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You can give someone a headache by taking and turning their picture upside down.

Voodoo Hoodoo Superstitions & Spells

Many superstitions also related to the practice of Hoodoo developed within the Voodoo tradition in Louisiana. While these superstitions are not central to the Voodoo faith, their appearance is partly a result of Voodoo tradition in New Orleans and have since influenced it significantly.

  • If you lay a broom across the doorway at night, a witch can’t come in and hurt you.
  • Having a woman visit you the first thing on Monday mornings is bad luck for the rest of the week.
  • Don’t borrow or lend salt because that is bad luck.
  • If you sweep trash out of the house after dark you will sweep away your luck.
  • Don’t shake a tablecloth outside after dark or someone in your family will die.
  • To stop a Voodoo spell being placed upon you, acquire some bristles from a pig cooked at a Voodoo ritual, tie the bristles into a bundle and carry them on you at all times.
  • If a woman sprinkles some salt from her house to yours, it will give you bad luck until you clean the salt away and put pepper over your door sill.
  • If a woman wants her husband to stay away from other woman, she can do so by putting a little of her blood in his coffee, and he will never quit her.
  • If a woman’s husband dies and you don’t want her to marry again, cut all of her husband’s shoes all in little pieces, just as soon as he is dead, and she will never marry again.
  • You can give someone a headache by taking and turning their picture upside down.
  • You can harm a person in whatever way you want to by getting a lock of his hair and burning some and throwing the rest away.
  • You can make a farmer’s well go dry by putting some soda in the well for one week, each day; then drawing a bucket of water out and throwing it in the river to make the well go dry.

My roommate April cast a voodoo protection spell on our house, the objects and people within (myself, her, and our other co-dweller), and Dellwood, the house cat. To focus the flow of spiritual energy and thought , a ritual was performed. Complete unison and oneness with that moment facilitated the opening of an infinitely deep well of goodness and compassion and life. We poured out our spirits and we were blessed.

As a part of the ritual, we were asked to do three things:

  1. Find of an object which represents wealth or prosperity. Hold it, feel it, turn it in your hand. As you do this, concentrate on areas of your life in which you would like to grow prosperous (e.g. money, friends, health, etc).
  2. Locate another object that means success. Again, hold the object, and as you do so, confer your conceptions of success upon it. How would you like to be successful? What do you consider to be ‘success’?
  3. Yet another fetish will represent something that you, love and wish to share with others.

I chose a one dollar bill as my wealth fetish. To consider myself truly prosperous, I must give freely, openly, and without judgment. A the brush from a paintbrush represents success. I will be successful when I am fully immersed in the Way. As my thoughts, intent, and action are further aligned, I will be more successful. My love is represented by my passion for drawing, painting, or expressing creative vision in any way, which is represented in turn by a crumbling pastel stick. After taking part in this rite, I began to wonder about the objects that surround me, and their associations. I began to consider the people who surround me, whether I know them or not, and what they mean to me.

I pose these questions to you: What are your fetish objects? What do they mean to you?

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  1. Page colour pictures which can be turned upside down to reveal a different face. Chanel Voodoo

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