Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode
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"Some call it Numerology, some call it Numberology, but no matter what you call it, we know that since ancient times, Wise Men have long made a study of Numbers and and their relationship to Luck. Lucky Number is the name of a very old, and very popular, formula employed in situations by people who like to turn their Dreams into Lucky Numbers for playing at Games of Chance."
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue
Lucky Number is an old hoodoo formula for oil, incense, sachet powders, and bath crystals that are designed to attract good luck, good fortune, and good times. It is most often utilized as a part of magic spells to win at gambling, but it can augment the "luckiness" factor in love spell work as well.
The labels shown here are from a foil packet of Lucky Mojo brand Lucky Number Ritual Incense, burned by those who wish to win at games of luck and chance by "smoking" their lottery tickets; Lucky Mojo brand Lucky Number Conjure Oil for dressing one's money, fixing the home, preparing red offertory candles, or feeding a mojo bag. Lucky Mojo brand Lucky Number Sachet Powder for dusting money, lottery and raffle tickets, bingo cards, and oneself; and Lucky Mojo brand Lucky Number Bath Crystals for bathing and for floor wash.
A variety of natural herbs and fragrances form the basis of Lucky Mojo brand Lucky Number formula. These herbs and scents are found in all Lucky Number incense powder, sachet powderz, and bath crystals products.
rest of the Lucky
Mojo line, these product contain genuine herbal essential
oils, not synthetic fragrances.
Lucky Mojo labels
are adapted from vintage packaging and in many cases
the images are as traditional as the ingredients themselves. The numbers shown
on this label, for instance, all have traditional meanings according to
the rules of certain games and the symbolism given in popular
Policy players' dream books:
• 21 is the winning combination in the game of Black Jack.
• 7-11 is a winning combination in the game of Craps.
• 3-6-9 is "the dirty gig" which is lucky to bet in the game of Policy if one has dreamed of filth or feces.
• 4-11-44 is "the Wash-Woman's Gig" in Policy; it is lucky to bet if one has dreamed of betting, or of a bank, or of the lottery itself.
Lucky Number is one of a family of related formulas that also includes Fast Luck, Good Luck, Lucky Mojo, Aunt Sally's Lucky Dream, Lucky Buddha, Lady Luck, Three Jacks and a King, Lucky Hand, Japanese Lucky Seven, and Lucky 13 products. Each one of these old-time recipes is slightly different -- some placing emphasis on catching lucky numbers through dreams, others on being hit with lucky "coincidences" or hunches, and still others on obtaining uncanny runs of finger dexterity at cards or dice -- or all of these combined with 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.
The above formulas may, of course, be mixed and matched in any way that suits the practitioner, or may be teamed up with formulas from another line of goods, such as a financial or money luck formula like Money Drawing, or a passion and sexual love spell formula like Love Me.
How you choose to use Lucky Number spiritual supplies is, of course, up to you, but here are some traditional methods.
Here are some old-time favourite tips on how to use hoodoo practices and spiritual supplies to acquire a "lucky edge" when playing the lottery. We cannot promise that any of these traditional methods will cause you to win, but we do know that many lucky gamblers swear by these old-school tricks:
1) Work out and bet your lucky numerology numbers from your name and birthdate, but don't plan to bet heavy unless you are on a lucky number cycle.
2) If you can't work out your own numbers, go to a root doctor and ask him or her to work out your daily, monthly, yearly, or lifetime good luck numbers based on your name, birthdate, age and other favoured dates, such as those of your children or grandchildren.
3) Get your lucky dream numbers from a dream book. To give the dream book -- and your dreams -- more punch, dust the book lightly with Lucky Number Sachet Powder or smoke it lightly in Lucky Number Incense, then sleep with it under your pillow. Keep it there and sleep on it every night until you catch a good "betting dream" -- that is, a dream whose meaning is fortunate and whose numbers, as assigned by the dream book, resonate with your own personal lucky numerology numbers.
4) Wash your hands with Gambler's Gold Hand Wash, rub your hands with a blend of equal parts Lucky 13 Oil, Lucky Number Oil, and Fast Luck Oil, and splash on a bit of Hoyt's Cologne before you go to buy lottery tickets.
If sports gambling is your game, pay particular attention to teams in which known good players have the same uniform numbers as your own lucky numerology numbers.
For instance, if your name and birthdate work out to give you "major" keys of 11, 22, and 4, and "minor" keys of 5 and 7, bet on teams where the "most valuable players" have those numbers, or combinations of those numbers, on their jerseys.
Here's how to cement the link between your luck, the players' luck, and the team's luck during a multi-day tournament:
Start by obtaining pictures of the players wearing your lucky-number uniforms. On the back of each picture, write the player's number in a circle. Across the circled number write your name and your numerology work-out numbers. Rotate the paper a quarter-turn and cross over your name and the circled number with the command "[Name of Athlete] win for me!" You can be more specific about the win, if you wish, giving the date, name of the event, and so forth.
Dress the four corners of the picture-paper and the center, making a five-spot pattern with Lucky Number Oil and sprinkle a bit of Lucky Number Sachet Powder into the center. Fold the paper toward you, turn it and fold it toward you again, then place it under a Victory Vigil Candle. and let it burn on behalf of "your" players and their team for the duration of the tournament.
This is an old-fashioned method that works extremely well for any system of betting in which you are allowed to chose your own betting numbers. It does not rely on knowing your own personal lucky numberology numbers, nor on dreams. In this system, you literally "catch the numbers" from a shaken jar, tin-can, or dice cup!
1) You will need a jar, tin-can, or dice cup. It should be deep enough that you cannot easily see into it. It should look nice. You can decoupage it with dollar bills if you like. I personally recommend that you use a bamboo or carboard tube filled with bamboo Chi Chi sticks, also known as Chien Tung sticks, Chinese Fortune Sticks, Kau Chim sticks, or The Oracle of Kuan Yin. Depending on the origination of the set, there will be either 78 or 100 sticks in the tube, each marked with a number in Arabic numerals and in Chinese numerals.)
2) Once you know what system or game you are going to bet, you will know what numbers -- how many numbers and in what digit-range -- they fall into. We will call this your "complete digit set." Note that, depending on your game, your digit set may contain a zero or may not. It may contain both one-digit numbers (like a 3) and two-digit numbers (like a 33). You will only want to catch numbers that fall within your game's set, and there are several ways to do this:
3) Prepare your betting money (in low denomination bills, if possible) by marking each bill with a small sigil, your initials, or some other mark. Dress each bill on the four corders and center, in a five-spot or quincunx pattern, by touching it lightly with your fingers-tip, which has been dressed with Lucky Number Oil.
4) Place the prepared dollar bills upright, all around the can, jar, or tube, and hold them in place with two rubber bands, one near the top and one near the bottom.
Dress all around the mouth of the jar, can, or tube with Lucky Number Oil, applied with your finger. As you apply it, recite the first line of the 23rd Psalm,"The Lord is my shepherd, i shall not want." Now start shaking the container, continuing to recite the 23rd Psalm. When you get to the line "My cup runneth over," let one the numbered scrolls, dice, or sticks jump or fall from the cup. Finish the Psalm and note down the number. If you are using a number-rolling system, return the numbered item to the cup. If you have one scroll or stick for each number, set that marker aside. Repeat this process for each mumeral you wish to obtain.
PSALM 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil. My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Amen.
5) When you are finished, carefully remove the rubber bands that held your money to the can, jar, dice cup, or fortune telling sticks tube. Use this dressed and blessed money to play your numbers.
There are thousands of specific spells that employ a variety of hoodoo spiritual supplies. Here are some of the ways you can use Lucky Number brand spiritual supplies to attract the luck you desire.
You may perform spells for increasing luck whenever you desire. If the need is not urgent, you can take time to align your spell-casting with cosmic forces and work by a Waxing Moon Phase, so that the Moon grows bigger while you work. But don't let the Moon Phases hold you back: if the timing is not right, you can do the work whenever it is best for you.
Before dawn dissolve half the packet of Lucky Number Bath Crystals into a tub of hot water. Pour the water over your head 9 times as you say the 23rd Psalm and name what you want. Air-dry yourself and collect a basin of the used bath water, which now has your essence in it. Dress in fresh, clean clothes, carry the basin of bath-water to a crossroads and throw the water toward the sunrise in the East. Walk back home and don't look back.
Dust your body, your lottery tickets, or your racing form with Lucky Number Sachet Powder, or sprinkle a pinch of Lucky Number Sachet Powder in the four corners of the room where you plan to do some wagering or card playing or dice gaming. Each time, say the 23rd Psalm and name what you want.
Make the Lucky Number Incense Powders into cones (use a twist of paper or a small candle snuffer cone, pack the incense in with your finger, and turn it out of the cone) or place it loose on a brazier. Many people find that keeping a pot of Incense smoking while they work increases their ability to break through into a spiritual space or magical way of working. Burning this incense in the room where you will be sleeping is thought to help bring about beneficial dreams in which the images are symbols of lucky numbers. To interpret dreams into numbers, many people rely on popular Dream Books and Lucky Lottery Work-Out and Run-Down Books.
Carve your full name on a red Offertory Candle and dress the candle with Lucky Number Oil. As you dress it, speak aloud your petition, such as, "With the help and grace of God, i'm gong to win tonight."
You may burn the candle in sections (generally 15 minutes at a time) or let it burn through to the end, no matter how long it takes. If you burn it in sections, you may fnd it a good idea to light and burn the incense each time as well.
If you want the spell to be ongoing, or want a light at home to "back you up" while you go to the casino, card room, or race track to play, you would be better off to use a fixed and prepared Lucky Number Glass Encased Vigil Candle. Write your petition on paper, cross it with your name written 9 times, and set the Vigil Light in a safe place, such as the sink, bath tub, or shower stall, where it will not cause any problems while you are out.
Whenever it is convenient for you, dissolve the remaining half of the bath crystals in hot water and add the liquid to the rinse water when you do your laundry, especially your underwear and stockings. When you wear these clothes, you will be "dressed" for luck.
It is important to properly dispose of ritual remains.
Because these are magic spells for good luck, you may want to
keep the remains around your home. Wrap up any
left-over candle wax,
and used sachet powders in a
piece of cloth. Secure and tie it with thread or string.
Bury it in your back yard.
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