ThatOneGuyWitch

This is a simple eclectic Pagan blog. You'll find everything from information on all things Pagan to what I'm doing in my own personal practice. Feel free to ask me any questions and I'll answer them to the best of my ability. Blessed be!

dianaandpansson:

Mullein
Verbascum thapsus

"This magic herb has been protective in various cultures. In ancient Greece, Ulysses defended himself from Circe’s magic with mullein. In the old days in France, people would pass sprigs of mullein through a fire on St. John’s Eve (better known among us as Midsummer) in order to protect cattle from sickness caused by sorcery. In England, putting mullein under the butter churn could bring back butter that had been witched away. European travellers carried mullein or stuffed it into their shoes to protect them from attacks by wild animals (and also to make walking more comfortable). Nowadays, dream pillows are stuffed with mullein to protect against nightmares. It is mixed with dill, salt, and fennel and sprinkled around haunted areas to repel malicious spirits or ghosts, and it is a substitution for graveyard dirt in the recipes of various spells.
 This magic herb also has various connections to the idea of returning, which we can see as a Saturnian power (emphasizing borders and staying inside them). For instance, in Great Britain it was used to help bring back children who had been kidnapped by fairies. Various Native Americans knew a good thing when they saw it and used this Eurasian native that became naturalized in North America to return people to their right mind. For instance, the Hopi mixed the leaves with osnomodium to be used as a smoke by crazy people and those who had been betwitched. The Navajo wrapped the leaves in a corn husk to be smoked to help a mind return if it was lost, and the Potowatami smudged unconcscious people with the leaves to help them return to consciousness. Consider mullein useful in centering the spirit and add it to the pipe smoked as an aid to astral work. 

Mullein was also a ceremonial smoke for the Isleta and Thompson Indians. I read mention in various sources on the web that mullein is one of Woden’s Nine Herbs, but looking the actual charm, I don’t think so. 

Many disagree about the planetary correspondence of this magick herb. Agrippa said it belonged to Mercury. The leaves do have a high concentration of aluminum, a Mercury metal, and in the past this herb was given to affect the mind, for instance, to bring back people who were unconscious or who were mentally ill. Culpeper thought it was a Saturn herb, on account of its medicinal actions. As a biennial, it is also a slow herb (slowness is a Saturnian quality),  taking a year to produce a rosette of leaves and only flowering in the second year. The seeds likewise show a Saturnian slowness in their long viability - up to 35 years. It also has a Saturnian love for borders, growing along roads, train tracks, or on the edge of woodlands, and for areas that are rejected for agricultural purposes (“waste lands”). Some argue that it is a Fire herb, because its dry leaves make an excellent tinder and it gets one its common names, hag’s taper, from the practice of dipping the stalks in fat to make a quickie torch (by the way, the “hag” in “hag’s taper” was originally the word “hedge”). Finally, the leaves contain iron and the fuzz that covers them is a softer version of prickliness, so this can also be viewed as a Mars herb. Indeed, it has played a part in various Mars-ruled activities, such as hunting: Navajo hunters rubbed a tea of mullein leaf on themselves and their horses for strength. 

 In ancient Rome, women used mullein flowers to give their hair yellow highlights. It’s said that Quaker women, who were not allowed to use makeup, rubbed their faces with the leaves to make them rosy - the fuzz is irritating to some people. The Atsugewei rubbed their bodies with mullein leaves during sweat lodges. The Abnaki made a necklace for teething babies from the root. A tea from this herb is slightly sedating; boil 1 tablespoon of dried leaves or root (or for a sweeter tea, the fresh or dried flowers) in 1 cup of water for 5-10 minutes, then strain through a coffee filter to remove the hairs, if using the leaves. The leaves were smoked in the past to soothe irritation caused by coughing from TB, asthma, or general lung irritation. The leaves also contain a small amount of rotenone, an organic pesticide. Birds enjoy eating the seeds. This plant has many, many names: it is also known as Aaron’s rod, Adam’s flannel, beggar’s blanket, beggar’s flannel, beggar’s stalk, big taper, blanket herb, blanket leaf, bullock’s lungwort, candlewick plant, clot, clown’s lungwort, cow’s lungwort, cuddy’s lungs, devil’s-tobacco, duffle, feltwort, flannel leaf, flannel plant, fluffweed, graveyeard candles, great mullein, hag’s taper, hare’s beard, hedge-taper, ice leaf, Jacob’s staff, Jupiter’s staff, lungwort, lus mor [great herb], miner’s candle, mullein, mullein dock, old man’s flannel, Our Lady’s flannel, Quaker rouge, rag paper, shepherd’s club, shepherd’s staff, St. Peter’s staff, torches, torchwort, velvet dock, velvet plant, white man’s-footsteps, wild ice leaf, witch’s candles, witch’s taper, woolen, and wooly mullein.”
- Alchemy Works

dianaandpansson:

Mullein

Verbascum thapsus

"This magic herb has been protective in various cultures. In ancient Greece, Ulysses defended himself from Circe’s magic with mullein. In the old days in France, people would pass sprigs of mullein through a fire on St. John’s Eve (better known among us as Midsummer) in order to protect cattle from sickness caused by sorcery. In England, putting mullein under the butter churn could bring back butter that had been witched away. European travellers carried mullein or stuffed it into their shoes to protect them from attacks by wild animals (and also to make walking more comfortable). Nowadays, dream pillows are stuffed with mullein to protect against nightmares. It is mixed with dill, salt, and fennel and sprinkled around haunted areas to repel malicious spirits or ghosts, and it is a substitution for graveyard dirt in the recipes of various spells.

This magic herb also has various connections to the idea of returning, which we can see as a Saturnian power (emphasizing borders and staying inside them). For instance, in Great Britain it was used to help bring back children who had been kidnapped by fairies. Various Native Americans knew a good thing when they saw it and used this Eurasian native that became naturalized in North America to return people to their right mind. For instance, the Hopi mixed the leaves with osnomodium to be used as a smoke by crazy people and those who had been betwitched. The Navajo wrapped the leaves in a corn husk to be smoked to help a mind return if it was lost, and the Potowatami smudged unconcscious people with the leaves to help them return to consciousness. Consider mullein useful in centering the spirit and add it to the pipe smoked as an aid to astral work.

Mullein was also a ceremonial smoke for the Isleta and Thompson Indians. I read mention in various sources on the web that mullein is one of Woden’s Nine Herbs, but looking the actual charm, I don’t think so.

Many disagree about the planetary correspondence of this magick herb. Agrippa said it belonged to Mercury. The leaves do have a high concentration of aluminum, a Mercury metal, and in the past this herb was given to affect the mind, for instance, to bring back people who were unconscious or who were mentally ill. Culpeper thought it was a Saturn herb, on account of its medicinal actions. As a biennial, it is also a slow herb (slowness is a Saturnian quality),  taking a year to produce a rosette of leaves and only flowering in the second year. The seeds likewise show a Saturnian slowness in their long viability - up to 35 years. It also has a Saturnian love for borders, growing along roads, train tracks, or on the edge of woodlands, and for areas that are rejected for agricultural purposes (“waste lands”). Some argue that it is a Fire herb, because its dry leaves make an excellent tinder and it gets one its common names, hag’s taper, from the practice of dipping the stalks in fat to make a quickie torch (by the way, the “hag” in “hag’s taper” was originally the word “hedge”). Finally, the leaves contain iron and the fuzz that covers them is a softer version of prickliness, so this can also be viewed as a Mars herb. Indeed, it has played a part in various Mars-ruled activities, such as hunting: Navajo hunters rubbed a tea of mullein leaf on themselves and their horses for strength.


In ancient Rome, women used mullein flowers to give their hair yellow highlights. It’s said that Quaker women, who were not allowed to use makeup, rubbed their faces with the leaves to make them rosy - the fuzz is irritating to some people. The Atsugewei rubbed their bodies with mullein leaves during sweat lodges. The Abnaki made a necklace for teething babies from the root. A tea from this herb is slightly sedating; boil 1 tablespoon of dried leaves or root (or for a sweeter tea, the fresh or dried flowers) in 1 cup of water for 5-10 minutes, then strain through a coffee filter to remove the hairs, if using the leaves. The leaves were smoked in the past to soothe irritation caused by coughing from TB, asthma, or general lung irritation. The leaves also contain a small amount of rotenone, an organic pesticide. Birds enjoy eating the seeds. This plant has many, many names: it is also known as Aaron’s rod, Adam’s flannel, beggar’s blanket, beggar’s flannel, beggar’s stalk, big taper, blanket herb, blanket leaf, bullock’s lungwort, candlewick plant, clot, clown’s lungwort, cow’s lungwort, cuddy’s lungs, devil’s-tobacco, duffle, feltwort, flannel leaf, flannel plant, fluffweed, graveyeard candles, great mullein, hag’s taper, hare’s beard, hedge-taper, ice leaf, Jacob’s staff, Jupiter’s staff, lungwort, lus mor [great herb], miner’s candle, mullein, mullein dock, old man’s flannel, Our Lady’s flannel, Quaker rouge, rag paper, shepherd’s club, shepherd’s staff, St. Peter’s staff, torches, torchwort, velvet dock, velvet plant, white man’s-footsteps, wild ice leaf, witch’s candles, witch’s taper, woolen, and wooly mullein.”

- Alchemy Works

Back at my witchy ways for the first time in a while. I really needed this job I was after, so I gave myself a little extra something to help me out. I’m pleased to announce that I got the job, too. So this was definitely time well spent.

Anonymous asked: Hiya, I was just wondering if you knew of a spell about putting people in your shoes. So the intended person is a bit more sympathetic to your situation?

A pretty simple charm, if you can mange it, would be to obtain a part of them, like hair, fingernails, or what not and place it in a pair of your shoes. It’s a very simple charm, but some of the best are.

If that isn’t possible you could always make a poppet of the person to use. Simply make a cloth or straw doll and chant the following over it three times while envisioning the doll turning into that person.

[Name] I call to thee
[Name] I call you near
In this poppet bound you’ll be
Come forth now I call you here
[Name] I conjure thee (x3)
By the power of 3x3 [Name] shall you be.

Hope this helps! Blessed be!

Green Salt

thedruidsteaparty:

Green Salt can be used in spells for abundance, prosperity, healing and luck.

It can also:

  • Used with Black Salt, it can help bring good luck faster.
  • Carried in a sachet when looking for a job,
  • Use on Gardening tools to help bless them for a good season. (Do not…

My offering bread is in the oven, but let me give you the recipe ;3

skepticalwitch:

1 cup sugar or honey (i use a little of both)

1.5 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoon margarine/butter

4 cups flour

7/8 cup soy milk or water

You mix it up and then put it on a baking sheet and cook it for eight to ten minutes on 400 degrees :3

(via novas-witchin-in-the-kitchen)

The Assumption Game

How to Play: message me with an assumption that you make about me and I will reply to it with whether it is true or false 

(Source: girlslovesextoo, via july-fourth-1996)

chimneyfish:

The Four Witches, 1497
Albrecht Durer

chimneyfish:

The Four Witches, 1497

Albrecht Durer

(via dianaandpansson)

punkhowlett:

INSPO→  The Red String of Fate

The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. 
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a twin flame.(x)

punkhowlett:

INSPO→  The Red String of Fate

The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. 

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a twin flame.(x)

(via thefuckingimpala)

hippiesincorporated:

hippies, lettuce gather. <3
sweetruffles:

(via SUCH PRETTY THINGS)