This spell can be used by children who are being abused by a parent or caregiver. It is not a substitute for telling a sympathetic adult or the authorities. This is what you do when you have done that, and nobody listened or believed you, or if getting help from humans would put you in further danger.
Eshu is the protector of children, and Orunmila gives or takes away authority. Nobody can get into any position of power over others without them, and if they abuse their power, it can be taken away.
The reason that bad things happen to us even though the Orishas are strong is because the Orishas are forces of Nature. In Nature, it is seen that if the parents of any creature do not care for them properly, they will suffer or die. It is the way of Nature. It is also however, the way of Nature for the strong to overcome the weak, and the flexible and adaptable to outlive the stagnant and rigid.
Once you take it into your hands to neutralize an abusive parent, you take on the responsibility for your family. Think very carefully whether or not this is truly worth it. Sometimes it is better to “do your time” for awhile, if the parent is simply weak minded and hysterical, but not violent enough to do serious injury or harm. Witchcraft should only be used when there is no other way.
You should be sure that when you take down the monster(s), you do not become the monster who made you.
It is best that this spell be done by the firstborn child, but it can be done by any of the children.
Another thing, DO NOT tell anyone what you are doing. For this spell to work, it must be a total secret. Don’t even tell your other siblings.
This is not a curse. You are merely taking charge of the situation by calling in Eshu to help.
Step 1: Offerings to Eshu and Reporting
For a week, whenever you get candy or sugar or fruit, set aside the first bite or piece or the first spoonful you are given, or take from its container. Put this in a secret place, in a well sealed container.
The next Monday that you are able to, take what you gathered to the far left corner from wherever you approach a crossroads (intersection). If there is a circle, you can do this in the middle of the circle.
As if you are playing hide and seek, call Eshu three times. Then pour the contents at the left corner or the middle of the circle. Then tell Eshu what has been going on in your home.
When you go back home, pat or knock on the left side of your doorway three times. Do the same at every doorway you pass. If the parent is watching, don’t do these things, but if they are not watching, do it.
From the first time you take offerings to Eshu, if they hit you or your siblings, Eshu will hit them. He usually strikes through “accidents”. You must be strong when this starts, and not feel sorry for them. They brought these tragedies on themselves.
Step 2: Call for Backup
Eshu may mess them up so badly that they won’t be as much of a danger to you. At this point, you should look at your situation again to see if it is safe to call for help from the authorities or family. You are supposed to behave intelligently since you have taken responsibility.
If it is still unsafe to contact the authorities or family, then contact a priest/ess or sorcerer you know to be real. You can contact me if you like. Ask to be placed on their altar for prayer.
Delete any emails or letters or any evidence of your interactions that your abuser may find. We do not want you to get into trouble, and we really don’t want them trying to reverse the working.
Step 3: Thank Eshu
When your abuser is neutralized, thank Eshu by giving him offerings at least the first Monday of every month.
…and bear in mind what he did for you, he can also do for anyone you have power over. You must strive to be a fair and just leader and/or parent when it is your turn.
This worked for me when I was 14. My parents were old fashioned southern Christians who went a little too far with the “rod of correction” on a regular basis. My brother and I lived in constant fear.When I called to Eshu for help, somehow others were moved to tell my parents that it was wrong for them to beat us so badly. He hit them where it would hurt, since it didn’t hurt their conscience: their reputation. 🙂
Adult or Peer Helper/Backup
If you are an older sibling who has escaped, or a sympathetic adult or peer of the child or children being abused, you can help with the work.
Make a poppet or mud-doll of the abuser(s) with a copper wire core that goes “from the rooter to the tooter” (from the head to the ass). This will make them more receptive (read vulnerable) to spiritual influence.
If you don’t have any of their personal effects, remember that a photo given to you by the victim or one of their family members, even online through email, will do. Just print it out, mark it with guava stick charcoal, and run it through Eshu incense smoke. If you are a shaman or very good at trance and Collective Consciousness work, you don’t even need that, just their name inked on good paper, papyrus, or animal parchment. One of the best for this is pomegranate ink because of its underworld implications.
Once you’ve consecrated the poppet, you have some options, depending on what you think a suitable punishment for them would be. If they have seriously damaged a child, then they are essentially cutting or attempting to cut their own legacy, whether the child is theirs biologically or not. They are better off dead, even though death may be a mercy for them. This includes, by the way, emotional abuse that is driving the child to suicidal tendencies. Use your own discretion. Nature doesn’t care about the legal definitions of child abuse, or what is “fair” to lawyers.
One thing I like to do is make a mud doll of them that not only has a copper core, but some grains of paradise, sesame seeds, and chopped up pine needles around the heart. After it is shaped, I like to stick thorns in the hands and mouth, and whatever other parts they are using against children. This way they fall ill, and their body starts to suffer for every assault they have ever made against any child.
Once the doll is done, take it to a crossroads, and give Eshu some very good offerings. Bury the doll there. Bonus if you can sprinkle over this, some graveyard dirt from the grave of a child who was killed by their abuser.
Be advised that when dealing with such negative energy, you will probably suffer a bit. It is so cruddy that you may even get whatever cold or flu is going around, and have to walk away from the case and the people involved for awhile. Once you are better though, you will see that it was worth it. So, so worth it.
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