Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do. She knows her role in life: supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two. But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what’s missing from her life. When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that…
Like most plant life, garlic has a long folkloric history. Egyptian slaves were given garlic because the pharaohs thought it gave them physical strength, it was customary in ancient Greece for midwives to hang garlic in birth rooms to keep evil spirits from entering newborns, and we all know the ever popular anti-vampire myth.
Magical properties: garlic is known as being one of the strongest plants to ward off and protect from evil, negativity, and harm.
Medicinal uses: garlic has long been used for common colds, coughs, and sore throats.
Garlic spell: break open a clove of garlic and hold it in your left hand when confronting an abusive person. This may give you the strength to stand up for yourself and block negative energy from your abuser.
Medicinal use: in 8oz of warm water, mix 1tbsp of fresh and finely chopped garlic, 3tbsp fresh lemon juice, 1tsp fresh and finely chopped ginger, 2tbsp raw honey, and a pinch of sea salt. Drink throughout the day to help suppress a cold.
WARNING: Please do not use herbs or magic in place of proper medical care.
Amethyst is ancient Greek for “not intoxicated”, and was named so because it was thought that it protected its owner from drunkenness.
Magical properties: next to help with addictions, amethyst is one of the most powerful stones for enhancing your psychic gifts including but not limited to empathy, clairvoyancy, and premonitions.
Crystal spell: a simple way to enhance your abilities is to set an amethyst stone in a bowl of rain water and leave it under your bed.
Crystal care: most crystals should be cleaned with natural water (rain, spring, river, etc) at least once a month, and sea salt can be used as a scrub. Clean more frequently if used in curses or dark magic. Set out all of your stones during full moons so they can recharge, and make sure to bring them in the next morning.