Working in the Boneyard Conjure Course is a four-week course that focuses on the science of graveyard work in the context of southern conjure, hoodoo, and rootwork. Based on the book by the same name, Workin' in da Boneyard covers: 1) graveyard etiquette, including the correct protocol for entering and leaving a graveyard, 2) how to collect graveyard dirt, including time and grave-type correspondences, 3) formulas and uses of graveyard dirt, and 4) working conjure in a graveyard and with graveyard dirt. Lessons will be posted weekly in a private Facebook group.
Included with the course is a digital copy of the book Working in the Boneyard, available as an immediate download upon purchase, as well as some graveyard dirt to get you started.
White. White is associated with subtle energies and is used for devotions in remembering, contacting departed souls, and for blessings, purity, healing, and cleansing.
Red. The color red represents love, passion, romance, affection, energy, lust, fertility, attention, libido, victory, and sexuality. Red candles are used in love spells and charms, fertility spells, sex magic, and seduction.
Purple. Works using the color purple are typically concerned with power, psychic ability, commanding, compelling, controlling, mastery, ambition, prophetic dreams, or bending others to one’s will. Purple may also be used for peace, protection, and abundance purposes.
Green. The color green is associated with money spells, wealth and prosperity spells, gambling luck, general good luck, fertility, bountiful gardens, and business success. When you want to influence anything to do with money and prosperity, you will use the color green.
Black. The color black can be used to remove evil or send harm. For example, black is used to repel negativity, for protection, or to banish negative people from your life. Another way of using the color black is in inflicting harm or destruction on another. Binding spells, hexes and jinxes, curses, enemy tricks, coercive magic, and summoning dark spirits will often be associated with the color black. Black can also be used in grieving rituals.
Yellow. The color yellow is associated with mental agility and clarity, communication, fast action, success, happiness, money (gold), court cases, and excelling at school or in an academic setting.
Pink. The color pink is used to draw love, success, friendships, romance, and attraction.
Blue. For health, peace, harmony and abundance. Blue is associated with Marie Laveau and St. Joseph in New Orleans, and also with séances and love spells when harmony and peace in a love relationship are desired.
Brown. The color brown is associated with practical and material blessings, court cases, and neutrality.
Orange. This color is associated with recognition, control, changing plans, and creativity. It is also linked to strong or gentle energies, and can be coercive or subtly suggestive.
Red and black (double action). These colors in conjunction are used to remove a love jinx or obstacles and to open the path for opportunities.
White and black (double action). These colors in conjunction are used to remove negative energies and draw positivity and blessings, and to reverse a curse by sending evil intentions back to the sender.
Green and black (double action). Together these colors are used to remove money jinxes, to eliminate debt, and to draw money, wealth, and abundance. Can also be used to reverse infertility and to bring new growth during a drought.
Excerpted from the Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook by Denise Alvarado, Copyright 2011 All rights reserved.
Smudging is an ancient powerful ritual for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification. The smoke from smudging attaches itself to negative energy and as the smoke clears it takes the negative energy with it, releasing it into another space where it will be regenerated into positive energy. White sage, (salvia apiana) is an evergreen shrub that grows across the United States, and is most prevalent in high altitude desert environments. Native peoples are well known to have used the healing properties of sage to drive out negative energy and evil spirits. Our powerful cleansing smudge sticks are 6 inches in length and created with the finest white sage. Used in smudging ceremonies, the sage plant is burned, and the smoke is directed into areas that are in need of blessing for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification.
The magick of the Rue herb is limitless. Our special organic Rue Oil is specially infused with Rue herbs, and created in a sacred space to help you master it’s power in all your workings. The ancients believed that Rue could be used to protect one against the evil eye. Anoint yourself for spiritual protection, cleansing and to banish negative energy. You can also bless talismans and add a few drops to your bath water for purification. Along with being an essential tool in magick, Rue can also be used as an offering to invoke the Goddess Hecate.
The first new moon of the year will be on Jan. 17th The new moon is a great time for new beginnings, fresh starts and business works. One of the things I always do is an abundance check. Where it says "pay to" write your name. In the areas where you would fill in an amount, write "paid in full". In the area you would sign the check you can write "law of abundance", "the universe" "god" "goddess", depending on your preference. I write "law of abundance". In the area where you write the date you can leave it blank or write "now". I place the check under a green candle 24 hours after the new moon and light it. Allow it to burn out. You can place the check in your wallet, cash register or a safe place on your altar. Many people are skeptical about trying this until they do it. After the first time, they realize the power of these checks and do them routinely every month! Try it yourself and see!
A powerful woman. Why does this sentance bring such fear and disgust to the minds of some people? A powerful woman. That sentance is often followed by the word Bitch. Why are women still being told in 2017 that they can't do this or that? Keeping women from authority and leadership I believe comes from the western Christian writings undermining the female spiritual power. Because of male dominance, especially in the west, women of power have been demonized, dehumanized and disdained. The roles of women of power have been distorted and edited out of history. Women of all cultures are now beginning to take back their power and seek out the balance of nature.
I have been told on many occasions over the years that I couldn't do a lot of things simply because of being a woman. I have been told that the world had no place for strong, powerful spiritual women. I disagree with both of these statements and have proven both statements wrong time and again. I have been called many things over the years such as disrespectful, invalid, a fraud. But more importantly I have also been called strong, innovative, powerful and spiritual. And those words are what make me who I am. I have been known to step outside the box. I have been known to step outside tradition. I do these things NOT out of disrespect nor to cause controversy. I do these things out of a deeply rooted belief that we as women have the ancient right to achieve spiritual growth and leadership.
I do not believe that spirituality or divine help belongs to a select chosen few, nor do I believe a select chosen few have the right to dictate the spiritual growth of others. To say that any group of people can be excluded and denied a spiritual path is a violation of basic human rights. To say that women have less spiritual power than men is to deny the sacredness of life its self. Women are both the caretakers and the warriors of life.
The divine female power rules both life and death. Whenever the divine female power is not valued or given respect and equality, the balance of sacredness becomes lost in a power struggle. Women have been the keepers of the spiritual flame since the beginning of time. We are the healers, the teachers, the keepers of mysteries and the givers of life. As women we must always strive for peace and love while maintaining our warrior spirit. As a modern society, we need to bring forward once again the ancient ways of seeing and believing in the truth of the female divine.
As women in a modern society we need to stand strong inside the roots of our power. I am female, I am powerful, I am spiritual and no one has the authority nor the right to take that away or try to invalidate it. I work with my spirits for the good of all. We all have a purpose and a voice in this life.
I believe positive change with added modern elements keeps balance and harmony. I want to remove any barriers that keep those who come to me with problems from living their best spiritual life. I wake every morning secure in the knowledge that I am living my best spiritual life. I ask all women to stand strong, stand spiritual and most of all standup for the goddess in all of us.
Madrina Angelique is the coauthor of Workin' In Da Boneyard, Crossroads Mamas' 105 Spiritual Baths for Every Occasion and 333 Conjure Tips and Tricks with Denise Alvarado. She is also an instructor for Crossroads University; providing online instruction on the application of folk magic concepts for everyday living.