You may be wondering why our "Kananga Water" is called Kananga Kalunga Water. Well, I thought I'd tell you why. Typical "Kananga Water" is used for spiritual cleansing and calling in association with ancestor work. I use my family version (with a few tweaks of my own!) in just the same way. I often use it as an offering or wipe down my ancestor spaces with it or scry with it, or put a glass of it under my bed when I need an ancestor chat in the dream world. The reason I didn'
I'm sure you have come across the many ways Chinese Wash is used in places of buisiness. But here's how I use it at home. Not everyone has a back door so urbanites like me use Chinese Wash by cleaning from the back wall of the house toward the front door. And from the top down. Cleaning shelves, surfaces, hard floors, etc. Paying particular attention to window sills & door frames. Use the liquid very diluted and be aware of which surfaces can take it. If you can't use soap or
One bowl, clean and dry.
Ink (home made if possible)
Water (see below)
Fill your clean dry bowl with your water and begin by dropping a single drop of ink onto the surface to announce yourself. If it dives straight down to the bottom and settles, try again another time or another bowl. If ink floats on the surface then begin. Ask your question, then drop. One question, one drop. If you need clarity, ask again, drop again. No more than 3 questions and no more than 3 drops.
This was a letter sent to Aunt Bettina some time ago, and I'm reprinting here as its a reminder that sometimes there is no work to be done, sometimes, the spirits tell us to be still and wait. As difficult as this is, these moments of waiting are to be valued. They are little gifts. Opportunities to rethink our paths, to take a closer look at our emotions, desires, and maybe sometimes, our pace of life, our modern impatience. Sometimes our spiritual computer says "no". So the
Death & Love. We often think in opposites. Black and white, male and female, moon and sun, light and shade, day and night, death and love....
Conjure, like most things, is a great deal more grey than black and white. Death and love are not opposite ends on a spectrum, rather they blend, balance, and can be bent together to the same ends. At every point in the history of conjure, they have taken root together, in the presence and sometime in the guise of each other. This ent
FIRE READING Fire reading is something most Hoodoos do, although there are varying levels of this. I would say that all Hoodoos that do candle work use this technique in interpreting the success of their candle work. A fast burning candle that has a proud, fat at the base, pointy at the top flame that dances gently, rhythmically if at all, is a positive sign. If the candle is for un-crossing, say, it has been a success. If it is for attraction, the spirits/saints have receive
Hoodoo was Hoodoo before it had a name. It was there before the Drugstores and it was all the stronger for it. There are levels to Hoodoo then and now. Drugstores came about when it was recognised that poor black people spent a large chunk of their meagre monies on conjure, and saw a way to get some of it. I think it's that simple. "So what?" I hear you say, If people were paying for the Hoodoo anyway, why not pay the Drugstores? I'll tell you why. Payment for conjure was oft