Hex

While we do not recommend hexing or jinxing anyone, it may be useful to know how it might be done. With that in mind here is a really simple Houseplant Jinx Spell that uses War Water as the main ingredient.

War Water is easy to make. The recipe can be found at the Magickal Apothecary.

Sprinkle War Water on the leaves and roots of a really nice plant and give it to the target as a gift. To intensify the strength of the jinx, gather Spanish Moss, add it to the Malevolent form of War Water and sprinkle the plant with that instead.

With different magickal intentions, this spell will also reverse a jinx for someone you care about. Simply infuse the standard form of War Water with lots of positive energy and good intentions, sprinkle it over a really nice houseplant and give it to your friend as a gift. The iron in the war water will also act as a ghost and bad spirit repellent.

From: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

Many harmful tricks (spells) are laid by throwing powders in a pathway, burying bottle spells for the victim to walk over, or lifting the victims foot track dirt and working with it in some way.

To shield yourself from anyone doing these things to you, sprinkle black pepper powder or a mixture of black pepper and “Fear Not To Walk Over Evil” powder in your shoes. It is said that your track will be magickally invisible or invulnerable to harm, and even if someone does throw for you or lift your foot track, they won’t be able to affect you in any way. If you keep a silver dime in your shoe, too, and check it every once in a while, you’ll know if someone is laying messes for you because the dime will turn black.

From: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

This is an old hoodoo hurtful jinxing spell. These types of spells must be used with caution (if at all) because the energy created will almost inevitably rebound onto the spell caster. That being said, here it is:

Some folks obtain the intimate personal concerns of an enemy, such as hair or fingernail clippings. Mix them with black pepper, salt, red pepper, and sulfur and stop the mixture up in a bottle. It is then hidden under the enemy’s doorstep where it must be walked over. This will cause pain and sorrow to the enemy.

From: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic

The get what they deserve spell can either be a hex or gift it all depends on the person you’re casting the spell over, and what karma has in store for them. (Bad luck or Good luck).

You will need the following items for this spell:

  • Piece of paper
  • Pencil
  • A picture of the person, if not a picture then their full name spelled CORRECTLY.
  • A lighter or match
  • Something you can put the paper in, a tin or bowl.

Casting Instructions:

This spell is for those who believe a harmful spell can backfire, in this case you’re not causing harm, unless they deserve it.

Take your piece of paper write the words Get what you deserve on one side and on the other write the persons full name, with correct spelling, or just a picture. Fold the paper anyway you like and burn it. Let it burn to ash, and the spell is complete. After you have completed this spell, it will take time for it to take effect, but have faith. The person will get what they deserve. If the person doesn’t deserve to be punished or harmed, the spell will simply give them good luck.

Note:

Spellwork done on other people has a tendency to rebound back to the spell caster. So, be prepared to also get what you deserve – which could be many good things. Or not..

Found at: Spells of Magic

The evil eye is a popular belief that somebody can voluntarily or involuntarily bring disease and disgrace to another person by looking at them, usually brought on by envy. In some cultures, the belief is focused on children, where someone can inadvertently give a child the evil eye by complimenting them, as it draws in negative energy. If you think you or someone you know is suffering from the evil eye, you can use the methods below to help diagnose and cure it.

Diagnosing the Evil Eye

Before taking steps to cure the evil eye, one must first be assured that the evil eye is indeed the cause of the malady or the misfortune.

  • Notice the symptoms.

The negative energy of an envious person can cause physical symptoms that are not related to a disease, such as weakness, eye infections, upset stomach, fever and nausea. Also, it is likely that the affected person will have personal, family or professional problems without any apparent cause.

  • Follow the coal method.

This method is practiced in Eastern Europe. Simply drop a piece of charcoal into a pan of water. You can also use the head of a match that has burned. Sinking is a good sign, while floating means a person or child has been affected.

Usually a parent or healer performs these rituals, if the sufferer is a child. If not, the sufferer can perform them.

  • Try the wax method.

Another method is to drip hot wax into holy water. Watch how the wax reacts. If it splatters, it means you or the child you are testing for have the evil eye. The same is true if it sticks to the side. People in the Ukraine employ this method.

  • The oil method.

With this method, the person diagnosing the condition drops oil into water. If it forms an eye, the child is thought to have the evil eye. Another way is to pour oil over a lock of the affected person’s hair into a glass of water (preferably holy water). If the oil sinks, then the person has the evil eye.

Methods For Curing the Evil Eye

  • Try the touch method.

The easiest way to cure the evil eye, according to some, is to have the person who caused the evil eye touch the child. Since the evil eye is usually unintentional, the person should have no problem with simply touching the child. The child can be touched on the hand or forehead.

This belief is most prominent in Hispanic cultures. And the method is believed to work because evil eye is sometimes caused by a person complimenting a child without touching him or her. Having the person then touch the child resolves it.

  • Use an egg.

In Mexico and Latin countries, some parents use an egg. They pass the egg over the child’s body, commonly a prayer is said along with this such as the Our Father, and then put the egg in bowl beneath the pillow. They leave it there during the night and check to see if the white is foggy in the morning. If it is, the child was affected by the evil eye. This method also cures the evil eye at the same time.

We have a nice little post on one method of using the egg for cleansing. It can be found here: A Cleansing Ritual

  • Try hand gestures.

Some say that making certain gestures with your hand can ward off or cure the evil eye. One gesture is the mano cornuto, which is just a fist with the index and pinkie extended (horned hand). Point your hand down when making this gesture. Another is the mano fico, where you stick your thumb in between your index finger and middle finger (fig hand) in a fist.

Some Italians carry a little red horn (corna) around by wearing it or keeping it on a key chain. The horn is worn in place of making the horned hand sign.

  • Find a six-sided mirror.

One method said to cure the evil eye is the use of a mirror to reflect back bad energy. This method is used in China. You simply hang the mirror in a front window or on the front door.

Some people in India also use mirrors to cure or ward off evil eye. However, instead of placing it in the home, small mirrors are sewn into clothes or worn on the body.

  • Use a healer.

Folk healers often provide cures for the evil eye. If you don’t feel confident in healing the evil yourself, you can try a healer, who will perform the rituals for you.

Preventing the Evil Eye

Prevention is better than a cure, and there are a number of different ways to prevent being a victim of the evil eye. Here are just a few of them:

  • Use a pink coral bracelet. Some suggest that putting a pink coral bracelet on your child will help protect against the evil eye. Others suggest having the child wear a buckeye has the same effect.
  • Try a red string. In Jewish cultures, parents use a red string to fend off the evil eye. For instance, sometimes it’s tied around a crib bar or the stroller handle.
  • Have the baby wear a jet amulet. In some Hispanic cultures, babies wear an amulet made of black jet. Often, it’s shaped as a small fist. You may see it with red and black beads on a gold chain.
  • Use the spit method. When someone gives your child a compliment, you can try spitting over your left shoulder three times and then touching wood (or knocking your own head) three times. This method is most often used in Russia.
  • Scatter salt. One Sicilian method of protection is to scatter salt on the floor inside the front door or outside the house. The salt (with innumerable grains) is supposed to confuse evil-casters.
  • The urine method. Another method Sicilians use is the urine method, where everyone in the house pees in a bucket. Then the urine is spilled in front of the house. It’s similar to the practice of “marking your territory” used by animals predators the world over.
  • Try an eye charm. Many cultures use eye charms to protect against evil eye. You can wear one on a necklace, for instance, or use one as a key chains. In Turkey, these little charms are made out of blue glass, but other cultures make them out of other materials.

More information about the Evil Eye, along with more preventions and cures, can be found here:

The evil eye is well known throughout history. The belief that some persons had the power of injuring others by their looks, was as prevalent among the Greeks and Romans as it is among the superstitious in modern times.

The ὀφθαλμὸς βάσκανος, or evil eye, is frequently mentioned by ancient writers. It is mentioned in many famous literary works, including the Bible (such as Proverbs 23:6: “Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats”).

A belief in the evil eye is widespread on every continent. The Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Central America all fear the evil eye. In Shahih Muslim Book 26, the prophet Muhammad warns about the dangers of the evil eye and says that one must take a bath or perform an ablution in order to counteract the effects of the evil eye’s power.

Most commonly it was supposed to injure children particularly, but sometimes cattle also.

“Nescio quis teneros oculos mihi fascinat agnum.”
~Virgil

Because babies and children are said to be especially susceptible to harm from the evil eye, in many countries, including Greece, Romania, and India, praising a child publicly is sometimes considered taboo, for the compliment will draw the attention of the evil eye. In Bangladesh, a black dot is drawn on the forehead of children to ward off the evil eye curse.

In order to ward off the evil eye, parents of a thoughtlessly praised child may ask the person who gave the compliment to immediately spit in the child’s face. Because the momentarily exalted youngster has been brought down a peg, any harm by the evil eye is unnecessary; this spittle salve is harmless yet insulting enough to negate the compliment.

Various amulets were used to avert the influence of the evil eye. The most common of these in ancient Rome appears to have been the phallus, called by the Romans fascinum, which was hung round the necks of children. Pliny also says that Satyrica signa, by which he means the phallus, were placed in gardens and on hearths as a protection against the fascinations of the envious; and we learn from Pollux that smiths were accustomed to place the same figures before their forges with the same design.

Sometimes other objects were employed for this purpose. Peisistratus is said to have hung the figure of a kind of grasshopper before the Acropolis as a preservative against fascination Another common mode of averting fascination was by spitting into the folds of one’s own dress.

According to Pliny, Fascinus was the name of a god, who was worshiped among the Roman sacra by the Vestal virgins, and was placed under the chariot of those who triumphed as a protection against fascination; by which he means in all probability that the phallus was placed under the chariot.

Amulets can be worn to deter the evil eye, often using the color blue (symbolizing heaven or godliness) and an eye symbol. Garlic can also be used to deter the evil eye, and some believe that just saying the word “garlic” offers protection.

The most popular method of escaping the evil eye’s effects in many cultures is by the use of evil eye talismans, evil eye symbols, and evil eye jewelry. These are meant to “reflect” the power of the evil look. The evil eye amulet originated in Greece, where it was known as an “apotropaic” amulet, meaning that it reflected harm. The most basic design of the evil eye, prevalent in the Middle East, is a talisman designed with concentric blue and white circles made to symbolize the evil eye, known as the nazar. It is often used on houses, vehicles, or jewelry.

One of the most powerful examples of the evil eye amulet in the Middle East and Africa is the Hamsa, also known as the “Hand of Fatima.” The hamsa is a hand-shaped symbol with the evil eye on the palm. The hamsa can be used in wallpaper or jewelry to ward off the evil eye. The hamsa is also found in Jewish culture, where it is known as the “Hand of God” or the “Hand of Miriam.” The popularity of Kabbalah has revived the hamsa and influenced its presence in jewelry and design.

In addition to the use of evil eye amulets, the Greeks would carry incense or the cross as protection against the evil eye. New mothers would keep objects as protection under their pillows or on their heads, and these included red, black, or white strings, a nail, gunpowder, bread, salt, garlic, a ring, indigo blue, or a pair of silver buckles. Each of these objects held a meaning which made it a good defense against the evil eye. For instance, gunpowder symbolized an ability to fight back against the evil eye. The nail symbolized strength. The indigo held its power in its blue coloring. Salt was a symbol of preservation and strength.

If these preventative steps failed, however, the Greeks had many more remedies against the evil eye. In some villages, the fur of a bear would be burned to cure the curse. In others, a gypsy would massage the forehead to get rid of the ill effects of the evil eye.

One traditional method from Mexico involves the use of a raw egg. The egg, a universal symbol of purity and birth, is said to absorb evil energies as it passes over the forehead and prone body of the victim. The egg is then broken over a bowl of water and the resulting forms closely examined for any unusual shapes. An oval or eye shape seen in the yolk or whites is said to indicate that the evil eye’s power has been successfully removed from the victim. Some claim that the gender of the person who cast the evil eye can be determined from the shapes.

In many countries, including Greece, Armenia, and Assyria, it is thought that a pinch on the rear will remedy the curse of the evil eye. In Europe, some Christians have the tradition of creating the sign of the cross with their hands, while at the same time pointing the index and pinky finger toward the source of the evil eye. Pretty young women have a secret dot drawn in kohl behind their ears to protect against the evil eye.

Information collected from a variety of sources.

In maritime lore, seawater was thought to cleanse a person thoroughly, absorbing any bad luck, due to the salt content of the water. Throwing salt into a fire for nine consecutive days was thought to break any chain of bad luck, while throwing salt at a person was sure to bring that person grief.

From: The Elemental Witch

Here’s a simple Hoodoo War Water spell to rid yourself of an adversary:

  1. Write your adversary’s name and identifying information on a strip of brown paper.
  2. Place it in a jar and cover it with War Water.
  3. Seal it tight and hide it in a dark, secret place.
  4. Shake the jar periodically.

Once you have succeeded in ridding yourself of your adversary, pour the water and what’s left of the paper out at a crossroads far from your home. Be sure to throw the jar away.

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