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Even though this entire website is technically my "blog", this page will hold my extra articles that don't really fit in well on the other pages, or maybe there will just be ideas that jumped into my head that I wanted to share here. Some of the older blog entries are helpful and so I recommend you scroll down and look through the entries from 4 or 5 years ago. 

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Oh no! Someone put a curse on me!

Posted by Rob Phoenix on May 13, 2020 at 5:45 PM

I hear this far more often than you might think. The truth is, there are lots of folks out there who like to mess with people. If you know someone who does any sort of magic, then chances are you know someone who isn't fussed about doing dirty work if they choose to, or you may even know someone who feels they have no choice but to do that type of work.


The idea of being cursed seems odd in this day and age, but it r...

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May 10 update

Posted by Rob Phoenix on May 10, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Today we added another dog to our family. If you didn't know, we consider our home to be something of a rescue for old doggies or for those who suffered trauma in their lives and just need a loving and understanding home. We do not foster, we keep them until the very end. We've had many of the years, all of them with their own stories to tell. But since they can't tell their own stories, we tell them for them. 


Today we picked up Cookie, a female chocolate lab with dwar...

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Powwow versus Coronavirus

Posted by Rob Phoenix on May 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Powwow is a faith healing tradition. We want you to feel better. It is our calling from God to help you feel better. We believe very strongly that Christ wants to heal all those who come to him. 


"Call on me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me." Psalm 50:15


This means that those who call on God in their time of need...

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What you can expect when you visit your local Powwow...

Posted by Rob Phoenix on May 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM

A hundred years ago, a visit to a local Powwow may have gone something like this:


A knock on the door late at night, a tired man, dusty from the fields, beckons you to come on inside. From the looks of things, he has just finished eating a modest dinner. A low fire burns in the fireplace. A walking stick leans against the mantle. Maybe an old knife and some branches lay on the floor next to a wooden chair; he might carve to pass the time.. He points to the chair for you to h...

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The Lesser Banishing Ritual

Posted by Rob Phoenix on February 20, 2019 at 3:05 PM

I have used the Lesser Banishing Ritual for many years. It was created by the Golden Dawn in the 1800's and has been picked up by modern occult groups of all religious flavor since then. It's obvious Judeo-Christian symbolism and invocations are a great addition to Powwow should you wish to add a more ceremonial element to what you are doing.


I use the Lesser Banishing Ritual (LBR) as a way to center myself or call on protection or cleanse an area of energies. It has all sor...

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The Sanctum Sanctorum - your place of power

Posted by Rob Phoenix on February 3, 2019 at 4:35 PM

I am fortunate enough to have a library in my home. It's not a large room, maybe 13 x 15 feet, but it houses almost 3000 books on shelves, an old physician's desk where I sit and do most of my writing, and all of my personal magical and powwow bits and baubles. When I'm working on this website, I'm in this library. When I'm powwowing for clients, I'm in this library. I've cast ceremonial circles in here. I've worked with archangels. I've summoned and conjured things in the room that I would n...

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Protection from witchcraft

Posted by Rob Phoenix on September 28, 2018 at 6:25 PM

A large part of a powwow's work is combating harmful magic, also known as witchcraft. This type of magic is designed to disrupt, harm, or otherwise cause chaos in the victim's life. It seems an odd thing to talk about witchcraft in the year 2018, yet it is a very real thing. For the most part, modern practitioners of Witchcraft (often in the form of Wicca, but just as often not) are harmless and believe in balance and the inherent power of nature and other such things. Their work is vary much...

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The unseen battles of a hex doctor

Posted by Rob Phoenix on September 21, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Being a hex doctor, a powwow, means you take on the awesome responsibility of healing in the name of Christ. It also means you make yourself a beacon for all things supernatural; both good and bad. 


Years ago, my grandmother said to me "Weird things happen to weird people". I know now that this was just a snarky way of saying "like attracts like".


When I first began practice as a powwow, I was woefully inexperienced and limited to the few charms taught...

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Blowing out burns

Posted by Rob Phoenix on September 4, 2018 at 9:50 PM

Last Saturday night I fell into my neighbor's fire pit. It was a great metal cauldron with a huge fire inside. I stood up from my chair and literally fell right into it. I instinctively put my hands out and as I fell I grabbed onto the sides of the fire pit as I fell to my knees. The burn was so powerful I fell back, and my left leg straightened out and rested right against the flaming cauldron.


At the hospital, I was diagnosed with second degree burns on my lieft leg and th...

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shotguns in powwow

Posted by Rob Phoenix on August 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Back in the day, life was a little different than it is now. Farmers and other rural folks could shoot a rabbit or a pheasant or whatever that happened to be on their property or in the nearby woods, and that might end up as dinner. Because of the commonality of shotguns, it's no suprise that guns would have folk magic purposes.


In powwow, a gun can be used as a method of ending witchcraft. The witches name is written on paper, attached to a tree, then shot at. This repels t...

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