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"We are told on good repute that folks with a grievance against someone who has broken a promise or who owes them money can make use of so-called COMPELLING Powders, Oil, Salts, or Incense to get what is theirs. We do not guarantee results, but offer traditional COMPELLING products as Curios only."
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue




The labels shown here are from packages of Lucky Mojo brand Compelling 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 compel obedience, 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 Compelling formulas include Calamus Root and Licorice 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.


Compelling is the curious name of a series of hoodoo spiritual supplies designed to compel another person to do your bidding. Although the name sounds rather harsh, Compelling products are not as cruel in intent as Essence of Bend-Over products, because they do not bring about degradation or subjugation. Whereas Essence of Bend-Over might be used to fix your enemy or a bad-tempered boss so that they come under your command and do your will, Compelling oils, powders, incenses, and bath crystals are primarily recommended in cases where one is owed money or a favour, or a promise has been broken. If a party will not keep his or her word to you, a Compelling spell may be needed to get what you are owed. In actual practice, Compelling supplies are often mixed with love oils or powders for use in love spells and with money oils or powders for use in money spells.

There are many ways to lay down tricks that utilize Compelling products. Some folks like to throw Compelling Powders in the recalcitrant person'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 Compelling Oil, and wear it when they confront the person and demand their due. Others prefer to undertake a more complex spell that may involve burning a figural candle and incense. They may light a brazier of Compelling Incense, carve the person's name with a coffin nail into a purple offertory candle (for power) or a green devil figural candle (for the return of money owed), anoint the candle with Compelling Oil, and recite the 37th Psalm ("Fret not thyself with evildoers") while the candle burns.




If the person who owes you something lives in your home, you can do as many others have done and draw him a nice bath, into which you have secretly dissolved a packet of Compelling Bath Crystals, such as the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. brand shown above. While he is bathing, go into another room in the house and write your legitimate desire for justice on a piece of parchment or brown paper, including the name of the person whom you wish to compel. Place the paper beneath a purple candle dressed with Compelling Oil and burn it along with Compelling Incense while he is bathing. When he comes out of the bath, ask for what you are owed in a firm, even tone of voice, without anger. You should get what you have been promised in short order.


If you suspect someone is a liar but are not sure, get a purple candle and dress it with Compelling Oil. Write the person's name on a piece of parchment or brown paper nine times and cross and cover that name with your name nine times. Place the paper under the candle and burn it for seven days while the moon is waxing. Each night you light it, call the person's name and say, "I compel you to tell me the truth!" On the seventh night wrap the left-over candle wax in the paper and throw it away in running water or at a crossroads. He will be compelled to tell the truth and may confess to many lies.





Start on a Saturday. Get a figural candle in the form of green devil and carve the borrower's name on it along with the words "GIVE ME MY MONEY!"

On a piece of unlined paper write his name 9 times and cross his name 9 times with the words "GIVE ME MY MONEY!" Place the paper beneath an overturned saucer, and put the candle, which you have dressed with Compelling Oil and / or Pay Me Oil on top of that.

As the candle burns, speak out loud your demand for the return of your money in your own words and close with the phrase:


Now take up the burning candle and saucer and retrieve the person's name paper from underneath. Hold the paper near the flame and say,

     Green Devil, this is my command:
     Until [Name] repays the debt he owes

Compel him to feel the sting of his conscience Compel him to burn with the fire of remorse Compel him to taste in his mouth only ashes Compel him to dream of the evil he's done Compel him to remember his debt to me Whenever he thinks of money Whenever he hears the word "money" Whenever he sees money Whenever he touches money

NOW, PAY ME THE MONEY YOU OWE ME, [Name], or it will be hot for you!

Singe the paper a little, then put it back under the saucer and pinch the candle out (do not blow it out).

For 7 days, light the candle and speak aloud the commands as above. Then singe the paper, using the same warning words given above each time.



During this week, while the spell is working, you MUST also contact him somehow and ask for your money, firmly and confidently. If you will see him in person, wear Compelling Oil on your clothes when you meet. If you write to him by mail, sprinkle Compelling Sachet Powders on the letter, drag your fingernails down through the powder in wavy "snake lines" and then blow the powder off the paper. If you write to him by email or speak to him by phone, your opportunity for contact will be less, but at least wear Compelling Oil as you communicate electronically and be sure to state your command clearly and firmly.

If at any time during this period he makes a payment or repays the debt in full, thank the Green Devil for his aid and assistance, and consider the spell complete.

However, if despite your verbal contact with him and despite the magical warnings he has received with every singe of his name-paper, he still has not made any movement to repay you after 7 days, you can add to the words and action of the magical command. On the 8th day, which should again be a Saturday, light the candle and speak your demands aloud, as before.

As the candle burns, speak out loud your demand for the return of your money in your own words and close with the phrase:

                 Green Devil, I SEEK WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY MINE! 

Pick up the burning candle and saucer and retrieve the borrower's name paper from underneath one last time. Hold the paper near the flame and say,

                 Green Devil, this is my command:
     Until [Name] repays the debt he owes
     Compel him to feel the sting of his conscience
     Compel him to burn with the fire of remorse
     Compel him to taste in his mouth only ashes
     Compel him to dream of the evil he's done
     Compel him to remember his debt to me
          Whenever he thinks of money
          Whenever he hears the word "money"
          Whenever he sees money
          Whenever he touches money

Green Devil, Compel [Name] to run through the flames of Hell Until he falls to the ground at my feet With his arm outstretched And the money in his hand, Begging me to take it!


And let his name-paper burn up.

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