paganismoetattoo:

Circe
via  the-darkest-of-lights  (originally  blaqmercury)
1 hour ago on 28 July 2014 ~ 6:27am 593 notes
wittywiccans:

Learn How to Make a Corn Husk Doll
via  the-darkest-of-lights  (originally  wittywiccans)
2 hours ago on 28 July 2014 ~ 5:52am 163 notes
via  the-darkest-of-lights  (originally  thepathofthewise)
2 hours ago on 28 July 2014 ~ 5:41am 663 notes

How to take your first astral trip

moonflowerchilde:

Preparations: Place a bowl of water and bowl of salt by your bed. Bless both, then sprinkle a little of both in the four corners of the room. This assures you that the area from which you start is purified. Choose a time and place where you know you will not be disturbed. most people do their astral voyages before they sleep, when the rest of the family has settled down for the night, though you can choose any time of the day as long as you are positive you wont be bothered. When first learning, many take ritual baths before traveling, and some add  of salt or magickal herb to the water. Light one white candle before your journey; be sure it is in a fire safe holder and away from curious pets. Make sure your clothes aren’t too tight, and that you haven’t eaten heavily the hour before and make sure the temperature is comfortable. 

For your first trip you will need a purpose. Experts advice that you should stay in the same room and not venture elsewhere until you get the hang of how astral travel works. 

INSTRUCTIONS: Lie down in a comfortable position, with arms and legs crossed. Take three deep breaths ( in through the nose,out through the mouth) and imagine yourself surrounded by pure, white light. Silently, tell each part of the body to relax.Work through your whole body. When you are comfortably relaxed, focus on your forehead right between your eyes and imagine moving out of your body from that point. 

It is possible you will feel a “floaty” sensation or you may tingle, feel some sort of inner vibration- these are all natural experiences. Try to go with the flow. if you jerk, brush your face, or physically move to “relieve the sensation” you will have to start all over again. This is the most difficult part, learning to let go, and it may take you several tries until you past this phase.  Once you have succeeded take time to explore the room. Go no further. Finally, visualize yourself returning to your body. Once you have returned lie as still as possible for a few minutes. Count from one to five, then open your eyes. Wait at least 24 hrs before your next trip. This will give your body time to recuperate. Once you are more experienced you will be able to take numerous trips a day. 

guide for a solitary witch 

 

via  the-darkest-of-lights  (originally  moonflowerchilde)
2 hours ago on 28 July 2014 ~ 5:40am 565 notes
dianaandpansson:

oh hell, this is good

dianaandpansson:

oh hell, this is good

via  dianaandpansson  (originally  tenebrum)
2 hours ago on 28 July 2014 ~ 5:35am 1,362 notes

the-darkest-of-lights:

the-darkest-of-lights:

The creation and use of herbal cigarettes in magic and the mundane. By. The Darkest of Lights


An introduction to the use of herbal cigarettes (HC) ; the HC are great for travail , you can smoke these when you wish to relax, before trance work, to create spiritual wards. These are safe to smoke ; caution they may cause you to have visions or feel light headed almost an
” high”.

**pregnant women shouldn’t be smoking, and I would assume it’s common sense to not smoke around them as some of these herbs can be harmful to them.

- Instruments needed -
- rolling machine
- rolling papers
- paper rolling tips
- mortar / pestle

~ Herbs suggested ~
. 
~Coltsfoot (medicine: cold & cough / magic: hedgecrossing & spirit-sight),
~;Spearmint (medicine: stimulant / magic: healing & psychic powers), 
~Skullcap: medicine; calming , antispasmodic , relieve cramps, muscle pain from stress, good for insomnia Magical: love, fidelity,peace, used in spells of relaxation) 

~Wild Lettuce (medicine: sedative magic: hedgecrossing), and 
~Wormwood (medicine: euphoric & stimulant / magic: hedgecrossing & necromancy).
~mugwort : euphoric, stimulant , hedge crossing, divination
~damiana(Medicine Influences: Aperient, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Aromatic, Bitter, Diuretic, Hormonal, Laxative, Nervine, Stimulant, Tonic. )(magical : burned to produce visions, promote psychic dreams). · 

~Catnip adds a relaxing note to the smoking mixture. It is gentle and can be effective to take the edge off .magic: divination & psychic powers · 
~Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) leaves are the classic herbal smoke. They quickly clear the bronchia, open the airways, and jump-start breathing during asthma attacks magic: hedgecrossing & necromancy), ·

~ Mints: (peppermint, spearmint, horehound, catnip, etc.): either use as tea or smoke for menthol flavor; expectorant properties; reduces stress; helps withdrawal
·
~ Licorice root: for flavor and expectorant properties; helps coughing. CAUTION: may increase blood pressure · 

~Oregon Grape Root. A liver stimulant 

~Goldenseal may help your body ( on the endangered list) Salicylate herbs, like Willow and Oak, can help with headaches.

~Green Tea aids in alleviating depression to soothing aches and pains.

~Chamomile aids in the relief of stress, indigestion, headaches, anxiety, and depression * don’t use if your allergic to ragweed
~ Lavender relaxation, pain relief (especially for headaches and muscle aches), anxiety relief, and a general sense well being 



~Steps ~

Step 1:
Choose your herb blend then grind the herbs together thoroughly mixing them together.

Step 2:
Use the paper rolling tips that will serve as a filter and will help steady air flow and create a smooth burning cigarette.

Step 3:
Use the cigarette machine and firmly place the filter into one side of the machine then fill the extra space with your herbal mixture.

Step 4:
Close the now filled machine and roll it twice to pack in the herbal mix. Then introduce the rolling paper into the machine with the glue edge out. Then roll the machine towards yourself.

Step 5:
Once the paper is almost fully inside lick the glue edge then finish rolling the machine.

Step 6:
Congratulations! You’ve made an herbal cigaret!


— suggestions —
You can draw sigils and spells on the rolling paper to add power, make cigarets with certain magical intentions.

~ if there’s any further questions feel free to ask me.

Source: {Earl Mindells Herb Bible} , [cunninghams encyclopedia of Magical Herbs],( the rodale herb book) [ green Witchcraft by Ann moura]

For additional magic, you cad wright sigils on the inside of the rolling papers to activate them. You can make a protection mix, a divination mix, and many more.
4 days ago on 24 July 2014 ~ 7:20am 1,145 notes
shawnpilgrim:

my shrine :) www.facebook.com/shawnpilgrimpage 
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4 days ago on 24 July 2014 ~ 7:02am 34 notes
the-darkest-of-lights:

To Cleanse and to Protect Sea salt, black salt White candle, black candle White feather, black feather  By. Samantha Piña  [Do not remove source]

the-darkest-of-lights:

To Cleanse and to Protect
Sea salt, black salt
White candle, black candle
White feather, black feather
By. Samantha Piña
[Do not remove source]

4 days ago on 23 July 2014 ~ 4:06pm 139 notes
the-darkest-of-lights:

1-who am I  2-what are my needs  3-how do I meet my needs
-complete book of tarot spreads

the-darkest-of-lights:

1-who am I
2-what are my needs
3-how do I meet my needs

-complete book of tarot spreads

4 days ago on 23 July 2014 ~ 4:05pm 421 notes

the-darkest-of-lights:

punchbuggydragon:

jade-witch:

thefaeriegarden:

greydraconem:

poppet-prince:

Hey everyone, would you mind doing me a favor? Reply to this with one or more color, animal, and/or object. It’s for some divination I’m doing for myself. Thank you~

neon green, panther, piggy bank.

blue, bear, nail polish, ocean idk???

Violet, forest, horse

black whale pencil

Purple, crow , paintbrush

ash dove hands

via  the-darkest-of-lights  (originally  poppet-prince)
4 days ago on 23 July 2014 ~ 3:49pm 82 notes
In Rome magic had been criminalised quite early, especially in relation to two acts: worship which was unacceptable to law and order, and any associated with poisonous substances, since the lethal effects or other harmful consequences of the latter were ascribed to supernatural powers. This is why the word ‘pharmakos’ came to be synonymous with magician.
~

Magic and the devil by Spyros N Trojanos. published in Greek Magic; ancient, medieval and modern, edited by J C B Petropoulos, 2008, Routledge. (via charlottesarahscrivener)

THIS is -hugely- important to what happened later in the Witch Craze. Huge. 

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4 days ago on 23 July 2014 ~ 10:09am 49 notes

waterbuckboy:

Various auspicious talismans in the Chinese Taoist style.  See here for more on Taoist talismans.

via  the-darkest-of-lights  (originally  waterbuckboy)
6 days ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:49am 47 notes

grimoireandfaeries:

lilytrout:

A blinged-out chicken foot

mixed media (preserved chicken foot, thread, jewelry scraps, freshwater pearl, cured squirrel hide, beads)

I showed this to my dad and he said it looked like ‘an old lady hand’ ahaha

this. is. AMAZING!

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6 days ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:34am 50 notes
yaquiberger:

Shah Diamond, an 88.7 carat, yellow-tinged, and extremely clear gem of Indian origin that bears inscriptions on three facets. A deep cut in the diamond indicates that it was worn as a talisman. It is believed that the diamond was discovered in the Golconda mines in India in the 16th century, before they were abandoned. According to Tavernier’s description, in 1665, the diamond was suspended by a thread before the throne of the Great Moghuls, so that a shah sitting on the throne could look at it.

yaquiberger:

Shah Diamond, an 88.7 carat, yellow-tinged, and extremely clear gem of Indian origin that bears inscriptions on three facets. A deep cut in the diamond indicates that it was worn as a talisman. It is believed that the diamond was discovered in the Golconda mines in India in the 16th century, before they were abandoned. According to Tavernier’s description, in 1665, the diamond was suspended by a thread before the throne of the Great Moghuls, so that a shah sitting on the throne could look at it.

via  the-darkest-of-lights  (originally  yaquiberger)
6 days ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:31am 66 notes

cunningfoxwitch:

Altoid tin witches travel kit.

I always like to keep certain magical supplies on hand when I’m on the go, but I tend to put a vile in this pocket and a crystal in that pocket and I forget what is where.

Altoid tins make great organizers for when you’re out and about. I’ve also seen many people make travel altars with these for when they are away from home or if they are still in the broom closet.

This kit can be anything that you find is most important to have based in what you do. I’m a stickler for cleansing and protecting my surroundings. So my kit includes:

- Sea Salt
- Dragons Blood Salt
- Rosemary
- Smokey Quartz Crystal
- A wand (one that I made myself using fox bone, clear quartz point, and some tigers eye and fire agate beads)
- A Tea Light and some matches
- A striker for the matches glued to the lid
- Mini bowl made from epoxy clay
- Home made mini runes also made from epoxy clay.

What I love most about this tiny tin is that it can fit into a bag as small as a clutch or even your pocket and you’ll have everything you need.

So have fun and be creative with your kit.

via  grimoireandfaeries  (originally  cunningfoxwitch)
6 days ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:25am 920 notes