Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mabon / Autumn Equinox Incense

ל' אב התשס"ח
Belz 2

2 parts frankincense
1 part benzoin
1 part black walnut leaf
1 part blackberry leaf
1 part marigold
1 part myrrh
1 part juniper berries
1 part oak bark
1 part oakmoss
1 part rose buds
1 part white sandalwood
1/2 part pine resin
1/2 part pomegranate
1/4 part allspice
1/4 part clove
1/4 part nutmeg

drops of cinammon and vetiver oils as desired

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wheel Of The Faery Year

כ"ט אב התשס"ח
Belz 1

(hat-tip to Whispr)


March 15
Festival of river nymphs and water fairies, a dangerous day for swimming.

April 30/May 1 - Beltane/May Day
Fairies ride out from their hills to celebrate Beltaine on May Eve.

August 7
Fairy hills and dwellings are revealed on this day.

September 29
Doors open between our world and the fairy realm.

November 8
Another day when it is possible to catch a glimpse of fairyland.

November 11
Festival of the blackthorn fairies.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Honor Ancestors Incense

כ"ג אב התשס"ח
Lughnasadh 24

1 part Celtic resin blend
1 part Pomegranate seeds
1 part Turtle Island herb blend
1 part mistletoe
1 part wormwood
1 part juniper berries

Making Ritual Moon Water

כ"ג אב התשס"ח
Lughnasadh 24

Collect rainwater during a night rain into a silver bowl. Place the collected rainwater into a clay ritual jar, cork it, and bring it inside before dawn (such that the rainwater is not directly touched by light from the sun).

During the next full moon, at night, take outside and pour the previously collected rainwater back into the silver bowl to collect light from the rays of the full moon. After charging the water with light from the moon, place the moon water back into the clay ritual jar, cork it, and bring the jar of moon water inside before dawn.

Use for lunar rituals and to promote psychic awareness.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Full Moon Celebration Incense

ט"ו אב התשס"ח
Lughnasadh 16

3 parts white sandalwood
2 parts amber
1 part blackberry leaf
1 part orris root
1/2 part frankincense
1/2 part lotus
1/2 part marjoram
1/4 part sage
1/8 part saffron
1 rose bud
3 drops vanilla extract
1 drop blackberry wine
1 drop lilac oil

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Answering Tisha B'Av With Purpose

ט' אב התשס"ח
Lughnasadh 10
Tisha B'Av

My handmade casting cloth looks like the one shown. Of very soft brown suede, the seams are hand sewn, the symbols and lines drawn with very dark dragon's blood ink, and the diagonals made using the straight edge of a broomstick.

The Unified Power Of The Divine Feminine Lifeforce

To craft my casting cloth, an 18" by 36" rectangle of material was folded into an 18" by 18" square. Eighteen is the gematria of חי (chai, a word symbolic of the Divine Lifeforce).

Thirty-six is the gematria of בכוח (be'koach, meaning "with energy, power, strength, ability, resource, authority"). Thus, the three measurements of 18 and the one measurment of 36 symbolize the unified three-fold (Maiden, Mother and Crone) Power of the Divine Feminine Lifeforce.

From Within The Land

The "square" turned inside out and completed of seams measured 16.75" by 17.5" for a total area of 293.125 square inches. The value of 293 is the gematria of בארץ (ba'aretz, meaning "within the Land").


The value of 125 is the gematria of ענה (anah, meaning "to answer, reply, respond"). From the root ענה is also derived a word for 'fasting' (see Vayikra 16:29).

To Answer With Purpose Upon My Casting Cloth

The square of the cloth symbolizes the Middle World (also see my recent shabbat entry Endless Legion From The Elementary Sea, where I dreamt I was sitting in the middle of the stairs). The Middle in Hebrew is ha'emtza (האמצע).

The inner square (Midhe) symbolizes Focus, and the powers of concentration, memory, recognition, and sensitivity to meaning.

The two superimposed X's (Cath) in the northern position symbolize friction or resistance (left pillar).

The western spiral curl (Fis) symbolizes enlightenment or expansion (right pillar).

The eastern grid (Blath) symbolizes harvest (ingathering).

The southern base to base triangles (Seis) symbolize balance (synthesis, the creation of purposeful meaning).

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Shamanic Selenite Sphere

א' אב התשס"ח
Lughnasadh 2

My shamanic selenite sphere. Excellent for full moon esbat magic.

Selenite natural Iceland white satin spar (angel wings) 75mm sphere for shamanic spellcraft. Formed through the evaporation of salt water from ancient seas. Shamanic qualities:

- spiritual activation, alignment and balance
- communion with angelic consciousness, spirit guides, higher self
- calming, stabilizing, high vibration of emerging paradigm
- channels light energy
- links to the light body
- energetic frequency a crossroads between the spiritual and physical
- enhances telepathy
- brings clarity of mind
- neutralizes mercury poisoning

More on shamanic selenite.