The Beacon of the Radiant eye is the Jewel of the Sunlands. The grand light house and the city surrounding are the best preserved Second Age ruins in all of Sornieth. A hub for archeology, philosophy, and all other manner of academic pursuits, The city still somehow pales in the face of the tower itself…
- Excerpt from a traveler’s journal: The Beacon of the Radiant Eye.
really enjoyed reading Robin Artisson’s works, especially The Resurrection of the Meadow. The author describes this tome as a
“record of thirteen occult formulas and charms of art….” One formula that stood
out to me in this text was the ritual of the White Mommet. The mommet, more
commonly referred to as the poppet, is a small doll made to represent the target
of a spell or other magical working. In this book, Mr. Artisson provides a
beautiful formula to create the mommet, then activate it’s power through the
use of three magical brews:
The White Momment or the Work of White
Blood and Red Stone
On a Saturday at dawn, gather clay or dirt from the
earth while speaking this charm:
Earth from which flesh is drawn
Gathered by my hand in the gaze of dawn
As day quickens life in sky and leaf
So let this flesh alike be quick
At my will and art, soon all revealed
Let that quick be captured and sealed
This in the name of Earth & Sky
And the Elfin Dominion below
That night, and better if the moon is full, boil the
white blood – the white of a goodly amount of eggs – along with a good measure
of wine, and the sympathetic materials you have gathered from the one whom the
mommet will become a double for: their hair, nails, a tooth, spittle, blood,
urine, or an article of clothing that has been worn against their skin. Make
this charm over the seething boil:
White blood, water of earth and sky
Life blood of the verdant artery
___(Name)___’s own flesh
Be stirred quick to heat and flame.
Growl and bubble with impetuous life
And take the soil as a man takes wife.
Then mingle the clay and dirt with the mixture, after
it has cooled to warm. From this mix, form the shape of a man or a woman,
depending on the shape of the one you work for or against. Take a small red
stone, which shall be the heart of the mommet, and in a new pot, boil it in
white blood, a measure of water, whisky, or wine, and sympathetic material not
used in the first seething. As it boils, say:
Heart of ___(Name)___, red and strong
Let flame and heat engorge you well
And the white blood of life rouse you:
You will beat in the chest of
Perhaps you will leap there long
Or cease in your striving and hasten
When the white blood has cooled to warm, take the
heart and embed it in the chest of the Mommet, in the proper place of a human
heart. Cover it well. Now, again, in a fresh pot, set to boil white blood, a
larger measure of water, and a handful of mugwort, dry or fresh. As the steam
rises strong, take a broad forked piece of wood and suspend the momment over
the steam, face down, with an open hole dug in its head where the mouth should
___(Name)___, this is the breathe of
The whisp of the soul, the Lunar wraith
that you inhale
This is the moving breathe of the world
The wind of bones, mare of peace and
So inhale the ghost and arise from earth’s
Cross the hedge between the quick and
Turn the mommet over and very quickly seal the
mouth-hole over. Inscribe on the mommet’s body the full name of the other it
doubles, as well as their mother’s name, if your know it. Do not use a metal instrument to inscribe this; use a thorn, a bird’s talon, or a sharpened stylus
Eggs are a symbol of the essence of life. As such, we can easily see why
they would be used in the birthing brew to bring life to the mommet. Humans are
mostly water, and since we are activating the power of a human poppet, the
water base makes sense. Wine is mentioned in the first base, although Mr.
Artisson tells us we can also use water (or whisky), however, I find wine to be
more appropriate since, to me, it represents the blood of life.
The text goes on to provide further applications for consecration which
would be lost here for those that are unfamiliar with the book’s previously described practices. For those looking for magic that is not influenced by
Wiccan tradition, this book is an excellent place to start.
R. (2010). The Resurrection of the Meadow. Sunland, CA: Pendraig.
Street Boss x Floating Island (A.P. Indy) KY S Asmussent / F Geroux 2-1-1 (6) $462,601
The bright red colt has quickly gone from my favorite under-the-radar longshot to wise guy horse after the horses he dominated in the G3 Sunland Derby have come back to make serious noise in graded stakes. Hence hasn’t been a particularly consistent colt, throwing some occasional bombs.
He broke his maiden in the slop, so if it’s muddy will be Hence should be happy.
Pedigree Note: His dam is a half-sister to Canadian champion broodmare Pico Teneriffe - the dam of Canadian champion Marchfield
Classic Empire Strikes Back over a valiant Conquest Mo Money
The G1 Arkansas Derby was a return to form for “Bad Boy” Classic Empire. The 2yo champion of last year has had nothing but problems – minor physical issues, pitching fits and refusing to train – since his disappointing Holy Bull earlier this year. With his body back to rights and his head back on straight, the real Classic Empire was back to his G1 winning ways.
Conquest Mo Money’s big second further flattered the G3 Sunland Derby form and its winner, Hence. The New Mexican prep was already looking solid after 4th place finisher Irap came back to win the G2 Bluegrass.