Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charge of the Goddess

Listen to the words of the Great Mother; she who of old was also called among men Artemis, Astarte, Athene, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Cybele, Arianrhod, Isis, Dana, Bride and by many other names:

Whenever ye have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, then shall ye assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all the witches. There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not won its deepest secrets; to these will I teach things that are yet unknown. And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye be really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise. For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit, and mine also is joy on earth; for my law is love unto all beings. Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever towards it; let naught stop you or turn you aside. For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth, and mine is the cup of the wine of life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of immortality. I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace and freedom and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand aught in sacrifice; for behold, I am the Mother of all living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess;
she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven, and whose body encircles the Universe.

I who am the beauty of the green earth,
and the white Moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the desire of the heart of man, call unto thy soul. Arise, and come unto me. For I am the soul of nature, who gives life to the universe. From me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return; and before my face, beloved of Gods and of men, let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite. Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth; for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you. And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery; that if that which thou seekest thee findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee. For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.


Here are 13 herbs that should be standard for any kitchen witch.

1. COMFREY: Healing, protection, money and safety during travel. Comfrey is associated with the feminine, Saturn, Capricorn and water.

2. CHAMOMILE: luck, money, protection and health. Chamomile is associated with both the masculine and feminine and The Sun.

3. RASPBERRY: Love and protection.

4. FENNEL: Health, power (psychic, spiritual and worldly). It is associated with Leo.

5. LAVENDER: Love, protection, health, money. It is associated with Gemini and the planet Mercury.

6. GARLIC: Business, money, wealth, power (psychic, spiritual and worldly) protection. It is associated with Aries and mars.

7. WORMWOOD: Known as the Girdle of St John because it is so powerful against evil. It is associated with Scorpio.

8. ROSE: Luck, health and love. It is associated with Venus.

9. CATNIP: Since medieval times this has been chewed to make one fierce and vengeful in battle.

10. ROSEMARY: Power, health. Associated with The Moon and The Sun.

11. CAPSICUM: protection and exorcism.

12. GINGER: Love and money.

13. PEPPERMINT: Love, health and psychic powers

Ye Olde Herbal Names

One Eye of Newt, A dash of Sleepwort, pass the Bloody Fingers? I must finish this brew! Ever hear anything like this, and wonder just where and what people were talking about? Well would you be surprised to know that the things stirred into witches brews of old are still used to this very day? The "code" words for many herbs were used for different reasons. As we all well know Witches were hunted not so very long ago. Unfortunately because of this hysteria many innocent people were hung or burned as witches, Just for what they had growing in their own gardens. For example growing or using Foxglove could get you branded a witch, so many people because of this, began calling the herbs what they most resembled to the naked eye. Below you will find a few Old Herbal names, Craft name comes first, followed by the common name for that herb/flower/root.

Blood - Sap of Elder Tree
Bloody Fingers- Foxglove
Candlemas Maiden -
Candlewick Plant - Mullein
Crown for a King - Wormwood

Dew of the Sea - Rosemary

Dragonwort - Bistort

Earth Smoke - Fumitory
Elfwort - Eclampane
Enchanter's Plant - Vervain

Eye of the Star - Horehound

Eyes - Aster Daisy

Five Finger Grass - Cinquefoil

Joy of the Mountain - Marjoram

Lad's Love - Southernwood

Little Dragon - Tarragon

Love in Idleness - Pansy

Love Parsley - Lovage
Loveroot - Orris *
Maiden's Ruin - Southernwood

Master of the Woods - Woodruff

Masterwort - Angelica
May Lily - Lily of the valley
Mistress of the Night - Tuberose

Password - Primrose

Queen of Meadow - Meadowsweet

Ram's Head - American Valerian

Seven Year's Love - Yarrow

Sleepwort - Lettuce

Sorcerer's Violet - Periwinkle

Star of the Earth - Avens

Starflower - Borage

Starweed - Chickweed

Starwort - Aster

Thousand Seal - Yarrow

Thunder Plant - Houseleek

Unicorn Horn - True Unicorn Root

Wax Dolls - Fumitory

Witch Herb - Mugwort
Witches Asprin - White Willow Bark
Witches Bells - Foxglove

Witches Briar - Briar Hip

Witchgrass - Dog Grass

Witchwood - Rowan

Elements & Character of Base Oils

Essential Oil Recipes ~Carrier Oils Quality and Consistancy in Your Recipe Base: Using Carrier Oils and Preservation Steps Carrier Oils (Base Oils), chose the best recipe base from these mixtures: Base oils are used as “carriers” for essential oils, and to dilute essential oils because they may be too strong to apply safely to skin. Possible carrier oils include:
Apricot Kernel oil: This light yellow oil provides a fine texture, is rich in vitamins and minerals, and a popular choice.
Castor oil: A thick, sticky oil with a strong odor. It has good lubricating
Coconut oil: A light colored oil that turns solid in cooler room temperatures.
A fractionated version is exceptionally light and will not become rancid making it a versatile carrier oil, though not often used. Grapeseed oil: This oil has a very fine texture, with a distinct fragrance. It has a greenish hue. The oil provides vitamins and minerals, and is an antioxidant that will extend the life of other oils. Very popular oil that is easy to find locally.
Hazelnut oil: This oil is medium-light, and absorbs very well. It has a nice
texture and a light and subtle fragrance that doesn’t contrast greatly with the wonderful fragrances of natural herbs. My favorite choice for annointing and body oils.
Jojoba oil: The properties are similar to liquid wax, much different than vegetable oil. It is an antioxidant and does not turn rancid. Popular oil for massage, it remains heavy on skin surface.
Olive oil: Extra-Extra virgin, cold pressed is the best quality. Olive oil
is very rich in vitamins, protein, and mineral content. It has a distinctive, somewhat pervasive odor, but works well.
Sunflower Seed oil: This is a nice lightly textured golden yellow carrier.
Good essential fatty acids and vitamins, fair quality, low fragrance and slow absorption.
Sweet Almond oil: A Pale golden oil with glyceride, linoleic and olein acid.
This is a very fine skin lubricant, rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Another popular medium-light oil, my second favorite for all general use.
Wheat Germ oil: An orange colored oil that is heavy and sticky. Very rich
in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and vitamin E. It is used mixed with other carriers oil for it’s antioxidant properties that prevent degradation and extend shelf life.

Approximate Measurements
1 drop = 0.05 ml

1 ml = 20 drops
1 teaspoon = 5 ml

1 teaspoon = 100 drops

1 tablespoon = 15 ml

1 tablespoon = 300 drops

1 ounce = 30 ml

1 ounce = 600 drops

Option 1:
For your best success, use fresh organic herbs so that chemical preservatives and pesticides on commercial plants are never included in your mixture. You may need to wild harvest, buy from a local organic seller, or grow your own herb garden. Forest herbs are wonderful, also- wild flowers in untended locations can usually be used. Herb gardens are easy, inexpensive, and require minimal attention. You can even grow your favorites in a window box to start with. **Note: find a friend who has sage herb, tradition for sage is to be grown by another**. Please don’t take the time to grow your own herbs just to use them in a common vegetable oil that has preservatives, growth chemicals and pesticides. Choose the oil that most suits your use. Organic olive oil might be costly but is worth the extra expense it you are looking for something easy to find. You may want to make your own oil base after trying these oil making options. Check out a couple health food stores to try the recommended carrier oils. Next, you will harvest, or gather and prepare your herbs. Herbs should be diced finely to allow maximum absorption in your carrier oil. Powdered herbs work best, since you can add them directly to the oil base for a quicker result and stronger end product. If you decide to dice, you can tie the herbs in cheese cloth, which is then placed directly in the oil. For fresh herbs 2/3 parts oil to 1/3 herb is recommended. Dried herbs will require a larger amount of oil, about 80% oil mixture will work fine. Now you need to extract the medicinal essence from the herbs. Heating the mixture to around 100 to 115 degrees for about 2 weeks. Some people place their jars in a sunny window, or outside where there is more exposure. You can check your oil every few days until you achieve the desired result. Your sense of smell is the best measure. Powdered herbs need to steep 7-14 days, diced herb take 2 or more weeks, depending on the strength you want to achieve. The next step is extracting the oil from the herbs. You can twist the cheesecloth to strain the liquid into another jar, pour off the remaining oil, and let it all settle. After a day or two pour off the oil again to eliminate pieces of herbs and any liquid that surfaces. Your finished oil is ready to use, or store in tightly capped dark jars or bottles. Hint: a couple drops of Benzoin oil is a great natural preservative for oils that have low antioxidants.

Option 2: Choose a carrier oil (I prefer the overall qualities of Hazelnut & Sweet Almond), and fresh or dried herbs or flowers. Have one or more small Jars with tight fitting lids handy, to hold the mixture. Place the base oil (whatever oil you have decided to use) and herbs in clear jars, tightly cap. Store in a dark cool place. Once a week for 2 weeks, vigorously shake the mixture in the jars. In the third week, use cheesecloth to strain the mixture. Add more herbs and oil if necessary and allow to sit for another 2 weeks. When you have the scent that you want, strain the herbs out again and use your finished oil or store in a dark cool place.

Option 3:
Pour your carrier oil into your mortar, add diced, crushed, or powdered herbs a little at a time, pressing into the oil with your pestle. When the mixture looks well blended, pour it into a bottle. Store the bottle in a dark, place for three days. On the fourth day smell your oil to see if it has absorbed enough of the herbal scents. When it smells right for you it is ready to use in your spell work. Or, add more herbs and repeat the process until your oil is as strong as you desire.

Abramelin Oil ~ Spirit contact and tool consecration. one part Myrrh in tears one part Fine Cinnamon two parts Galangal 2 oz of Olive Oil (herbs are half the oil volume)
All Saints Oil
To 2 oz. base oil add equal parts: cinnamon tonka Bean patchouli vanilla lavender gardenia vetivert
Anointing Oil
Patchouli Cinnamon Verbena Used to bless candles before a ritual. Working outwards, coat the entire candle with oil from the middle to each end, while visualizing your magical intent. For purification & cleansing, use to wipe down your altar or ritual area. (Spellwork- use on candles; add to incense; in purification bath water).
Astral Travel Oil
5 drops Sandalwood 1 drop Ylang Ylang 1 drop Cinnamon Attraction Oil Carrier oil – 1/2 oz Lovage Herb - tsp Lemon Peel - tsp Rose Petals -tsp Lemon Balm -1/2 tsp Small piece of Lodestone Mix herbs in oil, set under a waxing moon for the 3 days before full.
Attract a mate
, anoint forehead, below the heart, and above naval.
Add 7 drops to your bath water once a week to attract a new lover. Put 3 drops on a cotton ball and place in shoes for luck in love. Banishing Oil 1/2 oz. olive oil 15 drops pine essential oil 12 drops rue essential oil 10 drops peppermint oil 7 drops pepper oil Add crushed black pepper corns and an obsidian or black onyx chip. Mix during a waning moon for best result.
Binding Oils ~ Druid Curse
Dill - 1/16 oz Galangal - 1/4 oz Anise - 1/8 oz Hyssop - 1/16 oz Myrrh - 1/4 oz Blessing Oil Frankincense Powder - 1/2 oz Bezoin Powder – 1/2 oz Add 2 tblsp of mixture to 2 oz carrier oil. To purify and bless altar & tools.
Communion with Animals and Astral Beings
Fir 1/4 oz Juniper 1/4 oz Pine 1/8 oz Sacred Garden: Bergamot 1/4 oz Juniper 1/4 oz Lemon 1/8 oz Star Daughter: Rose 1/4 oz Verbena 1/8 oz Lilac 1/4 oz Courage Oil Mix equal parts of the following: To Rosemary & Five-Finger grass (Cinquefoil Herb), add gardenia petals, crush. Add two tbsp of mixture to 2 oz of oil. Add High John the Conqueror Root to each bottle.
Dark Moon Oil
7 Drops Jasmine Oil 2 Drops Chamomile Oil 3 Drops Patchouli Oil 1 Drop Sandalwood Oil
Divination Oil
musk oil ambergris oil vetivert violet lilac Divination oil will open up psychic vision for clarity and increased eyesight. Used as annointing oil on the forehead (third eye) and the temples for discernment. Evictus Oil (Hoodoo Go Away Oil) 2 parts Hot Foot 2 parts Jinx Removing 2 parts Patchouli 1 part Verbena Full Moon Oil 3 Parts Rose 1 Part Jasmine 1 Part Sandalwood
Gambler’s Luck Oil
3 parts cinnamon 1 part carnation petals 1 part anise seed Add two tbsp of this mixture to 2 oz of oil. Add a piece of High John the Conqueror Root to every bottle.
Go Away Oil
1 part Hot Foot 1 part Jinx Removing 1/2 part Cinnamon 1/2 part Verbena 1 part Patchouli Gypsy
Blood Oil
2 parts Patchouli Oil 1 part Guinea Pepper Will make a troublesome neighbor uproot and move away when sprinkled on their doorknob. Use two tablespoons of mixture to 2 ounces of oil.
Hoodoo Oil
1/4 cup Sunflower oil 3 tbsp Honey 3 dried pumpkin seeds 6 drops honeysuckle oil 3 drops rose oil 3 drops Patchouli oil. When the Moon is full, crush the pumpkin seeds using a mortar & pestle, & then mix all of the ingredients together by the light of a new white candle. Using a sterilized silver pin, prick your right thumb & add 3 drops of your blood to the mixture. Spit twice into the mixture & stir thrice.
Hot Foot Oil
1 part Citronella 1 part Cinnamon Isis Oil (for Ritual Rites of Isis) 7 drops oil of rose 2 Drops oil of Camphor 2 drops tincture of myrrh 3 drops oil of blue hyacinth Blend the oils of rose, camphor, and blue hyacinth during the waxing moon. Bottle and keep till the Moon wanes New. Add Myrrh after the blend has fully matured.
Love Drawing Oil
(for women) Use two tbsps. of any one of the following: jasmine, red rose or lavendar to 2 oz of oil. Add a small piece of orris root to each bottle.
(for men)
Mix together two parts Sangria rose petals to one part cinnamon. Use two tbsps. of this mixture to two oz of oil. Add a small piece of orris root to each bottle.
Love Oil
Base oil 1oz Lavender 1drp Orange 1drp Rose 1drp ~Optional Cinnamon 1drp (may cause skin irritation for some, so be carefull) Ylang Ylang 1drp (may cause headaches in some people.)
Lust and Seduction Oi
5 parts musk 5 parts civet 1 part ambergris 1 part patchouli
Mist and Shadows Oil
Use this oil when working in the space between the Faery Kingdom. 1/4 ounce Olive oil 4 drops Heather oil 3 drops Lemon oil 4 drops Lilac oil 5 drops Rose oil 10 drops
Faery Magic Oil
10 drops Green Forest oil 5 drops Siberian fir oil 5 drops Honeysuckle oil 2 drops dark Musk oil Oat Straw, Oakmoss Peridot and Amethyst chips
Power Oil
4 drops Orange 1 drop Ginger 1 drop Pine To increase spiritual power during potent rituals, anoint with power oil.
Prophetic Dreams Base Oil 1oz Jasmine 3 drops Rose 1drp Put in an oil infuser, or on your temples before you go to sleep.
Protection Oil
5 drops Petitgrain 5 drops Black Pepper OR 4 drops Basil 3 drops geranium 2 drops Pine 1 drop Vetivert Wear for defensive magick protection against all kinds of attacks. Also anoint windows, doors & other parts of the house to guard it.
Psychic Attack Protection Oil
5 drops Bregamot Oil 5 drops Dragon’s blood oil 5 drops Rue oil 5 drops Frankincense oil Piece of High John root 1/2 oz. Carrier Oil Wear to increase psychic powers when working with rune stones, crystal balls & other tools. Used for defensive magick protection.
Seduction Oil
It is said that this oil will help you seduce anyone you may choose when worn as a perfume. Anoint behind the ears, under the left armpit, in the back of the neck and between the thighs. Use two tablespoons of cloves in 2 ounces of oil.
Uncrossing Oil
Mix two parts sandalwood, patchouli leaves and myrrh, with one part Five Finger grass (Cinquefoil Herb) Add two tablespoons of this mixture to 2 ounces of oil. Put a pinch of salt and 8 drops of household amonia to each 1 oz bottle. Shake well before use.
Van Van Oil
4 oz clear base oil 4 drams almond essential oil 1/2 dram white musk 1 dram wisteria 1 dram verbena Makes you irresistible to the opposite sex. Increase Power of the user. Anoint a Green 7 Knob Candle and burn a wish a day with each knob.
Visions Oil 4 drops Lemongrass 2 drops Bay 1 drop Nutmeg Anoint forehead to produce psychic awareness and vision.


Blessed be~

Essential Oil Recipes for Magick Spells, Sabbats and Chakras Share

Add the essential oil recipes to 2 oz of any base oil, or as recommended:
Hazelnut, sweet almond or grapeseed. Olive oil and Sesame oil are heavier, although they are also used at times. Visualize as you blend and smell, this will put your personal spiritual intent into the mix. Do not use synthetics if you want results. I recommend pure essential oils.

Altar Oil
4 ml Frankincense 2 ml Myrrh 1 ml Cedar Anoint the altar with this oil at regular intervals, calling your Deity (Deities) to watch over it. Mix with 4 oz base oil. Recipe is for a year of 13 Full moon phases, keep the blessing oil in tightly capped dark glass bottle.
Anointing Oil
5 ml Sandalwood 3 ml Cedarwood 1 ml Orange 1 ml Lemon Use for most ritual anointing purposes, mix with 4 oz oil. Recipe is for 12 or more uses.
Astral Travel Oil
5 drops Sandalwood oil 1 drop Ylang-Ylang oil 1 drop Cinnamon oil Add ingredients to 2 oz almond oil and mix. Anoint the stomach, wrists, back of the neck and forehead. Lie down and visualize yourself astrally projecting.
Beltane Oil
4 drops Lily Of The Valley Oil 2 drops Violet Oil 2 drops Honeysuckle Oil Pinch of Lemon Balm herb Mix with 2 oz olive oil and tightly bottle. Annoint your altar and candles.
Citrus Purification Oil
3 drops Orange 2 drops Lemongrass 2 drops Lemon 1 drop Lime Mix with 2 oz of grapeseed oil. Anoint white candles and burn in the home to purify and clear ares of negative forces. Energy Oil 4 ml Orange oil 2 ml Lime oil 1 ml Cardamom Wear when feeling depleted, when ill, or just to strengthen your own enery reserves. Especially useful after heavy magickal ritual to recharge your bodily batteries. Blend into 2 oz hazelnut oil, and keep in glass vials.
Healing Oil
4 drops Rosemary 2 drops Juniper 1 drop Sandalwood Blend with 1 oz each Oilve oil and Hazelnut oil. Wear to speed healing.
Initiation Oil 3 drops Frankincense 3 drops Myrrh 1 drop Sandalwood Use for mystic initiation ceremonies and to increase awareness of the spiritual realm.
Litha (Midsummer) Oil 1 part Hazelnut Oil 1 part Elder Oil 1 part Lavendar Oil 1 part Rosemary Oil Mix in bottle. Annoint on altar and candles.
Lughnassadh (Lammas) Oil
1 part Sunflower Oil 1 part Hazelnut Oil 1 part Heliotrope Oil 1 part Fir Oil 1 part Basil Oil 1 part Rose Oil Mix in bottle. Annoint on altar and candles.
Mabon Sabbat Oil
1 part Hazelnut Oil 1 part Almond Oil 1 part Crushed Walnut Shell Tsp of Marigold Leaves Add small Yellow Agate or golden crystal. Annoint your altar and candles.
Ostara Oil
1 part Almond Oil 1 part Violet Oil 1 part Elder Oil 1 part Patchouli Oil 1 part Lavendar Oil Blend oils in a glass bottle. Annoint your altar and candles.
Protection Oil
4 ml Basil oil 3 ml Rose Geranium oil 2 ml Pine oil 1 ml Vetivert oil or 1/2 tsp herb Blend with 4 oz Sesame oil. Wear for protection against all kinds of attacks. Also anoint windows, doors and other parts of the house to guard from bad influence.
Purification Oil
4 drops Frankincense 3 drops Myrrh 1 drop Sandalwood Add to the bath or blend with 2 oz almond oil to wear and rid yourself of all negativity.
Psychic Visions Oil
4 drops Lemongrass 2 drops Bay 1 drop Nutmeg Mix in 1 oz Hazelnut oil. Anoint the forehead to produce psychic awareness and dreams.
Sabbat Oil
3 drops Frankincense 2 drops Myrrh 2 drops Sandalwood 1 drop Orange 1 drop Lemon Add to an olive-oil base and wear to Wiccan Sabbats
Sacred Oil
3 drops Frankincense 2 drops Sandalwood 1 drop Cinnamon Blend in 1 oz almond oil. Anoint your body prior to religious rituals to stimulate spirituality. Also, anoint others during mystical group rites.
Samhain Oil (Sow-in)
4 drops Pine Oil 2 drops Frankincense oil 2 drops Patchouli oil 2 drops Lavendar oil Blend with 1 oz oilve oil in bottle. Annoint on altar and candles.
Yule Sabbat Oil
1 part Pine Oil 1 part Fir Oil 5 part Almond Oil 1 cinnamon stick 1 drop Musk Oil 4 Cloves Mix 1 oz almond oil in bottle. Annoint on altar and candles.

Chakra Oils
7th Crown:
Myrrh, Lotus, Frankincense, Camphor

6th Head:
Carnation, Lavender, Rosemary

5th Heart:
Cedarwood, Mimosa, Rosemary, Clove

4th Throat:
violet, Vanilla, Yland Yland, Eucalyptus

3rd Belly:
Frankincense, Honeysuckle, Galangal, Lemon Verbena

2nd Spine
: Orange, Oakmoss, Sandalwood.

1st Base:
Civit, Muguet, Ambergris, Cinnamon, Musk

Chakra Balancing Oil:
Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Myrrh, Clove

Magical Blended Oil Uses
Astral Travel:
Frankincense, Myrrh, Cypress, Jasmine

Musk, Cassia, Sandalwood, Myrrh

Blessing Oil: Myrrh, Cedarwood, Amber

Divination: Musk, Ambergris, Vetivert, Violet, Lilac
Fast Luck
: Patchouli, Carnation, Mimosa

: Lily of the Valley, Rose, Sandalwood, Mimosa, Cinnamon

Gardenia, Jasmine, Muguet, Sandalwood, Musk

Money Drawing:
Patchouli, Pine, Bay

Needed Changes:
Sandalwood, Mimosa, Hyacinth, Cinnamon

: Patchouli, Gardenia, Cinnamon

Frankincense, Sandalwood, Amber

Psychic Power:
Cedarwood, Myrrh, Violet, Musk, Ambergris

Heliotrope, Patchouli, Lavender

Rose, Carnation, Bay, Clove

Blessed be~
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