Hoodoo Magick and the Creation Myth of Man

was recently reading a book :

Hutin Serge - Techniques de l'envoûtement.pdf

techniques of bewitchment

 

The term Voodoo doll is commonly employed to describe an effigy into which pins are inserted.Although it comes in various different forms, such practices are found in the magical traditions of many cultures across the world

 

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and it dawned on me : the similarities between  Voodoo Dolls and the Creation Myth of Man

 

 

The "creation of man from clay" is a miraculous birth theme that recurs throughout world religions and mythologies. Examples include:

 

  • According to Chinese mythology (see Chu Ci and Imperial Readings of the Taiping Era), Nüwa molded figures from the yellow earth, giving them life and the ability to bear children.
  • In the Babylonian creation epic Enuma Elish, the goddess Ninhursag created humans from clay.
  • In Greek mythology, according to Pseudo-Apollodorus (Bibliotheca, 1.7.1), Prometheus molded men out of water and earth.
  • According to Hindu mythology the mother of Ganesh, Parvati, made Ganesh from clay and turned the clay into flesh and blood.
  • According to some Laotian folk religion, there are stories of humans created from mud or clay.
  • The Yoruba culture holds that the god Obatala likewise created the human race from clay.
  • According to Genesis 2:7 "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul".
  • According to the Qur'an[23:12–15], God created man from clay.
  • The Māori people believe that Tāne Mahuta, god of the forest, created the first woman out of clay and breathed life into her."
  • According to Inca mythology the creator god Viracocha formed humans from clay on his second attempt at creating living creatures.
  • According to some Native American beliefs, the Earth-maker formed the figure of many men and women, which he dried in the sun and into which he breathed life.
  • In American folklore, Wonder Woman was sculpted from clay by her mother Hippolyta and given life by the Greek gods.

 

how do you sculpt a clay pot  ..... by making it spin ....

 

 

 

see also :  

Alchemy, Saturn, Melancholy and Music

 

 

from:  White Stag

 

 

In the flood story of Atrahasis, as the "womb-goddess" NiNtu ( the "Lady of the Rib."  ) , she is chosen by the other gods to be the creator of humankind, whom she fashions out of a mixture of blood and clay.

 

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Wheat and clay rituals

  • At the temple of Mendes, figures of Osiris were made from wheat and paste placed in a trough on the day of the murder, then water was added for several days, until finally the mixture was kneaded into a mold of Osiris and taken to the temple to be buried (the sacred grain for these cakes were grown only in the temple fields). Molds were made from the wood of a red tree in the forms of the fourteen dismembered parts of Osiris, the cakes of 'divine' bread were made from each mold, placed in a silver chest and set near the head of the god with the inward parts of Osiris as described in the Book of the Dead (XVII). On the first day of the Festival of Ploughing, where the goddess Isis appeared in her shrine where she was stripped naked, paste made from the grain were placed in her bed and moistened with water, representing the fecund earth. All of these sacred rituals were "climaxed by the eating of sacramental god, the eucharist by which the celebrants were transformed, in their persuasion, into replicas of their god-man"

BODY FLUIDS IN HOODOO:

 

MENSTRUAL BLOOD,


SEMEN, and URINE

 

 

In the folk magic of virtually every culture there are spells that make use of all of our bodily effluvia and detritus, including the amniotic sac (caul) of a baby, spit, semen, tears, urine, feces, head hair, pubic hair, and nail clippings. However, due to taboos surrounding menstrual blood, semen, and urine in some urban cultures, the use of these particular body fluids in spell-casting can be problematic for those unfamiliar with the larger history of folk magic. In light of the universality of bodily effluvia and detritus as tools of magic, the singling out of menstrual blood, urine, and semen is most rationally approached on the basis of their intended effect (generally spells of sex and love) than on the basis of their origin (human bodies).

The frankest discussions of the uses of these substances in magic will be found in ethnological treatises on folk-magic; the "ceremonial high magicians" of the late Victorian era (including Aleister Crowley and his cohorts) were too prudish to deal with this matter as anything other than an antinomian and rule-breaking rite. They found it exhilarating in proportion to the degree to which they judged it to be daring, provocative, and naughty -- and their 20th and 21st century followers have continued in the same vein, especially as the possibility of blood-born and sexually-transmitted diseases has made working with these substances seem dangerous. In folk-magic, on the other hand, menstrual blood, semen, and urine are straightforward tools of spell-casting and the knowledge of how to deploy them is routinely passed from one family member to another.

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  • "Hoochie coochie" is also used to refer to a sexually attractive person ( under Her / his C Har M ) or a practitioner of HooDoo"

MoJo /ˈmoʊdjoʊ/, in the African-American folk belief called hoodoo, is an amulet consisting of a flannel bag containing one or more magical items. It is a "prayer in a bag", or a spell that can be carried with or on the host's body.

 

 

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  • the fourteen dismembered parts of Osiris

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    The word dismemberment is not a misleading one.  You go on a shamanic journey to your power animal or teacher, and they break you into pieces.  Sometimes it will seem gentle, like a wind blowing you into sand.  Other times you will see your self torn apart limb by limb. The way the spirit world does this is endlessly creative.  Every shamanic healer has had this happen to them one or more times, and no one’s story about this went exactly the same way.

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  •  Interesting, M. Especially seeing the list of traditional beliefs in the human being made from clay, and then the spinning idea. I have worked with clay at times, and it is an incredibly absorbing and healing activity, quite unlike other artistic or creative modes. It really can earth and heal ones energy. If a person is feeling particularly bad they should try and work with clay.

     

    Will tell a weird story now. For years my husband has been a yoga teacher, although recently he has quit (we both teach it)...but a couple of years ago this particular young woman began to attend his classes. At the end of one class she gave him a cake she had baked, and he brought it home. He made himself a cup of tea and I was still awake, which is not usual as I sleep early. He sliced some of the cake and as he was about to eat it I got a very strong bad feeling and jumped up and said, No, burn it. I grabbed the cake and threw the whole lot in the stove. He kind of laughed thinking it was one of my strange behaviours...haha...but I said that cake is bad. Don't take any more food from that woman. I could not even say myself why I felt that feeling, but it was like a sense of disgust. The woman eventually left his class - she tried several times more to give him baked goods and while he felt he could not outright refuse, he  burned all her gifts in the stove. I know, it sounds crazy - but he had taken on board my reaction. A year or so later, an Uncle by marriage of my husband met the woman in question at a party in her house. The Uncle is a bit of an alcoholoic and the parties he goes to can be quite licentious. Anyways, he is telling us the story of this party some weeks later and in a drunken state this woman had told my husban's Uncle that she regularly bakes her menstrual blood or pubic hair into cakes or bread with which she seeks to bind certain people. (!!!!!!) He was abhorred by this idea, as one might well be! And he told us in the spirit of saying what a nasty woman she was in his opinion. We did not say anything about the baked goods we had FORTUNATELY burned. So...this voodoo stuff is alive and well in unexpected ways in otherwise quiet places...strange, huh.

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      • Yeah I keep telling him how lucky he is :D 

    • strange indeed , and surprising as you got a sense ( a spider man sense of danger ) for these kind of things. Morocco is also well known amongst the Mena countries as a country where magic (call it a form of voodoo ) is well embedded in the fabric of the society  .... so many stories i heard : from the secretary who tries to voodoo-ify her boss to the rich man who goes to a marabout to win an important business contract and everything in between ....  from what i know , there are three ways to negate a spell : burn it , pee on it , or throw it in the sea ....  I'm sure there are other ways to go about it :)

       

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