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Anais Star's Book of Shadows

Postby AnaisStar » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:09 pm

Ive decided to redo my BoS and recently bought a beautiful new book that Ive slowly been adding to. I'm also adding stuff to my blog A Charmed Existence

So I thought it would be nice to also add stuff here to share. This will be a collection of spells, rituals, information as well as part journal. I have been practicing on and off for about 14 or more years. I dont really define my practice, its pretty eclectic. I work with Ganesh, Lakshmi, Apollo, Selene and Airmid mostly. As well as angels and archangels.

I use a lot of candles, herbs and crystals in all workings.

Thanks for following.
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Re: Anais Star's Book of Shadows

Postby AnaisStar » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:15 pm

Introduction to the Chakras
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Chakra is Sanskrit for "wheel" and are featured in the tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The Chakras, sometimes called Wheels of Life or Wheels of Energy, are subtle energy points in the body through which Prana or life force move through. The seven main Chakras (there are hundreds more smaller chakra points throughout the body) run ascending along the spinal column from it's base and all the way up to the crown of the head.

The Chakras can hold spiritual, physical, emotional and mental memories/energy as the life force flows through the body. Chakras transform energy from the physical world through to the higher levels of consciousness. The Chakras receive information from the world around us, including other people, through vibrational waves. This is why often the world around us, and other people's moods can affect us.

Chakras can become unbalanced, showing either a draining in their connective power, or a surplus of that energy. There are many ways to bring the Chakras back into balance, such as meditation, yoga, or little things that are specific to each Chakra. For instance a weak Throat Chakra can be made stronger and balanced through singing, chanting, or wearing Lapis Lazuli.

The Chakras are as follows:

Root Chakra/ Muladhara

Located at the base of the spine
Color is red
Prime function is grounding, security and survival
Sound to chant - LAM
Element - Earth
Gemstones - Hematite, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Garnet, Ruby
Herb/Fragrance - Cinnamon, Cedar


Sacral Chakra/ Svadhisthana

Located below the navel
Color is orange
Prime function is relationships, sexuality, emotional needs
Sound to chant - VAM
Element - Water
Gemstones - Coral, Carnelian
Herb/Fragrance - Saffron, Orange/Citrus, Ylang Ylang


Solar Plexus Chakra/ Manipura

Located at the navel area
Color is yellow
Prime function is energy, willpower, personal power
Sound to chant - RAM
Element - Fire
Gemstones - Amber, Citrine
Herb/Fragrance - Cedar, Lemon


Heart Chakra/ Anahata

Located within the heart area
Color is green
Prime function is esteem, forgiveness, love, respecting self and others
Sound to chant - YAM
Element - Air
Gemstones - Emerald, Jade, Malachite
Herb/Fragrance - Rose


Throat Chakra/ Vishuddha

Located in the neck/throat area
Color is blue
Prime function is speech, expression, creativity, communication
Sound to chant - HAM
Element - Ether
Gemstones - Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Azurite, Angelite
Herb/Fragrance - Eucalyptus, Sandalwood


Third Eye Chakra/ Ajna

Located above/between eyebrows
Color is Indigo
Prime function is intuition, understanding, psychic sense, imagination
Sound to chant - OM/AUM
Element - Light/Spirit
Gemstones - Amethyst, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli
Herb/Fragrance - Lavendar


Crown Chakra/ Sahasrara

Located at the top of the head
Color is Violet
Prime function is enlightenment, spiritual, consciousness, harmony, compassion, wisdom
Sound to chant - NG
Element - Thought/Universe
Gemstones - Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Tourmaline, Moonstone, Selenite, Desert Rose
Herb/Fragrance - Jasmine, Lotus, Peony
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Re: Anais Star's Book of Shadows

Postby AnaisStar » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:50 pm

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Prosperity Ritual to Lakshmi

Best if done on a Friday or a Full Moon. I did this last night for the Blood Moon Eclipse Full Moon.

Ritual to Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of Abundance and Prosperity. Lakshmi is Sanskrit for the word “goal”. She is known as the wife of Lord Vishnu, and often as a consort of Lord Ganesh. Ganesh is known as the “Remover of Obstacles” and there for works well to block any flow of abundance and prosperity to you as Lakshmi blesses you and flows abundance to you.

Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful Indian woman with four outstretched arms, who is seated upon a large lotus blossom. Her arms represent Purity, Prosperity, Perfection and Freedom. Lakshmi is often seen with gold coins flowing from her hands representing her flow of gifts. She blesses both the physical and spiritual world with her gifts.

On Altar:
• Picture or statue of Lakshmi
• Lotus or Jasmine candle (white) to represent Lakshmi
• Bell
• Offerings for Lakshmi such as coins, flowers, yogurt and honey, milk
• Sandalwood oil or bindi
• Sandalwood incense
• Red/Gold altar covering


1. Cast circle and call quarters, etc. if you do this.
2. Take a seat in front of your altar to Lakshmi. Bring your hands into prayer with the thumbs at your third eye and bow saying “Namaste”
3. Bless yourself with the bindi or placing sandalwood oil on your third eye while chanting “May Lakshmi cleanse you and bless you with abundance and prosperity”
4. You may first call Ganesh (the remover of obstacles and a consort of Lakshmi’s to help in the ritual). Chant his mantra “Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah” three times. Typically mantras are chanted to Hindu deities 108 times, but for the sake of this ritual we will only chant 3.
5. Read a hymn to Lakshmi or call her by chanting her mantra three times. Her mantra is “Om Shree Laksmi Devayay Namah”
6. Light the candle to her, and light the incense wafting it over the altar.
7. Ring the bell to awaken her.
8. Make your offering to her (coins, flowers, yogurt and honey, milk, sandalwood paste).
9. Actively ask for what you want her to bring to you.
10. Meditate on your wish and what Laskhmi represents. Abundance and Prosperity is just not about money and financial gain. Laskshmi can bless you with other types of wealth such as knowledge, good health, happiness and more. Meditate on the thing that you would like to have an abundance of in your life. It can be more than one thing. But see the intention of it, see Lakshmi standing above you letting a golden flow of abundance pour over you from her hands.
11. Thank her for blessing you with her abundance and prosperity. A good way to do so is to say “Health, Wealth and Freedom to All Beings.” Bring your hands into prayer with the thumbs at your third eye and bow saying “Namaste”
12. Ring bell and banish as you would.
13. Continue to spread the wealth that Lakshmi has blessed you with. Remember to help others, tip when you should, donate to charities etc. Keep the flow of prosperity flowing out to others.
14. Maintain the altar to Lakshmi and if you feel inclined to do so mediate in front of her altar and chant her mantra 108 times daily. This really doesn’t take long, and you can use a mala to keep track of the count of times you chant the mantra.
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Re: Anais Star's Book of Shadows

Postby AnaisStar » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:15 pm

Witches Bottle

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Witches Bottles are a magickal tool that have been found to date back all the way to the early 1500s. Widely used from the 1500-1700s, these tools were used mostly for protection. Witches Bottles were used to protect the witch, residents, and homes against any kind of negative energy attack such as spells and evil spirits. The bottles draw the energy into the bottle and keep it stuck there, instead of letting the energy strike its intended target.

Other items added were known as "nasties" such as broken glass, rusty nails, razor blades, etc that the energy would become stuck on, thus being contained in the bottle.

The longer the bottle remained hidden, the longer the bottle could continue to draw the negative energy and spirits into it and keep it contained. Witches went through great lengths to hide the bottles on their properties. Some were buried, or placed in hard to find places, others were even built into the structures of the houses such as in the walls or under the home's hearth.

Today Witches Bottles can be created for a number of different reasons, such as love or money drawing. You can place in the bottle anything that is symbolic to you that matches your intention for the bottle. Just as their are many paths in the Craft, so are there a multitude of ways you can create your bottle to meet your intention.

Here is the details of Witches Bottle for protection that I did today.

Items needed:

Black candle
Jar with lid or stopper
Sage or cleansing incense
Sea Salt
Deity representation if you decide to work with one
"Nasties" - such as pins, broken class, tacks, thorns, rusty or bent nails. Get creative!
Personal items - (you can substitute vinegar for this), hair, nail clippings
Protective Herbs - salt, bay leaves, black pepper, cloves, burdock root, lavender, St. John's Wort
Crystals or stones that can be used for protection if you wish

Cleanse and consecrate your jar using the salt and sage, including the lid and inside of the jar. Start to add in your items such as the herbs, "nasties", and personal items filling the jar about half way. Place the lid or stopper onto the bottle and give it a good shake to mix all the items. Then seal with wax from the black candle. I also sealed it with the wax from my Archangel Michael candle to add his protective energy.

As you add the items and seal the bottle, call upon any deity or spirit you work with to aid you in making the bottle to protect your home and all who dwell within. I called upon Archangel Michael as he is who I work with when I need protection. Put your energy, intent and focus into making the bottle to protect you and your home.

At this time you can meditate on your intention of your bottle. Feel free to chant any words you wish to, or speak with spirit as you feel called to. Its not necessary to say anything, but if you feel drawn to then you should. You can even come up with a line of a spell for each item you put in, calling upon it's spirit or energy and asking it for protection. Such as "I call upon the spirit of Lavender. Please protect me and my home and all who reside within. So mote it be"

After sealing and meditating on the bottles intention, you can add runes or sigils for protection. If you have your own property bury this at one of the farthest corners from your front door. If you live in a condo or apartment with no yard, you can bury this in a flowerpot and keep near your front door or on a porch. Another option is to keep this hidden within your house somewhere near the front door or hearth.

You can recharge this bottle or make a new one at least once a year. The best time to do this would be during a waning moon phase, at night if you can. Its not that important to wait until a waning moon, as long as your intention is strong and focused.
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