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  1. A Ritual to Offer Respect to the Lwas by Mambo Sam.

    Honoring the Lwa can be simple or complicated depending upon your time, finances, resources, etc. Mostly your intention to honor them, no matter how humble your offering, is the most important thing.   Now most of you know that the Lwa have been categorized as far as colors, specific offerings, etc., and I will be posting a list for that.   However, just because you don't...

  2. Altar Building Basics by Mambo Sam.

    So, let's get started, by asking ourselves some basic questions and getting some basic answers.   WHAT AM I TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH IN MY PRACTICE OF VOODOO? This is a question that everyone should ask themselves.  What is your direction in this endeavor?  Are you looking for a spiritual path? Are you disenchanted with conventional religion?  Do you just want to do magick? ...

  3. Herbs and their uses.

    NATURAL SUBSTANCES - COMMONLY-REPORTED METHODS OF APPLICATION - or, Olde Tyme Voodoo Remedies for People in Unrestful Situations :-)   SUGGESTIONS AS TO WHERE TO FIND VARIOUS PLANT SUBSTANCES LOCALLY: 1) Grocery stores / Supermarkets 2) Health food stores 3) Herbal supply shops 4) Plant nurseries 5) Oriental food markets 6) Flower shops 7) Botanicas 8) Peoples' gardens 9) In the wild   ADAM &...

  4. Practical Color Magick

    PRACTICAL COLOR MAGICK Have you ever been GREEN with envy? Felt PURPLE passion? Been in the PINK? Had the BLUES? Color has played a role in our lives for centuries. On this page, over time, I will be adding more and more about how color attributes are used in magick and voodoo. Please check back often...

  5. Demystifting Voodoo

    VOODOO IS NOT EVIL DEMYSTIFYING THE ERRONEOUS BELIEFS ABOUT VOODOO Copyright © 1997-present, Samantha and Matthew Corfield, & The Voodoo Boutique ® VARIOUS CONCEPTS This letter is written to enlighten the reader about misconceptions concerning Voodoo. Voodoo itself is NOT evil, nor has Voodoo anything evil in it. The practice of Voodoo has the very best...

  6. St Expedite

    St Expedite Hey, thanks for asking about St. Expedite. He is a fascinatingfigure in both Catholicism and New Orleans Voodoo.St. Expedite is especially figurative in New Orleans voodoopractices. His origins are somewhat subject to speculation. Onestory goes that a package from Rome that contained a statue (andsaint's remains in some versions of the story) was sent to nuns andmarked "expedite" -...

  7. High John the conqueror root bag

    High John the conqueror root bag (from Mambo Sam)   The best reference for good stories, I think, is Zora Neale Hurston.I think you would enjoy her writings (if you haven't read them in thepast)!The root itself, named after the slave, John is, of course: HighJohn the Conqueror (ipomoea purga) or "Jalap" and is a mainstay ofAfrican American magick, the root of...

  8. Doing it with your Duck - Part Deux! (Reconsecration Ritual!)

    Doing it with your Duck - Part Deux! (Reconsecration Ritual!) Note:  Well, I don't know why it didn't, but this was supposed to post yesterday as a follow up to the post about using your www.spellmaker.com products that you have laying around. Anyway, see below! -------------------------- Hello everyone!  So yesterday I was blogging about using the Spellmaker products that you have laying...

  9. The Five Minute Service

    The Five Minute Service Hello everyone! People tell me all the time  they would do more service/ritual to the Lwa (Vodou Spirits) but they "just don't have the time."  Now I realize that we could go back at them saying that they should or could "make the time."  However, in today's world, that sometimes is not as easy as...

  10. the care and feeding of Gris Gris bags.

    The Care and Feeding of Gris Gris Bags Hi ! So, you have placed an order, gotten your spell kit,  put serious time and energy into your casting and now have this wonderful little spell bag that you have made. How long you actually need to use the gris gris bag depends on your situation. Personally, I have...