Brothers & Sisters:
The only thing I can add comes from Acts 19:18-19:
- Many also of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all; and they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.*
**Acts 19:18-19 RSV
And, From the DIDACHE - The Lord’s Teaching through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations:
Chapter 2:2 - you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is begotten.
Chapter 3:1 - My child, flee from every evil thing, and from every likeness of it. 3:4 - My child, be not an observer of omens, since it leads the way to idolatry; neither an enchanter, nor an astrologer, nor a purifier, nor be willing to took at these things; for out of all these idolatry is engendered.
Chapter 4:14 - *In the church you shall acknowledge your transgressions, and you shall not come near for your prayer with an evil conscience. This is the way of life.
On the Basis of these, I’d round everything up that could be rounded up and present them to your Confessor and Spiritual Director. Ask him what you should do with them, remarking that you’ve been told to Mangle, Burn, Sprinkle with Holy Water and Bury the remainder of things (placing St. Benedict’s medals on top of them). And, Unless he tells you something absolutely ridiculous, do what he says.
And, Get rid of everything - Don’t let your family keep any of it…
Learn and pray daily the prayer to St. Michael:
Holy St. Michael Archangel,
Defend us in Battle.
Protect us from the wickedness and snares of the Devil,
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
And, do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all of the evil spirits who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls.
And remember the Prayer of the Publican:
Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of the Living God,
Have Mercy on me,
A miserable sinner.
This is one the Desert Fathers prayed perpetually. And, Then there’s always one of Fr. John Corapi’s favorites:
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I put my whole Trust in you.
Said 100+ times/day…
I don’t have a history of involvement in Santoria, but I do have the history with the occult (from my mother and Grandmother), so I know how much like quicksand it can be.
I hope this helps.
Your Brother in Christ, Michael