Myths & Beliefs
A Spell to Forget

stormgarden:

Sometimes for certain individuals the best course of action when dealing with or getting over something is to forget it even happened at all.

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For this spell you will need:

  • Paper and Pen
  • White or Black Candle
  • Blessed Water
  • Fire-safe container or area to safely burn something
  • Metal Tongs or something non-flammable to safely hold a burning object
  • Lilac wood and/or Lilac flowers
  • Caraway

Begin by anointing the candle with the blessed water. Light it, and set it aside for now.

Write what you want to forget on a piece of paper- be precise, you don’t want to forget anything other than your intended memory. Fold the paper envelope-style, hold your hands over the envelope and say “Let this stand as a physical representation of the memory contained herein”; repeat as many times as your feel necessary.

Hold your hands over the Lilac and Caraway and say “Let this stand as a metaphysical representation of my memory. May the burning of it cleanse it from my mind”; repeat as many times as necessary before placing the ingredients in the envelope pouch and sealing it.

With a pair of metal tongs or other non-flammable item, hold the sealed envelope over the candle flame and allow to catch fire well before moving it to a fire-safe container to burn completely.

While burning:
From material to fire,
Cleanse this memory from my mind;
From fire to ash,
Release me from the hidden bind;
From ash to nothingness,
Release me from its exhaustive grind.

Repeat as many times as necessary and when content finish with “May all that’s left behind be a fragment of what it was once, and the lessons learned and entwined.

Dispose of the remaining ash however you wish.

your pendants are beautiful! is there a tutorial you recommend for someone who has never done wire wrapping before?
Anonymous

natural-magics:

thank you! this tutorial and this tutorial helped me learn.

mortisia:

Astrolabe - reintroduced to Europe in the Dark Ages by the Moors. Edit
An astrolabe (Greek: ἀστρολάβος astrolabos, “star-taker”) is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers. Its many uses include locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, determining local time given local latitude and vice-versa, surveying, triangulation, and to cast horoscopes. It was used in classical antiquity, the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages and Renaissance for all these purposes. In the Islamic world, it was also used to calculate the Qibla and to find the times for Salat, prayers. There is often confusion between the astrolabe and the mariner’s astrolabe. While the astrolabe could be useful for determining latitude on land, it was an awkward instrument for use on the heaving deck of a ship or in wind. The mariner’s astrolabe was developed to solve these problems.

mortisia:

Astrolabe - reintroduced to Europe in the Dark Ages by the Moors. Edit

An astrolabe (Greek: ἀστρολάβος astrolabos, “star-taker”) is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers. Its many uses include locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, determining local time given local latitude and vice-versa, surveying, triangulation, and to cast horoscopes. It was used in classical antiquity, the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages and Renaissance for all these purposes. In the Islamic world, it was also used to calculate the Qibla and to find the times for Salat, prayers. There is often confusion between the astrolabe and the mariner’s astrolabe. While the astrolabe could be useful for determining latitude on land, it was an awkward instrument for use on the heaving deck of a ship or in wind. The mariner’s astrolabe was developed to solve these problems.

sixpenceee:

The movies that will really freak you out are the ones that are mind blowing and full of twists.
Tumblr has a lot of horror movie posts but I have yet to see a psychological thriller one, so here you go! Enjoy :)
Please look up a brief description of each movie to check for triggers before watching. 
Shutter Island (2010)
The Machinist (2004)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Black Swan (2010)
Memento (2000)
The Flock (2007)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Anamorph (2007)
Martyrs (2008)
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The 6th Sense (1999)
Side Effects (2013)
Sinister (2012)
Extracted (2012)
Red Lights (2012)
Sleep Tight (2011)
Absentia (2011)
I Saw The Devil (2010)
Frozen (2010)
Orphan (2009)
The Killing Room (2009)
The Broken (2008)
Awake (2007)
Inside (2007)
Mr.Brooks (2007)
Vacancy (2007)
Zodiac (2007)
Bug (2006)
Dark Water (2005)
White Noise (2005)
Hard Candy (2005)
Secret Window (2004)
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Saw VI (2009)
Saw 3D (2010)
Stoker (2013)
Frailty (2001)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Identity (2003)
Mindhunters (2004)
Triangle (2009)
Spider (2002)
Flight Plan (2005)
Unknown (2011)
The Jacket (2005)
Stay (2005)
Seven (1995)
Tell No One (2006)
Das Experiment (2006)
Angel Heart (1987)
The Uninvited (2009)
The Others (2001)
The Skeleton Key (2005)
In Dreams (1999)
The Gift (2000)
Primal Fear (1996)
Deception (2008)
The Invisible (2007)
Arlington Road (1999)
Phone Booth (2002)
American Psycho (2000)
Cube (1997)
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Insomnia (2002)

GODDAMNIT THEY NEED SHROOMS ON THIS LIST

sixpenceee:

The movies that will really freak you out are the ones that are mind blowing and full of twists.

Tumblr has a lot of horror movie posts but I have yet to see a psychological thriller one, so here you go! Enjoy :)

Please look up a brief description of each movie to check for triggers before watching. 

  1. Shutter Island (2010)
  2. The Machinist (2004)
  3. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  4. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  5. Black Swan (2010)
  6. Memento (2000)
  7. The Flock (2007)
  8. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  9. Anamorph (2007)
  10. Martyrs (2008)
  11. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
  12. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  13. The 6th Sense (1999)
  14. Side Effects (2013)
  15. Sinister (2012)
  16. Extracted (2012)
  17. Red Lights (2012)
  18. Sleep Tight (2011)
  19. Absentia (2011)
  20. I Saw The Devil (2010)
  21. Frozen (2010)
  22. Orphan (2009)
  23. The Killing Room (2009)
  24. The Broken (2008)
  25. Awake (2007)
  26. Inside (2007)
  27. Mr.Brooks (2007)
  28. Vacancy (2007)
  29. Zodiac (2007)
  30. Bug (2006)
  31. Dark Water (2005)
  32. White Noise (2005)
  33. Hard Candy (2005)
  34. Secret Window (2004)
  35. Saw (2004)
  36. Saw II (2005)
  37. Saw III (2006)
  38. Saw IV (2007)
  39. Saw V (2008)
  40. Saw VI (2009)
  41. Saw 3D (2010)
  42. Stoker (2013)
  43. Frailty (2001)
  44. What Lies Beneath (2000)
  45. Identity (2003)
  46. Mindhunters (2004)
  47. Triangle (2009)
  48. Spider (2002)
  49. Flight Plan (2005)
  50. Unknown (2011)
  51. The Jacket (2005)
  52. Stay (2005)
  53. Seven (1995)
  54. Tell No One (2006)
  55. Das Experiment (2006)
  56. Angel Heart (1987)
  57. The Uninvited (2009)
  58. The Others (2001)
  59. The Skeleton Key (2005)
  60. In Dreams (1999)
  61. The Gift (2000)
  62. Primal Fear (1996)
  63. Deception (2008)
  64. The Invisible (2007)
  65. Arlington Road (1999)
  66. Phone Booth (2002)
  67. American Psycho (2000)
  68. Cube (1997)
  69. The Fourth Kind (2009)
  70. Insomnia (2002)

GODDAMNIT THEY NEED SHROOMS ON THIS LIST

( T H E   T I T A N S )
"She [Gaia the Earth] lay with Ouranos (Sky) and bare deep-swirling Okeanos, Koios and Krios and Hyperion and Iapetos, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoibe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Kronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children." - Hesiod
(requested by the lovely asrielsEDITED VERSION

(GREEK MYTHOS MEME)

HADES (Aides, Aidoneus, or Haides) was the King of the Underworld, the god of death and the dead. He presided over funeral rites and defended the right of the dead to due burial. Hades was also the god of the hidden wealth of the earth, from the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the mined wealth of gold, silver and other metals.
Hades was devoured by Kronos as soon as he was born, along with four of his siblings. Zeus later caused the Titan to disgorge them, and together they drove the Titan gods from heaven and locked them away in the pit of Tartaros. When the three victorious brothers then drew lots for the division of the cosmos, Hades received the third portion, the dark dismal realm of the underworld, as his domain. (x)

Fill in the Cracks with Gold - A Remedy for Heartbreak

castingshells:

Inspired by the Japanese tradition of Kintsugi (金継ぎ) - golden joinery. The first time I heard about this technique was reading a post on this very website. It revolves around repairing broken ceramics with gold to show that even though the ornament is broken, there is no need to hide the damage, as the whole process of repairing it with skill and care is then emphasized and the history of the item only becomes part of its beauty.

Items needed:

  • A light blue envelope
  • A coin - Preferably a ‘gold’ one
  • A paper representation of a heart
  • A pen with golden ink
  • Thyme - Oil or leaves

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Steps of the working:

  1. Start by drawing or cutting out a paper representation of your heart. It can be as big or as small as you would like, just ensure it fits into the envelope when you have finished.
  2. In golden ink, draw in the ‘cracks’ on the paper representation of your heart, you can do as many or as few as you feel necessary. You can also be as detailed or as blunt as you like, you only have to ensure it feels right to you.
  3. Once the ink has dried, anoint the heart with the thyme oil, or add the heart to the envelope along with the leaves. Take care when handling undiluted oils and ensure you take proper safety precautions necessary when doing so.
  4. After this is done you can drop the ‘gold’ coin along with the paper heart into the envelope as well, you may want to focus on your own healing and well-being whilst doing so.
  5. The last step is to write on the underside of the envelope-flap, “I am filling the cracks in my heart with gold.” Add more thyme oil if you wish, and seal the envelope.

Do with the envelope what you feel is right, keep it on your person for the first few weeks, mail it to yourself, hide it in your house, or just place it between some books on your shelf and forget about it. Make use of it however you feel will get you the best results.

postmortemnihil:

Medieval instruments of torture

From “Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages” (Benjamin Christensen, 1922)

Any spells to get someone to give love another chance? My ex is convinced he's meant to be some lonewolf for the rest of his life but all the while he still loves me and thinks about me every day. I love him more than anything and I just need one more chance. One more chance for him to see it can work.
Anonymous

broomstraws:

Purpose: To encourage communication between two lovers, to give the partnership a second chance. 

You Will Need: A white rose. A white candle. Orange blossom oil.

Notes: This is written to encourage a couple to see eye to eye, to make a second chance easier to get. It is not written to force a second chance. Hopefully, it’s helpful to you, anon. 

Step One - Find a  window in your home that faces the  direction of your target’s home (or as close as possible). Set up a workspace there. 

Step Two - Anoint your candle with the orange blossom oil, and light it. Place the white rose on the windowsill and recite:

Eye to eye and heart to heart,
Give me thought while we’re apart.
Know that I do love you dearly,
and with this spell, you will see clearly.
A second chance if what I ask for.
Keep this in mind as you look for more.
If togetherness is what you want to see,
have the courage to come back for me. 

Step Three - Let the rose dry on the windowsill. When it’s completely dry, hang it by the window.