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Hoodoo Spellwork

To: alt.lucky.w,alt.magick.tyagi....
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Hoodoo Spellwork
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 16:31:03 -0800

a correspondent wrote:
>  I bought the "Follow Me Boy Spell Kit" and have a 
> couple of questions:
>  1)  Does it have to be done at night, if so what's the
> earliest time it can be done.

For the most part, spells used to draw and attract are performed
early in the morning, just before sunrise.  If that's not 
convenient, they can be performed at night.  One well-known
Root Doctor from Birmingham, AL, used to say that if you want
to draw or attract you should perform a spell at any time,
day or night, when the clock hands are rising.  That is, from
6:30 to 7, 7:30 to 8, 8:30 to 9, and so forth.  Conversely,
according to this man, spells used to repel can be performed at
any time of day when both clock hands are falling.  That is,
from 12 to 12:30, 1 to 1:30, 2 to 2:30, etc.  Avoid times when
one hand is rising and the other is falling, such as 6 to 6:30,
because this "confuses the vibrations" according to this old-time
conjure worker. 

>  2)   What do you mean by smoking the mojo.Due to medical 
> problems I can't smoke

Smoking the mojo or any amulet means to pass it through smoke
from burning incense or a candle flame.

>  3)  What am I to do with the remaining violet leaf fragments

Any materials left over after performing a spell or ritual should
be wrapped in clean cloth and disposed of by throwing them into
running water, carrying them to a crossroads, or burying them in
your yard.  Remnants from spells against enemies are sometimes 
buried in a graveyard.

>  4)"On the 21st night.... Clean up any remaining wax from the
> the candle...."  what do you mean by dropping it into running
> water, could it be in the sink?

'Running water' is a term used to signify a stream, creek, river,
or ocean tidewater.  I would hesitate to put material like wax
down my sink for fear of clogging the drains.  If you have no
running water, use a crossroads.

>  5) Person lives too far & I don't want to send him a letter 
> with the bath water & sachet powder. I can drive by his
> apartment building but that's as faras I can go, they have a
> security guard & noone can go in without be announced.

Put some of the bath water in a spray bottle, drive by and spray it
out the window.  Or park, walk up to the premises and spray the
water.  Use your imagination.

catherine yronwode

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