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Advice on Ritual

To: alt.magick,alt.lucky.w,alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Re: Advice on Ritual
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 03:56:43 GMT

Tom wrote:
> "rainbowofpradox" <> wrote:

> > "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law"
> >
> > I am having a difficult time with no lodge members around to ask. 
> > I am in a bitter custody suit with my ex-husband. We already 
> > signed the decree but are going back for many reasons that would 
> > bore all of you.  I have no attorney, he has the best in town. I 
> > am willing try almost any method, I considered a talisman, or 
> > enochian magick. I of course do banishing daily, and am familiar 
> > with most of the well known OTO ritual.

> First, get a good attorney.  No amount of ritual will help if you 
> don't take practical steps as well.
> As someone who invests a certain amount of credibility in the words 
> of Aleister Crowley, you should know that an effective magical 
> operation involves the total commitment of one's Will.  If you're 
> not doing all you can on the physical level, you're not applying 
> your Will to the solution of your problem.

Tom's advice is excellent. Please give it due weight and consideration. 

As far as traditional magical court-case work, there is a great deal of
free information on my site about court cases, drawn from folk-magic
traditions. Included is a recipe for making your own Court Case oil to
dress candles and to wear on your person, should you choose. Some of the
rites cited on this web page involve the burning of brown candles, the
recital of Psalms, etc., and they are to be performed in conjunction

The URL for this material is:

Court Case Spells --

In addition, because you are performing work for an equitable
child-custody decision, i recommend that you use King Solomon Wisdom oil
blended with the Court Case oil, as King Solomon is celebrated in the
Bible for his brilliant judicial decision regarding the disposition of a
child whose custody was in dispute.  

If nothing else, i would encourage you to prepare a petition to King
Solomon, but it is also traditional to use King Solomon Wisdom Oil to
dress brown candles and to apply the oil to an appropriate talisman
coied from the "Key of Solomon" book. 

I don't have a web page written on how to make or use King Solomon
Wisdom formulas in the hoodoo tradition (yet), but, briefly, you can
make your own version of this oil with Solomon Seal Root (for obvious
reasons), Bay Leaf (for steadying the mind), and Golden Seal Root (for
wisdom, strength, and beauty). The talisman may be anointed with the oil
and carried it in a flannel bag with Solomon Seal Root and Little John
to Chew (a.k.a. Court Case Root). 

Most occult shops, botanicas, and spiritual supply stores will carry
these herbs and roots; i also carry them at my online shop, if you can't
find them locally. 

Good Luck, 

cat yronwode

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