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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Dirt Spell: Black Forest Magic

I learned this blessing from Holocaust survivor, poet, priestess and all-around goddess, ruth weiss, who lives up north in what is truly an enchanted cottage in the forest. She brought this wisdom from Europe where it has been passed down to her from a lineage of wise women.  It is the simplest of spells which might be the secret to its extraordinary effectiveness. Go into your yard or garden and put both your hands into the earth and scoop up a handful of dirt. Hold the soil in both hands in front of you and repeat three times aloud:


Mother, I need your help.

Please send this _______. (Fill in the blank.)

Thank you. Blessings all.


Stand in front of your garden or where the soil will be useful and helpful and throw it over your left shoulder. This is an all-purpose spell, it can be to help an ailing loves one, for needed money, legal problems, job issues, romantic woes and any help you need that is for the good of all. It is excellent for earth magic and gardening magic so try that before you plant your crop.

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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.  


  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Tuesday, 30 October 2018

    Please send this______,... what do I put here

  • Cerridwen Greenleaf
    Cerridwen Greenleaf Tuesday, 30 October 2018

    Hi there and thanks for asking; sorry I was not clear enough.

    If you want rid of something, say "send this illness away." (or whatever you want rid of.)

    If you need help, ask for what you want to be sent to you- money, healing, love, etc

    Hope that helps and Samhain blessings to you and yours.

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