Comfrey and Safety in Travel

Comfrey has a ton of folk names, attesting to its long use in folk magick. It’s been known as Assear, Black Wort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consohda, Consound, Gavez, Gum Plant, Healing Blade, Healing Herb, Karakaffes, Knit Back, Knit Bone, Miracle Herb, Slippery Root, Salsify, Smeerwartel, Wallwort, Yalluc, and Ztworkost. A lot of these names suggest its…

Rue and Protection

When I was a teenager, I tried to start an herb garden. The problem is that while I’m great at planning gardens, I suck at tending them after they’re started. So most of my plants sadly didn’t make it. However, the rue thrived on my neglect, and soon took over its corner of the garden….

Mugwort and Psychic Vision

Mugwort is hands down my favorite plant ally. It has so many practical applications for my personal practice that I can’t seem to buy enough of it. I have little half-filled jars of it everywhere. But this year, I asked my husbear to grow me some fresh mugwort. And it’s gorgeous, lush, and plentiful. Thanks,…

Agrimony, Sleep, and Protection

There are conflicting reports of the best use of agrimony in sleep and dream magick. Some say that it will lull you into a deep, dreamless sleep. And some use it in dream pillows to induce prophetic dreaming. What’s the truth? I’ll let you know as soon as I know. I’ll be making dream pillows…

Hyssop and Purification

There are many herbs that can be used for the purposes of purification. But if you practice a European tradition of Paganism, then hyssop is the purification herb for you. This is a great alternative to white sage, which is part of a closed Native American practice, and is being used almost to the point…

Essential Oil Blend to Support Heart Health

Disclaimer first: This is NO SUBSTITUTE for visiting your doctor. But if you are under a doctor’s care, and want a magickal way to compliment that, this is a good blend to use. In a base of grapeseed oil, blend: 30 drops of ylang ylang oil (useful for the heart chakra and anything in that…

Magickal Month- January 2019

January is kind of a mixed bag, depending on your mindset. For some, the holidays are over, and the long winter stretches ahead of us, bleak and depressing. But for some, this is a month of new possibilities, taking control of our lives after the chaos of the holiday season, and a time to rest,…

Greek ‘smudging’ substitute

So I’ve been thinking a lot about cultural appropriation lately.  I never used to really worry about using sage or palo santo, feeling like I was OK as long as I honored the First Nations tradition of smudging but without trying to claim it as my own.  However, if I’ve learned anything in my practice,…

Smudge spray recipe!

So as part of my Project: Persephone365 doings this month, I’ve started purifying myself every night before bed.  I start by calling back all the energy that I sent out, and giving all the energy that was sent to me back to the people who sent it with love and light.  (Or sending any negativity…

Magickal Month- May

May was named after the Greek Maia, mother of Hermes, and oldest of the Pleiades. In Greece, she was primarily known as a mother archetype, but in the Roman version, she became connected with several other goddesses, including Bona Dea (Good Goddess), Terra (earth), Fauna (prophetic goddess of the woodlands), Magna Mater (Cybele), Ops (an…

Magickal Month- April

There is some debate on the origin of the word April to describe the fourth month of the Julian calendar. There is evidence that supports the etymological connection to the word ‘aperire’ (meaning to open- as in opening the Spring season), and also a connection to Aphrilis (derived from Aphrodite, as her major festivals took…

Magickal Month- December

The name of December came about from the Latin ‘decem’, meaning 10. It was originally the 10th month of the year in the old Latin calendar, but was made the 12th month when January and February were added. We’ve been confused ever since. December is a tricky month. For those who love the holidays, it’s…

Stones and Oils for Joy and Happiness

Happiness has been a little difficult to come by these days.  There’s so much violence in the world, whether it’s something as far-away and nebulous as foreign wars we don’t quite understand, or closer to home.  The events of Charlotteville, Va highlighted a depth and intensity of hate that a lot of us were barely…

Amie Ravenson 100th Video Giveaway- livestream

Watch the hilarity of Bear and I trying to figure out live streaming on YouTube.  :0) I also forgot to mention that there will be a coupon code for a tarot reading, though since our winner is local, I may just give that in person.  🙂

Bewitching Your Day 29- Hibiscus

Notes: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham Incense Magick by Carl F. Neal Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes Hibiscus on Wikipedia

Bewitching Your Day 16- Oak

    More Information: Oak on Wikipedia List of Quercus species on Wikipedia Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara G. Walker The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean

Bewitching Your Day 11- Sage (triple Goddess herbs 3/3)

  More information: Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 10- Rosemary (triple Goddess herbs 2/3)

  More information: Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 9- Thyme (triple Goddess herbs 1/3)

  More information: Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 4- Honeysuckle

More Information: Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent  by Scott Cunningham Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Steven R. Smith http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/herborium/honeysuckle.asp