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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happiness Promoting incense

on march 5 my beloved Mini Cooper was crashed into by some man. i just found out 3 days ago that it is going to be totaled. sent to Car-Summerland. im very unhappy, for i feel like someone i love very much is gone forever. so im burning my "Happiness Promoting incense" to help.

Happiness Promoting incense
-Homegrown on February 9th 2011

You will need:
 the following dried herbs
  • Catnip
  • Lavender
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • St. John's Wort
  • Hawthorn leaf
Ess oil of
  • Jasmine
  • Neroli
  • Frankincense tears
  • Benzoin powder
 an air tight jar

  1. Mix the dried herbs and pour them in the jar until it is half full (empty?)
  2. Drip the Ess oils over the herbs and stir and shake. ( not so much that the herbs become wet. if this happens pour out the herbs onto a flat surface and let dry )
  3. crush the frankincense tears with a mortar and pestle until the pieces are small bits. then mix with the benzoin powder
  4. fill up the rest of the jar with the resins. shake jar until everything is mixed completely.
  5. burn over incense charcoal and relax
[my side note that i wrote in my BOS about this incense was "Not only smells awesome, but i feel proud for making it!!!" ]

my advice for making this or anything loose incense is to burn a little bit of each herb separately to see if you enjoy the smell. and i also recommend that you always do 1 part herbs /1 part resins.

whenever i make any homegrown incense i make long lists of such things as what the mixture is going to invoke or aid in. then lists of any herbs, oils, resins, etc. then i cross out  which ones im not going to use as i test them. lastly i write out the final list. O and always label the jar, so you'll know what it is. i can not stress that enough!!!! You Will Forget Otherwise!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quick Spells for on the go

                                       "to bind the spell every time,
                          let the spell be spake in rhyme"
                            -the Wiccan Rede

 i try and stick to this rule as much as i can.
i use it as a way to differentiate between the words used in spells and prayers.
anyhow, thats just another note. put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Story to go with spell
(skip as needed, i dont mind)
          one night, almost a year ago i blew out a tire on my car near my friend Phippes's house and had to have a service guy come out and change it. i drive a mini cooper, and it always seems NO ONE can figure out how anything works, including this nice man.
he was struggling to get the job done, and i hurried to Phippes to grab a flashlight.
long story short, it was really cold out and i wanted it all done.
so as i was getting the flashlight, i quickly wrote this spell in my head and chanted it over and over.
"Great Lady, i can not think in rhyme.
help the work be done in quick time!"
and by the time i had gotten back to my beloved car, the service man had found out what needed to be done, and was half finish the job.

Another quick spell. (again, skip if you wish it)
  • i was to go court ( to get justice for myself as a victim ) and my ex boyfriend Sam was my witness.
  • he was subpoenaed and would be in contempt of court if he didnt show
  • Sam is not reliable to the extreme. 60/40 he wouldnt be there
"Goddess all spells must be spake in rhyme,
Please have Sam show up in time.
For his sake, not for mine"

i again chanted over and over whilst watching for him. he got there by the skin of his teeth!

so, come up with a quick, short, rhyme when your in need. simple works just as well as complex, with your inner Magick. 

if you're having trouble rhyming in your spell, use a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus.

if you dont feel that its necessary to rhyme in your spell, then dont.
use your will power.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dip Candle Making.

Candles cost way to much. and since i try and get the purest of waxes, they cost even more. in fact i cut most of my candles (tapers, and pillars) in half horizontally, so i have more candles. so today i finally made my own wax tapers! this post will explain how to make wax dip candles in your kitchen.but also the recipe to make my "Lovegood Candles" (to bring new friends in your life)

 "Lovegood Candles"
burn to call new friends into your life

for basic candles you will need 
[note: this will be very messy. expect everything to be covered in wax.]
  • bees'wax ( comes in solid blocks, and in little "beads" )
  • wick ( get at a craft store )
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Saucepan
  • cooking pot
  • clean tin can (i had some soup last night for dinner, and then used the can today)
  • one stick or dowel to hold the candles
  • something to stir the wax ( i used both another stick, but also a fork)
  • stove top
  • baking soda (in case of fire)
  • wax coloring, or crayons
  • dried herbs
  • Ess Oil
to make Lovegood Candles, Add:
  • dried Lavender flowers
  • dried Valerian root
  • Ess oil of Lavender
  1. fill the saucepan with water and bring it to a simmer.
  2. start to fill the can with the bees'wax. if you got it in a solid form you'll need to chop it up. the smaller the pieces, the faster they'll melt. do not put all the wax you intend to use in all at once.
  3. try and float the tin can on top on the water. this is the goal of most of the process, getting the can to float as well as it will. its all about balancing the amount of wax against the height of the water. at some point you may need to switch to the cooking pot from the saucepan
  4. with the stick, stir the wax as it melts and add more pieces from time to time. pay fuckin' attention to the heat of both the water and the wax! do not let the water boil, and keep trying to keep the balancing act up. add more wax to the can, add more water to the pot. after all the wax is melted keep the can floating,and keep the water simmering.
  5. cut out a length of wick. long enough to wrap it a few times around the dowel/stick and dangle down to become the two tapers. [figure 1]
  6. holding the dowel, dip the two wicks into the wax and let it sit for a few seconds. pull them back out and wait for the wax to harden another few seconds. repeat 3 or 4 times
  7. after the first 4 dips or so, start dipping the candles into cold water in between wax dips.
  8. dip as many times as you want. if the tapers get lumpy, roll them on a hard surface (like you would when making a snake out of Play doe) do not let the two candles stick together.
  9. when the candles are the size you want, flatten the bottoms. hang up the candles to dry completely. if you want to save the unused wax, pour into a box or bowl lined with tin foil. when its dry you can wrap it up in the foil. peel off the foil when you want to use it again.

(badly drawn, figure 1)

Above is Basic Candles.
 to make "Lovegood Candles"
  1. mix a little bit of the lavender flowers and valerian roots. be careful, if the candles have to much plant matter, they will blaze.
  2. add to the melted wax at step 5, above
  3. drip some of the Lavender Ess oil
  4. stir it all up, focusing on "stiring" new friends into your life
  5. continue on to step 6
this is also the time you would add any other herbs, oils, or the colors you wish.

i decided to keep them lumpy. heh, they look like chodes
"hung like a tuna can" as my friend says.

this is a photo of a different angle,
where they look completely the same.
still perfect!

 to add some side notes. soon after moving into my little house, i awoke one night with my stove on fire. so after that was all taken care of, i inscribed the magick SATOR square on the wall in my kitchen. it is said to help prevent fire disaster. makes sense to me to include this idea with this post. put it up near anywhere you use fire. kitchen, alter, or just near candles.


"the element
of 5000 spells"
Judika Illes