Middle Earth Magic: Inspired Ideas and Seasonal Spells for Your Enchanted Life

I grew up on a farm in West Virginia and learned much about herbs, trees, animals, gardening, foraging  and so much about nature. I incorporate this wisdom I learned from elders in my family into my spellwork. When I finally left the farm, I majored in Medieval Studies, my attempt to emulate my idol, J.R.R. Tolkien. All these influences led me to my own blended brew which I call "middle earth magic," containing a mix of the modern and the time-tested "old ways." 

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Cerridwen Greenleaf

Cerridwen Greenleaf

    Cerridwen Greenleaf has worked with many of the leading lights of the spirituality world including Starhawk, Z Budapest, John Michael Greer, Christopher Penczak, Raymond Buckland, Luisah Teish, and many more. She gives herbal, crystal and candle magic workshops throughout North America. Greenleaf's graduate work in medieval studies has given her deep knowledge she utilizes in her work, making her work unique in the field. A bestselling author, her books include Moon Spell Magic, The Book of Kitchen Witchery, The Magic of Gems and Crystals and the Witch’s Spell Book series.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

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Quiet Mind Meditation

Try this before you go to bed when you are stressed or have a big day planned so you are calm and ready for anything! The great psychic and healer Edgar Cayce used this blue beauty for achieving remarkable meditative states during which he had astoundingly accurate visions and prophetic dreams. Indeed, azurite helps achieve a high state of mental clarity and powers of concentration. If you can’t find the answer to a problem in the here and now, try looking for solutions on the astral plane. Write the problem down on paper and place it under a small azurite overnight on a windowsill so it collects moonlight.

At 11:11 a.m., lie comfortably in a quiet and darkened room with the azurite stone placed over your third eye on your forehead. Clear your mind of everything for eleven minutes and meditate. Sit up and listen for the first thing that comes into your mind—it should be the answer or a message regarding the issue at hand. Write down the words you receive. The rest of the day you will be in a state of grace and higher mind during which you will hear information and answers to help guide you in many aspects of your life. If you, like me, enjoy this meditation, you may want to do it every day at 11:11 a.m. and every night at 11:11 p.m. I strongly suggest that you keep a journal of these “azurite answers.” You may receive information that you won’t understand until many years have passed, making the journal an invaluable resource and key to your very special life.

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A Good Night’s Sleep Herbal Ritual

The sweet scent of petals and herbs can bring deep rest when you cast this spell. Make this craft and you’ll feel more rested every morning.

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Sweet Dreams

If you’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, this bath bomb will have you in a deep slumber.

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Make Your Own Dream Journal

Nowadays, you can find really cool notebooks and blank journals so many places and I admit I like to get ones for a dollar from the stores named after the dollar. Wither it is a pharmacy, a stationary ship or a box box stores, may options are there for you to then make your own. The really great thing is that all these stores also have glitter, cool pens, ribbons and stickers galore so you can customize dream journal to look exactly like you want it. My latest one has stickers of crystals- amethyst, topaz, red garnet and many more and I took a purple amethyst-colored glitter pen to create s swirly and cool-looking My Dream Journal on the cover of the notebook. What are your favorite colors or those hues that symbolizes imagination and the domain of dreams to you? Go for it and really decorate and bling it up so that your love it and it clearly represents you and what you like.

I keep it on my nightstand with a purple-inked pen and write down my dreams when I wake up. Even the very ordinary dreams that seem a bit boring go in there. What was amazing is that, after month, some patterns were revealed as an old friend I had not talked to for years and year kept appearing in my dream. Once I saw that from reviewing my dream notes, I contacted her and it turned out that she was having a bit life challenge and was overjoyed to hear from me. She also like hearing that she was in my dreams and said she loved knowing that she “was on my mind.” It is true! She was and I only discovered that because I recorded the dreams I remembered upon waking.

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Rarest Dreams of All: Lucid Dreaming

Has this happened to you, Dear Reader? You are in a dream and aware that you are in a sleeping and dreaming state and can actually direct your own show! This kind of dream is rare, and it is not well understood at all. It does sound pretty great to be able to control your dream and make it happen as you want. There are even training courses where you can learn to become a lucid dreamer. Lucid dreaming is when you are aware you are dreaming while you are asleep. Some people compare this to experiencing a real-life video game. May all your dreams be happy ones!

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Dreams Help Us With All the Feels

Our dreams are like a lab where our brain tests out emotions and enables us to process them in a healthy way. This is called the “The Emotional Regulation Theory,” and researchers claim that this is the main function of dreams—to support us in coping with our feelings and, most importantly, the really difficult ones such as loss, grief, trauma, sadness, and those *feels* that are an unavoidable part of life. Your dreaming mind is a safe space where you can “practice” for what you might encounter in real life. I am sure you have had emotionally charged dreams in your REM sleep and woke up thinking it was all real. These vivid dreams are your brain at work.

Do you share your dreams with others and talk about them? I suggest you do, as neuroscientists, those who specialize in how our brains work, discovered a high degree of empathy in those who discuss their dreams with family and friends. This is yet another way in which dreams are really good for us!

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Quiet Mind Meditation

Try this before you go to bed when you are stressed or have a big day planned so you are calm and ready for anything! The great psychic and healer Edgar Cayce used this blue beauty for achieving remarkable meditative states during which he had astoundingly accurate visions and prophetic dreams. Indeed, azurite helps achieve a high state of mental clarity and powers of concentration. If you can’t find the answer to a problem in the here and now, try looking for solutions on the astral plane. Write the problem down on paper and place it under a small azurite overnight on a windowsill so it collects moonlight.

At 11:11 a.m., lie comfortably in a quiet and darkened room with the azurite stone placed over your third eye on your forehead. Clear your mind of everything for eleven minutes and meditate. Sit up and listen for the first thing that comes into your mind—it should be the answer or a message regarding the issue at hand. Write down the words you receive. The rest of the day you will be in a state of grace and higher mind during which you will hear information and answers to help guide you in many aspects of your life. If you, like me, enjoy this meditation, you may want to do it every day at 11:11 a.m. and every night at 11:11 p.m. I strongly suggest that you keep a journal of these “azurite answers.” You may receive information that you won’t understand until many years have passed, making the journal an invaluable resource and key to your very special life.

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