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Making your own herbal preparations for magickal or medical purposes are not difficult at all! It is actually quite easy and is probably best since the best herbal preparations are those made with fresh plants and herbs. This is where growing your own herbs come in handy! However, always remember even the best herbs and plants can be ruined if you try to prepare it the wrong way. To decide which way is best to prepare your plants and herb you have to look at the following:
After answering they above questions you can begin making your herbal preparations using one of the following are ways! Always use an enamel or non-metallic pot.
Baths: Baths are often used in herbal magick and includes the use of various herbal addictive to enhance the healing powers of bath water. It is also the easiest way to spread those healing powers over the entire body. There are two methods for preparing a herbal bath they are one, to make a sachet filled with 1/2 cup to 1 cup of the enchanted herb tied in a cheesecloth that is dropped into warm water. The second way is to make an infusion of your enchanted herbs strain out the water and add the liquid to the tub. Also if you are like me and like the effect that floating petals have on the mind, you can also add fresh flower petals and a little essential oils to the bath! But just a few drops as too much may irritate the skin!
Cold Extract: This is like making tea but with cold water. This preserves the volatile ingredients only taking out minor amounts of mineral salts and bitter properties. To make a cold extraction you need a 2:1 ratio for example you will need 2 cups of herbs for 1 cup of water. Let it sit for 8-12 hours, strain and drink.
Decoction: This method of preparation allows you to, like cold extract, take out the mineral salts and bitter principals of a plant while leaving behind the vitamins and volatile ingredients. To do this boil about 1/2 ounce of herb parts in 1 cup of water for about 4 minutes. Steep the mixture with the cover on the pot for a few minutes, let cool, drink.
Infusion: This is a beverage made like tea, combining boiled water with the herbs and steeping it to extract the active ingredients. You would typically use 1/2 to 1 ounce per pint of boiling water.
Incense: In magickal use, incense is burned for its vibrations and can be used alone as a kind of spell while visualizing what it is you desire. It can also be used as a additional ingredient in other spells. The creation of incenses is an art form in itself. It is the combination of any plant material mixed together with essential oils, fragrance and and a base (this can be a resin) and burned or smoldered on charcoal. This type of incense also know as raw or granular is usually preferred in magick than cone or stick types.
Juice: This is the method of chopping and pressing herb or plant parts to make juice, then add a bit of water and press again. This is excellent for getting vitamins and minerals from the plant. Drink immediately for the best results.
Ointment: This is making a balm out of your powdered herbs and/or flowers. Before witches used lard or petroleum that they would melt down and mixed with their herbs. They would then put it into small jars and containers and let it cool and harden. I however prefer to do the same thing but with beeswax or cocoa or shea butter. You would typically use one part herbal powder to 4 parts base. This is for external use only.
Poultice: To make a poultice, crush the medicinal parts of a plant to a pulp like mass and heat. Mix with a hot, sticky substance such as moist flour or corn meal. Apply the pasty mixture directly to the skin and wrap with a most hot towel. Moisten it periodically. It will draw impurities from the body.
Powder: Grind your dried herbs with your mortar and pestle until you have a fine powder. You can take the powder with water, milk, soup, or in homemade capsules. Powders made to increase prosperity can be made and sprinkled in your wallet or purse to keep money coming in. Dream powders can be made and sprinkled on your bed and pillow to encourage prophetic dreams.
Sachets: Sachets are small bags or pieces of cloth filled with herbs, flowers, and/or gemstones that are used as charms to encourage different magickal correspondences such as prosperity, love, protection etc. A sachet can be made for almost any magickal need.
Syrups: To make a syrup you add your medicinal ingredients into 1 pint of boiling water and then add 3 pounds of raw brown sugar.
To prepare your herbs to be use magickally or to give an extra kick to your medical preparations you can use the following methods:
Attunement: Pour the needed amount of dried herbs into a bowl. Sit or stand comfortably and gaze into the herbs. Sense the vibrations of the herbs. Then place your power hand into the bowl and visualize your need strongly in your mind, while doing this visualize the vibrations of the herb becoming strong. You are ready to begin your herbal preparation.
Enchantment: Again, placing the needed amount of herbs into a bowl. Run your finger through the herb. Strongly visualize your need and send it into the herb. Feel your energy being transferred into the herb through your fingertips. If you are having trouble visualizing or holding the image in your mind chant simple words that match your needs. When you feel the herb is buzzing with power remove your hand. You herbs are ready for your herbal preparation!
Common Name: Honeysuckle
Latin Name: Lonicera periclymenum
Folk Name(s): Woodbine, Silver and Gold Flower, Goat’s Leaf.
Honeysuckle is a deciduous climbing plant that grows up to 10 m high. The leaves are opposite, simple oval, 1–10 cm long. It has white tinged with pink sweetly-scented, bell-shaped flowers that produce a sweet, edible nectar. Honeysuckle attracts moths, butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.
Love, Money and Psychic Powers
Honeysuckle is said to protect your garden from evil.
The heady fragrance of the flowers was believed to induce dreams of love and passion.
If the bloom is brought into the house a wedding is said to follow within the year.
Honeysuckle has been burned as incense since ancient times within homes and dwellings for prosperity.
It is said that burning honeysuckle can attract and maintain financial blessings into the home.
Some believe that crushing and placing the honeysuckle flowers next to the forehead can boost the psychic powers within the mind.
The scent of honeysuckle can sharpen intuition when burned as incense or when dried and placed around the room in sachets.
Adding Honeysuckle to love magick, spells or potpourris for love will increase the spell 3 times 3.
Honeysuckle is considered good luck when grown around your home where that you can intake the aroma. Allowing Honeysuckle to grow directly on your home is also keep illness at bay.
Burning Honeysuckle as incensed will give you visions of love to come.
Making candles with honeysuckle embedded into them for money magick to increase their drawing power.
Cooling Baths, Fevers, Diarrhea, Coughs, Swollen Glands and Flu
Honeysuckle flowers and stems are used in both baths and teas to cool the body.
Made into infusions Honeysuckle will treat fevers, diarrhea and used as a diuretic.
Honeysuckle can be added to treatments for coughs and flu as well as treat swollen glands.
Decoctions made from Honeysuckle were once used to ease the effects of food poisoning.
Honeysuckle flower extracts are strongly active against several bacteria causing respiratory problems, including those that cause TB.
The Berries of honeysuckle are toxic and should not be eaten!
Money, Protection, Courage, Energy, Luck, and Divination
Tiger's eye is a great protector against negativity. Having a piece of tiger's eye near the entrance of you home will keep negativity out. Tiger's Eye is said to give self confidence and promotes responsibility. It also protects against jealousy and negativity from others. Tiger's eye also helps one to recognize ones own faults and think clearly. Tiger's Eye is used in protective magic and money magic. A Tiger's Eye especially programmed for this task and kept in your wallet will make sure that you always have enough change on you.
Healing eye disorders is one of the most common medicinal uses associated with Tiger eye. Tiger eye is also said to protect wearers against asthma, bronchitis, bacteria, and head colds. It also strengthens your joints, bones, liver, and mobility center.
Using Tiger Eye with your lower chakras (Root/Base Chakras, Sacral/Navel chakras, and Solar Plexus)
Common Name: Cinnamon
Latin Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Old Witchy Name: None Found.
Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree name Laurel and is said to be native to several tropical places including Sir Lanka, southeastern India, and Central and South America. It is one of the world's oldest folk medicines. Cinnamon is associated with the goddess Venus/Aphrodite.
Success, Lust, Love, Health, Sleep, Protection, and Promotes Psychic Abilities.
When cinnamon scented incense is burned it releases money-drawing vibrations into the air. A green or gold sachet filled with cinnamon can be used to draw money or success to you or be used as a healing charm. A purple sachet can be used to increase your magickal or psychic powers. A white for protection. A pink or red for love or lust. Cinnamon is also used to simulate the passion of the male.
Cinnamon is a powerful antiseptic. It is also effective in treating poor appetite especially when associate with sluggish digestion and a feeling of coldness. When mixed with ginger the warming effect is useful in treating chesty colds. When mixed with elder flower and peppermint it is great for treating influenza. A cinnamon infusion improves circulation to cold hands and feet and is a good general tonic in prolonged illnesses.
Cinnamon is commonly added to fruit, cheese, chicken, and lamb dishes and as we all know cinnamon is also used to makes oh so delicious pastries, pies, and cakes! ^_^
Cautions and Contradictions:
DO NOT INGEST CINNAMON OIL! Cinnamon bark oil should NEVER be used on the skin. Use caution when using cinnamon leaf oil as it can cause irritation to the skin. When cinnamon oil is ingested it can cause nausea, vomiting, and possibly kidney damage. Avoid using any kind of cinnamon oil when pregnant.
IMPORTANT: Please not the information found on this blog is for reference only; it is not intended to replace a doctor's diagnosis and care.
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So as some of you may know Mercury is in retrograde from yesterday June 26th - July 20th! I know some of you may be saying "awww here we go again!" but remember its only 3 weeks...it will pass! Just keep calm, meditate, and RELAX!!!
For those of you who don't know what this means here it is. "Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth, and travel, so when the planet goes in retrograde-which means that it looks like it's going backwards in the sky- all those things go backwards [as well]. They start to get ugly and tangled up. [Now let it be known] Mercury isn't really going backwards, it's just hanging out by the sun [like a sunny vacation! LOL!] but from Earth, that makes it look like it's in [going] in reverse." --A definition I liked that I found online.
Well that's a short guide on how to survive Mercury in retrograde! Be safe and less snappy! LOL!
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So I had a psychic reading done for me at 2am this morning! I was tired like crazy and it took an hour before it was my turn but I got it done! Now why I am sharing this is because this was my very first psychic reading. I was a bit skeptical at first but what made me believe what she said was when she told me I was worrying about something...which I was! It freaked me out a bit cause I didn't say anything to imply that I was, nor did I talk in a way that suggested that I was so I was flabbergasted! Anyways my question was "I would like to know if I have any psychic abilities that is worth enhancing?" She told me that I have abilities that are waiting to open up. That I should practice meditating, grounding, and shielding daily. As I was reading this I was thinking "Research Time!!!!" LOL! She also told me that I will meet a lady that will mentor me and take me under her wing! I can't wait! It was a unique experience and she said some other things that matched me to a tee! It was overall a very nice experience and I am looking forward to the great things she said is in store for me!
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I have been so busy lately that I have been late with the weekly correspondences and I haven't gotten to do much practice at all! So I am taking a bit of a break from the site! It might just be a few days I really need to work on my B.O.S. and like we all know that takes time! I would like to say however thank-you to all the visitors that I have been having! I wish you guys would talk to me more on what you would like to see and how I can better improve the site, but I will leave well enough alone! LOL! Anyways when I get back I will have completed all the correspondence for this week and maybe even a few for next week!
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An activity that brings the minds, emotions, and psyches of a group in harmony prior to a ritual; chanting, singing, guided mediation, and breathing exercises are great ways to do so!
Attunement aren't only for group rituals, as a solitary, you can do any of the above exercises to get your mind, emotion, and psyches ready for your ritual as well! Just in case you have feelings or emotions that can distract you or get in your way during ritual!
You can also use attunement to prepare your herbs for magickal use! (More info on this to come!)
Light an fluffy ...like air with bacon!
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 cup Sargento Fine Shredded Sharp or Mild Cheddar Cheese 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
1/2 tsp. onion salt or powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine milk and butter in medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is simmering. Add flour all at once; continue to cook, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon, until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
Beat in 1 egg until mixture is smooth. Repeat with remaining eggs, adding just 1 egg at a time, beating until thoroughly combined. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop heaping teaspoons of mixture onto greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Magickal Correspondences of Ingredients:
Milk: Fertility, Family, Spirituality
Butter: Communication, Enhancing Energies
Eggs: Fertility, rejuvenation
Flour: Concealment, Fertility, Home magicks, Prosperity and Wealth
Onion Salt: Protection, Healing
Garlic Salt: Protection, Healing, Courage.
What I would use this recipe for: Fertility, Protection, To increase communication in my family, and healing.
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