(1) I've had spell work done by
some different people (not you guys) and haven't noticed any
changes in my life. What do you think is the problem?
It seems that you've had so many disappointments thus far that I
would be advisable for you to stop "practitioner hopping" and do
thinking. In other words, it may be time to "stop and take
some stillness & solitude in a quiet place and think long and
hard about the
value and benefit of accomplishing the goal you're seeking to
honest with yourself. Is this desire for whatever it is you've
spell work done for in the best interest of yourself and any
others who may
be involved? If you determine that it's not, than understand
that God and
the Universe came to that conclusion long ago and probably
attempted to offer
you another course that you may not even be aware of. Be sure to
to some Blessings and surprises that may not be what you
originally had in
mind! If, on the other hand, after very deep thought and
find that you firmly believe that the goal you're seeking is
righteous, than continue to go for it with all you've got --
don't lose hope
and don't give up. This type of goal/desire evaluation does call
for a lot
of honesty with self, so, be prepared to open yourself to the
that you could just be asking for the wrong things. Also, please
working on perfecting your own magickal "style" and doing
Spiritual Work for
yourself. Although, like any skill, it will take time to develop
investment is well worth it, as you'll have that skill always.
and will are such key components in effective magick, and since
people could want what you desire for yourself as passionately
as you do, I'm
sure you can see how much sense it makes to begin learning to do
magick & forming your own connection with Spirit. If you have
not done so
already, I highly suggest that you read "Jambalaya" by our
Voodoo Priestess Luisah Teish, or check into one of our
Also, please review our free online info section. I have pasted
URL's below. I hope I've been of some assistance to you and wish
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(2) Does candle magick really work and when performing it, do I
need to set up an altar?
Candle Magick is actually one of my favorite types of Spiritual
I've found it to be extremely effective, practical and simple.
such a believer in the significance of colors in magick and in
the power of
the flame to carry messages, candle magick, which utilizes both
is a "perfect
fit" for me. I like to use my altar when performing candle
magick, but have
also performed effective works "on the go" with nothing more
than a votive
candle & some olive oil for anointing. The choice is truly a
It's definitely worth experimenting with. A little book I like
quite a bit
is, "The Magic Candle" by Charmaine Dey. It's full of great info
significance, types of candles to use for different works of
magick, etc., --
it's like a quick reference candle magick handbook.
(3) How would I know if the person is fake when it comes to
having spell work done?
As for identifying a charlatan, that can be quite a challenge.
many gifted & wonderful people in this business and there are of
sharks too. I find that some big tip offs of "fakeness" are
people who make
wild claims and/or blatantly promote black magick (from bald to
Cher hair in
days, give your enemies a heart attack, etc.) and offer
within some ridiculous time span. Things like that should send a
up. This is the Spiritual realm -- all a practitioner can do is
request of the Spirits on your behalf, to form a sort of
connection. It is
then up to the Spirits to decide the course that is best with
which is infinitely greater than our own. This is why we begin
all that we
do at Voodoo Authentica with a Spiritual Consultation - we don't
right in" to a ritual. The consult allows us to calmly &
what's going on in our clients' lives and to see if Spiritual
Work is either
necessary or even advisable in that particular situation. In all
more often than not, a consult is all that is needed and our
given instructions about forming their own connections with
Spirit in order
to achieve a higher state of peace & balance and to attract the
influences (or get rid of negative ones) in their lives. The
bottom line is,
be careful with your precious Spirit & Karma AND your hard
Many of the sharks are counting on the fact that, in a state of
anger and/or longing, you'll probably value all of the above a
lot less than
(4) Once a spell is performed, how long does it usually take for
someone to see results?
Within this question are many variables I'm unaware of which
influence my answer in one way or another. The success of spell
on many things -- the strength of conviction, will and intent,
moon phase can truly help, etc. Some people see results very
it takes longer for others. Since the Universe operates on the
level of the
greatest good for all involved, occasionally, the results
different from those requested, but end up as a much better
result in the
long run. It pays to have an open mind and to watch for the
& changes that you weren't looking for and didn't expect. As I'm
heard, God & the Universe work in mysterious ways for our
greater good and
don't always give us directly what we've asked for. So often, we
"demand" that very specific things and people enter or exit our
life -- we
want the Spiritual realm to "do it now, now, now!" With our
tunnel vision, we are not always asking for things that are in
interest -- the Universe knows this and occasionally will even
grant our less
than noble wishes quite quickly to teach us the all too
familiar, "Be careful
what you wish for....." lesson. Magick is a genuine means
available to us
all to assist us in achieving our goals. Learning how to perform
effective magick, your own way, takes time -- trial and error.
one of the many Blessings we receive while acquiring this
forming our own connection with Spirit. I can only tell you that
journey, once begun, does not end and that the rewards are more
worth the effort.
(5) Is there a ritual to reverse time?
I'm sorry, but it is not customary in the Voodoo religion to
attempt to control the Universe in the way you suggested (Time
reversal). Practitioners are more interested in working in
harmony with the Universe -- understanding that the difficulties
we occasionally experience are truly our teachers. It is better
to focus on the present moment & to use your creative
visualization ability to perform magick which helps you to clear
obstacles & draw positive influences right here and now. The
past is best left behind you as a teacher, sometimes a harsh one
-- but a teacher nonetheless!
(6) Can you tell me how to make Peace Water? Can you also tell me
how to make an Uncrossing Powder or Potion?
Hi, thanks so much for your inquiry! Your question is perfectly
timed. It's May 1st today and a great time to make May
Water/Peace Water. I use the two interchangeably by the way.
Simply gather the water from the first May rain in a blue jar &
ask the Universe to "charge" it & to assist you in the creation
of this special blessed water. Focus completely on purity and
light surrounding & imbuing your water with it's properties.
Depending on your current Spiritual path, you can ask for the
blessings & assistance of God, the Angels, the Loa, the Orisha,
etc., -- it's up to you & what you feel comfortable with.
I like burning sage & frankincense best for general uncrossing,
but a potion IS handy for anointing. Choose a good base oil,
that resists rancidity well -- we only use Jojoba & pure
essentials in our potion oils. Here's a simple recipe for an
effective Uncrossing oil. On a Saturday (Saturday is Yemaya, the
nurturing, loving Voodoo, "Mother" Deity's day & 7 is her
number) under the waning moon at 7 PM, place a 1/2 cup of base
oil in a white jar, and add 7 drops of White Pine Oil, 7 drops
of Cedar wood Oil & 7 pieces of frankincense. Rotate the jar in
7 counterclockwise circles to blend your ingredients, rather
than stirring the mixture. Everyday for 7 days, at 7 PM,
including the first Saturday, hold your oil jar & focus
completely on removing negativity, on purity & light, much as
you'll do for your Peace Water charging. Between these focusing
exercises, keep your oil jar lidded with a banded white cloth.
Truly pour some of yourself & your Spirit and energy into that
jar and ask the Benevolent Forces of the Universe to do the
same. You can strain the mixture afterwards, but I don't. I like
to keep the frankincense in there -- it dissolves little by
little anyway. Be sure to always thank the Universe & Forces for
all of their gracious assistance. We offer a great line of
potion oils which may be found at the following URL:
http://www.voodooshop.com/products/oils/index.html. We wish
you wisdom, luck and many blessings on your magickal path!
(7) How long does a spell take to work?
A spell's effectiveness & speed of results varies as much as the
people performing the magick. Some people see dramatic results
very quickly, while for others, things happen in more of a
progression of steps. There are so many factors that come into
play and a wide range of things you can do to make your magick
more efficient & effective. One of the most important elements
to keep in mind is to be sure that you're performing your work
under the most propitious Moon Phase for your purpose. If you're
aiming to draw an influence to you (Love, Prosperity, Health,
etc.), it's best to do your spell under the Waxing Moon (from
New to Full). If you're attempting to remove something from your
life (Negativity, Bad Habit, etc.), it's best to do that type of
work under the Waning Moon (from Full to New). All of our
spells, available on
WWW.VOODOOSHOP.COM come with a Monthly Moon Chart & key
information, such as, the most suitable days of the week on
which to perform your particular spell, colors & herbs, specific
to your purpose, that can be utilized in your magick, etc. Hope
this info helps and that you have great success in your spell
(8) Can a spell protect someone or get them out of trouble?
Yes, and maybe.
It is easier to set up a spiritual "defense system" to keep
trouble from affecting someone. Once a person has already found
himself or herself in a sticky spot it is still possible to help
that person spiritually, it is just more complicated.
My advice is to e-mail me with more details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and then, if you want to go further, you will need to set up a
half-hour or hour consultation which will detail what course of
action is best to take.
Think it through carefully. I look forward to hearing from you
(9) I have been noticing a lot of talk about being able to
visualize what you want. I am not a person who can visualize
pictures in my head, I am more the kind that does it with words.
What kind of effect if any would this have on using a Voodoo
doll or spell?
I'm sorry to report that the ability to visualize is pretty key
to successful magic. Yes, there's more than 'one way to skin a
cat,' but, to tell you the truth, all the magicians I know, as
diverse as they are, have that one thing in common - focusing
ability. I suggest you start simple with some focusing and
meditation exercises. Maybe purchase a meditation book or audio
tape from your local metaphysical shop. Then, you might want to
try yoga. I find that yoga is quite helpful for people who are
very physically oriented. It helps to get them in tune with the
mind/body connection to focus, when they have previously been
unable to do so. Hope this helps you out!
(10) I have a question about the 'love potion.' I don't want to
put my husband under a spell to be a 'zombie' but a little extra
help in the love department can't hurt!
You don't have to be concerned about turning anyone into a
'zombie' by the sheer use of any oil available on the planet!
Our items are positively Blessed by extremely Spiritually
responsible and 'Karmically Correct' practitioners who disagree
wholeheartedly with the idea of will control. We consider will
control to be a form of harm and we all live by the rule 'An' It
Harm None, Do What Thou Wilt!' So, our love potion will be
blessed for pure love, created by using the appropriate
essential oils, herbs, etc. The finished P_desc1 is a potion oil
which can be used by a practitioner in a number of ways; to
dress a candle, anoint/enchant objects and self, diffuse in a
room to draw love or incite passion, etc. Any harm done with our
P_desc1s would come solely from the ill intent of a misguided
practitioner who happened to get their hands on our tools, not
from any negativity inherent in the tools themselves.
Normally, when our clients are doing love work, we recommend
that, to avoid will control, they ask simply for true love to
enter their lives. Instead of naming someone specifically, we
ask them to send the message out to the Universe as to the type
of person they're looking for that, in trust, they ask the
Universe to send them the right person for them at this time.
Sometimes, people are not ready for a relationship and are sent
something they didn't have in mind, a new path that may give
them love for themselves! If magick is done positively, purely
and from the heart, one thing is certain, things seem to have a
way of falling into 'Divine Order!'
As to your particular case, you have a love in your life already
- your husband. I think it's great that you'd like to spice
things up a bit, create more intimacy, a closer bond, etc.
Depending on your situation, the love spell and potion oil might
be a really nice idea. In addition, I still think you can't beat
surprising a man with a beautiful dinner, candles, a delicately
diffused oil scented bathroom, aromatherapy massage (men seem to
love lavender), bath, sexy gown, you know...the works! But, I'm
the pampering and pampered kind, so there ya' go!
(11) I'm interested in purchasing the Enemy Be Gone Potion Oil. I
do not wish to harm the person, but since he has the ill
intentions against me, I just want him to go away, transfer to a
different location or something. Please explain what kind of
effect these things have.
I understand and appreciate your concerns regarding the Potion
Oils. It's nice to hear from someone who is so obviously
interested in being 'Spiritually Responsible!' You needn't
worry. Since we don't endorse negative magick or 'hexes;' we
created the purpose 'Enemy Be Gone' to help ourselves and others
to simply remove negative people from our/their space, or turn
them into friends who remain in our/their space. Either result
is acceptable to most people, as neither harms anyone. Our Karma
is of the utmost importance to us here, and we all live by the
rule 'An' It Harm None, Do What Thou Wilt!'
Also, I feel that the complete Enemy Be Gone Voodoo Ritual Kit
would be a much more appropriate way to go for you. It not only
includes the potion oil, but a doll, candle, incense, parchment
paper, mini Gris-Gris bag and complete instructions - everything
you need to perform a ritual. Another way to go would be to
order the Enemy Be Gone Spell in addition to the Potion Oil; but
the Ritual Kit would still be the better value and its
instructions really guide you through the whole process.
(12)How does magic work?
As to your question about 'how it works,' well, effective magick
brings a number of elements together, the most important of
which (in my opinion) is the intent and will of the practitioner
and her/his ability to creatively visualize and focus deeply
upon their goals. To that, many things may be added and
considered -- specific, carefully chosen tools and items,
magickally empowered symbols, the most appropriate moon phase,
colors, day of the week, hour of the day or night, etc. The
other vital ingredient is...patience! True magick can take time,
but the results are so well worth it. You'll enjoy seeing what
you can achieve with your Spirit, Heart and Mind in full union,
working together towards a common, positive goal!
(13) Is magic real? Do spells really work?
Yes, magick is real and yes, spells do work. They are both a
large part of many people's everyday lives!
Spells & Magick have been used successfully throughout history
to accomplish a variety of goals. The effectiveness of every
spell depends on several factors. Primarily, the responsibility
for a spell's success or failure lies in the hands of the
practitioner; it is his/her sheer will and desire to achieve the
magickal goal and their ability to creatively visualize and
deeply focus on that goal that makes all the difference in the
world! This is definitely the first, main and most important
ingredient you'll need when working magick: YOUR WILL.
Many practitioners incorporate elements of their Spirituality
(they ask for some type of Divine Intervention & Assistance in
their ritual) and personal belief systems in their magickal
workings. Often, before a spell or ritual is performed, the
magician will do research (gathering information on planetary
positions, moon phases, herbs, colors, days, times, etc.) in
order to have all the right influences supporting them. We
include plenty of this "extra info" with every spell you receive
from Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans. Be that as it may, it is
still important for you to do your own research and to
incorporate your own beliefs into your magick to make it
uniquely yours (it is then that your spells will be most
Authentic local Voodoo practitioners wrote all our Spells. Some
of them are new and were created by today's Voodooists; others
are much older and were passed down for generations.
Practitioners have performed them all successfully time and time
again. We wish you the same success in your magickal workings
that we have enjoyed in ours. Remember to be patient when first
starting; you are developing a skill and like any skill worth
having, it takes time and "trial and error" to get it right.
You'll find though, that the rewards of "getting it right" will
be well worth the time you spent along the way!
I have a rather weird question for you.
Thanks so much for your
inquiry. Yes, that’s an old New Orleans tradition to “clean”
your front steps with red brick dust (red dust) to protect the
all important entrance to your home – to keep bad energy and
negative people away and out of your house! I’d have to say
that the practice works, as locals have been passing this
tradition on to their kin for generations. We wish you every
success with it!