A collection of ConjureMan Ali's thoughts about magic, the occult, and spirituality.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dealing with Troublesome Neighbors

In a recent post, Balthazar shares with us a strong conjure on how to deal with a "frenemy," a term that I was most certainly unfamiliar with, but one that I've taken a liking to (thanks B!) In his post he goes over a solid candle spell that impliments domination and power to deal with the meddlesome people called "frenemies." In this post he also unveils an oil that I believe is definately worth checking out, aptly called Frenemy Oil. This seems to be along the lines of traditional boss fix products but aimed at a different class of people in our lives. Given that this is an oil from Balthazar I have no doubt it'll pack a solid punch.

Balthazar has graciously given us the means of dealing with those people who are permenant fixtures in our lives, who are claim to be friends, but in reality are truly meddlesome. In this post, I hope to cover another group of people that can be potentially problematic: nosey neighbors. Some of us are fortunate enough to have neighbors that are friendly and tend to mind their own business, but occassionally we come across those individuals who are downright troublesome. You know who I am talking about; those people who stick their head over the wall to see what you are doing, who quote regulation when it comes to how far your trash bucket can be away from the curb, or how close your plants can be to *their* wall, or those neighbors who have a complete lack of understanding of the term, "personal space." Being in close proximity with us their potential for trouble ranges from irritation to flat out get-the-hell-off-my property frustration. Now, some may reach straight for the hot foot, but sometimes these neighbors just can't help to be the way they are. They aren't yet dangerous, just a nuisance.

So in honor of all those gossipy, nosey, snoops here's a simple spell you can perform to literally cloak your house from the sight of such meddlesome folk and to give them a good kick to the arse should they decide to cause trouble. What you'll need is:

1 Black Candle
Some Poppy Seeds
Black Mustard Seeds
Black Pepper
Slippery Elm
9 Devil's Shoe String
1 Bat Nut
1 bottle of a protection oil (Protection Oil, Fiery Wall of Protection Oil etc)
1 bottle of a domination oil (Essence of Bend Over, Domination Oil, Controlling Oil, All Things Under My Feet etc)
9 Pins
Piece of paper and pen
Mortar and Pestle

Take your piece of Paper and write your neighbor's name three times. Turn this away from you a quarter turn and write across their name in bold letters, "LEAVE ME ALONE." Five spot this paper with the domination oil of your choice. Then fold it away from you while you firmly demand that in no uncertain terms this person goes away and leaves you alone. Turn the paper away from you and fold again. Do this a total of three times. Then set this aside while you make a quick mixture and powder.

Take your Poppy Seeds in your hand and pray that they confuse the mind of your troublesome neighbor so that person is unable to even see where you live, unable to find their way to your home, and unable to figure out what they even intended to come over for. Then add it to your mortar. Next take up your Black Mustard Seeds and pray that your neighbor is unable to resist your command to stay away. Add this as well. Take up your Black Pepper and pray that it drives you neighbor away from your property then toss it in. Finally take up your Salt and pray that it protects your property by creating solid barriers that your neighbor is unable to cross. Only add a pinch of this Salt to the mortar, leave some left for use later on. Now begin grinding and crushing them all together. As you work with the pestle, grinding and crushing, pray for this person to go away and stay away from your home and doorstep. Add in your Slippery Elm and pray that their wagging tongue stills and they are unable to speak to you, about you, or gossip anymore.

Take the candle and from top to bottom in a swirling fashion (like a barber's pole) write, "(Neighbor's Name) everytime you think of bothering me you get the urge to run away," or "Neighbor's Name, stay away from me" seems just as good. Make sure you write this in a downward spiral from wick to base to help diminish this person from your life. Next put a few drops of the domination oil on your hand and dress the candle by stroking it away from you. Everytime you stroke it away from you state clearly that you want this person to stay away and keep away. Take this candle and roll it in the mixture of ingredients making sure to roll it away from you.

Now take your 9 Devil's Shoe String and your Bat Nut. Lightly dress these with the protection oil while praying that they trip up your neighbor and keep them far away from you. Place this under the overturned cup or bowl with your name paper. Set your candle on the overturned cup and hold your hands over the set up as your pray ferverntly that every time your neighbor comes over to start meddling that they turn around and run the other way. Light the candle and let it burn.

As the candle burns, heat up your 9 pins one by one and stick them into the candle as you call for 9 specific things to happen to your neighbor.

1. That everytime they go to speak about you that their tongue is tied and they are unable to do so.
2. That everytime they try to meddle in your affairs that they get a sharp pain that pricks them. 3. That everytime that they attempt to come onto your property they find their way barred.
4. That everytime they walk towards you they are forced to run in the opposite direction.
5. That their eyes are now blind to all of your activities.
6. That they are unable to raise a finger to interfere in your life.
7. That coming near your property sets an itch in their feet to get off.
8. That they are unable to snoop for the mere thought of it causes them panic
9. That they are to walk right out of your life and stay out.

Of course you can choose whatever 9 things to say, but say them with feeling as you stick the candle with the heated pins.

Let the candle burn down then take the Bat Nut and place it above your threshold. Ask that it ward away your neighbor and keeps him or her off your property. Take the 9 Devil's Shoe Strings and drive them into the ground leading up to your door and ask that they trip up your neighbor when they attempt to meddle. Then take the Salt that was left over and pray for protection and that it creates a barrier that none are able to pass without your permission and sprinkle this in the four corners of your property.

Dispose the remains of the rest of the spell at a crossroads over your left shoulder as you walk away without looking back.

The beauty of the spell is not only does it work directly on the neighbor through the candle work, but the Bat Nut and the Devil's Shoe Strings will act as little wardens and keep out your troublesome neighbor while the Salt creates a powerful barrier of protection.

So if you're looking for some peace and quiet from the endless meddling of a neighbor give this spell a try and enjoy the peace that ensues ;-).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Conjure Man's Spiritual Practice

After a short haitus away from public client work, I have returned with the launch of my new website. I am once again offering my services to the public as a rootworker, reader, and magician
I am a long time practitioner and have been a professional rootworker for many years and I am willing to offer that experience for my clients. I am gifted in reading with the Tarot, Geomancy, Astrology, Runes, and scrying and my training as a necromancer has helped augument my own inner abilities by bringing me in contact with spirits of divination that can be called upon to help illuminate situations for my clients.

As a rootworker and magician I am willing to call upon the spirits and allies I have in order to help you in the situations that you face. I am a justified worker who believes that it is the duty of a spiritual practitioner to give those who seek us out the edge and helping hand they need in life. I am especially talented at, but not limited to:

Love work, be it drawing new love, or reconciling with old love
Court cases
Hotfoot and Break up Work,
Revenge and Reversing work
Uncrossing and Protection work,
Influence and Domination work
Working with graveyard spirits and the Crossroads,
Money and Job drawing
And Success and Road opening.

I am especially good at dealing with other spiritual practitioners. If you feel that you are being thrown for I am willing to intercede and put an end to their meddling and ensure that they never hurt anyone again. As a magician who works with streams magick like the goetia and Hermetic Renaissance magick, I have access and alliances with spirits that transcend anything your average spiritual practitioner can dream of. I am old school rootworker and classically trained occultist and this comes off in my work.

To learn more about all the services that I offer check out my website at http://www.theconjureman.com/

Stop by for a chat!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tobacco in Conjure Spells

Conjure draws its roots from ancient sources that stretch all the way back to the magical and spiritual practices of Africa. The slaves brought these practices with them, but when they arrived to this continent two important things happened that really shaped the path conjure was going to take. First, in order to keep their tradition alive they began adopting practices that came from other sources--Near Eastern, Germanic, and European, and Native American. These beliefs and practices held similarites to their own and fit into the overall paradigm that they were working with. The second was that they were introduced to new magica materia. This was a reaction to the fact that some of the materials that were used in Africa simply couldn't be found in the Americas. To remedy this they often adopted the practices and herb-lore of the Native Americans whose deep spirituality mirrored their own. Enter Tobacco.

Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) was a plant that was and is sacred to the Native Americans. It was burnt as offerings to the spirits, placated angry place spirits and the dead, and played a central role in the herbal magick of the shaman and medicine man. This plant was quickly adopted into conjure practices and because it was readily available in the form of smokes or snuff it was easily acquired and employed. In conjure Tobacco has been found in three types of works: works involving spirits and spirit-contact, works involving court cases, and domination work involving people and situations. Here are some old-timey conjure tricks that use Tobacco.

Spell to Get Someone to Contact you:
Soften some wax (beeswax) and spread it out on a non-sticky surface. Sprinkle Tobacco onto the wax and roll a brown candle in the mixture while calling out the name of the individual. Roll the candle in the mixture towards you to draw that person. Light the candle as you again call out for that person to contact you. This will get them to contact you or return home.

Spell to Help You Get a Case Dismissed:
If you're being brought to trial for something and you want get a mistrial, or want the case dismissed carry in your pocket a pinch of Tobacco, Poppy Seeds, and Black Mustard Seeds. This mixture will make sure that the prosecution is all mixed up and that all their efforts will be thwarted.

Spell to Summon the Spirit of a Place:
If you want to call up the spirit of a place that may have a haunt or spirit living there like someone's house, or if you want to contact the spirit of a tree or forest then burn some Tobacco on a charcoal disk while calling to that spirit. Tell the spirit that the Tobacco is an offering and the spirit will come for a smoke and you'll see it in manifest.

Spell to Compel Someone to Do What you Want (especially if they are being stubborn):
You can add Tobacco to any Control or Domination conjure to help bolster its effects. One method of getting someone to do what you want is to chew Tobacco and spit where the person will walk. As you spit sign the cross and state what you want that person to do. Aftewards, ask them for the favor or what it is you want and you'll find them pliable and favorable to your cause.

Spell to Dominate Someone:
In a jar place the name of your target with 9 pins, Tobacco, Licorice, and Salt. Shake it up while the moon is waning and that person will be able to resist you less and less.

Spell to Influence Someone's Dreams:
To influence someone's dreams you need to work on their spirit while they are sleeping. You can do this by burning a mix of Tobacco and Anise Seeds (whole Star Anise will work too) on their name or picture. As the smoke rises call out to the person's spirit and tell them what you want them to dream or think about.

Spell to Sway a Court Decision in Your Favor:
To help sway a jury in your favor carry in your pocket Sugar, Tobacco, and Little John the Chew. Keep this mix in your pocket every day you go to court or place it in a red flannel bag. Pray the 37th Psalm over this mix as you hold in your hand and breathe on it before you put it in your pocket.

Spell to Help a Lawyer win a Court Case:
In a red flannel bag place Tobacco, Deer's Tongue, and Salt. Chew some Little John and spit into the bag. Tie the bag and carry it to court. Everytime the lawyer on your side stands to speak recite the 35th and 37th Pslam.

Spell to Raise Spirits Against a Foe:
To bring destruction on person and summon spirits against him go to a graveyard at midnight on the dark of the moon and burn an upsided down black candle dressed with Black Arts oil on an upside down picture of him. Besides the candle burn Sulphur and Tobacco as you call upon the dead to rise up and do your work.

To Gain the Blessing of the Crossroads Spirit for Travel:
Take to a Crossroads two cigars and a bottle of rum or whiskey. Go to the center of the crossroads and place the cigars in an "X" as you call out to the spirit. Tell him that you are there to leave him an offering and that you ask his blessing on the trip that you are going on. Open the bottle of alcohol and pour it out as a libation as you continue to speak to the spirit. Spend a few moments communing then turn around and walk home without looking back.

To Get a Lover to Call You Back:
Take some Tobacco and place it in a name paper or petition. Place this near your phone and your lover will call you. To get them to write to you sprinkle some of the Tobacco in your mailbox. (In modern days you can sprinkle around your computer for an email)

To Make Someone Confess:
To make someone spill all, place their trace in a bottle with Tobacco, Salt, and a Parrot's Feather. Pray Psalm 8 and Psalm 64 (especially verse 8). Shake this up and that person will be unable to stop talking and will confess everything.

These old-timey spells all demonstrate the versatility of Tobacco and how this Native American plant found its way into the folk-magic of African's Americans. There are other methods of using Tobacco to draw trade, to assit in luck, and other such matters, but generally speaking the inclusion of it in such conjures is specifically due to the fact that Tobacco can control situations as well as people.

Note: The Tobacco used for such spells can be snuff that is purchased from local stores, can be taken from cigars, or purchased from spiritual merchants.