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Crossroads and doorways
« on: May 16, 2009, 02:26:57 PM »
most of us here now that crossroads are used heavily in some practices of magic in order to summon entitys or invoke godly powers especially in hoodoo and yoruban practices. But is also seen other cultures likened to hermes who partakes of the title as god of travel and hekate whos domain are tri-crossroads. Although unfortunately i dont have any available and disclosed crossrroads in my area but lately i have been contemplating the use of doorways. which are already in use to let people and things in or out of are domains. Could doorways inscribed with symobls, runes, and seals be used to summon a door of which spirits can traverse through? Even within biblical texts the jews during passover marked there door frames with the blood of lambs to show there affiliation of god, preventing the angel of death from entering.

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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 01:28:54 PM »
Doorways and crossroads hold a significant amount of lore about them. Protection rituals have always been put on doors such as salt for keeping out pretty much anything, iron for keeping out fae or even urine for vampires and using certain magick, theoreticaly you could use a doorway as a metaphoric doorway to other planes of existence in a ritual or such. The crossroad is another story. Its where the lost and the damned roam. Lost spirits become enraged, devils make deals and good people just shouldnt hang around when it gets dark.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Alexander Pope.

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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 05:32:04 PM »
im interested on how you arrived at you opinion of the crossroads???
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 05:44:28 PM »
im interested on how you arrived at you opinion of the crossroads???

Good old fashioned folklore. Making a deal/wish at the crossroads goes back almost as long as crossroads have existed. So has stories of people meeting someone at a crossroads asking to be taken home by a passing good simaritan then it goes to the good old phantom hitchiker legend, it is thought that if someone dies at a crossroad the spirit does not know what way to go and is lost forever at the crossroads. This also was said to work on vampires if you buried the body of a suspected vampire at a crossroad they couldnt find the way back home where they could slowly drain and kill the family. There is alot of lore about crossroads.
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 12:14:15 AM »
hmm i see you have a point there  :-o
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 01:37:04 AM »
Cross roads occupy a huge area in south american superstition.
Brujos and Brujahs use them for their practices.
See anyone hanging around cross roads at night in South America and you may get a nasty surprise!

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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 05:30:17 AM »
The good old story of blues singer Robert Johnson. He made a pact at a crossroads by allowing a demon (the devil) to tune his guitar making him the greatest blues musician ever. The tv show supernatural used his story for an episode. Look him up on wikipedia. The legend is pretty good and the titles of his songs back up the legend.
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 08:18:18 AM »
I'll give a cookie(metaphorically speaking) to whomever can name the crossroads Robert Johnson used to have the Devil tune his guitar for him. (Angelus, keep quiet.)

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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 10:18:56 PM »
hold up actually that is a common misconception the big black man referred to in this song is referring to the voodoo god Ellegua who is summoned at the crossroads
in exchange for his soul or worship he gave him the ability to play the guitar as was his claim to fame.
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 11:05:48 PM »
  Thats the story, but unfortionately, you didn't identify the crossroad, so no cookie for you.  I submitte via P.M., but I don't like cookies.
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009, 01:20:05 AM »
well now that i have lost may  it partake of this knowledge??? 0:)pretty please
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the oceans call to you, the earthen fated tune,
I am the ivy binding tight i hold the spells all through the night, i am
nightshade's fated swoon of deaths kiss and witches broom

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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2009, 08:27:30 PM »
The good old story of blues singer Robert Johnson. He made a pact at a crossroads by allowing a demon (the devil) to tune his guitar making him the greatest blues musician ever. The tv show supernatural used his story for an episode. Look him up on wikipedia. The legend is pretty good and the titles of his songs back up the legend.
I must see this episode, Robert Johnson happens to kick ass.

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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2009, 08:59:18 PM »
well now that i have lost may  it partake of this knowledge??? 0:)pretty please
Tut tut, you simple have to look, and you shall find.
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2009, 08:31:19 AM »
I smell cookies!!!
Aww, am I  too late?!?
I believe the croossroad was the one in four corners, where the four corners of states meet. Am I close? 
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Re: Crossroads and doorways
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2009, 08:49:32 AM »
  No cookie for you.
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