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#1 Curtis Penfold

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

Hey, so I've been reading stuff about Mojo bags, and I'd like to learn more.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:28 AM

If you want to learn more about gris-gris bags, then look into Ray T. Malbrough's work. I forget what the book in english of his is called, but I have Hechizos y Conjuros, a guide to gris-gris and voodoo dolls in the lousiana tradition. Get a list of herbs and their correspondences, which are for protection, luck, love, money, increasing psychic ability, etc. Depending on what your goal is with the construction and consecration or working of a mojo bag, then depends on how to go about your business. Usually you'll be using two white altar candles, three extra candles to go around the mojo bag of different colors depending on the influences you wish to attract. You might need two bowls, one with salt and the other with holy water in order to consecrate and program your bag. Use the proper oil to dress the herbs. Add a little bit of rum and florida water and wait till the herbs are dry. The prayers must be learned or at least read from the proper place. This is the enchantment portion of the gris-gris development process. The energy enamating from the bag stays with you and can do countless things under your control, if you're sensible enough. It protects without holding anything back. I've used them on various occasions to a greater or lesser degree successfully. Good luck.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

I really recommend hand-sewing your own bags for this. Red cotton flannel is traditional, and is usually not very expensive. It needn't be very big at all – you'll want to be able to conceal and carry it under your clothing or in a pocket (I keep mine down in the Y-front of my boxer briefs).

I was taught that there should always be an odd number of items in a mojo bag, and no fewer than three. Seven is a very commonly employed magical number as well.

Spend some time with each item or ingredient you are adding to the bag, talking to it, telling it why you are including it and what you hope it can do. This needn't be out loud, but you should spend individual attention on each item.

One of the items should be something of your own (or whoever the bag is intended for) – these are called "personal concerns" in hoodoo and can be anything from a clip of hair to a sample of handwriting or a signature.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

I prepared one in autumn but didn't work with it (yet). I built it basically around an elemental principle together/combined with including at least one item from the plant, animal and inanimate kingdoms plus something from myself as Caliban suggested; In it was e.g bird feather (air), ash (fire), a certain leaf from a tree, a little piece of glass and stone etc...all of those items I salvaged myself on my walks and travels. I used an old handkerchief I 'inherited' from my father but hadn't finished it up.

#5 Curtis Penfold

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

I'm trying to decide what I would place in a bag. This has helped me.

Are there any online resources you guys trust that have suggestions for ingredients in the bag?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Off the top of my head, I only remember this one: http://www.luckymojo.com/

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

@curtis
it depends on the reason for creating the mojo bag. different herbs/oils/recipes depends on what you want as an outcome, there isn't
really a one size fits all kinda deal.

http://ravenconjure....ret-weapon.html
this link is pretty informative, from a well respected hoodoo worker from the community.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:36 AM

Thanks mrblack!

That was crazy useful. Now, since I'm a college student with a limited amount of money for magick, I'm probably going to try to find replacements for some of those ingredients. Free stuff is the best stuff, you know.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

I will bump this thread to add to it.

Hoodoo doesnt recognize crystals and stones. The only stones it does add are the lodestones and the pyrate. Thats it! It is ok to add whatever you want, BUT if they are not from that trad - its not a mojo, its something else.

As soon as one decides on which herbs to use, a petition paper is usually added to the mojo. Its usually passed through flames of either a candle or burning herbs/incense. From then on its worn, its considered alive and its fed with either Hoyts Cologne or condition oil.
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

View Postmeaculpa, on 24 November 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

Hoodoo doesnt recognize crystals and stones. The only stones it does add are the lodestones and the pyrate. Thats it! It is ok to add whatever you want, BUT if they are not from that trad - its not a mojo, its something else.

Posted Image.... Although I have heard of Holey stones/ Hag stones being used by some traditional rootworkers in protection type mojo bags, but its probably not a widely spread practice (and might not be exactly traditional either lol).


View Postmeaculpa, on 24 November 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

As soon as one decides on which herbs to use, a petition paper is usually added to the mojo. Its usually passed through flames of either a candle or burning herbs/incense. From then on its worn, its considered alive and its fed with either Hoyts Cologne or condition oil.

Whiskeys also used traditionally to feed the mojo. Personally i've also made some "condition whiskey tinctures" and they seem to work extremely well, obviously thats not traditional but oh well.

I also think its important once its made to keep it close and at least for the first week (depending on the purpose it was made for) have it touching bare skin. Also for the first week I would feed it everyday.

Edited by PheonixAlpha, 27 November 2013 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:08 PM

Arghhhh yeah, I totally forgot that whisky was actually first in line to feed the mojo hands...yes, keeping it close to the skin is very important. I actually experimented with that and had better results when the bag was touching my skin.
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:04 PM

This is most interesting and I would appreciate some more information as to the construction and use of these bags, I cannot find much on the open web.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

View PostDunadd, on 08 December 2013 - 02:04 PM, said:

This is most interesting and I would appreciate some more information as to the construction and use of these bags, I cannot find much on the open web.

http://www.luckymojo.com/mojo.html

Pretty much one of the best places to start.





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