egg container spell for peaceful home, from Waycross, GA

Hyatt Vol.2, p.1491

Well, now when a man an’ his wife is havin’ a great difficulty an’ he wants peace in his home. Well, now he jes’ git him one pinch of sulphur, one pinch of de lady’s track, an’ one pinch of his track.

(Either track?)

Yes sir.  An’ den now he’d break an egg, a fresh hen egg, an’ he’d open dat egg in a position where dere’d be jes’ only two parts; but he’ll place ’em [foot tracks and sulphur] inside of dat egg an’ den he’ll make a tie. He’ll tie it den wit dis wrappin’ thread dat’s been dipped in spirits of turpentine. Well, when he tie it, every time he make a tie why he calls her name. An’ den when he git it tied, why he’d bury hit. But be shore hit’s in de middle part of his house, underneath on de ground right in de middle of his room [making a quincunx – see p. 710]. In three days time he’ll see de results of dat.

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I love container spells. especially container spells that use eggs and coconuts and the like.  I’m working on doping some eggs with Hot Foot and Goofer type of powders, but it’s proving insanely difficult.  I’ll keep y’all posted.

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