What is a Jack Ball?
Although they resemble a pendulum, jack halls are similar to mojo bags in that they each hold objects which are believed to attract or repel certain energies.
Jack Balls can be used like a pendulum to divine yes/no answers to questions and to locate people places and things. However, unlike a pendulum a jack ball can also be used in magic to exert an influence over people and things.
How to Make a Jack Ball
To make a Jack Ball you will need:
- Cord or Yarn
- Personal Items Belonging to Individual.
- your chosen herbs
Collect the personal items (hair, nail clippings, bits of cloth, bodily fluids, etc.) Burn these and mix the resulting ashes and dried herbs with wax from a dripping candle. Roll the wax into a ball.
Wind the yarn around the wax ball. For the purposes of this blog post I'm using a wad of paper in place of a ball of wax.
Rotate the ball while winding the yarn around it until it is completely covered, leaving a tail of roughly 12 inches.
Thread the tail through a large needle and run it through the center of the ball and out the opposite end.
Thread a length of yarn on the needle twice the length of the jack ball's tail. Run the needle through the ball at the base of the tail.
You now have three tails. Braid the three tails so that they make one large tail and tie off the end.
If you desire you can tie nine knots in the tail at equidistant points. Otherwise, your jack ball is finished.
How to Use a Jack Ball
coming soon !