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St. Bartholomew Altar Service & Amulet - Uncrossing, Protection, Cast Off Evil, Spiritual Cleansing, Road Opening
St. Bartholomew Altar Service & Amulet - Uncrossing, Protection, Cast Off Evil, Spiritual Cleansing, Road Opening
St. Bartholomew Altar Service & Amulet - Uncrossing, Protection, Cast Off Evil, Spiritual Cleansing, Road Opening
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St. Bartholomew Altar Service & Amulet - Uncrossing, Protection, Cast Off Evil, Spiritual Cleansing, Road Opening

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This is a three-day service beginning the night of August 24th, the feast day of St. Bartholomew. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn't say "sold out."

St. Bartholomew is the patron saint of bookbinders, butchers, tanners, and cheese makers. Some very brief and pretty confusing scriptural references mean he's numbered among the original apostles, so we don't know that much about him as a historical figure. But as is so often the case, rich folk traditions have filled in the gaps.

His strong association with knives and sharp things has a gruesome origin - he's said to have been martyred by being skinned alive - but today he's associated not just with the literal cutting of things but also with cutting *through* things more figuratively. So his devotees might call on him if they're undergoing surgery, or if they need to "cut through" a web of lies or obfuscation to see clearly into the heart of a matter.

Folks who work in restaurants, delis, and kitchens call on him as a patron for any number of employment- and career-related petitions, from obtaining regular work to avoiding work-related injury.

You can also call on him for strength and protection when you need to resist the wiles of the devil or free yourself from negativity, evil, crossed conditions, and various kinds of temptation.

During this work, I will be creating an amulet called a St. Bartholomew's Cross. I'll make a few extras to offer separately later on in the shop, but if you want to guarantee you get one, you can book this service and add the amulet option, and it will go out in the mail to you when it's finished (which you should allow at least ten business days' for from completion of this service).

This cross comes from the Spanish Cyprianic grimoire tradition and is used for uncrossing and protection. Its power has also traditionally been invoked against lightning storms, to help women in labor, to remove the evil eye and crossed conditions, and to help clear the way, opening roads and removing obstacles. St. Bartholomew's devotees who carry this cross and pray his prayer regularly are said to have the escort of the Virgin Mary as psychopomp at the hour of death to avoid the torment of devils and be guided to heaven.

The handmade wooden cross, which takes several consecutive days to make in a ritual setting with a very specific list of components and ingredients, will come in a hand-sewn bag with accompanying dried herbs. So this is a full-blown, handmade, artisan charm bag or mojo bag type of setup, not just a holy medal and a few grains or leaves slapped into a cheap bag or something like that.

If you join up after midnight my time on the 24th, it's totally fine - your work won't technically have started on St. Bartholomew's feast day in that case, but there's actually nothing in the old Cyprianic grimoires that says this work has to be done at a certain day/time/time of year. It just has to be done the right way. And the cross has to be made the right way. And since that takes *days,* this altar setup is going to be up and working for some time. 

If you choose the options with cleansing or protection services, I do this type of distance cleansing and protection with suffumigation and pendulum work, so this is hands-on altar work, not just me lighting a candle and standing there :) I can work with a name paper if I need to, but a photograph is preferable if possible. You can upload one with the intake form.

Please note that community altar work services do not come with individual readings/reports, though I will post at least one photo of the work to the Discord "forum" for clients, which you'll receive an invitation to after you book your service spot if you are not already a client.

Options

  • Light setting service - Worked daily for three consecutive days with fixed, dressed, blessed offertory candles for your specific petition/intention, which burn for several hours a day. 
  • Light setting service with cleansing work - Worked daily for three consecutive days with fixed, dressed, blessed offertory candles, which burn for several hours a day. I do this type of distance cleansing with suffumigation and pendulum work, so this is hands-on altar work, not just me lighting a candle and standing there :) I can work with a name paper if I need to, but a photograph is preferable if possible.
  • Light setting service with protection work - Worked daily for three consecutive days with fixed, dressed, blessed offertory candles, which burn for several hours a day. I do this type of distance protection with suffumigation and pendulum work, so this is hands-on altar work, not just me lighting a candle and standing there :) I can work with a name paper if I need to, but a photograph is preferable if possible.
  • Light setting service with cleansing and protectionWorked daily for three consecutive days with fixed, dressed, blessed offertory candles, which burn for several hours a day. I do this type of distance protection with suffumigation and pendulum work, so this is hands-on altar work, not just me lighting a candle and standing there :) I can work with a name paper if I need to, but a photograph is preferable if possible.
  • Add a St. Bartholomew's Cross Amulet - This adds the handmade cross amulet to your order; if you add this, your order will have a shipping charge (and so I won't be upset if you add other stuff to your order, too, even though I generally discourage folks from doing that when they book services). If you select this but nothing else, you're just getting the amulet, not a candle service or distance cleansing/uncrossing altar work.

Steps

After you check out, fill out the intake form giving your order #, petition, the names of any people involved, and any photos you want me to use.

Once I've got everything set up, you'll receive an invitation to my client Discord server and calendar via email if you're not already a client.

Note:

I reserve the right to cancel and refund any booking of this or any service at my sole discretion, per site Terms of Service. To see what my reasons might be for such a thing, see the Commonly Requested Altar Work page.

Your booking of this service indicates your understanding of the Client Agreement and acceptance of the Terms of Service. The service fee covers the materials and dedicated time and altar space needed to prepare and perform the contracted services. Once preparations for the work have begun, no adjustments or refunds can be processed.

HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days minimum and will be longer for custom-finished items, large orders, and some specialty/extra strength formulas. You can expect a 10-day handling time for an order with one custom item, and longer than that if the order contains multiple custom items. Why? Two reasons:
One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, decanting and praying over every oil order as it comes in, for instance. It's not a matter of just grabbing a bottle off a shelf and popping it into an envelope. And I stock only what I know I can use within a certain shelf life. That means I can have unexpected runs on formulas that use up my stock of an ingredient and it takes a few days for more to arrive, or I need to go to back of our acreage and dig up a certain root to go in your custom spell kit. The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and fresh products, made by hand the old fashioned way, by a traditional rootworker with 35 years of experience.
Two, I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to expect time-sucking delays as par for the course, like the internet going down 'cause a cow broke the line, stuff like that.
USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use some dressing oils as anointing oils (which is not the same thing as wearing a perfume or cologne), they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that all-natural does not equal hypoallergenic. If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.
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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TL;DR TOS Highlights:
  • handling times start at five business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires 10 business days minimum
  • posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
  • all sales are final; we do not accept returns
  • we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
  • we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification - the answer is always going to be "your order will ship when it is ready"
  • any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels and in the shop announcements section
  • we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions

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