RAFFLE and SALE, for June Headwashings / spiritual cleansing event fundraiser

ETA: IThe sale/raffle is closed – thanks to those who participated to help raise funds for this summer’s spiritual bath and headwashing event.  If you are attending and would like to make a donation – or even if you are not attending and would like to make a donation — the “donate” button is still in this post, though the sale buttons have been taken down.  Winners announced in a separate post.

This post announces a SALE (accessible through this listing only) which is simultaneously a “raffle” (a faux raffle – for your purposes, it works the same, I just have to actually deliver an item to you to keep it legal.)

So basically this is a sale, but each purchase is a chance to win a prize and enters you into a drawing for that prize.  There are four categories of sale, and four different prizes, one for each category:

Hoodoo Condition Oils
Voodoo and Esoteric Oils
Bath Salts / Floor Wash Crystals
Holy Medals

Here’s how it works:

The paypal button below is “buy it now,” not a cart.  The shipping cost is built in – what you see is what you pay; there is no shipping added later.  You select the category you would like to purchase in, hit the button, and tell me what (one) formula or item from that category you want using the “text” section of the paypal form.  There is NOT a drop-down menu – you have to type the name of the formula (or saint as the case may be).  The item cost includes first-class shipping to the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and pretty much anywhere else (though be aware that Italy has a lousy track record with safe, timely delivery of packages from the US).*

If you want to get more than one item, or have more than one entry into the drawing, you’ll need to complete a separate transaction for each one. A pain, I know, but here’s why it’s a one-button sale with no cart, where you cannot get more than one item in each transaction: Each purchase enters you in for a chance to win the prize associated with its category. It works just like a raffle; it just has to be a “faux raffle” because of legal/tax fine print.  *You may also choose to enter by making a donation, or just simply make a donation if you would like to support the headwashing/spiritual cleansing event without having a product delivered to you or entering the contest – more on that at the bottom.)

So every purchase is really a purchase – you pay $6.50 for a bottle of Protection oil and shipping, and you get a bottle of Protection oil.  But along with that oil you have purchased, you are entered into the drawing for the Hoodoo Oils prize.  If you want more than two bottles of oil, you have to complete two transactions, but you get two entries as well.  If you want ten chances to win, you have to make ten purchases.  If you want a chance at two different prizes, you have to make a purchase in two different categories.  The sale will end and the buttons will come down Wed night (June 1); each purchase is entered into the hat and the winners are drawn randomly on Wed night, their prizes shipped to them (or, if the winner is attending the June 4th event, hand-delivered if possible – it depends on the prize).  Standard prep/handling times apply to all products purchased, though if you are attending the event, I will make an effort to hand-deliver your purchases if you prefer that. 

So no, there is no shopping cart and no combined shipping and no shipping discount.  The purpose is to raise funds for this major, never-held-more-than-twice-a-year event (more details on the event itself below).  And, as a thank-you for participating, you get a chance to win a potentially substantial prize for the cost of a packet of bath salts or bottle of oil.

So you can think about it as a sale on certain select items, each of which comes with a chance to win a prize, or you can think of it like buying a raffle ticket that happens to come with a product.  The point here is that legally, I’m not running a raffle.  But the more purchases you make in each category, the more chances to win the category’s prize, basically.

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HOLY MEDAL sale; Prize: Saint (or Loa) devotional kit

Category: Holy Medal (your choice): choose from the following saints (or ask if your favorite is not listed): Gerard, Expedite, Michael, OL Czestochowa, Cecilia, Dymphna, Raphael, Joseph, Sebastian, Brigid, Philomena, Benedict, OL of Loretto, Guardian Angel., Peter, Paul.  Others are available; ask first if you want to be sure it’s in stock. You can put a few preferences in the text box if you like, and I’ll try to fill one of them, if you want to do it that way.

If you prefer a holy card instead of a holy medal, I can probably do that, but ask first if your heart is set on a card – I have more medals in stock than cards.  Medals and cards will ship in a regular first class envelope with a stamp, no delivery confirmation.   The prize will ship like my products usually ship, with padding/packaging and delivery confirmation.

Prize: I will send you a customized devotional kit for the saint, spirit, or loa of your choice.  The exact ingredients will depend on the saint or spirit you choose AND on how many entries this category gets.  It will contain, at minimum, a rosary with a saints’ medal or other appropriate charm attached (no guarantees on material or style, but it won’t be some piece of ugly plastic, I promise); a bottle of liquid bath or soap (it might be a bath specific to your loa if I have a formula for it, or if you choose a saint and I don’t have a bath for that saint, I’ll send a corresponding bath or soap like Blessing, Protection, Psychic Vision, etc); a packet of herb mixture, blessed and dressed, suitable for incense or inclusion in a mojo bag or spell jar (same as with baths; if I have a formula for that saint or spirit, I’ll send that, or otherwise an appropriate companion formula); a handmade votive candle; and some sort of image, depending on what saint or spirit you choose – it might be a holy card, it might be a veve painted onto whatever I feel like painting (a glass votive candle holder, or a bottle of oil, or a glass bottle for your altar, etc).

If this category gets 35 entries, I’ll definitely include a hand-crafted decorative altar or libation bottle – I’ll post an update if the category reaches that possibility). The winner has input on this – I’ll try to meet your dreams/preferences as I put your kit together, but no promises other than what is written here.  I have a lot of cool stuff lying around, though, like handmade, vintage scapulars imported from Peru, vintage French and Belgian saints medals, collections of ritual items that have been part of public or private workings with the loa, etc – basically, you’ll get at least a couple of cool things that you can’t get otherwise or elsewhere, in addition to the baths/herbs/etc that I have listed above.

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BATH SALT sale; prize: ULTIMATE ATTRACTION OIL, half ounce or more

Category: Bath Salt (your choice): choose from any listed in the Bath Salts, Crystals, and Floor Washes category on this web page: http://www.karmazain.com/oils.php
(Basically, there’s a bath salt for just about every common hoodoo “condition.”  If it’s not listed on that page but you know for sure I make it, just type what you want in the text box.)

Each purchase enters you to win a large bottle of custom Ultimate Attraction Oil, containing real diamond dust and 24K gold.  Retails at $50 per two dram bottle, and this will be at least half an ounce of oil – you cannot get this oil in a half-ounce size except by winning this prize.  This is a chance to own one of the highest-end formulas I make, totally customized for you with rare, costly curios and ingredients, for the cost of a fast-food breakfast, if your lucky number comes up.  The winner will get a half-ounce bottle of oil, at a minimum.  If this category receives 30 entries, then I will announce it, and I will announce an even larger size of oil, and/or a specialty bottle for the oil – I will have to go digging through my stuff to see what I have, but I know I have some old vintage perfume bottles and medicine / chemists bottles that would make extremely cool containers for this oil, so if it gets enough entries, the winner will get some kind of unusual and cool bottle for the oil as well, and depending on what I end up selecting, the quantity of the oil could increase too (I will announce this if it happens).

Prize: Ultimate Attraction Oil, containing appropriate essential oils and herbs, including real natural diamond dust, real 24 karat gold, lodestone, and pyrite.  In addition to containing some of the finest, most prized, and most expensive of hoodoo mineral curios, this oil will also be customized for your specific situation. Attraction oil is a general-purpose formula designed to draw love, luck, and money.  When you order, just send me a note telling me the name of the person the oil is for and any details that you want me to consider in making, consecrating, and praying over the bottle. 

The result will be a bottle of Ultimate Attraction Oil powerfully customized for your specific needs and situation.  I can customize for love, for luck, for money, for any combination of emphasis on the three.  I can customize for gambling luck, for luck meeting dating partners, for luck in job hunting, investing, metal-detecting, sales work.  I can customize if you’re looking for a “get lucky tonight” oil, and I can customize for luck in a home, business, or marriage.  I can customize if you’re looking for a dating partner that will spoil you rotten and spend money on you, or a dating partner that is looking for love.   The details are up to you, and legally I can make no claims or guarantees about this oil having any supernatural powers. But I can promise that all customizations will be in an Attraction base that contains real gold and real diamonds as well as other herbs and essential oils prized by rootworkers for generations. And I can promise that this oil will be individually made by me, with full attention to your customization concerns.

Please note that this is a spiritual item and not a cosmetic. 

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Category: Voodoo and Specialty/Esoteric Oils
.  Prize:
Extra-Strength Black Arts Mojo Bag

Category: Voodoo or Esoteric oil (your choice): choose from any listed in the Voodoo and Specialty Oils category on this web page: http://www.karmazain.com/oils.php
I have formulated quite a few new specialty oils since that page was updated, so if you want something not listed on that page but you know for sure I make it, just type what you want in the text box.  This sale applies to any voodoo, specialty or esoteric oil that retails for $8 on ebay or $7.54 or $7.10 on bonanza – sorry, but things like Black Cat Bone and Plagues of Egypt are not included in this sale.  You can see most of these formulas at bonanza, at this link.  And a partial list at ebay here – these searches or filters I’ve linked to may show items that are not eligible, remember – it’s just the $8 or less bottles that are part of this sale.)

Prize: Extra Strength Black Arts Mojo contains rare curios that I am not allowed to advertise on ebay and that I do not stock enough of to regularly offer, though it is legal to possess and sell them (in other words, a human bone). When we talk about Black Arts, we’re not necessarily just talking about cursing and jinxing, though that’s certainly part of the power that Black Arts products are designed to amplify for the owner of the mojo bag or user of the formula. But Black Arts also refers to necromancy, the ability to communicate with the dead and with ancestors, scrying, conjuration of spirits, and the power of reversing hexes (and sending them back “with interest” which veers over into Revenge rather than simple Reversing). Contains one whole bone of the appropriate type among other items. Comes with a one-dram bottle of Black Arts Oil (regular strength) to dress the bag.  This bag is NOT commercially available otherwise or elsewhere.  I will custom-finish it in consultation with the winner.

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HOODOO CONDITION OIL sale; prize: Home Protection Kit

Category: Hoodoo Condition Oils (your choice):  choose from the list available in the Hoodoo Condition Oils category on this web page: http://www.karmazain.com/oils.php
I have formulated some new oils since that page was updated, so if you know I make something that isn’t listed there, just type the name in the box.  Remember, this is just for regular hoodoo condition oils, the ones that retail for $6 on ebay and less than that on bonanza.  These links should give you pages showing most of what I have available, but remember that the filters or searches I link to may also show oils that not eligible – basically, if it’s $6 or less, it’s eligible for this category.

ETA: I am losing my ass on this “raffle” and it looks like it’s going to be an additional expense on top of the app. $400 I will have paid out of pocket for the headwashing supplies by Sat, so I had to downgrade this prize from the $130-value one to the following, since nobody has entered for this category yet.  The others all have one entry (no category has more than two right now), so those prizes stay untouched.  If this category’s entries approach the value of the original kit i had listed, which had a ton more stuff than this, then I’ll upgrade the prize back to its original value.

Prize: Home Protection spell kit

Includes:

one package of Spiritual Cleansing bath herb mix

one package of Home Protection salt crystals

one two-dram bottle St. Michael oil

one St Michael medal

one fixed, decorated St. Benedict glass vigil candle

five St. Michael votive candles

one House Consecration card

one bottle of Banishing and Cleansing spray

 

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I will make a separate post about the event itself on June 4 since this one is already so long.

Here is the paypal button to make your purchase and enter to win at the same time:

[button has been taken down]

If you care to donate and you would like your donation of $2 or more to enter you for a chance to win, just let me know, and let me know what category to enter you into, during the donation process – there should be a “note to seller” box available after you log into your paypal account. But for a few different reasons, I won’t take the amount of the donation into account when entering you into the drawing – a donation will be enter the donor once into the category of his or her choice. Two separate donations will enter the donor twice, etc. If you would like to donate but not enter, that’s fine too. Or, if you would like to donate and enter, and have your prize sent to someone else as a gift if you win, or donate the prize to another member of the community that could benefit from it, you can do that too.

And if you would like to donate to support this large, extremely expensive to host, yet free to attend headwashing and spiritual cleansing event, you may do so through this “donate” button.  I do not turn anyone away from these events for financial reasons (though for logistical reasons, they are not a free-for-all where people can just come in off the street – I need a general headcount ahead of time, and so I need RSVPs. And because this event is hosted at a private residence, I *will* turn people away if they are rude, disrespectful of our host, or have demonstrated to me that they are not likely to understand and resonate well with the atmosphere of these events.  But I do not charge admission or fees, and I do not turn anyone away if they are unable to make a donation either in advance or at the site itself during the event).

*The usual handling time applies for sales items, and since the point here is to raise funds, I may combine multiple purchases into one shipment even though I am making you pay for each item individually.

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