Pennyroyal Tea

The name brings to mind a Nirvana song titled Pennyroyal Tea. Pic source “Sit and drink pennyroyal tea Distill the life that’s inside of me Sit and drink pennyroyal tea I’m anemic royalty”. What I didn’t know back then was that it was probably a reference to Courtney’s baby, Francis Bean and a reflection of... Continue Reading →

Four Imperial Palaces

And Five Emperors The Four Palaces are also known as the four elements or four compasses or four guardians that are invoked or awakened when starting rituals. I use a singing bowl to wake the four corners along with a chant and meditation. The Four Guardians   Black Tortoise: North, Winter, Night, Water. The Black... Continue Reading →

Theft Protection Folk Magic

This is something that I got from my mom.  Growing up, my mom was most definitely a superstitious woman and a lot of old school folk magic cames from the idea that you could do things to ward off undesirable things or change an outcome of something. Being asian (southeast) my mom had a superstition... Continue Reading →

Apotrope

An Apotrope is an amulet that uses a symbol such as an eye to ward off the evil eye. It’s design is meant to stare back against evil, to shew it away. Common protection symbols against evil is the Hand of Fatima or the Hamsa. Other symbols or tools can also be used in an... Continue Reading →

Wormwood aka Absinthe

Artemisia absinthium Wormwood Green Fairy Green Madness Artemisia Absinthos Belonging to the Daisy family and apx 40 million years old. This “weed” was known to kill anything (plant) that tried to invade its space and is a wild spreader and known for its bitter taste before it became the popular spirit known to cause hallucinations... Continue Reading →

Garlic

Garlic Allium sativum   In folklore, garlic, as well as leeks and onions were used to protect against evil and was worn during the Black Plague outbreak in the Middle Ages. While it never proved to work against black death, it could be said that the strong smell of garlic and/or onions was enough to... Continue Reading →

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