So, on my tumblr I recently promised a review of my flying ointment, made with Belladonna, Mugwort, and Wormwood. I made four jars, kept one for myself, and sent other jars out for testing with three other pagans. Each one had a differing opinion, and even I found myself feeling very strongly about the effects of the ointment. One that used it was an older gentleman- a high priest. He spoke highly of it, and […]

Flying Ointment Review- Four testers, four opinions.

So last night I created a new flying ointment blend with Mugwort, Belladonna, and Wormwood. I was so excited when I strained it, because it was an absolutely lovely absinthe green, and smelled so lovely. My apprentice commented it looked good enough to drink, and I reminded her it would kill her to do so. She laughed. So far I like the apprentice.

Flying Ointment; In process, and complete!

Ancestor worship (or as I prefer to call it, ancestor veneration) has been prevalent throughout the ages everywhere on this planet. Humans are known to honor and mourn their closest family members and friends when they die, and in many cultures, continued offerings, visitations, and conversations with the dead are typical. A lot of people think having an altar to the blessed dead in your home is a little strange- some assume you’re worshiping your […]

Honoring the beloved dead- building and keeping an Ancestor Altar

I’ve been to many rituals, a lot of them… weren’t that great. I’ve thought about this a lot, and why they didn’t work, and why others did. So I made a list of the 7 things you can do to improve a ritual, no matter what tradition you belong to. The 7 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Rituals 1.) Abolish Scripts: I cannot underline, italic, and bold this statement enough: Do. Not. Use. Scripts. Unless you and all your […]

Making a Ritual Work