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The collection of Railroad Spikes by prying them out of a railroad track is illegal -- and well it should be, for missing spikes can cause track to get out of line, which in turn can lead to derailment of a train, with injuries and loss of life. Railroad Spikes are also sometimes gathered from abandoned tracks, although without the permission of the railroad line owners, that is considered an act of theft. For these two very good reasons, used Railroad Spikes are best collected when old tracks are refurbished and replaced, for their value to practitioners far exceeds their value as scrap metal.
The most popular hoodoo spell that employs Railroad Spikes is a work to secure one's home or land. This spell may be used by renters and home-owners alike. Tenants use it to keep the landlord from moving them out. Owners use it to keep the mortgage company at bay, to prevent a sale by eminent domain, or to stop greedy family members from trying to sell off the old home place for quick cash. Those who live in an apartment can substitute smaller Square Cut Nails for the Railroad Spikes.
To nail down your property, you will need at least four Railroad Spikes, one for every corner of the property -- if the plot is square or rectangular. However, if your land is irregular in shape, for instance L-shaped, you will need a spike for each corner, no matter how many corners that is. (A typical L-shaped property would require six Railroad Spikes.)
Dress the Railroad Spikes with an anointing oil such as Fiery Wall of Protection or Peaceful Home, for specific needs, or with an all-purpose dressing oil, such as House Blessing or Special Oil No. 20 and then pray over them.
Pray from the heart, asking that the land that has been granted to you as a home shall remain your home. If you are not eloquent in speech, or if you simply prefer to work from the Bible, you may pray by recitation of Psalms quite effectively.
Start by reading all of Psalms 1 out loud, asking that, "like a tree that's planted by the water," you shall not be moved. That quote is from Psalms 1 (1:3 "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper").
If you are in danger of eviction at the hands of uncaring people, also read aloud Psalms 18 ("I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust...").
Both of these Psalms deal with the strength of the Lord in helping you to remain in the place of your dwelling and to triumph over those who would lay you low. When you finish praying, speak your petition in your own words, asking for security and peace of place.
Drive the railroad spikes into the ground with a hammer. Some people strengthen this work by placing a Silver Dime on top of each spike, then covering it over with Graveyard Dirt that has been bought and paid for from the grave of one's own ancestors, calling upon them to protect the family home.
If the home is used for illegal activities, it is customary to anoint the spikes with Law Keep Away anointing oil and to substitute four Indian Head Cents for the dimes, so that they will act as lookouts and scouts, and warn you of approaching danger as well as protecting your place of business. In this case, the Graveyard Dirt may be selected from the grave of a deceased policeman (especially a former Chief of Police), so that the cops, represented by the copper coins, will treat you kindly.
The Railroad Spikes are then "set" in place by the act of urinating on them. As animals mark their territory, so does the property owner mark his or her boundary corners in this way, leaving behind the powerful protective guardian spirits of the iron Railroad Spikes, and, if utilized, the Silver Dimes, and Graveyard Dirt.
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