There's quite a bit of good information on those forums! I'll have a real good look, I might have more uses for this than just my landlord! Pesky people are drawn to me it seems.
I've never thought of this...I'm not into hunting so it wouldn't be from an animal I've killed myself. But, there is a large Indigenous population here who work with leathers and furs, I might try and find something that way. It would be a great way to support that community too.
Indeed! So glad you've found them helpful!
My hubby used a lot of the info to assist him in his academic endeavors the past couple of semesters with great success! He doesn't actively practice the craft, BUT he def knows it works and was open to the idea. He employed several different methods (mojo bags, petition candles, burning certain condition oils w/herbs). He was able to grasp the concept between the working relationship w/the herbs, fixing and feeding the mojo bags himself, etc. Much like this forum, I find it extremely valuable and filled w/all kinds of helpful information, resources, etc. as well as being blunt, direct and straightforward.
If you ever have any questions for some of the more simple aspects, or perhaps would like any opinions, please feel free to pm me and I'd be happy to try to help. For the more basic forms of conjure like honey jars, vinegar jars, candle work, mojo bags and making some of your own supplies- like the hotfoot powder, goofer dust, floor washes, herbal baths/salts, and some of the incenses and powder sachets- I know how to make (I can make condition oils as well, but sometimes they can be a bit complicated depending on the herbs/roots that they contain, but I'm fortunate to have a qualified root worker here who makes them in batches and it's more economical to purchase them from her), I can possibly be of assistance. I won't yank your chain- if I don't know something or am not completely sure how to answer your questions, I'll defer to someone w/more expertise like one of the many certified root workers on that site.
If it looks like a form of magic you'd like to add to your craft, I highly suggest her book
"Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure" http://amzn.com/0971961204