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Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Unread post by Terra Rising » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:46 pm

Braucher,

If the plants and trees are next to a grave, I would ask the spirit who is there if you can harvest some. If the answer is yes, then you should think about leaving a payment such as 3 coins. Some people also believe in working with the caretaker spirit. This is a spirit who takes care of the graveyard and the residents. You may want to offer payment to them as well. There are precautions that come with graveyards. Like in order to avoid bringing home an unwelcome guest, you should cross a stream or river to prevent them from following you. Some people believe you should take a different way home in order to confuse the spirits. I would read up on these traditions a bit before taking items. Otherwise, it sounds like a good idea! No, I don't believe it would change the plant material in any negative way.

This page is about graveyard dirt but it also talks about payments that can be made: https://www.luckymojo.com/graveyarddirt.html

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Unread post by Braucher » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:06 am

Thank you for the information.

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Unread post by Evette Claudio » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:05 pm

Hi hope everyone is well and staying safe. I have a simple question. Is there a major difference between thyme and lemon thyme, or say garden sage and white sage? Also would lemon thyme be like combining lemon and thyme? I know in times of need you have to use what you got, but is it as potent?

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:31 pm

Evette Claudio --

Good question. Both Thyme and Sage are members of the large mint family. This family, which also includes Basil, Rosemary, and so forth, is noted for producing a wide variety of aromas, mostly as part of their interactions with insects.

In the production of these fragrances, the members of this family produce an array of chemicals that resemble the signature scents of other plants. Thus we have Lemon Thyme, Orange Thyme, Lemon Mint, Apple Mint, Pineapple Mint, Chocolate Mint, Peppermint, and more. These are not crosses between the Thyme or Mint and the other named plant, simple variant types of Thyme or Mint.

Now, as for Sage, we have a different problem -- real Sage, also called Garden Sage, is in the Mint family, as noted. But "White Sage" is also a name applied to an entirely different plant, one of the Artemisias. So you need to find out what the user, grower, or seller is referring to when naming a plant "White sage."

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Unread post by Evette Claudio » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:23 pm

Thanks for the clarification. i love how herbs can protect against physical and spiritual pest. I've had protection in my backyard this whole time.:)

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Unread post by Dr Darensbourg » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:29 pm

I've a question, preferably for Miss Cat because I vaguely recall a comment she made on it but other thoughts are welcomed and received with open arms!

Regarding Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs: Ii recall Ms Cat saying something to the effect of it being a valuable resource.

Initially, when I first purchased this book some years ago I'd expected to see more of a correlation between the herbs and their magical uses in Conjure - as I wasn't really interested in other systems at the time - but I was disappointed after noticing that almost none of the entries seemed to correspond to their magical uses in the Hoodoo.

As I look through it now though, with a more open mind and more curious about other systems I have come to love and value the book. I definitely agree that it's a great resource for a practitioner of any path to have but I'm wondering if it's just that: a source of reference or information on other magical systems or for the practice of other those systems/traditions rather than being particularly useful to the rootworker. Or is there some overlap or "wiggle room "?

What are your thoughts?
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Unread post by Miss Athena » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:39 am

Hello Dr Darensbourg,

I have moved your post to the topic on general herb and root magic, as you posted in the topic on herbs grouped specifically by purpose or use.

Scott Cunningham’s book is indeed a beneficial resource for learning about herbs and their use in spellwork. In his case, he leans toward their use in European and Euro-American spiritual traditions. This is similar to how miss cat’s Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic acknowledges the properties of herbs and roots in the hoodoo tradition. There are also many encyclopedias available on the medicinal use of herbs, as another example.

You will find that there is indeed a lot of overlap among those ways of working with herbs, as well as many distinctions to be found.

As a rootworker, I’ve used Cunningham’s book as another reference guide, as that is really the intent behind his writing. His and these other books all inform my understanding of the spiritual properties of herbs and roots and how I may apply them in my work for clients. When their use is contradicted, I personally defer to miss cat’s writing as I generally work in the hoodoo tradition. However, when I do work in the Mediterranean spiritual tradition, I rely on that system’s understanding of herbal properties. Neither one is better than the other, they are simply different.

I hope this helps. Good luck.
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Unread post by Dr Darensbourg » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:27 am

Thanks Miss Athena.

Great response and it helps greatly!
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:07 pm

Dr Darensbourg,

Scott Cunningham was a practitioner of Wicca and somewhat of a classicist as well. His ascriptions for the magial uses of herbs are in the European witchcraft tradition, as Miss Athena rightly noted, but that does not render them useless to a conjure worker. Some of the ascriptions do overlap and some do not, and the lists of herbs also differ. I wrote my book as an intended complement to his, not in opposition to it.

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INTRODUCTION 6
General Principles 7
Magic As a Definite Religion 8
Magical Secrets of Compounds 8

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Black Incense 40
Ceremonial Incense 40
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Commanding Incense 41
Compelling Incense 41
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Magnet Incense 42
Mystic Rites Incense 43
Oriental Incense 43
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Modern Baume Tranquille 47
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The Doctrine of Signatures 50
The Tree of Life 50
Herbs of the Classical Gods 51
Poisonsous Botanicals 51
Flowers and Herbs of the Virgin 52
Flowers of the Nativity 53
Herbs of the Crucifixion 55

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Alkanet Tree 58
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Bethel Nut 59
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Cactus 59
Clover 59
Devil's Shoestring 59
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Five Finger Grass 62
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Jack-in-the-Pulpit 65
John the Conqueror. High 65
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Kalmia 66
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Sandalwood 69
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Classical Love Philtres 72
Classical Aphrodisiacs 73
African Love Beliefs 73
Hindu Love Beliefs 73
Persian Love Beliefs 74
Asian Love Beliefs 74
European Love Beliefs 74
American Love Beliefs 75
Midsummer Herbs for Love 75
Curious Water of Myrtle Flowers 75 Angel Water 76
The Spring Nosegay 76
Hippomanes for Lust 76
Dill for Love 77
Coriander, Violet Valerian 77
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Making the True Love Powder 77
Ambergris as an Aphrodisiac 78
Amulets for Love 78
To Continue Love Once Obtained 79
To Reduce Love 79
Turtle Dove Powder 80
Water of Magnaminity 80
Famous Love Poisons 81
Truffles for Seduction 81
Mandrake for Lust 82
Knapweed for the Future Husband 82
Basil and Women 83
Dragon’s Blood for a Lost Lover 83
Heliotrope for Fidelity 83
Lemon Peels for Truth in Love 83
Wecker’s Secrets 84
Cubebs, Opium, and Spices 84
The Notary Art of Solomon 85
Alcohol and Sugar for Lust 86
Herbs for Quenching Love 86
Water of Chastity 86
Wax Effigy Doll for Love Revenge 87
Untying and Tying the Knot 87
Three Impossible Tasks of Love 88

CHAPTER TEN:
TALISMAN MAGIC 89
Making Metallic Talismans 89
Table of Affinities 90
Talismanic Secrets 90
Seals from the 6th Book of Moses 91
Seals from the 7th Book of Moses 92
How Talismans Are Used 94

AFTERWORD 95

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Unread post by Dr Darensbourg » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:08 am

Thanks to you as well Miss Cat.

Great addition to the information given. Thanks for you guys' help.
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Unread post by vibe77 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:14 pm

Can black peppercorn be used for breaking up a couple ?

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Unread post by ConjureMan » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:43 am

Hello Vibe77,

Yes black pepper is traditionally used in break up, cursing, and crossing work specifically to drive someone away. You can read more here: http://www.herbmagic.com/pepper-black.html
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Unread post by Cinammon12 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:43 pm

Ok so last month i gift my cousin in law a few sacs with herbs in them, along with money dressing oil and money powder which i made.

I didnt have all the ingredients that was suggested to make the oil and powder but i looked up and read about the items i needed and found suitable substitutes for them.

I picked random herbs for the sacs. no one told me to pick these certain herbs.

Plus i used candles and incense to help with the intent to make it more powerful.

Now, i do believe in what i did and my workings. Ive always felt that ive had an inner power and was never sure if it was true or not.

Now my questions:

1) Did i put the herbs for love, protection, and help manifest positive dreams for prosperity in the wrong sac bags?

2) They were in mesh colored bags. Was that wrong?

3) Is there a wrong or right sac or bags i should use for such items, or should i use glass bottles?

4) Ive made teas and herb glass bottles to help contacting spirits while i sleep, but not sure if i did it right. i dont doubt anything that i have done thus far. i just want to make sure my deliverence is correct.

If anyone can help i would really appreciate it

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Unread post by Rapacia » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:11 pm

Hello, all.

At what point are dried herbs, animal curios or minerals too old to be effective for use in hoodoo?

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Unread post by snouvavou » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:07 am

I skimmed over this topic and didn't see the reuse of roots addressed, so here goes:
I have a nice fat John the Conquerer and Queen Elizabeth Root that I placed in a mojo bag a couple of years ago but never "activated". They seem physically and energetically intact. Do y'all think they could be reused or should I just start from scratch?
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Unread post by Miss Athena » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:52 am

Hello snouvavou,

You could try to work with them now and see what results you get. I would cleanse them first (i.e., wash in your choice of Florida Water, whiskey. etc.) and if they feel alive to you, then work them into your spell. If you don't get the results you desire, then of course start over.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

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Unread post by DeborahHarris » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:13 am

I'm looking for a thread specifically on loadstones. Am I overlooking it or is there not one. Can someone direct me to it?

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:47 am

DeborahHarris --

It's here:

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Unread post by DeborahHarris » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:56 am

Wow! okay. Thanks :)

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Tier 2 NOVEMBER 14th, 2021

Hello, everyone, and thank you for supporting "It's All Ephemera"!

This week in "Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog," i take a look at the United States Food and Drug Administration's successful legal action to destroy traditional American herbal knowledge that had its roots in ancient Native American medicine.

1) "When Hoodoo Was Illegal: FDA versus Indiana Botanic Garden and Old Chief Medicine Co. 1950"

[PATRONS GET THE SECRET URL IN EMAIL ONE YEAR BEFORE IT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC]

This illustrated page brings us the story of A. L. Machris and the Old Chief Medicine Co. of Detroit, Michigan, a mail-order house that purchased bulk herbal teas from Joseph E. Meyer's Indiana Botanic Gardens in Hammond, Indiana. Lucky for us, while ordering several shipments of these folkloric medicines to be destroyed, the FDA also carefully noted down all of the ingredients in six different remedies -- so now you can make your own!

Thanks to my wonderfully supportive Patrons -- you have made this web page possible.

2) "Southern Spirits" Web Site

http://southernspirits.org/wiki/

"When Hoodoo Was Illegal" is a category of web pages at the Southern Spirits web site, which is a site that collects primary documentary accounts of the practice of hoodoo, the folk magic of African-American practitioners. If you are not yet familiar with the public portion of the site, check it out!

DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR PATRONS

3) The Public Southern Spirits web site:

http://www.southernspirits.org

Southern Spirits one of my nicest, but least-known web sites. Online since 1994, Southern Spirits brings the ghost-voices of our magical past into the modern age. These are our spiritual ancestors speaking -- both as others heard them and as they told the world about themselves. Listen!

The material at Southern Spirits was gathered from a variety of sources, including old books, magazine articles, newspapers, and even fragments extracted from novels and short stories. It is heavily annotated with interpretive and comparative notes, especially distinguishing between narratives told *by* practitioners and narratives *about* them, particularly when the latter are recounted by derogatory or "amused" white observers.

PUBLIC-ACCESS PAGES

4) "Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog" Private Forum:

private-patreon-forum-f237.html

As a Patron, you have access to our exclusive threads at the Lucky Mojo Forum! Signing up takes a few seconds, and each thread allows you to participate in discussions with me about the ongoing Patreon page publications. To comment on this week's new pages, or any of the previous posts, please go to my private Patreon forum at the web address above.

5) If you want to support me on Patreon, please go to "It's All Ephemera," where you can read my update posts and sign on as Patrons:

http://patreon.com/catherineyronwode

6) Please follow me on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/catyronwode

Patrons at Tiers 4, 5, and 6 can expect their packages of books and ephemera to go out on November15th, 2021.

Cordially,

cat yronwode

Tier 2 NOVEMBER 14th, 2021

Hello, everyone, and thank you for supporting "It's All Ephemera"!

This week in "Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog," i take a look at the United States Food and Drug Administration's successful legal action to destroy traditional American herbal knowledge that had its roots in ancient Native American medicine.

1) "When Hoodoo Was Illegal: FDA versus Indiana Botanic Garden and Old Chief Medicine Co. 1950"

[PATRONS GET THE SECRET URL IN EMAIL ONE YEAR BEFORE IT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC]

This illustrated page brings us the story of A. L. Machris and the Old Chief Medicine Co. of Detroit, Michigan, a mail-order house that purchased bulk herbal teas from Joseph E. Meyer's Indiana Botanic Gardens in Hammond, Indiana. Lucky for us, while ordering several shipments of these folkloric medicines to be destroyed, the FDA also carefully noted down all of the ingredients in six different remedies -- so now you can make your own!

Thanks to my wonderfully supportive Patrons -- you have made this web page possible.

2) "Southern Spirits" Web Site

http://southernspirits.org/wiki/

"When Hoodoo Was Illegal" is a category of web pages at the Southern Spirits web site, which is a site that collects primary documentary accounts of the practice of hoodoo, the folk magic of African-American practitioners. If you are not yet familiar with the public portion of the site, check it out!

DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR PATRONS

3) The Public Southern Spirits web site:

http://www.southernspirits.org

Southern Spirits one of my nicest, but least-known web sites. Online since 1994, Southern Spirits brings the ghost-voices of our magical past into the modern age. These are our spiritual ancestors speaking -- both as others heard them and as they told the world about themselves. Listen!

The material at Southern Spirits was gathered from a variety of sources, including old books, magazine articles, newspapers, and even fragments extracted from novels and short stories. It is heavily annotated with interpretive and comparative notes, especially distinguishing between narratives told *by* practitioners and narratives *about* them, particularly when the latter are recounted by derogatory or "amused" white observers.

PUBLIC-ACCESS PAGES

4) "Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog" Private Forum:

private-patreon-forum-f237.html

As a Patron, you have access to our exclusive threads at the Lucky Mojo Forum! Signing up takes a few seconds, and each thread allows you to participate in discussions with me about the ongoing Patreon page publications. To comment on this week's new pages, or any of the previous posts, please go to my private Patreon forum at the web address above.

5) If you want to support me on Patreon, please go to "It's All Ephemera," where you can read my update posts and sign on as Patrons:

http://patreon.com/catherineyronwode

6) Please follow me on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/catyronwode

Patrons at Tiers 4, 5, and 6 can expect their packages of books and ephemera to go out on November15th, 2021.

Cordially,

cat yronwode
catherine yronwode
teacher - author - LMCCo owner - HP and AIRR member - MISC pastor - forum admin

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