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The Lord’s Prayer (Pater Noster)

The Lord’s Prayer is one of two fundamental prayers in hoodoo (the other one being Psalm 23). It is so often used that you might as well memorize it. The Lord’s Prayer can be found in the New Testament in Matthew 6:9 – 13 as well as in Luke 11:2 – 4. How to Pray The Lord’s Prayer (with Pictures)

Wording of the prayer differs according to the English translation used. Use the version you are either used to from your church or use a version that feels comfortable to you by reading the different translations online. There are websites that will give you comparisons between Bible Versions.

Hyssop, allspice and frankincense tears make an excellent anointing oil based on the Lord’s Prayer. Used for your altar devotions.

The Lord’s Prayer in Both Latin and English:

Latin:

Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctifecetuor, nomen tum. Advaniat regnum tum. Fiat voluntas, et in terra, panem nostrum, cotidianum. Da nobis hodie, et dimite nobis. Debita nostra. Sicut et nos, dimmitimus, debitoribus, nostris. Et ne nos in ducas, en tentatsionum. Sec libera, nos, amalo. Amen.

English:

The Lord’s Prayer
(traditional wording, from the litany section of the U.S. Book of Common Prayer, 1928 edition )

Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Sample Mediumship Oracle Reading

I bought Doreen Virtue and James Van Praagh’s “Talking to Heaven” cards yesterday, and thought I’d try out a sample mediumship tarot spread called “LOVED ONE ON THE OTHER SIDE.”

The cards themselves are kind of basic and (in my opinion) not informative enough.  I’ll have to develop my intuition and imagination with these cards. They’ll take some hard core practice on my part to get effective with them and give meaningful mediumship readings with them.

In hoodoo/conjure, the spirits of the dead, especially the ancestors, are an important feature in the practice of hoodoo. The first altar one generally builds is to the ancestors. The spirits of the dead are there to guide us and protect us.  They give us information and advice for our lives. You may be interested in some articles about spiritualism and mediumship over at my website. http://hoodoo-conjure.com/spiritualism/index.htm 

How is my loved one doing? “Don’t be afraid.”
Don’t be afraid FOR me, don’t be afraid for yourself. Fear will hold you back from healing. And fear will tie me to you in an unhealthy way. You have a right to heal. I have a right to be let go of. We all change and grow and recover from the traumas that have damaged us.
Anything my loved one wants to say to me. “I wish I had told you more often how much I love you.”
There were times you doubted I loved you, but I have always loved you. Sometimes I thought you didn’t love me. But of course you loved me.
What’s it like on the other side? “I am just a thought away.”
Because I don’t have a physical body, I can communicate to you through thoughts, feelings, sensations, signs. Watch for me. You will feel me. You will know that I come and go at will.
How can I best support you? “There is no such thing as death.”
Believe that I still exist. My form has changed, but I am still present. I am still here. Life, though altered and not physical anymore, goes on. It exists through the universe. Support me by knowing that I am okay, I am here, I am everywhere. I’m with you still.

The Difference Between Hoodoo and Voodoo

 

St. Cajetan Job Seeking Candle Spell

St Cajetan is the patron saint of job seekers.

Saint Cajetan is regarded as the Patron Saint of the job hunter and the unemployed. This spell calls upon Saint Cajetan who is eager to help you find a job or a better paying job. If you are tired of your present job and looking for a better one, or if you are currently unemployed, appeal to Saint Cajetan, who will aid you in your quest for a better position or career.

Mix in a bowl:
–1/2 tsp of each herb. Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Fenugreek seed, & Basil
2 oz green olive oil.

Bless the oil in the Name of the Holy Trinity.

You will need three new Green candles. Dress each one with the oil/herb mixture from bottom to top. You will arrange the candles in a triangle on your altar. On the top candle, inscribe “good paying job” and on the two bottom candles write the Success Symbol

Write a petition paper on a piece of brown torn paper grocery store bag. Write on a piece of paper what you would like in terms of a good paying job. Be specific. Write the city and state where you want the job. At the end of the petition paper, write out Psalm 118: 25: “Save now, we beseech thee, O Jehovah: O Jehovah, we beseech thee, send now prosperity.” Fold the paper and place it under the top candle. Place a dollar bill underneath the bottom left candle; on the bottom right candle place a W-2 form with your name and social security number on it.

Light the candles every day for seven days. When you light them, pray to St. Cajetan, the patron saint of job seekers. Offerings to St Cajetan would include bread and wildflowers.

Glorious Saint Cajetan, acclaimed by
all people to be the father of providence
because you provide miraculous aid to
all in need, I stand here before you today,
asking that you present to the Lord our God
the requests that I confidently deposit
in your hands today.
May these graces that I now request
help me to always seek the Kingdom
of God and his Righteousness,
knowing that God — who dresses with
beauty the flowers of the field and
abundantly feeds the birds of the
sky — will give me all other
things. Amen.

On the seventh day, light the candles and pray “Thank you Saint Cajetan for working on my behalf for a better paying job!” Keep the faith and continue to pray to Saint Cajetan as he will answer your prayers in his own time!

Dispose of the spell remains in an unobtrusive spot at a bank. When leaving, do not look back at the spell remains.

Sharing a Book Review

Thought that this book review might be of interest to readers of my blog:

Book Review: Candle and the Crossroads by Orion Foxwood

A book of Appalachian Conjure And Southern Rootwork

http://mystic-echoes.com/2015/10/02/book-review-candle-and-the-crossroads-by-orion-foxwood/

 

Green Candle Money Spell

Torn piece of brown paper from a grocery store sack. Image Credit: http://brainflavoured.deviantart.com/art/Brown-paper-pt-3-197397572

On a torn piece of brown paper bag (like from the grocery store), take a pencil and write how much money you need and why you need it. Draw a circle around the amount and then write your name around the circle, continuously, without lifting your pencil off the paper.

Next take Money Drawing Oil and dress the paper in a 5 spot pattern. Placing four dots on the circle and then connecting the dots in a counterclockwise direction starting at the dot in the north and ending at the dot in the north is very effective.
Pray over the paper asking for God’s favor. You can use Psalm 23

The paper is now folded in half, folding towards you. Fold it in half again and again fold it towards you. Carry it with you all day. Feel free to touch, reread (out loud is best, but in your had is fine), and pray over the paper throughout the day. When you fold it up just remember to fold towards you.

Green Candle

That night open the paper up and reread it. Place it below a green candle dressed with Money Drawing Oil. When you dress the green candle, rub the oil upward from the bottom of the candle to the top of the candle

Pray over the paper and candle. You can use Psalm 23 or Psalm 4

 Pinch out the candle and repeat for seven or nine nights. On the last night, burn your petition.

7 prayers for a week of abundance

7 prayers for a week of abundance:
Sunday-Peace
I am now centered in the presence of pure peace. I consciously align myself with the peace of God. I am calm. I am alert. I am open to what needs to be done.

Monday-Thoughts
I am aware that my thoughts create my life. Therefore I keep my thoughts focused only on what I want to experience-the highest and best for myself and others. I am transformed by the renewing of my mind.

Tuesday-Balance
I choose to live a balanced life. I am poised in an awareness of both action and rest. I act appropriately when action is called for; and I am relaxed and calm when situations require that response.

Wednesday-Practice
I happily practice compassion, love, peace and joy. It is in my daily practice of these ways of being that I allow them to be revealed in my life. I rejoice in practicing the presence of God.

Thursday-Unlimited
I am unlimited abundance, beauty, and creativity. I am the vehicle through which Spirit expresses itself abundantly. Being created in the spiritual image of God, my life reveals the unlimited source of the universe.

Friday-Work
I find joy in the work that I do. I am inspired to see opportunity in whatever tasks are mine to perform. I allow the energy of Spirit to flow through me efficiently in the work that is before me.

Saturday-Kindness
I know that Spirit flows through me in a loving, kind and beneficial way to bestow its benefits to all who need it. Kindness reveals the wholeness of life revealed in radiant ways through the myriad acts that are mine to accomplish. I am a conduit for kindness.

SOURCE http://moneyabundanceandspirit.blogspot.com/2010/06/prayers-to-attract-money.html

Trinka 5 Money Spell

A visual representation of the Trinka 5 Money Spell.

Place a small bowl in a place you will see everyday.
Hold 3 coins in your dominant hand and say “Trinka five, trinka five ancient spirits come alive, money grow and money thrive, spirits of the trinka five.”
Toss the coins in the bowl and repeat the spell for nine days then continue doing so once a week until you have the money you need.

I added the rectangle so that when you print out the picture, you can write in the name of the person (either yours or someone else’s) who needs the money. The blue of the cup represents the water. When you set up your altar, place this picture on it along with the actual items needed and perform the spell.  Alternatively, you could take a printout of the picture and carry it around in your purse or briefcase or pocket. Happy Prosperity!

The Trinka Five Spell

The Trinka Five Spell

 

Tea Lights: What good are they in hoodoo, anyway?

Tea Lights: Cheap, Inexpensive and Appealing to the Frugal

Tea Lights: What good are they in hoodoo, anyway? They are so tiny, so small, and they burn so quickly. How on earth can they be any good for a hoodoo working?

A friend on my Hoodoo Arts forum asked me, “In your experience, have tea lights worked for you? I have a few of them but merely thought of them as teaser spells.”

Yes, they are kind of teaser. They are too small and burn too quick to be of any huge lasting effect. They are cheap, small, and a dime a dozen. Which, of course, makes them VERY attractive to the frugal minded.

I know they are indeed a kind of teaser, but I think they can be potent if you have a lot of people lighting them. This is where the power is: in numbers. In other words : lots of people = small candle = big working. But for me personally on my own — no.  Just one person lighting a single tea light is probably very small potatoes magic. This is why you need lots of people burning tea lights and why churches will give out tea lights to put on mass altars. In this case, it’s quantity, not quality.  Tea lights are GREAT for mass workings because they fit the concept of small effort + large number of people = big effect.

My friend’s thoughts are: “(I) think this boils down to intent again but it is well known that despite strong intent, once the tea light goes out, the working is considered done. With offertory and 7 day vigils, the work goes a lot longer. Energy and focus is key but a small firecracker that goes pop and one that goes boom, makes quite the difference.”

Another friend on my Hoodoo Arts forum commented in favor of tea lights: “I find tea lights work terrifically…I’ve even gotten requests at work and drawn pics of lit candles on post its, written the person’s name across it and used that as a focus. The lights are a focus point…the real  energy comes from the practitioner knowing how to use the point to focus and send energy. I have found that its not necessarily about what you use, rather how you use it. You can kick just as much ass with a piece if paper and pen as you can with a ton of candles, oils herbs and other things (not that those things aren’t cool and effective)….You can always “program” it for sustained release. You light the candle to start but the focused energy that has been imparted continue until the situation has resolved, the universe says “nope..not this time”, or whatever time frame you decide. It’s more than intent. You have to manipulate the energy. You can have the best intent but if you can’t control the energies you’re not going to get results no matter what you use.”

The use of post it notes is, in my mind, an interesting variation on candle working. If it works for her, she should continue doing that, but I personally am in favor of the actual flame, the actual candle, herbs and oils, etc. The debate pm whether “intent” trumps all is a worthy argument. I personally am on the side of “it takes more than just intent — ya gotta do the work too.” I personally am more on the side of “put some time, money, effort, materials, etc” into your working.  Not saying you have to break your bank at all. Because, for example, I am the queen of grocery store hoodoo — stuff from your local supermarket works just as good if not better than the stuff you buy at high end metaphysical stores.

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Willing to barter for more Lucky Buddha beer bottles. Offering: Tangle Art Hamsas, Doodle Art Horseshoes (with your name or whatever words you want incorporated) or tarot readings. All digitally delivered via IM or email. If you want the hard copy of the art, I could go for that too.  Each artwork would be made just for you and be one of a kind With tarot readings I can do either video chat or email.

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