Two Who Would Wed:
Let them go to a meadow before the harvest and each gather as much live hay as their left hand can hold. Each person weaves their stalks into a figure to represent his or her self. Bind the figures together with golden grass and knot it. Set the images in the ground and cover them, hiding the spot with grass. Then face each other and say:
are grown, gathered & bound
To Enchant a Ring for Marrying:
|Get a common ring, plain, gold colored to fit your ring finger. Drop it in a pan filled with half wine, half pure water, one oak leaf, one willow, two bay, 2 lemon grass and your lover’s name written on silver paper. Put this in a sunny window till the crescent moon turns full. Then rub the ring with Come to Me oil and wear it around your neck, hidden, and tell not a soul.|
||Rue – in medieval folklore, attracted the right mate or lover and protected against the wrong choice.|
this hectic world, it is easy for married couples t
o become distracted by deadlines, bills, and daily demands so that the romantic
side of the partnership suffers. Here is a Potion to Bring the “Spice" back into your
Add to red wine, 1 teaspoon of each:
Rosemary, Anise ,
,Clove, honey, Orange rind, ground Cumin, And 3 green leaves from a rose geranium.
Bring to a simmer and stir deosil while counting to 91. Cool til the brew stops steaming, then strain. When the time comes, warm the potion and give to the one whose love you would sweeten and warm. It is said that this Shall not fail unless performed by one whose heart & household keep slatternly habits.
A bundle of yarrow hung over the bed is said to keep a couple devoted to each other for 7 years.
(no, I don’t know what happens after that!)
Some old spells I have
collected because they appealed
to my (admittedly warped) humor. This is one:
your husband is not as ardent as you’d like, put a pine cone under his pillow.
Turkey bones are another old favorite for this.
is another that left me rolling on the floor laughing (though I dare say,
it would work!)
Brew To be rid of an Unwanted Lover:
cup of 3 day old coffee
tsp garlic and 1 tsp onion
wings from flies
tsp fine dirt (graveyard dust would be best)
cup sauerkraut juice
to a boil, then pour into a small vial. Sprinkle
a few drops into their hair without them being aware (Good Luck!) .
Anoint your own wrists and direct them toward him, palms up, projecting
your intent at the same time.
(I can picture the poor
person running like hell, holding their nose with one hand and shredding your
phone number with the other!)
In a more serious vein:
Take some of
your hair and some of theirs, two thin slices of lemon rind and place in a small
bottle of vinegar. Write these
words on paper:
love will perish
and quickly depart
from thy head
and from thy heart,
from thy eyes
and from thy hands;
Let me be (person’s name)
Go you hence,
Trouble me no more.”
Place the paper in the bottle also, seal &
This is a very specific formula.
It is for a single person on the prowl before, say, going to a party or
other place where you might meet “someone special”.
Note that the rue in the recipe helps protect against those moments of
terrible judgment that could make you hate yourself the next morning!
(However, there is nothing in this formula that will protect you against
part orange oil
1 part patchouli oil
6 parts alcohol (like ever clear or vodka)
a few leaves of rue.
& Romance Potpourri:
Take a big beautiful bowl. Line it with a lace doily that spills over the sides. Then fill it with this potpourri. The recipe dates back to the Victorian era and the fragrance lasts and lasts....(recipe coming)
For Psychic Dreaming:
the first night of the full moon, combine Mugwort, Patchouli, Cedar shavings, Oak
Moss, ground Cardamom and Lavender. Lace them with oil of
Patchouli, Wisteria, Lemon Grass and Sandalwood.
Herb pillows are also wonderful for people in hospitals who, because of unfamiliar surroundings, lights and noise, often have trouble getting the rest they need to recover. (Just make sure the person isn't an "allergy" type!) Sleep Pillows also work great at home.
1/2 part Eucalyptus
1 part meadowsweet
1 part woodruff
1 part crushed cloves
1 part crushed orange peel
1 part orris root
a bit of sweet orange oil
Lavender Sleep Pillow
was often used by Victorian ladies to relieve headaches.
Lemon Balm has an exceptionally soothing fragrance that also helps depression.
Rosemary guards against evil spirits and nightmares.)
2 parts lavender
1/2 part crumpled bay leaves
1 part lemon thyme
1 part rosemary
1 lpart lemon balm
1 part orris
some lavender oil
To Scent Clothes and Linens
Louis XIV of France had his shirts soaked in decoction of cloves, marjoram, lavender and rosemary simmered in rose water.
simple way to scent your clothing is to make little sachet bags. Cut a round
piece of fabric at least 6 inches in diameter; lay your mixture in the center and
gather up the edges. Tie the "neck" with a pretty piece of
ribbon being sure to include a loop to hang the sachet over the
hook of a clothes hanger.
A Sachet for Ritual Robes
(using herbs for power, protection and to enhance psychic abilities):
1 part cinnamon
1 part myrrh
1 part frankincense
1 part clove
2 parts orris
carnation oil & a bit of lemon grass oil
Parlor Kitchen Nursery
Bathroom Garden Attic