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Substitutes anyone?
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Post # 1
*From my other post thought it may be quicker to start a new thread*

Fiery Wall of Protection. It's in my book. I couldn't find Frankincense. I have all other ingredients. Can that be substituted?
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Re: Substitutes anyone?
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Post # 2
Rosemary can be used as a substitute.
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Post # 3
rosemary
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Post # 4
nothing has to be how its written, choose your own alternative and believe.... you have all you need inside you
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Post # 5
Frankincense, one of the herbs said to have been given as a gift from one of the wise men at Christ birth.(Of course if you believe in Christ that is) Frank meaning "free" Incense meaning "lightening" Thus if you are trying to free yourself(rid)of something it is a very good purifying herb, cleanses the aura, energetically cleanses the vessel, having a variety of uses, In Egypt it was widely used along with Myrrh to embalm the deceased.
Frankincense can be substituted with any gum resin..Copal, Pine Resin, Rosemary can be used to substitute any other herb.
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Re: Substitutes anyone?
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Post # 6
I disagree strongly with what has been said about herbal substitutions.

If you, as a person, were left out of a group, who could substitute for you? Not just anyone, for sure. Herbs are the same thing energetically as people, each very different with a wide variety of uses, and in a forumla as righteous as Fiery Wall, each herb is going to be a heavy-hitter to help you toward your goal.

Herbs are not just used symbolically in magic - they have inherent powers all their own. In many instances in hoodoo and other folk magics, herbs (and prayers) do ALL the work. You are using an old-timey hoodoo formula. These herbs have worked together as a team for hundreds of years. Your success is piggy-backing on this marriage-relationship of botanical helpers.

Typically, hoodoo formulas are not shared. Practitioners work hard to craft their own recipes and ususally only share them within their families. I'm curious as to where you got a recipe for Fiery Wall. If it's from Hermal Slater, it's total garbage, just for the record.

That being said, i would not substitute Rosemary unless you are using this to protect a woman. Rosemary is a protector of women and their children., amongst other traits It's certainly NOT appropriate for a general substitute. Personally, i would add another protection herb: Dragon's Blood resin, Rue, Devil's Shoestring, Angelica Root, Salt, etc. or just leave it out of the formula entirely (many hoodoo practitioners use an odd number of ingredients in their recipes). In my opinion, it's better to leave an herb out entirely than to invite some unknown substitute to the party.

I personally would use Dragon's Blood or Angelica Root because they have a similar high, holy vibration that Frankincense has. Dragon's Blood is also responsible for making the formula red, so it should already be in your recipe. You can find Angelica Root in tea bags at natural food stores. It also goes by its Chinese name: Dong Quai. You can also find Frankincense at Middle Eastern/Greek/Lebanese grocery stores.
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Re: Substitutes anyone?
By: / Adept
Post # 7
This thread has been moved to Herbalism from Other Spells Discussion.
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Post # 8

Fantastic post, LdyGry! You put exactly what I was thinking into words.

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Post # 9
Well judging by the posters previous post it was indeed for protection for her and her children ..thus Rosemary is used for that purpose.

Regarding not substituting herbs each individual can and should adapt a spell for their own personal use..( probably write your own)

Not all practitioners are hoodoo workers or believe in Archangels, prayer, or reciting psalms.

you should petition your spell to whom you believe in !!
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Re: Substitutes anyone?
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Post # 10
Aptly said, LdyGry...

Trinity
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