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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Enter for a Chance to Win a FREE Copy of The Hoodoo Almanac

Its time for another FREE giveaway! This time you are entering for a chance to win a FREE copy of The Hoodoo Almanac, written by Denise Alvarado, Alyne Pustanio, and Carolina Dean !

About the Hoodoo Almanac 

Published in the tradition of respected almanacs over time and throughout history, The Hoodoo Almanac is a new source of wisdom and Hoodoo lore for rootworkers and conjurers around the world. We bring to you a true Southern perspective of folk magic and folklore as only those who have lived and breathed it can do.

The Hoodoo Almanac contains legends, rituals, herbal secrets, moon magick, magickal botany, herbal charms, a baneful botanica, tarotscopes, notable people in Hoodoo history, weather forecasts, lore and quaint recipes and a variety of matter useful and entertaining.
Learn how to work with Aunt Caroline Dye, Mama Mary, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Clare and Black Hawk, to name but a few. Learn signs and omens, learn how to make several Three Kings formulas, how to make blessed chalk, a whole slew of information about plants and plant lore, and that's just the tip of the rootstock. -----From Planet Voodoo


***How to Enter to Win***

  1. To enter, you MUST be a member of the Carolina Dean Fan Page AND a resident of the United States. I will not ship outside the U.S.A.
  2. Once you are a member of the Carolina Dean Fan Page by liking us on facebook, leave a comment in this blog entry describing any spell, belief, trick, remedy, etc...that you learned from your own family.
  3. Your comment will then constitute one (1) entry for the drawing to win. 
  4. You may only enter once!
  5. Contest ends on July 13th and I will announce the winner in the comments section below AND at the Carolina Dean Fan Page. 
  6. When the winner is announced you must contact me via email with a valid U.S. address to which I can mail you your copy of The Hoodoo Almanac.  
  7. If your facebook name is different from the name associated with your comment, please sign it with your facebook name. If I cannot connect a comment to a member of the Carolia Dean Fan Page, the entry will NOT be counted.
  8. I reserve the right to disqualify any person for any reason. 

Good Luck!

25 comments:

Zola said...

My favorite family belief is from my mother--she always has kept a rosemary plant growing by the front door of our home. She says she can't remember where she learned it, but that it was good luck for daughters to keep rosemary growing outside their front door.

Carolina Dean said...

Also, if your facebook name is different from the name associated with your comment, please sign it with your facebook name.

If I cannot connect a comment to a member of the Carolia Dean Fan Page, the entry will NOT be counted.

Rachel Smith said...

The one thing I got from one of my grandmothers is a remedy that will " cure what ails you": in a teacup mix some hard liquor, teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice...warm it just til the honey is well mixed in and drink it down. --Rachel Smith

nicole alexander said...

my greatgrandmother would people negative energies, people or things into rocks or eggs and then bury them or put them in a creek or river. i used these in my first -lead ritual in my group. i gave everyone a river rock and had them focus on putting negative energy or unneed things into to the rock and letting go. then i told them they could bury ,throw it a river or creek.

Mister Hob said...

My mother always warned that is was unlucky to leave by a different door than you entered through.

alexisaura said...

Hi!
Is a shipping address in the US valid?
I live abroad.

Carolina Dean said...

Hi Alexisaura,

I absolutely will not ship outside the USA! The last few times I did so was a nightmare. You MUST have a valid address in the USA.

zianuray said...

Grandma would always toss salt over her shoulder if any spilled, though she swore up and down she was not "superstitous"! Always the right hand and left shoulder, too.

Mama D said...

Great idea for a giveaway Dean:) Keep the tricks coming y'all!

draagy69 said...

This is a remedy passed down to me by my paternal grandmother. Take a teflon coated pan and fill it with spring water...then add a cup of chamomile flowers and boil this mixture until it has been reduced by a quarter of the pan. Then scoop out most of the flowers and add another half cup of flowers and reduce this mixture by half.
strain the mixture (if desired) and let it cool. This can be used as a rinse for an infection of the teeth or as a soak for infections elsewhere, like a scraped elbow or knee...my grand dad always used it for his teeth!! Signed Lisa M. Trayer

Ms Tina said...

To protect our home from a storm, my Momma would burn a piece of palm we got from church on Palm Sunday and sprinkle holy water around the house. We never seemed to experince long power outages or damage.
Peace,
Tina L. Harris

L.M.Tea said...

My dad always carried a buckeye in his pocket for good luck and to bring pocket change. He and my grandpahave also carried a silver dollar in their pocket fur protection, good luck and to help bring pocket change. My dad had carried his dollar for so long its pretty much smooth all over!

Carolina Dean said...

LM Tea, I did a quick search through my fan page members and did not see your name. Do you go by a different name on facebook?

Per the rules I set forth in the contest, if you are not a member of the page by liking it on facebook your entry is invalid and will not be counted.

alexisaura said...

I have an address under my name in Florida.
They always forward it to me as it is a company and I pay for the package and taxes upon receipt.
That is how I order stuff from the US now and then.
Peace!

Aghor Pir said...

Once a week some of my Hindu family members from India would create an apotropaic charm against the evil eye and misfortune called a "Nimbu Mirchi Totka" and hang it outside their front door or business. The charm is made out of a lemon (or lime) and chillies that are threaded together. I wrote a little on how to make such a charm on my blog:

http://aghorpir.blogspot.com/2011/07/nazar-e-bud-totka-charm-for-evil-eye.html

Adesh!
-Aghor Pir

Kelly Murray said...

My Granny would do a couple of things she said was passed down to her from her Grandmother. When any of us got a bloody nose she would take some of the blood from our nose and put a cross on our forehead. The nose bleed would stop every time. She also would take spider webs and use them in cuts to stop the bleeding and make it heal faster. She said if you got a real big cut you take the white ashes from a fire and put it in the cut and then bandage it up This was used she said a lot and the cut would heal up just fine.

Marrs Man said...

This home remidey is from my Mothers side of the family. if you have a Canker Sore: take about 1tbls of Thyme (herb), 1-place a small wad in your mouth next to the canker sore (generally the occur under the tong or between the cheek and gum) and keep it there as if it were chewing tobacco. 2-(this must be done while the Thyme is on the canker sore) Take the rest of the amount of Thyme and find a place outside to barry it in the ground. 3-Keep the Thyme that that is next to Canker Sore in the mouth for as long you can (30mins is good). 4-after 30mins spit the herb in trash or down sink. * this 4 step process greatly speeds up healing the sore.

Marrs Man

Marrs Man said...

This home remidey is from my Mothers side of the family. if you have a Canker Sore: take about 1tbls of Thyme (herb), 1-place a small wad in your mouth next to the canker sore (generally the occur under the tong or between the cheek and gum) and keep it there as if it were chewing tobacco. 2-(this must be done while the Thyme is on the canker sore) Take the rest of the amount of Thyme and find a place outside to barry it in the ground. 3-Keep the Thyme that that is next to Canker Sore in the mouth for as long you can (30mins is good). 4-after 30mins spit the herb in trash or down sink. * this 4 step process greatly speeds up healing the sore.

Marrs Man

Nathan Metcalf said...

My father was an extraordinary man. He was a librarian, an antique and folk art dealer/collector, a supporter of the theater, and an advocate for community beautification, garden-space and urban "greenscaping."
I grew up in a wonderland of folk traditions. I never could sort out what came from where, but surrounded by masks from Africa and Asia, being read myths and folklore from all over the world, and spending a great deal of time in gardens, I learned a lot. Dad's 'rules' were his own post-modern multicultural pastiche.
But the one that sticks with me the most, the MOST important one came down from my great grandmother. Whenever a pet died, you couldn't just bury it; you had to let it "live on" by planting something over its body. We had lots of pets over the years, from goldfish to lizards cats and dogs. The plant then had the name of the pet and we would go out and Dad would show me characteristics of the plant that were like our lost pet.
When I was 14, my father died in my arms of a massive coronary. Because of his efforts at planting trees throughout Louisville, the city agreed to plant his favorite tree, a bald Cyprus, in our Central Park. During the ceremony they let his son read a poem. As I knelt by the root ball, no one noticed (or pretended not to) as I slipped a cloth bag of his ashes in between the roots.
Today, 20+ years later, Kent is a straight and tall Cyprus tree. He is right beside the stage where they perform Shakespeare in the Park, and when the acting is particularly good, I swear that he leans a little closer to the stage. :)

Brenda Lowe said...

One concoction that I have used for many years is the old folk medicine cure for indegestion. It is one tsp of apple cider vinegar mixed with one tsp of honey, add this to a small glass of water and drink. It seems that cider vinegar is the have all and cure all for my old Ozark Mountain family. I still use this and also used it with my children who are all grown now.

Azure said...

My mother always told me to flush my hair down the toilet rather than just throwing it away. She told me that her grandmother told her that if a bird got ahold of the hair and made a nest with it, she'd always have a headache. To this day, my mother is careful with her hair and collects it from her brushes and burns it in a coffee can on the front porch.

Binky4666 said...

I learned from my mom to make sure to collect the rainwater and use it alongside floor cleanser to keep the house free of negativity

Jonah Andrews said...

I didn't learn it from family per se, but from a Penn. Dutch Hexenmiester that lived down the street. I had been having trouble with a guy at school following me home. He gave me some crushed up chili peppers wrapped in paper that had a psalm written on it (really wish I could recall which one) and told me to sprinkle it behind me as I walked so that this kid would have to walk over it to follow me. I did as told and never had trouble from that guy again.

Carolina Dean said...

*******CONTEST CLOSED*******

Carolina Dean said...

And the winner of the FREE AUTOGRAPHED copy of THE HOODOO ALMANAC is..........JONAH A of Texas! Here's Jonah's randomly selected submission:

"I didn't learn it from family per se, but from a Penn. Dutch Hexenmiester that lived down the street. I had been having trouble with a guy at school following me home. He gave me some crushed up chili peppers wrapped in paper that had a psalm written on it (really wish I could recall which one) and told me to sprinkle it behind me as I walked so that this kid would have to walk over it to follow me. I did as told and never had trouble from that guy again. "

Jonah, please PM me your address by today so I can get your FREE book in the mail tomorrow.