See I told you I just had writer's brain constipation, aka "writers block," but I took some mental fiber, and I'm feeling much better. :) HOWEVER, expect some rather off stuff to come out...cleansing the brain's bowels means I'm probably going to be posting some odd stuff over the next few weeks that's been sticking to my lateral ventricle* for 18 months and has to get out of my mental digestion system. It's good though.
Way way way back, I said I'd post some Hoodoo spells regarding our friend St Anthony. While I'd meant a discussion of St Anthony in Hoodoo, I also said I'd post a reconciliation spell so...er...my hippocampus says combine them both (sorry, sorry, brain constipation clearing, must get it all out,) so I figured I'd do just that. ;)
As an advisory, if you're super anti-saints/religions/etc, just skip this post and wait for one that does not have a saint in it. Or try the love/reconciliation category and select a different spell.
This one is pretty easy to do, and you *may* have all the ingredients on hand.
It is *best* done on a relationship which has been broken up for less than 4 weeks, but may work if the person has been gone longer. You are free to try.
You will need++:
A picture or statue of St Anthony of Padua
Granulated brown sugar (light or dark brown sugar is probably not hugely relevant)**
A pink taper candle
A fireproof pie tin or cake plate
A photo of the petitioner (person for who the spell is cast on behalf of
A photo of the target (person to be reconciled to the petitioner)
St Anthony of Padua oil OR Return to me oil****
A white saucer+
Set Up and Spell:
Set up your altar so that St Anthony (or his image) stands at the top, your pie plate roughly in the center, glass with spring water to the left, and cigar on your saucer to the right. Roughly, it should look like this:
Er, yeah that's a rough representation to be sure *blushes* and I can assure you my graphic design professor from college just involuntarily shuddered and didn't know why. ;) (Sorry, Mr M.)
Fill your pie plate with sand.
Carve "(full name of target) reconcile and return to (full name of petitioner)" UP (base to wick) one side of your candle.
Anoint your candle INCREDIBLY LIBERALLY with your oil using seven strokes up (base to wick) to anoint the candle. When I say LIBERALLY, I mean it should be oilier than the hog in a greased pig contest. Now roll the candle in brown sugar so that it's well covered. It should be practically coated in brown sugar. Secure this into your pie plate sand so it does not tip or cause a fire hazard.
If you are greasy and sticky with sugar, by all means, go wash your hands now. ;)
Hold up the petitioner's photo in front of St Anthony's image. Hold up the target's photo in your other hand, "Showing" St Anthony the image. Now press them together so the faces touch, and say, "Saint Anthony, as you are the patron of lost things and things despaired of, I ask you please return (name of of target)'s love to me (or name of petitioner)."
Place the images (still face to face) beneath your pie plate, and light your candle.
Light your cigar, and make sure it's really going well. Sorry if you hate tobacco. ;) Blow the smoke towards St Anthony, offer his image the cigar (the end you put your mouth on facing towards him as if offering a puff, then place the cigar onto your saucer.
Say: "Oh wonderful St Anthony, glorious on account of the fame of thy miracles, and through the condescension of Jesus in coming in the form of a little child to rest in thy arms, obtain for me of His bounty the grace which I ardently desire from the depths of my heart. (Make your request here.) Thou who was so loving towards miserable sinners, regard not the unworthiness of those who pray to thee, but the Glory of God that it may be once again magnified by this request (make your request here again) which I now request of you in earnestness. Amen"
Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be in honor of St Anthony.
For those of you unfamiliar with these prayers they are as follows:
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those who tresspass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen
Glory Be (sometimes called "Gloria")
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost now and forever. As it was in the beginning, let it be now and forever and ever. Amen
Allow the candle (and cigar) to burn out on their own. When they have done so, you may remove the pie plate if you need to, but allow the cigar remains, image/statue, and water to remain in place for 3 days before disposing of the remains.
Some of you are going to get really really really really on my case about what to do with the remains. The pictures, statue, glass, saucer and pie plate can be cleaned (if applicable) and stored, or saved. I would throw the sand, cigar remains and water from the glass out westwards from your home. For example, I literally throw this west off my property into a wooded lot..that might not work for you, but if you don't really have a yard of your own, you might place this off the side of the road west from your house.
I'm sure there will be questions, but be sure they are not covered in the footnotes below before you contact me. Thanks!
*I have no idea what my lateral ventricle is for...probably blood flow. But either way, I'm just tossing out random brain part names. This probably makes me look like an asshat, so by all means, laugh heartily at my brain parts ignorance. When the zombie apocalypse arrives, I'm sure I'll be more up one which parts are more tender and juicy and filled with brainy goodness, but at this juncture in time, it's just fun to say things like medulla oblongata and roll with it.
**Traditionally speaking, there is a good chance someone might recommend white sugar for white folks, light brown sugar for anyone with medium levels of skin tone such as many Latinos or Asians or African/Caucasian-mixed descent, and dark brown sugar for very dark colored people. In regards to what I personally use in the case of this spell, I honestly use light brown sugar for every color person, and find it works just as well. In other spells which use Karo (corn syrup) syrup, I often just use whatever I have on hand, which is usually dark corn syrup (because it makes pecan pie) and do not use a specific light/dark for the color of the folks I'm working on. I leave this up to you, but in regards to THIS SPELL, what I PERSONALLY WOULD USE is "light brown sugar" type of brown sugar.
***I find "traction sand" or "tube sand" that is available at a hardware store or Home Depot works just fine.
****Not everyone will have St Anthony oil on hand, but I think that works best. Return to me should do the trick however.
+preferably this should be all white but if you have to have a design on it, then it will probably work just as well. I use an all white set for this work, so I can't honestly say.
++Any substitution for any item/action is to find a spell ON YOUR OWN on this blog (or elsewhere) that you have all the ingredients to which you can perform all the actions to. :) If you ask for a substitution for any item/action your inquiry will be ignored. Look how big the footnotes are here - pretty sure I'm trying to cover all my bases.
+++ I am not a saint dictionary, nor am I here to be your living guide to the saints. There are all sorts of sites out there discussing the history of saints, and even others offering insight on how to work with them. I even go over some stuff here in a few places....this is basically me telling you to go do it YOURSELF if you want more info than I've given on this blog (which you are to NAVIGATE YOURSELF) regarding working with the saints or this saint. I'm getting really tired of almost a decade of thoughtless people attempting to use me as a free search engine. I am not search engine, but Google is. :)