Herbs of Mabon

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Here in the EoM office there has been a lot of yard work going on. Including the harvesting and drying of herbs, right now there is sage and thyme drying on a table in the office kitchen.

So we sat down and talked about the herbs that go along with the Sabbat of Mabon. Here is the list we made together.

*NOTE! Please study each of these herbs before working with them. Do NOT ingest, burn or blend any of these without knowing the risks involved.*

Herbs for Mabon: thistle, oak leaf, hazel, mums, hops, acorns, marigold, rose, sage, milkweed, solomon’s seal, aster, fern, honeysuckle, benzoin, myrrh, passionflower, pine, cedar, ivy, hazel, hops, asters, orris root, mugwort, calendula, and chrysanthemum.

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below.

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Q & A Friday!

Q: Why don’t you post spells?

A: It has been asked in the past why the EoM has moved away from posting spells. Yes spell spamming in groups or pages seem to get a lot of members or likes. It is understood that people enjoy those sorts of posts. We love and are thankful that so many read our posts and share the information we write about.

There is the hitch. We at EoM are about providing information for people to learn and grow their path. Spam posting spells does not always provide those results. They are written by someone else, that doesn’t know you or your needs. So in reality the spell might not work as well as you hope and you end up questioning why you believed in all of this in the first place.

What we hope to do is to help our members write their own spells. Give them the tools and knowledge for them to make the perfect spell or ritual they are seeking. That is why we write about topics like correspondences, sabbats, activities, how to put together your book of shadows and so on.

It is our feeling that there are plenty of sites out there that provide spells for free, be careful sharing them yourself because most are still under copyright laws. On our pages we like to think we hand over a template that you can work from and apply perfectly to your path.

This is not to say we will never write about spells or share the spells we have written. We love writing spells and sharing them in the office. We wish to help others write them as well, giving our readers the tools they could find helpful to apply to their practice.

Newsletter Sneak Peek

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“I have been involved with the online pagan community for a few years now in the form of Facebook groups dedicated to pagan religions and magic. Just from this short time, I could probably pen a few novels on some of the drama I’ve seen in the form of witch wars, group implosions, mutinies, and the clashing of ideals. One clashing of ideals I’ve experienced since the dawn of my time is the usage of familial terms to describe complete strangers. ”

If you would like read more about what our guest writer D.R.M. Katzakian has to say about this topic please go to the “Newsletter!” page here and sign up for our newsletter. We will be sending the newsletter out this evening.

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I got the most amazing gift this week! My mother’s cook books now awaiting to line my shelves and be entered into my computer.

I have taken on the rather large task of creating a master family cookbook. Blending the recipes from my husband’s family and my own into one incredible book! Leaving nothing out which includes all of my magickal recipes. Giving our children the recipes they know and love in one source.

As I do this I began to really think of all the recipes I have collected and made over the years. Allowing my thoughts to take me back.

Many of us have seen and used a recipe file or box. That enhanced box that held the most amazing secrets to food in the house. I loved watching as my mother got out her box and made the most amazing things in our kitchen. Watching as she would adjust the recipe or add a new one to the collection. I completely blame my mother for my obsession with recipes.

These days the recipe box has been replaced with digital resources. Which I love because I can sure type much faster then I can write on those small cards. Sharing recipes now is easier then ever with food websites and social media like Pinterest. This makes possibilities endless for people like me. I love trying out new recipes I never thought to do before seeing it online.

The recipe box may have changed but there are still things that remain the same like how we record the recipe.

Being the informational gal I am I tend to take things a bit further, especially for any recipe I use in my spiritual practice. Those recipes that are for spells, oil blends, rituals, sabbats and herbal mixtures. I record everything in a note book and then transfer it to my computer. Recording what ingredients I used, the way I gathered or where I purchased the ingredients, the date, the phase of the moon, if it was successful or a failure, how strong I rate it and so on.

I am sure others have systems that look very different to what I do. What things do you include when recording your magickal workings? Share with us a few of the steps you enjoy when making, collecting or recording a recipe.

Also don’t forget to submit the recipes you want Lady Destiny to try for the Kitchen Magick Radio Show. Coming back on the air soon.

~*Kitchen Witch Wicki*~

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We are reinstating Q&A Fridays!

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Color Correspondences Brown

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Brown:

The color of Brown is ideal for magickal work towards: Earth energy, rituals of material increase, justice, retribution, eliminating indecisiveness, improving powers of concentration, study, increasing financial success, locating objects that have been lost, animal healing, agriculture, balance, beginnings, focus, courage, energy, family, fear, friendship, guardian, guidance, telepathy, protection of the familiars and household pets, ground and center your conciseness with the earth, the home, honesty, influence, longevity, loss, animal magick, personal creativity, career, nature, order, organization, problems, rebirth, renewal, stability, success, travel, truth.

The color Brown is considered a feminine color. This would be due to it’s connection to nature and the Moon.

When considering using Brown as a correspondence color it is helpful to keep these things in mind.

Zodiac: Capricorn, Gemini, Libra, Virgo
Full Moons: April, September
Direction: North
Chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus
God/dess: Aine
Planet: Earth, Pluto, Saturn (dark browns), Moon (tan browns), Venus
Sabbats: Mabon
Day: Monday, Friday, Saturday
Element: Earth
Numbers: 4,8
Tarot: Devil, Hermit, Pentacles

*Some of this information was taken from Llewellyn’s complete book of correspondences by Sandra Kynes*

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This summer I spent a great deal of my time being active in the pagan groups online. It was in these groups I began to spot a disturbing trend, pagan bullying is a live and you may not even know you are apart of it.

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Corn

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Since we have been talking about food this week I thought I would talk about one of the common foods in my house for Mabon.

Corn, well to be more exact cornbread.

The properties of corn that are used in the kitchen for magickal purposes are: on or off the cob, popped, cornmeal.

Corn is regarded as a food of prosperity, protection, and spirituality. During this time of year (Mabon and Samhain) hang red corn above your doorways. This will help protect the bounty that has been reaped during this harvest time. This bounty can take many forms. It could be a job promotion, major purchases such as a home, finely overcoming that hardship in life and things beginning to change for the best.

Other things corn is good used towards are:
It is said that if you eat yellow corn on the summer solstice it will help grant blessings of prosperity.

Looking to purify a space, blue cornmeal scattered about an area it said to do just that.

The corn on the cob is believed to represents the gods due to the phallic shape of the vegetable. By eating the corn on the cob it could help bring creative or sexual energy in that moment.

~*Kitchen Witch Wicki*~

*Some of this information was gathered from The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients By Lexa Rosean and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen By Scott Cunningham*

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Goddess Correspondences

Epona

Epona

The Goddess Epona was worshiped within the Gallo-Roman religion. Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys, and mules. Other animals that are associated with Epona are dogs and cattle especially the ox.

Those that worshiped Epona believed they would encounter her in the afterlife. It is said she and her horses were tasked with leading the soul in the “after-life ride”.

Epona has also been called the granter of sovereignty. Appeal to Epona for fertility, abundance, dream work, motivation, animals, seeking a guardian, the after life, leadership, prosparity, and travel.

Other correspondences that aid in your work with Epona are:

Zodiac: Sagittarius
Sabbats: Mabon
Colors: Black and white
Gemstone: Azurite

*Some of this information was found on Wikipeda and Llewellyn’s complete book of correspondences by Sandra Kynes*

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