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Florida Water

To: alt.lucky.w
From: (ContessaZed)
Subject: Florida Water (response to blackbriar's original inquiry)
Date: 03 Mar 2000 03:36:34 GMT

In article <>, Layla  writes:
I had a friend who was from Surinam, she was creole/indian, and her uncle used
florida water in his Winti rituals. He used it for purification. He mixed it
with flowers, and washed my friend with it from head to toe, while chanting and
praying. Her ex-boyfriend had done a love spell on her, and her uncle removed
the spell.  The whole ritual was fascinating, I'll never forget it.

Florida Water has a variety of uses in Voudoun.  It is frequently used in
ritual baths , on egoun alters and as a general cleansing agent utilized prior
to entrance to a sacred room, alter or honfour (spelling?).  An example of the
latter would ncorporate a mixture of water, white flowers , efum and floorida
water placed in a basin at the entrance point of consecrated ground or
domionion of the mambo.  Your hands are washed, followed byy dipping hands in
the mixture and starting from the head - to sweep downward several times with
particular attention to the back of the neck.  This process is to cleanse your
self of any negative sprites or energies attatched to you to prevent their
entrance to tthe alter room.

These are a few of the most basic examples of it's usage.  Florida water
containes the essense of kalanga flowers (Cat- is this spelled correctly?). 
This flower and any oils derived from it in various ritual bathing excercises .
 I have seen it used or mentioned in one form or another in the context of
Vodoun, Santaria and Hoodoo tradions with varying recipes and applications.  It
can usually be purchaed in Walgreens and other drug store franchises for
considerably less than you woulld pay in an occult shop. 

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, do it.  Boldness has genius,power and
magic in it"     Goethe

"Fear of death is the beginning of slavery"    Marquis De Sade

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