Tag Archives: Herbals

The Dance at Earthbone Forest

The History of Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine, which in turn has been an integral part of magical practices. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing benefits. In most ancient cultures, people believed plants

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Bobinsana~ From Help Healing Grief, Heartbreak and Pain to Shamanic Lucid Dreaming

by Aaron Weis | May 18, 2017 A relative of the mimosa tree, Bobinsana (Calliandra Angustifolia) is a water loving plant that belongs to the Pea family (Leguminosae). It grows around 4-6 meters high and is usually found alongside, rivers, streams, and bodies of water in the Amazon basin. It is found in regions of Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. It produces an

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Our Herbal Grimorie

Agrimony * Agrimony for matrimony, perfect herb for the -couple- soon to Handfast. Place a red sachet fill with Agrimony and place between the mattress of lovers to ensure a long relationship/marriage. Agrimony belongs to the element Air, also used for protection spells. Agrimony has also long been used to reverse spells sent against the magician. Used in ‘sleep’ sachets,

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The Making of a Maiden The Folklore of Blodeuwedd’s Flowers

“So they took the flowers of the oak and the flowers of the broom and the flowers of the meadowsweet and conjured from them a maiden, the fairest and most beautiful that man ever saw … and they gave her the name of Blodeuwedd.” – from the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion(Math fab Mathonwy). Most people would quite rightly associate

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Our Dreams.

Dreams allow us to receive and transmit magickal communique although we may not remember them upon awakening nor do we always understand them. Sleep and the dream state are where healing and rhythmic readjustments most frequently occur. Although some use the phrase “just a dream” to indicate a hopeless cause or a figment of the imagination, there are many who

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Herb Jelly.

Make this with your favorite herbs like sage, thyme, tarragon, marjoram or a combination of these, and serve with your favorite meat. 2 cups prepared infusion (2 1/2 cups boiling water and 4 tablespoons dried herbs) 1/4 cup vinegar 4 1/2 cups (2 lb.) sugar green food coloring (optional) 1/2 bottle liquid pectin To prepare the infusion, pour boiling water

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Violet Jelly.

You will need: 2 heaping cups of fresh violet petals (see note below) 2 C boiling water 1/4 C well-strained, clear lemon juice 4 C sugar 3 oz liquid pectin (Certo) NOTE: Look for fully opened flowers, not partially opened buds, for better color and more intense flavor. The violets you want are the wild violets that grow in many parts

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