How To Use Magick Powders
I sell a variety of items that new practitioners are sometimes not familiar with. In this lesson we’ll look at one of them… magick powders. Here are some that I make here at Conjure Work:
Powders are typically a base of talcum, corn starch, flour or some other type of fine particulate. You blend various herbs, resins and roots, as thoroughly as possible.
You mix them into the base and I consecrate mine, by praying over them. Some people color their powders but I am among those who don’t.
The way to use them varies from worker to worker and the need at hand. We’ll talk about some specific examples here but this is by no means an exhaustive list.
To Charge, Or Not to Charge?
That, Is The Question
Charging means to put energy into something, to juice it up, with a certain vibe. Now, skeptics will tell you that’s ridiculous but think about it. Most of us have a few recollections of of experiencing someone else’s energy, even when they’re not present.
Someone gets up from a seat at a restaurant or a park bench and they walk away. You see the seat is now available, so you sit down. Instantly, you feel icky, the energy is gross, unsettling.
Here’s a true story for you. So, I’m at a friends house and she lets me look at her tarot cards. I pick up the first half of the deck and look through them, then I set them down. Neither she nor I touch them for the next 24 hours.
The next day, a friend of hers comes over and she shows the cards to him. I don’t know the guy and we’re not in the same room, I don’t even know he’s there.
He gets a quizzical look and says “These have a magician’s energy in them”. He continues, saying “But it’s odd… only in the top half of the deck”.
She thought it was freaky but it demonstrates that we all have an energy that we emit. A normally pleasant person is unpleasant to stand next to when in a heightened state of anger or fear.
Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These
Conversely, a normally unpleasant person will put off pleasant energy, when they’re in an unusually good mood.
The charge put into a conjure product matters! If I’m in an unhealthy mood, I will not touch my conjure products or magickal tools. I wait until I straighten out again, before working with them.
Some people charge their recipes and others don’t. All the powders I sell are powders that I charge.
While making them, I focus the intention into them and cap that off with a prayer.
I seal it in, using one of several different techniques I have.
However, I believe you should charge a powder at the moment you use it, as well.
You accomplish this charging in the following way. Hold some of the powder in your hand and pour your intention into it.
How We Do It, Down Home
Note: something I notice is, people get hung up on one, specific level.
Kinesthetic (physical) people tend to just radiate their own, natural energy into the item. They don’t focus on the purpose and that’s not proper charging. They usually also forget to visualize.
Auditory people tend to think about the intention really intensely but they forget to radiate it. Instead of the energy passing through their hand, it stays in their head.
“I See”, said the Blind Man
Visual people tend to get a powerful, mental image of what they want to occur. But they often fail to focus through words or radiate, physically.
To get the best results, you want to tap into all these areas.
Talk To Me, Baby… Powder
The conjure worker “tells” the powder what they want it to do. They put full intention for the work into the powder.
That seat you took feels gross because the perfectly normal looking person was actually somehow “off”. You feel it and you want to flee.
You work up the desired state of mind and you pour that energy into your powder. You want whoever or whatever encounters it next to feel it, too.
You speak meaningful words over it, like a prayer or spell rhyme. You lightly breathe on the powder, thereby giving it your life force, to enliven it. Draw a relevant symbol over it or in it, with your finger.
I’m Not Going There
Those who chose not to charge powders feel that it’s already set to go, by virtue of putting the recipe together.
However, when you sprinkle Blessing Powder on your front porch, ask yourself… do I want blessings on my porch, or am I trying to draw blessings into my home?
I would imagine that you want the latter.
While Attraction Powder is going to do what Attraction Powder does, it still needs programming.
You blend it with a specific intention, yes but for a specific application, you must “program” it.
You state what you want this particular pinch of Attraction Powder to do for you, today, right now.Otherwise, it’s just going to just randomly attract things to you. That may or may not be a good thing and you probably don’t want to take that gamble.
You are literally speaking to the Spirit of the powder and tellIng it “Attract money to me”. You tell it “Attract sex to me” or “Attract a good romantic partner to me” or whatever you want.
Deploying Magick Powders
One point I keep playing on repeat is how powders are more versatile than any other conjure product. Here are a few methods but by no means, all of them. While not without limit, the possible applications of powders are legion.
Take a small amount of powder and sprinkle it on a place, such as across your doorway or under your desk.
You use something between a tiny pinch and a small handful, depending on what you are trying to do. If you have a lot of area to cover, either use a handful or charge the little pinches, one by one.
Clarity Powder is good under your desk or to sprinkle around your workspace. If you work in an office that you don’t own, you will need permission. If you’re not going to get permission, then at least do it discreetly.
Laying out geometric patterns is a really cool technique. This method harkens back to the African Traditional Religions, where the veve of a Spirit is drawn with powder. Veves are symbols, similar to the Spirit sigils in grimoires, such as The Grimorium Verum and Lesser Key of Solomon.
The patterns work well on altars and especially well when you draw powder patterns in the place you want the result to manifest! Of course, you’re not at liberty to to lay your Boss Fix powder right on his desk. Although it would be nice, I don’t recommend it.
As an example, if you have an Earth type familiar Spirit, lay out some Earth Powder in the shape of the Elemental Earth glyph.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
In cases where you can’t get a bullseye, hitting the board is a good start. You would draw the pattern in any number of discrete places in the building or at least outside and preferably close by.
In curse spells, a common trick is to put an X pattern where the enemy will walk over it. This is symbolically way of saying, “I’m crossing you up”.
I don’t advocate this practice but in knowing how to do it, you accomplish two things. First, you recognize it, should anyone ever do this to you. Second, you will get ideas of how to use powders in positive ways.
I Put A Spell On You
Unless they know that you do conjure work, they won’t have a clue what it is ir why it’s there. If they do know you’re a Conjure Man/Woman, just make sure that they’re not the type to attack you physically.
People get dangerous when they think someone is casting spells on them
Say a problematic person keeps coming around and causing you trouble. Sprinkling HotFoot Powder in an X pattern, across their path will compel them to leave.
You name the powder and the X pattern for that person, saying a prayer that they go away and leave you alone. If named, it will not affect anyone else adversely.
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Additionally, powders enhance your important rituals. Use a powder to create your circle and it will resonate with power!
Most of the time, when using powders in spells, they encircle certain candles. For example, Fiery Wall of Protection Powder in a ring around a candle that represents you or someone you care about.
Conversely, place a line of powder between your candle and another candle that represents danger or a harmful person.
Use powders to draw triangles, hexagrams, heptagrams, pentagrams or the Infinity symbol. One might write out a word, draw a name, a face, or a word of power. In addition, squares, octagons, a dodekagram or any shape pertaining to a Planet. The number of options is just as big as your imagination.
A very common technique is to sprinkle a bit of powder (such as Blessing Powder) across the threshold of a home, or to use the 5 spot pattern. The 5 spot is like the face of a die, used in common board games and gambling games; one pinch in each corner and one in the center of the room. You can do this in each room, or treat the whole building as one, big room.
Dusting – this is when you put powder (usually by brushing it on lightly with your hand) on a “target”, which is a person, place or thing.
You might dust another person without their knowledge, but this is not ethical.
The only exception to this rule, in my way of thinking, is if this person is dangerous. But even then, it’s better not to get that close to someone who is violent or obsessive.
It’s always simpler to just target yourself, by using positive powders. You can sprinkle them in your socks or shoes. If you need protection, you can use Fiery Wall of Protection on yourself. You can put Blessing Powder in the shoes of your children. Again, the ideas are multifarious.
A person might take a bit of powder and rub it directly on the skin or the clothes, to attract or repel certain energies. Be sure to take any necessary precautions if you have any allergies. Also know that powders will leave a chalky, white residue on clothing if applied too liberally.
Desks, doorknobs, windows, car seats, handrails, business cards… any or all of these can be dusted. Because of the potential here for abuse, we ask that you please be a decent person and take the high road in your work. It’s easy to be an ass. It takes real strength and courage to find an upright and honorable way to approach a situation.
Many people like to put a pinch of an appropriate powder into their mojo hands. There’s not a whole lot to explain here, it’s clearly pretty obvious to understand.
Dress a spell candle with a conjure oil, then lightly roll the candle in a powder. Incense is useful in the same way.
However, use caution with this technique. Adding a powder or incense will make it more of a fire hazard, because fine particulates are highly combustible.
Always have a fire extinguisher on hand and personally attend candles while they are burning. Use a candle snuffer to put them out and relight them later.
Blowing In The Wind
Blowing Powders – this is my favorite way to use powders, because it just looks very impressive.
To blow a powder, you put a healthy pinch of it in your power hand (the hand you write with). Roughly ¼ to ½ of a teaspoon should be enough, but there is no exact measurement. You charge it, as discussed earlier.
Then you hold your hand up to your mouth and blow the powder toward the target. There are a few ways to do this, but what makes sense to me is to make a very loose fist, with the thumb being closer to the mouth than the little finger.
With your breath, you simply blow the powder out of your hand, while focusing on your intention. You don’t want to put your hand directly on your mouth, because you will get some of the powder on your lips and from there, into your mouth. Gross.
Dust In The Wind
You don’t have to blow the powder out quickly, either. You can, if you want, but you can also just sort of “play” and watch the powder fan out, slowly breaking up in in the air and drifting slowly toward its goal. Very cool.
However you decide to use a powder, you will want to pay attention to the direction in which you apply it. You want it to move in the direction of your goal.
Use a “drawing” powder to draw something to you), like King Solomon Wisdom or Blessing Powder. Additionally, you want to apply it to your body, in your shoes and on your possessions, etc.
Can You Hear Me Knocking?
To draw into your home, I recommend you stand outside the front door and blow the powder across the threshold, to represent the wisdom or blessings “coming in” to the home.
And to be clear, DO NOT blow it out the front door, to symbolize that energy leaving! You’ll still be walking through that mess!
Preferably, you would dust the person that you want to just leave you the hell alone. That means putting a little on your hand and touching them… not for the feint of heart.
If you can’t do that, then you dust something that belongs to them, or name the powder for them and lay it where they will walk.
At very least… you would name it for them and blow it out your front door, being careful not to let the wind blow it back in your face.
Another alternative might be something like dusting a picture of the person. Put it in an envelope and mail it to some far away place, with no return address.
Every Breath You Take
Remember that this is for defense only. Only do such things if someone is threatening you with some sort of physical violence. Magick is not for matters of petty revenge and perceptions of wrongdoing. It’s for matters where any judge would convict them but there’s just not enough evidence.
If you’re obsessing over someone who dumps you or fires you or they win out over you in some way, get help. Instead of spells, spend that money and time on counseling. You might think that you just won’t have any peace until they suffer but you’re wrong.
Their suffering will bring you a brief moment of satisfaction, then some bad karma. Furthermore, you’ll become embroiled in some new conflict, because you never learned how to manage your own goddamned emotions.
Stop being a stalker and acting like a jilted high school sophomore. Come sit at the big kids table and use your words.
C’est La Vie
In life, people generally have falling outs and go their separate ways; it’s normal. Act like an adult, ferfuckssake. Shake it off and walk away. The best revenge is, in fact, living well. It’s not a stupid platitude, it’s gospel truth. Can I get a amen?
Always work with the local authorities and get a restraining order if someone might be dangerous.
Magick is to be used in tandem with common sense, not as substitute. If there is someone who bothers you, first take every possible opportunity to work things out with them through polite discussion and a few simple boundary rules. If and only if diplomacy fails, you have this to fall back on.
A Whiter Shade of Pale
I don’t color my powders, because part of the idea is being discreet when using them. They often have a slight tint, because of blending in the herbs and other ingredients.
For example, Hotfoot Powder is red, due to the Red Pepper in it. But nothing in any of my powders is added for color’s sake, alone.
I also don’t use oils in powders, for the same reason. Moreover, oils make the powders lumpy. It defeats the whole purpose of using a powder!
You don’t want them too strongly scented, either. Rather, you want them to distribute nice and evenly and they should be subtle. Any scent mine have is from the natural ingredients. I go a bit heavier on scents like Muse Powder, which is for inspiration.
The power in the Conjure Work powders comes from having the best recipes, the quality of herbs, resins and other ingredients I use, and the prayers and ritual I do over them.
Stuck On You
I use unscented talcum powder as a base for most of my powders. An example of an exception is the HotFoot Powder, which has corn starch or corn meal for, because nobody is going putting that on their skin, to leave there.
The unscented talcum powder is USP grade, pure Talc, suitable for any use that you would use a store brand, like Gold Bond.
Therefore, unless you’re allergic to the ingredients, you can rub a light coat, directly on your skin. Sprinkle some in your socks. Get the blessings and keep your body protected from excess moisture. It also prevents chaffing, at the same time.
If you plan to put any powder directly on your skin, use only a small amount of it to test it first. Take a tiny pinch and put it on a sensitive area, like the inner thigh. If it doesn’t irritate you after 5-10 minutes, it‘s fine to use over most of your body. Obviously avoid your eyes, ears, groin, etc.
Wrap It Up
Now you have an idea of just some of the ways of how to use magick powders. Feel free to comment or contact me, to share the ways you incorporate them!
Now, head on over to the Conjure Shop and getcha some!