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Spelling and format editing has occurred within these posts; some email addresses may be out of date. These posts are copyright by their respective authors as noted, and all rights are reserved. In other words, the contributions of these authors are not to be mirrored to other web sites or copied into print without the express permission of each individual author. ------------------------------------------ 7 JOB'S TEARS TO MAKE WISHES COME TRUE In the interest of adding to discussion and knowledge about the use of Job's Tears seeds in a wishing ritual, i am extracting the following from e-mail (minus the sender's name), with my reply: > i have seven job's tears, but i have heard to sew them in > my pillow, then to carry them in a red flannel bag. would > they be too old by now? it's still the same wish. [...] The manner of using 7 Job's Tears seeds for wishes varies a bit from place to place: Some say you must carry them on you (in a red flannel bag or in your pocket) or keep them in your pillow until your wish comes true. Others -- especially in the African-American hoodoo tradition -- say you should carry 7 Job's Tears on your person for 7 days and on the 7th day you must throw them into running water over your left shoulder as you make your wish 7 times and then walk away without looking back. I think that if you already have 7 Job's Tears, you can do whichever seems best to you. They are a grain and really won't get "too old." A lot of folk magic is improvised and changes depending on where you live and who teaches you. The major thing is that you must use the spell or ritual to concentrate on your desires. If anyone else has heard other variations of the Job's Tears spell, please let me know. © 1996 catherine yronwode ------------------------------------------ THE SPELL OF THE SHELL To perform this spell, you must find a suitable shell in shallow water. Take the shell and dry it thoroughly. Next, place a symbol of your desire upon the surface of the shell. The symbol must be made with a substance which will easily wash off in water. Place the shell upon the shore, so that the Tide will bring waves across the shell. Take care to note the phase of the Moon (waxing moon for the gain of something, waning for the dissolving of something). When the shell is in place, draw a triangle in the sand, enclosing the shell completely. The symbol upon the shell must be facing upwards (toward the Moon). Meaningful words, or phrases, may be placed upon the shell also, or simply written in the sand (inside the triangle). Finally, give the words of enchantment: (toward the moon) Goddess of Moon, Earth, and the Sea, Each wish in Thy name must come to be. Powers and Forces which Tides do make, Now summon Thy waves, my spell to take Leave the area now, and the spell is set. Once the waves come, then your wish will be taken out to the Old Ones. It will usually take about 7 days for a Lunar spell to begin to manifest, but can take as long as 28 days. This type of magic is what we call "little works", and belongs to the folk-magic level of Witchcraft. There are, of course, much more involved spells, and such. But, I do love the simplistic beauty of a spell like this. © 1997 eliza (firstname.lastname@example.org) ------------------------------------------ Hi I want to share this spell with the people: Put three candles in the highest place you have at home, inside a plate with sugar all around the candles. Light the candles. Ask for three wishes to your guardian angels ST. RAFAEL, ST. MICHAEL, and ST. GABRIEL. Ask one wish for business, one wish for love, and one impossible wish. Publish this spell on the third day after you requested the wishes [by mailing it to another person, posting it to a usenet newsgroup, or announcing your thanks to the saints in a newspaper classified ad] and see what happens on the fourth day... (poster wished anonymity.)
SEARCH THIS SITE: a local search engine and a named link to each Lucky Mojo page
Lucky Mojo Site Map: a descriptive entry-level index to the whole Lucky Mojo pile
Lucky W Amulet Archive Home Page: an online museum of folk-magic charms
Sacred Sex Home Page: essays on tantra yoga, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
The Sacred Landscape Home Page: essays on archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry
Freemasonry for Women Home Page: a history of mixed gender freemasonic lodges
The Lucky Mojo Curio Co.: manufacturers of spiritual supplies for hoodoo and conjure
The Comics Warehouse: a source for back-issues of comic books and trading cards
catherine yronwode, the eclectic and eccentric author of all the above web pages
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