The History and Practice of African Vodun

The Complete History of African Voodoo

Vodun Misunderstood

Vodun dates back thousands of years, but in the 1800’s during slavery in Haiti, living history provides a clearer understanding of its origin. Vodun has many names that it is referred to such as Voodoo, Vodoun, and Vodou. Having Haitian roots, this ancient religion has an impressive following of over 30 million people in Africa today ( These followers are known as Vodouisants. Vodun is one of the most misunderstood religions today. Like many other religions, there is not one category that the believers of Vodun can be lumped into. This misunderstanding has caused many unfortunate issues over the years. When something is considered mysterious by one, they may use the word “voodoo” to describe it. Since voodoo is considered a “bad” or “evil” religion by many, chaos can erupt. Rather than assume one knows what Vodun is and believe that it is all about Satan and evil worshiping, one would benefit from doing a little research first.

Vodun History

What many do not realize is that Vodun began due to a law that forbade the practice of any African religions and required masters to force their Christian beliefs upon their slaves (  What happened then was the slaves not willing to renounce their strong West African traditions and beliefs combined their religion with some of the beliefs they were forced to follow by their masters with the Roman Catholic church in what is known as syncretism. Syncretism is the process of attempting to combine principles or practices of differing ideas, such as religion.

To continue with their own beliefs and avoiding persecution and or death, the slaves began to adapt by converting a spirit of their own belief to one that would be acceptable by their masters. For example, in their belief, Ogun the Nigerian spirit of ironsmiths, hunting and warfare became Ogou the military leader that fought oppression. Today in Haiti, Ogou is the symbol that inspires political revolutions (

Vodun Practices

Vodun shares similarities as other religions in that it is spiritual. In many religions, the believer defers to a Higher Power, much like Vodun. Though the path they take is not the same, and the Higher Power may go by a different “name”, ultimately the idea is the same. They believe that there are spiritual and divine elements that govern essentially everything from earth, nature, humans, etc. Though in Catholicism the belief is that God is the governing body of all those things, in Vodun being a monotheistic religion as well refer to Bondye “the good god” as their deity. The Ioa or Iwa are those that the Vodouisants accept as lesser beings. These beings are more involved in the day-to-day life than Bondye, and the Iwa are divided into three families, Rada, Petro, and Ghede.

In the Vodun religion, the belief is also that when an individual passes away, their spirit continues to live side by side with the living world. Communication with the dead is done by prayer, animal sacrifice, and drum dancing ceremonies ( The believers of this religion hold a high level of wisdom with those that have died and seek their advice and learn from them on a spiritual level. It is not so different than a young child sitting on the lap of their grandparent listening to the stories being shared. The child learns from the wisdom of their elders, as the believers of Vodun learn from the wisdom of those that have left this world and entered the spiritual world.

One very misunderstood practice with Vodun is the Voodoo doll. The belief by those that are unknowledgeable about the religion is that an individual that practices Vodun uses the doll as a tool to cause pain and misery for others. The belief is that the individual attaches “magically” the name of someone that they plan to cause harm to, to the doll. They then treat the doll in an unfavorable fashion, such as sticking pins into it, causing pain to the person that they assigned to the doll. This belief has been popularized by pop culture and Hollywood. This practice, known as hoodoo, is not utilized by the majority in the Vodun religion. In truth the Voodoo doll is used as a dedication to a specific Iwa and used to attract that Iwa’s influence. Other beliefs that Hollywood has attached to Vodun is devil worship, torture, cannibalism, and malevolent magical workings (

A lot of the rituals in Vodun includes symbolic drawings and music. As mentioned earlier, drum and dancing are one form of communication with the spirits of the dead. Vodun pulls from its Roman Catholic roots by using the symbolism during the ritual. In Vodun this is known as Veves. Each Iwa has their own symbol with many other symbols associated to them. The Vodouisant will use cornmeal or another such powder to draw the symbols. In the Catholic religion, statues, paintings, and the colored glass windows within the church depict scenes from the Bible and provide the worshipper with a tool to aid in prayer. This is much the same as what the believer of Vodun uses. The symbols they use in their rituals and prayers are tools used to aid them in their communication with the spirits.

Vodun Understood

Vodun or Voodoo as it is more popularly known as, is not some mysterious magical evil practice. It is a true religion formed together by a group of oppressed people that were forced to take on the beliefs of another society. Rather than choosing to give up their religion fully, the slaves combined their beliefs with those of their masters, creating a religion they can be comfortable with. Borrowing from the Roman Catholic roots, Vodouisants (Vodu believers), use symbolism, music and prayer as a means of communication with the Iwa and the spirits of the dead. They have one supreme deity known as Bondye that has a less than hands on relationship with the Vodouisants. In the Vodun religion, wisdom is sought from those that have entered the spirit life.  


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Are There Real Love Spell Casters Online

Are There Real Love Spells Online?

How to Tell if a Love Spell is Real

Love spells focus on an energy that alters the most complicated, sensitive areas of our lives. Doing the right love spell or hiring the right love spell caster is imperative in in seeing results. It is important that the spell caster can be trusted, provides full responses, and does not charge an arm and a leg. There are many signs that indicate whether a love spell caster is real or a scam. I have hired about two dozen spell casters or psychics in my time, so I will detail out the people/covens I feel are genuine and why.

Finding an Authentic Love Spell Caster

Although there may be many indicators that a spell caster or psychic is a scam, there are also many signs that support the authenticity of a spell caster. This is a list of the top spell casters online, whom I feel are legitimate and why.

Nicole from The Strawberry Path

Nicole has a money back guarantee that she says is good for an entire year. I have had a friend recommend her after getting results for a love spell in less than a week. Her testimonials are also impressive. I had heard about her before from one of my regular visitors and when my friend also recommended her, I knew she was a solid spell caster. She is both genuine and a very sweet woman who was happy to quote me for my own issues (she does more than just love spells). Bottom line, I really liked how Nicole addressed all my questions. She gets my vote of confidence anytime, and the things I’ve read about her are spectacular. You can reach Nicole at

Bethany from Legacy Love Spells

Bethany was one of the sweetest women and she works with a full coven, all her family. Her family has been practicing for generations and they have a lot of experience. The few visitors that recommended Bethany from our poll stated they got results within 1-2 weeks. She specializes in love spells but does offer a variety of services. Her website says her love spells are guaranteed for a year, however, she told me she honors her guarantee for life! She has earned my support, and an excited recommendation. You can reach Bethany at

Dana from Bequest Crystals

Dana is a fast responding, pragmatic woman who takes a very logical approach in spell casting. She uses crystals to cast instead of traditional Wicca Magick. Her approach is very natural, yet still typically powerful enough to average results in 1-3 weeks. She also provides a guarantee on all of her spellwork. She works with a complete coven and each spell receives the attention of the entire coven. Sometimes, crystal casting is exactly what a situation needs and Dana comes highly recommended! Dana can be hired through her site,

Andreika Spell Casting

Andreika has been around for a really long time. She may not be the fastest responding spell caster, or the cheapest, but her spells do work. Typical manifestation time for Andreika’s love spells runs about 2-3 months. She guarantees her work for a year, has a lot of customizable spell options, and has always responded with a kind and professional attitude. You can hire Andreika by visiting her site,

Psychic Valentina Rose

Psychic Valentina Rose is not always correct, as I did hire her for a few psychic readings. She does a reasonable job, however, and her prices are cheap. Her love spells seem to manifest after 3-4 months. As long of a wait as that may be, at least her spells manifest. Out of a sea of scams, Psychic Valentina Rose is one of the legitimate spell casters/psychics. She can be relied on, even if the spell incubation time is a little slow. You can find Valentina at

Final Tips for Hiring a Spell Caster or Psychic Online

Remember, not all spell casters and covens are made equal. In fact, there are often dramatic differences between ANY two spiritualists. The best spell caster for the job is going to be the one who makes you feel most comfortable, comes with an excellent track record or recommendation, and guarantees their work. Any authentic spell caster would have no problem guaranteeing their spellwork. Some of the spell casters on this list even guarantee their work for life!

Real Haitian Voodoo Rituals

Powerful Haitian Vodou Spells

Authentic Haitian Vodou Spells

Haitian Vodou (also known as Voodoo) is a powerful, spirit-based religion with magickal roots originating from Haiti. The practitioners of Voodoo are known as Vodouists, though many people of the Haitian culture treat them much like priests. Though, in reality they are serving the spirits. Vodouists comes from the French term vodouisants, which literally means “servants of the spirits.” In some sects of voodoo, practitioners actually are called priests instead. A lot of modern Haitian practices are considered a sort of “voodoo melting pot”, as they have developed overtime to include practices of many different sects of the voodoo arts. The family that hosted me when I visited was very generous in explaining what they study, who they worship, and how they conduct their rituals.

Haitian Vodou Teachings

Interestingly enough, Haitian roots include some rather traditional Roman Catholic Church practices which originated back in French colonial times and a ton of traditional African practices. A full investigation of the roots and folklore would lead one all over the world, but largely modern Haitian voodoo has been very finely refined by the indigenous people of Haiti. The Haitians are very proud of their practice and their leaders are extremely spiritual. They are believed to have a special connection with spirits. This special connection allows them to perform incredible tasks which require immense amounts of energy. Observing a Haitian ritual is an amazing experience; and an experience that some may find only once in a lifetime.

A lot of the voodoo rituals that come from Haiti (or are practiced in Haiti) involve a great deal of dancing and music. There is normally a good amount of singing and celebration. The pleasant interaction with the spirits which the singing and festivities produce, is thought to help harness the powerful capabilities of the Loa. The Loa is an important part of the Haitian rituals, and also one of the backbones of the Haitian Vodou belief system. There is no central form of authority in Haitian Vodou. Each community has their own self-declared or community-declared mambo or houngans. Mambo is a female vodou priestess, whereas houngan is a male vodou priest.

Haitian Vodou Gods and Haitian Mythology

The Vodouists place a special emphasis on their own version of spiritual entities. They call these entities “Loa.” Loa basically means spirits who converse or otherwise interact with the Vodouists. It may help to think of the Loa as a sort of “spiritual network” of which the Vodouists may temporarily tap into in order to achieve their voodoo spells desires. Still, a great deal of Haitian Vodou roots still come from the Catholic Church. This means that most Vodouists consider themselves monotheists. Although, they do have a name for their Supreme Creator, Bondye. Bondye means “good God.” The Vodouists subscribe to the fact that their Supreme Creator does not interfere in human affairs, but appoints the Loa to the task. The Loa is almost a unique form of what the Catholic Church would call the Holy Spirit. Most of the worshiping in Haitian Vodou is directed towards the Loa. Much like other religious mythology, there are different Loas for each aspect of life. This allows the Vodouists the ability to target certain aspects of life in their voodoo rituals and spells.

The Vodouists consider their connection with the Loa to be a very special, intimate relationship. They treat the Loa with immense respect and offer them the most positive energies. Many of the rituals involve a sense of spirit possession. Communicating with the Loa, or the spirits, results in many advantages. These advantages are the same reason Vodouists are so paramount and Haitian communities. The Haitian culture in large believes that Vodouists have a special connection to God. They often bring the sick, the hungry, the mentally ill, and those in need to the Vodouists requesting help. Sometimes entire communities gather in order to take part in special healing rituals.

Casting Haitian Vodou Spells

Haitian Vodou spells (or rituals) are very special in that they focus on generating energy from the community in the form of dancing and celebration. This energy is then used to harness the power of the Loa, which in turn possess the Vodouist. The spirit possession is used to concentrate a highly focused result. Although, there may only be one or two Vodouists present for a particular ritual, the entire community is effectively participating in the casting of the spell. Many voodoo communities believe that the larger the community involvement, the more powerful a voodoo ritual. The Vodouists in charge of a ritual will direct the dancing and celebration, while riddling the ceremony with their bits of herbal concoctions and black magic sorcery.

It is important to note that black magic does not necessarily mean evil intent or negative consequences.

Last Notes on Haitian Vodou

Remember, not all voodoo comes from Haiti; And it is important to remember that Haitian voodoo is very special and having large Catholic contributions. While most practices of magic and spiritualism have their version of a priest or lead practitioner, the Vodouists of Haitian practice are some of the most favorably revered spiritual icons. They are typically extremely generous, very understanding, super sympathetic, full of local knowledge of all types and things, and more than willing to help almost anyone in need from their community. The Haitian Vodou arts are truly beautiful to watch and even more impressive to take part in. Participating in Haitian voodoo rituals is an enlightening, and truly uplifting experience. Just be prepared to dance!

Magick Spells From Around the World

Magicks of the World: Spells and Rituals from Different Cultures

My Journey Around the World

Hello everyone, I know it has been a while since I have written, however, I have been traveling. A lot. I have traveled literally around the world in just under 2 years. My blog has let me meet a lot of people, and my trip was preplanned to visit 7 different countries and learn about the land. I did a lot of museums, saw the famous tourist landmarks, and then also visited a magick shop or coven to learn about the magick of the area. Each country has a different culture and each culture has a different form of spiritualism or magick (at least one). This is a brief journal that documents my travels. I will follow up with more in depth entries about each country’s magick soon as well.

Different Types of Magick

Magick comes in all types and flavors. These are the seven different countries I visited and their corresponding magickal or spiritual practices.

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What better place to start my journey than a spiritually-awaken country such as Haiti? The Haitians have a long history of working with their very own style of Voodoo. It is best known as Haitian Vodou. Those who practice Vodou there are called Vodouists by the outside world, or “Vodouisants” as French is used their frequently. This word literally translates to “servant of the spirits” and their magick is spirit-based.

Click here to read more about Haitian Voodou.


Although there were many types of magick available for study in Mexico, I had preplanned to stay with an ancestor of the Aztecs. Her family still practices authentic Brujeria. Brujeria is a form of Mexican witchcraft. My host was known as a Bruja, or a female practitioner of Brujeria. She showed me a variety of magick rituals, including some really steamy lust spells.


Brazilian magicks are interesting and plentiful in ritual-type and ingredient-usage. My visit to Brazil involved staying with a group of practitioners of Macumba. They are living on a plantation and make money with their farm, while helping the community with their Macumba magick. Although they insist it is merely a religion, not a magick, religions (like Wicca) are sometimes exactly that. Macumba is absolutely spiritual and they do cast the equivalent of spells. Although it is not an evil magick, it is sometimes mistaken as black magick.


The Aboriginal people of Australia practice a few different magick arts. My cousin happens to live near a tribe and has a close relationship with a few of the tribesman through an outreach program. They agreed to share some of their Kurdaitchas. Kurdaitcha is the term used to describe their sorcerer, or priests who practice the Kurdaitchan magick.


China is a large country with a lot of varying culture. My magickal host in China was a lifetime practicing family of Daoism. They have a lot of rituals which are very openly considered to be a mantic art. Mantic by definition is all about divination. They also have some broader “magick-like” rituals. They were very sweet people who helped me understand the power that can originate from the proper type of focus and meditative practice.

West Africa

My visit to West Africa was focused on studying the arts of West African Vodun. Vodun, much like its Haitian relative, focuses on the prayer, worship, and manipulation of spirits. There are many different types of Voodoo in Africa, and many different tribes and cultures practicing the different types of magick. This particular type of West African Vodun was being taught to me by an authentic member of the Fon people in Benin. In addition to a lot of spirit-based magick, Vodun uses a lot of divine essence naturally present throughout the Earth.

United Kingdom (Celts)

The concluding country of my trip was the United Kingdom, where I met with a modern, practicing coven of Celtic Magick. They were a very nice family, mostly all sisters. A lot of the Celtic magick (druid magick) comes from bestowing jewelry, tattoos, and artwork with the power of nature and natural divine elements. Willpower plays a close role alongside ancestral rituals to create powerful Celtic spells capable of massively influence.

Closing Notes

Although there are many differences between the varying countries and their magicks, ultimately each culture has found a spiritually efficient way at casting effective spells. The rituals can be dramatically different in ingredients, casting techniques, spell lengths, permanency, and specialty. There almost always seems to be a “magick of the land” though for each region. I had no problem finding a practicing specialist for each country I visited. Each culture also had a great deal of respect for the practitioners of their land; And many cultures treated these practitioners as though they were prominent leaders or politicians of some kind.

How I First Found Wicca

When I was a really young girl my grandmother taught me my first spell. I did not realize that it was a spell and did not realize that I would be influencing my mother’s life in any way…but my Grandmother knew something. She understood that the blood of the witch ran through my veins and understood that with how sick my mother was…she needed the attention of magick constantly. And thus she knew that if she had me, her granddaughter, someone who was around my mother all the time…doing this spell for her, all the time, it would strengthen my mother fastest. So, she taught me how to use the power of daisies and dandelions to do this simple, but effective Wiccan healing spell.


You simply take the Dandelion and the daisies and you alternate them, rubbing them on the arm and neck and shoulders of the person who is sick. In this case, I rubbed them on my mom all the time. She said it felt good. I knew I was helping Grandmother but did not know how exactly. She had taught me a chant to go with it, that went like this…

“Oh Mother these flowers will get you well, as long as I am here I can tell”

I would sit for hours with her and rub her with the flowers and chant the same sentence over and over because I understand that I was helping my grandmother. But it was more than that. Even without knowing I was Wiccan, or what Wicca was or even what spell casting was, or that this was my first spell…I knew in my heart it was somehow helping my mother. And that was the most important thing to me of all. I wanted to show her I loved her, and show her I cared. I wanted to use the spell, even though I did not understand it was a spell, to take her pain away. I wanted to heal her. With that energy that I had, channeled with the right ingredients, my grandmother knew. And it worked. It really worked. My mother recovered. Even though the doctors told her she had a zero percent chance of living, she recovered. And it was a miraculous recovery, very quickly. I can tell the flowers help and the doctors even joked that maybe I was a little witch. But I do not think they knew, they were just really surprised. I found Wicca that day when they let my mom leave the hospital. My grandmother explained to me what it is, and what had happened. That is the day I became a witch, officially. I was six years old.


How To Cleanse Your Home

Cleansing Your Home With Sage (Using A Smudge Stick)


Sage is well known and has been used for centuries, perhaps even thousands of years, in order to cleanse ritual space, a magic circle, personal aura, home or property. This practice of using Sage to cleanse the air in a certain area is known as “smudging.” It is possible to obtain a Sage smudge stick for sale online or at a local occult store…as it is as easy to make one yourself at home.

How To Make Your Own Sage Smudge Stick

Obviously Sage is required in order to make your own Sage smudge stick. However, Sage is pretty easy to find or even purchased locally from a garden center. It is best to use the entire Sage plant, including the flowers. You also need some twine or string of some kind. Harvest (collect) as much Sage and Sage flowers as necessary to make your own Sage wand (smudge stick) and tie them altogether forming a wand-shaped Sage apparatus. Allow them at least 1 week to dry out (3-4 weeks is better, but sometimes we can’t wait that long and a cleansing has to happen much faster). You can alternatively purchased dried sage online, however, it is much harder to tie into a smudge stick when it is already dried.

Performing A Home Cleanse Using Sage

In addition to meeting a Sage smudge stick, a match and ritual bowl, cauldron, or incense dish will be required. Before you begin, it is best to open all of the doors and windows in the house. This is because the negative energy will need a place to be expelled as it is dispelled; and it also helps with ventilation. In fact, it is also a great idea to turn on any ceiling fans, or oscillating fans that may be present to help further move the air within the home.

Carefully light the smudge stick. Holding the dish in one hand and Sage smudge stick in the other, proceed to walk around the entire house, kind of “waving” the Sage wand up and down as you work your way through each room. It is best to walk through each corner of the room, pausing for 2nd in each corner. Many people choose to also say a chant or a prayer of some kind (either one time in the beginning or at the end, or chanting the entire way to the cleanse).


Here is one great example of a cleanse chant (cleansing prayer)…

Before lighting the Sage say the words:

“With Sage I bless this home and property, dressing the walls, ceilings and floors with a cleanse that cannot be broken. I dispel any evil and ward off any negativity, only positivity shall exist upon this property and within these walls.”

After the Sage has been lit, chant this line in each room of the house:

“Burn strong and cleanse this home, this Sage is strong and no evil or negativity shall survive.”

After all rooms are complete, chant this final line before ending the ritual:

“With Sage I dress the air, painting the essence of cleansing and protection, now and forever.”

The ritual may be over, but the Sage is not yet done doing its job. Most people place the Sage in the dish and allow it to burn out completely in one of the centermost rooms in the house (not mandatory, only encouraged).

If a strong demon or entity is haunting a property, a more powerful cleansing or banishment spell may be required…however, this home cleansing spell is typically strong enough for any basic cleansing and can be used as a new home cleansing spell.


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Determining A Relationships Potential Via A Divine Forecast

Relationship Divination: Is It Meant To Be?


Finding new love can be a tremendously anxious process. Every date that you go on, will leave you wondering, “is he the one? Are we a good match? Do I feel like we are compatible?” Fear not! Whether you appear to get along or not, there is a spell called the Divine Relationship Forecast. This Divine forecast focuses on determining if that spark felt between you is the real deal or not. Rather than over analyzing a date, or a few coincidences or subtle signs, performing this relationship potential divination spell will provide a clear answer as to whether or not you are soulmates and will last forever.

Required Ingredients

  • 1 Amethyst, malachite or tiger eye stone is needed*
  • A small piece of paper or a note card (post it works okay)
  • A writing utensil
  • 1 White candle

*You can substitute the stone for a quartz crystal in desperate situations.

Spell Instructions

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Although it is not required, this spell will be more accurate if a magic circle is cast ahead of time. After a circle is cast, light the white candle and chant the following words 3 times:

“With the connection we have made, I’d like to see the energy that has been laid. Is there a connection between us or will this move with the wind in a gust?”

Right both of your names and dates of birth on the piece of paper and fold it in half. Place the stone or crystal on top of the paper, place both hands on top of the crystal and close your eyes.

While meditating with your eyes closed and keeping your hands on the stone, carefully, clearly and slowly ask the universe if you are meant to be. Your intuition will provide the answer you need.

If you are having trouble receiving the Universe’s answer, try asking an array of questions instead of just one. It can help to rephrase the same question many different times. For example, you might ask “are we soulmates? Are we meant to be? Will we stay together forever? Will anyone ever come between us? Are we a good fit? Are our spirits compatible?”

After sufficient time has passed and your intuition has led you to an answer, you may open your eyes and chant the following words:

“Thank you universe for your time and for blessing this connection.”

Whether you respect the Universe’s decision or not, it is always proper to thank the universe for providing any sort of divination of any kind.

Although some people are able to generate an intuitive answer during these meditation sessions, it may take a little practice. If your intuition does not provide you with a divination of any kind in response to these questions on the spot, do not panic. Instead blow the candle out, still remember to thank the universe for its time, and place the folded paper on your altar or by your bed with the crystal (or stone) on top of it still until the universe delivers an answer. Please understand, the universe speaks in mysterious ways. Sometimes the answers may be more direct than other times, being conscious thoughts or coincidences in your life…however, other times it may come to you in your subconscious (such as in your dreams or via feelings). Do not let a lack of response discourage you, is even acceptable to repeat the ritual nightly until an answer is arrived.

How to Get Your Lover Back With a Love Potion

Love Potions That Really Work


How to Brew a Love Potion That Works Fast

Love potions have been historically used for drawing soul mates, returning ex-lovers, and bringing new passions into the bedroom. Love potions are also capable of reigniting the spark, refueling the interest, and reinvigorating the connection between two people. Love potions are basically love spells cast in a liquid form (please note that most love potions are not consumed, but sprayed as a fragrance). Love potions, like love spells however, are not all created equal…some are stronger than others.

This is one of my grandmother’s most powerful love potion recipes…it works great for me, but admittedly is selective in who it will work on.


  • Palmarosa
  • Peppermint
  • Ylang-Ylang (Ylang II)
  • Rosewood
  • Witches Hazel
  • 1 ounce purified water
  • Seal-able container (mason jar works well)
  • 1 Red or White Cloth

How to Brew the Potion

Brewing the potion is simple and requires no heat, just love and attentiveness. It does require a full moon and also a few days of labor. So, without further ado…

Step A… Three days before a full moon, fill the mason jar half way with witches hazel.

Step B… Add 1 ounce of purified water to the mixture (this is mostly to help with the mixture process, it won’t ever blend to the witches hazel, it just creates viscosity within the mix to better mesh the energy of the ingredients together).

Step C… Add a smidgen (just a couple tiny drops) of each of the herb ingredients (Palmarosa, Peppermint, Ylang II and Rosewood) to the mixture.

Step D… Tightly seal the container. I tape it shut too, just to be safe.

Step E… Vigorously shake the formula and then store it under the red or white cloth on a window sill where it can get moonlight (yes, as the moon is waxing still).

Step F… Shake it for 2 minutes each day for each day leading up to, and including the full moon itself.

Step G… I usually shake it for a couple more days (not storing it on the window sill anymore, as you do not want it to experience the waning moon), this just helps the magickal properties of the herbs blend to the witches hazel better.

Step H… Wear the solution by dabbing the cloth into the solution and dabbing it gently on your wrist or neck (test a small spot first to ensure no allergies) when you are going to be around the desired target your affection has focused upon.

That’s it! My grandmother did a great job herself, and it always smelled so sweet…I always follow the recipe exact and mine smells just as sweet and attractive. Some of the herb ingredients can be expensive (Ylang-Ylang), however, the ingredient list is worth following if you are going to do it right!

Professionally Brewed Love Potions (Authentic Love Potions)


Now, if you are looking for an authentic love potion that a professional brews for you…the best love potion online is definitely Siren Myst 1 and 2 by Venitie Mysts. These guys brew some seriously strong fragrances. And please note, again, that most love spell potions are actually love perfumes. You spray the perfume on you to attract your love or improvement in your relationship (that’s the same way my grandmother’s love potion recipe works). Those love potions are serious. They may be a little on the expensive side, but that’s because they work…and if my recipe isn’t working for someone, I would rather pay Venitie once, and have the perfume for life (it only takes a small spray to get effects, you don’t have to use the whole bottle)…than paying for a bunch of ineffective potions.

Anyway, two thumbs up to the Venitie mysts people for making great potions!!


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Diagnosing a Weak Spiritual Connection in a Séance

Why Isn’t my Deceased Loved One or Spirit Responding and Communicating with me?


Too Many Non-Believers

If a séance circle is composed of too many disbelievers, the séance will likely be an effective. This is because negative energy by far over radiates compared to positive energy. This means that it would take to believers for every one nonbeliever in order for a séance to have a chance of being effective. A nonbeliever would be classified as someone who does not believe in life after death, ghosts, séances and general, or mediums. Sometimes it is as simple as removing the disbelievers from the room and communication with the deceased loved one or spirit will ensue.

Deceased or Loved One is Not Able to Respond

Sometimes there are reasons why a spirit or deceased loved one may not be able to respond which are out of the control of the spirit or the séance. The only remedy in this scenario would be to retry at a later time. Even still, some spirits and deceased loved ones will simply not be able to be reached, ever. This does not mean anything bad… And it also does not mean anything good. The wide range of reasons as to why a spirit or loved one will not respond is simply so big in this case it is impossible to determine through a séance or by trying to logically diagnose the séance. It may be possible to determine why the deceased loved one is not responding by way of psychic reading, however, sometimes even that does not work.

Séance Ritual Structure Not Strong Enough

In some instances a spirit is not able to respond because the ritual structure of the séance itself is not strong enough. If a ritual is not strong enough, the séance will be dead (no pun intended). Using a larger candle, more sage, more believing participants, a better personal affect belonging to the deceased target, or more experienced medium or séance leader may be necessary. Experimentation will be the only way to determine if improving or increasing the séance structure and/or ingredients will result in an effective communication with the spirit. For information on how to perform a séance properly, see this post.

Too Much Interference


There are all types of interference present in spiritual work (all throughout spell casting and witchcraft alike). Séances are a little different in that they involve actual interaction with an entity on the other side. That said, it is already hard enough trying to communicate with another spiritual plane of existence, but in modern times electronics and radio waves have made it even harder. One medium explained a situation by which communication with her deceased loved one was made weaker the more people who entered the room. Later, it was discovered that it wasn’t the addition of new people that made the connection worsen…instead it was the addition of more cell phones to the room. The bottom line here is that electronics and cell phones do not mix with spellcasting and seances. The only exception would be of course equipment used to record electronic voice phenomena (tape recorders, for example, to capture EVP) and similar video phenomena. Since most of this equipment operates on batteries and do not receive Wi-Fi or radio signals, they are mostly considered okay to use.

Loved One or Spirit Does Not WANT to Respond

There may be many reasons why a loved one or Spirit does not want to respond. If the spirit is choosing not to respond it could be because there is someone in the room which they have animosity or a grudge towards. There are many famous cases where a séance was conducted to try to determine who murdered a victim. Sometimes a medium suggests that the murderer could have been in the room…and just like in real life, how it can be hard for a victim to admit the perpetration in front of the perpetrator, these same emotions can bleed through to the spiritual realm too. Other times perhaps they are simply busy, as just because the spiritual realm does not operate based upon time does not mean spirits cannot be busy at the time we contact them in our world. There are obviously a plethora or of other reasons as to why a spirit may not wish to respond at the time a séance is conducted and usually that reason is never revealed or discovered.

Tip from a Medium: Remember, to know for sure why communication cannot be established, it may take multiple communication attempts (and this may mean multiple séances under different conditions and even with different participants).

After the Questions are Asked and the Spirit is Gone

The séance leader can now instruct the circle to open their eyes. The candle can be blown out and the incense can be extinguished. It is a good idea to conduct a small cleansing of the house with sage after a séance has been conducted. It is a good idea to burn a couple of protection candles that night as well. Some people like to repeat the protection phrases that were spoken when they lit the white candle and the sage. Other people decide to do full-blown protection and cleansing rituals after séance. No matter your preference some level of protection afterwards is always a good idea… Even something simple like a dream catcher can help eliminate any risk while your subconscious is at risk.

Final Words of Wisdom


Always be careful when going into a séance. Truly, it is very difficult to determine what type of communication will be established, if any, and whether or not it will have any evil intentions. Sometimes doing protection spells is not enough. Sometimes doing cleansing spells is not enough. And sometimes séances get very unlucky come across horrific daemons that latch onto souls causing uncontainable possession that will haunt a person for the rest of our lives. Although that may sound terribly scary, it is very rare… But still the risk remains true and no one should go into a séance as an amateur alone or under geared for the situation (both mentally and in ingredients). Be careful and always bring an expert or experienced medium with you! Never underestimate the spiritual plane and things that you do not know!

How to Contact a Deceased Loved One

How to Contact the Dead, Someone Close to You


Almost all of us have lost someone and understand what it is like to wish to speak to them again. We’ve also seen movies and TV shows in popular Hollywood films which depict the ability to reach out to the dead…communicate with them and receive messages from the other side. A lot of people wonder, “Is it true? Can I contact a lost relative? Will they respond to me from beyond the grave?” The basic answer here is yes, absolutely! But the more complex answer involves a technique…as most of the time it requires some sort of precision conjuration type of equipment (a Ouija board is the most basic form of spiritual communication in modern times), or an expert medium. A medium is a person with special spiritual ability to reach out and contact someone who has passed away. Typically the medium will allow their body to become a channel for the deceased loved one to speak. These types of rituals (that is contacting the dead and asking for a response) are usually referred to as “séances.”

Séances have been played up heavily in Hollywood, but truthfully they should be… As they are very played up in real life as well. A real séance requires power, the type of power that comes in numbers. For this reason, it is very common to find more than one person conducting a séance together… In fact, many times in involves a room full of people. Some of the people partaking in a séance may believe in some may not. A séance is far more powerful and more likely to be effective when it is performed at night, with more than one person, with someone in the room who has a direct connection to the person being contacted from beyond the grave, when the participants are believers in the séance and the life after death, and finally when the séance leader is experienced. It is not a requirement that the séance leader or any participant be a medium, however, it is most certainly a plus and will make the experience more fluid for the spirit involved if a medium is present and willing to participate.

Are Séances Dangerous? Is Contacting The Dead Safe?

In general séances are automatically assumed to be dangerous and quite unsafe. This is without a doubt because of the fear of invoking an evil spirit by accident, letting a evil spirit into the circle by accident, or becoming possessed. All of these fears are reasonable and they are very possible liabilities. Contacting the dead is never 100% guaranteed to be safe. There is always some risk when reaching out to the other side. A practitioner or séance can take all of the proper precautions and still end up dealing with an evil spirit or unwanted energy. There is also no guarantee that the séance or attempt to contact the deceased loved one will be successful at any time. This is why séances often last hours and only result in a few moments of actual contact with the desired target.

How To Perform A Séance As Safely As Possible


Although there are many different ways to conduct a séance, some of the most common methods may seem more basic in nature, but the reason they are most commonly used is because of their effectiveness. In fact, it is thought that the more basic a séance ritual…the greater the focus and concentration on the actual communication with the deceased loved one – and thus the higher likelihood of communication being successful. This is a basic séance routine with the necessary protective precautions to reduce the likelihood of an evil spirit, negative energy or other possession resulting from the séance.


  • (1) Willing Participants (the more believers the better)
  • (1) White Candle
  • (1) Sage Incense
  • (1) Photograph or personal affect (belonging to or important to the deceased loved one)

How to Perform the Seance

To begin the séance, dim the lights and form a circle. Join hands and close your eyes. The séance leader (whoever you have chosen) will now need to ask for total silence and concentration. The séance leader should ask the circle to focus their thoughts on the deceased loved one. After a few moments have passed, séance leader will ask the circle to open their eyes.

While lighting the white candle one person shall speak “I light this candle in the name of _SPEAK THE NAME OF THE DECEASED_, come to us and join us in this friendly circle of ours. Come to us now.”

While lighting the sage incense, another person shall speak “I light this sage in the name of all that is good and to dispel the energies of any wandering evil that may be lurking in the shadows.”

The séance leader will now instruct the circle to close their eyes once again (everyone except for the leader, who must watch the candle). Everyone should once more join hands while everyone chants “Come to us _NAME OF DECEASED_, we invite you into our circle, a friendly place for you to be.” This may need to be repeated several times and it is up to the séance leader to detect a change in the flicker of the flame or the trail of incense smoke. After an anomaly is detected in the flame or in incense, the séance leader must ask if the deceased is present with the circle. This question may need to be repeated several times before and answer is noticeable, detected or obvious.

After contact has been established and it is certain that the correct spirit is in and with the circle, questions may be asked. Is important to only ask the spirit one question at a time…it is important not to overwhelm the spirit. Remember communication across the plains is not easy, it isn’t easy for us and it isn’t easy for the spirit either. Speak slowly, clearly and with intent. Only one person should speak at a time. It is customary to allow up to 30 seconds for the deceased loved one to respond.

Sometimes a spirit will be lost mid-communication, or somewhere throughout the séance ritual. If this happens the deceased loved one will simply stop responding and no more questions shall be answered. This is commonly misperceived “as having offended the spirit,” however, this is usually not the case. Sometimes the communication connection can simply be too weak. There are a lot of things that can create weak communications in séances and when contacting the dead. Let’s go over some of them.