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Forums -> Vodou -> Mojo Bags , Conjure bags

Mojo Bags , Conjure bags
By: / Novice
Post # 1
Ok so I wrote this article to help people get decent and authentic info on Mojo bags/ hands /Gris Gris ( African mojo bag , from those Hoodoo hands originate , and they have been a model for other similar magickal items such as witches bags or sachets ) and tp lift up the veil of confusion ( people confuse these with hex bags , sachets , medicine bags all the time , yet they are very different !!!! )

Unlike hex bags or medicine bags mojo has a specific dimensions 2x3 or 4x4 , depends on author and info source. Mojo also must be consecrated , fed etc but I explained all that later in the article so You can find differences Yourself.

The term Mojo hand originates from a slang name on South for male genitalia, which was mentioned often in Blues music song lyrics , hence the name. Phalyc symbols and representations were considered lucky among other things in African American folklore so that is one more reason for the name.

Term Hand , Mojo Hand refers to slang term for charm or talisman ( hand ) used in Hoodoo , but mainly older ones that often contained odd ingredients such as human hand bones etc . They were know to be used for both luck and crossing. Hand bones , when purchased legally are still used today.

Ok Girs Gris ( pronounced Gree Gree ) is a French word for African talismanic magickal bags , that are widely used in Hoodoo practice , particularly rich use in New Orleans conjure work .

The material is mostly flannel , but can be leather , satin or perhaps some other , but these are most traditional ones . It is said that Marie Levaeu?s gris girs were made of leather , filled with oddest curious and had power that was astonishing . People used to pay a small fortune for one of those

They are traditionally 2x3 , and made in color appropriate to Your wish , aim ( use correspondences given for candle colors ) . If You are uncertain of color use red flannel .
Place and odd number of items in it , always an odd number , more then 3 less then 13 .
Consecrate it and each week or day , or every few days anoint with oil that has similar purpose . If You are uncertain of that too , and in dilemma use Power oil .
After the consecration Mojo is brethed upon or kissed to activate it?s power.

Mojo?s should be hidden from sight , and no one but You or a person that made mojo for You may lay a finger or Your mojo in no circumstances!

Men?s usually wear them in pants pockets ( front ) while girls are keen on placing them near the heart.

So what can we place in mojo bags ( also called hands ) ?

- herbs ( check herbal correspondences )
- mineral curios , crystals , stones , soil etc
- animal parts ( curious ) here are few examples
* alligator feet , or tooth ? gambling luck
* shark teeth ? protection
* black cat hair ? gambling luck , divorce causing , creating discord
* black dog hair ? combined for same purpose with the cat?s
* crab shell powder ? reversing jinxes back to caster
* black hen feather ? lifting the jinx , curse , removing cross condition
* White pigeon feather - blessing , healing
And many others
- Others : powdered eggshell ( purification , jinx removing ) , saltpeter ( disarming
Enemies ) salt ( protection ) , nails ( protection , evil repellent , strength ) ,
Graveyard dirt ( protection , against evil ) , quartz ( healing , spirituality ), bones (
Human for gambling luck , black cat gamble mojo lucky hands , chicken same
And also evil eye repellent like crossbones amulet )
Then seals and talismans ( from European grimoires and magickal texts like Black
Pullet or Key of the King Solomon, Abramelins work ) , Your blood, and other

So now lets go through few examples

Lucky Dices mojo
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Color green

Ingredients:

One High John TC root
One of the following : Alligator?s foot , human finger bone or black cat hair
Five Finger grass
Chamomile
Calendula flowers
Lucky hand root
Piece of Lodestone

Dress with Hoyt?s cologne , Van Van oil , Shi Shi oil , Black cat oil, Fast luck oil ( If using this one mojo should be dressed more frequently ) and carry hidden as any mojo bag should be carried !

Demons at foot hand
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Color red or white

Ingredients:

Angelica Root
ST Johns Wart
Devils bit
Dill or Fennel
Small Crucifix , Blessed in church
St Michael Holy card
Salt

Dress with Holy water, or Florida water and some of the following oils
- Run Dev** run oil
- Flying De**l oil
- Fiery wall of protection
- Hot foot ol
- Van Van oil
- Holy anointing oil

Or alike

Follow me boy/girl hand
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Color : Red ,

Ingredients:

Licorice root chips
Girls rosemary , boys pine
Rose petals
Verbena
High John TC
Girls Juniper , boys Dill leafs
Venus or Mars pentacle from Solomon?s key

Dress with : Art of Seduction , Follow me boy/ girl oil , I dominate my men/women oil , Love drawing oil , Attraction oil and/or Whiskey




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Re: Mojo Bags , Conjure bags
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Post # 2
Thank you for sharing this, ppl have alot of confusion about mojo and gris gris bags on this site. Among other things. Very informational, good read.
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Re: Mojo Bags , Conjure bags
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Thank you for posting this.
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Re: Mojo Bags , Conjure bags
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 4
This thread has been moved to Vodou from General Info.
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Re: Mojo Bags , Conjure bags
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Post # 5
All very accurate information, except for two points I'm not sure about.

I've never heard of mojo bags having to be a certain size, though of course this could be my own ignorance or a regional variation.

Also, the origin of the word 'mojo' is quite disputed, but most agree that it goes back further than the relatively modern slang meaning a male sex organ or the act of sex.

Cathrine Yronwode of Lucky Mojo says,

"The word is thought by some to be a corruption of the English word "magic." Others state that it is related to the West African word "mojuba," meaning a prayer of praise and homage, as itis a "prayer in a bag" -- a spell you can carry. A third possible derivation is from the Bantu / Kongo word "mooyoo," the magically-charged ashes and ground up bones of an ancestor that are encased in the front of a nkisi ndoki -- a fetish-statue made in the form of a human being or animal. This connection with the bones of the dead is interesting, because historically, many mojo hands have indeed contained small bones, either of animals or of humans."
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Re: Mojo Bags , Conjure bags
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Thats really interesting, thanks for sharing!
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