Domination Powder

Grind and powder the following:

Cayenne or Habanero pepper powder

Dragon’s blood

licorice root

Stinging nettles

Sweet flag/calamus root

Sprinkle the resulting powder in your target’s path or on his or her shoes

Domination Candle Spell

Burn white candles alongside the image of the Strength card drawn from the tarot deck of your choice. (Different decks, feature different interpretations of the image. choose one that resonates for you.) Contemplate the image while the candle burns, then place the card under your pillow where it should remain until the spell is no longer needed.

Do As I Say Oil Spell

This spell is particularly effective when the candle is burned in the presence of the target. (No need to explain why the candle is being burned, just have it blazing.)

  1. Should someone resist your advances, write their name on a piece of brown paper.

  2. Anoint it will a drop of Do As I Say Oil.

  3. Carve a purple candle or a figure candle that represents the target of the spell, and then dress it with Do As I Say Oil.

  4. Place the candle atop the paper and burn.

Commanding Oil: Do As I Say Oil Spells

Sweet flag (calamus) is prized for its aphrodisiac properties as well as its powers of command. Both influences are at play in Do As I Say Oil, also known as As You Please or As I Please Oil. Although it may also be used in business relationships, many spells using Do As I Say Oil possess an erotic component, as it combines the effects of a Commanding Oil with that of a seduction oil. Do As I Say Oil is one of the milder commanding condition oils. Its intent is to make others wish to please you.

Compelling Bracelet

Before you can get your way, you may have to encourage someone to come closer. This charm both beckon and produces cooperation. There is a sexual aspect too this spell, which is not contained, despite their name, in all domination spells. It may also be adjusted for use as a binding spell.

  1. Obtain a little hair from the person you intend this spell for.

  2. Soak the strands in Command and Compel Oil. (You could also make an infusion by pouring boiling water over sweet flag and licorice and soak the hair in this instead.)

  3. Add one drop of essential oil of bergamot and one drop of essential oil of vetiver.

  4. Let the hair dry out.

  5. Braid it together with a strand of your own hair.

  6. Knot them together, ideally creating nine knots. (If this isn’t possible, the hair isn’t long enough, wrap red or black thread around the braid and the nine knots in this instead). Murmur your desires into the hair while knotting.

  7. Make this charm into a bracelet, supplementing with red and/or black thread for additional length, if necessary. Wear this bracelet on your right wrist, if you’re right-handed, your left one, if that’s the dominant hand. Constantly, consciously will the spell’s target to come to you and fulfill your desires.

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Bad feelings are burdens. When we get to the point of believing the whole world is sour because we don’t understand it, we have a lot of self-searching to do. Maybe we helped it to lose its sweetness. Maybe we’re the bad apple that soured the whole lot.

Our first thought should be to make amends. Sometimes we can’t, and when such is the case we need to get out of the way and let time and nature take its course.

Life is too beautiful to go on being a bitter pill that insists that everyone swallow it. As in the words of Caleb C. Colton, an English clergyman around the turn of the century, “the man who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own dispositions, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the grief which he proposes to remove.”

We need to unburden ourselves by forgetting our problems and doing something that will put a smile on someone else’s face.

The quickest way to solve the problem of hurt feelings is to inquire if this situation is important to the whole of existence. Does this particular thing mean more than any of the other things of life? It is amazing how quickly trials fade into nothingness when faced with this question. It places before us the need to decide here and now the meaning of our whole existence.

There are not many things in our lives that we can truthfully say mean everything to us. The small things are important and very dear, but the really significant things we count on one hand – life, our loved ones, our good desires, our faith, and our nation.

One of the most magnified situations in this day is taking life too seriously. In the stress of too much mental confusion, we seem unable to laugh off so many little irritations. We let personality rule us into making each little problem the source of great anxiety and dramatically lay hold of it until it chokes us.

The worthwhile side of this life is too important to let ourselves become involved with things that mean little to us. Too much of the trouble in the world is caused from ego-building important that would never be missed in anyone’s existence.

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Available online! ‘Cherokee Feast of Days’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 13

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 13

“When you remove love and try to replace it with monetary things, you’ve got nothing … Get him to understand that he has to love himself before he can love anything else.”

–John Peters (Slow Turtle), WAMPANOAG

It is said, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” That’s the trouble, most of us do.

Great Spirit, You are love; You are spirit. Spirit and love are interconnected. I am spiritual. Let me realize what I am really made of.

 

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January 13 – Daily Feast

 January 13 – Daily Feast

If we are not happy, it is because no one has given us permission to be. The hardships and stresses of those who went before us make us wonder if we have a right to do better. Do we have permission to outlive, outdo, outwork all those who went before us? Have we given our children permission to be stronger, better, and more intelligent than we are? The Cherokees have a word for it, adahenhdi, meaning the gift. Or have we told them to adhere to their roots instead of respecting them? Have we made them caretakers, or have we set them free to be strong builders on firm foundations? Permission is hard to come by when we wait and wait for someone to tell us we have done well, that we have earned the right to be mature, respected adults. No, we give ourselves permission to grow, to live long and well, to prosper and be in good health.

~ I can tell my children that the way to get honor is to go to work and be good men and women. ~

CHIEF RUNNING BIRD

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

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“The Goddess Companion”

“The Goddess Companion” 
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At daybreak, the rising sun stretches her arms.
At daybreak, the goddess rises  to her  feet.
She rises, driving out darkness from the land.
She rises, bringing daylight and birdsong to the land.
Beneath her, we move about, enjoying her warmth.
Above us, she moves about, moving westward.
She shines bright on the blooming collibah tree,
with its sprawiling roots, with its spreading branches.
~Dulngulg Song Cycle, Australian Mudbara People
  
Light grows daily stronger at this time of year, but it is hard to believe it, for the world still seems shrouded in wintery gloom. Yet daily, the sun rises earlier and sets later. Daily, the great round of the year reveals its mysteries once again.
  
So it is with our lives. We pass through periods where we believe that we will never find happiness again, that we will never find an end to pain, that we will forever suffer from frustration and unease and anxiety.But nothing lasts forever. The greatest pain, like the greatest joy, someday ends. True joy exists in learning to delight in the dance of life, not clinging to a certain day’s beauties or even to its pains. True joy exists in moving like the sun through each day, knowing that it will finally end but also that a new day will always dawn afresh.

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By Patricia Managhan

Crone’s Corner – MOON LORE

Crone’s Corner – MOON LORE

Moon Miscellany
  
New Moon – White Goddess of birth and growth.
Full Moon – Red Goddess of love and battle.
Old Moon – Black Goddess of death and divination.
  
All hail to thee, Queen of heaven!
Thou showest two horns to mark six days,
And on the seventh will divide thy crown in two.
On the fourteenth day, turn thy full face unto us.
  
Seven is the Moon’s mystic number, because each one of its four phases is completed in seven days.
 
Nineteen is a sacred number in Old Irish and Celtic lore, for the sequence of Moon phases within a single zodiac sign is repeated every 19 years.
 
The Mansions of the Moon, abodes of the soul, refer to the position of the Moon at noon on each of the 28 days in a lunar month.
 
Bow to the new Moon, especially the first new Moon of the year, as a sign of respect. It is courting disaster to point at the Moon at any time. Turn a silver coin in your purse or pocket at the first sight of the new Moon to gain luck.
It is bad luck to see the new Moon for the first time on your left, or behind you, or through the branches of a tree. A new Moon on Saturday means foul weather. A full Moon on Sunday brings bad luck and toilers of the sea should not set sail.
 
The Roman astrologers of classical times considered the Moon sign of a horoscope to be of far greater significance than the Sun sign.
 
Marsilioi Ficino, the Florentine philosopher of the Renaissance, defined the planetary image of the spirit of the Moon as an archer riding a doe, a huntress with bows and arrows, a little boy, a goose, or a single arrow.
 
Diana, goddess of the Moon and patroness of witches, was regarded as a demon by the early Christians.
 
Waxing: as the size of the Moon increases, its form takes the shape of the capital letter D: D for Daring. This marks a time for creativity, expansion, and development. You may glance up at the sky in the late afternoon to see the pale waxing half Moon beckoning. Later on as darkness falls, it shines like a beacon of hope in the west, raising your spirits and assuring the success of your ventures.
 
Waning: rising later night after night, the Moon diminishes in size, now assuming the form of the letter C: C for Caring. The time has come to relax, restore energy, and quietly dispel negative influences in your life. Banish fear, unworthy desires, and selfish motivations as the Moon wanes.
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Excerpted From Elizabeth Pepper, The Witches’ Almanac, Ltd.

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The Herban Corner – Recipes for Making Herbal Vinegars

The Herban Corner – Recipes for Making Herbal Vinegars

Whichever steep method you use, the following recipes will provide a
delightful herbal vinegar for a variety of uses. We’ve selected base
vinegars which we have found work well with the herbs in each individual
recipe. But once again, let your palate be your guide. The recipes are all
for two cups of vinegar, and may be increased for larger batches. All of
the herbs must be fresh, not dried.

Bouquet Garni Herbal Vinegar–
Use this vinegar to deglaze a pan after sautéing meats, in a salad
dressing, or in a marinade for any type of meat.
¼ C. Rosemary
¼ C. Thyme
¼ C. Parsley
6-8 fresh Bay Leaves
2 C. White Wine Vinegar

Fines Herbes Herbal Vinegar–
This light vinegar gets its flavor from the four fine herbs of classic
French cooking.  It gives a nice flavor to sautéed or steamed vegetables,
and makes a nice salad dressing.
¼ C. Parsley
¼ C. French Tarragon
¼ C. Chives
¼ C. Chervil
2 C. Champagne Vinegar

Lemon Herbal Vinegar–
Use this tart vinegar to give a zip to vegetables, in a refreshing salad
dressing, or in a chicken marinade.
¼ C. Lemon Thyme
¼ C. Lemon Grass
¼ C. Lemon Balm
¼ C. Lemon Verbena
1 T. Lemon Peel
2 C. White Wine Vinegar

Provençal Vinegar–
The flavors of Herbes de Provence are excellent for marinating pork and
lamb, and a light touch pairs well with seafood.
¼ C. Thyme
¼ C. Basil
¼ C. Summer Savory
¼ C. Sage
2 T. Rosemary
2 T. Lavender Blooms
6 Fresh Bay Leaves

Salad Herbal Vinegar–
Use this tart vinegar alone as a light, fat-free salad dressing, or
combine it with some olive oil,salt and pepper to make a mellower
dressing. It also make a great red meat marinade.
¼ C. Thyme
¼ C. Greek Oregano
¼ C. Marjoram
¼ C. Chive Blossom (or Chives if not in bloom)
½ C. White Wine Vinegar
½ C. Red Wine Vinegar

Use your imagination to create your own herbal vinegars. And don’t be
afraid to add spices to the vinegars. We’ve added peppercorns, cardamom,
whole allspice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and crushed red pepper. You can
use dill, caraway and celery seeds. And blooms make delightful vinegars
and a beautiful presentation in the bottles. We’ve used sweet violet,
lavender,
nasturtium, society garlic, dill, chive, and Spanish tarragon blooms. Keep
experimenting! Your personal creativity is where the fun begins in making
herbal vinegars.

Additional combinations we’ve used:
For Pork: Sage, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Pepper Corns
For Fish: Dill, Tarragon, Lemon Thyme, Parsley, Lemon Peel
For a beautiful rose colored vinegar: Opal Basil, Chive Blooms
For a spicy vinegar: Cilantro, Savory, Marjoram, Thyme, Crushed Red
Pepper

Classic Tarragon Vinegar: French tarragon in champagne vinegar.

From Lingles Herbs

 

Spell of the Day – Smooring Ritual

 

Spell of the Day –  Smooring Ritual 
 
In ancient times, the hearth-fire was rarely allowed to go out, especially in winter. When the fire had burned down to an ember, it was carefully preserved under a blanket of ashes. In Scotland, this was called “smooring,” and it was done in a ritualistic way. The embers were arranged in a circle divided into three parts, with an ember in the middle known as Tula nan Tri (Hearth of the Three). You can perform this fire magic with three candles, with a fourth in the center symbolizing what you wish to preserve and encourage in the season to come. Close your eyes and pass your hand over the candles, saying: 
 
I am smooring the fire
As Bridget would smoor.
The gods’ protection
Be upon the flame.
I will build this power
As I build the hearth
At the dawn of the red sun of day.
 
By: Sharynne NicMhacha