Hearth and Home Witchery Imbolg Crafts and Activities for Children There are so many activities to do with your young ones at Oimelc, many of which can also be done at the Spring Equinox. Older children can help make candles (there are lots of kits out there to make it easier) and candle holders. Younger children can make "candles" from toilet paper rolls and construction paper. If you choose to start your Spring Cleaning, a small brush broom and dustpan, a clean cloth to help wipe down cabinet doors or dust tables or child size cleaning equipment for those little "can I help?" little ones. Make a Priapic Wand ~Reading~ Meagan's Imbolc by Kathryn Dyer The Story of Imbolc by Rachel Walker Making Butter In a clean jar with a screw on top pour in heavy or whipping cream. Paper Brigid's Crown An Imbolc Project By Wendy Sheridan (This is especially appropriate for young girls, since this is the holiday for the return of the maiden). You will need: From: Wendy Sheridan Source:unknown
Three Herbs: Nettles, Horsetail and Mullein P O Box 25, Waldron, WA 98297-0025 Articles | 2014 Workshops | Island Herbs Order Form (pdf) | Contact Ryan Certain aspects of each herb will be presented based on personal experience with no intent to be encyclopedic. All three of these herbs have physical hazards: nettles leaves have irritating venom when alive and sharp silica pieces easily shed when dried, presenting eye and respiratory hazards; horsetails have silica plates which are readily shed when dried and are hazardous for the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory tract; mullein emergent parts (leaves, flowering stalks, and flowers) are covered with short sharp hairs which irritate the eyes, nose and throat when inhaled, and the mouth and throat when ingested. Caution is advised. NETTLES (Urtica dioica v.Lyalli) All true nettles are edible; all stinging nettles have similar medicinal properties. The species/variety I describe here is: Urtica dioica v.Lyalli or simply U. I wondered what species of nettles she had gotten.
Earth Witchery Eucalyptus Oil for Congested Children: Busted Essential Oil Myth #2 Your child is congested. You want to help. You think about using a vapor rub, but you want something natural, so you reach for the Eucalyptus essential oil instead… Before you apply a high 1,8-cineole oil to your child, please read this post. I want to explain why this is not recommended, and offer you some safe alternatives. Why you want to avoid using Eucalyptus, Rosemary, or Peppermint essential oils on your children Eucalyptus and the cineole chemotype of Rosemary are on the list of essential oils to avoid using on children under age 10. First, let’s discuss why Eucalyptus and Rosemary are not recommended, and then we’ll talk about Peppermint. According to Essential Oil Safety, essential oils high [more than 40%] in 1,8-cineole can cause central nervous system and breathing problems in young children and should not be “applied to or near the faces of” or “otherwise inhaled by” children under 10 years of age. Peppermint is also to be avoided due to the menthol content.
Top ten ancient Irish charms and spells Celebrate all things mysterious and magical on "Occult Day" with these ancient Irish rituals. Photo by: Getty Images/iStockphoto There are many practicing witches and druids in Ireland today who believe in ancient traditions and folk magic. We’ve put together a list of ancient charms and spells based on this Irish magic. Whether you are seeking a spell for love, luck, or healing, emotional charms, or even potency, these charms and spells will have something for you. 1. On the night of a full moon, walk to a spot beneath your beloved's bedroom window. The night breeze is believed to have a guardian who is compassionate toward requests from mortals between midnight and 1 am (the witching hour). 2. Place two keys in a sieve, cross ways. 3. You will be damn lucky with this one. Light the candle and loop the string in through the trinket and tie it. “A candle flickers, this trinket I pass, good energy and fortune come to me, wealth, knowledge, influence, energy. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Parsley Compound kills 86% of Lung Cancer Cells | Healthy News and Information by PAUL FASSA Worldwide, lung cancer is a devastating and exceedingly common form of cancer. It ranks as the number one cause of cancer deaths for adults in the United States. According to the American Lung Cancer Association, back in 1987 it replaced breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. “Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). Seventy-five to eighty percent of lung cancer cases stem from a type of cancer called, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Parsley Compound Kills Lung Cancer Cells and Acts as a Cancer Preventive A 2013 study published in PubMed reported that a compound found in parsley killed up to 86% of lung cancer cells in vitro (petri dish). The cancer cell killing substance is a naturally occurring, plant derived flavonoid called apigenin. -Onions -Oranges -Chamomile tea -Oregano -Thyme -Coriander -Artichokes -Red wine. Historical Human Parsley Health Applications According to Dr. From Dr.
Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses -- ScienceDaily Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. "In spite of information stemming from ancient texts, constituents of Bosweilla had not been investigated for psychoactivity," said Raphael Mechoulam, one of the research study's co-authors. To determine incense's psychoactive effects, the researchers administered incensole acetate to mice. According to the National Institutes of Health, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people ages 15--44, affecting approximately 14.8 million American adults.
The Best Way to Help Your Body Protect Itself Against Ebola or Other Viruses and Bacteria Derek Henry, Natural NewsWaking Times With the threat of the Ebola virus spreading, there is a need to understand what natural options are readily available to you in case you don’t want to be subjected to conventional medical treatments and infected patients in hospitals. The only proven system to help eradicate the Ebola virus is your body’s immune system, and it is of primary importance to start strengthening its response now to give yourself the best chance of successfully fighting off an infection. Work with your body’s natural defenses The only way to work with your body’s natural defenses is to give it what it requires in order to function at optimal performance. To improve your immunity, you must improve your relationship with nature and the medicine it provides, which has been proven to keep people healthy for thousands of years. Antibacterial foods, herbs, and solutions to begin consuming regularly Antibacterial foods and herbs to consider, include: Stock up on antiviral herbs
Magickal Athenaeum - WikiPagan The Magical Athenaeum is the largest collection of magickal PDF books on the internet, with several hundred files. The resource is maintained by Asiya's Shadows. Books are in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and may be viewed and printed using Adobe Reader. Magical Athenaeum Paganism & Witchcraft The Odin Brotherhood Odinism and Asatru Pagan Classics at Scribd The Eddas. Grimoires & Classics General Hermetics Thelema Chaos Magick Qabalah Christian Mysticism Rosicrucianism Tarot Theosophy
Growing Yarrow Plant: How To Grow Yarrow By Heather Rhoades While often sold as a flowering perennial, yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) is actually an herb. Whether you decide to grow yarrow in your flower beds or in your herb garden, it is still a lovely addition to make to your yard. Yarrow care is so easy that the plant is virtually care-free. Let’s take a look at how to plant yarrow and also tips for how to grow yarrow. How to Plant Yarrow Yarrow is most often propagated by division, so chances are your will buy your yarrow as a plant. You can also start your yarrow herb from seed. The seeds should germinate in 14-21 days, depending on the conditions. Regardless of whether your yarrow plants are grown from seed or bought as full plants, you will want to plant them in full sun. Some caution should be taken when growing yarrow, as in the right conditions, it can become invasive and will then be in need of control. How to Grow Yarrow Once you have planted your yarrow, it needs little care. Using Yarrow Herb
The Hedge Wife: Magical Herbalism Part 1 Witchcraft and herbalism go hand in hand and have done so for centuries. In the past, witches were called wise women or wise men and were often the only people their neighbors could go to for healing. Doctors were sparse and so expensive only gentry could afford them or...there were none to be found in general. Today, many witches are returning to their roots so to speak and looking to find a connection to the earth by healing themselves and those around them with herbs and plants. I wanted to do a series of posts to collect data online into one place for easier research not only for myself but for others looking. The following are site and blogs that provide magical herbal information. Wicca.com has a great reference list form A-Z of herbs and their magical properties. Witch of Forest Grove has a great series of posts called Weeds for Witches that include Dandelion and Clover, two of my favorite weeds. I hope you find many blessings in the links given.
Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, Dreaming, For educational information only. No parts of this document are to be taken as diagnosis or prescription for any illness. See your healthcare practitioner for any personal health concerns. Sponsored by Alternative Nature’s Online Herbal Mugwort photo copyright K.Shelton Mugwort By Tephyr Copyright:2003,20012 S. All art, images, writings, and all other content of this site belong solely to S. Feel free to link here to share the content. firstname.lastname@example.org Botanical name: Artemisia vulgaris Common names: Mugwort, Moxa, Traveler’s Herb, Artemis Herb, Felon Herb, Muggons, Old Man, Sailor’s Tobacco. Habitat and growing conditions: Grows almost everywhere around the world. Conversely she will bring those lost in the Spirit world back into the Physical. Can be intrusive in a garden. Harvesting: For medicinal, metaphysical and culinary purposes cut stems with leaves early in the day; after the sun has burned the dew off but before the heat of the day. Drying: Parts used: Medicinal: leaves. Dosage:
The Magical Herbalist’s Mini Guide to Popular Herbs, Plants, Fruits, Flowers & Their Magical Properties… | The Magickal Herbalist The herbs listed below that are marked with a * next to it, should never be consumed without the correct & legal amount made & distributed by that of a qualified herbalist. They are extremely dangerous herbs, especially when used incorrectly… Let us start the list of most popular herbs alphabetically: Absinthium *A healing herb that promotes good health, vigour & an active agent to fight off disease. Acorn *Promotes good luck, encourages fertility, spiritual growth & prosperity. Acacia *Promotes success, monetary gain, lasting love & helps develop your psychic powers. African Violet *A herb that is known for its protection, healing & spiritual growth. Amber *Helps promote happiness, friendship, comfort & reassurance. AgrimonyEncourages protection, helps remove & cleanse away negative energy & hexes. Aletris Root *Commonly used as a magical & herbal correspondence in ‘female magic’, for protection & prosperity. AlmondWisdom & success. Aloe *(The pure form which Aloe Vera is created).
The Art of the Bath Ritual. Via Ruth Randallon Sep 23, 2014 There I was, breathing, meditating, trying to find the space between thoughts that brings the beginning of wisdom. Or so I had read. Suddenly I hear, “Do you know what that sound is, highness? The perfect bath isn’t about getting clean, exactly. Warm water is a primal, comforting element. Rituals ground us, bind us to our lives and help us find meaning. Like a secret handshake with ourselves, personal rituals show us what is important in our lives. The Recipe A measure of Epsom or Mineral salts ~1/2 cup Essential oils 3 candles (at least) Warm-Hot water (obviously) 5 rose quartz crystals or perhaps Fluorite Before you run the bath place several drops of essential oils onto the salt and allow it to sit for a few minutes so that the oil binds to the salt. The Ritual Your ritual can be dynamic and responsive to your needs. Lie back and let the scent take you where it will. I usually find myself floating in a beautiful meadow. I stay there until I feel relaxed. The Oils