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Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days a Year – St. John’s Day


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December 27

St John’s Day

 

St. John, the son of Jebedee and the brother of St. James the Great, was an apostle of the Lord Jesus

Christ in the first year of his ministry. He became the “beloved disciple” and the only one of the 12 who did not betray the Savior in the hour of His Passion. John stood faithfully at the Cross and the Savior thus made St. John the guardian of his mother, the Virgin Mary. He lived to an extremely old age and died at Ephesus about the year 100. St. John is the patron of booksellers, publishers and writers.

Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – St. John’s Eve and St. John’s Day

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June 23 & 24

St. John’s Eve and St. John’s Day

 

The feast of St. John the Baptist is unusual because it celebrates his death rather than his birth. St. John has been called the saint of the Summer Solstice, in that his feast has long been associated with that of Midsummer. The superstitious still believe St. John’s Eve to be one of the most uncanny and dangerous nights of the year, when all manner of fairies, ghosts, and evil spirits are aboard.

 

St. John’s Day has long been considered the best time to discover one’s true love. Generally, the magickal practices that take place on this day are in form of divination. For example, if you pare an apple round without a break in the peeling and then throw the peel over your left shoulder, it will form the initial of your future husband and wife. Place a glass of water directly under the sun’s rays, and leave it one hour. During this time you must sit silently next to the glass. When the time is up, add the white of an egg to the water in the glass. It will spell out the name or occupation of the spouse-to-be.

Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year

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Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 days a Year

23 and 24 June

St. John’s Eve and St. John’s Day

The feast of St. John the Baptist is unusual because it celebrates his death rather than his birth. St. John has been called the saint of the Summer Solstice, in that his feast has long been associated with that of Midsummer. The superstitious still believe St. John’s Eve to be one of the most uncanny and dangerous nights of the year, when all manner of fairies, ghosts, and evil spirits are aboard.

St. John’s Day has long been considered the best time to discover one’s true love. Generally, the magickal practices that take place on this day are in the form of divination. For example, if you pare an apple round and round without a break in the peeling and then throw the peel over your left shoulder, it will form the initial of your future husband or wife. Place a glass of water directly under the sun’s rays, and leave it for one hour. During this time you must sit silently next to the glass. When the time is up, add the white of an egg to the water in the glass. It will spell out the name or occupation of the spouse-to-be.

St. John’s Wort Salve

St. John’s Wort Salve

Great all purpose salve. Use for insect bites, itching, wounds, burns ,and on fungal infections.
1 part St. John’s Wort
1 part Calendula flowers
1 part Comfrey leaf
1 400IU Vitamin E oil capsule (optional)
Make an infused oil using the above herbs. Proceed as directed above, adding the vitamin E oil, if used, after removing from heat. To do this, poke the capsule with a sterile needle and squeeze the oil out.

Home Protection Sachet #2

Home Protection Sachet #2

1 part Fleabane
1 part St. John’s Wort
1 part Capers (dry them before using)
a few grains Whole Wheat

This formula, from ancient Middle Eastern magic, should be tied up in red cloth and hung over the front door.

Anti-Sorcery Sachets #2

Anti-Sorcery Sachets #2

1 part Trefoil (Clover)
1 part Vervain
1 part St. John’s Wort
1 part Dill

Tie up in white cloth and wear. To guard your home, hang in a window.

Anti-Sorcery Sachet

Anti-Sorcery Sachet

1 part Dill

1 part Vervain

1 part St. John’s Wort

Tie up in a white cloth, wear, carry or hang up.

Prophetic Dreams Sachet

Prophetic Dreams Sachet

2 parts Rose

1 part Jasmine

1 part Poppy

1 part St. John’s Wort

2 parts Mistletoe

1 part Rose Hips

2 or 3 pieces of Mandrake

Tie in a purple cloth