Sunday, November 30, 2008

And In Uniquely Stupid News Today...

Yeah, you heard me right. Apparently, without my noticing, Hoodoo became the "it" thing. The Crescent Rolls over at Llewellyn have found yet another thing to latch onto and screw up, and are doing so with a vengeance!

Dorothy Morrison has gotten into the action, with a full line of half-baked spell kits, most of which are exceedingly dangerous, and all of which have next to nothing to do with Hoodoo or Voodoo.
Thats right, kids! For the low low price of $12.00 you can invoke Elegba to " achieve great results when using His kit for matters involving luck, success, protection and truth."
If he doesn't eat you first.

Diasporic gods are really tricky to work with. They don't enjoy being pulled from a table of correspondence at your whim (like any deity does). They like their worship to follow precise patterns, have precise offerings, and initiated (or at the very least respectful) followers. When any of these are missing, they are more than happy to let you know. And they don't give second chances unless they really, really like you.

While some experienced root workers give friends or clients instructions on how to work with a particular god or saint (usually for a VERY specific reason), it is at the behest of their patron saint/diety.

Well, at least her spell kits come with pennies. Charged and blessed pennies. You guys know my take on buying charged objects.

If you had any magical talent, you would be charging it yourself. If you had the ability to charge it yourself, you could feel whether or not it had been charged. That being said, most charged objects are fraudulent.

Nothing against Ms. Morrison, its really just another symptom of the glut in the New Age market. Serving up all the McMagic you can chew!!!!!

Giggle with me at the Marie Laveau and Oya invocation kits, and let us dream of better days!

-Carmin (a.k.a Madame Curare)

7 comments:

Carolina Dean said...

I hate to admit this but I recently bought Morrison's book Utterly Wicked. To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement. I really didn't learn anything new.

Oh well....live and learn.

Dean

Lodestone and Ladys Mantle said...

It looked enticing, I haven't read it yet. Thanks for the heads up! A lot of authors don't really put any new material in their new books, they just re-spin the old stuff.

I'm not a fan of spell kits, anyway, but she's kinda asking for it with this one...

Carolina Dean said...

OMG I just clicked on the Crescent Roll link and read all those definitions, those are hilarious. But I kept wondering, ok which one am I.

BTW are you on covenspace? I noticed a man on there one day who said he was the co-owner of L&L and it made me think of you.

Lemme know if you are and we can add each other.

Dean

Lodestone and Ladys Mantle said...

Thanks! Azzerac and I came up with them late one night in a fit of inspiration.
Its all in good fun, and most people fit into at least four categories (myself included).
Azzerac is the guy you saw on Covenspace; he's my honey and co-owner of L&L.

I'm not on Covenspace yet, but probably will be soon. See you there!

-Carmin

Carolina Dean said...

Ok, when you get on there I can be found at http://www.coven-space.com/carolina_dean

thanks

Dean

Celestite said...

Call me jaded, but I think that anyone who thinks that they can perform magick with a 'kit' put together by someone else just doesn't get it and deserves whatever happens.
Buying a spell kit has got to be the ultimate in the no-effort-I-want-it-now mentality.

Lodestone and Ladys Mantle said...

I suppose, but there are a lot of newbies out there who don't know any better (but are sincere and DO want to learn)... they may buy a kit thinking that that person knows so much more than them. It's irresponsible, and elders in the community should know better.
Might as well be taking the local kindergarten to the electric company and handing out forks.