Friday, May 29, 2009

Preparing a New Statue

When bringing a new statue into your home it should first be properly prepared..... not only to remove the mixture of accumulated outside energies but to also personalize the image or to dedicate it for a special use. There are many ways you can achieve this personalization.

The first thing that should be done is to spiritually fumigate the image to clean away unwanted energy. This can be done through smudging. My favorites is Church Incense, also called “Gloria Incense”.

Some good cleansing incense include Myrrh, Frankincense, Hyssop, and Copal. Dry herbs used for cleansing includes ruda (rue), rosemary, and sage. Sage is another one of my favorites. If you choose to go with another type of store bought incense or another type of dry herb make sure it has cleansing and purification properties associated with it.

To fix a statue for a specific purpose, this is one of my favorite methods, take the statue and set it on top of a piece of wood that is at least a quarter inch in thickness. With a pencil trace the shape of the base of the statue onto the board. Remove the statue and draw another circle inside the shape of the states base shape. You can freehand the inner circle. Now here is when you need your witchie craftiness. With a jigsaw or a scroll saw, cut out the shape of the base and then cut out the inside of the inner circle. You end up with a wooden ring.

Take that ring and glue it to the bottom of the statue. Since you traced the shape of the base your cutout should fit to the bottom of the statue perfectly. Once this is dry you can place anything inside the cutout to personalize the statue. Maybe you want to place some herbs, dried flowers, roots, small pieces of gemstones or quartz, pictures, or maybe even a written prayer. I like this method since you don’t actually alter the statue itself by drilling holes into it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Saint Magic Online Course

The Curious Curandera SAINT MAGIC COURSE is once again open for signup. This course teaches how to successfully perform spellwork by employing the Saints. What Saint to call for what situation, prayers, spells, lots of history, and more..... Read the course outline on my website

Spiritual Cleansing Online Course

The Curious Curandera SPIRITUAL CLEANSING COURSE is once again open for signup. This course teaches how to perform cleansings for every need. The course includes how to perform cleansings on yourself, others, pets, how to cleansing and bless the sick, how to cleanse the house or business, how to remove negativity and evil, how to remove spirits from a place, and more..... Read the course outline on my website

St Expedite House Charm for Luck

St Expedite oil
Red string, yarn, or embroidery floss
St Expedite prayer card
Small quartz
St Expedite candle

Take the horseshoe (you can find these at most flea markets or antique stores; sometimes feed stores will have them too) and apply the St Expedite oil all over it. Next take the red string and wrap it around the entire horseshoe, starting from one end and ending at the other. When you are finished wrapping the horseshoe make sure to secure the end well so that it doesn’t unravel.

Take the St Expedite prayer card and find a way to attach it to the back of the wrapped horseshoe so that it’s secure. I will usually cut a piece of cardboard large enough to reach both sides of the horseshoe, glue the cardboard to the back of the horseshoe and attach the prayer card to the front of the cardboard. If you use this idea you also have the choice of decorating the visible parts of the cardboard with glitter, ribbon, or any other material. The prayer card should be at the top of the horseshow ends (the horseshoe will be used with the two ends as the top and the curved part as the bottom).

Next take the small quartz crystal and tie some red string to one end and tie the other end of the string to the bottom center of the “U” part on the horseshoe, directly under the prayer card. You don’t want the quartz to hang really should hang down from the horseshoe about 2 inches or so.

When you have this all put together the horseshoe should be hung over the main entrance of your home to attract good luck there. It can either be hung outdoors or indoors, as long as it’s hung above the main entrance to the home. The first day when the lucky horseshoe is constructed you should burn a candle for St Expedite and from then on offer him a candle on the first Wednesday of every month.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Forum

Curious Curandera has created a new forum.....Magic and Mystery.....check it out....

A place for all magical paths, beliefs, spiritualists and energy workers to learn and share.
Topics include: Folk Magic, Hoodoo, Voodoo, Santeria, Paganism, Wicca, Altars, Paranormal, Hauntings, Divination, Spells, Reiki, Astrology, Lightworkers, Crystals, Herbs, Ghosts, and much more.

The forum is still brand new so it will be a little slow at first until more people start singing up but I think once it gets going it will be huge.

Sign up and tell your friends!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Honey Jar Spell

The honey jar can be used for influencing someone with kindness. Use it for sparking someone’s interest in you, for a boss to give you a raise or promotion, for recognition, or to settle disputes.

Glass Jar With Lid
Taper Candle
Spiritual Oil
White Dressmakers Pin
Targets Photo
Personal Items Optional
White Plate

Select the appropriate oil for your goal. If you are making a honey jar for romantic goals use a love or romance oil. If the jar is for influencing your boss use a money or special favors oil. You can also use crown of success oil for pretty much anything.

I like to dress the inside of the jar with oil first, covering the entire inside of the jar and the underside of the lid. Next take the targets photo (the person the work is being done on ;-) and dress the four corners with the oil.

If you don’t have a photo of the person you can write their name on a piece of paper torn from a brown bag. I like to rip the paper.... straight edges give me the willies. Place the photo or name paper in the jar. If you have any other personal items that belong to the target person such as nail clippings, hair, place those in the jar too.

Other items you can add are honeysuckle or rose petals for love and romance, a short description of a desired pay raise for bosses, a silver coin for asking money favors.

Now drop some sugar on top of the items to cover. I like to use white sugar for people who have light complexions, light brown sugar for medium complexions, and dark brown sugar for dark complexions. Now fill the entire jar with honey. Place the lid on the jar and then set the jar on top of the white plate.

Take the dressmakers pin and carve the side of the candle with a very short description of your desire. Dress the candle with the oil from the bottom up and stick the dressmakers pin lengthwise in the center of the candle.

Light the candle and allow some of the wax to fall on the center of the lid in order to hold the candle in place. You will need to have a lot of wax on the lid so that the candle doesn’t fall over.

Candle color 101.....use red for romantic goals, green for money or white for all purpose

If you have opted to write the targets name on paper this is how it’s done. Write the targets full name 7 times, each one on its own line. Women’s names should include the maiden name if possible and men’s names should include any tag names such as Sr or Jr. Now turn the paper to the right 90 degrees and write your entire name over the targets name 9 times, again each on its own line. The finished names will resemble a “cross” or a “grid”.

Your name is written OVER the targets name and written MORE times as a symbol of dominance over the person.

Allow the candle to burn for 9 minutes every day until it is consumed. It should take several days before the candle is fully used. This is enough time for your desire to manifest. Once the candle is gone, place the plate and jar in a protective bag...I just use a grocery bag.....and save it somewhere safe from nosey people. You can light another candle on top of it if you need to later.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Lodestone, also called magnetite, is a stone with nature magnetic qualities. These qualities led to the use of lodestones as an early form of compass, since they could be used to point the way north. Magnetite is a form of iron oxide. Being magnetized, the stone is attracted to the Earth's magnetic pole, and when it is suspended in the air, it will slowly turn to point towards the pole.

On the old days, sailors used lodestones in their navigation. This is what probably paved the way to creating magnetic compasses and other more sophisticated navigational aides. Ancient miners would follow a lodestone which led them to other minerals. Early medical practitioners used lodestones as diagnostic tools. They believed that the stones could be used to cure certain medical conditions. Greeks began using magnets for healing around 2500 B.C.E. The ancients thought that lodestone could be used to keep the skin looking youthful. In fact, Cleopatra was reported to have slept on a lodestone for many years.

In spellwork, lodestones are used to attract something that you desire. The stones are widely used for attracting money, business success, and to find a mate.

Used in love spells lodestones must be carefully selected to their gender. There are male and female species. The male lodestones have points and edges while the females are more smooth and rounded. A male and a female stone are chosen for heterosexual relationships while stones of the same gender are chosen for same sex relationships. Also, when choosing a pair of lodestones for love related spells you should consider matching the stones. This is a difficult job and you could literally spend hours and not make a match. Luckily many of the botanicas that carry lodestones will match them for you. Once you have your matched pair of stone they should be baptized. This creates a link between the stone and the person. To baptize the stone to the person hold the stone in your dominate hand (I like to use the dominate hand in these cases since it symbolizes your control over the matter) sprinkle the stone with Holy Water and say “you are now born (name of person) and make the sign of the cross over the stone. Then do the same thing with the other stone.

When lodestones are employed for the purpose of drawing money, business success, or luck, you would choose a single stone which you are more drawn to. The gender of the stone is not important for these needs nor is the polarity.

After choose a lodestone to perform a magical task the lodestones should be dressed with a spiritual oil. If you are employing a lodestone for love related matters then dress the stone with an appropriate love drawing oil. If the stones are employed for business success, then dress it with business oil. No mater what the ob of your lodestones there is a spiritual oil which matches that need.

Lodestones that are spiritually working (used in a spell) need proper care in order to keep the energies working for you. Lodestones need to be fed. This is done by simply sprinkling a small amount of magnetic sand or iron filings on the stone.

The stones once they are dressed can be placed in a small fabric bag which is carried in the pocket or purse. Money and business drawing stones can be placed in the cash register drawer or in the money safe.