ACACIA HEALING PROPERTIES High in fiber. Demulcent- reduces irritation in mucus membranes, soothes sore throat. Antibacterial. IN SPELLCRAFT Masculine energy. Personal power. Protection.
AGRIMONY (Agrimonia) HEALING PROPERTIES Alleviates sore throats and coughs. Treats diarrhea. Topically, treats skin inflammation and minor wounds. IN SPELLCRAFT Emotional well-being, exploring deep or hidden emotion, balance emotion. Psychic protection, banish harmful energies. Enhances all healing spells, especially distance healing. Place under pillow to induce a deep, dreamless sleep.
ALFALFA (Medicago sativa) HEALING PROPERTIES Rich source of vitamins A, D, E, K, and the full spectrum of B vitamins. High in nutrients such as biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, etc. Also high in protein, especially when dried. Laxative and diuretic. Treats UTIs and water retention. IN SPELLCRAFT Feminine energy. Abundance, prosperity, material… read more »
ALGIZ (Al-Jiz) Also: Elhaz (Proto-Germanic), Eohl (Futhorc), Yr (Younger Futhark) Latin Alphabet: Z (Elder Futhark), R (Younger Futhark), X (Futhorc) Literal Translation: Elk Esoteric: Higher Self, Protection Like most Futhark runes, Algiz carries a dual meaning in divination- connection with the gods, awakening, higher life, or consumption by divine forces, loss of the divine link,… read more »
ALLSPICE HEALING PROPERTIES Anesthetic, analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative, relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic. Stimulates digestion and circulation. Relieves insomnia, cramps and muscle-spasms. Inhibits bacterial growth and protects wounds from infection. IN SPELLCRAFT Masculine energy, virility, male archetypes. Luck, chance. Money, wealth, financial security.
Alphabets and Scripts Theban Script Also called the “Runes of Honorius”, this script is traditionally used to write in a witch’s Book of Shadows or Grimoire, or to inscribe one’s Craft name on altar tools or ritual jewelry. Enochian Alphabet Reputed to be the angelic language first recorded in occult journals by John Dee and… read more »
ANSUZ (Ann-Suess) Also: Os or Ac (Futhorc), Oss (Younger Futhark) Latin Alphabet: A Literal Translation: Odin Esoteric: Breath or “Ancestral Sovereign God” As with most Futhark runes, Ansuz carries a two-fold meaning in divination- divine inspiration, word-power, transformation, intellect, communication, or misunderstanding, delusion, manipulation by others, and bad advice.
BERKANA (Burr-Can-Ah) Also: Berkano or Berkanan (Proto-Germanic), Bjarkan or Bjarken (Younger Futhark), Beorc (Futhorc), Bairkan (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: B Literal Translation: Birch (tree) or Birch Goddess Esoteric: Birth, Sanctuary In divination, the Futhark rune Berkana may be interpreted in two ways- birth and beginnings, life changes, shelter, liberation, sanctuary, or deceit, sterility, stagnation, insecurity.
BLACK SALT Used in banishing, warding, protection, hex-breaking, and returning negative energy to the sender YOU WILL NEED: a fire-safe container (cast-iron is usually quite good for this) mortar and pestle (or like tools) a sealing container (jar, box with locking lid, etc.) black food coloring (optional) salt (rock salt, epsom salt, or sea salt)… read more »
CHAMOMILE HEALING PROPERTIES Antibacterial. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-spasmodic. Muscle and nerve relaxer. Topically, treats mild burns, sunburns, and rashes. Anti-anxiety. Treats insomnia, sleep aid. IN SPELLCRAFT Chamomile is typically used in witchcraft for it’s calming effect. Used in spells for sleep, dreams, and soothing, chamomile is a highly effective addition to your spellwork.