(1) How to properly dispose of Cursed Dolls & Objects?
On a Saturday, place the doll (or object) in a clean white cloth, dig a hole in the earth, far away from your home (on Hallowed ground if possible), place the cloth wrapped dolls in the hole and burn them. Then, cover the ashes which remain with Holy Water or May Water and cover the hole over with the dirt. The earth will recycle that negative energy very quickly and turn it into positively and Blessings. When you return home afterwards, bathe very well, adding some Holy Water or May Water to your bath.
(2) Hello, I am under the impression that bad energy from one or more individuals is affecting me. I have been plagued by nightmares for quite some time. Moreover, a known enemy of mine continuously appears in my dreams. What should I do?
Thanks for your inquiry - sounds like you've been going through a really rough time! After reading your whole situation, a book comes to mind that I feel you should read -- 3 books actually.
Jambalaya by Voodoo Priestess Luisah Teish will help you with some practical rituals. Also, you'll enjoy Teish's stories from her life. She's speaks of situations similar to yours.
Vampires: The Occult Truth by Konstantinos will give you info on psychic vampirism and a lengthy but very effective ritual to protect yourself from it.
Angels: Companions in Magick by Silver Raven Wolf will give you some insights into communicating with and soliciting the help of one group who belongs to no one - the Angels.
(3) I am a police officer. Recently we were called to a home where we found a lace cross with a green cross sewn into it. On the cross was a short fat purple candle, a tall thin purple candle, and a short fat pink candle. A note was left with the cross which cited: II Samuel 1:16 and a line about the house 'last name, different last name' then I Kings 2:32-33 and I Kings 2:36-46. At the top and bottom of the note were the words RETURNED TO SENDER the bottom line with this statement in it was written upside down, and in red ink. Further more, the note also implicated that the person who received it was involved in the death of a man which had been ruled a suicide. Could you possibly tell me anything about what this means
Thanks for your inquiry. First of all, without me seeing all of the items you described firsthand, it's difficult to make a judgment call on this matter. Every practitioner, especially in our neck of the woods (Louisiana), does things a bit differently than the next and it's not always easy to decipher the 'messages' left from a ritual like this. However, I can tell you what the colors and symbols traditionally mean in the Voodoo practiced most commonly in our region.
First of all, since Catholicism and Voodoo are very much intertwined and have been since the time of the slave trade, the cross is a symbol used in both religions. In Voodoo, it has the dual meaning of representing the Voodoo Loa (Spirit), Papa Legba, the Guardian of the Crossroads. The color green is used to represent (most commonly) money, sometimes fertility and also, Ogun, the Voodoo Loa of Metal and Iron. In today's world, it also is sometimes used to represent envy.
From 'The Magic Candle' by Charmaine Dey:
Green is the color of the Venus planetary influence, and also of the P_desc1ive meadows of the Earth. It therefore symbolizes Nature, and material gain, Fertility, Abundance, Good Fortune, Cooperation, Generosity, Good Health, and Renewal.
Green candles are burned to promote balance and harmony in any off-balance situation.
Pink is a color which generates affection, self-generosity, selflessness. It is an excellent choice for matters of domestic, or 'true' love, as it symbolizes Love, Honor, Togetherness, Gentleness, and Spiritual fulfillment.
Pink candles may be burned for some healings, especially of the SPIRIT.
Purple is the color of Power, Royalty, Dignity, Wisdom, Idealism, Psychic manifestation and Spirit contact. Therefore, it is used when great Spiritual Power is necessary. Purple is effectively used against Black Magic, demonic possession, and for Spiritual or Psychic healing. It is also used to throw up a veil of Spiritual protection.
Basically, Officer, if you read all of the listed bible passages, and review the objects at the ritual site, along with the other words in the note, it sounds as though someone is trying to protect and defend the Spirit of the now departed and surround it with good energy and at the same time, do a reversal to the alleged culprit of some wrong doing so that all the negativity the 'bad person' sent out comes back on them instead of harming another one of the 'righteous.' It's basically an attempt to speed up the 'culprit's' Karma, so that 'they get what's comin' to Ôem' quickly, right here and now, in this life.
Anyway, with the information you've given me, that's all I can make out of it. Hope it helps more than confuses!
Comment: This information you sent me is most helpful. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Officer Keith
(4) We have a family member that practices voodoo. Lately, I have been having dreams of two chicken feet dangling above my head tied with a black ribbon. Could you possibly tell me what this symbolizes in Voodoo? If it is something negative, what should I do? Thank you for your time and help.
Well, you couldn't have chosen a more over interpreted symbol to ask about! Chicken feet have been used to represent so many different things over time. Its meanings are also dependent on region. Chicken feet have meant everything from keeping your mouth shut to good luck! I'm wondering why you haven't asked your family member about your vision. Are you afraid they've sent you something and that you're getting a bad omen? If not, and they're someone you trust, sounds like they'd be a great choice to let you know what chicken feet represent in your region. If I had that particular vision, it would depend on many things; but I'd be looking out for a breakup or big change of some kind. Hope this helps!
(5) I have found a pigs head on a grave with fruit around it and a small pile of cigars tied with a red ribbon. What does this mean and is it Voodoo?
Hi! Thanks so much for your inquiry. Many unknown factors can come into play here that would affect my answer. If the grave is fresh, if the date of birth or death related to the date the items were left there. It definitely sounds like an offering though, one that a relative or friend made to their beloved Ancestor, or to the Loa/Orisha on their behalf. There are some "set offerings" that immediately ring a bell & are evocative of their purpose & intended recipient, such as a favorite fruit of a particular Loa/Orisha. If you would've written to say that a bottle of good rum, a bowl of starlight mints & 3 cigars were offered, I'd say it was probably offered to Papa Legba, the Guardian of the crossroads, to help the Ancestor cross over -- particularly if the grave was fresh. If there were 9 plums or eggplants & a glass of red wine, I'd say, sounds like an offering to Oya, etc., etc., etc.
Because Voodoo & it's sister religions are in a constant state of evolution, due in large part to their practitioners daily, direct communication with Spirit, new offerings & rituals are created all the time. I can remember being told, after a cowrie shell divination, that our Great Ancestor Mam'zelle Marie Laveau wished to be offered a beef heart in a special sauce I was to prepare. That wasn't a "set offering," it was what Mam'zelle wanted on that particular occasion. If asked today, something completely different could be requested, or nothing at all. God, the Ancestors, the Loa/Orisha and Benevolent Forces are always there for us to offer protection, guidance, lessons, support and love. Needless to say, when the Spirits ask their children for a specific offering, we gladly and, with love, accommodate them.
Was this the offering of a Voodoo Practitioner, a Santero, or simply a loving family member with a deep connection to Spirit & their Ancestors? Only the person who left the gifts knows for sure. Hope this helps!