James Duvalier

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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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Traditional Offerings

St Expedite Service - James Duvalier

In the last blog post, we examined in general the practice of making food offerings to spirits and discussed making an ancestor feast, which is the cornerstone ritual of New Orleans Voodoo. In this post, I would like to expand upon this topic and share a few specific offerings that are traditional to various lwa or saints. The following list of saints and spirits are not specific to any one spiritual pantheon but are rather an eclectic…
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The Feeding of Ancestors and Spirits

Full Scale Voodoo Ceremony - James Duvalier

In many spiritual traditions around the world as seemingly disparate as Chinese Folk Religion, Haitian Vodou, Brazilian Candomblé, European Faerie Magic and various forms of Native-American Shamanism and Hinduism you will notice one common trend: The Feeding of Ancestors and Spirits. In all of these traditions and many others, elaborate feasts are prepared for different categories or pantheons of spirits depending of the time of year or celebration being observed or the spiritual assistance one is attempting…
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Honey Jar Hoodoo Magic

Herbal Baths, Herbal Washes - James Duvalier

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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Saint John’s Eve

Saint John the Baptist Icon

Saint John’s Eve, so called because it is the evening before the feast of St. John the Baptist, is a notorious night for performing all sorts of magic from many European and Afro Caribbean traditions. The origins of this observance lay in ancient Pagan traditions that regarded the summer solstice (June 21-22) as sacred and magical since it is the shortest of the year. In Christian times the observance came to be known as Saint John’s Eve…
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