When I was a little girl growing up in Jamaica, there was a drunkard by the name of Mr. Fergie, a short little man with a crushed up face and head of white hair. He seemed old and his face surly. I, to this day, never remembered Mr. Fergie standing up straight. He was always drunk. His best friend was the good old Jamaican White Rum, J Wray and Nephew.
There was also another drunk in my community who was a shoe maker, he was called Shoey. At nights when Shoey would stagger on his way home, the younger men in the community would laywait him and pour flour on his head as a joke, while Shoey slurred a string of bad words at them.
My mother always had a bottle of white rum with ganja soaking inside, this was for any ailments the household would have, whether it be a fever or a headache. The cool heat of white rum would be splashed all over us. At times we would get a small taste which would knock us right into sleep which would make us feel better when we woke up.
Jamaican White Rum has been used for years for many things, most especially to assist drunks into reaching the places they needed to reach (meaning becoming high or drunk). But when I started to attend the spiritual churches where I was a leadress, I realized the more spiritual use of rum and also came to the realization of what my mother was doing when she would use it to spray the house at night when ever we had nightmares.
Jamaican White Rum is 100% overproof, and if a small amount is just placed on the tongue the mouth itself seems to become on fire. It is a great tool in spirituality and in fighting Duppy, otherwise called ghosts or spirits.
Most spiritual people or workers of spirits in Jamaica always have a bottle or bottles of Jamaican White Rum. Now there are other types of Rum that can be used in spirituality but the absence of color in the Jamaican White Rum has the ability to call forth millions of benevolent spirits. Notice I said the “absence of color” hence the name “white rum”, the darker rums will bring forth malevolent forces (this has nothing to do with white skin and black skin, so please don’t put your mind there, this is all spiritual so let’s keep it there).
Before there was the spoken word, human beings communicated telepathically. Telepathic communications are done through colours, whether you know it or not, and every colour has a meaning. So White Rum is the absence of colour, and this means there is no specificity ascribed to it as it embodies) all colours. This is one of the reasons why it works. (I’ll explain this better in class).
If a mother or a prophet or shepherd is building a Seal Ground in his yard (in Jamaica), the particular spot where the Seal Ground will be made, after the drawing his seal, he/she will then pour rum on the ground and light a fire. Only he or she will know what is happening while the fire is lit.
If you are able to be privy to when this is happening, you would see the mother or the prophet either getting into spirit, greeting Holy Angels, or running through the fire barefoot and fully clothed, but never getting burned. There was a time when I was in Church, and an Indian woman who was paralyzed and had not walked for three years, was wheeled into the church in her wheelchair.
The Pastor told us all that we would be working on that woman that very Sunday, because she must regain her ability to walk again. He had a foil paper with what seemed like dirt in it, to be honest I’m not sure what it was, but he placed the foil in front of the woman, sprinkled White Rum into what seemed like dirt, struck a stick of match and lit it. The flame shot up orange at first and as it calmed, it became blue.
He then poured more rum and it shot up again and at that time he began to work 60 Revival, which eventually led into 61 Revival, and then back to 60. The next week the woman walked into the church. In the nights, when duppy hol dung occurs, and you are able to come out of it, good ole White Rum must be at hand. Grab it and begin to flash it throughout your rooms.
What does this do? I will teach you in class one day. But it gives a temporary relief to the problem and will allow you to sleep the rest of the night without problems. Jamaican White Rum has the ability to ‘cut and clear.’ What this means is that it is so powerful (the alcohol content) that it can remove negative energies and replace it with positive ones. Now I know this sounds funny, especially when you see people like Mr. Fergie and Shoey and how they react to it, but drinking it is way different than using it for a spiritual purpose.
I have seen mediums, even myself, drink white rum straight from the bottle and have come out of spirit normal, not a hint of being drunk. Yet, if you think about it, when you speak to some drunks who have the ability to still have a conversation, there is wisdom that comes from their mouths.
This shows me that the liquor, whatever it may be, that they indulged in have brought them spiritually into another realm. In Kabbalah, there is a Sephiroth (or realm) called Netzach. In this realm is where the operations of drugs and alcohol occurs. What this means is that many people here on this earth plane who are addicted to drugs and alcohol are operating spiritually from that realm itself.
Now, this does not mean that there is something wrong with them spiritually, we only interpret it as such physically, because we do not understand why they continue to abuse these substances. Most often (I’m not giving a pass to drug addicts or drunks, just explaining things you may not understand), these people are spirits encased in physical bodies who cannot function with the earths lower vibration, making them have to rely on substances to be always “high,” being apart of their world while still in the material world.
I believe the Jamaican White Rum, whatever the ingredients are, has the ability to access this realm faster than any other alcohol based liquor. It is, in my belief, one of the most spiritual of uses here, if only you know how to use it. There are so many things, including healing that this can do. Here are a few, as I will only be topical, the depths of this will be taught in class.
How to Use Jamaican White Rum
- After a bad dream in the morning, tip a little Jamaican White Rum in a little water, pray over it and use as a bath. A handful of salt can be added if you please. Again do not allow the salt to spill or else hell powder house/contention inna yuh house. (When using this bath please make sure there is no open flame in the bathroom, yuh nuh waan look like match stick ah run dung di street).
- If you move into a new house, flash out every room with Jamaican White Rum and pray. This will dispell all negatively or ghostly tenants who have been living there before you and call forth all good, clean, positive ancestral energies to come forth (ah dem come beat out di bad one dem, run dem).
- Some headaches are not natural headaches, some are spiritual. If there is a constant headache at times, perhaps only when you visit or go to a certain place, (something has to be specific about this headache, however, making it unusual), get a clean white cloth, wet it with the white rum, also use some of the rum to tap your forehead and your temples, and tie your head with the cloth. If the headache was spiritual, it will remove it.
- If you visit somewhere where you may not trust the place and you believe that dark forces may be following you home, stop at any cross road and blow or pour the rum there, then drive and walk forward without looking back. Whatever was following you will remain there.
- Always place a glass of white rum on your spiritual altar. Be careful not to do so if you have an open candle, the rum is flammable.
I am not finished on the rum post but I plan to include this topic in one of my classes, along with other liquors, as this is an important aid to our spirituality. There is no spiritual session or practice that you will see without liquor being apart of it.
Our elders quote the cock as saying that “it would not be good if one becomes the only person in the world, and that is why they crow every morning to show their number” – Yoruba proverb
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.