Monday, April 21, 2014

Gardening Tip



This is just such a great tip.... I needed to post it!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Poppet, Imp Familiar




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!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dill



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

Smudging Prayer




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.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

How to Roast Dandelion Roots


 


 

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.

              
Fill the bowl with water and agitate the dandelion root with your hands. Dump out the muddy water and fill the bowl again. Agitate the dandelion root, dump out the muddy water and repeat the process until the water is clear and the dandelion roots are a nice tan color.

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.

              
If you have an electric oven, turn it on to 250 degrees. If you have a gas oven, be sure the pilot light is on. As the oven is warming up, place your cut-up dandelion roots onto cookie sheets about a quarter-inch to a half-inch deep. Place the cookie sheets into the oven, leaving the door slightly ajar so the moisture escapes. The easiest way to accomplish this is to put a kitchen towel in the oven door so that it stays open about two inches or so.

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.

Dandelion Spring!



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:

Extremely Healthy
Natural Diuretic
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.






Saturday, April 05, 2014

Irish Spell for protection



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

Breaking bad luck!!!








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

I love this!!!!! Redheads!!!!


Friday, April 04, 2014

Making a special Perfume for a special day!

 
 
I needed a special perfume for a special day.  And I much prefer making my own... since that way I control what I smell like... and no one else will ever smell the same as me!
 
 
 
Start with a jar that has been sterilized and then soaked in Salt water to cleanse it.
 
 
 
 
Add a nice Salt cleaned crystal
 
 
 
This is Ultra sound gel, I use it because it's a pretty color, and is also water soluble, but it lasts a long time if your giving a massage to someone with it... and you don't have to shower it off later
 
 


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!!!