O.K. Ms. Q,
Now that you know that Graveyard Dirt is suppose to be from a graveyard or cemetery, what is its uses, you ask.
Well first I have to warn you do not Tamper with graveyard dirt if you are in any way inexperienced when it comes to casting your own spells. I mean if you are a novice or just starting out, then do not attempt to do any magikal workings with this stuff.
Graveyard dirt is a very, correction it is a most powerful substance. It is from a place of death and you are working with the dead and yet depending upon its use it creates life. But in order to retrieve it you must ask the dead for permission, as well as pay for it.
That's right Ms. Q, you have to pay for it and I am serious about payment, my Daddy, My Mom and especially my Granny use to say "Ya don't get something for nothing, you've got to pays for it, and if it looks too good to be true, then it's most likely a lie". My Daddy use to put it more simply "Gas, Grass or Ass, nobody, but nobody rides for free."
Payment usually involves either a choice or a combination of things most of the time its liquor and/or coins being left at the sight of where you collected the dirt. Of course an offering of flowers is always good as well especially if you are using it for love or protection, and that is in addition to the "Payment" for the use of the dirt.
Old time Hoodoo practitioners referred to it as buying the dirt, and so it was important to use either silver coins like dimes or copper pennies, depending upon whom you are getting the dirt from and for what purpose. In gathering dirt from a police officers or lawman's grave the payment of 3 copper pennies was usual, it's like sympathetic magic "copper" aka cop or police officer in slang so copper pennies and 3 because of the law of return, now in my Granny's day it wasn't called that, it really didn't have a name, but my granny said that if you hurt someone or did them hurt be prepared to have it come back on you 3 times worse, that would make you stop and think on things a bit.
And in my case become a bit more devious.
The dirt can be used for 3 things they are for Protection, Love and Cursing your Enemies.
The last one can be very dangerous because it involves in the making of Goofer Dust and I'll cover that in another post.
So most of the time people want spells for love and protection....
There are many spells for Love, too many to list, but most of the time when you want it really potent the pinch of graveyard dirt is involved with other items this is a simple spell here
Thing you will need: green paper, vandal root, and dirt from a graveyard. You will write your name and the persons name on the paper, put the vandal root and graveyard dirt in the center of the paper, wrap it up and leave it under your bed.
But for this to be successful you have to keep in mind the day of the week, time of day, and moon phase for both the gathering of the dirt and the timing of the ritual. Also from what grave will you collect this from is also important, and where you gather it, some people say gather it from the heart area of the grave and it should be from the grave of someone who loved you. Which can be hard if you live on the West Coast and your Mee-Maa (grandmother or someone who loved you) is buried on the east coast.
Now I was told by one old timer that if that should happen use the grave of a beloved pet, if you know where they are buried.
But there is one thing that my Granny told me, to force someone to love you can be bad for your soul and your Karmic and the other person's Karmic destiny, and do more harm than good----and she's right, I've seen people who wanted someone to love them but it always ended in disaster, in the case of one love struck girl she was "in love" with this one guy and she did a love spell using graveyard dirt and he did appear to fall in love with her but he turned out to be a control freak and an abuser, she gotten beaten so bad by him that she was hospitalized.
I went to see her and she told me what she had done, I tell you I had to plead with my Granny to break that spell off of him and then do a spell on him so he'd be arrested for what he'd done. Took a year to do it.
She was afraid to do a love spell again after that, but she needed to be loved to have her faith in people in general restored, so I told her to do that spell that I just listed but instead of putting a name of someone, to put down, "some kind man who will be honest, loving, supportive and caring and will understand that sometimes I need my space too. That this person be trustworthy, hardworking and a loving and kind person to any children we might have".
Well 2 weeks later she met this guy, he was nice looking but she was cautious, so they would meet for coffee and chat, go to a movie, even some plays performed at a community theatre, some music concerts, they met each other's friends and family, discover their likes and dislikes. It was a long slow process but she liked him and he liked her and in time they married, and are still married today with children and are expecting their first grandchild.
She still does spell work, what she calls "Candle Time" and he understands, even built for her in the rear of their property a small workplace for her workings. He became enthusiastic about growing herbs and vegetables but especially herbs. But she was very, very, VERY careful after her first "love spell".
Right after Love Spells---Spells of Protection is very important.
The use of graveyard dirt in protection spells may specify that the dirt come from the grave of a family member or a friend, but if it's from the grave of a friend they had better be a really good friend.
Because what you are doing in these cases is asking the spirit of that person to protect you or your home and/or family member.
Now this is not unusual because this type of "Hoodoo" work is based on ancient African beliefs and practices, in which ancestor veneration is a key component of how one relates to the spiritual world. Again this is dirt collected from the heart area, but sometimes people will collect dirt from the grave of a solider because they are loyal and will follow commands.
So one's you've collected the dirt and paid for it then you can use it.
Then you will light a 7 African powers 7 day candle have it anointed in protection oil. Keep the candle in a bowl with the dirt inside. It is best to use a white bowl and also a glass enclosed candle to lessen the threat of fire. Now if you have a safe place to burn it such as inside a fireplace or a high shelf away from children and Cats and birds and not near any window curtains or flammable stuff that should be fine, also put what is called earthquake wax underneath the candle to prevent it from tipping over in case of an earthquake.
I am not going to go into the Hexing or Cursing use of Graveyard dirt.
What I will cover in the next part is how to collect the dirt, when and where and what procedures to use and payment to give. That is going to be long and will take me a little time to put together so be patient.
Blessings Ms. Q