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Friday, August 24, 2012

Protection Against Black Magic

Do you suspect someone's put a curse on you? Do you have more than your share of flat tires, computer malfunctions, and bad hair days? Learning about the tricks of a witch has been my job ever since I started researching Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, so I've been extra aware of both dark and light forces at work in our everyday lives.

Here are some links to spells intended to guard against voodoo curses, hexes, and the evil eye:

Or, if you're in a more whimsical frame of mind, try...

Sadie's Basic Protection Spell For Beginners:

Ingredients: 4 pinches dried New Mexican sage, a handful of powdered adder’s tongue, seven drops lavender oil, a sprinkling of cayenne pepper, 2 scoops pulverized bat wing, 1 drop hummingbird urine, 7 toadstools (moist, preferably gathered at night by a river), 3 crushed magnolia seeds.

1.   Add ingredients to a medium-sized cast-iron cauldron in the order listed.
2.   Pour boiling water over the mixture until steam begins to form.
3.   Blow on steam until it rises in a thick swirling motion and begins to emerge as an             ephemeral blue cloud. (Note: it should swirl in a clockwise motion. If it swirls             counterclockwise, your toadstools are not fresh enough and you must begin again. If moist toadstools cannot be procured, try iguana droppings mixed with melted silver crayon instead.)

(Reprinted from Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft)

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