SeraphinStation

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Announcement    3/31/22: Shipping Hiccups - We’ve had a pretty significant monkey wrench thrown into the works with our shipping workflow*, and it's been taking a lot longer to get things into the actual possession of the USPS. But we’re keeping an eye on everything and I’m having stuff that isn’t where it’s supposed to be by 20 days of the label ship date watched, so you don’t even need to write if that 20th day comes. It’ll already be on a report on my desktop. (Though this really never happens, not even in cases like this.)

We are hammering out a new workflow for this. It’s not perfect yet by any stretch, but we’re still working on it and I’m gonna stay on top of this until we figure it out. I apologize and appreciate your patience with this mess.

(*When I say it involves a “monkey wrench,” I really mean it involves dog teeth. And a Houdini pit bull. And lots of growling. And a very frightened postal service worker. And some reports that she made to her supervisor. And the fact that nobody living on this property currently has a car that is safe to operate. This last bit should change any day now, though, so things will get better very quickly once it does.)

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Are you ready to get serious about hoodoo? [*]
https://tinyurl.com/bigluckyhoodoo

See the "Education" index/directory of the blog for instructions, ideas, descriptions, articles: https://tinyurl.com/bigluckyhoodoo2

Register to have your Etsy purchase count towards Rewards program points (and get a ton of free points to redeem for coupons):
seraphinstation.com/pages/rewards-program

Join our mailing list to get exclusive offers and subscribers-only savings:
https://tinyurl.com/seraphin5

For full-text of Shipping/Handling policies, see here: https://seraphinstation.com/policies/shipping-policy

Note:

[*]This is real, traditional, Southern, rural-style American rootwork. It is *not* pagan. It is *not* Wiccan. It is *not* Vodou or Santeria. These are all completely distinct things, and the correspondences, theories, and systems are *not* always compatible.

Since hoodoo rootwork has absolutely exploded in popularity over the last few years, you can't always know for sure whether the place you're getting your supplies online is really making hoodoo formulas that they understand and are familiar with, or if they're just using well-known hoodoo names for formulas that don't make any sense at all within a hoodoo context.

And it is *completely possible* to find a recipe for domination oil out there, for instance, that not only would not do the job in your hoodoo domination altar work, it could *actively undermine or efface it.* And some folks are using those recipes to make stuff and sell it, and they're calling it hoodoo, and honey, it just ain't.

So be assured that I stick to the good old-fashioned stuff I grew up around, the stuff I've been using professionally for 35 years and making myself for 18. I explain how things fit and what the deal is with my products so you can be confident you're getting what you're looking for and not some mix-and-match BS.

This is what I do. It's my spiritual calling and my means of making a living, and I take it *very* seriously and do a great deal of educating about it. You can read more about all of this at my bio on the seraphinstation.com website and read tons of articles I've written over the years at my blog at bigluckyhoodoo.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 31, 2022

3/31/22: Shipping Hiccups - We’ve had a pretty significant monkey wrench thrown into the works with our shipping workflow*, and it's been taking a lot longer to get things into the actual possession of the USPS. But we’re keeping an eye on everything and I’m having stuff that isn’t where it’s supposed to be by 20 days of the label ship date watched, so you don’t even need to write if that 20th day comes. It’ll already be on a report on my desktop. (Though this really never happens, not even in cases like this.)

We are hammering out a new workflow for this. It’s not perfect yet by any stretch, but we’re still working on it and I’m gonna stay on top of this until we figure it out. I apologize and appreciate your patience with this mess.

(*When I say it involves a “monkey wrench,” I really mean it involves dog teeth. And a Houdini pit bull. And lots of growling. And a very frightened postal service worker. And some reports that she made to her supervisor. And the fact that nobody living on this property currently has a car that is safe to operate. This last bit should change any day now, though, so things will get better very quickly once it does.)

---
Are you ready to get serious about hoodoo? [*]
https://tinyurl.com/bigluckyhoodoo

See the "Education" index/directory of the blog for instructions, ideas, descriptions, articles: https://tinyurl.com/bigluckyhoodoo2

Register to have your Etsy purchase count towards Rewards program points (and get a ton of free points to redeem for coupons):
seraphinstation.com/pages/rewards-program

Join our mailing list to get exclusive offers and subscribers-only savings:
https://tinyurl.com/seraphin5

For full-text of Shipping/Handling policies, see here: https://seraphinstation.com/policies/shipping-policy

Note:

[*]This is real, traditional, Southern, rural-style American rootwork. It is *not* pagan. It is *not* Wiccan. It is *not* Vodou or Santeria. These are all completely distinct things, and the correspondences, theories, and systems are *not* always compatible.

Since hoodoo rootwork has absolutely exploded in popularity over the last few years, you can't always know for sure whether the place you're getting your supplies online is really making hoodoo formulas that they understand and are familiar with, or if they're just using well-known hoodoo names for formulas that don't make any sense at all within a hoodoo context.

And it is *completely possible* to find a recipe for domination oil out there, for instance, that not only would not do the job in your hoodoo domination altar work, it could *actively undermine or efface it.* And some folks are using those recipes to make stuff and sell it, and they're calling it hoodoo, and honey, it just ain't.

So be assured that I stick to the good old-fashioned stuff I grew up around, the stuff I've been using professionally for 35 years and making myself for 18. I explain how things fit and what the deal is with my products so you can be confident you're getting what you're looking for and not some mix-and-match BS.

This is what I do. It's my spiritual calling and my means of making a living, and I take it *very* seriously and do a great deal of educating about it. You can read more about all of this at my bio on the seraphinstation.com website and read tons of articles I've written over the years at my blog at bigluckyhoodoo.com.

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Snake Skin Sheds

Snake Skin Sheds

$6.00

Binding Oil

Binding Oil

$12.00

Love Binding Oil

Love Binding Oil

$12.00

Boss Fix Oil

Boss Fix Oil

$12.00

Karma Zain

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Karma Zain

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About SeraphinStation

Sales 590
On Etsy since 2020

New name but the same handmade, traditional spiritual supplies since 2002.

We’re a couple of artists, aging ex-punk-rockers, and spiritual seeker types who rather unexpectedly found ourselves trying to farm, homestead, and raise animals in the rural Deep South, just outside the bayou on the edge of Alabama.

Prior to that, Mike had been a framer, a roofer, a handyman, a cabinet maker, a graphic designer, and a painter. I’d been a university English teacher, a freelance writer and editor, and a creator of handmade spiritual supplies, art, and jewelry under the banner Karma Zain Spiritual Supplies.

After an extended period of crappy employers/clients, family and household crises, and mechanical and medical emergencies, we found ourselves moving out of the suburbs without having a place to move *to.*

We looked pretty bad on paper, not too appealing to landlords and utility companies. But we eventually got a roof over our heads. We had to build it ourselves, and it covered a one-room cabin, but at least we could stand up in our “living room” again. But we basically were gonna need a miracle to be able to move into a real house again.

We eventually got one. It involved our managing, recovering, and improving a ten-acre farm that had been neglected and overgrown for over a decade. We didn't know the first thing about how to do any of this, of course, but we figured it was a great time to learn new things and hang onto this with both hands.

This shop showcases some of what we create out here at Seraphin Station, our farm/studio/home. It ranges from the eminently practical (bookshelves and chicken coops) to the deliciously, defiantly impractical (mala beads made with wild-gathered / foraged animal bones; a spiritual petition or prayer woven into a silk ribbon to be hung by your door).

Mike is a practicing Buddhist, so we lay fencing, but we also cut walking meditation paths around some of our venerable trees. I’m a folklore junkie, rootworker, spiritual advisor, and vodouisant, so we grow vegetables, but we also grow herbs used in traditional regional folk medicine and folk magic. We believe in conjure, kindness, and creativity, and we make stuff to help ourselves and others live lives with more of all of these in it.

Seraphin Station is also the new home of my line of traditional, authentic Southern-style hoodoo rootwork formulas and products that you could find at Karma Zain Spiritual Supplies until 2015. You can read more about me and my background/education as a rootworker and spiritual advisor here: https://bigluckyhoodoo.wordpress.com/about-karma-zain/

Shop members

  • Karma Zain

    Owner

    Half of the human component of Seraphin Station (the half that will type things on the internet and plan listings). In charge of everything except the woodworking and Buddhist stuff.

  • Mike

    Maker

    The other half of the human component of Seraphin Station (the half that will build things that will stand up and be sturdy). In charge of most of the tools and all the Buddhist stuff. Is unlikely to type things here or elsewhere.

  • Sonia

    Assistant, Customer Service

  • Maggie

    Maker, Herb-Growing Guru

    My mother, who often bails me out when I've made a mess of sewing something or I'm killing the chamomile. This happens more often than I'd like to admit, so I need to give credit where credit is due.

  • Roo

    Shipper

    Barking and jumping 4 feet into the air when she's excited, hence her name. Inspects all incoming and outgoing mail in case it's hiding any nibbles. Pictured here in my desk chair because she thinks she's people. Doesn't type worth a poop.

  • Hi Top

    Marketer

    Our mascot and the face of our mailing list campaign. Wants to know if you have any mealworms.

  • Glenn

    Designer

    Glenn, our frizzled bantam rooster, is named for Glenn Danzig because he acts 6' tall and bulletproof and he just... isn't. Contributes to most of our formulas and items that call for black chicken feathers. Definitely a rock star.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
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Custom and personalized orders

I love to do custom work. Lead / prep time will vary. Please message me to discuss what you're interested in. For ideas and reference, you can see galleries of previous work at my website, seraphinstation.com.