"The golden Master Key to occult power is studded with citrine, topaz, rubies, and diamonds. Atop it sits the Lion, King of Beasts; beneath it range the six Posiitive signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Six lucky emblems shine above it; two protective eyes keep guard below. May it bring you Luck, Health, and Love in abundance!"
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue
Like the rest of the Lucky Mojo line, this product contains 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 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 Master Key
spiritual supplies is, of course, up to you, but one very traditional
method is to employ them in conjunction with the 23rd Psalm, while praying for all that is
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.
Master Key is one of a family of related formulas that also includes Abramelin, Black Arts, Master Key, Psychic Vision, African Juju, Spirit Guide, and Indian Spirit Guide products. Each one of these old-time recipes is slightly different -- some placing emphasis on magical conjuration, others on psychic ability, spirit contacts, spell-casting, or mental sensitivity, or all of these combined with good fortune and luck at ritual, occult, and ceremonial workings -- but they have in common the underlying aim of enhancing the magician's internally generated spiritual forces, enabling action upon the external world.
There are many ways to use Master Key products, especially in spells and rootwork that is designed to bring the power of spiritual will and occultism into play. In addition, this formula is prized by those who seek to fix and prepare actual keys for use in magcal works.
The keys used in hoodoo and conjure tend to be the old-fashioned kind known as skeleton keys. They may be iron or brass, with or without nickel plating. Keys such as this may be used for several purposes:
Keys that are fixed and prepared with Master Key Oil are often prepared in pairs -- "one key to lose and one key to bind." Two keys are chosen that resemble one another but can still be easily told apart by their appearance. After they are fixed, only the positive or "opening" key is carried on the person; the door-closing key is kept in a secret box for use only when needed.
The term "the Master Key" was in popular use by a number of authors during the first two decades of the 20th century. it derives from the use of sets of keys that each open one door only (for instance, in a hotel, or in cash drawers in a department store) , but for which there is an extra key -- the Master Key -- which opens ALL locks and which is the private key of the manager or owner.
The idea of a Master Key that opens ALL locks was used in many contexts during that time period, particularly by those in the New Thought Movement. "The Master Key System" by Charles F. Haanel (1916) was an astoundingly popular book, and was among the early wave of New Thought books to use the term "The Law of Attraction." It is still well worth reading, as is its addendum, "Master Key Arcana." Both are available through a number of online sites.
Following on the popularity of Haanel's "The Master Key System," L. W. de Laurence of Chicago, a strange occultistic plagiarist and book pirate, published his own book called "The Master Key," which is a bit more occult in nature than Haanel's work, but still contains some New Thought ideas as well. De Laurence created an image in his book to symbolize the Master Key, consisting of a lion seated on a jewel-encrusted master key of the skeleton key type, on which were inscribed the six "positive" or "male" signs of the zodiac (the fire signs and air signs).
Subsequently, Morton Neumann's Valmor company, a major hoodoo order house of the 1920s - 1970s, released a Master Key product line, featuring art by Charles Dawson which was adapted from, and greatly expanded upon, the de Laurence art.
Our Master Key line is based on the Neumann formula, with an adapted form of the Dawson artwork. It refers back to both the de Laurence and the Haanel concepts behind the term The Master Key -- namely the occult edge of the New Thought Movement.
As we write in our Lucky Mojo Catalogue:
"The golden Master Key to occult power is studded with citrine, topaz, rubies, and diamonds. Atop it sits the Lion, King of Beasts; beneath it range the six Positive signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Six lucky emblems shine above it; two protective eyes keep guard below. May it bring you Luck, Health, and Love in abundance!"
There are thousands of specific spells that employ a variety of hoodoo spiritual supplies. Here are some of the ways you can use Master Key brand spiritual supplies to attract the luck you desire.
You may perform spells for increasing luck, serendipity, fortunate coincidences, and acquiring whatever you desire at any time that is convenient. 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 according to the Planetary Rulers of the days of the week, the Atrological Sgns of the Zodiac, or whenever it is best for you.
Master Key hoodoo oil can be used as a bath oil, to dress candles for magic rites and rituals, as an additive to oil-based furniture polishes, or to wear oin your own body as a magical perfume. The genuine and authentic herbs and roots in the bottle are your assurance that this is a hand-made conjure oil and not a chemical-scented factory product.
Before dawn dissolve half the packet of Master Key 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 important paperwork, or your socks and shoes with Master Key Sachet Powder, or sprinkle a pinch of Master Key Sachet Powder in the four corners of the room where you plan to meet with those whom you wish to influence. Each time, say the 23rd Psalm and name what you want.
Make the Master Key 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.
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.
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, incense ashes, 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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