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"People in positions of power speak of an old formula for ruling which they call COMMANDING. They claim that so-called COMMANDING Powders, Oils, Incenses, and Salts have enabled them to lead, dominate, and otherwise direct those around them. We make ours by the old formula, but sell as Curios only."
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue




The labels shown here are from packages of Lucky Mojo brand Commanding crystal salts for putting in the laundry or performing a ritual floor wash, self-lighting incense powders for fumigating an area where one wishes to lead or dominate others, sachet powders for sprinkling on letters demanding a certain response, and anointing oil for dressing candles. Like the rest of the Lucky Mojo line, these products contain genuine herbs, roots, and herbal essential oils, not synthetic fragrances. The ingredients in Commanding formulas include Calamus Root, plus other herbs and essences. Lucky Mojo labels are adapted from vintage packaging and in many cases the images are as traditional as the ingredients themselves.



Commanding, Controlling, and Domination are the names of a series of hoodoo spiritual supplies designed to give you the power to lead, govern, and enforce your will on others. They can be used alone or added to other products for use in domination-style love spells, around the work-place, or anywhere that you want to be in command.

Commanding is also one of a family of related formulas that also includes Nature Power, Master, Master Key, John the Conqueror, and Crucible of Courage, products. Each one of these old-time recipes is slightly different -- some placing emphasis on sheer strength, others on male virility, leadership qualities, or mental force, or all of these combined with good fortune and luck at love and games of chance -- but they have in common the underlying aim of enhancing the magician's internally generated forces, enabling action upon the external world.

Unlike Compelling products, which force people to make good on what they have promised, or Essence of Bend-Over products, which bring about degradation or subjugation of others, Commanding can be used to help you get your way while still being admired for your talents, tactical skills, and leadership qualities. Whereas Essence of Bend-Over might be used to fix a bad-tempered boss or lover so that he or comes under your rule and does your will, Commanding oils, powders, incences, and bath crystals are primarily recommended in cases where you are seeking to make a strong impression through a show of competence, resourcefulness, and inherent dignity. Your word will be law, but those who follow you will enjoy their lower position and speak well of your forecful nature.

There are many ways to lay down tricks that utilize Commanding products. Some folks like to throw Commanding Powder in another's yard; others make up a mojo bag with natural curios such as five-finger grass (to cause people to comply when you ask a favour), and High John the Conqueror root (for personal power), then dress it with Commanding Oil, and wear it on the job. Others prefer to undertake a more complex spell that may involve burning a figural candle and incense. They may light a brazier of Commanding Incense, carve their name and wish for leadership into a purple offertory candle (for power), anoint the candle with Commanding Oil, and recite the 23rd Psalm ("The Lord is my shepherd") while the candle burns.




If you feel the need to be treated with more respect on the job, in school, or in your career, you can make up a spiritual bath, into which you have dissolved half a packet of Commanding Bath Crystals, such as the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. brand shown above. Use the other half of the packet of crystals in your laundry rinse water, to get the materials into your socks and underwear. After bathing, put on the newly-washed "dressed" clothes and write your legitimate desire for control, domination, and respect on a piece of parchment or brown paper, signing it with you own full name written out seven times. Place the paper beneath a purple candle dressed with Commanding Oil and burn it along with Commanding Incense as you speak aloud your prayer and concentrate on your desires. Do this for seven days, and at the end of that time, dress a John the Conqueror root, a silver dime, and a small lodestone with Commanding Oil, wrap the paper around them and carry this packet on your person in a mojo hand. You should soon see a major difference in how you are treated, as people begin to consult you for your opinion and look to you for leadership.


A similar mojo bag to the one above can be prepared by a man who wishes to control or dominate a female lover or his wife. Smply write your specific wish or prayer for such power over her and add some personal concern of hers, such as her hair, then dress the John the Conqueror root with both Commanding Oil and your own sexual fluids.

Women who wish to command and control a male lover are recommended to try instead the Nation Sack and, for extra strength, to combine Commanding Oil with Follow me Boy Oil, which is usually used to dress such a bag.




Assemble any paperwork, documentation, writing tablets, or things you will carry in to your meeting with the executive, manager, or boss. Prepare a purple or yellow candle with Commanding Oil, writing the name of the executive, manager, or boss in the wax with a needle and crossing it with your command. Then prepare a paper with the name (and photo, if you can get it) of the executive, manager, or boss and your command for respect or for your proposal to be granted, or whatever you require, written over it. Place this paper under a saucer or plate under the candle. Light the candle and, working only by the light of that candle, with no electric lights, dress all of your assembled items, and also some of the clothes and jewelry that you intend to wear to the meeting, with Commanding Sachet Powders, Commanding Oil, Commanding Bath Crystals dissolved in warm water, or Commanding Incense, as is appropriate to whatever the items are made from (that is, don't put oils on papers, as it will stain them; but do use oils on a leather valise, etc.). As you dress the items, concentrate on your commanding and persuasive power and recite Psalms 5, For finding favor with authorities or superiors in business.

When the work is complete, snuff out the candle and go to sleep.

In the morning, light the candle again and recite Psalms 5 again, dress in the prepared clothes and jewelry, then take the name-paper out from under the candle and write all over it, in your own handwriting, the words of Psalms 5. Place the prepared paper in the shoe of your dominant or lead foot. You may add to it a pinch of salt for protection, a pinch of sugar to sweeten the executive, a pinch of cinnamon for money, a pinch of John the Conqueror Root for strength of will, or a pinch of powdered up Gravel Root, to gain favour on the job, as appropriate -- or any other herbs, as indicated in "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic," as suitable to your situation.

If you have a safe place to keep the candle burning while you are at the meeting,l do so. A bathtub, fireplace, or kitchen sink is generally safe, if no curtains can blow into the area and no pets can upset the candle. The candle will back you up while you are at the meeting.

Walk into the meeting carrying your dressed and prepared materials, stepping on the name of the executive, commanding him to do as you wish.

Good luck!

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