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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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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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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...