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Thank you


If I could, I would break
the pomegranate                    open and rip
the seeds.

Black and blue
cohosh, pennyroyal tea,
fuck this,                    let me bleed.

Boil it out of me.

I don’t have any more room to grow;

forgive me, forgive me. 


Please, please when researching herbs for paganism/witchcraft, make sure you also look up its physical, botanical and chemical properties as well. Some websites seem credible but don’t put warnings about dangers of herbs/flowers/plants. Some are poisonous, some are irritants, some are abortifacient. AND NEVER INGEST HERBS/FLOWERS/PLANTS WITHOUT LEARNING EVERY POSSIBLE THING ABOUT THEM.

Thank you, this has been a PSA.

I just received the World’s Creepiest “Christmas Card”

When I first saw this, I thought was the world’s creepiest Christmas Card, but I flipped it over and discovered that it is actually some sort of anti-abortion propaganda. 

Here are some of the more disturbing excerpts:

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, did not enter our world through a birth canal. he did not begin his earthly in a manger in Bethlehem. He began his human life in the womb of a young unmarried woman who was not planning to be with child.


The incarnation of Christ stands in direct conflict with all forms of child sacrifice. Modern forms include chemical and surgical abortion, the use of abortifacient drugs and devices designed to make the womb inhospitable for human embryos, and all destructive methods associated with the dehumanizing practice of producing children outside of the womb (IVF). Christ continues His work today as He leads His people to actively bring the Gospel of His Kingdom into conflict with the practice of human abortion.

This is the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. 

Can an herbal supplement give me an abortion?

Someone asked us:

Is it true that [insert herb] can be used as an abortifacient?

Sometimes people try to give themselves an abortion, and there are different ways to do that. But most herbal treatments don’t work, and other chemicals, medicines, and drugs that you don’t get from a nurse or doctor can be unsafe.

Abortions provided by licensed and trained doctors or nurses, like the ones at Planned Parenthood health centers, are the safest, most effective, and only legal option. If having an abortion in the privacy of your own home is important to you, check out the abortion pill (AKA medication abortion).

If you’ve tried to give yourself an abortion, it’s really important to get medical care and make sure everything’s OK. The staff at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center can make sure you’re healthy, and talk with you about your options.

-Amy at Planned Parenthood

anonymous asked:

Where do herb correspondences come from? People love to reference Scott Cunningham's book on herbs, but he never explains why this herb means this or that one means that. Where does this information come from?

Historically, most metaphysical herb correspondences come from something about the herb itself: its medicinal application, appearance, common locations, relationship with wildlife, etc.

St. John’s wort, for example, has a bright yellow, sunny appearance, and its metaphysical associations include the sun, masculinity, Midsummer’s Eve, and protection against witches and the fae.  Nettles are popular for protection, for obvious reasons.  I sometimes carefully use pennyroyal for certain kinds of protection as well, which is highly toxic and was used as an abortifacient in the medieval era.  (Pennyroyal is seriously toxic; never ingest and keep away from children and pets Always, always do your research before handling and using any herbs.)  Valerian is one of the best herbal sleeping aids and so shows up in a lot of sleep-based spells.  In Irish folklore, gorse is associated with wealth because of its small golden flowers.

In all honesty, I would take Cunningham’s work with a grain of salt.  It’s been criticized as being ‘not bad’ but still definitely flawed, and it disagrees with some of the energies and associations I’ve found to be most effective with my own practices, as it has with other people’s.

Nicholas Culpeper’s Complete Herbal, a 17th-century compendium of English herbalism, is interesting in how it combines astrology, sympathetic magic, and legitimately empirical medicine – although, like many medicinal texts of that era, some of the recipes are poisonous, so, like, keep away from the mercury, please.  Using astrology is based on the idea that heavenly bodies emit unique energies that influence the world and its inhabitants in various ways.  Some contemporary organic farms are engaged in biodynamic farming, which operates on some of these principles with the idea that it brings out and preserves the greatest potential of the produce.

Green witchcraft and sometimes cottage witchcraft are probably the types that use herbs in magic the most, so those would be good practices to check out if you haven’t already.

(Please forgive my rambling – I used to work at an herbal healing business and I get really excited about it.)

- mountain hound


Abortifacient - Reptilian Brown Eye

Not at all the dumbz! And making rebloggable right off the bat cause this is prudent to my current original writing project too, and actually what sparked it in the first place!

Pennyroyal Herb is indeed good for tummyaches and cramps. I drink the tea when I am on my period, it helps like nothing else. It is also a form of birth control, and, in dire need, an abortifacient (if not a wholly reliable one). My former posts on the subject were lost with my former blog, but basically the tea, brewed strong (and preferably fresh, though dried works just fine for my cramps anyway), makes the uterus contract. Taken early and hourly, it can induce abortion. Taken simply as a period regulator, it can be very effective at preventing pregnancy (I have friends who swear by it), though prolonged use, like over years, can be hard on the liver.

Obligatory Warning: Pennyroyal Oil is EXTREMELY toxic, and shouldn’t ever be taken internally. People have died from a few drops. It would take about 30 gallons of the tea to kill you, though, so don’t worry. At most, you might feel a little numb on the tip of your tongue.

 Pennyroyal is in the mint family, and quite tasty, and available at many farmer’s markets and certainly most Witch’s supply shop.

 So, as my knowledge on herbs in general expands as well as my love of Apocalyptic Fiction, you can guess how witches at the end of the world quickly came to mind. Especially watching The Walking Dead this summer.

 Mind, I’m not all “boo modern medicine!” AT ALL, but when it comes to the end of the world and the fall of society, I was all “If only the poor kids had an herb garden”. Pregnancy prevented, wounds cleaned, so many ailments tended without having to go out on risky, zombie-chompy-runs to the already-looted pharmacy.

 Not practical in that particular world, mind, but that’s what sparks one’s own original stuff! I’ve cast a world full of botanists, witches and farm girls who know their shite. Herbs are fascinating.

The ignorance of some Christians astounds me sometimes

I have now talked to more then two young Christian women who have said that while they know that Birth Control is an abortifacient they are going to take it anyway. I’ve explained to them that this means that a life could be (not definitely, but could) killed. Their response “It’s my choice”.

I’d like to ask them then (and I did just ask the one gal) “what’s the difference in a mother deciding to abort her 12 week in-utero baby?”

Bottom Line:
You cannot be against abortion and be okay with an abortifacient pill and not be contradicting yourself.

I’m urging all students and people young and old to educate themselves on what the pill does.
Go to PP’s site and look it up, that is how I found out what it can do and that it is abortifacient. 

Sorry for the ramble, but it’s quite irritating when the person you are talking to tells you that there’s no way you’ll stay or get married if you’re not on BC and having sex all the time. 

I just refuse to buy into that lie right there! 

Fertilization from the dictionary 
“Main Entry: fer·til·i·za·tion 
Pronunciation: \ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\
Function: noun
Date: circa 1787
: an act or process of making fertile: as a : the application of fertilizer b (1) : an act or process of fecundation, insemination, or pollination —not used technically (2) : the process of union of two gametes whereby the somatic chromosome number is restored and the development of a new individual is initiated”

Therefore, (by definition 2) the process of fertilization is the combining of two separate sets of half DNA to create a new individual, unique, one that hasn’t existed before. (Unless of course the newly fertilized egg and sperm, split making twins).

Birth control works by preventing implantation, the body thinks it’s already pregnant, therefore the new individual (zygote) never has the opportunity to grow and develop. 

Birth control has been shown to lead to breast cancer.

Birth control does not fix any problems, it just masks their symptoms.

When a male has any sort of reproductive problem, there are loads of ways to solve it. If a female has a problem the aromatic solution is birth control, which neither grants control or births. Wouldn’t you say that is oppressive?

The male reproductive system is relatively simple, they are always fertile (unless underlining medical problems exist).

The female reproductive system is complicated. There are two hormones that mostly control the reproductive system (as well as many other metabolic processes). Yet most women are never taught how to figure out when they are fertile, nor are there ample opportunities to learn about this complex system. I consider ignorance to be oppressive.

Abortion is killing an individual before it is born. Birth control can lead to that without the mother ever knowing. But it can also harm the mother in many other ways.

Fun fact: the word fetus means tiny human.

Have a lovely day.

tinynoose-deactivated20140409  asked:

Can you explain me why the birth control pill isn't an abortive? Isn't it the pill that it is supposed to be taken right after sexual intercourse because you don't know whether you have conceived or not? What does it do exactly? If iit destroys what is being conceived, sure it's an abortive in my eyes. But I might be wrong. Thanks for your time

Thanks for your question, sorry took me a little longer to respond because this is a bit difficult to explain correctly and I wanted to have all my sources cited. That being said, the pill is daily birth control containing progestin, which essentially trick the ovaries into thinking it’s already released an egg. (http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/birth-control-pill.htm) Generally, a normal oral birth control pill taken after sex isn’t going to work. Plan B on the other hand, is taken after sex, up to 3 days, and is the same thing as the pill but a stronger dose (which heads the same results as oral contraception only its goal is to prevent fertilization)

Oral birth control is thought to do one of three things.
1. Prevent Ovulation
2. Prevent fertilization
3. Prevent Implantation

1 and 2 prevent a new DNA from being formed, now, that being said, besides the fact that ovulation that can be tracked, the rest is slightly up in the air, there is no solid unbiased cited information I can find that gives actual statistics on this or confirms that the pill prevents implantation or fertilization for that matter. So now let’s go into what fertilization and ovulation are.

Ovulation is the process of the ovaries releasing an ovum (egg).

Fertilization is the process of a sperm cell entering an ovum, this progression results in a completely new DNA that is separate from both the mother and the father, at the moment of fertilization hair color, eye color, gender, most personality traits and intelligence are distinguished at that moment.

I know what you’re thinking, well that’s new life so that makes #3 an abortion…

Here’s the issue. That one fertilized egg in a woman who is NOT using birth control, only has a 30%-50% chance of implanting. (http://www.babycenter.com/0_understanding-miscarriage_252.bc) (http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jun99/wilcox2.htm)

A women on the pill, because the progestin effects on the body only has a 1 in 10 chance of ovulating, already she is less likely to lose more embryo’s (an embryo is what the new DNA is called by the time of implantation). Out of that 1 in 10 chance, we don’t know the number of eggs that were unable to be fertilized due to the progestin, meaning, there is really no specific proof to show that taking the pill will get to the point where it will prevent implantation.

Next, abortifacient, an abortifacient is a name to any substance that can induce an abortion. Specifically, an abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy, or spontaneous abortion is the name given to a miscarriage. Now, what is pregnancy, medical pregnancy is determined when implantation occurs. So, if fertilization is the beginning of a new life, than why is it determined at implantation? Because most fertilize eggs do not implant naturally, and there is no reasonable way to track it case by case. The moment implantation occurs it invokes change in the body. That is when HcG is release (the hormone pregnancy test look for to show positive or negative) Women on their own do not naturally produce HcG unless they are pregnant. The next question, will the pill end an established pregnancy, the answer is NO,

“What happens if you take birth control pills while you’re pregnant?

If you continued taking your birth control pill because you didn’t realize you were pregnant, don’t be alarmed. Despite years of this accident happening, there’s very little evidence that exposure to the hormones in birth control pills causes birth defects. Once you learn that you’re pregnant, stop taking the birth control pill.” (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/birth-control-pill/WO00098)

So if oral contraception has not been proven to prevent implantation, and if it doesn’t end an already established pregnant (post implantation) it’s not an abortifacient, so personally, I believe it’s alright because unlike RU-486, the actual abortion pill, it’s yet to be proven its harming human life. 

(Its not giving me an option to respond back to you, but your welcome!! its really difficult to type but i hope that all made sense and if you have anymore questions feel free to throw them at me! =) 

Day 92: Red Cedar

In the Ozarks what people usually refer to as “red cedar” or “cedar” is actually a species of Juniper, Juniperus virginiana, “eastern red cedar” to be exact. It’s not uncommon to hear of the plant being used among hill doctors, although the customs and beliefs surrounding the plant often overshadow its medicinal uses. The pawpaw is another such plant that although producing an edible fruit is often avoided because of its associations with witchcraft.

The red cedar has been used as a source of wood for hundreds of years. Many quilt boxes and cabinets are made from the wood or lined with it as a deterrent for moths. Cedar essential oil contains the toxic chemical “cedrol” and should be avoided for medicinal uses, but it is a good pest deterrent. The berries can be used as a flavoring agent, and has also traditionally been used in the Ozarks as an abortifacient. It’s said that men could take the drink for “chills” but a woman couldn’t drink the tea without being “talked about.” The leaves and branches are a good fumigant and incense and can be used as a juniper substitute (not really a substitute because it’s also a juniper, but more common in the South than true Juniperus communis). The foliage contain trace amounts of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds (probably the cedrol) and can be used in treatments for wounds and skin complaints (usually in the form of a salve or hydrosol wash).

Vance Randolph mentions quite a bit of cedar lore in his “Ozark Magic and Folklore”:

“The old-timers long ago discovered, or at least believed, that chickens which roost in cedar trees are healthy and free from mites and other parasites, so that many farmers periodically cut cedar boughs and put them in their hencoops.”

“It is very bad luck to bring cedar boughs or mistletoe into the house, except during the Christmas season.”

“Many Ozark people insist that cedar trees are poison to the tiny seed ticks which are so abundant in July and August. One often sees farmer boys take off their overalls and brush their bare legs with a cedar bough. I have tried this myself, but without any benefit whatever. And the cedar thickets or ‘brakes’ in Taney County, Missouri, are swarming with seed ticks every summer.”

“Some hillfolk plant a cedar peg, with three short prongs, in the pathway to keep witches away from a backwoods cabin. It is said that this device is particularly favored by certain primitive Christians, who regard it as representative of the Trinity. It is very bad luck to disturb such a symbol, whether one believes in witchcraft or not. Enlightened hill people may laugh at these outworn superstitions, but they are nevertheless very careful not to step on a 'witch peg.’” (I’ve also known folks who make little cedar pegs to drive around the house as a witch deterrent).

“The transplanting of cedar trees is a bad business, and the old-timers thought that the transplanter would die as soon as the cedar’s shadow was big enough to cover a grave. I have heard of a case where a young fellow uprooted some little cedars that a 'furriner’ wanted for his lawn, dug the holes in which they were to be planted, and then hired a very old man to set them in the holes. The old codger didn’t mind, knowing that he couldn’t live long anyhow. One good thing is that cedars are hard to transplant successfully, and most of them die before they’re big enough to shade a grave. A man told me once that the curse could be 'throwed off’ by putting a flat stone in the bottom of the hole where the cedar is planted, but others shook their heads at this theory. I know of some boys who hired out to transplant cedars in a nursery; these young men laughed at the old superstition, but their parents were horrified and ordered them to quit the job immediately.”

“Mrs. Marion B. Pickens of Jefferson City, Missouri, editor of the 'Missouri Magazine’, wrote me (Oct. 1, 1935) of her experience shortly after buying a country home on the Osage River, near Tuscumbia, Missouri. 'The new place is a beautifully located farm house,’ she said. 'We planned to move some native cedars into groupings and had great difficulty in finding someone to do the work because moving cedar trees was known to bring untoward happenings, nearly always a death to the immediate family. And these Tuscumbians cited actual cases to prove the rule. We finally found a native who was willing to risk the welfare of his family, but he had worked on the big roads out in the valley and had acquired a certain bravado or recklessness in tempting the powers that be. This is a bona fide experience.’ Mrs. Frances Mathes, of Galena, Missouri, once told me that years ago she transplanted a little cedar on the Mathes farm. Her young husband just grinned when he heard of it, but her father-in-law was almost prostrated. He urged Frances to go instantly and pull the tree up. Frances refused, and always after that the old man felt that she was destined for an early death. But the cedar tree is still flourishing, big enough to cover half a dozen graves now, while Frances Mathes outlived her husband and the whole Mathes family.”

“The relatives of a murdered man sometimes throw pawpaw seeds into the grave, on top of the coffin. It is said that this insures that the murderer will be punished. Other old-timers, in similar case, prefer to pull down the top of a little cedar tree and fasten it with a big stone. This somehow helps to catch the murderer. As soon as the man is punished, somebody must hurry out and move the stone; if the cedar is not released there’ll be another killing in the neighborhood.”

Supreme Court throws out lower court ruling that forces Notre Dame to provide contraception

In case anybody doesn’t already realize this, Notre Dame University is a private Catholic school, and Obamacare’s contraception mandate forcing institutions to provide health insurance covering contraception and abortifacients specifically violates mainstream Catholic beliefs.

After the landmark Hobby Lobby ruling, the 7th Circuit of Appeals court tried to rule that Notre Dame was still required to provide contraception coverage to employees and students who used their health care system, but today the Supreme Court tossed out that decision and ordered the 7th Circuit to rehear the case.

from Reuters:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived the University of Notre Dame’s religious objections to the requirement for contraception coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, throwing out a lower court decision in favor of the federal government.

The justices asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision against the South Bend, Indiana-based Roman Catholic university in light of the June 2014 Supreme Court ruling that allowed certain privately owned corporations to seek exemptions from the provision.

The case is part of national litigation concerning religious objections to the contraception provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known widely as Obamacare.

The law requires employers to provide health insurance policies that cover preventive services for women including access to contraception and sterilization.

Various challengers, including family-owned companies and religious affiliated nonprofits that oppose abortion and sometimes the use of contraceptives, say the requirement infringes on their religious beliefs.
Mark Rienzi, a lawyer with the religious rights group Becket Fund for Religious Liberty who has been involved in similar cases, said Monday’s action was “a strong signal that the Supreme Court will ultimately reject the government’s narrow view of religious liberty.”

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