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Clients and Goofer Dust

To: alt.lucky.w,alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,alt.magick.tyagi
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Re: Clients and Goofer Dust
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 09:01:48 GMT

blackman99 (siva) wrote:
> Lilly :
> #  blackman99 wrote:
> # >  Lilly :
> # You don't have any clients?
> i don't do work for people. i refer conjure out
> to those i trust, but don't have clients in that sense. 

Siva is correct with respect to himself, but not with
respect to me. I do not cast spells for clients for a fee,
however, we do dress candles for customers and for clients. 

We dress glass-encased candles that people purchase -- the
candles can be requested dressed or not -- and we also set lights
for customers and non-customers at the 4 altars in our church.

The service of setting lights for clients is particularly
sought by those who wish for court case outcomes in their
favour (the candle is lit on the court date), for love work,
for healing, and for career success (the candle is lit on
job interview days). You may phone us to get a light
set for you, or order online. You may send a petition 
request by snail-mail and enclose a photo of yourself, or by
email with an attached image we can print out for use with your  

> sri catyananda and I make time to do consultations.

I give tarot card, pendulum, palmistry, psychometry and other
forms of psychic readings five days a week, by appointment, with
occasional room for walk-ins. I also give rootwork consultations five days a week. 

A rootwork consultation is not quite the same as a psychic

During a psychic reading i will attempt to see into your
situation and to present your spiritual options as they are
revealed to me. Using the tools of divination, I will look into the metaphysical
aspects of your situation that you perhaps cannot see. 

During a consultation i will attempt to teach you spell craft
that I believe will be of use to you. You can describe a personal
situation and ask what magic spells or prayers i recommend you do
to obtain the result you want, ask for my help identifying
amulets or talismans you may have found, get my candid assessment
of any root worker whose name and methods are personally known to
me (no gossip, just my own direct knowledge), request a list of
book recommendations and URLs on any of a number of magical and
occult topics, ask me to identify herbs by common name and/or
make a list for you of magical herbs that can be substituted one
for another, inquire about the meaning of blues lyrics that refer
to hoodoo, have me explain unfamiliar terms or concepts you have
encountered in books of magic spells -- or whatever you want to
ask me.

Psychic readings and consultations vary in length: I offer 10
minute, half-hour, and one-hour psychic readings and rootwork

Anyone can call the shop at 707-887-1521 and schedule an
appointment for a reading or a consultation with me on the next
available date. I am generally booked one to three weeks in

> > > > Goofer goofer goofer... kind of has a ring, don't it?  ):]
> > >
> > > kufwa. killing.
> >
> > Not nearly the same.

Actually, Lilly, goofering and killing are quite nearly the
same, as Siva tried to make clear. The English word goofer
is derived from the Kikongo word kufwa, which means to kill.
It is a word that entered the English language via the
speech of African slaves. 

To goofer is the verb form. Literally it means to kill, but
idiomatically it means to put a particular kind of curse on
someone, one involving getting them in contact with goofer
dust -- or goofering them. 

Goofer dust is a combination of graveyard dirt (a.k.a.
corpse powder) and other ingredients, most often red
(cayenne) pepper, sulphur powder, and snake skins or snake
sheds. Goofer dust can be used in hoodoo to bring bad luck
or death to enemies or to control people, as in spells where
you goofer someone to force them to love you. It is
generally said that a person who is goofered with a death
spell will pine away or "molt away" slowly, thus acting
goofy until they die -- that is, "killed" but not yet aware
of the fact. 

The idea that the word goofy means something humourous is an
example of white people not understanding a term from a
foreign language and giving it a new meaning. This has
happened with a number of African words -- mojo, juke, and
mumbo jumbo come to mind as further examples. 

Read more about goofer dust here:

cat yronwode 

Hoodoo in Theory and Practice --

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