Pagan Craft Making

Magickal Goody of the Day for April 27th – Image Love Charm

Magickal Goody of the Day

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Image Love Charm

 

Carve, sew, or otherwise construct an image of yourself as your finest, physically speaking. Pour into it all of your good points, as well as your bad. Embody the image with your spirit, your life force, your total being. When you look at its face, however crude and unfinished it may seem to be, see your own face.

 

When finished put it in a safe place. Next, of the same material fashion an image of your ideal love. This shouldn’t be a specific person, of course, but a composite of everything you are looking for in a mate. Though you are only fashioning its outline or rough features implant in it physical, spiritual, emotional and other intellectual qualities, habits, and goals in life and any particulars that appeal or are important to you.

 

When both images are finished, take a pink or red thread or cord and tie them loosely together, place them in a spot where they will not be disturbed for several weeks, but not in a box or other constricting place. Someone will come to you and after that it will be up to the two of you.

 

Spells of this nature draw many people to you, and one or two of these may become good friends. A more personal relationship might develop out of one of these, which may eventually lead to love. If it does, but the relationship ends, unbind the images, carefully dismantle the one of the perfect love and begin anew.

 

The same is true if you fine no lover. But wait at least three months. A spell of this type doesn’t force the person to fall in love with you; it simply expands your circle of friends. Any person you meet will be under no magical pressure or force to love you; that you will have to do on your own.

 

Source:

The Green Mother’s Book of Shadows  

Gwenyfur Draigtanllwyth

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Magickal Goody of the Day – Peppermint Refreshers Gel

Magickal Goody of the Day


Peppermint Refreshers Gel

This lotion is good for oily skin and will give a tingly feeling after it
is applied.

1/2 cup aloe gel (100%)
1 Tablespoon witch hazel
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
3-4 drop peppermint essential oil

Mix the aloe, witch hazel, and cornstarch in microwave safe bowl (I used a
1 cup glass measuring cup). Microwave on High, stirring every 20 seconds.
When the mixture returns to a clear like gel instead of opaque, you are
done. The cornstarch will turn a clear aloe gel to an almost white cream
color. Stir until the gel has cooled a bit. Let mixture rest until quite
cool. Add peppermint drops and stir well. Store in a glass jar with a well
fitting lid.

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Magickal Goody for April 17th is Making Your Own Money Sachet

Magickal Goody of the Day

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Making Your Own Money Sachet

 

This simple sachet is meant to be made in circle as part of a money ritual. It is carried in the wallet to attract wealth. This will not aid you in getting rich, but is merely used to aid you in getting enough money for a particular need, such as paying next months rent. If you don’t actually need it, you are not likely to get it.
What you’ll need:
A piece of cloth approximately 3″ across
A piece of green yarn or string.. 9″ long approx.
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of cedar leaves/needles
1 teaspoon of mint leaves

This spell is simple, and i didn’t complicate it with words, as I felt they would simply feel too clumsy.
Simply cast the circle and begin as you would for any other ritual or spell.. as per your tradition.
Meditate on your need for money. Visualize having enough money for your needs. Ask the Goddes and God to grant you the the funds you need. You do not have to do this aloud, simply concentrate and focus your desire. When you feel the energies have gathered, visualize them flowing into the gathered herbs and infusing them with positive energy. Pour the herbs into the center of the cloth.
Then bring up the corners to form a small bag. Take the green yarn or thread and loop this three times around the satchet to close it, then knot the string three times to seal the sachet, visualizing this sachet attracting money. After this is done have the small feast and close the circle as you normally would.

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Magickal Goody for April 16th – Witches Protection Ball

Magickal Goody of the Day

Witches Protection Ball

Witch balls have been around for centuries, but is is nearly impossible (and very costly) to buy one. These silvery balls were once common fixtures in windows, particularly in England, where they were said to repel evil thoughts and curses. Most Pagans don’t feel they can spend several hundred dollars to purchase such a ball, even if they could find one, but there is no reason you can’t make one.

 
You will need a clear glass ball or Yule ornament with an opening in one end. If the glass ball has some kind of design, choose one you like or one you can change with further decoration. You will also need a bottle of silver paint found in hobby stores, a few drops of frankincense or patchouli oil, a spool of red thread, and a pair of scissors.

 
Cover you working space with newspaper to protect against spills. Take the metal cap off the ornament. Carefully pour a little of the silver paint inside the ball and swish it around until the inside is completely covered with the silver. Set it aside to dry.

 
When the paint is totally dry, cut the red thread into three inch-lengths. Carefully poke this thread into the open end of the ball. Continue cutting and putting the thread into the ball untill the ball is nearly full. Put in a few drops of oil. Then put the end back on the ornament. If it has no end, seal it with candle wax.

 
When you hang the protection ball, chant:

Symbol of the Moon, symbol of the Lady divine,
Reject all negativity, defend this home (car), me and mine.

This protection ball can be hung in the window of your home or in your car. Any negative thoughts or ill-wishes directed against you are reflected back to the sender.
You can also decorate the outside with appropriate designs. You can put them onto wreaths or make them part of a dried flower arrangement. Programmed for protection, these little Witch balls do a very good job.

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Magickal Goody of the Day for April 14th – Beaded Psychic Mandala

Magickal Goody of the Day


Beaded Psychic Mandala

Items Needed:
16 inch embroidery hoop
Purple felt
#0 beading needle Purple or blue thread
Blue #10 gauge glass seed beads
Purple #10 gauge glass seed beads
Scissors Household glue A large, flat rock A blue candle and
candle holder

1. Assemble all items. Put felt onto embroidery hoop and secure.
Thread needle, knot one end of thread, and push needle through
center of felt from reverse side. Pull thread taut.

2. Place one blue bead onto thread of needle; sew tightly onto
center of felt. This is the center bead–the middle of the project.

3. Sew a purple bead beside the center blue bead. Position it as
close to the center bead as possible. Sew purple beads in a
circle around the center bead, once again closely positioning
them. Make the beads touch each other.

4. Sew a circle of blue beads around the purple circle.

5. Sew a circle of purple beads, then a circle of blue, a circle of
purple, a circle of blue, a circle of purple.

6. Sew a circle of blue beads. When you’ve sew the last bead in
this circle, tie off the thread and firmly knot on the reverse side of
the felt. (by this time you should have eight concentric circles of
alternating colors of beads around the center blue bead.)

7. Remove beaded felt from the hoop. With a pair of sharp
scissors, carefully cut off the access felt as close to the last circle
of beads as you can. Ensure that you don’t cut any of the threads
that secure the last ring of beads.

8. Glue Psychic Mandala onto the rock with household glue. Be
sure of your placement. (If you can’t find a suitable rock, glue the
Mandala to a flat piece of driftwood or some other natural
object.) It is now ready for use.

9. Hold the completed Psychic Mandala between your palms.
Breathe deeply and close your eyes. Send it peaceful, soothing
psychic energy.

When you wish to use the Psychic Mandala, light a blue candle.
Place it behind and to one side of you so that its light shines onto
the Psychic Mandala. Turn off all the other lights in the room.
Gaze at the concentric circles. Say in a hushed voice:

Sacred Circle of Second Sight,
With Magick Rings of Nine;
Bring me Psychic Visions tonight

While gazing at this Sign.

Sit comfortably and contemplate the Psychic Mandala. Don’t stare; gaze. Blink naturally if you wish. Soon your Higher Consciousness will be awakened. Be still and listen.

Night is the best time to promote Psychic Visions. Be sure that
you are alone when you make the attempt.

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Magickal Goody of the Day for April 13th – Old Fashioned Witch Soap

Magickal Goody of the Day

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Old Fashioned Witch Soap

• 4 lbs lard
• 13 oz lye (1 can)
• 5 cups cold water
• 1 tbsp lavender oil
• 1 tbsp patchouli oil
• 1 cup fresh strawberry juice
• 1/4 cup dried soap bark herb (optional)

In a large enamel or iron kettle, melt the lard over very low heat. (Never use metal) In a separate pot, stir together the lye & the water. Heat lard until small bubbles begin to appear – do not boil.

Remove from the heat & slowly pour the lye solution into the lard. With a big wooden spoon, stir in the lavender & patchouli oils, the strawberry juice & soap bark herb. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Pour into 2-inch deep greased pan & allow to cool overnight. Cut the soap into squares and leave in the pan for at least 3 days before removing. Place the Soap bars on waxed paper & allow them to age in a draft-free area approximately 4-6 weeks before using.

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All About Beltane

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[There is a lot of information in this post including crafts and recipes]

April’s showers have given way to rich and fertile earth, and as the land greens, there are few celebrations as representative of fertility as Beltane. Observed on May 1st (or October 31 – November 1 for our Southern Hemisphere readers), festivities typically begin the evening before, on the last night of April. It’s a time to welcome the abundance of the fertile earth, and a day that has a long (and sometimes scandalous) history. Depending on your tradition, there are a number of ways you can celebrate this Sabbat. First, you might want to read up on:

Rituals and Ceremonies

Depending on your particular tradition, there are many different ways you can celebrate Beltane, but the focus is nearly always on fertility. It’s the time when the earth mother opens up to the fertility god, and their union brings about healthy livestock, strong crops, and new life all around.

Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying — and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.

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Customs and Folklore

Interested in learning about some of the traditions behind the celebrations of May Day? Learn why the Romans had a big party, and who the popular fertility gods are.

Beltane Magic

Beltane is a season of fertility and fire, and we often find this reflected in the magic of the season. Let’s look at some of that spring magic, from ritual sex to fertility magic, along with the magic found in gardens and nature.

Crafts and Creations

As Beltane approaches, you can decorate your home (and keep your kids entertained) with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with fun floral crowns and a Maypole altar centerpiece.

Feasting and Food

No Pagan celebration is really complete without a meal to go along with it. For Beltane, celebrate with foods that honor fertility of the earth. Enjoy light spring soups, Scottish bannocks, fertility bread loaves, and more.

From: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/beltanemayday/a/AllAboutBeltane.htm

 

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All About Samhain

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[There are a lot of links to more information, crafts, and recipes]

The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and cold. It is the time of year when the earth has died and gone dormant. Every year on October 31 (or May 1, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) the Sabbat we call Samhain presents us with the opportunity to once more celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth. For many Pagan traditions, Samhain is a time to reconnect with our ancestors, and honor those who have died. This is the time when the veil between our world and the spirit realm is thin, so it’s the perfect time of year to make contact with the dead. You may want to take a moment to read up on:

 

Rituals and Ceremonies

Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Samhain, but typically the focus is on either honoring our ancestors, or the cycle of death and rebirth. This is the time of year when the gardens and fields are brown and dead. The nights are getting longer, there’s a chill in the air, and winter is looming. We may choose to honor our ancestors, celebrating those who have died, and even try to communicate with them. Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying for Samhain — and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.

 

Samhain Magic, Divination and Spirit Work

For many Pagans, Samhain is a time to do magic that focuses on the spirit world. Learn how to properly conduct a seance, how to do some Samhain divination workings, and the way to figure out what a spirit guide is really up to!

Traditions and Trends

Interested in learning about some of the traditions behind the celebrations of the late harvest? Find out why Samhain is important, learn why black cats are considered unlucky, how trick-or-treating became so popular and more!

Crafts and Creations

As Samhain approaches, decorate your home (and keep your kids entertained) with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with these fun and simple ideas that honor the final harvest, and the cycle of life and death.

Feasting and Food

No Pagan celebration is really complete without a meal to go along with it. At Samhain, celebrate with foods that celebrate the final harvest, and the death of the fields.

From: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/samhainoctober31/a/About_Samhain.htm

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