Daily Archives: July 29, 2011
1 tsp. black tea
1 tsp. elder flower
2 tsp. fennel
2 tsp. hops
1 tsp. mint
1 tsp. mullein
2 tsp. rose hips
1 tsp. white oak
1 tbs. China Black/Breakfast tea
1 tsp. raspberry leaves
2 tsp. rose hips
2 tsp. chamomile
1 tsp. damiana
1 tbs. mullein
2 tsp. English Breakfast
1 tsp. chamomile
1 tsp. hyssop
1 tsp. raspberry leaf
May add skullcap, betony, rosemary
Hang bunches of mugwort on gates and field boundaries to protect the animals within from malevolent magick and spiritual danger.
Find or create a candle shaped to resemble your companion animal.
Carve the animal’s identifying information, protective runes or other symbols onto it.
Anoint the candle with Protection Oil and burn
If the candle is too cute to burn, get two. Maintain one permanently, while burning the second.
Preparations begin before the birth of the child:
The expectant couple obtains some special wood and burns it down to ash. Traditionally, the desired wood leaves white ash, because it will make the rest of the spell easier, however this may be adapted to suit specific desires. Any traditional magick wood, such as birch, ceiba, hazel or rowan would be appropriate, too.
These ashes are reserved until the birth.
After birth, the placenta is carried to a strategic area, traditionally a mountain crossroads, and placed on the ground.
The ashes are sprinkled onto the placenta.
The first animal to leave prints either in or with the ash is the child’s protector or represents the species.
Of course, this spell obviously derives from a rural area, with little traffic but a lot of wildlife. Adapt to your needs.
Choose a local image for your altar, something that represents your ally for you. Use a toy, a photograph or an image. It is more crucial that it resonates strongly for you than that it be a literal depiction.
Surround it with objects or images that would normally be used to lure this creature. A dish of honey, for instance, summons a bear. Make the invitation as strong as possible.
If you can find candles in the shape of your desired ally or its food, add them to the altar.
Grind cinnamon and frankincense together and burn them as a spirit-summoning incense.
In addition to Step 2. offer literal food (a dish of milk for a snake, for instance). Alternately, burn images of appropriate food.
Relax. Let your eyes go slightly out of focus and await visitations.
Try this for up to thirty minutes a day, until you receive results.
Although this spell requests a waking vision, realistically your response may still occur during your dreams have paper and pen by your bedside to record any significant dreams.