Jul 9, 2010

Hoodoo powders

Powdered sulphur ( Image from wikipedia )

I wrote about many magickal products on here , but hardly ever mentioned powders .
Have no idea why really lol , but we will fix this right away :)

Powders had been used in magick so long that it is rather hard to determine year or epoch when the practice of using powders first started.

The practice of using powders in magick had been renewed and popularized in Middleage ( there is one recipe later in my post ) and in Modern days mostly thanks to Hoodoo.

How to make powders

It is not that difficult at all to make them. All You need is a good mortar and pestle ( I suggest ceramic ones, but wooden ones can do ) and a material to be pulverized , mostly herbs , resins and minerals, rarely animal parts.

While powdering them it is suggested to visualize Your goal You wish to achieve with powder.
However Of You would find visualization while grinding, or powdering disruptive, the mere intent and Your effort, even physical, shall energize the mixture
If You grind in coffee grinder or blender ( which I would only do If the root or bark is too hard to powder or when the material can only be powdered with help of technology ) visualize the goal after done, holding the powder and mixing it with bare hands , as in this case it may lack the extra energy that powders get by grinding.

How to deploy powders ?

- You can walk backwards sprinkling them as You do so ( on someone’s doorstep or in someone’s yard for example )
- You can add them to food, drink, shoe bottom, clothes or maybe even bath
- You can dust candles with them ( If You dress a candle with Condition oil in Hoodoo and then dust it with powder , You fixed the candle )
- You can add them to mojo hands or dust the same with them - You can blow them to Your target, dust doll babies, or burn as incense, possibilities are so many , be creative J

Now few recipes as examples and to show You that I like sharing If You have not noticed that by now already J

Red brick dust

Powder red brick to fine powder. It will kill ( neutralize ) any powders lain to harm You and is used in Reddening practice of New Orleans of which I wrote earlier here ( o0n this blog , Hoodoo trademark protection spells, I think was the post title )

Crossing powder

Used to cause harm, create crossed Condition and jinx. Mix and powder the following

* A spoon of Asafoetida root powder
* A spoon of Sulphur powder
* Half a spoon of Crushed Red Peppercorns or Red pepper flakes
* Half a spoon of Powdered Vandal root
* A good pinch of Black salt or Graveyard dirt

Good traditionalists may add powdered Dirt dauber’s nest , particularly if love jinx or Intranquil spirit type jinx is intended .
These can be dissolved in Boric acid or Four thieves vinegar , but that is to for another story :P

Image shows Cayenne pepper powdered Recipe by me Shadow of Shadows magick place or Shadow-333@hotmail.com

Down home Uncrossing powder

This traditional formula calls for burning Black hen’s feathers and collecting then ash. This is called “Down home Uncrossing powder” and as the name suggests ( Hoodoo names rock huh ) is used a very strong uncrossing agent. You can powder people, inanimate objects or dwellings ( corners mostly ) or add to bath.

Lizard Hoodoo powder cure

Quoted from “Folklore form Adams County Illinois” by Henry Middletone Haytt
9578. "To overcome a Hoodoo kill a lizard. Do it by smoking. Beat it to a powder. Mix the powder with whiskey. Drink it. This will cure you." Negro.
All I can say , Ew :P

As single ingredient powders most of us are familiar with Salt, Saltpetter and Espom Salt, Alum and here we have few of them combined in powder recipes9626.

Red pepper and Salt

"If you think someone has a spell on you, put red pepper and salt in all four corners of the room. It will take the spell off." Negro.
From same source as one above

Simple “Fear not to walk over evil powder”

Wearing this powder in Your shoes ( on the bottom of the shoes ) shall prevent “feet poisoning” or being Jinxed by walking over crossing type powder , Hot foot or where bottles are buried.

* Salt
* Saltpeter
* Red Pepper
* Black Pepper

Three of the above listed ingredients are enough to combine and are usually already in powder form so basically just mix well with bare hands. Recipe by Miss Catherine Yronwode ( respectfully )

Powders can also be used as floor sweeps, meaning powdering herbs and or minerals and mixing them, sprinkling on floors or most often carpets and sweping them out with broom ( often used in cleanisng ceremonies ) and one great example would be Basil, Eucalyptuss leafs, and Salt to base of Na2HCO3 ( Sodium bicarbonate ) which is along with Baking powder base for floor sweeps and is added ussualy in twice or thrice amount bigger than herbal mixture
Powders can be burnedon charcoal as incenses too.

Three ingredients confusion powder

All ya’ need is to mix and powder poppy seeds, Black mustard seeds with some Cayenne

Recipe by me Shadow of Shadows magick place or Shadow-333@hotmail.com , If You wish to use any recipe signed by me elsewhere feel free but add credits , That goes for the next one too

Three ingredient Peace Powder

Use as Peaceful home powder and to calm down the anger, also where War Water has been used ( You can combine with peace water )
Basil , Rosemary and Cumin seeds , powder well and use.

Well hope You liked my post, and have a great weekend, Many Blessings J


Anonymous said...

People throw stones only at trees with fruit on them.............................................................

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Munchkin Girl said...

Very cool recipes. Thanx =)

dailone said...

Sulphur powder http://www.be-longgroup.com/Sulfur.html can use in this way?

Shadow said...

Thank You for the comment Munchin Girl and Dailone I would not use it that way lol :)