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"Moses was the famous leader who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, the man to whom Jehovah gave the Ten Commandments, and a leader of his people who, with his brother Aaron and sister Miriam, conducted the Jews from captivity through the wilderness and to the Promised Land."
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue
Moses is also the alleged or reputed author of several works of magic, including "The 6th and 7th Books of Moses" and "The Mystery of the Long-Lost 8th, 9th, and 10th Books of Moses"
Moses was born on the 7th of Adar in the year 2368 (c.1400 BCE). He was the third child of Amram, a member of the tribe of Levi, and Levi's daughter Yocheved. His older sister was Miriam, and his older brother was Aaron. His family were slaves in Egypt. His birth name was Chaver, but he was given the name Moses ("Taken Out") because as an infant he was set adrift on a raft of bullrushes to avoid a death sentence that the Egyptian ruler had imposed on all the male children born to Hebrew slaves -- and he was taken out of the river by the daughter of the very Pharaoh who had issued the genocidal decree.
Miriam, who had kept watch over Moses, suggested to Pharaoh's daughter that she should hire Yocheved to nurse him until he was weaned, and so Moses grew up in Pharaoh's court, knowing that he was a Jew. When he was about 40 years old, he saw an Egyptian slave-master beating a Hebrew slave and became so angry that he killed the Egyptian. As a result he had to flee to Midian, where he married Zipporah, became a shepherd, and had a son named Gershom.
One day, as he was tending his flock, the Lord God appeared and told him to lead the Israelites out of slavery and into the Promised Land. With the help of Aaron and Miriam, Moses first tried to negotiate an end to the slavery, but when that failed, the Lord sent ten plagues to Egypt and Moses led the people out of Egypt and across the Red Sea to freedom, where God revealed the Ten Commandments and the Israelites accepted them.
Moses spoke with God and is considered the author of the first five books of the Bible, but because of his own weakness, he was not permitted to enter the promised Land, only watching as the people crossed over.
Moses did not institute hereditary kingship in Israel; his chosen successor was Joshua, not Gershom. Aaron, however, as the first High Priest, created the hereditary succession of Koheins (priests). Miriam was a great prophetess, and wherever she walked, a fresh water well followed, so the people always had water in their wanderings. The hamesh (hamsa) hand amulet used against ayin hara (the evil eye) is called The Hand of Miriam by Jews.
Moses is an old hoodoo formula for oil, incense, sachet powders, and bath crystals that are intended for the use of those who wish to work with the spirit of Moses for protection, justice under the law, and freedom from oppressive conditions. It is most often utilized as a part of magic spells of occultism.
The label shown here is from a Lucky Mojo brand Moses Vigil Candle, burned by those who wish to venerate the spirit of Moses or to gain some of the advantages which his spiritual aid can offer. The same herbs and fragrances used to dress this candle for customers and clients are the basis of Lucky Mojo Moses dressing oil . used for anointing oneself, fixing the home, preparing blue or white offertory candles or feeding a mojo bag. These herbs and scents also can be found in Moses incense powder, sachet powder, and bath crystals.
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.
Moses is one of a family of related formulas that also includes King Solomon Wisdom, Archangel Michael, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Metatron, and Jezebel -- all of which relate to Judaism, Jewish scripture, or the system of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah. Each one of these old-time recipes is slightly different -- some placing emphasis on help from Angelic beings, others on establishing a link with an ancient Biblical figure -- but they have in common the underlying aim of aligning the magician's internally generated forces with those who have been marked in one way or another by Jehovah.
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 spiritual formula like Psychic Vision, 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 Moses spiritual supplies is, of course, up to you,
but one very traditional
method is to employ them in conjunction with the Ten COmmandments, while praying for justice.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 1. I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor the stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 6. Thou shalt not kill. 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 8. Thou shalt not steal. 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
There are thousands of specific spells that employ a variety of hoodoo spiritual supplies. Here are some of the ways you can use Moses 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 Moses 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 legal paperwork, or your socks and shoes with Moses Sachet Powder, or sprinkle a pinch of Moses Sachet Powder in the four corners of the room where you plan to pray. Each time, say the 23rd Psalm and name what you want.
Make the Moses 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.
Carve your full name on a blue Offertory Candle and dress the candle with Moses Oil. As you dress it, speak aloud your petition, such as, "With the help and grace of God, let justice be served."
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 are about your business, you would be better off to use a fixed and prepared Moses 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, 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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