Daily Archives: November 2, 2010
- Fill a tiny vial with mercury
- Seal it tightly shut
- Place this bottle inside a second larger bottle or jar
- Fill this second container with water and seal tightly shut.
- Place this second bottle into an even larger jar or bottle
- Fill this with sea sand, seashells and pebble from the beach
- Seal tightly shut and bury. Traditionally this is buried in the hearth or by the home’s front entrance.
*WARNING* Mercury is an extremely toxic substance.
Protection Bottle (1)
To protect against malevolent magick
Place a single castor bear in a small glass bottle.
Seal it tightly. Keep one bottle and bean in each room of the house.
Replace the beans at every new moon.
*WARNING* Castor beans are poisonous. Do Not leave the bottle where a child or animal (or an unknowing adult)has access to it.
Spells can be cast within fabric pouches, cigar boxes and furniture cabinets. Once upon a time, spells cast in sealed glass bottles were very popular. Witch bottles, as these spells are known, derive their name from two sources.
The most obvious is that witches were assumed to cast spells using glass bottles. In addition, witch bottles were a popular method of breaking hexes allegedly cast by witches. Whether witch bottles were ever as popular as some claim is worth pondering. They’ve largely fallen out of favor because in general witch bottles favor extremely dangerous methods. Frankly, you’re far more likely to be seriously injured from on of these bottles than from a curse. These traditional witch bottles spells are reproduced for historical value only. I strongly recommend against casting any of them. Safer, modern adaptations are presented in this section.
Witch bottes basically exist for one of two purposes:
To provide spiritual protection
To reverse a malicious spell
People often ask me how to dispose of spells, charms, sachets, and so on once they have fulfilled their purpose or the Magick is no longer required.
The first thing to do is to remember to give thanks to the Goddess and the God. It is not enough to accept the Magick, you need to try to give back something too. Perhaps plant a useful herb in your garden or, if you have the space, a tree dedicated to the gods. Alternatively, spend some time working on the land or clearing rubbish from your local park.
After you have given something back, then it is time to dispose of the sachet. Open it and scatter all the environmentally friendly parts to the wins. Stones, crystals and charms should be buried or cast into the sea or a stream. The fabric of the sachet and any paper, perhaps with your intent written on, can be burned or torn into shreds and buried.