Monthly Archives: September 2019

Unguentum Venenum: A Flying Ointment | Coby Michael Ward

The infamous witches’ flying ointment is a quintessential representation of the beliefs surrounding medieval witchcraft.  Its status is right up there with the broom, the cauldron and the familiar spirit.  Diabolic ointments containing poisonous ingredients were a hot topic of debate in the witchcraft trials and were used to support theories on both sides.  They remain a part of modern

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Preparing for Flight: Techniques for Ritual Entheogens | Coby Michael Ward

Using Plant Spirit Medicine to Enhance Spiritual Practice Entheogens bring us into the presence of the Divine.  They bring the Divine within or allow us to “fly” to spiritual dimensions to access wisdom.  Whether we are traveling in spirit or Spirit is traveling to us is an arbitrary distinction, since we are all part of the same whole.  Everything already

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