The Magic Bullet (Variant)
Take (at a minimum) four rifle cartridges and anoint them away from you from base to tip with a destructive Hoodoo oil, such as Destruction Oil, Devil Oil, Damnation Oil etc.
Take a similar number of powerful neodymium magnets and anoint them with Inflammatory Confusion Oil. Baptize the magnets and give them names– but names in a set, like Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp.
Take your framed relic image (assuming that is what you have available) and place the four bullets at the top, bottom, right and left extremes. Orient them so that they appear to be shooting in a counterclockwise direction– a circular firing squad is the metaphor we are going for here.
Then take the magnets and place them on the back/bottom of the frame, pinning the bullets in place with the cardboard, picture, and glass in between bullet and magnet.
Call upon your divinities or spirits to grant you your requests, or write a petition paper and place it below or within the picture frame.
Feed the magnets by sprinkling iron filings mixed with gunpowder onto the bullets, and similarly make offerings of raw pork mixed with red pepper or goofer dust on the eyes and face of your target.
Store this in a remote location, because the pork will spoil.
If one has space, ring the project with sprinkled gunpowder or goofer dust.
The goal with the Magic Bullet variant is not to kill but to cause the subject to become paranoid and disturbed in mind, overwhelmed by fear, and to sow chaos and infighting among that person’s inner circle.
Of course this can be modified to do far worse things, but our aim here is to neutralize rather than kill.
This method can be modified for different types of relics on altar spaces, or increased in power using talismans and elections and many other options. The limit is only your imagination.
Have fun with this one.
4 thoughts on “The Age of Black Magic: Step Seven”
As for neodymium magnets, you can buy them from scientific/educational supply houses online. Lodestones aren’t strong enough to pin bullets through picture frames and I’m not sure ceramic magnets are either– but in any case you want *strong* magnetism for this project. No need for subtlety here.
Bullets are difficult to obtain in my little hamlet. Would razor blades, pins, nails and knives work? Bullets are wonderfully evocative and I am sure the added resonance of the gun powder and the lead add extra kick to the work but I am dubious as to my ability to obtain them.
Projectiles make more sense; use arrowheads. If not those, yes, razor blades and knives could work too.
I really like the symbolic resonance of bullets, but as I say, not easy to come by in this berg.