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Do your research!!

I love old spells. I mean, that’s a pretty big part of being a Traditional Witch for me. That being said, old spells are not always good spells. You need to do some research when dipping into old books and folkloric spells and I have a story that really demonstrates why.

I was considering doing a spell I found in Gemma Gary’s “Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways.” Gemma Gary seems like a fairly trustworthy source. On page 128, Gary gives a recipe for “Witch Oil,” which is made by combining turpentine, dragon’s blood and madder root in one container and, in a fireproof vessel heated over the coals of a fire, linseed oil, mandrake, mugwort, and vervain. The two are then combined and left to sit for six months. I thought this would be a wonderful spell for reddening the bones (as we are getting onto the dark time of year). Gary notes that this “Witch Oil” could be used to anoint the self or to anoint tools.

Well I did a bunch of research and, oddly enough, the two ingredients I knew the least about here were turpentine and linseed oil.

Now that I did a bit of reading, I sincerely hope this is an old recipe from back in the day. Because if it isn’t, it’s utterly insane. Gary writes that this oil can be used to annoint the human body. Well, both turpentine and linseed are highly caustic materials. When I looked up some images of turpentine and linseed oil cans online, they had GREAT BIG messages warning the user to avoid contact with the skin and eyes. I have known some old, grizzled men who would wipe oil off their hands with turpentine. But I ain’t one of them.

Perhaps even more seriously, linseed oil, apparently, can spontaneously combust! According to several articles online, rags and papers soaked with linseed oil can suddenly burst into flame because linseed oil heats up as it dries (so to speak, that’s not an exact explanation of the chemical process, but that’s as far into it as I want to go). And that’s a pretty big deal. It is definitely something worth knowing before working with linseed oil. This isn’t to say it can’t be used safely – it has been used for centuries. But you have to know what you are doing. And you probably shouldn’t heat it over a bed of hot coals.

I will probably create this recipe, but will swap out these potentially dangerous oils for simple kitchen oils (olive, almond, etc). The important lesson here is to do your research. When working with old spells, sometimes swapping out ingredients is not just an option to consider, but is downright mandatory. Do you research. Don’t scar yourself or burn your house down.

toddyliberty: Learning these in depth.

toddyliberty:

Learning these in depth.

crystalherbalism: Self-Love and Spiritual Comp…

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Self-Love and Spiritual Compassion are devotions of courage. When we embody our true selves, we become truth.

Rose Quartz: heart centered, radical love, goddess, healing. This crystals is a great way to comfort the emotional body. It also bring light into the dark spaces of our energy field and mind. Rose Quartz is a creation of enlightenment, divinity, and trust. Rose Quartz is the energy of sacred and honest love. This pink stone allows you to embrace self-love, by having acceptance towards yourself the fae will honor your confidence. The seelie court worships heart energy and the unseelie court using the heart energy in their binding spells.

Connects with Aphrodite – The Goddess of Love and Beauty

Aphrodite is a goddess that is rising. With dark events happening around the world and self-doubt setting in, the goddess of love will guides us to clarity. Aphrodite brings love, acceptance, and self-healing into our lives. This goddess with trying to spread kindness in the world, she hears our prayers. We must work with her in order to manifest her energy. Call upon Aphrodite when when to seek light within the darkness, she will comfort you.

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Self-Love and Spiritual Compassion are devotio…

Self-Love and Spiritual Compassion are devotions of courage. When we embody our true selves, we become truth.

Rose Quartz: heart centered, radical love, goddess, healing. This crystals is a great way to comfort the emotional body. It also bring light into the dark spaces of our energy field and mind. Rose Quartz is a creation of enlightenment, divinity, and trust. Rose Quartz is the energy of sacred and honest love. This pink stone allows you to embrace self-love, by having acceptance towards yourself the fae will honor your confidence. The seelie court worships heart energy and the unseelie court using the heart energy in their binding spells.

Connects with Aphrodite – The Goddess of Love and Beauty

Aphrodite is a goddess that is rising. With dark events happening around the world and self-doubt setting in, the goddess of love will guides us to clarity. Aphrodite brings love, acceptance, and self-healing into our lives. This goddess with trying to spread kindness in the world, she hears our prayers. We must work with her in order to manifest her energy. Call upon Aphrodite when when to seek light within the darkness, she will comfort you.

Note: These crystals are perfect for an alter, yoga space, and/or a crystal bath.

Elbaite TourmalineLocality: Barra De Salinas,…

Elbaite Tourmaline

Locality:

Barra De Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Size: 

3.2 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm

Visit the Crystal Herbalism Shop on Etsy! All …

Visit the Crystal Herbalism Shop on Etsy! All these beauties are ready for homes! HERE 

Crystal Herbalism – Water Goddess Stone An oc…

Crystal Herbalism – Water Goddess Stone

An ocean lives within its aqua hues. As I hold it, I can feel the ebb and flow of its energy. Peaceful, it lulls me into watery daydream. 

Emotional clarity occurs when we take the time to listen, to feel what wants to be felt. Depths of our ocean, we dive deeper. Fluid, burst open, we flow. Dive deep, embrace your waves, and honor the feelings that begins to rise to the surface.

With dreamy colors of blue, green, and creamy white, this ocean gem is a ancient talisman of courage, peace, and deep healing. Watery energy, ocean jasper is a calming stone that works closely with the solar plexus, heart, and throat chakra. Like the oceans tides, this stone is reflective, cleansing, and empowering. 

  • Nurturing
  • Protection
  • Spiritual Wisdom
  • Lunar Energy: New & Full Moon
  • Mermaid & Water Nymph Connection

This blue ocean jasper stone was bought from ZingaraEnchantments on Etsy, a crystal shop that is abundant in divine treasures.

Polished Boulder OpalLocality: Coober Pedy, C…

Polished Boulder Opal

Locality:

Coober Pedy, Central North, South Australia, Australia

Size: 7.62 x 5.00 x 5.85 cm

Hello! It’s been awhile since I’ve asked this …

Hello! It’s been awhile since I’ve asked this question but i’m always amazed by the response we receive. 

What is your favorite Mineral and Why?