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…

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…

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 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 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

Pagan Blog Project Week 29- Oudh

Oudh, also known as agarwood or aloeswood, is a rare and wonderful aromatic wood used in incense making. It originated in Assam, and then spread throughout Asia. The precious resin is created when the heart wood of the evergreen tree is infected with a very specific mold. Because of the very specific conditions in which…

Pagan Blog Project Week 28- Nag Champa

I like incense. I like incense a LOT. One of my favorite memories is my 13th birthday. It’s one that my father didn’t forget, which was miraculous. I had decided that I wanted nothing more in the world than a deck of tarot cards. I don’t even know how I knew about tarot cards at…

Pagan Blog Project Week 24- Lust

Where has this been all this time?  Oh right, it’s been located at http://paganblogproject.com/.  For quite a while, actually.  I just didn’t know to look for it. Pagan Blog Project is a weekly blog prompt, where you write on the topic (right now, it’s a new letter every week), and you share it on your blog…