Purify and Cleanse
Here we have a rather vague recipe for Kyphi. Kyphi was primarily used in ancient times in Egypt to purify the temple but was also made into a drink which was taken as a remedy for asthma. There are a number of recipes for Kyphi, this is one of them.
I have not actually made it, so I have no idea as to how it would turn out. It does look interesting and adventurous. If anyone tries this, I’d love to hear how it worked out.
- Begin by blending equal parts dried ground acacia, henna, and juniper.
- Soak the resulting powder in wine.
- In a separate container soak golden raisins in wine.
- Allow this soaking process to continue for seven days.
- Take equal parts cardamom, sweet flag/calamus, cinnamon, peppermint, bay leaves, galangal, and orris root.
- Grind each one separately then blend and grind again into a fine powder.
- Add a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of myrrh resin to the spice mixture.
- Drain the herbs and raisins that have been soaking in the wine, and add them to the honey/myrrh/spice mixture.
- Add sufficient wine to steep the combined materials, terebinth and raisins to form a thick paste.
Use this as is (simmer it to release the fragrance) or dry it, cut into squares, or form into balls and burn as incense.
Note: I do not recommend the use of this particular recipe for Kyphi as an herbal remedy for any illness, or as something that could or should be ingested for any reason. The fragrant uses are, however, highly recommended.
Source: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Copal can be used for protection, divination, cleansing / purification, banishment, exorcism, hex-breaking, love spells, meditation, and other rituals or spiritual ceremonies.
Here’s how to make a Copal infused wash:
- Add 1 oz of ground or powdered copal to a bottle of vodka
- Let it sit to cure for 3-6 months.
The results will be a beautifully perfumed Ritual Wash for your Magickal articles and Healing Space.
Be careful… do not use on sensitive skin.
Source: Old Earth
Creating a purifying salt bath (to purify your aura), filled with eucalyptus (to aid in healing emotional ailments), lavender (to help you relax), rose quartz (to mend your heart and confidence), amethyst (to revive and treat your emotional upsets), and moonstone (to evoke the Moon Goddess in balancing out your best emotions) will boost your auric field and attune your inner vibration, allowing you to release old sentiments by cleansing your body, mind, and spirit.
Moon Water Recipe
- 6 drops of Eucalyptus Oil or Eucalyptus Leaves
- 4 Lavender Oil or Fresh Lavender
- Rose Quartz
- Amethyst Crystal
- Himalayan Sea Salt, Epson Salt, or Kosher Salt
Place rose quartz, amethyst, and moonstone in a cup of water. Charge a cup of water under the Moon’s glow during the day. You can leave the cup by the window sill to absorb the lunar energy.
Run a warm bath. Put a cup of salt in the bath water. Place 6 drops of eucalyptus oil or leaves in bath (the number 2 is the numerological number of the Moon, therefore, we are using even numbers to honor the Moon Goddess). Place 4 drops of lavender oil or flowers in bath. Add the rose quartz, amethyst, and moonstone to water.
Enter bath and close your eyes, meditating on the stillness of your mind and the warmth of the water. Put on soothing music, lay in the bath. Let the water heal your mind, body, spirit, and heart by washing away the pain and frustrations you feel within.
Found at: The Pagan Calendar
Camphor is under the dominion of the moon. The lunar palace of Lady Chang’O is allegedly crafted from cinnamon wood, however both true cinnamon and camphor derive from trees of the Cinnamonium family. Maybe the Moon Lady’s palace was actually built from camphor wood.
Because of this connection, camphor can transmit some of the moon’s protective and luck drawing powers. Here’s how:
Charge spring water with lunar energies by filling a white, blue, or silver container with clear spring water and then leaving it in a windowsill or outdoors on a full moon night. The next day, dissolve a camphor square into the lunar-charged spring water.
Use this water to cleanse appropriate magical tools so that they may be used to fulfill your wishes and be imbued with the power of the moon.
Be careful, camphor can also be toxic.
Place one teaspoon of dried basil in a cup of boiling water. Leave for five minutes, and then strain.
Add the liquid to your bath water to bring a protective and cleansing influence. This herbal bath is particularly useful to rid oneself of the negative feelings left by contact with those who are controlling.
Run a nice hot bath. While the water is running, add the following:
- 1/2 cup vinegar,
- a bunch of fresh rue
- 1 tablespoon of salt in your bath.
Light a white and a blue candle. Get into the tub, and as you soak, imagine yourself surrounded by blue light, giving you positive energy.
When you pull the plug and the water begins to drain, visualize all of the negative energy leaving your body through every pore. Fill a container with clear fresh warm water and rinse off any remaining residue.
This is highly recommended for a preliminary cleansing when moving into a new home. This floorwash removes old vibrations and emotions lingering from past residents and allows you to begin with a fresh slate.
- Make a strong infusion from basil, hyssop, and pine needles.
- Strain and add to a bucket of rinse water, with vinegar.
- Cleanse floors and surfaces as needed.
While this is called a “floor wash” it’s actually more of a rinse. So, you will always begin with a clean floor. The reasoning behind this practice is to infuse the surface with the vibrations of the wash, so that it will then attract or dispel the corresponding energies.
Traditional methods call for you to scrub the floor on your hands and knees. The repetitive motion and low concentration level needed allow for a shift in consciousness to take place. Incorporating a chant as you wash will boost the powers of the wash and help your goal to manifest even faster. Remember to be as specific as possible in the wording of your chant.
The floor (or other surface) should be allowed to air-dry, so that its power radiates into the surrounding atmosphere.
Found in: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Here is an simple magickal wash you can use to cleanse and clear your home:
Fill empty glass bottles with ocean water and bring them home. Use this water to cleanse walls and floors and whatever requires magical cleansing.
Cascarilla powder, agar-agar, and powdered kelp can be added for an extra boost of power.
Found in: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
- 3 parts Frankincense
- 3 parts Sandalwood
- 2 parts Rosemary
- 1 drop Cloves
Bathe in this mixture for a heavy psychic cleansing. Splash fresh water over your body after the bath.
Do not add more than one drop of clove oil – it can be irritating.
The proportions here, though for essential oils, are by parts. One part may equal six drops. Generally speaking, there shouldn’t be more than ten total drops of essential oil per half-cup of bath salts. Experiment to find what works best, and please use only genuine essential oils. You should remember, too, the irritating qualities of some essential oils, and use accordingly.
To make bath salts add this oil blend to the recipe found in: Bath Salts Basics
From: The Master Grimoire