Using Herbs In Magick
Using Herbs in Magic
There are more ways to use herbs in magic than you can shake a stick at. For your convenience, I've listed a few of the most popular methods. But don't stop there. Use your imagination and create your own techniques. you may even come up with a trick or two that no one else has thought of.
To infuse the air with magical intent, toss a bit of dried herb on hot charcoal. Other burning methods include adding herbs to incense or using them to coat anointed candles.
Herbs make wonderful charms when carried on you or in your purse. You can even wear them in your hair or lapel if you like. Just a sprig or two appropriate to your purpose will do the trick.
There's nothing quite like living, growing herbs when it comes to magical work. They provide a constant reminder to the Universe that your magical intent is an ongoing process.
This, perhaps, the most versatile way to use herbs. In fact, the infusion process has a magic all its own since it literally changes dry plant material into liquid form. This opens many windows of opportunity. You can use them as washes to clean the house, rinse your hair with them, add some to the rise cycle of your laundry, and even drink some of them as tea. Used in oil form, we use infusions to anoint candles, ritual tools, and the most important magical instrument of all: ourselves.
For ongoing magic, try powdered herbs in potpourris and sachets. Sprinkle them on carpets, under rugs, and on closet shelves. To make a great body powder, mix them with cornstarch or unscented talcum powder.
When change is necessary, toss a few herb seeds on the winds while concentrating on the desired results. Transformation will come as the seeds begin to sprout.