Burying a Knife For Home Protection

In western and central Africa, fetishes and other ceremonial artifacts are often planted in the ground for protection, blessings, or other purposes.  This carried over into the diaspora and blended with other regional and revealed practices.  One of the things that is done but not often discussed is burying a …

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Come To Me Oil and Incense Recipe

Come To Me condition oil is an old formula used to motivate someone to come to the wearer.  It can be used to draw a specific person, or to draw someone from the Universe so to speak.  In the latter case, it is very useful in cultures wherein people tend …

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What to Do With Your Offering Leftovers

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Don’t throw away those ashes and leavings!  If you’re doing regular observances and offerings, you should be making amulets and talismans using the leftovers.  These have very strong energy since they have been touched by the spirits who received their living essence.  Consider them a free blessing that you can …

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Oil, Potion, Powder, or Spray? When to Use What | Witch University

There are many concoctions used in witchcraft. The most commonly seen are potions, oils, incense, and powders. Soaps, lotions and creams, ointments, gels, waxes, solvents, dissolving pellets, foods/consumables, steam, and sometimes even ice is used in witchcraft. It is a good idea to know when to use what. via Oil, …

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B.S.A. Balm: Homemade Antibacterial Ointment

Homemade Antibacterial Ointment

The B.S.A. stands for “broad spectrum antibacterial”.  This is a simple homemade antibacterial ointment or balm that should kill most bacteria on the skin and prevent infection of minor wounds.  It’s basically “home made neosporin” just that it doesn’t cause resistant bacteria to spawn. It works well enough with just …

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How to Use a Witches’ Cauldron

Cauldron Work

A cauldron is basically a pot.  If you are an Orisha adherent, you should have an iron cauldron or pan to embody Ogun.  Traditions vary as to whether or not you are permitted to put this cauldron to use for purposes aside of embodying him.  Any metal pot or tool …

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Magickal Ingredient Substitutions

Mortar and Pestle

Many times when we are publishing instructions and recipes, we forget that not everything is available or appropriate for everyone in the world.  Different local environments, economies, customs, and taboos all come into play.  It is a good idea to at least mention possible substitutions. In the case that you …

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How to Make Magickal Oils Properly

King and Queen Oils

Oil recipes abound, but very little is written about the process of making magickal oils.  An oil evaporates more slowly than something water or alcohol based.  It stays liquid and active longer once exposed to air. Oils also have a long shelf life without the need for absolutely sterile conditions.  …

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