HAUNTED CROSS OF FIVE SKULLS
MERRY MEET MY FRIEND
HAUNTED CROSS OF FIVE SKULLS
From the misty world of haunted mansions comes this mysterious antique gold-toned Skull Cross. Red crystal chips stare out at the world. An exciting piece of jewelry for the voodoo in you. Bronze chain is 26 inches long. Skull Cross approximately 3 inches long X 2 inches wide.
When my Father was still alive he did probate work for many of his friends. He was an attorney in the Houston area, as well as being a Warlock that did practice his Wicca religion. One such estate was for a couple from Louisiana, whose descendants lived in Houston. They hired my Father to take the inventory for them. It just so happened that the deceased couple were practicioners of Voodoo.
He was a High Priest and she a High Priestess. They died of old age at their home together. He was 97 and she was 94 years old at death.
Clovis and Mozele were known to be the last of the old-time occult orders and teachers of Voodoo, Hoodoo, traditional witchcraft, rootwork, conjure, pow-wow, folk magic and sorcery in the Old New Orleans Tradition of Marie Laveau and Doctor John. The art and practice of Voodoo is a mystic order of this old time American Voodoo religion. Voodoo is famous for obtaining incredible experiences and dramatic results.
Voodoo is all about the spirits. Spirit possession is central to the Voodoo religion. Voodoo is a West African word meaning "spirit," and comes from the term "vodun". The basic premiss of the religion is that everything in the universe is connected. Nothing happens by chance in this world, and there are no accidents---or coincidences.
Followers of Voodoo believe that each person has a soul which is composed of two parts: a gros bon ange or (big guardian angel), and a ti bon ange. The latter leaves the body during sleep and when the person is possessed by a Loa during a ritual. There is a concern that the ti bon ange can be damaged or captured by evil sorcery while it is free of the body.
Often, ceremonies contain prayers, dancing, and rituals. The figure of the snake plays a major part in the rituals, and the high priest or priestess will embody the serpent’s power. Spirits of wealth, nature, and happiness possess the bodies of believers at the ceremony. Dancing and music are also major elements. In the West, the dancing has often been portrayed as sexual, but that is not its main purpose. It's a way to connect with spirits and the spirit world.
Living an authentic, meaningful life is humanity’s highest pursuit.
There is one God, Bondye. This God is very similar to the God of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. There is only one God. There are three important categories of other spiritual beings:
lwa. These are the various spirits of family members; the spirits of the major forces of the universe--good, evil, reproduction, health, all aspects of daily life.
lwa interact with the people of earth. They "mount" people now and again during religious ceremonies and they give messages, and even cause various good and bad things to happen to people.
The twins. A curious and rather mysterious set of forces of contradictory: good and evil, happy and sad etc. If honored now and again in religious services they will tend to help you have the better side of life.
The dead. sometimes the souls of one's own family members who have died but have not yet been "reclaimed" by the family. Ignored family dead are dangerous. Honored and cared for family dead are helpful.
The central and key aspect of Voodoo is healing people from illness. Such healing activities probably constitute 60% of all Voodoo activity. Healers heal with herbs, faith healing (with the help of lwa and other spirits).
The priesthood of Voodoo contains both men (houngan) and women (mambo). Their functions are:
Perform religious ceremonies to call or pacify the spirits.
Telling the future and reading dreams.
Casting spells and creating protections.
Creating potions for various purposes. (From love spells to death spells.)
The house had sat vacant and boarded up for over twenty years, until the new owners wanted to rebuild and retire to the island for themselves. The old iron gate and fence sagged and was overgrown with twisted vines and draped in Spanish moss.
The old house had long lost its beauty and it's electricity. Dad did his work by sunlight and candlelight. It seemed appropriate. He found many treasures and bought many of those treasures for his own collection of paranormal items. As to my being a witch, this was music to my ears. Haunting to say the least. I have finally come to this treasure trove and am ready to pass it along to others interested in the metaphysical and paranormal world. This is a separate collection from my own collection and is known in the business as the Voodoo Estate of Clovis and Mozel Trosclair.
Located on the island of Jefferson, New Iberia Parrish, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
A lush semi-tropical atmosphere the big stone house was set among the towering live oak trees, draped in Spanish moss swaying in the breeze off the flowing muddy waters of the bayou. When my Dad and Mother arrived the sunlight bathed the old house while casting the trees with shadows. It no longer stands but was reduced to a pile of rubble back just three years later when fire took it. It had been locked and boarded up for over twenty years.
The new owners never built again and to this day the land has gone back to the animals and plants spread their roots across the landscape.
The area is filled with a rich captivating culture teaming with lush tropical gardens on tranquil islands, stately plantation homes, scenic drives mystical swamps, meandering bayous, colorful birds and contagious Cajun and Zydeco music. There is still plenty of fish in the waters, and an occassonaly a gator finds his way out of the bayou that runs through the middle of th island.
The house itself was almost as structurally sound as it was in the beginning, but it was separated and shuttered seemingly against all time. The land held the value and the house was to be torn down. The things inside were left just as they were many years before. They were all in their familiar places, and for the moment it seemed as if time had never left them behind.
A room found under the rubble contained the untouched treasury. All about this home lay in tattered remnants of days gone by. Jewels lay scattered about the room, their sparkle hidden by the dust and rubble. It was almost as if they had found an underground tomb loaded with precious and non precious sacred bits of voodoo history.
Under their veils of dust, these inanimate but well-remembered things seemed silently to call out to be touched and used again. Dad and Mother had found their own treasure trove for their collection of bewitched bobbles. I myself, have also been collecting all my life. There were hundreds of jewelry items to be sorted through and ended up with the family .
I can only tell you that for my parents this was a treasure trove and it was the experience of their lives.
Since acquiring this estate we have sold some of the items to many of our paranormal friends and are ready to pass on these treasures to others that want this kind of metaphysical and paranormal items.
All items have been cleansed and some have been left with what gifts they had, others have been touched and charged by me and my family. Hopefully they will make you as excited and happy as they have made me and my family and friends.
Clovis was a houngan, ( white magick) priest and Mozel was a mambo, (white magick) priestess. Sometime Clovis came in contact with Bokors, (Black Magick) Priests, but he was not of that mind himself. Clovis worshiped the loa, Baron Samedi, the spirit of the dead and Mozele was known to have worshiped the loa of love, beauty, jewelry, dancing and luxury, Erzulie.
Baron Samedi is usually depicted with a top hat, black tuxedo, and dark glasses, as if to resemble a corpse dressed and prepared for burial in Haitian style. He has a white, frequently skull-like face (or actually has a skull for a face) and speaks in a nasal voice. Baron Samedi stands at the crossroads, where the souls of dead humans pass on their way to Guinee. As well as being the all-knowing loa of death, he is the loa of sex and resurrection. About his person he always carried two small bones wrapped around with a black string, which bones he really appeared to revere as bones from his loa, The Baron.
Almost everything they treasured had a skull face, because they were very adept at talking with the dead. The skull pieces of the estate collection are the most valued of the many items my Dad received, as well as any piece connected to love and hearts. Crosses were also a favorite of both Clovis and Mozele. Erzulie is usually represented with a heart Mozele also was favored by the loa maman Brigitte, wife of Baron Samedi and protector of crosses.
Clovis and Mozele made numerous journal entries concerning the items and each holds it's own gifts to those who are pulled by it.
In one entry Mozelle had written "this piece is energy amplified and a great aid to psychic perception, it leaves a person energized and filled with confidence. Mozelle says: "in my own work it has proven useful in easing the symptoms of depression."
Therefore, it was easy for Mom and Dad to know just what spells and gifts each item held. I have left Clovis and Mozele's energies intact and you can feel their pull. Voodoo people rarely leave their items to strangers but to their own people who keep them in their families so this is a rare treat for the metaphysical world.
Their home had many alters and contained many hand written journals with their personal lives, loves and ideas. Rituals they held and spellcasting they did has all been kept for posperity. Align yourself with Universal wealth frequencies!. by soaking up that vibrating energy you can tap into. Experience material and spiritual riches for yourself and those you love. Bona fortuna - Good luck!
Another interesting tale was of Clovis and his love for money. Clovis did not know what to do with his money. He had no faith in banks, and had seen too much of the darker side of life to have much faith in human nature. For many years he kept his money under-ground, burying or taking it up at night only, occasionally concealing large sums so well that he could never find them again himself; and now, after many years, people still believe there are treasures entombed somewhere on the haunted island.
Come and experience the energy expelled by the two of them. this piece holds the energy for wealth, love and health. an all around classic example of their powers and what you can expect to gain from owing the Skull Cross of Five Skulls.
SO MOTE IT BE
Skye & Darrel