For part three of my look into Samhain, I want to discuss things we use to invoke the spirit of the celebration. Many people like to preform spells, yet this can be frustrating if we don’t know how to do it right. Spell work, simply put, is the ability to manipulate energy fields. There is a lot of visualization involved and it takes some time before one is capable of doing it right, but like a lot of things to learn, the more you practice the better you become. Our ability to touch, smell, and taste are powerful tools in this sense. They help us to create an image in our mind that reinforces our spell. The list below are items that are generally connected to Samhain. Please be careful when using the herbs and incense. Some are toxic if ingested.
Jet, obsidian, onyx, carnelian
Three of these stones are black, with carnelian being orange. Jet is often linked to the Goddess, with obsidian and onyx used for grounding. There are many uses for carnelian, including to promote sexual stimulation.
Allspice, comfry, dandelion, deadly nightshade, mugwort, catnip, dittany of Crete, ferns, flax, fumitory, mandrake, mullein, dragon’s blood, sage, straw, thistles, oak(leaf), wormwood (burn to protect from roving spirits)
Frankincense, basil, yarrow, lilac, camphor, clove, wood rose, wormwood, myrrh, patchouli, apple, heliotrope, mint, nutmeg, sage, ylang-ylang
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