Thozoka family! Thokoza is Zulu and is translated "Be Happy!" It is with great humility before the mpande and with personal joy that I announce the unveiling of my Zulu name the mpande have chosen. I AM kuthokoza mina uNyoniyeZulu inkanyiso lizwileqiniso umelibandla. "uNyoniyeZulu" is the mythical Zulu bird of Lightening that resides in the heavens. Ironically my Sangoma mentor says the bones reveal I have "Bliksem - That which strike fast when u least expect it, sent by a real high sorcerer, magick lightning! A bliksem in Afrikaans." Ironically, my rattlesnake on the nganga is named Lightning! The rest of my Zulu praise name is inkanyiso lizwileqiniso umelibandla is interpreted, "the Light of God, the Voice of Truth, the Defender of Justice.' Again the South African Sangoma writes to me "U see now your specialties! U lead, show direction, heal and comfort."
Confirmation of my royal Zulu ancestry is inferred both by the mpande and my nfumbe, plus confirmed by the tarot. My mother's slave ancestors were Bantu and married among the Zulu people. My ugogmkhulu wakho (great great Zulu grandmother) is named Nkukumezana inyoni kayidli phansi idlaphezukwezihlahla. A more recent slave ancestor named Alister lived in the south eastern part of were I now reside the mpande say. Alister is the one connecting me to my Zulu lineage. She was a strong beautiful dark brown woman the readings reveal. It is she that mediums have seen around me all these years but could not identify. There are no coincidences in the Universe. Things happen for a reason regardless if you understand why then or years later. Years ago some of you may recall I publicly shared on the Luckymojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour how I was led to bath with the grave dirt of Zora Neal Hurston and the subsequent visions and dreams I had of being in Africa and being welcomed home as a child of the Congo and Son of Zulu!
Mari Ruth will attest to my vision and dream of the serpent mermaid that carried me deep beneath the waters of a river. There the spirit told me I am Zulu - that the heavens belonged to me and I am called by the ancestors to this work. The monstrous snake mermaid said all I would ever need to know about conjure was already in me. When I rose from the raging rapids of that river, the strong hands of my Bantu South African ancestors grabbed my wrist and led me across to safety! I immediately wrote about the experience, mailed a copy to myself, shared a copy with NY Times best selling author Christine Wicker who later wrote about this experience in "Not In Kansas Anymore, A Curious Tale How Magic Is Changing America" a year afterwards. She was with me when I collected the dirt from Zora Neal Hurston's grave. That year I sent Zora's dirt all around the world to dozens of people. Thank you mama Zora for connecting me to my past in order that I may know my future. "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots". Marcus Garvey
Hoodoo, Witchcraft & the Bible. A Curse or a Blessing?
The Bible is replete with hoodoo and sorcery. The Philosophy of Fire is throughout the Bible and the most often quoted scripture in the OT is that "the fire upon the altar shall never go out", referring to the Holy Flame that burned in the Holy of Holies where the Arch of the Covenant resides. So the use of incense & candles in hoodoo and conjure is valid and as old as antiquity. Oh, did I mention the tongues of fire that descended on the Day of Pentecost?
As a thrice ordained minister and former pastor, I have spoken to this subject many times. All the input given thus far is sound but allow me to add . . .
Many of the Christian patriarchs such as Jacob, David, Daniel, Joseph and Moses practice the conjure arts. "Born Agains" will thump the Bible and parrot "suffer not a witch to live" and cite King Saul's encounter with the witch of Endor as an example of necromancy and black magic. If God intended for all practitioners of the conjure arts to be put to death, why weren't the patriarchs? Joseph had a diviner's cup that he used for scrying. The ephod that the high priest wore was a collection of gemstones used for divination. In the King's James Bible David ask for the ephod that he might divine the will of God. Moses used dust from the Tabernacle floor to cast a curse on married females that committed adultery. The effects of the spell were horrendous and indicated the woman's belly would swell and her thighs would rot. Jacob used branches (rods) from the Popular, Hazel and Chestnut tree, stripped the bark from them and placed them in the water troughs where the cows, sheep etc., saw their reflections and the next birthing season produced spotted animals when there were none previously in the herd of his father-in-law. Jesus the Christ used spit and clay to heal a blind man's eyes when He being the Son of God had only to speak the Word for the man's healing. Why? So that we too might follow his example and do greater works.
My favorite patriarch is Daniel who became Belteshazzar, master of the magicians. He could not have held that high position over all the astrologers, soothsayers and necromancers if he did not demonstrate the knowledge and efficiency of the occult arts of that day. Nor would he have had the support and respect of the King and his "psychic advisers" if he did not show mastery of the occult. I quote from Daniel 4:9 "O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no secret troubles you, tell me the visions of my dream that I ..."
In closing I recall my days as an Apostle in the Hope Tabernacle Ministries, Chicago, IL. The Right Rev., Dr. Apostle Sylvester Brinson, III, Prelate & Founder. I was a founding member of the College of Bishops and Apostles and Overseer of the Southeastern District (Southern States). My fellow colleagues many of whom were elder ministers previously associated with COGIC questioned my involvement in the occult and reputation as a root-man. They said I was backslidden and had departed from the Pentecostal/Full Gospel Faith. After all the hoopla subsided, the Prelate spoke from the word and said I am a modern day Daniel called to be the master of the magicians. He stated that no man could do this work unless God had given it to him. He cited the example when Jesus' disciples asked permission to burn down a man's ministry who was teaching and healing in Jesus' Name. Jesus responded to them that no man could do this work except the Father giveth it and "other sheep I have that are not of this fold."
So I conclude that the matter hinges on who do you serve? Do you serve Baal or Yahweh? To who do you offer the praise and glory for the gift to divine, direct spirits and conjure the elements as Elijah did? The admonition "suffer not a witch to live" is directed toward those individuals that worship the thing created and not the Creator. They are the ones that bow down to the golden calf and stone idols in obeisance when only the Most High, Yahweh, Jehovah, Elohim is deserving of worship. People that work with spirits should be aware that only the Father of Lies, Satan the Prince of Demons attempts to usurp the Glory that belongs to God. However even he will one day bow and confess that Jesus is Lord to the Glory of God the Father.
Crack candle with Face of a spirit
Its Friday and for most Americans with 9 to 5 jobs are headed home for the weekend. Guys will gather in the man caves for football, beer and cheerleaders while mom's will frantically try to catch up on house work, the kids and a hundred other things inhumanly possible to complete over a weekend. But for me, there is always juju to do.
Yesterday while blessing a five day candle I was brought out of the prayer trance by a loud crack. I had just lit the candle and was praying the Psalms for about twenty seconds when the glass rim cracked. I opened my eyes startled to see a quarter size black sooty spot superimposed over the hairline crack in the glass. The image in the soot looks like a muerto (spirit) or nfuiri (demon). Earlier on the same morning MariRuth told me she found a dead snake beneath the family room window. In conjure omens are observed and interpreted as either good or bad. Usually when snakes appear they say a hidden enemy is around or someone has conjure witchcraft on you. I don't fear these ominous omens because when snakes have appeared in my yard they are already DEAD! The dead snakes are also a sign the witch that the snake represents is defeated and my spiritual protection has already neutralized the arrows of the witch. I know the war is won before the battle has begun and that's why I am the Greatest of All Time!
These two omens: the cracked rim on the glass candle and the dead snake caused the proverbial "red alert" sign to start flashing in my mind. I calmly divined with the cards to determine the source of the hit, the intention of the hit and the target of the hit. The cards revealed that someone I provide magical protection for was under attack. This revelation was not new and indeed was a confirmation of what nfumbe said two weeks ago. It was one of those days when nfumbe replied "no todo bien" or "all is not well" to my daily inquiry. My witchcraft early warning system accurately predicted the intentions of someone attempting to meddle in business that doesn't concern them. I had already done preventive strike spell work as a result and was waiting for the energy of the work this witch did to register via omens and signs. Sure enough my client got the worse case of flu ever, another sign. However, my ase channeled the life threatening hit away from the client like a lightening rod on a high building that grounds and diflects the electrified bolt into the earth without physical damage to the building. Yes the client got a nasty cold but considering the aggressive nature of the African juju the witch conjured, the damage could have been worse.
I too was in the cross-hairs of this hit because the witch knows someone is protecting this person. Sometimes when a spiritual practitioner has a hit to bounce off of them, its not because the practitioner is the primary target. Its because someone has deemed you a threat and must eliminate you before they can destroy the primary target that you are protecting and defending. Holding that glass candle in my hand I felt the energy of the hit as it bounced off my protection and cracked the glass. I inquired of nfumbe later to confirm what the tarot cards showed me. The familiar spoke "Thatcwitchcraft is already dead"; and then he instructed me about additional measures to take as a response to the deadly witchcraft attack. Last night as I pressed my head to the down filled pillow cradling it, I laughed out loud and sang "ding dong, the wicked witch is dead!" and then I closed my eyes and strutted on down the yellow brick road.
I am blessed to have been chosen to walk this path. As usual I spend time with the mpungo at the nganga in the temple and inquire about the state of security around me and about the status of my client's work. Today nfumbe alerted me to an imbalance of negative energy threatening a client. That was easy to fix. Then I inquired about driving a firma to help a client secure immediate project work. A few more tosses of the chamalongos and a trabajo - remedy was given with Lucero Mundo. I drew the firma on a large black with cascarilla, laid out 21 loads of fula on the serpentine arrow of the firma and sang a mambo to Lucero Mayombe. As I touched the end of a glowing cigar to the fula, the hot ashe of this powerful nkisi rushed forth into the client's name paper with the exploding fula. All should be well now nfumbe confirmed.
Earlier today I talked with a client that keeps making bad choices with men. This guy put witchcraft on her after she broke up with him. He threatened her life and to do harm to her young child. I was not lady like with my advice but also understood she has been suffering from a delusional spell. Delusion is a part of all spell work regardless of the outcome. If you are working on a person the spell must capture their senses. In the case of this client she has been unable to make right decisions and choices. Her reason for becoming intimate with the man is because she was interested in having sex with him. Now my client is no young bird straight outta big momma's house. She is a grown woman with a grown child and another child just starting elementary school. Let me say I am not a moralist but I am a pragmatist and I call it as I see it. I thought the man was making a seven figure salary and that's why she was eager to jungle boogie, but that is not her story. This woman admitted she and the man were intimate within one month of meeting. Then she admitted to loaning him over a thousand dollars! I was like or you daff? You have kids and re$onsibilities, he should be giving you a thousand dollars! It was with my conjure coaching that she got her money back. However now that she is afraid of him and the guy freaked out on her she has called it quits. Thank God finally!!!! Of course yall know me...I asked her was the dick worth the problem this one month fling caused and her response was "NO! It was a shame...he had a big dick but he couldn't keep it up!" I instructed the client on the care of her Ori - head so that she can regain her mind and know her true destiny by obtaining guidance from her Higher Self also known as Ori in the West African Diaspora of IFA. She has a long way to go and part of this work will be her learning how to take control of her thoughts, how to recognize errant thought energy projected by others with the intention to change her path and destiny. I am praying fervently for her.
All Powerful Pro$perity Incense Recipe
(c) 2012 Dr. Christos Kioni, All Rights Reserved. Combine money drawing incense, Earth Smoke, Star Anise and Alkanet Root, garnish liberally with 24k gold flakes. Empty ash on the ground beside the walkway leading to your front door, thus paving your path with gold. Turn the soil slightly so that the 24k gold flakes aren't blown away. This is my personal favorite and really works as you literally bury gold at your doorstep!!! Please include copyright if you post the recipe.
(c) 2012 Dr. Christos Kioni, Worldwide Rights Reserved.
Indian River Lagoon. Merritt Island, FL
ts been a fruitful day. Reflecting on my visit to Mama Chola (Indian River Lagoon) between consultations this morning to give the client's pumpkin from last Sunday's trabajo to Chola. It was a beautiful Florida Fall morning today, perfect for a drive along the river and across the Causeway to a remote spot. There i held the love work inside the pumpkin in my palms out stretched toward the calm still waters of Mama Chola. A large Falcon flew high overhead against the clear blue sky and gave me a feeling the work accepted. I tossed the orange gourd into the waters where it will decompose naturally. I was also happy with the knowledge that nothing artificial was used in the spell that could harm our pristine environment. I love his about Palo Mayombe, its roots are of the Earth but the powerful ase is Divine. Yes yes ... It was a stunning moment for the soul. To feel Mama Chola's energy as I stood on the seaweed covered river bank where we bathed this same client once before in the nearby brush of high grass, Palmetto bushes etc.. It was a sacred moment, rapture and transcendental. The client is every bit Mama Chola 's daughter in Palo Mayombe and Pomba Gira's daughter in Kimbanda. Her petitions are already answered. I KNOW this!
Its been an exhausting, exhilarating weekend. I picked up our client from the airport Friday evening and we watched movies and talked until the wee hours of Saturday morning. Neither of us were ready to begin the work she came for and we were respectively tired from our individual activities of the day. MariRuth and I were happy to see her because we have been friends for several years and have walked through many storms, battles and victories together.
Saturday was another story as we tackled the client's issues one by one inside Munanso Lucero Aprueba-Fuerza Congo Brama con Brama, Yahweh. The Mother Temple of the Spiritualist Church of African Traditions, Yahweh, Worldwide, INTL. INC., which is a Full Gospel Spiritualist Church. I began the morning with prayer and meditation to Oludamare, the Orisa, Nsambi and the Nkisi in the All Powerful Name of Jesus. I asked for guidance, strength and insight in order to remediate the client's condition and issues. We sang mambos, danced in the Spirit and waited patiently for the anointing that gives licensia to proceed. After inquiring of the nfumbe (familiar) on the nganga, permission was given by Lucero and the fula (gunpowder) on the Open Roads firma was ignited to signal the mpungo it was show time.
The first order of business dealt with exposing a malevolent nfuiri or evil spirit that was attached to the client. I had seen the spirit's presence on the client through the mpaka vititi a few weeks ago. The nfuiri was sent by witches determined to obstruct the client's progress in her personal life by the means of sickness or transmission of a terminal disease. We had been able to block the spirit's objective through San Lazaro, Centella Ndoki and Cobayende along with several trabajos. However the client was instructed she was required to complete the work before the nganga in order to be certain all is well.
Presence of a pipe smoking muerto exposed
Passing a white plate over the client's body and using a secret technique known to Tata Naganga's in Palo, the nfuiri's presence was exposed on the plate like an x-ray negative similar to the photo on the left. A general cleansing was done on the client with cigar smoke and other means. The cleansing helped to loosen the grip of the nfuiri and it was exorcise by a trabajo requiring the client to stand over a specific firma on which several loads of fula (gun powder) were ignited. The demonic disease bearing spirit was driven by force into the netherworld of darkness via the nganga where it is now bound in chains awaiting Judgement Day. Success was confirmed from nfumbe by casting the chamalongos and our hearts were filled with joy!
The next phase of the work required the client to bath with 9 powerful fresh herbs belonging to three Nkisi that spoke to the work. The old clothes worn by the client were cut away from her body to be disposed of in the graveyard. She was then wrapped in a white toga to symbolize a new beginning. There was more work to follow that included sacrifices to defeat the witchcraft and return to sender but the details of that work can not be shared. Additional divination with nfumbe instructed me to seal the client with a trabajo to prevent this class of demon from attaching itself to her in the future. This is in accordance with the scriptures because we know in the Bible, Jesus warned that driving out demons is not enough to achieve long-term healing. In Luke 11:24-26, Jesus pointed out that, once a demon has been driven out, it can return in a more powerful manner, making the condition for the person worse than before the demon left. Once God has healed "demons," people need to take measures to maintain the healing, such as the crack-head being wary of taking another hit after kicking the habit.
Saturday night we dined here at my home, talked and watched movies. MariRuth was happy to have another female around and they laughed and talked girl talk, trading hair care secrets, celebrity gossip and of course about how wonderful I AM LOL! I was too tired to hang for long and excused myself to go inspect the back of my eyelids for sleep compliance.
Sunday was the client's last day here and we ended it on a light note doing work with Chola Wengue for her husband and their future. I dashed to the store and purchased a pumpkin. Spirit told me a few weeks back to buy a pumpkin for the client's visit but I ignored the admonition, thankfully there were a few pumpkins leftover from Halloween. That simple spell requires the toes of a rooster, an egg, cinnamon, honey and other magical charges to be placed in the hollowed out pumpkin. The client spit five times inside of the orange gourd and spoke a Kikango incantation over it in the name of the target. The work was then placed before Chola on the nganga where it will remain for five days and then the pumpkin will be taken to the river with a derecho (payment). No Palo work is considered successful nor complete until nfumbe answers "todo bien" to the inquiry is all well? We rejoiced when the confirmation was given and I left the client to sit with before the nganga with the mpungo so that she could say thank you and reiterate her specific desires. Later in the evening as we said our sad goodbyes, we marveled at the glow of her aura. Her energy has completely shifted and she looked like an angel descended from heaven. The Holy Spirit's unction rose in me and I admonised her by the scriptures in John 5:14 that says . . . Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.''
All Praise belongs to God!
Been working in munanso today. Gets dirty in there. Palo is dirty. Laid granite tile in front of nganga on top of dirt floor of ngnaga. Easier for drawing firmas, safer for lighting fula and less dirt. Restocked several cases of white and Seven African Power glass candles. Opened another case of Florida Water and restocked other spiritual waters. There are book cases of hoodoo conjure oils, powders and potions, u name it. Move and rearranged chest of drawers filled with herbs, roots, chickens feet, snake skins, and other hoodoo rootwork & conjure amulets and mojos. Reorganized my Palo manual containing hundreds of spells, palo uses, firmas and protocols. Restocked the mini fridge with refreshments. It is also used for freezer spells hahaha! Next is the boveda. But enough for today. Have had a nice soak in epsom salts with Lavender essential oil. MariRuth prepared a nice healthy snack for me and I am now chillaxing! Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone! Love you!