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Neo-pagan authors such as Scott Cunningham have written that graveyard dirt is "just code" for certain herbs, such as mullein, but this is easily proven untrue by simply asking the average root-worker.
In the African-American community (if not the Wiccan community) graveyard dirt is dirt from a grave that's been ritually "bought and paid for." It is important that those who propose to collect dirt from the graves of murder victims and those executed for crimes they did not commit understand that when dealing with the spirits of those who were unjustly put to death, there is no "one size fits all" approach that can be applied.
We do not make any supernatural claims for GRAVEYARD DIRT, and sell it as a Curio only." OLD-TIME AFRICAN AMERICAN SPELLS EMPLOYING GRAVEYARD DIRT GRAVEYARD DIRT TO CAUSE LAMENESS SHOE - QUICK SILVER - GRAVEYARD DIRT IN - TO MOVE LETTER - DRESSED WITH GRAVEYARD DIRT - BRINGS BACK LOVER GRAVEYARD DIRT HOW TO BUY, FOR HOME PROTECTION AND LUCK GRAVEYARD DIRT, SULPHUR, RED PEPPER - PAY WITH 13 PENNIES - TO GET MONEY OWED TO YOU Methods by which one pays for graveyard dirt vary from worker to worker, but the principle is always the same.
-- like most of the mercantile aspects of hoodoo, it arose as urbanization made the personal gathering of symbolic ingredients difficult to achieve.
The price of graveyard dirt is usually nominal -- it's dirt cheap.
Graveyard Dirt -- along with powdered sulphur, salt, powdered snake heads or snake skin sheds, red pepper, black pepper, powdered bones, powdered insects or snails, greyish herbs such as mullein or sage, anvil dust (the black iron dust found around a blacksmith's anvil), and magnetic sand -- is a common ingredient in Goofer Dust, and thence in Hot Foot Powder and Crossing Powder, all of which are materials used in harmful tricks.
In some Graveyard Dirt spells -- like similar tricks involving Goofer Dust, Hot Foot Powder, Jinx Powder and Crossing Powder -- the intent is to harm someone, and the graveyard dirt is used to symbolize death to the enemy.
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Because i collect graveyard dirt quite often, i have had the opportunity to try each of the different forms of the ritual that i have been taught -- and i have found them to be equivalent in practice, with one exception: i have come to appreciate the advice to get dirt from the grave of a soldier, because such dirt is from the grave of one who was unusually strong and obedient.