Anyone know any Mexican Magic? I myself am of Hispanic descent and am very interested in learning some spells. I know a healing rub, but that is it.
I watched an exorcism but it was on t.v. It was supposed to be the account of a real event but you can never tell with that dayum Hollywood runnin around. The way it was done sounded plausible, it went like this,
He used his mothers goblet (that is who he learned it from) it was crystal and full of water, he put the persons hands over it and slapped them, the whole time he was yelling in Spanish for holy power to help him and take away the evil. Then he took a glass of water and turned it upside down onto a plate and put it on the persons head and slapped it repeatedly in attempt to trap the evil spirit inside it.
sounds ok but wat are your guys' opinions? And any spells are much appreciated. I'm gonna do some other research and post the spells I find here too so you guys can use them.
There are a few books out there about the subject but it's been a few years since I've looked into it. Â*I remember seeing one "how-to" book a few years ago but it was by Llewellyn, which makes it iffy, in my opinion. Â*
There is also one that's been out for about ten years or so called "War of the Witches: A Journey into the Underworld of the Contemporary Aztecs" by Timothy Knab. Â*It isn't so much a "how-to" but rather it's about one anthropologist's experiences with two witches in South America and their methods of working. Â*Here's a link to one review of it: http://www.peoplesguide.com/1pages/i...iva/witch.html Â*
Be warned though: this book seems to have come under some of the same fire as Casteneda's books. Â*He evidently has another one out called "The Dialogue of Earth and Sky: Dreams, Souls, Curing, and the Modern Aztec Underworld" that is more scholarly but I haven't read it yet. Â*
Carlos Castenada was the author who took part in an apprentice to very real teachers who I think are still alive. Don Juan and Don Hoya. Don Hoya is still very active in the Native American community, and a nagual shaman.
Merlyn Tunneshede was also one of Don Juan's apprentices, and as a woman she learned different teachings.
Carlos Castenada as the writer may have been dragged through the mud for embellishing his tale as any writer would but this does not take away from the many decades of work that Don Juan and Don Hoya have completed on their paths as teachers. The only problem I have with their teachings is that they believe that people are either born with the gift to be a nagual/shaman, or not, which seems kind of elitist to me. But this might have been misconstrued as a teaching from the writers.
Mexican people are comprised of the native indians from the Meso-American nations and/or their Spanish European antithesis. Prior to the assimilation of this culture by the Spanish the Meso-American cultures (Aztec, Incan, Toltec) all had rich mythology, lore and magick. Because of the inquisition-like way the Spanish imposed their religion upon the indigenous people a hybridization occurred of ancient rites mixed with Catholoicism. In order to truly learn from a shaman you would probably have to apprentice to one from a remote rural area AFTER you were subjected to a series of initiations that deemed you appropriate to hold power. I know that some shamans offer ayuschara (a mushroom indigenous to the region) to outsiders, to experience this alternate realm with the help of an elder, but becoming an apprentice is next to impossible. It is possible instead to try journeying yourself to learn for yourself, but you would have to be very dedicated to undertake an apprenticeship of this nature.