Friday, October 5, 2012
Grains of paradise
Planet .. mars
Use.. Grains of paradise are used in in luck , love, lust and money spells and sachets It is a herb used in wishing spells . Hold some in your hand making a wish and throw a little of the herb in each direction starting in the north .
Found also under its Latin name of Aframomum melegueta, or the more common names of Melegueta Pepper, Alligator Pepper, and Guinea grains or Guinea Pepper, Grains of Paradise was quite popular in medieval Europe. There, it was frequently used as a substitute for black pepper, particularly during the 14th and 15th centuries, when it was most commonly used in this fashion in the larger population centers of Europe, particularly in Northern France. After this period, people largely stopped using Grains of Paradise in cooking practices, generally leaving it alone unless it was to spice sausages or add to the flavor of beer or gin, though it was taken up by medieval herbalists and doctors as a popular healing agent, and was regarded as a particularly useful treatment for the Humours. In African lore the seeds of Grains of Paradises are also regarded as a spice possessing magical properties, and are frequently spoken of as being of great value for spells of divination as well as rituals intended to determine guilt. In more modern culture, Grains of Paradise is rapidly becoming a popular spice in the culinary world once more, and has been featured as an ingredient by famous chefs and is featured as a flavoring agent in popular beers. Some have also turned to it within certain diets, such as the raw-food diet, as an alternative to Black Pepper and other such spices. This is due to the fact that Grain Of Paradise is generally less harsh to the digestive track than those spices, while providing a very similar flavor.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Element : air
When eaten Parsley provokes lust and promotes fertility ,but if you are in love don't cut parsley you'll cut your love as well. Parsley is placed on the edge of plate to prevent contamination. Wear for protection .
Parts used leaves,root,seed
Parsley contains volatile oil ,flavinois,vitamins A,C,and E. Also high in iron . The flavoids are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Helps with cramps andflatulence and is a Strong uterine stimulant. IT is great for flushing out waste from the body and inflamed joints. Parsley is a valued promoter of menstruation being helpful both is stimulating a delayed period and reliving menstrual pain.Cautions : DO not take the seeds during pregnancy or if suffering from a kidney disease
Monday, September 24, 2012
Ladybug - Ladybug power animal symbolizes good fortune. You will receive abundance in your life.Ladybugs are about metamorphosis, growth and manifestation of ideas and thoughts. Ladybugs will teach persistence with charm, trust in the process, effectiveness of natural defenses, transformation of unwanted fears along with proper movement and actions which allows the regeneration of your spirit to prosper.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This herb is 50 times sweeter than sugar, but don’t let that fool you, it has many healing uses. Because it is a demulcent , it has anti-inflammatory properties. Also it is an expectorant, which makes it great for a cough. It is great for bronchitis when mixed with honey and drunk in tea form. As an adrenal agent, it helps to relieve stress. It is also a mild laxative, so be careful not to take too much!
It’s magickal quality is in increasing passion. As such , it is often added to love and lust sachets and carried to attract love.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
MAY-bon, MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon or MAH-bawn,
- Lesser Sabbat - Fall/Autumn Equinox, Septtember 21-23
Michaelmas (September 25th, Christian), Second Harvest Festival, Witches’ Thanksgiving, Harvest Home (Anglo-Celtic), Feast of Avalon, Wine Harvest, Festival of Dionysus, Cornucopia, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Chung Ch’iu (China), Night of the Hunter, Alban Elfed "The Light of the Water" (Caledonii/ Druidic-celebrates Lord of the Mysteries), Winter Finding (Teutonic, from Equinox ‘til Winter Night or Nordic New Year, Oct 15th.)
dogs, wolves, stag, blackbird, owl, eagle, birds of prey, salmon & goat, Gnomes, Sphinx, Minotaur, Cyclops, Andamans and Gulons
yellow agate, carnelian, yellow topaz, sapphire, lapis lazuli & amethyst
pine, sweetgrass, apple blossom, benzoin, myrrh, frankincense, jasmine, sage wood aloes, black pepper, patchouly, cinnamon, clove, oak moss
brown, green, orange, red, deep gold, scarlet, yellow, russet, maroon, all autumn colors, purple, blue violet & indigo
indian corn, red fruits, autumn flowers, red poppies, hazelnuts, garlands, grains especially wheat stalks, and colorful, fallen leaves, acorns, pine & cypress cones, oak sprigs, pomegranate, statue/or figure to represent the Mother Goddess, mabon wreath, vine, grapes, gourd, cornucopia/horns of plenty, burial cairns, apples, marigolds, harvested crops, burial cairns, rattles, the Mysteries, sun wheel, all harvest symbols
Modron (Welsh), Bona Dea, Land Mother, Aging & Harvest Dieties: the Triple Goddess-Mother aspect, Persephone, Demeter/Ceres, Morgan(Welsh- Cornish), Snake Woman (aboriginal), Epona (Celtic-Gaulish), Pamona (roman), the Muses (greek)
Mabon ap Modron (Welsh), Sky Father, Wine Gods, Aging Gods, John Barleycorn , the Wicker-Man, the Corn Man, Thoth (Egyptian), Hermes, Hotei (Japanese), Thor, Dionysus (Roman), Bacchus (Greek) & all wine Deities
beauty, joy; fullness of life, harvest of the year's desires, strength; laughter; power; prosperity, equality, balance, appreciation, harvest, protection, wealth, security, self-confidence, reincarnation
death of the God, assumption of the Crone, balance of light and dark; increase of darkness, grape harvest, completion of the harvest
second harvest festival, new wine pressing/making preparation for winter and Samhain, rest after labor, Pagan day of Thanksgiving, honoring the spirit world,celebration of wine
Celtic Festival of the Vine, prosperity rituals, introspection, rituals which enact the elderly aspects of both Goddess & God, past life recall
offerings to land, preparing for cold weather, bringing in harvest, cutting willow wands (Druidic), eating seasonal fruit, leaving apples upon burial cairns & graves as a token of honor, walk wild places & forests, gather seed pods & dried plants, fermenting grapes to make wine,picking ripe produce, stalk bundling; fishing,. on the closest full moon (Harvest Moon) harvesting corps by moonlight.
cornbread, wheat products, bread, grains, berries, nuts, grapes, acorns, seeds, dried fruits, corn, beans, squash, roots (ie onions, carrots, potatoes, etc), hops, sasssafras, apples, pomegranates, carrots, onions, potatoes, roast goose or mutton, wine, ale, & cider
myrrh, thistle, tobacco, oak leaf, hazel, mums, hops, acorns, marigold, rose, sage, milkweed, solomon's seal, aster, fern, honeysuckle, benzoin, myrrh, passionflower, pine & cedar, ivy, hazel, hops, cedar