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Coffin Nails Curio
Coffin Nails Curio
Coffin Nails Curio
Coffin Nails Curio

Coffin Nails Curio

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Nine coffin nails with a pinch of the graveyard dirt they've been living in.

If you know anything about modern funeral practices, graveyard policies, and mortuary laws, it's probably occurred to you that the coffin nails you see for sale on various websites and in various occult supply stores could not possibly have come from an actual coffin in which somebody was actually buried. The days of being able to access those old-school types of graveyard materia magica are largely over. It's been a good while since nails like this were used in coffin manufacture. In fact, it's been a good while since any nails at all were common in coffin manufacture.

So no, I did not rob a grave in order to provide these traditional hoodoo curios, and it's highly unlikely that coffin nails you get anywhere are going to have come from an actual coffin - not if you're paying a few dollars for them, anyway. Modern coffins are often not made of wood anyway, and when they are, they are generally constructed with wood glue, screws, and joint fasteners (which are like big industrial staples) - not with nails. (If there are any nails in a modern casket, they are likely to be put there by the upholsterer who does the fabric lining, and are more likely to be technically "brads" rather than "nails." They most certainly do not look like the traditional "coffin nail" curio you always see - they are much smaller.)

So don't get all hung up on whether or not your coffin nails have come from a real coffin - chances are they haven't.

However, that does not mean you can't use the old-school spells that call for them anymore. Modern practitioners adapt and adjust to the times as necessary in creating and obtaining their curios. The difference with me is that I'm up front about what I change or adjust, how, and why (hence my long and numerous posts on black cat bones, various animal curios, mercury, etc.)

These coffin nails are made from the appropriate type of nail which I then "bury" by interring them in a box of graveyard dirt on the appropriate altar. The finished product thus has the association with the resting place of the deceased that is appropriate to their use.

Depending on the spell you use, coffin nails can be used on a single target, on a couple, or on multiple targets. Depending on how you treat several variables, you can use them in serious hotfoot spells, in an extra-strength breakup spells, in DUME workings, in revenge working, to cause sickness, to protect yourself from tricks, etc.


LEGALESE: As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.

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