The one time in your life, when you will be relieved of any control over what happens to you, what happens to a loved one, what happens to a victim, or what happens to a perpetrator, will be in a court room. The one time when fate and destiny will definitely lay in the hands of a single individual (a judge), or a group of individuals (a jury), will be in the court room. In a world of perfection, justice would prevail in these episodes 100% of the time; but we don't live in a perfect world, and once in a while, this system-- created by men, flawed by humanity, fails. And when it fails, it usually fails in a big way, an irreversible way, an in-your-face-I'm-gonna-wreck-your-life way. But we don't have to close our eyes and wait for the consequences of this system to strike us in a helter-skelter totally unpredictable whimsical fashion. We can take control of destiny, of fate, of our own circumstances, or those of a loved one, through very old, very powerful, very successful mojo...Court Case Mojo.
Herbs: The herbs most likely used for court case magick include: calendula, cascara sagrada, deer's tongue, dill, little John the conquer root, black mustard seed, poppy, shame brier, sumac, sugar, tobacco, slippery elm, cayenne pepper, cloves, belladonna. For really vile cases, the most poisonous, disgusting, prickly, thorny types of herbs and substances you can think of is what you should be using. (I'm sure there's more than I've listed here, but this is a good start.)
Personal concerns: hair, finger-nail clippings, saliva, bodily fluids/secretions, blood. Items such as a piece of jewelry, a button from clothing, under-garments, a used Kleenex or handkerchief, a spoon, a shoe, dirt from a footprint; anything the target has touched, put in his/her mouth, an image (photograph), a signature, a hoodoo poppet, a doll (as in the Barbie doll types, with the correct hair color, dressed and named as the target) etc.
The methods: The first method is one of my favorites and one of the most effective. This type of spell-casting is not for the squeamish, or anyone who's heart is not into what they're doing 100%. You can have no doubt that you are in the right and the target (damn them) are in the wrong. You know when it's right. You can feel it, you can smell it. The air around you will be charged with energy, with entities (spirits), it will almost unexplainably propel you along. I don't know how else to explain it, but when you're called upon to cast this kind of mojo, you will know...
Hexing Poppets These are the poppets that make the White Witches squirm; the poppets that people find the most intriguing and sometimes frightening; the poppets that wreak of mystery, foreboding, power, retribution, and revenge. In some circles, you might find controversy and arguments where use of the black hexing poppet is concerned, but you won’t find it here. This poppet is considered one of the ‘big guns’. When someone in your life is making circumstances impossible, when someone is wreaking havoc in people’s lives, when someone is being just plain mean and nasty above and beyond what’s acceptable-- it’s time for a magickal kick in the pants.
Element: Earth/the physical realm, manifestation (bind the target’s ability to physically harm); Air/communication, the mental realm (bind the target’s ability to speak out of turn or inflict mental pain); Fire/passion and purging (destroy the target’s will power and protective armor); Water/emotions, visions, intuition (pick up empathically the target’s next move, stay one step ahead of them, and invade their dreams)
Color: black Herbs: Return to sender/ginger, nettle, thistle; deflection/anise, blackthorn, ginger, nettle, paprika; retribution/cayenne pepper, blackthorn, belladonna, hemlock; curse/belladonna, cloves, dragon’s blood, hemlock, pepper, wormwood
Stones: jet, obsidian, onyx (black), sardonyx, tourmaline (black)
Other Items: this will be interesting…thorns; nails-- especially coffin nails, if you’ve got them; razor blades, shards of glass; poison; personal effects-- you betcha’; if you’re a gritty kind of witch-- a chicken heart pierced with straight pins, snake sheds, a spider’s carcass-- or flies; bodily secretions-- of the disgusting variety; spit inside the poppet-- with vigor and emotion; a slip of paper upon which you’ve vented your anger and thrown a curse upon the target; images or objects connected in some way with the behavior of this individual or the problems that have been created because of them.
(This spell is an excerpt from my online book, "Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way".)
Beef Tongue Court Case Spell This quaint little spell is steeped in hoodoo tradition, and if you are squeamish, it could be a bit of a challenge. I have actually had the pleasure of using this delightful twisted magical gun when I was going through the legal proceedings of a nasty divorce and had reached the point where I’d had enough. Of course, right in the midst of the best part of the spell, our neighbor lady knocked on the backdoor. My girls practically bowled her over to keep her out of the house so I could finish the job. This spell will work for you, I can tell you this from personal experience, so stick with it and see it through-- make the gray witch proud.
1. A raw beef tongue (You should be able to find this in the meat department of your local grocery store.)
2. Several slips of paper and a pen
3. Pins and needle and thread
4. A strip of red flannel cloth large enough to wrap up the tongue
5. Cayenne pepper
6. Four Thieves Vinegar Make sure you have a decent place to work where you’ll have plenty of room to spread things out and get comfortable, this may take a while.
1. Begin by writing the names of the judge, the attorneys, adversaries, witnesses, anyone connected to your case who may have a negative impact or influence upon it or you on these small slips of paper-- one name per slip!
2. Using a sharp knife, cut small slits into the beef tongue-- a slit for each slip of paper.
3. Insert one name paper into each slit.
4. Sprinkle the tongue with cayenne pepper and Four Thieves Vinegar.
5. Close the slits in the tongue with straight pins, or do what I did-- sew the slits shut with needle and thread.
6. Wrap the tongue in red flannel and place it in your freezer while the court case is in progress. When you’ve reached the end of this ordeal and all is said and done, remove the tongue from your freezer and bury it in the earth. (This spell is an excerpt from my book, "The Gray Witch's Grimoire".)
For anyone reading this who is especially sensitive to the darker energies and may have gotten a case of the heebie-jeebies as they've read their way through this blog post, don't worry, you'll be fine, believe me. You might feel better if you'd 1) light a white candle, 2) choose a nice incense-- like sandalwood or nagchampa, and light it up, and 3) sit a few small bowls of salt out about your house, or sprinkle (asperge) your space with salted water. It's okay-- strong energy usually leaves an impression...that's the point.