Copal is popular in magical, healing and spiritual uses. It makes a great meditation incense and increases psychic insight. Inhaling its aroma is said to enhance the powers of clairvoyance. It is also used to provide systematic oracles.
From Mexico, we get the following method of copal divination:
- Meditate on your question as you burn copal incense.
- Toss small pieces or balls of copal into a pot or bowl of water.
If the copal floats in the water, your answer is affirmative. If the balls sink, the response is negative. The likelihood of success is indicated by whether more or fewer bits of copal float.
Source: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Queen of the Meadow is also known as Meadowsweet, is a perennial herb that grows in damp meadows. It is native throughout most of Europe and Western Asia (Near east and Middle east). It has been introduced and naturalised in North America.
- Place a Queen of the Meadow root inside a glass of water.
- Place this glass beside a burning white candle.
- Gaze into the flame, to obtain visions of the future.
In this popular Halloween divination spell, three dishes are taken. One is empty; one contains dirty water and the last one has clean water. These dishes are arranged on the hearth. People are blindfolded and taken to the dishes. They then dip their fingers into the dishes, one by one. Those who dip their fingers in clean water first will marry a virgin; those who dip in dirty water will marry a widow or widower, while those who find empty dish are destined to be a bachelor or a spinster.
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