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The Tunnel – A DMagick Poem

The Tunnel

How do I find a way out of the darkness when there’s no light at the end of my tunnel?

Spending years rushing madly through the corridor, tripping over obstacles, slamming into walls.

I find it more and more difficult to pick myself up and continue on, my body is bruised and broken.

My spirit drained of life, the air is thick, heavy and the harder I breathe the less I can take.

When does it end, where does it end? Why can I not find my light? If only it were quiet, so I could hear my thoughts. I’ve never lied to myself before.

Waves crashing, cars smashing into one another, screams of weeping strangers clouding my thoughts.

Like sharp metal claws scorched black by the flames of pain my past latches on to me. A decade lies in waste and the only thing I can see in this perpetual darkness.

Each year adding a weight of regret and mistakes to my frail legs and tired arms.

Just let me rest…

sweet serenity,


Derek….

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Greetings!

No, I am not going to enter into a long inspiring speech here guys, I am just going to tell you about a dream I had and the research that followed. I never know if my dreams are prophetic, procogniscent (that’s totally not a word but I’m making it one, pertaining to dreaming about the past) or just my mind’s fun way of telling me that I might be crazy. Between you and I though, I totally am, just don’t tell my mind that! This dream though, really stuck out to me.

The Crone from Charmed to illustrate what I saw

The only thing I can remember is lying down on a bed and an old woman was at the foot looking at me, rubbing my feet and getting me to tell her things that I didn’t want to tell her. I didn’t feel in danger though, it was almost like my inner voice was saying “You bitch, I can’t believe you’re making me say this.” She wasn’t evil, just beating me at my own game….

WITCHCRAFT!

Damn crones, always with the wise woman bullshit…….anyway.

All I kept thinking is she had to be using Hot Foot Powder, but it wasn’t just Hot Foot, it had to be mixed with something else. Hot Foot Powder for those who don’t know, is a hoodoo powder used to get those who cross it in their tracks to leave permanently. The idea behind the powder didn’t explain how she was controlling what I was saying, or why I was answering her questions so honestly.

The point of the dream was not in the answers as I don’t remember anything that was said. All I kept shouting in my head was “Hot Foot Powder, but not” over and over again. So this got me to thinking, what if I could spin an old Hot Foot recipe into a commanding powder that would only work by placing it directly onto the feet. I’m not sure who would use this as there might be easier ways to get truthful answers….but it made sense. What if you had a partner who you were wondering if they were faithful or not. You could offer them a foot rub and say you got this spicy new oil to use. The Hot Foot portion would bring the tingle aspect (main herbs being cayenne or red pepper) but the secret ingredients would compel them to say whatever you want them to say.

I dove into research mode. I looked into Hoodoo recipes and traditional witchcraft recipes and I believe I found my answer! I am going to disappoint a few of you readers here as I cannot give you my recipe. I just feel that if I am correct, this powder, if recreated by the wrong person, can do some heavy damage and I don’t want it so easily accessible. I will say this though, once I get my store up and running, I may sell it. If anyone wants to purchase it directly, just Email Me.

In my research I did read that the herb Patchouli is quite unique. Most use it for money or love drawing and even jinx breaking. I learned however, that the herb will take the essence of those around it. What does this mean for the Hot Foot Compelling Powder? Patchouli has a natural drawing power, hate the smell or love it, it will ALWAYS bring you to it….but, if the herb is mixed with other herbs of a darker nature, it will develop a dark nature as well.

Patchouli

Patchouli – more than just for hippie detection

My thought process is, the dark drawing essence that will be given to Patchouli will draw out the truth from the person, it will compel them to say what you want to hear regarding matters of the heart. Also noted, it should mask the sulphur scent of the Hot Foot Powder…you’re welcome. I added other items and took away some that would not work with this mixture and have come up with what I feel strongly will work. This powder could be sprinkled in the person’s shoes or socks, you’ll know it’s working if they appear slightly uncomfortable. The nature of the powder is not to harm the person just throw them off their game. The powder can also be mixed with a little oil if you use the foot rubbing method I spoke of before. I need to try this, I just don’t actually have a reason to. I’ll keep you posted as always!

–A QUICK WARNING–

This powder is designed to compel the target to tell you exactly what you want to hear and there is a downside. If you focus too much on what you THINK the answer is, that is what you will hear….and it may not be the truth. A spell like this required extreme focus and should only be used if you are experienced. I cannot stress this enough. So if you purchase this from me, or do research and make something similar just use caution. Focus on the truth coming out of the target, not any specific words. I would practice this technique before using the powder.

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If anyone is interested in Hot Foot Powder, I can make that too, but Lucky Mojo also has it and they seem to be a trusted source. I will also include the recipe’s for it. There are a few variances.

Hot Foot Powder

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Hot Foot Powder #1

  • Red Pepper
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Graveyard Dirt
  • Goofer Dust
  • Sulphur

Hot Foot Powder #2

  • Chili Powder
  • Red Sandalwood
  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sulphur

 

 

 

 

 





Alright magickal people, it’s time to bring this blog to an end. Please favorite and comment, I will try to respond to everyone! Let me know what you think!

sweet serenity,

Derek….

Welcome to my movie review

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Beautiful Creatures Movie Poster

Hello everyone! I really wanted to write a quick movie review of this movie, Beautiful Creatures. When I saw the trailer I was hooked and completely excited for it to come out. Anything that explores magick in a more adult way really intrigues me. I had not read the books due to the fact that i’m not much of a reader. I enjoy movie remakes of books (when done well) so I feel like I get the story without trying to force myself into reading.

I waited anxiously for reviews to come out for the movie, just HOPING they were good. They kept comparing the movie to Twilight, which really scared me because I absolutely hated those movies. (sorry twihards) I was really thinking this movie could stray away from twilight’s 13 year old fangirl following. Then I started reading the reviews….my heart sank…I finally watched it, and here’s what I thought.

Meh…

So I’ll tell you why. The beginning was quite slow, but rushed at the same time, I know that sounds odd but that is what I felt. The main character’s accent really bothered me for some reason. The dreaming of a girl and having her show up was not too original, but I didn’t mind it in the “love story” sense. What really bothered me is how quickly they fell “in love” what was it, 10 minutes? This kid has never heard of this type of magick, and the entire rest of the town were afraid of “those people” but when he was introduced to her gift he was only shocked for 2 minutes, then BAM “omg you’re so great, I love you again”. There was absolutely NO development what so ever! Let alone the fact that the two main characters weren’t that great of actors, not bad though.

The part about the locket really confused me and I don’t believe they explained it well at all, anyway..we get into the meat of the movie and are introduced to more characters. The best and most under utilized character? Ridley. First of all Emmy Rossum nailed that character, but here’s the problem…SHE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING!!! Lets go to the family meal “fight”. They keep saying that lena will be, key phrase, the strongest out of them all once she is claimed. They go the whole movie saying she can’t control her powers. Oh really? She seems to have complete control the ENTIRE time. So she throws a temper tantrum and big things happen…when she tries she controls whatever she wants, but in the scene she spins the room and the table when she’s pissed off at Ridley and the bitch just stands there yelling at her…why aren’t you doing anything? Do you have ANY power? Did the book have this scene the same way where Lena just schooled Ridley? The effects were great, but the scene was boring, especially with the introduction of a bunch of characters the movie clearly cares nothing about. Then poof, you don’t see ridley again utnil the end of the movie…LAME.

As I write this I can’t even remember half of what happened, so you can see how memorable it was. The next character I want to talk about is Sarafine, the most powerful dark caster ever….really? Are you sure about that? I’m pretty sure she didn’t do shit and Lena, again was stronger before she was claimed by binding the house.. The book HAD to have done more with Sarafine than the movie did…also side note, Emma Thompson was amazing as usual.

The movie really picked up near the end and I felt myself enjoying it. There were unexplained boring parts about finding out what the curse was and blah blah blah. I really don’t want to ruin anything just in case some of you want to still watch it but I feel the end was anticlimactic, I know they were basing it off a book that has a series but you can still do something huge and have some sort of closure or keep the viewer interested. This movie didn’t succeed at either.

So to end, Lena was too strong, her character didn’t develop at all. The love story was too rushed and forced. The supportive cast held the movie together as the leads were lackluster. The special effects were done fairly well and the dark tone was appreciated, however the lighting was severely underwhelming and didn’t seem to have much focus at all, some scenes felt cheap and badly directed. The emotion wasn’t there when it was supposed to be which made the sacrifices feel in vain. The last “battle” was too easy.

I give this movie…

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2.5 D~Magick’s out of 5

Thank you for reading my rant about this movie! Like, comment, I’d love to hear from you, what did you think? I’ll Talk to you soon!

sweet serenity,

Derek….

The Curse – A DMagick Poem

The Curse

you think you can touch that which does not feel
your unapologietic careless attitude is supported only by what I want you to think
the negativity that secretes from within your empty heart is my fuel
The fuel that ignites the fiery disdain i hold for your kind
I sit alone in the darkness weaving your pain into fate’s tapestry
completely unaware, I smirk at your screams of questioning
no accountability is held of your crimes
ignorant in fact, to that which you committed
your pain grows deeper, my darkness stronger
my infinte veins wrapped tightly around your neck
I feed on your sorrow, I drink from your tears
Your nightmares are showcased for me to enjoy
Begging the aether for solace
My tight, twisted embrace cocoons your soul
No longer can you see the light you took for granted
No longer can you feel the warmth you stole from me
Your eyes now black and rolled back in your mind
I’ve taken what I wanted
Into your chest I reach to end what you started
the rhythmic beat of your life pulses within my grasp
There you will stay until my demise

sweet serenity,

Derek….

Hey Witches!

Ok, so you made it past valentine’s day… Thank the Gods. I had a pretty good day, I spent it with someone I care very much for, unfortunately this person can never truly love me (equipment difference issues). BUT IT’S OK!! ..mostly. Anyway… in lieu of valentine’s day…the love-liest day of the year, I’m going to give a couple new love spells. These are different though. Sometimes I like to think if I were a witch of the past, what kind of spells would I create.

Thinking back in the old ways when there weren’t rules or consequences, people used their resources to the fullest, sometimes with no remorse whatsoever. I will say again that these spells aren’t meant to actually be cast, I’m sure someone still will…but please… I don’t condone control spells. I don’t feel you should force love, it won’t feel right. This is for pure educational and entertainment purposes! I took these from my soon (hopefully soon) to be released digital grimoire, or printed grimoire…oh who the hell knows. This will be in the Darker Spells section.

Be mine love potion

So this is my version of a Love Potion for control magick. Obviously this potion is designed to turn a lover to you, no matter how they feel. I don’t believe in this sort of magick…I know I’ve said this too many times, but I want to make sure that…well I think it’s wrong. Is it possible? yes, but it shouldn’t be used. Every powerful spell like this needs a catalyst, something to bind the energies together. This is why I used witch’s fingernails. The fingernail would hold the same mystic energy the witch does, so even if you aren’t a witch, you could get the nails of one to use in the potion and still be able to use it. Everyone has magick within them, it’s all about learning how to use it.

Next we have one of the darkest spells I’ve ever written. I pictured myself as an old witch living in a hut in the woods, and a desperate person came to me, begging me for a love spell to bewitch the person they desire. I caution them against it as it isn’t true love that will come of it…but they don’t care and throw money on the table.

I go to the back of the room to a bird cage and gently remove one of the pure white doves. Holding it in my arms I wave my hand over it’s head and say a prayer. From my belt i slowly slide out my ritual knife and quickly jab it directly into the bird’s heart. I take it over to a vial and drain the blood into it. Grabbing my quill I dip it into the blood, I write down the incantation for my client to speak.

Forever Love Spell page by Derek Tovar

I wonder if spells like these would still be cast to this day. I sure hope not. This to me seems like one of those spells that would take a powerful witch to break, and it would take such greed, pain and an evil heart to use such a spell… I’m actually kind of shaken that I wrote it haha. My friend wanted a scary spell for his prop book on Halloween, so I came up with this.

Let me know what you guys think!! Again, do not use these ok? please? …thank you 🙂

sweet serenity,

Derek….

Greetings all!

 A friend of mind and I were talking and it started up an idea for a new blog. I was explaining to her that there really isn’t white or black magick, it all falls into the intent of the witch. If you really observe certain people you can kind of tell what energy they give off, well if you’re a witch anyway. There is always a balance to life, without evil there cannot be good, without dark there cannot be light. So the question remains, where do you fall?

Light/Dark Cross

 I created this cross image to illustrate the different energies one relates to. The full theory can be found in "Nocturnal Witchcraft" by Konstantinos. Interesting book for those who find themselves in the darker side of the cross, but let me explain.

 As you can see, the center beam has Light at the top and Dark at the bottom. Each of us follow one of these energy alignments. You might ask though, where does the good and evil come in when light and dark says it all? Great question, but wrong thinking! Looking at the horizontal beam, you can see Evil on the left and Good on the right. the reason for the cross structure is to use a sort of grid in order to “plot” our magickal path. See what I did there? I used a math term as a double entendre…NERD! (awesome nerd) …ANYWAY, looking at the circle behind the cross helps illustrate the meanings behind each of the four corners.

 Now we see there is more than just light and dark, and more than just good and evil. The four paths are:

Light/GoodLight/EvilDark/GoodDark/Evil

If you really pay attention to people, you will start to see the differences. Personally I am Dark/Good. I do not wish harm onto anyone unless said person brings harm to them-self. I enjoy night as opposed to day, I have a dry sense of humor, I curse those that wrong me, this is my dark side. My light side brings my ability to heal people, I have strong compassion for living beings, I have a big heart, and I help anyone who asks, within reason of course.

 If you are a little confused, let me try to nudge you into the right direction, try to have you understand how to spot the different paths. Lets take for instance Kristin Chenoweth, Glinda from Wicked (amazing btw). Just looking at her, hearing her talk…all you have to do is look into her eyes and this beam of light shoots out. You can feel her heart, and you can see there is NOTHING dark or evil about that woman. Her path would be Light/Good. Another example would be Agelina Jolie. This one should be a little easier to understand, especially when she used to wear blood around her neck. Girl is freaky, but is she evil? Not even the slightest. You can tell that she has darkness within her, but she has this amazing good side to her. Just in her smile alone you should be able to feel this warm energy. Let alone all her work over seas. She is a wonderful, yet dark person. Did that help? I hope it did.

 But what about the other side? Dark/Evil is kind of obvious, but what is Light/Evil. Great question! You are so smart. Light/Evil is quite complicated and is rare. These people use the guise of lightness to either do evil things, or get people to do evil things. They prey on those not educated to what I’m explaining here. “Well if she follows the light, she can’t be evil”. I feel pretty, oh so prettyIf only that were true. Konstantinos uses a great example in his book. He speaks of religious extremists, like those behind “God Hates Fags”. What was her name? The really ugly woman with the horrible hair…AH Shirley Phelps-Roper…that’s the bitch’s name. So she’s a great example, she uses her religion as a means to attack and hurt people. She scares people into thinking that their God is this horrible, spiteful, vengeful being who will destroy their soul if they don’t believe the “correct” things. Even if I were christian, there is no way I’d believe that. Thankfully, the Goddess, or natural energy being wants only balance in the world.

 Random example, did anyone see the Charmed where darkness/evil was banished from the world, and Phoebe got shot because she blocked her neighbor in her driveway? That, right there…perfect example of the balance of good and evil and how we need it to survive. Thank you charmed, you messed up a lot about witchcraft (though i still love you), but at least ya got some things right!

 I think i’m going to end it here, I didn’t even realize how long it was, don’t want to bore you readers to death! Thank you again for your continued support though this, any questions and comments are appreciated. I still haven’t gotten that book on traditional witchcraft I ordered, but once I do, i’ll make sure to blog about it!

sweet serenity,

Derek…

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