Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hoodoo Talismans

Talismanic seals and sigils are among the many tools used by hoodoos to produce powerful mojo. Talismans are derived from a variety of sources, the least of which are the European grimoires. In hoodoo, rootworkers will draw the seals from the Greater Key of Solomon and The 6th and 7th Books of Moses on parchment paper and put them in their mojo bags as talismans, using the properties assigned to them from the respective books. These works are among the 19 included on the Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook Companion CD.
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Once a talisman is drawn, it should be consecrated before being placed in a mojo bag or used in a candle spell. Here is an excerpt from the Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook that describes how to consecrate a talisman. The same technique can be used to consecrate amulets, voodoo dolls, or any kind of ritual item, as well.

A talisman or amulet is a piece of jewelry, a trinket, charm, picture or collage that is used to protect one or attract that which one desires such as love, money or whatever it may be. According to some traditions, amulets are charged when the moon is waning, while talismans are charged when the moon is waxing.

To consecrate or ritually charge an amulet or talisman, light some incense as an offering to the Divine. Place the object on your altar.Sprinkle the object with salt and say:

"I consecrate you with the element of Earth."
Pass the object through the incense and say:
"I consecrate you with the element of Air."

Pass the object through candle flame and say:

"I consecrate you with the element of Fire."
Sprinkle the object with water and say:
"I consecrate you with the element of Water."

Place the object on the altar and hold your hand over it. Visualize a beam of light coming from the Divine through your hands into the object. Say: I hereby declare this object charged with the powers of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. That it shall be used only for good, according to my will and divine law. May it serve me well in this world, between worlds, in all the worlds. Let it be so.

Your talisman or amulet can now be used.

Here is an example of a Solomonic seal and how it can be used in hoodoo.

According to the 6th book of Moses, this secret of this seal is this: If a man carries this Seal with him, it will bring him great fortune and blessing; it is therefore called the truest and highest Seal of Fortune.

Given the properties assigned to this seal, you can use this seal in mojo hands and gris gris bags for money drawing. Combine with lucky hand root, black eyed peas, five finger grass, High John the Conqueror root, and a piece of pyrite and dress daily with Crown of Success Oil. Wrap in green flannel for gris gris and red flannel for mojo.