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Spells for luck!
yemaya
diosadelmar
Oh Hyatt spells, how I love them! One day I too shall possess these beautiful tomes. Until then, there is always the internet. Oh the internet, how I love it!

SALT IN RIGHT SHOE AND UNDER BED TO CHANGE LUCK
9524. And he [root doctor] told me to wear salt in my right shoe and
take a little salt and sprinkle up under the bed every day. He say it
would change your luck.
[Wilmington, N. Car., (262), 258:3.]

That is all well and good. I myself am a fan of Weirder Things so here's one for you:

WEAR LEG OF FROG IN POCKET FOR ANY KIND OF LUCK
9971. If yo' git de laig of a frog an' weah it in yore pocket, dey say
yo'll always be a lucky person. (That's lucky for anything?) Yes.
[Fayetteville, N.Car., (1426), 2572:18.]

Hahahahahahahah ewwwwwwww.

4 WHITE CANDLES & SULPHUR FOR LUCK
10190. Burn candles fo' luck. You take the candle, an' put it in each
of the four corners of your house an' on that you sprinkle a little of
that sulphur. As ah said, sprinkle a little sulphur on it, and in a few
minutes that sulphur will be burned away, but that atmosphere is still
there. You light each one of those candles and burn them, and while
those candles are burning you says your prayers, an' that create luck in
youre house that way. (What kind of luck do they do that for?) Any kind
of luck. (What color candle did you say to use?) Jest a plain white
candle. (Do you burn them at any special time?) Twelve 'clock at night.
You get more results out of those things at that time of night.
[St. Petersburg, Fla., (1025), 1662:2.]

A little sulphur, y'all. Or sulfur. You can spell it either way. Anyway, if you should get it in your mind to do this, a little little bit, cause sulphur will burn toxic.

Here is another one that is easy peasy:

3 INGREDIENTS: SUGAR - CINNAMON - SALTPETER
WITH CANDLE - FOR LUCK
10197. Yo' kin take candles if yo' want luck in yore house. Yo' kin take
it an' burn it, burn it at de length of time, wit chure saltpetah an'
some cinnamon an' sugar. Dat will bring yuh luck. (Where do you put
these ingredients?) In a saucer an' den put chure candle on top of it.
[Or fix candle in center and ingredients around it.]
[New Orleans, La., (1558), 2835:4.]

Well that one is so easy I might go do it now! I think I might be out of white candles, though. One thing I miss about New York is being able to walk down the street to the Jewish grocery store and buy the jumbo box of Rokeach candles for $4. Now that is a deal, y'all. Here we have maybe all of three Jews and you can only buy the little boxes.

Sometimes people complain to me about having to read the dialect in these spells. It always confuses me, because I am so used to reading dialect that I don't even notice it anymore.

Hope you get lucky!
xo
Mari
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