Saturday, November 30, 2013

Road Opener Conjure Clay Formula for Doll Babies

If you are partial to doll baby conjure, you may find this one interesting. One of the Conjure Club titles is Magickal Conjure Doll Clay Formulas, which is a book with all sorts of recipes for making doll babies out of a variety of magickal clays. The cool thing about this is you can mix up a batch of basic clay and store it to be fixed at a later date, so you can always have some on hand. Here is one for Road Opener Clay.

First, you will need a basic conjure clay. To the basic recipe you add the magickal ingredients. The book has 10 different recipes that you can make as a base clay including clay from sawdust, earthen based clay made from scratch, Pow wow plasters, flour based and more. Here is a basic conjure clay made from cornstarch.



• 2 cups baking soda
• 1 cup cornstarch
• 1.5 cups cold water (makes about 2 pounds – the recipe can be halved)

The combination of baking soda and cornstarch make a smooth, pliable conjure clay to which additions can be easily added. It can be easily colored with food coloring or left natural and painted once it hardens.
Place ingredients in a pan and stir until smooth. Set the pan over a medium heat and stir until boiling. Stir out any lumps and cook until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes.

Turn out onto a plate and cover with a damp, well wrung kitchen towel - let cool. Dust a work surface with cornstarch and knead until pliable. Once it is a nice smooth consistency, you can add your herbs and other magickal additions. When you have formed your doll, leave it to air dry, turning every 12 hours or so. Be sure to store your unused clay in an airtight container.

Now that you have your basic conjure clay, we can move on to making it magickal.


For making doll babies for opening roads, removing obstacles, and clearing the way for new
opportunities to come into your life, add the following ingredients to the basic conjure clay mix:

• 1 Tsp powdered basil
• 1 Tsp powdered Abre camino
• Oil of camphor
• Road Opener Oil

Gradually add the powdered herbs and add the oils a drop at a time when forming the doll baby. After your creation is shaped, bake in a 250 degree oven for several hours to harden. For best results, make
your road opener conjure clay during a full or waxing moon.

Say the one of the following Road Opener Psalms or a heartfelt prayer of your own while forming your doll baby:


Any of the following psalms can work with road opener spells but one may be more fitting than the other for your particular issue so be sure to read them all (I'm not writing out all the psalms as they can easily be looked up with a simple Google search).

16, 21, 23, 25, 119 

For more formulas like this one, check out the 39 page eBook, Magickal Conjure Doll Clay Formulas. In addition to the basic conjure clays, there are directions for making natural dyes for coloring the clays, Crossroads Clay for Decision-Making, Ancestral clay, Sugar Daddy Conjure Clay, Goofer Dust clay and more!


To join creole Moon's Conjure Club, check out the details here.


Article and photographs are copyright 2013 Denise Alvarado, all rights reserved worldwide.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Taking a Spiritual Bath: Step-by-Step

Crossroads Mamas' 105 Spiritual Baths for Every Occasion

There are many ways to take a spiritual bath. How one is taken depends largely upon the purpose of the bath. Some are taken on certain days of the week during certain moon phases or time of day. While these specifics make for amplifying the bath’s effects, any of the baths in this book can be taken at any time if an urgent need arises.

There are two methods for taking spiritual baths. One is full immersion and the other is pouring the prepared bath over one’s head while standing. Regardless of the method used, the results are the same.

Here are some basic guidelines for taking a spiritual bath – follow these guidelines if there are no specifics given.

  1. To prepare an herbal bath, place herbs into a pot of boiling water and let them steep for three to nine minutes. Strain out the herbs and add the liquid tea to your bath.

  1. Baths for drawing things to you such as love, success, luck and healing, work well when taken at or before dawn. Wake up before dawn and draw your water. Fill the tub with warm water and wash your body in an upward direction. If possible and you are so inclined, you can take baths for drawing things during a waxing or full moon.

  1. For uncrossing baths or getting rid of negative energies and conditions like anger or anxiety, take your bath at sunset and wash your body in a downward motion. Pour the water over your head 9 times so that the water runs down your body while you are standing. If possible and you are so inclined, you can take baths for removing negative energies and conditions during a waning moon.

  1. Always bless the water before getting into the tub. You can do this through prayer or invocation of the spirits, saints, and orishas of the healing waters in a manner that is meaningful to you.  Alternately, you can use a more general type of blessing. See the water blessings in the next section for examples.

  1. Spend at least fifteen minutes soaking in the healing water for a ritual bath. You may meditate, visualize a resolution of your problem, pray, sing, sit or lay in silence. Do whatever feels comforting to you unless otherwise specified for a particular condition.

  1. Save all or a portion of the bathwater for proper disposal. Some common ways of disposing bathwater include tossing it towards the east during sunrise or leaving it at a crossroads.

  1. Always clean your tub with saltwater afterwards. Sea salt is best, though regular salt will also do, so long as you have prayed over it. Also, be sure to clean any objects used in the tub with saltwater.

  1. As part of preparing your ritual bath, you may light your favorite incense and light a candle in a fitting color to make the experience especially comforting, effective, and enjoyable.

  1. Always take a soap bath prior to or after a spiritual bath. Never use soap, oils, or anything else while taking a spiritual bath unless it is specified.

  1. Never stay in a spiritual bath longer than thirty minutes.

  1. For optimal effect, spiritual baths are taken an odd number of days, from 1 to 13.

  1. Allow your body to air dry to achieve the full effect.

  1. Always dress in fresh, clean clothes and sleep on clean (preferably white) sheets after taking a spiritual bath.

*Excerpted from Crossroads Mama' 105 Spiritual Baths for Every Occasion by Denise Alvarado and Madrina Angelique, Copyright 2012 Denise Alvarado and Madrina Angelique, all rights reserved worldwide.