Just as the mojo bag has many names – hand, conjure pack, toby, package, etc. – there are also so many different ways of making one. A hand can be as simple as a single ingredient wrapped in cloth to as complex as numerous ingredients such as dirt from a specific type of grave and even certain plant materials that were harvested at specific times.
Even once you’ve gathered everything you need to make your hand, it’s not an easy technique to bring it to life. To see some basic tutorials that help you get started with exploring how to make and use your own hands in different ways click here.
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