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Spellmaker Newsletter
September 2019

Greetings, friends!  Here we are mid-September, and the days are indeed shorter and the nights have a bit of a chill in the air. Autumn Equinox is upon us. The autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the point after which the nights become longer than the days, as the North Pole tilts away from the sun. ... In pagan mythology, the equinox is called Mabon, or Second Harvest. It is a time to give thanks for the summer and to pay tribute to the coming darkness. Mabon is it a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance.

How one incorporates this special time of the year can vary widely. Some spend time seeking or restoring a sense of balance to their lives. Along the theme of the second harvest, food plays an important role in this special time. Apple picking, organizing a food drive, hosting a potluck are all frequent occurrences.  Spend some time in nature enjoying the beauty of the colors and the last of summer's warmth on your face. The possibilities are almost endless! 

This month we have a new feature called "What's Cooking with Mambo?" Many of you know, some of you may not, that Mambo Sam is an excellent cook! She has authored and published several cookbooks! This month Mambo shares two seasonal recipes with us! We also have another lovely article from Khouzhan Kristene, a new video release from Mambo Sam, and details of our upcoming prayer ritual.   

We hope you enjoy this edition of the Universal Messenger. We truly appreciate each and every one of you! 

Autumn Blessings! 

Love, light, and peace,
Mambo Samantha Corfield
Parran Matt Corfield
Sister Bridget Corfield
Brother Menfo
Sister Sierra
...the Khouzhan Class
 
 
 

Everyday Life with the Lwa

an introductory Vodou class
by Mambo Samantha Corfield
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An introduction into the basic pantheon of Vodou spirits - the Lwa, Les Lois. Taught by Mambo Sam. (Recording is from a public class that was taught online.) http://www.spellmaker.com This video contains a wealth of information for those just becoming interested in Vodou and is also a great review for Vodou veterans. Prepare a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy  this class by Mambo Sam. 
 
LET'S GET COMMUNICATING!
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Although we are a small, family owned and operated business, we strive to offer customer service levels on par with big business! Caring for customers has been a priority of ours for the nearly 25 years we have been in business. To that end, Mambo Sam has set up multiple routes for clients to reach out to us. Texting, chatting, Whatsapp, FB Messenger,  email and good old fashioned calling on the phone are all available! Please don't ever hesitate to reach out and let us know your needs, questions or concerns.
 
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Readings with Sister Bridget
 
As the initiated daughter of Mambo Samantha Corfield and Parran Matthew Corfield, Sister Bridget has received sacred tools and spiritual blessings of a true New Orleans Voodoo family directly from Mambo Sam and Parran Matt. This will aide her greatly in assisting you with these readings. Sister Bridget was initiated into the family of Mambo Sam and Parran Matt as a Priestess of Ogoun. Under the guidance of Ogoun and teachings of her initiation, Sister Bridget can offer you different types of readings If you have questions after reading all the information, please write directly to Sister Bridget at  bridget@spellmaker.com  and she will gladly answer all questions.
 
Welcome to
What's Cookin' with Mambo? 

 
Welcome to our very first installment of "What's Cookin' with Mambo?"

Today, in honor of the Fall Equinox we have a double header for you! The first recipe is for Mambo's most delicious Cranberry Apple Pie! DELISH!  

Next, we have a bit of a crafty project in honor of Mabon, brought to you by Mambo Sam and the wonderful and boisterous lwa, Gran Bwa! 
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Mambo Sam’s Cranberry Apple Pie

Ingredients

Crust:  Use your favorite crust recipe OR there is no shame in your game if you use a store bought refrigerator crust.  It saves time and it’s delicious especially if you brush it with a little bit of egg and sugar before you bake the pie! Don’t sweat this and let it stop you from making a pie!  Pie is supposed to be fun, go buy that crust if you don’t know how to make one or don’t want to. You are a pie warrior!

Filling:
6 cups sliced apples – go crazy – use three different types of your favorites
1 cup dried cranberries
¾ cup white cane sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½  teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of water

Steps:
Heat oven to 425°F. Place bottom crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom.  In a big bowl, mix all your filling ingredients. I like to let them set a few minutes to allow the natural juices to come together.   Carefully pour into your pie plate.  Top with your choice of second crust. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal then press together by fluting with a fork or with your fingers.  Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy! 

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Gran Bwa’s Mabon Potpourri
By Mambo Sam
 
Happy Mabon!  Homemade potpourri is a fun Mabon project.  It’s easy to do with kids or perhaps your elderly relatives.  And even though “potpourri” means “rotten pot” – it sure smells better than it translates.  

I asked Gran Bwa to give me some ideas of what should go in a potpourri dedicated to him and this is what he offered!  But you could just use this for ideas and add your own wonderful flowers, fruits, seeds, etc.  
 
Ingredients
  1. 2.5 cups of dried apple slices
  2. 1 cup of dried orange peels or really almost any citrus peels – try grapefruit, lemon, etc.  Even better if you save them and dry them yourself.  You can easily dry fruit peels in your oven at a low temperature, about 200º F for a couple of hours, checking and turning frequently
  3. 1 cup cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  4. ½ cup cardamom pods
  5. ¼  cup whole cloves
  6. Add in rosemary, nutmeg, ginger, star anise, black peppercorns, any combination.
  7. 3-4 bay leaves
  8. Small pine cones (even better if you can go pick them up in nature)
  9. Pick some fall wildflowers and let them dry out or just add them as is and allow them to dry in the potpourri (if you do this, plan on stirring your potpourri around to let them get air
  10. A little bit of vanilla or other oil that you like
Directions
Break down the larger pieces.  If you have a mortar and pestle, use it to grind down some of the bay leaves or other items to help release the oils.  Otherwise, just break some of the items down to smaller pieces.  You want a mixture of your smaller and larger pieces.  Mix them all up in a big bowl and add your oil.  Cover it for a couple of days to let it all blend.  You can burn some green candles that you dedicate to Gran Bwa near the bowl and ask him to bless the potpourri for a bountiful year for you and yours.
***PLEASE NOTE ; This potpourri is NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY - DO NOT EAT IT!  It looks pretty and smells amazing, but do not eat :-) ****
 
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 NEW NEW NEW! A new sale has just been posted by Mambo Sam! 22% off -taken directly at checkout - no coupons or codes are needed. And guess what!  Candle burning services are now eligible for sale pricing! 
 
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 September's Online Prayer Ritual 
with a special lesson by Mambo Sam! 

 
Our next free online ritual will be honoring Capitaine Agwe and LaSirene- the king and queen of the ocean! Husband and wife, they rule the seas from their majestic underwater kingdom. With all the wealth of the ocean, they can help in financial matters. With a love as enduring and timeless as the seas, they can help in love situations. As a Voodoo couple, they can bring their power to a very wide variety of situations. Join us on Sunday, September 29th (at 2:00 PM Eastern, 1 PM Central, 11 AM Pacific) in honoring and petitioning LaSirene and Capitaine Agwe! 

Mambo Sam will also be sharing some wisdom about the power of this duo! 

And there will be tips for those in situations that require personalized attention from the Spellmaker staff!.

Join us on Sunday, September 29th (at 2:00 PM Eastern, 1 PM Central, 11 AM Pacific)  in the Spellmaker Ritual Room to honor these truly powerful lwa!

Anyone and everyone can join or participate completely anonymously in our online rituals. The rituals are done in real time, live online. You remain nameless and faceless and just enjoy the ritual in the comfort of your own home! Spellmaker offers these rituals free online via a webcam - you will not be seen, but you can see the ritual as it is happening. Please see below if you cannot join with us in the group online, but would like to have a petition or prayer included. However, we do highly encourage you to join us as we do our powerful rituals online!

 
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  Happy Mabon to one and all!
by Khouzhan Kristene

 
Hello Spellmaker readers!

Autumn is underway and portly orange pumpkins are turning up at every roadside farm stand and the trees are gilded in shades of rust, copper and crimson. As we welcome the darker half of the year we await the official start of fall . September 23rd will be this year’s true equinox when daytime and nighttime hours are in total balance. Halloween is just around the corner and Fet Ghede, the traditiinal Voudou New Year beckons in all its spooky reverie.

In writing this article I struggled to find a topic that did not cover merely “balance” of dark and light.I wanted to muse on something grander,more magnificent.;it was then that I realized my perspective didn’t need to be larger…it needed to be smaller! In cooler weather we tend to create a cozy indoor space to escape the cold and dark..even outdoors we huddle around a bonfire to keep warm in the frosty fall air. We don more layers of clothing and pull our gloves shawls and coats out of storage so we can keep body heat close to our bodies as we venture out in the brisk breeze of the season.

We are closest I think, to nature in the fall, because we have a constant reminder outside that hard work results in a beautiful harvest, that we must let go of the old in order to make room for something new, and that even though death is part of life, having respect for what,or who has come before us helps keep us well rooted and carries on whispers of what was beautiful about those we have loved and lost.

Autumn is a great time to decide what goals and intentions you want to tend to in the coming year. If you feel unsure about how to make it happen try a cosmic voodoo destiny egg! It is one of the most under utilized products in the Spellmaker arsenal…truly amazing. Even if you’re not sure what you want your destiny to be you you can use this as a powerful tool to ask. And if you do know what you want your destiny to be you can focus the energy of this kit on having opportunities and timing occur to help that intention manifest. I love that this kit can be used over and over and only gets stronger the more you use it! I also love that this particular egg kit seems to help things fall into place to help you…it reminds me that “magic takes the path of least resistance.” Indeed. It amazes me every time!

Also…Mambo Sam is now crafting custom made oils for your particular situation out of her Etsy Shop!  I don’t need any convincing of how fantastic Mambos spell oils are.  I feel like the sky is the limit when an oil is made for your one of a kind needs and goals. I feel a destiny egg/custom oil combination brewing in my future…

Speaking of Mambo’s Etsy Goodies she is also offering ancestor candles there that are not available on the Spellmaker site and would be an amazing addition to your ancestor alter this Samhain and are created on the point of Maman Bridgitte and her husband,the incomparible Baron Samedi.

I wish you an Autumn filled with love and laughter in whatever way you choose to celebrate it! May your days be filled with inspiration and may your days to come surpass every expectation!

In Service,
Khouzhan Kristene
 
 
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