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Ree's Book of Shaodws

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:44 pm

Hello there! I am a fairly new witch. I've been studying wicca for about two years now and I've decided to share a few of the things I've collected in my book of shadows. I'm not very fond of spells, sorry. I'm much more interested in things involving herbs. I might post a ritual or chant every now and then, but you won't likely find any spells on here xD;
Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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Basic Herbal Salve

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:49 pm

1 pound herbs of choice
-any of the following can be used: leaves, roots, bark, or powdered or dried granulated herbs (which herbs should be used is dependent on what salve is to accomplish)
-freshly gathered herbs should be finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds cocoa fat
4 ounces beeswax (agent for keeping the salve firm and workable.)

All of the ingredients should be mixed together in a large (preferably bronze or copper) pot. Covering the ingredients, place the pot in an area of intense sunlight for a duration of three to four hours.
Afterwards, strain this mixture through a finely woven cloth.
Allow strained mixture to cool. When the salve is cool to the touch and firm, it is ready for application to the body.
Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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Ginger Root Tea

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:52 pm

1 Teaspoon Crushed ginger root
1 Teaspoon Comfrey
1 Teaspoon Cudweed
1 Teaspoon finely chopped ground ivy
1 Teaspoon Black Horsehound
1/2 Teaspoon powdered Cayenne

Boil all ingredients in three cups water or carrot juice. When mixture is boiled, strain ingredients through a finely woven cloth.
Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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Marjoram Tea

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:53 pm

2 Teaspoons Marjoram
1 Teaspoon Camomile
1 1/2 Teaspoons Gentian
Prepare a tea using these ingredients - use no more than 3 cups of water
Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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Justarius' Soothing Elixir

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:56 pm

1 ounce granulated black cohosh
1/2 ounce powdered cayenne
1 ounce granulated gum myrrh
1 ounce crushed lobelia seeds
1 ounce chopped skullcap
1 ounce granulated skunk cabbage

In four cups of boiling water, steep the above herbs for about a half an hour. The strain the ingredients through a finely woven cloth. Add four cups of apple vinegar to the mixture. Bottle and store for use.
Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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Poultice for Inflammation

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:58 pm

12 elderberry leaves
1/4 teaspoon olive oil

Steam the elderberry leaves to the point when they just begin to wilt. Place leaves in tightly woven cloth. Add alive oil to leaves. Fold and secure cloth, then place it upon inflamed area. Apply poultice as hot as can be tolerated for a duration of a hour and a half.
Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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Various Powers of Herbs

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:16 pm

1) Clary - amplifies wholeness (mental or physical); strengthens the creative powers of the mage
2) Cowslip - heightens intellectual enlightenment; establishes harmony amongst conflicting magical powers/energies
3) Flax - binds magical powers of 2 to 4 mage's; regenerates physical energies lost during the act of casting spells
4) Henbane - Creates an energy sheild for the mage; heightens numinous experiences with higher astral entities
5) Houseleek - causes memory lapse of recent experiences (asp. useful against non-magical beings); for a mage in trance, and used w/ toad bladders, heightens meditation
6) Lady's Mantle - creates an aura of secrecy; used for spells of concealment; oddly, induces sexual desire
7) Lily of the Valley - protects from lower astral beings; invokes balance of power within the mage; brings about physical metamorphosis (women only)
8) Mandrake - dissipates physical stress, mental confusion, and neurotic tendencies; acts as a guard against detrimental forces; increases personal power
9) Mistletoe - Increases psychic potential for divination astral projection, or telekinesis; brings about success in financial undertaking
10)Nettle - absorbs the projected magical energies of our sun and moon in to the mage's psyche; enhances psychic/ psionic powers
11) self-heal - magnifies magickal powers during group ritual use' dispells personal tension or uncertainty; cures severe wounds (used only for the physically strong; weaker individuals suffer system shock)
12) sphagnum moss - invokes beneficial earth spirits; increases physical power of th emage; in poultice, staunches bleeding and cures wounds
13) willow - increases life force; guards against undead beings; assists psychically in challenge of initiatory tests (esp. the Test); helps to form + shape nebulous magickal powers during the act of vivisection- creation of nonhuman (possibly non-sentient) beings
Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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Some Relaxing Songs That I Like

Postby Embracing_Insomnia » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:25 pm


This is one of my favorite songs






Asahi, the morning fire,
rise oh body, for my soul to spire.
Gyrations of another day,
never ending, always flowing,
the dance we call creation.
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