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One old type of lock was the "warded lock". Inside the lock were a series of protrusions called "wards" which the key would have to pass to operate the locking mechanism and open the lock. Each lock would have different patterns of wards and the keys would have corresponding cutouts. If you used the wrong key then it would get blocked by the wards in the ...


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It's referred to as a skeleton key because that's what a master key is known as. From here: The term derives from the fact that the key has been reduced to its essential parts.


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Yes Everything needed to perform the spell is there As you've already researched and pointed out, there is an actual hoodoo spell used to curse other people by taking away their ability to speak. The site you linked to gives a list of materials needed to cast this spell and it appears that the screenshot you included contains many of these items. A beef ...


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Cecile and Papa Justify use their magic to switch their older possessed bodies with younger bodies, constantly 'upgrading' to a new body when the older one starts to wear out. It's never expressly explained, but heavily implied that Luke is actually trapped in Ben Devereaux's body, and Papa Justify switched bodies with him when Ben Deveraux started aging. ...


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Generally, a skeleton key is a type of master key in which the serrated edge has been filed down so that it can open numerous locks, most commonly the warded lock. In terms of movie, Violet gives Caroline (Kate Hudson) a skeleton key, since she’s going to be a live-in hospice caretaker for Ben. The key, opens every door in giant 30+ room mansion…except for ...


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