BOS

3 Pagans and a Cat Monthly Feature

December, 2018

 

3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast

Three Paths, One Journey, No Cat

In this highly informative & entertaining podcast, three family members embroiled in wildly divergent traditions gather in one room to discuss, debate, and flat-out argue about their magical, mythical, and mundane lives, all for our education and pleasure.

 

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Each Month… we will share the previous month’s episodes with you from their site to help keep you up-to-date with their impressive podcast. While there, don’t forget to listen to this month’s as well, we wouldn’t want you to miss a thing!

 

November 2018 Podcasts

Episode 24: Embracing Dissonance: Car, Gwyn, and Ode discuss the damage they’re still trying to cast off from Christianity, some basic criteria for exploring your pagan options, and how to do the research that brings it all together.

 

 

This Month’s Podcast Share from their Backlog

Episode 5: Building Your Book – Overview: Car, Gwyn, and Ode launch the Building Your Book series by talking about some historical grimoires, discussing their own magical books, and covering the general principles and contents of a Book of Shadows.

 

Where Else to Find 3 Pagans and a Cat…

Their Website: http://www.3pagansandacat.com

Their Twitter: https://twitter.com/3_Pagans

Their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3PaaC

Their YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0GJacu9SUzuumXJNNUZwQ

Their G+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/oCWVXE

 

Remember …

You can always support your favorite podcasts with a donation. Every bit helps to keep them going.

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About the Author:

Jennifer Wright is a witch on a path of change that is always winding. She founded PaganPagesOrg in the hopes of giving those a platform to share and learn without judgment. There are too many important things to her and not enough room to mention them. You are one of them.

3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast Monthly Feature

September, 2018

3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast

Three Paths, One Journey, No Cat

In this highly informative & entertaining podcast, three family members embroiled in wildly divergent traditions gather in one room to discuss, debate, and flat-out argue about their magical, mythical, and mundane lives, all for our education and pleasure.

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Each Month… we will share the previous month’s episodes with you from their site to help keep you up-to-date with their impressive podcast. While there, don’t forget to listen to this month’s as well, we wouldn’t want you to miss a thing!

 

August’s 2018 Podcasts

 

Episode 17: Building Your Book – Ritual and Spellcraft

Car, Gwyn, and Ode finish up the Building Your Book series by talking about the structure of ritual and spellcraft.

 

Episode 18: Our Community – Bill Ehle

Car, Gwyn, and Ode discuss social justice and activism in the pagan community, culminating in an interview with Pagans In Need director Bill Ehle.

 

 

This Month’s Podcast Share from their Backlog

 

Episode 3: Wheel of the Year – Imbolc

In the first of a series of Pagan Holiday Specials, Car, Gwyn, and Ode discuss Imbolc, Brigid, and alternatives for celebrating along the Wheel when your religion doesn’t specifically accommodate it.

 

Where Else to Find 3 Pagans and a Cat…

Their Website: http://www.3pagansandacat.com

Their Twitter: https://twitter.com/3_Pagans

Their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3PaaC

Their YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0GJacu9SUzuumXJNNUZwQ

Their G+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/oCWVXE

 

Remember …

You can always support your favorite podcasts with a donation. Every bit helps to keep them going.

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About the Author:

Jennifer Wright is a witch on a path of change that is always winding. She founded PaganPagesOrg in the hopes of giving those a platform to share and learn without judgment. There are too many important things to her and not enough room to mention them. You are one of them.

 

SpellCrafting: Spells & Rituals

September, 2018

Balance

Merry meet.

Celebrations are often planned for the sabbats, but don’t overlook the power these times add to magical workings. As the world hangs in balance, day equal to the night, we can use its balanced energy to regain our own balance before heading into the dark half of the year.

Gather the materials you’ll use: a marker of any kind and a round disk. These can be the wooden ones found at craft stores, a jar or bottle lid, or the top of a deli container.

This spell can be done as part of a ritual in sacred space, or in any area in which you feel comfortable, perhaps adding incense and candles to set the stage.

Sitting in that space, let yourself relax and let go. Give yourself time to begin to feel the balance of this day and breathe it in, absorb it into every cell. If you cannot “feel” it, know that it is there and imagine its vibration. See a sign that, to you, represents this state. It might be the yin yang or an infinity symbol, a line, an equal sign, a representation of scales, or anything else that can trigger the balance you are experiencing. Othello pieces are white on one side and black on the other, and I have used them in the past.

Channel that vision and energy into the sigil as you draw it on your disk.

Sit with it as you think about where you and your life things are out of balance. Does it involve discipline? Nutrition? Boundaries? Is there something you are missing? Something for which you have an overabundance? A situation that lacks its polar opposite for stability? Take the time to visualize each of them balanced.


Feel yourself come into balance on all levels, filled with peace and harmony.

You can choose to add these words Mackenzie Sage Wright included in a Mabon spell she wrote that can be found on exemplore.com:

As yin is to yang, as dark is to light,

As male is to female, as day is to night,

Find Nature’s perfect balance within me

So I may live my life in harmony…
by the powers of three times three,

this is my will, so mote it be!”

Carry the sigil anytime balance is needed – be it spiritual, physical, emotional or mental – and tap into the powerful energy put into the spell it on the equinox.

Although most powerful when done on the equinox, there is no reason this spell can’t be done anytime of year.

Merry part. And merry meet again.

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About the Author:

Lynn Woike was 50 – divorced and living on her own for the first time – before she consciously began practicing as a self-taught solitary witch. She draws on an eclectic mix of old ways she has studied – from her Sicilian and Germanic heritage to Zen and astrology, the fae, Buddhism, Celtic, the Kabbalah, Norse and Native American – pulling from each as she is guided. She practices yoga, reads Tarot and uses Reiki. From the time she was little, she has loved stories, making her job as the editor of two monthly newspapers seem less than the work it is because of the stories she gets to tell. She lives with her large white cat, Pyewacket, in central Connecticut. You can follow her boards on Pinterest, and write to her at woikelynn at gmail dot com.

 

Worth the Witch

April, 2018

The City Witches

 

 

Wow, do we have a Gorgeous Box for you this month! This issue we feature a jam-packed recurring Monthly Subscription Box from The City Witches. Their boxes, called Magick Mail, can be bought one at a time & in 3-month, or 6-month subscriptions. Their prices range from $20 for an individual box to $120 for a subscription. The City Witches offer a new theme each month to their fully packed boxes! This month’s box … Magickal Workings for the Moons of the Month.

 

Three Informative Grimoire Pages

When you open your box you are greeted with 3 pages for your BOS. The first page describes the Moon Phases for Magickal Workings. Helpful addition to any Spellsbook. The second page teaches, briefly, how to create your own moon spells. The information suggested on this sheet are helpful and handy to have. The third sheet is a Full Moon Chant.

 

Purple Bag of Goodies

Next thing that catches my eye from my City Witches Box is a Purple Bag full of goodies!

The first thing I pull from the goody bag is a Star Shaped Wooden Incense Burner & it is adorable. I love how it can hold an incense cone and many sticks. This will be perfect in my next moonspell.

Next we have Amber Sugar Scrub Cubes. Opening the jar I find they are in the shapes of roses. Delightful! Just like their smell. I use them on my hands and the feeling I am left with when I dry off is a lovely softness.

The black little bag is Moon in Sagittarius Bath Salts. The smell is heavenly and I can not wait for the time to be right for it’s use. There is enough for a good soak or even two!

The little blue bag is a Mixture of Salts & Herbs to be burned or used in a bath. Unfortunately, I am not sure of it’s exact contents. I can smell lavender & see the salts.

A vial of Virgo Moon Oil is included in the bag of goodies. The bottle is a little tight a difficult to open. However, there seems to be a slight glitter to the oil! Glitter is always good to this Gal!

We get a small Vial of Black Salt. Good to add to the stash of supplies and to work moonmagick with!

A Chunk of Charcoal is included for the Bottle of Full Moon Powder Incense.  It comes out as a tuft, like a cloud from the jar. The smell is light, a slight heed to it’s sweetness. I think, up-to-date, this has been my favorite homemade incense so far. I just wish I knew what was in it.

Last, a few pieces of Sage to keep handy. Never know when you’ll need a quick cleanse. Convenient! It’s like a traveling MoonMagick Bag!

 

Black Candle

Over 7” tall black Blessed Candle “Drawing Down the Moon” for the New Moon by Coventry Creations, Inc. The candle reads it is for Beginnings, Innocence, and Creativity. The back of the candle explains about what a New Moon is, what it’s opportunity holds for you. This candles packaging is amazing. Not to mention the size they send in this box! But, are you ready for this…

 

White Candle

Another 7” tall white, this time, Blessed Candle “Drawing Down the Moon” for the Full Moon by Coventry Creations, Inc. The candle reads it is for Magic, Imagination, & Mystery. This candle explains and teaches about the Full Moon. These look very exciting to use.

 

Sage Smudge Stick

Next up I find SAGE!! A nice hunk of a Smudge Stick! This will last a long time

 

Clear Glass Bowl

This lovely glass bowl can fit in your hand. It is crystal clear. No blemishes. Beautiful for any altar. I am guessing it is included, being this is a moon box, for maybe moon cleansing. You can clean stones, tools, anything during these meaningful moon moments with your new Altar Bowl.

 

Three Gemstones in Gauze Bags

In two purple gauze bags you will find 3 large, polished gemstones. The stones are, from left to right; Fluorite, Malachite & Amazonite. The colors are vivid, and the patterns on the stones are sensational.  The sizes they sent are generous.

 

Huge Moonstone Point

This HUGE, solid, speckled moonstone point is amazing to view and to hold. You can feel the peaceful energy this sizeable piece of stone is bringing. It is a wonderful addition to anyone’s gemstone collection.

 

Moon Incense Sticks

Included in this recurring Monthly Subscription Box is a large box of HEM “The Moon” scented incense sticks. There are 20 sticks in this box. I’m impressed with the size they have included. Usually I see the smaller size, 5-10 sticks, enclosed in boxes. They are HEM so they are of good quality.

 

Witch’s Brew Oil

Crafted with Magic! Witch’s Brew Original…by Coventry Creations. Myrrh & Mugwort blend for a scent out of this world. The label reads “Ignite your Magic,” and you can smell the power. This is no cut-price blended oil, but an item made with skill.

 

Druzzy & Moonstone Necklaces

My next find in this amazing box is another little black box. It’s exciting to find jewelry inside. Not one piece, but two. Two gorgeous necklaces. A Black Druzzy & a Moonstone Point. Each has been placed on cording and ribbon for a lovely effect. On my path I have not worked with any druzzy stones, so I am not sure what their uses are. This is, however, a gorgeous piece, and I will be sure to look into what it’s uses are. The moonstone I do know. This eye-catching, point, suspended in copper is simply luxe.  An elegant way to keep the energy of moonstone with you everyday. They have included two new pieces of ritual jewelry for moon working.

 

Box of Gemstone Surprises

One more little black box contains a collection of Gemstone Surprises! Hiding in this box we receive another piece of jewelry, a lovely mixed gemstone, beaded bracelet. The beads are of medium size and the bracelet itself is 9 inches and is one size fits all, on stretch cording.

Next up in the box we find two cute moonstones. Perfect for pocket carrying.

Lastly, but not least we have a small selenite wand. Palm size. Shiney. I like the size for travel and easy quick use.

 

Moon Spell Magic Book

 

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We are getting to the bottom of the box and two things remain…One being a book for our personal libraries on the boxes theme, the moon. Moon Spell Magic: Invocations, Incantations & Lunar Lore for a Happy Life by Cerridwen Greenleaf. The book teaches the lunar calendar and gives spells for every phase, demonstrates how to set up your own lunar altar, informs you about celestial Gods & Goddesses, and includes a plethora of spells & rituals you can perform on your own.

 

Journal

Stay Focused Because You Totally Got This. We do! Inspiring words outside, and on the heart bedecked inside, it says more…”I look forward to holding any thoughts, dreams, goals, *brilliant ideas, and AMAZING moments…” This box is sure to bring those, and this journal is now ours to record them. All the spells, rituals and things we learn on our way, about the Moon and all it contains. I think it is a lovely book to use as a Moon BOS.

 

My Overall Impression…

For the first time I am noticing a trend in the packaging everything comes in. There are bits of sage in them. What a beautiful way to cleanse, purify, & bless all you send. Every single gauze bag, small black box, and even the big box everything comes in itself has sage in it! I am very touched.

Now I want to mention the price. This box is bursting at the seams and I cannot believe how little they charge. Could they really be making money here?

I thoroughly loved this box for celebrating the moon. I feel all the contents went with the flow of the Moon Magick theme. I really found it gratifying how the company did not send you just tools and stash to help you celebrate, like candles & incense, or stones and jewelry to harness the moons power. Instead, they went the whole gambit, and by this I mean they sent you a method to really fully learn about the moon. They send you a book & a journal and tell you learn! They rally you to GO FOR IT! Now I have not reviewed the book. I do not know how good it is, but it is a starting point. The 3 BOS pages that are sent are a great starting point, as well…this box doesn’t just give you items, it encourages you!

 

Who is behind the inspiring Magick Mail Boxes from The City Witches?

None other than Jade Perri & Selene Serket. They were gracious enough to take some time to answer some questions for our readers about Magick Mail Monthly Subscription Boxes, their shop The City Witches, and Themselves. Here’s what they had to say…

 

PaganPagesOrg: How did the idea for a Monthly Subscription Box come to you?

Jade Perri & Selene Serket: The idea of the Monthly Magic Box, came to us, after subscribing to many ourselves and being unhappy with the contents. To us, getting a box monthly, themed for aiding us in our practice was very exciting. Many people do not have access to a metaphysical store near them, or they do not have the time to go shopping, or they do not know what to buy. It seemed to us, that if you could subscribe to a “magick” box each month, it would automatically come to you, and would contain items you could use to practice-not just a box full of random items. Our box contains relevant items to be used together or separately, all based on a certain theme. It is a nice way to also build up your stock, so you have everything you need, if you chose to use at a later date.

 

 

PaganPagesOrg: How did you begin your Boxes?

Jade Perri & Selene Serket: We began with a what we thought was a universal and important part of our craft. The Moon Magick Box. The Moon can represent New Beginnings, so we thought that would be perfect as our first box to introduce.

 

 

PaganPagesOrg: How do you choose each Box’s contents?

Jade Perri & Selene Serket: We choose what is in our Monthly Magick, based on the theme of the month. Each box contains approximately 10 items, that are all relevant to the theme. Normally each box’s base contains a ritual, a crystal, herbs or essential oil, items for your home or altar, as well as jewelry, a journal, and candles. Additional items will vary based on the theme of that month.

 

 

PaganPagesOrg: How do your Box Subscriptions work?

Jade Perri & Selene Serket: Our box can be purchased monthly, or as a subscription. It is more cost effective to purchase as a subscription box, for example, if you sign up for a 3-month subscription, you pay $75 ($25/per box) instead of $90. If you sign up for a 6-month subscription you pay $120 ($20/per box) versus $180. Boxes can be purchased for $30 individually.

 

 

PaganPagesOrg: Who are The City Withes?

Jade Perri & Selene Serket: The City Witches was created by two of us. Selene Serket and Jade Perri.

Selene is a a practicing eclectic High Priestess, who has been practicing for over 30 years. She is an experienced teacher and specializes in numerology, astrology readings, ritual magick, custom spells, and Sabbat rituals. She also has an extensive knowledge of all craft-related topics including Reiki and Chakras. In addition, she offers classes and certifications on many different topics such as A Year and a Day (Year 1-3), Chakra 101, and Crystal Magick. Selene is certified in Wicca High Priestess, Reiki Master and holds various Tarot, Crystal, Herbology and Astrology certifications.

Jade is an eclectic Witch has been practicing for more than 10 years and offers guidance on an array of topics. She specializes in divination from tarot cards, oracle cards, runes, and pendulums, as well as scrying and automatic writing. Jade also practices animal magick, dragon magick, and poppet magick. She is also an enthusiastic teacher and offers classes and certification in many different areas such as tarot classes and dragon magick.

 

 

PaganPagesOrg: What do the two of you enjoy besides working in The City Witches 🙂

Jade Perri & Selene Serket: Jade is married with two children and is the manager of her local animal shelter. She enjoys spending time with her family and advocating for homeless animals.

Selene lives with her furry family of 5 Himalayan Cats, she enjoys reading, spending time gardening, continuing her Wiccan Education through classes, and spending time with her friends.

 

 

PaganPagesOrg: What did you feel the Pagan community was missing to make you put your Box out?

Jade Perri & Selene Serket: We felt that with the options people have out there for monthly boxes, we wanted to design a box that was useful , fun, and educational. We wanted to really give our clients the best quality box for an affordable price. We also are lucky enough to work with other small businesses, such as Enchanted Reeveries, who provides items handmade from polymer clay, as well as Valessence Skin Care, who provide handmade bath products. We also include our own brand of handmade candles and essential oils.

We do not use printed boxes, or spend extra money on packaging, however, our boxes are stocked with everything they need for the month. What we save on packaging, we give back to our clients-each and every box contains additional free surprise gifts as a Thank You, to our customers.

The other option we offer, is that we do not pull our boxes once the month is up. They are available to our customers at any time. This is very helpful to customers, if they are unable to purchase during the month, they will not miss out-and can purchase anytime throughout the year.

 

Thank you Jade Perri & Selene Serket for this great interview. Your Magick Mail Subscription Boxes definitely live up to what you desired them to be and that is to all our benefit.

 

How can you get your own Magick Mail Subscription, visit The City Witches Shop, or Follow them? Just like this…

For the Direct Link to Magick Mail Subscription Choices & Back Log of Boxes Click HERE.

To Visit The City Witches Shop Online Click HERE.

You Can Like & Follow The City Witches on Facebook by Clicking HERE.

They are, also, on Instagram as thecitywitches.

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About the Author:

Jennifer Sacasa-Wright is simply a Witch. She runs PaganPagesOrg eMagazine.  She loves hearing your opinions & thoughts on the eMagazine and welcomes comments. You can email her at jenniferwright at paganpages dot org.  When she is not working on PaganPagesOrg she is creating in some other way & trying to make the world a better place with her family.

Book Review – Daily Spellbook for the Good Witch: Quick, Simple and Practical Magic for Every Day of the Year by Patti Wigington

January, 2018

Daily Spellbook for the Good Witch: Quick, Simple and Practical Magic for Every Day of the Year”

 

 

by Patti Wigington

Published by Sterling Ethos

Published: 2017

Pages: 385

Begin a year and a day of witching with the help of the “Daily Spellbook for the Good Witch.” Starting with January’s themes of new beginnings and going though December’s focus on winter’s darkness, High Priestess, Wicca expert and author Patti Wigington presents 366 spells for seasons, moons and astrological signs. Included are spells for protection, abundance, gratitude, blessings and divination.

While she notes at the beginning of the book that people often think you need a lot of supplies to do spell work – you don’t. Knowing others may think differently, I like that she points out you can do a lot of magic with things you find around you. Many of the spells I read required very little. For instance, the King Frost Snow Spell for Neighborhood Harmony required you to make snowmen while chanting, and adorn each with sticks for arms, a carrot for the nose, and whatever hats or scarves were handy. A spell to find new friends calls for nine seashells and an orange candle.

Wigington’s spells use batteries and a piece of red fabric to jump start your love life; and silver paper, a pen and mugwort for dreams to answer a question; and crayons and a new coloring book for creative thinking. She’ll tell you how to make a nine-piece divination set from painted rocks and prosperity poppets out of gingerbread dough.

None of the spells are long and involved, so it would be possible to set aside 5 to maybe 20 minutes and do a spell a day. Some may not resonate for you – not everyone needs a spell to gain professional respect, male potency or to pass a test. I wouldn’t personally recommend the love spells, including one to bring back a lover who has strayed or the Stay With Me Spell because they interfere with someone else’s freewill, and I don’t know that I’d bring a firefly into the house to help me find a lost object.

There were many, however, I did like. One is the Spell to Bless a Freshly Planted Garden presented on May 29 in conjunction with the old agricultural festival of Ambarvalia, Wigington instructs you to mix equal parts milk, honey and wine in a bowl and walk around your garden clockwise, using your fingers to sprinkle the mixture on the soil while saying, “Honey for the bees, wine for the Divine and milk for growth in this garden of mine.”

This book will easily help you bring more magic into your life, and there’s no reason it can’t be used a second or third time, or serve as a reference for the spells you found most successful. It could also be gifted to a new witch every year, made more personal if you jotted notes in the margins.

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About the Author:

Lynn Woike was 50 – divorced and living on her own for the first time – before she consciously began practicing as a self taught solitary witch. She draws on an eclectic mix of old ways she has studied – from her Sicilian and Germanic heritage to Zen and astrology, the fae, Buddhism, Celtic, the Kabbalah, Norse and Native American – pulling from each as she is guided. She practices yoga, reads Tarot and uses Reiki. From the time she was little, she has loved stories, making her job as the editor of two monthly newspapers seem less than the work it is because of the stories she gets to tell. She lives with her large white cat, Pyewacket, in central Connecticut. You can follow her boards on Pinterest, and write to her at woikelynn at gmail dot com.

Seeing the Signs

December, 2016

Maintaining a Book of Shadows

This is not the article that I was going to write. I was going to write about Runes. I was going to do a review of the book, Runes for Beginners, by Alexandra Chauran, and write about the history of runes in general. While researching the subject, I looked through the notebooks that comprise my Book of Shadows, sure that I had something about runes. I most certainly did – coincidentally, it was a print-out of a page that I had on my computer screen at that very moment! I had received it in an email from a Yahoo group I was a member of several years ago and printing left a lot to be desired. The end of every line was cut off. As I thumbed through other pages in that notebook, I noticed that many of the other print-outs were in the same condition, plus there were lots of things in there that I really didn’t need or want. So I decided to look seriously at the three notebooks that comprise my Book of Shadows and weed out, clean out and reorganize.

divination is like any other discipline. You have to practice on a daily basis to be any good at it. That means daily meditation – at the very least. It means using your tarot cards and your pendulum and your crystal ball. It means getting outdoors and smelling the air and listening to the birds and taking note of the sky. It means being aware of your surroundings at all times, including when you are sleeping.

Maintaining good notes is part of divination. Knowing what worked – or didn’t work – the first time, second time or the last time you tried a particular method of divination – or a spell – cannot be overstated. It’s important to note the date, the time of day, the moon phase, even the weather. You often hear – on Facebook, especially, where everything is reduced to a meme – that science and spirituality are at odds, but nothing could be further from the truth. A true spiritualist is just like a scientist. You have to go about your spiritual adventures just like a scientist goes about his experiments. Keeping notes helps you remember one “experiment” from another and adds you in coming up with new theories of divination. Proving these theories is the skill of the diviner. Sometimes it works out exactly like you thought it was going to and you congratulate yourself. But sometimes, something totally different happens and you can’t believe your eyes. Those are some fabulous moments!

My first Book of Shadows was a loose-leaf notebook – maybe thirty pages or so – that was a hand-copied version of Starhawk’s The Spiral Dance, which a friend had loaned me in 1987 and I loved so much I didn’t want to return it. Eventually I typed up those pages but once I bought my own copy of The Spiral Dance in 1990, I discarded all but the poetry. I still have those – printed out on my old typewriter that I haven’t had since 1992 – they bring back memories just looking at them. When I first started learning about Wicca and Women’s Spirituality – as it was called back then – most of my learning came out of books. I took copious notes and they all went into my “Book of Shadows”. I really knew nothing about a Book of Shadows or anything else. I was doing it all on my own. But I was doing it.

When the Internet took off, I joined Yahoo groups & groups on AOL – remember AOL? – and started getting all kinds of information about Wicca and Paganism and goddesses and gods. I printed out like a madwoman and my Book of Shadows grew from one notebook to three notebooks – I have an inch-and-a-half-wide notebook just for the Tarot and Numerology, the largest of the three books. The Tarot notebook was updated recently – it had always been kept up to date, since I work with the Tarot – spiritually and creatively – more than any other medium. But I do admit that the other two notebooks are rather a mess.

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There’s a meme on Facebook about intelligent people being “messy” but I do take umbrage with that – I think some kid came up with that when his mother told him to clean his room – “And do your homework too!” – however, the thing about things being messy is that during the process of organizing your mess, you find things that perhaps you forgot about – like I am during this process of going through my Book of Shadows – and either you can’t remember why you kept it – and decide whether or not to keep it – or you remembering why you kept it, you decide you don’t need it anyway, since it’s such a part of you, you don’t need the reminder. Or – in the case of the poetry I just found – you decide to keep it, because it’s an important memento of who you once were and how far you’ve come.

Interweavings

March, 2013

Book of Seasons

 

 

 

 

 
March

Our next month in the Book of Seasons is March and the beginning of the turn of the wheel to Spring!  With the arrival of the equinox comes the perfect time to check in with our heart and breathe into the balance of the Earth.   The deep quiet of winter is at an end.  Before the quickening of life begins, take time to enjoy the momentary lull.  Soon the stirrings of new life will begin and our focus will be drawn outward.

My affirmation for March is –

My inner world is in perfect balance with my outer world.

As a way to engage heart and hands in the season I offer the making of a table top Medicine Wheel.

The Medicine Wheel that I created starts with a ten-inch flowerpot saucer.  Any round and shallow dish will do.  I gathered sand from the banks of the river outside my home to fill the dish.  With stones the circle is divided into quarters.  Each one devoted to an element.  With symbols for each element I decorate the area.  In the corner for North sits a crystal and piece of cedar.  East has a feather and brass bell. South has two small candles and West has shells.  In the center of my Medicine Wheel is an antique dish with a porcelain statue of Mother Mary.  My prayer beads swirl around her feet.  I have it sitting by the door to the family room and can see it frequently.  The balance of the four elements is a reminder to center my energy.

Another artistic idea would be to braid three long pieces of yarn, floss, string, or whatever calls you.  You will have a thread for the past the present and the future.  After braiding, space two knots across it.  Now tie onto wrist and cut any excess.  Each knot can represent the two equinox days.  Those days in our personal timeline of past, present and future that we remember our balance point is a time to reflect on where we are at this moment in our journey.   Similar to prayer beads, this bracelet can act as a touchstone in our day.  In a particularly hectic moment the simple act of touching the braid can draw our energy back inside us and bring focus.

March is also a wonderful time to bring new green food back in to our diet.  Fresh sprouts as well as green tea brings the vital energy of spring into our systems.  Think about foraging for wild edibles in your yard.  There are many sources on the internet to guide you in choosing delicious additions.  Dandelions are the most abundant weeds in our yard and the leaves make a lovely flavor offering to eggs and salad.  And the yellow flowers add such fun to any dish!
Don’t forget St. Patrick’s Day and all things green, green, green!

Wiccan Basics

March, 2011

Creating a Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows is a combination cookbook and journal. In it you record your magical workings, the ingredients and methods you used, and how it worked. In this way you are able to learn from your magical experiences and build upon the successes you have. Over the course of time you add various information you acquire from other people, books, coven work and other sources and the book becomes a valuable reference.. It can be a spiral notebook, or an embossed calf hide bound collection of calligraphy on parchment, it’s up to you..

Traditionally the Book of Shadows or Grimoire was the record of magical workings of a witch or coven which would eventually be passed down to an apprentice or younger coven member when the writer retired or died. A special code was often used and the older books are notorious for the details that were omitted in the writing. It was often impossible to recreate the results based solely on what was written, one must have been trained to understand it. This may have served its purpose when magic was a secret known only to a few, but it no longer does. It pays to be thorough in writing your book so that you, or someone you allow to use it, can replicate the results if need be at a future date. What good does it do to create something if you cannot ever reproduce it or tell another how to make it.

Be as organized as you want to be, set up the book in any way you like, write as often or as rarely as you see fit, but do write in it. Write what you learn from others, write what you try yourself, write things you see in books, it will all come in handy at some point. You may decide that you don’t want a physical book, keep your writings on your hard drive if you prefer a disk of shadows a DOS. Save a copy of that great incantation you saw on that webpage into your DOS, whatever works for you. The book, or file, will be as useful as you allow it to be.

There are a number of of Shadows online that you might be interested in looking at for the ideas they contain.  They have a number of other materials that you may be interested in as well, they include a number of rituals, articles on various subjects and spells with which to augment your BOS. There is information on the basics of Wicca, seasonal rituals and other information.
A great resource for mythology, ritual and other interesting material is the Biblioteca Arcana.
The Alexandrian BOS is online at Alexandrian BOS. Take advantage of some of these resources to add to your BOS, there’s something for everyone.

Internet mail lists are another good source of material to add to your BOS. There are a huge number of them out there. Try Yahoo groups a major email group provider, or MSN Groups. Search for Wicca, Spells, Witchcraft and similar terms to find groups that will be useful. Also, check your favorite website; many have their own mailing lists available. Materials on these lists may be used to build your BOS. You can find chants, incantations, spells, recipes and the like. This is a good place to trade information with other witches as well.

You will use your BOS/DOS for many many things.. I use my DOS for these articles and for 2 other articles I write. You will have valuable information that will guide you and help you do everything from write a ritual to create a sleepy time chant for you child..

You may not think you need on or want one.. but you will find yourself creating one none the less…

Blessing until next Month

Magickal Correspondences, Lesson 3

October, 2010

This lesson brings us to the most exciting crystals, plants and fungus correspondences; this again coincides with your BOS, providing you with a brilliant start in nature magick..

Crystal correspondences

Crystals are utilized frequently when creating magick; they can be used individually, in a spell sachet, perhaps an elixir for example, so many ways to use a crystal!!!  All in all though, you will find yourself needing crystals at some stage of your magickal life…

Crystals and the Zodiac

  • Aquarius: Hematite, Amethyst, Amber
  • Pisces: Amethyst, Opal, Bloodstone, Coral, Aquamarine, Fire Opal
  • Aries: Fire Agate, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Citrine, Diamond, Emerald, Jade
  • Taurus: Carnelian, Diamond, Blue Tourmaline, Chrysocolla, Rose Quartz
  • Gemini: Rutilated Quartz, Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Emerald, Jade, Pearl
  • Cancer: Moonstone, Ruby, Carnelian, Opal, Fire Opal
  • Leo: Citrine, Amber, Garnet, Jasper, Carnelian, Diamond
  • Virgo: Smoky Quartz, Watermelon Tourmaline, Amethyst, Moss Agate, Geodes
  • Libra: Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Citrine, Jade, Moonstone, Opal
  • Scorpio: Turquoise, Moldavite, Malachite, Moonstone, Opal, Peridot, Ruby
  • Sagittarius: Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian, Topaz, Azurite, Chalcedony, Smoky Quartz, Turquoise
  • Capricorn: Tiger-Eye, Jade, Black Tourmaline, Green Tourmaline, Garnet, Smoky Quartz

Metaphysical Properties of Crystals

  • Agate: Balances ying-yang energy and stabilizes the aura. Imparts strength and courage. Opens one to innate creative talents.
  • Amber: Purifies body, mind, and spirit. Balances electromagnetic of the body and allows even flow of energies. Provides a positive, soothing energy. Spiritualizes the intellect.
  • Amethyst: Calming energy. Encourages spirituality and contentment. Stone of stability, strength, and peace. Excellent for meditation. Enhances psychic ability.
  • Aventurine: Independence, leadership, creativity. Balances male and female energies. Aligns intellectual, physical, emotional, and etheric bodies.
  • Aquamarine: Courage, intellect, protection. Assists spiritual awareness and actualization.
  • Azurite: Awakens psychic ability, insight, and intuition. Opens the third eye. Excellent for clearing the mind for meditation.
  • Amazonite: Balancing energy, harmony, and fosters Universal love.
  • Bloodstone: Bloodstone imparts strength, courage, and the self-confidence needed to succeed in business and legal affairs. Attracts wealth, sexual potency, insures victory.
  • Calcite: Energy amplifier, excellent for clearing and cleansing.
  • Carnelian: Carnelian is a healing stone that counteracts feelings of apathy, fear and rage. Fosters peace within and without, imparts self-confidence, and inspired verbal and written communication.
  • Celestite: Excellent stone for dream recall and astral travel.
  • Chrysocolla: Strength and balance. Promotes harmony and attunement to the Earth. Purifies one’s environment.
  • Citrine: Dissipates negative energy.  Encourages warmth, joy, and optimism.
  • Diamond: Purity, perfection, abundance, and inspiration.
  • Emerald: Loyalty, sensitivity, harmony, and tranquillity. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity.
  • Fluorite: Stability, order, discernment, and concentration. Helps one to understand and maintain ideals.
  • Fuchsite: Fosters loyalty, emotional sensitivity, harmony, and tranquillity. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity. Attracts balance, abundance and prosperity.
  • Garnet: Commitment, devotion, love, stability and order. Even flow of energy.
  • Hematite: Excellent for the mind, and grounding.
  • Jade: Harmony, peace, fidelity, confidence. A great dream stone.
  • Jasper: Protection, awareness, insight, and grounding.
  • Kunzite: Communication, love and peace. Protects and dissolves negativity. Excellent for meditation.
  • Kyanite: Never needs cleaning or clearing, aligns all chakras. Tranquillity, communication, and psychic awareness. Excellent for meditation and dream recall.
  • Labradorite: Represents the light of the Universe, extra-terrestrial energy. Intuition and illumination.
  • Lapis Lazuli: Knowledge, wisdom, perfection, protection, and creative expression.
  • Lepidolite: Honesty, stability, hope, acceptance. Assists in change and transition. Facilitates astral travel.
  • Lodestone: Lodestones are natural magnets, and for many centuries, have been used to charge spell items, primarily to attract things to the one using them- good luck, healing, money, love.
  • Malachite: Transformation and spiritual development. Clears the way to attain goals.
  • Moldavite: Clarity and eternity. Extra-terrestrial and inter-dimensional access.
  • Moonstone: Lunar female energy. Emotional and intuitive. Rhythms, cycles, and destiny.
  • Obsidian: Dispels negativity. Grounding, healing, protective. Helps one to clearly see one’s flaws and the changes that are necessary.
  • Onyx: Centring, self-control, and intuitive guidance. Assists in the grieving process.
  • Opal: Creativity, inspiration, and imagination.
  • Peridot: Healing and protective. Allows one to understand changes in one’s life, regulates life cycles.
  • Petrified Wood: Grounding provides strength. Stone of transformation.
  • Pyrite: Shields from negative energy, good stone of protection. Enhances intellect and memory. Symbol of the sun.
  • Clear Quartz: Universal crystal, clarity of consciousness. The quartz crystal can be programmed to help clear away negative energy from the aura and re-align the chakra energy centres of the body.
  • Rhodochrosite: Love energy. Excellent stone for balance in all areas.
  • Rose Quartz: Empowers and attracts the energies of love, happiness and peace. Encourages healing on all levels.
  • Ruby: Love, nurturing, spirituality, wealth, and protection.
  • Ruby Zoisite: Facilitates trance states and a connection to the divine. Good for facilitating communication with angels and Divine Beings. Deepens an understanding of the esoteric and unseen.
  • Rutilated Quartz: Intensifies energy. Stimulates the brain. Inspiration and clairvoyance.
  • Sapphire: Beauty and prosperity.
  • Shiva Lingam: Said to contain the loftiest vibration of all stones on Earth. They emanate a vibration that will purify your temple or home. The stone represents both the male energy of knowledge & the female energy of wisdom.
  • Smoky Quartz: Dissolves negativity, grounding, and balancing. Excellent for meditation.
  • Sodalite: Logic, efficiency, and truthfulness. Enhances group communication.
  • Sugilite: Spiritual love, perfection, inspiration, confidence. Alleviates negative/destructive emotions.
  • Tiger-eye: Earthy, grounding. Represents sun and earth. Optimism, insight, personal power.
  • Topaz: Success, true love, individuality, creativity, and joy.
  • Tourmaline: Inspiration, understanding, self-confidence, balancing.
  • Tourmalated Quartz: Strength and balancing. Combines attributes of tourmaline and quartz.
  • Turquoise: Spiritual attunement, strength, and grounding. Excellent for astral travel.
  • Zircon: Virtue, unification, continuity, and purity.

Chakra Crystals

Each chakra has a colour, and different gemstones and crystals can be associated with these.

  • The ROOT CHAKRA’S colour is red; other colours associated with the Root Chakra are black brown, and Gray. Gemstones like garnet onyx and red jasper are beneficial.
  • The NAVEL CHAKRA’S colour is orange. Gemstones like carnelian and orange calcite help to bring the system into balance.
  • The SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA’S colour is yellow. Gemstones like Citrine and yellow sapphire are used.
  • The HEART CHAKRA’S colour is green and the secondary colour is pink. Gemstones like rose quartz or green tourmaline are useful.
  • The THROAT CHAKRA’S colour is blue like aqua or turquoise, secondary colours are various shades of lighter blues. Gemstones like turquoise or blue lace agate balance this chakra.
  • The BROW CHAKRA’S colour is indigo or shades of dark blue. Gemstones like lapis lazuli or Sodalite compliment this area.
  • The CROWN CHAKRA’S colour is purple; the secondary colour is clear or white. Gemstones like amethyst or clear quartz are perfect.

**** See what crystals you can add to the above Chakra list… As well as topping up the top two lists..

Magickal herbs & Plants/ Flowers

Ahhhhh here we find ourselves surrounded by the magicks of Mother Nature at her best J Herbs, plants and flowers are something that magickal people use for many things including charms & sachets, incense, baths, oils, teas, wish boxes oh and the list goes on my friends J Our herb list however finds us with a tad more homework than usual as i am going to ask you to find the ruling planet, element, botanical name, alternate names, deities and extra properties for each herb.. You will also find many more herbs to add to your list as the years go by… I am continuously adding to mine J

  • ABRUS SEEDS (LADY BUG BEAN, CRAB’S EYE, PRECATORY PEA, JEQUIRITY)- Use in Magic: A small red and black legume often carried in magic amulets for good luck.
  • ACACIA LEAF- Use in Magic: Symbolizes the afterlife; the leaves are burned on charcoal to develop personal power.
  • ALOES POWDER (BITTER ALOES) –Use in Magic: Used in a graveyard bottle spell to silence the lips of those who speak evil lies.
  • AGRIMONY-   Use in Magic: One of the few magic herbs believed to reverse a jinx, curse, or hex after it has been put on you.
  • ALFALFA  – Use in Magic: Kept in the home to protect against poverty; carried to the bank when you ask for a loan.
  • ALKANET ROOT  – Use in Magic: Ends the work of those who try to trouble your money matters or jinx your gambling luck.
  • ALLSPICE BERRIES, GROUND – Use in Magic: Much used in magical spells prosperity, success, luck, and money gained through business ventures.
  • ALLSPICE BERRIES, WHOLE – Use in Magic: Much used in magical spells prosperity, success, luck, and money gained through business ventures.
  • ALTHAEA LEAVES  – Use in Magic: To attract benevolent spirits to the home, to increase psychic ability, to heal and soothe.
  • ALTHAEA ROOT – Use in Magic: To attract benevolent spirits to the home, to find treasure through psychic gifts.
  • ANGELICA Use in Magic: Enhances female magical power and strength, protects children.
  • ANISE SEED -Use in Magic: A magick herb used to ward off the Evil Eye and also to increase personal psychic abilities.
  • ARROW ROOT POWDER – Use in Magic: An old-time hand-dusting powder for gambling luck; combine with lucky Sachet Powders.
  • ASAFOETIDA – Use in Magic: Said to keep off diseases, evil spells, conjure work, and interfering law officers.
  • ASPAND – Use in Magic: Used in ancient Zoroastrian and Muslim spiritual rites to protect from the evil eye.
  • BALM OF GILEAD – Use in Magic: Comforts those who have lost in love, encourages the reconciliation of estranged lovers.
  • BARBERRY – Use in Magic: Sprinkled in the paths of your enemies to bar their way and stop them following you.
  • BASIL – Use in Magic: A magickal herb for money and success, happy family, and Peaceful home; drives away the Evil Eye.
  • BAY LEAF – Use in Magic: For protection and to avoid being jinxed, especially if you are doing a job on someone else.
  • BAYBERRY ROOT  – Use in Magic: Sprinkled on the money in your wallet to attract more money and good fortune to you.
  • BISTORT WEED- Use in Magic: For luck and money; to protect against snakes and false friends
  • BLACKBERRY LEAF – Use in Magic: Used to remove evil spirits from a home and to return evil to a person doing you harm.
  • BLACK SNAKE ROOT (BLACK COHOSH ROOT)Use in Magic: Provides magical protection and strengthens those who are weak, timid, afraid, or shy.
  • BLESSED THISTLE – Use in Magic: Brewed into a magick herbal tea, which is sprinkled around the home for protection from evil.
  • BLOOD ROOT – Use in Magic: Strengthens family relations where “blood” ties bind you but respect is sometimes lacking.
  • BLUE COHOSH ROOT – Use in Magic: Used to protect people and places from evil; used by Native Americans to protect children.
  • BOLDO LEAF – Use in Magic: Said to repel and keep away evil spirits, bad customers, unruly people, and even diseases
  • BONESET (WHITE SNAKE ROOT) LEAFUse in Magic: A famous magick herb that opposes unnatural illness and wards off snakes.
  • BORAGE FLOWERS – Use in Magic: For peace in the home, tranquillity in the family, and calm in domestic relationships.
  • BROOM STRAWS – Use in Magic: To drive away witches and unwanted visitors; for magical protection from evil.
  • BUCKEYE NUT, WHOLE – Use in Magic: Said to prevent rheumatism, arthritis, and headache, and to enhance male vigour.
  • BURDOCK ROOT – Use in Magic: A cleansing, protective, and uncrossing magic herb, said to restore male nature.
  • CALAMUS ROOT CHIPS – Use in Magic: Strong for winning in court and powerful to induce prophetic lucky number dreams.
  • CALENDULA FLOWERS – Use in Magic: Strong for winning in court and powerful to induce prophetic lucky number dreams.
  • CARAWAY SEED – Use in Magic: Believed to provide protection and to keep young children safe from illness and harm.
  • CARDAMOM SEED – Use in Magic: Used in magic spells intended to bring about lust, passion, and love in one not your mate
  • CASCARA SAGRADA BARK CHIPS – Use in Magic: Said to bring good luck and especially to help you win in court cases.
  • CATNIP – Use in Magic: Used to captivate your lover with your special ways and to capture his or her heart.
  • CEDAR WOOD CHIPS – Use in Magic: Used to draw a two-armed cross on the ground to peacefully cause an unwanted person to move.
  • CELANDINE – Use in Magic: Said to keep off witches and law officers; helps one win in court by confusing opponents.
  • CELERY SEED – Use in Magic: Believed by many to enhance latent psychic powers and to bring on prophetic dreams.
  • CHAMOMILE FLOWERS – Use in Magic: A magical herb used in gambling spells and washes, and also for uncrossing.
  • CHANEY ROOT – Use in Magic: Said to grant health, happiness and prolong life.
  • CHERRY BARK – Use in Magic: Said to be efficacious in matters of love, romance, sexual attraction, and conjugal relations.
  • CHIA SEED – Use in Magic: To stop gossip and backbiting; may be added to Slippery Elm Bark for this purpose.
  • CINNAMON  – Use in Magic: Believed to rapidly attract luck, money, and love; also for purification and protection.
  • CLOVER FLOWERS, RED – Use in Magic: Used in love-magic, for a prosperous marriage, and to insure conjugal felicity.
  • CLOVER FLOWERS, WHITE – Use in Magic: A magick herb used for personal purification and to drive away evil influences.
  • CLOVES, whole – Use in Magic: Said to attract good luck to your home, to stop gossip, and to help sustain friendships.
  • COLTSFOOT HERB – Use in Magic: Burned with other magic herbs to aid psychic visions; removes sickness and mental problems.
  • COMFREY LEAF – Use in Magic: Helps you hold onto the money you have or the money that you win while gambling.
  • COMFREY ROOT – Use in Magic: Carried for safety and good health while travelling or when away from home.
  • CORIANDER SEEDS – Use in Magic: To draw love to you, to stimulate passion, and to keep your lover faithful to you.
  • COREOPSIS FLOWERS – Use in Magic: Golden coin-shaped dried flowers are used in gambling and money-luck baths and spells.
  • COUCH GRASS- Use in Magic: Used in binding spells, both for love-magic and for evil purposes.
  • CUBEB BERRIES – Use in Magic: Used to control a lover and to increase sexual heat; will also help you meet a new mate.
  • CUMIN SEEDS – Use in Magic: Believed to keep evil and bad luck away from your home, to keep your lover faithful.
  • DAMIANA – Use in Magic: Used to draw a new lover, to intensify sexual passion, or to bring back a straying lover.
  • DANDELION ROOT- Use in Magic: Drunk as herb tea or carried in a bag to enhance psychic dreams and second sight.
  • DEER’S TONGUE – Use in Magic: Used to get someone to love you, to obtain a proposal of marriage, also for court cases.
  • DEVIL POD (BAT NUT) – Use in Magic: For strong protection from evil; also used as an offering to dark forces.
  • DEVIL’S SHOE STRINGS – Use in Magic: For protection from crossing and gossip, for gambling luck, for job getting.
  • DILL LEAF – Use in Magic: For folks crossed or jinxed in love, and for men who have had their nature taken away.
  • DILL SEED – Use in Magic: To make you irresistible to the one you desire, and also to help you win in court.
  • DITTANY OF CRETE – Use in Magic: Fed to the one you love to promote desire; burned to bring a vision of your future mate.
  • DRAGON’S BLOOD – Use in Magic: A magical plant resin carried for good luck, for making magic pacts, and to attract riches.
  • ELDER FLOWERS – Use in Magic: Sprinkled around property or carried for protection from criminals and from the law.
  • ELECAMPANE – Use in Magic: A famous magical love herb; one of the three ingredients in Medieval True Love Powder.
  • EUCALYPTUS – Use in Magic: To drive away pestiferous people and also for personal cleansing after contact with evil.
  • FENNEL SEEDS – Use in Magic: For protection, to keep the law away, to strengthen a women’s courage, to prevent curses.
  • FENUGREEK SEED – Use in Magic: Carried with your money for prosperity, increase in wages, lucky money finding, and wealth.
  • FERN – Use in Magic: Used to prevent jinxes, to remove evil spirits from the home, to help ward off burglars.
  • FEVERFEW – Use in Magic: A magic herb carried by clumsy or accident-prone people to protect them from harm.
  • FIVE FINGER GRASS – Use in Magic: For success in all the things that five fingers can do, to get others to do you favours.
  • FLAX SEED – Use in Magic: Used to increase psychic abilities and mental powers, and for protection of children.
  • GARLIC CLOVES- Use in Magic: Protective, powerful, and edible; used in cooking and to repel all manner of evil.
  • GENTIAN ROOT CHIPS – Use in Magic: A love-drawing herb; carried in a conjure bag with the name of the one you desire.
  • GINGER ROOT – Use in Magic: Fiery protection from evil magic; also heats up love affairs and sexuality.
  • GINSENG ROOT – Use in Magic: For male vigour and nature, good luck in gambling, and to control your mate.
  • GOLDEN SEAL ROOT THREADS – Use in Magic: A magic herb used by those who seek wisdom, strength, and beauty, also better health.
  • GRAINS OF PARADISE – Use in Magic: For good luck, protection of the house, to get a job, and to make wishes come true.
  • GRAVEL ROOT CHIPS – Use in Magic: Carried when looking for a new job or when asking your boss for a raise or benefits.
  • HAWTHORN BERRIES, WHOLE – Use in Magic: Sprinkle around the home to keep another person from trying to become your spouse’s lover.
  • HOLLY LEAVES – Use in Magic: For magic spells of protection of the home, to invite helpful spirits into the household.
  • HONEYSUCKLE FLOWERS – Use in Magic: A twining vine with sweet-smelling flowers, it is used to entangle and tie a lover to you.
  • HOPS FLOWERS – Use in Magic: Aids peaceful sleep when placed in the pillow; ends nightmares, brings beneficial dreams.
  • HOREHOUND – Use in Magic: Said to keep off wild animals and packs of dogs around the home; medical aid for coughs.
  • HUCKLEBERRY LEAVES – Use in Magic: Said to make your dreams come true; used by gamblers to produce lucky number dreams.
  • HYSSOP – Use in Magic: A purification herb, for home cleansing, to put an end to crossed conditions, to take off a jinx.
  • IRISH MOSS- Use in Magic: To bring continuous good luck and a steady flow of money in business and gambling.
  • JASMINE FLOWERS- Use in Magic: Said to aid in the reception of psychic dreams and to enhance the power of love herb mixtures.
  • JEZEBEL ROOT- Use in Magic: Attracts men with money; also used in the famous curse of Jezebel against enemies.
  • JOB’S TEARS – Use in Magic: Seven seeds used in a special seven-day magic spell to grant an important wish.
  • JOHN THE CONQUEROR- Use in Magic: For use in luck-magic spells and for making your own John the Conquer dressing oil
  • JUNIPER BERRIES – Use in Magic: To increase virility in men, enhance sensuality in women, and to attract physical love.
  • KNOT WEED -Use in Magic: To bind, restrict or control a person’s movements; to symbolically tie things down.
  • LAVENDER FLOWERS – Use in Magic: To promote passion, romance, harmony, friendship, and cooperation with a lover.
  • LEMON LEAVES – Use in Magic: For “cut-and-clear” spells to remove old conditions and open the way to draw a new lover.
  • LEMON GRASS LEAVES – Use in Magic: For protection and to increase the power of all amulets; also for a good sexual time.
  • LEMON MINT (BERGAMOT MINT) – Use in Magic: To break up bad conditions and promote health; to draw a new lover.
  • LEMON VERBENA – Use in Magic: To magically break up or cause discord and strife between two people.
  • LICORICE ROOT SLICES – Use in Magic: To gain power over others and control them; also to change someone’s mind.
  • LIFE EVERLASTING, YELLOW – Use in Magic: Brewed into an herbal tea that is drunk daily for longer life.
  • LITTLE JOHN (GALANGAL) ROOT- Use in Magic: Chew and spit this famous magic root to win in court.
  • LOTUS ROOT  – Use in Magic: Used in Lunar magical workings, for love, and for protection.
  • LOVAGE ROOT – Use in Magic: To attract a lover of the opposite gender for romance and sexual passion.
  • MAGNOLIA LEAVES – Use in Magic: Placed under the mattress for marital happiness, fidelity, and mutual sexual attraction.
  • MANDRAKE ROOT – Use in Magic: A famous root used by conjurers to create love-dolls and also for money-drawing magic.
  • MARJORAM – Use in Magic: To drive off those who would harm your family; to protect home or business from jinxes.
  • MASTER OF THE WOODS – Use in Magic: For mastery, strength, and control over adversaries, also used to prepare healing oil.
  • MASTER ROOT -Use in Magic: A power-enhancing herb for protection
  • MILKWORT- Use in Magic: A magic herb to protect from liars, false friends, backbiters, and “snakes in the grass.” psychism, luck, and to command respect from all.
  • MINT – Use in Magic: An herb said to break hoodoo spells and jinxes and to gain mental strength during times of difficulty.
  • MISTLETOE – Use in Magic: Sacred herb of the Druids; one of the three ingredients in Medieval True Love Powder.
  • MOJO BEAN – Use in Magic: Carried for luck; used in magic spells to make wishes come true.
  • MOTHERWORT HERB – Use in Magic: For the magical protection of women and children; to bring peace to the home and family.
  • MUGWORT (ARTEMISIA) HERB – Use in Magic: Burned and inhaled for psychic abilities, made into tea to wash amulets and crystals.
  • MULLEIN  – Use in Magic: Used in “dark arts” spells and conjurations; burned with incense when raising spirits.
  • MUSTARD SEED, BLACK (BROWN) – Use in Magic: To disrupt the activities of unwanted associates or troublesome, meddling people.
  • MUSTARD SEED, WHITE (YELLOW) – Use in Magic: A symbol of faith, carried for protection and to keep trouble away.
  • NETTLE – Use in Magic: A strong jinx-breaker herb when used as a sprinkle or brewed and drunk as a tea.
  • NUTMEG, WHOLE – Use in Magic: A most powerful lucky charm is made from it by gamblers to bring in the winnings.
  • OREGANO – Use in Magic: A magical herb said to keep the law away; also used to keep troublesome in-laws away.
  • ORRIS ROOT – Use in Magic: A famous hoodoo root used to attract men and to cause them to love you.
  • PASSION FLOWER HERB – Use in Magic: Symbolic of clinging love and of the crucifixion; brings peace and blessings to the home.
  • PATCHOULI LEAF – Use in Magic: Used in both love-drawing and money-drawing magic rites, and to break jinxes.
  • PEACH TREE LEAF – Use in Magic: An herb used to help students pass tests and to increase studious concentration.
  • PENNYROYAL HERB – Use in Magic: To keep peace in the home, end family troubles, and help solve marital problems.
  • PEONY ROOT – Use in Magic: To protect against misfortune, bolster health, break jinxes, and draw good fortune.
  • PEPPER, BLACK – Use in Magic: To get rid of evil or to cast evil onto someone; to make someone move out of your way.
  • PEPPER, RED – Use in Magic: To make problems for someone, cause a break-up, make them move out; also for cleansing.
  • PERIWINKLE – Use in Magic: Placed under the mattress for love; carried to attract money and to dispel the Evil Eye.
  • PINE NEEDLES – Use in Magic: A spiritual cleanser, draws steady money, drives out spirits, and removes mental negativity.
  • PLANTAIN LEAF – Use in Magic: A magick herb that is said to protect one against snakes and also against thieves.
  • POPPY FLOWERS – Use in Magic: To induce psychic dreams and visions while you sleep; to confuse someone for love.
  • POPPY SEEDS – Use in Magic: Used in magic spells to confuse someone; also used to dominate and morally weaken enemies.
  • QUASSIA (BITTER ROOT)- Use in Magic: Used in controlling and domination spells to replace or augment the hair of the target.
  • RASPBERRY LEAVES -Use in Magic: Used in an herbal spiritual bath by women so that their men will not want to wander.
  • ROSE BUDS – Use in Magic: For conjugal love; combined with lavender and red clover tops in love-drawing spells.
  • ROSE PETALS  – Use in Magic: For good luck in love; also to remove any kind of love-jinxing someone has done to you.
  • ROSEMARY – Use in Magic: Protects against evil, cleanses, ensures fidelity; gives woman domination in the home.
  • RUE – Use in Magic: To break curses, hexes, or jinxes that have been cast upon you; to ward off the Evil Eye.
  • SAFFLOWER PETALS – Use in Magic: Burned for love by gay men; mixed with Sampson Snake Root to draw a dominant lover.
  • SAGE – Use in Magic: For wisdom, discernment, and decision-making; keeps off the Evil Eye; reverses magic spells.
  • SNAKE ROOT – Use in Magic: A root of power and strength, especially for men; used in making Jack-balls and mojos.
  • SARSAPARILLA  – Use in Magic: For health, to draw money, to bless a house, and to arouse sexual passion.
  • SASSAFRAS ROOT- Use in Magic: Carried in wallet near money, helps you control and make your money go further.
  • SELF HEAL (ALL-HEAL) LEAVES – Use in Magic: A magical herb believed to aid in matters of physical health and to cleanse the sick.
  • SENNA LEAF – Use in Magic: Used to draw love from someone unaware of your interest, also for faithful love.
  • SENNA PODS – Use in Magic: Mixed with other herbs to make a rinse water for laundry that keeps a lover faithful.
  • SKULLCAP HERB – Use in Magic: To encourage fidelity; also used to magically attract gifts of money.
  • SLIPPERY ELM BARK – Use in Magic: To stop all types of slander, gossip, and backbiting by strangers, neighbours, and family.
  • SOLOMON’S SEAL – Use in Magic: To increase wisdom and make wise decisions; for success; for protection.
  • SPANISH MOSS – Use in Magic: Strange, grey plant used to stuff poppet’s  and for enemy-work.
  • SPIKENARD – Use in Magic: A noted love-herb, mentioned in the Bible and often used love spells, oils, and incenses.
  • STAR ANISE – Use in Magic: Stops misfortunes, increases psychic power, brings back a lost love, increases good luck
  • SUMAC BERRY – Use in Magic: To be given a reduced sentence or fine in court cases; for making triple-strength Peace Water.
  • TANSY – Use in Magic: Said to protect against the police, DEA, or INS looking into one’s affairs.
  • THYME – Use in Magic: To make money grow and stay with you; to promote good health; to stop nightmares.
  • TOBACCO – Use in Magic: To win in court; to reach folks when you don’t know where they are.
  • TONKA BEAN (LOVE-WISHING BEAN) – Use in Magic: Whole beans in pod; used in magic spells to make love-wishes come true
  • VALERIAN ROOT – Use in Magic: Used in raising demonic spirits, making pacts, and casting evil spells.
  • VERBENA – Use in Magic: One of the three herbal ingredients in magical Medieval True Love Powder.
  • VIOLET LEAF – Use in Magic: Used in magic spells to heal a broken heart and to attract a new love to you.
  • VIOLET LEAF WHOLE – Use in Magic: Worn in the shoe to attract a new lover, bring back a lost love, or heal a broken heart.
  • WAHOO ROOT BARK  – Use in Magic: Used in a special magical rite of uncrossing, to take off jinxes and tricks.
  • WALNUT LEAF – Use in Magic: A herb that is used in hexing, jinxing, crossing, and break-up spells.
  • WALNUT – Use in Magic: Used in a magic spell to rid oneself of ties to the past, to remove obsessive love.
  • WHITE OAK BARK CHIPS – Use in Magic: Brewed into an herbal tea in which one bathes for purification, jinx-removal, and cleansing.
  • WILLOW LEAF – Use in Magic: Brewed into an herbal tea in which one bathes for purification, jinx-removal, and cleansing.
  • WINTERGREEN – Use in Magic: Draws money and good luck; aids in sexual matters; used to smoke gambling halls.
  • WOOD BETONY – Use in Magic: Protective against evil spirits and disease; burned with Agrimony to reverse jinxes.
  • WORMWOOD – Use in Magic: Protective magic herb prevents accidents; stimulates psychic visions and contact with spirits.
  • YARROW FLOWER -Use in Magic: Breaks curses, increases psychic power, and stimulates courage in dangerous situations.
  • YELLOW DOCK ROOT WHOLE – Use in Magic: Native Americans have preferred this root for the creation of effigy dolls for love.
  • YERBA SANTA – Use in Magic: The name means Holy herb; kept on altars as an offering; brewed into a cleansing herb tea.

*** This was collated and put together from information gathered @ http://herb-magic.com/ tis very simple and only has a small description for each herb… They have many more properties as you will discover when completing your homework’s J

Flower Properties/ correspondences

  • Acacia: Friendship
  • Amaryllis: Beauty, timidity, love and shyness
  • Anemone: Abandonment, forsakenness
  • Apple Blossom : Preference
  • Arbutus: Fidelity and true love
  • Aster: Variety
  • Bachelor’s Button: Hope and patience
  • Beech: Personal finances, money and gambling
  • Birch: Dreams, astral travel
  • Buttercup: Ambition, social matters and riches
  • Camellia: Gratitude
  • Red Carnation: Poor heart and forlorn
  • Pink Carnation: Deep love
  • Striped Carnation: Refusal
  • White Carnation: Purity
  • Cedar: Goals
  • Cherry: Intelligence
  • China Aster: Variety
  • Red Chrysanthemum: Love
  • White Chrysanthemum: Truth
  • Daisy: Swift movement, a decision
  • Daffodil: Unrequited love, high regards
  • Purple Lilac: First emotion of love, obsession
  • White Lilac: Youth and children
  • Pansy: Thoughts, reflection and memory
  • Lavender: Healing and faith
  • Ivy: Friendship
  • Pink Rose: Romantic love
  • Red Rose: Passion
  • White Rose: Silence

Ok little blossoms, that would be all for this month… I do not wish to overwhelm you J Please feel free to email me @ themagickbox1@gmail.com if you have any questions… I have now finished the relocation and am all sorted again… Internet is back on permanently so there should be no further delays… Much love magickal people x x

Magickal Correspondence, Lesson 1

August, 2010

Magickal / Book of Shadows Class

Lesson 1

What is a magickal correspondence?

Magickal correspondences are important things to consider when spell crafting. Colours, charms, herbs, and crystals are commonly utilized to enhance the intention of your spell work, showing us the relationship that magick has with Mother Nature and her gifts..

Your correspondences list will be your reference tool for making magick.

Your lists will include colours, deities and symbols as well as many other things that will amaze youJ

Days Of The Week

Let us start with the days of the week, I shall give you a basic list and for your homework, I ask that you add to this list including each days deities, colours, plant & flower, energy type (male or female) as well as adding to the basic intentions and purposes below, then decorate accordingly..

Sunday – Success, Achievement, Authority, Goals, Health and Wealth – Sunday is ruled by the Sun.

Monday – Emotional Healing, Calming, Fertility, Inspiration, Intuition and Women’s Mysteries – Monday is ruled by the Moon

Tuesday – Passion, Discipline, Bravery, Courage, Protection and Conflict- Tuesday is ruled by Mars

Wednesday – Communication, Travel, Wisdom, Intelligence, Study and Creativity – Wednesday is ruled by Mercury.

Thursday – Abundance, Luck, Prosperity, Health, Legal Matters and Leadership -Thursday is ruled by Jupiter

Friday – Romance, Love, Beauty, Prosperity, Marriage, Sex and Friendship –Friday is ruled by Venus

Saturday – Psychic ability, meditation, communicating with spirits, Protection, Removing Obstacles and Addressing issues – Saturday is ruled by Saturn

Times Of The Day

Your magickal workings will also benefit from knowing the daytime correspondences..

Morning– Daylight hours are best for matters of the conscious mind, including magic for leadership, intelligence and all cognitive functions.

Night– Nighttime magicks are best for all things relating to the intuitive, emotional self, healing, fertility, and Moon magick .

Dawn– the dawn brings a time for new beginnings; it freshens, brings warmth and renewed hope.

Dusk– Magick performed at dusk would involve conclusion and endings.

Midnight and Noon– Excellent for all magic involving positive change in your life. Also good for endings and beginnings.

Below you will find the times of the day J

1 a.m. – The first hour of a new day. Focus is on wholeness of self and the banishing of any shadows.

2 a.m. – Ridding partnerships or relationships of negativity.

3 a.m. – Determination, especially in matters that seem to hold you back.

4 a.m. – Improved luck or victory over a specific set of deterring circumstances.

5 a.m. – Encouraging growth of the psychic self.

6 a.m. – Tenacity and perseverance, especially with something you have been putting off.

7 a.m. – Hope, improved insight and perspective.

8 a.m. – Personal change aimed toward the conscious mind.

9 a.m. – Assistance for others, focusing on concrete matters.

10 a.m. – Improving personal convictions and resolutions.

11 a.m. – Energy directed toward transformations, which may have seemed impossible.

(Noon, see above)

1 p.m. – Self-image and personal security.

2 p.m. – Building relationships, encouraging understanding and love between people, sexual symmetry.

3 p.m. – Balancing matters of the body, mind and spirit.

4 p.m. – Harmony of elements, sticking to schedules, magick to accentuate goals.

5 p.m. – Insight to the self. Communicating with spiritual guides.

6 p.m. – Matters of safety, protection and completion.

7 p.m. – Diversity, blending or healing differences, gentle care towards others.

8 p.m. – Leadership, command and guidance.

9 p.m. – Comprehension of universal truth.

10 p.m. – Improving the rational mind, sensibility and clear mindedness.

11 p.m. – Coping with drastic change in a positive manner.

The above table was created www.monamagick.com, I highly recommend that you take a look at this website. I will assist you greatly with your research J

Magickal Moon Phases

New Moon – The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings, love and romance, health or job hunting.

Waxing Moon – The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.

Full Moon – The full moon enhances all magicks, it is also excellent for love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.

Waning Moon – The waning moon is used for banishing magick, bindings, removing addictions, illness or negativity.

Dark Moon -The dark moon is a time for the removal of bad habits, binding spells, and bringing justice forward.

This again is a very basic example relating to moon magick. Your homework will be to research the moon phases more closely as well as finding the planetary correspondences, colours, deities, day, zodiac correspondences, crystals, energy type as well as plants and flowers.. Then decorate accordingly..

Please do not panic about the research side of things J I will post a full discussion with lots more correspondences in around a weeks time… I would just like to fuel your magickal desire and send your imagination into overdrive!!!! I will also post ideas on decorating each page if u feel a little stuck… But i am sure you will be flowing with sensational ideas J

Below is a list of recommended sites to assist you with your discovering..

www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/710 this is a piece written by Ellen Duggan… She is an excellent writer and very wise in the field…

www.spelwerx.com/correspondences.html

www.wejees.net/correspondences.html

ariannasmoon.tripod.com/class/lesson17.html

just a couple to start you off J