With our Spellmaker Family's Annual Sobo Prosperity Ritual approaching, naturally our favorite little Sobo song pops in our heads :-) What other songs might we play during this ritual? Remember, Sobo is considered one of the lwa of the sky and is said to control lightning, thunder, and rain. Bade is considered to control the wind. Together, they have control of the elements of nature. Due to their elemental powers, they are often called upon to help us feel secure! Think of terms such as "raining money," "pennies from heaven," etc.
Here are a few to start us off.....
Money for Nothing- Dire Straights
Pay Me My Money Down- Springsteen
Then, one of my all time favorites, the Money Song by Monty Python :-)
Do you have a favorite song about money? Post yours here and you may win a prize!
Light and Love
The Money Song by Monty Python
I've got ninety thousand pounds in my pyjamas. I've got forty thousand French francs in my fridge. I've got lots of lovely lire. Now the Deutschmark's getting dearer, And my dollar bills would buy the Brooklyn Bridge.
There is nothing quite as wonderful as money. There is nothing quite as beautiful as cash. Some people say it's folly, But I'd rather have the lolly. With money you can make a splash.
There is nothing like a newly minted pound.
Money, money, money, money.
Everyone must hanker For the butchness of a banker. It's accountancy that makes the world go 'round.
You can keep your Marxist ways, For it's only just a phase, For it's money, money, money makes the world go 'round.
Seeing how we are in the middle of Papa Legba month, thought it would be nice to share some songs with each other that we use when working with dear Papa. Please feel free to post a reply and let us know what song(s) you find that Papa really likes. You never know, there could be a prize again this time....
I'll start, tho its one we all know about. And kudos to Khouzhan Athena and her lovely video!
Light and Love
Papa Legba lyrics
(Talking Heads Version)
You'll be, hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm, magnet for money You'll be, mm-mm-mm-mm, magnet for love You'll feel, hmm, light in your body Now I'm gonna say, gonna say these words: Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo It might hmm-mmm-mm-mm...It might rain money It might hm-hi-hi-hi...It might rain fire Now I'm gonna call, Gonna call on Legba. Get yourself a sign Get your love and desire. Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempou Papa Legba, Come and open the gate. Papa Legba, To the city of camps. Now, we're your children Come and ride your horse In the night In the night Come and ride your horse There is a queen Of six sevens and nines Dust in your garden Poison in your mind There is a king That will steal your soul Din't let him catch you, Don't let him get control. Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo Papa Legba, Come and open the gate Papa Legba, To the city of camps Now, we're your children Come and ride your horse In the night In the night, come and ride your horse In the night In the night, come and ride your horse In the night In the night, come and ride your horse
.....this is such a common question I hear from clients. It is so easy in the process of magick to get caught up in the minutia of day to day events, and lose our sight of the long term goal.
"S/he un-friended me on FB"
"S/he has a new friend on FB"
"S/he saw me online but did not chat with me"
"S/he drove past me but did not wave"
etc etc etc
the list could go on, but you get the idea (PS these are REALLY very common things I hear from folks, I am in no way singleling anyone out at all - please dont think that). While in the moment, and with the emotional state we can be in with casting and processing (Yup - the spell CASTER does some processing as well) I can see how these events listed above, and others, can make one thing the world is falling apart.....but if we just take a beat, and a few deep breaths, and set our sights on the long term goal again, things will resume there proper perspective - I promise! Waiting is hard - I often think it is the hardest part of things - but it is also the extremely important! The calmer and more centered and more positive you can stay in the waiting peroid, the better shape you will be in physically, emotionally, and spiritually when your results begin to manifest ;-) That is NOT to be underrated. You cant give from an empty cup, and there arent any awards for handwringing, either. Make the best of the waiting period, keep your eye on the GOAL LINE, not on the ant on the blade of grass at your feet right now, and you will get to the finish line a healthier, fuller YOU.
Hmmmm - not sure where that rant came from, but I feel better now ;-)
Anyway, here is a song I found (its a goodie) to help you keep your eye on the goal, and let go of the stress of today.
Pictures of Mambo Sam's first US edition of the Thoth Tarot deck. This is a very rare deck, with really incredible art work. The illustrations of the Thoth deck are rich in symbolism, based upon Crowley's stated desire to incorporate symbols from many disparate disciplines, including science and philosophy, as well as to draw on his extensive knowledge of various occult system (as described in detail in his Book of Thoth). Hope you enjoy the photos.
In this album are various photos of my altars, rituals I have done, and some of my tools used in this very special work. I hope you enjoy your time here ;-)
Sister Bridget Corfield
de la Familie Fleurette-Beauchamp
As many of you know, each June the Spellmaker Family perfomed month long rituals to Papa Legba, petitioning also to St Peter, St Anthony and St Lazarus along with Papa on each Saint's Feast Day. What a wonderful month June is for us, and how rewarding to petition for our beloved clients in each ritual we perform. This album has various pictures of the altars I set up all month. I hope you enjoy the pictures! Updated to include both 2009 and 2010 rituals
Familie de la Fleurette-Beauchamp-Corfield
Sorry I couldnt make the convention and party with you all ;-( I would have been there if I could have. I did have a Fet Ghede celebration of my own, and here are a few pictures I took. Hope to see you all next year and have a really grand time ;-)