St. Martha's Ribbons
I like working with green ribbons when petitioning St. Martha for intercession, and I find that wrapping and tying doll-babies, bottle/jar spells, name-papers or pictures with these ribbons accompanied by a petition for her aid can be a good way to grab hold of a situation, or more precisely, someone. I have a roll of green ribbon (fabric) that I have offered to her on her altar space and whenever I petition her, I borrow some of her ribbon for my workings.
St. Martha Domination Jar
This work was created to restrain and dominate a man who had been physically violent and emotionally abusive towards his wife.
A glass jar with a flat metal top
St. Martha holy card
Picture or name paper, with personal concerns
Essence of Bend-Over oil, or another commanding and controlling formula.
Glass encased candle
First set up a small altar space for St. Martha with a glass of fresh water, a flower etc.
Make sure that the jar is well cleaned, and wipe it down with florida water as well as the candle.
Take the name paper, or photograph, and write the command over it nine times. If it's a name paper cover and cross the name. Dress it with condition oil. Next place a personal concern on that along with a small pinch of red pepper to heat the spell. Roll it all up into a tube and begin binding it firmly with green ribbon - by tying towards you if you want to bring the person a little closer as you dominate them, or away from you, if you want to push them away. Each situation has its own unique requirements. Call their name and pray that they be bound and dominated. Once the tube is well wrapped pass it through incense smoke (a simple domination incense might be to burn some of the calamus on coals); tie it with nine knots and place it in the jar. Add to the jar calamus root, liquorice root and tobacco, praying as you do.
Now, take some green ribbon and wrap and tie the jar. For this spell I felt moved to tie the ribbons in a cruciform (crosswise) over the lid, other times I just keep wrapping it around until I feel it is ready.
Place the jar on a saucer on the altar and dress, fix and light the glass encased candle on top of the jar. As you light it accompany this with your prayer and petition to St. Martha, then place the petition beneath the jar. Repeat the petition daily for nine days, when you do you can also take up the jar and shake it a little calling the target's name as you spiritually work it.
*The clever technique of capturing smoke in a jar like this is the innovation of Miss Dara Anzlowar and is included here with her permission. The technique is unique and potent, having been developed by Dara in her own rootwork practice - and she has very generously shared it. Thanks Dara!