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Magickal Goody of the Day for Feb. 8th is Potent Spiritual Awareness Sachet

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Potent Spiritual Awareness Sachet

Ingredients:
Black Sachet
Dragon’s Blood Powder
1 Hematite Stone
1 Moonstone
Clear Quartz Stone Crystal

If you wish to heighten your spiritual awareness, any easy spell to perform in order to accomplish this would entail filling a black sachet with one stone each of Hematite, Clear Quartz Crystal, and Moonstone, along with one teaspoon of Dragon’s Blood Powder. You should carry this sachet with you while you meditate, pray, pull a circle , cast spells, or participate in any spiritual act.

 

Source:

The Spell Book of Wiccan Shadows
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Magickal Goody for February 6 – Make Your Own Magickal Inks

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Making Your Magickal Inks

Magickal ink has been used in rituals by witches for many years. Many witches today, however, will rob themselves of complete involvement in a ritual by scribbling something on a piece of scrap paper with a pen they found in a desk drawer. Why do this when you can make your own ink?

 

Making your own ink can be as simple as going out in the woods and finding a fallen twig and charring the end of it and then using that as a writing utensil. If you are going to use this method, you will need to make a new char-pen for each ritual that you perform. You simply burn the end of the twig until it becomes charcoal (not ash) and then you let it cool and use that to write with. While you are burning the end of the twig, visualize your intent, and continue visualizing your intent while the twig cools off. Once the twig is cool, you can then use it.

 

You can also make liquid magickal inks , and these will require the use of a quill or a dip pen. Dip pens can usually be found at any stationary store and some office supply stores. Which ever you decide to use, you will need to practice with the quill or dip pen until you are used to the way it functions.

 

The easiest way to make magickal ink is by using lampblack. It is a long process, but it is well worth it in the end as you have made the ink yourself, saved yourself some money and you have added your own personal power to the ink while you are making it. When using lampblack as the method for making your ink all you need is a candle of appropriate color (white if for general purposes, or if you do not have the proper color candle), a metal spoon, a small piece of card stock or cardboard to scrape the spoon, a small bowl, gum arabic and some distilled water. You may also need something to hold the spoon with if it starts to get hot.

 

Light the candle, and hold the bottom side of the spoon in the flame until the bottom of spoon is covered with soot. This typically takes about 30-60 seconds depending on the size of the spoon, size of the flame, and how close you hold the spoon to the flame. Once the bottom of the spoon is covered in soot, hold the spoon over the bowl and use the card stock or cardboard to scrape the soot into the bowl. Be careful not to breathe too heavily, as this stuff is almost weightless and will happily fly everywhere if you let it. Also, be sure to do this somewhere where it will not get on your carpet, as it will stain fabric. Repeat this process about sixty times, which will take you anywhere from half an hour to an hour. While you are doing this, if you are making this ink for a specific goal, visualize that goal while you are burning the spoon, and scraping the soot into the bowl. If the spoon gets hot, use a pot holder so that you do not burn your hands. Once you are finished gathering the lampblack (soot), you will need to add, one drop at a time, some hot distilled water. Stop adding water before you think you should. Use your finger to mix the soot and water until the soot has completely dissolved. Lampblack will float on the top of the water, so it will take some effort to get it to dissolve completely. Once the lampblack is dissolved completely, and you have rich dark colored water , add some powdered gum arabic to the mix and again stir with your finger until the gum arabic has dissolved. Add enough gum arabic to make the ink have the same consistency has commercial produced ink. After you have completed the ink, you can store it in a jar and use it as needed.

 

 

Source:

Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch

Carol Moyer

 

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Magickal Goody of the Day for Jan. 23 – Make Your Own Protection Oil

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Make Your Own Protection Oil

 

To make Protection Oil, use 1/8 Cup base oil of your choice. Add the following:

  • 4 drops Patchouli
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Mugwort
  • 1 drop Hyssop

As you blend the oils, visualize your intent, and take in the aroma. Know that this oil is sacred and magical. Label, date, and store in a cool, dark place.

Use Protection Oil to anoint yourself and those in your home. It will help keep you safe from psychic or magical attacks.

 

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Magickal Goody for January 20th is Making Your Own Priapic Wand

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How To Make a Priapic Wand

Priapus was a god of fertility, and was always depicted with an erect phallus. In some traditions of Paganism and Wicca, a Priapic wand — phallus-like in appearance — is made, and used in ritual to bring forth the new growth of spring. You can easily make one out of a few outside supplies and some bells. This is a simple project for children as well, and they can go outside at Imbolc and shake the bells at the ground and the trees, calling for spring’s return.

First, you’ll need the following items:

  • A stick
  • An acorn
  • Craft glue (hot glue works fine as well)
  • Ribbons or yarn in brown, green, yellow, and gold
  • Small bells (get little jingle bells at your local craft store)

Strip the bark from the stick, and create a small notch on one end. Glue the acorn to the end of the stick.

When the glue is dry, wrap the stick in the ribbons or yarn beginning at the acorn — leave extra ribbon at the end to hang down like streamers. Tie the bells on to the end of the streamers.

Use the wand by going outside around the time of Imbolc. Explain to children that the wand symbolizes the god of the forest, or whatever fertility god exists in your tradition. Show them how to shake the bells, pointing the wand at the ground and trees, in order to wake the sleeping plants within the earth. If you like, they can say an incantation as they do so, like:

Wake, wake, plants in the earth,
spring is a time of light and rebirth.
Hear, hear this magical sound,
and grow, grow, out of the ground.

 

 

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Magickal Goody for January 9th – Make Your Own Ice Candles

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How to Make Your Own Ice Candle

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WOTC Magickal Goody of the Day – Make Your Own Measure Bag

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How to Make a Measure Bag

A measure bag is used in some Pagan traditions, including a few forms of Wicca, as a way of forming a magical link between an individual and the group to which they belong. The measure bag is often incorporated into a practitioner’s initiation ritual. If you practice as a solitary, you can still use one as part of a self-dedication ritual to the gods of your tradition.

The term “measure bag” comes from the phrase “taking one’s measure.” This phrase means to size someone up, or to see what sort of person they are. To take someone’s magical measure, a cord is measured from the bottom of the individual’s feet to the top of the head. The bag is usually decorated with magical symbols – often including the practitioner’s magical name – and stored with bags from other members of the group. In the case of a solitary, the bag may be kept with the rest of the practitioner’s magical tools, in a safe and secure place.

To make a measure bag, you’ll need the following:

  • A drawstring pouch
  • Embroidery floss or fabric paint
  • A length of cord
  • Some sort of taglock or magical link to yourself

Decorate the outside of the bag with either fabric paint or embroidery floss. You can put your magical name on it, or if there is a particular symbol you feel drawn to, you can use that instead.

Use the cord to measure the distance from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head. If someone else is nearby, they can do this for you. If you’re alone, place one end of the cord under your foot and then run it up to the top of your head. Snip off the cord once it’s the appropriate length. Place the cord in the measure bag.

Finally, you’ll add another magical link to yourself into the bag. In some traditions of hoodoo and folk magic, this is called a taglock. It’s something that magically binds you to the contents of the bag – a snippet of hair, a fingernail clipping, even a drop of blood.

Consecrate the bag as you would any other magical tool, and put it someplace where it won’t be disturbed by others. If you are part of a group, place all the group members’ bags together in a box and store it for safekeeping.

 

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Magickal Goody for December 30th is Making Your Own Moon Braid

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Make a Moon Braid

A moon braid is a great craft for kids to make, but braiding can also be a relaxing and meditative way for adults to spend their time. The three colors of the braid — white, black, and silver — represent the three phases of the moon. I’ve seen braids done completely from one end to the other, but I think if you’re going to hang it up, it looks pretty with the bottom half unbraided.

You’ll need the following items:

  • Cord or ribbon in black, white, and silver

Find a quiet spot where you can work undisturbed. Knot one end of the cords together, and begin braiding. As you weave the three colors in and out of one another, focus on the shifting phases of the moon. Think about the different cycles that our bodies, our lives, and our spirituality go through. Consider, as you braid, the ebb and flow of the tides, and their effect on our constantly changing planet. If you honor a particular lunar goddess, offer her a prayer as you create your braid.

Once you’ve finished, knot the braid so that it doesn’t unravel. Hang it in a spot near a window, so that when you look out at the moon, you’ll be reminded of the braid and what it symbolizes to you and your evolving spirituality.

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Magickal Goody of the Day – Make Your Own Pagan Rosary

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How to Make a Pagan Rosary

A rosary is a string of prayer beads used by some Christian churches, most commonly associated with Catholicism. These beads are used to aid one in achieving a meditative state while chanting repetitive prayers. If rosaries worked for you as a Christian, or if you like the idea, there is no reason you can’t adapt it to your pagan practices. They are easy to make, and you can customize them to suit your own traditions and beliefs.

Things You’ll Need

Thin cord or heavy nylon thread

A needle

Medium to large sized beads

Small beads for spacing

Charm or special bead

 

Instructions

  1. Basic Process

    • 1

      Decide what you want your prayers to be about. Do you wish to use them to meditate on the elements, or to focus on your patron god or goddess? As soon as you decide what your beads will be used for, you can select beads appropriate to that purpose. See the variations in sections below for more ideas on this.

    • 2

      Make a knot at the end of the cord or thread. String on your first bead based on your intent. String on two or three small, neutral-colored beads. These will be used as “spacers” between each prayer bead. Continue stringing on your intent beads, with the same amount of spacers in between them, until you have the amount you are satisfied with.

    • 3

      Tie on a special charm at the end of the string of beads. This charm could be a special bead, a charm fro a necklace or bracelet, a coin or something else that represents meaning of your beads. It might feature your goddess, or a symbol of your tradition, or might be a small pentacle.

    • 4

      Choose prayers or chants for your beads, and write them yourself. Learn these by heart. To use your beads, start with the first bead and say its prayer or chant, then move on to each bead in succession. Keep a special prayer for your charm, which would signify the end of the prayer or meditation session.

    • 5

      Empower your beads in ritual by running them through incense, or sprinkling them with salt and water, and asking your deities or any universal spirits you appeal to for blessings. Keep your beads in a special place, or wear them if you like.

    Moon Goddess Rosary

    • 1

      String on 13 white beads, or beads with moon symbols, onto your string. Use dark blue or black spacers in between them. Each bead signifies one full moon cycle of the year.

    • 2

      Attach a charm that is a symbol of the moon goddess or of the moon itself.

    • 3

      To pray with your moon goddess rosary, begin with the first bead, and work your way through all 13 of them with a chant or prayer. For example, “Lady of the moon, protectress of the night, watch over me, your child, and fill me with your silver light. Teach me your mysteries, grant me your wisdom and heal my body, mind and soul. Show me your vision.”

    • 4

      Finish with a special prayer to your goddess when you reach the charm. These prayers are best when you write them yourself and they come from the heart.

    Elemental Rosary

    • 1

      Choose a yellow bead, a red bead, a blue bead and a green bead, and a white bead. Also choose 20 medium-sized beads in black. You will also need small spacer beads to go in between each. A good charm for this rosary is a pentacle, with each of the five points on the star representing an element: air, fire, water, earth, and spirit, the circle being the universe that surrounds and connects them all.

    • 2

      Make a knot at the end of the cord, and put a yellow bead on it, then a black bead, spacers, black bead, spacers, black bead, spacers, black bead, spacers. Add the red bead, then four more black beads, with spacers between them. Add the blue bead, with four more black beads with spacers. Add the green bead, with four more black beads with spacers. Add the white bead, with four more black beads with spacers. Tie it off with the charm.

    • 3

      To pray or chant with these beads, start with the yellow bead. Chant to the element of air, asking it to fill you with knowledge and clarity. Repeat the chant on the four black beads. Then move on to the red bead, asking the element of fire fill you with courage and passion. Repeat the chant on the four black beads. Move on to the blue bead, asking the element of water to fill you with vision and compassion. Repeat the chant on the four black beads. Move on to the element of earth, asking it to fill you with strength and stability. Repeat the chant on the four black beads. Move to the element of spirit, asking it to purify you and bring out your higher self. Repeat the chant on the four black beads. Reserve a special chant or prayer for the pentacle, asking for the blessings of the elements.

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