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“HELP! I think someone put a curse on me!  What do I do?”



     This page gets more hits than the rest of the website, so I know a lot of you feel this way. Thousands of people come here every year and leave knowing they're free from curses, hexes, and spells. Let me tell you my story...

     I got into the occult at an early age the way a lot of Americans do. Eventually, after years of study, I realized, "Hey, none of this stuff works!" I became a Christian, and even tried to be a minister (before becoming an Agnostic). I started an online ministry to warn people about the occult. It made a lot of occultists mad, because they could handle the fake ex-occultist Mike Warneke and Bill Schnobellen types, but I was the real deal! While I had my online website ministry, I got emails from people saying they were going to curse me or put spells on me. Nothing ever happened.

   While at the time I chalked up my not being destroyed by magic to the Invisible Magic Hippie in The Sky, I eventually lost my faith...and even without that "protection", nothing happened. Why? Because there's no such thing as hexes and curses. (Don't click away...keep reading!)

     If you've come to the conclusion you're cursed jinxed, or under a spell, etc., first let's examine why you think this. Chances are it's for one of these reasons.
 "Nothing seems to go right in my life, and I don't know why".

 "I think I'm under a generational curse, because  my family has nothing but misery."

  "I got involved in some kind of occult activity, and now I think I'm cursed."
 "Someone told me they put a curse on me".
 "A fortune teller, psychic, candura, etc., told me I was cursed".
 If your life doesn't seem to be going anywhere...
       If you're going through a "bad patch", don't worry. These things happen to everybody. Some people think if they had a flat tire, it's bad luck and maybe a jinx. Some people even think God must be mad at them. No, it's just because you ran over a nail. Sometimes several bad things happen at once. These things happen to everybody at some point in their lives. Just hang in there.
      First, take a look at how you're living. Sometimes it's how we live our lives. I know of one man who thought he had bad luck, because he was always in trouble, he always living on the run, he got thrown into prison once, and all his friends and associates died one by one. It was the gangster John Dillinger! If he had lived his life different he wouldn't have had "bad luck". He made his own bad luck, but couldn't understand that being a bank robber that shoots cops will do that.
       I know a guy who used drugs, got into fights in bars, and hung around the wrong people. He was convinced he was "cursed" because of all his "bad luck" (and yes, he also dabbled in the occult, but that wasn't the cause of his problems). Had he stayed out of bars and stayed off drugs, he wouldn't have been "cursed"! Eventually he did clean up his act, and his life got better.

       What kind of life are you living? If you're like the guy i just described, YOU are cursing yourself with your bad lifestyle! Do whatever it take to fix yourself because there's no magi spell or good luck charm to fix it. If you're a woman, do all your boyfriends beat you and your kids up? Are they drunk/high and in and out of jail? That's because YOU keep picking the wrong kind of men! You may have to make some "life style" changes. Do you live in a dysfunctional family? Are you a high school dropout that can't get ahead? Some people may have to go out of your life. You may need to seek professional help.  The Links and Resources page may have some help for you. Click Here.
     Oh, and if you are dabbling in the occult, that could indeed be part of your problem. Stop any occult practices, and throw your books and materials away. If you read the FAMOUS OCCULTISTS page, you'll see they usually have miserable fates and die broke and even in prison sometimes. This is because while the occultists is wasting their time with frogs, snails, and puppy dog tails trying to cast spells, they could be doing something positive to move their lives forward instead. Yes, definitely ditch the occult.
Wiccan author Silver Ravenwolf seems to have discovered something along these lines, but won't acknowledge it:
"A lot of people tell me how bad their lives have gotten after casting a spell and tell me they won't do Witchcraft anymore. I tell them their lives would have been much worse for not having cast the spell". [from Teen Witch]
Notice she says she hears it " a lot". The consultation of "things would have been worse" is simply a cop out.
Furthermore, even she can't cast spells that work...and yet she's writing books about it!
" For years I couldn't afford to go to a hair stylist (still can't, it's shop and chop for me). I got pretty good at styling my own hair from looking at magazine pictures" [SOURCE: Teen Witch, Llewellyn Publications, 2003 edition, page 145]
      Now think about it, she writes witchcraft books on money spells and prosperity...and yet can't even afford a hair cut! Look, no one can cast spells that work, not even the people that write all those books, neither will you if you try it, so just don't fall for it. It's a waste of time and you could bring misfortune into your life.
If someone told you straight out they hexed you.... 

       Forget about it! I knew a man was was a cop back in the 1970's in the Voodoo capital of the USA, New Orleans, Louisiana. About his second day out as a rookie cop, he and his partner answered a call from someone who thought they were going to be Voodoo. When they got there, the victim was all distraught, convinced his brother-in-law had "fixed" him. He was talking about killing his brother in law to be free of the curse! So, the senior cop got out a black book, and began to "remove" the curse. The man intimidated felt better and thanked the police, and that was the end of that.

     The senior cop then initiated the rookie into the secrets of Voodoo removal: The secret is...just pretend you're removing a curse! He told him , "If you're going to be a cop in New Orleans, you need to get yourself a big black book. It doesn't matter if it's a Bible, a dictionary, a cookbook, so long as it's a big black book." Then when it's "curse removal time, the cops would get their big black book out and pretend to remove the curse. The rookie cop went on to work for several years in the New Orleans PD and said he responded to usually two such cases of people thinking they'd been hexed per week.

     It wasn't that the police had any special powers, or had secret knowledge of how to remove spells! People simply believed the curses (or jinxes, hexes, tricks, whammies...whatever you want to call it) had been removed. WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT CURSED, YOU'RE NOT CURSED! 

Here's a good example of what I mean...

    The late televangelist Rev. Ike was a snake oil salesman, but he understood a lot about self-image psychology. He understood EXACTLY how curses work. (In fact, he wasn't even above lying to people and telling them they'd be cursed if they didn't send him money! ...but that's another story). This is an excerpt from one of his sermons where he recounts of how he helped one man overcome a curse.


    OK, I don't endorse Rev. Ike, but I do agree that you can only be cursed if you believe you're cursed. 

It's All In Your Head! Sometimes Quite Literally!

    One person said a man in his neighborhood claimed to have started practicing Satanism. He dressed all scary in black clothes and wore a Baphomet necklace, the whole bit. The would be wizard told the man he was sticking pins in a picture of him to place a curse on him. He said he began to experienced headaches, and thought the curse was working. After I explained a few things, his headaches went away.

 I can't stress that is the BELIEF in curses and hexes that makes them seem to "work". A  belief in the hex may cause a person to have a psychosomatic illness in the form of say example, headaches. Once the person realizes this, they may find their headaches go away, for instance.
   I have received emails from people telling me I was hexed or cursed, and no doubt there are ten times as many witches and warlocks of various stripes who are trying to hex me I don’t know about...AND NOTHING EVER HAPPENS!
      One Wiccan woman calling herself a "High Priestess" said my tounge would grow so long it would strangle me...and was quite serious. Another Wiccan told me he knew a “Navajo Insanity Spell” or whatever hogwash he was going to use on me. Guess what? Nothing happened! That was almost 20 years ago. Nothing still happened. Nothing will ever happen. I mock all you idiots who think you can curse me! Sure, eventually I'll die from a heart attack when I'm 80 or something, and one of you will (falsely) take credit for it. Big whoop.  
     One of the best books on the subject was Blood Secrets by Isaiah Oke, a Nigerian Ju Ju babalaow. Oke was raised to be a witchdoctor, and greatly feared in his village. Even as a child his own father was afraid to look him in the eye. Oke noted that sometimes people got sick when merely the suggestion of a curse was made, and no magic had actually be done.
       Oke intimidated everyone he met, until he went away to college as an adult. There he met someone who was more powerful than he...a teenage American girl. Oke was offended by the girl over some slight, and decided to teach her a lesson. He sacrificed a pigeon and did a hex to make her sick, but his magic failed to work. He tried another curse, this time involving sacrificing a monkey. The girl found the monkey paw, confronted him the next day, and flung it at him. She dressed him down in front of several students, who snickered as she did. Outraged, Oke tried a curse that took four days to perform, and left him exhausted. It too failed. Distraught, Oke humbly asked the girl what the secret of her "Ju Ju" was. She told him "We think all that stuff is just silly superstition. No offense." Because the girl refused to believe in curses, she was not affected!
      Sometimes an occultist will take advantage of a situation, and claim to be the cause of someone's misfortune. Example: someone dies, the occultist will claim they had put a hex on the person and caused it, even though they never did. People will believe it though, and fear the occultist has some kind of power. Perhaps this person told you she put a curse on you and took credit for something bad that happened anyway.  Some occultists call this "glamour" or "lesser black magic". What it really is, is just plain lying. No one who claims to be in the occult can actually produce results. Here's some more well known examples of this trick:

* Anton LaVey of Church of Satan fame claimed Jayne Mansfield died in a car crash years after it happened, because of a curse he had placed on her lawyer.

*After a long time feud with LaVey, his daughter Zeena claimed her father died of her "curse" after he died from pulmonary edema in his 60's.

*After getting word while in jail that the judge that had sent him there had died of a heart attack, not missing a beat cult leader Father Divine said, "I didn't want to do it! He made me do it!"

*During a church banquet, future mass murderer and cult leader Rev. Jim Jones thanked god for the KFC they were about to eat. A California State Senator who was present joked later that they should be thanking Col. Sanders, rather than God for the chicken. Jones warned him of "God's wrath" for that remark. Later during the meal, when the Senator got very sick, he apologized to Jones and God for his remarks, fearing he'd really made somebody up there mad. It would only be revealed by defectors of the cult years later that Jones had secretly poisoned the Senator, thus making the "curse of God" possible.

       Still don't get it? Here I'll show you how it works: In 2008, I placed a curse on Osama Bin Laden. The next day he was killed by navy Seals. MY MAGIC WORKS! MUHAHAHA! OK, I didn't really place a curse on Bin Laden. I lied about it just now. It's easy to "curse" someone with a death curse after they died. See how it works? And please don't try that at home.

       These tricks are universal in all traditions of sorcery. Isaiah Oke realized this when he became a Christian. The first spell he tried on the girl mentioned was said to slowly destroy the brain and make a person senile and weak until they died. It was a curse Ju Ju's put on old people, whom often get these symptoms as a result of old age anyway. Oke later realized that hexes are often the result of natural outcomes. A common hex in Africa is one that causes diarrhea, which isn't hard since dysentery is wide spread in the Africa continent!

What Happens When you Don't believe?

       Here's yet another real life example: A librarian at the Ft. Meade Florida Public Library told me how she had a run in with some Wiccans. In October of 2000, the library put up a Hallowe’en display including, Jack O’ lanterns, scarecrows, and a traditional depiction of a witch. Mind you, it was funny looking stuffed doll, pointy hat, broomstick, the whole bit. Well, Mr. Wizard decided to get all angry about it and demanded the Library take it down. The Librarian of course refused. She had spent a lot of time decorating the place and wasn’t going to change things around (and besides, the guy was being a jerk).
      When the librarian would not give in to the Wiccan’s demand, he then said “Look, either you take down these Hallowe’en decorations or I’ll put a curse on you and MAKE you do it!” (And yes, some Wiccans do throw curses). No doubt, the Wiccan actually believed he had magical powers. The librarian calmly told him to go ahead with his curse, and to give it his best shot. This is one tough librarian, I tell you! Needless to say, the Wiccan failed to make the librarian take down the deocarations, because they stayed up. In fact, they stayed up until November...something that doesn’t normally happen. =D
[And yes, I know any occultist reading this would say "Well, he was practicing black magic". Right, but isn't black magic supposed to work too???]

So why didn't the magical curse work? BECAUSE THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MAGIC OR CURSES! IT'S THE 21st CENTURY!

Now, having said all that...I know some of you are STILL going to say...

"BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE I'M CURSED!" FEEL like you're cursed! Well guess what? As long as you THINK you're cursed, and FEEL like you're cursed, YOU WILL BE! It's really that simple! YES, REALLY!   

    It is the FEAR of witchcraft that makes it powerful! It's the belief in these things that make you a victim of it. Once you stop believing in it, IT WILL HAVE NO POWER OVER YOU!

How I Once Made Some Bad People Think They Were Hexed

    Once when I was still in the occult, someone robbed my car and stole my radar detector, a knife, and my wallet with $900.  Believing in the occult, I of course tried a spell from Albertus Magus to get it of course didn’t work. I was sure the migrant workers across the street were the culprits, although I never confronted them about it. Not only did they laugh and snicker when they saw me after the robbery, but they also showed up with a new car a couple of days later. So, I decided to try something else.

     I wrote them a anonymous letter in Spanish ( I had to use a dictionary since I don’t speak Spanish) and told them I was a powerful “Brujo” (wizard) and “Diabletera” (black magician) who had cursed them because they stole my property. I even included some bay leaves in the letter and some sand, to make it look like something “magic”.  I really laid it on think too, about how all the demons were coming after them. I didn’t really put a curse on them, I was using what Wiccans and Satanists would call “glamour” or “lesser black magic”...I was lying!
     Mind you, I didn’t sign it nor tell who I was.  A couple of days later, I saw a big change in my neighbors. They swept their porches when they saw me coming (which someone told me is what superstitious people do in Mexico when they see a witch).  They looked sacred when they saw me. No more laughs and snickers. I was convinced from this, that were indeed the thieves, or else why would they have been afraid of me? 2 weeks later, they moved, and left Mexican woven crosses called “Eyes of God” all over the fronts of their houses  I guess they were trying to keep “it” from following them! The people who lived next door to them even moved the same day too!

    But there was no curse. I hadn’t done anything but write a letter, and since I am a Christian now, I know it was wrong.  It was their belief in sorcery that had scared them away. If they had ignored the letter, nothing would have happened to them.

   Again, I’m not telling anyone to try this, because it would be wrong to do (and some people get shot over such things, fortunately I wasn't), but I am mentioning this to show that the fear and superstition of the occult is often times how it works. Most of the time, there is nothing magical to it! 

     As I write this now, Wiccans are trying to sue the State of Florida to remove the tax exempt status on religious items. The case has gone all the way the Florida Supreme Court. If Wiccans had all these magic powers, why can’t they just cast a spell and make it happen? Because they don’t have powers, and they’re not really “witches” and “wizards”. They’re just people on an ego trip. If they hadn’t any power at all, they wouldn’t be persecuting Christians, anyway. They’d be too busy living lives as billionaires and dating movie stars to even care about it! Read the “Famous Occultists” page and see if these people sounds like they have magical powers. I repeat, they have no magic powers, and Christians are not afraid of them. If you know any people into the occult, do they seem “powerful”...or just ordinary (or perhaps even a little weird)? 
    You don’t have to be afraid of spells.  Wiccans, Satanists, Picture of various commercially sold "curse breaking" items with caption, "Do not waste your money on garbage like this!"Santerios, Voodoists, Magicians, whatever they call themselves, are powerless against LOGIC AND REASON.  There are people that might try to sell you an aerosol spray with a picture of Jesus on it. Or they might try to have you take a “spiritual cleansing” bath. while reciting Bible passages. Or they might tell you to burn a candle anointed with “Jinx Removing Oil” or “Black Cat Oil”, or sprinkle “Four Thieves Vinegar” or “Fast Luck” powder, or some other such nonsense. Occultists live in fear of being hexed by a rival. In Mexico, it is even believed simply have someone look at you can make you sick. Because of this fear, occultists are always talking about “protection”. They may wear Pentagrams, carry little red flannel bags, or glass eyes to prevent these hexes. When I became a Christian, I discovered I didn't need these things, and my life became a lot less complicated.
    Such items are sold as part of a racket...the occult racket. You’ll see these items for sale sometimes at ethnic stores or through the mail. The “magic” oils are usually just baby oil with some coloring, the  “magic” incense, just cheap incense you can get anywhere, the “magic” powders are just colored talcum powder, with nothing magical or special about them!
If a Fortune teller or psychic, etc. said you were cursed by someone...

    Don't believe it. All they're trying to do is scare you out of money. They will tell you they can get rid of the curse for a large amount of money. Sometimes they tell their victims that their money is cursed and they have to burn it. So the victim brings in thousands of dollars, the fortune teller switches it when they're not looking, and a pack of cut up newspaper get burned in it's place. Some people have been bilked out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by these methods. Don't fall for these tricks. See the Psychic Scam Page for more details. If this happened to you, call the police and file a complaint! You may be able to get some of your money back or if nothing else, keep it from happening to someone else!

If you need more convincing fortunetellers, psychics, etc., are al scam artists, read the PSYCHIC SCAMS page.

If You Feel Like You're Cursed Because of Involvement In Something Occultic or Worse....

      You're still not cursed, it's just the guilt and fear you're feeling that's making you feel that way. Here's an example: A man from Ghana who now lives in London, UK, told me in an email he thought he was cursed. He said when he was about 8 years old, and still living in Ghana, his parents took him to the village witch (or Shaman, Voodoo woman, etc., whatever label you want to give her). He said they left her there, and the woman instructed him to remove his clothes. She made him drink a potion of some kind, and recite some words. She then had sex with him while reciting more words, and after the ritual sent him home.

      He said he didn't understand what had happened, and his family didn't want to talk about it. He was afraid the woman had placed him under a curse. A rsponded to his email, and he never emailed me any further about it. Assuming the story isn't a hoax or his fantasy, it sounds to me as though he were intitated  into a tribal cult. Sex is sometimes used in intitaion rituals, even in Western occult traditions. Well, while the man probably experiences fear and possibly guilt and shame from the experience, he isn't actually cursed.Hopefully he got some counseling and got over it.

     And that brings us to another email. A man from Poland emailed me several years ago, saying he had been raped by a co-worker. He was too embarrassed to press charges, but he did later confront the co-worker and ask him how he could do such a thing? The rapist just laughed, he said. From that time on his life, the victim felt "cursed". Obviously he's not "cursed", he's suffering from low self esteem caused by the guilt and shame of being raped.   

    If you're suffering from low self esteem because you're the victim of rape or childhood molestation of any kind, it's not your fault. Get counseling and move on with your life.

    There, I hoped all that helped! This page has LINKS AND RESOURCES in the U.S.A. that can help. If you live outside the USA, use a search engine to find similar resources.

The "Generational Curse"

    In a way, there IS such a thing as a "generational curse", and I can give you an example:

    Let's say there's a boy and girl who are born to an abusive home. The father is an alcoholic who beats her mother and the children. He can't hold down a job because of his addictions, and because he's in and out of jail. The children are abused by the dad. The girl is molested by the after. After the children grwo up, the boy, now a man, is in and out of jail, a substance abuser, and can't hold down a job.The girl, now a woman, is married to a man who beats her and her children.

    There's no witchcraft involved in their siutations, it's substance abuse and mental problems that are the cause of all their "bad luck". People raised in bad homes often grow up to make the same mistakes their parents did. A woman who had an abusive father will often pick a man similar to her husband. It's because human being's brains are wired to make people stick with what's familiar to them. This is why an abused wife will often go back to the abusive's the only thing she's ever known and she can't imagine there's something better. Kids who have parents with substance abuse problems grow up to have substance abuse problems thmesleves. And so the problems get passed on from one generation to another.

    These "generational curses" can and should be broken. First, it takes  the will to change. Until you make a desicion to change your life, nothing will ever get better. Next you'll need to get counseling from a professional. The LINKS AND RESOURCES page is a good place to start. 

OK, you're not cursed! If you still need help, you can write me an email.


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