Wild Witchcraft Plants – Re-Stock Your Witch Cabinet

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The Witch & Walnut

Hi Everyone! I hope you have all been having a great summer so far. Just a really quick post on some wild plants that are blooming like crazy right now and that I’ve picked. There is a lot blooming now, so I will likely do a few posts. However I post regularly on twitter, so you can always check there! I love planning ahead for the colder months and using the whole summer to gather and dry my plants. Anyhow if you want to get out there and start re-stocking, or if you are a beginner……start working on building your supply slowly. Now is the time!

FullSizeRenderYou don’t have to travel far, all these can be found on roadsides, local forests and trails. Once I get them home I tie them up and hang them outside. In this photo I have collected the following:

  • Birdfoot trefoil
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  • Buttercups

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Pine Salt Infusion

Salt infusions are handy to keep around, and pine (or cedar*) is one of our favorites to make.  Both salt and pine are well known for their protective and purifying qualities.  But while salt is feminine and earthy, pine is masculine and tied to the air.  Combining these properties brings balance, creating a spell component that is more powerful then the sum of its parts.  And it’s quick and simple to make. …

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~ Candle Magick ~ — Ye Olde Dark Arts

*The © information provided below is part of the many lessons taught to the members of Ye Olde Dark Arts Coven-Tradition and Students of our Correspondence Courses.*

               

 ~ THE HISTORY OF CANDLE BURNING IN SPELL WORKS ~    

Candle Magic is one form of magic and is a force that combines psychic energy with the powers of the will to produce supernatural effects. Candles have a long history in religion worship, magic & folklore. They provide light, thus illuminating the darkness and repelling evil spirits while attracting benevolent ones.  In liturgy, they are offerings of fealty to a deity, in magic they are used in various spells & rituals while in folklore they are associated with the dead.

Candles have a unique place in our society today, and are also an incredible link with our past. Unlike anything else, candles convey messages of romance, warmth, spirituality, secret wishes and brightness, all with the simple construct of wax and wick. Embraced by almost every faith, creed and nationality, there is something special about a solitary flame and the energy exchange that it puts forth. It touches our souls. Who among us has not been be touched by the commonality of candles in our religions? People of all faiths and walks of life, and many different creeds, can join together in a candlelight vigil to grieve, or come together in prayer. Candles are unique tools indeed to link mankind to the Divine …

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~ The Use Of Occult Oils ~ – Ye Olde Dark Arts

The use of Occult Oils have been a part of all various types of magickal practices for thousands of years.  Hoodoo Rootworkers traditionally name their oil compounds for the conditions they are believed to cause or cure.  Oils are used in numerous ways while most often they are rubbed on candles which are then burned in ritual, they are also used to anoint charms, mojo-bags, doorways and window sills of a home or business and can also be added to bath water

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