Preparing for Samhain (Pt Three)

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.  

Gemstones
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.   

Herbs
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)

Incense/Oil
Frankincense, basil, yarrow, lilac, camphor, clove, wood rose, wormwood, myrrh, patchouli, apple, heliotrope, mint, nutmeg, sage, ylang-ylang

Sorry, I kept forgetting to put the link in where I got this information. You can learn more here:

http://twopagans.com/holiday/Samhain.html

~Blessed Be~

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

3 Responses to Preparing for Samhain (Pt Three)

  1. I am loving these posts. 🙂

  2. I’m glad you’re enjoying them. I have one more to post before Samhain. 🙂

  3. Pingback: Poems and other things for Samhain « Darke Conteur

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