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And -- surprise! -- these Red Devils can be also set to protect your home or place of business by deploying them at the four corners of the property. Call the names of those whom you want them to bother when they cross the line, and they will do it -- or set them to working against unnamed people by their type or character, such as "all thieves, all loiterers, and all nosy neighbors."
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One of the oldest ways to protect a home or property found in hoodoo is to purchase four cans of Red Devil Brand Lye and bury them upright and unopened, with the Red Devil logo facing outward, at the four corners of the house or the four corners of the lot.
Due to concerns about the corrosive nature of lye, the formula for this product has been altered over the years, and, in a stupid accession to perceived hyper-fundamentalist Chritian aversion to the concept of a Devil-branded prodict, the old logo image has been minimized and rendered visually impotent.
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Why would anyone want to burn Devil's Incense?
Well, the obvious answer is that Demonolators and Satanists will find it a very pleasant prospect indeed, because it invokes the presence of The Devil and all his Imps. However, nice as such folks may be (and some of them are very nice indeed), the question remains — why would an average root doctor want to set these little Devils working in the air?
One reason is to cause harm and mischief in an area where people will soon be gathering. If you want to break up a meeting, a political rally, or a work-place, just go to the place early, light some Devil's Incense before anyone shows up, call upon the Devils to do their worst, and watch what happens. There will be fussing and fighting, shouting and shoving. In short, unholy Hell will break out.
Good luck ... and stay safe.
When Harry Middleton Hyatt collected folk magic from more than 1,600 African American practitioners during the 1930s, he found that the most popular form of this spiritual supply was the sachet powder, locally marketed under trade names such as "Devil's Dust" or "Devil's Powder."
Referring to "Devil's Dust" at entry 1827, page 546, one of Hyatt's informants, who is from New Orleans, Louisiana, specifies that it is an article gotten at a drugstore (that is, it is a compounded or proprietary hoodoo sachet powder) and that it may be used to send people away.
"Devil's Powder," mentioned at entry 1828, page 546, is also a sachet powder from a drug store. It is described by a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, as an item that could be mail-ordered from a store in Saint Louis, Missouri. The informant offered to bring in the store's catalogue (called a "book," the usual term in the South for a mail order catalogue) to show Hyatt, but did not do so.
In the long interview with Nahnee the Boss of Algiers (a female professional rootworker from Algiers, Lousisiana), on page 1362 the doctor describes a particularly vicious spell made inside a whole, solid human feces (politely called a "passage") that includes loading the turd with a number of things such as the enemy's name-paper written nine times in random and crossed directions, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, "War Vinegar" ( War Water plus Vinegar), "Devil's Dust," and more. The "passage" is then wrapped over completely by winding onto it the contents of an entire spool of thread. This is specifically stated to be a spell to "drive them crazy" and, when the lump of feces has finally dried up, to kill them.
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