Incenses and tinctures of intent

These are just as their stated intent implies. Burn when attempting to enter the astral plane. 2 parts sandalwood powder 1 part cinnamon Enough Astral travel or benzoin oil to bind Banishing 1 part clove (use asafetida instead, but only if you are truly brave) 1 part frankincense Enough Banishing or juniper berry oil to bind Business Success Burn outdoors to attract customers and indoors to increase their spending. 1 part cinnamon 1 part basil 1 part benzoin Enough Business Success oil or...

Oils of the Gods

These oils are typically used in rites where a particular archetype is called in correspondence with intent. In many Wiccan rites, a candle is lit to represent both our Lord and our Lady. In rites where a specific archetype is being called, anoint that candle with the corresponding oil. The person who will be inviting the lord should anoint his wrists and other body parts where the particular archetype dictates. Such is the case with the temples of horned gods and the ankles of Mercury.

Incense and tinctures of the Gods

Every Wiccan ritual includes an invitation to the Lord and Lady. Many times, this takes the generic form of Father Sky and Mother Earth. This is fine if the ceremony has a generic theme. Thus is the case when you bring together people from many different traditions whose focus might be much separate from your own. Allowing all members of your circle to view the Lord and Lady with their own eyes is always preferable in such situations. Spellcraft is not one of those situations. When we cast a...

The Shamanic Technique of astral projection Throw yourself at the ground and miss

There are many techniques for achieving astral travel. I have had my best results with what can be described as the Shamanic method. I call this the Shamanic technique because it incorporates Shamanic customs more than other techniques thus it is important to note that practicing this rite no more makes one a Shaman than changing a tire makes one a mechanic. Eliminate the potential of distraction. Go skyclad if you are comfortable with it. Wear loose-fitting clothing if you are not. Never eat...

Aeacus

Burn to assist in decisions of wealth. 3 parts allspice berries 1 part cinnamon Enough Aeacus or frankincense oil to bind 2 parts hibiscus flower 1 part nettle herb 1 part dragon's blood A pinch of poppy seeds Enough Agni or dragon's blood perfume oil to bind Apollo Burn for added guidance during rites of prophecy, divination, and healing. Enough Apollo or cypress oil to bind (If you are making a tincture, add two dates to this recipe.) Military Wiccans can use the smoke of this incense to...

Prosperity

In all acts where the intent is prosperity, remember that the path of receiving is cleared by the act of giving. If you do just what is expected of you at work, you will receive just what you expect in the prosperity department. However, if you give it your all and blast that path open, when it is time for a raise, the path leading back to your wallet will be clear. Prosperity is sometimes elusive in a system where almost everything can be broken down into cash figures. This is because the...

To turn back plague

It might be missing from common knowledge, but the plague that ravaged most of Europe was considered God's wrath by the Church state. The healers of the time were often thought to be in league with the devil because they fought the ravages of their God's divine vengeance. Such ridiculous claims are made time and time about our current plague, AIDS. The zealots were wrong about the bubonic plague. It was not started by God in his outrage of what men were doing it was started by karma in its rage...

Popular false moral and for the good of all and according to free will

That disclaimer is one of the biggest cop-outs I have ever heard. Is it okay to point a loaded gun at an innocent bystander, tell the bullet not to hit him if he doesn't want it to, and then pull the trigger The very idea that a few words can excuse our actions is completely contrary to one of the fundamental differences between Wicca and Christianity. Wiccans do not believe that a few words can wash away an unjust action. It doesn't matter if you accept forgiveness or make a confession to your...

To Cause Etheric Change

I n terms of physics, ether is a theoretical medium that conducts electromagnetic radiation. This conductor was once believed to fill all unoccupied space. This theory is a way of describing the principle of absolute motion. It includes the belief that there are physical coordinates in existence that are universally the same from everyone's viewpoint. In terms of magick, ether is the substance by which all things are created. It is also called spirit and Akasha. The top point of the Wiccan...

Thar be big demons here

L f you attempt to cause external change, you will quickly learn that some will oppose your intent. Sometimes the opposition will take the form of physical violence. One of the greatest Witches of all times had some interesting things to say of this matter. He instructed that when you are struck on your cheek, you should turn and offer the other. Christ was not instructing you to take abuse he was instructing you to fight back intellectually. At the time, a Roman could slap a slave with the...

Warnings and Ethics in Wiccan Spellcraft

A few of these books contain lists of magickal ethics that are absolutely hilarious. If you believe magick is real, why would you need a set of ethics other than the ethics that you have already acquired for dealing with the real world Ultimately, what you have been told matters very little, because you will probably do what you will anyway. Ethics simply do not make a difference unless they are your ethics. How many laws would you obey if not for the potential of...

Popular false moral You should never attempt manipulative magick

All acts of magick are acts of manipulation. Consider what you have previously heard or read about manipulative magick elsewhere. Most Wiccan literature claims that manipulative magick is bad. Our social ethics tend to agree, but only to a point. It is typically illegal to use subliminal messages to increase sales, but it is legal to use the same delivery method to prevent shoplifting. Far be it for me (a shop owner) to encourage shoplifting, but I have to wonder who decided this makes sense....

To heal a broken heart

Is it better to have loved and lost Of course it is But that doesn't make the pain of loss hurt any less. Brahma oil can. Use it no more than one lunar cycle after losing your love and use it only when that loss was her doing. Before each meal, place three drops on your right palm, then slap your palms together such that a loud clap can be heard and announce to the world that I am whole Without her, you can concentrate on finding the partner that is right for you. Repeat these words to the...

Remote viewing

Once you have achieved an astral state, focus anyplace with which you are greatly familiar. Your home is ideal, but anyplace on which your memory will assist your observation will do. Notice more details than where the furniture is. Try to note where your favorite coffee cup is, what is the date on the newspapers, where your partner left a magazine. If you are practicing alone, toss a deck of playing cards into a room prior to attempting a projection. Then visit that room in the astral and...

Essential oils and absolutes

This is the very essence of scented plant material. Various methods are used to extract the essential oils, including steam distillation and cold pressing. Absolutes are oils that have been obtained using alcohol and fat. Until relatively recently, lard pig fat or tallow beef fat was used. Today, vegetative fats are generally substituted for the death products. The alcohol and fat method of removing the essential oils is necessary when the scent of the plant is unstable. Most often, this will...

Base oils

Almond Oil masculine associated god forms Chandra, Jupiter, Liber Pater, Ptah, Wotan, and Zeus There are several varieties of almond oil. Look for one with the lightest scent of its own, as strong scents are a sign of artificial additives. It is the oil of choice when the finished product will be used for massage. Because its element is Air, it is an excellent base to use for the consecration and empowering of wands and other tools associated with Air. Lore also tells us that its powers are...

General Wiccan ritual format

Lustral Bath Prior to ritual, participants are often asked to bathe with the intent of cleansing the mind, body, and spirit. Most often this will take place in the privacy of each practitioner's home. This is a time of focus and cleansing. If working alone, add herbs that correspond to the god form that you will be calling. If working with a group, have the person who is inviting a god form to do this, but ask the others to bathe with the herbs that correspond to the intent of the rite. 2....

Orange Sacral Chakra

9 drops sandalwood oil 6 drops rose or rose geranium oil 3 drops jasmine absolute 1 2 ounce almond oil 6 drops lemon eucalyptus oil and 3 drops lemon oil or 9 drops lemon oil 6 drops basil oil 3 drops sage oil 1 2 ounce almond oil 6 drops bergamot oil 6 drops geranium oil 3 drops neroli oil 3 drops rose oil 1 2 ounce almond oil 12 drops neroli oil 6 drops chamomile absolute 1 2 ounce almond oil 12 drops lavender oil 6 drops rosemary oil 1 2 ounce almond oil 9 drops frankincense oil 6 drops...

Intent oils

The most common use of these oils is the anointing of candles and objects in correspondence with their specific intent. Place a drop or two on each temple when attempting to enter the astral world. 2 drops lavender oil 1 2 ounce jojoba Use to cleanse objects of negative energy. Paranoid types might keep a bottle of this on the altar for emergencies. Should you encounter forces you wish to drive out, tossing a few drops into a censor of charcoal will generate a response more quickly than...

Popular false moral You should never cast a love spell on a particular person because that is robbing their free will

The person who came up with this gem must have checked his reality at the door. If you have a date with a particular person, would it be wrong to prepare a meal that you know she is particularly fond of Is it wrong to take her to a movie that she particularly likes Maybe you overheard her talking to a girlfriend about her favorite scents. Would it be wrong to wear those particular scents If it is not wrong to be particular in the real world, then it is not wrong to be particular in the magickal...

To Cause Internal Change

, S oubt is the antagonist of spellcraft. Not only does it distract from a mental image of success, it enforces an image of failure. This is where social and psychic attacks have taken their toll. If you have been told a thousand times that you cannot accomplish a particular goal, chances are, you won't be able to. Repetition is the key to learning. With each failure, failing will become easier and easier. Like attracts like. We are not born with doubt. Ask every child in a preschool class who...

To protect liberty as expressed in the US Bill of Rights

In the United States, religious freedom is guaranteed under the same portion of the Bill of Rights as freedom of the press. This is a wonderful fact to present to the press when attempting to secure their involvement in any form of discrimination, but particularly in the case of religious discrimination. The problem with that association is that, often times, the press is in the pockets of the authorities. Gone are the days when every town had at least two competing newspapers trying...

Magicka Incense and Tinctures

Tick and cone incense are not the best for use in spellcraft because neither allows the control that natural powders do. Both stick and cone incense require components that may interfere with the effect we seek. Stick incense is typically formed around a thin piece of bamboo. That might be acceptable if our intent aligned with the properties of bamboo, but even then the harsh smell of burning wood adds a generally unpleasant undertone. Cone incense requires a binding agent that might interfere...

Magick and Wiccan Spellcraft

Do you want to be Pharaoh or do you want to be a cowering slave agick started with our first observation of the universe. Like science, magick is a way of explaining the amazing things we observe in the natural world. Thousands of years later, Pharaoh or some other poser warned that he would blot out the sun. His people were terrified. Without the sun, crops would fail and people would starve. When the day became night at Pharaoh's command, it was the magick that made slaves cower and masters...