Plant magick Sept 8, 2018 12:06:56 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by quartz on Sept 8, 2018 12:06:56 GMT -5
Most of what I've done is to cultivate energy and channel a vitality intent into the plant, feels golden and warm. Kind of like a mix of exhilaration and love.
Now that I've had the opportunity to learn LMP I want to try and expand it.
Maybe we can do a macrocosmic orbit on the plant?
Roots = ldt stem = mdt and leaf(flower) = udt?
First planting the plant, hold the roots(ldt) and infuse vitality there. Wanting the plant to flower, infuse the vitality into the mdt(stems) want seeds/fruiting body infuse into leaves/flower (udt)
Want the entire plant to be vitality infused run a MCO on the plant.
Sick plant, in addition to regulat remedies maybe try sticky hands on left hand to suck out the sickness and ground it while right hand sending vitality.
One of my first steps on the energy work path was feeling the different energies of plant starts, they feel so amazing and full of life it's like energy crack, at least that's what I thought until I started MFBH/LWP lol!
Abdou has a great thread about using our energy and will to enchant herbs so this is a bit of an expansion on that.
This is a bit of what I've practiced and some new thoughts.
Very interested in others thoughts on the matter
Prior to actually using herbs in magic, they can be enchanted. Enchantment aligns the vibrations of the plants involved with your magical need thus increasing the effectiveness. It may be performed on a single herb or a mixture. A preliminary enchantment may be done if the herb is collected from the wilds or a garden. While actually cutting the herb for a specific spell the need should be stressed i.e. I gather you, rosemary, herb of the Sun, to increase my mental powers and concentration. This begins the process of enchantment.
The equipment is simple: a plain wooden or ceramic bowl, 2 candle holders, and a supply of colored candles. Place the bowl in the center of your altar, the candleholders with correctly colored candles on either side. Herbs to be enchanted should be placed around the bowl in their containers.
Light the candles and still your mind. Pour the needed amount of dried herb into the bowl. Sit calmly and gaze into the herb. Sense its vibrations awaiting within the leaves and flowers and stems; see them emerging from the plant or lying in wait. Lean toward the bowl and place your power hand within it, touching the herb. Leave it motionless for a few seconds and visualize your need strongly. Then run your fingers through the herb, still strongly visualizing your need, send it into the herb. Feel your fingertips charging the herb with energy. You can chant simple words under your breath if visualizing isn't your strong suit i.e. yarrow, yarrow, make love grow.
As you run your fingertips through the herb feel them infusing the plant with your need. When the herb is tingling with power (or when you sense the enchantment is complete) remove your hand. The plant has been enchanted.
Herbs to be carried or placed in the house should be made into sachets. A sachet is a small bag or piece of cloth in which herbs are contained. In voodoo magic this is often called "charm bags" or "root bag".
Take a small amount of material (square, round, or triangular shaped depending on the working/purpose) of the appropriate color. Felt works great and is relatively inexpensive. Place the enchanted herb (usually about a tablespoon) in the center of the material. Gather the ends together and tie with a piece or cord or yarn of a matching color. As you knot the cord firmly visualize your need (in fact, do this throughout the whole process). Make two more knots and the sachet is finished.
Also known as the voodoo doll. Though they have been made out of roots, potatoes, lead, bark, paper, and other materials, they are usualy made out of cloth and herbs. The poppet is made to represent the person to be aided through magic.
Draw a rough outline of a human figure (about 8 inches long). Transfer this outline to a piece of cloth doubled over of the appropriate color. Cut it out so that you have two identical pieces of cloth. Pin these together and begin to sew them around the edges. When 3/4 of the doll is stitched, fill it with the appropriate enchanted herbs. Once the poppet is completed hold it in your power hand and visualize your need. State in plain words you have constructed this poppet to aid with (insert need). Place the poppet on the altar and burn candles of the appropriate colors and stare at the poppet visualizing your need. After you are finished pick apart the poppet/herbs and bury it.
Also known as a potion. It is simply the process of soaking herbs in hot water. Use no metal pots when boiling the water, they interfere with the herb's power. Keep the liquid covered during the infusion so little steam is lost. Use 1 teaspoon of dried, enchanted herb to every cup of water. Heat water until just boiling, pour herb and cover. Let it steep for 9-13 minutes, strain and cool before using. Infusions are drunk as teas but can also be added to baths, rubbed onto furniture and floors, and used to anoint the body.
An old form of herb magic as well as medicine, an ointment is any fatty substance to which powdered herbs and/or oils have been added. In the past, lard was used as the base but today vegetable shortening can be substituted.
To a cup of shortening or lard, add 3 tablespoons of enchanted, powdered herbs. Pound or mash them together while visualizing until well-mixed, the place in an air tight container. An alternative method is to melt the base over low heat. Add the herbs and steep for about 9 minutes or until the herb is 'fried'. Strain and allow ointment to cool before use. A third method is even easier; melt the lard/shortening, add drops of the appropriate oils, and cool. Using the ointment is easy, simply, apply to the body at the pulse points (wrist, neck, etc.). Store in an air tight container in a cool place.
An incense is any combination of plant materials, essential oils, and a base, which are mixed together and burned/smouldered on charcoal. In magic, incense is burned for its vibrations alone as a kind of spell, while visualizing. But it can also be used as a background while performing other types of magic.
In composing your own incense remember that 'more' is not always better. Any recipe over 9 substances is probably too complex and can be simplified. Reduce the enchanted herbs to a powder form with a mortar and pestle. To use incense, ignite a charcoal block and place in a heat-proof container. An incense burner is fine, as is a dish half-filled with salt or sand. Sprinkle a small amount of incense on the glowing charcoal every few minutes during your spell.
If you guys have any question in terms of which herbs should be used for what feel free to ask