Three Sticks of Incense: A Simply Elegant Eshu Ritual

The Good Stick Incense

Once you have established your relationship with Eshu, this is a good weekly ritual that you can do as an observance and prayer.  Other Gatekeeper deities such as Hecate may like this as well.  You should do this either on a Monday or a Friday, but not both.  It’s something …

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Latin Names of Plants Used in African and Diaspora Hispanic and Caribbean Medicine and Mysticism

This is a list of Latin and alternative names of herbs used in many areas of the African diaspora, but mainly those in African-Latinx medicine and mysticism.  Some of the slang or common names may apply to multiple plants with similar uses because of local availability. For those out there …

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Herbs, Stones, and Various Materials Used in Kindoki and Related African Diaspora Magic

Herbs in Kindoki

Kindoki and much of the African diaspora branch of Brujeria has its origins in pre colonial practices from central and west Africa and central America as well as Spain and Portugal.  So many of the commonly used ingredients are either native to central and South America or frequently imported.  Because …

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Bat’s Blood Oil Recipe for Tormenting Enemies

Bat's Blood Oil Recipe

Bat’s Blood Oil is used for causing your enemies to self destruct from fright and guilt.  It is one of the relatively safer ways that a layperson can curse someone without having to deal with aggressive spirits themselves.  The way it works is to make the target extremely attractive to …

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Congo Oil Recipe for Bringing Changes

Congo Oil Recipe

Congo oil is one of those things that everyone seriously has a different recipe for.  Some of the ingredients that are fairly consistent are some herb with caffeine, something peppery, and something very fresh.  Whichever one you get, it’s going to be deep, but like Tiger Balm for the soul. …

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AC/DC Oil Recipe for Same Sex Attraction and Solving Dilemmas

AC/DC Oil Recipe

AC/DC oil is used for two purposes that may seem unrelated, but aren’t so far apart.  On the one hand, it is attractive of same sex partners, whether it is worn by someone genitally/hormonally male or female.  On the other, it helps anyone of any gender or orientation solve dilemmas …

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Adam and Eve Oil Recipe

Adam and Eve oil is an old Hoodoo formula that is used for attraction and reconciliation.  It has somewhat fallen out of fashion because one of its main ingredients or companion charms, Aplectrum hyemale, is now endangered.  The orchid root where the ashe of the charm is channeled has a …

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Stop Thief Oil and Tincture

juniper

Stop Thief oil and tincture are used when you want to prevent stealing in the home or workplace, or just keep people’s hands off your things.  They are very simple to make, but you may have to do some foraging to find the right ingredients.  Fortunately, almost every place in …

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How to Do Daily Observances For The Orishas

Incense in Ethiopian Censer

Not all of us live in Africa or have the luxury of very attentive mentors or parents to keep us on track.  Also, even some initiates did not get adequate training, or simply prefer to do private observance aside of community gatherings.  So here is a set of suggestions for …

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Base and Multi Purpose Oils

These are oils that can be used as a base or carrier oil for making condition or devotional oils, or in a pinch, prayed over and infused with energy.  If you are not sure what to use, or you don’t want there to be a “tell” for its purpose, then …

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