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Jinx Removing Bath

Wake up very early in the morning – preferably before dawn and begibn your ritual:

You will first shower with the Rue or Hyssop Bath (recipe and directions below).

Using the Jinx Removing Envelope. Take the envelope of bath herbs and boil them, then strain them. Add a pinch of the Salt crystals until they dissolve. The Jinx Removing Herbal Bath Mix comes in an envelope and can be purchased at most botanicas.  There are several companies that make it.  If the packaging is in Spanish, it will be called “Quita Maledicion.”

Rue Soap and Hyssop Bath:

You will alternate each day (for 9 days) between the Rue and the Hyssop bath.

To make and use the Rue Bath: The recipe is as follows.  Use  dried Rue.  Take  2 teaspoons of rue and add it to a half gallon of water.  Boil  for 10-15 minutes and let it cool.  You can strain the plant material out if you desire.  (Straining out the herb will  After your bath or shower, pour the liquid (starting at your head) over your body and leave it there. As you do that you will pray Psalm 37 or read the prayer in the back of the Jinx Removing Envelope.

To Make and Use Hyssop Bath: Measure out 1 tbsp Hyssop. Add hyssop to a 2-quart pitcher and pour boiling water over it. Stir and then leave to steep for at least 15 minutes. Allow time to cool and then strain out the hyssop before use. Repeat this for each day of the uncrossing ritual. Pray Psalm 51 while you are over the bathwater. You may set a white candle if you’d like.

Further Reading: Some general directions/tips on spiritual bathing

Magic Spells Using Baths

Other Articles of Interest


Obatala Calming Spell

This working is done for an individual beset by anger and rage. Before starting, I would spritz yourself and the other person with Florida Water to cleanse yourselves. Don’t forget to cleanse the candle, the ribbon, and the white cloth as well.

What you will need:

A long white ribbon
A small white cloth (napkin sized)
Cascarilla (powdered white egg shells)
Cocoa butter
Tranquility (Calming or Peace) Oil Blend
White candle
White piece of paper

Place Obatala or a image of him in a corner where he will not be disturbed. You measure the height of the person with the white ribbon. Make a total of 8 knots with the ribbon from one end to the other asking Obatala with every knot to calm this person, bless this person, clear this persons path, etc. On a white piece of paper, write the persons name after every knot. Place the knotted ribbon and the paper in a jar with the Tranquility Oil, and cover it with cocoa butter and cascarilla. Light a white candle to Obatala.

A suggested prayer to Obatala when lighting the candle:

Obatala, Creator of the Universe and Creator of humanity. You are the compassionate, the essence of peace, and the source off all that is pure. Protect us from all evil, Most Beloved Obatala. Give us your peaceful blessings so that there may be tranquility and calm for [name of person]. I give you heartfelt thanks for your help.

Leave the jar covered with a white cloth until the job is done. (Which means, when the candle has burned itself out).

Ochun Love Bath

This is an easy bath for those of you who have no experience or want to work with Ochun. The bath will help you attract a lover at a club or bar.  It will help your confidence and increase your flirting skills, making you more attractive to the kind of person you want to attract when you go out on the town. 

Cinnamon sticks
Champagne or a Cider
5 of your perfumes or colognes
Patchouli perfume or oil

Now there is two ways you can do this and they both bring good results. You can either fill your tub and do this or put everything in a bucket, shower then throw it on top of you. If you are going to take a shower or that your in a rush to go to the club or something, take a bucket and add warm water to it. Get a small pot and add some water and boil the patchouli, hops and cinnamon sticks together. Once it comes to a boil you are going to have to strain it and add the liquid to your bucket of water. Add an entire beer and some of the cider or champagne to the bath. Add a little bit of honey and depending on your perfumes or colognes, spray or pour from each of the bottles.

Once you have done that, light 5 small yellow candles (tea lights if possible, otherwise use the smallest yellow candles you can find, like birthday candles or if you have to, use votive candles) and call upon Oshun’s essence and tell her what the bath is for. You shower normally and after you have rinsed off your soapy water you then throw the bucket all over your body. Now you might feel a little bit sticky because of the beer and cider but this will make everyone  stick to you. Air dry yourself.

When you get dressed for going out, make sure you dab a bit of each perfume that you put into your bath onto yourself.  I recommend: one dab on each breast, one dab on your pudenda, one dab on the inner part of each thigh. It would be best to incorporate gold jewelry into your outfit, as well as the color yellow in your clothing.

Easy Freezer Binding Spell

This is a very easy and simple spell to stop someone from causing trouble for you. It doesn’t hurt them physically or emotionally, You will need a freezer, a zip lock bag, some water, a piece of paper and a pencil. If you know the person you are binding, a personal concern would add a huge amount of  oomph to your working but if you don’t know the person or you are unable to get a personal concern, don’t fret about it — you can make up for that in your petition paper. You can do this spell in the kitchen, you don’t need an altar, herbs, oils or any fancy “extras.”

Meditate for some time on the actions the person is taking that you wish to stop so that you can distill it into as concise a statement as possible. The meditation will also focus your energy and emotions into your working, which will make this whole process STRONGER! You may write one or two sentences, which will work just fine, but of course you may write as many sentences as you wish. As a suggestion, you could write this on the piece of paper with the pencil along with the persons name saying: “This slip of paper is (name), and his/her actions against me. I hereby freeze (name) and bind him/her from causing me harm. In the Name of the Holy Trinity the Father The Son and The Holy Ghost.” ” (If the person is not known to you, use this wording instead and omit the name on the piece of paper. “This slip of paper is the unknown one and their actions against me. I hereby freeze them and bind them from causing me harm.In the Name of the Holy Trinity the Father The Son and The Holy Ghost. ) Fold the paper *away from you* into a compact shape and place the paper in the baggie. Fill the baggie with enough water to submerge the paper.

Now I recommend saying this powerful binding prayer!

In the name of Jesus Christ,

and by the power of His Blood and His Cross

I bind all spirits in the air and the fire,

in the water and the ground,

in the underground and in the netherworld.

I bind all satanic forces in nature.

I bind all curses, hexes and spells,

witchcraft and occult activity that have been performed against me.

I bind the interaction and interplay of all spirits

And command all spiritual forces to go where they belong beneath the feet of Jesus .

I claim the protection of the shed Blood of Jesus Christ

I now call Michael the Archangel

and his army of angels to surround, fill and protect me and mine

I praise God for all of His heavenly angels.

I call them forth now and release them

to surround and fill me

with God’s power and blessings,

in the name of the Father, and the Son,

and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Now place the water filled baggie in the freezer and freeze it solid.

Keep the baggie in the freezer until the difficulty is resolved, then thaw and bury the paper in the earth, pouring the water on the ground and saying: “I release you from the binding, but you will never be able to harm me again for I am protected by the shed Blood of Jesus Christ.”

Jinx Removal with an Egg

Jinxes are very real. Many people believe that their bad luck is from a jinx put on them or that all their wrong decisions made are the cause of a jinx being put on them, or even being too close to a person who has a jinx on them will cause bad things to happen to them.

First off, and this is important: identify what or whom you believe to be the source of your bad luck. Divination by pendulum or tarot is a good place to start for information on what or whom has caused your jinx.
There are always signs that a jinx has been placed upon you. It can be more than just a string of bad luck. Some times the signs are more obscure. Some examples might be: breaking a mirror, seeing your face in the mirror by candlelight, a bat flying into your house, a rooster crowing at night, an owl outside hooting three times in a row (owls are well-known sources of evil in Mexican folk magic), a picture falling, getting out of bed on the left foot or wrong side or seeing three butterflies in one place. Objects may also cause bad luck. (Think: did someone that you have an uneasy relationship with suddenly, out of the blue, give you a small gift? This gift may carry their jinx upon you!)
If it is the case that a cursed/jinxed object has been given to you by someone who has the Evil Eye for you, or wishes you ill, this is what you can do with the object.Take the jinxed object  and get rid of it by either burning it or throwing it into running water — like a river. You can also make a mojo bag by putting cleansing herbs such as agar and basil or purchase a pre-made good luck bag. Place the jinxed object in your mojo bag (assuming the object is small) and bury it at the crossroads. Either way you choose, now recite the 37th Psalm, the one that hoodoo practitioners call “The Uncrossing Psalm”.

In these situations, you need a jinx remover spell that will cleanse you of the jinx. It needs to be done right away! You can have a bad day from a jinx all over you . . . wake up with a new jinx on you . . . or get up on the wrong side of the bed from a jinx on that side of your bed. A jinx is a series of bad things that happen to you. A relative, a stranger, or a miserable person can easily throw a jinx on you as you pass them by in the house, street, or restaurant.

In curanderismo, eggs are used as a cleansing agent and jinx remover. Here is a way to cleanse yourself with an egg.

 Jinx Egg Removing Spell

From The Ancient 17th Century
Voodoo Book of Le Grand Sorcery

There is also an Egg Cleansing Limpia, a popular ritual in Mexican Folk  Magic.  Here are some great instructions for an Egg Cleansing (Limpia) (You may also want to see the Egg Spell for Spiritual Defense at the same site)

I could probably go on and on about jinxes, their causes and their cures, but this is enough for right now! I will no doubt post more about jinxing (aka crossing) in later blog posts.

How to Use Hoodoo to Find Your Soul Mate Part 2

Tarot can be very helpful in determining if someone is your soulmate or not. In this article on hoodoo and finding your soulmate, first I give three examples of tarot spreads that you can use to get important information about your future soulmate.  And then, an easy hoodoo love spell using a candle.

On my blog I have 2 soulmate tarot spreads that you might want to do.  The Soulmate Spread and Are They My Soulmate? Doing one of these readings in conjunction with a hoodoo love spell to sweeten (bring) someone to you increases your chances of finding someone who is the right person for you. Or if you need a quick tarot spread to give you a basic idea,  simply draw 3 Tarot Cards. Each of them respond 3 major questions:

  • What do you aspire to in finding love?
  • What make a perfect soul-mate for you?
  • What makes a romantic love for you?

Try using one of these tarot spreads along with performing a hoodoo love spell to find your soulmate and bring  him or her toward you.

There are many ways to do a hoodoo love spell. Some examples might be a sweetening spell (to sweeten a specific person to you).  A sweetening spell is a gentle spell that pulls someone toward you without interfering with their free will. Examples of sweetening spells are sugar box spells, honey jar spells, and syrup spells.  These kinds of spells, by their very nature, take a long time to work.  The effects of them are not immediate at all.  There are many examples of sweetening spells on the Internet and so I won’t cover one here.

Another method is Tying a Man’s Nature.  This is much more coercive and is only for those who do not mind binding a person to them. This method involves having sex with your man and using his semen in a spell to bind him to  you.  In my opinion, if you have to do this, then the man is not your soul mate. I would look into other ways to attract  your soul mate to you.

I personally tend to like candle spells for just about everything.

On a Friday (the day devoted to Venus) during the third hour of darkness: create a crossroads by drawing one on a piece of pink or red paper using pink chalk. Light three candles: deep red, white and pink and set them over pink or red cloth.. Dress each candle with some love oil. When lighting the white candle, visualize your soulmate coming to you. Think about all the qualities you want them to have.  The white candle represents now your soulmate. Place this white candle at the bottom of the crossroad drawing.

Now take the red candle and as you light it, visualize all the things you bring to your relationship with your soulmate. Imagine what kind of person you will be in this relationship.  You have gifts to offer — what are they?  Place the red candle at the top of the crossroads.  This candle represents you now.

The pink candle is lit last and represents the relationship that the two of you have. As you light it, say aloud: “I ask St. Raphael to bestow True Love between me and my soul mate.”  Place in the center of the crossroad drawing. Breathe your love into your heart.  Blow this love gently onto the candles, while visualizing your soulmate coming to  you.

Light them each evening at let them burn as long as you can until they are gone. Be patient, it can take some time for this love spell to work.

Part 3 shows you how to perform a love spell with a candle, herbs, sugar, and a paper cutout doll.  How to Use Hoodoo to Find Your Soul Mate Part 3.

You may be interested in this article at my website: 5 Ways To Determine if You’ve Found Your Soulmate



How do I get rid of a Demon?

Question: How do I get rid of a demon?

Okay the first thing *I* would do is sage your home and burn camphor in all four corners of your home. Salt the perimeter of your home. For 13 days, burn a black candle for 13 minutes each day (on the final day, let it burn down completely) dressed with Oil of Abramelin. If you cannot find it, here is how to make it.

Oil of Abramelin
This is a critical mixture to use when driving demons away. Pour the
oil in a circle around yourself to protect against a physical demonic
attack. To make it, use equal parts with cinnamon, myrrh and galangal.

Carve on the candle this: Colossians 1:13 — just that, the name of the verse. Each day that you light the candle, recite the verse over the candle. “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,”
For every day that you are working this spell, take a protective bath before going to sleep (in my mind, people are most vulnerable when asleep). While taking this bath, recite Psalm 91.

Get Rid of a Neighbor Now!

This spell takes some time and patience, but will work very well when getting ride of “friends,” co-workers, nasty neighbors, or anyone you need out of your life. This spell was  created to rid yourself of negative people in your life. This spell is the perfect spell to get rid of enemies, undesirable neighbors, negative or abusive people, or any other situation or spiritual force which is negatively impacting you.

1. Get a large black candle and dress (using a downward motion) with Drive Away Oil.
2. Write the person’s name nine times on a piece of paper, starting on the bottom of the paper and going upward, so the the name “goes away from you” and then at the top write the phrase “Get Thee Hence From Me.”
3. Fold the paper away from you and put it under the candle.
4. Mix powdered eucalyptus leaves and sulfur with graveyard dirt and throw it at the neighbor’s front door.
5. Burn the candle for 13 minutes each day for 13 days and on the 13th day, let the candle burn itself all the way down.
6. Recite psalms 74, 101, and 109 three times each each time the candle is lit.
7. Bury the remains, if possible, at the front door of the person you want to get rid of. If you can’t, see if you can put the remains in some of their landscaping. Or throw them into a river.

Protecting your home from unwanted people

Get Rid of Unwanted Visitors!

We all have that person that we just hate it when they show up.  Nothing we do or say to them seems to stop them from showing up.  Ick. Been there myself.

Create a barrier of red brick dust, salt, cayenne pepper, eucalyptus and black pepper seed around your house, esp. your doors. If you cannot find eucalyptus, your own urine works and might work better. Spread the mixture counter clockwise around the exterior of your house. Read Psalm 71 or another protection prayer of your choice while sprinkling.

Psalm 71

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
    turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
    to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
    from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

If you have windows near your door, I would also put a small mirror in it, reflection side outward. Get a small brand new mirror and when you buy it, DO NOT LOOK AT IT. (That is very important. Do not let the new mirror catch your reflection). On the back of the mirror, write the unwanted person’s name on it. For added measure, sprinkle some of your urine on it.

Another thing you can do is put a broom by the door. If they show up you can make a sweeping motion with it to sweep out their bad energy.  If your protection powder gets all messed up at the door, though, I’d simply resprinkle more powder and re-say the psalm.


Anima Sola (Intranquil Spirit)

Who is Anima Sola, the Intranquil Spirit?

She is a lonely woman in Purgatory, praying desperately to be released. She is very popular in Latin America. I have heard that once you pray to her and work her spell, she is attached to you forever. Some consider her working to be dark side or left-handed work, because it robs another of his or her free will — they will never know peace until they come back to you.  The spell below recommends a pink candle, but The Demoniacal recommends a black candle and an offering of water. Anima Sola is often used as a more coercive form of Reconciliation Work.

Luciantos, along with the typical cautions about working with Anima Sola, has a completely different working for her.  He includes a honey jar  (because the person coming back will be angry and stressed out from the side effects of the spell and therefore needs to be sweetened to you), a protection vigil if you don’t have Fiery Wall of Protection, protection oil, cleansing beforehand and an exorcism after.

Cat of Cat’s Rants has a different way of calling the Intranquil Spirit and her working is called “Evil Reconciliation Spell.” Her attitude is quite different from others in that she believes the spell is safe even for beginners and that the ill or evil effects are overstated.

A blog page over at http://sansespiritismo.blogspot.com explains that there are numerous Intranquil Spirits, not just Anima Sola.

Working with Anima Sola is dicey in the sense that it is considered darker magic and has consequences; some think that summoning her is summoning a spirit directly from Hell.  So my advice is read all the links I’ve provided about her before choosing to perform this working.

Links about Anima Sola 












There are different variations of ingredients to perform this spell and the following is just one of them.

Time: Full Moon or Waning
Day: Friday
Hour: Venus
Tools: *Pink Candle, Either Intranquility Oil, Commanding Oil, Reconciliation Oil, or Follow Me Boy Oil.
Crucifix (which can be a rosary or a cross)

To make a former Lover be unable to rest until he/she returns.

Inscribe the Pink candle with the persons name on it. Annoint the candle with either of the listed oils. Light the candle,and while holding the lit candle in one hand ,and the crucifix in the other say:

“O Intranquil Spirit,you that in hell are wandering and will never reach heaven hear me, O hear me!
I want you to grasp the five senses of {name of lover} and do not let him rest in peace ,neither seated nor standing,waking nor sleeping,that he should think of seeing me, hearing me, tasting me, and touching me, that he should find himself as desperate as the waters of the seas and as torn as the wind in the storm until he returns to me, that he should run and run until he humbly falls at my feet because nobody will help him,and that neither a divorced woman nor a married woman, a widow nor a young woman shall ever love him, but only me and me alone.
{Name of lover}, I conjure you before the cross and God Almighty that you are to run after me as the living after the cross and the dead after the light.

Place the crucifix on your alter, and then place the candle below the crucifix on your alter. Let the candle burn itself completely out. This person won’t rest until they come back to you.

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