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Sunday, July 7, 2013

"Hands On" Work

When I talk about Hands On work with my clients, I'm referring to a style of in-person work in which the client is first cleansed, then anointed, prayed over and then the Work bound up tightly in that person's spirit. Hands On work is quite potent and relies a great deal on the interaction between two spiritual persons and the Divine Powers that support and uplift them.

The spiritual basis for this kind of work is the gospel injunction of Laying On Hands, in which one individual ministers to the spirit of another through the vehicle of physical touch. Such contact confers the blessings of the prayers sought and invests the one so blessed with the subtle virtues of the spiritual work being done.

There are a couple of basic steps in this process: the client is Cleansed, the client is Anointed, the Work is Performed, and then the Work is Sealed In. Many kinds of Hands On work often includes some follow-up Work as well. Let's look at this process.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Healing Candle Service begun!

The Healing Candle Service has begun. We have twenty people on our petition, with two of them also having individual petitions. Bless them, O Lord, as a Spirit of Healing and Succor. Give them respite from their ills, recovery from their injury and lay Your hand of sweet mercy on them.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Reading: 2•22•2013

Last week's Friday Reading was a very specific question, which is good, because we can get a lot of detail and focus in on specific issues. But not all questions have to be. Sometimes, asking a very general question, leaving it up to your reader to fill in the blanks, is a good way to go. This week's Reading is along those lines.

Dear Crossroads Joe,

Will my love life change for the better in the next few months?

Hopeful and Curious

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Reading: 02•15•2013

Welcome to the inaugural post of our new Friday Readings! In it, we take anonymous questions and concerns from our readers, provide a big of root doctoring spiritual diagnosis and prescription.

Dear Crossroads Joe:

My husband and I are wanting to expand our family. When that happens I am considering becoming a stay-at-home mom of sorts. This idea is counter to everything I've ever thought I wanted and actually makes me feel somewhat uncomfortable as I feel as though I wouldn't really be contributing or would not perceive myself as successful. However, I believe it would be really good for my family especially our kids. So A) Hubby needs a secure job where we can afford this. B) I need a confidence boost to follow this and let go of my preconceived notions of success/failure.

What are your thoughts?

Cautiously Domestic

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Candle Services

Many conjurefolk turn to the Candle Services as a means of doing good works. The simple fact is that everyone we know needs help and prayer in some way or another, and a rootworker motivated by Spirit to bring healing, peace and succor to his fellow men and women seeks a way to do that effectively, for as many people as possible, whether or not they can pay.

To that end, the Candle Service.

Here at Crossroads Joe's Ministrations, we're starting a twice-a-month Candle Service for exactly this purpose. The way we do this is simple.

The Basic Candle Service
For the Candle Service, we will collect prayer requests from those who are in need. Clients, family, friends and even perfect strangers who read these words. These requests will be printed or written up, and placed beneath a seven-day Vigil Candle, properly anointed toward the prayer work at hand.

Each Candle Service will be aimed at a particular condition that needs prayer: healing, love, prosperity and those other issues that come to us living in this difficult world. If you look to the right side of this blog, there is a list of the upcoming Candle Services, by date.

Simply send in your prayer requests to and you'll be added to the appropriate Service. These prayers don't have to be just for you, however. Feel free to send in prayers on behalf of your loved ones and those who know who could use a little extra help.

Donational Candles
Donational Candles
If you would like a little more directed attention, we're happy to take a small donation to add a little extra to your prayer request.

With your donation, we'll dress and pray over a donational candle in your name, lit from the central Prayer Candle being used for the Candle Service.

Once that candle has burnt out, we'll add your petition back to the other petitions under the central Prayer Candle for the rest of the Candle Service's length.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Spiritual Washes 2: Hyssop & Psalm 51

Hyssop in bloom
One of my favorite cleansing baths is extremely simple, but very potent! It is all based around the use of the herb hyssop.

Hyssop: Biblical Cleansing Herb

Possessing a wonderful aromatic and slightly minty scent, hyssop is one of several herbs mentioned in the Scripture. Mentioned for its cleansing power, hyssop has been used for generations to accomplish just that. Medicinally, it is an expectorant and antiseptic with cough suppressant properties when used properly. Note that the hyssop essential oil can cause seizures, and so should be handled with care.

In conjure, we frequently use the plant itself in cleansing Work. Probably the most common use is in brewing up a "tea" with it, boiling a handful of the dried, woody herb in water until it darkens to a pleasant-smelling infusion. Then, this water is either added to mopping water for cleansing the home, or added to Spiritual Baths intended on atoning for sins, cleansing away bad habits or removing jinxes, curses and crossed conditions.

It is frequently employed in this way along with Psalm 51, below.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Household Money Pot: Bring the Wealth Home!

The Money Pot
The money pot is a term that's used in a variety of contexts in conjure (as happens in a generations-old syncretic craft found through a wide geographical area). Most of them mean roughly the same thing: a container used to draw wealth into one's life. It's the precise method of creating them, and how they are used that varies.

I'm going to share my preferred method of making a money pot, a technique I prescribe to all my clients who are dealing with financial woes that affect not just themselves, but their whole household (or just someone in the household who wouldn't likely take part in conjure work to improve their prosperity themselves).

For this work, you'll need: a container (a plate, bowl or jar), a fair-sized lodestone, a single paper bill of as high a denomination as possible, some Prosperity Oil or Lodestone Oil.

Firstly, using either a pen taken from a bank (or other financial institution) or one with green ink, sign your name under the "Secretary of the Treasury" spot on the paper bill, over the signature that is already there. That is going to give you the spiritual authority to control the flow of money through your home.

Place this bill in the bottom of the plate, bowl or jar. Place the lodestone on top of the paper bill, and then anoint it with a drop or two of the Prosperity or Lodestone Oil.

Finally, speak a prayer of prosperity and plenty. You can make this up as you go, or use a favorite one. Traditional conjure often uses the Psalms for this kind of work. I would suggest the use of Psalm 23, for abundance and prosperity. If you have need of financial gain fast - and only if there is actual need - then you can use Psalm 70 for a quick boost to this (or any, really) financial work.

That's it! Just let your money pot go to work for you. Put your money pot in a place where it can see your front door (or whichever door the money-makers in your household use when they leave for and come back from work).

As you can see in the picture above, our household uses our Money Pot as a place for our coins, letting them bask in the pull of the lodestone before going back out into the world. It'll train them to "come home" and bring plenty of their friends with them!

Once a month or so, anoint the lodestone again, and pray your prayer over it. Every couple of months, feed your lodestone with bits of iron dust or grit, to keep it good and magnetic. Other than that, let it do its work.