Spiritual tools is a huge topic. So huge, in fact, that only the most important ones can be covered. However, only about twenty of them can be considered almost necessary to learn about – and far less to buy. They are all available on the links on this website or at a local botanica, which is a Typical shop catering to the needs of Spiritists, Saint worshipers, users of candle oils, buyers of exotic candles, cowrie shells, and for certain high priests, a tool called the OPUELE, a divining chain and beaded necklaces that are flags for the African saints.
The divinations in the hands of a good practitioner is almost always very accurate, so if you can find a good diviner try it out. Tarot cards work as well in the hands of an expert, but are not holy or consecrated and work from the collective unconscious and using archetypes.
First of all the spiritual tools are spirit colognes, and here is a list of the main ones –
FLORIDA WATER – This chaser-away of bad spirits and bad energy has been made by a company called Murray and Layman since the 1800s. it is the most basic spiritual cologne, and by using a small amount, you can chase bad of any sort away from your body. Bad spirits hang onto your body on your back, on the back of the trapezius muscles and concentrated on a site on your body that has been known to be the attachment point for evil entities or energy for a very long time. This point is on your spine exactly where the back joins the neck, and is famous in Irish mysticism as THE JABBERWOCKY and to the Yoruba of Nigeria as the IWAJU. To treat yourself with Florida Water, pour a small handful into your left hand, rub your hands together, and apply the cologne first to the JABBERWOCKY. Then rub the remaining cologne over your forearms, And bathe the back of your entire neck, as far down your back as you can reach, over your face, your forehead, the top of your head, then using your whole arms whip the air all around your head and entire body, working down to your feet, where you flick your hands out three times.
This will make you feel instantly better, and a bath of a small amount of Florida Water will even turn a crying child into a happy child dancing around. it is very powerful, and a gift to those into the spiritual.
COLONIA URANIA SIETE (7) MACHOS – another spiritual cologne, it is made from a secret recipe of herbs and other magical ingredients, in Mexico. Other cheaper colognes call themselves Siete Machos, but the real one comes in a black bottle, again, from Mexico. It is the only spiritual cologne that is more powerful than FLORIDA WATER, and is a true armament against badness of all sorts,
1800 WATERS come in about eight flavors, including plain, violet, tobacco, and others. They do about the same as FLORIDA WATER, but are a bit weaker.
ORANGE FLOWER WATER is made by several companies, but the best is made by Sanbornes of Mexico. They also make four other brilliant colognes, but these are almost impossible to find. At any rate, their ORANGE FLOWER WATER is again used in the same way as FLORIDA WATER, and again is almost as effective, in a different way. All brands of Orange Flower Water are good, but only the one made by Sanbornes of Mexico is basically as strong as FLORIDA WATER. FLORIDA is Spanish for “flowered”, both in the State name and in the name of the spiritual water.
ROSE WATER is a good but not very powerful spiritual refresher.
There are at least a hundred spiritual colognes made, and although many of them are not too effective at driving away evil, the herbal ones, like Patchouli Water and Kananga Water have their uses. BUT THE FOUR ABOVE, or FLORIDA WATER alone, or a bottle of COLONIA URANIA SIETE MACHOS are all you’ll need, and should be used before starting any spiritual work. For example, you can build your plaza for a couple of days before lighting it up, but before you start any spiritual prayers, you should give your AURA (because that is what they mainly treat) a bath in one of the strongest spiritual colognes.
HOLY WATER gotten from a church (the Catholic churches give it away with no problem), is blessed water, and is effective in baths. Some other important Spiritual Tools include –
WHITE CLOTH Any Spiritual Table should be draped in white cloth, before any of the other items are put on the table.
WHITE WEDDING DRESS FABRIC, decorated with plenty of pearls and sequins, and draped over the plain white cloth, is excellent though expensive.
CRUCIFIXES – A very powerful symbol when draped over the central glass of water on your spiritual table, and standing crucifixes, either wood and metal, ceramic, painted resin or other cheaper materials, are great tools for your spiritual table or plaza.
OTHER RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS – If you are of another faith, put symbols of that faith on your spiritual table. Remember, the spiritual table, which can be used to whiten and make holy any room, are also always ancestral shrines, so if your ancestors, for instance, were Jewish, put a menorah and/or a standing six pointed star.
GLASSES OF WATER – ESSENTIAL FOR ANY SPIRITUAL TABLE. They should be placed in a triangular design, with one glass at the head, two glasses next, two more glasses, along triangular lines, and totaling five, seven, or nine glasses. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT GLASSES OF WATER ARE FILLED ABSOLUTELY TO THE BRIM AND TOPPED OFF WHEN SOME OF THE WATER EVAPORATES.
BOTTLES OF SPIRITUAL COLOGNES can be kept on your spiritual table which from now on will be called by its real name A BOVEDA.
GIANT ROSARIES – If this is a traditional Catholic or Christian Boveda, a giant rosary, available usually from our links or at botanicas, should be draped around the water glasses, with the cross hanging near the floor. If you are Protestant or of any of the standard Christian faiths, you are well advised to use the Catholic implements on your Boveda. Remember, this is Spiritism, an offshoot of Catholicism but usable to anyone. It does not matter what “you are”.
SMALL ROSARIES – If a giant rosary is not available or too expensive, a small glass rosary can be draped around the base of the central glass, with the cross hanging over the front side of the table.
FLOWERS – nine flowers, either a bouquet of different flowers, or, best, nine white carnations, should be towards the back of the Boveda.
PICTURES OF DEPARTED ANCESTORS – This is VERY important – if you have framed photos of grandparents, great grandparents, or any other of your ancestral dead, put these pictures on the Boveda. hopefully, they are already in frames that stand up. if not, in whatever form they are, even loose old photos, lay them flat on the Boveda.
ANIL – The spanish word for BLUING, which is a blue dye that comes in the form of a square cube to be disolved in water. A wonderful bowl (large) of spiritual water to put at the floor of a spiritual table is a mixture of purified water, holy water, bluing, florida water, orange slices, and mixed flower petals. Rub this water all around your head, on your JABBERWOCKY or IWAJU, AND ALL OVER YOUR BODY AND THE AIR AROUND YOUR BODY. Tap twice on the Boveda or any white table as you approach it to pray, letting the spirits know you are there. If there is room, two brass candle holders with candelabra-sized white candles are good too.
CASCARILLA = A SUPER WHITE CHALK THAT IF RUBBED INTO THE SKIN ON THE BACK AND THE BACK OF THE NECK AND THE IWAJU, OR JABBERWOCKY, ESPECIALLY.
Cascarilla used to be made out of crushed eggshells but now is made of bleached wheat, which is good because it is even whiter a substance and designs and messages made from it are holy, and itis holy on the skin.
A NOTE ON EXPENSE – THESE DESCRIPTIONS ARE OF THINGS THAT ONLY PEOPLE WITH MONEY IN THEIR POCKET CAN DO. THEY WILL BE VERY HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE MADE. BUT IF YOU HAVE LITTLE MONEY, REMEMBER, A WHITE SEVEN DAY (ACTUALLY FIVE DAY) GLASS ENCASED CANDLE AND A GLASS OF WATER FILLED TO THE BRIM IS ALL YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE AIR/EARTH/FIRE/WATER COMBINATION AND OPEN A DOOR TO SPIRIT. IF YOU CAN AFFORD NINE WHITE CARNATIONS, PLEASE SPRING FOR THEM AND INCLUDE THEM, BUT THEY ARE NOT TECHNICALLY NECESSARY. THE FLOOR DOES COUNT AS EARTH, REGARDLESS OF WHAT FLOOR YOU ARE ON OR THE MATERIAL OF THE FLOOR, TILE, CARPET, WOOD, EARTHEN TILE, OR WHATEVER.
AN EXCELLENT RITUAL FOR SPIRITUAL UPLIFTINGNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH –
YOU WILL NEED ONLY AN END TABLE, A WHITE CLOTH, A “SEVEN DAY” WHITE GLASS ENCASED CANDLE, A CLEAR GLASS OF WATER, AND NINE WHITE CARNATIONS. LAY DOWN THE CLOTH, PUT THE TABLE BY YOUR BEDSIDE, AND PUT THE CANDLE, THE GLASS OF WATER, AND THE VASE WITH THE CARNATIONS ON THE TABLE AND LIGHT THE CANDLE. SINCE THE CANDLES LAST ONLY FIVE DAYS, AND THIS IS A NINE DAY RITUAL, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A SECOND CANDLE READY TO REPLACE THE FIRST BEFORE IT BURNS OUT. SLEEP WITH THIS TABLE BY YOUR BEDSIDE AND SLEEP WITH IT NEXT TO YOU FOR NINE NIGHTS. IF YOU ARE GONE FOR A NIGHT, YOU MUST START ALL OVER, YOU MUST SLEEP WITH IT FOR NINE STRAIGHT NIGHTS. NINE, BY THE WAY, IS THE NUMBER OF THE DEAD IN MANY MYSTICAL SYSTEMS. AT THE END OF THE NINE DAYS, DISPOSE OF THE STUFF. YOU WILL DEFINITELY FEEL THE RESULT OF THIS SIMPLE ACT, FEELING A NEW PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE AS THE SPIRITS OF YOUR ANCESTORS COME IN CLOSER TO YOU, AND YOUR SPIRIT AND MENTALITY ARE UPLIFTED.
A NOTE ON FIRE – SOME PEOPLE ARE DEATHLY AFRAID OF GOING TO SLEEP WITH A CANDLE BURNING OR LEAVING THE CANDLE BURNING WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE, WHICH YOU SHOULD DO ON THIS OFFERING AND ON THE BOVEDA. IN REALITY, THESE CANDLES ALMOST NEVER FALL OVER, AND IF ONE DOES, AND THIS IS VERY RARE, THE LIQUID WAX WILL USUALLY WASH OVER THE FLAME, EXTINGUISHING IT. BUT IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR A CAT OR ARE JUST NERVOUS ABOUT THE CANDLE, SNUFF IT OUT, ESPECIALLY OR PREFERABLY WITH A CANDLE SNUFFER, AND RE-LIGHT THE CANDLE WHEN YOU RETURN. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU SLEEP WITH THIS OFFERING BY YOUR BODY AS YOU SLEEP, SO IF YOU MUST, CLOSE THE DOOR AGAINST ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT YOU THINK MIGHT PLAY WITH WHAT IS ON THE TABLE.
THIS WEBSITE IS TO GIVE YOU MAGIC AND SPIRITUALITY, BUT ASSUMES NO LIABILITY IN TERMS OF THE BOVEDAS, OFFERINGS, OR CANDLES AND THE FLAMES THEY PRODUCE. TALL, GLASS ENCASED CANDLES ARE EXTRAORDINARILY SAFE, THIS AUTHOR HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THEM FOR TWENTY TWO YEARS AND HAS HAD EXACTLY ONE INCIDENT WHEN A CANDLE CAUSED A FIRE, AND THE CAUSE WAS THAT THE WICK GREW AWAY FROM THE CENTER OF THE CANDLE TO REST RIGHT ALONG THE SIDE OF THE CANDLE AND THE GLASS BROKE. BUT USUALLY, EVEN WHEN GLASS BREAKS OR THE CANDLE TIPS OVER, THE LIQUID PORTION OF THE WAX WILL WASH OVER THE FLAME,, PUTTING IT OUT. SOMETIMES THE FLAME STAYS LIT, AND IT IS ONLY NECESSARY TO UPRIGHT THE CANDLE. I HAVE PROBABLY BURNED TEN THOUSAND CANDLES AND HAD A PROBLEM ONE TIME.
IN GENERAL, WHEN THE FLAME BURNS WITH ENOUGH INTENSITY TO BLACKEN THE GLASS, THIS IS TAKEN AS A GOOD SIGN THAT THE CANDLE IS EXTRAORDINARILY STRONG AND SPIRITUALLY ACTIVE. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO FEAR CANDLES AS FIRE RISKS, BUT MAGICPLAZAS.COM AND ITS AUTHORS AND OWNERS ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANYTHING THAT OCCURS AS THE RESULT OF YOUR CANDLE BURNING. IT IS UP TO YOU TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR CANDLES, AND PREVENT SMALL CHILDREN AND HOUSEHOLD PETS FROM CONTACTING THEM, EVEN THOUGH EVEN A TIPPED OVER CANDLE IS UNLIKELY TO CAUSE A PROBLEM. IT IS ALL UP TO YOU, BUT REMEMBER, CANDLES ARE ESSENTIAL TO THIS FORM OF SPIRITUALITY AND MAGIC.