Volume 5, January and February 2012, Issue #15
Editor: Khouzhan Phoenix Fleurette-Beauchamp-Corfield
Hello, and a joyous — and blessed — new year to you! Your editor, Khouzhan Phoenix, here, stepping in for Mambo Sam for this issue. Our fun, fearless spiritual leader has been very busy lately... there is much excitement 'round Spellmaker headquarters as she and her family prepare to welcome a new granddaughter! Mambo has also been cooking up (literally!) a special project... she has decided to put her amazing baking skills to good use with a little side business, Nana's Cookie Farm. And, of course, there is the continuing education of her Khouzhans (pre-Initiates) to attend to... but, rest assured, she is still (as always!) hard at work taking care of her beloved Spellmaker clients — praying, casting spells and performing rituals, conducting readings, and creating powerful, specially consecrated products to help you improve your life and attain your heart's desire.
Speaking of which... February is always a busy time here at Spellmaker. Because Valentine's Day — the day to celebrate love and romance — falls within the month of February, we always dedicate this month to Erzulie Freda, the Lwa (Voodoo spirit) of love and beauty. It is at this time that we provide even more services and assistance to clients in need of help in the area of romance (see below for information on our special rituals taking place this month, and how you can participate!). Although Spellmaker offers products and services to help with virtually any situation and area of life, the overwhelming majority of our clients first find us when seeking help with romantic woes. Therefore, the month of February is especially dedicated to those of you searching for a new love, working on bringing back a lost love, or just wanting to celebrate love itself.
So, dear clients, we raise a glass of pink champagne to you, and to our beloved Maitresse Erzulie Freda, powerful Lwa of love and beauty. May she bless each and every one of you with joy and success in your romantic endeavors, and help your dreams come true!
Love, light, and peace,
On behalf of
Mambo Samantha Corfield and
Parran Matthew Corfield
IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY RITUAL TIME!
February is here again -- the month our Spellmaker family dedicates to Erzulie Freda, the Lwa of love. As always, we will be doing a special ritual to Erzulie on Valentine's day, and repeating it throughout February. All are welcome to participate in this ritual at no cost by sending in petitions to Erzulie, which we will place upon our altar to call upon the help and blessings of Maitresse Erzulie Freda. Simply write a letter to Erzulie asking for her help or telling her what is troubling you, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sending in a petition for our ritual is free of charge, but if you'd like to more actively participate by doing a ritual yourself -- on Valentine's Day or any other time! -- we offer several ritual kits and individual products for honoring Erzulie Freda. These items can be purchased on the Erzulie page of the Spellmaker website. The page also contains some information on this much-beloved Lwa as well as our annual ritual and other ways you can honor Erzulie and seek her favor.
As an extra bonus, you can also purchase our Sheer Goddess® line of Bath and Body care products (which are consecrated in honor of Erzulie Freda) at special reduced prices on this page!
February is the Perfect Time for a
POWER COUPLE LAMP RITUAL!
Sister Bridget offers a DOUBLE POWER lamp ritual featuring Erzulie Freda and one of her husbands, General Ogoun! It is a great honor to the Lwa to burn a lamp on their behalf and ask for their favor in a particular situation.
Do you feel like a matter in your life is "steeped in darkness"? Is there something you cannot see the solution to, or feel like you are in the dark about? Is the answer to your happiness hidden from you? The Voodoo Ritual Lamp is meant to shine its light on your goal and light the path for you to obtain that which you desire.
For the month of February, Sister Bridget is offering a FREE 30-minute phone or chat reading with the purchase of a Power Couple Lamp Ritual!
SPOTLIGHT PRODUCT OF THE MONTH...
VOODOO LOVE DOLLS
Mention the word "Voodoo" to most people unfamiliar with the religion, and one of the first images that usually comes to their minds is the ubiquitous Voodoo doll. Movies, television and books are rife with images of wild-eyed witch doctors or cackling old crones jabbing pins into crudely made effigies while their victims writhe in agony.
Contrary to popular belief, however, the Voodoo doll is not solely a tool for causing pain and injury to an enemy or exacting other forms of revenge. It can be used for numerous positive, beneficial purposes, such as healing, self-improvement, drawing in good luck, or -- most appropriate at this time of year -- fanning the flames of love. Used properly and with honest intent, a Voodoo doll can help you send a spiritual message of love to someone, helping him or her to understand the love you feel and respond to it in a positive, loving way.
Spellmaker offers two love doll kits: a standard and a deluxe (for more stubborn or difficult cases). Our dolls are hand made, painted with secret Voodoo symbols by our resident Voodoo priest, Parran Matt. Each kit includes specially consecrated oil, candles, herbs, incense, and more, and comes with complete instructions for use. Additionally, we offer replacement packs containing additional candles, herbs, etc. for use after the supplies contained in the original kit are finished -- because once you achieve your initial goal, you can continue to use your love doll over and over to deepen and improve your relationship with that special someone! To see the selection of Voodoo dolls available from Spellmaker, please visit www.spellmaker.com/doll.
HONORING ERZULIE FREDA
Are you trying to think of ways to enhance an altar or ritual to Erzulie Freda? Or are you, perhaps, lacking the time, money, or privacy for a large and fancy ritual, but would still like to do something to honor her and seek her favor? Here are some simple tips:
Burn some scented candles for Erzulie Freda. Choose a sweet, feminine fragrance -- rose is always appropriate, of course. Jasmine, lilac, gardenia, honeysuckle and other florals are also very nice and will be appreciated.
Place a dish of Valentine-colored jelly beans or candy-coated chocolates (like M&Ms) in a pretty dish on your coffee table, dresser, end table, or similar location. Invite Erzulie to share these treats with you.
Bake or buy some cupcakes with pink coloring and/or pink frosting. You can even dress up plain baked goods by adding your own homemade or store-bought pink icing, or use white and add pink or light blue sprinkles (Erzulie is most frequently associated with pink, but she likes light blue, too!).
Play some romantic music and invite Erzulie to enjoy it with you. Classical, soft rock, pop, Latin ballads -- as long as it's about love and romance, or evokes those feelings! Remember, though, that Erzulie is concerned with the emotional side of love, not the carnal (if it's sex on your mind, you want to talk to the Baron, Brigitte, and the Ghede, not Erzulie Freda)... so be sure your musical choices are about sharing sweet feelings, not getting horizontal, with someone!
Dress up a simple offering (such as a few of those cupcakes!) by placing them on a lacy paper doily or Valentine-themed paper napkin. Even the simplest dessert plate can be "fancied up" with this simple touch. (For more information on presenting offerings to the spirits, see the previous issue of our newsletter).
Even if you're not an "artsy-craftsy" person, it's easy to put together a simple string of pretty beads -- craft stores which carry jewelry-making supplies will have beading cord and beads of various colors and materials. Erzulie would love a bracelet or necklace which you made especially for her!
Erzulie Freda likes clear and light-colored drinks, and especially enjoys sweet-tasting beverages. Pink champagne is, of course, the ultimate drink offering for the Lwa of beauty and luxury. However, if champagne is not in your budget, there are numerous options. Ginger ale or lemon-lime soda with a little fruit punch, cherry juice, or raspberry liqueur added for flavor and color makes a pleasant and affordable beverage offering.
Invite Erzulie to share a "girls' movie night" with you. Rent or download some romantic films, then pop some popcorn... mix up a few of those sweet drinks... put on some clean pajamas or a pretty nightgown... light some candles... and watch some romantic movies with the Lwa of love! Be sure to put out some of your goodies in dishes for Erzulie, and offer them to her before you dig in to your own. As you laugh and cry to your favorite "chick flicks," pour your heart out to Erzulie as you would a close friend whom you trust and admire; confide in her, tell her your troubles of the heart, and ask her for help and guidance.
These are just a few of the many ways you can honor Erzulie Freda and earn her favor. Hopefully these suggestions will get you started on brewing your own ideas for calling upon the Lwa of beauty and love... and may she smile upon you this Valentine's Day!
CURRENT SPECIALS FROM SPELLMAKER.COM:
In honor of Valentine's Day, we are offering a limited time special on our powerful Love Spell Trios! In addition to the savings, get a FREE 20-Page Romantic Compatability Astrology Report prepared for you by Mambo Sam ($39.95 value) when you purchase any trio of love spell kits and/or castings! Also, we are offering sale prices on our special products for honoring Erzulie Freda (see above for more information).
Need to start your New Year off right? Cast aside past hurts, negativity, and bad energy with special savings on selected products and services on our Spiritual Cleansing and Hex Removal page. Change your luck for the better or get a little help with a tricky New Year's resolution with some specials on our Voodoo Doll page. Other great specials on products which can assist you in improving your connection with the spiritual realm, finding your destiny, or bringing in some much-needed cash can be found on our Cosmic Voodoo Egg and Money, Luck and Jobs pages.
Need personalized help with your product choices? Our Confidential Caseworker Program is absolutely free! Just Click Here to choose your caseworker, and get recommendations for your own special situation!
ORDERING PROCESS FOR READINGS
The ordering process for readings with Mambo Sam, Sister Bridget, and Sister Candelaria has been revised in order to ease bookkeeping chores necessitated by tax requirements. These services must now be purchased separately from other Spellmaker and Sheer Goddess products. To facilitate this process, the readings pages now feature "Buy Now" buttons which enable immediate checkout through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase readings; you may pay with any major credit or debit card. Simply click the button for the type of reading you wish to purchase; then, on the Paypal screen which appears, choose either "Log in to my PayPal account" or "Pay with debit or credit card."
911 READINGS NOW AVAILABLE!
In most cases our readings are scheduled within 3 to 5 days. For those with more urgent needs, we now offer 911 readings, which are scheduled within 24 hours. These readings are available in the 30-minute format only, as situations which warrant such urgency generally require more in-depth attention. 911 readings are also subject to scheduling availability: Mambo Sam is available for readings on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays; Sister Bridget on Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays.
Please note! Prices have been temporarily lowered on 911 readings! Please see the pages for details.
Also, Sister Bridget has some special sales going on for regular readings:
Buy one 10-card Celtic Cross or Relationship Spread Reading, get a second one FREE to save for later!
Optional FREE Pendulum of Ogoun Reading with a 3-Card Quick Pick Reading, 13-Card Lover's Path Spread, or Voodoo Lamp Ritual to Ogoun! Use the drop-down menu on these items to select this offer.
Visit Sister Bridget's page for more information on these specials.
For more information on readings available through the Spellmaker family, visit the Readings and Consultations page at http://www.spellmaker.com/readings.htm.
SPELLMAKER OFFICE NEWS
FREE PRAYER GROUP! Have you joined our free prayer group yet? It is open to everyone... no purchase required, no subscriptions, no fees. You may simply join and request prayers for yourself, relatives, friends, etc. Get all the information at www.spellmaker.com/prayer.htm - please join us while we pray for all of those in need.
♦ Facebook: You can find us on Facebook. We have a few different Facebook Pages for Spellmaker and Staff:
1. The Spellmaker Facebook Page: On this facebook page you can become a Fan of Spellmaker if you like. You can also see tons of pictures of altars, rituals, client altars, etc. The Spellmaker Facebook page is located at:
2. Mambo Sam's Facebook Page: This is Mambo Sam's personal Facebook page. All are welcome to join Mambo there! Mambo Sam's personal Facebook page is located at:
Additionally, both Sisters Bridget and Candelaria have their own Facebook pages!
Sister Bridget's Facebook Page:
Sister Candelaria's Facebook Page:
♦ Customer Service: We have instituted a customer service email. If there are any issues that you need resolved, please write to email@example.com - we are striving to bring you the best customer service possible with our small staff! :-) We want you to always feel that you can contact us and get any issues resolved.
♦ Office Phone: Since we are down to only Parran Matt and Mambo Sam in the office, we have had to change our office phone policy. On some days, our dear friend Darla is answering phones for us. However, if she doesn't answer, we now ask that clients leave a message on the office phone and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Sometimes you might actually get faster service by email, especially by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org as indicated above. However, we do strive to return all phone calls within 48 hours, Monday-Thursday. Our phone number is 505-962-2525. Please do leave us a message when you call. Unfortunately, we are unable to return calls outside of the USA. International customers are asked to please email us!
♦ Our Forum: All are welcome to join! You do not need to be a current Spellmaker customer to enjoy and use our Forum. Please do understand that due to the amount of spam we get, the Forum is moderated. Since this is a privately-owned forum, we do reserve the right to decide what content we publish; however, all are welcome to participate. The forum is located at: http://spellmaker.websitetoolbox.com/
In closing, we wish you a wonderful and blessed New Year... may you receive all the love and happiness your heart desires!
Love and light,
Mambo Samantha Corfield
Parran Matthew Corfield
and the Spellmaker Novitiate Class 2010