How to consecrate your Athame.

Ritual Tool:
How to consecrate your Athame.
THE ATHAME
Once your double edged, black hilted knife is aquired, when the moon is waning, make an infusion in distilled water of any of the following herbs. Into this mix a drop of your own blood (traditionally a black cat but we’re not going there)

Dragon’s Blood (very common)
Sulfur (not indoors!)
Asafetida (again not indoors!)

Consecrate your knife with water from your cup and the incense above in your thurible, then heat the blade on the coals of your thurible until it gets as hot as possible. You will have to stoke up good heat to do this. When the blade is red hot, plunge it into your brew, chanting these words (or yours), each immersion, and once again, visualize!

„Blade of steel
I conjure thee
to ban such things
as named by me.
As my word, so mote it be!“

This process of tempering should be repeated three times. Having done this, you must magnetize the blade. Hold your athame in your left hand, the magnet by one end (or a lodestone) in your right, and beginning at the handle end, draw the tip of the magnet down the whole length of the blade. Keep this up for a few minutes always stroking the same direction, chanting these words as you do:

„Blade of steel,
I conjure thee
attract all things
as named by me!
As my word, so mote it be!“

Finally paint your runes on the hilt (optional), and bury it point down for three days and three nights. (your backyard will do fine) At the end of this time you may dig up your athame and wrapping it in a piece of consecrated cloth, tuck it safely away ready for magickal use.

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Auglýsingar

Túnfíflavöxtur í garðinum hefur oft farið í taugarnar á mörgum

Túnfíflavöxtur í garðinum hefur oft farið í taugarnar á mörgum, enda öll orkan farið í að útrýma jurtinni úr garðinum. Það er hins vegar hægt að hafa ýmis not af túnfífli, hvort sem þið trúið því eða ekki þá er hann mjög lifrarstyrkjandi og almennt heilsubætandi.

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1. Laufblöðin má nota í salat og te og eru þau góð við ýmsum kvillum. Það verður að tína laufblöðin alveg nývaxin annars eru þau mjög beisk á bragðið. Túnfífilte er álitið mjög gott fyrir þá sem eru með kvef, sykursýki, berkla, liðagigt og gigt.

2. Ræturnar  má nota til að búa til koffínlaust kaffi og virka þær vel gegn svefnleysi og meltingarvandamálum. Ristið ræturnar fyrst þangað til þær verða brúnar og harðar. Því næst eru þær malaðar og síðan hellt upp á þær eins og venjulegt kaffi.

Svo er líka hægt að sneiða niður rótina og sjóða u.þ.b.100 grömm í lítra af vatni. Sjóðið þetta niður í ½ lítra. Setjið á flösku og geymið í ískáp.  Drekkið hálft glas tvisvar til þrisvar á dag.

3. Í stönglinum er mjólkurkennt efni sem þurrkar vörtur upp hraðar en nokkuð verksmiðjuframleitt efni. Kreistið einfaldlega stöngulinn þangað til fíflamjólkin þrýstist út og berið hana á vörtuna. Látið mjólkina þorna og þvoið hana ekki af. Þegar hún hefur máðst af, berið hana aftur á. Sé þetta gert samviskusamlega ættu vörturnar að detta af á þrem til fjórum dögum.

Health Benefits of “ Mint “

Health Benefits of “ Mint “

1 ) Cancer: Current researches show that certain enzymes present in mint may help cure cancer.Act as a powerful Antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.

2 ) Mint is a very good Cleanser for the Blood.

3 ) Cold & Flu : Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
The strong aroma of mint is very effective in opening up congestion of nose, throat, bronchi and lungs. As it cools and soothes throat, nose and other respiratory channels, it gives relief in cough too. Many balms are based on this property of mint. Unlike other inhalers which are based on aerosols, those based on mint are more effective and eco-friendly too. Mint can help with Nasal Allergies.

4 ) Asthma: Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma patients, as it is a good relaxant and gives relief in congestion. But, over dosage may irritate as well.Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.

5 ) Digestion: Mint is a good appetizer and promotes digestion, due to its typical aroma. It also soothes stomach in cases of indigestion, inflammation etc. This aroma of mint activates the saliva glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion. Thus it is extensively used in culinary. Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.

6 ) Headache & Pain : Balms based on mint or simply mint oil, when rubbed on forehead and nose, gives quick relief in headache.
Relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.

7 ) Oral Care: This is a well known property of mint. Being a germicidal and breathe freshener, it takes care of oral health by inhibiting harmful bacterial growth inside mouth and by cleaning tongue and teeth. Combat bad breath.

8 ) Skin Care : Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne.Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.While mint oil is a good Anti-Septic and Anti-Pruritic, mint juice is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, cures infections, itching etc., and is also good for pimples. Its anti pruritic properties can be used for treating bites of insects like mosquitoes, honey-bees, hornets, wasps, gnats etc.

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Facts about BANANAS…

Facts about BANANAS…

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

HEARTBURN:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL:
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’

PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS…

Allt sem er grænt er vænt!

200 ml safi kókos ananas frá yggdrasil
100 ml létt AB mjólk
30 gr chiafræ + 100 ml soðið vatn, 3 min!
1 bolli spínat
1 msk Eat Smart eða annað prótein

Klaki og þrusa þessu í mixarann….

 

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~ Make Your Own Spirit Spinner ~

A spirit spinner is a round hoop with diiferent strips of fabric streaming down from it (like pictured here). They are said to invite elemental or spirit energy – which is recognized with the twisting and spinning motion.

You will need an embroidery hoop, whichever size you like, and lots of strips of fabric. Be creative! You can mix and match lots of fabric strips or you can color coordinate – its up to you!

Affix the strips of fabric to the embroidery hoop with hot glue or you can even knot them. You may also add in lengths of beads, ribbon, add gemstones to the bottoms of the fabric strips or hang some gemstones by clear fishing line…. the abilities to „make this your own“ are limitless!

Use three lengths of twine tied to three points of the top of the hoop, to give you a hanger. You may use a round keyring to attach the top portion of the twine, this will give you an easy way to hang it.

Before you hang your spinner, say a quick blessing over it and ask the Goddess to bring forth only positive spirits. Infuse your own positive energy into the spinner before you hang it.

Enjoy! )O(

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Ultimate Anti-Aging Soothie…

Refresh yourself with this
Ultimate Anti-Aging Soothie…

Ingredients:
1 cup(s) acai berry or pomegranate juice
3/4 small blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 tablespoon(s) whey protein
2 tablespoon(s) flaxseeds, freshly ground
1 tablespoon(s) chia seeds, freshly ground
1 tablespoon(s) wheat germ
3 200-milligram fish oil capsules (break and squeeze out oil)
1 tablespoon(s) agave nectar (optional)

Directions:
1.Combine all ingredients in a blender
2.Taste. Add ice cubes to change thickness or temperature if desired. If you want it sweeter, add a tablespoon of agave nectar; it’s easier on your blood sugar levels than many other sweeteners
3.Enjoy the sweet taste of growing younger!

Yields: 1 large serving (1 3⁄4 cups)

Prayer of Release

I release myself to u my goddess,

cause u know me,

u know my path,

come walk with me,

hands on my shoulders leading me gently.

Open my eyes to the knowledge I am to learn,

open my heart to inspiration.

I trust myself to u.

Let me do u honor,

let me do u proud

For I am u and u are I.

We r one.

In every breathe I breath I pray that I may know u.

In every tear is joy that I can feel ur presence.

Bless be my goddess, blessed be, for I see u!

 

The pentagram

The Pentagram.

The Pentagram.

The Pentagram.

Is a five pointed star, that represents the five Elements of the Wise. It is also the symbol of the perfected human being. The four elements of material creation are surmounted by the fifth Element Of Spirit, the element that links us to the divine.

Each of the points of the Pentagram relates to a particular element and correspondence.

Water
Is the element of love, that which unites and binds us to others and to the universe around us.  Water represents the religious element of Wicca.

Fire
Relates to energy, will, passion, in Wicca the Magickal Powers.

Earth
Wisecraft is Earth, the practical knowledge of the Wise Woman and Cunning Man

Air
Relates to the mind, intellect, word, thoughts, philosophy, our ideas about the Universe and our world view.

Spirit
Represents Wicca as a initiatory Mystery Tradition, the mystical aspect of Wicca.

The Magicians Maxim in Relation To The Elements

Magicians Maxim

Water

To Dare

Wisecraft

Fire 

To Will

Philosophy/Knowledge

Earth 

To Learn

Magic

Air 

To Keep Silent

Love/Worship

Aether or Spirit

To Become Perfected

Mystery/Mysticism

How to Manifest

 

How to Manifest

 

Knowing how to manifest is not as difficult as many people make it. I really remember that first spark of hope I had when I watched The Secret. If that film had the same effect on you, then you’ll clearly remember the desire that came into your heart, knowing that you could make your dreams come true!

But many folks soon see hope dwindle into frustration and started getting thoughts such as:

– “It seems to work for other people, but I just can’t get it right.”

– “I’m frustrated that sometimes I can get it to work, but sometimes I can’t. What’s the trick?”

– “Why am I having so much trouble?”

– “I think the universe is against me.”

– “I’m trying very, VERY hard but still nothing is happening!”

And if you also felt like this, you’re not alone. About 97% of people also couldn’t make the Law of Attraction work for them the first time round. Think about it, just like anything else, you have to practice many times before you see success. A child doesn’t learn to walk without falling over a couple of times, right?

But in practice, everything is easier said and done. When you’re frustrated, it’s hard to stay positive. And it’s especially harder to stay positive when the evidence all around you is screams negativity like the unstable economy or senseless acts of violence such as those recently seen in Mumbai.

And do you know what happens when you fail to stay positive? That’s right – you start attracting negative things in to your life.

So how can you make the Law of Attraction work for you – without getting frustrated? How do those who successfully implement the Law of Attraction do it with such confidence and finesse?

Well, here’s three quick tips so you will never feel frustrated or tired of begging from the universe, because you know how to start manifesting like a pro.

How to Manifest – 3 tips

1. Allow Yourself To Receive

Just like a lost child who approaches a police officer and asks, “Excuse me Sir, can you tell me how to go to the post office? Can you? Can you? Can you? Can you? Can you?” Well, if the child goes on and on asking, the police officer can’t even give an answer, right?

Well, it’s the same thing with your mind. If the only thing your mind is doing is transmit, transmit, transmit, the universe — which is trying to respond — can’t give you a single thing because you’re not allowing yourself to receive!

So, have the confidence in yourself and stop exhausting yourself by running around person to person begging for riches, and then wondering why nobody is dropping a penny in your cup (Hint: It’s because you’re running away too fast for them before they can even reach for their wallets).

Just think of your desires and leave it out there, go away, and trust that your cup will be filled with gold coins (or whatever it is you asked for) when the time is right.

2. Be Patient With Yourself

Receiving takes time.

Sadly, many people give up just a couple of steps before the finish line because they’ve decided that if it’s not working by now, it’s never going to work at all. Worse still are those who throw in more and more energy because they think that with more resources, the results will come faster.

This is like expecting 9 mothers to conceive and deliver a baby in 1 month. You also can’t bake cookies in half the time by doubling the temperature. You’ll incinerate those cookies to ashes!

In simple terms: Everything in this world has a natural development time, and this fact will not change no matter what resources you throw at it.

So relax and be patient. Remember that you too, as part of the universe, are also governed by the laws of the universe, and you cannot change the natural development time.

If you remember this, you will less likely work yourself up into frustration, or worse, push yourself into a downward spiral of negativity.

3. Support and Educate Yourself

Like the child who is learning how to walk, you need support. You also need to guidance on how to do it, and also the role models to look up to.

Many people give up because they think that “The Secret” is the “be all and end all” solution. Well, it’s NOT. “The Secret” is just a small portion. It was never intended, and has never been, the whole answer.

Coming to the conclusion that the Law of Attraction doesn’t work when all you ever did to educate yourself was watch “The Secret” 19 times (without looking at changing the habits of other areas of your life) is like coming to the conclusion that exercising is not an effective way to lose weight because all you did is run on the treadmill for 2 hours a day (but you’re still stuffing yourself with fried foods and cheesecakes).

So seek and be hungry for new knowledge. Also, make an effort to be amongst people or communities where you can support each other, learn from each other and also share new knowledge that you have found.

Now you know how to manifest, remember that the Law of Attraction is not an overnight delivery service. It will indeed deliver, if you do your part too!