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                                              Culinary  Herbal
                                   Magick 
                             
         Herbal Magick is one of the most interesting studies I have ever done . The gifts & wisdom Of MotherNature are the most precious gifts one can ever have . I am grateful to be able to explore this wonderful realm of study. A working knowlegde of both medicinal & magickal usage of herbs can benefit oneself & the family . For instance , an oinment made from rosemary can lessen sores and insect bites .
 
             Herbal Magick being utilizes in a positive manner can bring peace , harmony , benefits etc to the ones you love or a friend in need . But ever mind the Three Fold Law ! The abuse of any form of magick would only spell DISASTER !
 
              Learn to be wise in the study of Herbal magick and you shall reap the benefits of MotherNature's wisdom !
 
 
 
BASIL : This rich & spicy herb can be used 
            either fresh or dried . One form of
            simple magick is to crush a leaf 
            between your fingers and sniff . It
            helps to clear your mind or to
           stimulate the conscious mind
           It's also used as part of a protection
          satchet or by its own .
          It has also  been used by shopkeepers
          in the West Indies  ( Basil soaked in
          water & sprinkled around the shop )
          to attract good business .
 
BAY LEAF : Crush a leaf between your fingers
                 & sniff to increase your pyshic
                 awareness .
                 Relax  your mind & visualize your
                 third eye opening . Be not alarm
                 of the images you receive .
                 Sometimes it may not 
                 be immediate . Be patient .
                 Bay leaves were also placed on
                 laurel wreaths of the roman 
                 emperors to signify victory & glory
                 . Hang a bunch of bay leaves in
                 front of your porch or room to 
                 boost your confidence in an exam
                 or competition or even a job
                 interview .
 
 
CARAWAY  : Ground caraway seeds into a fine
                   powder & put into a small jar .
                   Take a sniff whenever you feel
                   mentally or physically drained .
                  Visualize its sharp scent filling
                  your body with energy ! 
 
 
CARDAMON : Besides being an appetite stimulator
                      like the rest of the listed herbs here ,
                     it can also be utilized to stimulate
                    the conscious mind , increase self-
                   confidence & energy . Simply ground
                   it & take a sniff . However , if you are
                   allergic to it , then stop using it !
         
CHIVES : Surprised ? Yes , chives 
              can work magick too ! It is
              usually used as part of a 
             protection spell , satchet  ,
            ritual etc . I tried this 
           once : Chop it up finely
           & soak it along with the 
           basil in warm water . I
           sprinkled it around the
          place I intend to work
          my magick to purify it . 
          It was also doubled up
          as a form of protection . 
         Perhaps it may work for you 
        too ! However , if you do not
        feel comfortable using it , 
        then search for an alternative .
       Use a pendulum to dowse for 
       herb suitable for your working . 
 
 
CINNAMON : It can be used as a form of or part of
                    a purification ritual or spell  .
                    Visualize the spicy & stingy scent
                    envelop your body with white energy
                   to cleanse all neagtive energies  . Its
                   aromatic scent could also be used to
                  heighten / increase your psychic
                  awareness .
                 * Be sure to buy the actual cinnamon
                   sticks & ground them up finely .
                  Processed or commercially grounded
                 cinnamon may not be as pure as the 
                 real thing ! 
 
 
CLOVES : Cloves are one of the 'heat' spices hence
               it may be used  to maintain health or to
               boost aura . Visualize a swirl of white
               energy twirling from your feet up to your
              head , sweeping away all negative
              energies . Then visualize , from your head
             to your toes or the reverse( if you like )  ,
            a stream of multi-coloured shield
            protecting you . Try it !   It's fun when you
           use your imagination . Breathe in & out
           slowly to end .
 
 
CORIANDER : This has a rather pungnet scent
                        which some of you may not like .
                      ( Always use the herbs which you are
                     comfortable with or in using  . If it
                    doesn't feel right for you , by all
                    means find an alternative  . It's no
                   use visualizing protcetion energy if
                  the scent of a spice or herb puts you
                  off !  Nonetheless , it may be used to
                  improve a relationship or to encourage
                 love into a current relationship . Ground
                some of the seeds finely , sniff & visualize
               yourself in a loving & stable
               relationship .
 
 
DILL : Fresh dill can be used to awaken the tired
          mind or to increase mental strength . Simply
         rub the leaves between your fingers & smell
        the herb slowly for a while . (Don't take a
       quick hard sniff as its scent may choke you  .
       But that's only temporary . )
 
 
GARLIC : The famous Garlic ! Its magickal  ,
               mythological & medicinal properties
              are renowned everywhere . Fresh garlic
              flowers may be placed in a room to purify
             it or to strengthen a sick person's health .
             It can double up as a form of protection or
            purification . Visualize it sweeping away all
            negativity . For those of  you who don't
           mind its strong scent , you may also
           consider using it as a health tonic . Include
          it in your everyday cooking  . Chop it up
          finely & fry it  until lightly browm before
          stirring frying in your vegeatbles or meat
          dishes .
 
 
FENNEL : The licorice-like scent can be used to
               increase strength both phsyically &
              mentally . It's also used to induce courage
              . Ground the seeds finely & put it into a
              small jar . Take a sniff whenever you need
             that extra courage . Visualize yourself (
             with both  eyes closed ) a swirl of renewed
            confidence ( like a wave of blue energy )
            around your body & into yur heart . Breathe
           in & out slowly to end . Likewise , leaves of
           the fenel soaked in water sprinkled around
           the house is said to bring about protection .
 
 
GINGER : The stimulating scent of fresh ginger can
               be used to maintian health . Include it
               into your daily cooking or as a tonic 
              mixed with honey . It's also said to 
              imporve digestion . It's also a ' heat' spice
             hence it could be utilised magickally to
             induce courage , confidence & strength . 
            It can awaken the tired mind & body as 
            well . 
 
MARJORAM : The peppery scent of this herb is 
                      said to be able to induce ritual
                     consciousness or the necessary state
                    of mind for a working . Rub the leaf 
                    between your fingeres & breathe in
                    slowly with your palms cupped in
                    front of your nose . However , don't
                   inhale too deeply as the reverse may 
                  occur : drowsinness ! Placing marjoram
                 around your house or bedroom is also
                 said to bring love or encourage passion
                in a marriage . Good intention with
                proper visualization would help the
                process .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                     
 
 
 
 
            
                            
               
                          
 
         
 

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***You should always use the herbs you are most comfortable with or in using . There may be general usages of herbs but each must be tailored accoring to yur needs and workings . Ask for the  Goddess for help if you are unsure . Who else better than to guide you ?