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Paper, 5-finger Grass, and Black Arts Oil

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From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Paper, 5-finger Grass, and Black Arts Oil
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 16:59:55 -0800

a correspondent writes:
> ...sell parchment paper because in all of my spell books, 
> at least three quarters of them require parchment paper

Sorry, we don't sell parchment. Most folks in the hoodoo
tradition will make use of unlined white paper that's never
been used before (for instance from a small memo pad). Back
in the old days, i was also instructed on more than one
occasion to use paper neatly torn from an unprinted paper
bag. And none of that fancy Dragon's Blood Ink or Dove's
Blood Ink either -- folks in East Oakland in the 1960s told
me to write all instructions, prayers, names, and wishes
with a short #2 pencil that had no eraser on it (no eraser
on it because that could indicate that you might go back
on your wish).

> ... Five Finger Grass ... how to use it, or if you could
> send me spells that i could perform with it.

Five Finger Grass is a general good luck herb popular for
those activities involving the use of the hands (e.g.

Find mention of it and descriptions of how to use it at

> ...anything similar that I could use that could take
> the place of Black Arts Oil? If you could you tell me
> which one....

There are many recipes for Black Arts Oil. Here's a quick one:

	half a dropper essential oil of patchouli
	half a dropper essential oil of black pepper
	a pinch of valerian root
	a pinch of black poodle dog hair
	a pinch of black mustard seeds
	a pinch of spanish moss
	a pinch of powdered sulphur
	nine whole black peppercorns
	Blend into one half-ounce carrier oil such as almond.
	Colour dark brown.

catherine yronwode

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