Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rain Spell To Break A Bad Habit

Rainwater Magick

Lammas, Lughnasadh, Lammastide

Ritual to Honor Lugh


The Wheel of the Year has turned once more, and you may feel like decorating your house accordingly. 
While you probably can’t find too many items marked as “Lammas decor” in your local discount store, there are a number of items you can use as decoration for this harvest holiday.

Sickles and scythes, as well as other symbols of harvesting
Grapes and vines
Dried grains — sheafs of wheat, bowls of oats, etc.
Corn dolls — you can make these easily using dried husks
Early fall vegetables, such as squashes and pumpkins
Late summer fruits, like apples, plums and peaches
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Bread Magic and Superstitions

Photo: When Lammas, or Lughnasadh, rolls around, many modern Pagans celebrate the harvest of the grain crops. This is nothing new - for our ancestors, the grain harvest was a cause for great celebration. A successful harvest meant families would be able to bake and store bread through the winter - and that could mean the difference between life and death for many.
Bread Magic and Superstitions -
- In Yorkshire, it was believed that if a loaf of bread failed to rise, it meant there was an undiscovered corpse nearby.
- One English tradition revolves around hot cross buns. If you bake yours on Good Friday, they will not spoil or grow mold. Another custom says that sailors should take a hot cross buns on their travels to prevent shipwreck. The cross on the bun comes from a superstition that marking the bun so would prevent the Devil from getting into the baked goods.
- In parts of Appalachia, it’s important to watch when you slice a loaf of bread for the first time - if you slice through a hole in the bread, it means someone is going to die. It is also well-known that if you put a slice of bread into a cradle, it will protect the infant from disease.
- For many cultures, the breaking of bread is symbolic of peace and hospitality. Once you have welcomed someone into your home and you have eaten bread together, you’re far less likely to kill one another.
- In parts of Norway, boys and girls who share bread from the same loaf are destined to fall in love and marry.
- For residents of Scotland, there's a tradition known as "first-footing," in which the first person to cross a home's threshold brings the residents good luck for the coming year. While waiting for your first guest to arrive, place a slice of bread and a silver coin outside the door for prosperity and warmth.
By Patti Wigington, Guide

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spell to find a job

To stop Rumors or Gossip


Purple Light Spell

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Photo: BLACK OBSIDIAN Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone.  It has powerful metaphysical properties that will shield you against negativity, and their energy may stimulate the gift of prophecy. 



Abramelin the Mage

Tamsin Blight

Friday, July 26, 2013

Giant Dandelions

Giant Dandelions!

salsifyOr are they??? Have you seen these softball sized looking dandelions all over the place?  Me too! Only they are not dandelions… my curiosity got me investigating as to exactly what caused these mutant dandelions to suddenly appear. Well they aren’t mutant and they aren’t dandelions, that’s what I found out! They are a vegetable root called Salsify.
Here’s some info I found on the web about them:
Salsify is also know by the common names Oyster Plant or Vegetable Oyster. These plants are runaways from domestic gardens. Salsify is a rather uncommon root crop not often found growing in home gardens, but is a very care free vegetable to cultivate.
Salsify also has other common names: “goatsbeard”, “meadow goatsbeard”, “western salsify”, “common salsify”, or “wild oyster plant.” The flowers are purple and tiny and the seed heads resemble dandelions, but Salsify is much larger and the leaves are grass-like and clasp the stem.
Planting and Growing Salsify: The Oyster plant’s main claim to fame is for producing an edible root with a taste that is similar to oysters. I have tried the canned version of this plant and I found it remarkable similar to casseroles made from true oysters. Salsify is a biennial and the flowers don’t show up in the garden until the plants second season of growth. Salsify can grow to be at least four feet tall.
To grow Salsify, collect seeds from roadsides and scatter the stick-like seeds over a deeply loosened and composted raised bed. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of topsoil or fine compost. Plant Salsify seeds as early as possible in the spring for a fall harvest. Be careful when weeding a Salsify patch and don’t dislodge the germinating seedlings because they look more like tiny twigs protruding from the ground.
Harvesting and Preparing Salsify: The brown seedlings will eventually grow into long, slender, clumps of grass like green leaves, which are also edible and can be added to mixed salads. The tan colored roots can reach eight to twelve inches in length and about an inch in diameter.
Mature Salsify roots can be dug up in the fall or they can be left in the ground over the winter and will re-sprout new leaves and produce both flowers and seeds during subsequent seasons. The roots will continue to grow for a number of years from a single planting.
To cook with Salsify: First you have to carefully wash the roots and remove the thin skin by peeling or scraping. The roots will exude a sticky, milky white liquid when they are scraped. Once the outer layer of skin has been removed the roots must be quickly covered with cool water containing lemon juice to prevent discoloration (similar to what you would do with apples or certain other fruits or veggies).  Salsify is very low in calories, with a one cup serving only containing 40 calories, 3.5 grams of protein .8 grams of fiber.
Written by -Raventalker

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dream pillow large ingredient list

Dream pillow large ingredient list ~

Aniseed - calming

Balsam fir - relaxing

Calendula - prophetic dreams

Catnip - eases babies troubled sleep, relaxing, induces sleep

Chamomile - induces sleep, relaxing, pleasant dreams

Cinnamon - exotic & romantic dreams

Clary sage - induces sleep

Cloves - romantic (use sparingly)

Damiana - vivid dreams

Jasmine -exotic & romantic dreams

Hyssop - anti-nightmare

Lavender - relaxing, induces sleep, visioning, vivid dreams, romantic dreams, balances extreme conditions, is transforming

Lemon balm herb - calming, induces sleep, visioning, vivid dreams

Lemon verbena - lightness and feelings of flying (use sparingly)

Lemongrass - mildly exotic feeling

Lilac - peaceful dreams (use sparingly), sensuality (use generously)

Mandarin - induces sleep

Marjoram - induces sleep, promotes restful sleep, comforting dreams

Mimosa flowers - exotic feeling (use with lemon balm for peaceful, colorful dreaming)

Mint - visioning, vivid dreams, clarity

Mugwort - problem solving, prophetic dreams, relaxing, clarity, stimulates dreams, repels bad spirits, symbolizes health & hope, liked by elves, attunes to etheric

Neroli - induces sleep

Passion flower (leaves or flowers) - calming

Patchouli - induces sleep

Petitgrain - induces sleep

Rose - induces sleep, relaxing, peaceful dreams

Rose geranium - visioning

Rosemary - keeps bad dreams away, calming, induces sleep

Sandalwood - induces sleep

Scullcap - visioning

Thyme - induces sleep, peaceful dreams

Uva ursi - visioning

Valerian flowers - calming

Vetivert - induces sleep

Willow - connection to and power in the Dreamtime

Woodruff - induces sleep

Wormwood - helps to ingest prana, open the medicine eye, and go between worlds, induces vivid dreams

Ylang ylang - induces sleep

Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) -- Curtin's Healing Herbs of the Rio Grande
suggest that in folklore the fragrance of anised keeps men from dreaming.
It's useful in relaxing blends.

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) -- Fir needles are a pleasant addition to
relaxing blends, good in combination with lavender, hops, and roses. They
impart an outdoors feeling to dreams.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) -- In folklore it is said that combining
sage and calendula blossoms will make dreams come true. Calendula, in small amounts, can add restfulness to a blend, and moderate more spicy

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) -- This herb has been used for centuries to ease
babies' troubled sleep. Today, we use it in adult blends to induce
relaxation and sleep.

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) -- Chamomile is used for relaxation and
pleasant dreams. People who are allergic to ragweed should probably avoid
using this herb in their blends, as it sometimes causes similar reactions.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) -- Cinnamon has recently been proved by fragrance researchers to be one of the most erotic aromas for men. Cinnamon comes from the bark of a tropical evergreen tree. Use it sparingly in dream blends for an exotic, romantic texture.

Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) -- Cloves add a hint of spiciness, especially
when used with roses in romantic mixtures, but use them sparingly. Just 3
or 4 cloves in a blend is plentiful.

Hops (Humulus lupulus) -- This herb is actually the flower from a perennial
vine and there are several varieties, including some considered "bitter" and
others "sweet". Sweet hop flowers are the ones for dreaming; they induce
relaxation and peacefulness.

mugwort: visions and prophetic dreams

mullein: repels bad dreams

rosemary: avoid nightmares and headaches; great for memory; use sparingly

st. johns wort: banishes spirits

Jasmine (Jasmine officinale or J. odoratissimum) -- The delicious fragrance
of jasmine will almost encourage dreaming when you're awake! The dried
flowers lend an exotic and romantic feeling to dreams, especially for women.

Lavender (Lavandula spp.) -- Lavender aids in easing headaches when you are awake, and is useful in relaxing blends alone or in combination with roses and mugwort. Combined with jasmine and roses, lavender adds warmth and familiarity to romantic mixes.

Leather -- While it seems an unlikely ingredient, leather is tanned with a
product that comes from oak bark. The scent of fresh leather trimming adds
excitement and energy to dream blends.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) -- In aromatherapy, lemon balm is used to
relieve depression, anxiety, insomnia, and nervous tension. This herb
combines well with roses, lavender, thyme, hops and mint. A mix of lemon
balm and lavender, in equal parts, is useful in relieving headache and

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) -- A native herb of tropical regions,
lemongrass adds a bit of color and a soothingly safe, mildly exotic feeling
to blends.

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla) -- Native to Chile and Argentina, this
shrub produces delightfully aromatic leaves that can add a bit of lightness,
even feelings of flying, to the dream blend when used in small amounts.

Lilac (Syringa Chinensis) -- Use lilac for sweet, safe, and peaceful dream
mixes, in small amounts. It's also good in mixes for the sickroom, and for
travelers' blends. In larger amounts, lilac adds sensuality.

Marjoram, Sweet (Origanum majorana) -- Sweet marjoram is often used in
blends to ease nervousness and restlessness during sleep. I find that this
herb adds a dimension of warmth, safety and comfort to dreams.

Mimosa Flowers (Acacia dealbata) -- Somewhat like jasmine, only milder,
mimosa can add an exotic, more complex feeling to dreams. Mimosa and lemon
balm are a good combination for peaceful but slightly colorful dreams.

Mint (Mentha spp). -- Just a small amount of mint works like a tuning knob
on a television. It adds clarity, vividness, and color to dreams.

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) -- In folklore it is said that this herb causes
the dreamer to remember his or her dreams. It does seem to increase
clarity, while also encouraging relaxation.

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) -- Used as a mild sedative in herbal
medicines, passionflower adds a quieting effect to the dream pillow.
Flowers and leaves are both used, but flowers are preferred.

Rose (Rosa spp) -- Rose petals create a feeling of loving thoughts and
warmth. Used with more exotic herbs in romantic or adventurous mixes, roses keep the feeling of the dream grounded in safety and peacefulness.

Rosemary (Rosmarinum officialis) -- In folklore, rosemary was used to ensure
sleep and keep away bad dreams. Rosemary works well with a bit of lavender, roses, mugwort, and hops for a relaxing night's sleep without notable dreaming.

Thyme (Thymus spp.) -- Herb lore of old claims that sleeping on a pillow of
thyme allows the dreamer to see faeries. I generally combine thyme with
roses, hops, lavender, and rosemary for a peaceful, quiet dream

Monday, July 22, 2013

To break the powers of a spell (against you)

What’s a supermoon?