Other Energy Ingredients for Magical Works
Additional Components for Lunar Magic
As with all magic, it can be as simple or as complex as you, the practitioner, desires. You decide what factors you want to incorporate into your magical work. Besides the astrological possibilities, there are many other correspondences that can be used to augment the focus and energy of your magical work. I use the Germanic Elder Futhark, Anglo-Saxon, and Northumbrian runes as both magical alphabets and as representations of specific energies, such as victory, harvest, protection, and prosperity. These energy symbols are easily added to candles, charms, talismans, and other magical works, as well as to magical tools such as wands and athames. Color correspondences are used in selecting candles, fabrics, Elemental associations, and energy vibration for magic.
Herbs, plants, and resins are used in candles, talismans, charms, and other magical works. Some of the herbs and plants are familiar to the spice rack and cooking and may be used in teas, but others are not meant for consumption. Use common sense and avoid potions or incense that include unusual or unfamiliar plants that can provoke illness or other toxic reactions. Essential oils are selected individually or blended for desired energy properties and aromas. These are used to anoint candles or added to a bit of cotton in charm bags; they are dabbed on objects or worn to enhance an aspect of the aura. Again, use common sense‚Äîcinnamon oil may smell terrific, but it burns the skin. Oils may also be created by placing chopped or crushed herbs in a jar and adding a basic carrier oil, such as grapeseed, safflower, or olive oil. Stir or shake, and let soak until the desired scent is achieved, then strain out the herbs and bottle the oil.
Stones are another favorite addition of mine to magical works, as they radiate their vibrations and add to the energy being raised. They are placed in charm bags, herbal pouches, or dream pillows; set in a desired location such as a doorway, windowsill, car glove compartment, briefcase, or purse; carried loose in a pocket or worn in jewelry; dropped into a candle spell or made into an elixir by soaking in spring water in the moonlight for an hour, then removing. The elixir is consecrated and the transferred energies held with a drop of vodka, whiskey, or brandy. Just be sure a stone that dissolves in water (such as covellite, a stone for psychic ability) is not used.