May 21, 2012

Hoodoo Reversing spells and magick

PLEASE NOTE: I have had written on this before, but decided it's time to  edit and update my post, which have had grammar and style errors among other  , Hopefully this post should be more readable and clear. Many Blessings, and thanks for reading :)

Hoodoo reversing spells

An important “branch” of Hoodoo apotropaic magick are Reversing spells. They are used alone, or with other Uncrossing or Jinx removal methods to counter, and reverse crossings done on clients or ourseves, especially, when the crossing is strong, persistent and life/health threatening.  Also, most of old time style practitioners, shall suggest reversing supplies and spells, If  evil spirits had been sent to torment one, or have decided  on themselves, to oppress someone. 

Such spells tend to utilize many items , but some more frequently than others such as

*Reversible candles – red wax inside, black outside, reflecting hidden nature of our oppressor, and hence being very handy , If we don’t know  who our attacker exactly is. The double action candles are used as well, except it’s important that they be butted, and then burnt upside down with the enemy’s name written backwards on black part. I wrote on butting candle techniques earlier , in Candle magick post “Conjuring a light” . If the name of the enemy is  to be inscribed on such candle, it's most often done in "mirror fashion" that is written in reverse, the way it would appear reflectd in mirror

* Reversible or Reversing oil – A condition oil containing Rue herb , Eucalyptus essential oil or leaves  and other ingredients that Reverse spells used on someone, send them back , or strong cleansing and uncrossing agents as well

*Crabshell powder – as it’s recorder it’s use by African witchdoctors to remove and  reverse harmful magick from one -selves and others, by means of powdering the body. Also, Crabs are marine animals that “walk backwards”, so according to the doctrine of signatures , makes sense to be used to magickaly send something back, reverse.

*Charms, talismans – Such as Cimmaruta, or Mano Poderosa, symbols believed to deflect evil back to caster. Lapis lazouli stone is said to have same metaphysical properties, to deflect evil back, to it’s source.

*Mirrors – who’d eve r  say huh? Lol Due to their natural ability to deflect , light and create opposite image, they  are used in Magick and Hoodoo likewise to reverse evil spells and spirits

These type of spells are  quite often preformed repeatedly, for nine consecutive nights, if the crossing or jinx is long standing and old, persistent or very dangerous. Sometimes, like with the mirror box spell, this type of spells are preformed only once.
It’s vise to note that sometimes a very strong protection may act as reversal , but  in such case, will reverse only spells, cast after such protection was established. Often Saints are invoked to help in such work, or Angels, most commonly St. Michael The Archangel or St. Cyprian, when evil spirits are involved. 

Sometimes, when our enemy is unknown or very far away, or we have no clues regarding their residence, we are suggested using Glass encased, prefixed vigils , which are very strong, and should be burnt on mirror. But keep one thing in  mind : they have to be poured black on top, red bellow wax, or otherwise You can even hurt Yourself!!!  You can find plenty of suppliers , even by simple inline search which offer then poured like normal, non glass encased double action , red wax on black. Glass encased candles are fixed and can not be butted and burnt upside down, hence, once again, poured in such manner they are either good for crossing someone or harming Yourself. People sometimes  glue picture of enemy inversed where the black wax part of glass encased Reversing vigil is, and their own, in normal, upside position where the read wax is, but the two  must never touch each other !

Perhaps  the most drastical method of reversing Hoodoo magick spells is so called “Mirror box spell” which is essentially a crossing, and therefore , requires cleansing methods afterwards. It’s most often used when the enemy  is well known, and refuses to stop doing harm.

Reversing Hoodoo candle spell
Is a very popular Hoodoo method of Reversing work. For this we use Reversible candles ( Red wax inside black wax outside ) , Reversible oil and Crabshell powder.

1. Place Reversible/Reversing candle on mirror
2. Encircle it with Crabshell powder sprinkled in clockwise direction
3. Dress the candle ( I do it form middle to end ) with Reversing oil
4. Read Psalm 37th and add a personal Petition so that the spell will be reversed

Some people also read Psalm 55th for Reversal, Revenge and Righteous Punishment

This is particularly useful in case of very strong spells or when evil spirits are sent to torment one.
Remaining materials are disposed of, away from Your property , If You know the name of person that is to blame for Your condition , bury the remaining items ( materials ) in their yard, to even further supercharge the spell. It is however fine If You are unable.

Charms for  reversing evil magick
• Hung nine Devil shoestrings on a thread with one Devil's bit root in the middle. Sprinkle all lightly either with Florida water , whiskey or dress with some Run De*il run , Reversing or protection oil. Hung above door or bed.
• Buy a new Round mirror with wooden frame. On the frame draw protection symbols ( such as runes or European Grimoire symbols and seals ). Dress it lightly with Van Van oil or Reversible oil. Set above the doors.
• Place Bad nut on Your doors , it shall act as door guardian and will reverse all evil coming Your way.

Reversing Incense:

 ·         Rue
 ·         Frankincense
 ·         Sage
 ·         OPTIONAL: Pinch of Cayenne

Bur in accompany to spells and rituals to reverse evil upon caster. In her book, Miss Catherine  Yronwode, a hoodoo authority, suggests mixing up Rue and Wood Betony for reversing incense, or Rue, Saltpetre and Cayenne as powerful reversing mixture[1]

Reversing jar spell

Into a jar ,  place Asafoetida, Black hen feather/s, Blackberry leaves, Vandal root, and some item associated with  attacker, such as hair, nailclipings or at least  name paper with their name written “in mirror fashion”, in reverse mode, that is.  Urinate into bottle while cursing the attacker, cap and seal with black candle wax.

Then place the black candle on top of the jar,  and read Psalm 55th , and also Psam 37th 14-15 lines:

The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken
” NIV [2]

Let it burn all the way down, and then bury  the jar where Your attacker shall pass ( walk ) over   it. Any spell they might have put on You shall return to them.

Mirror box spell

Mirror box spell may very well be a Hoodoo variation of popular New Orleans Voodoo Hoodoo coffin curse. It calls  for a carboard or wooden box inlayed with six mirrors, in which an image of the accursed is placed, usually lain over piled up Spanish moss and sprinkled with powders, such as Asafoetida powder, or Cayenne powder, dried Sage and Crabshell powder.  Then the box is “prayed over” with words that speak of inability  of aggressor to hurt anyone but themselves least they will stop with their wicked doings, and that the more they insist, the more they hurt themselves. Hoodooists warn  that the mirrors used for the inlay of the box must be new, and must not, by no means, “caught” practitioners image.

As said near the beginning  of this article this is somewhat as crossing method, and as such requires personal cleansing as suggested in Hoodoo , after such work.

A  very nice example of Hoodoo Mirror Box Spell  , is kindly shared on Lucky Mojo Website. On another place there is an example of Hoodoo Mirror box spell with a doll, instead of image candle used as effigy, and for ideas on how to properly consecrate Voodoo dolls for such and alike work, as well as information on New Orleans Coffin Curse I warmly suggest books by Miss Denise Alvarado.

Boiling the heart

A folk magick method, often employed in Hoodoo, most likely dateing back to Old Egypt, called for heart to be boiled in water, at the stove,  on Midnight, sticking pins in it,  as it boils. It’s said to be enough to do this so the witch will have pains, and spell upon one be reversed or broken, as noted by folklorist Harry Middletone Hyatt.

I’m thinking, maybe  one could do well, If we would just boil the name paper of the perpetrator ( or just write enemy ) in Four thieves vinegar to which we have added some Cayenne and possibly some Crabshell powder.  Of place those in jar, and place jar on the mirror.

And now, "a little bit of Langikappe", for comparission, an illustrative exaple of one of the spiritual methods popular in urban European witchraft , used   for reversing evil spells back on caster
European binding/reversing evil  to agressor spell
This  very powerful spell, traditional , modern European witchraft  spell/ritual, utilizes binding, as a method to  reverse evil back to caster. The concept is not that far fetched when one really thinks of it, for the person is symbolically binded to mirror , and a sympathetic hand ( domination, restraining ) and thus forced to face the consequences of reversing power of Your spell, should they keep on ( insist  ) on doing harm
One is instructed to place a photo of the one;s oppressor facing a mirror, and on the back of the photo an extened ( so it looks like hand ) black glove is placed. One is to place some Agrimony , Black Pepper or Cayenne and Sage, or a mixture of them, in the glove and then tie all those   together  chanting some soothing words of power, let's say something along these lines:
"All evil and misfortune You send to me,
Reversed back upon Yourself shall be
Untill You stop with it, and repent for what You have done,
Except Yourself, You will not harm anyone,
Face the mirror , power and  justice
every day untill You;ve  meet repentance
And by the power of the Three
As I wish so  mote it be!"

It would be ideal If we would never had the need for  such spells, but alas we do, hope the post was informative and helpful. Blessings , Shadow !

NOTES: This article was composed and written by myself, so If You desire to use  any part of it elswhere feel free, but add credits: Shadow of Shadows magic k place, , or at least a direct link to this post
The literature consulted includes above mentioned book [1], “Voodoo Hoodoo spelbook” by Miss Denise Alvarado, site  , H.M.Hyatt  work  Folklore in Adams county Illinois”
IMAGE CREDITS:  Taken or drawn by myself


Fat Lip said...

so is this a kosher thing to do?
jewish traditional bounds?

Shadow said...

@Fat Lip it's hard for me to say/judge. It's a Hoodoo spell. Hoodoo is pretty much void of institutionalized ethics, including religions, thus including Judaism.

Then again, there are outright nasty curses, that devoted Kabbala practitioners find "kosher" under given circumstances.

I personally think that If someone is making a living he*l of Your life, and You did not deserve that, If they are persistent and You can not dedicate great deal of Your time uncrossing over and over, and removing what they send... then yeah, it seems like a pretty justified course of actions to me.

But at the end of the day, it's upon You and Your personal morals to figure out :)


Anonymous said...

Dear Shadow,
Thanks for the description of reversing technique! I really needed a clear instruction. :)

I have a one question. Can I not bury the reversing jar? I want to keep it like a vinegar jar and shake it as and when I feel I need to reverse curses done to me. I can't continue to burn reversing candles few times a week (That's not the kind of life I want to lead). The candle is working but the enemy won't stop planting new curses. It is a wicked one that rejoices in causing harm.

Many thanks.

Shadow said...

Hello Veronica, and thank You for reading and kind words

Well, burying the jar in their yard is a form of perpetuating it's magick. That is, being somewhere where they will keep passing above it, symbolically stepping on it, will keep reversing any work they do to You, constantly.

Yeah burning candles atop it would make a good substitution, but as You finely noted, it's a demanding, and time consuming job.

Have You though about binding them? Putting them in an "ice cube", metaphorically? Or also, You could make a reversing mojo hand! This is how I've dealt away with a vile person, who much like in Your case, kept coming at me. The mojo hand, once ready will work restlessly and deflect their evil, and it will require but a few drops of oil, or some whiskey once or twice per month to feed it.

Many Blessings,

Jenny said...

What is the best way to do this on someone else's behalf? Using a black over red candle. Not a black AND red candle, but the red candle that has been dipped in black wax. The type to reverse all bad luck/jinxes.

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Ali Hussain said...

Hi after binding the mirror photo and glove what do we do with it, I mean do we put it a dark place or what?

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