"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

August 12, 2011

A True Story and a Key Charm

First off, thank you all who have been linking back to my projects, I see them all over the place.  Also, a special thanks to my email subscribers, I appreciate the love.
This is a true story, as experienced by a close friend.  I had a conversation with a close friend yesterday that left me a little shaken.  He has had a bit of bad luck this year.  He lost his job, lost his house, had developed unexplained health problems and had been unable to get back on his feet.  I'll have to change his name to keep him anonymous, let's call him Roman.
One day, a couple of weeks ago, Roman decided to go to a "curandero", a witch doctor, yes, you read that right, a witch doctor!!!!.  How on earth did he find a witch doctor? you ask, well, there's practically one in every corner in East Los Angeles.  The creepier the outside of their establishment looks, the better experienced they are....just saying, in case you're ever in need of one, you'll know what to look for.  No need to thank me.   

This witch doctor then went on to tell Roman that he had been cursed!...(why am I not surprised)...he had been cursed not once or twice but three times!!! not only that, but the witch doctor alluded to the name of the actual person who cursed him! now that is some scary stuff.   What if the witch doctor's calculations were wrong and the initials, he claimed to see, were wrong.  My friend Roman has such a kind heart that he was willing to give that person the benefit of the doubt, but for now, the curses must go away.  All three of them.

Roman listened to every instruction given by the witch doctor and followed them carefully, which included; placing an egg in every room of his apartment, meditating in each room while facing east, placing a black  feather underneath his pillow .....I'm still wondering what the egg will do???any suggestions??

During that evening, Roman felt a presence throughout his apartment and may have even gotten a glimpse of a dark shadow when he was in the shower.  The following day the witch doctor performed a ceremonial cleansing with oils, fire, water and other earthy materials, along with a ceremonial chant that included the initials of the perpetrator.  All this while Roman lay half naked on a cold, wet, slimy table.....yes this is how Roman described it to me.....I know, I know, it sounds a bit out of this world.  Although Roman is quite the joker, he was not joking this time.  He was as serious as a banker...... wait, bailout.........okay, okay, maybe as serious as a pilot flying high with serious engine problems. I started to believe him at this point.  I mean, I've had my share of supernatural experiences.  While laying on the table face down, Roman could hear voices coming from the walls in all directions.  At one point, he felt someone or something press his body down with force onto the table and whispering in his ear.     

Since that "cleansing", Roman has gotten multiple calls for interviews.  He's health has returned to normal and he is able to get a good night's sleep, every night, unlike before.  

Now I ask you, do you believe in witchcraft or witch doctors or curses???? do you have a similar experience? I'd like to know what you think, leave me a comment below.

This is what I made for my friend, Roman, a good luck charm to go on his key chain:
This is a sacred heart that will keep him safe anywhere he goes.

You'll need one of those plastic salad to go boxes that have a 6 inside the recycle triangle.  It has to have a 6, otherwise it won't work:
you'll also need these supplies from an arts and crafts store: a Staz On ink pad and a rubber stamp:
also, a craft heat tool, scissors and a whole punch:

 Stamp your image on the plastic:
 cut your image and leave room to punch a large whole on top, this is so you can hang it later.  I'm showing it next to a penny so you can get an idea of the size as compared to when it's shrunk with the heat tool.  Also, you can paint it at this stage with Sharpies or alcohol inks, but if you do, be careful because the color will be very intense:
next, take your heat tool and heat in a circular motion.  It will shrivel up like this but don't worry, it straightens out by itself:
it will end up looking like this:

 put it on a key chain and it's all done!

Thanks for coming by, hope you all have a great weekend. 

Play in the warmth of the Sun, Dance in the light of the Moon, Sing like no one is watching. 


  1. Maria - I'm afraid I do not. My only doctor is the Lord and then my real doctor - lol. sandie

  2. Very interesting. I can only say that I am happy for Roman that he is going back to work and feeling better.
    Love the little charm. Very sweet and will bring him good luck and love from someone who cares :)

  3. Wow, that's pretty insane. I do believe in it. I have never had an experience with a "witch doctor" but that does not mean its not real. I am glad that this worked for him and that he's feeling and doing better. I love your good luck charm. How sweet of you to do this for him.

  4. I have never experienced anything like that however, I have a friend who has it occurred several times before she became a Christian. I believe that demons and those who traffic in their arts (such as witch doctors) have as much power as the person who goes to them allows them.

    I find it impossible to find #6 recyclables lately - it makes me sad. :(

    You made a very thoughtful gift for your troubled friend.

  5. Wow, what an experience for your friend! Glad things are looking up for him :)
    love this project, reminds me of shrinkey-dinks, only funner!!!
    Have a lovely day!!!

  6. I second Sandie's reply. I hope your friend will have better 'luck' henceforth. Love the key chain creation for him.

    Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~

  7. Hmmm. Well, if it worked for him I won't laugh. My family has it's share of weird stories, too!
    My cousin is a healer. But there are no eggs or feathers of candles involved. You just talk to him. :) But it works!

  8. No witch doctors for me!

    God bless and have a great weekend :-)


  9. I find this so intriguing. I definitely believe in all kinds ofnother worldly stuff.

  10. Well I don't know about the witch doctor bringing Roman good luck, but maybe Roman just needed something positive to believe in. Your charm is surely going to continue the good luck chain. I recently read on someones's blog about using regular plastic for shrink plastic, so nice to know it works!! Have a great Sunday!

  11. I can't say I believe in witch doctors, but I do think that friendship and support when a person is down can help ease them.

  12. Wow! That is kind of scary! I have to admit that I do believe in that kind of thing. I hope things go well for your friend in the future. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. It is nice to hear that someone noticed I was gone!

  13. very neat key chain and great story! Glad that your friend was able to find some help and is headed in a much happier and healthier direction!



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