Sunday, October 24, 2010

La Alcantarilla Alquimica Fluye

La alcantarilla alquimica le gusta discutir temas que rompan la monotonia y estupidez de nuestra Isla del Encanto. Encontre interesante esta discusion sobre la practica del Hoodoo...un ritualismo puramente norte americano con raices del sincretismo religioso del vudu, de la santeria, del santoral catolico, de la magica cabalistica judia y cualquier otra creencia que puedan poner en la olla.

El pie forza'o a este tema sale de este articulo

So recently I decided to really dive in. The heart of the site is The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Occult Shop Catalogue, which you might as well go take a glance at right now. Alongside links for familiar mystic stuff — Tarot decks, altar tools, amulets and charms — the site presents a number of more curious categories, at least to esoteric aficionados used to Neopagan or New Age shops: Sachet Powders, Bottle Spells, Custom Made Mojo Hands. Even more startling and wonderful is the graphic design that defines the catalog and the bulk of its in-house offerings: brightly-colored images seemingly drawn from prewar pamphlets or comic books, matched with typefaces reminiscent of classic American commercial signage, all announcing an array of products that sound, at once, exotic and quaint: Aunt Sally’s Lucky Dream Incense Powder, Cast Off Evil Oil, Money Stay With Me Bath Crystals.

In addition to this array of household magic, the catalog includes links into a labyrinthine library of history and lore. Digging into these pages, one discovers that Lucky Mojo is not New Age nor Neopagan after all, nor does it represent the current of Caribbean religious syncretism that gives us the urban botanicas that in some ways the site recalls. No, Lucky Mojo’s magical current is closer to home than any of these, and yet almost invisible.

That current is hoodoo, although according to Catherine Yronwode, the brilliant and indefatigable woman behind Lucky Mojo, the tradition has many regional names — rootwork, conjure, witchcraft — and for many people remains nameless, as in “that stuff my great aunt did.” Though essentially African-American, hoodoo should not be confused with voodoo or other Caribbean transformations of African spirit possession cults. (If anything, it most resembles Jamaican traditions of obeah, or “science.”) Though hoodoo encompasses a variety of oracular and healing practices, its core moves rely on botanical materials and ordinary household products like soaps and toilet waters, and largely aims for this-worldly results: lottery numbers, love, protection from (or vengeance against) the boss. This pragmatism is also echoed in the tradition’s intensely polyglot syncretism, which fuses African magical styles with streams of, among other things, Cherokee earth ways, Santeria, German folklore, Jewish sorcery, and the popular magic of Scots-Irish immigrants.

Con el poder del Market...

aqui les dejo su pagina:

Sea lo que sea le han dedicado pensamiento, como establece este libro en linea:

Como esta interesante discusion de Moses, Giver of the Law

The name of Moishe (Moses in English) is famed as the author of the Torah, otherwise known as "The Five Books of Moses" -- Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Numbers -- which form the most sacred portion of the Jewish Bible or Tanakh (also spelled Tanach) and are read, but not strictly followed, by Christians in what they choose to call "The Old Testament."
Moses is also the alleged or reputed author of several works of magic, including "The 6th and 7th Books of Moses" and "The Mystery of the Long-Lost 8th, 9th, and 10th Books of Moses"
Moses was born on the 7th of Adar in the year 2368 (c.1400 BCE). He was the third child of Amram, a member of the tribe of Levi, and Levi's daughter Yocheved. His older sister was Miriam, and his older brother was Aaron. His family were slaves in Egypt. His birth name was Chaver, but he was given the name Moses ("Taken Out") because as an infant he was set adrift on a raft of bullrushes to avoid a death sentence that the Egyptian ruler had imposed on all the male children born to Hebrew slaves -- and he was taken out of the river by the daughter of the very Pharaoh who had issued the genocidal decree.
Miriam, who had kept watch over Moses, suggested to Pharaoh's daughter that she should hire Yocheved to nurse him until he was weaned, and so Moses grew up in Pharaoh's court, knowing that he was a Jew. When he was about 40 years old, he saw an Egyptian slave-master beating a Hebrew slave and became so angry that he killed the Egyptian. As a result he had to flee to Midian, where he married Zipporah, became a shepherd, and had a son named Gershom.
One day, as he was tending his flock, the Lord God appeared and told him to lead the Israelites out of slavery and into the Promised Land. With the help of Aaron and Miriam, Moses first tried to negotiate an end to the slavery, but when that failed, the Lord sent ten plagues to Egypt and Moses led the people out of Egypt and across the Red Sea to freedom, where God revealed the Ten Commandments and the Israelites accepted them.
Moses spoke with God and is considered the author of the first five books of the Bible, but because of his own weakness, he was not permitted to enter the promised Land, only watching as the people crossed over.
Moses did not institute hereditary kingship in Israel; his chosen successor was Joshua, not Gershom. Aaron, however, as the first High Priest, created the hereditary succession of Koheins (priests). Miriam was a great prophetess, and wherever she walked, a fresh water well followed, so the people always had water in their wanderings. The hamesh (hamsa) hand amulet used against ayin hara (the evil eye) is called The Hand of Miriam by Jews.
Moses is an old hoodoo formula for oil, incense, sachet powders, and bath crystals that are intended for the use of those who wish to work with the spirit of Moses for protection, justice under the law, and freedom from oppressive conditions. It is most often utilized as a part of magic spells of occultism.
The label shown here is from a Lucky Mojo brand Moses Vigil Candle, burned by those who wish to venerate the spirit of Moses or to gain some of the advantages which his spiritual aid can offer. The same herbs and fragrances used to dress this candle for customers and clients are the basis of Lucky Mojo Moses dressing oil . used for anointing oneself, fixing the home, preparing blue or white offertory candles or feeding a mojo bag. These herbs and scents also can be found in Moses incense powder, sachet powder, and bath crystals.
Like the rest of the Lucky Mojo line, this product contains genuine herbal essential oils, not synthetic fragrances. Lucky Mojo labels are adapted from vintage packaging and in many cases the images are as traditional as the ingredients themselves.
Moses is one of a family of related formulas that also includes King Solomon Wisdom, Archangel Michael, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Metatron, and Jezebel -- all of which relate to Judaism, Jewish scripture, or the system of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah. Each one of these old-time recipes is slightly different -- some placing emphasis on help from Angelic beings, others on establishing a link with an ancient Biblical figure -- but they have in common the underlying aim of aligning the magician's internally generated forces with those who have been marked in one way or another by Jehovah.
The above formulas may, of course, be mixed and matched in any way that suits the practitioner, or may be teamed up with formulas from another line of goods, such as a spiritual formula like Psychic Vision, a financial or money luck formula like Money Drawing, or a passion and sexual love spell formula like Love Me.
How you choose to use Moses spiritual supplies is, of course, up to you, but one very traditional method is to employ them in conjunction with the Ten Commandments, while praying for justice.

Aja. Han mezclado como de cinco fuentes distintas aqui, pero ahi esta. Moises es tu abogado. No puedes fallar con Moises...

Por si no puedes ir a tu botanica mas cercana, ellos te las envian por correo:

Anyway. el mercado aqui lo domina el Agua de Florida:

Anyway, el tema es hoodoo. Catherine Yronwode es la lider fundadora del movimiento. Es algo raro que este envuelta en el ocultismo a la vez que el mundo de publicacion de comics? Que importa? Esto del sincretismo es cosa de todos los dias en el Caribe y el resto del mundo.

La discusion de las nuevas religiones de America se discuten en el libro Occult America, que parece ser una lectura de lo mas interesante. Aqui les incluyo algo de debate relacionado al tema:
By the 1830s and 40s, a region of central New York State called “the Burned-Over District” (so-named for its religious passions) became the magnetic center for the religious radicalism sweeping the young nation. Stretching from Albany to Buffalo, it was the Mt. Sinai of American mysticism, giving birth to new religions such as Mormonism and Seventh-Day Adventism, and also to Spiritualism, mediumship, table-rapping, séances, and other occult sensations – many of which mirrored, and aided, the rise of suffragism and early progressive movements.
Spiritualism possessed a surprising culture of egalitarianism and social activism. The movement attracted the interest and participation of social reformers because, among other things, it provided one of the first settings in modern life in which women could serve as religious leaders, at least of a certain sort. Most spirit mediums were women – and the social opening that Spiritualism provided attracted a generation of suffragists. “Spiritualism,” announced the voting-rights pioneer Mary Fenn Love, “has inaugurated the era of woman.” The nation’s social and spiritual radicals were becoming joined, and the partnership would never fade.
In the 1840s, American mystical movements were also developing the first stirrings of a therapeutic or healing-based spirituality. One of the most important of these was the “mental healing” movement that emerged in New England. By mid-century, a Maine clockmaker named Phineas Quimby, partly acting on his own ideas and partly though the influences of Swedenborgian philosophy and Mesmerism, began experimenting with how people’s moods could influence their physical wellbeing. He codified his system into a set of cosmic laws – or a “Christian science,” a term adopted by his most influential student, Mary Baker Eddy.
Throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century, Spiritualism also developed a healing spirituality, though more of a psychological sort. In an age of high rates of childhood mortality, grieving families rarely had anywhere to turn to relieve their suffering. Calvinist Protestantism offered nothing in the way of pastoral counseling. Hence, many people sought solace at the séance table. The letters and diaries of the era attest to educated people experiencing some of the most moving episodes of their lives with hands joined around a darkened séance circle. Those who believed in the reality of contact often testified to having an experience of catharsis. The earliest stirrings of a therapeutic spirituality appear in both mental-healing and Spiritualism.
By the dawn of the twentieth century, mediums and mind-cure practitioners were applying their supernatural principles to other areas of life. The mind-power, or positive thinking, movement that grew out of Quimby’s experiments seemed to hold the answer to economic anxiety and the urge for upward mobility. To a nation tempted by mass-produced goods, and possessed of a bootstrap mentality, a mental approach to success felt intuitively right. This became the template for the leading self-help philosophies of the twentieth century from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich to Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, and finally, in our own time, to the mega-selling book and movie The Secret.

Yo no se, ya Puerto Rico esta lleno de creencias. No creo que los santeros de aqui les guste cambiar a esta cosa del hoodoo. Nuestra cultura es mas rica que eso. Simplemente expongo aqui que esta necesidad de creer en algo superior siempre esta presente.

Iba a abundar mas en este tema, exponiendo como todas estas practicas tambien existian en la epoca de los grandes alquimistas, que buscando convertir el plomo en oro y encontrar la piedra filosofal en realidad encontraron quimicos nuevos y reactivos mas poderosos que permitieron nuestro desarrollo como sociedad.

Pero ese es un tema mas serio y no lo quiero manchar con este esoterismo de botica o de Spook-A-Rama (

cierro con este video de Dante's Inferno:


Kofla Olivieri said...

Ese video de Dante's Inferno me trajo recuerdos de la primera vez que visite Coney Island!

Beato said...

Coney Island era parada obligada en mis vacaciones de verano en New York. Parte del fun era el viaje en subway. Me encantaba esa area, junto con el boardwalk y las maquinas de juego.
Ironicamente encontre esos videos buscando el juego flash de Dante's Inferno en el que tantas pesetas gaste en mi juventud.

biancaestrada said...

¡Qué interesante está esto! Y qué mucha información!

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