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Bri
Texas
Professional Tarot Consultant, Fortune-Teller, Story-Teller, Teacher, Ritualist
Interests: gardening, animal husbandry, folklore, hoodoo, cooking, writing, teaching, permaculture, fairytales, divination, local food, fortune telling, mythic arts, american folk magic practices, american tribal style belly dance
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Hey all, I am moving the blog over the blogger, find it here. I will leave this up for a bit so that everyone knows--but new posts will be made at the new blog! Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Wow--everyone has been really patient while I have been gone--thanks so much. The family took a much needed vacation and now we are back, and back on the school schedule too! OK--here is the skinny--there are new Lucky Mojo Curio Co products at the web store including oils and spell kits. The Etsy store is doing fantastic--and if you have purchased from the Etsy store and feel compelled to leave some positive feedback please do! Candle reports will begin trickling out this week, most likely starting tomorrow. I intend to have them all finished by the end of the month... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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Picked up some chalk cloth for the altars today, it is cloth that you can write on: Drawing signs and symbols on the altar space before commencing with work has a very, very long tradition in various spiritual practices. And if you have ever purchased a spell kit from lucky mojo you know that its one of the things we do in Hoodoo. This cloth makes it really easy (and fun!) Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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Just a reminder that the store section of Milagro Roots is closed from July 5th until July 8th. I won't be back in the office full time until July 11th. I do have readings scheduled during those days and if yours falls on one of them do not worry--we are still on! But any candle orders or supply orders I receive will not be filled until after I return. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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We are very excited to announce the first in a line of custom blended herb mixes from Milagro Roots! Snap the Whip compelling love herb mix is a blend of herbs that facilitate loving and romantic relationships but also give an edge of command and mastery to whoever is doing the spell work--so its really a love compelling mixture. Snap the Whip herbs and oils in their raw form The herb blend is ground by me into a relatively fine blend that is perfect for dressing candles, using as incense or even as an all herb sachet powder. Each blend... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Most of you know that SOUL is the spiritual church that I and Momma Hen run. SOUL is run exclusively on donations--every candle, deity figure, altar piece, decoration, and incense stick that goes into SOUL is donated or purchased with donated money. But I don't like donations where you don't receive something in return! So, if you have been wondering how you can help build SOUL then I recommend that you consider purchasing a vigil candle where 100% of the proceeds go directly to the church! And for those of you who want something a bit different, I have just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
It is a common thing for a professional worker to tell a client "I'll pray for you." And I often tell my clients, "I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers." Well, have any of you ever wondered what exactly that means? For me the answer is two-fold. I practice daily devotionals at my personal altar every morning and part of that devotional is to remember in prayer each and every client and case that I am working at the moment as well as any individuals clients or not, who have asked me to pray for them. This is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Typically I wake up to an inbox full of emails with questions, work orders, and a hefty number of "oh my God, I can't believe how spot on your predictions were--you said X would happen and now it is!!!" I don't feel the need to make exorbitant claims about my abilities or services because my testimonials say it all and then some, but these excited affirmations do give me a warm and fuzzy feeling--unless I predicted something negative and that is what's happening--that just ticks me off! But every now and then there comes a time in a professional card... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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As most of you know, I burn A LOT of vigil candles and for awhile now I have been thinking about where the best place to burn candles would be. As we all know, burning vigil candles can be a tense experience because we don't want our homes or offices to catch on fire. When I first started doing candle work in college I had large stock pots in my dorm rooms full of candles (smoke alarms were disabled of course). Since then I have experienced with several different altar set ups--always wishing for something that was safe, beautiful, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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First up--the Archangel Michael Protection Packets that have been making the rounds: These are old fashioned protection packets inspired by the ones they used to make in NOLA. Traditionally they were made for shotgun style houses and you would by them in a pack of 2--I make mine individually and put a lot of work into each one (fyi--Miss Bri HATES to sew :-). For those who don't know the story behind my desire to craft these, check out the page I wrote on Archangel Michael. I was inspired to make them in my 9nth month of pregnancy with Jasper... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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Just a quick heads up--I will be out of the office starting this afternoon (Wednesday 5/25) and not back in until Friday mid morning. Momma Hen and I are going to East Texas for a funeral and also to do some graveyard work. As I was doing research on cemeteries I learned that one of the old cemeteries my people are buried in is a hot spot for ghost hunting--not that I am ghost hunting--but I thought it was interesting that the spirit activity at this site is particularly high. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Sunday is my day of rest from the computer, starting today I am not going to be on the computer on Sundays at all--no emails will be answered, no blogs or websites updated. However, thanks to type pad's awesome system I can write posts and schedule them to appear when I want--so all my readers will get a Sunday treat! Today's post is more a road map, series of directions, of fun places for you to explore in your web meanderings. First we have an interesting article on the connection between Gospel music and the civil rights movement which you... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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Summer is upon us which means that some of my clients who are in school are currently scrambling to cover tuition costs now for next semester, and the semester after that, and the semester after that...and for those who aren't in school--well is anyone really going to turn down extra cash? For work like this one of my favorite spells incorporates both down home Hoodoo and some help from the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. Some readers of this blog know that I studied Sanskrit and Eastern religions extensively several years ago and in fact attained my Masters in the subject. Lakshmi... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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Well, the Lucky Mojo Apprenticeship has come and gone. Momma Hen and I are both now graduates and apprentices and we will be able to pass on the knowledge we have learned at the hands of miss cat and the LMC staff to our own clients! It was a touch and go thing for me this year, I was not sure I would be able to make the apprenticeship with the new baby, but we managed and he did great! It has also been a crazy, crazy past few weeks--we have moved, Milagro Roots has its own office space, and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Hi everyone, Quick update: email readings have been delayed because I have been on the road for the past 4 days driving up to Forestville, California to finish my apprenticeship with miss cat and to participate in the Hoodoo workshops. I should be able to start getting back on schedule today. Also, if any of you guys will be at Lucky Mojo for the workshop weekend come and visit me in the reader's tent!!! I will be reading from 2 fabulous tarot decks so stop by and say hello! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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As always there are candle and ritual reports to write up and send out, but I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some ideas that have been stirring about in my brain. It started several weeks ago when I started realizing that my role as a reader and ritualist for people has led me down some pretty awesome roads and that many of my long term clients have also become friends over time. This in turn led me to reflect on the role of the professional reader and rootwork ritualist. I was listening to last week's Hoodoo Rootwork... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Hi everyone, Well crazy times just get crazier over at Milagro Roots! This weekend our family is moving into a new home and Milagro Roots will have a separate office space--dubbed by Miss cat the "conjure casita." Phone lines will be up and running by Sunday and I will perform my first readings in the new space on Monday. I am recovering from a nasty 48 hour virus that hit me last week and has pushed me behind schedule on candle reports, spell reports and a few readings--so for those of you who have been waiting patiently, I'm afraid you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
So here is the deal on candles and candle reports. Right now I burn between 50 and 70 vigil candles a week. That means that at the end of each week I have between 50 and 70 candle reports to get out to clients. I love blessing and dressing candles for clients, I love facilitating my candle altar, but what I do not love are the many emails I receive on a weekly basis wanting to know when "my" candle report will be ready. On my FAQ's page I clearly state that vigil candle reports may not come out for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
I actually sent it out on Friday but I am only getting around to linking to it today, find it here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
I have been doing a lot of email readings lately and a common question I am asked is: are email readings the same as a phone reading? Well the answer as you might expect is a bit complicated. On the one hand a reading is a reading--the style that I have over the phone is similar to the style I have via email and the manner in which I read is the same. Email readings are especially good when folks have quick questions that require either a pendulum or a three card draw. They can also be useful for clients... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Alright! Almost two weeks into motherhood and so far so good--Jasper is doing awesome and I am finding my balance between work and child rearing. All outstanding candle reports have been sent out, all outstanding ritual work reports and pictures have been sent and new vigil candle and custom candle orders have been filled. As of right now I am scheduling readings for next week--I will not do as many readings a day as I did before giving birth which means that I am booked farther into advance earlier so if you have been wanting a phone reading go ahead... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
Our little one arrived on March 1st at 3:31am! Mom and baby are both doing great after a 27 hour labor--whew and now we are back home. I am typing this and he is sleeping by my side. I have a ton of client emails to go through so if you haven't heard from me just be patient. I am going to do my best to knock em out today and tomorrow but baby will determine the amount of time I have to do so. I will not be booking phone readings and new ritual work until the week of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
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We are now officially in active labor and headed to the hospital! Prayers, candles, and all good wishes during this time are much appreciated by me, my husband, and baby--gotta go rock it now! Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings
We are now in the early stages of labor with contractions happening though not always regularly. I am sticking close to home and finishing up the last pieces of business before taking a break. All vigil candle orders placed after 2/25 will not be filled until after I am back on my feet and lighting candles for everyone--I will let you know here when that is. If you need a vigil candle lit for a situation ASAP, I highly recommend that you seek out the services of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. My husband and I thank you all for your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Milagro Roots and Readings