Alchemist's Chamber at the Baltimore Symphony Decorator's Showhouse. Old Names For Herbs - A to Z. In the old days, herbalists and midwives didn't use textbook botanical names for herbs.
Medicinal and magical plants had colorful descriptive names. Aldora Dawn The Kitchen Witch. Folklore and Old Wives Tales include traditional beliefs, customs, stories, songs and sayings.
Human nature, inanimate objects, magick, charms, luck and disease and death. Ten Magical Herbs to Have in Your Supply Cabinet. • Patchouli Patchouli is a popular herb found in many modern Pagan rituals.
Its exotic scent brings to mind far-off, magical places, and it’s often used in incense blends, potpourri, and ritual workings. Associated with love, wealth, and sexual power, patchouli can be used in a variety of magical workings. Place patchouli leaves in a sachet, and carry it in your pocket or wear around your neck. In some traditions of hoodoo and folk magic, a dollar sign is inscribed on a piece of paper using patchouli oil. Thirteen Books Every Wiccan Should Read. • Farrar, Janet & Stewart: A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook The first section of this book is Eight Sabbats for Witches.
It goes into depth on Sabbat rites, and the meanings behind the holidays are expanded on. While the ceremonies in A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook are the Farrars' own, there's a heavy influence of the Gardnerian tradition, as well as Celtic folklore and some other European history. How to Cast a Circle of Protection - Wiccan Spells. Casting a circle of protection is a way for Wiccans to protect themselves during magick work.
It creates a high-energy space where you can safely carry out your magick, without the interference of any negative or harmful entities that might otherwise be attracted to your metaphysical energies during rituals and spell casting. Marking out your circle First, you want to decide where to create your circle. Whether you have an altar or just a peaceful corner of your home – or maybe outside in nature – pick a place where you are undisturbed so that you can focus and work in peace.
It’s not necessary to mark out your circle, but some like to do it for ritual purposes, or for protection. The Moon is a Boon: Spellcasting and the Phases of the Moon. Moon Magic: The Moon is a Boon Spellcasting and the Phases of the Moon The importance of the Moon in Magic: There hasn't been any other planet (or satellite) that has fascinated human kind more than the Moon.
Impressions By Lirica All Paths Information Center - Can Witches Fly? By Baltic Bard "I was cleaning out some papers this weekend and came across one of my notebooks where I write stuff down that I find interesting... unfortunately, I have several of these *g*.
In any event, this was written by a Christian friend of mine. Halloween and the Jews. When I was 11 years old, a grumpy Israeli teacher told me that good Jews don’t dress up for Halloween because it’s a Christian holiday when Christians persecuted Jews.
He couldn’t have been more wrong. First of all, Halloween began as a Pagan holiday, not Christian. Other Pagan Links. Witchvox, the Witches Voice.
The Covenant of the Goddess was founded in 1975 and is one of the USA's largest and oldest Wiccan religious organizations. Celebrating the Seasons - Circle Sanctuary. Lore and Rituals by Selena Fox The Solstices, Equinoxes, and mid-points between - - also known as the Cross Quarters - - have been celebrated by a variety of Nature peoples around the world and across the ages.
Today, Wiccans and other Pagans often blend together ancient as well as contemporary approaches to celebrating these seasonal festivals. For each of these holidays, I give a brief overview and share some associated customs. I have had direct experience with all of these. The Sabbat cycle I describe here reflects the climate zone in the Northern hemisphere where I live as well as my own multi-cultural, spiritual approach with a Wiccan emphasis. Imbolc Spring Equinox Also called:Ostara, St. Beltane Summer Solstice Also called:Midsummer, Litha, St. Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses.
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. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses. "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.
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Red & Black Pepper in Hoodoo, Conjure and Candle Spells. Incantation To Free a House from a Haunting. Dark of the Moon : Sarah Anne Lawless. Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Thee we invoke, by the moon-led sea, By the standing stone and the twisted tree. Thee we invoke where gather thine own, By the nameless shrine forgotten and lone. In fiery flame by starlight pale, In shadowy host that rides the gale, And by the fern-brakes fairy-haunted Of forests wild and woods enchanted. ~ excerpt from Invocation to the Horned God hen the sun and the moon are in perfect alignment the moon becomes invisible and the night sky is lit only with the stars in its absence. 2011_08150231. Essex Witch Trials. Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive. The Art of the Bath Ritual. Via Ruth Randallon Sep 23, 2014.
Nine Herbs Charm. The Nine Herbs Charm is an Old English charm recorded in the 10th-century Lacnunga manuscript. The charm is intended for the treatment of poisoning and infection by a preparation of nine herbs. Resins, Gums, & Burnables. The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Rituals. Esoteric Magical E-Books Library Main Menu. 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. Free Online Rune Readings. Crystals - Minerals and their Properties. Numerological Significance of the Tarot. 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.
Moon Phases Calendar / Moon Schedule. Magickal Herbs V W X Y Z. VALERIAN: Valeriana officinalis. Simplified Scientific Astrology, by Max Heindel, HTML Page 1 of 4. Astrology in Depth. How to Read Your Astrological Natal Horoscope. March 2014 If you’re a 1.d4 player, then this book might well be for you A new edition of Dvoretsky’s magnificent work. Welcome to astrolog.org. Astrology, Free Astrology Lessons and Curriculum Online by Bob Marks. Retrograde · Astrological definition of Retrograde · Astrology Encyclopedia. Sasstrology.com — The Astrology of Sex, Love and Relationships. Ingresses, an Introduction to Mundane Astrology.
Astrology Insights. Current Transits As the planets of our solar system orbit around the Sun, they move into mathematical relationships with one another. Crystal properties. Crystal properties by purpose. Rituals & Spells. ~ magickalmoon - Homepage ~ Tarot Birth Cards. Over the next year I am going to be writing about Tarot Birth Cards, what they mean and how we can work with them. Hawk's Cry: The Blog of a Witch on Paganism, Witchcraft, Wicca, Magick, Occult, Pagan Hymns, Prayers and Rituals.
Cleansing Gemstones - How To Clear And Cleanse Gemstones. How to Clear Negative Energy With Sage & Salt. Outstanding Article on The Healing of Crystals!!! Earth Witchery. Esoteric Online. The Smudging Ceremony. Wejee's Wiccan Magick Correspondences. Tarot. Esoteric Free Libraries. A Witches' Herbal Reference. The Hedge Wife: Magical Herbalism Part 1. Starlight's Magickal Ethnobotany. Magickal Herbalism. Alchemy Works Oils, Incense, Herbs and Seeds for Magic. The Magical Herbalist’s Mini Guide to Popular Herbs, Plants, Fruits, Flowers & Their Magical Properties…
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