Katrina Van Tassel’s « Evil Eye » Enchanted Shoes For
the one who wants to walk home safe and feel reassured at night
When I was 13, my French teacher made our class watch a
movie before the Christmas holiday : Sleepy
Tim Burton (2000). It was my first horror movie ever, and even know and then I
can remember perfectly the intense shivering that crawled on my back while
being shocked by what I saw. I was stroke both by the stunning atmosphere of the
film (with this incredible gloomy, gothic photography) and the frightfulness of
the severed heads and bodies. The Headless Horseman haunts me since, and I can honestly say that
he kind of embodies all my deepest, darkest fears – and I’m now 23. For years I
had nightmares about him, and sometimes it still happens to me. Well, I guess
the turmoil is all mine !
own this pair of
shoes – adorable
little boots with diamonds, stars and strass that glitters on the tiptoes.
Because of this characteristic, they remind me of a bright night sky, when the
stars watch over us, and so I wanted for a long time to enchant them for
protection. I want them to keep me safe from harm when I walk with them on,
especially at night.
know that Katrina
Van Tassel in
Sleepy Hollow is a witch : she gave Ichabod Crane a small, pale blue
grimoire that lately saved his life, but she also tries to protect people
(including him and her father) from the attack of the Headless Horseman. To do
so, she draws on the floor, with a pink chalk, a magical pentagramm full of symbols and sigils, that first
seemed to be the evil eye itself until Ichabod discovers that it is in fact a spell
especially designed to protect a loved one.
Here’s my spell, inspired by
You will need :
pair of shoes to enchant
pink chalk or Posca to draw on the sole
(optional) silver and gold glitters or sequins
and a strong faith and intent !
The Enchantment :
1) Draw Katrina’s pentagramm on the
sole of your shoes, thinking of all the « Headless Horsemen » you
want to keep away.
2) If your shoes have no stars (and I
suppose they won’t, since the moon herself gave mine to me *mischevious smile*),
you may want to « add » them. You can sprinkle glitter upon the shoes
to consecrate them. You can draw some stars on the sole too with the
pentagramm. You can perform the spell under a night sky. Whatever feels right
for you to incorpore stars power and invite them to protect you.
3) Finally, chant or say the
« Twinkle twinkle little stars
While I walk très tard le soir*
I am free from harm and fears
No Horseman shall bring me tears
When I wear those magic shoes
I am safe from head to toes. »
* « late at
night » (yes I’m French, and I wanted a rime, so what)
4) Keep your shoes under the stars for
one complete night, for they can soak their energy.