Magick Chanting

Magick Chanting

In ritual, the repetition of sacred or magical words, names and phrases to alter consciousness and raise psychic power. Chanting, done in conjunction with dancing, drumming, visualization and body movements and postures, is one of the oldest and most universal techniques to align human consciousness with therealms of spirits and the gods. The principle behind […]



A curse that is the product of envy, revenge and anger. In earlier times, people commonly blamed their misfortune on the ill-wishing of others. If two people argued and then one suffered a mishap, became ill or had other problems, the other party was suspected of ill-wishing them. Remarks such as “You’ll be sorry” were […]

Kitchen Witch: Yule

Kitchen Witch: Yule

Yule—the winter solstice—is an old solar ritual that has been preserved in the Christian observance of Christmas. Its origins lie deep in the past, in the Mediterranean lands of the sun. The birthday of Mithras, an ancient solar deity, was celebrated on the winter solstice. Later, this holiday was brought to Europe, and an astonishing […]

Plants and Mythology

Plants and Mythology

The magical plant or herb of immortality sought by Gilgamesh, the hero of ancient Mesopotamian mythology, provides one example of how myths use plants as symbols of life and of the healing power of nature. However, because some plants yield poisons and some die in winter, plants can also represent death and decay. Various trees, shrubs, herbs, […]

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek labyrinthos) was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had made the […]

Kitchen Witch: Artichoke

Kitchen Witch: Artichoke

(Cynara scolymus) Planet: Mars Element: Fire Energies: Protection Lore: Greek legend states that the first artichoke was originally a beautiful woman. Some angry god (frankly, I don’t know which) was so jealous of her beauty that he transformed her into an artichoke. The artichoke seems to have originated in the Medi-terranean region and in the […]

Food Magick: The Oven

Food Magick: The Oven

The oven is another symbol of the divine. It encloses, performs a transformative process (cooking), and is warm and bright. Humans have used many types of ovens, from the mud-brick ovens of the Middle East to the earthen ovens used in both North America and Polynesia. Some cultures honoured an oven goddess, such as Fornacalia […]

Food Magick: Can not be Evil

Visualization is the most advanced magical technique necessary for the successful practice of food magic. Food magic consists of choosing foods, cooking or preparing them with a purpose, and eating them. Since we all have to eat to survive, why shouldn’t we make our meals more than nourishment rituals? It’s obvious that the energies involved […]

Food Magick: A Source of Power

The practice of folk magic utilizes a variety of tools to empower simple rituals. These tools include visualization, candles, colours, words, affirmations, herbs, essential oils, stones, and metals. Other tools, fashioned by our hands, are also used, but these are merely power-directors. They contain little energy save that which is provided by the magician. Another […]

Kitchen Witch: Pumpkin

(Curcurbita spp.) Planet: Moon Element: Earth Energies: Healing, money Lore: According to early American lore, if half a pumpkin is left exposed in the kitchen, negative energies will arrive to spoil the cooking. The pumpkins carved with faces and lit with candles on the last night of October in the United States are related to […]


It seems that on every part of the globe where humans have lived, there has developed a body of herbal knowledge, something which has led to a special relationship developing between herbs and people. The foundation for this relationship is the fact that apart from herbs being acknowledged for their nutritional value, there has been […]

Entering the World of HedgeWitchery

Most traditional spellwork and ritual form a mental vehicleto help you communicate your desires to the universe. Suchpractices keep the mind busy and centered in a positive place,freeing you to fully accept that which you desire. Spells andrites of worship encourage you to connect with the source ofthe universe smoothly, without interruption. They require a […]

Hygge and Self-Care

Hygge is a Danish concept that underlines theimportance of focusing on the enjoyment of themoment. It’s about being present and allowing yourselfthe time and space to acknowledge a feeling or what’shappening at the present moment. Hygge came about as a result of Danes needing away to cope emotionally and spiritually with long, cold,dark winters. It […]


A protection against witches, demons, vampires,the evil eye and other dark supernatural forces, and aningredient in folk healing remedies. Garlands of garlic worn around the neck or hung in a house are said to ward off evil spirits, creatures and spells. In Mexico, the ajo macho is a huge garlic, sometimes as big as a […]


Runes are not just for divination, there are many other ways to put them to use. There are necklaces, bracelets, and earings that have a rune on them. Most occult stores carry them in stock, or you can easily find them online. For example.. Looking for a job? Wear/carry the fehu rune while putting out […]

The Cauldron

More than the broom, or even the stang, the cauldron is the classic witches’ tool. In classical Greece we find stories of the witch Medea who brewed the elixir of life and death in her cauldron. Across Europe among the Celtic peoples are tales of Cerridwen whose potion of Awen was simmered in her own […]

The Cauldron of Cerridwen

Cerridwen, a deity associated with the feminine symbols of water and the Moon, is the shape-shifting Celtic Goddess of inspiration, wisdom, and the magical arts of enchantment, divination, and prophecy. She possesses the three aspects of the maiden, mother, and crone, and is a goddess whose invocation is a significant aspect of both the initiatory […]

Cauldron Spirit

Many Witches pour a bit of ordinary surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol) into their cast iron cauldrons and light it carefully dropping in a lit match. This is often done as part of healing rituals, invocations to the elemental spirit of fire, scrying divinations, sabbat fire festivals, and various working rituals. (Note: A quarter cup of […]

Alphabet Magick

It is probable that all alphabets were originally magical. Only in later times did they come to be reduced to the more prosaic transactions of mere record and trade. The names which the letters were given often concealed some religious secret, which they enshrined in an abbreviated form. Also, the number of the letters, and […]

Working with Candles

The first step in candle magick is to choose a candle whose colour and shape represent your desire. Next, you will have to dress, or energize, the candle. This is done by anointing the entire candle with an appropriate oil. The oil is usually made from a plant or flower that also represents your desire. Place […]

Deities Of Power

These gods and goddesses bring psychic self-defence, protection, righteous anger against injustice,also change, regeneration and survival.These deities are very powerful and should only be invoked in their most positive aspects for thepurpose of defending the weak and never for revenge or personal anger. Experienced witches call onthem only rarely and with the purest intent under […]

Collecting Protective Crystals

Protective Crystals have innate qualities as well as healing and empowering properties and so can offer instant harmony and energy even in the most draining situations. Certain crystals have, over the millennia, from Ancient Babylon, Egypt and the Orient, acquired the reputation of possessing strong protective qualities and are also usually potent in strengthening and […]

Deities Of Love And Passion

Aphrodite Aphrodite is the Cretan and Greek goddess of love and beauty. Her name means ‘born from the foam’. She can be invoked for the gentle attraction of new love as well as for sexuality and passion (hence the term ‘aphrodisiac’). Aphrodite is especially potent in candle and mirror spells, romance, and love rituals involving […]

Fairy Magick

Because fairies are connected to nature, their spells are usually performed outdoors. A small brook, a secret lily pond, the base of your favourite tree, or a field of wildflowers all make excellent settings for fairy magick. Even large, lush window boxes, overflowing with fragrant herbs and delicate blossoms, can serve as a haven for […]


Malicious acts attributed to witches and sorcerers in times past that caused harm or death to humans, animals or crops. Since antiquity, witches, sorcerers and magicians have been said to cast negative spells against others out of revenge, spite or malice. During the medieval witch-hunting craze, maleficia implied a Devil’s pact and was used to […]

Am I a Witch?

The answer to that question can only be answered by you. The word witch means “wise person” so if you are interested in energy work, the pursuit of enlightenment, and learning traditions of the old ways across the globe, you might just be a witch. A few factors that might signal a calling to witchcraft […]


One of the witches’ most important basic beliefs, obviously, is the realityand possibility of magic. (See MAGIC.) This involves the idea that thephysical world is only part of reality, the part that we are able to apprehend with our five senses. Beyond are vaster realms; and in these thewitch seeks to venture. This, again, involves […]


When modern Australia came into being, peopled by emigrants from Europe, it was natural that the old beliefs of witchcraft should have travelled with them. Nevertheless, a considerable sensation was created when a wellknown Australian artist, Rosaleen Norton, publicly admitted to being ‘The Witch of King’s Cross’, the Bohemian quarter of Sydney. Lurid and sensational […]


The black-handled knife that is the traditional witches’ weapon. It is used for drawing the magic circle and for controlling and banishing spirits. The use by witches of a magical weapon of this kind is very ancient. A picture upon a Greek vase of circa 200 B.C. shows two naked witches engaged in ‘drawing down […]


Belief in the astral plane is part of the common heritage of occult philosophy which is shared by witch and ceremonial magician alike. The word ‘astral’ is derived from the Latin astrum, a star. It was used by medieval occultists to designate that super-physical medium by means of which the influence of the heavenly bodies […]


Lucius Apuleius is best known to us as the author of The Golden Ass, one of the most famous romances in the world, containing as it does the story of Cupid and Psyche. His importance to the study of witchcraft rests on the fact that The Golden Ass is a romance of witchcraft, and illustrates […]


An amulet is a magical object the purpose of which is to avert danger and evil influence from its possessor. It is a protection device, as distinct from a talisman. The latter is intended to attract some benefit to its possessor, whereas the amulet acts as an occult shield to repel. Pliny tells us that […]

Alphabet Magick

It is probable that all alphabets were originally magical. Only in later times did they come to be reduced to the more prosaic transactions of mere record and trade. The names which the letters were given often concealed some religious secret, which they enshrined in an abbreviated form. Also, the number of the letters, and […]

Anderson, Victor

Anderson, Victor (1917–2001) Cofounder of the Feri (formerly Faery) Tradition of Witchcraft. Victor H. Anderson was born on May 21, 1917, in Clayton, New Mexico. When he was a young child, his family moved to Bend, Oregon. An uncorrected condition or ailment left him nearly blind for life. In Oregon, Anderson met and was initiated […]


(Cichorium intybus) GFolk Names: Succory, Wild Cherry, WildSuccoryGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: AirPowers: Removing Obstacles, Invisibility,Favors, FrugalityMagical Uses: Chicory is used to remove allobstacles that might crop up in your life. Itis carried for this purpose.At one time it was thought to make itspossessor invisible, and to open lockedboxes and doors if held against the locks.But for […]


(Chameamelum nobile, Anthemisnobilis) PFolk Names: Camomyle, Chamaimelon,Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German),Manzanilla (Spanish), Maythen, WhigPlantGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: WaterPowers: Money, Sleep, Love, PurificationMagical Uses: Chamomile is used to attractmoney, and a handwash of the infusionis sometimes used by gamblers to ensurewinnings.It is used in sleep and meditationincenses, and the infusion is also added tothe bath to attract love.It […]


(Matricaria recutita)Folk Names: Ground Apple, Heermannchen(German) Chamaimelon, CamomyleGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: WaterMagical Uses: German Chamomile is used incalming and sleep incenses and brews. It isalso used to attract money.The sunny nature of GermanChamomile has been used to combat cursesand spells.


(Chelidonium majus) PoisonFolk Names: Celydoyne, Chelidoninum,Devil’s Milk, Garden Celandine, GreaterCelandine, Kenning Wort, Swallow Herb,Swallow-Wort, TetterwortGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FirePowers: Protection, Escape, Happiness, LegalMattersMagical Uses: Celandine aids in escapingunwarranted imprisonment and entrapmentsof every kind. Wear next to the skinand replace every three days for thispurpose.Celandine also imparts good spirits andjoy if worn. It also cures depression.Wear to […]


(Ricinus communes) PoisonSeed oil: P I Ab Lt (+8-10 days)Folk Names: Palma Christi, Palms ChristiRoot, Mamona, Makula Kula, Mbono,Mdogo, RacznickPower: ProtectionMagical Uses: Castor beans are good protectionagainst the evil eye, as well as all negativityThey absorb evil.


(Cedrus libani or C. spp.) Leaf, berry: PGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FirePowers: Healing, Purification, Money,ProtectionMagical Uses: The smoke of the cedar ispurifying, and also cures the predelictionto having bad dreams. Twigs of the cedarare burned and smouldered, or made intoincense. To heal head colds, they are placedupon the hot rocks in sweat baths for purificationby some […]


(Nepeta cataria) PFolk Names: Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup,Cat’s Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, NipGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeities: BastPowers: Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, HappinessMagical Uses: Given to your cat, catnip createsa psychic bond between the two ofyou. It is also intoxicating to the cat.Catnip is used in love sachets, usually inconjunction with rose petals. If you holdcatnip […]


(Rhamnus purshiana) P N Lt I Ab Ii Ch-12Folk Name: Sacred Bark, Bitter Bark, EcorceSacree, Yellow Bark, Cittim BarkPowers: Legal Matters, Money, ProtectionMagical Uses: Sprinkle an infusion of cascarasagrada around your home beforegoing to any court proceeding. It will helpyou win your case.Cascara sagrada is also used in moneyspells, and worn as an amulet against […]


(Daucus carota) The seed: PFolk Names: Bird’s Nest, Philtron, Gizri,Queen Ann’s LaceGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Fertility, LustMagical Uses: The seeds, eaten, help womenbecome pregnant.Carrots are eaten to promote lust and tocure impotence.


(Dianthus carophyllus) Sk DgFolk Names: Gillies, Gilliflower, Jove’sFlower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-InWine Gender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FireDeity: JupiterPowers: Protection, Strength, HealingMagical Uses: Worn during Elizabethantimes to prevent coming to an untimelydeath on the scaffold, carnations can beused in all-purpose protective spells.Carnations are placed in convalescentrooms to give the healing patient strengthand energy, and are also used […]


(Elettaria cardamomum) GGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: ErzuliePower: Lust, LoveMagical Uses: The ground seeds are addedto warmed wine for a quick lust potion.They are also baked into apple pies for awonderful amatory pastry, and are addedto love sachets and incenses.


(Capparis spinosa)Folk Names: Fakouha, Lasafa, ShafallahGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Potency, Lust, LoveMagical Uses: A man who suffers fromimpotency has but to eat some capers andhe will be cured. The caper is also used inlove and lust formulae.


(Rhamnus purshiana) P N Lt I Ab Ii Ch-12Folk Name: Sacred Bark, Bitter Bark, EcorceSacree, Yellow Bark, Cittim BarkPowers: Legal Matters, Money, ProtectionMagical Uses: Sprinkle an infusion of cascarasagrada around your home beforegoing to any court proceeding. It will helpyou win your case.Cascara sagrada is also used in moneyspells, and worn as an amulet against […]


(Carum carvi) GFolk Names: Kummel, AlcaraveaGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirPowers: Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft,Mental PowersMagical Uses: The caraway serves as protectionagainst Lilith, as well as all manner ofevil spirits, entities and plain old negativity.It is often carried for this purpose. Anyobject which holds some caraway seeds istheft-proof.The seeds are also used to encouragefidelity, and are placed […]


(Camellia japonica)Gender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: RichesMagical Uses: The camellia brings riches andluxury, and so is used in spells of this kind.Place the fresh blossoms in vessels of wateron the altar during money and prosperityrituals.


Few are poisonous, ingest only thoseused for food.Powers: Protection, ChastityMagical Uses: Cacti of all kinds areprotective, owing to their spines.Grown indoors, they protect againstunwanted intrusions and burglaries,and also absorb negativity. Outside,one cactus should be placed facingeach direction, next to the house, tofurther protect it.Cactus spines are sometimes usedin Witch bottles, and to mark symbolsand words […]


(Borago officinalis) Herb: X; Seed oil: GFolk Names: Bugloss, Burrage, Herb ofGladness, Star Flower, Borak, Lisan selvi,Lesan-El-TourGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirPowers: Courage, Psychic PowersMagical Uses: Carry the fresh blossoms tostrengthen your courage, or place one inyour buttonhole for protection when walkingoutdoors.A tea of borage induces psychic powers.


(Ocimum basilicum)In quantities above average food quantities:P N X for infant and toddlers.Folk Names: Albahaca, American Dittany,“Our Herb,” St. Joseph’s Wort, Sweet Basil,Witches Herb, Njilika, Balanoi, FeslienGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FireDeities: Vishnu, ErzuliePowers: Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying,ProtectionMagical Uses: The scent of fresh basil causessympathy between two people, and this iswhy it is used to sooth tempers […]


(Hordeum spp. vulgare) Sprouted Seed: PFolk Name: MaltGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: EarthPowers: Love, Healing, ProtectionMagical Uses: Use the grain or barley waterin love spells.If you have a toothache, it can be curedwith barley. Wind a barley straw around astone, visualizing your pain into the stone.Now throw it into a river or any runningwater, and see your […]


(Coriandrum sativum) GFolk Names: Chinese Parsley, Cilantro,Cilentro, Culantro, Uan-Suy,Stinkdillsamen, Hu-SuiGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Love, Health, HealingMagical Uses: Coriander has long beenused in love sachets and spells. Add thepowdered seeds to warm wine to make aneffective lust potion.The seeds are used for healing, especiallyeasing headaches, and are worn for thispurpose. If pregnant women eat coriander,their future […]


(Symphytum officinale) XFolk Names: Assear, Black Wort, Boneset,Bruisewort, Consohda, Consound, GumPlant, Healing Herb, Knit Back, Knit Bone,Miracle Herb, Slippery Root, Wallwort,Yalluc, Gavez, Smeerwartel, Karakaffes,ZtworkostGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterPowers: Safety during Travel, MoneyMagical Uses: Worn or carried, comfrey protectsand ensures safety during travel. Also,tuck some into your suitcases so that theyaren’t lost or stolen.The root is also […]


(Aquilegia canadensis, A. vulgaris) Seed:PoisonFolk Name: Lion’s HerbGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Courage, LoveMagical Uses: Rub your hands on the herbto induce courage and daring, or carry itwith you.The seeds are used as a love perfume;when pulverized, they are rubbed onto thehands and body to attract love. Both sexescan use this spell.


(Tussilago jar far a) P N XFolk Names: Ass’s Foot, British Tobacco,Bull’s Foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Pasd’ane (French), Sponnc (Irish), Foal’s FootGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Love, VisionsMagical Uses: Add to love sachets and use inspells of peace and tranquility.The leaves, when smoked, can causevisions.


(Cimicifuga racemosa) P NFolk Names: Black Snake Root, Bugbane,Rattle Root, Squaw Root, Actaea,CimicifugaGender: MasculinePowers: Love, Courage, Protection, PotencyMagical Uses: Use black cohosh in lovesachets and add an infusion to the bath tohelp in cases of impotency.The herb, carried, helps to strengthencourage in the meek. An infusion of theherb sprinkled around a room or added tothe […]


(Cocos nucifera)Folk Names: Niyog, RanedjGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Purification, Protection, ChastityMagical Uses: Coconut has long been usedin chastity spells, as well as in protectionrituals. A coconut can be halved, drainedof its juice, filled with appropriate protectiveherbs and sealed shut, then buried toprotect your property.Hang a whole coconut in the home forprotection.


(Lycopodium clavatum) XFolk Names: Foxtail, Lycopod, Selago,Vegetable Sulfur, Wolf Claw, Moririr-WaMafikaGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Protection, PowerMagical Uses: The herb, when gathered correctly,gives protection, power and blessingsfrom the Gods. Take a purificationbath in a running stream, offer bread andwine to the plant, then uproot it with thelittle finger or a silver blade. Then it will bepowerful


(Borago officinalis) Herb: X; Seed oil: GFolk Names: Bugloss, Burrage, Herb ofGladness, Star Flower, Borak, Lisan selvi,Lesan-El-TourGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirPowers: Courage, Psychic PowersMagical Uses: Carry the fresh blossoms tostrengthen your courage, or place one inyour buttonhole for protection when walkingoutdoors.A tea of borage induces psychic powers.


(Trifolium spp.) GFolk Names: Honey, Honeystalks, Shamrock,Three-Leaved Grass, Trefoil, TrifoilGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirDeity: RowenPowers: Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity,Exorcism, SuccessMagical Uses:TWO LEAVED:If you find a two-leaved clover, you shallsoon also find a lover.THREE-LEAVED:Trefoil, or the three-leaved clover, isworn as a protective amulet.The HerbsFOUR-LEAVED:The four-leaved clover, if worn, helps men avoid military service. Italso protects against madness, […]


(Acorus calamus) Poison: Several plants aresold under the name of Calamus and two ofthose are very dangerous to take internally,so we must recommend not using calamusinternally.Folk Names: Gladdon, Myrtle Flag, MyrtleGrass, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Cane, SweetFlag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush,Sweet Sedge, LubiganGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Luck, Healing, Money, ProtectionMagical Uses: The seeds are […]


(Acorus calamus) Poison: Several plants aresold under the name of Calamus and two ofthose are very dangerous to take internally,so we must recommend not using calamusinternally.Folk Names: Gladdon, Myrtle Flag, MyrtleGrass, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Cane, SweetFlag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush,Sweet Sedge, LubiganGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Luck, Healing, Money, ProtectionMagical Uses: The seeds are […]


(Arctium lappa) GFolk Names: Bardana, Beggar’s Buttons,Burrseed, Clotbur, Cockleburr, GreatBurdock, Happy Major, Hardock,Hurrburr, PersonataGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Protection, HealingMagical Uses: Cast around the home to wardoff negativity. Add to protection incensesand use in such spells. Gather burdockroots in the waning Moon, dry and thencut them into small pieces. String these onred thread (like beads) and […]


(Fagopyrum spp.) AFolk Names: Beechwheat, Brank, FrenchWheat, Saracen CornGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: EarthPowers: Money, ProtectionMagical Uses: Grind the seeds (make flour)and sprinkle around your house in a circleto keep evil from it. Or, use to form magiccircles on the floor around you while performingmagic.Add a few grains of buckwheat tomoney incenses, and keep some in thekitchen […]


(Rhamnus catharticus, R.frangula,R.spp.) PNL t I AbIiCh-12R. frangula bark must be aged two yearsprior to internal use.Folk Name: Hart’s ThornGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterPowers: Protection, Exorcism, Wishes,Legal MattersMagical Uses: Branches of the buckthorn,placed near doors andwindows, drive away all enchantmentsand sorceries, according toDioscorides.A charming legend concerning thebuckthorn says that if one sprinkles buckthornin a circle and […]


(Barosma betulinayAgathosmabetulina) P KFolk Names: Bookoo, Bucoo, Buku, OvalBuchu, Short Buchu, Sab, PinkaouGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Psychic Powers, Prophetic DreamsMagical Uses: An infusion of buchu, whendrunk, enables one to foretell the future.Frankincense mixed with buchu isburned directly before retiring to produceprophetic dreams. Only a small amountshould be burned, and this must be in thebedroom.


(Bryony spp. dioica) PoisonFolk Names: Gout Root, Ladies’ Seal, MadRoot, Snake Grape, Tamus, Tetterberry,Wild Hops, Wild Vine, Wood Vine, EnglishMandrakeGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Image Magic, Money, ProtectionMagical Uses:The briony root is often used as a substitutefor the rare mandrake root in variousimage magic operations.Money placed near a briony root willincrease, as long as it is […]


(Cytisus scoparius) PoisonFolk Names: Banal, Basam, Besom, Bisom,Bizzon, Breeam, Broom Tops, Brum,Genista Green Broom, Irish Broom, IrishTops, Link, Scotch Broom, Hog WeedGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: AirPowers: Purification, Protection, Wind,Spells, DivinationMagical Uses: Broom is used in purificationand protection spells, and is hung in thehome to keep evil out. Also, an infusion ofbroom sprinkled through the house exorcisespoltergeists.Although […]


(Pteridium aquilinum) XGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirPowers: Healing, Rain Magic, PropheticDreamsMagical Uses: If you burn bracken outside,rain will fall.Bracken is also used for protection,healing and fertility. If the root is placedbeneath the pillow it causes solutions ofproblems to appear in dreams.


(Ficus religiosa)Folk Names: Bo-Tree, Peepul Tree, Pipul,Sacred TreeGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirDeities: Buddha, VishnuThe HerbsPowers: Fertility, Protection, Wisdom,MeditationRitual Uses: The plant is sacred to Vishnuwho, like Buddha, was said to have beenborn beneath it. In the East, sacred fires arefed with its wood. Since Buddha also satbeneath this tree in meditation for six years,it is sacred […]


(Campanula rotundifolia)Folk Names: HarebellPowers: Luck, TruthMagical Uses: If you can turn a bluebell insideout without tearing or damaging it, you willeventually have the one you love.The next time you see a bluebell, pick itand repeat the following words:Bluebell, bluebell, bring me some luckbefore tomorrow night.Slip it into your shoe to seal the spell.Anyone who wears […]


Planet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Love Gender: Feminine Magical Uses: Crush the flower. If the juiceis red, your love has a heart full of love foryou. But if it is white, he or she doesn’t loveyou. When grown, the plant brings love.The bleeding heart, when grownindoors, has the reputation of producingnegative vibrations. To forestall this, planta coin […]


(Atropa belladonna) PoisonFolk Names: Banewort, Black Cherry, DeadlyNightshade, Death’s Herb, Devil’s Cherries,Divale, Dwale, Dwaleberry, Dwayberry,Fair Lady, Great Morel, Naughty Man’sCherries, Sorcerer’s Berry, Witch’s BerryGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterDeities: Hecate, Bellona, CirceRitual Uses: The priests of Bellona, accordingto ancient tradition, drank an infusionof belladonna prior to worshippingHer and invoking Her aid. Bellona is theRoman Goddess of war.Magical […]


(Beta vulgaris) Large amounts of the leaf: XFolk Names: Mangel, MangoldGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: EarthPower: LoveMagical Uses: If a man and woman eat of thesame beet, they will fall in love.Beet juice is used as an ink in lovemagic, and is also a blood substitute.


(Fagus sylvatica) Large amounts ofthe nut: XFolk Names: Bok, Boke, Buche, Buk, Buke,Faggio, Fagos, Faya, Haya, HetreGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnPowers: WishesMagical Uses: Take a stick of beech, scratchor carve your wishes onto it, bury it in theground and leave it there. Your wish willcome true if it is to be.Carry the wood or leaves to increasecreative […]


(Phaseolus spp.)Beans not used for food may be poisonous.Folk Name: Poor Man’s MeatGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirDeities: Demeter, CardeaPowers: Protection, Exorcism, WartCharming, Reconciliations, Potency LoveRitual Uses: Some beans’ flowers are white,and hence sacred to the Goddesses of oldEurope. Beans are always sacred to harvestgoddesses. According to tradition onlythe highest-ranking priestess in Scotlandcould either plant or cook […]


(Laurus nobilis) GFolk Names: Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree,Daphne, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Laurierd’Apollon, Laurier Sauce, Lorbeer, NobleLaurel, Roman Laurel, Sweet BayGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FireDeities: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Faunus,ErosPowers: Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing,Purification, StrengthRitual Uses: The ancient priestesses ofApollo chewed bay leaves to induce a propheticstate, and also inhaled their fumes.Bay leaves are used as decorations […]


(Ficus benghalensis) GFolk Names: Arched Fig, Indian Fig Tree,Indian God Tree, Vada TreeGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirDeity: MauiPowers: LuckRitual Uses: The banyan is reverenced bythe Hindus, and the tree is planted outsidearound their temples. It is also connectedwith the worship of Maui in Hawaiian andPolynesian religions.Magical Uses: To simply sit beneath or lookat a banyan tree […]


(Bambusa vulgaris) GFolk Names: Common Bamboo, Ohe(Hawaiian), Kauayan-kilingGender: MasculineDeity: HinnaPowers: Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking,WishesRitual Uses: Bamboo is used in divinationin Chinese temples. Bits of the wood arethrown to the worshipper by the priest.According to the way they fall, the omen isinterpreted as good or bad.Magical Uses: Carve your wish on a pieceof bamboo and bury in […]


(Ficus religiosa)Folk Names: Bo-Tree, Peepul Tree, Pipul,Sacred TreeGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirDeities: Buddha, VishnuThe HerbsPowers: Fertility, Protection, Wisdom,MeditationRitual Uses: The plant is sacred to Vishnuwho, like Buddha, was said to have beenborn beneath it. In the East, sacred fires arefed with its wood. Since Buddha also satbeneath this tree in meditation for six years,it is sacred […]


(Iris versicolor) Poison P VFolk Names: Flag Lily, Fleur-de-Lys, Iris,Liver Lily, Poison Lily, Poison Flag, SnakeLily, Water Flag, Water IrisGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: MoneyMagical Uses: Carry the root for financialgain. The root is also placed in cash registersto increase business.


(Vaccinum frondosum, V. angustifolium,V. corymbosum, V. pallidum) Leaf: GFolk Names: BilberryPower: ProtectionMagical Uses: Place some blueberries beneaththe doormat to keep undesirables awayfrom your property, or from entering yourhome. This protects against evil as well.Make blueberry pies or tarts and eatwhen under psychic attack; this gets theprotection inside you and increases theherb’s effectiveness.


(Sanguinaria canadensis) Poison P VFolk Names: King Root, Red Root,TetterwortGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Love, Protection, PurificationMagical Uses: The root is carried or wornto draw love. It is also carried to avert evilspells and negativity. Place near doorwaysand windowsills so the home will be protected.The darkest red roots are consideredto be the best, and are known […]


(Fucus vesiculosus; various otherplants) P N HFolk Names: Bladder Fucus, Cutweed, Kelp,Sea Spirit, Seawrack, Seetang, Meeriche,Sea Oak, Black TangGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells,Money, Psychic PowersMagical Uses: Seaweeds generally give protectionto those at sea, or those who areflying over it. Therefore, intercontinentaltravellers should carry this plant. It is alsoused in sea spells […]


(Rubus villosus) GFolk Names: Bly, Bramble, Bramble-Kite,Bumble-Kite, Cloudberry, Dewberry,Goutberry, High Blackberry, ThimbleberryGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: BrigitPowers: Healing, Money, ProtectionRitual Uses: Blackberry was considered tobe sacred to some of the old Pagan deitiesof Europe, and was used in worship.To the present day, blackberry pies arebaked on Lughnasadh (August 2) by someof the Wiccans in commemoration of […]


(Celastrus scandens-AmericanBittersweet; Solanum dulcamara-EuropeanBittersweet) AmericanBittersweet: PoisonFolk Names: For American Bittersweet: WaxWork, False Bittersweet. For EuropeanBittersweet: Violet Bloom, Felonwort,Woody Nightshade, Scarlet Berry,Dulcamara, Bitter NightshadeGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirPowers: Protection, HealingMagical Uses: Some bittersweet placedbeneath the pillow will help you in forgettinga past love.The bittersweet is also used to protectagainst and to remove evil from bothhumans and animals, […]


(Polygonum bistorta)Folk names: Dragonwort, Easter Giant,English Serpentary, Osterick, Passions,Patience Dock, Red Legs, Snakeweed, SweetDockGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: EarthPowers: Psychic Powers, FertilityMagical Uses: Carry bistort if you wishto conceive. Burn with frankincense toimprove psychic powers, or when usingdivination.The infusion sprinkled about a placewill drive out poltergeists.Bistort is carried in money-attractingsachets and is added to wealth and moneyincenses.


(Betula pendula, B.pubescens, B. lenta,B. alba) GFolk Names: Beithe, Bereza, Berke, Beth,Bouleau, Lady of the WoodsGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: ThorPowers: Protection, Exorcism, PurificationMagical Uses: Birch twigs have been usedto exorcise spirits by gently striking possessedpeople or animals, since the birch isa purificatory or cleansing herb.The tree is also used for protection, andRussians used to hang […]


(Stachys betonica, Stachys officinalis,Betonica officinalis) GFolk Names: Bishopwort, Lousewort, PurpleBetonyGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: FirePowers: Protection, Purification, LoveMagical Uses: Betony has long been celebratedas a protective and purificatory herb. Thepseudo-Apuleius said that the plant protectedthe wearer’s soul as well as the body,and that when placed beneath the pillowit shielded the sleeper from visions anddreams. Betony is added […]


(Mentha citrata)Folk Names: Bergamot, Orange MintGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirPowers: MoneyMagical Uses: The leaves of the orange bergamotare slipped into wallets and pursesto attract money. Fresh leaves are alsorubbed onto money before spending it toensure its return.Also used in “success” rituals and spells


Folk Names: Ben, Benjamen, Gum Benzoin,Siam Benzoin, Siamese BenzoinGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: AirPowers: Purification, ProsperityMagical Uses: Burn benzoin to purify, andadd to purification incenses. A fine “clearing”herb.Make an incense of benzoin, cinnamonand basil, and burn to attract customers toyour place of business.Often used as a base for incenses.There are two types of Benzoin commonlyavailable: Benzoin Siam […]


Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant with a large daisy-like flower face. Its scientific name comes from the Greek words helios (“sun”) and anthos (“flower”). The flowers come in many colors (yellow, red, orange, maroon, brown) but they are commonly bright yellow with brown centers that ripen into heavy heads filled with seeds. Here and yonder, high and low,Goldenrod and sunflowers glow.–Robert Kelley […]

Mandrake Plant

Shaped like a human being, the mandrake (Mandragora) is a plant that has long been associated with Witchcraft. It is highly toxic and produces a narcotic effect when ingested internally—something that is not recommended! The important thing when selecting a mandrake is to find one in the shape of the opposite sex of the person […]

Mistletoe Magick

Planetary Associations: Sun and Jupiter Gender: Masculine Element: Air Deities: Brigit, Flidais, Macha, Aengus, Mac Óg, Dagda, Manannan Mac Lír Folklore: Mistletoe has always been considered a magical, good luck plant. Lovers who kiss beneath it will have lasting happiness and carrying. A sprig on your person will ensure good luck, protection and fertility. Hanging […]


(Eucalyptus spp. globulus) Li BdDo not use on the faces of small children.Folk Names: Blue Gum Tree, Stringy BarkTreeGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Healing, ProtectionMagical Uses: The leaves are used to stuffhealing poppets and are carried to maintaingood health. To relieve colds, ringgreen candles with the leaves and pods andburn them to the socket, visualizing theperson […]


(Euphorbia spp. pilulifera, E. hirta)Poison VFolk Names: Crown of Thorns, Spurge,Wolf’s Milk, Pill-Bearing Spurge, Catshair,MziwaziwaGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterPowers: Purification, ProtectionMagical Uses: In Anman, a branch of theeuphorbia is brought into a house to cleanse it after childbirth. The euphorbia isalso an extremely protective plant, grownindoors or out.The milky white juice is sometimes usedin magical oils […]


(Eryngium . maritinum, E. planum, E.yuccifolium, E. campestre, E.foetidum) GFolk Names: Sea Holly, Yerba del SapoGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Traveler’s Luck, Peace, Lust, LoveMagical Uses: Eryngo is carried or worn bytravelers for safety and luck during theirjourneys.This herb also has the power of causingpeace if strewn about a place or given to acouple who are […]


(Euphrasia officinalis) GFolk Names: Euphrosyne, Red EyebrightGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: AirPowers: Mental Powers, Psychic PowersMagical Uses: Brewed into a tea and drunk,eyebright clears the mind and aids thememory.The infusion applied to the eyelids oncotton pads induces magical clairvoyance,but it must be persisted in before resultsare achieved.Carry to increase psychic powers. Also,use when you need to see […]


(Cichorium endivia)Gender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirPowers: Lust, LoveMagical Uses: Endive, to be used in magic, isbest gathered in the following manner: dig itup on June 27 or July 25 with a piece of goldor a stag’s horn. No matter how gathered,endive is worn as a talisman to attract love.It is used fresh, and should be replaced […]


(Ulmus campestris) GFolk Names: Elven, English Elm, EuropeanElmGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterDeities: Odin, Hoenin, LodrPowers: LoveMagical Uses: Once known as “Elven” dueto its popularity among elves, elm is nowused to protect against lightning strikes, aswell as to attract love when carried.


(Inula helenium) P N D+Folk Names: Alantwurzel (German),Alycompaine, Aunee (French), Elf Dock,Elfwort, Horseheal, Nurse Heal, Scabwort,Velvet Dock, Wild SunflowerGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirPowers: Love, Protection, Psychic PowersMagical Uses: Worn, elecampane attractslove. Sew up some of the leaves or flowersin pink cloth, or make a sachet. It isalso carried for protection, and the herbsmouldered on charcoal aids […]


(Sambucus canadensis) Ripe fruit: G;All other parts: XFolk Names: Alhuren, Battree, BoureTree, Bour Tree, Eldrum, Ellhorn, FrauHolle (German), Hildemoer (German),Hollunder (German), Hylder, LadyEllhorn, Old Gal, Old Lady, Pipe Tree, RobElder, Sureau (French), Sweet Elder, Tree ofDoom, Yakori Bengeskro (Romany-Devil’sEye)Gender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeities: Holda, VenusPowers: Exorcism, Protection, Healing,Prosperity, SleepRitual Uses: The elder was used in burialrites […]


(Leontopodium alpinum)Powers: Invisibility, Bullet-ProofingMagical Uses: Made into a wreath and worn,edelweiss confers invisibility.To be protected against daggers andbullets, pull up a whole edelweiss by itsroots during the day on a Friday of the FullMoon. Wear it wrapped in white linen.Edelweiss also grants your heart’s desire;you need only grow and care for the plant.


(Diospyros lotus)Folk Names: Lama (Hawaiian), Obeah WoodPowers: Protection, PowerMagical Uses: Ebony wood is protective andso is used in making amulets. Ebony wandsgive the magician pure, unadulterated power.Don’t stand beneath this tree in a storm!


(Rhodymenia palmatta) H LtGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Lust, HarmonyMagical Uses: Add to beverages to inducelust. Sprinkled around the home it encouragesharmony.Dulse is also used in sea rituals; it is usuallythrown onto the waves to placate thespirits of the sea. Dulse is also tossed fromhigh places to contact the wind spirits.


(Cornus florida) GFolk Names: Boxwood, Budwood, Dogtree,Florida Dogwood, Flowering Cornel,Flowering Dogwood, Green Osier, VirginiaDogwoodPowers: Wishes, ProtectionMagical Uses: Place the sap of the dogwoodonto a handkerchief on Midsummer Eve.This will grant any wish you may have, ifyou faithfully carry the handkerchief.Dogwood leaves (or the wood) are alsoplaced in protective amulets.


(Daemonorops draco, D. propinquos) GFolk Names: Blood, Blume, Calamus Draco,Draconis Resina, Sanguis Draconis,Dragon’s Blood PalmGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Love, Protection, Exorcism, PotencyMagical Uses: This resin from a palm tree isburned to entice errant lovers to return.This is usually done by women seated nearan open window, looking outside, at night.A stick of dragon’s blood placed underthe […]


(Rumex spp. crispus, R. obtusifolius) KsFolk Name: Yellow DockGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirPowers: Healing, Fertility, Moneylopedia of Magical HerbsMagical Uses: The seeds of the commondock are used in money spells, and moneyincenses. They are also made into an infusion,which is sprinkled about the place ofbusiness to attract customers.When the seeds of the dock are tied tothe […]


(Dictamus origanoides, D. albus) GGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Manifestations, Astral ProjectionMagical Uses: Dittany, when burned, is anexcellent base for manifestations of spirits;the wraiths appear in the smoke risingfrom the censer.Dittany is also mixed with equal parts ofvanilla, benzoin and sandalwood to makean astral projection incense. Burn a smallamount prior to making the attempt.The juice of […]


(Viburnum alnifolium) GPowers: Protection, Gambling Luck, Power,EmploymentMagical Uses: This herb wards off evil whenworn around the neck, and protects itsbearer against accidental poisoning.Gamblers carry devil’s shoestring as agood luck charm.Cut the root into small pieces, place in ajar filled with whiskey and spirits of camphor.When you need power of any kind,take out a piece of […]


(Liatris odoratissima; Frasera speciosa) XFolk Names: Vanilla Leaf, Wild Vanilla,Hound’s TongueGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Lust, Psychic PowersMagical Uses: Worn or carried, it attractsmen. Deerstongue is also sprinkled on thebed for this purpose. It aids the psychicpowers if worn.


(Taraxacum officinale)Leaf: G; Root: Bb Bi GiFolk Names: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion’sTooth, Piss-a-Bed, Priest’s Crown, Puffball,Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild EndiveGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirDeity: HecatePowers: Divination, Wishes, Calling SpiritsMagical Uses: To find out how long youwill live, blow the seeds off the head of adandelion. You will live as many years asthere are seeds left on […]


(Datura stramonium, D. metel, D. spp.)Poison Datura is extremely poisonous—donot eat! Sensitive skin may be irritated simplyby touching the plant.Folk Names: Devil’s Apple, Ghost Flower,Jimsonweed, Love-Will, Mad Apple,Madherb, Manicon, Stinkweed, Sorcerer’sHerb, Thornapple, Toloache, Witches’Thimble, Yerba del Diablo (Spanish: Herbof the Devil)Gender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterPowers: Hex-Breaking, Sleep, ProtectionRitual Uses: Datura has been used in shamanicpractices and […]


(Chrysanthemum leucanthemumAmericanDaisy; Bellis perenis-EuropeanDaisy) PoisonFolk Names: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes,Field Daisy, Llygady Dydd (Welsh: Eye ofthe Day), Maudlinwort, Moon DaisyGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeities: Freya, Artemis, TriorPowers: Lust, LoveMagical Uses: It is said that whoever picksthe first daisy of the season will be possessedof “a spirit of coquetry” beyond anycontrol.Sleep with a daisy root beneath your pillowand […]


Folk Names: Asphodel, Daffy-Down-Dilly,Fleur de Coucou, Goose Leek, Lent Lily,Narcissus, PorillonGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Love, Fertility, LuckMagical Uses: The flower is placed on thealtar during love spells, or is carried forthis purpose.Placed in the bedroom, the fresh flowersincrease fertility.If a daffodil is plucked and worn next tothe heart, good luck shall surely come yourway.


(Cyclamen 5pp.)Probably X in high dosesFolk Names: Groundbread, Pain-dePorceau(French: Sow Bread), Sow-Bread, SwineBreadGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: HecatePowers: Fertility, Protection, Happiness, LustMagical Uses: Cyclamen, when grown in thebedroom, protects the sleeper, and wheregrown, it is said that no noxious spells canhave effect.Cyclamen is also used to promote conception,raise the passions, and the blossomsare used to remove […]


(Crocus vemus) XGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Love, VisionsMagical Uses: The plant, when grown,attracts love. Burn crocus along with alumin a censer, and you may see the vision ofa thief who has robbed you. This was donein ancient Egypt.


(Primula veris) GFolk Names: Arthritica, Artetyke, Buckles,Cuy, Drelip, Fairy Cup, Frauenschlussel(German), Herb Peter, Key Flower, Keyof Heaven, Lady’s Key, Lippe, Our Lady’sKeys, Paigle, Paralysio, Password, Peggie,PlumrocksGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: FreyaPowers: Healing, Youth, Treasure-FindingMagical Uses: A bit of cowslip placedbeneath the front porch will discouragevisitors, if you don’t wish to have company.Cowslip, when carried or worn, […]


(Gossypium barbadense) Root bark: PGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: EarthPowers: Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain,Fishing MagicMagical Uses: If a piece of cotton is placedin the sugar bowl, good luck will follow,as it will if cotton is thrown over the rightshoulder at dawn. In this latter case, thegood luck will come before the day is over.Cotton is placed in […]


(Zea Mays) Seed, silk: GFolk Names: Giver of life, Maize, SacredMother, Seed of SeedsGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: EarthPowers: Protection, Luck, DivinationRitual Uses: The Corn Mother, or Goddess,is a deity of plenty and of fertility, longworshipped throughout the East andNorth America. The Zunis utilize differentcolors of corn in their religious rituals.Blue corn meal is used to bless […]


(Bursera odorata, B. fugaroides)B. fugaroides: GGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FirePowers: Love, PurificationMagical Uses: Copal is added to love andpurification incenses, especially in Mexico.A piece of copal can represent the heartin poppets.There are over 300 copals availablearound the world and perhaps a handfulare commonly available in the UnitedStates. All copals have a certain light sweetnessin common and […]

Paper Poppet

Draw the person as A poppet on paper. 1.get some dirt and rub it onto the mouth of the poppet as to shut it up. 2.Sprinkle lemon juice over the poppet as to draw out of the mouth anything negative towards you…. 3.Sprinkle pepper all over the poppet. 4.Ball the paper up sealing/binding the person […]

Herbal Poppets

This is also known as the “voodoo doll,” although it has been in magical useat least 4,000 years and was only lately associated with voodoo. Though theyhave been made out of roots, potatoes, lead, bark, paper, and other materials,in magical herbalism poppets are usually fashioned of cloth and herbs. Thepoppet is a doll made to […]

Herbal Poppets And Sachets

Traditionally, empowered herbs were used to fill either sachets or featureless dolls called herbal poppets. They were made for love, protection, prosperity, fertility, healing and success and could contain either a single herb or a mixture, depending on the purpose. Poppets, which are used mainly in love or healing or occasionally in protective magick, are […]

Definition Of A Poppet

A poppet is not for harmful intent. That is a major misconception that people get from Hollywood movies and shows like charmed lol. Any spell can be directed towards a specific host. Even a healing spell Can go terribly wrong without the proper intent. A poppet is something constructed that resembles a person. Yes a […]

Binding Poppet

Did you know that you could make A poppet out of anything to represent A paticular Host,Bind its arms together and prevent them from hurting themselves,Another person,Or you? You will Need the Following: 1.items to make your poppet.Carved or plain twigs will work. 2.Twine of any kind. 3.Sage 4.Frankincense candle Make the poppet and […]

Protection magick 1.1

Protection magick and psychic self-defense is a way of life that can be embraced by all magickal practitioners. It is both an empowering and a healthy attitude to take, because it takes the victim mentality right out of your magickal life. When you are actively working on your own protection, you are, in fact, standing […]

Return to Sender Spell

You will need the following items for this spell:Hand MirrorBlack CandleIncenseBlack stringBellCasting Instructions for ‘Return to Sender’Call the Spirits to witness the rite using the bell. Say: “I am immune to their hate, their malice. I will not accept their guilt or their intolerance. Theirwords and thoughts are no bane to me.”Hold the mirror behind […]

Love Drawing Potion

Items needed: One glass sauce pan Dove’s blood ink A small paint brush Sweet red wine A metal tea ball, One cup honey, The following herbs: 3 fresh mint leaves, 7 rosebud petals, 1 pinch orange zest (orange peel), 1 pinch coriander, and 1 pinch basil. Put the herbs into the tea ball and set […]

Magickal Potions

Also known as a Philtre…. a form of a Magickal Charm… a concoction of herbs and and extracts of or excretions of animals including animal parts. More intense forms of this practice were used in Alchemy. Sorcerers, Witches, Evil and Good doers of the Occult Arts engaging in the art of Magickal Potions. Intended use […]

Herbal Protection Pouch

Use this spell to protect your property or a loved oneyou may feel is in danger.Items needed. One black candle, one small stone froma cemetery, black cloth pouch filled with a pinch ofeach of the following herbs and plants:Vervain,Wormwood,Thyme,Oak bark,Spanish moss, On the night of the dark moon go into the woods, andfind a place […]

Ingredients for Protection

*The following is a summary of various ingredients used in protection during ritual,casting spells,meditation and anything else Magickal! These are the one’s that I personally prefer,however there are a variety of different items and herbs used for protection purposes. Sea Salt-Used when casting circles to form a protective barrier between you and the mundane world. […]

Raising the Cone of Power

The raising and directing of a spiral of psychic energy in ritual and spellcraft. Gerald B. Gardner described the cone of power as one of the “old ways” of witches; most likely, he borrowed the concept from the various magical sources he used in constructing his rituals and book of shadows. The raising of psychic […]

Cone of Power

Raising the Cone of Power is a technique that can be found in the Gardnerian Book of Shadows, Katherine Kurtz’s Lammas Night, and most forms of Traditional Witchcraft. The details may vary, but the overall effect is the same. This is the technique that the Witches of England were said to have used to defend […]

Laying the Compass

For many practitioners of Traditional Witchcraft, the act of preparing the Sacred Space for ritual is known as Laying the Compass. Superficially, it resembles the Wiccan practice of casting circle, but it is done in quite a different way, and for quite different reasons. Before we get into the practicality of this,  it may be […]


(Stellaria media) G: Harvest from fertilizerfreeenvironments.Folk Names: Adder’s Mouth, IndianChickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, StarChickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stellaire(French), Stitchwort, Tongue Grass,Winterweed, QoqobalaGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Fidelity, LoveMagical Uses: Carry or use in spells designed toattract a love or to maintain a relationship.


(Cinnamomum catnphora) X: Do not usein the faces of small children.Folk Names: Kafoor, Camphire, Chang NaoGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Chastity, Health, DivinationMagical Uses: Sniff to lessen sexual desire.Also place beside the bed for this purpose.A bag of camphor (or the bark of acamphor tree) hung around the neck, preventsthe contraction of colds and flu.Camphor is […]


(Barosma betulinayAgathosmabetulina) P KFolk Names: Bookoo, Bucoo, Buku, OvalBuchu, Short Buchu, Sab, PinkaouGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Psychic Powers, Prophetic DreamsMagical Uses: An infusion of buchu, whendrunk, enables one to foretell the future.Frankincense mixed with buchu isburned directly before retiring to produceprophetic dreams. Only a small amountshould be burned, and this must be in thebedroom.


(Crypanthus spp.)Folk Names: Chameleon Star, Earth StarGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: AirPower: Protection, MoneyMagical Uses: Grow a bromeliad in the homefor money and luxuries. The plants arealso protective, and so are a good choice ofhouse plants.


(Eupatorium perfoliatum) XFolk Names: Agueweed, Crosswort,Feverwort, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant,Teasel, Thoroughwort, Wood BonesetGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterPowers: Protection, ExorcismMagical Uses: The plant wards off evil spirits.Make an infusion and sprinkle aboutthe house to drive away evil


(Musa sapientum)Folk Names: Maia (Hawaiian), Bacove,SangingGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: KanaloaPowers: Fertility, Potency, ProsperityRitual Uses: In sacrifices to the Gods, abanana stalk was sometimes used as a substitutefor a human, both in Hawaii andTahiti. Until the kapu (code of taboos) inHawaii was broken in 1819, certain kindsof bananas were among foods forbidden towomen on pain of […]


(Commiphora opobalsamum, Abiesbalsamea, Populus balsamifera var.balsamifera, P. jackii) GFolk Names: Balessan, Balsam Tree,Balsumodendron Gileadensis, Bechan,Mecca BalsamGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Love, Manifestations, Protection,HealingMagical Uses: Carry the buds of the balmof Gilead to mend a broken heart, or toattract a new love. Also steep them in redwine for a simple love drink. Burn as amaterial basis for […]


(Melissa officinalis) GFolk Names: Bee Balm, Lemon Balsam,Melissa, Sweet Balm, Sweet Melissa,Tourengane, OghoulGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Love, Success, HealingMagical Uses: From Arabian herb magiccomes the information that lemon balmcan be used to influence love. Soak theherb in wine for several hours, strain andshare with a friend. Or, carry the herb withyou to find love.It is […]


(Centaurea cyanus) GFolk Names: Devil’s Flower, Red Campion,Bluet, Hurtlesickle, Blue BottleGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: Robin GoodfellowPower: LoveMagical Uses: Women wear this flower ontheir breast to attract the love of a man.Or, take a flower and put it in your pocket,it will lose or retain its freshness in accordancewith bad or good success in amatorypursuits.


(Persea americans) Leaves, branches,seeds: XFolk Names: Ahuacotl (Aztec: “TesticleTree”), Alligator Pear, Persea, ZabocaGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Love, Lust, BeautyRitual Uses: The Egyptians revered the persea. Magical Uses: Eat the fruit of the avocado tobecome infused with lust, as the ancientAztecs did. Grow a plant from the pit of anavocado in your home to bring love […]


(Fraxinus excelsior or F. americana)Bark: GFolk Names: Nion, Asktroed, Jasen Beli,FreixoGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FireDeities: Uranus, Poseidon, Thor, Woden,Neptune, Mars, GwydionPowers: Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals,HealthRitual Uses: The ash, to the ancient Teutons,represented Ygdrasill, or the world tree,which was their conception of the universe,and was therefore reverenced.Magical Uses: Carve a piece of ash wood intoa solar cross […]


(Callistephus chinensis) GFolk Names: China Aster, Michaelmas Daisy,StarwortGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: VenusPower: LoveRitual Uses: The aster was sacred to all thegods, and was placed on temple altars duringfestive occasions by the classical Greeks.Magical Uses: Use in love sachets, or carrythe bloom to win love. Also grow in thegarden with a wish for love


(Geum urbanum) XFolk Names: Assaranaccara, Bennet, BlessedHerb, Clove Root, Colewort, GoldenStar, Goldy Star, Harefoot, Herb Bennet,Minarta, Pesleporis, Star of the Earth, WayBennet, Yellow AvensGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: FirePowers: Exorcism, Purification, LoveMagical Uses: Add to exorcism incenses andmixtures, or sprinkle around the area to beexercised. Also used in purification rites.When worn or carried as an amulet, itprotects […]


Magical Uses: Use in anti-theft spells, andplant an aspen in your garden or field to beprotected from thieves.Gender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirPowers: Eloquence, Anti-TheftFolk Names: European Aspen, Poplar,Quaking Aspen(Populus tremuloides) GPlace an aspen leaf under your tongue ifyou wish to become eloquent.In some parts of America this tree wascalled Aspen and used magically as listed here.In […]


(Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula foetida, Ferularurbicaulis) P, do not feed to a child withcolic.Folk Names: Assyfetida, Devil’s Dung, Foodof the Gods, UngoozehGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Exorcism, Purification, ProtectionMagical Uses: Burn small amounts in exorcismand protection incenses. Also use inprotection sachets, but only if you want tosmell odd. Destroys manifestations of spiritsif thrown onto a fire or […]

The Pentacle

The pentacle is a symbol of the Earth and is familiar to users of Tarot packs. It is placed in the North ofthe altar.It consists of a flat, round dish or disc, engraved with a pentagram within a circle. The pentacle hasbeen a magical sign for thousands of years. The five-pointed star of the pentagram […]


(Arbutus unede) GGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FireDeity: CardeaPowers: Exorcism, ProtectionMagical Uses: The Romans used it to chaseaway evil, and also to protect little children.It is also used in exorcisms, and has beensince the time of ancient Greece.


(Prunus armeniaca) Seeds: XFolk Names: Umublinkosi, Xing RenGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeity: VenusPowers: LoveMagical Uses: Eat the fruit to obtain a sweetdisposition, or use the juice in love spellsand “potions.” The leaves and flowers canbe added to love sachets, and the pits arecarried to attract love.


(Pyrus spp.) Seeds, in large amounts: PoisonFolk Names: Fruit of the Gods, Fruit of theUnderworld, Silver Branch, The SilverBough, Tree of LoveGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeities: Venus, Dionysus, Olwen, Apollo,Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, Diana, Zeus,IdunaPowers: Love, Healing, Garden Magic,ImmortalityRitual Uses: August 13 was Diana’s Festivalin Greece (Venus’ in Rome) and on thisday a ritual meal was prepared, […]


(Pimpinella anisum) PFolk Names: Anneys, Aniseseed, Yanisin,Sweet CuminGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirPowers: Protection, Purification, YouthMagical Uses: Fill a small pillowcase withanise seeds and sleep on it. This willensure that you have no nightmares. Usein protection and meditation incenses.Fresh anise leaves placed in a room willdrive off evil, and they are sometimesplaced around the magic circle to […]


(Amaranthus hypochondriacus)Folk Names: Flower of Immortality,Huauhtli (Aztec), Love-Lies Bleeding,Red Cockscomb, Velvet Flower, PrincessFeather, FloramonGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: FireDeity: ArtemisPowers: Healing, Protection, InvisibilityRitual Uses: The amaranth was used inpagan burial rituals. It was also once outlawedby Spanish colonial authority inMexico because it was used by Aztecs intheir rituals.Magical Uses: A crown of amaranth flowersworn on the head […]


(Anemone Pulsatilla) XFolk Names: Meadow Anemone, PasqueFlower, Passe Flower, Wind FlowerGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FireDeities: Adonis, VenusPowers: Health, Protection, HealingMagical Uses: Gather the blossoms whenfirst seen in the spring, wrap them up in ared cloth and wear or carry to prevent disease.Grow red anemones in the garden toprotect both it and the home. Use the blossomsin […]


(Angelica archangelica) P SFolk Names: Archangel, Masterwort, GardenAngelicaGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FireDeity: VenusPowers: Exorcism, Protection, Healing,VisionsMagical Uses: Grown, the plant is protective.Use in all protection and exorcismincenses. Sprinkle the four corners of thehouse with angelica to ward off evil, or dothis around the perimeter of the house.Added to the bath, angelica removes curses,hexes, and any spells […]


(Alyssum spp.) GFolk Names: Alison, MadwortPowers: Protection, Moderating AngerMagical Use: Dioscorides recommended thealyssum as an amulet, for it has the powerto “expel charms.” Hung up in the house itprotects against fascination, that magicalprocess which is also known as “glamour.”Alyssum also has the power to cool downan angry person if placed in the hand oron the […]


(Althaea officinalis) GFolk Names: Marshmallow, MortificationRoot, Sweet Weed, Wymote, Heemst, SlazGender: FeminineElement: WaterPowers: Protection, Psychic PowersMagical Uses: Althea has long been used inprotection rites, and it also is a good psychicpower-stimulator. Burn as incense forthis purpose, or carry in a sachet.Althea is also known to be a good “spirit-puller,”i.e., it brings good spirits in duringrituals […]


(Cardia dichotoma, Aquilaria agallocha)Folk Names: Lignum Aloes, Lolu, MapouGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterPowers: Love, SpiritualityMagical Uses: Increasingly available today,after a long period of unavailability, woodaloes have been used in magic for so manycenturies that some mention of it has to bemade here.Anciently, it was used to attract goodfortune in Egypt, and burned as incensein magical evocatory […]


(Aloe vera, A. spp.)Fresh: X. Dried: P,NDh XFolk Names: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant,Saqal, ZabilaGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Protection, LuckMagical Uses: The aloe, a popular houseplant, is also protective. It guards againstevil influences and prevents householdaccidents. In Africa the aloe is hung overhouses and doors to drive away evil, as wellas to bring good luck.In Mexico, […]


(Prunus communis, P.dulcis) P. dulcis,Bitter Almond: Not for internal use. Containscyanogenic glycosides.Folk Name: Greek NutsGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirDeities: Attis, Mercury, Thoth, HermesPowers: Money, Prosperity, WisdomMagical Uses: Almonds, as well as the leavesand wood of the tree, are used in prosperityand money spells. Additionally, climbingan almond tree is said to ensure successin business ventures.Eating almonds will […]


(Pimenta officinalis or P. dioica) GFolk Names: Eddo, Madere, Basheen,KouroubagaGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Money, Luck, HealingMagical Uses: Allspice is burned as an incenseto attract money or luck, and is also addedto such mixtures. Allspice is also used to promotehealing.


(Alkanna tinctoria, Anchusa spp.) XFolk Names: Dyer’s Bugloss, Orcanet, Dyer’sAlkanetGender: FeminineElement: WaterPowers: Purification, ProsperityMagical Uses: Alkanet is burned as anincense to purify the area of negativity, andis also used to attract prosperity in all itsforms.


(Amanita muscaria) PoisonFolk Names: Death Angel, Death Cap, MagicMushroom, Redcap Mushroom, SacredMushroom, Fly FungusGender: MasculinePlanet: MercuryElement: AirDeity: DionysusPowers: FertilityRitual Uses: There is speculation that at leastsome of the mystery religions of classicaltimes centered their secret rituals aroundthe use of the amanita.Magical Uses: Place on the altar orin the bedroom to increase fertility.Unfortunately, the amanita is […]


(Aletris farinosa) DI* May antagonize someoxytocins (pitocin)Folk Names: Ague Grass, Bitter Grass, Blackroot,Crow Corn, Stargrass, Starwort,True Unicorn Root, Unicorn Root, Aletris,Blazing StarPowers: ProtectionMagical Uses: Sprinkle around your home tokeep evil at bay, or carry in a sachet for thesame purpose. Also, use in hex-breakingand uncrossing rituals and mixtures.


(Agrimonia eupatoria) GFolk Names: Church Steeples, Cocklebur,Garclive, Philanthropos, Sticklewort,Stickwort, Umakhuthula, NtolaGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: AirPowers: Protection, sleepMagical Uses: Use in all protection sachetsand spells, also to banish negative energiesand spirits. It protects against goblins, eviland poison.Agrimony has also long been used toreverse spells sent against the magician;i.e., it not only breaks hexes, it also sendsthem back […]


(Medicago saliva) GFolk Names: Buffalo Herb, Lucerne, PurpleMedic, Jat, QadbGender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: EarthPowers: Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, MoneyMagical Uses: Keep in the home to protectfrom poverty and hunger. It is best placedin a small jar in the cupboard or pantry.Also, burn alfalfa and scatter the ashesaround the property for this purpose.Alfalfa is also used in money spells.


(Erythronium amertcanum)Folk Names: American Adder’s Tongue,Serpents tongue, Adder’s Mouth, YellowSnowdrop, Dog’s Tooth VioletGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: HealingMagical Uses: Soak some adder’s tonguein cold water and apply it to a wound orbruise (wrap it in a piece of cloth) untilthe herb grows warm. Next, bury the wetherb in a muddy place. The wound will becured.


(Acacia Senegal) GFolk Names: Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn,Gum Arabic Tree, Kikwata, Mkwatia,Mgunga, MokalaGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: AirDeities: Osiris, Astarte, Ishtar, Diana, RaPowers: Protection, Psychic PowersRitual Uses: The wood is used as fuel insacred fires in India, and is also used inbuilding temples.Magical Uses: A sprig of the tree placedover the bed wards off evil, as it […]

Communicating with Plants2

There are those who say they get messages from plants and that plants actually speak to them with a human voice, telling them the healing virtues of an herb. Others, get pictures in our minds that seem to be another form of direct communication from the plant world. Many other plant identification and communication systems […]

Communicating with Plants

There are those who say they get messages from plants and that plants actually speak to them with a human voice, telling them the healing virtues of an herb. Others, (like me) get pictures in our minds that seem to be another form of direct communication from the plant world. Many other plant identification and […]

The Magick Of Flowers

Anemone: Healing and protection. Aster: Love, patience, healing, variety, peace. Baby’s Breath: Innocence, happiness, love, pureness of heart. Peace and unity. Bachelor’s Button: Celibacy, attracting love. Birds of Paradise: Increases spiritual awareness and intuition, boosts metaphysical abilities. Intuition, insight, and protection. Bleeding Hearts: Love, positivity, divination. Bluebell: Strength, luck, constancy, truth, attracts faeries. Buttercup: Happiness, love, prosperity, healing. Cactus: Chastity, protection, strength, and banishing. […]

Plants in Mythology

The magical plant or herb of immortality sought by Gilgamesh, the hero of ancient Mesopotamian mythology, provides one example of how myths use plants as symbols of life and of the healing power of nature. However, because some plants yield poisons and some die in winter, plants can also represent death and decay. Various trees, shrubs, herbs, […]


To make moon planting really simple, when the moon is a new moon, this is not the time to plant anything. However, just after you see the first crescent you can start planting as this is when there is a surge of energy through the plants and the sap begins to rise through the stems. The best zodiac signs to […]


Hellebore is native to much of Europe and is commonly found in early spring and shade gardens in North America as well. The flowers have five petal-like sepals that surround a ring of cup-like nectaries (petals modified to hold nectar). These sepals stay on the plant sometimes for many months giving hellebores a long “blooming” […]


The name Salvia derives from the Latin word Salveo, “to heal” or “to save” (more like, to salve, as in, apply a salve). It has long been used in healing. An old proverb says “why should a man die who has sage in his garden?”. It was used in the Middle Ages to treat fevers, liver […]

The Alraun

The alraun is a root that has formed in a roughly human shape. The root may grow this way naturally, or may be carved to resemble a human figure. The alraun is traditionally a mandrake root, as these have the unique habit of growing in a vaguely humanoid shape. Any root may be used, however, […]


(Ulmus campestris) GFolk Names: Elven, English Elm, EuropeanElmGender: FemininePlanet: SaturnElement: WaterDeities: Odin, Hoenin, LodrPowers: LoveMagical Uses: Once known as “Elven” dueto its popularity among elves, elm is nowused to protect against lightning strikes, aswell as to attract love when carried.


(Potentilla canadensis, P. erecta [G]or P. reptans)Folk Names: Crampweed, Five FingerBlossom, Five Finger Grass, Five Fingers,Goosegrass, Goose Tansy Moor Grass,Pentaphyllon, Silver Cinquefoil, Silverweed,Sunkfield, SynkefoyleGender: MasculinePlanet: JupiterElement: FirePowers: Money, Protection, PropheticDreams, SleepMagical Uses: The five points of the leavesrepresent love, money, health, power andwisdom, and so if carried cinquefoil grantsthese.It is also hung up at the […]


(Cinnamomum zeylanicum,C. verum) +F: P LtFolk Names: Sweet Wood, Ceylon cinnamonGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FireDeities: Venus, AphroditePowers: Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power,Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, LoveRitual Uses: Cinnamon oil was used as partof a holy anointing oil by the ancientHebrews. The leaves of the cinnamon treewere woven into wreaths which were usedto decorate ancient Roman temples. TheEgyptians […]


(Chrysanthemum sinense, C. spp.) PoisonFolk Name: MumGender: MasculinePlanet: SunElement: FirePower: ProtectionMagical Uses: Drink an infusion of chrysanthemumsto be cured of drunkenness.Wearing the flowers protects against thewrath of the Gods, and when grown in thegarden chrysanthemums protect it fromevil spirits.


(Stellaria media) G: Harvest from fertilizerfreeenvironments.Folk Names: Adder’s Mouth, IndianChickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, StarChickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stellaire(French), Stitchwort, Tongue Grass,Winterweed, QoqobalaGender: FemininePlanet: MoonElement: WaterPowers: Fidelity, LoveMagical Uses: Carry or use in spells designed toattract a love or to maintain a relationship.


(Capsicum spp.) GFolk Name: Red PepperGender: MasculinePlanet: MarsElement: FirePowers: Fidelity, Hex-Breaking, LoveMagical Uses: If you feel your mate is lookingfor greener pastures, buy two largedried chili peppers. Cross them and tietogether with a red or pink ribbon. Placethis beneath your pillow and this shouldhelp keep fidelity in your marriage.If you’ve been cursed, scatter red pepperaround […]

The Origins of Shamanism

The roots of shamanism are lost in antiquity. However we do know,that given the similarities between shamanistic practices in the new world and Europe, that the fundamental elements of shamanism had been established as the first Paleo-Americans began to move across the Bering land bridge which connected Siberia to Alaska. This bridge disappeared about 12,000 […]

Are you Shamanic , Part 9

You may discover unusual spiritual superpowers, or what the yogis call “siddhis.” You might be psychic. You might get healing visions like the one in my previous post about the meeting of Western medicine and Shamanism. You might realize that you can heal people with your hands or that you can telepathically communicate with animals, […]

Are you Shamanic , Part 8

You tend to have vivid dreams. The unseen realm may be communicating with you through your dreams, so try analyzing your dreams. Pay particular attention to any animal totems that may appear in your dreams. Google search the animal and “spirit totem” and see if you can find any messages from the animals in your […]

Are you a Shamanic , Part 3

You are an introvert. Shamans are multi-dimensional beings who dance between the realms of the seen and unseen worlds, so if you’re of the shamanic archetype, you may have a hard time navigating the 3D realms of this dimension, which may cause you to withdraw into yourself so you can visit the realms of consciousness […]

Are you a Shamanic , Part 2

You’ve been through a difficult initiation, which has prepared you for this leadership role. In indigenous cultures, the village knew who the shaman was because he or she was struck by lightning and survived. In modern culture, you may not literally be struck by lightning, but you may have survived some other life or heart-threatening […]


ENTERING AN ALTERED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS is key to many spiritual and wellness practices, including but definitely not limited to Shamanism. Alpha states are the doorway to shamanic journeying. When we enter this state, we are more open and receptive to energies outside of ourselves. But what exactly does this mean? Our brain activity is […]


For all of us, becoming indigenous to a place means living as if your children’s future mattered, to take care of the land as if our lives, both material and spiritual, depended on it. —ROBIN WALL KIMMERER, BRAIDING SWEETGRASS AS SHAMANIC PRACTITIONERS, WE HAVE A responsibility to care for our land in the same way […]


The Festival Of Wisdom Time: Sunset 31 October-sunset 2 November (30 April-2 May in the southern hemisphere) Focus: Ancient wisdom, moving between the dimensions, the intersection between past and future and so a present that is not limited by time and space; welcoming the ancestors, confronting and overcoming fears of ageing and mortality. This festival […]


We have discussed the importance of gratitude, and this is truly a cornerstone of integrating Shamanism into your daily life. This is a quick and simple exercise that you can practice on a regular basis to engage in intentional gratitude. It will help you shift your perceptions and recognize the gifts that are offered to […]

Sabbat Wine

Wine, just as it is, constitutes a powerful entheogen. The Dying and Resurrected God is embodied int he wine in the form of Dionysos — and in Jesus, for that matter, whose symbolism and mythology associates him with the wine. Dionysos, though, is the “Twice Born” God of the Vine, and his cup is the […]