waterbuckboy:

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

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1 hour ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:49am 35 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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1 hour ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:34am 25 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.

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1 hour ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:31am 31 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.

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1 hour ago on 22 July 2014 ~ 7:25am 704 notes
andrew-schmidt:

"Geomancy" by Andrew SchmidtThis piece will be part of IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME at the Detroit Artists Market opening on August 1st.

andrew-schmidt:

"Geomancy" by Andrew Schmidt

This piece will be part of IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME at the Detroit Artists Market opening on August 1st.

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13 hours ago on 21 July 2014 ~ 8:12pm 83 notes
draconiswormwood:

Palo Mayombe working altar

draconiswormwood:

Palo Mayombe working altar

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13 hours ago on 21 July 2014 ~ 7:44pm 230 notes

mortisia:

Marie Laveau (September 10, 1794 – June 16, 1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. She was born free in New Orleans. Her daughter Marie Laveau II (1827 — c. 1895) also practiced Voudoun, and historical accounts often confuse the two. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. “In 1874 as many as twelve thousand spectators, both black and white, swarmed to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to catch a glimpse of Marie Laveau II performing her legendary rites on St. John’s Eve (June 23–24).” Although some references to Marie Laveau in popular culture refer to her as a “witch”, she is properly described as a ‘Voodoo priestess’.

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21 hours ago on 21 July 2014 ~ 11:50am 973 notes

honeycoyote:

The onions are braided

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1 day ago on 20 July 2014 ~ 9:59pm 17 notes

HOW TO PAGAN

thephantomhunter:

idk just burn that shit as an offering 

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1 day ago on 20 July 2014 ~ 9:33pm 540 notes
blackpoisonousrivers:

najwalaylah:

blackpoisonousrivers:

Myself August 27th 2011.

Do Not Eat Me.

Not unless you fully understand their medicinal properties and how to utilize them properly.

blackpoisonousrivers:

najwalaylah:

blackpoisonousrivers:

Myself August 27th 2011.

Do Not Eat Me.

Not unless you fully understand their medicinal properties and how to utilize them properly.

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2 days ago on 19 July 2014 ~ 10:06am 34 notes

victoriousvocabulary:

LES FLEURS DU MAL

[noun]

French: the flowers of evil, also a volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire.

[Britt Wilson]

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2 days ago on 19 July 2014 ~ 9:45am 1,176 notes

tendingthehearth:

Cassandra Latham, a traditional west country Witch; talks about her magical practice and service to the community.

I adore this woman and I adore her down to earth nature. She is the kind of person I wish to emulate in my own practice.

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2 days ago on 19 July 2014 ~ 9:44am 752 notes

the-darkest-of-lights:

Making Flying Ointments

Ointments are easily made, they consist simply of herbs or oils and a base.

THE SHORTENING METHOD
Gently heat four parts shortening over low heat until liquefied. Watch that it doesn’t burn. Add one part dried herbal mixture, blend with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed, and continue heating until the shortening has extracted the scent, you’ll smell it in the air.

Strain through cheesecloth into a heat proof container, such as a canning jar. Add one half tsp tincture of benzoin to each pint of the ointment as a natural preservative. Store in a cool, dark place like a refrigerator. Let the mixture sit for two weeks prior to using.

USEING OINTMENTS
Ointments are usually rubbed onto the body to effect various magical changes. When anointing the body with the ointment rub a small amount to your wrist, arches, solar plexus , under arms.

RECIPES

NONTOXIC FLYING OINTMENT
1 pt dittany if Crete
1 pt cinquefoil
1 pt mugwort
1 pt parsley


NONTOXIC FLYING OINTMENT #2
2 drops sandalwood oil
1 drop jasmine oil
1 drop benzoin oil
1 drop mace oil

NONTOXIC FLYING OINTMENT
#3
1 1/2 tsp mugwort
1/2 tsp parsley
1/4tsp catnip
1/4 tsp orris root powder
Pintch valerian root
1 drop jasmine oil

TOXIC FLYING OINTMENT
cinquefoil
Parsley
Aconite
Belladonna
Hemlock
Cowbane

TOXIC FLYING OINTMENT #2
Hogs lard
Hashish
Hemp flowers
Poppy flowers
Hellebore

VISIONS OINTMENT
Hemp
Angelica
Kavakava

NONTOXIC WITCHES OINTMENT
3 pt vervain
3 pt sandalwood
2 pt cinnamon
1 pt carnation petals

NONTOXIC WITCHES OINTMENT
#2
3 drops frankincense
2 drops myrrh
1 drops sandalwood
1 drops orange
1 drops lemon

TOXIC WITCHES OINTMENT
Hemlock
Poplar
Aconite
soot

CAUTION
Do not use flying ointments if you have a heart problem or serious kidney and liver problems. Do not use ointments containing belladonna if you are allergic to morphine and related opiates or you will have a very serious reaction and need to go to the emergency room. Do not mix with serious medications. Do not use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after using the ointment. Keep away from children and pets. Do not drive or operate machinery while under the effects of a flying ointment. Side effects may include temporary dizziness, fatigue, and blurred vision (the latter especially if the ointment contains belladonna). Give yourself 2-5 hours to recover from the experience and get back to normal. In some cases, it may take 1-2 days to get your normal energy levels back.


Sources: Sarah lawless, scott Cunningham, Edain McCoy

3 days ago on 18 July 2014 ~ 9:25am 865 notes
aerienette:

。.⋆:*☽~Goddess Bless~☾*:⋆.。

aerienette:

。.⋆:*☽~Goddess Bless~☾*:⋆.。

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4 days ago on 18 July 2014 ~ 7:46am 131 notes
arcanemysteries:

When To Cleanse Your Tarot Deck.

arcanemysteries:

When To Cleanse Your Tarot Deck.

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4 days ago on 18 July 2014 ~ 7:09am 291 notes