voudou

Boutèy de Baron: Enemy Begone

A spell bottle from me to you.

Hello, this is my first time posting one of my own concoctions. A little spell bottle I’m giving out from my personal set of spells. Open for all, this isn’t culturally based or anything. So, you are free to use it as you please. 

“What’s this little bad boy do?”, you must be asking yourself. Well, It’s gonna be your best friend during the tough times when you might not have many friends. This bottle is a spell that’ll keep you protected from the will of those who plot against you and help with keeping your allies close. Sometimes you have to deal with nasty forces, this bottle will help stop any negative effects.

A great thing about this bottle is it’s quite literally an altar cleaner. Some of the items involved are leftovers from the works you may already be doing. So, scrounge up your scraps, cause you gonna need them.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Matches (Burned from a previous working)
  • Black Salt
  • White Salt
  • Dried Red Flowers
  • Strong Cologne
  • Melted Wax (From previous working)
  • Strong liquor (Completely optional)
  • Strand of your own hair
  • Red Chili Powder
  • Incense Ashes (Burned from a previous working)
  • Black Pepper
  • A few droplets of water
  • Dragon’s Blood. (Oil, Incense, etc.) (As long as the essence is there)

Items

  • Glass Bottle or Jar (A vessel that is glass and you can seal)
  • Black String, Cloth, or Tape

Now that you have all the items together, you are going to put the ingredients in the bottle one by one. While doing so, focus on those who may be sending harm your way. Focus on their faces, names, or actions against you. Once you have focused, begin picturing yourself. Picture yourself unaffected. Feel yourself be free of all the chains they wish to hold you back with. When this is complete and all the ingrediants are all in the bottle, you can now close the top. Begin shaking the bottle. Any frustrations that you may have on your journey will now belong to the bottle. State it out loud, “Any frustrations I may have, this bottle will receive.”

The final step is  to cover the bottle in a black covering. The contents do not have to be completely hidden, simply shaded a bit. After thie contents are shaded, you have now just finished my “Enemy Begone” Bottle. 

May no one stand in your way 

Majick through ancestry.

I will say through my experience that it is terrifying how real this shit is. My mother discredited it though it affected her greatly. She let family die though her premonitions showed her how to let them live just because she found the gift demonic. Learn. I learned. I regret what she regretted. Generational curses are real just as the ancestors tapping through us is real. Don’t fight your gift. Don’t take it for granted. FInd strength. Then strengthen your will and your might. Don’t let what they fought for be in vain. They believed in their blood line. So do I. So should you.

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The Ghede

In Haitian Vodou, the Guédé (also spelled Gede or Ghede, pronounced [ɡede] in Haitian Creole) are the family of spirits that embody the powers of death and fertility. Guédé spirits include Ghede Masaka, Guédé Nibo, Guédé Plumaj, Guédé Ti Malis, and Guédé Zaranye. All are known for the drum rhythm and dance called the “banda”. In possession, they will drink or rub themselves with a mixture of raw rum or clairin and twenty-one habanero or goat peppers.

Papa Ghede is supposed to be the corpse of the first man who ever died. He is recognized as a short, dark man with a high hat on his head, a cigar in his mouth, and an apple in his left hand. Papa Ghede is a psychopomp who waits at the crossroads to take souls into the afterlife. He is considered the good counterpart to Baron Samedi. If a child is dying, Papa Ghede is prayed to. It is believed that he will not take a life before its time, and that he will protect the little ones. Papa Ghede has a very crass sense of humor, a divine ability to read others’ minds, and the ability to know everything that happens in the worlds of the living and the dead.

Brave Ghede is the guardian of the graveyard. He keeps the dead souls in and the living souls out.

Ghede Bábáco is supposedly Papa Ghede’s less known brother and is also a psychopomp. His role is somewhat similar to that of Papa Ghede, but he doesn’t have the special abilities of his brother.

Ghede Nibo is a psychopomp, an intermediary between the living and the dead. He gives voice to the dead spirits that have not been reclaimed from “below the waters”.

Ghede Masaka assists Ghede Nibo. He is an androgynous or transgendered male gravedigger and spirit of the dead, recognized by his black shirt, white jacket, and white headscarf. Ghede Masaka carries a bag containing poisonous leaves and an umbilical cord. Ghede Masaka is sometimes depicted as the companion of Ghede Oussou. Both are bisexual.

Ghede Oussou wears a black or mauve jacket marked on the back with a white cross and a black or mauve headscarf. His name means “tipsy” due to his love of white rum. Ghede Oussou is sometimes also linked with the female Ghede L'Oraille.

Answering a question asked privately:

There are no necklaces for lwa in vodou. We do not do elekes/collares, and anyone passing necklaces off to you for the lwa is doing you dirty. The only thing even resembling a necklace that we get–and it doesn’t go around our necks–is our kolye, which notes some of the spirit relationships we have and what sort of initiate we are. Those aren’t made any time except as part of kanzo and they can only be made by a priest.

Similarly, paket kongo can only be made by a manbo/houngan asogwe, period. They can be made for anyone, can be sold online, and do not have to made in Haiti, but they cannot be made by anyone but an asogwe. They are not pieces of folded paper ties with string. They are not short and small bundles of fabric. 

If you are buying ritual items for vodou online–and paket kongo are just one of the things you can legitimately buy online–you should be asking the person you are buying from some questions, like who did they initiate with, when, where, and what their initiatory name is. Any priest worth what they are offering is happy to offer this information publicly–none of it is secret.

If they cannot answer these questions or refuse to, HUGE RED FLAG. Ask someone who knows about them, or seek services other places.

Further, as far as I know, 21 Divisiones/Dominican vudu do not make paket kongo. Neither does Palo or Lucumi or really any other religion–they are Haitian vodou specific, with a whole lot of very specific, non-public work going into them that someone who has not been made a priest can know. Buying fake paket kongo is not getting you what you want/desire, and can potentially fuck shit up for you big time. I have heard recent tales of people buying legit paket kongo and disassembling them to take the materials and make what they are passing off as paket kongo they made. Bad idea, totally fraudulent, and dangerous as heck.

Know who you are buying from and know what they are empowered to do. Please.

Any Witches in the West Texas Area?

The Elder Grove’s 9th Annual Beltane in the Park will take place Saturday, April 29th 10am-6pm at Clapp Park at 46th & Ave W

This is an open to the public, free event. All are welcome!

Speakers include:
10:30am- Eclectic Craft and Alternative Spirituality: Personal Empowerment and Spirit,
11:15am- Sacred Space and Establishing it by Mojo
12:00pm- Smudging, A shamanic approach with a make your own fan workshop
1:30pm- Practical Vodou Dolls- household items made easy

There will be crafting available through out the day to make
your own flower crowns and a craft table for the kids.

4:00pm- Beltane Ritual with Maypole Dance
5:00pm- Potluck Feast, please bring a picnic type dish to share

Things to bring:
your own water and beverages,
something to sit on: chair or blanket,
sunscreen, bug repellent
dish for the potluck
(you will be responsible for your own lunch)

Please share this around.

Edit; this is happening in Lubbock, TX
Difference between Congo, Bakongo and Kongo...

[This is obviously directed at those who write in English when talking about the two Congos and the Bakongo.]

Congo: 

  • The term Congo can refer to the Congo river and also Congo rain forest
  • The term also refers to two different countries:

1) The Republic of the Congo (aka ROC, Congo-Brazzaville) previously known as French Congo and The People’s Republic of the Congo  

2) The Democratic Republic of the Congo (aka Congo-Kinshasa DR Congo, DRC, RDC, Zaïre - yes some people still call it Zaïre even Congolese people) previously known as Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville), Republic of Zaire 

[These two countries are not the same, we were never one. Just because we share a pre colonial history, a few ethnic groups and cultures doesn’t mean we’re the same. We also share those things with Angola, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia etc as well, so saying we’re the same just because of those things doesn’t make sense. My ethnic groups has more in common with people from Tanzania and Zambia than ROC, because we share a lot of cultural similarities and history with ethnic groups from those two countries]

Congolese

  • People who are Congolese are those either from the Democratic Republic of Congo or Republic of Congo.  

[As I said, some people from the Democratic Republic of Congo still refer to the country as Zaïre and themselves as Zarian or Zaïroise/Zaïrois. I still get called Zaïroise by other Congolese people and other Africans because I was born before the country changed its name to DRC]

Kongo:

  • The term refers to the pre colonial kingdom (Kongo Kingdom) in what is now northern Angola, Cabinda (which is a province of Angola but located between DRC and ROC), southern  Republic of the Congo, western  Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kongo also refers to the Kongo aka Bakongo and Kongolese. This is not a tribe (learn the difference between tribe and ethnic group) Bakongo are an ethnic group and there are tribes who are part of the Bakongo for example the Vili, Yombe or Lumbo etc 
  • Kongo can also refer to the language of the Bakongo aka Kikongo and also Kituba
  • It can also refer to the two modern day countries, depends in which language you write in 

Few facts:

  • Kongo/Bakongo means fighters (or warriors)
  • The Kongo Kingdom was the first pre colonial Christian (specifically Catholic) Kingdom in Central Africa. Not the whole of African, because the was other pre colonial Christian African Kingdoms
  • A new movement of Catholicism was created within the kingdom by prophetess Beatriz Kimpa Vita called Antonianism. Even after she was martyred and the new sect was suppressed, Antonianism is still practiced by people today particularly the Bakongo
  • Traditional Kongo (Bakongo) religion still existed in the Kingdom and its still practiced today.Kongo religion along with Kongo Catholicism has influenced Haitian Voudou, Quimbanda (an Afro-Brazilian religion) and other religions of the African diaspora
  • Many Bakongo were taken to Cuba, Haiti, the US, Brazil and others

resource: 1,2,3,4

(I might have missed a few points tell me if I did)