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Can Men Be Wiccan? Here’s the Truth!


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Before Wicca was officially a religion, anyone observing Wiccan types of beliefs, practicing magic, or holding otherworldly ceremonies was labeled a witch. This was more often than not women, due to the historical associations of women with witchcraft (think of the witch trials).

Now that Wicca is steadily becoming accepted by the general public, a pertinent question is rising: Since Wicca is most often thought of as a female-centric religion, can men be Wiccan too? The answer is:

Men can absolutely be Wiccan. In fact, there are many famous male Wiccans who have played a role shaping Wicca into what it is today. Consider Gerald Gardner, Alex Sanders, Raymond Buckland, Ed Fitch, Paul Huson, Scott Cunningham, and others.

This article will talk about Wiccan men and why more females are known as Wiccans than males. We’ll also discuss modern-day Wicca, male Wiccan history, and some helpful resources for men interested in Wicca.

Why More Females Are Known As Wiccan

Since old times, women were the ones punished for practicing any form of magic. It didn’t matter if it was nature magic, kitchen magic, or any other tame and harmless form of magic. As long as it was some sort of thing that gave women power, it needed to be feared and punished.

Men usually got away with such things. They weren’t watched as closely or judged as harshly. Their words were often taken with trust and rarely doubted. This means that even if men did practice any form of magic back then, they would go unnoticed and unpunished.

This habit stuck throughout the years. Men weren’t as feared for practicing magic, so they were less often persecuted. In fact, there are very few records of men practicing magic that were ever written. You’ll see plenty of women recorded as witches and magic practitioners, especially women that were burned for it, but not many men.

We know that Wicca and witchcraft are two separate concepts. However in the general public, the two are often confused to be the same thing. Since women are widely known and recognized to have practiced such crafts in the past, they are still primarily associated with the religion of Wicca today.

The truth is that many men followed Wiccan practices and even influenced Wicca’s evolution. Today, there is a huge diversity in Wiccan followers, but women still get most of the attention.

It may be that due to women’s continuous persecution for being magic practitioners, they’re mostly the ones that proudly state their new-age religion in our modern world. Men usually don’t see the need to brandish their Wiccan practices since they’re content enough with following the Wiccan path by heart.

This is especially seen in the branch of Dianic Wicca, which has female-only covens and takes a hard stance in feminism and female healing.

Consequently, since the Wiccan religion is generally known to be female-centric by the public.

Unfortunately that can dissuade male practitioners from being out in the open, or even from pursuing the religion at all.

Modern-Day Wicca

Living in the modern-day often equates to living in empowerment. This means you don’t have to hide your religion anymore. It is especially true for things that were once seen as eccentric or wrong, like Wicca.

Most women enjoy the privileges that come with this, so they proudly identify as Wiccans and even share their practices with people interested in Wicca. However, it’s perfectly normal for men to be Wiccans as well.

In fact, since the old times, some men identified themselves as Wiccans and even proudly shared their learnings and practices. These people include Gerald Gardner, Alex Sanders, Raymond Buckland, Ed Fitch, Paul Huson, and Scott Cunningham. We will talk about them in more detail in the next section.

So, as you’ve probably understood by now, men can be Wiccan, and many more men than you may think are Wiccans. The first reason for this is that we’re living in modern-day society. And another reason is that Wicca doesn’t discriminate between genders.

Wiccan Men Throughout History

Contrary to popular belief, men played a crucial role in shaping Wicca into what it is now, even if you only ever see it populated by women. Alongside the great women who helped Wicca evolve were men who taught Wicca, compiled resources, and wrote about the subject.

Gerald Gardner

Gerald Gardner is Wicca’s known father. He compiled best witchcraft practices and teachings into this new religion that promotes certain values that like-minded people agreed with, believed in, and followed.

If you’d like to know more about Wiccan men and how they influenced the religion itself, check out Absolute History’s documentary about Gerald Gardner on YouTube:

Alex Sanders

Besides Gardner, another Wiccan man named Alex Sanders is famous for creating the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca. The Alexandrian branch of Wicca often relied on ceremonial magic heavily. 

You can watch a rare and fascinating footage of Alex Sanders on YouTube here, uploaded by The Australian Witch:

Raymond Buckland

Most Wiccan men listed here are credited as proponents of a Wiccan branch, and Raymond Buckland isn’t an exception. He’s known as the man who brought Wicca to America. He is a writer who vigorously promoted Gardnerian Wicca, and he’s also sometimes called the grandfather of Wicca.

If you’d like to listen to an interview involving Buckland, check out A Pagan Perspective’s YouTube clip:

Others

Throughout history, the list of Wiccan men goes on, but among other notable males are Ed Fitch, Paul Huson, and Scott Cunningham. Ed Fitch is a writer who served as a Wiccan high priest and founded the Pagan Way, together with other people. Lastly, Paul Huson and Scott Cunningham are excellent and highly influential writers of the occult and Wiccan practices.

Resources For Wiccan Men

If you’re looking for resources to study Wicca in detail, start by checking out The Wiccan Rede if you haven’t yet. It guides Wiccans into a general way of living among other beings in peace.

And if you would like to read a book for Wiccan men, try A.J. Drew’s Wicca Spellcraft for Men. You’ll also benefit from reading through older Wiccan books, so search them up if you have time. They’re usually available for free on various websites like Gutenberg and Sacred Texts.

Conclusion

Wicca is a religion whose followers practice nature worship and witchcraft. Usually, you’ll only see women practicing witchcraft openly and accepting Wicca as their religion. However, it is very much possible for men to be Wiccan. The reason is that this religion does not discriminate between genders, and anyone who feels drawn to Wicca can practice it.

In fact, many male Wiccans influenced the development and evolution of Wicca back when it started. Men aren’t as well-known to be Wiccans because only women were persecuted for practicing magic in old times.

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Is Reiki a Form of Witchcraft? Know the Distinction


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You’ve heard of Reiki, and you realized it’s surrounded by and features enough mysticism to associate itself with witchcraft. However, is Reiki something you have to learn because it’s a part of witchcraft, or is it a separate endeavor anyone can practice?

Reiki is not a form of witchcraft, although the two are often assumed to be the same since they both manipulate unseen forces and attract similar groups (like psychics and seers). The two are complementary when practiced together though, creating a powerful holistic healing modality.

This article will provide you with a closer look at Reiki and why some may think it’s a part of witchcraft. It will also answer common questions about Reiki and some tips on incorporating Reiki into your magickal practice.

Do You Have to Be a Witch to Practice Reiki?

Reiki uses universal energy, and it mirrors how witchcraft does the same. However, Reiki and witchcraft complement each other but exist without the other. Hence, you’re not a witch if you practice Reiki, and you’re not a Reiki practitioner if you’re a witch. 

What Exactly Is Reiki?

Reiki is the practice of drawing universal energy to heal people, plants, animals, and even non-living things. It’s tapping into the abundant and limitless force already within our world and then directing that energy to the right places.

Essentially, you call on to the universal force around you and use yourself as a conduit to transfer that energy to your target area. You can touch whoever or whatever you’re healing for best results, but you can also hover over them without contact. 

Some people see this as magick, but some people may argue that there’s science behind it. However, the important thing here is that Reiki is an effective healing and enhancing method for most people. Hence, both magick practitioners and non-practitioners utilize Reiki to suit their needs.

What Are the Rules of Reiki?

Like everything in our universe, Reiki follows a couple of broad guidelines to ensure its effectiveness and proper usage. So, Reiki has two general rules and five expansive principles. 

The rules are:

  • You need consent to heal your target. 
  • You need an exchange of some sort for performing the healing.

You need permission to heal your target first because no change will occur if they’re unwilling to accept the healing energy you’re directing at them. Think of it as giving somebody food when they’re sick: they’ll only obtain the nourishment granted by the food if they willingly eat it.

However, you may come across rare cases where you don’t have time to ask for permission. When this happens, think of it as the universe itself permitting you to heal. If you suddenly feel the flow of energy buzzing through and around you, you will not likely have time to pause and ask your target for consent because that will disrupt the energies already flowing.

You also need to ensure an exchange occurs once you heal someone. This rule stems from two thoughts: everything in the universe needs to give and receive, and people shouldn’t take Reiki healing for granted. The exchange does not need to be monetary – it can be any kind of exchange.

Meanwhile, the five principles of Reiki are:

  • Just for today, I will promote kindness to others.
  • Just for today, I will be calm and shrug my worries.
  • Just for today, I will soothe my anger and let things pass.
  • Just for today, I will be grateful for everything I have and receive.
  • Just for today, I will exert plenty of effort on the things I need done.

Where Does Reiki Come From?

Reiki as a term is ancient. Rei means universal, and ki denotes energy. If you think hard about it, you’ll realize that the limitless and abundant universal force Reiki healing draws upon is as old as the time of creation itself.

However, Reiki as a tradition was developed by a Buddhist monk in the late 1800s in Japan. Mikao Usui decided to commence on a meditation retreat on Mt. Kurama, which lasted for 21 days. During that retreat, he discovered people could heal by touch or near-touch using the universe’s energies.

What Can You Do With Reiki?

The best thing you can do with Reiki is to heal people, animals, plants, and objects. However, other people also succeeded in utilizing Reiki to consecrate candles, charge herbs or other magickal ingredients, and even cast magick circles. 

The idea here is that energy flows anywhere it’s needed, which equates to Reiki as something usable for anything that requires energy transfer that will result in healing or enhancement.

Can You Learn Reiki by Yourself?

You can learn Reiki by yourself, but you can also opt for a traditional initiation to Reiki. People who learn Reiki by themselves are often born with a natural attunement to the universe’s force, so they may draw on it and do Reiki. However, that sometimes results in drawing too much or too little energy, and sometimes even resulting in absorbing the illness of somebody they healed.

Meanwhile, people formally initiated into Reiki often undergo a few classes where they’re taught the basic Reiki principles and then “attuned.” A Reiki master does this attunement, and it will ensure that when you heal, you’re creating a one-way energy flow that doesn’t reverse on you and cause you harm.

You’ll also have access to Reiki symbols that enhance Reiki healing even more if you’re formally initiated into Reiki II. Essentially, traditional Reiki has four levels:

  • Reiki I (gaining attunement)
  • Reiki II (gaining the skill to heal through symbol utilization over a long distance)
  • Reiki III (knowing how to attune others to Reiki)
  • Reiki IV (committing oneself to practice Reiki continuously)

So, you can do Reiki and learn it without conventional training. However, it’s wise to undergo a traditional initiation if you wish for more guidance or wish to continuously progress through Reiki’s levels at an optimally suggested pace.

Do You Have to Learn Reiki When You’re Practicing Any Form of Magick?

You don’t have to learn Reiki because you’re practicing any other form of magick. Reiki is a healing art, and people often practice it because they’re drawn to it or because they willingly chose to do so.

Why Do People Relate Reiki With Witchcraft?

Witchcraft is essentially the use and manipulation of natural and preternatural resources. Since Reiki utilizes universal energy and sometimes symbols (similar to how witchcraft uses herbs, candles, and energies) people tend to associate Reiki with witchcraft.

The types of people interested in either Reiki and witchcraft also tend to be similar. They attract people who have deep intuition, are psychically gifted, or who believe that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

As you learned earlier, Reiki is not a part of witchcraft. It is composed of its own principles, training levels, stories, and techniques, which sets it apart from witchcraft. However, witchcraft and Reiki can produce great results when merged.

According to Christopher PenczakOpens in a new tab., a Reiki healer and practicing Wicca, a witch is a walker between dimensions, akin to a shaman who occupies both the material and the spiritual world. A witch acts like a bridge connecting worlds, healing people, and communities.

Witchcraft and ReikiOpens in a new tab. are similar in many ways. Consider:

  • They both connect to a divine presence and the energetic forces in the universe.
  • They both use symbols to distribute and balance energy.
  • They both have rules and conduct codes on the deployment of their modalities on patients.
  • They both use mood and environmental enhancers (like aromatherapy, incense, or candles) to prepare for sessions.
  • They both invoke celestial beings, the dead, and deities.
  • They both incorporate New Age elements, like chakras, crystals, and herbs into their tradition.
  • They both want to connect with a force greater than themselves.
  • They both are interested in making positive changes for, and promoting healing in, others.
  • They both have successive levels of training with corresponding rituals when each level is attained.

How Can I Incorporate Reiki Into My Magickal Practice?

Reiki is about knowing you can tap into the universal force around us and use it to heal, enhance, and improve the things and beings around us.

So, you can use Reiki in your magickal practiceOpens in a new tab. by drawing on universal energies to charge herbs, cast circles, consecrate candles, attune objects, and remove blockages on your spiritual body.

An example of this is to tap into your chakras and clear any blockages that might exist there. You can utilize the universe’s force to help heal specific issues you’re experiencing if you know which chakras to target.

Another example can be found hereOpens in a new tab., which gives a walk-through of a typical magickal Reiki session.

Practitioners like Penczak combine both modalities to enhance their healing abilities. Why not try Reiki? It’s always beneficial to explore anything that enriches one’s knowledge, existence, and capacity to help others.

Final Thoughts

Reiki utilizes the universe’s energies, similar to how witchcraft uses the energies around us. However, Reiki is not a form of witchcraft. Instead, it’s a practice that stands alone but significantly complementsOpens in a new tab. other magickal practices if you choose to incorporate it alongside your practice.

For additional reading, check out Reiki for Witches by Dr. Isis DayOpens in a new tab..

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What Do Candle Colors Mean in Wicca?


Candle Color Meanings Wicca

Candle magic is a key skill for all Wiccans and witches, especially novices since it’s a user-friendly intro to spellwork. However there is a wide variety of candle colors available– which one do you need? This guide will give you a comprehensive overview of candle colors, their correspondences, and how to use them in your own candle magick.

In Wicca, common candle color meanings are: white for general purposes, black for protection, yellow/orange/red for solar/masculine energies, silver for lunar/feminine energies, brown for grounding, green for growth, purple for wisdom, indigo for balance, and blue for Water and harmony.

Lighting candles opens the door to many possibilities, such as inviting love in, summoning justice, invoking prosperity, and communicating with deities. But knowing the meanings of candle colors is the primary step toward a thorough understanding of their craft.

This article discusses the candle colors used in Wicca, their meanings, and the traditional uses. Let’s continue!

What Is Candle Magic?

Candle magic is a powerful form of natural and sympathetic magic that combines lighting candles of various colors, time, the fire element, and targeted intention to achieve goals.

It is one of the most ancient forms of magic. According to the Celtic Connections, humans have been practicing it since the Paleolithic era. The National Candle Association tracked the earliest recorded candle use to 3000 BC Egypt.

As candle magic is one of the simplest kinds of magic, it’s an easy way to dynamize spells, especially for beginners. That’s why newbie Wiccans and witches often begin with it when they first start learning the craft.

Candles can be used in spells, exercises, meditations, and magick for a wide range of outcomes.

Candle magic can be either simple or complex, depending on your preferences. However, the color is always significant. So we must take careful consideration when selecting candle colors.

That being said, color correspondences are only one integral part of candle magick. Other additions can have a profound effect including magical herbs, healing crystals, inscriptions, tarot cards, elementals, and deities.

Pointers When Performing Candle Magic

As with practicing any form of magick, candle magick has many consequences including ripple effects. Your magick will be sent out to the entire world, not just to your spell’s target.

If you are Wiccan, always keep in mind the Wiccan Rede, “Harm no one.”  And remember the threefold law, that the magick you send out will return back to you threefold, whether good or bad.

So be exact in your incantations and formulas: Cover all areas and leave no gaps. Be cautious, succinct, and accurate. And try to minimize any external effects or unintended negative consequences.

Since some candle magick can linger energetically, be sure to store candles in a safe, secure location. Avoid placing them near curtains, high-traffic areas, or any appliance that generates disturbance or noise.

Also, do not extinguish your candle flames by blowing on them. This affects the climax of the candle burning exercise. So instead use a hollow metal cone or snuffer instead.

Why Do Wiccans Use Candles in Magic?

Almost all global religions and spiritual practices use candles in one way or another, whether for spirituality, meditation, and ritual.

Candles give a sacred and somber effect which makes them popular in ceremonial uses. They help us to invoke awe, quiet our minds, and connect with the divine. Most religious practitioners would not refer to their candle use as magick though.

In Wicca and witchcraft, candles have a similar appeal. Not only do they help us focus on the divine, but they are a tool which is explicitly magickal.

Candles are some of the best magickal tools because of their ease of use and accessibility, especially for new witches. Many books on Wicca recommend candle magic to newbies because it’s a way to quickly and easily harness magical power.

What Kinds of Candles Should You Use?

You can use just about any kind of candle, provided you purify and consecrate it beforehand.

The best materials for candles are those that are all-natural. Beeswax, for example, is direct from nature and so will produce very powerful magick.

(Check out this cool coiled “timer” candle, shown below. It’s made from beeswax and will self-extinguish after your set length burns. Great for timed spells and rituals.)

Not all of us can afford beeswax candles however, so you can easily make substitutions with other candles you find in stores, online, or in your home. You can easily repurpose your tapered dining room candles, scented candle, or tea lights if you’re in a pinch. In fact, even birthday candles can work well with proper cleansing and consecration!

Many witches and Wiccans like to make their own candles. Making candles is a fun project to do at home. It’s also a great way to imbue your candles with as much magickal energy as possible.

Crafting candles captures both your personal energies and your specific intentions. The end result is a highly charged and effective candle, aligned with your magickal goals.

What Is Color Magic?

Color magick is the process of using color to change the world around us. The impact can be subtle or major, depending on the color selected, how multiple colors are combined, where it is placed, and with what intention it’s instilled.

In fact, whether present in candles, fashion, art, or branding– color elicits a magickal response whenever and wherever it is used.

Color magick is a vital part of other spiritual practices, such as Feng Shui. Feng Shui uses specific colors, in specific areas of the home, to create a desired energy flow.

The Purpose of Color

Each color has a specific correspondence– a magickal meaning, energetic vibration, and use. For instance, green increases prosperity, while white purifies and heals.

Each color has a specific frequency and energy type that Wiccans can harness and use in their magical applications. Match the right candle color to its application, and see the power of your spellcraft rapidly increase.

Colors can be used in isolation, to create a concentrated and focused effect. They can also be combined, to create a blended and balanced magickal result. Similarly, spells may call for a single colored candle to achieve a specific end. Or, they might call for one candle color to represent one aspect of the spell, and another candle color for a different aspect.

New witches and those new to candle magick should strive to work with just a single color first. This allows you to build knowledge and skill about color correspondences. Then after some experience, you can then start to work with the complexities of multiple colors.

Colors–Their Meanings and Uses

According to Wiccan Life Tips, color plays a significant role in magical functions. Since each color has a magical correspondence, you’ll want to pick the color associated with your magical goals.

You can incorporate color not just in your candles but in other spell tools and paraphernalia. For example ink, clothing, altar covers, canvas charm bags, and water offerings. 

The below candle color meanings are just guidelines– they not absolute. What matters most is what a particular color means to you.

For example, even if the color chart states that green symbolizes money best, but you are drawn to gold, then so be it.

These are the colors often used in Wiccan and witchcraft magical applications:

White

White represents a host of magickal concepts:

  • Female divine, the goddess, and all female deities
  • Aether/Ether element (the Wiccan 5th element)
  • Spiritual blessings
  • Divinity
  • Virginity
  • Purity
  • Sincerity
  • Peace
  • Healing
  • Rest
  • Wholesomeness
  • Higher self
  • Clairvoyance
  • Power of higher nature
  • The Aether

White stands for balance in all colors. Use it as a substitute for any color. This is especially handy when you have a spell calling for a specific candle color that you don’t have on hand.

Wiccans use white in rituals to communicate with the goddess or to examine their own divine nature. They also integrate it into rites utilizing the energy of the moon.

Use it for cleansing, seeking the truth, spiritual enlightenment, and ending conflicts.

A simple way to start with white candle magic is to do a candle purification ritual before embarking on meditation.

Black and Gray

Contrary to popular belief, black candles don’t represent evil. Instead, they are used for the expulsion of evil. Use black candles for:

  • Expelling dark magic
  • Undoing hexes, curses, the evil eye, and other dark attacks
  • Binding hostile forces
  • Eliminating dark thoughts, sorrow, or negativity
  • Shapeshifting
  • Releasing
  • Reversal
  • Protection and defensive magick

You will commonly find black candle rituals at the Samhain sabbat.

Black uncovers the more extensive levels of the unconscious. Use it in rituals to draw Saturn’s power, instigate a deep meditative state, or in uncrossing rituals to repel evil.

Use neutral gray to mull over-complicated matters, cause confusion, disarm an enemy, or render an opposing force harmless.

Gold

Gold represents many things, generally revolving around the male divine and solar power. Use it for connections to:

  • The male divine, the god, all male deities
  • Masculine power
  • Happiness
  • Intuition
  • Understanding
  • Harnessing cosmic power
  • Influencing victory
  • Attract fortune
  • Facilitate learning

Silver

Silver spans a wide spectrum of uses that emcompass feminine energy, psychic intuition, and victory.

  • The female divine and female deities
  • Feminine power and the female divine
  • Cosmic energy
  • Dreams
  • Meditation
  • Victory
  • Banishing negativity
  • Endorsing stability
  • Psychic abilities (clairvoyance, intuition, and telepathy)

Copper

Copper is a color that we don’t often think of, but it has a number of useful correspondences:

  • Career advancement
  • Business growth
  • Financial prosperity
  • Fertility

Yellow

As it represents the sun, Wiccans use yellow in rituals that involve solar energy. Yellow also symbolizes the air element, which comes along with its own correspondences. Use yellow for:

  • Mental prowess
  • Memory
  • Clairvoyance
  • Devotion
  • Prayer
  • Cheerfulness
  • Attraction
  • Stimulation
  • Inspiration
  • Unity

It has many uses for practical and professional goals as well. Use it to:

  • Speed up learning
  • Remove mental blocks
  • Bolster concentration
  • Boost creativity
  • Gain another’s trust
  • Instigate action
  • Dissolve hesitancy
  • Implement sudden changes
  • Take control
  • Assume power
  • Attract positivity
  • Bring about a change in fortune

Brown

This balanced color represents grounding, earthly sentiments, and keeping one’s feet firmly planted. Use brown for magickal work concerning:

  • Money
  • Intuition
  • Study
  • Neutrality
  • Extrasensory perception
  • Boost concentration
  • Strengthen friendships
  • Dispel indecisiveness
  • Find lost items
  • Settle large disagreements, such as arguments or court cases

Orange

Bright orange is a solar color that has bold and adventurous uses:

  • Leo
  • Increase assertiveness
  • Ambition
  • Manifesting career goals and professional success
  • Self-confidence
  • Prophetic dreams
  • Creativity
  • Ensuring fairness and justice (use to produce the best outcomes with property deals, sales, and legal matters)

Red

Red represents male energies and the fire element. Use it in magickal work relating to:

  • Male energies, the god, and male deities
  • The fire element
  • Driving force
  • Strength and virility
  • Decisiveness and rapid action
  • Passion
  • Survival instinct
  • Health, energy, and vigor
  • Willpower
  • Courage to face fears
  • Sexual potency and fertility
  • Elevating magnetism in rituals
  • Summoning energy from Aries and Scorpio

Pink

Pink is the color of the soft and affectionate. Use it for spells involving:

  • Femininity
  • Self-love
  • Spiritual awakening
  • Healing
  • Goodwill
  • Honor
  • Service
  • Clean living
  • Attraction
  • Affection
  • Friendship
  • Romance

Magenta

Wiccans and witches use magenta for its high frequency. A mix of violet and red, it has a dynamic and powerful energy. Magenta is great for:

  • Removing evil spirits
  • Initiating rapid change
  • Creating intense power
  • Dynamizing stale rituals
  • Manifesting promptly
  • Quickening spiritual healing
  • Supercharging dull or lifeless spells

Purple

Purple is a regal, ambitious, and wise color. It’s most commonly associated with the head chakra, which is the source of our pure thought and spiritual enlightenment. Incorporate purple into spellwork for:

  • Spiritual wisdom and power
  • Seeing the bigger picture
  • Uncovering secret knowledge
  • Idealism and honor
  • Success and mastery
  • Realizing ambitions and reaping financial rewards
  • Harvesting Neptune’s energy
  • Controlling your destiny
  • Influencing decision-makers and VIPs
  • Connection to, and communication with, the spiritual world
  • Finding independence

Indigo

Associated with the 3rd eye chakra, indigo is the color of balance and meditation. Indigo is great for magick involving:

  • Inertia
  • Finding workarounds and reconcilation with negative situations or people
  • Neutralize opposing magick
  • Balancing energies and karma
  • Ending gossip
  • Entering deep meditative states
  • Harnessing Saturn’s energy

Blue

Blue is a mainstay spiritual color. It symbolizes the water element and spiritual inspiration. Include blue in your magickal work if you are dealing with:

  • Protection
  • Peace
  • Good fortune
  • Occult power
  • Happiness
  • Understanding
  • Patience
  • Benevolent intentions
  • Healing
  • Repairing mishandled communication
  • Securing harmony, wisdom, or inner light
  • Teaching guidance to others

Royal Blue

Royal blue is a cheerful color associated with Jupiter. Use it for:

  • Evoke laughter
  • Receiving loyalty
  • Escalating influence
  • Summoning Jupiter’s energy

Light Blue

Light blue is a spiritual color used in devotional meditations. Incorporate light blue shades to bring about:

  • Tranquality to the home
  • Neutralizing awkward situations
  • Emitting Aquarius energy

Green

Greens represent the element of earth, and are great for herbal magick and fertility magick. Use green to produce:

  • Growth
  • Abundance
  • Encouraging successful harvests
  • Fertility
  • Generosity
  • Plant and herbal magick
  • Fortifying prosperity
  • Stimulating good luck
  • Marriage and relationship harmony
  • Physical healing
  • Rejuvenation and regrowth
  • Organically manifesting personal and financial goals

Dark green and emerald green have some unique correspondences of their own.

Use dark green in candle rituals for:

  • Representing the goddess
  • Fending off jealousy, greed, and over-ambition

Use emerald green for magick involving:

  • Summoning Venus’s energy
  • Nurturing love and fertility
  • Smoothing social interactions

Color Combinations

As mentioned, color combinations are a flexible technique for experienced candle magick practitioners and those familiar with color correspondences already.

If you’d like to try your hand at some simple candle color combinations, here are a few common and introductory pairings that work well:

  • Black and green—remove curses that impede money flow
  • Black and red—remove spells that inhibit love
  • Black and white—return curses to the sender

Conclusion

Color in candle magic is about color correspondences, preference, and personal connection. For an in-depth understanding of colors in Wicca, read Wicca Candles—Meaning and Spells for BeginnersOpens in a new tab. by Dayanara Blue Star.

We hope you found this candle color guide useful in learning color significance and steering your magical applications to the next dimension!

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What Is Green Witchcraft? Here’s the Answer


What Is Green Witchcraft

What do you call a witch who harnesses the energies of the Earth and natural sources all around? A green witch! Whether you’re wondering if green witchcraft is for you, or you’re just interested in all the awesome witchy work they do, keep reading and we’ll give you the complete description of green witchcraft.

Green witchcraft is a practice that focuses on magickal energies direct from nature, using materials gathered from Mother Earth like herbs, plants, seeds, and crystals. Green witches’ pursuits include healing, gardening, casting magic, wildcrafting, cooking, and caring for the environment.

Read on to find out more about the background, goals, and nuances of this fascinating branch of witchcraft.

Green Witchcraft Explained

This type of witchcraft harnesses natural energies for magickal objectives. It commonly uses natural tools and implements like herbs, spices, seeds, wood, and other Earth-bound items like crystals and gems.

Ideology

Arin Murphy-Hiscock, the author of The Green WitchOpens in a new tab., explains that green witches’ practices and outlook involve the primary concepts of healing, harmony, and balance, which encapsulate three distinctive emphases:

  • Mother Earth
  • The human race
  • Oneself

Energy Centers

A significant part of the green path involves using natural energies in plant life to achieve one’s magical or medicinal goals. Green witches infuse these energies into their daily lives to maintain equilibrium within themselves, others, and the universal flow of energy.

They also harness the energies to amplify intent within rituals and spells.

Green witchcraft focuses on seven elemental energies that permeate everyday life: health, love, happiness, peace, harmony, protection, and abundance.

Magic and Herbs

Green witches are different from other types of witches, because the magic they practice is a natural and organic part of their daily lives. It is constant. They view life itself as an all-encompassing magical encounter. 

The fundamental body of knowledge in green witchcraft is magical lore based on the green environment. Green witches integrate the natural world’s elements into their magical and practical spells, crafts, and applications.

Most of them are skilled in the preparation and storage of herbal concoctions, like oils, potions, tinctures, incense blends, teas, balms, and more.

Murphy-Hiscock outlines their methods of energy extraction from herbs:

  • Maceration—they soften herbs by soaking them in solvents to produce tinctures 
  • Infusion—they soak the leaves or flowers of plants or herbs in liquid
  • Enfleurage—they soak herbs or flowers in odorless animal or vegetable fat to extract essential oils, perfume, and energy
  • Decoction—they boil or heat bark, twigs, and roots in water to extract their essence

Green witches use natural energy to understand their surroundings better and be in harmony with the planet’s energies.

Marian Green, the author of Wild Witchcraft and a supporter of the green witch philosophy, views magick as harmonizing oneself with nature’s forces—the exact framework of the green witch’s existence.

Sans Convention

You may have heard of the “green witch tradition,” but in reality, there is no formal tradition. There is no dedicated program of study. There are no initiates preparing to be ordained.

Green witches don’t have established rules and regulations or follow dogmatic principles. Instead, modern green witches practice a mosaic of varying practices from different backgrounds.

Since green witchcraft does not follow a formal approach, its followers tailor their knowledge to their particular circumstances. They may adopt other witches’ practices and amend them according to their needs.

The main focus in their efforts is to always consider the greater good. They are flexible in their craft and are responsive to other people’s needs and those of the environment.

Knowledge Transmittal

Since the practitioner path is individualized, the various pieces of literature on green witchcraft are personal interpretations of the practice.

There is currently no established physical record of formal knowledge that needs to be passed on to future generations. There are no initiation rites or sacred ceremonies for inclusion. There are no established groups of elders with which to connect, either. 

Some eclectic branches of witchcraft may base their practices on green witchcraft ideology, but these are far from uniform or formalized. So a green witch may choose to pass on personal knowledge to another practitioner.

If you want to learn the craft, you may read green witches’ books. This is a kind of apprenticeship wherein you gain a different perspective and learn techniques to connect you more extensively with the natural world.

These are the green witchcraft books we recommend:

So What Are Green Witches?

According to Murphy-Hiscock, green witches are those whose practice revolves around nature. They harvest materials and energies from nature to use in their work.

The major elements of green witches’ practice are gardening, herbalism, and wildcrafting (gathering fungi, herbs, and plants from the wild). They cast spells not just for themselves but also for their neighborhood and for the environment around them.

Green witches attune themselves to the cycles of nature and dedicate their lives to serving their local communities. They care about keeping their surroundings clean and preserving local flora and fauna.

Green witches are often eco-conscious and adhere to an environmentally friendly lifestyle. They aim for a small environmental footprint and try to leave the Earth in a better condition than how they found it.

Modern green witches can live anywhere and aren’t necessarily surrounded by greenery at a folkloric country cottage. They may live in an apartment building or a high-rise with concrete all around. However you might notice herbs growing on their balcony, a terrarium inside their apartment, or a small vegetable garden in their yard.

Green witches observe an Earth-based energy practice, but may or may not subscribe to any religion. They may be pagan, Wiccan, or any other religion. Or even no religion or atheist.

Modern vs. Ancient Green Witches

Gone are the wizened old crones from childhood fairytales, crafting potions in a cast-iron cauldron in the forest.

Now, modern witches don’t just live in the countryside. They live in cities and suburbs. And with modern heating and cooling, we can easily bring the outdoors in.

Green witches today aren’t limited to just local plants and herbs. They can find an exotic herb in an ethnic grocery, order a bamboo plant from China, or find a desert cactus at the local nursery.

Green witches serve as conduits between the old and the new, the past and the present. They aren’t defined by their spiritual expression, religion, places of residence, or anything else. Instead, they are defined solely by their relationship to the world around them, ethics, and affinity with nature. They live the green path.

Green Witches and Plants

Green witches work with plant energy in different ways. They incorporate plant, tree, flower, and herbal energy into different modalities, such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, and other plant-based applications.

Each witch has her own method of energy absorption and administration. Plants and herbs often form the basis for much of the green witch’s magickal work.

Green witches’ primary interests include:

  • Botany
  • Herbalism
  • Essential oil preparation
  • Folk magic

Green Witches and the Four Elements

The basic units of green witches’ affinity with the natural world are the four physical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. These are nature’s raw materials. Each one has dedicated energy. Their interaction with each other forms the foundation of environmental growth and evolution.

Green witches’ perception of each element influences their practice and interaction with their environment.

Green Witches and Stones

Crystals and stones are essential components of green witchcraft because they have many uses in their magic. Witches can assign power to them, charge them with energy, or leave or bury them in certain locations.

Green witches also wear them as jewelry or use them as additives to other green magickal work. Crystals are great additions to essential oils, potted plants, herbal concoctions and tinctures, potpourris, and alongside incense.

Green Witches and Gardens

The powerful personal and spiritual connection of green witches to nature is based not only on growing and cultivating herbs, but also on ancient agrarian cycles.

Closeness with agriculture allows green witches to be attuned to the seasons. It allows them to get familiar with climate, soils, terroir, fertilization, and cultivation.

Agrarian pursuits also reinforce the seasonal planting-growing-harvesting cycle which repeats year after year and is symbolized within the Wheel of the Year. In addition it’s symbolic of the Goddess’s fertility.

Also within agriculture we find practicality in green witchcraft. Aside from providing raw materials for spells and herbal concoctions, herbs and plants provide food to us, just like the harvest.

Green Witches and Healing

A primary objective of green witchcraft is healing, not just of people, plants, and animals, but the entire natural world.

Green witches view healing as a means to restore the balance of misaligned energy. They heal either by cleansing the negative energy or substituting it with a positive one.

Healing in any form creates a synergystic effect within the greater world. If one person is better, then we all benefit, as does the environment.

Conclusion

So what can regular folk learn from the philosophy of green witchcraft? Perhaps that despite the imperfections of our world, it is possible to live in harmony with all its residents, whether plant or animal.

Let us learn from the generous path of green witches and apply their magnanimity in our daily existence. Let’s start asking ourselves: what will our friendly neighborhood green witch do?

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What Is a Spoonie Witch (And How to Know if You Are One)


What Is A Spoonie Witch

Spoonies have started making waves in social media. Maybe you recently found out that there are spoonie witches too, and are curious what they are. Or maybe you are suffering from a chronic illness just like them, so you wonder what if you are a spoonie witch too.

Spoonie witches are a self-identified group within witchcraft. It’s composed of witches with low energy, either due to chronic conditions or differing abilities. They adjust their practices to the demands of their condition to create adaptive, inclusive, and less taxing magical practices.

Read on to find out more about this self-declared group within witchcraft.

What Is a Spoonie Witch?

The Urban Dictionary refers to a “spoonie” as someone living with a long-term illness, especially a physical one. Many people with chronic mental illness have identified with this term too, which originated from Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory

She explains this in her blog, But You Don’t Look Sick, where she describes what it’s like to live with chronic illness so healthy people can understand. What healthy don’t realize is that chronically sick people have excruciating difficulty just going through normal activities of daily living that regular folks take for granted, like getting out of bed or taking a shower.

Miserandino uses a spoon as a unit of measurement to quantify energy. Chronically ill and physically/mentally challenged people have a limited supply of energy, so if they can view energy in a tangible form, they can manage their reserves better and preserve what they currently have.

One spoon stands for one unit of energy for accomplishing a single daily activity, like getting dressed or taking a shower. A sick person with a limited number of spoons has to ration their energy. They must plan their day stringently—and in advance—so they don’t run out of spoons.

Taking from this definition, a spoonie witch is one with a chronic illness who practices witchcraft in consideration of his or her health issues. As a result, spoonie witches use their magic and other skills to deal with their malady and help others like them.

Note that the term “spoonie witch” is non-gender-specific. 

Also, identifying as a “spoonie” is a choice. Not all chronically sick or differently-abled people do. Tasha, a semi-secular spoonie witch, addressed those apprehensive about joining the spoonie witch community (since outsiders often associate witchcraft with “the black arts”) when she said: “Witchcraft does not always have to be a religion. It does not always have to be a spiritual journey. Sometimes it’s just a practice.”

What Is Spoonie Witchcraft?

Amino, a blog on witchcraft with the aim of making witchcraft knowledge more accessible to the masses, explains it thus:

Spoonie witchcraft is a practice connected with the spoon theory—a metaphor for the use of energy in dealing with chronic illness, disability, or mental disorders. This theory uses spoons as representations of mental or physical energy used to function in daily life. Disability or illness impacts the way spoons are used up.

If a sick person runs out of spoons, he has to rest until his spoons are restored. A used spoon can only be replaced if he rests. But resting doesn’t necessarily guarantee a person more spoons. Many disabled people have a continuously low supply of energy, especially if they have sleep disorders or mental health issues.

Taking from this theory, spoonie witchcraft is the practice of witchcraft, giving special consideration or accommodation to one’s disability or illness.

It involves changing established methods (or creating new ones) to make witchcraft more workable. It also involves integrating witchcraft into one’s self-care routine.

The Spoon Theory Influence

The spoon theory is an analogy to express how chronically ill people with limited, low, or sporadic energy levels feel.

It has since spread among those with long-standing medical conditions, disabilities, and mental health issues. Their shared experiences, plus the feeling of division and misunderstanding between themselves and healthy people, have spawned numerous communities that revolve around this theory.

Their interactions have resulted in a movement with various branches, all offering support specific to participants’ circumstances. There are plentiful sources about this movement in social media.

The ubiquity of spoon theory has allowed even timid individuals to come out to participate and share their experiences.

What Draws the Chronically Ill to Witchcraft and Magic?

The leader of Amino has realized the answer after meeting other spoonie witches. Magic gives them power; a means to somehow be in control of themselves and their environment.

It provides some solace even when their illnesses or disabilities leave them feeling helpless, out of control, or lost within their world.

Magic offers them a way back to being an active member of their communities, feeling engaged once again.

This re-emergence enables them to transform themselves and make changes in their (and others’) lives.

How Do You Know if You’re a Spoonie Witch?

Magic comes in many forms, and each spoonie witch has a unique brand. Whether they take minutes or hours to do rituals or add intent to their spells, spoonie witches all maintain their practice of magic rituals.

What makes them different from other witches is that they practice witchcraft with their health considerations in mind.

If you are mentally or physically ill or are differently-abled and follow the above activities, you may be a spoonie witch. If you have a knack for finding unique ways to solve problems, have a highly developed sense of discernment or instinct, or have an affinity for using herbs and other plant-based remedies, you have the capacity to be one, if you aren’t already.

Tips From a Spoonie Witch

When clinical disorders or disabilities interfere with their practice, proactive spoonie witches find alternatives to traditional methods if the ones they previously used have become taxing or difficult to carry out.

They seek substitutes to visualization, energy work, meditation, and astral skills, if those modalities no longer work for them.

They remind themselves that each ingredient for a spell is merely a conduit for energy. So they can source alternatives to inaccessible or inconvenient methods.

The owner of the Tea Berry Magic blog, a real-life spoonie witch, offers these tips on how to practice witchcraft despite one’s illness:

  • Instead of maintaining a physical library of heavy books inconvenient to hold, lift, or shelve, use a digital library—download ebooks into your computer or mobile device. Convert your physical collection into PDFs or ePubs.
  • Instead of maintaining a physical altar, keep a paper, digital, or portable version. Some apps act as alternatives to candles and lighters. They save you money, especially if you need to restock regularly. Just keep a few physical candles for each season—no need to hoard lots. If you maintain positive energy around your space, you don’t need a physical proof of your abilities.
  • Instead of maintaining a physical garden, nurture digital plants. Check out the Viridi app. Another option is switching to low-energy plants, such as cacti or air plants. Or keep plant figurines (ceramic, porcelain, silver, pewter, crystal) or plant art.
  • Instead of maintaining a handwritten grimoire (a book of invocations and magic spells), use a digital alternative. Record your voice, use a speech-to-text app, or type. Typing is a low-impact activity compared to writing.
  • Use shortcuts. Don’t waste spoons trying to accomplish difficult or impossible stuff. Modify practices when possible. Set aside those beyond your limitations. Don’t compete with other witches by proving you can do the same things. Practice in a manner you deem fit.
  • Don’t meditate sitting cross-legged if this gives you discomfort. You don’t have to take on this stereotype meditation pose. Lie down instead, remain sitting up in a chair, or if you have back pain, you can even stand if that’s what’s most comfortable for you.
  • Use tarot apps if you don’t have the energy to take out the entire deck.
  • If you can’t lift your arms or have difficulty maintaining prolonged positions, don’t cast with a wand. Visualize and look in the direction you want to cast.
  • Use sigils (inscribed or painted symbols with magical powers) as energy-preserving alternatives to complex spells. Sigils are simple to do. Their supplies are chargeable and accessible. Always have a notepad and pen (or mobile digital device) handy to create sigils whenever you need them.
  • Whatever you can do standing, do it lying down or sitting with visualization instead. Perform your energy work, rituals, or spells in the position you’re most comfortable with, like leaning, sitting, or lying down on your bed. Then draw a circle around that bed.
  • Do kitchen-based witchcraft sitting down. Cook with a hot plate instead of a stove or conventional oven.

Conclusion

Spoonie witchcraft revolves around using your creativity and resourcefulness to practice witchcraft joyfully while managing illness. This means acknowledging your limitations, not competing with others, and finding peace with the ways in which you are comfortable practicing magick.

Don’t view your situation as a drawback– think of it as an alternate viewpoint that can be an advantage.

Your workarounds to traditional methods will enable you to practice your craft with the same intentions, but in a manner that works for you.

And remember, you don’t have to be a spoonie witch to employ their methods. Use the information from this article to manage temporary mental and physical health dilemmas in your unique way.

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How to Use Bay Leaves for Protection


How To Use Bay Leaves For Protection

There are many options for invoking energetic protection. One of the most powerful, convenient, and easiest (especially for beginners!) is the application of bay leaves.

Use bay leaves for protection by employing them to “manifest” your intention into the universe and have the solution come back to you. This occurs in the same way benevolent acts are rewarded with positive equivalents. One way to express your request is to write it on a bay leaf then burn it.

Read on for the specifics of this interesting and useful process.

What Is Bay Leaf?

Also known as the wishing leaf, the bay leaf comes from the bay laurel shrub, also known as the prosperity plant or wishing plant. You may know it already from its common culinary uses.

This potent herb is used in witchcraft for creating potions, essential oils, and spells. It is great for invoking manifestation, clairvoyance, wisdom, healing, and protection.

Practitioners of ceremonial magic traditions believe that the bay laurel creates magic. Burning its leaf can eradicate negative energy, cleanse a venue, convey one’s requests to deities, and destroy curses.

This is one reason why it’s a major component in the toolkits of witches, Wiccans, pagans, herbalists, spiritualists, and traditional healers.

The bay laurel plant is sacred to the Greek god Apollo. Bay leaves are also the same ones found on the laurel wreaths of legendary Greek and Roman deities and historical figures. They wore these crowns as symbols of victory.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a devotee of Apollo or any Greek or Roman deity to use bay leaves for protection. 

What Are Bay Leaf Spells? 

Most complicated spells require time, planning, and strategy. But there are quick and simple ones that involve just you, herbs, and your whispered intention. You can cast almost daily if you like.

With bay leaves, we offer simple prayers whispered over the smoke of a burning leaf. These spells are great because they work extremely fast due to their casual nature.

After the spell, all that’s needed is continued belief in your intention or goal to bring it to fruition.

How to Cast a Bay Leaf Spell for Protection

Intention

Choose from a wide variety of intentions, depending on your personal situation. The type of protection you can seek using bay leaves might be deeper than you initially think. Consider protection against:

  • Hostile spiritual and energetic forces
  • Natural disasters
  • Those who would cause physical harm
  • Unforeseen danger
  • Accidents
  • Crime
  • Lost property

Materials Needed

You only need a few simple ingredients in your bay leaf spell, and you probably have them in your home already. Gather:

  • Bay leaf
  • Candle
  • Matches or a lighter
  • A felt-tip pen or marker (a regular pen may tear the leaf)
  • A fireproof container to hold the burning leaf

Your materials can vary depending on what kind of protection you need?

To protect a sacred space by cleansing it, add sage to the bay leaves. If you want to rid your house of negative energy or evil spirits, just bay leaves are enough.

Important Reminders

  • Please observe fire safety always. Have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher ready for emergencies. View our disclaimers for further information.
  • Only proceed with the spell if you have adequate ventilation.
  • Dried leaves are easier to write on and burn. Fresh herbs don’t burn well due to their water content.
  • Adopt a positive, happy stance while performing the procedure.
  • Bay leaf spells are part of the law of attraction, which is similar to the Wiccan Rule of Three. The law of attraction states that whatever you give or put forth into the universe will come back to you. So it’s essential to extend good vibes during the procedure.

Step-by-Step Procedure

Real-life witch Elena Rego spells it out thus:

  1. Collect your spell supplies: bay leaf, candle, matches/lighter, marker, and fireproof container.
  2. Set the mood by taking several deep breaths to center yourself.
  3. Be specific about the intention you’d like to manifest. Include other herbs into the spell if needed, such as sage for cleansing.
  4. To channel energy into the leaf, focus on your intention while holding it. You can also meditate. There’s no right or wrong way to do this. What’s important is believing in the outcome and adopting a positive mental state. Do what feels comfortable. 
  5. Light the candle.
  6. Stare at the flame while going into a meditative state. Visualize your manifestation—how it looks, sounds, smells, and feels.
  7. After successfully visualizing a clear image, write your intention on the bay leaf.
  8. To release the energy, burn the leaf, letting the flame ignite your intention and propel it out to the universe through the smoke.
  9. Drop the leaf into the heat-proof container. Once the entire leaf is burnt, offer a prayer of thanks and put out the flame.
  10. Discard the ashes outside your spell venue. Some look at the ashes as symbols of banished negative energy, and so you may want to dispose of them permanently away from the home. Others view ashes as previous threats or dangers that have now been vanquished and can no longer harm them, so this may make you feel comfortable disposing of the ashes in your home.

Note that as another variant, you don’t have to burn the leaf. You can instead bury it, rip it up, or even keep it in its current state. The important thing is to follow your intuition and focus on your desired outcome.

How Many Leaves Should You Burn?

You can burn as many as you like. Some Wiccan practitioners burn two to three, depending on their purposes. One leaf should suffice for a modest intention. Use more leaves for larger intentions and added protection.

One common question is whether whole leaves are required, or if they can be crushed, as is a common form in the grocery store.

The answer is that it doesn’t matter if the leaves are whole or crushed into pieces. What does matter is your intention.

Do Timing and Venue Make a Difference?

You can cast bay leaf spells anytime on a normal day. You don’t have to wait for a full moon, new moon, midnight, or any other special or auspicious time.

You can also perform them either outdoors or indoors. Just make sure that if done indoors, the room has adequate ventilation, and you have the permission of everyone in the room (or the owner of the building).

Some people also like to do burning-leaf spells in their workplaces. If you want to do the same, please get the permission of your supervisor or building manager first. Many offices do not allow burning herbs (or any material) or rituals anywhere on their premises, so ensure you are not putting your job at risk with the ritual.

Can You Be a Proxy?

Yes! You can absolutely cast spells on behalf of other people. For example, you can perform a bay leaf spell to request protection for your children.

You may use any burning-leaf method on behalf of anyone, as long as you are acting in their best interests, and in the case of adults, have their permission to do so.

Bay Leaves for Financial Protection

If you want to invoke material or financial prosperity, you don’t need to burn bay leaves. Simply place one in your wallet.

Many Wiccans believe that simply keeping a bay leaf in the wallet will bring financial protection and abundance, regardless of whether or not you set an intention. However some do like to write their goal on the leaf first.

Other Intentions for Bay Leaf Spells

Bay leaves aren’t just for protection. These are myriad other purposes for their use:

  • For success: Carry bay leaves or decorate your clothing with them, emulating your Roman and Greek deities. 
  • For prosperity: Using gold ink, write the word “prosperity” on a bay leaf, then burn it.
  • For psychic readings: Bay leaves supposedly enhance their accuracy and increase psychic awareness.
  • To materialize wishes: Channel your need or want into a bay leaf, then burn it.
  • To alleviate stress: Crush bay leaves into a powder. Sprinkle this on a slab of charcoal for use as incense. Wiccans believe this mixture provides instant relief from worry, nervous tension, and anxiety.
  • To relieve insomnia, nightmares, and other sleep disorders: Sleep with one bay leaf inside your pillowcase or underneath your pillow. You don’t have to change the leaf. Erin from Kilmain Crystals actually recommends using the same leaf for as long as possible.
  • To improve psychic abilities: Place leaves inside your pillowcase to make psychic dreams more vivid and heighten astral projection.
  • To find lasting love, bring back a lost one, or cure a broken heart: Set the intention specific to your circumstance and infuse this in the leaf.
  • To boost healing powers: Healers wear bay leaves while performing therapeutic procedures to intensify their curative powers.

Is Bay Leaf Used in Witchcraft or Manifestation?

It depends on who you are. Regular folk use bay leaves for cooking, health, and many other purposes.

Mystic communities like the Wiccans use them for magick, manifestation, and divination.

Traditional healers and allopathic doctors value them for their curative properties.

The important thing is, bay leaves help everyone, no matter how they are used.

Where to Buy Bay Leaves

Bay leaves are common culinary ingredients, so you can easily order them online or find them in your local grocer’s spice aisle. They are also common in ethnic groceries, occult stores, and health food and vitamin stores.

Consider whether you’re comfortable using organic or non-organic leaves. Also think about your usage. Bay leaves in small quantities can be quite expensive, so if you’re going to use them frequently in spells and rituals, purchasing in bulk may actually be cheaper in the long run.

Conclusion

The bay leaf is valued globally as an essential ingredient in cooking, but it is equally precious to the spiritual healing and ceremonial mystic communities due to its magical properties. Good thing for you, it is affordable and accessible. Take advantage of it whenever you need protection. May it grant you the peace and tranquility you deserve.

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