can i use this spell or

Druid: “I’m out of spells and all of my weapons are short range, so I’m going to take the hip bone of a nearby skeleton and throw it at the mimic.” *As he rolls* “Pelvic thrust!

*Five minutes of laughter and three points of improvised weapon damage later*

DM: “You do five damage to the mimic. You get two pun damage and- it’s the mimic’s turn. The mimic doesn’t know how to follow that, so it just stares at you and misses its turn because it can’t believe you just said that.”

*Cue the rest of us trying to get pun-damage for the rest of the game and turning the Raveloft one shot from horror to sitcom comedy*

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Potion to Acquire a New Residence

Requested by @markandreid-trash

This potion-ritual can be used when working to acquire a new home or residence. Do not ingest. Keep the potion requests coming! This is a lot of fun for me! If you’ve already submitted a request, worry not! I will get to them all!

Supplies Needed:

-          Boling crucible

-          Glass vial

-          Small mojo bag

-          Fireproof dish (optional)

-          Sieve

Ingredients Needed:

-          A pint of water

-          A pinch of salt

-          A small stone from the desired dwelling

-          A teaspoon of dirt from the dwelling

-          An old key that has touched the lock of the dwelling.  

-          A jade leaf

-          A grain of rice for each housemate

-          A silver coin

-          A feather from a bird of flight

-          A personal item for each housemate (lock of hair, fingernail, drop of blood, or saliva)

Instructions 

1.       Bring the water to a boil.

2.       Contribute the salt.

3.       Add the stone from your desired dwelling.

4.       Add the dirt from the dwelling.

5.       Add the key

6.       Contribute the jade leaf.

7.       Add the silver coin.

8.       Contribute the rice.

9.       Add the feather.

10.     Last, add the personal item of each housemate.

Allow the brew to boil and bubble while concentrating on your goal. When the concentration can no longer be held in the mind’s eye, remove the brew from the fire and allow it to cool. Once cool, filter the liquid through the sieve into the vial and remove the stone, coin, and key and secure them in the mojo bag. Take the vial to the dwelling and use the potion to anoint the threshold. Leave behind the mojo bag with the stone, coin and key, taking care to hide it somewhere out of sight and out of mind. Turn away and do not look back.

If you are moving out of state and visiting the dwelling to carry out this potion-ritual isn’t possible, this working can still be carried out with ease. Write the address of the desired dwelling on a slip of paper and burn it. Contribute the ashes to the brew, saving a bit to rub into the key and the stone. A small portion of ashes can be mixed into a measure of dirt from any location and this used in place of dirt from your desired dwelling.

Analysis

The symbolism of the above mentioned potion ingredients are pretty obvious. First, the salt is a symbol of the earth which is manifestation and the ground on which we build our shelters. The key, dirt, and stone are all links to the home that is sought. The jade leaf is a common plant that is often kept in the home to encourage luck. A silver coin is added to ensure financial requirements for the home are satisfied. The grains of rice are added to keep each housemate from going hungry and the personal items are added to tie the home to those that seek it.

Rise From the Ashes Powder

For when you haven’t been feeling that witchy lately, or you want to get back into the craft; basically, this is a way to metaphorically raise your practice from the dead.

  • Acorn (for growth)
  • Coffee (stimulant)
  • Cinnamon (success)
  • Thyme (strength)
  • Ashes*

*The ashes should be from something witchy. I keep the matches I burn to light candles, incense, etc. so I decided to grind those up, but you can light a sigil on fire or use some ashes from incense or even take a piece of paper and write down the witchy things you want/need to do and then light that paper on fire. Use whatever ratio suits you - I used about 3 parts coffee because I really need to get going lol, 2 parts ashes, and 1 part everything else.

I am in the midst of making a spell to go with this!

anonymous asked:

since you started to mention norse gods in fate, another question: do we have any explanation at all on rune magic? like how it works, how it's used and whatnot? most forms of magic have some kind of explanation on the whole aria-induced self-hypnosis in nasuverse, but i've skimmed through all materials and found nothing.

runes are a lot like magic crests in how they work. a full magic crest is kind of like a complex program carved into your body with which you can immediately use spells by firing up magic_crest.exe, hitting the “spell” button, and letting the crest do the rest basically. writing a rune immediately calls upon a predetermined effect associated with its meaning, so it would be the equivalent of whipping up 5 lines of code that run spell.exe for you. where this hypothetical spell.exe then comes from is a mystery but considering runes are a writing system and the way narrative concepts work in this series it’s probably some meta bullshit that I won’t go into, and either way there’s no canon answer for it as far as I know.

caster cu’s profile notes that while it’s possible to combine runes to get really powerful and varied effects it’s also inadvisable, so I kinda imagine combining runes as trying to write a program in a language you maybe half understand, and if there’s a bug it explodes in your face. for cascu to pull shit like this

when his profile explicitly says it’s a bad idea means he’s either really good with runes (his rune magic is rank A so he probably is) or just doesn’t give a shit about the risk (which would be entirely in character).

this is purely speculation, but I also think that since runes are writing system as well as a magic system and rely on the meaning of the letters to obtain their effects, in order to successfully combine runes you have to write actual words instead of random letters. if you write a word it calls upon the meaning of the word as well as the individual letters to get a more powerful effect, and if you write a sentence it calls upon the sentence as a whole, the words in the sentence, and each individual letter. you can theoretically up this to the scale of an entire novel if you’d want to achieve some insane effects but the larger the scale you work at the bigger the chance it goes wrong obviously because at some point things like symbolism and literary tropes come into play and once things are left too open for interpretation the effect is lost.

the norse runes that cu and scathach use in particular have an immediate effect upon being carved and having magic run through them that is apparently not present in the celtic ogham runes. as far as I know all the runes we’ve actually seen used in the series were norse ones, probably because of this immediate effect. kinda makes me wonder what kind of effect ogham would have if used properly.

Scathach: I know what you’re thinking, Mashu Kyrielight. “Why don’t you use Ulster magic?” Ogham letters aren’t that effective. Runes in which the moment you start engraving, the effect is immediate is only useful for battles.

bazett (and that one touko girl from kara no kyoukai and whatever else she shows up in but i don’t know much about her) also uses norse runes but hers would be a watered down version of what cu and scathach use. according to scathach the original rune magic which she uses and also taught to cu came from the gods, and she implies that the gods taught those to her personally so they’re a pretty big deal. these primeval runes were then watered down into ancient runes (no known users, possibly bazett bc the fraga are old as balls), which were further watered down into the runes used by modern magi (touko and probably bazett). modern runes don’t come even close to the primeval runes scathach and cu use in terms of power because older means stronger in nasuverse. modern runes DO have the same names as their primeval counterparts though (the fire runes used by cu and touko are both called ansuz) so the difference has to be in their construction, and modern magi just lost the knowledge of how to write on the level of the gods over time.

Scathach: That is correct. Genuine runes of the origin. It is a type of magic that was been lost in this day and age. Today’s mages may know about about it, but only by obtaining it from the great gods of the North can it continue to exist. From these, the ancient runes were created. Then the ancient runes were recreated by today’s mages.

it’s not a very popular magic with the association so there’s not a lot of people who use it and when they do it’s a sign that they’re a bit of an unconventional magus. I also think (but i have no idea if this is based on canon or i just concluded this myself at some point) that it’s a school of magic that developed separately from more mainstream magecraft for a long time because of how relatively secluded britain and scandinavia are. bc of that the base principles of learning most other types of magecraft won’t help you when learning runes and they’re too hard with not enough payoff for most magi to bother, which is why only people like bazett who’s from a celt lineage that has used runes since the age of gods and touko who’s apparently just a genius still use them in this day and age.

since touko is a pretty big deal in Things That Are Not Fate there’s probably more info about runes and their useage in the nasu works she shows up in that I did not read.

lxrenaxcx  asked:

I want to be a witch . What things or books do I have to know ? Pd: I don't know anything

Being a witch is as simple as deciding that you want to be one. In terms of research, you could maybe start with types of witchcraft, forms of divination, and herbs and crystals. Tumblr is a good way to get involved with the witchy community.

Books are good, but not entirely necessary imo since witchcraft is very personalized. While you can use a spell you find in a book, you can also write your own spells. Don’t feel that you have to limit yourself.

You may come across a lot of Wiccan sites, but do keep in mind that you do not have to be a Wiccan to practice witchcraft.

Rules: Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Real answers only. If the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must give different answers. You cannot use the same word twice. Once you enter your answers, tag 10 other people!

tagged by @autofluorescent , bless you for tagging me in stuff, always the best way to divert myself :)

Your name: Mordecai
A four letter word: Moan
A boy’s name: Morty
An occupation: Mortician
Something you can wear: Metal studs
A place: Motown?
A reason for being late: Mopping up a victim’s blood
Something you shout: MORE!!!
A movie title: Mad Max: Fury Road (it was soooooo good)
Something you drink: Margarita
An animal: Mongoose
A type of car: Maserati (I had to google how to spell that)
Song title: My Little Book of Sorrows by Marc and The Mambas ft. Antony and The Johnsons (it’s a bloody good song mate)

I hereby tag @asongthatsingsitself , @nohomosuperior , @ioftenthinkoftragedies , @officialdollypartonfanclub, @seamlesslines, @starshaped-rubbish, @bowiepop, @arcadianickrhodes, @pennylane1975, @anthropomorphictaco. If you don’t wanna do it, ya don’t have to :)

I was tagged by the best noodle in the world @german-asexian-noodle !!!!!!!!!!

(thank you leera! <3)


Name:
Danae
Nickname: People usually call me Dan or Danny because my name is a pain in the ass to spell if you’re not Greek.
Time and Date: 23th of April, 23:28
Average hours of sleep: 3-14 hours,depends
Cats or dogs: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Last thing I googled: ukulele prices,as if ordering a fucking melodica wasn’t fucking enough
Birthday: 21st of June
Signs: Gemini 
Chinese zodiac: Rabbit
Hogwarts house: I used to be really closeted about it,but now i can proudly say that I’m a Gryffindor.
MyerBriggs/MBTI Type: infp-t
Gender: cisgender?
Sexual Orientation: I don’t really like tags but I’d say pan
Height: 1.58m
Favorite color: all of them,ALL OF THEM
One place that makes me happy: the beach nearby my town
How many blankets I sleep with: one

What I’m wearing: my ripped mOm jeans and my rose printed sweater,so soft!!!!
Favorite Books: Siddhartha,The Little Prince,Good Omens etc. etc.
Last book I read: Dibs in search of self
Most used phrases: “are you stupid??????”to my sister
What I last said to a family member: “I’m hungry!!!”to my mum
Favorite Beverage: cocoa
Favorite Food: …cereal
Favorite Movies: Ferris buller’s Day Off.I’ve watched it at least 4 times and I still can’t get over it
Last Movie I Watched: Seven Pounds.I cried.A lot.
Dream vacation: Japan.I’ve been in love with this country every since I was 11
Dream wedding: I don’t really believe in marriage but a wedding in the open would be nice.
Dream job: Engineer,chemist…or a florist
Favourite fictional character: Sherlock Holmes
Favourite singer: Florence Welch
When was my blog made: I’ve had another one before,but I deleted it because its content was messy and mixed.This one was made in 2k15
Number of followers: 216
Song stuck in your head: Galang by M.I.A.
Last TV show I watched: Scream Queens
The kind of stuff I post: What it says on the tin;complete and utter bullshit.From deep memes to fandom shit to videogames to aesthetic shit to adorable animals to A N Y T H I N G
Do I get asks regularly: nont
Why I chose my URL: because I love chemistry and being a bitch ;) and puns
Lucky number: 42

i tag @rosegoldeyelids , @maximum-effort28 , @4080006632 , @justabad-code

thank you for reading!!

butlerchild  asked:

is it immature to laugh at ayato's name spelled as ayatu like why do i find that so funny laitu and kanatu reiju tha reisin (omf) the others fit oops (lol i usually reblog things with a side blog curse this garbage where you can't ask using a side blog)

subaru………………………………..wait

No matter where she goes, Static finds a way

I was inspired by my friends’ DnD campaign (and their group, mal fama, antics) and decided to design Static as a possible character I’d use. I don’t know what class she’d fall under as I tried setting her up by myself and realized that I don’t understand anything haha. Whatever she would be, she won’t look her part. Instead she’ll stick out like a sore thumb as she will come from another world. 

@breakneck-blur and I talked about her possibly being a wizard once, since they can use a bigger variety of lightning spells. If she were one, I can imagine her somehow keeping a tome of spells on a smart phone.

Things I loved about Beauty and the Beast
  • Diversity slapped me in face and I welcomed it with open arms
  • The enchantress didn’t curse an 11 year old who obviously knew stranger danger
  • He was an actual douche bag who deserved to be cursed
  • Belle’s blue dress
  • “You’re library makes our small corner of the world seem big”
  • “But she’s so well read and your so… athletically inclined.”
  •  I want that music box. TAKE MY MONEY DISNEY
  • Belle Doing laundry
  • Belle teaching the little girl to read
  • I love that it’s eternally winter there that just seems really cool to me

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Water Scrying

Water scrying is the art and practice of gazing into water to see the future or receive a vision. Water scrying is a great way for clairvoyants to develop their skills, but can also be done by anyone. -Mod J

  1. To start, you are going to need a bowl or something that holds water. Preferably the bowl or water holding object should be a solid color inside so you don’t get distracted by patterns. Black, white, or a metal bowl are ideal because these are colors that are easy to gaze at for extended periods but any solid color should work.
  2. Fill the bowl with water
  3. Now set up your space. It helps to turn off the lights and have a candle or a few around the bowl giving some light but not close enough that you see the reflection in the water.
  4. Now this is the hardest part, gaze into the water in the bowl and let your eye lose focus. Your vision might get a little blurry but try to fight the urge to look around and refocus your vision. After a while of doing this you might be able to correct the blurriness without losing focus on the water. Around this point when your gaze softens some kind of vision should appear in the water.
    It’s important to understand that what you see might be a real depiction of what your scrying for/about but it’s more common for you see symbolic images instead. Learning to translate these symbols takes some time and practice so keep working at it.

    Another thing to note is that you might feel like your mind is just making you see things in the water that isn’t there, and i guess on some level that is correct. The water it’s self isn’t what’s producing the vision, you are receiving because you asked to, and are using the water and bowl as tools to help perceive it.

Here are ways to help enhance your water scrying that i know of:

  • You can charge your bowl over night with tea made from certain herbs. I like to steep some mugwort and lavender in my bowl to charge it while i sleep and empty it in the morning.
  • You can a few drops of essential oils to your bowl while scrying, or before to help charge the bowl and water’s energy. The oily surface can also help keep you from getting distracted and gives your eyes something to focus on.
  • Another way to prevent distraction is to put a small crystal at the bottom of the bowl around the center. It gives you a fixed point to look at, but I’ve noticed for me that is often cut off some of the vision and everything will move around the crystal rather then appearing in the whole bowl.
  • Using your bowl for offerings. I find this helps charge and enhance my scrying bowl’s energy by putting offering in it when i work with other spirits and deities.
  • Sometimes it can also help to instead of building up the energy in the bowl do a cleansing and put some salt water in the bowl to soak.
  • You can also use moon water, sun water, or any magically enhanced water that might be specific to the type of reading you are doing. I find moon water is always good for all water scrying.

If you try water scrying and find it doesn’t work for you that’s alright. It’s not for everyone, and even those who do it regularly have off days where they can’t get anything to come through. So give it a few tries before you decide if it’s something for you. Good luck with your scrying! -Mod J

An Introduction to Sun Tea Magic

Growing up in the south I have the fondest memories of sun tea made on hot days, using nothing but the sun’s warm rays to help the infusing process. I love sun tea because because it’s almost impossible to mess up, there isn’t any boiling water to worry about and almost no way to burn the leaves.

However, as a witch I have a new found appreciation. A simple drink can become a way to fill yourself with different magical properties. The sun itself is a catalyst for spells for vitality, clarity, health, happiness, and confidence. The best part is, ITS SO EASY.

FIRST: Pick the tea leaves for what you are trying to accomplish. Green tea is great for igniting passion, sexual health, and love. Black tea represents nature, strength, and is good for expelling and removing negative energies. Then we have herbal teas which are a whole other story with lots of different flavors and herbs with expansive options and magickal properties.

SECOND: Pick a few crystals to put on the lid or around the pitcher. Here I have crystal quartz and carnelian. I chose quartz for its ability to cleanse and enhance the crystals around it, and carnelian to help with anxiety and depression.

THIRD: Place outside or in a window with a lot of light and let the sun work its magic. During this time focus on what you are trying to manifest. Put all your intentions into the witchy brew. Remove tea bags when it reaches your desired color (I use six regular bags per two liters, but it’s up to you how strong you like your tea). Pour over ice and enjoy.

Optional: you can add cut fruit to further the intention. Strawberries, lemons, mint, or blood orange.

Some amazing combinations are:

🌞 Hibiscus tea and rose quartz for love

🌞 Black tourmaline and black tea for spirit cleansing

🌞 White tea and grapefruit for purification and uniting with the goddess of your choice

Really, the sky is the limit here. Try everything, there are no wrong answers.

Let me know what you guys try! I hope you enjoy this :)

SUPER EDIT: It was brought to my attention that I forgot to include some serious food safety tips with this, so here they are.

I’ve been drinking this for 24~ years? With no issue because I do the following:

- use purified water, most bacteria comes from the water itself in addition to things like unsanitized pitchers and what not. 
- do not leave the tea out for more than the intended brewing time (15-30 minutes). 
- only make what you intend to drink that day. 
- keep in the refrigerator no longer than 72 hours. 
- use tea leaves that come from sealed packages and are not expired. 
- if tea ever develops ropey looking strands, toss it and wash the container with hot water and soap (I also will rinse with vinegar).

psa for the yoi fandom: russian names & how to use them

Russian guides: masterpost | patronyms | terms of affection | answered asks

I’m going to start by swearing this isn’t me just complaining but a general resource for the Yuri on Ice fandom because I’ve noticed some mistakes in the naming conventions used among the fandom and want to help correct them. Especially in how the fandom treats diminutives. I absolutely love seeing the huge amount of interest in Russian diminutives, etc. in fanart and fics and hopefully this breakdown will help continue that trend and interest and even spur some more ideas in fandom content.

So let’s go through some important details below the cut!

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A perpetual spell to cope with intrusive thoughts

Thanks to severe OCD and PTSD, I’m often stuck in my own head with a bunch of intrusive and obsessive nonsense. I came up with a perpetual banishing and transmutation spell to help process and deal with unwanted thoughts.

The Banishing Bin functions somewhat like a computer’s recycle bin:

  • write unwanted thought/feeling on a sticky note or piece of small paper
  • draw banishing/transmutation sigil over words
  • fold up paper and throw in banishing bin 
  • burn/rip/trash them during the waning crescent or dark moon

This is a great spell if you’re a spoonie or not open about your craft. It’s fairly easy to perform and store without raising eyebrows (it literally just sits on my bookcase unsuspiciously). I found the mini trashcan at a local discount store for a couple dollars. The cheapest one I can find online can be purchased from Amazon here, but you can use any container you like as a bin. If you don’t have a banishing sigil you’re already working with, feel free to use mine

🌿 Using Weed in Witchcraft 🌿

I’ve noticed there’s not a lot of posts on how to incorporate weed into witchcraft! I’ve had a few fellow stoner witchlings ask for a post as well and I feel comfortable making this post because I’m a certified botanist. I’m sorry if it’s a little unorganized, I got high to write it.🔥🌿 Please, only read this if you’re okay with the topic of drug use and remember to smoke responsibly, make sure you research specific strains! Also, I’m sorry this is long af.

Where Do I Even Begin?
I use cannabis as a way to induce a state of relaxation and meditation. For me, it helps me clear my head and focus my intention. Let’s start with the different strains of weed and which kind of witchcraft they support the best.

Indica tends to be sedative, and gives a body high. This type of marijuana will provide a very relaxing and strong body high that is helpful in treating general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders. As a spoonie this is what I most often smoke to ease pain and nausea, just as a heads up to other people looking for relief. The most popular Indica strains currently include Kush, Northern Lights, and White Widow. My recommendation is Purple Kush or Northern Lights. This is great for self-love spells, protection, divination, healing, and stress-reducing spells or rituals.

Sativa -dominant marijuana strains tend to have a more grassy type odor to the buds providing an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy as being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. This is great for glamour spells, love spells, hexes, curses, and other high energy spells. 

But honestly, just do whatever makes you feel good and makes you happy, your well-being and comfort should be the most important thing in your practice. Please smoke responsibly 

That’s Cool But What Else?
You can definitely mix certain herbs and flowers with your weed! Just pop a couple petals or buds in your grinder with your weed. Please, be careful that you don’t smoke something toxic and do your research. Some flowers are toxic to humans and a few are deadly. Below you’ll find a list of things you can smoke and their properties and why you cannot smoke because sometimes it’s hard to find information online. Note: Please, don’t smoke any of the below if you are nursing or pregnant. 

  • Yarrow is a mild stimulant and has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s great for soothing pain in the lungs and throat. It can cause allergic reactions.Courage, Love, Enlightenment 
  • Blue Lotus use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and as a stress reliever. Blue Lotus contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria. It is important you smoke only the petals. Lunar, Protection, Divination, Prosperity
  • Wormwood can also be used as a light anaesthetic. It is commonly used to give relief to menstrual cramps and muscle pains. It is also being used as a remedy for common cold, tapeworm, headaches, and nausea. It’s also used as an aphrodisiac, this is not for extended or frequent use. It can cause allergic reactions. Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
  • Lavender can be use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and a stress reliever. Sleep, Happiness, Peace, Cleansing, Protection, Love.
  • St. John’s Wart in very small portions. I’d rather you didn’t do it at all but it’s technically legal so I’m listing it St. John’s Wort may be a natural herb but it does have quite a few side effects. Before you start using it, consult your doctor first if you are taking medications that can negatively interact with St. John’s Wort. It can effect how well certain medications work including birth control, mood-stabilizers, and anti-depressants. On the other hand, St. John’s Wart is a mood-stablizier, so if you’re not on any medications and feel a little anxious smoking some could indeed help. The most common side effects are dizziness, nausea, digestive problems, tiredness, dry mouth, and sun sensitivity. Health, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination.
  • Rose petals, white sage leaves, rosemary, wormwood, mint leaves, marshmallow root, catnip, meadowsweet, and passionflower. I know there’s more I’m missing but these are the one’s I suggest!
  • Please don’t smoke(if it’s in bold it’s really bad): Yew, Sandal Wood, Mistletoe, Periwinkle, Dogbane, Orange/Lemon Peels, and Dragon’s Blood. Those are the major one’s people tend to ask about.

Fun Witchy Things To Do With Pot:

  • I like to blow smoke rings and use them as casting circles for cleansing energy. When they break apart and the smoke starts to blanket the room I know it’s absorbing all the negative energy from my home!
  • If you use a bubbler you can read the bottom like tea leaves! It’s a bit of hoot.
  • Incorporate the weed strains name into your magick! When I’m working with Freyja I often smoke Northern Lights because in Norse Mythology they represented the valkyries. And who doesn’t want to be bad ass? I smoke Purple Haze to bring in positive energy. Be creative! You know your practice the best. 💜
  • Incorporate the pipe into your practice. On Samhain, I smoke out of apples because it makes me feel extra witchy and closer to Hel. Also, you can carve sigils or names into an apple! You can use color correspondences or whatever floats your little balloon. 
  • Ashes!! Don’t throw away your ashes! Use them in binding spells, protection spells, or black salt. But if you’re a gardener plants love the ashes! Mix it in with plant food or just sprinkle some on top of them once a week! ( I personally swear by this, eggshells, coffee beans, and lavender salt.)
  • Cleanse your pipe, it’s the least you can do for all it does for you. I like to leave mine out under the full moon to cleanse and just smoke an apple instead with carved intentions to cleanse my home. (I use weed for everything, I’m sorry.)
  • Charge your water if you’re using bubbler, bong, vape, etc. Moon water is totally awesome in this situation and so is rose water! I personally love using rose water but please don’t use store bought rose water. It’s often simmered water and essential oils. You can make your own rose water by putting some petals (dried or fresh) into a saucepan and let it simmer, do not let it boil, when the petals lose their color it’s done. Press the remaining amount of rose from the petals with paper towels into the water!
  • When you inhale the smoke, visualize that you’re bringing in the good energy and all the properties of your bowl, let the smoke absorb all your negative energy and release it! I like to have an incense or candle going if I’m breathing out the bad. 😅
  • Charge your weed with crystals. Every time I get a new batch of weed I put a piece of rose quartz in with it and let it cleanse my weed of any negative energies it might have collected from previous owners.
  • Blow smoke out of your face like a dragon??? 

I hope this is helpful in some way! If I’m missing anything please let me know! 💖🌿💨  

Sweet Talkin’

Originally posted by yesiamarebelliousflower

This spell comes from the idea of “sweet talking” in order to achieve a goal. It works a lot like a honey jar which I have a post about if you’re interested in the history/how to make them. The sugar and honey act to “sweeten” your speech convincing the candle/spirit to work for you.

For this spell you will need:

1) Honey (or any other liquid sweetener ex. agave, syrup, molasses, etc)

2) Sugar

3) Something to mix with

4) A bowl or cup

5) Candle of your choice

What you’re going to do is mix the honey and sugar until it makes a paste. It should be pretty thick and not too runny. Then, using a candle you have already put your intention into your going to smear some of the honey onto it. Be careful not to overcoat it as this can cause fires/uneven burning. With the rest of the honey you’re going to put it on your tongue (DO NOT SWALLOW YET) and “sweet talk” the candle. Tell it what you want it to do, when it will be done and how. After you have said everything you wanted to say light the candle and swallow the honey mixture.

This spell can be used for money, love, or anything else really. I have had amazing results using this for money and have noticed this spell always works fast when I’m in a hurry.

Additional ingredients can be added of course, for example when using this spell for money I usually use cinnamon (powdered) and bank dirt (I have a post on this!) Happy casting!

Magickal Folk Names for Herbs

Having knowledge of herbs and plants (either magically or medicinally) during the Middle Ages, often was reason enough to accuse a woman of being a “witch,” so there is no doubt some of the country folk at the time took these herbal folk names literal.  Chances are, these names were used merely as descriptors to help remember them easier.  Most plants were given names descriptive of their uses and others were given names for something they generally resembled. Spells written by witches in ancient times were often written with such descriptors, which personally i believe to be a form of secret coding.

Here is a small list of “witchy” herb names (most of these are already floating around the community) that you can use in your craft when you create your spells.  This list could be a great addition to any Grimoire and i hope you find them as useful as i do.

Enjoy ~~~  Cannawitch

Plants

Aaron’s Rod - Goldenrod or mullein stalk
Absinthe - Wormwood
Adder’s Fork - Adder’s Tongue Fern or Bistort
Adder’s Tongue - Dog’s Tooth Violet (or Adder’s Tongue Fern
Ague root - Unicorn root
Alison - Sweet Alyssum
Angel Food, Archangel - Angelica
Angel’s Trumpet - Datura
Ass’s Ear - colt’s foot or comfrey
Ass’s Foot, Bull’s Foot - colt’s foot
Auld Man’s Bells, Old man’s bells - wood hyacinth, Hyacinthoides hispanica

Bad Man’s/Devil’s Oatmeal/Porridge - hemlock
Bad Man’s/Devil’s Plaything - Yarrow
Bastard - false Dittany
Bat flower - tacca
Bat’s Wing - Holly leaf
Bat’s Wool - moss (which moss?)
Bear’s Foot - Lady’s Mantle
Bear’s Grape Bearberry Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Bear Paw - ramsons Allium ursinum or the root of male fern Dryopteris Felix-mas
Bear weed - Yerba Santa Eriodictyon californicum
Beard of a Monk - Chicory
Beggar’s Lice - Hound’s tongue
Beggar’s Buttons - Burdock
Bird’s Eye - Speedwell Veronica officinalis
Bird’s Foot - Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum (Also bird’s foot violet and bird’s foot trefoil)
Bird’s Nest - carrot, Indian pipe
Bishop’s Wort, Bishop’s Elder - Wood betony Stachys betonica
Bitter Grass - Ague Root Aletris Farinosa
Black Sampson - Echinacea
Blazing Star - liatris
Blind Eyes - Poppy
Blood from a head - Lupine *
Blood from a shoulder - Bear’s breech *
Blood of a Goose - Sap from a mulberry * Morus nigra
Blood of an Eye - Tamarisk gall * (probably the tannin extracted from)
Blood of Ares - purslane *
Blood of Hephaestus - wormwood *
Blood of Hestia - Chamomile *
Blood - sap of the elder or bloodwort
Bloody butcher - Valerian
Bloody Fingers - Foxglove
Blue Bottle - Bachelor’s buttons
Boy’s Love, Lad’s Love: Southernwood
Brain Thief - Mandrake
Bone of an Ibis - buckthorn * I am not sure if this is Rhamnus cathartica or sea buckthorn Hippophae spp If I can find a recipe containing this, I will know for sure by comparing its purpose to their very different qualities
Bread and Cheese - Hawthorn
Bride of the Meadow - meadowsweet
Bull’s Blood - beet or horehound
Burning bush - false dittany, also a modern name for species of Euonymus
Cow’s Horn - Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum
Bride of the Sun - calendula
Brown Dragon - wake robin
Buttons - tansy

Calf’s snout - Snapdragon
Candlemas Maiden - snowdrop
Candlewick - mullein, the flower stalk
Capon’s Tail - valerian
Carpenter’s Herb - bugleweed Lycopus europaeus
Carpenter’s Square - knotted figwort
Carpenter’s weed - Yarrow
Cat - catnip
Cat’s foot - white balsam, black cohosh, ground ivy
Cat’s herb - valerian
Chameleon star - bromeliad
Cheeses - marsh mallow
Chocolate flower - wild geranium (I don’t buy it)
Christ’s eye - wild clary Salvia verbenaca
Christ’s ladder - centaury
Christ’s spear - adder’s tongue fern Ophioglossum vulgatum
Church steeple - Agrimony
Clear eye - clary sage
Cleavers - bedstraw
Click - goosegrass
Clot - great mullien
Cocklebur - Agrimony
Cock’s comb - amaranth
Colt’s Tail - fleabane
Crane’s bill - wild geranium
Crow’s foot - wild geranium, or wood anemone bulbous buttercup (verified)
Crowdy kit - figwort
Cuckoo’s bread - common plantago
Cucumber tree - magnolia
Cuddy’s lungs - great mullein
Crown for a king - wormwood

Dagger flower - blue flag
Daphne - bay laurel
Dead man’s bells foxglove
Death angel - fly agaric Amanita Muscaria
Death cap - fly agaric Amanita Muscaria
Death flower - Yarrow
Death’s Herb - Belladonna
Delight of the Eye - rowan
Devil Plant - basil
Devil’s Apple - Mayapple or Mandrake
Devil’s beard - houseleek
Devil’s bit - false unicorn root
Devil’s cherries Belladonna berries
Devil’s plaything - yarrow
Devil’s dung - asafoetida
Devil’s ear - wakerobin
Devil’s eye - henbane or periwinkle
Devil’s flower - bachelor’s buttons
Devil’s fuge - mistletoe
Devil’s guts - dodder
Devil’s herb - belladonna
Devil’s milk - celandine
Devil’s nettle - yarrow
Devil’s Shoestring: Various varieties of vibernum, esp Black Haw, cramp bark, hobblebush
Dew of the Sea - Rosemary
Dog Berry - wild rose hips
Dog’s mouth - snap dragon
Dog’s tongue - hound’s tongue
Dove’s foot - wild geranium
Dragon - tarragon
Dragon Flower - blue flag (really, wild iris? not an arum or a Antirrhinum?)
Dragon wort - bistort
Dragon’s blood - calamus

Eagle - ramsons Allium ursinum
Earth apple - potato
Earth smoke- fumitory
Elf’s wort - Elecampane
Enchanter’s plant - vervain
Englishman’s fruit/ White man’s foot - common plantain
Everlasting friendship - goosegrass
Eye root - goldenseal

Fairy smoke - Indian pipe
Fairy fingers - foxglove
Fat from a Head - spurge *
Felon herb - Mugwort
Five fingers - cinquefoil
Fox’s Clote - burdock
Frog’s foot - bulbous buttercup
From the belly - Earth-apple. * potato?? Did the writers know about potatoes? When was pgm written?
From the foot - houseleek *
From the loins - chamomile *

Goat’s foot - morning glory
Goat’s Horn - Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum
God’s hair - hart’s tongue fern
Golden’s star - avens
Gosling’s wing - goosegrass
Graveyard dust - mullein (and sometimes it’s just graveyard dust)

Hag’s taper - mullien stalk
Hagthorn - hawthorn
Hair of Venus - Maidenhair fern
Hairs of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Seed *
Hare’s beard - mullein
Hawk’s Heart, Old Woman - Wormwood Artemisia absinthium crown or seed head *
Hind’s tongue - hart’s tongue fern
Holy herb - yerba santa
Holy rope - hemp agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum
Horse tongue - hart’s tongue fern
Hundred eyes - periwinkle

Innocence - bluets

Jacob’s Staff - Great Mullein
Joy of the Mountain - Marjoram
Jupiter’s Staff - Great Mullein

King’s Crown: Black Haw vibernum
Knight’s Milfoil - Yarrow
Kronos’ Blood - sap of Cedar *

Lady’s glove - foxglove
Lamb’s ears - betony but more likely lamb’s ear Stachys byzantina
Lion’s Hair - The extra little roots that stick out of the turnip bulb or the base leaves Brassica rapa *
Lion’s tooth - dandelion
Little dragon - tarragon
Love in idleness - pansy
Love Lies Bleeding - amaranth (Not so ancient, a modern ornamental variant)
Love Leaves - burdock
Love man - goosegrass
Love Parsley - lovage
Love root - orris root

Maiden’s Ruin - Southernwood
Man’s Bile - Turnip Juice *
Man’s Health - Ginseng
Master of the Woods - Woodruff
May Lily - Lily of the Valley
May Rose - Black Haw viburnum
May - Black Haw viburnum
Maypops - Passion Flower
Mistress of the Night - Tuberose
Mutton Chops - Goosegrass

Nose Bleed - Yarrow

Old Man’s Flannel - Great Mullein
Old Man’s Pepper - Yarrow
Old-Maid’s-Nightcap - Wild Geranium

Password - primrose
Peter’s Staff - Great Mullein
Poor Man’s Treacle - Garlic
Priest’s Crown - Dandelion leaves

Queen of the Meadow Root - Gravelroot
Queen of the Meadow - Meadowsweet
Queen of the Night - Vanilla Cactus

Rats and Mice - Hound’s tongue
Ram’s horn - valerian
Ring a Bells - bluebell
Robin run in the grass - goosegrass

Scaldhead - blackberry
Seed of Horus - horehound
See bright - Clary sage
Semen of Ammon - Houseleek *
Semen of Ares - Clover *
Semen of Helios - White Hellebore *
Semen of Hephaistos - Fleabane *
Semen of Herakles - arugula *
Semen of Hermes - Dill *
Seven Year’s Love Yarrow
Shameface - Wild Geranium
Shepherd’s Heart - Shepherd’s Purse
Silver Bells - Black Haw viburnum
Snake Root - black cohosh
Soapwort - Comfrey or Daisy or maybe Soapwort
Sorcerer’s Violet - Periwinkle
Sparrow’s Tongue - Knotweed
St. John’s Herb - Hemp Agrimony
St. John’s Plant - Mugwort
Star Flower - Borage
Star of the Earth - Avens
Starweed - Chickweed
Sweethearts - Goosegrass
Swine’s Snout - Dandelion leaves

Tail of a Pig - Leopard’s bane *
Tanner’s bark - toadflax
Tartar root - ginseng
Tears of a Hamadryas Baboon - Dill Juice *
Thousand weed - yarrow
Thunder plant - houseleek
Titan’s Blood - Wild Lettuce Lactuca virosa *
Torches - mullein flower stalk

Unicorn’s horn - unicorn root or false unicorn root
Urine - dandelion or maybe urine

Wax dolls - fumitory
Weasel - rue
Weasel snout - yellow archangel
Winter wood - wild cinnamon Canella alba
White - ox eye daisy
Witch’s Asprin - white willow bark (this is ancient?)
Witch’s brier - wild brier rose hips
Wolf claw - club moss
Wolf’s foot - bugleweed
Wolf’s milk - euphorbia
Woodpecker - herbLpeony
Worm fern- male fern Dryopteris Felix-mas

Yerba Santa Maria - epazote

Plant Parts/Body Parts

Blood - Sap or juice
Eye - The disc of a composite flower, or a seed
Foot - Leaf
Guts - Roots, stalks, tangly bits
Hair - Very stringy roots (sometimes silk or tangly stems)
Head - Flower head or seed head
Tail - Stem
Tongue - Petal, sometimes stigma
Toes - leaf or bud
Paw - sometimes bud, usually leaf
Privates - Seed pod
Worm - stringy roots
Wool - Moss

Minerals

A Snake’s Ball of Thread - soapstone *
Blood of a Snake - hematite *
Crocodile Dung - Soil from Ethiopia *
A Physician’s bone - sandstone *

Animal Parts

A Snake’s Head - A leech *
Blood of a Hyrax - A rock badger, * small weasel-like/rodent-like (but actually neither) creature native to Africa and the Middle East
Blood of a Hamadryas Baboon - Blood of a spotted gecko *
Bull’s semen - the egg of a blister beetle *
Lion Semen - Human semen *
Kronos’ Spice - Pig Milk *

* From Ecloga ex Papyris Magicis: Liber I, V, xxvi



More Sources for verification -

  • Galen - De succedaneis, Claudii Galeni Opera Omnia, v 19
  • Paulus Aegineta, Corpus Medicorum Graecorum IX/2 vII
  • Dioscorides De Materia Medica
  • Witchipedia
  • Lady Raven
  • Tryskelion
Witch Tip

When writing a spell, I like to go through the who, what when, where, why, and how of the spell. 

  • “Who” is the target/recipient of the spell. In my case it is usually myself.
  • “What” is the objective/s of the spell.
  • “When” is the time frame of the spell. I include starts, ends, and any times it is to recur. These can be “when requirements x, y, z are met”.
  • “Where” is simply enough the location/s. May be tied to an individual.
  • “Why” gives you a nice reminder of the spell’s purpose, and can avoid spells backfiring ironically by “working” but against their ultimate purpose. This may be a good time to reflect on your rede or other moral code, and add a “clause” to keep your spell working within it.
  • “How” refers to the “route” which you want your spell to take, but also what energy will be used to power the spell.

This format lends itself well to written or digital records of your spell, and clearly defines all aspects of it.