Monday, April 21, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A poppet is a small object made to represent a creature, real or imagined. It could be a drawing of a stick figure on paper, a small object made out of available material, or a bought statue.
By talking to this poppet, telling it the news and so on, we should over a period of time gain the attention of an invisible helper who could turn into a Familiar.
Treat it nice, talk to it, be it's friend, and wait for it to happen!
Posted by Judith at 6:14 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dill is a short-lived perennial herb which represented wealth to the ancient Greeks.
During the Middle Ages, dill was believed to possess magical powers and could destroy evil spells.
The name is derived from the old Norse word “dilla” meaning “to lull” because it was used to lull babies to sleep, and as an antidote to bad witchcraft and sorcery.
A drink made from dill leaves was the remedy for anyone who believed that a evil witch had cast a spell on them.
Sprinkling dried Dill on your front steps prevents evil from coming into your house
Posted by Judith at 6:51 PM
May your hands be cleansed,
that they create beautiful things.
My your feet be cleansed,
that they might take you where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed,
that you might hear it's messages clearly.
May your throat be cleansed,
that you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed,
that you might see the signs and wonders of this world.
May this person and space be washed clean
by the smoke of these fragrant plants,
and may that same smoke carry our prayers, spiraling to the heavens.
Posted by Judith at 5:31 AM
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Pull the dandelions. It's best to pull dandelions right after a good rain so the soil is soft. Also, if you pull dandelions in spring, most of their nutrients are stored in the roots. Grab the dandelions directly below the leaves, gathering all the leaves in your hand and pull straight up to get as much of the dandelion root as possible. Dandelion root can be more than 2 feet long.
Cut the leaves from the roots. You can use the leaves, freeze them for later, or discard them. Gather the roots into a large bowl. Bring the bowl to your sink or hose.
Cut the dandelion roots into 2-inch-long pieces. Check that there is no mud on your dandelion root. Put the cut-up dandelion root into the blender or food processor about 2 cups at a time and grind into small pieces. The pieces should be about a half-inch to a quarter-inch long. You want small pieces but not powder, in order to make the drying and roasting process quicker.
Use a spatula to stir the dandelion root every 15 minutes. You'll need to roast the dandelion root for between one and a half to two hours for it to be fully roasted. The longest part of the process is the drying of the dandelion root. Once it is dry, be sure to monitor the dandelion root carefully so that it does not burn. The dandelion root will change from a tan color to a deep brown, coffee-like color.
Once the roasted dandelion root has cooled completely, store it in glass or plastic storage containers. You can boil the dandelion root in a pan on the stove like tea or use it in a coffeemaker after grinding it.
Posted by Judith at 9:15 AM
Almost that time a year again, when our Dandelion's come back... so I feel the need to post a few things about them
First a WARNING: DO NOT use Dandelions that have been sprayed with pesticide, weed killer, or grass killer!!! Leave one area free of that stuff so you can enjoy the benefits of them:
Lowers Blood Pressure
Contains Insulin and Levulin
Reduces Blood Sugar
Stimulates the liver
Rich in Vitamin C, K, B2, A
DANDELION FLOWER TEA
8 Dandelion Flowers (fresh, and bug free)
12 oz of Boiling Water
And Honey added to taste
Pour the boiling water over flowers and let steep for 5 minutes.. add Honey
DANDELION ROOT TEA
1 Tbsp. Roasted Dandelion root
1/2 Tsp. Minced Fresh Ginger
1 Cardamom Seed
12 oz water
and of course Honey or sugar to taste.
Posted by Judith at 9:05 AM
Saturday, April 05, 2014
At Tara in this fateful hour.
I place all Heaven with it's power,
and the sun with it's brightness,
and the snow with it's whiteness,
and the fire with all the strength it hath,
and the sea with it's deepness,
and the rocks with their steepness,
and the earth with it's starkness,
All these I place
by God's almighty help and grace
Between myself and the powers of darkness
Posted by Judith at 4:25 AM
YOU HAVE TO WRITE THE SPELL ON A PIECE OF PAPER.
THEN BRING A POT OF WATER TO A BOIL, WHILE READING THE SPELL, DROP IN THE POT A LARGE HANDFUL OF SALT
THEN WHEN YOUR DONE READING THE SPELL, DROP THE PAPER IN THE WATER, AND LET IT BOIL IN THE SALTED WATER TILL IT BREAKS APART AND FALLS TO PIECES.
AND I KNOW THIS SOUNDS DISCUSTING, BUT WHEN THE PAPER FALLS APART TURN OFF THE HEAT, AND LET THE WATER COOL, THEN TAKE A CUP OF THE WATER AND TAKE 3 SMALL (VERY SMALL) SIPS OF IT. ALSO MAKE YOUR PARTNER TAKE 3 SMALL SIPS TOO. THIS WILL COVER BOTH OF YOU.
Things go wrong, this we know
but with age, we all shall grow
reverse it now, bad luck be gone.
Bring back good luck to this sorry one.
In the past mistakes are made
I correct them in this age.
As the salt devolves here in
so bad becomes good again!
As I will so mote it be
As I will so mote it be
As I will so mote it be
Posted by Judith at 4:22 AM
Friday, April 04, 2014
filled the jar with the gel, and now all that's left is to add the Essential Oils in the proportions you prefer.... remember.... less is best, some people are sensitive to essential oils, but since this is for me I'm fine with it. I'm not telling you what it smells like yet.... because I have to meditate on what I want myself to smell like for this special perfume!!!
Posted by Judith at 11:23 AM