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This May we decided to participate in the great American tradition known as
I took pictures as we were getting set up, but I didn't photograph visitors or clients.
All in all, I would say it was a successful day,
We'll be offering these sales about once a
For the month of June I'm offering telephone readings at a reduced price:
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Highlighted this month and offered at a special reduced price is the beautiful onyx ring above:
Black Onyx Ring, 25 ct.--
Black onyx has long been used for its ability to promote self-control in the one who wears it. This stone squelches appetites, whether it's an appetite for food, drugs, certain behaviours, or even sex...This stone will help you curb and control that which you wish to have dominion over.
To this beautiful and dainty onyx ring, I've cast a spell of self-control. When wearing it, focus on that which you personally need to gain control of in your life and feel the change within yourself.
Black onyx is a protective stone worn when facing adversaries in battles or conflicts of any kind. It also protects against any negativity consciously directed toward you. Don't be put off on black onyx because of it's ability to squelch the wearer's sexual appetite; if this is not the desired affect, you can balance this stone's power of sexual repression by simply wearing a diamond at the same time-- the diamond is a stone that's sexually arousing...is it any wonder that it's the most popular gemstone for engagement rings!
Black onyx has energy that is projective (male). Its planets are Mars and Saturn; its element is fire; and its powers include protection, defensive magic, and promoting self-control.
Black Onyx Ring
These votive purification candles contain sandalwood oil and salt. They are encased in white marble:
Following is a list of oils used in the practice of witchcraft and hoodoo. These oils can be purchased at my site by clickingHere
Health & Healing Oil
This ointment is used to "dress" candles used for healing or to maintain continued good health. Annoint a green candle with this oil for healing of the body; a yellow candle for healing of the mind; a red candle for the physical healing of the reproductive system-- a yellow candle can be burned along with the red one for mental healing of sexual abuse victims.
Annoint a black candle with this oil to exorcise those demons that are bothering you-- whether the irritation is physical or mental. Annoint a white candle with this oil and burn it to purify your physical space or your mental/physical state. I've used this oil to exorcise entities haunting my home, and I've used it to exorcise people from my life who were causing problems.
Mars Astrological Oil
This ointment promotes courage, strength, aggression, sexual energy, healing after surgery, exorcisms, and defensive magick. I've found this to be an especially effective and strong magickal tool, and I want to caution you that this oil can also banish. Use it wisely.
This is an "all purpose" oil which can be used to annoint the body prior to rituals or spell casting. It can also be used to dress candles.
Annoint your third eye chakra with this oil before doing divination of any kind, or annoint a lavendar candle to call up and strengthen your psychic powers.
Carve your name and the name of the one you desire on a red candle; annoint it with this oil to ignite passion and lust. Then stand back and be prepared for some fireworks! This oil can be made to accomodate a monogamous couple, instilled with herbs to maintain fidelity. If you wish, you can email me with your personal preferences. We can work together to create a unique oil with the qualities that you desire.
This oil is used to annoint candles for money magick. It can also be used to annoint stones conducive to wealth and prosperity and carried in your purse or wallet. It will enhance and draw the energies that stimulate the acquisition of money in many ways.
This powder does just what its name suggests-- it summons someone to you. If you are in possession of a piece of clothing belonging to the individual you wish to summon, particularly intimate apparell, sprinkle it with this powder. You can also sprinkle this powder on a piece of correspondence you send to this person-- although in this day and age of terrorism, I would be cautious about sending anything through the mail that has a powdery dust on it.
Black Cat Oil
Four Thieves Vinegar
Four Thieves Vinegar is a crucial component in many banishing and commanding spells. It can also be used to banish illness. It's reputed to drive away danger and rescue its user from disaster.
This item is exactly what its name implies-- soil taken from the consecrated ground of a cemetery. Graveyard dirt is a necessary ingredient in many hexing/cursing spells. On the flip side, it is also the key ingredient in many benevolent spells, including those for health and healing.
Banishing oils are generally used in banishing spells, whether you're trying to rid yourself of undesirable people, situations, habits, or things. Just make sure that what you think you want banished, you really do-- getting something back is much more work than making something go away.
"Commanding Oil" is generally used in binding spells-- to get another to bend to your will and do what you want and to gain control of a situation. This oil has a strong history in voodoo and New Orleans hoodoo culture and is used almost exclusively to exert your will over others.
This oil is most often used to remove hexes/curses placed upon you. It's also brought into service to turn bad luck around and is used in spells for just such results.
Some of the information above may have been taken from the following sources:
"The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells" by Jukika Illes
*Note: The bulk of this newsletter contains original writing by Amythyst Raine and is copyrighted material.
© Amythyst Raine
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Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Beneficial for: electromagnetic stress, self-esteem, panic attacks, phobias, guilt, self-acceptance, self-trust, mental confusion, cellular memory healing, rational thought, objectivity, intuitive perception, balancing male-female polarities, absorption of fluid, glandular system, nerve endings, central nervous system, metabolism, calcium deficiencies, hoarseness, digestive disorders, fevers, lymphatic system, organs, immune system, radiation damage, insomnia, throat, vocal cords, larynx, lowers blood pressure
Folk Names: Bilberry
Place some blueberries beneath the doormat to keep undesirables away from your property, or from entering your home. This protects against evil as well.
Make blueberry pies or tarts and eat when under psychic attack; this gets the protection inside you and increases the herb’s effectiveness.
Folk Names: European Raspberry, Red Raspberry
Powers: Protection, love
The brambles (branches) of the raspberry are hung up at doors and windows for protection. This is also done when a death has occurred, so that the spirit won’t re-enter the house once it has left.
Raspberry is served as a love-inducing food, and the leaves are carried by pregnant women to alleviate the pains of pregnancy and childbirth.
Folk Names: Poziomki, Tchilek, Jordboer
Powers: Love, Luck
Strawberries are served as a love food, and the leaves are carried for luck. Pregnant women may wish to carry a small packet of strawberry leaves to ease their pregnancy pains.
Folk Names: Bly, Bramble, Bramble-Kite, Cloudberry, Dewberry, Goutberry,High blackberry, Thimbleberry
Powers: Healing, Money, Protection
Blackberry was considered to be sacred to some of the old Pagan deities of Europe, and was used in worship. To the present day, blackberry pies are baked on Lughnasadh (August 2) by some of the Wiccans in commemoration of the harvest, seen poetically as the death of the God.
The blackberry leaves are used in spells of wealth, as are the berries themselves, and the vines are protective if grown.
The blackberry plant is also used to heal scalds by dipping nine blackberry leaves in spring water and then laying them against the wound gently, while saying the following chant three times to each leave (27 times in all):
“Three ladies came from the eat,
One with fire and two with frost.
Out with fire, in with frost. “
This is an old invocation to Brigit, the ancient Celtic Goddess of poetry, healing, and smith craft.
Never ingest any herbs, or feed them to someone else, if you are not absolutely sure they are safe!
Spell of the Month
Berry Necklace Spell
Purpose: To bring you health, wealth, and happiness
“Background: Berries are versatile ingredients, used in incense blends and potions. Their traditional symbolism is employed in spell work, and they carry magical energies. They also look attractive when used in charms to be hung in the home. This charm draws on traditions associated with mountain ash (rowan), juniper, and holly berries and uses their magical vibrations in charms for health, wealth, and happiness…”
(However, the berries listed in our newsletter above-- blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry-- can be substituted for their magickal purposes.)
You will need:
One red candle
Work on a waxing moon, Tuesday (Mars) for protection, Friday (Venus) for love, Thursday (Jupiter) for wealth, Sunday (Sun) for health and healing
Casting the Spell:
1. Cast a circle.
2. Light the red candle, saying:
“Health and heart prevail.”
3. Light the green candle, saying:
“Wealth and weal, all hail.”
4. Thread the needle, doubling the thread.
5. Pour the berries into the bowl, and with your hands palm down on them, say:
“Berries in your house of black
Berries in your house of blood
Berries, for my sake
6. Thread the berries onto the thread, while chanting:
“Three bright things I would possess
When the thread is full, tie the ends together, and pass it over your head. Walk to the heart of your house, and hang the necklace from the highest point.
As the Kitchen Witch knows, natural magick can be found in certain foods, recipes, as well as herbs. In this section we're going to put this knowledge to work.
2/3 to ¾ cups sugar
¼ all purpose flour
½ teaspoon grated lemon peel
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
5 cups blackberries
Pastry for one 2-crust pie/9”
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; let stand.
Roll out half of the pastry and line a 9 inch pie plate. Spoon filling evenly in t crust; dot with butter or margarine. Prepare top crust and cover pie, sealing the edges. Bake 50 minutes or until golden.
Prepare filling as above but use 6 cups blueberries instead of blackberries; add 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Top the cobbler with crust.