Awen

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Awen In Druidry, divine inspiration. “Awen” is Welsh for “gift of the gods” or “inspiration.” Awen is especially associated with the poetic inspiration that comes to the bard in trance or altered state of consciousness. In Celtic lore, the goddess Cerridwen brews Awen in her cauldron. Three drops fall upon the fingers of Gwion, a youth who was her assistant, …

Avebury

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Avebury The most important and oldest megalithic henge in Britain, predating the Druids with active use between 2600–1600 b.c.e. Avebury is said to be the largest henge in the world, covering 28.5 acres and including most of the village of Avebury, located six miles west of Marlborough in Wiltshire, southern England. The site may have served Neolithic Goddess worship and …

Athena

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Athena Greek Goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill, and an important deity in Wicca and Paganism. Athena’s mother was Metis, the goddess of wisdom, and her father was Zeus. When Metis was pregnant, Zeus was afraid that she would bear a son who would be greater than he, so he swallowed Metis. Inside him, she began …

Astarte

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Astarte (also Ashtart, Ashtoreth) In ancient Phoenicia, the great Goddess of fertility, motherhood and war. She is the counterpart to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar and is one of the oldest Middle Eastern aspects of the Goddess, dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Tammuz is identified as her son/consort, as he is with Ishtar. According to myth, Astarte descended to …

Arras witches

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Arras witches (1459–1460) A mass witch hunt in Arras, northern France. The accused were brutally tortured and promised their lives, then burned at the stake. The incident roused the ire of the duke of Burgundy, and eventually those executed were posthumously exonerated. The witch hunt was one of the earliest in the region. Inquisitors used charges of witchcraft against heretics …

Arnold, Charles

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Arnold, Charles (1947– ) Wiccan priest and author, and a key figure in legal battles for the decriminalization of Wicca as a religion in Canada and for the right of Wiccan priests to perform legal marriages in the province of Ontario. Arnold, Charles 11 Born in Washington, D.C., in 1947, Charles Arnold served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. …

Arianrod Welsh Goddess

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Arianrod Welsh goddess of the dawn, famed for her beauty, whose name means “silver wheel” or “silver circle.” Arianrod is a significant figure in Wicca and Paganism. She was worshiped as a virgin/fertility goddess and as a lunar goddess. She was the mistress of Gwydion the Wizard and bore twin sons, Llew Llaw Gyffes (the counterpart to the Irish Lugh) …

Aradia

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Aradia The Tuscan legend of Aradia, daughter of the moon goddess Diana who was dispatched to earth to establish witchcraft and teach it to witches, was published by the American folklorist, Charles Godfrey Leland, in 1889. Leland said the legend had been passed on to him by a hereditary Etruscan witch named Maddalena. Godfrey said the name Aradia is a …

Aquarian Tabernacle Church

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Aquarian Tabernacle Church Interfaith church of Wicca and Earth Religions, formed in 1979 in Index, Washington, by Pete “Pathfinder” Davis, to support the Wiccan and Pagan communities. The Aquarian Tabernacle Church, or “Tab,” as it is known, is recognized as a church in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and South Africa. David is Archpriest and Deborah K. Hudson is …

Apples

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Apples, cultivated in Britain as early as 3000 b.c.e., have had a long association with magic, witches and goddesses. Magic apple lands, whose fruit gave eter-  Anderson, Victor nal life, were cultivated by various Western pagan goddesses, among them the Greek Hera, the Scandinavian Idun (Idhunn), the Teutonic Freya and the Norse Hel, Queen of the Underworld. In Iroquois …

Ankh

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ankh The Egyptian symbol of life, regeneration, the universe and immortality, the ankh, which means “life” and “hand mirror,” is a tau, or looped cross. Wiccans and Pagans wear it as an amulet against negativity and as a talisman for good fortune and benevolent forces. It also represents the union of the male principle (the staff) and the female principle …

Anderson, Victor

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Anderson, Victor (1917–2001) Cofounder of the Feri (formerly Faery) Tradition of Witchcraft. Victor H. Anderson was born on May 21, 1917, in Clayton, New Mexico. When he was a young child, his family moved to Bend, Oregon. An uncorrected condition or ailment left him nearly blind for life. In Oregon, Anderson met and was initiated at about age nine into …

Amulets

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 Objects imbued with magical properties that protect against bad luck, illness and evil. Amulets are universal and are answers to age-old needs: to be healthy; to be virile and fertile; to be powerful and successful; to have good fortune. To ancient humans, these needs were controlled by the invisible forces of good and evil. prayers, sacrifices and offerings induced the …

Amber

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amber A yellow-gold, fossilized resin with electrical properties, highly prized since prehistoric times and worn as jewelry to protect against witchcraft, sorcery and poisons. Only the pearl is older than amber in use as jewelry and amulets. Amber was heavily traded by the Phoenicians. The ancient Romans used it to cure headaches and throat infections, and considered a phallus made …

Altar

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Altar Elevated place where religious ceremonies are conducted and where offerings are made to a deity or deities. The altar has ancient associations with the Goddess and Mother Earth, who rule the wheel of birthdeath-rebirth. In Wicca and Paganism, the altar is placed within a magic circle. It usually faces either east or north, depending on the tradition and practices …

Alrunes

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In German and Scandinavian myth, the Alrunes are sorceresses or female demons who can change shape; they are believed to be the mothers of the Huns. As late as the 19th century in some rural areas, they were personified by small statues, which were kept in the home, clothed and made offerings of food and drink. It was believed that …

Allotriophagy

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allotriophagy The vomiting or disgorgement of strange or foul objects, usually associated with someone possessed by or obsessed with the Devil or other demons (see possession). Such actions also once were seen as illusions or spells caused by witches or as attempts at suicide by the mentally deranged. Most treatises on possession written during the Renaissance and later included the …

Aix-en-Provence Possessions

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Aix-en-Provence Possessions The burning alive of Father Louis Gaufridi for bewitchment of the nuns at Aix in 1611 formed the legal precedent for the conviction and execution of Urbain Grandier at Loudun more than 20 years later. This case was one of the first in France to produce a conviction based on the testimony of a possessed demoniac. Prior to …

Aiguillette

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Aiguillette A knotted loop of thread, also called a ligature, which witches were said to use to cause impotence, and perhaps even castration, in men; barrenness in women; and general discontent in marriage. The aiguillette also served to bind couples in illicit amatory relationships. The phobia of the ligature, or fear of satanic castration, was widespread in 16th-century France. It …

African Witchcraft

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African witchcraft In African tribal traditions, witchcraft is part of the accepted supernatural landscape and is generally something to be feared. Study of African tribal religions illustrates the African ancestry of modern Vodun, Santería and Candomblé. There is a fairly universal belief in a supreme God, who manifests himself in light and brightness: a shining, snowcapped mountain, or the light …

Adler, Margot

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Adler, Margot American Pagan, author and journalist, Adler is the first writer to chronicle in detail the emergence and evolution of Paganism in the United States. The results of her research, Drawing Down the Moon (1979; 1986; 1995), make up a meticulous landmark study of a highly complex and diversified religious movement. Adler’s interest in Paganism began with an early …

Abramelin the Mage

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Abramelin the Mage (1362–1460) A Jew from Würzburg, Germany, Abraham, or Abramelin (also spelled Abra-Melin), created a body of magical works that for centuries influenced magicians, including Aleister Crowley. An expert on the Kabbalah, Abramelin said he learned his magical knowledge from angels, who told him how to conjure and tame demons into personal servants and workers, and how to …

Abracadabra

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Abracadabra A magical spell consisting of a single word, which was popular in medieval times to get rid of illness, misfortune or demons. The word is inscribed on an amulet (see amulets) or written out on paper in a magical inverted triangle, in which one letter of the word is dropped in each succeeding line, until nothing is left. The …

EYEBRIGHT

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EYEBRIGHT (Euphrasia officinalis) G Folk Names: Euphrosyne, Red Eyebright Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Mental Powers, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Brewed into a tea and drunk, eyebright clears the mind and aids the memory. The infusion applied to the eyelids on cotton pads induces magical clairvoyance, but it must be persisted in before results are achieved. Carry to …

EUPHORBIA

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EUPHORBIA (Euphorbia spp. pilulifera, E. hirta) Poison V Folk Names: Crown of Thorns, Spurge, Wolf’s Milk, Pill-Bearing Spurge, Catshair, Mziwaziwa Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Purification, Protection Magical Uses: In Anman, a branch of the euphorbia is brought into a house to cleanse it after childbirth. The euphorbia is also an extremely protective plant, grown indoors or out. …

EUCALYPTUS

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EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus spp. globulus) Li Bd Do not use on the faces of small children. Folk Names: Blue Gum Tree, Stringy Bark Tree Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Healing, Protection Magical Uses: The leaves are used to stuff healing poppets and are carried to maintain good health. To relieve colds, ring green candles with the leaves and pods …

ERYNGO

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ERYNGO (Eryngium spp. maritinum, E. planum, E. yuccifolium, E. campestre, E.foetidum) G Folk Names: Sea Holly, Yerba del Sapo Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Traveler’s Luck, Peace, Lust, Love Magical Uses: Eryngo is carried or worn by travelers for safety and luck during their journeys. This herb also has the power of causing peace if strewn about a …

ENDIVE

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ENDIVE (Cichorium endivia) Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Lust, Love Magical Uses: Endive, to be used in magic, is best gathered in the following manner: dig it up on June 27 or July 25 with a piece of gold or a stag’s horn. No matter how gathered, endive is worn as a talisman to attract love. It is …

ELM

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ELM (Ulmus campestris) G Folk Names: Elven, English Elm, European Elm Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Deities: Odin, Hoenin, Lodr Powers: Love Magical Uses: Once known as “Elven” due to its popularity among elves, elm is now used to protect against lightning strikes, as well as to attract love when carried.

ELECAMPANE

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ELECAMPANE (Inula helenium) P N D+ Folk Names: Alantwurzel (German), Alycompaine, Aunee (French), Elf Dock, Elfwort, Horseheal, Nurse Heal, Scabwort, Velvet Dock, Wild Sunflower Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Love, Protection, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Worn, elecampane attracts love. Sew up some of the leaves or flowers in pink cloth, or make a sachet. It is also carried …

ELDER, AMERICAN

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ELDER, AMERICAN (Sambucus canadensis) Ripe fruit: G; All other parts: X Folk Names: Alhuren, Battree, Boure Tree, Bour Tree, Eldrum, Ellhorn, Frau Holle (German), Hildemoer (German), Hollunder (German), Hylder, Lady Ellhorn, Old Gal, Old Lady, Pipe Tree, Rob Elder, Sureau (French), Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Yakori Bengeskro (Romany-Devil’s Eye) Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Holda, Venus Powers: …

EDELWEISS

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EDELWEISS (Leontopodium alpinum) Powers: Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing Magical Uses: Made into a wreath and worn, edelweiss confers invisibility. To be protected against daggers and bullets, pull up a whole edelweiss by its roots during the day on a Friday of the Full Moon. Wear it wrapped in white linen. Edelweiss also grants your heart’s desire; you need only grow and care …

ECHINACEA

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ECHINACEA (Echinacea augustifolia) G Folk Names: Black Sampson, Coneflower, Rudbeckia Powers: Strengthening Spells Magical Uses: Enchinacea was used by American Indians as an offering to spirits to ensure and strengthen spells.   [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed=”http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28Plant+magick%2Chedgewitch%29&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337904979&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&feedType=rss&lgeo=1″ items=”2000″]

EBONY

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EBONY (Diospyros lotus) Folk Names: Lama (Hawaiian), Obeah Wood Powers: Protection, Power Magical Uses: Ebony wood is protective and so is used in making amulets. Ebony wands give the magician pure, unadulterated power. Don’t stand beneath this tree in a storm!

DULSE

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DULSE (Rhodymenia palmatta) H Lt Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Lust, Harmony Magical Uses: Add to beverages to induce lust. Sprinkled around the home it encourages harmony. Dulse is also used in sea rituals; it is usually thrown onto the waves to placate the spirits of the sea. Dulse is also tossed from high places to contact the …

DRAGON’S BLOOD

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DRAGON’S BLOOD (Daemonorops draco, D. propinquos) G Folk Names: Blood, Blume, Calamus Draco, Draconis Resina, Sanguis Draconis, Dragon’s Blood Palm Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency Magical Uses: This resin from a palm tree is burned to entice errant lovers to return. This is usually done by women seated near an open window, looking outside, …

DOGWOOD

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DOGWOOD (Cornus florida) G Folk Names: Boxwood, Budwood, Dogtree, Florida Dogwood, Flowering Cornel, Flowering Dogwood, Green Osier, Virginia Dogwood Powers: Wishes, Protection Magical Uses: Place the sap of the dogwood onto a handkerchief on Midsummer Eve. This will grant any wish you may have, if you faithfully carry the handkerchief. Dogwood leaves (or the wood) are also placed in protective …

DODDER

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DODDER (Cuscuta glomurata or C. europaea) P V D Folk Names: Beggarweed, Devil’s Guts, Fireweed, Hellweed, Lady’s Laces, Love Vine, Scaldweed, Strangle Tare, Witches’ Hair Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Love Divination, Knot Magic Magical Uses: Pluck the dodder, throw it over the shoulder back onto the host plant (dodder is a parasite), and then return to the …

DOCK

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DOCK (Rumex spp. crispus, R. obtusifolius) Ks Folk Name: Yellow Dock Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Healing, Fertility, Money lopedia of Magical Herbs Magical Uses: The seeds of the common dock are used in money spells, and money incenses. They are also made into an infusion, which is sprinkled about the place of business to attract customers. When …

DITTANY OF CRETE

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DITTANY OF CRETE (Dictamus origanoides, D. albus) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Manifestations, Astral Projection Magical Uses: Dittany, when burned, is an excellent base for manifestations of spirits; the wraiths appear in the smoke rising from the censer. Dittany is also mixed with equal parts of vanilla, benzoin and sandalwood to make an astral projection incense. Burn …

DILL

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DILL (Anethum graveolens) G Folk Names: Aneton, Dill Weed, Dilly, Garden Dill, Chebbit, Sowa, Keper, Hulwa, Buzzalchippet Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Powers: Protection, money, Lust, Love Magical Uses: The herb is protective when hung at the door and carried in protective sachets. Placed in the cradle it protects children. And if it is placed over the door, The …

DEVIL’S SHOESTRING

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DEVIL’S SHOESTRING (Viburnum alnifolium) G Powers: Protection, Gambling Luck, Power, Employment Magical Uses: This herb wards off evil when worn around the neck, and protects its bearer against accidental poisoning. Gamblers carry devil’s shoestring as a good luck charm. Cut the root into small pieces, place in a jar filled with whiskey and spirits of camphor. When you need power …

DEVIL’S BIT

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DEVIL’S BIT (Scabiosa succisa) Folk Name: Ofbit Gender: Masculine Powers: Exorcism, Love, Protection, Luck Magical Uses: When worn around the neck, devil’s bit drives away evil spirits, and offers protection to the wearer. Devil’s bit is also used to attract women and to bring luck.

DEERSTONGUE

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DEERSTONGUE (Liatris odoratissima; Frasera speciosa) X Folk Names: Vanilla Leaf, Wild Vanilla, Hound’s Tongue Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Worn or carried, it attracts men. Deerstongue is also sprinkled on the bed for this purpose. It aids the psychic powers if worn.

DATURA

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DATURA (Datura stramonium, D. metel, D. spp.) Poison Datura is extremely poisonous—do not eat! Sensitive skin may be irritated simply by touching the plant. Folk Names: Devil’s Apple, Ghost Flower, Jimsonweed, Love-Will, Mad Apple, Madherb, Manicon, Stinkweed, Sorcerer’s Herb, Thornapple, Toloache, Witches’ Thimble, Yerba del Diablo (Spanish: Herb of the Devil) Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Hex-Breaking, Sleep, …

DANDELION

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DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale) Leaf: G; Root: Bb Bi Gi Folk Names: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion’s Tooth, Piss-a-Bed, Priest’s Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Deity: Hecate Powers: Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits Magical Uses: To find out how long you will live, blow the seeds off the head of a dandelion. You will live …

DAMIANA

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DAMIANA (Turnera diffuse or T. aphrodisiaca) G Folk Name: Mexican Damiana Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust, Love, Visions Magical Uses: Damiana is used in lust infusions as well as lust spells. It is also burned to produce visions.

DAISY

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DAISY (Chrysanthemum leucanthemumAmerican Daisy; Bellis perenis-European Daisy) Poison Folk Names: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes, Field Daisy, Llygady Dydd (Welsh: Eye of the Day), Maudlinwort, Moon Daisy Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Freya, Artemis, Trior Powers: Lust, Love Magical Uses: It is said that whoever picks the first daisy of the season will be possessed of “a spirit of coquetry” …

DAFFODIL

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DAFFODIL (Narcissus spp.) Poison Folk Names: Asphodel, Daffy-Down-Dilly, Fleur de Coucou, Goose Leek, Lent Lily, Narcissus, Porillon Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Fertility, Luck Magical Uses: The flower is placed on the altar during love spells, or is carried for this purpose. Placed in the bedroom, the fresh flowers increase fertility. If a daffodil is plucked and …

CYPRESS

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CYPRESS (Cupressus sempervirens) P Folk Name: Tree of Death Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth Deities: Mithras, Pluto, Aphrodite, Ashtoreth, Artemis, Apollo, Cupid, Jupiter, Hekat, Hebe, Zoroaster Powers: Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection Ritual Uses: The ancient Minoans worshipped the cypress as a divine symbol, and spread the cult to Cyprus from Crete. Cypress wood was used to make coffins in …

CYCLAMEN

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CYCLAMEN (Cyclamen 5pp.)Probably X in high doses Folk Names: Groundbread, Pain-dePorceau (French: Sow Bread), Sow-Bread, Swine Bread Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Hecate Powers: Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust Magical Uses: Cyclamen, when grown in the bedroom, protects the sleeper, and where grown, it is said that no noxious spells can have effect. Cyclamen is also used to promote …

CURRY

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CURRY (Murraya koenigii) Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Power: Protection Magical Uses: Burn curry (a specific plant, not the mixture of spices used in cooking) at nightfall to keep evil influences away.       [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed=”http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28curry+plant%2Ccurry+leaves%2Cpagan+herbs%29&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337904979&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&feedType=rss&lgeo=1″ items=”200″]

CUMIN

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CUMIN (Cumimum cyminum) G Folk Names: Cumino, Cumino Aigro, Sanoot, Kimoon Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism, AntiTheft Magical Uses: In Germany and Italy, cumin is put into bread to keep wood spirits from stealing it. Cumin seed also possesses the “gift of retention”; i.e., it will prevent the theft of any object which retains it. …

CUCUMBER

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CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus) G Folk Names: Cowcucumber, Agurk, Haswey, Kheyar, Lekiti, Gurka Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Chastity, Healing, Fertility Magical Uses: The fruit of the cucumber, when eaten, hinders lust. The peel bound onto the forehead relieves headache pain, while the seeds are eaten to promote fertility.

CUCKOO-FLOWER

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CUCKOO-FLOWER (Orchis morior or O. spp.) Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Fertility, Love Magical Uses: The fresh tubers of the cuckooflower are used in love spells, and are worn to promote conception. If a large tuber is used for the latter purpose, the child will be male; if small, female.

CUBEB

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CUBEB (Piper cubeba) Unripe fruit: Ne Folk Names: Tailed Pepper Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Power: Love Magical Uses: The berries are used in love sachets and spells.   [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed=”http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28plant+Magick%2Ccubeb+pepper%29&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337904979&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&feedType=rss&lgeo=1″ items=”200″]

CROCUS

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CROCUS (Crocus vemus) X Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Visions Magical Uses: The plant, when grown, attracts love. Burn crocus along with alum in a censer, and you may see the vision of a thief who has robbed you. This was done in ancient Egypt.

COWSLIP

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COWSLIP (Primula veris) G Folk Names: Arthritica, Artetyke, Buckles, Cuy, Drelip, Fairy Cup, Frauenschlussel (German), Herb Peter, Key Flower, Key of Heaven, Lady’s Key, Lippe, Our Lady’s Keys, Paigle, Paralysio, Password, Peggie, Plumrocks Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Freya Powers: Healing, Youth, Treasure-Finding Magical Uses: A bit of cowslip placed beneath the front porch will discourage visitors, if …

COTTON

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COTTON (Gossypium barbadense) Root bark: P Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Earth Powers: Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magic Magical Uses: If a piece of cotton is placed in the sugar bowl, good luck will follow, as it will if cotton is thrown over the right shoulder at dawn. In this latter case, the good luck will come before the …

CORN

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CORN (Zea Mays) Seed, silk: G Folk Names: Giver of life, Maize, Sacred Mother, Seed of Seeds Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Protection, Luck, Divination Ritual Uses: The Corn Mother, or Goddess, is a deity of plenty and of fertility, long worshipped throughout the East and North America. The Zunis utilize different colors of corn in their religious …

CORIANDER

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CORIANDER (Coriandrum sativum) G Folk Names: Chinese Parsley, Cilantro, Cilentro, Culantro, Uan-Suy, Stinkdillsamen, Hu-Sui Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Health, Healing Magical Uses: Coriander has long been used in love sachets and spells. Add the powdered seeds to warm wine to make an effective lust potion. The seeds are used for healing, especially easing headaches, and are …

COPAL

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COPAL (Bursera odorata, B. fugaroides) B. fugaroides: G Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Love, Purification Magical Uses: Copal is added to love and purification incenses, especially in Mexico. A piece of copal can represent the heart in poppets. There are over 300 copals available around the world and perhaps a handful are commonly available in the United States. …

COMFREY

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COMFREY (Symphytum officinale) X Folk Names: Assear, Black Wort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consohda, Consound, Gum Plant, Healing Herb, Knit Back, Knit Bone, Miracle Herb, Slippery Root, Wallwort, Yalluc, Gavez, Smeerwartel, Karakaffes, Ztworkost Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Safety during Travel, Money Magical Uses: Worn or carried, comfrey protects and ensures safety during travel. Also, tuck some into your suitcases …

COLUMBINE

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COLUMBINE (Aquilegia canadensis, A. vulgaris) Seed: Poison Folk Name: Lion’s Herb Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Courage, Love Magical Uses: Rub your hands on the herb to induce courage and daring, or carry it with you. The seeds are used as a love perfume; when pulverized, they are rubbed onto the hands and body to attract love. Both …

COLTSFOOT

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COLTSFOOT (Tussilago jar far a) P N X Folk Names: Ass’s Foot, British Tobacco, Bull’s Foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Pas d’ane (French), Sponnc (Irish), Foal’s Foot Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Visions Magical Uses: Add to love sachets and use in spells of peace and tranquility. The leaves, when smoked, can cause visions.

COHOSH, BLACK

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COHOSH, BLACK (Cimicifuga racemosa) P N Folk Names: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Rattle Root, Squaw Root, Actaea, Cimicifuga Gender: Masculine Powers: Love, Courage, Protection, Potency Magical Uses: Use black cohosh in love sachets and add an infusion to the bath to help in cases of impotency. The herb, carried, helps to strengthen courage in the meek. An infusion of the …

COCONUT

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COCONUT (Cocos nucifera) Folk Names: Niyog, Ranedj Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Purification, Protection, Chastity Magical Uses: Coconut has long been used in chastity spells, as well as in protection rituals. A coconut can be halved, drained of its juice, filled with appropriate protective herbs and sealed shut, then buried to protect your property. Hang a whole coconut …

CLUB MOSS

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CLUB MOSS (Lycopodium clavatum) X Folk Names: Foxtail, Lycopod, Selago, Vegetable Sulfur, Wolf Claw, Moririr-Wa Mafika Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Protection, Power Magical Uses: The herb, when gathered correctly, gives protection, power and blessings from the Gods. Take a purification bath in a running stream, offer bread and wine to the plant, then uproot it with the …

CLOVER

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CLOVER (Trifolium spp.) G Folk Names: Honey, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Three-Leaved Grass, Trefoil, Trifoil Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Deity: Rowen Powers: Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Exorcism, Success Magical Uses: TWO LEAVED: If you find a two-leaved clover, you shall soon also find a lover. THREE-LEAVED: Trefoil, or the three-leaved clover, is worn as a protective amulet. The Herbs FOUR-LEAVED: …

CLOVE

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CLOVE (Eugenia carophyllus, Syzygium aromaticum or Caryophyllus aromaticus) G Folk Names: Mykhet, Carenfil Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money Magical Uses: Burned as an incense, cloves attract riches, drive away hostile and negative forces, produce spiritual vibrations, and purify the area. Cloves are burned as an incense to stop others from gossiping about you. Worn …

CLOTH-OF-GOLD

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CLOTH-OF-GOLD (Crocus angustifolia) X Powers: Understanding Animal Languages Magical Uses: The cloth-of-gold gives the power to understand the language of birds and beasts. You must be barefooted with washed feet when gathering it, and clad in white. Offer a sacrifice of bread and wine, and pluck it tenderly. Wear the plant for these powers.

CLEAVERS

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CLEAVERS (Galium aparine) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Fire Powers: Relationships, Commitment, Protection, Tenacity Magical Uses: Cleavers cling, or cleave, to fabrics. This can be used in binding spells.

CITRON

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CITRON (Citnus medica) G Folk Names: Sukake, Forbidden Fruit, Rough Lemon Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Psychic Powers, Healing Magical Uses: If eaten, the citron increases psychic powers. It is also used in healing spells and incenses.

CINQUEFOIL

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CINQUEFOIL (Potentilla canadensis, P. erecta [G] or P. reptans) Folk Names: Crampweed, Five Finger Blossom, Five Finger Grass, Five Fingers, Goosegrass, Goose Tansy Moor Grass, Pentaphyllon, Silver Cinquefoil, Silverweed, Sunkfield, Synkefoyle Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep Magical Uses: The five points of the leaves represent love, money, health, power and wisdom, and so …

CINNAMON

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CINNAMON (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, C. verum) +F: P Lt Folk Names: Sweet Wood, Ceylon cinnamon Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deities: Venus, Aphrodite Powers: Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love Ritual Uses: Cinnamon oil was used as part of a holy anointing oil by the ancient Hebrews. The leaves of the cinnamon tree were woven into wreaths …

CINCHONA

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CINCHONA (Cinchona ledgeriana or C. succirubra) Powers: Luck, Protection Magical Uses: Carried, a piece of the bark gives luck as well as protection from bodily harm and evil.

CHRYSANTHEMUM

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CHRYSANTHEMUM (Chrysanthemum sinense, C. spp.) Poison Folk Name: Mum Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Power: Protection Magical Uses: Drink an infusion of chrysanthemums to be cured of drunkenness. Wearing the flowers protects against the wrath of the Gods, and when grown in the garden chrysanthemums protect it from evil spirits.

CHINA BERRY

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CHINA BERRY (Melia azederach) Poison Folk Names: Chinatree, Ku Lian Pi Powers: Luck Magical Uses: The seeds are used as goodluck charms, and are also carried to bring a change into your life.

CHILI PEPPER

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CHILI PEPPER (Capsicum spp.) G Folk Name: Red Pepper Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Fidelity, Hex-Breaking, Love Magical Uses: If you feel your mate is looking for greener pastures, buy two large dried chili peppers. Cross them and tie together with a red or pink ribbon. Place this beneath your pillow and this should help keep fidelity in …

CHICORY

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CHICORY (Cichorium intybus) G Folk Names: Succory, Wild Cherry, Wild Succory Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, Frugality Magical Uses: Chicory is used to remove all obstacles that might crop up in your life. It is carried for this purpose. At one time it was thought to make its possessor invisible, and to open locked …

CHICKWEED

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CHICKWEED (Stellaria media) G: Harvest from fertilizerfree environments. Folk Names: Adder’s Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stellaire (French), Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Winterweed, Qoqobala Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Fidelity, Love Magical Uses: Carry or use in spells designed to attract a love or to maintain a relationship.

CHESTNUT

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CHESTNUT (Castanea sativa, C. dentata, C. spp.) G Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Love Magical Uses: Use chestnuts in love spells, or feed to a loved one.

CHERRY

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CHERRY (Prunus avium) Seed and wilted leaf: X Folk Names: Sweet Cherry, Mazzard Cherry Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Divination Magical Uses: The cherry has long been used to stimulate or attract love. A beautiful Japanese spell to find love is simple: tie a single strand of your hair to a blossoming cherry tree. More complex is …

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN

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CHAMOMILE, ROMAN (Chameamelum nobile, Anthemis nobilis) P Folk Names: Camomyle, Chamaimelon, Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German), Manzanilla (Spanish), Maythen, Whig Plant Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Water Powers: Money, Sleep, Love, Purification Magical Uses: Chamomile is used to attract money, and a handwash of the infusion is sometimes used by gamblers to ensure winnings. It is used in sleep and meditation …

CHAMOMILE, GERMAN

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CHAMOMILE, GERMAN (Matricaria recutita) Folk Names: Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German) Chamaimelon, Camomyle Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Water Magical Uses: German Chamomile is used in calming and sleep incenses and brews. It is also used to attract money. The sunny nature of German Chamomile has been used to combat curses and spells.

CENTAURY

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CENTAURY (Erythraea centaurium, Centaurium spp. erythraea) G Folk Names: Christ’s Ladder, Feverwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Snake-Removing Magical Uses: The smoke from burning or fuming centaury drives off snakes.

CELERY

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CELERY (Apium graveolens) P R Folk Names: Aipo, Karafs, Elma Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Powers: Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Chew the seeds to aid in concentration, or use in spell pillows to induce sleep. Burned with orris root, celery seeds increase psychic powers. The stalk, along with the seeds, induces lust when eaten. Witches supposedly …

CELANDINE

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CELANDINE (Chelidonium majus) Poison Folk Names: Celydoyne, Chelidoninum, Devil’s Milk, Garden Celandine, Greater Celandine, Kenning Wort, Swallow Herb, Swallow-Wort, Tetterwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters Magical Uses: Celandine aids in escaping unwarranted imprisonment and entrapments of every kind. Wear next to the skin and replace every three days for this purpose. Celandine also …

CEDAR

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CEDAR (Cedrus libani or C. spp.) Leaf, berry: P Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Healing, Purification, Money, Protection Magical Uses: The smoke of the cedar is purifying, and also cures the predeliction to having bad dreams. Twigs of the cedar are burned and smouldered, or made into incense. To heal head colds, they are placed upon the hot …

CAT TAIL

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CAT TAIL (Typha capensis, T. spp.) G Folk Names: Tabua, Ibhuma, Balangot Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust Magical Uses: If a woman doesn’t enjoy sex, but wishes to, she should carry some cat tail with her at all times.

CATNIP

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CATNIP (Nepeta cataria) P Folk Names: Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat’s Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Bast Powers: Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness Magical Uses: Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of you. It is also intoxicating to the cat. Catnip is used in love sachets, usually …

CASTOR

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CASTOR (Ricinus communes) Poison Seed oil: P I Ab Lt (+8-10 days) Folk Names: Palma Christi, Palms Christi Root, Mamona, Makula Kula, Mbono, Mdogo, Racznick Power: Protection Magical Uses: Castor beans are good protection against the evil eye, as well as all negativity They absorb evil.

CASHEW

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CASHEW (Anacardium occidentale) Nut: G Folk Names: Mbiba, Kasui, Mkanju Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Power: Money Magical Uses: Cashews are used in prosperity and money spells.

CASCARA SAGRADA

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CASCARA SAGRADA (Rhamnus purshiana) P N Lt I Ab Ii Ch-12 Folk Name: Sacred Bark, Bitter Bark, Ecorce Sacree, Yellow Bark, Cittim Bark Powers: Legal Matters, Money, Protection Magical Uses: Sprinkle an infusion of cascara sagrada around your home before going to any court proceeding. It will help you win your case. Cascara sagrada is also used in money spells, …

CARROT

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CARROT (Daucus carota) The seed: P Folk Names: Bird’s Nest, Philtron, Gizri, Queen Ann’s Lace Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Fertility, Lust Magical Uses: The seeds, eaten, help women become pregnant. Carrots are eaten to promote lust and to cure impotence.

CAROB

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CAROB (Jacaranda procera, Prosopis dulcis, Ceratonia siliqua) Fruit: G Folk Names: Caaroba, Caroba, Carobinha, Chocolate Powers: Protection, Health Magical Uses: Carry or wear to maintain good health, and to guard against evil.     [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed=”http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=carob&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337904979&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&feedType=rss&lgeo=1″ items=”2000″]    

CARNATION

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CARNATION (Dianthus carophyllus) Sk Dg Folk Names: Gillies, Gilliflower, Jove’s Flower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-InWine Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deity: Jupiter Powers: Protection, Strength, Healing Magical Uses: Worn during Elizabethan times to prevent coming to an untimely death on the scaffold, carnations can be used in all-purpose protective spells. Carnations are placed in convalescent rooms to give the …

CARDAMON

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CARDAMON (Elettaria cardamomum) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Erzulie Power: Lust, Love Magical Uses: The ground seeds are added to warmed wine for a quick lust potion. They are also baked into apple pies for a wonderful amatory pastry, and are added to love sachets and incenses.

CARAWAY

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CARAWAY (Carum carvi) G Folk Names: Kummel, Alcaravea Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers Magical Uses: The caraway serves as protection against Lilith, as well as all manner of evil spirits, entities and plain old negativity. It is often carried for this purpose. Any object which holds some caraway seeds is theft-proof. The …