You know, I had never given the thought to consecrating my tools, oils, candles etc… until I started studying with Wiccans.
Up until then… You make reagents and you’re done. If you want some extra oomph use a correspondence, set it out under an appropriate moon Sit it on top of a scripture or make it on an auspicious day. But never did I think that my work wouldn’t work without all the spooky stuff.
Christians, Wiccans and other pagans have entire rituals that are designed to consecrate items. For about the last 6 years I have struggled with the idea of such. Should I or shouldn’t I? Is it necessary? If so how exactly would I do this without paying homage to a deity? Too many questions. Too much stress. Stress = belly fat = no good.
The definition of the verb to “consecrate” means make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose. Does that sound like what I do. So the tool that I use to scribe candles will ONLY serve that function? I can’t scribe a candle with whatever I have on hand? Seems like more trouble than it’s worth.
I grew up going to a church where anything that was set aside for only church use was “consecrated”. It meant that to use it for a reason other than the 1 things it was intended for was blasphemous. That’s why I don’t think we need to consecrate our stuff.
Hoodoo is too patchwork, too spur of the moment to justify an item for just 1 use. Also, it’s not the ways of Black folks to have anything that serves only 1 purpose.
I recently whipped up a batch of hot foot powder while getting ready for work. I made it and my lunch concurrently. I put it in a Ziploc bag and then in my lunch bag. I used it when I got where I was going then went on to work. And it has been exceptionally functional
I’m over consecration.