Report: #1354299

Complaint Review: Botanica De La Muerte

  • Submitted: Mon, February 06, 2017
  • Updated: Mon, February 06, 2017
  • Reported By: anonymous — Kentucky USA
  • Botanica De La Muerte

    Omaha, Nebraska
    USA

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Roy Bradburn is a liar. He claims that another person who he used to work with bullied him. What happened was that other person had started pouring Buddha candles for their shop. Roy also was doing that and he wanted that other person to stop because he said that was his thing. Who the hell cares? There is more than enough business and abundance for everyone in the spiritual community of Omaha. That other person was not trying to take away his business or clients. He got mad over nothing. Roy is not a reall NOLA Voodoo Priest anyways. He can't even prove he was initiated and by whom. He has no idea what he is doing and how many people who do know what they are are looking at him and talking about how much of a joke he is.

http://santismamuertenola.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-curious-case-of-rev-doktor-grey.html?m=1

Then there is Roy's friend Alex Fernandez who used to work with that same person. The other spiritual goods store in Omaha wanted Alex's candles to be sold at their store and only theirs. Alex said he could sell them at the person who he used to work with shop under a different name. That person said they wanted it under Alex's company's name which is Polaris Rising. Then Alex brought his mom with him to talk to the shop owner and the shop owner tried to settle things with Alex. Things got heated on Alex's part.

Then Alex and his mom went to file a restraining order against the owner's husband who had nothing to do with it and did not threaten Alex and his mom at all. Then the shop owner took alex and his mom to court to prove how the restraining order was bogus. The judge then laughed Alex and his mom out of the court because of how bogus the restraining order was and then him and his mom were slapped with a no trespassing order and told not to come onto the shop owner's property again.

This all started over something trivial. The shop owner did nothing wrong and Roy and Alex started BS over nothing. The way they acted made it seem like they were, and still are, jealous of the fact that the shop owner was able to open up and run their own shop. There is more than enough abundance for everyonewilling to willing to work together in the spiritual communities. The more people act like that, the less abundance in life they will have. there will always be a need for spiritual work and help.

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#1 Author of original report

Business Address

AUTHOR: - ()

His address is  (((REDACTED))). Omaha NE 68104

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#2 Consumer Comment

Evidence of Harassment

AUTHOR: Thagirion - (USA)

I have known Roy Brdburn for awhile, and although we don't agree on all aspects of spiritual practice, I can tell you that he is 100% sincere in his beliefs. Also, he and his wife currently make the best figural candles I have ever seen, both in terms of quality and in terms of unique candle molds. You don't have to follow his spritual practive to use them for your own spiritual work; and it would be silly to say so. The initial post is a “revenge post” on behalf of the “other person” who bullied Roy Bradburn. As evidenced by this report, that person is still bullying him. That person, who would not know a Quimbanda spirit from her own posterior, even if using two hands and a flashlight, is Nicole McDermott, owner of The Conjure Shop in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit the Ripoff Report about her at ripoffreport.com/reports/the-conjure-shop/omaha-nebraska-68114/the-conjure-shop-nicole-mcdermott-mama-izzy-the-conjure-shop-omaha-nebraska-fake-conj-1356421  (case number 1356421) to see why this report is merely petty retaliation against Roy Bradburn, though Bradburn is not likely the author of that complaint against McDermott. If Bradburn were to post a report or rant about her, it is simply not what he would say. Please also direct your attention to the more recent report posted by Ann O’Malley regarding Nicole McDermott’s illegal use of copyrighted materials for personal profit. That case number is 1358991 and can be read at ripoffreport.com/reports/the-conjure-shop/omaha-nebraska-68114/the-conjure-shop-mama-izzy-mama-izzys-hoodoo-nicole-mcdermott-misrepresentation-and-in-1358991 .

As for all of the moaning over Roy Bradburn’s credentials and NOLA Voodoo “pedigree,” may I point out that Nicole McDermott, a.k.a. Mama Izzy was well aware of Steven Bragg’s essay and similar criticisms of Bradburn’s lineage and work. She either knew they were false or didn’t care if they were true, because she hired him as a reader and guest instructor at her shop. As illustrated in the links above, Mama Izzy’s hoodoo pedigree, as reported in her own statements, is itself wildly inconsistent and at least partially fabricated. The fact that the author of the original post wants to “out” Roy Bradburn for fake qualifications, yet is not bothered by the inconsistencies and outright lies in Mama Izzy’s autobiography of hoodoo and conjure training, shows that Roy Bradburn’s credentials are not the real issue here.

Because he has reported stalking and threats by Nicole McDermott and her friends, it is especially shameful that the author has posted Bradburn’s residential address in the initial report. And shame on this website for not redacting it. I’m sure this cowardly anonymous author, who copied and pasted a good part of his or her rebuttal into this complaint, would claim that sharing this information is in no way meant to encourage further harassment of Bradburn or his wife. So I am sure it is completely fair that I post Nicole McDermott’s residence as (((REDACTED))) Omaha, Nebraska 68104. Nicole McDermott and her husband John are dangerous and unstable people, and the harassment reported by others is very real. The best evidence of this is Nicole and John Mcdermott’s own testimony in the protection order hearing requested by Alex Fernandez. AND THE COURT TRANSCRIPTS ARE PUBLIC RECORD! The only reason that McDermott and her tiny clique of trolls continue to bash and attempt to discredit Bradburn and Fernandez is because these victims are direct witnesses to this harassment and have proof of other damaging information. But they aren’t the only ones. For every further act of retaliation against Roy Bradburn, Alex Fernandez, or any others who have broken ties with the Conjure Shop, I WILL be posting further evidence of Nicole McDermott’s harassment of these people, and further evidence of her ripping off clients. I will do so with or without the permission of Bradburn and Fernandez and NOTHING will stop me!

 

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Initial report is fabrication

AUTHOR: sickntired - (USA)

Nicole McDermott aka Mamy Izzy’s address is (((redacted))) Omaha NE 68104.

 

The “other person” is Nicole McDermott AKA Mama Izzy. People began to make a mass exodus from her shop (customs and vendors) when they saw her focus on making money at any cost to her customers’ well-being. People began leaving when they saw her continuously trying to take advantage of people who just wanted to better their lives. Nicole McDermott aka Mama Izzy of The Conjure Shop in Omaha Nebraska is a fake conjure woman. She’s a Charlatan that knows nothing of the practice or its history. Ask her about her conjure heritage and she’ll give you a different story every time. The truth is she took a couple classes, read a couple books and started calling herself Mama Izzy because she saw an opportunity to make money. She’s no conjure woman. 

Be wary of her products and her advice. She provides unlicensed counseling advice. She is NOT a licensed mental health practitioner. For clients that are severely depressed she doesn’t direct them to professional counseling services. Instead, she charges them $20+ for a dollar store candle that she’s “fixed” by putting potpourri oil and some herbs in and tells them to meditate on it and that she can give them a “spiritual cleansing” for $150 (or more – she has no set rates, it depends on how much she thinks she can get out of you).

The spiritual cleansing is part of how she gets people to come back – she tells them about all that’s wrong with them and all the “work” she can do to heal them. It’s unethical and not legal to give counseling advice when you’re not licensed!

She’s a liar and will sweet talk you any way she can to get you to buy more of her goods. She puts ingredients into her oils that are not safe for the skin – such as potpourri oil because she “likes how it smells”. Do not put her products on your skin!!! She’s told clients who have complained of burnt skin after administering the oils that “that just means it’s worked and your body doesn’t need it anymore”. She has advised pregnant women to drink Rue Tea. Rue has abortive properties that may result in hemorrhaging and miscarriages, so it should NEVER be ingested by pregnant women. This woman isn’t about healing people. She’s out for one thing – money.

As citizens, we have the right to voice our concerns about products and unethical business practices with entities such as the FDA and the Better Business Bureau. Despite what Ms. McDermott wrote in her rebuttal – a glass vial breaking in a customer’s pocket does not “shower one with blessings”. And when a person gets a rash or burn from a product - it is not the "body's sign the work worked". It means that there is a chemical in it not safe to administer on skin. 

Nicole McDermott (Mama Izzy) is NOT licensed to provide mental health counseling. If you feel you were given counseling advice or if you’ve overheard Nicole McDermott providing it, a complaint can be lodged at http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_investi.aspx . For general information, contact the division at: (402) 471-0175. Written complaints may be submitted to: DHHS Division of Public Health Investigations, 1033 O Street, Suite 500, Lincoln NE 68508.

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Report Filed is Slander and False

AUTHOR: Doktor Grey-Ravyn - (USA)

         My name is Roy Bradburn but my name given by my Iniator Mambo in NOLA Voodoo tradition is Doktor Grey-Ravyn and YES that is the name I go by in day to day life. I am writing this to counter the accusations of one Steven Bragg. Now he posts that I am a fake and a fraud who claims to be a Conjure Worker and a "Voodoo Priest" as well as a Quimbandeiro. Toe ecplain I have never claimed to be a Priest within any Voodoo Tradition, I was trained by Mambo Millicent Charbonneau and Reverend Snake onto NOLA Voodoo tradition when they lived here in Omaha but only as a Vodousaint i.e. Practtitioner. This has never changed I have always claimed this lineage to any who ask without any sort of variance because it is the truth. Next he called me a Fake Conjure worker and here again my lineage has always been stated the same way, I learned conjure from my Great Grandmother from the time I was about 6 years old and the way I practice is how she taught me those many years ago. I am a practtitioner of Quimbanda but I am again not a Quimbandeiro Priest the Spirit Pot in question was given by my teacher in instructional form under the auspices of my Quimbanda kingdom and personal Exu which was given through a reading by Yaya Claudia Delgado who is a trained Quimbanda Priestess and the one who did the reading to tell me my personal Exu and Pomba Gira and how to work with them. The picture of the Pot is "Clean" because I do n0t take pictures of any active spiritual altars in other words the pic was taken before the pot was consecrated. As for my Business Botanica de la Muerte we are a spiritual products purveyor that is not tailored to any one tradition but rather to supply products and services to any in need. As for our friend Alex Fernandez, he really has no business in this report as the report filed was against me and my business of which Alex has no part in. Next Stven Bragg who filed this report is a friend of the owner of the shop I read for over the course of the past two years and while it's owner and I did have a falling out again it has no relevance to this report as she is not a part of our shop either. Finally in truth Steven Bragg has had it out for me for several years due to him having issues with my personal practices and beliefs involving La santisima Muerte. The basic boil down ius this I amaddressing this in the open in this rebuttal and since this report was so kind to provide my contatc information anyone who wants to call me and ask me anything about this has my number and can do so openly as adults instead of through shadowy childishness.

I hope y'all understand that in truth I practice as I was taught with equivocation or reservation whatever and at the end of the day I don't care if ya think me fake or a fraud or what have you because in my heart and practice I have my faith.

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#5 Consumer Comment

The blog link

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

 The blog is still there. If you type in the address as it is in the post, you'll find the blog.

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#6 Author of original report

Owner of the blog mentioned

AUTHOR: - ()

I just wanted to state that the blog mentioned is not mine and that it is owned by a Mr. Steven Bragg. All of the credit for it is his and is much greatly appreciated. Thank you Steven.

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