I first learned about Gris-Gris Bags (pronounced gREE-gREE) or Mojo Bags when I used to frequent New Orleans several years ago. I am confident it is apparent to the reader, that I have much different spiritual beliefs,values, and ethics then most of those into Hoodoo. I have, however, found Gris-Gris Bags to be very powerful. They makes sense from an energy/metaphysical perspective to me, as plants which herbs come from do have auras. We can even take a picture using Kirlian Photography. We know that an aura is a magnetic energy field around living things. Magnetic fields either draw things to us or repel things away from us.
I have found that Gris-Gris Bags are most powerful to draw new love into your life. A Gris-Gris Bag is always made from red fabric (red being a powerful color is a common belief among kabbalists, yogis, and buddists). I have used red flannel chamois bags. Gris-Gris Bags are not limited to love spells you can also use them to draw health, jobs, money, customers, or just about anything else. If you want to make them for other purposes I recommend you read “Charms, Spells, and, Formulas for the Making” by Ray Malbrough
Things to put into your Gris-Gris Bag for a love spell:
– Something to connect the energy to you such as hair, nails, and/or body fluids seem to work best as this is literally “you” genetically.
-Herbs associated with drawing new love such as Apple Seeds, Grains of Paradise, Lavender, Rose Buds, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Jasmine, Basil, Catnip, Plumeria, Daisy, Tonka Beans, Vanilla Beans, Yarrow, Yohimbe, Valerian and Chili Pepper.
-Stones associated with love such as rose quartz, ruby, emerald, pearl, and even rough diamonds.
On a Friday night, in the waxing phase of the moon, and preferably in the Planetary Hour of Venus. Place all the things you intend to use in your bag into a bowl. Put your right hand over the bowl and allow energy to flow into the herbs. Picture in vivid detail for 20 minutes what you want this Gris Gris Bag to accomplish for you. It is important that you picture it as already done now. So you see clearly in your mind what you want as it is a reality happening now.
The total number of items used in the bag should equal to an odd number (5,7,9,11, or 13).
Every Friday put a few drops of Irresistible Magnet Oil on the Gris-Gris Bag. When you are comfortable your desire has manifested bury the Gris-Gris Bag in the earth.
Should you need help in obtaining any herbs or real oils (as most oils on the market are not made from essential oils that come from the plant) feel free to contact me.
**Please note that since I wrote this article a lot has changed and I can be found on Facebook #secrepope