James Duvalier

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Garden Magic

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Garden magic has always been a favorite aspect of the craft for me.  Herbs, flowers, roots and plants are used in the magical workings of so many spiritual traditions that any witch or spiritual worker should be versed in gardening.  I also find that the herbs we grow ourselves tend to be more powerful due to the love, care and positive energy we pour into them as we grow and tend them.  In the cold winter months,…
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Golden Touch Hand Wash

Magic Hand Wash

As the year draws to a close, many people are asking me for rituals to ensure luck and prosperity in the New Year.  I enjoy doing prosperity spells myself this time of year.  Recently I was speaking with my friend Tamás who is a talented eclectic magician and he shared with me a money and luck ritual he’d developed which he calls his “Golden Touch Hand Wash.”  The idea is similar to using floor washes or sprinkling…
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Amish Friendship Bread Money Ritual

Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread has been around for decades, the recipe having made its first appearance on the internet in early 90’s and having been circulated via Xeroxed copy and in hand written form prior to that. Despite the name, this sweet, cake-like quick bread does not have its origins in Amish communities and perhaps derives its name from the similarities it bears with several coffee cakes and sweet breads that are typical of Amish cookery. The Friendship…
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Performing a Spiritual Revocation

Revocation

We have explored the importance of spiritual cleansings, especially salt water baths, to keep us in a state of spiritual purity and to neutralize the negativity that I have termed “psychic sludge” that can accumulate as a result of the stresses and frustrations of daily life and our interactions with less-than-positive people. Salt water baths are a highly effective means of spiritual cleansing and I recommend that everybody take one once a month as a general rule….
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Honey Jar Hoodoo Magic

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One of the most common services that is requested of me is the Honey Jar, which is the go to love spell of Southern Hoodoo conjuring. Not only can the honey jar be used in matters of love, it can also be used to improve the attitudes of those with whom we interact in a professional or social context. In fact, people often will use honey jars to “sweeten” unpleasant coworkers or bosses and improve how they…
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