Nesting Bird
Hello everyone welcome to my witchy blog. Seen as my other blog was mainly taken up by cute things and cheesecakes (yumo), i'm going to be posting my other interests here. I'm still exploring my spirituality, but have always had a fascination with magick and the natural world. I collect various skulls and bones, and love taking long walks on the beach.

CALLING ALL WITCHES - Mass Blessing for Ferguson »

parlourpixiekyle:

I’ve done some spirit work to aid Ferguson already, and I’ve been wanting to do some witchcraft as well, but always felt like something was missing in all my spell ideas. And tonight I finally figured it out. Teamwork.

Interested?

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

On Wednesday, October 8, the day…

38 notes9.191:24 AM
the-darkest-of-lights:

~The Basics of Potion Making~
Many have heard of potions but aren’t sure about the making of a potion and what it Intel’s. a potion may represent an abstract quality, or inspire the mind to some significant awareness, or sooth the body to a state of well being, according to their concoction. When making a potion one has to put into account the meaning and use of the herbs used in the creation.
The creation of a potion can be as simple as making tea to as difficult as baking a soufflé . With potions there is an array of ingredients and magical correspondences one can use.
•Herbs -medicinal qualities  -magical qualities  •crystals •alcohol  •water •tinctures  • time of day •day of the week •planetary correspondences  •elemental correspondences  •lunar phase
 There are a few different directions you can go in the making of a potion.
Tincture (Philters) potion
First crush the herb material with a mortar and pestle .
With the creation of a tincture you use a large mason jar and fill it 3/4 full of the chosen herbs then full the remaining space with 70 proof alcohol (vodka or rum). Then keep in a dark place for two weeks shaking it twice daily. After the two weeks strain out the plant matter and keep the remaining liquid in a dark bottle.
~when you wish to use it. Use a dropper and mix 2 drops of the condensed liquid to a cup of distilled water.
 Crystal Elixir  You can make a crystal elixir in your water bottle for the day for example for healing your can add amethyst, carnelian and agate or you can add crystals to your herbal potions the same way as the water method. Tho you can’t add any crystal because some crystals are poisonous, I suggest that you do thorough research on the crystals you choose to use. So you don’t accidentally Poison your self.  –Steep a stone in water for a measured amount of time in sunlight or moon light. You may leave the stone in the liquid and renew the fluid as necessary. Make sure the stone is scrubbed clean and rinsed well before you use it. Also make sure you have cleansed the stone of any foreign energy by any chosen method.
 Herbal Elixir –An herbal elixir is a liquid that contains properties of planetary energies, because of the inclusion of herbs possessing the chosen plants equivalent vibrations. In an elixir, the herbs are blended with the physical, astral, and spiritual which all three levels are balanced. Thus all three are affected when the elixir is used. An alcohol based substance such as brandy in which you will place the herbs to extract the “sulphur” (astral qualities of the herb).
-How To: —Place 1 pint of brandy in a small enamel or glass sausepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer with the pan covered until you have reduced the liquid alcohol by half. Then turn the heat off.
—Pour the reduced alcohol into a dark, wide mouth jar. Now add 1/2 cup of your chosen dried herbs or 1 cup fresh herbs to the reduced alcohol in the jar and seal it. The alcohol is considered “mercury” (spiritual qualities of the herbs used)
—Keep the herbs and alcohol in your sealed jar in a slightly warm place for about 2 weeks.
—At this point strain the mixture until it is clear and has no particles of herb left in it.
— take the herbs that you have strained out for the last step in the process( store in a dark wide mouth jar) allow the herbs to completely dry . This may take a few days. When they are dry, place them in a fire resistant dish and ignite them. Allow the herbs to burn to ash.
–Next place the ashes in their fire resistant dish over the low flame of a Bunsen burner and heat the ashes to a red glow while grinding them occasionally. This produces “salt” (Physical qualities of the herb)
–mix the “salt” back into the liquid in your dark jar and store the mixture again in its worm place. Let it sit for another 2 weeks.
–after that time, pour the liquid off, leaving the solid matter in the jar and seal it.  –allow it to sit another 2 weeks then open the jar and allow any moisture to evaporate.  –after the elixir completely drys scrape it into an air tight container.
—you can certainly save the liquid that you removed from the solid matter and use it in a bath, or discard it, you may pour it into a running stream to disperse your desires into the univers.
~when you wish to use the elixir , mix 1/4 tsp of dry elixir with 2 cups water and take it internally over a weeks period prior to your magical working.
 Fluid condensers  An herbal condenser is not dimple to prepare than an elixir but can be used in similar ways.
–first take a large handful of an herb or herbal combination and place it in a small glass or enamel pot. Cover the herbs with distilled water.  –let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes with the pot covered. Turn off the heat and allow your mixture to cool, leavening the pot covered.  –when it is cool, strain out the herbs and return the liquid to the pot again. Summer with the lid on until the liquid has boiled down to Half.  – cool the liquid again and mix it with grain alcohol equal to the volume of the liquid.  –now add 10 flakes of gold and stir.  Bottle it in a dark amber or blue bottle to keep any light from touching the liquid and store in a cool dark place.
~when your wish to use the condenser, shake it first, then drink a liqueur glass full each day for a week prior to your rite.
—When you wish to begin your potion making I suggest that you put lots of thought into your process, so you can work the herbs powers to there extent. The day , the time, the amount, and the season all play rolls in this art.
 • if there are any questions my ask is always open.
~The Darkest of Lights
 Sources: Arin Murphy Hiscock Scott Cunningham  Karen Harrison Ann Moura

the-darkest-of-lights:

~The Basics of Potion Making~

Many have heard of potions but aren’t sure about the making of a potion and what it Intel’s. a potion may represent an abstract quality, or inspire the mind to some significant awareness, or sooth the body to a state of well being, according to their concoction. When making a potion one has to put into account the meaning and use of the herbs used in the creation.

The creation of a potion can be as simple as making tea to as difficult as baking a soufflé . With potions there is an array of ingredients and magical correspondences one can use.

•Herbs
-medicinal qualities
-magical qualities
•crystals
•alcohol
•water
•tinctures
• time of day
•day of the week
•planetary correspondences
•elemental correspondences
•lunar phase


There are a few different directions you can go in the making of a potion.

Tincture (Philters) potion

First crush the herb material with a mortar and pestle .

With the creation of a tincture you use a large mason jar and fill it 3/4 full of the chosen herbs then full the remaining space with 70 proof alcohol (vodka or rum). Then keep in a dark place for two weeks shaking it twice daily. After the two weeks strain out the plant matter and keep the remaining liquid in a dark bottle.

~when you wish to use it. Use a dropper and mix 2 drops of the condensed liquid to a cup of distilled water.


Crystal Elixir
You can make a crystal elixir in your water bottle for the day for example for healing your can add amethyst, carnelian and agate or you can add crystals to your herbal potions the same way as the water method. Tho you can’t add any crystal because some crystals are poisonous, I suggest that you do thorough research on the crystals you choose to use. So you don’t accidentally Poison your self.
–Steep a stone in water for a measured amount of time in sunlight or moon light. You may leave the stone in the liquid and renew the fluid as necessary. Make sure the stone is scrubbed clean and rinsed well before you use it. Also make sure you have cleansed the stone of any foreign energy by any chosen method.


Herbal Elixir
–An herbal elixir is a liquid that contains properties of planetary energies, because of the inclusion of herbs possessing the chosen plants equivalent vibrations. In an elixir, the herbs are blended with the physical, astral, and spiritual which all three levels are balanced. Thus all three are affected when the elixir is used. An alcohol based substance such as brandy in which you will place the herbs to extract the “sulphur” (astral qualities of the herb).

-How To:
—Place 1 pint of brandy in a small enamel or glass sausepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer with the pan covered until you have reduced the liquid alcohol by half. Then turn the heat off.

—Pour the reduced alcohol into a dark, wide mouth jar. Now add 1/2 cup of your chosen dried herbs or 1 cup fresh herbs to the reduced alcohol in the jar and seal it. The alcohol is considered “mercury” (spiritual qualities of the herbs used)

—Keep the herbs and alcohol in your sealed jar in a slightly warm place for about 2 weeks.

—At this point strain the mixture until it is clear and has no particles of herb left in it.

— take the herbs that you have strained out for the last step in the process( store in a dark wide mouth jar) allow the herbs to completely dry . This may take a few days. When they are dry, place them in a fire resistant dish and ignite them. Allow the herbs to burn to ash.

–Next place the ashes in their fire resistant dish over the low flame of a Bunsen burner and heat the ashes to a red glow while grinding them occasionally. This produces “salt”
(Physical qualities of the herb)

–mix the “salt” back into the liquid in your dark jar and store the mixture again in its worm place. Let it sit for another 2 weeks.

–after that time, pour the liquid off, leaving the solid matter in the jar and seal it.
–allow it to sit another 2 weeks then open the jar and allow any moisture to evaporate.
–after the elixir completely drys scrape it into an air tight container.

—you can certainly save the liquid that you removed from the solid matter and use it in a bath, or discard it, you may pour it into a running stream to disperse your desires into the univers.

~when you wish to use the elixir , mix 1/4 tsp of dry elixir with 2 cups water and take it internally over a weeks period prior to your magical working.


Fluid condensers
An herbal condenser is not dimple to prepare than an elixir but can be used in similar ways.

–first take a large handful of an herb or herbal combination and place it in a small glass or enamel pot. Cover the herbs with distilled water.
–let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes with the pot covered. Turn off the heat and allow your mixture to cool, leavening the pot covered.
–when it is cool, strain out the herbs and return the liquid to the pot again. Summer with the lid on until the liquid has boiled down to Half.
– cool the liquid again and mix it with grain alcohol equal to the volume of the liquid.
–now add 10 flakes of gold and stir.
Bottle it in a dark amber or blue bottle to keep any light from touching the liquid and store in a cool dark place.

~when your wish to use the condenser, shake it first, then drink a liqueur glass full each day for a week prior to your rite.

—When you wish to begin your potion making I suggest that you put lots of thought into your process, so you can work the herbs powers to there extent. The day , the time, the amount, and the season all play rolls in this art.


• if there are any questions my ask is always open.

~The Darkest of Lights


Sources:
Arin Murphy Hiscock
Scott Cunningham
Karen Harrison
Ann Moura

2,791 notes9.191:23 AM

megarah-moon:

iv’e never bonded more closely to any horse than i have with this mare right here.

:D awwh

53 notes9.181:16 AM
feather-haired:

Faun by Ruth-Tay
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mothwinged:

pomegranateandivy:

Hint: Use scholar.google.com to look up witchcraft research and skip through the unwanted stuff and game sites to get to legit papers with sources and everything

I highly recommend sacred-texts.com too!

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comradegoatherder:

nestingbird:

comradegoatherder:

finally unveiled the wing and talons i grabbed from that crow~ the other wing i gave to a friend in exchange for some bones. Gonna make those feet into some rad earrings!

what process did you use to get the wings preserved like that? :)

A very easy one. This process can be used for bird and small mammals alike for any kind of dry preserving. Basically, you find an old shoe box, fill the bottom with cornmeal, place the pieces you want to preserve inside (not touching each other) and then you cover them with cornmeal, put the lid on and make sure the box can breathe and then pop it into a dark, cool, dry place and leave it there for a month. However, you want to make sure your piece is really fresh. You probably don’t want to do this for anything that’s been dead longer than a full day because if its already rotting or if it has bugs it’s either gonna be stinking and just continue decomposing in your box or you’re gonna have a little bug infestation. The parts are going to be extremely stiff when it’s all done so if you want the thing to preserve in any sort of position such as the bird wing spread out compared to being closed, you’re going to want to put it in the box spread out. When you take these things out of the box of course they’re going to be covered in cornmeal so you’ll want to take a stiff chiseled paint brush and carefully brush off the excess. Also, there will be cornmeal clumped up at the part wherever you detached the piece from the body. You can pick off as much of this as you can, but in certain spots like really close to the bone and the insides, you probably won’t be able to pick it off without damaging it, so there will be some left over cornmeal on the piece.

Also, someone informed me of something that I was unaware of, that if you’re living in the United States, it’s illegal to keep crow parts native to the U.S. whether you killed it or not. With that being said, I don’t recommend going out and doing this with crow pieces even though that’s what this post is on (because like I said, was really unaware). So I guess one more tidbit, if you go out and you find an animal you want to preserve, if you have your phone on you, please just do a quick search and make sure it’s legal to keep whatever it is that you find~

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kirschtxin:

kirschtxin:

I’ve been feeling a bit low so I treated myself with some pretties

I just learnt that my quartz cluster is called ‘fairy quartz’ and I just yaaa cute bb

source: kirschtxin via: seidr-witch
9,759 notes9.133:49 AM

wolftea:

Bryan and I went on a small adventure…. and found some amazing treasures.

source: wolftea
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