CHARMS SPELLS & FORMULAS by Ray T. Malbrough
Someone told me about a write up another blogger did on their blog about this book. I went and read the blog. I was intrigued that this writer talked about crawdad mud. I had never read the book so I wanted to know what he had to say. I ordered the book off of e-bay for $3.00 and I finally got it today. I have to admit I have not read the book nor will I. I don’t read books on work because I don’t ever want anyone to claim I stole their work. I only skimmed through the book to find the points that were made on the blog post. I must say I am a little disappointed, the author of the book uses words like Crayfish and Mud Chimney only folks outside the culture use those names, even though one of my students told me this author is from Houma the same place Mr. Robert was from. They are called crawfish, mudbugs, or crawdads and the dirt is called crawdad dirt, mud or a crawdad hole. I was a little let down you can find this information on page 55 of his book.
The other thing that got me curious was the “Sweet Bottle” using a stick again I was intrigued but not such a letdown this time as the author tells you to “shake” the bottle up a certain amount of times; half a work is better than none! I did kind of wonder at the watering the work down though, it calls for honey, sugar and water on pg 103 of the book. Also there is nothing else added to the jar.
Then we have the “Oil Lamps” on pg 100 something dear to my heart once again I was intrigued and excited. I thought it was wonderful that he talked about working with a magnets.
The coup was on pg 95 when scanning the book the word “Crossbones” caught my eye. I was surprised to see him write about working with 2 bones crossed together for protection. He does give you some chants to say over your work as you are making it. Glancing through the book and reading the information I bought the book to find out about it seems to have altar layouts and such. Like I said I didn’t read it nor will I. I wanted to see what was taught about crawdad’s and found crayfish instead. Starr