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Throughout history curses have been part of the program to instill the Fear Factor into the human experience. Curses often about relationships and the polar opposite of Fear - Love.

Webster's Dictionary: "Curse - evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to imprecation or as retribution."

If you allow yourself to believe in a curse - you can manifest that energy. Fear can manifest all sorts of lower frequency emtions.

In this timeline - we move into the positive light and all curses are broken by our intent to erase them.

Didn't anyone ever tell you that it's not polite to curse?

In the Wizard of OZ - we find the Wicked Witch by the side of her crystal ball. Dorothy and her 3 friends - the lion [Leo - Omega - Endings] - the scarecrow [fear] and the tin man [alchemy] - have circumvented her powers again, as she utters, "Curses, curses! Somebody always helps that girl. Shoes or no shoes." [souls - the ruby slippers]. "I'm still great enough to conquer her. And woe to those who try to stop me!" In the end Dorothy throw water over the Wicked Witch and she dissolves ... So many metaphors.

Did you ever believe that someone has cast a spell / curse on you? In this life time?

Do you refer to this as a psychic attack?

Do you believe the energies can be reversed?

Energies can be reversed and destroyed.

As with illness - you must examine the reason this is happening to you - more to the point - why you are allowing it to happen to you. Are you sure you are not enjoying this dysfunctional aspect of the game to experience negative emotions linked to fear? This experience is mostly likely part of your DNA genetic blueprint - culturally linked, perhaps. This is all about dysfunctional people, places and events.

Look internally - then externally - then spiritually - working with energies. Use candles if you feel guided/ignited.

Place yourself in balance. Surround yourself in white light and turn the energies away. If they cannot penetrate - line up with - your grid matrix - they will not affect you. It's that simple - but you must clear the emotional connection with you and what you believe is the curse or psychic attack. Most of all - don't believe everything these people tell you.

Power is higher consciousness - therefore it is internal thought and can be aquired.

Praying to god for help - is still about something external. It won't work. You must do it yourself. When you pray - if you shift you grid - by the power of attraction will get what you are meant to experience - what you attract into your life.

The people who come for readings and discuss psychic attacks with me are general from island cultures. They have mostly been women and the reason for the curse has been about the love - the love of a man - they cannot have or have lost. After they lose the man - who is generally a player to begin with - they feel that the next woman he meets - or a member of his family who hates her - is creating the negative energies to keep them apart. Ya know what...this is all too negative and no man is worth it. Let it go. Let him go. Why do people cling to love that is lost?! Move away from those people. A functional person would run like hell!

I have been asked if I can erase curses. That is not my function here. You must do it yourself.

Curses are part of old programs - old world thinking and paradigms that date back to the beginning of the program. That is now all changing. Be in the new programs of light. Move away from the old. Disconnect. Reality is bringing you many opportunities for change. Seize the moment!

Look into the lens/eye of the camera

And see the light. It is yours. Embrace it!



Stop playing the wounded soul!

All curses - once created - are meant to be broken - by the strong - those who have personal power - while the weak wallow in self-doubt and self-pity - and give their power over to the darkness!

Reality is coming full circle.

Consciousness is coming out of the darkness and into higher light.


Curses are Magic Spells which are placed upon people with the intention of harming them. The misfortune intended by curses can range from illness, and harm, to even death. Curses are declared to be the most dreaded form of magic, often called black magic, and are believed to be universally used. The principle purposes for them to be "laid" or "thrown" are for revenge, and also for protection of homes, treasures and grave sites. Curses can become effective immediately or may be dormant for years. Curses laid on families have been known to have plagued them for generations.

History of Curses:

The use of curse has been practiced by many cultures. The most universal method of laying on a curse is by effigy, which is an image or representation of the victim, or the person who is wished to be harmed. Waxed effigies were common in ancient India, Persia, Egypt, Africa and Europe, and currently are still used. Also, effigies can be made of clay, wood and stuffed cloth (poppets). Often the effigy is marked or painted to looked like the victim. It is thought that the closer the effigy resembles the victim, the more the victim will suffer when the effigy is harmed or destroyed. The theory behind the harming or destroying an effigy to do harm to a victim is pure sympathetic magic. As the effigy is harmed, so the victim is harmed. When the effigy is destroyed, so the victim dies.

The ancient Egyptians often used waxed figures of Apep, a monster who was the enemy of the sun. The magician would write Apep’s name in green ink on the effigy, wrapped it in new papyrus and throw it into a fire As it burned he kicked it with his left foot four times. The ashes of the effigy were mixed with excrement and thrown into another fire. The Egyptians also left waxed figures on tombs.

Like blessings, curses have universally been bought and sold throughout the centuries. With the exclusion of the neo-Pagan Witches, witches and sorcerers throughout history have performed both blessings and curses as a service to others because both are calling upon supernatural powers to effect a change. They have rendered these services to client for fees, or in carrying out judicial sentences. Plato mentioned in the Republic, "If anyone wishes to injure an enemy; for a small fee they (sorcerers) will bring harm on good or bad alike, binding the gods to serve their purposes by spells and curses."

Waxed figures were popularly used during the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe by numerous witches. King James I, of England, described such activities in his book Daemonologie (1597):

To some others at these times he [the Devil] teaheth how to make pictures of wax or clay. That by the roasting thereof, the persons that they beare the name of, may be continually melted or die away by continually sickness.

They can bewitch and take the life of men or women, by roasting of the pictures, as I spake of before, which likewise is verie possible to their Maister to performe, for although, as I said before, that instrument of waxe has no vertue in that turne doing, yet may he not very well, even by the same measure that his conjured slaves, melts that waxe in fire, may he not. I say at these times, subtily, as a spirite, so weaken and scatter the spirites of life of the patient, as may make him on the one part, for faintnesses, so sweate out the humour of his bodie. And on the other parte, for the not concurrence of these spirites, which causes his digestion, so debilitate his stomake, that this humour redicall continually sweating out on the one part, and no new good sucks being put in the place thereof, for lacke of digestion on the other, he shall at last vanish away, even as his picture will die in the fire.

Alternatives to melting of effigies has been to stick them with pins thorns or knives. Animal and human hearts have been used for substitutes. Hearts, animal corpses or objects which quickly decompose, such as eggs, are buried in the ground with spells that the victim will die as the objects deteriorate.

In Ireland "cursing stones" are stones that are stroked and turned to the left as the curse is recited. It has been frequently claimed that gems and crystals possess the power to hold curses. . The Hope Diamond purchased by Louis XVI from Tavernier in 1668, is thought to be cursed, because its owners have suffered illness, misfortune, and death.

The alleged "mummy curse" is on the tomb of Tutankhamen. It was discovered when the Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter excavated Tutankhamen’s burial chamber in 1922. Legend has it that in an antechamber they found an inscribed clay tablet which read:

Death will slay with its wings whoever disturbs the peace of the pharaoh.

Six moths later Carnarvon died of an infected mosquito bite. Even though six of the seven principle members of the excavation team experienced strange or sudden deaths, thought to have been the result of the curse, the tablet was never photographed and strangely disappeared from the artifacts. Bob Brier, an American parapsychologist and Egyptologist, speculated the tablet never existed. In Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980), Briar notes that it is not typically Egyptian to write on clay tablets or to refer to death as having wings. Also, no other reliable sources exist that cite the curse.

Various legends abound in the United Kingdom and Europe of curses laid upon families, especially of the aristocracy. One of the most horrible curses was that of childlessness or death to the heirs, to the family lineage died out.

Current use of curses:

The word hex is sometimes used synonymously with curse. Among the Pennsylvania Dutch Witches hex can designate either a good or bad spell. In neo-Pagan Witchcraft, some Witches use the term hex to designate a binding spell, which is different from a curse.

A curse is the expression of desire of harm to come to a particular person. Anyone can lay a curse on another person, but it is believed that the authority of the person who lays the curse on increases its potency and makes it more dangerous. Such persons are believed to be priests, priestesses or royalty; persons possessing magical skill, such as Witches, sorcerers and magicians; and persons who have no other recourse to justice, such as women in many societies, the poor, the destitute and the dying. Deathbed curses are the most potent, since all the curser’s vital energy goes into the curse.

There is a belief that if the victim knows that he has been cursed and believes that he is doomed, that the curse is all the more potent for the victim helps to cause his own demise. However, many Witches and sorcerers claim that curses can be just as effective without the victim’s knowledge of them. They further say that they would never let the victim know the curse had been laid on him because then he might go to another Witch seeking to get it removed.

This has happened. Persons feeling that they have been cursed have will go to a Witch or sorcerer, sometimes in ignorance to the same person who put the curse on them, to have the spell broken. If the Witch or sorcerer has laid the curse on the person, then he makes an additional fee for taking it off. When two opposing Witches or sorcerers are involved, a magical war might erupt to see whose has the stronger magical powers.

In the various traditions of neo-Pagan Witchcraft it is against the ethics and laws of the Craft to lay curses. Most Witches abide by this, thinking that the curse will return to the curser in the same form as given. Although there are those that believe that cursing against one’s enemies is justified. Witches from ethnic cultures such as the Italian STRIGA, the Mexican BRUJA, and branches of the Pennsylvania Dutch also believe that cursing is justified.

Just as many methods exist for breaking cursers as there are for making them.

Traditionally, the most propitious time for laying on and breaking curses is during the waning of the moon.

- Reference


Curse has a number of meanings, all of them malevolent.

In its most basic meaning, a curse is a prayer asking that a god or similar spirit brings misfortune to someone; an imprecation or execration, the opposite of a blessing. It is also the effective implementation of the god's wrath against the victim of the curse. Other sorts of curses are imposed by magic or witchcraft, such as the evil eye or by the use of voodoo dolls.

Certain objects or places are said to be cursed. Sometimes, the curse was allegedly laid with a purpose; such a curse is supposed to have haunted the archaeologists who excavated the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen; a curse was supposedly pronounced on anyone who violated its precincts by the ancient Egyptian priests.

Tecumseh's curse was reputed to cause the deaths in office of Presidents of the United States elected in years divisible by 20 beginning in 1840 (this alleged curse appears to have fallen dormant in 1980, as President Ronald Reagan, elected that year, failed to die in office).

Other curses seem to have neither motive nor purpose. The Hope Diamond is supposed to bear such a curse, and bring misfortune to its owner; like Tecumseh's curse, this alleged curse has been dormant since the diamond became part of the collection of the Smithsonian museum.

Belief in curses is a part of the vague sort of animism, similar to belief in luck, that is a part of folk religion and popular superstition. The deliberate levying of these sorts of curses is a part of the practice of magic, or perhaps lies on the boundaries between magic and religion.

Some people claiming to be clairvoyants or practitioners of divination attempt to get money from the gullible by telling them they are under curses that only their apotropaic powers can remove.

This is an ancient type of confidence trick familiar to the Egyptians, and a species of fraud, unlawful under the laws of many jurisdictions.

In a broader sense, 'curse' is a loose synonym for blasphemy or profanity. The curse is also another term for original sin of Adam and Eve.


Curses

Though magic was mainly used to protect or heal, the Egyptian state also practised destructive magic. The names of foreign enemies and Egyptian traitors were inscribed on clay pots, tablets, or figurines of bound prisoners. These objects were then burned, broken, or buried in cemeteries in the belief that this would weaken or destroy the enemy.

In major temples, priests and priestesses performed a ceremony to curse enemies of the divine order, such as the chaos serpent Apophis - who was eternally at war with the creator sun god.

Images of Apophis were drawn on papyrus or modelled in wax, and these images were spat on, trampled, stabbed and burned. Anything that remained was dissolved in buckets of urine.

The fiercest gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon were summoned to fight with, and destroy, every part of Apophis, including his soul (ba) and his heka. Human enemies of the kings of Egypt could also be cursed during this ceremony.

'Magical figurines were thought to be more effective if they incorporated something from the intended victim, such as hair, nail-clippings or bodily fluids. '

This kind of magic was turned against King Ramesses III by a group of priests, courtiers and harem ladies. These conspirators got hold of a book of destructive magic from the royal library, and used it to make potions, written spells and wax figurines with which to harm the king and his bodyguards.

Magical figurines were thought to be more effective if they incorporated something from the intended victim, such as hair, nail-clippings or bodily fluids. The treacherous harem ladies would have been able to obtain such substances but the plot seems to have failed.

The conspirators were tried for sorcery and condemned to death.