Magickal Apocthecary

A glass of pure spring water is typically maintained on an altar, to call in spirits and feed the ancestors. Many find Spirit Water a stronger substitute. This is a favorite of the Spiritualist community and may be used to summon your own ancestral spirits, or in seances or other necromantic spells.

  • Here’s how:

Add one teaspoon of anisette to a glass of spring water. Place it on the altar instead of, or in addition to, the standard glass of plain water.

From: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

This incense blend allegedly allows you to contact those who have gone on ahead in your dreams.

Before bedtime, burn the following dried and powdered herbs:

  • Acacia
  • Althea
  • Star Anise

Permeate the room with the aroma. As you go to sleep, visualize the dream that you need. Try to “begin” the dream before you fall asleep and see what happens.

From: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

This magical powder uses the power of Gemini and Mercury to quickly and easily find information and/or to encourage the smooth flow of communication. It can be used by itself, or added to other forms of magick, such as at the bottom of a candle, sprinkled on a written spell, etc.

To start, find and mix the following ingredients with a mortal and pestle:

  • Dried white rose petals
  • Silver glitter
  • Blue powder
  • Dried vervain
  • Dried orris root

With your finger or a pencil, draw the symbol of Mercury and the symbol of Gemini in the powder. Hold your hands over the powder, asking that the mixture be instilled with the dynamic energies of Gemini. Store the powder in a plastic bag that contains a moonstone.

To put to use, place a teaspoon of the Mercury powder in the palm of your hand and blow off your fingers as you ask the element of air to speed your request and return the necessary details to you as quickly as possible.

Optimum times for the making of this powder are when the Sun, Moon, or Mercury are in Gemini. If it happens that all three are in Gemini at the same time – the power of this powder will be tripled.

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  • Spread candies and coins around your house, especially in the corners of rooms.
  • Wear coral, wash it with Holy Water and/or Coconut water (the liquid from a coconut) to replenish it’s powers.
  • Bathe in Laurel leaves.
  • Make a small mojo with equal portions of Pine Needles, Lavender, Laurel ,Geranium Leaves, Patchouli and keep under your pillow.
  • Keep a small package of Alfalfa in a cupboard to bring good luck to the home.
  • Place dried seaweed under the busiest portion of the house to draw luck and prosperity to you.
  • To change your luck, add one tablespoon of nutmeg to six cups of boiling water. Steep for three hours. Use for body anointing or add to a ritual bath.

Collected from various sources

To support physical or emotional healing, fill an organza sachet with a rainbow aura quartz, nine apple seeds, and a pinch of angelica root. Tie closed and anoint with essential oil of ylang ylang.

Hold it in both hands and envision/sense/feel the powerfully positive, rainbow-colored energy of the unicorn realm.

Feel that magic is real, miracles happen, and anything is possible, including a swift and complete recovery. Send this sure and solid feeling into the charm.

Source: Tess Whitehurst

Because unicorns possess such a pure, bright, and positive vibration, they can be enlisted to powerfully shield us from harsh, unhealthy, and negative energy of all varieties.

To create a highly protective charm:

Find a unicorn pendant that you love. Empower it in bright sunlight at the stroke of noon, and the light of the full moon at the stroke of midnight, for at least five minutes each. Then wear it whenever you need an extra dose of positivity and protection.

Source: Tess Whitehurst

If someone has done well in life, he or she is said to be “living in clover.” This probably originates from the fact that cattle grow best when grazing in fields of clover. Here’s a recipe for a magickal bath that allows you to bathe in clover which will certainly bring happiness, prosperity, and good luck.

  • Here’s how:

Make an infusion by pouring boiling water over red clover. Let it cool. Strain and add to a tub filled with warm water. Float some clover leaves and clover flowers in the water, and enjoy bathing in clover!

Source: Magickal Ingredients

Kadiskos means “small bucket” and is used to hold a portion of your family’s food wealth in offering to Zeus Ktesios (Protector of the Household goods or He who cares for the prosperity of the Household).

A Kathiskos is a jar filled with water and olive oil, along with foods such as rice, pasta, herbs, beans, and fruit. Fruit is usually the third main component, and anything else you add is up to you, since it is very family-based and personal. Choose what you eat the most, or value.

The purpose of a Kathiskos is to keep your food from spoiling or being infested and to attract wealth when it comes to food. It is sealed jar dedicated to Zeus Ktesios, who protects the pantry and familial food-wealth. Typically, it is placed in the pantry on a shrine to Zeus Ktesios, or on your family shrine or altar.

A Kathiskos is a jar filled with water and olive oil, along with foods such as rice, pasta, herbs, beans, and fruit. Fruit is usually the third main component, and anything else you add is up to you, since it is very family-based and personal. Choose what you eat the most, or value.

It is so simple, and you only have to clean it out on Hekates Deipnon and recreate it again on the Noumenia once a month, It also helps build kharis.

From Anticleides:

“It is necessary to make the symbol of Zeus Ktesios (Protector of the Household goods or He who cares for the prosperity of the Household). We take a new Kadiskos with two ears (handles) through which we thread white wool and yellow thread which we take over the right shoulder so that it hangs in front. We put anything we find and ambrosia in it. Ambrosia is pure water and oil and all-fruit. This we put inside.”

Select a clean, new jar with a lid that tightly seals. The jar can be made of any waterproof material – canning jars work well.

Warning: The contents of the jar may ferment or rot and if the jar does not seal tightly, you risk spoiling your other stored food with mold. At the very least, it will smell bad.

Pour a small amount of olive oil into the jar along with bits of food that the family has on hand. This could include a pinch of flour, some small pieces of fruit, rice, lentils, honey, herbs, and/or chocolate.

Fill the jar to the top with water. It is up to you on the type of water used, tap water, spring water, bottled water.

Tightly seal the jar with the lid.

Optional Decorating Ideas:

  • Tie white and yellow threads around the lid or handles of the jar.
  • Tie a small figurine of Zeus Ktesios  around the the lid of the jar.
  • Paint a snake on the outside of the jar.

The Kadiskos is personal to your household and variation is to be expected.

On each Noumenia (new moon), a freshly filled Kadiskos is placed in the pantry or where food is stored in your home, but not in a storage closet where garbage or useless things are stored. As an alternative, it can be kept on your family altar.

Each Deipnon, the jar can be emptied and cleaned. The contents can be emptied outside, preferably in your garden or in a composter. A potted plant works well – especially one where herbs or food for the family will be grown. This helps complete a cycle where Zeus Ktesios is offered some of your family’s food in thanks for His protection and the offerings are then used to grow more food for the family to consume.

If this is not something you can do, don’t feel as if you are doing it wrong. Do the best you can, but most importantly, do it consistently. You will get more out of regular worship with a good heart than sporadic worship done “perfectly.”

Also, it’s arguable that ambrosia would be something like mead, not spring water.

Source: Hellenion

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