encyclopedia of spells

Sweet Spirit Powder Spell

To repel evil spirits, while simultaneously beckoning benevolent, kind, protective ones:

  1. Grind the following botanicals together to produce a fine powder: frankincense, honeysuckle blossoms, roses, and vetiver roots.
  2. Sprinkle the powder onto lit charcoal and burn incessantly, until you’re convinced the danger is over.

(from The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes) 

“Remember: Magic spells take many forms, from spoken word to candle burning, to mixing oils, to something as simple as posting an image on the wall. Your energy, focus and intent are what transform simple actions, words and gestures into magic spells.” — JUDIKA ILLES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 5,000 SPELLS


If you’ve never had a milk & honey bath before, this one is my fave. My skin always feels super soft & smells amazing plus it helps me relax & thus sleep a little better.
Run a bath, light some candles & incense & soak while listening to music, makes me feel like a goddess🌙
Spell source: Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells

anonymous asked:

Hi! Could you link me to some things about setting up protective shields for the arrival of a new companion?


I’m actually working on a masterpost of sorts over on my personal blog (it’s a work in progress, admittedly) but I’ll be happy to link you to some of the things I have so far!







Cover botanicals with boiling water and let steep for at least an hour. Stand in the tub and splash the lukewarm infusion over your body. Soak in the tub. Bathe prior to or the night before the interview for confidence. 

*use discretion with amounts of cinnamon, cloves, etc. if you have sensitive skin. 

From The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes. 

This has to be one of those witchy things. You decide to press the last hibiscus of the season because, reasons! Then hear a co-worker is going gambling soon. You want to make them some gamblers perfume. You go to the old stand by spell book and find your hibiscus plastered to your recipe. *facepalm*

Underfoot Spell- Ancient Method

From Judika Illes’ Encyclopedia of Spells.

Some spells require hands, while others require feet. While many domination spells are of necessity secret and discreet, the ancient Egyptians possessed a very defiant, very public one. Your enemy’s image or name was painted on the soles of your shoes, so that you could scrunch him or her into the dirt with every single step, keeping the person underfoot, under control, and under your power.”

YMMV on the history, but I will totally and unabashedly draw Donald Trump’s face on the bottom of my shoes so I can stomp on it while I play Pokemon Go. 

I hadn’t been drinking tonight and decided to change that. I went downstairs and I was all “mmm it smells good” but that was just because it was leftover dinner smell: Marinated and grilled tofu smothered in mushroom gravy and “Stoner cauliflower” roasted cauliflower covered in homemade marinara them vegan moz cheese on top then stuck back in the over under a broiler.

I found a pomegranate & hibiscus sour ale in my fridge and that seems abour right for this delayed Candlemark occassion.

I gave up cleaning the witchroom. Jackie cat is sprawled out on the floor. he always seems to be sleeping on my copy of Encyclopedia of 5,000 spells. I don’t know what that’s about.

My sister asked me if my weekend is Wednesday/Thursday becauseThursday is my favorite day and I made a scheule to make it my Sunday. I hadn’t really thought about it. I’ve always loved Thursday for no apparent reason going back to jr. High. I would say “only on Thursdays” and all sorts of goofy things about Thursdays. I’m self employed so I can make any day my weekend and I stated as Wed/Thurs when Ian B had those days off and it just stuck. I love that my sister can point out things that should be obvious to me, but aren’t. So, not I think if Thursday as my Sunday and let’s just pretend I planned it all along.

Banish Evil Spell

Sometimes it’s not clear what or who needs to be banished. There’s just a prevailing sense of evil that needs to be expelled. This spell is most effective during the Dark Moon. An iron hammer is required, as is a flat rock, and either a coffin nail or an old rusty nail.

  1. Hammer the nail against the rock. The goal is not to pierce the rock but merely to score it three times across the face. Visualize what you are dispelling while you hammer.
  2. Bury the stone far away.
  3. Carry the nail in a red mojo bag, together with some crossroads’ and/or graveyard dirt.

(from The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes)


My package finally arrived! I am so happy!

The problem is I didn’t understand that Judika Illes’ books were so huge. They really are encyclopedias! It certainly was a bargain!

I am so excited I can study them at last!

To Form an Incense Cone

  1. Dissolve gum arabic in water, approximately one part powder to two parts water.
  2. Allow the material to soak for approximately three hours.
  3. In the meantime, pulverize the herbal material to be used until it is finely powdered (using mortar and pestle or other grinding tool).
  4. Mix this powder into the liquid until it can be shaped into a small cones.
  5. Allow to dry completely in a warm area.

(from The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes)