1.) The spell in question does indeed have voodoo roots. HOWEVER, it is a spell of self empowerment- not a curse or a spell that would harm anyone or anything. It requires visiting places that represent various stages in life (a hospital, bank, cemetery to name a few- there are 9 total) and charging a key with the mysterious of that place and therefore granting the owner of the key aid in that phase of life.
2.) If someone knows about the treaty that is mentioned, would you mind cluing me in??
3.) This email was sent by a person who is in no way affiliated with the circle. The best I can piece together is that a circle member forwarded my email to a friend who then sent it to the person who wrote this email in response to my original one. It was sent to me, and bcc'd to the entire circle (plus a few other people I don't know).
I regret to inform you that by way of Pagan Treaty 4.265, Handling Of Common Artifacts, that this curse ritual is no longer permissible to be performed in large groups.
I also would like to inform you of the following matter.
The magic you practice with unsuspecting individuals such as this, simply informing them of the fact that it is "Hoodoo" will not protect you from backlash. We have been made aware of this matter, and if we must adress it with you again, or anything similar, we shall be taking retributive action, not least of which may include stripping you and your circle of any magical ability. As the spiritual counselor of such a group, it is your responsibility to ensure that they practice safely. You may as well as you may not be aware that such a responsibility also correlates to the Law of Three, to which you shall be paying the price for, in full, if you continue this ritual.
You have not been taking responsibility for your circle, but now, this responsibility has been placed on your shoulders for the duration of your role as leader, even should you take a position of Shadow Leader.
As of this moment, your standing with the High Priestess of Pagan Magic is damaged. Please take care to not damage it further. Your compliance in this matter is of the utmost importance. Thank you all for your time.
With regards to Minerva
All questions can be directed towards this email address, and will be answered as soon as possible. Anyone requiring a voice may ask Gregory for the number to his PRIMARY Pythia. All questions must be direct-No inferences will be made about the suject matter."
When I first got this email, I was ready to throw in the towel and become a hermit. However, now that several days have passed, I am ready to meet this head on and protect my circle, my friends, from harassment and hateful words. We have a circle planned for this weekend which will involve the member who sent on my email talking to the circle and explaining what has been found out and done, followed by a nice round of cleansing and protection spells. I'm also working on a nice professional response to this email... and shoving aside the snarky comments is like a mental exercise. =)
Really, the purpose of all this is to make sure that everyone is aware that there are those that would seek to claim some sort of power over you and your magic. (As far as I'm concerned, anyone claiming to be the High Priestess of Pagan Magic is in need of a good cosmic 2x4 wake up call). You must remember that your abilities are gifts that have been given to you, and it is not up to any man or woman to decided to take that from you. Any actions that you take are subject to the law of karma, or law of 3 (whatever you want to call it), and you are responsible for your actions. If your deity doesn't like what you're doing, I can assure you that you will hear about it. =) But that is for the Divine to decide, not a nosy little twit who believes that it's their job to take care of it.
Take care everyone. Remember to stay true to your beliefs and who you are. You're spirituality is yours, and yours alone- unique to you and your life.