

Hi,
Could one mix different herbs and powders beforehand? I was thinking of mixing herbs and powders for specific spells in small containers so that I may easily and quickly arrange and set a candle spell when possible (it's not easy when there's always people around). For ex: Blessing mix herbs + healing powder and blessing powder etc for healing and blessing spells. Money mix herbs + money drawing powders, crown of success powders, fast luck powders etc for money and success spells. Is it ok to mix herbs and powders prehand like that in small containers? Thanks

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 pm

Moonlightdream --

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Unread post by Moonlightdream » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:41 am

Thanks Cat! I actually have all of the herb mixtures above lol

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Moonlightdream --

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