a Hyatt spell for a “stuffed” black cat bone

Sometimes I get bones from people who have previously had the skeleton articulated and on display, so they’ll have little holes drilled into some of the joints. And then the way I learned to prepare and use these, they were always able to be worn on a necklace, so I used to drill holes in mine all the time.

Most folks don’t want a cat bone necklace these days, but many of my clients still prefer bones with little holes drilled in them so they can put herbs and oils inside the bone. Here is a spell from a Hyatt informant describing one such mixture of stuff you might put inside a black cat bone:

Vol.2, p.1358

“An’ now it’s a bone in his left hin’ laig – dat straight bone from de top part of de left hin’ laig – y’ git dat bone out of him [away]. But yo’ jes’ want dat bone out de left hin’ of de laig.

“An’ now, it’s a straight bone, yo’ see, an’ it has lak a little joint lak at de top. Now, yo’ take a knife or somepin an’ yo’ cut dat little joint off dat it has at de top. Yo’ see, yo’ cut it off round at de top.

“Now, into dat bone – yo’ stuff dat bone. Yo’ see it’s hollow on de inside of it. Yo’ take dat bone an’ yo’ stuff dat bone.
[Here is a new type of black cat bone {see pp.74-97) dressed or magically prepared {see p.92f.) by an expert. – Ed.]

“Yo’ git a powdah, yo’ understan’, whut dey call five-fingah grass, an’ yo’ stuff it into dis bone. Yo’ git steel dust an’ yo’ git dat genuine lodestone an’ see dat it be ‘live. An’ jis’ make it into dust, an’ put dat down into dat bone. Yo’ put all dat down into dat bone an’ yo’ take a piece of cotton – yo’ understan’, dis cotton dat chew use – an’ yo’ stuff de top of dat bone. Yo’ stuff dat aftah yo’ done stuff all de ingredients in dat boen – yo’ take a piece of cotton an’ yo’ stop it at de top, jis’ a piece of absorbant cotton. Yoo’ understan’?

“Now, yo’ keep dat, carry dat bone, an’ it must be concealed into a pocket, lak in a wallet or into somepin – jis’ keep it oil [oiled] – an’ it must be on yore person all de time. An’ nobody else must nevah touch dat bone but chew.”

(What is that lucky for, now?)

“Into any game, any kinda games, a crap game, or yo’ could go to a lottery game – any kinda game dat chew undertake tuh go into.”

[Algiers, LA; Informant #1583, Nahnee the “Boss of Algiers”]

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