While cascarilla is not something you would find among the many supplies of a Wiccan or occult practioner, cascarilla is an important ingredient found among the practioners of Curanderismo, Espiritismo, hoodoo, Palo, Santeria and Vodou as a well known source of protection, tool of invocation, purifications and cleansings. …
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~ THE HISTORY OF CANDLE BURNING IN SPELL WORKS ~
Candle Magic is one form of magic and is a force that combines psychic energy with the powers of the will to produce supernatural effects. Candles have a long history in religion worship, magic & folklore. They provide light, thus illuminating the darkness and repelling evil spirits while attracting benevolent ones. In liturgy, they are offerings of fealty to a deity, in magic they are used in various spells & rituals while in folklore they are associated with the dead.
Candles have a unique place in our society today, and are also an incredible link with our past. Unlike anything else, candles convey messages of romance, warmth, spirituality, secret wishes and brightness, all with the simple construct of wax and wick. Embraced by almost every faith, creed and nationality, there is something special about a solitary flame and the energy exchange that it puts forth. It touches our souls. Who among us has not been be touched by the commonality of candles in our religions? People of all faiths and walks of life, and many different creeds, can join together in a candlelight vigil to grieve, or come together in prayer. Candles are unique tools indeed to link mankind to the Divine …
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*The © information provided below is part of the many lessons taught to the members of Ye Olde Dark Arts Coven-Tradition and Students of our Correspondence Courses.* ~ THE SPIRITUAL USES OF COLOGNES AND PERFUMES ~ Sometimes another form of ritual purification is needed in the form of floral-scented Colognes and Toilet Waters to rid an an area of bad spirits, attract or pay homage to good spirits and to refresh those who are suffering from psychic distress.
There are many that are used in spellworks and rituals but the ones most used are Florida Water, Kananga Water, Kolonia 1800, 4711 Cologne, Hoyt’s Cologne, 7 Swords of St. Michael, Rose Water Cologne, Orange Blossom Cologne. The most popular and widely used of these is Florida Water which was first introduced in 1808 in the US. It was named after the legendary “Fountain of Youth” which was said to be in Florida and it is reported to soothe fevers, cure headaches,ease aching muscles, remove negativity of a person and items and the strong magickal properties makes a must-have for practioners of Espiritismo, Hoodoo, Palo, Santeria and Vodou.
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Don’t forget the Spirits that are your Ancestors. Always have personal protections in place for those Spirits such as Abiku and others that are not the best and brightest …
There’s a lot of fear and worry about talking to Spirits. Not in an “OMG, am I gonna get possessed?” sort of way, but in an “Am I doing it wrong?” kind of way.
There is no worse fear in any category than the “Fear of Doing It Wrong.” It paralyses us, and prevents us from taking any step forward.
Here are a few points to get you past that fear, and start talking with Spirits.
If you know the Spirit or Deity you’re trying to contact, the easiest thing is to talk to devotees or people that work with that Spirit, or look at historical records.
Sometimes you don’t know the Spirit – either because you aren’t good at hearing them (like me, for example) – or the Spirit that you’re trying to talk to is uncommunicative or doesn’t want to give their name out, or are a rare…
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Encarnacion De La Caridad y Rodriguez was the daughter of the king of her tribe. She was captured at a very young age and sold into slavery to a Portuguese trader that owned cargo ships out of Cuba. Encarncion traveled extensively with her master and gave birth to several of his children. She was also a Priestess of Oshun.
Encarnacion invites you to a Spiritual Reunion as she speaks through an Espiritista with many years practice, Iyalosha Carmen P. Rodriquez.
As a child in the late 1930’s, Carmen P. Rodrigeuz trained at the traditional Spiritualist Temple operated by her father in Cuba, and continues her spiritualist work to this day. She is a Lukumi priestess of 42 years to the Orisha Yemaya, and a founding member of The Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.
Providing translation will be Oba Oriate Ernesto Pichardo, Lukumi Elder and president of The Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.
We ask when you join us tonight that you have a glass of water, a white candle, and a small bunch of white flowers. If you are a practicing espiritista, medium, or spiritualist be sure to prepare as you would for a Misa. Leave your lights on in your living space, and if you are prone to getting lost among the spirits, listen to the show with a friend to help keep you grounded.
Traditional songs and Kardecian prayers in Spanish and English will be used.
Call the names of your honored ancestors, and get ready for a wonderful Spiritual Reunion.
This program is rated SST for Super Spiritual Trip.