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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Mother Nature's Stress Relievers: Aromatherapy for Anxiety

Roseessential oil is extracted from the flower petals and has an exquisite perfume. Rose is also highly prized for how it relaxes and also stimulated the senses and memory,

 Lavender is one of the most beloved of all aromatherapy oils and it is not just for the singular scene, it has been proven to relieve tension by the reaction of the limbic system in the brain that controls our emotions.

Jasmine essential oil has an arresting floral scent which can cause an increased sense of well-begin, Jasmine calms the nervous system without causing sleepiness.

 Vetiver oil is derived from the vetiver plant, a grassy native to India. It has a sweet, earthy scent and is used to attain a meditative site and is a marvelous anti-anxiety remedy, abilities

Basil essential oil comes from the same herb that you use in cooking. In aromatherapy, it’s used help calm the mind and alleviate stress.

Clary sage a woody essential oil that is valued for anti-depressant qualities and has been proven to reduce the body’s production of hormone cortisol, known as the “Stress hormone,”

Bergamot comes from bergamot oranges and has a revitalizing citrusy scent. Bergamot is beloved for how it can uplift and improve mood.

Ylang ylang is highly floral and a great relaxant, also proven in scientific tests to lower tension, reduce blood pressure and even heart rate.

 Chamomile is pretty  well-known for its relaxing and sedating properties and appealing scent and can help overcome sleep disruptions and bring about a good, deep rest,

Frankincense oil is made from a tree resin and has been cherished for the sweetly musky, aroma that’s been used to create a meditative state and ease anxiety.

Lemon balm has a bracing and uplifting scent which is very soothing and restorative but can also be a sleep aid.

Valerian: an herb that has been used since ancient times to promote sleep and calm nerves. It can have a mild sedative effect on the body.

Patchouli is also a musky woodsy scent and has been used in ayurvedic medicine to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.

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    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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