During the 1930 many black American ex-slaves were interviewed for the U.S. government’s Virginia Negro Studies Project. Some outlined “conjure” recipes, while others noted how white slave owners aggressively outlawed hoodoo and African folk traditions.
Here’s some quotes from the study:
May Satterfield of Lynchburg gave a recipe for making a charm to bring good luck:
“…Git some rat veins, wil’ cherry blossoms, an’ bile ‘em togeder wid whiskey an’ make bitters.”
Interviewee John Spencer of King George County recalled the following:
Amelia from Hackney, in London, wrote a while back. She wanted a love spell to bring romance into her life. A receptionist at an electrical firm, she was a divorcée and had become jaded towards relationships. But she new in her heart that the right man was out there – somewhere…
“I just know he’s there,” she said. “And I believe a voodoo love spell from you will bring him to me.”
Halloween 1975. Village just outside London. As the darkness shrouded the garden outside, little could be heard, save for the odd owl hooting, and animals scurrying through the undergrowth. Being on the edge of the village the bungalow was secluded. The nearest street lamp was a quarter-mile up the road.
I drew the bedroom curtains aside and looked out onto the back garden. They ivy-covered garden bench, shrubs and various fruit and bean plants cast long shadows in the moonlight.
“Lotta the old hoodoo doctors wore star rings,” said voodoo man Earl Marlowe as we walked beside the River Thames in the summer sunshine.
“They wasn’t the usual astrology, mark you,” he continued. “They often had obscure stars engraved on their rings – stars from the far reaches of the galaxy. Lotta them old doctors used to say they was in touch with entities from other star systems. Wasn’t your UFO stuff though. Not nuts and bolts saucers and bug eyed aliens. These were spiritual intelligences.”
Best way to get rid of an adversary is with a Remove A Hater mojo hand. It is not designed to hurt the person that is causing you harm. Rather, it puts a glamour on them which will make them feel compelled to leave town, or even leave the country altogether.
It works on the numinous, the unseen world, so you cannot predict exactly how the glamour will pan out. The Remove A Hater mojo could set your enemy crazy with desire about somebody in another country, and they go all out to be with the person. Or it might make them dissatisfied about their current situation, and they feel better opportunities exists in another part of the country.
Many people cast voodoo love spells and they simply don’t work. They set up a workspace, light the appropriate colored candles and incense, recite the correct incantations, draw the proper symbols, and cast the voodoo love spell in a state of heightened emotion … yet no result.
Their love spell casting proves a failure. And yet they did everything right – on the surface, at least.
“Talisman magick is very powerful conjure,” said my voodoo mentor Earl Marlowe. “Most people stick to the rules and use old time symbols found in books on magick and sorcery. That’s by-rote, parrot magick. But if you want real power, I advise you to tap into the subconscious mind, the powerhouse within, and find your own symbols and glyphs. Fix up your talismans with them, and I guarantee you’ll get the job done.”
Talismans are ideograms. They encapsulate a concept or structure and offer the magickian the potential for manipulating his or her reality. In a sense you tell a story pictorially with your talismans, but you get to write or sculpt the outcome.