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Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Bel Air Fairy Party

I agreed to assume my Fairy form for a very special little girl's birthday and brought magic wands, wishing balls, Fairy quill pens and other delights from Fairy Land, (including my special Fairy calling incense).





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Curious Candles

I've been giving  people instructions for candle magic to do on their own in addition to their bath and mojo.

People have been sending photos ever since. Check out these unusual results. (The first photo isn't the flame burning, the flame left the imprint on the glass/it wasn't lit at the time of the photo:


Candle Magic Kits are available in store or by mail. The kit is $15 + $5 shipping, (for mail orders Kit only, as candles may melt when shipped.) In-store, you may purchase our candles, (hand-made by one of the witches on staff), for $22.

Call 818-985-2010 and ask for Liz
or come by The Green Man Store, 5712 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA.






Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fairy Magic Kit (Use With Caution!)


Especially Created for Mothers and Children but Unquestionably Useful to All

Just $30 + $5 shipping via The Green Man Store, North Hollywood, CA
Call 1-818985-2010 to order from Elizabeth

contains...

1. Hawthorn Leaves and Berries
2. Magic Wishing Balls, (One wish will generally do. If you would like the traditional three, please specify when ordering.)
3. Heather
4. Lavendar
5. Calendula Flowers, (Fairy Hats)
6. Pixie Dust Powder
7. Fairy Drawing Incense. (to be used with Pixie Dust, for extra effect)
8. Mandrake Root, (for Mommy only, because it's actually a Fairy)

9. and possibly, though not always, a Black Thorn, (definitely for Mommy only, it's the Fairy's actual magic wand - these are $5 additional and are not always available)


Things You Can Also Use to Attract Fairies 
(That You Just Might Already Have)

1. Thyme
2. Peppermint
3. Rose
4. Bee Pollen
5. Dandilion

About the Contents Herein:


Hawthorn
Sacred to Fairies. The berries keep away evil. The leaves open your heart to love, (and to Fairies) and can heal your heart when it hurts. It is advisable to place your Black Thorn, (should you have one), in a bag of Hawthorn.

Blackthorn
Instructions available at time of order only, for safety purposes.



Mandrake
Instructions available at time of order only, for safety purposes.



Heather
Brings love, beauty, peace, luck, rain and friendly Fairies.


Lavender
Love, youth, beauty, wishes and visions of Fairies.


Calendula
Leave these flowers out so that your Fairy friends can wear them as hats when they come visit.

Positive energy, calming peace, listening, the ability to hear Fairies, seeing the future, ancestors, (including and perhaps especially Fairy ancestors), understanding the language of the birds, (if you brush them across your feet and you are very small), also, place them near you when making music, art or any other creative pursuit. An infusion of these dipped in pads placed over the eyes guarantees visions of Fairies.

Magic Wishing Balls
(Job's Tears)

Hold the 7 balls, (7 per wish) in your hand, make a wish and put the balls in your pocket. (You must think VERY hard about your wish when you hold them). Keep them in your pocket for 7 days, then, go to running water, (your sink will do), hold them in your hand, say the 23rd Psalm and throw the balls over your left shoulder in the water to get your wish.

Pixie Dust

Add to Fairy, (or any other incense), and when it sparks, Fairies are surely present. Add sugar for EXTRA magic sparks and Fairy drawing.




Fairy Drawing Incense
Self-explanatory.

Disclaimer:

Not all Fairies are nice and friendly. Many are EXTREMELY mischevious and a few are downright nasty, (like the mean one in 'Sleeping Beauty'). SO use this kit with caution.

ALSO, remember, wishes often backfire. Be VERY specific when wishing. (See 'The Fisherman and His Wife' or 'The Man Who Turned His Wife's Nose Into a Sausage' for examples.)

P.S. Fairy Godmother's are separate issues and require entirely different bags of magic as a general rule. This kit MIGHT bring yours but I offer no guarantees.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What is a Mojo?


Perhaps the best known item in Hoodoo or Southern folk magic, is a mojo. It's a magic charm carried to bring luck, money, love, protection... just about anything you'd like! The origin of the practice is definitely African but the origin of the term is disputed. Possible sources include the Gulluh word 'moco', ('witchcraft'), the Fluca 'moc'o', ('medicine man') or West African 'mojuba', ('I salute you'). Put together by a root doctor or conjurer, the charm is also known as a 'mojo hand', 'conjure bag' or 'gris-gris' bag.

What makes a mojo so powerful that it has become the stuff of legend? What differentiates it from other talismans? A mojo is 'alive' with spirit. The spirit of the contents, of the maker and of the carrier all combine in it and the bag is representative of an ongoing, reciprocal relationship between the three. It is animated when created, (for example, when including a John the Conqueror root the spirit of John, a historically based figure in African American folklore, is 'awakened' by holding the root and calling 'High John, John the Conqueror', three times). After it's s made, it 's periodically re-animated by the possessor with oils or other substances.

What a mojo consists of depends on the desired result but there are some common denominators. Traditionally it contains an odd number of items, (at least three, usually one animal, one mineral, one herbal). Roots, herbs, stones, flowers, bones, feathers, talismans and prayers are all common ingredients. Petitions and prayers are spoken over it and often added to it, (pieces of paper with words, names, psalms etc). The recipient adds his or her personal items to it as well.

The mojo is then 'fixed' by passing it through incense smoke, over flame or sprinkled with salt water. Next, the intent of the charm is petitioned for by reciting psalms, scripture and by breathing onto it. It is then 'dressed', usually with conjure oil but sometimes with whiskey or other alcohol or even perfume. This 'feeds' the roots and is the final step in bringing the mojo to life. This action, along with petitions and prayers, is repeated periodically throughout the time the owner possesses the it.

Mojos are most often worn on the person or in a purse, though house mojos are sometimes made, however. In either case, it is traditionally kept out of sight. This is because it is believed that if someone sees or definitely if someone touches your mojo it loses all or some of it's power.

Examples of basic mojo ingredients:

Marie Laveau's Money Charm: Pyrite, Rabbits Foot, Magnet

Love: Rose, Lavender, Magnets, 2 Sea Shells, Name Paper

Luck: Southern John Root, Five Finger Grass, Rabbit's Foot


Protection: John the Conqueror Root, Hyssop, Hematite, Feathers, Psalm Paper

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Altars as Art Forms, June 6-20 at Catland, Brooklyn, NY

I'm excited to be part of Katelan Foisy's amazing exhibit at Catland in Brooklyn, Ny.  Photos of my pieces for the show coming soon! Meanwhile, you will find some of my artwork here: Lonesome Liz Fine Art
More about the exhibit at Katelans' webpage
Links to some of the other participating artists:

Billy Corrigan (Smashing Pumpkins)
With music by Jill Tracy
 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fortune Telling and Ghosts - An Online Course

An online workshop beginning March 31  and continuing to May 1. Learn to communicate with spirits and to use the skill to enhance fortune telling with tarot, pendulum, tea leaves and more.

Private weekly lessons by phone/video chat and additional weekly group session via conference call. Students will receive weekl...y written materials and participate in a private online forum for further class discussion and Q & A.

Cost is $135 for the 4 week session, (about 2 hours a week per person). As the workshop is virtual it is open to students everywhere but lessons can be held in person for those of you in the Nashville, Tn area.
 
 
 
Course Outline:
Each week students will meet for one hour via conference call and individually by phone with instructor for private lessons. (Or in person in the Nashville area). An online discussion forum where questions, readings and ghost stories can be posted will also be opened. Instructor will check message boards routinely.
 
Students will also complete a project each week to aid in spirit communication and/or fortune telling. Written materials providing an overview of each unit will be sent each Monday via email and quizzes to ensure mastery of material will be sent each Friday.
 
Week One: An Introduction to Ghosts
What are ghosts? A History of Ghost Hunting.  Ghost stories, fact and fiction. 
Project: Compile your own collection of 5-10 ghost stories via interviews with friends and family.
Written Materials: An overview of ghosts throughout history. Excerpts from the instructor's collection of real-life ghost stories, photos and recordings.
 
Week Two: Communicating with Spirits
Pendulums. Ouija Boards. Automatic Writing.
Project: Make your own Ouija board and pendulum.
Written Materials: Mediums throughout history. How to use a pendulum and Ouija board. How to do automatic writing.
 
Week Three: Ghosts and Fortune-Telling
An introduction to Tarot. Tea Leaf Reading. African divination. Tapping into spirits to enhance fortune-telling.
Project: Make your own African Divination kit.
Written Materials: Quick Tarot reading guide. Tea Leaf symbol guide. African divination guide.
 
Week Four: Students Choice
Week four will explore the topics of the student's choice in more depth, both in private lessons and in the group session.