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Samantha Corfield
The Voodoo Boutique, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Interests: Voodoo, magick of all kinds, our grandchildren, our son, fishing, reading, movies, gourmet cooking, friends and family
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While visiting family in another country, a friend observed his father-in-law take a glob of bacon grease out of the drippings can and spread it on his toast. It doesn’t sound appetizing to most of us 21st century westerners, but he was not going to let those calories go to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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My husband recently became very ill and ended up in the hospital in ICU for nearly a month. In a blink of an eye, my world had flipped upside down, and I was faced with losing the love of my life. He is recovering now, and he will make a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
Detoxing...that never sounds fun. But it can be! Kind of like the spellmaker journey! I have since begun a food detox. I had some small things I noticed coming up that I wanted to nip in the bud (no worries, I am under the supervision of a practitioner). And it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Is there anything that invokes ancestors more than a wedding? Especially as a member of the family, I could feel their presence. There were some of the same traditions at the wedding of the bride’s parents, three decades before. Despite the stories of family friction and ‘zillas, I hope more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
Miss Jean Louis is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is death to Normalcy! What is Normalcy? Normalcy, pronounced "NOR-mal-see," is a state of being normal, usual, or expected.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Sister Bridget's Blog
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Health in your Hands Khouzhan Lucy shared a wonderful article about health. You can read that article here. This is something that has been resonating in me a lot lately. I have always been into holistic health. Sometimes I am better at preaching than practicing. A few months ago, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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June is Papa Legba month! Here at Spellmaker, we love Legba so much that we offer a special free ritual. Send your intentions in to papalegba@spellmaker.com to have them included in the prayers. This is done by Mambo Sam, not to be confused with the monthly ritual where you may... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Yes, I’m on about Prince again. News stories say he most likely overdosed on painkillers. Strained from the extreme dance moves of his younger days, Prince danced on his own grave — but he did live a life of magnificent creativity and performance. Years ago a co-worker told of her... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood Cousin Azacca and Gran Bwa are the Lwa of agriculture and of trees. Offer up your gardening work to them and they will help you grow! Love, Khouzhan Lucy www.spellmaker.com Image courtesy of kdshutterman... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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A while back, we Khouzhans did some projects about Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte. I mentioned this back in January in a status update; sometimes we would note people who personify the Lwa, and two who came up were Prince and David Bowie. What a shock to lose both within... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Khouzhan Delilah just wrote a great post about the benefits of “unplugging” from the hectic world. There are Lwa who can help with that, too. Damballah and Ayida Ouedo are the oldest and wisest of the Lwa. Damballah, especially, is known to quiet and slow things down so that we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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In a time when social media is the main staple that holds a person's life together, more and more people are looking to just unplug. Sometimes I feel like I just need to get away from all of it and center myself again. My mom has been in town visiting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Is there anything that makes anyone feel more stupid and helpless that being locked out of the house? It happened to me this past week. The exterminator was over for the annual termite inspection, and we were looking at the door with a suggestion to seal up some cracks. Then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis This is an important concept for spellwork. It’s easy to get discouraged, sometimes without giving it much of a chance to work. Belief is an essential part of the process! Love, Khouzhan Lucy www.spellmaker.com Image courtesy of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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“Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning." Leviticus 20:26-27 Voodoo Doll art by Shanna Hare Welllllllllllll.....that escalated quickly didn't it?! Nothing could be further from the truth though. We won't stone you for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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The single overriding objective in wellness is creating constant personal renewal where we recognize and act on the truth that each day is a miraculous gift, and our job is to untie the ribbons. That’s the Law of Esprit: living life with joy. ~ Greg Anderson Love, Khouzhan Lucy www.spellmaker.com... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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With all the recent political coverage, what comes immediately to mind for me is How Can People Think That Way??!! There will be some differences in densely-populated areas vs. rural, or regarding national decisions that affect a small area. There seems to be more to it than that, though, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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I'm gonna let it shine! Ok, a bit dramatic. I tend to be that way. I also tend to be rather sentimental. I hold on to things way longer than I probably should. Everything I have has meaning to me. Including this spoon But what is so important about some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Today is the infamous Ides of March, BEWARE! But ok, what does that all mean?! I have heard people referring to it like it is something similar to Mercury Retrograde.. WELLLLL....it isn't as sinister as you might think. Ides is just the middle day of the month, and do each... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick is usually pictured with snakes, which is why he became syncretized with Damballah. Damballah is served with white foods, such as an egg, milk, or flour. He is a powerful lwa of calm wisdom, and with his wife Ayida Ouedo they are the original,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Ok, so I missed March Forth by a couple of days... March is the month that we honor Sobo. Similar to last month’s free ritual to Erzulie Freda, this month Mambo Sam offers one to Sobo. This is a time that we think of money — maybe there are still... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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...Nothing. You do nothing because that isn't even a real situation. This was the title of a website page on Voodoo that I read today. You can probably hear me hitting my forehead from where you are reading this. And I felt awful for the people that read that and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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I was driving somewhere this weekend. Have you ever considered that, without thinking about it, other cars on the road seem to be these mindless big blobs on the road? They stop, they go, they get in my way, and I get myself into the stream and go along. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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Every year I learn new things, from friends posts to facebook and from the programs that our labor union puts on at work. Do you know that Voodoo ties into some events of black history? The most significant is the Haitian Revolution of 1791 to 1804. A Vodou ceremony at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates
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I’ve practiced Feng Shui for over 15 years and recently I was gifted with advanced training, which has prompted me to take another look at my altar room. One simple thing you can do, even if you don’t know anything about Feng Shui, is move your altar, or set it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at spellmakernovitiates