Mar 7, 2012

Female empowerment and domination magick

Hmm If You put wow+men ( or woo+men-o ) and exclude one “w” , we get women. And don’t they “wow” us men lol. See I believe women are dominant as it is, and can cunningly manipulate even the smartest of men. “ Strong enough to bear the children and then get back to business” as a pop artist Beyonce said in one of her songs. Many women however still claim men and women are unequal, and women discriminated. Well this holiday, International women’s day ( 8th of March ) is a proof that it’s not really so :)

Where I am , we have a tradition of giving presents to all women that mean something to us ( family, friends , colleagues etc ) be it merely a single flower if nothing more. It shows respect and care and I think it is a very nice tradition, though a strike on me wallet , pity there is no International men’s day hehe

Anyhow I decided to dedicate this blog post to all my female readers, and all female persons that simply read this page  And it’s about female domination, ruling and conquering magick spells and formulas, and hopefully a useful info ;)

Legends and Deities associated to Female domination

Female domination is through history and major religions , mostly presented as done through seduction and all sort of very subtle coercive methods, and hence often ending up badly, for both “sides of equation” sort of say. While we can not say Adam had been manipulated by Eve, many will agree that at least he had been persuaded. That particular, Biblical example, had ended up in one of the worst possible scenarios , forced exodus of human beings from Heaven, becoming mortal and under what we call “The Original curse” ( sometimes , Father/Mother /s curse etc . ) all because Adam could not say no to a women.

There are of course many, historical examples. For example, to me, the ruling , but fair nature of Queen Cleopatra ( thanks to who we were able to decrypt Rosetta stone and therefore gain knowledge or reading and understanding hieroglyphs , for she insisted on speaking and writing in Greek ) is in much , commendable. While many sources spoke of her beauty it was her complete personality that inflicted respect and resonated with that fine , classy and elevated power. Cassius Dio had written on that:

"For she was a woman of surpassing beauty, and at that time, when she was in the prime of her youth, she was most striking; she also possessed a most charming voice and knowledge of how to make herself agreeable to everyone. Being brilliant to look upon and to listen to, with the power to subjugate everyone, even a love-sated man already past his prime, she thought that it would be in keeping with her role to meet Caesar, and she reposed in her beauty all her claims to the throne.” [4]

Wars had been led, and whole empires overthrown over gaining female affection, one nice example being that of Helen of Troy ( Helenae nupta Troyanis in latin , literarily Helena bride of Troy ), and as a result, today we even have ( humorous, informal ) unit of measurement for beauty called Helen. Therefore one miliHelen is amount of beauty needed to launch one entire ship lol

Another widely known example is that of Biblical women, Phoenician queen Jezebel, who had ( again by means of seduction and persuasion mostly ) lead king Ahab to worship of the vane, profane demonic entity of Baal, instead on one loving G’d, and is considered responsible for the death of many righteous God’s prophets. Consequently the name Jezebel become associated with fallen, immoral and strayed women , and become epitome of promiscuous controlling women [1] Perhaps this is why Jezbel’s root is used in Hoodoo for strong female manipulation, by prostitutes to attract submissive and rich clients and to cast a curse on someone, which is among other ways done by holding root in Your hands for 2 hours, in silence, focusing on enemy , and then placing it in jar with own urine, only to be disposed with the jar , in the body of water [2] I myself, personally, have known to use root in “I dominate my men” formulas I’ve had chance to make few times for some people. When I was requested by reader on here to write about Cleo May oil, and provide formula , I offered, my personal formulation ( as I would make it , If I was to ) that inclides Jezbel root, You can read more on it here:

Another well famed, or rather notorious, Biblical story of female power and domination comes, is that of Salome, a daughter of Herodius, who had by means of erotic seduction compelled king Herod to decapitate St John the Babtist, making her “Dance of seven veils” a cultural symbol of sensible seduction. Here is how Gospel of Mathew ( 14:6 – 11 ) describes it:

But on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatsoever she would ask of him. But she being instructed before by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptist. And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and for them that sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
And his head was brought in a dish: and it was given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples came and took the body, and buried it, and came and told Jesus.

Another version ( NIV Bible ) same part

On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted 10 and had John beheaded in the prison. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. [3]

St Martha The Dominator, MaMan Briggite, Loa Marinette

Many deities are represented as strong female, be them pagan deities like Athena the warrior , or Egyptian Bastet a fiery lower Egypt Lioness deity, or Sekhmet ( that used to be associated with Bastet in Memphis area ) that protected women and were seen equally strong as their male counterparts .

In Hoodoo, Conjure and New Orleans Voodoo Hoodoo there are few spirits, that among other empower women and give them power over man, particularly if the man is cruel, aggressive or unruly.

So we have women making bead necklaces or bracelets ( usually on 8th of December ) made from alternating Amber and red beads ( sometimes five of each ) then consecrating them on Altars dedicated to Loa Oshun and wearing them to improve their diplomatic skills , particularly in marriage or intimate relationships. Loa Yemaya is said to be protector of the women, particularly pregnant women and is petitioned for such often.

Some female practitioners who “mean business” may address to Loa Marinette, a scary, often evil Female Loa of Rada family. She is seen as sort of sorceress, wicked and cruel, of Skeletal appearance e, and bad temper. She is often invoked to subdue, “break” or “bend” men or even other women , seen as enemies. Often for such work a living rooster is plucked alive and then buried, as sacrifice. Black pigs are also used as sacrifice. It is believed tha t Marinette , like Anima Sola , with whom she’s syncretized, can either set one free of bondage or enemies, and put them at practitioners power, or harm practitioner even further. This Loa likes black and blood red colors.

Women suffering from partners aggression may refer to Loa Erzule Dantor to empower and defend them and put end to partners aggression. She is also said to be protector against domestic violence, according to what I read from trustworthy source. The source calls it, among other , “fierce defender of women” , as she was a warrior in Haitian revolution, according to some beliefs [5]

When it comes to protecting women and helping them in dealing with unreasonable,
childish, rude or aggressive man, my personal suggestion is Maman Briggite, for If she can manage to sorter out , them obscene and rude male Ghede Loa, she’ll easily do same for people petitioning her.

In Hoodoo, we often pray to St. Martha ( the dominator ) for such help, to control other people, female practitioner praise her as great controller and subdue of man. St Martha is a Biblical figure and Saint, sister of Lazarus and Mary, who had been known for her hospitability. According to non Biblical writing, certain Golden Legend, she also helped people of small town Tarascon ( somewhere in today’s France ) and freed them from fiery dragon-monster, that according to legend had been associated with Leviathan. The Golden legend speaks of how she had subdued the gnarly beast, despite the fact the best warriors had not been able :

“…To whom Martha, at the prayer of the people, came into the wood, and found him eating a man. And she cast on him holy water, and showed to him the cross, which anon was overcome, and standing still as a sheep, she bound him with her own girdle, and then was slain with spears and glaives of the people.” [6]

The legend is probably, alongside positive spiritual working experience reason why she Is invoked in Hoodoo for domination. Her candle color is green, and she is offered by Glass of water dedicated to her to which sometimes few drops of Florida water may be added. Of course “Grains of Paradise” may be included in offering, as they make wonderful “offering” to all Saints. In Roman Catholicism she is a patroness of dietitians, servants, hemophiliacs, housewives , and week women. She is said to sort out all sort of nasty and abusive men, or even other women, and while there is generally accepted belief she will not work with men, many practitioners disagree with this. Sometimes, in rituals associated with St Martha, people will use small, thin leather straps, or green yarn to tie up effigies, thus sympathetically tying enemies and preventing them from harming the practitioner. She should not be invoked to hurt someone, least there is dire need for such, but as Hoodoo is void of institutionalized ethics, it’s really up to individual worker to decide.

Spells and formulas for female empowerment

Here is my formula that might come handy to women, especially housewives and those that need to instill peace, order in house, and strengthen their influence in household

Mistress of the house condition oil

• Licorice root
• Motherwort plant
• Rosemary branch or leaves
• Angelica root
• Bergamot essential oil
• OPTIONAL: Honeysuckle flowers
• OPTIONAL: Solomon’s seal root

All in base oil, such as Olive oil, with optional addition of VitE or Benzoin tincture to rpolong the helf life of the oil.

I dominate my man formulas are somewhat more "fierce" , focusing more on plants such as Jezebel root , and Quassia ( Bitter root ) Licorice and other ingredients too. Such formulas are however, more compelling, while the above given is more a influence and empowering formula.

Charms for calming and controlling aggressive or harsh man

• Peel off some skin from the sole of Your heels, and add them to food of abusive men, to magickaly place them “at Your feet” [7]
• To stop men from harming You, make his image out of clay or other material that will not burn, and add some personal concern If You can get it, or name paper at least . Dedicate a green candle to St Martha and ask her to help You with Your problem, to calm Your men down, or If needed restrain him. Dress candle with tad bit honey in places and burn on the effigy and let it burn all the way down, until the leftover wax is hardened over the effigy.
• Take some lip balm and add few drops of Essence of Bend over to it, then use some on Your lip s and dress some oil on Your neck and palms, prior to meeting with Your men. Whisper what You want from them so he can not hear You , before You kiss him and try to hold his hand whole You do.
• Take a bath with infusion of Licorice, Catnip and Bergamot essential oil, let air dry and then dust Yourself with some powder containing Vanilla, and Orange. Carry whole Five Finger leaf with You and men will follow You and do You favors.
• Sweeten a man by placing his name paper in jar, add his personal concern If You have one, and pour some milk over it. Close the jar and burn pink or white tapper on the candle, praying that the man treats You better, and becomes calmer and sweeter.
• Allegedly some women would dress their privates with molasses prior to intimate encounters to control their man
• It is said that if a women wants men to love her more, she can take his hat, with some pretext, and then, at some point say she has to go to the toilet, so she could rub the hat over he r privates. Afterwards she hands it back to her partner and he will care for her more, perhaps even become fascinated [8]
• For a better relation with men, spouse of lover, women were known to take one of their , and one of his own socks, place corresponding hair in each and then tie them up together and place bellow bed where they sleep, according to folkloric writings of Harry Middletione Hyatt

Happy 8 march to all girls reading this :) And many Blessings to all
Shadow :)


NOTES: This article was written and composed by me, so If You wish to use any part of it elsewhere online feel free, but add credits Shadow of Shadows magick place, , or a direct link to this post
[1] according to many sources, it’s a very common analogy , here is an example
[2] Curse of Jezbel as suggested by Miss Catherine Yronwode, a respected Hoodoo magick authority one her website, here
[3] New Testament selection, excerpt, copied here , for educational, discussion and explanatory purposes, from
[4] description of Cleopatra’s allure is ( explanatory, illustrative ) quotation from here
[5] Erzule Freda fierce defender, according to :
[6] part of the Golden legend is quoted from
[7] as suggested in “Voodoo Hoodoo spellbook” by Denise Alvarado, paraphrase d here, for educational purpose s
[8] as suggested in “Hoodoo herb and root magick” by Catherine Yronwode, paraphrased here, for educational purposes

IMAGE CREDITS: Rose image is from edited by myself, used here without ill will, sort of as greeting card to congratulate International day of women
Image depicting Salome caring St John’s head on plate , by Titian is used for illustrative purposes, without and ill will and is from
Maman Brigite Veve , edited by me, as shown above is for illustrative purpose , used here without ill will, from


Kallista said...

Thank you for this awesome post my dear :)

I'll link back to it on my Facebook page, I think a lot of women could benefit from your Mistress of the House condition oil. The sad truth is many go through let's say... household issues (I don't want to go deeper into the problem, I think you know what I mean).

It's interesting you mention that I dominate my man formulas contain Jezebel root and licorice, from what I know Jezebel root is used in Cleo May as well.

And why yes, us women will continue to wow you men :)

Happy Women's Day to all your dear ones!

Shadow said...

I am only glad If You enjoyed readin' my post :)
Thanks for the kind words dear Miss, and many Blessings

Anonymous said...

There is an International Men's Day. It is November 19th.

Shadow said...

I have only recently found that out @Anonymous :)

Thanks for reading and many Blessings :)