Huldra

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Huldra is a seductive forest spirit from Norse mythology that has been known to offer rewards to those who satisfy them sexually and death to those who fail to do so. It is said the huldra are a type of troll, but much smaller. These longhaired blonde beauties lure men into the woods by their lovely singing and appearance to …

Four Theories of how Herbal Magick may Work

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How does herbal magick work, anyway? A sachet of leaves tucked under a pillow, a handful of berries strewn across a doorway: Herbal charms and remedies are one of the most familiar forms of magick. Herbal (“green”) witches keep elaborate pantries of herbal ingredients, each with a different power to enlighten or heal, bother or protect. (To be clear, we’re …

How To Make A Hex Sign

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Be sure you have all the tools you will need to complete the sign you have designed or found. If you are doing an original drawing, plan it out first on a blank piece of paper. Be sure that the picture will represent the result you desire. On a round disk of wood or metal, draw out the hex sign. …

Hex

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The term hex comes from Early American Folk belief, and implies the use of magick to hurt or harm another person’s body, family, or property. The hex was usually cast by a hex-doctor or sorcerer, who used deep concentration and symbolic imaginary to affect his or her target. Although the hex is considered to be an evil curse or black …

All-Purpose Healing Amulet

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Items Needed: Green cloth pouch, red cloth paint or marker, and a pinch of each of the following herbs: Garlic Eucalyptus Cinnamon Sage Lay the pouch on a hard surface and smooth out all the wrinkles. Using the red cloth paint or marker, draw the following “healing symbol” on the pouch. When the paint is dry, fill the pouch with …

The Urban Herb Garden

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The Window Box Even the city apartment dweller has room for herbs. Take clutter off the kitchen windowsill and replace it with an attractive planter, filled with fresh, growing herbs. The following herbs and small plants are attractive and easy to grow, and are the staples of most love spells. Window Box for Love and Attraction Basil Violets Parsley Rose …

Herbs

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Herbs provide us with an abundance of medicinal, as well as magickal substances. Most herbs are easily grown and cared for, because in reality they are weeds. Herbs will grow in the shade, in between rocks, thrive in sandy soil, and can go for long periods of time without water. Once planted, herbs return year after year and serve as …

Hair Magick

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Braid That Binds This spell is intended to bind you to the one you love. You will need three long strands of hair (about 12 inches)from your head and from your loved one’s head, a strip of red ribbon, and a small cherry wood box. Braid the strands of hair together as you chant: Let thy thoughts be only of …

Hair

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Hair represents strength and energy. Early Christians shaved their heads to show their devotion to the religion. In some cultures, it is seen as an act of purity to have all body hair removed before marriage. In the Middle Ages, cutting a person’s hair had symbolic value judicially and was done to dishonor the law breaker. In cultures where magick …

Spell for Wisdom and Truth

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This spell will help you find the happiness that comes from wisdom and truth. On the first Sunday after the new moon, inscribe a small circle in the earth. In the center of the circle draw the following symbol: Place a small gold candle on top of the symbol and arrange nine apple seeds evenly around it in a circle. …

Samhain, or Hallows

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At Samhain the cauldron is overturned as the womb becomes the tomb, and the Sacred King enters the mound and passes beyond the Veil as Dark Time fall upon us. This Mystery of Death and what lies beyond is worked alongside the more public Mystery of the Wild Hunt, where Gwyn ap Nudd gathers the souls of those who have …

A Ritual For Harmony

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This ritual can be used when, for example, a colleague, family member or friend is intruding in your life, but you do not want to hurt their feelings. It can be very successful if you have received one too many phone calls or visits at inconvenient moments from a friend or neighbour. It may help to ward off constant interference …

Herbalism

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The following is meant to be a quick guide to common herbs one might find in the home or garden and their usages. This is for general information only. As with all alternative medicines, please consult with your doctor or medic and please do not exceed the recommended dose. AGNUS CASTUS – menstrual problems e.g. PMT, menopause ALOE – soothing …

Healing Crystals and Gemstones

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AVENTURINE A very sweet green variety of quartz, usually available in touchstone form from most New Age outlets.  This is a handy one to have.  Good for emotional and etheric bodies, it has a calming influence.  The chakra it relates to is the heart. AGATE A variety of chalcedony, this comes in many colours.  Tones and strengthens body and mind, …

Rite of Good Health

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    ORACLE OF THE GODDESS DANA     Good health is an outward expression of our souls. Although it is usually necessary to deal with physical problems – say, setting a broken leg – by material means, the prevention of illness comes about through soul level. Life Force may be conducted by a Healer into the aura of a …

What is a handfasting

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A handfasting is a wedding or betrothal ceremony, and to be handfasted is equivalent to being married or betrothed. Before we get into the details, let’s back up a bit and have a quick history lesson. In most of pre-Christain Europe, weddings were fairly straightforward affairs, and this was especially true for northern Europe and Celtic lands. Two families came …

Basic spell Health

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This spell is done on a Thursday at the 8th hour after sunrise. Prepare an herbal powder: 2 tsp lavender, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp coriander seed, & 1 willow leaf, saying to each ingredient as it is added, “I charge you by the sun and the moon to release your energy in my work!” Prepare a …

Health Spell

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Arrange altar with ritual tools, bowl of water, bowl of salt. Light sandalwood incense and candles for the Goddess and the God (green and red or blue and orange), at the left and right sides of the altar. Anoint 2 yellow votive candles with rue oil and dedicate them to the healing of (name) in the names of the Lady …

Hex Breaking

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Now the nature of the hex is simple. It’s basically a dark cloud that follows someone causing havoc and misery. This is what we will learn to break today. First you must be able to sense the hex. Write down the person’s name whom you think may be hexed. If you start to feel a sudden depression Chances are that …