Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Spell to Slide out of a Situation

I recently had a client approach me with a case where an enemy was unjustly persecuting him and his family. This enemy was a crooked official and had power to cause lost of legal problems for my client. The reading I conducted on his behalf explained that the best course of action was to "get my client off of this guy's radar" - essentially, an Invisibility/Protection spell.

Slide Through it With Okra
To accomplish this, I resorted to using an herb that I've gained knowledge of through my Lukumí practice - okra! Okra, also known as quimbombó in Spanish, is a very effective herb for sliding out of situations or getting negativity to just slide right off of you. Anyone who has ever cooked with okra knows that it creates a slimy mucilage when it is cut open. This slippery slime is the key to its success. Other herbs that exhibit this same slimy quality that are used to get people to stop pestering you include chia seeds and slippery elm (two excellent herbs for stop gossip work).

A Spell to Slide Out of a Situation
In the spell (photo to the right) you can see that I used a white figural candle to represent my client, and two offertory candles, one for each of his children involved in the situation. Their names are carved into the wax and the candles are dressed with Fiery Wall of Protection Oil. A ring of 21 okra pods are placed around the edge of the plate to deflect the attention of any enemies, and a name paper was prepared with the client's name and his kids' names encircled with "out of sight, out of mind".

The candles were allowed to burn all the way down, then in a non-hoodoo twist, I placed the plate on top of Yemayá's pot for three days. Yemayá is the orisha (Lukumí goddess) of motherhood and through obí divination (using 4 pieces of coconut) she consented to help with my client's situation. Here's an example where magical techniques can be paired with other spiritual paths of similar African heritage for an unexpected plan of attack.

Okra Baths For Protection Against Negativity
Okra can also be used in magical baths to have enemy work slide right off of you. They are best used defensively once you get the sensation someone is working tricks against you. They are easy to prepare and effective, especially at calming you down if you're getting worked up about the issue.

You'll need:
  • A washtub or big bowl
  • A small bowl
  • 13 okra pods
  • white rum
  • salt
  • a strainer
Take the 13 okra pods and put them in the small bowl. Add about 2 cups of warm water. Begin manually breaking up the okra pods, squishing them between your hands and fingers, getting the mucilage to come out of them. Pray Psalm 23 while you mash up the okra. Continue to work the pods until they are finely mashed up in the water. Now strain the okra and pour the fluid only into the big bowl. Discard the chunky okra parts.

To the large bowl of water add sufficient bath-temperature water to fill the bowl. Add in a good glug of rum and a tablespoon of salt. (Sounds like we're making dinner, huh?) Stir the mixture around with your hand while you pray to God to take the evil afflictions, intentions and wishes of others off of you, to give you the fortitude to slide out of this situation and be protected and safe in His grace.

Take the prepared bowl of magical bath into the shower. Place two white candles on either side of the shower door or tub so that you walk between them when you exit. Light the candles, disrobe and take the bath with you into the shower. Pour the fluid over your body from your head down toward your feet praying Psalm 23. If you are EXCESSIVELY sticky you can rinse a bit with some fresh water from the tap. When you are done, wipe the excess fluid off of your body with your hands always wiping from head down toward your feet. Step out of the bath or shower by walking backward between the candles, (slipping out of the situation).

Towel dry, wear clean clothes, and stay out of trouble for the rest of the day (don't go into noisy places, bars, crowds, etc.). You can rinse out your tub or shower to get rid of the rest of the mucilage. Place the two white candles on your altar and allow them to burn down. There's no need to capture your used bath water or dispose of it in any special way.


Carolina Dean said...

Hey, thanks for sharing this. Glad you're writing again. Also you take the best pictures!

Dr. E. said...

Thanks Carolina Dean! You'll notice in that photo that Yemaya's pot is in the background (the blue and white one). Oshun's is to the right (the yellow one). ;-)

Balthazar said...

Great post Dr.E I love working with fruit and vegetables in spell work lately and I keeping coming across spells that use them this last while - so this one is going in my notes for sure.

Unknown said...

Thanks ! do continue to share.
cheers !

LeAdri said...

I'm wondering what my neighbor is up to. She has strung about 7 or 8 large okra on a string and hung it in her doorway. Then she took what looks like a mixture of chopped okra, sand and maybe salt and spread it in a thick line in front of her front door. Does anyone know what this means? I get the impression that she is very concerned about negative spirits because she places eight sided mirrors in every window. She also has hung a small ceramic eye on her door. What is this lady doing? I'm not scared, just curious. Anyone know what she's doing?