Alas, we come to a topic that is both controversial and feared. Hexing, crossing and cursing. Many years ago, when I first started walking the magickal path, I, like most, delved into WICCA. Of course, the lead idea in WICCA is “harm none do as ye will,” or as it says in the WICCAN Rede “Ever mind the rule of three, What ye send out comes back to thee.” The three fold law, much like the idea of the “Golden Rule,” is the idea that what you send out you get back. In WICCA’s case-three times. It’s essentially breaks down to “karma.”
Now, before I go on, I am not saying anything negative towards WICCA. WICCA serves many pagans and has done so for a very long time. However, for me, WICCA was a stepping stone into spiritual exploration, that ultimately, landed me where I am now within in Voodoo practice.
The idea of the Rule of Three was a concept I held to, but as I continued to grow and explore other avenues within the occult, I realized, at least for me, it was not a practical rule. I have never been a big fan of “turn the other cheek,” and certainly not the idea that you should just sit there and let karma “do its work” while you are being trampled on, treated poorly or being disrespected. So, as I started grow beyond the ideology of WICCA so did I grow into a thinking of “I can’t just sit by and wait.”
“Zehara aren’t you worried about all the terrible things that will happen if you do that?”
No, quite frankly. Why? It’s simple. To me a curse or a hex is giving that person their karma right then and not waiting around. Sometimes it can take a while before the hex or curse kicks in, but it does eventually. And while I don’t usually talk about it, hex and cursing are one of my stronger suits when it comes to spell work. If you feel that hexing and cursing are bad—and you feel guilty doing it—then don’t. If you are scared the “three fold law” is going to get you—then you shouldn’t meddle in hexing to begin with.
Like all spell work, hexing and cursing needs to have the same energy and effort given to any other magickal workings. You need to firm, visualize and work the spell. If you don’t “feel” it—like any other work—the hex or curse will not come into fruition. When I do this work, it’s usually when I am super pissed off at the person—and continue to be. It takes A LOT to really get under my skin where I feel that I need to do this kind of work, so if I send out the bad juju it’s because that person or persons deserved it. Cursing and hexing shouldn’t be used for mundane irritants. If someone cut you off in traffic or was just nasty to you in a line-that is not a cause for a hex or curse. I am talking about the kinds of things are that are unforgivable. You need to have a legitimate reason for why you are doing this type of work. I will tell you, the spirits don’t give a damn about a hex for someone who just cut you in line. They know better—and you should to!
So, what’s the difference between a curse and hex?
Everyone has their own definition of the terms.
For me, a hex is something that is carried out in a discreet way—putting a special powder in the door step so when the person walks over it, ill intent will be carried out. A curse is something that is more ritualized, a calling up certain spirits or Deities to send ill or bad luck to the person. There are other ways of sending out that bad juju to someone: bindings, crossings, jinxes.
What works best? Like all magick, it depends on your preference. Some people are ok with a candle, a picture and a few words of ill intention. Others like more contact by putting powders near the person so they will walk through it or burying and hiding objects in their home without their knowledge and then kick starting them when the time is right. You can use dolls via sympathetic magick by filling it with hair or nail clippings from the intended. Everyone has their own ways of doing things. I am more of a ritual person. Candles, incantations and the calling upon spirits and energies to assist or do the work for me. I have had some fantastic results and some curses are waiting for the kick start. I am also a big fan of hiding cursed items in the persons house hold or outside their residence.
So, if you feel like cursing and hexing are not a good thing—don’t do it! If you have a reason (a real reason) and feel in your heart that someone deserves their retribution a bit quicker-start delving into curses and hexes!!