Working with the Spirit of Black Hawk


Black Hawk (who was born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak), was a famous Native American war leader from the Sauk tribe in the American Midwest. When Native Americans were being forced off their lands by white American settlers in the early 1800s, Black Hawk led several successful attacks to defend the lands of his tribe. 

There is a long history of Spiritualist churches working with Native American Spirits. The spirit of Black Hawk came to Mother Leafy Anderson in the 1920s as her spirit guide and has since contacted many other spiritualists to guide them. (By the way, check out the gorgeous spirit lights around Mother Leafy Anderson in the photo above.)

Black Hawk is particularly attracted to helping those who are fighting social injustice, to protect those who have been oppressed by "the system," and those who have Native American ancestry.

If you would like to work with Black Hawk (or any spirit or deity, for that matter). I recommend that you first ask the spirit if you may work together. If the answer is a yes, you will be given some sort of sign. For those who ask to work with Black Hawk, I have heard many different possibilities of signs - seeing a hawk in the sky, seeing an image of or the word "Hawk," seeing Native American imagery and so on.

If Black Hawk agrees to work with you and you would like his aid and guidance, I recommend the following spell:

Choose a Black Hawk candle of a color that is aligned with your intention (red for love, green for prosperity, white for general blessings).

Inscribe your intention around the base of the candle. Be sure to word your petition in a gracious way that doesn't sound demanding, for example, "Black Hawk please aid me in protecting my loved ones" - that "please" is important. Black Hawk will be more likely to help you if you approach him with the respect and reverence he deserves. 

Dress the candle with Spirit Guide oil or Indian Spirit Guide oil and place it on a dish or tray. As you dress the candle, respectfully ask the spirit of Black Hawk to assist you in your worthy cause.

Place five Indian Head Pennies and three whole fruits around the base of the candle; small apples are an excellent choice, as they are regional to the midwest and less likely to go bad while you do this spell. 

Thank Black Hawk in advance for his help and sprinkle the candle with Tobacco to assist your connection to him before lighting for your intention.

Burn your candle for three nights, snuffing it out before you go to sleep.

After the candle has burned completely, retrieve the pennies and use them as talismans to keep the spirit of Black Hawk close to you.

Eat the fruit or offer the fruit back to the earth as compost.

Soften the remaining wax with a hairdryer and mold it into a talisman for your altar or bury the wax in your backyard.

Look for signs that Black Hawk is communicating with you and assisting you from the spirit realm.




The Money Miracle Plant

Second Chances and a Magic Spell for Money Miracles

One of the things I love about doing spellwork is the forgiving nature of magic. If you don’t do it right the first time, you always get another go at it. Part of the human condition is making mistakes. If you aren’t making a mistake, it means you’re not trying anything risky. And I believe that if you aren’t taking a risk, you’re living half a life.

With magic, we get chances to change and fix things, anything from little annoyances to huge issues.  So, for example, if you blew out your candle spell when you were meant to snuff it out, no big deal, just get a new candle and start over again. Or, if you messed up in your relationship, you can do a spell to reunite the two of you. Magic is definitely a path of forgiveness and second and even third and fourth chances. Spells give us the gift of a do-over.

One of the magical tools that gives us the chance to start over again is the Rose of Jericho, or the Resurrection Plant.  Just on the level of botany, the Rose of Jericho is a fascinating piece of nature doing things you didn’t think were possible. First thing to get cleared up is the name: the Rose of Jericho is not a rose at all, but a name we give to a group of fern-like plants that grow in some of the harshest climates around, the deserts in Mexico and the Middle East.

When the weather is dry, these amazing plants dry up almost completely, curling up into a brown ball and remaining dormant until the rains come. They can survive in this dried out dormant state for years, but when they are exposed to water, they “resurrect” or come back to life over the course of a few days, opening up and turning green.

Take a look at my video showing how to work with a Rose of Jericho

The way this plant “dies” and then comes back to life is as close as you can get to miraculous and who doesn’t need a little miracle once in awhile?  

The Rose of Jericho is a powerful tool in many magical paths for creating prosperity miracles, which is why I call it “The Money Miracle Plant”. It particularly shines in spells where you need to revive or resurrect your prosperity; meaning, you had it once before, things are not so good now but you want to bring that prosperity back again.

Rose of Jericho Prosperity Spell

To do some magical work with a Rose of Jericho, just follow these super-easy steps

  • Place the dried plant with its roots down in a shallow dish of spring water in your home or business on a Friday.

  • You may add talismans to the water dish that invite prosperity, such as gemstones, coins or money-drawing herbs.

  • If you can, place it on a money altar or another special and sacred place.

  • Each day, pour off the water of the plant and add new spring water.

  • Retain the water that you pour off as this is Rose of Jericho water, a powerful prosperity blessing water that you can sprinkle around your home or business or apply to yourself or your loved ones for more prosperity.

  • After a day or two in water the plant will begin to unfold and turn green.

  • As it does, you will see signs of your own prosperity increasing with new opportunities coming your way, more paying customers and increase in your income.

Once your prosperity has increased, give the Rose of Jericho a little rest. Take it out of the water, let it go back to its dormant state.  At this point, you can put it away in a safe place for a little nap. The Rose of Jericho has done its work and your prosperity should remain high. If at any time you feel that you need to give your abundance another boost, you can always pull out that Money Miracle Plant again and miraculously give your prosperity a jumpstart.


Have you ever worked with a Rose of Jericho or do you have questions about this spell? Leave a comment in the box below - I'd love to hear what you have to say!