Tuesday, March 12, 2013

*Contest Time* Product of the Month: Lucky Mojo Spirit Guide Incense & Mystifying Mints

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This month I chose Lucky Mojo's "Spirit Guide" incense powder for my Product of the Month.

Why you might ask? Good question! There had been some "hoopla" on Facebook just recently going around about Ouija or "Talking Boards", their use, and the "taboo" behind them.

I have heard stories of people playing around with them and inviting "trickster spirits" into their homes thus wreaking havoc for them and their families. Also some people trying to rid or dispose of their boards, only to find them back on their front doorstep.

I cannot confirm the validity of these claims, only that these were things I had heard over the years and just recently on Facebook.

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Chas Bogan of The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, Ca. to discuss the common misconceptions surrounding these boards.

Chas is a "Talking Board" aficionado. If there was anyone who would know about them, it's Chas!
He also makes them. They are really a work of art! But that is an entirely different blog post to come...

Although I personally do not have any experience with using a Ouija or Talking Board, I do hold a high respect for their use. And also recognize that with everything Hollywood churns out to make a buck, that quite a bit of the stigma attached to these boards can be quite theatrical.

If you go looking for trouble, you will most definitely find it. That's my philosophy anyway.
In no way am I saying that bad things can't and don't happen when using tools of this nature. You can trip yourself up with just about anything if done wrong or carelessly.

Personally, If I was doing works of this nature (calling upon Spirit or Ancestors) I would use Lucky Mojo's Spirit Guide Incense powders to attract the right one(s) to me.
While I will be doing a separate blog piece on The Mystic Dream here soon, I just had to quell my curiosity on the subject as well as offer a product that could be used with or without a board to help you get in touch with your Ancestors or anyone who you call upon to communicate with.

Though I will be offering a Ouija Tin of mints to go with the incense :)

*Sorry about getting a little side tracked there*

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Winner will be chosen March 23, 2013

Best of Luck and Thanks so much for reading :)

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Monday, March 11, 2013

*Contest Time* PantheaCon 2013

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WOW... Where to begin with this blog posting.

2013 was my very first trip to PantheaCon and after getting to experience it, it will not be my last!

Not only did I get to give my Visa card a work out, I also got to meet up and meet new friends in the process :) It really is a "Who's Who" of the Metaphysical Arts.

Ironically my teacher and mentor Cat Yronwode was there along with Nagasiva and I missed them completely. I feel like an idiot *facepalm*

I wasn't able to attend the whole weekend, but as always, I had snapped a ton of pics as well as contributing to the economy in a positive way. Supporting the Small Businessman.

While on my excursion, I was fascinated by what the various vendors had to offer in classes and goods.

I took Storm Faerywolf's (The Mystic Dream) "Witchcraft at the Crossroads" seminar which I found interesting as this was very different than Hoodoo; this was the teaching within the Blue Rose Faery Practices.

Also I attended Dr. E's (http://unnamedpath.com/) "Circle of Bones" in which we got to participate in a holy ceremony to communicate with the Ancestors and receive assistance and love from the dead. Very Moving class! Khi Armand (Conjure in the City) was a presenter as well!

I even had the blessing to get a reading from Mary K Greer herself! If you don't know who Mary Greer is, she is an A MAY ZING Lenormand Reader and I had to come back another day just to get an appointment with her... She is that good!

The really exciting part to my weekend at PantheaCon was hunting for "conjure goodies". And what a hunt it was!

I was fortunate enough that some of my favorite vendors were there with their goods for me to add to my Blog Prize Pack. This will be the biggest and most diverse give away yet!

My usual prizes are most always Hoodoo-centric but this time it will be a varied assortment of Magic/Hoodoo/Voodoo, etc. I am really excited about this one :) and so very grateful for the vendors who were on board and are supportive of this blog and the contest.
*these are people I know personally and can vouch for their products/services*

A HUGE Thank You to you all! This has been a wonderful blessing to me that I get to pass on to someone else :)

Now onto the pics!

Oh some of the people you will see at these conventions... I met "The Flying Spaghetti Monster"!

He gifted me this ribbon. And for the record, I was not touched by ANY appendage.

Found: "The Green Bible"
brought in by The Sacred Well

more yummy herbs and stones from The Sacred Well

"Merlin" and his dragon

this little dragon came scurrying out from behind a book I was reading... darn near gave me a heart attack!

Docteur Cæli D'Anto's hand made personal Grimoire

Lucky Mojo in tha HOUSE!
brought in by: www.serpents-kiss.com

Simply AMAZING product line from Kitchen Witch Gourmet
*Her Tea's are out of this world!*

A favorite sign of mine :) by: Hoodoo Roots

I was there :) Till next year!

and now the moment you all have been waiting for... The Prize Pack

This year's PantheaCon Prize Pack consists of the following:

Voodoo Doll from www.vodoustore.com

Wishing Mist from www.hoodooroots.com

Filthy Rich Money Draw Oil from www.themysticdream.com

Fourth Pentacle of Mercury Amulet from www.ancientways.com

Seeds of Hope (Yellow Mustard Seeds), Hot & Sultry Passion Spice, and Ready Spaghetti Cooking Spice from www.kitchenwitchgourmet.com

Pot o' Gold candle from www.serpents-kiss.com

Bliss Bath from www.thesacredwell.com

Unakite Turtle stone from www.stonecirclestudio.com

and a pair of Divining Rods from www.thediviningrod.com

Thank You so much to all these wonderful vendors and their amazing products for this PantheaCon Blog Posting!

I had wayyyy too much fun that weekend that is for sure! And cannot wait to see what next year's festivities hold :) I will make a point to attend the full weekend as 2 days clearly was not enough for me.

Next stop... ConjureCon in Santa Cruz!

You all know the "rules" but in case you don't, all you need to do is share this blog post on your Facebook and tell me that you did by writing "shared" on my status update I will provide; ultimately leads one for a chance to win the PantheaCon Prize Pack.

Winner of this epic contest will be announced March 29, 2013

Best of luck to you all!

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*Note: ALL Photographs were obtained with permission from Vendors/people pictured*

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March Reader/Rootworker of the Month: Papa Curtis

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A Prosperity Mojo Bag hand made by Papa Curtis!
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 Just in time for Tax Season!

I am pleased to announce that my March Reader/Rootworker of the Month is Papa Curtis!

I had met Papa Curtis through another fellow rootworker via Facebook this past year when I had the misfortune of being "thrown at".

In case you do not know what that term means, it is basically a definition of someone trying to "trip you up", cause you misfortune and downfalls.
This is generally done when you have wronged someone else, or in my case, pettiness and jealousy.

While I had the tools and "know how" to cleanse and protect myself, sometimes your own works may not be enough and you may find yourself in need of some heavier hitting work.

Enter: Papa Curtis.

He knew the situation (pretty sure most everyone in the conjure community knew my case), listened to what was happening on my end and the steps I took to re mediate it. He felt compelled to help me and gave me some advice as well as made me a few custom protection items.

I will have to say I was in awe at his compassion, knowledge, and speed at which he helped me. Not to mention his generosity! It was HIS idea to donate one of his hand made mojo bags for this months Give Away :)

Also his idea as to the "theme" being it Tax Season. Genius!

As a rule, Papa Curtis does not generally furnish photos of his workings (personal reasons) but was gracious to allow me a couple of his own as well as links to some podcasts and published works of his.

Here's to a windfall for the winner of this blog contest!

Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Papa Curtis!

Do you belong to a professional association that requires readers and rootworkers to abide by a code of ethics?
A. I am not a member of AIRR. However, I support what they do and believe all workers should be ethical and professional. Persons who are not will quickly gain a reputation for the worse.

What kinds of readings do you perform?
A. I work with sticks (casting lots), pendulums, geomancy, chamalongos and cowrie shells.

Which of the reading styles you use are most popular with your clients?
A. The sticks and pendulums seem to be.

Who was or were your divination teacher or teachers?
A. Mario dos Ventos, Hans Christian King

Do you prescribe spiritual supplies for the people you read for?
A. Occasionally, if they come to me for a specific condition.

Do you teach spell-casting or do magical coaching with your reading clients?
A. Yes, I do. Not all clients want this, but when appropriate I do.

How and when did you first hear about hoodoo rootwork? A. Probably when I was a young man growing up in Virginia. People around me did things I didn’t understand. I thought it was superstition,but now as I look back it was actually hoodoo.

Who was or were your rootwork teacher or teachers?
A. Mario dos Ventos. As well, Cat Yronwode’s work has been a great influence although I am not a student. Her research has benefitted the community greatly. I have a Gullah friend as well who has been kind enough to share her culture with me to some degree.

How long have you been professionally practicing divination, psychic reading, hoodoo rootwork, or conjure doctoring for clients?
A. Since 2007 professionally.

What kinds of hoodoo spell-casting cases have you handled successfully in the past?
A. Many. For some reason I tend to get people who are in difficult situations, such as being crossed or having roots thrown on them. Business enhancement as well as legal case work also seems to come my way often. One other area is people who have difficulty with a piece of land or property- just recently, I helped cool a piece of property that had angry Dead on it here in the NC mountains.

Can you provide me with any references from among your clients?
A. Absolutely. How many do you need?
*please see above commentary for my own personal testimony*

Can you send or show me any pictures of altar work that you have performed for other clients? A. No, I cannot. I was taught absolutely not to show altars or photos of my work to the general public. Of course, if you are ever in the area I’d be happy to show you in person.

What are your strong suits as a magical spell caster and rootworker?
A. I tend to get cases involving the dead or combatting witchcraft and deal with them effectively. Drawing business to clients, as well as helping them unravel complicated life situations also are two of my areas of specialty.

What are your weaknesses as a magical spell caster and rootworker?
A. I’m only 41, and have many years to learn more about the tradition.

Do you have any moral or religious limitations on the kind of magic spells you will perform for others? If so, what are they?
A. This depends. If divination indicates the work can be done, then I can do it. I’m not afraid of doing “left hand” work as long as it’s justified or deserved.

Do you work according to the precepts of a particular religion, and if so, which one?
A. Yes. I am a Kimbandiero, and a Palero. That would be Kimbanda and Palo Mayombe.

How long do you think I should have to wait before I can see results from your spell casting or altar work if we are going to have positive movement ?
A. Putting a time stamp on any work is not how I work. Usually works happen within a month (or a moon cycle), sometimes longer, often shorter. Each case is different. Usually divination indicates the timeframe in the initial consultation.

What could I be doing at home in combination with your rootwork and prayers to improve the chances that my aims and goals will be achieved? A. Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. Many times just staying spiritually clean can alleviate many issues. Also, being in touch with and honoring your Ancestors. They are your Home Team, as it were.

If the spell casting or altar work I hire you to do is not successful, how would you suggest that I proceed next?
A. I’ve not had to deal with this yet, but in that case I would refer you to a respected peer or one of my godfathers. One of the reasons for an initial divination is to see whether or not I can do the work or am allowed to do so. If the divination indicates I cannot, then I won’t take the case no matter the amount offered. To do so would not be ethical.

Do you provide magical coaching services?
A. Yes, but only on a limited basis. I’m not interested in having a lot of students. Only a few good ones. At this point I have had only 3 students over the years.

As a Teacher, what would you advice would you give someone just starting out in Reading/Conjure Work?A. Cleanse yourself regularly. Have a plan to protect yourself from negativity. Get in touch with and honor your Ancestors. Take it slow at first. Choose what- and whom- you work with carefully. Keep it simple- sometimes, less is more. Listen to your Elders and Ancestors.

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You all know the "rules" but in case you don't, all you need to do is share this blog post on your Facebook and tell me that you did by writing "shared" on my status update I will provide; ultimately leads one to win a very fabulous Prosperity Mojo Bag hand crafted by Papa Curtis.

The winner will be announced March 23, 2013

Best of luck!

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