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By Using The Simple Materials Available In Nature, You Can Bring About The Necessary Changes To Greatly Benefit Your Life And That Of Your Friends You Are Given Detailed Instructions For Making And Using The Gris Gris Charm Bags Only Casually Or Mysteriously Mentioned By Other Writers Malbrough Not Only Shows How To Make Gris Gris Bags For Health, Money, Luck, Love And Protection From Evil And Harm, But He Also Explains How These Charms Work He Also Takes You Into The World Of Doll Magick To Gain Love, Success, Or Prosperity

10 thoughts on “Charms, Spells, and Formulas

  1. says:

    There are a lot of books that I read these days that I know that I will never return to again But this book might be useful for later on, and I m willing to keep it I think this book should not be advertised as a Hoodoo book, it should be advertised as a book about the author s blending of folk magic, Hoodoo, and neo wicca There are many things in this book which reminds me of Hoodoo from the types of spells presented here to listening to plants to the herbs being used to how you use the various oils and But it has too much of the neo wiccan influences in it for me to call it purely a Hoodoo manuscript It is the biggest drawback of this book that author customized Hoodoo for a neo pagan neo wiccan mind set, rather than just documenting Hoodoo as it is In fact, it s almost like the author did it just to get your foot in the door because as soon as it gets into the later chapters, all the neo wiccan neo pagan influence seems to evaporate We get the classic conversation about Saints and their place in Hoodoo and in some cases Vodun as de facto hidden representations for different African spirits and deities Likewise the general use of different types of magic that includes Catholic chants and prayers, angels, pslamic magic, and other aspects of this type I know a lot of neo pagans and neo wiccans don t want to see Christianity in their occultism But it is important to note that Christianity has it s hand in many different occult practices and folk magic practices Much of the beginning of the book, as I said, dedicated to the neo wiccan neo pagan audience, and that really is shone in the beginning chapter What is Magick The use of that spelling is directly linked to a quote by Aleister Crowley, which is extremely common in a lot of new age books Here s the deal though, Crowley has no business being in a Hoodoo book for a couple of reasons The first is because he doesn t recognize any magic that has no divine influence in it as real, which some of the magic presented in Hoodoo lacks a definite or specific divine influence Likewise he was a huge racist, and I doubt he would want to be associated with a magical practice that originated out of the Slave Trade There s an implication because he is in the introduction that Crowley some how created Hoodoo, which is beyond belief It is extremely inappropriate on so many levels to have him in this introduction to Hoodoo Moving away from that one good thing that this book does, is it specifically addresses the fact witches are not the only people who practice magick magic In my opinion that is something that a lot of witches today need to be reminded of because spellwork tends to dip so far into witchcraft that these other practices get left out of the conversation when it comes to what makes a spell a spell Unfortunately, the author makes it clear that a witch is someone who practices the Old Religion aka Wicca That is incorrect because a witch can practice many different things and is not limited to wicca In making this book geared toward the neo pagan and neo wiccan audiences, some of the descriptions of how the spells or charms work, is through that lense For example, the gris gris bag is described like a talisman than a spirit house, which is what I am familiar with it being The weekly feeding of the bag with oil and other items, is explained something along the lines of a psychological thing or faith thing or universal mind thought based thing, rather than an animistic force that needs to be kept up and maintained Likewise, the neo wiccan neo pagan izing of the spells can be seen in some of the chanting in this book It specifically rhymes, which is something that I see in spells related to a neo wiccan or neo pagan fashion and not something I see in folk magic When you start digging into some of the other rituals, such as the ones that have Catholic bases, the rhyming stops immediately Let s be clear here, the rhyming schemes are not complex nor do they change They are only the A A B B rhyming scheme, which is very much a marker of many types of neo wiccan or neo pagan spells And sometimes, the rhyme doesn t make much sense and forces the language to fit that rhyming scheme I ll give an example of this rhyming scheme A A B B below Protection comes to you this day, this crossed condition no longer has sway Returning this negativity to the one who has crossed thee p 82 I do want to get into some of the other problematic elements contained within the context of the book itself This author does what every author seems to do in the New Age section They cite some ancient people in order to give legitimacy to their practice There s almost no sourcing for any of the material in here which gets talked about, even to the point of lumping all Celtic cultures together as Ancient Celts Likewise lumping American Indians all together and saying they all have peace pipes while describing incense It is particularly annoying that the author does not even try to source things out of the Slave Trade, or completely ignores it in their description of what s going on with the magic Instead of trying to legitimatize the practice through these mysterious people, the author should be looking at the origins of Hoodoo as something that came particularly from African slaves The only conversation we get about that is in relationship to the Saints as representations of African spirits and deities In my opinion, this obscuring where Hoodoo comes from, seems a bit a bit suspicious, especially because if the goodreads author picture is correct the author is a white man Especially when there is use of slurs for Rromani people in this book, which makes me that much suspicious of the author Secondly, there is a definitely an underlying problem of heterosexual normativity and binary gender normativity The author frequently uses his her for pronouns, which to be frank, if we can get everyone to stop saying that it would be a blessing Likewise it is implied that all women menstruate and are only interested in men because yet again we have another book talking about feeding menses to people unaware of what they are eating To top the cake, the wedding spell is definitely for a heterosexual couple as well Finally, I do have some thoughts about one particular spell in this book and it s the Domestic Violence spell Domestic Violence often comes with Spousal abuse, and frankly this spell is about trying to get everyone to get along as if the Dome tic Violence is equally distributed amongst the partners That s not the case Domestic Violence and Spousal abuse are specifically about power It is not done equally because the abuser is specifically trying to dominate and domineer over their partner s Saying the victim is doing the exact same thing to the abuser is what the abuser likes to pretend is happening That it is just a normal argument between parties, when really it s just abuse I cannot sit back and normalize Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse It is not normal, it is not okay It is frankly not okay to bind the victim from fighting back or resisting, which is what happens in this spell by binding the victim s will and ability to fight Domestic Violence and Spousal abuse often bleeds into Child Abuse as well Something which again, the spell tries to normalize that it s happening equally and needs to be peacefully resolved, or calmed down The suppression aspect of this spell makes me super uncomfortable and frankly, it is very damaging I just needed to be explicitly clear that it was not okay to have that in this book the way it is presented In summary, this book is very much a unique blend of folk magic, hoodoo, neo wiccan neo pagan magic that is specific to the author Unfortunately, it has many problems that can t be ignored because of the content of the book and the way it has been presented I wish this book had been willing to be just a Hoodoo manuscript, I also wish that this book had some better elements.

  2. says:

    A really good book for introducing you to using dolls, charm bags and herbs in your magic Obviously very focused on Louisiana hoodoo, which isn t my tradition, but the author is aware of this and writes about techniques that any practitioner could use without being culturally appropriative, e.g making anointing oils, making charm bags instead of traditional gris gris bags While most of the formulas do use plants and herbs that aren t widely used where I am, or in my tradition, I will be adapting some of the recipes for my own use For this reason a table of substitutions would have been handy, but there isn t one, so I m using the herbs listed by use in Cunninghams Incenses, oils and brews There s also a section at the end of the books for saints prayers and things which I won t be using, but it s not a massive part of the book and so it s still well worth reading if you work with dolls, charms or herbs in any way.

  3. says:

    The 1 5 Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically.Caveat This review is historical archival in nature Date read is speculative.This book is one of many books I have read about the occult paganism witchcraft This was the readily available faith in my household as a child Additionally, I worked for a company in this field, 2015 2016, and had to read an ocean of this stuff to do my job.

  4. says:

    I am a witch, a pagan through and through and I love learning about various magickal systems from around the world I have a deep and profound respect for Hoodoo Voodoo Vodun Originally published in 1986, I have the 24th printing from 2000 and have found this book incredibly powerful and useful during the last 17 years It is one of my favorite go to books There is so much covered in this book, it is a definite asset to any magickal library.

  5. says:

    Being that I am not a practitioner, I cannot not say in the scheme of things how accurate and factual this book I will say that the author really breaks everything down for you step by step I feel as though I could become a practitioner within a much shorter time with this book The author is very helpful with sources to get some of the ingredients because a novice would have no clue I also liked that he repeatedly tells the reader that you must practice for the good of the community and that bad will only bring bad to you He even takes time in the conclusion to offer advice on how to dress and carry yourself It gave me the feel that this is a respectable man and is only trying to pass on his wisdom I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to make gris gris bags or making lucky charms casting spells While I enjoyed the book, I do not think I will be practicing any time soon.

  6. says:

    I d like to start out with, I am not a practitioner of hoodoo voodoo rootwork As a practitioner of witchcraft, this book has a LOT of good information.A few things differ, culture wise, but it is mostly a very useable and well written book You will have differences in modern magical paths for instance, this book lists black candles as being used for negative spells, where as most witches see black candles as absorbers of negativity Where a hoodoo practitioner will use a black candle to cause something negative to happen, a witch might use a black candle to stop something negative.Other than cultural differences which should be obvious, but are also good to point out for those who don t know otherwise , this book is full of very appropriate information I proudly count it in my magical library.

  7. says:

    This book contains the spells and rituals associated with the author s own brand of Hoodoo a term which refers to a set of magickal practices originating in Africa that has absorbed some beliefs and practices from other cultures such as Native American spirituality and European Ceremonial Magick Marlborough s Hoodoo combines elements of African American Folk Magic, Wicca, and New Orleans Voodoo into a unique magickal system that may have some appeal to eclectic practitioners In addition to the spells, the author touches upon magickal correspondences and provides several formulas for incenses, baths, and magickal oils.

  8. says:

    I bought this book years ago while on vacation in New Orleans We did a voodoo tour and I thought this book would be interesting My favorite part of voodoo is that it is believed that you should only do good spells, bad spells cast back on those that do them, which is true for most things in life There really is no plot to this book, just some background on how spells, gris gris bags, oils and voodoo dolls can help you focus on getting what you want.

  9. says:

    Insightful look into the world of witch craft This book mostly revolved around voodoo hoodoo which I try not to mess with so I found this book kinds unhelpful It was interesting to learn a new magical power but at the same time it scard me Very quick read but nothing to be messing with unless you really know a thing or two about dark spirts.

  10. says:

    Treasureful book to own