Monday, June 1, 2015

The Postive and Negative use of Hot Foot Powder Part 1~~~

"Dear Ms. Q,

So what is Hot Food Powder?"

Well I am glad that you want to learn about Hot Foot Powder, (Goofer Dust’s less lethal cousin).

Sometimes by using it instead of Goofer Dust, the results can be more satisfying, especially if it’s only to get rid of someone who is really more annoying than anything.  Like bad neighbors, a persistent ex-boy or girl friend, a co-worker who steals all your credit and does none of the work, negative or abusive people, Bullies especially this is good for. 

But before you employ using it, you have to consider the purpose or reason why you want to use it, it cannot be done just because you don’t like someone, and it has to be a deeper purpose.

So before you just go ahead and do this work to “hot foot someone” you have to ask yourself this question first  “Is this the right spell for what I want to do, that is, do I actually want to send someone away?”

Then you have to ask yourself is this going to be a multilayered work or ritual, that is  for example: breaking up a couple and sending one person away leaving the other alone, or is it more extensive, for example: breaking up a couple, sending one of the people away, and having the other return to me?

Now the example that I have stated is very good if another woman or man stole your boy or girl friend and you want them back and the other person to go far, far away.

But then I would ask “why was it so easy for the other person to steal the person you were in love with?  Maybe it was for the best”

But if you’re dealing with someone who is negative, abusive, a bully, a cheat or someone you just don’t want to have pester you the relationship is over and done with, well that’s different.

But this cannot be done “willy-nilly”, Hot Foot Powder is not a toy, and I issue the same warnings on this as I did on Goofer Dust.

So as before let me give you a bit of history about Hot Foot Powder:


The use of Hot Foot Powder is another hoodoo ingredient that has been brought into the magickal practices of witchcraft especially here in the United States, as a matter of fact just by going by the natural combination of my Grandmother’s group of Ladies, their rituals and recipes did become an amalgamation of practices from all over the world, Bella and Della were Italian, Mrs. Byrd was German, Mrs. Harcourt was English, Mrs. Washington an African-American was from Louisiana, and my Grandmother was Portuguese but with learning from both Portugal and Hawaii.   So it was a bit of this and a bit of that.

For me I also learned a few things from several mentors after my Grandmother passed in Ifa, Cuban Santeria, Spiritualism, ancient Egypt and a few other places that I’ve found work very well.  So if something works well from someplace in terms of sympathetic magik – well then--- why not? 

Hot Foot Powder is used in hoodoo folk magic to drive unwanted people away(and you may find that I will be repeating this frequently)   It is a mixture of herbs and minerals, virtually always including cayenne pepper, and usually other ingredients such as sulfur, black pepper, graveyard dirt, bluestone, gunpowder or salt just to name a few.

It shares certain common uses with the Mexican sal negra or "black salt." It also shows some overlapping uses with Goofer Dust, which also is known to create restlessness and drive people away although Goofer Dust can and is deadly as well. But although it can back lash upon you if used carelessly, it is not as deadly as Goofer Dust even though it shares some of the same ingredients.

Harry M. Hyatt collected several recipes and spells for hot foot powder. Some modes of deploying hot foot collected by him include secreting a small amount into the victim's shoes or clothing, mixing it with a victim's foot track, or placing a paper with the victim's name into a bottle with Hot Food Powder and disposing of it in a river, all similar to Goofer Dust.  (I will address this in depth further down)

Hot Foot Powder is  also known as Drive Away or Get Away Powder depending on how the practitioner or seller of occult supplies wishes to market it, is alleged to rid one of bad neighbors and to cause ex-lovers to roam the world alone and unsatisfied.

Hot Foot Powder along with Hot Foot Oil, Hot Foot Incense, and Hot Foot Floor Wash, are old Southern hoodoo formulas that are used not only to get rid of unwanted people, to send enemies packing, it can help to keep peace in the home by eliminating troublemakers. The scent is usually hot and spicy, but it is not at all unpleasant.

Sometimes when I went to get something from Mrs. Washington at her house (at my Granny’s request) the scent in the kitchen would be very spicy and I had no idea if she was cooking up Gumbo or Hot Foot Powder, or using the smell of Gumbo to disguise the making of Hot Foot Powder.  Either way, I always came through the front door and exited the back door and back garden gate.  It was not out of any disrespect, it was to avoid spilling anything on her nice carpets or floor.

Many of the African type spells used in hoodoo involve foot track magic. In these rituals or spells, people's footprints are used to “lay down tricks”, such as crossing them, removing them from town, jinxing them, or bringing them under control. Hot Foot Powder and its “cousins” falls squarely into the realm of foot track magic, and can be seen especially in manner of application and use.

Most recipes used in doing a ritual, are based around oils, but Hot Foot Powder is allied to other, older allegedly "evil" or negative powders of African descent, such as Goofer Dust, Graveyard Dirt and Crossing Powder.  Which means that Hot Foot Powder predates the 19th century rise in popularity of scented "condition" sachet powders, those are mostly for love, or gambling, and although used in the same way, it is never referred to as a sachet, strictly as a powder.

A lot of spells used in Hoodoo find their origins in  Ancient African Foot Track magic although there has been references in ancient Egyptian writing as well as mention in some of the works of Pliny the Elder, so the idea of using Foot Track magic is as old as Human kind could think and in a way, reason. 

Any kind of Foot Track Magic uses a person’s foot print in rituals and spells in order to get them to leave a town, jinx them, and/or bring them under control.

And Hot Food Powder is one of those powders that can be used for both positive and negative workings depending upon the intent of the practitioner, it can be used to keep negative people away as a protection ritual or it can be used as a revenge ritual to do harm by bringing unhappiness to people.

Because Hot Foot Powder is used primarily in Hoodoo magic, negative practicing practitioners have found that by adding it to black magic spells especially revenge spells, it increases the power of the spells and actually make it so the person targeted leaves never to return.  Because it is also referred to as “Drive Away” or “Get Away” or “GTFO” Powder, it has many uses, but its function is to rid one of bad people, or people who are bothersome in your life.

 It is also an excellent tool for getting revenge on an ex-lover by causing them to roam the world forever alone and unsatisfied this is at one of its malevolent worse uses.  Several old time blues singers of the 1920’s to 1940’s sung songs about the negative aspects of Hot Food Powder.

Legend has it that the malevolent use of Hot Foot Powder in the South during the 1930s is attested to by no less an authority than the Mississippi Delta blues singer Robert Johnson. In his haunting song "Hellhound on My Trail," Johnson attributes his doomed and restless life to the fact that a woman has barred him from his family home by sprinkling Hot Foot Powder around the door. Whether or not this was true, it is a fact that Johnson never settled long in one place.

Part of the lyrics of his song goes like this:
         By Robert Johnson
        “ I got keep movin'
        I've got to keep movin'
        blues fallin' down like hail
        blues fallin' down like hail
        Umm mmm mmm mmm
        blues fallin' down like hail
        blues fallin' down like hail
        And the days keeps on worryin' me
        there's a hellhound on my trail
        hellhound on my trail
        hellhound on my trail…”


When I was little back in the 1950’s my Granny and her ladies, including my Mother and Aunts somehow incurred the ire of an Evangelical minister.   I was told some years later by several people that this guy and his family were just plain “nuts”, sort of like the Jim Jones, and David Koresh of his time.   And the people of his small store front church believed his lies, causing trouble to several small businesses. 

How he got on Granny’s radar is not known, but what he did was call the FBI and claim that Granny and her ladies were a communist cell, now this was back in the days of the “witchhunt” caused by Joseph P. McCarthy.  Well Granny was “detained” for 24 hours at a cell at the Police Department.   

But the cops there knew her and they did their best to make her comfortable and instead took her out of the cell and put her into one of the offices that they had with a police matron to watch, that way she could sleep comfortably on a couch, and made sure she had food and water and access to a bathroom.  This did piss off the FBI but the cops stood up to them saying it was an unfair persecution.

Mom was frantically calling the lawyer, an old family friend and he did his best to secure Granny’s release, the good thing was she was not booked, only detained.   In the meantime the FBI came to Granny’s house while Mom, my Aunts and the Ladies were there.   I was there and my baby brother, he was being held by my Mom, so the FBI agents realized there were children in the house, they were acting a bit arrogant but the Sargent that was with them told them it would be wise to "tone it down".

  The agents asked to be shown where the meetings were held. Mom and Mrs. Washington led them while the other ladies followed in essence surrounding the Agents.  The two cops that were with them knew what the ladies where doing and just followed but I saw one of the cops smiling like he knew the Agents were being “snookered”.

What they saw in the basement room was a room with religious pictures and statues, candles and rosaries, a huge bible, chairs and a big picture of the Holy Family which I still have.  There were no communist pamphlets or materials.  The agents asked what this was all about, Mrs. Harcourt the most vocal and erudite said “This is where we do rosary prayers for people who are sick or in need, or in memorial for those who have passed on, we pray and then we see what we can do to help.” 

Then the ladies started throwing questions at the agents like ‘who told lies about Miz Rosa’ and ‘we want the name of the liar’ and ‘we are good decent, patriotic, God fearing people, why are we being persecuted’ and Mrs. Harcourt saying “We have a lawyer and we will sue you for unlawful arrest, if you have harmed her we will sue you personally! You are in violation of our Constitutional Rights!”  and even the Cops told the agents “The Ladies are right, there is nothing wrong here, you were lied to or somebody made a mistake.”

Granny was released and brought home personally by one of the Sergeants in his patrol car and he carefully escorted her to her front door, Mom and I and the Ladies were there to greet her and we heard him apologized for how she had been treated.  Granny asked who made the accusation, he said that he didn’t know directly but he was told that the minister of the store front church did call the FBI local office.

All charges were immediately dropped against Granny and the Ladies as being unfounded, the two FBI agents came to Granny's house to tell her that, Mom asked about what was going to be done to the person who lied about Granny,  but nothing had been done to the minister, all he got was a scolding, but that didn't stop him from trying to slander Granny at her church with lies and innuendos that he told the parish priest, that the priest personally came to see her.  That was the final straw.

The next evening the Ladies got together in Granny’s kitchen my Uncles and Dad made themselves scarce by baby-sitting my little brother and my infant cousins at my Parents house, I stayed with the ladies because I was getting old enough to start to learn about things and that is how I learned about Hot Foot Powder.   Within a few weeks the minister and his family left town, and the store front church was closed and the building up for rent, much to the relief and joy to the neighboring businesses that had been plagued by him for months.

The two FBI agents we found out were transferred far away.  (Yeah the Ladies did a bit of work on them, they made the mistake of personally handing to Mom their business cards)

But exactly how it was applied I never did know until some years later Della told me that the ladies visited very late at night the minister’s house and did the Hot Foot work, not only there but at the store front.  I asked her about what time, she said about 2 to 3 in the morning on a Friday night when the bars let out.   Della told me she drove but parked the car ½ a block away and the ladies wore their soft slippers and dark clothes and never made a sound.

In another situation a friend of mine had a male co-worker constantly annoying her asking her out, in essence stalking her, going to the same parties she went to, the same events, implying that he was her boyfriend.  She and I talked this over with Granny and she was given some Hot Foot Powder and she had a chance to sprinkle some under his desk and a little on his jacket.   Within the month he left for a new job out of state.

A casual acquaintance of mine that I’d sometimes have coffee with when she wants to discuss metaphysical matters,  told me how after hearing an old recording of Robert Johnson’s song “Hell Hound on my Trail” got an idea to create the use of a hell hound  using Hot Foot Powder, which I will describe further down in the recipe section.


IMPORTANT---be careful handling Hotfoot powder, oil, incense and wash, use gloves disposable preferably. Do Not get it on you, and keep it away from your skin, eyes, mouth, keep it away from children and pets.  Wear a face mask or filter mask espeically when using either or both Graveyard dirt and/or sulfur.  Although not as dangerous as “Goofer Dust” it does cause some nasty reactions.   And recently I heard that some people can contract a form of lung illness if you accidentally breathe in those two ingredients and very Hot powdered Peppers can also be irritating to the lungs.

So how does one use or utilize Hot Foot Powder, well it’s pretty much the same way as Goofer Dust.  The most traditional way is to sprinkle it while walking backwards over the intended target's doorstep, or any place where they may step be sure to state your intention but not too loudly for people to hear.

This is commonly called "poisoning through the feet" and is common practice in Hoodoo because it is based on African "foot-track" magic.  Because our feet are what literally carry us through life, it is especially appropriate to sprinkle hot foot powder in this manner. 

Another way is to get dirt from the intended target's footprint that is where they walked, then mix it with the hot foot powder, put into a packet made of brown paper like from a grocery store and dispose of the mixture, throwing it over your left shoulder into running water then walking away and not looking back .  The best method if possible is getting the powder directly into the target's shoes, tennis shoes, flip-flops, sandals, slippers, even socks.

Another way is to sprinkle it just in front of the door that they will be leaving your house or apartment prior to their leaving where they will walk in it while leaving. They will soon find another place where they would rather be. O.K. you may call it Manipulative magic, and I won’t argue with you, it is, but what else do you do about a workplace bully or stalker ex-lover or intrusive neighbor?

Now some people use it to “draw a line in the sand” to prevent prowlers, busybodies, or problem neighbors from coming onto your property.  But you do need to take into consideration the post-man, the meter reader, the news boy, family and friends that you do want to see.   In that case you may have to consecrate it to deter only a particular person or sprinkle it late at night at the person’s home or apartment just outside their door so they will be crossing it.

And remember more is not better with Hot Foot Powder. You do not want it to be visible in the places you sprinkle it. Also, some of the recipes will give it a strong odor. You want this odor to register very subtly on the subconscious level, not to be a stink that calls attention to itself. So use it VERY sparingly to implement your clear boundaries.

Hot Foot Oil and Hot Foot Wash can also be employed, if using the oil is easier to put a few drops into their socks, or a drop in their shoes, working with socks or shoes is also referred to as  "sympathetic foot track magic,"  or to carefully smear on the door knob of their home.  With Hot Foot Oil be creative, BUT do not put into any food or drink, because with the more traditional recipes it can have a nasty taste.  

If you cannot lift a foot print, then cross the person's foot path with powders, fix his or her shoes, wash down the house, or lay a trick by tossing Hot Foot Powder in the yard, you can perform a Hot Foot candle ritual to rid yourself of the hated one's presence.

If the person you wish to be rid of rents a room from you, you may even go so far as to secretly wash down their walls and floor (if linoleum or hard wood) with Hot Foot Floor Wash, which will result in the victim's rapid removal from the premises. To make up the floor wash, just dissolve a handful of Hot Foot Crystals for Floor Wash in a pail of hot water. After they move out and you are ready to re-rent the room to a new tenant.

IMPORTANT  if you do this then be sure to wash down the walls and floor with purifying Chinese Wash to clean away that evil mess prior to re-renting the room.

I did mention this to one lady I know she was very unhappy with a renter she had and wanted them to leave because he was causing problems with her other tenants  but she said she didn’t have the time to do the washing down,  so I suggested this for her to  dissolved some Hot Foot Powder into a spray bottle then when she got a call from him complaining about another imagined problem she went armed with the spray bottle saying to him she’ll see if there’s anything that needed “spot cleaning” and pretended to be cleaning light fixtures and other spots she saw on the walls.  Then on her way out she sprinkled some Hot Foot Powder across the door saying that should keep out any bugs and for him to not disturb it.  The person moved out within two weeks.

But I had her do the same thing with the salt and spring water spray where she sprayed and sweep away the hot foot powder that was soaked down with that salt and spring water spray. 

I came across this Hot Foot candle spell which is very much like the ones I’ve seen Mrs. Washington use, you can perform a Hot Foot candle ritual to rid yourself of the hated one's presence.

There are many variations of this spell, but here is a simple one: Get a photo of the person or write his or her name nine times in red ink on a piece of paper. Anoint a black offertory candle with Hot Foot Oil and mark it into nine sections with nine sewing needles. Dip the four corners of the paper or photo in Hot Foot Oil and then sprinkle them with Hot Foot Powder. Place the photo or paper under a saucer beneath the candle. Light the candle, along with a portion of Hot Foot Incense, and let the candle burn one needle's worth, concentrating on your desire to be rid of the troublesome person. Save the used needle by sticking it into the photo or paper.

The next day and on each successive day, let the candle burn another needle's worth. Each time you light the candle, anoint it again and concentrate on your desire to be rid of the troublesome person. Save each needle by sticking it into the paper or photo, making double-crosses. (A "double cross" in hoodoo parlance is an X made with two strokes going in one direction and one stroke crossing in the other direction. In this case, nine pins or needles will make three double crosses, called "a triple double cross.")

Each day that you burn the candle down to the next needle say these portions of two Psalms to pray over the candle and needles:
    Psalms 35:
    [5] Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.
    [6] Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

    Psalms 59
    [11] Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down,
                O Lord our shield.
    [12] For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their
                pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
    [13] Consume them in wrath, consume them that they may not be: and let them know that God
                ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
    [14] And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about
                the city.
    [15] Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

I remember when my Granny prayed over the Hot Foot Powder she made she’s say the Rosary and at the beginning she’d  say first the two  from Psalm 35 and then say the Hail Mary’s and then say one line each from Psalm 59  on each “Our Father” bead .  At the end she’d finish with “Never let them find rest or comfort, nor a place to lay their head, until they beg forgiveness from me.” 

On the last day, when the candle is burned down to the ninth needle, remove the photo or paper from beneath the candle, complete your last double cross, and consume the paper in the flame. Mix the ashes and the nine needles with Hot Foot Powder into a packet made from a brown paper bag and throw them in running water over your left shoulder and walk away, just as you would have done with the person's footprint dirt.

When you are done, it’s important to wash down your own front path and door steps with salt mixed in with spring water (bottled will do )  or purifying Chinese Wash, sweeping away from the house and not toward it, while walking backward that is your body faces the house but sweep away from the house walking backwards.

When you are done, turn around and face the street but walk backwards into the house and close the door. After nine days, the one who has bothered you will be history as far as you and your family are concerned.

I remember the number of times we had to travel to this one place that had what one could call a river, it was a 45 minute drive away, otherwise if it were anyplace else it would be an all day trip.  As rivers are sort of scarce where I live, weak streams yes, rivers no.

Another variation of this candle spell is this:

Carve the name of the individual or situation you wish to eliminate into a black wax candle. Then, use Hot Foot Power to dress the candle by lightly brushing a little powder onto the candle. Or, you can jot your intentions down on some parchment or virgin paper (never written on) and then anoint the center of the sheet with Hot Foot Powder. Then, fold the paper away from yourself and insert it below the dressed candle. Be sure that the candle is properly placed in an appropriate candle holder. Finally, ignite the candle and recite the entire Psalm 35.

When the candles is completely burnt burn the paper and then gather the burnt candle and ash from the paper put into a packet made from a brown paper bag and dispose of in the usual manner.

REMEMBER---when handling hot foot powder even if it's been burnt always wear disposable gloves. 


There are different recipes of Hot Foot Power out there, but mostly they are made with a blend of Red Pepper, Sulphur, Salt, and other essential oils and herbal extracts and occasionally a special bug or two.  It usually has a nice spicy scent and is quite nice.  Hot Foot Power is exceptionally powerful and is considered by many as an “Evil” Powder similar to Goofer Dust, Crossing Powder and Graveyard Dirt.

I consider it more as a neutral Powder and it only shifts depending upon its use and what is added to the ingredients, something as simple as Graveyard Dirt can shift the intent, and you'll see that in one of the recipes.

I'm including several of them here, they are pretty basic but the beauty of Hot Foot Powder is you the practitioner can adjust it to the particular needs and strength that you may desire.
Now this is an old style Hot Foot Powder Recipe. And it’s close to what my Granny and her ladies did, to make things simple I took the idea of these dry components and suggest that you think of them as tablespoons so if I say 2 parts something think 2 tablespoons of it.

5 parts Graveyard dirt (minus pebbles, twigs but use the bugs) (be careful in your choice of Graveyard Dirt)

2 parts Salt (Black Salt for banishing will do)

2 parts Cayenne Pepper

1 part Black Pepper Powder

1 part Red Pepper Powder (the hotter the better)

3 parts Sulphur

1 part Blue Stone (aka Copper Sulphate)

Now Mrs. Washington where she use to live before she moved into Granny's neighborhood, would also add  5 parts Dirt Dauber Nest and yes you can make it without this ingredient but for some reason this seems to  adds a kick to it and there are some occult stores where you can order it.  Although I have seen Mrs. Washington use an abandoned Wasp’s nest which seemed to have worked just as well.

1. Combine the ingredients into a mortar and pestle (or use an old pepper grinder)
2. Grind ingredients until it is a fine powder.
3. Once it is of a soft consistency fill it in a glass jar (preferably a dark jar or crock)
4. Store it in a dark place.  Use when needed.

When Granny wanted to get really nasty she’d make this variation:

 By adding dirt and ants collected from an ant hill that was collected on a Monday into a jar closing it tightly, then for 3 days once a day she’d shake the jar to disturb the ants.
Then get:
A dried whole scorpion OR (slightly milder) a tablespoon of cumin.  

A heaping tablespoon of salt, consecrated separately

Then on a Friday she’d grind together the dry ingredients listed further above including the dried dead scorpion and then Mix with the earth and ants that  was collected.

She’d consecrate it to St. Barbra and St. Michael and let the whole jar sit on her Altar with pictures of those saints for six days and she’d pray the rosary in the manner that I had described above.

When she was ready to use it or give it to use, she’d speak her intent to the salt, and then add it to the hot foot powder.  But she would not add the salt until there was a purpose.

Sometimes it would be a negative energy in a house or room that needed to be rid of so the same mixture would be made but Instead add cumin and not the scorpion, spread it around the place, and then vacuum it up, and throw away the contents of the vacuum bag outside in the garbage

One variation that I did for a friend was that she never knew when or if her stalker would show up,  he did it to harass her and it made it hard for her to call the police to complain about his stalking her.   I suggested that if she wanted him to stay away from her to write his name on a paper 9 times, pour in some powder, fold the paper away from her, and throw it in a river or the sea again throwing it over the left shoulder and walking away not looking back.  In her case it did work, he vanished and no one knew where he had gone.

Another Hot Food Recipe:

Cayenne Pepper (or the hottest dry pepper you can find)
Black Pepper
Black Mustard Seed
High John the Conqueror Root
Gun Powder (Optional: Gun powder can be added to formulas when especially fast results are desired)

Now you are supposed to grind the ingredients together and then store in an air tight jar, but I am very Leary of using Gun Powder because of its explosive nature and frankly unless you are into target shooting I would not have it around the house, it’s just too dangerous in another way.  I would substitute Black Salt that had been created with using banishing herbs.

Now I told you about a casual acquaintance of mine who got an idea to have a type of Hell Hound Hot Foot done on a cheating, despicable, lazy, pot smoking, no-good boyfriend hers and get him out of her life and to make sure he never cheated on any other woman either. 

Trust me I knew the fella and he was bad news from the very beginning, why she let him into her life even she had no idea, but after a few weeks she knew he had to leave but he wouldn't, no matter what she threaten to do.   

What gave her the idea was when she was listening to a new blues CD of old style Delta Blues and heard Robert Johnson’s “Hell Hound on my Trail.”

She realized that there were things she could use, but the main thing was the type of graveyard dirt she’d use.  She found a Pet Cemetery that had several K-9 and Military Dogs buried.  She did the usual ritual to gather graveyard dirt and she asked each spirit who would be willing to serve and although all of them were willing she decided upon one and thanked the rest by leaving flowers and dog biscuits saying that she made need their services later on.   And then completed the purchase of the one that she chose and in that case besides the usual payment she added 9 large Milk Bone biscuits.  Well it was a Dog!  

She called it  Hell Hound Hot Food Powder

2 parts cayenne pepper
2 parts any very hot red pepper
2 parts black salt for banishing
1 part ground black pepper
1 part graveyard dirt (from a Military or Police Dog)
1 part anvil dust
1 part iron shavings
1 part sulfur

And a few hairs from a living black dog (her neighbor’s dog is a black German Shepard and she brushed him so used his shed hairs---she also thought if she could get some shed wolf hair that would be good as well, but no poodles or Labradors)

She said the full  Psalms 35 and 59 and her intent which was “Be as a Hell Hound on so and so’s trail, never let him rest, never let him deceive another woman again, keep him moving from place to place, to never lay his weary head,  until the skin falls off his bones and his lungs breathe no more, then you, faithful friend can return to your place of rest, until I call upon you once more.”

Then she mixed it thoroughly using a wooden spoon labeled for that use and stored it in an airtight container.

Now she told me that the portions were small so 1 part was equal to 1 teaspoon, and she had made it to consecrate it towards a specific person, and she applied it in the usual manner.  

What happened to him?  He left her in a week, sold off or gave away most of his stuff packed what he could in two duffel bags, got into his Beater of a car and drove off.   She hears about him from time to time, and told me that the last time she heard about him was that he didn’t look too good.  “Too much drug use.” She said.

 But as we talked she realized she could make a Master batch and then when ready, add the Graveyard dirt and then activate it when she says the Psalms and then direct it towards whom she wishes out of her life.   It was just important to keep it in a sealed crock until ready to active what every portion she wished to use. But she also realized that if she had one dog working on one person, she'd have to have a different dog work on another, until the previous dog had done it's duty.   

It made sense to me.


Hot Foot can be adapted into an oil or wash, again it depends upon what type of recipe you want to use, I recommend making a Master Bottle and then pour what little you need into a very small bottle, pray over it and consecrate it to your use over the small bottle.

You take equal parts of :

2 parts cayenne pepper
2 parts any very hot red pepper
2 parts black salt for banishing
1 part ground black pepper
1 part Graveyard Dirt (be careful from who you choose to do your bidding---some people say from the grave of a murderer is best)
1 part anvil dust
1 part iron shavings
1 part sulfur

Fill the bottle up with Castor Oil, Shake very well and let it marinate

The bottle should be dark, like the dark brown medicine bottles or those glass bottles that hydrogen peroxides use to come in.    

For a Wash just pour a small amount of oil into a bucket or spray bottle filled with spring water (bottled will do) 

REMEMBER---when you are making either a powder, oil or wash wear a mask and use disposable gloves, you don't want to have it come on to you.

When should you make either the oil or the powder?   My Granny use to make hers when the Moon was waning or during the dark of the moon.   If it was on a Friday even better.

I’ve found even more Hot Foot type rituals and recipes but I will post them in another post.  Be on the Watch for it.

Blessings Ms. Q


  1. As to my 1st comment I dont make my own goofers dust i buy it as i cannot get all needed ingredients

    1. Ms. Q says that using purchased goofer dust may take a bit longer for the spell or ritual to work, and with little children around it can be dangerous, she recommends that you have a cabinet or a desk drawer that you can lock to keep children out of for their safety.

      She says that you can buy Goofer Dust from either Lucky Hoodoo products or Lucky Mojo, but she thinks Lucky Hoodo may respond faster.

      And also check with Conjure Cardea as she really likes Sara's products, to see if she carries it.

      They're contact information is listed to one side of her blog.

      And in Ms Q's works "Blessings To You"

  2. Ms.Q its ne again. I have a few questions. I have read through you previous post. You have suggested I use hoot powder in and banishing spell. Ready what you have said about it it appears to be very powerful. What is the difference between hot foot and goofer dust. And with hot foot do I need an uncrossing?

    1. Dear Endless Love,

      In the simplest terms Hot Foot Powder is a sort of "Get out of town and out of my life NOW!!" type of powder, but one that does not cause physical harm. But it does, if used correctly, make a person leave as quickly as humanly possible.

      If you read what happened to my Granny and then what she and her ladies did, no one was hurt, but the cause of aggravation, left town. No physical hurt at all.

      But with Goofer Dust, this can cause a person to become very ill and this was used on a person who was an abuser, in using this power the woman (a relative) was free of his harmful influence, because if she stayed he would have either driving her insane or killed her or she would have taken her life.

      There is another type of powder and oil called D.U.M.E. it means Death unto my enemies. This is a really BAD type of powder/oil to use and I have never used it. But I do know of a woman who used it on an ex-boyfriend who became the worse kind of stalker, it was a situation where if he couldn't have her no one could, not her work, not her family, not anyone. Restraining orders didn't work, the police had a hard time. So she resorted to D.U.M.E It worked. She by-passed hot foot, by-passed Goofer and went straight to D.U.M.E. Her situation was that horrible.

      I am not sure if you need to do an uncrossing ritual with hotfoot, its more banishing in a very serious way.

      The differences and how to use it is subtle, and one has to consider the situation involved.

      Blessings my child.

    2. It will be safer for me to do an uncrossing after using hot foot power? If so how do I do it?

    3. Dear Endless Love,

      This is Ms.Q's niece, I have given her all your questions but she will not be able to answer for a few days, she has family visiting today and tomorrow she will be seeing her doctor, and she is usually tired after that.

      So it may be a few days before she can reply to all your questions.

      But she says according to her memory she does not remember advising you to do an uncrossing ritual, she does remember a banishing and love ritual. But she is going to go over her notes to be sure.

      She did ask me to ask you if another practitioner advised you to do an uncrossing ritual, or did you read it in a book.

      If another practitioner is advising you she does not want to go against that person's advice. But she is also concerned that you may be mixing up things as well.

      Please clarify if you can.

      And in Ms. Q's words "Blessings to you"

    4. Hello Niece I am not sure of your name but I think you too. Well i went to an shop to pick up the items I need for the banishing candle work. When I spoke with them about taking the damnation oil and dropping on the buried packets she said I was basically putting a curse on the individual and I would need an uncrossing. I was putting her in turmoil for the rest of her life. But they workded from a different stand point. That is nothing I want to do. I just want her to leave him so we can rebuild.

    5. Dear Endless Love,

      This is Ms. Q’s niece. I’ve informed Ms. Q and she understands what the folks at the shop are suggesting, they feel it’s a curse, but Ms. Q feels that it’s all a part to have this person out of your life and your family’s life, it’s not so much damning this person as it is to make sure the person stays away, according to Ms. Q.

      Ms. Q said that if one uses a different oil or powder and the ritual was a different type, more to do harm, then one would be walking a fine line, but if she is causing you turmoil isn’t it also justice that she too be that way?

      Ms. Q feels that the folks at the shop are looking at it from a Wiccan point of view, which is understandable and that is why they suggested doing an uncrossing, but is it an uncrossing ritual or bath on you?

      That is also understandable, Ms. Q says to do an uncrossing bath ritual on you is an excellent thing to do and would help you as well.

      It can be done at any time, but the question is how strong do you want to make it.

      There are mild ones for when you are just feeling a bit “off center” and there are more potent ones for when you feel things are really bad.

      Ms. Q said to me that the subject of doing an uncrossing ritual would require a full blog post, which would be beneficial to everyone, please watch for it, as it would apply to you as well.

      Because the answers to a number of your questions are long and she already has several that she needs to answer but it needs to be properly answered in a full blog post and she has to attend to her medical needs as well, so it may be a few days for her to answer, I don't want to tire her out.

      Forgive me but I am being very protective of her and her health, and her desire to help is very strong, but I don’t want her to become worn out.

      She will see what she can do with short answers to your immediate questions, but when she puts up her full blog posts she advises you to read those very carefully and you will get far more complete answers to your questions, and that way you'll be getting as much information as possible to help and not, as she puts it “in drips and drabs” or piece-meal. It will be as part of a greater whole.

      Please be patient and she will get to answer you.

      And in her words “Blessings to you”

    6. I completely understand. I was not expecting a response this week at all. Her health is most important. Wish her please

    7. Dear child,

      Thank you. In matters of love and family I become a Mama Tiger, but my family and my Doctor are saying my health comes first.

      I've answered some of your questions that are here and there on this blog.

      I'm working on postings on Uncrossing ritual baths, understanding candle readings and I think one other question that you asked, but I have to refer to my notes.

      It will take time but I'm thinking of the uncrossing ritual bath will be posted first as I feel that you and several others will need that first.

      The rest will follow.

      Blessings my child.

  3. I also was told hot foot powder and banishing power was the same thing. It that true? I brought hot foot because they didnt carry the banishing powder but told me it was the same thing.

    1. Dear Child,

      Not all banishing powders and oils work the same, some are a lot milder and for other types of banishing situations---I may have to do a post on the differences, which would include recipes.

      I have a friend who is Wiccan and a while ago we had discussed this and realized that in Wicca, because they have a tendency to "soften" things, many in Wicca feel that to use the word Banishing is less fearful than to say we're going to use "Hot Foot" and many banishing powders and oils will leave off one item or add an item to "soften" it.

      In essence depending on what formula one is using they Can be the same, but from what I've seen in practice they are not, they are always off by one element.

      Oh it will work, but a bit differently, because in Wicca they have everything tied into their religious beliefs whereas in Folk Magick or Hoodoo, it is not tied into any religious aspect except as to what is in a person's heart, and also how dire is the situation.

      Please read my posting on the ethics of magick, and if the person in the store told you it's the same thing then according to their formula it is the same thing and I would not dispute with them on that point.

      That is why I always like to make my own.

      The paths to magickal workings are many and varied, and you are now learning where some of them diverge. It takes time to learn and you will.

      Blessings my child.

  4. What is the best most effective break up spell when my huabands lover has done alot of witch craft on me & my kids i want to get rid of her from his life &ours shes very evil shes in mexico & he goes to see her 1 -2 a year he has a daughter with her. But she has told me she can kill me & my kids with a spell anytime to watch out. My kids have serious illness that doctors cant explain very scary. I wanted to goofer dust her picture i dont no how effective that would be. And break up my husband from her i beliece she does alot of witch craft on him as well ive tried doing break ups in them before vinegar jar but no luck I dont no what to do I dont want to harm my husband just break them up. But for her causing harm to us i do want to goofer shes evil!!! But i dont no if store bought goofers dust will work especially on just a picture. Any suggestions for me???

    1. Dear lol4462,

      In the post below I directed you to read one of my posts the one on goofer dust try that, it has been effective for many people.

      But on break up spells, no one spell is the perfect break up spell. I would have to do an entire blog post or several blog posts to do that.

      About your children being ill I replied on Dec. 30, 2015 as to what I recommend to track down the reason for illnesses, but if your husband brings back any foods from Mexico especially purchased from near where that woman lives, that only have him eat it, not you nor your children or throw it away.

      I have several postings I need to do on subjects I need to address, break up spells will be one of them but please be patient.

      Blessings to you.

  5. And any really good & strong break up spells you can recommend? And if you can give me advice on how to use store bought goofer dust with a picture would be so helpful ☺ thank u for all your help

    1. Dear lol4462,

      Go to my post on Goofer Dust, read all the way down to the section that say's "An Alternate Use of Goofer Dust" This ritual has been effective, but remember this does not happen overnight, it will happen over time. When you do it, think of all the things that she has threatened you with but have it happen to her.

      Blessings to you.

  6. Where would be a good place/person to purchase hot foot powder be? I would need to do the candle ritual as I don't have access to shoes and the like....would any black candle work? need an abusive ex husband away from my child quickly.

    1. My Dear,

      Any free standing black candle will work, provided that it has not been used for anything else, that is like new or it's been sitting in the drawer or some place for a time, but do read my 4 posts on the "Art of Candle Talk" the first part is about cleansing the candle.

      2nd make sure you can burn it safely were no children or pets will knock it over or touch it.

      I've listed several metaphysical shops that is to the left of this colum as Recommended metaphysical shops, e-mail them and see which one can provide you hot-foot powder through the mail, usually the first two or 3 are the most reliable.

      If he is an abusive ex do a domestic restraining order on him as well. Espeically if you are in fear for the safety of your child.

      Blessings to you,
      Ms. Q

  7. The nuisance neighbors door that I wish to hotfoot is very close to mine (like a ^ shape) How do I sprinkle hotfoot powder and safely pass because we have to use the same path and stairs daily. To clean my door and pathway would be cleaning their pathway too thus ruining the hotfoot application right?

    1. Well True if you and your neighbor use the same path and stairs then you do have a problem but neither you nor them use the same door to leave the home do you?

      If their door to their home is different from yours, you can put the powder on their door threshold that little narrow barrier that is right under the door usually made of wood.

      If they are not awake late at night, like at 3 a.m. then go to their door very quietly and sprinkle the powder there, avoiding the path and stair way.

      They may not step on the powder but like fleas the powder can invade their own home but avoiding yours. Try that.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

  8. Ingredients such as copper sulfate and precipitate of mercury (which are in some hot foot recipes)are extremely toxic and bad for the environment. The most dangerous item I use is the sulphur, but at least it's biodegradable. I prefer the oil to the powder, because there's less chance of it blowing around and hurting you or someone else. Great stories and ideas! Thanks!

    1. Dear DyanaAset,

      Thank you for the complement.

      My Granny and her ladies knew how dangerous mercury was and would never use it in any of their recipes because of the danger.

      I personally feel I need to include copper sulfate along with sulfur, but in any form, powder or oil I always stress the use of gloves and a mask when making it.

      My Granny would make hers out doors and I have done the same as well as keeping locked up all the utensils used in making either Goofer Dust/Oil and Hot Foot powder/oil.

      And I also stress the careful application of it. My Great Grandpa use to go hunting for Gold, and would use liquid mercury to collect the dust.

      Then he'd get a large potato, carve a hole in it and put the mercury/gold liquid into it and then burn it in a hot outdoor kiln with a warning sign.

      After a bit the liquid mercury would vaporize and he had all the dust in a solid button, the potato had to be burned completely to ash, as it was now poisonous.

      Some of the adventures he had hunting for gold would take a book to read he lived to be 90 years old, I'm glad I had a chance to write them down.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

  9. Can hot foot powder be used for good as well as bad

    1. Dear Child,

      In using Hot Foot Powder it is the intent that is what is in the mind of the practitioner who is doing the workings.

      We have the right to be at peace in our lives, to live in peace with our lives and to protect our lives and the lives of those we love, so anything that is done to protect and bring peace to you and your loved ones is good.

      But if one is doing it out of spite, or for harm on someone whose intentions are good, or just to see if it works, that is bad.

      For example: If you wish to hot foot someone out of your life who is annoying, abusive, is causing trouble, has threatened you, or your loved ones, then I would say to hot foot them is good.

      But if it is someone who does good works, protects people (i.e. police), feeds and clothes the hungry, is helpful, and does not seek to gain anything, and they are hot footed out of jealousy or spite, that is evil.

      When I loved in my old neighborhood, (and it was getting real bad) there was a drug dealer who wanted to hot foot a good woman who would report to the police any criminal activity, in essence she was the neighborhood watch dog.

      So he tried to hot foot her using powder and oil, but she was old fashioned, every time she’d go out of her house she’d wear gloves, so when she touched the door knob to close the door there was oil on it, she saw it on her glove and knew what it was.

      Well she went back into the house burned the gloves in her fire place, and quickly took a salt bath, then wearing rubber gloves she used pine sol with lemon juice and washed it off her door knob.

      Later on she made a Chinese Wash and would wash her front door step every day, morning and night, and she’d kept doing that, told her friends to come into her house by the back door.

      She’d check that door knob several times throughout the day wearing rubber gloves and a paper towel.

      Well the Drug Dealer was making his own Hot Foot powder and oil and was using sulfur, blue stone (copper sulfate) and a pinch of dried red mercury, along with other stuff and he’d be making it bare handed.

      Well he hot footed himself into a coffin, because copper sulfate, sulfur, and precipitate of mercury is poisonous, toxic.

      In some hot foot recipes mercury is included, but I strongly advise to not use it, because it’s poisonous.

      That is why I say wear gloves if you make it, wear a mask to not breathe it, and wear gloves when you handle it, because even if you only use copper sulfate that is still dangerous and dried mercury is not sold nor is included in hot foot products made and sold in the U.S.

      Now in Mexico or the South American states, I’d be very, Very careful buying that product down there. Because they do use mercury.

      I eventually moved out of the neighborhood, I got tired of all the drama there but I understand that now it’s been cleaned up and no more drug dealing is done there, thanks to the hard work of that lady.

      So again I have to say look upon your intent, and determine if what you want to use it for is good or evil.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

  10. Dear Ms. Q,

    I'm a recent reader of your blog. Seeing from one of the comments from above, I see that you mentioned "D.U.M.E" (Death unto my enemies). And what I've read from the "Goofer Dust" post you wrote, I thought that "Goofer Dust" was the most powerful/lethal powder that one could utilized in hoodoo/conjure/rootwork. And seeing from the previous comment, are you implying that there's another formula that's much powerful than Goofer Dust, because you said: "She by-passed hot foot, by-passed Goofer and went straight to D.U.M.E. Her situation was that horrible." Please clarify, Is there one powder this "D.U.M.E" powder much more lethal than Goofer Dust?

    Thank you

    1. Dear Danny,

      Goofer Dust is extremely powerful, BUT with an addition of other “items” it can be changed or ramped up to DUME (pronounced Doom) but to make it fully effective it has to be done in concert with a candle and spell ritual and a lot of will power, and for one to be prepared for the back-lash.

      Many years ago, I had a friend who owned her own store selling Botanica items, she eventually closed up shop when she married a very good man who understood her path and how she worked it.

      She and I would get together for tea and the most wonderful cookies, we’d compared formulas’ aka recipes and I said “Hey, you have here the same recipe but under two (or at times 3) different names. How come?”

      She said “Because what we’d would call it traditionally, to others who come into the shop, they would not understand and just pass on it, but if it’s given a different name even though it does the same thing it’s better understood by the uninitiated.” And also it depends upon focus. It was all in the marketing.

      For example and this is a good one, DUME is also called “Blacklist” and among wiccans or witches it’s also called “Kiss of Death”, why Blacklist I haven’t a clue, but “Kiss of Death” makes perfectly good sense. But DUME is becoming more frequent---it can mean “Death to my Enemies” or “Destruction to my Enemies”

      Is DUME more powerful than Goofer Dust? In terms of the dust/powder itself, no it is the same, because it is the same recipe but used in a specific ritual that can add more oomph to it, as oppose to basic foot track magic which Goofer Dust is usually used for (which goes back at least to the 17th Century), then yes because It is the will of the person that can add to it.

      Otherwise the formula is the same. I did find out about a “little extra added ingredient” many years ago from Mrs. Washington and from Bella, my Granny’s neighbor, they told me how extremely dangerous it is, in either form, to both the practitioner and the one on the receiving end. I know what it is but thank goodness it’s hard to get (at least I hope it is) even Agatha Christie the author was aware of it and used it in several of her novels and short stories.

      BUT---and this is where it gets really funny, the name D.U.M.E. didn’t come into use until the early 1970’s so it has always been Goofer Dust, at least from my sources. It’s possible that the DUME candle goes back to the 1940’s, but from what I’ve been able to find out from my sources it’s more likely very early 1970’s .

      But in the 1970’s with all the protests and such, there were people who wanted stuff which they thought was more powerful.

      Even my friend had a powder and oil called Ragnarok (Old Norse Ragnarök, “The Doom of the Gods”) the recipe was the same as Goofer Dust but she added the hair sheds of a black wolf (very hard to get) to represent the jaws of FENRIR the wolf destined to break his bonds and devour Odin at Ragnarok.

      But no matter what if it was called Goofer Dust, DUME, Kiss of Death, Blacklist, Ragnarok---it was the same, only the ritual, the intent and a bit of marketing that made them different, but either way----it worked!

      And I caution you to be very, Very careful with it. It is Not a play thing.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

    2. Ms. Q

      Thank you for clarifying the DUME powder.

    3. You are Welcome, Danny.

      I hope to be able to post more "articles" soon. Please be on the watch for them.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

    4. P.S Ms Q,

      If I may suggest that you should do a blog article for the D.U.M.E powder so future readers don't confuse it with Goofer Dust.

    5. Hello Danny,

      That is a very good suggestion, I will keep that in mind.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

  11. Hello there. I have a question, you said when the acquaintance went to the pet cemetery she picked the K9 she chose and she finished the the purchase and "besides the "usual payment" she added 9 large milk bones" what exactly is "the usual payment"?

    1. Dear Sean,

      There are several payments, the first one is to the guardian of the cemetery, that is usually 9 pennies and maybe whiskey (the kind you get with those little airplane size bottles.

      This holds true for both pet and human cemeteries, then in human cemeteries you purchase the spirit’s services with 3 silver coins usually dimes, and then anything extra, for some (mostly men but a few women) it’s whiskey or good scotch, a good cigar or cigarettes if they liked to smoke, for older women who didn’t like to drink it would be flowers, candy or a bit of perfume, for children it would be candy or a small stuff toy, but always 3 silver dimes.

      Now in the old days it had to be silver dimes those made prior to 1964, but that can get expensive, even with coins that are called “sliders” (coins with most of the distinguishing marks very worn off) “Sliders’ can cost anywhere from 3 to 5 dollars in today’s market.

      In the very old days a mercury dime (a dime with the image of the head of Mercury) was preferred because Mercury was the only God who could go down into the Underworld without be trapped by Hades.

      The most powerful spells calls for the use of a Mercury dime and that can be expensive even with a “slider”. I’ve known practitioners to use modern dimes and it seems to work but payment at the entrance to the cemetery as well as asking permission from the Guardian at the gate is mandatory.

      So my acquaintance, approached the pet cemetery asked permission from the Spirit Guardian at the gate, paid (left on the ground) 9 pennies and a small bottle of whiskey, then she mentally sent out a “call” and got a response from 3 dogs, she choose one and paid the three dimes (pushed into the ground) and left 9 dog biscuits as well, that is what the dog wanted.

      It’s hard to know in advance what a person might want, but with some spirits it’s fairly easy to guess, especially if you’re calling upon the spirit of a family member.

      Whether you leave dimes or pennies or whiskey or a combination, and how you place the payment with respect to the grave. Some spirits prefer that you dig at the head, some at the foot, and some over the heart area.

      Some practitioners will go to a cemetery and “interview” different spirits to get an idea of what they want and then come back later with the payment, I was told by this practitioner that if it’s just an “interview” and you’re not buying the services you just need to ask permission from the Guardian and leave a payment of 3 pennies but when you’re going to buy the services it must be the full payment of 9 pennies so you are spending a total of 12 cents.

      So if you find a penny, pick it up and put it in a jar it will come in handy.

      Read my Post on “buying” graveyard dirt that I posted on January 11, 2013, that will help you.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

  12. How do you make law stay away power

    1. Hello My Dear,

      If you’ve read my posts I’ve been having computer problems but now we are back and up and running.

      I am puzzled why you want “Law Stay Away” powder, I hope you are not doing anything illegal that could endanger you or those you love.

      I had an acquaintance who asked me how to make the same thing, what I didn’t know is he had a habit of speeding and doing “donuts” on the Freeway, I forgot what they called it but it was dangerous, so he made it and kept a packet in his car and one on him, and for a long time he never got caught until one evening his dangerous exploits caused him to hit a friend of his, sent his friend into the hospital and his friend never walked again.

      When I found out I did a revealing spell, and he got caught, so just remember for every measure there is a counter measure and all you need is a “savvy cop” who does the work.

      Also remember if Justice is needed then this powder will not prevent Justice from showing up at your front door and stepping on through.

      There are several different ways to make the powder, but because some of the herbs used also cause a blistering effect, it’s best to make several mojo bags or packets, one to keep on yourself, one to tack over your front and back door, and one to keep in the glove compartment of your car.

      They should be made with blue and orange flannel or felt which you can get in a craft store.

      You can cut the flannel or felt into smaller squares put one blue square to one orange square then stitch up three sides of the square to make a sort of pocket.

      Add equal parts of these herbs:
      Dragon blood chunks
      Licorice sticks broken or ground up or shaved into smaller pieces
      Deerhorn powder
      Fennel seeds
      Devil’s Shoe String
      Dill seeds
      Black Mustard Seed
      Red Brick dust
      Eucalyptus (ground leaves)
      And dirt from a police station

      Add to that one Indian Head Penny to each packet or square(this was made before the Lincoln Head Penny) the Indian Head Penny acts as a scout.

      After putting all of those items into your flannel or felt square stitch it closed, dress with your Law Keep/Stay Away Oil and smudge it with tobacco smoke.

      Pray over your packets or squares with the 91 psalm and then blow your breath into it.

      For the oil you add these same herbs etc. to Olive Oil in a “master bottle” allow it to marinate in the oil for 3 weeks, shaking it once a day, then strain the oil through several layers of cheese cloth the amount you want into a smaller bottle. This becomes your Law Stay away oil.

      You will want to feed your squares at least once a week with the oil, just a drop.

      If you want to keep things private this usually helps, unless what you are doing is dangerous and endangering, so you may want to consider that.

      When you feel concerned say the 23 psalm that helps but if Justice is being demanded then it won’t matter because all things need to be balanced out.

      There are a lot of Law Stay/Keep Away rituals and spells one can do but that would require a full blog post as well as variations on the recipe for the powder and oil, this is the one that I know.

      But I will consider in the future doing an entire post on this.

      Good Luck and stay out of trouble.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

  13. Hello, I have a situation and don't know how to handle it. I have a roommate now we sleep in the same room just different beds. We bump heads, she takes offense, if I tell her something I didn't like she did she flips and starts cussing me out calling me dumb and everything. I don't do her like that, I don't, she knows too much about me to just jump in her face.But I don't like it, I don't cuss her out.


    1. Dear That Girl,

      You have a lousy roommate, one that I would refer to as a bully, the best thing you can do is silence, only speak to her when it has to do with room mate business such as “Did you borrow my Jacket?” “Have you seen my keys?” “Have you paid your portion of the rest, so and so was asking me to ask you” If she says she likes something say nothing, do not give an opinion. If she does something you don’t like say nothing. Ignore her and avoid joining her for anything, she is not a friend, she is just someone whom you share a room with.

      One thing you can ask her, ask her if she doesn’t mind you burning a candle just for ambiance in the room when your there, since its still winter something like that can bring about a certain mellowness---If she says she doesn’t mind, then if you can find one at the grocery store (like a major chain store like Safeway or Albertsons or Luckys) look for combination scented candles of lavender, I’ve come across them of Lavender and Vanilla and Lavender and honeysuckle. Do not leave the candle burning when you are not there.

      Lavender generates peace and Vanilla generates a cozy comfort feeling. That might take the energy level down a notch.

      But even with something as simple as that if she continues to pick on you, bully you, the next step is to privately make a cloth poppet (doll) stuff if with some of her hair, a few threads of her clothing, a picture of her, or a bit of her handwriting, include a paper with her full name including any nicknames and her birthdate, include some herbs such as oleander leaves, rue (that can be found in the Spanish section of a grocery store under Ruda), black pepper, cloves, cayenne pepper, and cemetery dirt from an open grave or just inside the cemetery gate.

      Then get 24 inches of black ribbon (from a sewing or crafts store) During the dark of the moon, wrap the poppet with the black ribbon and say “I bind thee, I bind thee, I bind thee. No more shall thou harm me. I bind your feet, I bind your actions, I bind your mouth, I bind your mind, I bind your power, I bind you that you be helpless” tie it off then spit on it.

      Either keep it under your bed between the mattress and box spring or someplace where she cannot find it or privately burn it and then put the cool ashes in a paper bag and bury in a cemetery or throw it in a garbage can at a cemetery. I recommend burning it and taking it to the cemetery.

      If any of those things don’t work, then I suggest looking for another place to live, because you don’t need to live with a bully and bullies don’t change. When she starts calling you names you have to remember that is what she subconsciously knows that she is, if she calls you dumb, it’s her that is really dumb, you get the idea. The fact that she flips out and starts cuss tells me that she has an unstable temperament and mind. It could be dangerous, so moving would be your best option.

      You don’t cuss that’s because you are a lady which she is not, remember that.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q