MARIE ROSE-HAITI’S VOODOO QUEEN
Oh, can I tell you this; I studied also in the school of Marie Rose, Haiti’s self-proclaimed voodoo queen. Wherever I found these teachers was a part of my destiny. For Bacas, I had received an email from one of those online psychics that told me on or around August 12, 1997, I would meet a man, to pay close attention to whether or not this person would be working in my behalf or their own. That led to my brief interaction with Bacas. In the case of Marie Rose, I always knew where she was because my daughter’s father had hung out right next door for about ten years. I had a dream with a caller on my line, my boss told me to verify the person’s address. In the dream the address was 160954. I waited for that dream to manifest it to me somehow. One day I was talking to my friend who was going through some stuff and I took her to Marie Rose’s door. I did not want to go in because all my baby father’s friends were out on the front, I waited in the car. While waiting, I looked on the door, the address was 1609, and the area code for that area was 954. So I decided to come back the next day and get a reading. I did go back, I got my reading and the great Marie Rose said she would help me. Mind you, all the help they say they are helping me, no help. They never want to tell the truth or help you get to the bottom of your issues. Therefore you are able to see that they are involved in spiritual wickedness.
Well, of course, Marie Rose seemed to really like me, that first night, she said bath, okay, so before you get in the bath you have to get your beads, she put Sango on me, the spirit broke it off me, immediately. She was like uh oh…lol…no sah. I took my bath. You have to go there like every day or every other, and then when you sit in her room, she asks if u have something to put in the cup, i.e., money…hellloooo. Yes Marie and her spirit dem love money, and her business is very lucrative, 97 percent of her clientele are Jamaican. Wow. This was a test in faith, and perseverance, and endurance, something not new to me.
My dear reader, this was something to talk about, I started my spiritual work. I was also staying with my friend and doing a day’s work, couple hours a day, so I would stop at the shop after work. Well, the girl that was working there at the time, was also Aries, she seem to like to keep us around her, because inherently we are good, however we can work on both sides. For her, every time I thought about her, the spirit would talk in my and head and say “she’s a bitch”. I did not pay that any attention; I thought I was going through something. Soon, the girl that was working came with a story about how she had to go back to Jamaica. By this time I had practically taken over the shop, because Marie stayed in her room. I was answering phones, and carrying conversations with the other patrons. I was well liked by all, and had found a niche. Marie asked me if I wanted to come there and help out after work, I said yes.
The first day I officially worked there, a lady came with a little girl from Jamaica, nine years old. She had a feeding tube in her mouth and would not speak, she would write notes. I talked to this child and she was an Aries, my heart reached out to her, they had sent an evil spirit n the mom that had taken to the child. Marie did her thing, by the end of the day we were surprised when she actually put gum in her mouth, nothing had passed her lips in three months or so. She had to go back to Jamaica the next day, I don’t know if it was the spirit or the child but she really took to me, and I to her. I was surprised to see the child cry and recoil from water that Marie had blessed, she was so strong, and it took three of us to hold her to complete the work.
Malevolent spirits work with divide and conquer energy, I had experienced that with Bacas, as far as between me and the coolie girl and my ex. So it was in this shop, she used to put us up together, me against the customers, and me against the workers. She said the customers said I did not want her to see them. This lady would tell people to come at a time where about ten people had the same appointment. She would tell us to tell them that she was in a reading or meditating, when people were there and waiting over four hours at a time, when she was not even there. These people would sit there and wait, and wait, and wait. She would get mad if a customer left, and it would be your fault for letting her customer go. She was nice at first, but after a while, that mean streak would come out.
A customer would come in, so I would go in and say so and so is here, she would say, oh god, what I told him that I was going to do for him, and all kinds of crazy stuff. Marie did sacrifices with goats amongst other animals. The first time I helped hold the goat, all the blood splashed on Marie, she was so mad, she said, is not me doing the sacrifice, what the shit is this? Oh God, I felt like a slave in that shop after a while…I lost my day’s job, naturally, because she and her spirits wanted me there all the time. I was the one that handled her money, her kids and the other workers could not touch the money, and every transaction was done through me. I did the books, kept up with credit and fetched all of the necessary item for a person’s work. Her spirits knew that I have an understanding about spirits and money. Jamaican people know you cannot owe an obeah man, much less steal that money.
She had a cup, in her room, where she kept her money, it had a lot of change on the bottom, and it was a spoken fact that anyone who took money from that cup would suffer dire consequences. Her own daughter took money from the cup, crashed and was in a coma for 3 or 4 months. She had to learn to walk again, and still has a limp. The son, every time he took from her would end up in jail. So I knew I was not playing games with these people.
When you come in, you get a bath, after your baths are finished, no matter what work you were doing, you had to burn a pan. I came there and I did all my baths, and then this pan, I was burning apples. She dressed the pan, and you burn this fruit with Florida water, at the store one bottle of water was three dollars and ninety nine cents. In Marie Rose shop one bottle was twelve dollars, and it was this price because it was blessed by her spirit, yeah, hmmmhmmm. So after I had burned these apples for like two weeks, I told her this was not for me. She got upset. Okay, so after you burned your pan, you would burn the fruit to ashes, different fruit for different cases. You would stand over your pan and use Florida water after Florida water. Sometimes it took thirty bottles of water, oh and you are not able to bring any in from outside. Either you burn it there with hers or you burn at home. So of course people would run up a hefty bill in just Florida water, wow. I would give credit and your name went in a book and when you come you pay on that bill. Can you imagine you come to this lady and she tell you a certain amount of money for your work, including material, and when you come out of her room, I start you out with your first bottle, and you are having to pay up to four hundred dollars for Florida water? When your pan became ashes, you would then plant the ashes in a tree, and you were at the end of the hard work, but now you have to bring the plant in and dress it and turn it in front of her very week. Okay, dressing the pan takes oils and spices, a bottle of oil would normally be five dollars, but we make in home concentrated oil, so each oil was ten dollars. So, you burning the pan with this whole lot of Florida water, and every week the pan get dressed, more oils and spice, so dressing the pan is going to cost you another three hundred dollars. Then after all that, you are dressing a plant costing you about the same, until you see results. When a pan or plant gets dressed depending on who you are, and the outlook of your pocket, it can take five to fifteen oils at ten dollars each.
Apart from being money hungry, she wasn’t that bad for she would do anything for me, it’s like a master being nice to a slave. We would open at like ten or eleven a.m., and would be there till seven in the morning. Her spirit came every night to drink champagne and converse with whoever was there. Malevolent spirits sometimes keep you awake all night, without sleep, there is no rest, and without rest you can’t be spiritually healthy. I don’t like that, I want to sleep so I can dream, and get messages. I was there for three months. I went through a lot because everyone was jealous of how close Marie and I seemed to be, and they wanted me out, I didn’t care, I was working and getting paid. I got into a lot of arguments and had to stand up for myself many times. She made everybody feel like to her they were special, and would tell them to come to the back door, and then tell us not to allow them to skip the other people, unless their pockets were long. People would come until they stopped coming. She would say you know when they don’t come back they got what they wanted. I found out they did not come back because they were tired of shelling out so much money, and not being able to see any results.
okay Obara..Marie Rose is going to take two parts…I will give you part two later.
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.