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It's ironic that the Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to ditch Miranda when so many people, even after being read their rights and hearing it constantly on TV, don't exercise their right to remain silent. "I don't know anything" is about all you want to say. 2. Don't consent to a search. If the police ask you, "Is it alright if we search you/your car/your luggage"? Say no. Tell them you're too busy now for a search.This makes it almost impossible for your lawyer to challenge the search later. Particularly don't consent if you have something to hide. They may well go ahead and search you illegally, but at least you didn't consent. 3. If your paid lawyer isn't doing a good job, Fire him as soon as possible.Similarly with a public defender, take steps earlier on to get rid of one who's not doing his job. Don't wait till the day of trial! Also have some specific complaints against a public defender, not just vague dissatisfaction. Finally, about 90% of clients who think they want a new public defender wimp out and back down when he sweet talks them or they actually get to complain to the judge. Don't back down, it's your liberty on the line. 4. Don't expect justice. This is probably impossible to explain to anyone who hasn't actually been through the court system. Everybody complains about the courts, but inside, in their heart of hearts, they expect that they will be treated fairly. In addition, most people think that justice is what they want and that the judge is a sort of Father figure who will understand and be sympathetic to them. Not only will you not get what you want, but you probably won't even be treated fairly on an objective standard. My best advice is do everything you can to stay out of court, but if you do get arrested get the absolute best lawyer you can and spend whatever is necessary, unless you value your money more than your liberty. © 1999 Christopher Warnock, Esq. (email@example.com) ------------------------------------------ MOJO TO INCREASE THE POWER OF AN ATTORNEY catherine yronwode wrote: A querent wrote: I was wondering if anyone could help me in putting together a mojo bag for an attorney? I have heard serval ideas. I had been told by a local occult store owner that I could make up a bag using John the Conquer root Talisman of 3 nails with the words Justo Juez Indian Tobacco Snake Root Red Flannel Court Case oil I have done bags before for other uses and was not too sure what to use. Thank you very much for your time. The items you list are very appropriate ingredients for a lawyer's mojo, to increase his or her ability to persuade others and win in court. John the Conqueror increases personal mastery and command in any situation. I would *also* include a Little John (Court Case) root. It is the sine qua non of legal matter roots. Here are my proposed additions to the list you gave above: Little John to Chew Root (a.k.a. Court Case Root) Deer's Tongue leaves (for eloquence in speech) Slippery Elm Bark chips (to forfend slander, gossip, and lies) Calendula or Marigold flowers (both are said to aid court cases) Solomon Seal root (for wise legal decisions) Dress it with Court Case Oil (which contains some of the above) The talisman you mention is also good. It comes from the Afro-Caribbean tradition and it is Catholic / Santerian: The three nails represent the crucifixion and the Justo Juez image is a detail of the crucifixion scene from the Santerian Seven African Powers image. Catholic-Santeria talismans are not yet well known among African-Americans (most of whom are members of the various Protestant denominations), but they are certainly acceptable and copacetic with hoodoo rootwork -- and they are becoming better known gradually as more Santeros frequent hoodoo candle shops and ask for such products. Likewise, although not many Cuban, Mexican, Haitian, or Puerto Rican Santeros have heard of Court Case Root yet, the African-American influence on Santero/Vodoun botanicas is slowly increasing as the demand for traditional hoodoo-style products is being met by enterprising botanica shop-keepers. Even some New Age / Pagan / Wiccan shops are beginning to carry materials for practitioners of both of these styles of folk-magic. © 1998 cat (looking forward to the world-mix culture) (firstname.lastname@example.org) ------------------------------------------ MUSTARD SEEDS IN COURT CASE WORK A querent asked in usenet: > Has any one heard of using green mustard seeds for a get > rid of spell? I have used black but not green. I had a Lady > tell me her family has used it for years. Presuming these green mustard seeds are the same as yellow mustard seeds, a.k.a. white mustard seeds -- i have not seen them used in "a get rid of spell," but for protection, to "get rid of a spell." For Hot Foot and drive-away type spells, to get rid of people, the folks i know always use black mustard seeds, a.k.a. brown mustard seeds. To protect yourself from bad spells or get rid of tricks laid on you, you can carry the white mustard seeds. In Court Case work, you can mix the two -- black mustard seeds to get rid of the enemies, white mustard seeds for your faith in Heaven's protection. cat yronwode © 2001 cat (email@example.com) ------------------------------------------ FREEZING OUT A WITNESS OR LEGAL OPPONENT If someone is working against you in a legal matter and you know her name, you can try a freezing spell. Write her name on a piece of paper (parchment is good) in pencil or India ink (preferably). Fold the paper in half, then in half again until you can't fold it any more. As you do this, imagine her influence freezing / stopping, that she cannot do anything until the thaw. Then put some liquid (vodka works well I've found) on the paper and put it into a corner of your freezer. Leave it there for 30 days. Start this on the waning moon. It should stop her from influencing people or things about your business. It freezes her out. © 1999 Becca (Magickal@email.msn.com) ------------------------------------------ SPELL TO KEEP THE IRS, INS, AND POLICE AWAY Christopher Warnock (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > If anyone has used traditional hoodoo > (Wicca and neopagan probably works, but > I've got enough on my plate with just hoodoo) > with the IRS, either to get a quick refund, > avoid an audit or make the IRS go away, please > post the trick, the result and source of the trick. > I'm very interested as I just started doing a tax > practice (as a lawyer) again. I would try some of the old bootlegger's Law Keep Away spells -- Hyatt lists hundreds, as he was collecting shortly after Prohibition ended -- also, he seems to have had a weirdly skewed interrest in this form of magic, since he repeatedly drew out informants to tell him their Law Keep Away spells. I have one from Hyatt online right now (it's in my foot-track magic section, as it employs the foot-tracks of policemen), and i believe in my heart it could be adapted to IRS use, if you could capture the foot tracks of IRS agents. The URL is http://www.luckymojo.com/footrack.html More practically, to avoid an IRS audit, INS raid, or a police bust without having to scoop behind these guys for their foot tracks, i would use the old "crossed pennies nailed to the threshold" spell. Do you know this one? Hyatt gives some variants. I was taught it verbally in Oakland, California, in the 1960s when i was dealing drugs. You nail down a set of copper pennies using two rusty nails per penny, bending the nails over to form X marks across the pennies and hold them in place. The reason this spell works was simple, as it was exploined to me: "Nail 'em down at the door sill and no cops can enter in because they're all X'd out; they can't cross over. And if you use rusty nails, make 'em suffer." In this equation, the cops are aymbolized by the copper coins and X'ing the pennies "crosses them out." How many pennies? Hyatt gives a bunch of variations, and eventually i will dig them out and put a few online. I was told, "Four pennies, and arrange them in a cross" (that is, four crossed pennies arrayed in a cross pattern). Some people put them out in a row, along the threshold. Facing heads or tails outward? Again, there are variations to be found, but i was told, "Put them down with the Indian facing out." In those days, we could still occasionally find Indian Head pennies in change, but even then that was an archaic instruction and i loved the way it sounded! Why heads up? "So the Big Chief will keep a look-out for you, like a scout, keep them off your tail." With this understanding behind the positioning of the coins, i'm not sure that modern Lincoln pennies would be as effective, for Lincoln, having been a lawyer, would not be too asiduous in protecting someone from the law! Indian Head Pennies in fair condition can be had cheaply at any coin store. © 1999 cat yronwode (email@example.com) ------------------------------------------ FOR AVOIDING PROBLEMS WITH THE COURT (Ochosi) [I've translated this Santerian spell from a Hispanic pulp publication titled "Presagio", by Carlos Canet. There is no clear publication date but "#172 & 173" of Year 9 were published in 2000. Please note: the language may seem a bit stilted and awkward, and sometimes the instructions are somewhat incomplete, but I have translated them verbatim from the Spanish, keeping the sense as much as possible. -- VoDuWoman] Three fresh fruits, three bird feathers, three rooster feathers, hair from a cat and hair from a dog, the powders Conqueror and 10 Powers, write on parchment paper with pencil the names of the people involved, as well as their office or position, wrap the feathers and powders in the papers with the names written on it and bind it with crimson and green ribbons. This work can be buried until the case is solved, but it is necessary to give Ochosi the three fruits, replacing them when they rot, taking them to the jungle or the mountain, requesting your desire. © 2000 Carlos Canet, "Pesagio" Translated by Debbe Evins (firstname.lastname@example.org) ------------------------------------------ WICCA SEPLLS FOR PROTECTION IN COURT Here are how I have used herbs in my spell work. Keep in mind that I am a Wiccan, and these spells will be given as such and not as folk magick. I have nothing against folk magick, I love it, but I am not as versed in it as I am in my Wiccan studies. Also I am omitting the directions for the magick circle, and the invocation of any deities, and just presenting the spell itself. 1) Wicca Herb Bag For Protection in Court Mix equal parts of sunflower seeds bay leaves, and skunk cabbage together. Empower these on a Saturday during the Full Moon and carry the mixture in a small cloth bag along with some of your hair, blood, clothing, or some other object link to represent you (who the protection is for). 2) Wicca Candle Spell for Court Cases Perform on a Saturday During a Full Moon Inscribe the name of whom the spell is for vertically on one side of a black candle (protection), and what you desire on the opposite side of the candle. You may wish to use a key word or phrase for your desire, using as few characters as possible. For example "Innocent verdict", or "Not guilty" -- whatever the desire is. Anoint the candle with vegatable oil. If you are drawing something to you, anoint from the top of the candle to the middle, and then from the bottom to the middle (toward the center). If you are moving something away form you, anoint it from the middle to the top, and from the middle to the bottom (away from the center). Take some dried skunk cabbage, bay leaves, and sunflower seeds and "crush" them in your hands, run them through your fingers, visualizing your desire. Spread the mixture out on a flat surface, and roll the anointed candle in the mixture, so that it sticks to the candle. Put the candle in a holder, and light the candle. Look into the flame and strongly visualize your desire for as long as you possibly can. Allow the candle to burn itself out. Visualizing raises magickal energy, some witches may chant at this point to also raise magickal energy. A chant may be: "Lord and Lady hear me pray Judge and Jury rule my way!" If there is anything left over (candle wax, herbs), bury it ON your property as close to your front door if the purpose is to draw something toward you. Bury it OFF your property if the purpose is to move someting away from you. Keep in mind that many magickal people believe that if you are guilty of a crime, no amount of magick will help you avoid the consequences. 3) Wild Onion Spell for Banishment Find an onion growing wild on your property, hold your hand over it and say: "This onion represents (Name), all that I do to it, I do to him/her." Now pluck the onion from the earth, and throw it off your property, saying: "I bear not malice, but cast out (Name)!" Reinforce your words with visualization, and the proper emotion (i.e. say the charm like you mean it -- with feeling). Please don't email me with complaints, telling me I am wrong or what have you. These choices work for me, and it is my belief and understanding that the best spells are the ones you write yourself. However, I do welcome varaitions on what I have shared here, as well as improvements. Note on Sources: The herbal mixture came from "Hexcraft: Dutch Country Pow-wow Magick," by Silver Ravenwolf. The candle spell is based on a generic candle spell that I have been using for years. The chant came from "Buckland's Complete Book on Witchcraft," by Ray Buckland. BLessed Be gainemede © 2001 Gainemede (Gainemede@webtv.net)
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