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I was a bit curios about hwat rumorus circle around about that,what do you guys know about the crossroads ritual,the hoodooo magic and the black man? Hit me up...

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I have know idea what you just said... :blink:

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Legend goes you can make a deal with the devil if you go to a crossroads.. at a particular time, do particular things.. He shows up and grants your request in trade for your soul.

Robert Johnson is purported to have done such a thing. So have a whole handful of other people. The TV show Supernatural has used the legend quite a bit too.

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Legend goes you can make a deal with the devil if you go to a crossroads.. at a particular time, do particular things.. He shows up and grants your request in trade for your soul.

Robert Johnson is purported to have done such a thing. So have a whole handful of other people. The TV show Supernatural has used the legend quite a bit too.

I don't know if he made a deal with the dealmaker himself but I like Robert Johnsons music. Here is some history on Johnson. He began the music I love today.

http://www.canadajoeblue.com/JOHNSONSTORY.HTM

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It's been a while since I've done any research on this but if memory serves, there's several different rituals they say work, some involve doing basically nothing, some involve going to a crossroads at an exact time of night, some are a bit more detailed but they all supposedly have the same result, the devil or a demon shows up, and gives you whatever you want in return for your soul.

The Robert Johnson legend is a good reference for it, especially his music, he references the occult and the devil all throughout his music.

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I believe that the Crossroads ritual is a twelve bar ritual in "A".

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I believe that the Crossroads ritual is a twelve bar ritual in "A".

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supernaturallllllll!!!!!!!! :P

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to summon a demon at the crossroads you 3 things graveyard dirt, black cat bone and a picture of yourself then when you get the crossroads put the items in a box abd bury the box in the dead center of the cross roads ans wait

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to summon a demon at the crossroads you 3 things graveyard dirt, black cat bone and a picture of yourself then when you get the crossroads put the items in a box abd bury the box in the dead center of the cross roads ans wait

That's a b**** with asphalt.

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From the 13th Century until 1823 suicides in Britain were buried at crossroads.

Until 1961, suicide was illegal in Britain. In 1956, 613 people were prosecuted for attempting suicide!

"Self-murder" became a crime under common law in England in the mid-13th Century, but long before that it was condemned as a mortal sin in the eyes of the Church.

For a death to be declared a "Felo de se", Latin for "felon of himself", an old legal term for suicide, it had to be proven the person was sane.

If proven, they were denied a Christian burial - and instead carried to a crossroads in the dead of night and dumped in a pit, a wooden stake hammered through the body pinning it in place. There were no clergy or mourners, and no prayers were offered.

But punishment did not end with death. The deceased's family were stripped of their belongings and they were handed to the Crown. "The suicide of an adult male could reduce his survivors to pauperism," Michael MacDonald and Terence Murphy wrote in Sleepless souls: Suicide in early modern England.

Crossroad burial was officially abolished by Act of Parliament in 1823 after opposition to the practice was encouraged when King George IV's carriage was held up by a crowd of spectators in London.

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They were watching the burial at this crossroads (shown above) with Lower Grosvenor Place and Grosvenor Place of a suicide called Abel Griffiths. It's now the entrance to the bus station at Victoria Station.

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to summon a demon at the crossroads you 3 things graveyard dirt, black cat bone and a picture of yourself then when you get the crossroads put the items in a box abd bury the box in the dead center of the cross roads ans wait

Do you have an actual source on this information? Or just when they said it on Supernatural lol. I've never seen any ritual saying those exact things as Supernatural did so if you have a source I'd be interested in seeing it.

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This is a brief part of the page but it's really interesting:

Source: http://www.luckymojo.com/crossroads.html

"The crossroads -- a place where two roads cross at or about at right angles, otherwise known as "the forks of the road" -- is the subject of religious and folkloric belief all around the world. Because the crossroads is land that belongs to no one, a place outside the borders of town, it is considered a suitable site to perform magical rituals and cast spells. The use of the crossroads as an impromptu altar where offerings are placed and rituals performed is widely encountered in both European and African folklore.

American beliefs about the crossroads are many and they come in numerous variations. There are two major themes regarding crossroads rituals in the African-American hoodoo tradition. While these customs may contain an admixture of European folklore, they are primarily derived from African antecedents.

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The crossroads ritual is currently best known in popular American culture through the recent acceptance of a spurious legend that the famous 1930s blues singer Robert Johnson claimed that he had learned how to play guitar by selling his soul to the devil at the crossroads, somewhere in Mississippi. In truth, the blues singer who publicly made this claim was Robert's rather less-well-known contemporary and friend Tommy Johnson, not related to Robert. Tommy Johnson is remembered for his classic recording of "Maggie Campbell Blues." LeDell Johnson, Tommy Johnson's brother, spoke with the blues scholar David Evans about Tommy's sudden guitar playing skill and Tommy's claims about it. His account of the ritual is typical of others collected throughout the South. Note that LeDell did not say that Tommy Johnson called the crossroads spirit "the devil" and he did not mention selling his soul.

"If you want to learn how to make songs yourself, you take your guitar and you go to where the road crosses that way, where a crossroads is. Get there, be sure to get there just a little 'fore 12 that night so you know you'll be there. You have your guitar and be playing a piece there by yourself...A big black man will walk up there and take your guitar and he'll tune it. And then he'll play a piece and hand it back to you. That's the way I learned to play anything I want."

Robert Johnson, did record a song called "Crossroads," but it is about hitch-hiking, not magic. In other songs he made it clear that he was familiar with and practiced hoodoo: In "Hellhound on My Trail" he mentions Hot Foot Powder, in "Come On In My Kitchen" he refers to a woman's nation sack, and in "Little Queen of Spades" he describes how his lover uses a mojo bag to gain good luck in gambling. But hoodoo is an entire system of belief and the ritual whereby one learns skills at a crossroads is only one of thousands of practices that are part of the hoodoo tradition. Robert Johnson worked hoodoo and believed in it, but he himself apparently did not claim that he used the crossroads ritual to gain mastery of the guitar. This is not to say that he did not do so -- for many, many people have done it, and not only because they wanted to learn to play the guitar, but to become proficient on other musical instruments, to improve their skills as dancers, to become good at throwing dice, and to learn how to lay tricks (cast spells). However, in the interest of accuracy, i must repeat that Robert Johnson never claimed he worked the crossroads ritual. Tommy Johnson did, however.

As far as I have been able to determine it was a writer named Robert Palmer who bears the responsibility for transferring Tommy Johnson's crossroads story to Robert Johnson, probably because Robert Johnson was so much better known and Palmer thought it made a better story."

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@ Emin, we have a crossroads near us. You won't believe the name of the main road...... 'Crowleys Lane'.

Supernatural :tu: can't wait for the new season.

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As long as my crossroads demon is Crowley ;)

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Wrong subforum :)

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I was a bit curios about hwat rumorus circle around about that,what do you guys know about the crossroads ritual,the hoodooo magic and the black man? Hit me up...

Without sounding rude, if you could rephrase that in the English language, I'd love to help you as much as I possibly can. <3

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Now y'all got me wanting to watch Crossroads with Ralph Macchio!

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This is actually in the right spot , if you go by the acount of Son House it all started with a Hellhound..

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does anyone know the exact year the crossroads deals started

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There is a strip club in Moshannon PA called The Crossroads. I have an Ex that lives within walking distance of it....

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So here it is. Let me start by saying I am a thirty-five year old man and an investigator with law enforcement, so this is not coming from some kid or crack-pot. I have been plagued my whole life by supernatural happenings and also what appears to be extremely bad luck in relationships and money. I have been researching different magick and the paranormal for years in hopes of making a crossroads style deal, but to no avail. Last night, 11/20/2013, I was studying crossroads pacts and contracts and was focusing on this type of summoning, but instead, summoning directly to me. I figured I was at a crossroads in life now and I have a self image of what and where I want to be, so why not. These requirements shouldn't have to be literal in my opinion in modern times especially when dirt roads are few. Anyway, whether the physical or metaphorical can be debated another time. So I use magnetism over the third eye chakra at night to induce lucid and very vivid dreams. It works quite well for the spiritual as well I hear. So At bed time I was focusing on this meeting I want with the big black man, the rider, papa legba, whatever you choose to call the entity with which you meet in these encounters. I fell asleep and at around 12:05 a.m., my work cell phone rang and it was a "Restricted Number". I answered and nobody was on the other end. I kept saying hello, but finally the phone disconnected. I am at a class about half the state away from home and where I work, so nobody had any reason to call that late. I immediately called my dispatch center as their phone sometimes shows up restricted when they call us and no one from there had been trying to reach me. I hung up and again at 12:07 a.m., my phone rang again from the "Restricted Number" and again I answered and no one was on the other end. A few seconds later it disconnected. At this point I thought that maybe it was some sort of sign but I did not know how to interpret it as I saw no entity, nor heard or received any audible or telepathic message. I stayed awake a good while longer but nothing else happened. I was hoping if there were some voodoo / hoodoo practitioners here or some type of familiar or someone with experience in these matters, that they might assist me with some insight and maybe help me make this connection with the entity so I can do my business. I have seen on other sights responses like "Don't mess around with demons" and etc. Let me clarify, I am a grown man and have my mind set on what I need to do so please do not send those responses as you will be ignored and loathed. Thank you in advance!

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My life is one great big festering ****-bucket, so **** it. If I can get a good deal I probably would...

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People, the whole crossroads, selling your soul to the devil to play the guitar, thing is a legend. The spot where this was to have taken place is the crossroads of Hwy 61 and Hwy 49 in clarksdale Mississippi. The legend didn't start with Johnson. If you have read Faust you know this. I will say it is an interesting legend, and is one of the many that come from the deep south.

Mike

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