Charms, Spells, and Formulas: for the Making and Use of Gris Gris Bags, Herb Candles, Doll Magic, Incenses, Oils, and Powders

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How would you like to increase the power of your magick? Now you can, with the help of real Louisiana Hoodoo. In Charms, Spells & Formulas, you'll find rituals and recipes for incenses, oils, powders and washes that you can use to make changes in your life.
But that's just the beginning. You'll learn the secrets of how to make gris-gris bag charms for any purpose. You also get full instructions on how to set up your altar and perform the ritual to charge the bag so that it ...
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Overview

How would you like to increase the power of your magick? Now you can, with the help of real Louisiana Hoodoo. In Charms, Spells & Formulas, you'll find rituals and recipes for incenses, oils, powders and washes that you can use to make changes in your life.
But that's just the beginning. You'll learn the secrets of how to make gris-gris bag charms for any purpose. You also get full instructions on how to set up your altar and perform the ritual to charge the bag so that it becomes a powerful magical tool. Need to improve your health or love life? Make a gris-gris bag!
You'll also learn how to make magical dolls from cloth and clay, and how to increase the power of magical candles by adding herbs to them.
Do you think you might have been given the "evil eye?" You'll learn how to overcome it with the instructions given here. The book also includes full instructions on how to use prayers and Bible psalms to solve your problems.
Hoodoo is a tradition that is 200 years old. Within these pages you'll find the secrets of genuine Hoodoo and be able to put them to use! You can use Hoodoo to help get rid of illness and bring prosperity, find romance and get rid of bad luck. If you are doing any sort of magick at all, you'll find that the techniques in this book will powerfully enhance your magick. And if you're new to magick, you'll be surprised at just how successful the magick in this book can be.
Are you ready to really make a change in your life? With the help of this book and some common herbs, you can do it. Get this book today!

To gain love, protection, prosperity, good luck and prophetic dreams, practice this folk magic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875425016
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 357,232
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray T. Malbrough was born in New Orleans and was raised in the "Pays des Cajuns" Region of southeastern Louisiana. He learned the basics of hoodoo in his early teens with the permission and encouragement of his mother. At age 19, he started working in a New Orleans tearoom as a reader/advisor, and has since earned a good reputation as a Hoodoo worker all over the region surrounding his hometown of Houma. He is a 1982 graduate of the Seax-Wica Seminary founded and directed by Dr. Raymond Buckland. The author is active in the parapsychology Association in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. Today, Ray is a full time reader/advisor and hoodoo worker in his home in Houma.

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Read an Excerpt

One of the things that I, as owner of Llewellyn, have tried to do is find little-known magical traditions and help keep them alive. Ray T. Malbrough's Charms, Spells & Formulas certainly fills the bill. Better, it is not simply a book by an outside scholar, it is an actual text by a real practitioner. That way, you can learn Hoodoo as part of a living tradition. It's exciting, powerful, and fun!
Many of the ideas of Hoodoo have become part of magical lore. You may have heard of the famous gris-gris bag. Ray not only shows you how to make one, he teaches you how to make them for a wide variety of purposes and then shares traditional rites for charging the bags.
Other traditional Hoodoo techniques include using the magical powers of Bible psalms and special ways to pray to the Catholic saints. You'll learn all about them in this book, and you'll be able to put them to use.
You see, this is not a book about Hoodoo, it is Hoodoo. It captures the very essence of this folk tradition that is true American Magick! By working with it you can become a Hoodoo practitioner. In fact, the last chapter includes wise advice concerning what you need to know to become a better magical worker.
We live in a time where people are abandoning the past. But while it is important to embrace the future, there are many valuable aspects of the past which should be kept and honored for the treasures that they are. This includes our magical traditions. I hope you will learn from the past and create your future. This book can help you do exactly that.

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Table of Contents

One of the things that I, as owner of Llewellyn, have tried to do is find little-known magical traditions and help keep them alive. Ray T. Malbrough's Charms, Spells & Formulas certainly fills the bill. Better, it is not simply a book by an outside scholar, it is an actual text by a real practitioner. That way, you can learn Hoodoo as part of a living tradition. It's exciting, powerful, and fun!
Many of the ideas of Hoodoo have become part of magical lore. You may have heard of the famous gris-gris bag. Ray not only shows you how to make one, he teaches you how to make them for a wide variety of purposes and then shares traditional rites for charging the bags.
Other traditional Hoodoo techniques include using the magical powers of Bible psalms and special ways to pray to the Catholic saints. You'll learn all about them in this book, and you'll be able to put them to use.
You see, this is not a book about Hoodoo, it is Hoodoo. It captures the very essence of this folk tradition that is true American Magick! By working with it you can become a Hoodoo practitioner. In fact, the last chapter includes wise advice concerning what you need to know to become a better magical worker.
We live in a time where people are abandoning the past. But while it is important to embrace the future, there are many valuable aspects of the past which should be kept and honored for the treasures that they are. This includes our magical traditions. I hope you will learn from the past and create your future. This book can help you do exactly that.

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Interviews & Essays

One of the things that I, as owner of Llewellyn, have tried to do is find little-known magical traditions and help keep them alive. Ray T. Malbrough's Charms, Spells & Formulas certainly fills the bill. Better, it is not simply a book by an outside scholar, it is an actual text by a real practitioner. That way, you can learn Hoodoo as part of a living tradition. It's exciting, powerful, and fun!
Many of the ideas of Hoodoo have become part of magical lore. You may have heard of the famous gris-gris bag. Ray not only shows you how to make one, he teaches you how to make them for a wide variety of purposes and then shares traditional rites for charging the bags.
Other traditional Hoodoo techniques include using the magical powers of Bible psalms and special ways to pray to the Catholic saints. You'll learn all about them in this book, and you'll be able to put them to use.
You see, this is not a book about Hoodoo, it is Hoodoo. It captures the very essence of this folk tradition that is true American Magick! By working with it you can become a Hoodoo practitioner. In fact, the last chapter includes wise advice concerning what you need to know to become a better magical worker.
We live in a time where people are abandoning the past. But while it is important to embrace the future, there are many valuable aspects of the past which should be kept and honored for the treasures that they are. This includes our magical traditions. I hope you will learn from the past and create your future. This book can help you do exactly that.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2000

    Great Introduction

    If you are interesting in learning the basic in's and out's of Voodoo, this is your book. Details how to make your own oils, washes, powders (everything) so you do not have purchase them. While simplistic a bit, it is a great references for starting. Remember, you have to personalize all spells and make them your own. ;-) I REALLY would like to see a follow up book from the author other than just his 'Saints' book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2000

    Outstanding Book!!!!!!

    I was trying to learn how to use magick and I wasn't sure on whether I should read this book. Well I opened it the other day and finished it in an hour.The book is great and I think its perfect for beginners

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Interesting........Plausable

    Hoodoo/Voodoo is discussed through this book. Giving the information and ingredients to get the proper candles, incense, etc. is a great tool! As a practicing Witch, I have applied various aspects of Hoodoo/Voodoo into my workings and have found tremendous success. HOWEVER, I've tried a few of the things in this book and none of them really impressed me. This book will remain in my libarary; however, will be purely for resources and references.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2004

    Havent read it through but...

    I haven't read it through but I read most of it and am dying to get it I was amazed at how easy he made it sound and how simple the directions were. This is the real deal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2003

    This book is really detailed

    I love this book. My friends and I are really into magic and once I got this book I was in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2000

    It's the REAL THING!!!

    It's imformal and exiting. It has helpful spells, charms, and formulas!! I enjoyed it very much and I am sure you will too!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    'Moon's' review

    I love my book like this. I believe it is totally awesome!!! If I wouldn't have lost my book on:charms,spells, and formulas I'd be a whole lot happier.

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