Category: Mythology

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How to Make moon water under Bloody moon

Under October’s bloody moon we are making moon water for cleansing and empowering new beginnings. ‘Hunter’s moon’ is October’s full moon. It takes its name from the indigenous America tradition where the hunters used the full moon’s light to spot their prey. Contrary to the common belief, ‘Hunter’s moon’ is no brighter than usual. Only difference is its dawn happens earlier which gave the hunters the advantage of time to hunt longer under a bright sky. October’s full moon is known with another very common name. The ‘Bloody moon’! According to which phase the moon is in it will give...

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How to use Basil in spells

Even if you are a beginner in witchcraft and you have no idea where to start, I would say this. Your culinary cabinet is full of magical herbs and spices that you can start to practise your witchy inspirational spells with. One of the most common and very powerful herbs for prosperity and wealth spells is basil. In all modern and ancient traditions of the world we can observe basil in ceremonies like weddings, funerals as well as deity worshiping. A bit about tradition and folklore In Hinduism wearing a crown made of basil suggested that the person could be...

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Who is the Sibyl of Cumae?: Interpretation of dreams

Since I was a kid I was fascinated by and very curious about dreaming. I wondered how to make my mind remember my dreams in the morning and how I could experience lucid, conscious dreams. I was even happy to daydream. I am still a hopeless daydreamer! Freud in his book Interpretation of Dreams taught us that dreams are the fulfillment of repressed wishes and suggested that studying them can make us understand better our subconscious self. So like most of us, I have very dull dreams, but sometimes I experience amazing scenes like traveling on the same boat with...

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Pomegranate, the fruit of life and death

For most people, the new year starts on the first of January. Many rituals take place on that day, and various other fortune and good luck spells take place on New Year’s Eve. However, for a witch, the year usually begins with the first fallen leaves, right at the beginning of September.One could wisely think that Fall is the time when nature starts to get old and the end is inevitable, so it seems unlikely that anything good can start now. The old witches left anything they didn’t like behind and they paved the way for new, successful things they...

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Run and Hide, Kalikatzaroi are here

The Greek Spirits of Christmas Time Balkan countries are sharing their own mythical creatures that remind us of elves and trolls’ appearance and attitude. Here, we are going to focus on the Greek version, commonly known as Kalikatzaroi. Kalikatzaroi are mostly related to Christmas. They are demonic creatures. There are multiple names to describe them, however, kalikatzaroi, is the most common name. Although, the etymology of the world is not something that will concern this article. Are they humans or spirits? People mostly confused them with elves and ferries or demons. However, kalikatzaroi are more like humans. They have been...

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How To Send The Evil Spirits Away: Common Rue

One of the most common herbs used in Witchcraft is the rue. In some cases, it was believed that whoever had this plant in their possession, could keep witches away. However, ironically enough, it was the witches who used it as the common rue to keep evil spirits away. So let’s explore how they did that. Ruta Graveolens (of strong scent), commonly known as common rue, is called Apiganos (Απήγανος) and Varyosmos (Βαρύοσμος) in Greek. It is a small herb with many yellow flowers. There are female and male plants. The leaves of a male plant are wider. It originates...

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Is the onion a thaumaturgical ingredient?

Cooking and witchcraft go hand in hand throughout the centuries. We can find many common ingredients. In this article, though, we are focusing on the onion. We can witness an excessive use of all kinds of onions in Greek cuisine. References of it can be, also, found in Homer, Herodotus, Theophrastus and Dioscorides. Ancient word In the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, athletes ate big proportions of onion before the competition to boost their strength and cleanse their blood. In Rome, Gladiators used similar techniques to strengthen their muscles before they got into the arena for the fight.In Egypt onion...

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The magical properties of Dittany

Every place has its own special herbs. That is why witches from around the world used the herbs that were available to them instantly. Many of the herbs have similar properties and powers. This means that different herbs could be used for the same incantation or cure. If a witch couldn’t find a specific herb she was always looking for its substitute. However, some of them were highly popular and very specific to what the witch was trying to achieve. One of them is Dittany. (Origanum Dictamus) Dittany of Crete is a very powerful herb that has been used since...