Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dark Star New Moon Rose Oil

כ"ט בתמוז תשס״ט
Lughnasadh 1

Capture the great Dark Star Goddess power of the New Moon and the longest Total Solar Eclipse of the 21st century!

Made this evening of the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, during the New Moon of the month of Lughnasadh, and under the planetary hour of the moon, Dark Star New Moon Rose Oil is a rare one-of-a-kind concoction of certified organic red rose petals, patchouli, myrrh and sandalwood essential oil in a safflower base oil. The entire oil concoction is charged with 5 onyx gemstones. Sealed with black wax, the 1 ounce corked potion bottle is hung with a pentacle charm by handdyed Sunset Sparkle ribbon made with a vibrant color mix of crimson red, maroon, brown, dark purple and mustard gold with an iridescent sparkle black edge.

The totality of the unique eclipse this night lasts 6 minutes and 39 seconds.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Awesome Goddess Tree Oil

כ"ז בתמוז תשס״ט
Faunus 28

Be lifted to the Awesome Goddess Tree which inhabits the Profound Mystery higher and deeper than either the Tree of Knowledge or the Tree of Life.

This ritual oil is intended for deeply joyful spellcrafting only. It evokes the Great Power of Awesome Ice הקרח הנורא.

Awesome Goddess Tree Oil was handcrafted during the planetary hour of Mercury with the waning crescent moon 90% dark (*Devil Tzadi). This intensely Divine magic is brought forth from the Earth with frangipani (plumeria) flowers, frangipani (plumeria) essential oil and amber oil in a certified organic premium quality pomegranate seed base oil, charged with (Dark Ice) 5 black onyx gemstones, (Light Ice) 5 clear quartz crystal gemstones and scarlet (אודם כשני) shimmer (נצנוץ).

The 3 ml corked spell bottle is sealed with plum wax, and hung with a goldtone spiral Goddess charm using a copper jumpring by a beautifully handdyed black-edge ribbon with colors that swirl from soft cherry pink into light, milk chocolatey brown. Stunning!

Comes to you elegantly wrapped in black tulle.

*Note - "Devil" literally means "She Is" [The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, Z. Budapest].

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Banishing / Uncrossing Spell Bottle

כ"ו בתמוז תשס״ט
Faunus 27

Handcrafted during the planetary hour of Saturn with the waning crescent moon 85% dark, this Banishing and Uncrossing Spell Bottle contains a triple botanical blend of dragon's blood, blue vervain and anise seed. Tucked inside the mix is a small specimen of red coral (almogim, אלמוגים). Evoke the power of the triple spiral Goddess to remove baneful circumstances from your life, cast out ill-being, open up blocked pathways, reverse malevolent magic, and guard yourself and your loved ones.

Burn as incense, use as a witch bottle, add to a mojo bag, or employ as a protective talisman.

The 3ml corked spell bottle is sealed with 3 waxes - red, black and gold - and hung with a copper Priestess Pentacle charm by black ribbon. Comes to you in a black organza bag.

Dream Magic

כ"ו בתמוז תשס״ט
Faunus 27

An experienced dreamer may go beyond merely interpreting her dreams. Once the dreamer validates that she is correctly interpreting her dreams through evidential alignments in her life path, improvements in character traits and dream progression, the witch is prepared to consciously direct her dreams.

An excerpt from The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries by Z. Budapest:

The experienced user of dreams is aware that dreams can be consciously directed to resolve conflicts. In a variation of this, something that bothers the dreamer is identified. The dreamer then directs that particular dream to come to a growth conclusion constructed by the conscious mind.

A dream is a link into the deeper threads of reality. The experienced witch may weave them as she wills.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Traditional Samhain Barmbrack

Photo by Podchef

כ' בתמוז תשס״ט
Faunus 21

I will personally begin gathering up my supplies and loading up my ritual intent to make my first loaf of Samhain barmbrack with the New Moon of the witches' month of Lughnasadh, which falls on July 21st this year.

Irish barmbrack (báirín breac), similar to Welsh bara brith, is a traditional yeasted tea bread prepared by witches for Samhain divinatory rituals. The authentic traditional Irish recipe below comes from Mike Lewis.

Barmbrack is usually baked in a round cake tin. I use a 20 cm (8 in) tin with a loose base, but the recipe works just as well with a rectangular loaf tin. The quantities given here will make one large loaf.

* 2 tea bags, or 3 tsp. loose tea (a strong black blend works best)
* 3½ cups (12 oz, 350 g) mixed dried fruit (raisins, golden raisins/sultanas, currants, candied peel)
* 1 cup (8 fl oz, 240 ml) milk
* 1 tsp. sugar
* 2 tsp. dried active yeast (not instant yeast)
* 3 cups (1 lb, 450 g) strong bread flour (I usually use white flour but you can also use a mixture of white and wheat meal)
* 1 tsp. salt
* ¼ cup (1 oz, 25 g) brown sugar
* 1/3 cup (3 oz, 75 g) butter or margarine
* 1 beaten egg
* 1 tsp. mixed spice (equal parts of ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and mace, for example)

Oven: Pre-heat to 350F (180C).

Start by making two cups (16 fl oz, 480 ml) of strong black tea. Remove the tea bags, or strain the tea to remove the leaves. Soak the dried fruit in the tea. Ideally, the fruit should soak for several hours or even overnight, but if this is not possible, don't worry - just leave it soaking for as long as you can.

Warm the milk until it is hand-hot (you can do this in the microwave). Stir in the teaspoon of sugar and the yeast, and leave in a warm place for about 15 minutes or until it becomes frothy.

Mix the flour, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl. Rub in the butter or margarine. Add the frothy yeast, the beaten egg and the spice. Drain any remaining liquid from the fruit, then add the fruit to the mixture. Mix well to make a smooth dough (add extra flour if the mixture is too wet).

Turn the dough onto a floured board and knead it thoroughly. Place it in an oiled tin, cover with a cloth, and leave in a warm place to rise for 45 - 60 minutes; the dough should have doubled in size.

Place the tin in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove the loaf from the tin, turn it upside down and put it back in the tin or directly on the oven shelf. Bake for another 20 minutes or so. The loaf will be ready when it sounds hollow when you tap (atap tap tap) on each of the sides. Cool the loaf on a wire rack before serving.

Recipe for Barmbrack (August 2005)

For Samhain observance, before the final rise of the bread, place meaningful parchment or greaseproof paper wrapped charms in equal intervals throughout the bread mixture. Some traditional charms include a bean, a coin, a thimble or pea, a button, a matchstick, a gold ring and a snippet of cloth. Here are the meanings this wycked witch has attached to the charms for my divinations:

fava bean - contact with the Ancestors
silver pentacle dime - protected success and prosperity
thimble or pea - steadfast fidelity and connection to one's core truth
celtic knot button - open map to pathways in the soul
matchstick - a warm home and cozy hearth
gold ring - clear path to the heart
snippet of linen cloth - weaving together destiny

Samhain barmbrack is in opposite harmony with Pesach matzot. It is magically important that Samhain barmbrack be prepared as a yeasted bread - don't be tempted to use self-raising flour, baking soda or other chemical rising agents.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Full Horn Moon Success & Prosperity Spell

י"ד בתמוז תשס״ט
Faunus 15

I've performed my first spell on behalf of someone else. My daughter asked me to perform a success and prosperity spell for her, so I did on this evening of the Full Horn Moon, beginning during the planetary hour of Mars (ג) and concluding during the planetary hour of the Sun (ד, malchut).

The ritual oil, incense and candle dressings were taken from the master stock supplies (see third photo on the linked page) I made for the Remedy For Livelihood Spell Kit. I used a handcrafted hand-dipped green taper inscribed specifically for my daughter. Vetivert essential oil and flax seeds were burned directly on silver hookah charcoal, along with the incense. Onto a pumice stone was loaded all the pain of my daughter and her children. Then the pumice stone was wrapped with paper, smashed with a hammer into dust and the dust blown into the wind - all the pain of the is past blown away by all the good things coming her way, so mote it be!

Then, during the Full Horn Moon, I crafted a unique Seed of Success Magical Manna spell bottle for my daughter, placed it into a black organza sachet bag tied with a beautiful silver Celtic knot charm, and placed the package into a silver Witchy Care Bag. Lined with black tissue paper and adorned with black tulle, the silver bag also contains other selected magical goodies every woman-girlie would love - a silver skeleton key to success tied with handdyed vintage looking ribbon along with other charms and beads, lavender scented potpourri, a handcrafted burgundy votive scented with oils to attract all good, handmade sage and cedarwood primitive soap, good dreams herbal mix with dream pillow sachet bag, blessings perfume oil, and witches brew incense sticks in a lovely lavender fabric incense bag. This is such a cool little witchy care bag. I am so anxious to give it to my daughter. She'll love it. It was surely made with perfect love and perfect trust.

I loved that she asked me to do this for her. I am so happy!