Monday, June 2, 2008

How to Make A Wiccan Healing Soak

Many of the more unorthodox religions have no objection to people who attempt to perform spells and rituals which might be labeled as witchcraft. The fear of the witch in Europe and the American Colonies was great; surely the Salem Witch trials are a fine example of that. Often people who were accused of witchcraft were no more than healers, using herbal remedies, bits of half-remembered ritual, and whatever spells they could work to try to help people. Whether or not these spells actually worked is heatedly debated and has been for the last few centuries. For the sake of argument let us say that magic is real. Many of these healing charms were collected when the Wiccan religion was developed in 1953. Wicca, though still considered magic and witchcraft in the western world, is a very moral religion. They state that the nature of the universe is one of reciprocity. For that reason it is paramount that one should never use magic to do harm as it will return to the spell caster multiplied. It also means that good works are well rewarded. One such spell explains how to make healing bath salts that are good for aches, bruises, and sore muscles.

Things You’ll Need:
Rose Quartz Crystal
Mortar & Pestle
Rowan Berries
Clean Mason Jar
White Candle
Pink Candle
Rose Buds (Pink For Preference)
Rock Salt
Small Pouch

Making Healing Bath Salts
Step 1:
Clean a space in your home or outdoors free of all clutter so you can concentrate on your work. Either work standing at a table or cross legged on the floor.

Step 2:
Use your compass to face east and light your candles in front of you, but well out of your reach so they won't get in the way as you work. Typically a white candle is representative of the soul and is used when working magic that requires concentration or meditation. A pink candle is representative of healing magics, and should be present when working healing magic of any kind. These need not be present, but they help to focus your energies on the task at hand.

Step 3:
Use your mortar and pestle to grind up a loose handful of rock salt. The exact proportions are determined by how much your mortar can hold, so you'll have to plan ahead. As you grind the salt say: "Creature of earth, I cleanse and purify you for use in my healing rite".

Step 4:
Add the rowan berries to the salt and grind them up while saying: "Creature of healing, I cleanse and purify you for use in my healing rite". The moisture from the berries should be soaked up by the salt, so make sure to use half as many berries as salt.

Step 5:
Add the rose buds and grind them up while saying: "Creature of love I cleanse and purify you for use in my healing rite".

Step 6:
Set the pestle aside and mix the contents of the mortar with your hands. Focus. Imagine in your mind's eye energy flowing from your heart, down your arms, through your hands, and into the mixture. Repeat three times: "Rowan, rose and salt together, make the aches and pains feel better".

Step 7:
Set the mixture aside and put yourself into a kneeling position facing east. You should have the rose quartz cupped in your hands. Ask your patron deity for the healing mix to do its work. Feel the blessing coming down from the heavens and lodging in the rose quartz. This may take some time to happen; only you will know when it has.

Step 8:
Pour the mixture, which should be fairly dry, into the pouch. Place the pouch into the jar so it stays fresh. Place the crystal on top of the bag and screw the lid down tight. Speak the word "Heal" with strength and emotion as you do so.

Step 9:
Mix some of the pouch's contents into running bathwater to use it. Say the following phrase three times: "creature of earth creature of water, creature of healing, creature of love, mix together and combine to renew, replenish, and heal".

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