by Anna Riva
Scullcap: To inspire others to give you money,
place some scullcap in a small saucer and moisten it with money mist, or
money drawing oil. Get a ball of green cord or yarn and wind it around
your "nest egg" of scullcap and oil, winding until the herb is completely
covered and secure. Tie the cord so that the ball will not unwind and hang
above the doorway. All those who enter will become possessed with an
unreasonable desire to bring gifts and money to your home. Anoint the ball
every seventh day with a few drops of the oil to preserve it's powers.
Smartweed: To find money, one should make a conjure
bag containing a magnetic horseshoe, and a lodestone to attract and draw
wealth to you, and some smartweed to to enable you to see how to capture
it and hold it without being led astray by unprofitable distractions or
foolish delays. Feed your money bag with a sprinkle of Gold magnetic sand
every third day until you find the amount you need.
Lavender: A lucky money spell is made by placing in
a conjure bag seven pieces of money, each different, such as a penny,
nickel, dime, quarter, a half dollar, $1.00 bill, and $5.00 bill, all of
which are sprinkled liberally with lavender. Take the bag with you for
seven days and your money should multiply seven times (this would give you
$41.46 above your original investment ) or, in some instances if the gods
are smiling in your direction, seven times seven! This would result in a
tidy sum of $338.50 and seems well worth trying for!
Lucky Hand Root: To get and hold a job, always
carry a lucky hand root on your person. Use lucky nine oil on your wrists
each day for nine days, and burn some John the Conqueror incense each
night. These roots bring luck in all undertakings and no conjure bag would
be considered complete without one. The hands are usually imperfect, but
this does not affect their value as a talisman. The ones which are formed
so that all five fingers are distinguishable are very rare and therefore
Yellow Dock: Brew a tea with a spoonful of this
herb to a cup of water, strain, and use to wash door knobs at your place
of business to draw customers, or at home to attract good fortune.
Buffalo Herb: A long-lived belief is that the
possessor of this gains courage he never had before and a strength beyond
his expectations. Carry it in a small red bag and anoint the bag every
seventh day with Master oil.
Vervain: For everlasting youth, this spell must be
performed when the moon is full.. Go outdoors and light one black candle.
Take a chalice of water to which you add salt, and two spoonfuls of
Vervain. Mix thoroughly and dip into this water a piece of petrified wood.
Pass the rock through the flame of the candle and chant:
Candle, herb, rock, water, salt,
Hear me as my song is sung,
Age is not my heart's desire,
It is youth to which I aspire,
Candle, herb, rock, water, salt
Repeat the ritual and chant seven times. As each chant is
said, touch the rock in turn to first one foot, one hand, one shoulder,
crown of the head, and then down the other side of the body to shoulder,
hand and foot. When the spell is finished, take the rock immediately to
the nearest river, beach or stream and throw it in.