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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by thewarning » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:28 am

Hello,

I was reading the Deacon Millet book "Hoodoo Return and Reconciliation Spells" and have a question about pg 47 - Rustic Hoodoo Lamps. Here the instructions use a canning jar filled with vegetable oil.

Cooking oils are considered combustible not flammable and once they reach their flash point and ignited can burn very intensely. I have concern about safety and accidentally creating a 'moltov cocktail.'

I believe people also use kerosene in this type of work. Would it be safer (and just as effective) to use kerosene in a canning jar?

Thank you for all advice

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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:01 am

thewarning --

No matter what the fuel, the key to making a lamp is to confine the burning to the wick, not to the surface of the oil. In addition, you must have the right kind of wick for the fuel. You cannot use a kerosene burner and flat braided kerosene wick with cooking oil and you cannot use a cooking oil wick holder and rolled cotton wick with kerosene.

You may only safely use kerosene in a canning jar if you have a proper kerosene burner and flat braided kerosene wick attached. Kerosene lamps need restricted air flow and a properly trimmed wick. See our book "The Black Folder."

If you want a simple pattern for making a rustic cooking oil lamp with a rolled cotton wick made from bandage gauze and an easy-cut metal holder that confines the burning to the wick, again, see our book "The Black Folder."
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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by ScorpioKate » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:18 pm

Hi thewarning!

Just to piggy back off of Miss cat's response, combustible is actually safer than flammable. The terminology is counter intuitive. Neither fluid is "combustible" in the sense that the word is typically used. It just means it can be ignited, but you still will need to light it (it won't ignite without a flame) and it won't explode (explosions are very difficult to cause, despite what the movies show lol).

Vegetable oil being more difficult to ignite than flammable fluids means that it will burn off very slowly but will have just enough energy from the burn off to keep the flame burning the fuel and not the wick. Once the fuel is depleted, the flame will burn the wick and will eventually go out, once it burns away whatever amount of wick you have above the burner.

Kerosene is also in the "combustible" category, as is a regular solid candle. The labels are more about shipping declarations than anything else.

I personally prefer lamps to candles because they're more sturdy and they are safer than candles in my personal experience. Especially the vegetable oil ones because I have a hard time keeping them lit lol. I'm easily scared, though, so I had to sit there and watch a couple lamps completely burn through before my eyes, with a bucket of sand and a bucket of water next to me, before I felt comfortable trusting them.

If you're new to lamps like I was, it seems like it's dangerous but as long as you keep it free and clear of all objects, and remember to look above it too and make sure there aren't any curtains that could blow above the flame or the chimney, then there isn't any way the flame can escape the lamp. Even if it tips over, the fuel will put the flame out which is also opposite of movies lol. But I bury mine halfway deep in a bucket of sand so literally, no matter what happens, that flame won't cause any problems.

I hope this helps alleviate some fears! I can totally relate to the "trust but verify" technique, being an engineer :)

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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:42 am

Thanks for your detailed and thoughtful reply, ScorpioKate!
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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by erinhandy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:34 pm

Greetings!

I haven’t posted yet in the forum but I’m excited to be here and love LM...so please do let me know if I’m doing anything wrong. Thank you so much for your help.

I have been dealing with the effects of getting a concussion this last July 10th. I recently got a King Solomon candle to help with my school endeavors because I’ve had some serious issues with memory, headaches, etc. On my way home from LM last week I got the idea of making a lamp for this work. I stopped by the thrift store and found a little glass oil lamp that I bought to use for this endeavor.

My question is what LM oils, curios, etc. do y’all recommend for this particular lamp? It has a very small opening so the items can’t be too large. I like the suggested use of the pure paraffin oil so plan to use that. I don’t believe it’s tinted so will probably be clear. Maybe I’m wrong? Is it ok to put oils with this paraffin? Any ideas or advice is great and appreciated...even I you think it’s not a good idea.

Thanks!

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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:57 pm

Hello, erinhandy --

I prefer not to put scented oils in the kerosene or paraffin oil of an oil lamp, because it can gum up the wick. Instead, i put small curios inside. Small roots, coins, lodestones, pyrites, stones, and the like work best for me. Larger items can be hung on the outside of the lamp, wth a cord that goes around the "necK' of it, just under the burner. These can be dressed with scented oils.

I have at times purchased and used dyed oils and have dyed my own, but just as often i use clear oil and have purchased vntage lamps with coloured glass bases.

There are a couple of extremely helpful artciles on oil lamps in our book, The Black Folder." The article by Dr. E. tells how to make vegetable oil rustic lamps. The article by Prof. Porterfield tells how to set up a kerosene lamp.

Now, to address your specific question:

King Solomon Wisdom is the perfect choice for spiritual treatment of the concussion. You will want Solomon Seal root. We carry it, if you cannot find it locally. put some of that in the reservoir of the lamp.

Under the lamp, set the Solomonic seal called the Fourth Pentacle of Mercury, to “acquire the understanding and knowledge of all things created,” and, in short, to enhance wisdom.
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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by RunningBlue » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:12 am

Hi!
I would like to set up a Crown of Success lamp. Couldn't I just order a mojo bag kit and dump the contents into the lamp reserve and use some associated oil to it? or is there something more or less needed? is there a kit for oil lamps? Thank you :)

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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by JayDee » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:35 am

RunningBlue,

Yes you can order a crown of success spell kit and use the items in the spell. I would not buy a mojo and "dump" it into a container, mojos are living spirits that are attuned to you to work for a goal. You do not just "dump" items into any spell either, it actually involves the invoking of the spirit of the herb and using it for a goal, this is often done with prayer and petition over the item, the item should be regarded with respect. There is a lamp you can order, or even a honey jar for success you can order depending on preference. Otherwise, order items linked to success and add them to the lamp, on the wick of the lamp pin a petition paper at the very bottom which you prayed and 5 spot dressed. Add lamp oil and add a bottle of crown of success oil. You can purchase a lamp at many shops including craft stores and walmart.

Crown of success kit: http://www.luckymojo.com/spell-crown-of-success.html
Crown of success honey jar: http://www.luckymojo.com/honey-jar-spel ... ccess.html
Crown of success oil: http://www.luckymojo.com/oil-crown-of-success.html
Oil lamps mid way down the page: http://www.luckymojo.com/moneydrawing.html
Mini lamps LM sells 1/3 down the page: http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocattools.h ... cellaneous

Here are some (not all ) herbs and roots to add for success:
High John Root for success: http://www.herbmagic.com/john-the-conqu ... small.html
Lucky hand root if you are seeking success in work your hands do: http://www.herbmagic.com/lucky-hand-root-small.html
Master root to master all things or your desire: http://www.herbmagic.com/master-root-pieces.html
Lodestone to draw success: http://www.herbmagic.com/lodestone-small-single.html
Magnetic sand to feed the stone: http://www.herbmagic.com/magnetic-sand.html
Pyrite for money and career success, good fortune: http://www.herbmagic.com/pyrite-chunk.html
5 finger grass to be successful in all things the hands can do: http://www.herbmagic.com/five-finger-grass.html
Master of the woods, to be successful and a master of what you do: http://www.herbmagic.com/master-of-the-woods.html
Solomon seal to be smart make wise decisions and success: http://www.herbmagic.com/solomons-seal-root.html
Cinnamon which attracts money and luck ( among other things): http://www.herbmagic.com/cinnamon-powder.html

This is a very short but a place for you to start and think about the items that can be added to the lamp. In conjunction to these you can also purchase yellow lamp oil or dye it yellow for success. Read Psalms 23 daily while praying for success.
Formerly known as J82; New updated name!

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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by erinhandy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:49 pm

Thank you Ms. Cat for the response!

I just had a chance to read your response and I really appreciate it. I love the idea of hanging items by the neck of the lamp also. Very great recommendation.

I was looking at the seals last time I was at your shop. I’ve been listening to old radio shows and every once in awhile y’all mention them. Very interesting. I will read up on them and also check out that book/article.

Thanks again. The King Solomon candle helping a lot and I have been using the oil on my head as well.

Lots of love and respect to you.

Best,
~ Erin

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Re: Oil Lamps Questions and Answers

Unread post by RunningBlue » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:03 am

Thank you JayDee!
be getting a shopping list together and want to get this started

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