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- Spell components
- Most of the herbs in the Magickal Herb Compendium
- Bat Guana
- Aqua Negra
- Aqua de Guerra
- Sea Salt
- Floor Sweep
- Glory water
- Polvo Mentecato
- Sage Grass
- Bat’s Blood
- Dove’s Blood
- Dragon’s Blood
- Black Cord
- Thuribles and Censers
- Shaman Stones
- Shiva Lingham Stones
- Altar Cloths
- Holy Symbols of the Gods
- Ritual Scrolls
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ADDERS TONGUE (ALSO KNOWN AS ‘DOGSTOOTH VIOLET”) Use to stop others gossiping about you, or as an aid to stopping slander Wrap some Adders Tongue in cloth, then place it in a bowl of cold water: apply it to a wound or bruise until the natural warmth of the body makes the poultice become warm. To maximise the healing properties of this herb, it is said that you should not discard the bundle after applying it to the skin, but to unwrap the herb from the cloth, and then bury (the herb) in soft earth.
AGRIMONY (ALSO KNOWN AS “STICKWORT”) To return a curse or hex…or any spell…cast against you, burn this herb. It may also be used when making sachets or poppets for protection. Place a small bit of Agrimony under your pillow, and it is said that you will sleep soundly, and no-one will be able to awaken you until the herb has been removed.
AGUE GRASS (ALSO KNOWN AS “BLACKROOT”, “UNICORN HORN” AND “STARGRASS”) To keep evil at bay, carry some Ague Grass in a poppet or sachet. May also be used for breaking hexes, and used in uncrossing spells also. To keep evil from the home, sprinkle into the corners of the room.
ALL HEAL (ALSO KNOWN AS “MISTLETOE”) Sprinkle a diffusion of this into the corners of a sickroom to help aid the recovery of the ill person
BASIL Bathe in water with added Basil (dried herb is okay), to encourage a change of luck. May also be used in this way to remove a jinx
BAY LEAVES Use in a sachet or poppet, and carry it always to protect against evil. Bay leaves hung over the door will protect your home against evil.
BERGAMOT Used to help aid success of a spell. Also for attracting money or an increase in wealth
BLADDERWRACK (ALSO KNOWN AS “KELP” AND “SEAWEED”) Used for protection ~ especially whilst travelling. It is a nice idea to use bladderwrack in sea-spells, and water spells. May also be used to increase psychic powers, and for love and protection spells.
BRACKEN Place bracken under your pillow at night and it will ensure you dream the answers to any problems that you have
CARAWAY SEED Use in spellwork for protection
CARDAMOM More than just love, this herb is used in spells concerned with lust. It is said that powdered cardamom seeds can be added to a tea to help make someone be attracted to you.
CINQUEFOIL (ALSO KNOWN AS “FIVE FINGER GRASS”) To ward off dark spirits of the night, place cinquefoil in a red coloured poppet, and hang over the head of the bed
CHAMMOMILE May be used for purification, and also for added luck ~ bathe in a bath with chammomile added to help become lucky. It is also appropriate that chammomile is used in spells concerning sleep, as the tea is a well-known relaxant and aid to sleep.
DANDELION It is said that carrying any part of the dandelion will increase your psychic ability
DEERS TONGUE LEAF (ALSO KNOWN AS “WILD VANILLA”, “VANILLA LEAF”) Used to stop people spreading gossip and for honesty. It is also said that this will increase psychic ability.
DILL SEED Repel any witchcraft set against you, and also protect your home with dill seed
DRAGONS BLOOD Used in many spellworks especially that of psychic protection and consecration. Also used for purification, good luck and to increase the power of a spell.
ELDER BERRIES Dry berries on the stalk, then grind the berries to a powder (as fine as possible). Place this powder in the doorway of your home to stop troubles entering in.
EUCALYPTUS Eucalyptus will aid in restful sleep, and will also ward off harm. Also used in spellworkings for consecration, healing and protection.
GINGER To stop a hex or curse that has been laid against you, use Ginger in spellworkings.
FENNEL SEEDS Used in spells concerning love (especially to attract an ideal lover). Also it is said to repel witchcraft used against you.
FRANKINCENSE Used in spells mainly for clairvoyance ~ but also for consecration. It is said to enhance spellworkings concerned with contacting the spiritual world and for divination. Also may be used for breaking a spell, meditation and exorcism.
GARLIC Use in spells to stop the envy of others, and also to repel hexes against you. Rumored to add protection against the undead. This effect is under investigation.
HAWTHORNE Add hawthorne to the water used to clean the home to protect and purify. This also stills negative vibrations
HEATHER Carry the flowers of the white heather to attract luck, and for protection
HYSSOP LEAF (ALSO KNOWN AS “HOLY HERB”) Used for purification, for contacting other planes and to ward off the ‘evil eye’. Also said to increase psychic powers and protection when used in spellworkings concerned with these.
HOREHOUND Plant horehound near the house to protect the home.
JASMINE Bathe in water with essence of Jasmine to gain and hold a lover and to make others attracted to you.
JUNIPER BERRIES Said to increase a lovers vitality, but also used in spellworkings concerned with exorcism, keeping secrets and strength.
LAUREL LEAVES It is an old custom for the bride to have laurel leaves in her bouquet, or to be given laurel leaves on her wedding day, to ensure a long and happy marraige
LAVENDER FLOWERS The scent of lavender has long been used in many remedial and fragrant concoctions. It is said to be an aphrodisiac, but also helps with clairvoyance and divination. Use in spellworkings concerned with love, consecration, keeping secrets (especially those concerning love), memory, peace, protection, and psychic powers.
LEMON VERBENA Used for restful sleep, for purification and also peace within the home. Burn with sandalwood to help remove a hex or jinx, and use the scent for concentration to help you to learn faster.
MACE Used in spells concerning love
MAIDEN HAIR FERN Grow in the home to promote, and bring into your life, beauty and love. These pretty plants like a slight damp atmosphere.
MANDRAKE ROOT Once used as a charm against wizards and warlocks, it is used primarily as a talisman, worn around the neck, to enhance virility (by men from Eli Lira Ela). It is also given to women (as a talisman) to ensure they give birth to many children. It is not used in love potions as an aphrodisiac any longer, because it is highly toxic. It was once called the plant of Circe by the ancient Aslumidians, after the Goddess Circe, who made a juice from the root and used this to transform men into swine.
MAGNOLIA To ensure a mates faithfulness, place a magnolia flower under his pillow at night whilst he sleeps.
MARIGOLD To attract your ideal lover, bathe in water with added margoram for five days in a row. Also keep bunnies away from the tomatoes and cucumbers. May work as a rabbit repelant. Note Bring to Corsca in Wyleden.
MARJORAM Place this herb in poppets in the corner of a room to ensure any magickal workings against you are halted and are made useless. Also used in bathing water to help relieve feelings of loss and grief.
MUGWORT Burn as an incense while crystal gazing to increase your ability to recieve psychic visions. Do this also to aid clairvoyance, astral projection and to discover the meanings of your dreams.
MUSTARD SEED BROWN:Used in spellworkings to gain love and attraction, for breaking spells, and also for passion, protection and success. BLACK: To dispel negativity, and also for protection. Use also for casting away evil. RED: It is said that red peppercorns in a poppet hung above the door will ebsure no-one steals from your home. YELLOW:Used in talismans for protection and success.
MYRHH A good incense to clear your home of negativity. Also used in spellworkings for: cleansing, consecration and exorcism. It is said that burning this incense in the home will bring happiness and prosperity to the occupants. Burn before rituals and spellworkings to ensure success.
NETTLE LEAF Dry the leaf, grind to powder it, and sprinkle in the corner of your room to remove hexes and jinx, also used for breaking a spell.
NUTMEG Hollow out a nutmeg, and write a spell on a small piece of paper to place inside the seed. Seal the hole with wax, and then bury it under the light of a new Moon. The spell will work ~ but especially if it is for the gain of someone other than yourself.
OAK BARK: Burn with Mistletoe to remove unwanted spirits. MOSS: Used in spellworkings concerning: the astral plane, spellbreaking, divination, protection and clairvoyance.
OREGANO Used in spellworkings concerned with riddance ~ getting rid of unwanted people, situations, and for binding.
PAPAYA LEAVES: Burn with mandrake root to reverse a spell, or return a hex. SEEDS: Place seven seeds on a purple cloth. Light a fire in a thurible and then burn the seeds one by one under the light of a white candle. It is said that for every seed you can hear ‘pop’, you will gain a true friend, who will benefit your life and protect you from enemies/harm.
PARSELY Old English custom: place Parsely and Jasmine in your shoe to attract a member of the opposite sex.
PASSION FLOWER Place a passion flower under the pillow to ensure a night of peaceful dreams, or to heal a friendship, it is said that you should give a passion flower.
GRAVEYARD DUST (ALSO KNOWN AS PATCHOULLI) Use in any spellworkings or rituals that also use graveyard dirt, or the dirt from waysides. Use in spellworkings concerned with: Clairvoyance, contact other planes, divination, exorcism, fertility, increase power of spells (especially love, lust and sensuality), psychic protection, spell-breaking.
PEONY Used in spellworkings for protection against evil, and for repelling jinx’s and hexes against you.
PEPPERMINT Burn peppermint incense to increase the prophetic accuracy of dreams. Aids in stomach ailments when drank as an infusement.
PINE Burn in the house for cleansing and protection, and to remove negativity.
POPPY SEEDS Make a poppet with poppy seeds and chammomile, and place it under your pillow for restful sleep.
PRIMROSE It is said that a primrose flower under or in a childs pillowcase will make an unruly child become well-behaved.
ROSEMARY Known as the herb of Remembrance. Grow near the door of the home to protect and keep evil intentions at bay. Also used in spellworkings to increase the longevity of a spell. For spells that deal with friendships and youth.
RUE Bathe in water infused with Rue to attract a lover.
SAGE Used in spells concerned with protection, wisdom, for reversing spells and for keeping misfortune at bay.
SANDALWOOD Use in spellworkings to promote good fortune.
SEA SALT Used in all forms of cleansing and consecration.
SKULLCAP (ALSO KNOWN AS “HOODWORT”) Use in spellworkings concerned with love (romantic) fidelity and peace.
STAR ANISE Carry star anise to ensure luck, or burn it to increase your psychic ability. Place it on your altar whilst spellworking to increase the power of the spell.
GOAT WEED To break a spell, and protect against all forms of magickal workings against you, place this herb over the windows of your home. Also, may be burnt in small amounts for the same reason. Also used for psychic protection and spellworkings concerned with exorcism.
TANSY Used in spellworkings concerning health and longevity, also for helping one to stay on the right side of the law.
THYME Used to place in a pillowcase to ensure all dreams are peaceful. Used in spellworkings concerned with divination, clairvoyance, consecration, purification, healing and protection.
TURMERIC For spellworkings concerning courage, exorcism, passion, purification, sensuality, and spell breaking. It is also considered to be an aphrodisiac.
VERVAIN (ALSO KNOWN AS “BLUE VERVAIN”) Used in spellworkings to remove a hex, also for healing, love and purification.
VETIVERT Burn to repel evil, or to reverse and return a spell against you.
VIOLET Bathe in the scent to aid in the speedy recovery of an illness
WILLOW BARK Burn to repel evil spirits, return a hex and for self-protection..
WINTERGREEN Use for protection of children, and to ensure a child will grow to be wise and happy.
YARROW FLOWERS (ALSO KNOWN AS “ARROW ROOT”) Make a poppet of yellow cloth, place inside a piece of arrowroot, along with a piece of yellow paper with your fears written on it. Carry this around so that you may overcome your fears. Use for spellworkings concerning : protection, release, spellbreaking, psychic protection and clairvoyance. Also used in consecration.
YUCCA Carry a piece of yucca root in a poppet to remove a hex against you