TEA RITUAL RECIPES FOR SAMHAIN

MAPLE SCONES

1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

¾ cup heavy cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon maple extract

INSTRCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, stir together heavy cream, vanilla, and maple.
  3. Drizzle cream mixture over your dry ingredients and stir, using just enough cream so that a dry dough forms with no loose flour at the bottom of your bowl. Use clean hands to finish mixing and shape dough into a ball. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Press dough out to a disk about 5 ½ inches across or ¾ inch thick.
  4. Use a dough scraper or knife to cut circle in 6 triangles. Transfer scones to your prepared baking sheet, arranging the wedges in a circle about 1 inch apart. Brush the scones with a little cream to help them brown.
  5. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until scones are baked through and lightly golden brown.
  6. Cool before serving.

Yields 6 Scones


PUMPKIN CURD

2 cups of canned pumpkin puree

2 inches of fresh ginger root, peeled and grated

Grated zest and juice of 1 lime

2 cups granulated sugar

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

¾ cup (1 ½ sticks or cubes) unsalted butter, cut into cubes

4 eggs, beaten

INSTURCTIONS

  1. Use a garlic press to squeeze the ginger and to reserve the juice. Discard the ginger solids.
  2. In a medium-size saucepan over medium-low heat, place the lime zest and juice, ginger juice, pumpkin puree, nutmeg, and sugar. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat and strain the pumpkin mixture into a heat-proof bowl set over a saucepan or double boiler of barely simmering water. Add butter and stir until completely melted.
  3. Using a fine strainer, pour the beaten eggs through it and into the bowl with the pumpkin mixture. Continue cooking, stirring often at the beginning and then continuously at the end, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon, approximately 30 minutes. Do not let it boil or the mixture will curdle.
  4. Remove from heat and pour the pumpkin curd mixture into warm sterilized glass jars. Seal and let it cool. The pumpkin curd will continue to thicken as it cools.
  5. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for 1 week.

Yields 3 cups


HONEY APPLE CIDER SCONES

2 cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup firm butter

1/3 cup chopped apple

1 egg

1/3 cup apple cider

½ cup chopped pecans

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs.
  2. Mix in egg and apple cider.
  3. Chop apple and blend into dough mixture.
  4. Turn dough onto lightly floured board. Pat dough into a ½ thick circle.
  5. Use 2” biscuit cutter to cut scones. Re-roll and flatten to use all the dough.
  6. Arrange on your baking sheet, touching each other.
  7. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and brush the tops of the scones with the melted butter.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Place on a wire rack to cool. One cool, drizzle honey over the scones just before serving.

Yields 15


BACON JAM

¾ pound bacon cut into inch slices then cut in half

1 large shallot minced

2 garlic cloves minced

½ cup light brown sugar

¼ cup sherry vinegar

¼ cup water

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup bourbon (optional: half maple syrup, half water)

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

Dash of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium skillet, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until done and on the verge of crisp, approximately 10 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Add garlic and shallot directly to the same skillet with rendered bacon fat. Soften for approximately 4-5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stir well. Simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it starts to thicken and get a jam consistency.
  3. Liquids should evaporate, at this time, add bacon. Stir well, off heat, and allow to cool slightly. This should leave you with a sticky bacon jam.

Yields 2 cups


CLOTTED CREAM

A pint of heavy whipping cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to lowest setting (around 175 to 180 F)
  2. Pour heavy whipping cream into a 9×13 glass pan
  3. Cover tightly with foil. Put the pan in the oven for about 12 hours until the top is lightly golden.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Move to the fridge for at least 12 hours until cream is solid.
  6. Scoop into a jar and serve with scones.

PEAR BRIE PROSCIUTTO BRUSCHETTA

1 French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices

1 bosc pear, cut into 12 thin slices

4 – 6 oz brie cheese, divided into 12 pieces

6 oz prosciutto, 10 – 12 strips

3 tablespoons butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Spread butter on both sides of each bread slice, and toast lightly under a broiler for 1-2 minutes each side. You can also use a toaster.
  2. When bread is golden, lay the pieces on a baking sheet and layer with slice of pear and brie. Finally, wrap a prosciutto and bake at 350 F for 10-13 minutes.
  3. When the cheese has melted, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Yields 12


POMEGRANATE PECAN WHIPPED FETA CROSTINI

1 French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices

1 pomegranate, collect the seeds

1 cup roasted pecans

8 oz block feta cheese

½ cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the feta cheese, Greek yogurt, and olive oil in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. If the texture is too thick, add in 1 teaspoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Spread butter on both sides of each bread slice, and toast lightly under a broiler for 1-2 minutes each side. You can also use a toaster.
  3. When bread is golden, lay the pieces on a baking sheet and layer with the whipped feta, roasted pecans, and the pomegranate seeds.

Yields 12


APPLE BUTTER TURKEY GOUDA TEA SANDWICHES

2 tablespoons apple butter

24 very thin slices wheat or white bread, crusts removed

12 slices deli turkey

12 thin slices smoked gouda cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Spread apple butter over each bread slice.
  2. Layer the turkey and cheese over each of the 12 bread slices; top with remaining bread. Cut each sandwich into quarters.

Yields 4 dozen


BEET ARUGULA GOAT CHEESE TEA SANDWICHES

4 oz goat cheese, softened

2 tablespoons snipped chives

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Pinches of salt

Ground pepper to taste

24 very thin slices of wheat or white bread, crusts removed

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted

4 oz sliced pickled beets

2 cups arugula

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mash goat cheese, chives, dill, oil, salt and pepper together in small bowl. Spread the goat cheese mixture on one side of the 12 slices of bread. Sprinkle with walnuts, then layer on beets and arugula. Top with the rest of bread slices and cut into quarters.

Yields 4 dozen


RICH CHOCOLATE CHIP TOFFEE BARS

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine

1 egg, slightly beaten

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

1 cup coarsely chopped nuts

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1 ¾ (10-ounce package) English toffee bits, divided

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 13x9x2 – inch baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour and brown sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, mix well. Stir in 1 ½ cups chocolate chips and nuts. Reserve 1 ½ cups mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Bake 10 minutes. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over hot crust. Top with 1 ½ cups toffee bits. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture and remaining ½ cup chips over top.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup toffee bits. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Yields 30 bars


ALMOND FUDGE TOPPED SHORTBREAD

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

½ cup powdered sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 cups (12-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

½ teaspoon almond extract

½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat butter, powdered sugar, and salt in a large bowl until fluffy. Add flour; mix well. With floured hands, press evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in extract. Spread evenly over baked shortbread. Garnish with almonds, press down firmly. Cool. Chill 3 hours or until form. Cut into bars. Store covered in room temperature.

Yields 24 to 30 bars


PEANUT BUTTER CHIP TRIANGLES

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup packed light brown sugar

½ cup (1 stick) cold butter or margarine

1 2/3 cups (10-ounce package) peanut butter chips, divided

1 can (14 ouches) sweetened condensed milk

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup chopped walnuts

Powdered sugar (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Stir together flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in ½ cup peanut butter chips. Press mixture into bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine sweetened condensed milk, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in remaining chips and walnuts. Spread evening over hot baked crust.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut in 2 or 2 ½ inch squares diagonally into triangles. Sift powdered sugar over top, if desired.

Yields 24 to 40 triangles

A Tea Witch’s Grimoire

About the simple pleasures and magic in this book…


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THIS GRIMOIRE CONAINS the sacred recipes that this humble tea witch holds true and dear. In the daily practice of the magical arts, the high activity of spirit that indulges in desire and enlightenment also seeks nourishment and comfort. By our hands, we create earthly substances of vast power, and by our hearts must tend to the fires of our soul.

Such bodies of herb brews, potions, spells, and magic act well to please and serve. Yet one must remember that these tools are but an extension of one’s power to be incorporated into the larger acts of the imagination, and thus in the arcane arts. The Great Wisdom that may be sought within these pages is but the root that transforms a simple hand’s gesture into a powerful tool that handles a teacup. It is the greatest of virtues to see the larger realm of magic within the homeliest of recipes.

And thus, shall witness that the spirit’s wisdom is manifested within the artful use of tea magic.

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Thus, shall it be given, the secrets of a tea witch. She who relished in the mysteries of herbs, plants, roots, and lore. In the spellbinding charms that is created within a tea blend. In the healing arts that can bring about wisdom or mend a broken heart. The arts of the wise are transcended through our natural observances and bloom within our soul’s consciousness.

Like tea magic, our hands shape the craft we form, and our power creates substance to our daily lives. When we bring our wishes and passion together with the magic of tea, we initiate ceremony, spells, and secret purpose. Reflect the moon’s glow within your cup of Jasmine tea for a night of dream flight and prophecies. When you must drive away the melancholy of the mind, seek the Sage’s ancient wisdom.

 Begin with the healing power of the remedies given and honor the phases of the moon with tea ritual. Savor upon the flavors of the twelve zodiacs and seek their nourishing balance. Revel in the seasons of the witch with honorable tea offerings. Partake in the pleasure of enchanted potions that deliver virtues and truth. Above all, seek enlightenment within thy own craft and spirit.

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Virgo Magick

Hello and Welcome!

Virgo, the virgin maiden, is a time to celebrate the wild freedom that is within all of us. To once again feel that innocent joy and run with it. Virgo reminds us that we need to know who we are and what passions we seek. To perfect our craft and get creating! I’ve always felt strongly drawn to Virgos, perhaps because my father is one. But, I believe it is also because Virgo’s carry a sense of strength like non other in the zodiac. It’s almost regal and their determination for seeking their inner truth is noteworthy.

Because of this, I decided to dedicate a tea blend and a few spells for Virgos. In no way does this mean that only Virgos can do this however. This is for anyone who wishes to seek to tap into their own inner Virgo.


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I chose these specific teas for good reason. One being they each incorporate the essence of Virgo. Virgos are ruled by the planet Mercury, and are the element of Earth.

Lavender, in my opinion, represents all that it means to be Virgo. The flower of Mercury, it evokes chastity, peace, love, and protection.

Mugwort is an herb of Earth.

Lastly, dried Peaches. The tie that binds this blend together. This fuzzy little fruit is the Moon’s eye, and not only is it used for love and intuition, it obtains truth. So naturally, pair these all together to find your inner truth.

Here is the recipe I used for a 2 cup portion.

If the flavor is a bit bland from the Mugwort, add a couple of pinches of coconut sugar. Yummy!

*don’t drink if pregnant or allergic. Expect lucid dreaming, and a very mild head high. Don’t drink beyond 3 days, or more than a pot of tea.*


Now, you can’t have tea without including a sweet hot bath to pair with it.

This recipe was perfect at the end of the night. Especially to align yourself, and prepare for the journey to inner truth. By all means, however, take this bath whenever you like.

Instructions:

The recipes consists of 1 cup of coconut sugar, and 1 cup of powdered milk. Then add 15 drops of Bergamot essential oil. If you wish for more however, or less, that’s up to you. Although, be vigilant, since Bergamot is photosensitive. So, immediately shower after the bath. Or, even consider using earl grey tea. I would have, but I ran out of my favorite brand.

Now, take a long hot soak and meditate.


Virgo Spells

Any spells for luck, wealth, finances, healing, and manifesting.


Money Spray

Patchouli (herb or oil)

Instructions:

Brew the herb as a tea and let it sit for 10 minutes. As it steeps, chant over it:

Pat my pockets, chew my money, but it shall always return back to me. 

Strain the tea, and mix with half of Spring water. Or add 7, 10, or 11 drops of patchouli oil to a full bottle of Spring water. And place it in a spray bottle. Lay out all your money, credit/debit cards, taxes, etc and give it a good spritz. Not too much, wouldn’t want to soak your money! And repeat the chant from above. 

Anything you spend, shall return back to you. 


Agrimony Bath

This cleansing provides psychic and magical healing.

Instructions:

Make a strong infusion by pouring boiling water over the agrimony. Let it cool, then strain out the botanical material. Dip a white cloth into the infusion and gently bath with it in the bath.

If you don’t wish to use the dried herb, you may also use this wonderful Flower Remedy of Agrimony!

Same concept. Use the dropper to place about 15 – 20 drops into the bath water and use a white cloth to cleanse yourself.

This concoction can also be used to banish negative energies and spirits. Agrimony has long been used to reverse spells sent against another. Not only does it break hexes, but also sends them back to the hexer.


San Cipriano Oil

This oil is universal. It is said that when blended true to your Spirit, it can create miracles. But it must be blended with pure intentions and not for selfish needs. 

Cover the roots with olive, sunflower, and/or jojoba oil. Add the oils as the last step. 

As it is being created, one must be a state of meditation. Your soul shall lead you in creating this miracle blend. 


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Great Moon Blessings everyone, and enjoy the recipes!

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Virgo Magick!

GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES (Waning Magick)

Welcome!

I find it so important to love your home and care for it the way it ought to be. Almost as much as you love yourself, really. It’s your home, after all. A lot of the time, we get so caught up with fast paced living that we forget to maintain our environment, and often times, we end up feeling the negative energies that stick to the walls of our home. One could honestly compare that to when we don’t do self-care.

Who would want to live in that environment? Or visit it?

So one may ask themselves, what sort of magick should you be conjuring in your home during the waning moon (last quarter)?

We focus on banishing, cleansing, and protection.

We burn incense, we dust, we vacuum. This is a time to focus on spells especially for breaking bad habits.

Below are a few and simple ways to conjure this sort of magick into the home.


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Hot House Powder

Instructions:

Combine equal parts in a mortar and pestle. Grind to a fine powder. Burn over charcoal and use a cleansing tool to smudge across the halls and rooms of your home.

OR

You can place the powder in a black drawstring bag, and either place or pour across front/back doors, windows, bedrooms, or at the center of your home.

*Note* – If you cannot find Sulfur, you may substitute with Tobacco.

This Hot House Powder is perfect for cleansing and protecting your home. This is especially good if your home has recently been visited by unwanted guests. That goes for evil spirits as well. Or, your home is being swept by a sickness. Any kind of negativity. As well as, if you feel like black magick is being casted your way.


Breaking A Bad Habit Spell

Instructions:

This spell will give you a good reason to dust around the home, especially when your bad habits are often done at home. Collect the dust you swept and save in a bowl. Combine an equal amount and/or grind the needed herbs together. Mix this powder with the collected dust.

You will need to get the amount of candles to the same amount of bad habits you want to break. Ex: you have 3 bad habits, so you will need 3 candles.

Carve into each candle ONE word that represents the bad habit. Ex: DRUGS. GAMBLING. PROCRASTINATION.

Now, you will need a flat surface. With the powder, you will use it to draw out this symbol below:

Now place the candles along the corners of the sigil. If you are only using one candle, place in the center.

Focus your intentions on each candle when you light it. Allow the candles to burn down, along with your bad habits. See them burn away.

Once the candles are burned down, you may collect the powder and bury it outside from your home.

The spell is done.


Red House Carpet Powder

Instructions:

You will need a 1/2 cup of both the Baking Soda and Borax. Mix together. Then you will add 20-25 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil. Mix thoroughly. Pour this mixture into the glass container. Then, sprinkle this powder over your carpets. Leave for 15-20 minutes, then vacuum.

I LOVE this Red House Carpet Powder. I use it EVERY time I vacuum. It leaves my carpets smelling so good, and the vibrations practically glow. It cleanses the area, and leaves it with a barrier of protection.


Well, I hope these spells are welcomed and bring forth good blessings.


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Waning Moon Spells For The Good Witch Keepers

GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES (Full Moon Spells)

Welcome!

We are back again for another GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES. FULL MOON edition!

During this magical time, the Full Moon is vibrant with energy, so it is an ideal time for any and all hearth magick to be done. For all things considered, one does not need to wait only for the night of the Full Moon. Magick can be done during the whole week. So don’t sell your magick short.

Below, are few simple Full Moon Spells that you could do. 


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To Enchant Your Words During Spellwork

During your Full Moon Ritual, consider drinking the tea or chewing on some Galangal Root. This will enchant your words, and empower your spells. And instill courage and strength.


To Manifest Good Energy To You

Take a walk in the woods, beach, or just relax in your balcony/backyard. Bring a stick, seven leaves from an ash or oak tree, several stones, and a white or green candle.  
With the stick, draw a circle on the ground and mark the directions with your leaves. Keeping three to hold. Place the stones at the center of the circle. Light the candle, and concentrate upon your connection to the Earth and how you honor that connection, and will honor it in your life. 

Then beginning towards to the East. Raise your stick and candle and say:

“Good luck rises for me in the East”

To the South:
“My love rises in the South”

To the West:
“My wishes rise in the West”

To the North:
“From the North, my dreams will come true”

Step out (preferably with your right foot first) from the circle, towards the North direction. Keep the leaves there for the night as an offering. Keep the three you held throughout the spell. Gather the stones before sunrise, or after a couple of hours of moonlight. And allow the candle to burn down.


Meditation Blessing 

Sit comfortably in front of your altar. Meditate and begin to think of all the blessings you have in your life. Breathe steadily. Deeply inhale and exhale for 20 minutes. Then when you are ready chant:

“Great Goddess, giver of all the fruits of this Earth. Of all the bounty, beauty, and well-being. Bless all who give and receive these gifts. I am made of sacred Earth, Purest water, Sacred fire, And wildest wind. Blessings upon me. Blessings upon thee, Mother Earth. And Sister Sky. 

So mote it be.”


Dragon’s Blood Bath

This mix is to empower and cleanse the magical spirit within you. 
Ground equal amounts of:

Add the powder to a nice hot bath. Once submerged, open your senses and spirit in meditation. Envision a golden gate opening within you, and allow the energy of the bath to enter you.


Money Spray

Patchouli (herb or oil)

Brew the herb as a tea and let it sit for 10 minutes. As it steeps, chant over it:

Pat my pockets, Chou my money, but Li shall always return back to me. 

Strain the tea, and mix with half of Spring water. Or add 7, 10, or 11 drops of patchouli oil to a full bottle of Spring water. And place it in a spray bottle. Lay out all your money, credit/debit cards, taxes, etc and give it a good spritz. Not too much, wouldn’t want to soak your money! And repeat the chant from above. 

Anything you spend, shall return back to you.


 

Blue Moon Balm

Blend this oil during the full moon. Combine the following oils with either 4 ounces of unscented body lotion, or 2 ounces of olive oil, or sweet almond oil

Shake the oils together and place in a corked jar. Sit quietly in a room lit only by 1 blue candle and rub the balm gently into your skin after a bath. 

Say aloud:

Work thy spell to heal and nurse. Blessed balm, banish my pain. Harm to none, and health to all. 

Use this balm if ever a dreary day arises, or if a dark mood is present. It heals both body and mind.


San Cipriano Oil

This oil is universal. It is said that when blended true to your Spirit, it can create miracles. But it must be blended with pure intentions and not for selfish needs. 

Grind the herbs to a very fine powder and blend. Cover them with olive, sunflower, and/or jojoba oil. Add the oils as the last step. 

As it is being created, one must be a state of meditation. Your soul shall lead you in creating this miracle blend.


May this Full Moon be delightfully enriching for you all out there. Be sure to embrace the power that flows through you. Be filled with wisdom and love.

Blessed Be.

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GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES (FULL MOON SPELLS)

GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES (Simmering Pot Spells)

Welcome back!

For another Good Witch Keeping Series

Part 2!

Waxing Moon Magick!

The last article discussed all the ways that we can cleanse and purify our home during the New Moon, by the magical aid of floorwashes! Today, we will go over the drawing power that the Waxing Moon can conjure into our homes! During this time, I love when the home is humming with good and steady energy, as well as, the openness of doing something magical. This is a time for manifesting luck, health, love, and blessings! You will often find me in the kitchen during these times baking and making tea, and especially putting together SIMMERING POTS!

What are SIMMERING POTS, you may ask?

Well, its a fun different method of incense! When you think incense, you often picture blended herb sticks, ignited into a glorious smelling smoke. Yes? Well, much like that, but rather instead of burning an incense stick, we are simmering deliciously scented herbs, oils, and/or fruits in a pot of hot water, and letting the steamy intoxicating scent fill the home. It is a great way of incorporating all of the elements together for a simple conjuring spell.


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How to conduct a SIMMERING POT:

You first will need a heat resisting pot. I generally recommend using either:

  • A Glass Saucepan – I use to have one just like this! How I loved it! Glass is great for letting the energies of the herbs and oils flow freely.
  • A Thick Copper Pan – Copper is a magnificent conductor for drawing magick. It will enhance all your kitchen making spells.
  • A Cast Iron Pot – This is the one I currently have and use! It is a keeper! Cast iron has long been traditionally used in spellwork for its balanced energies.
  • Ceramic Electric Candle Warmer – Now, if you are one that would rather use oils instead of herbs, feel free to do so! This warmer is also a great way of casting your intentions.

NOW, the recipes!

For Success and Good Fortune

Orange blossoms

Frankincense

Bergamot

Instructions:

Boil a pot of water. Once boiled, set the temperature to low heat. Combine the above ingredients and stir clockwise. Visualize good fortune and luck coming into your home. Become entranced by the steam filling your kitchen. Visualize this steam as rays of bright greens and orange colors.

*If you can’t get a hold of orange blossoms, you may substitute with orange slices. You can decide to either use the herbs, resins, or oils for any of the ingredients.

For Healing, Cleansing, or Enhanced Psychic Powers

Bay Laurel Leaves

Allspice Berries

Whole Cardamom

Cinnamon Sticks

Whole Cloves

Instructions:

Boil a pot of water. Once boiled, set the temperature to medium low heat. Combine the above ingredients and stir clockwise. Decide on which you wish to draw into your. If it for Healing, then visualize blue steam entering your home. For Cleansing, visualize a white aura. For Enhanced Psychic Powers, purple.

You will want to hover your face over the steam for the Enhanced Psychic Powers.

If you want Healing for a specific person in your home, then you will want to waft the steam in their direction. Same for the Cleansing. Otherwise, for general Healing and Cleansing into the home, you can keep the pot simmering on the stove.

For Home Protection & Blessings

Cinquefoil

Gardenia

Lavender

Purslane

Sandalwood

Instructions:

Boil a pot of water. Once boiled, set the temperature to low heat. Combine the above ingredients and stir clockwise. Visualize the steam as rays of white and gold simmering throughout your home. For this simmering pot, if you wish, you may take off the stove when the steam is especially fragrant and walk around your home. Calling on good spirits and protection.

OILS

Oils are always a great way to do these simmer pots too, either in the simmering pot itself, or blended and added to an electric one.

Here is a list of the oils and where to find them.

I hope these recipes bring you many blessings into your magical home! If you find this article helpful, please like, share, and follow!

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Blessings!

GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES (New Moon Floorwashes)



Welcome to the new

GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES!

Today, we will be discussing

NEW MOON FLOORWASHES.

Now, in honor of the New Moon, I wanted to share a few of the best New Moon Floorwashes that I personally enjoy making for when I am washing the floors or even counters of my home. They are SO easy to create in your very own kitchen, all that is needed is the simple-to-get ingredients.

Because of the recent happenings with COVID, I know that going out to the market has become a wort of worry. So lately, for me, I have been making my orders through Amazon, and I’ve found to find the same great quality of ingredients I would if I were to go to my local garden! It seriously has become so helpful, with better prices. AND, if purchasing the dried herbs isn’t enough, you can always consider buying the seeds! That’s one fine way to start your magical garden and not worry about running out of your supply!


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The Best Purification Wash

Dried Peppermint

Dried Lemon Peel

Dried Lemon Verbena

Dried Vervain

To make this blend, you will need about a CUP of each, to make a good hefty amount to store for later use. Believe me, it’s a great jar to have on hand!

Instructions:

  • FOR POWDER: Grind down a cup of each ingredient until it is in a fine powder. – (I once used a mortal and pestle, but when I started making larger batches of this recipe, it really began to tire out the hand! Now, I’ve caught up to the 21st century and use this Mueller Austria Hypergrinder! It has been a goddess-send! It’ll become your best friend too!)
  • Combine each of the now fine powders, and blend well. Keep stored in an airtight container/jar when not in use.
  • Boil water, and add the powder blend little by little, stirring clockwise with your favorite magical tool. Concentrate on the power of purification, see the herbs becoming one with the water.
  • When it has fully dissolved, begin with full intention, your cleaning.

  • FOR HERB BLEND: If you decide to not wish to powder the herbs, you may combine them in their whole form. Blend well, and store them in an airtight container/jar.
  • Before adding the herb blend to your boiled water, I advise that you scoop a batch into a muslin bag. These help keep the herbs from scattering across your water and making your cleaning, well, messier!
  • Allow it to steep for about 10 – 15 minutes. Then give it a good stir clockwise, with full intention, and get to cleaning!

Aura Cleansing Wash

Dried Agrimony

Dried Peppermint

This batch is great for New Moon magick, for when you just feel like everyone’s aura needs fixing! You know, that icky sticky feeling? Or that, gooey hung down dreaded feeling? For that! This is like a pick-me-up for the aura! Cleanses away that nasty goo, and replaces the area (and yourself) with that feel-good energy.

You’ll need about a cup of each of the ingredients again. And decide whether you wish to powder it, or keep them whole and blended. Follow the instructions from the first recipe to replicate.

New Home Wash

Basil

Hyssop

Pine

This New Home Wash recipe is the one I always recommend to friends when they move into a new home. I insist that everyone do a thorough cleaning before moving their belongings in, especially when it is in an apartment building! You can never know what sort of energy lingers from previous tenants, so this is a great go-to to get your home move-in ready. Generally, its ideal to clean when near or on the New Moon, but we can’t ALL make our moves alongside the phases of the Moon. So, the great thing about this recipe is that it is universal. It can be used whenever.

I HIGHLY advise, however, that it be preblended under the New Moon night. That way, you can bring the New Moon vibes into your home. Phase or not!

I ALSO recommend the ingredients be fresh herbs. Not so easy, I know, but if possible, try your best. If not, then have fun with the dried herbs, or go the oil route!

Instructions:

  • UNDER THE NEW MOON NIGHT: Collect about 1/4 cup of each of the fresh herbs, stripped from their stems, and placed in a clear bowl. Keep the herbs outside in the night air to absorb the New Moon’s vibes. Or, if you are the ceremonial type, bless the herbs on your New Moon altar.
  • Collect them before the night ends and store them in a dark airtight container or a sealed pouch.
  • To use: Crush the fresh herbs a bit in your hands to liberate some of their natural oils, place in a muslin bag, then pour in water just off the boil and let steep for about 10 minutes. Stir counterclockwise, and get to cleaning.
  • IF DRIED HERBS USED: Follow the previous instructions from the other recipes.
  • IF OILS ARE USED: You will use 15 essential oil drops of each of the listed ingredients. Add this to a bucket of boiled water with a 1/4 cup of white vinegar. Stir very well, counterclockwise, and proceed with cleaning. *Keep in mind, if you decide to go the OIL route, it is recommended to pre blend the recipe under the New Moon night.*

Cascarilla Wash

Dried Eggshells

Sea Salt

Probably one of the most classic floor wash recipes is this simple one. Cascarilla powder has been long used for purification purposes. This recipe I recommend to be used as a powder. Be sure your white eggshells are dried properly, and you are using pure sea salt. Grind together into a fine powder and use with boiled water and 1/4 cup of white vinegar.

ESSENTIAL OILS

You are more than welcome to go the essential oil route. For me, it is much easier and fun to blend the oils and add to my washing water. To blend them, you can freely mix match the amount you wish according to your senses, but often I keep them at about 15 – 20 drops each.

Here is a list of oils and where you may find them.

Seeds

As mentioned earlier, starting your own magical garden may be some thing that you’ll find more pleasant. Certainly, having an endless supply of your ingredients is often some thing every witch seeks. Always make sure your seeds are heirloom NON GMO seeds.

Here is a list of seeds and where you may find them.

AND if you really want to start your own witchy garden, then I highly recommend either of these complete garden seed kits!

Heritage Survival Seed Vault

15 Culinary Herb Seed Vault

Well, I hope this article was very helpful! I hope these GOOD WITCH KEEPING SERIES become a way to bring magick into your home!

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Dedicating An Animal Spirit

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I’ve recently discovered a ritual that is both beautiful and magickal. If you are one that finds your pet to be special and powerful, then this is the spell for you. If you are also one who finds great purpose in worshiping deities, then this is the ritual for you.

This ritual is dedicating an animal to a specific Spirit. This will create a profound triangular relationship between human, spirit and animal. This ritual derives from indigenous Siberia, but with a twist.


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THE SPELL

  1. Choose a specific animal to be dedicated to a specific deity. ( I will include a list of animals and the deities that are associated with them.)
  2. Purify the animal with juniper incense.
  3. Sprinkle it with wine.
  4. Decorate the animal with ribbons in colors associated with the specific Spirit.
  5. Offer the animal an infusion of 1 teaspoon of honey to 1-2 cups of water.
  6. The animal is returned home or to its flock. It is now never ridden, eaten, or worked. It is treated special and allowed to enjoy its life as a gesture of sacrificial devotion. This treatment may extend over the animal’s entire natural life or for a specific period of time. This must be specified during the initiation.

ANIMALS AND THEIR DEITIES

CATS:

Artemis. Bastet. Freya. Hecate. Lilith.

BIG CATS:

Dionysus. Durga. Hathor. Kybele. Sekhmet.

DOGS:

Artemis. Hecate. Ogun. Saint Roch.

HORSES:

Anat. Demeter. Epona. Poseidon. Rhiannon. Rla-mgrin (Hayagriva)

TOADS:

Agwe. Heket.

SNAKES:

Athena. Ezilli Freda Dahomey. Lilith. Mami Waters. Simbi. Lady Asherah.

COWS:

Brigid. Hathor. Hermes. Isis. Lakshmi. Maeve. Shiva.

FISH:

Atargatis. La Baleine. La Sirene. Yemaya.

PIGS:

Demeter. Seth.

DEITIES THAT PROTECT ALL ANIMALS:

Aphrodite. Artemis. Baba Yaga. Faunus. Hathor. Lilith. Saint Anthony.

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Dedicate An Animal Spirit!

Secret Wisdom of the Witch Wife

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Below is an interview with an extraordinary woman, whose wisdom goes beyond many I’ve ever spoken to. For personal reasons, she chooses to remain private, but permits her craft to be told and shared.

I learned a new term today from this Crone whom I just met. Her aura was pure and green. Her character is patient and wise. She has seen 60 moons. Harnessed her craft for the last 49 suns.

She termed herself a Witch Wife. When I asked her what that was, she gifted me with her knowledge.

Much like a midwife and a hedgewitch, a Witch Wife teaches the ways of the craft to the young, until they reach mature adulthood. They stay together until the student ends their raising, decides to become a Witch Wife themselves, or get traditionally married.

I asked, “why until they get married?”

She said because at that point the pupil’s power is no longer their own. It is merged with their partner’s, and therefore, new traditions are created. The apprentice will carry on their own solitary craft, and may wish to pass it on to their children. They can also decide to have a Witch Wife tutor them.

I asked, “is a Witch Wife often unmarried?”

She answered yes, a Witch Wife is a woman who is free of vows to another. They are solitary practitioners, save for the teachers that raised them. When they first decide to become a Witch Wife, a ritual is done that weds the new wife to her craft. A small private ritual is held with other Witch Wives pesent. This event is often planned on the eve of a new season.

After the new Witch Wife takes a period to establish herself, a novice is chosen and passed on to her to have tutored. This youth is called a Witch Child. This pupil becomes her child of the craft to pass on the wisdom.

I asked, “how is a Witch Child chosen? Can you raise more than one?”

She answered yes, she has raised two. Some take up to three. The Witch Child is often an offspring from a pupil who had either chosen to marry, or had given birth to a babe(s). The Witch Child needs to show interest in the craft before they are chosen. Then is asked if they would like to be taught by a Witch Wife. There are some rare cases where a Witch Child is chosen from a friend of the Witch Wife’s.

I asked, “can a Witch Wife ever get married if she wishes to?”

She answered yes, but this is considered infidelity towards the Witch Wife’s craft. She will know that she will never fully belong to her partner, as well as to her craft. She will be in a state of eclipse. Only when she is widowed, will she be free of her vows to her partner. If she births children, it is still tradition that they may be tutored by another Witch Wife, if the child wishes it.

I then asked, “can a married Witch Wife still tutor other pupils?”

She answered no, because at that point she is eclipsed. A Witch Wife must be faithful to her craft in order to lead a Witch Child through the bright and shadowed aspects of their craft. A married Witch Wife has one eye shut. That is the eye that is focused on her marital bed, and the concerns of her partner. A Witch Wife must have both eyes focused on her craft, and on the success of her Witch Child.

I then asked, “are married Witch Wives looked down upon in your group?”

She answered no, of course not. They are family. They were all Witch Children that were raised by Witch Wives. They are still invited to attend events, outings, and some rituals. They are all a very close knit group. Their children are accepted and often taught in the ways as well.

I asked, “what happens if a Witch Child decides not to be a Witch Wife, or doesn’t want to continues their studies?”

She answered, a Witch Child is free to end their studies at any point during their growth. If they stop their studies midway, they will no longer be called a Witch Child. If a Witch Child decides to not become a Witch Wife at the end of their studies, she will be called a Witch Soul, and carry on a solitary practice. She won’t participate in the same Witch Wife rituals.

I asked, “how often is a Witch Child tutored?”

She answered, it depends. For some it can be once or twice a week. For others, it can be more. It depends on location, schedule, and the child’s enthusiasm. It is much like an afterschool program, because for some Witch Children, they come straight from school until their parent(s) pick them up after work. During school breaks, fun study outings such as campings are planned.

I asked, “are Witch Children/Wives always female?”

She answered, Witch Wives are always female. Not to discriminate today’s gender roles and beliefs, but because that has been the way of their tradition. There have been two Witch Children that were boys. Only one had completed his studies, however, and continued on to practice as a solitary Witch Soul.

I asked, “does a Witch Child have to begin their studies when they are a child, or can they be older?”

She answered, it is generally recommended that they begin young. Before the thirteenth birthday. There is a rare chance an older child may be taught, but the Witch Child has to study for a longer period of time.

I then asked, “until when is a Witch Child’s studies complete?”

She answered, when they complete each phase of their lessons. It is not just craft knowledge they are learning, it is also the process of growth that they are surpassing. Children undergo a serious change of mind and heart when they reach puberty. For some, it is often a struggle to get through the raging thoughts and emotions. Witch Wives especially stand by their Witch Child when these years are developing. Teach them the ways of growing past it. When all lessons have been exceeded, is when a Witch Child has completed their raising.

I asked, “is a Witch Wife’s craft similar to any other witchcraft practice? Is it a religion?”

She answered that it is not a religion. There is no one Deity or the worship of Gods. There is only nature, the magick it harbors, and the techniques to tap into that power. Their practice focuses on healing, ancestral magick, conjuring, and sharpening the intuition. Witch Wives are wed to the infinite power that sources all things, and thus are linked to that magick. Their practice involves herbal knowledge, charms, potions, spells, gardening, livestock, and divination.

I asked, “how long has this tradition been around?”

She answered, since the early 40s. A very small group of three women followed Irish/Scottish/Germanic folk magick traditions, formed the practice. They were unwed, but wholeheartedly believed in their craft. One had two daughters, and each were given to one Witch Wife to raise in the craft. One Witch Child became a Witch Wife, the other became a Witch Soul. That Witch Soul had children that were passed over to the other Witch Wives to raise. And it has been that way since the beginning. There have been five generations, so far.

I asked, “is there a hierarchy order to this tradition?”

She answered, yes in a way. Wisdom is more so in the Witch Wives. That, and Witch Wives are wed to the craft. Therefore, their power is linked to it, and are the only ones able to pass on the gifts to the Witch Children. A Witch Wife practices all forms of their magick.

Witch Souls are the Witch Children that complete their raising, but, they do not become Witch Wives. Therefore, the power is their own to use. They are a sole practitioner. A Witch Soul mostly practices healing and divination.

Witch Children are the young that are raised by a Witch Wife. During their training, they are taught all the forms of their practice. During this time, Witch Children share their power with the Witch Wife to understand the craft.

It is seen as a family system, then a hierarchy one.

I asked, “what kind of spells and rituals do you do? How are they formed?

She answered that she didn’t wish to go into detail about how their spells and rituals are created, or all of the spellwork that they do. But, that generally they are focused towards healing, fertility, prosperity, and protection, just to name a few.

I asked, “do you think your practice will grow bigger? Gain notice? Do you want it to?”

She answered she doesn’t believe it will grow bigger, or that it will gain notice. Some traditions are better to keep small. Their practice is a craft that takes time. Not all who practice would agree with it, or would believe in it. That is all right, because magick is a shared practice that is invoked in many methods. In many beliefs. New and old.

She didn’t really express if whether she wanted it to gain notice or grow bigger. She simply included, that she was just happy to share her story with someone of a open heart, and hopes others will see it as such.

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This was the most inspiring conversation and I am so thankful to share this amazing family’s craft tradition. I humbly thank you for entrusting me with this wisdom. Thank you, thank you.

Rare Herb Substitutions

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I recently wrote an article about herbal substitutions, and though it is helpful for the common plants, what about the rare ones?

Here is a chart for those substitutions. Follow them like so:


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Where to find some of these rare herbs:

Where to find some of these rare herbs:

Where to find some of these rare herbs:

Where to find some of these rare herbs:

Here is a great kit for the beginner herbal collector! Check it out by following the link.

Wicca or Hoodoo Herb Spell Kit – 30 Witchcraft Herbs + Magickal Herbs eBook

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