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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Witchy Wellness: Essential Oils for Renewal

Weekends are the best time for taking good care of yourself. We all need to more than ever since the world seems so chaotic and life is crazybusy. Sandalwood, lavender and clary sage create a deeply soothing blend with a sensuous scent. It is both restful and stimulating; the perfect combination.

Gather the following:

6 drops Sandalwood essential oil

6 drops Lavender essential oil

6 drops Clary sage essential oil

½ cup Jojoba or almond carrier (or base) oil

A dark-colored sealable bottle with a dropper cap

1 cup warm water

Put each oil into the dark-colored, sealable bottle. Carefully cap the bottle and gently shake until they are blended oils together in the  tightly capped bottle. Shake well before using each time and store the bottle in a dark cupboard or shelf. Before using it on yourself or a loved one, you can warm it by putting the sealed bottle in a cup of warm water and let it set there for 4 minutes. Many a masseuse pours the oil in their palm and let it warm with their own body heat. Either way, adds to the relaxation factor.

 

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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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