Mojo Rising by Dana Lee

The Exorcist

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The Exorcist
The Exorcist is a medicine man to hang above your bed to keep the demons away. He's handmade and one-of-a-kind. Nine inches, (eleven, if counting feathers), he's made of corn husks that I dried in the sun and shook with sea salt. He wears a Charoite talisman; it's one-and-a-half centimeters and polished into a cabochon. Demons don't like Charoite; it's about the best thing that you can get to chase them off. His gris gris bag is made of French Quarter batik and stuffed with Hyssop. Hyssop has been used since before time began to seek the protection of God; it's known for its purity. I've sealed the gris gris with tan velvet lace, Labradorite, and The Exorcist's own "corn curls". Labradorite is magical for its psychic properties. He has Amethyst laced about his legs, so he may travel amongst your dreams and ward off the bad ones. He also has Amethyst at his crown and about his neck. His belt buckle is Labradorite. I've used jute, corn husks, and three kinds of embroidery thread, (gold and iridescent), to bind him, but I've also used a bit of Beacon Advanced Craft Glue and Elmer's Glue too. His hanger is behind his neck and is iridescent embroidery thread; he may be hung with a tack or small nail. His wig is wool. Except for the bit of green maribou, for effect, I found and cleaned the other three feathers, (very lucky). The dove feathers are for the protection of God, and the brown and white hawk feather is not only for luck, but added strength and stealth. His face is done in archival ink, and he has a bit of shimmer for magic too. If you like him, I'll be adding him to Thanksgiving postcards in my ZAZZLE shop too. $19 US, postage included.
Posted on September 23, 2012 Slideshow