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Vision Quest: New Moon Conjuring Incense

You can access your prophetic capabilities with a Wednesday incense ritual using:

  • 3 palmfuls ground chicory root

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Inspiration Infusion: Spell in a Cup

Your morning pot of tea can be a daily ritual you use according to your needs. If, upon rising, you feel a bit blue, brew up some bergamot. As you sip the soothing libration, you will feel your spirits lift and you can greet the day stronger and infused with this simple and true magic. Along with healing and energizing properties, herbal teas can aid the mind. Try the following blends:

  • Bergamot dissipates negativity and uplifts.

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Western Winds of Change Rite

Gather these herbs and stir together into this highly effective clearing incense:

  • 1 part sage 
  • 1 part sandalwood 
  • 3 parts myrrh 
  • 3 parts copal 
  • 3 parts frankincense 

This is an optimal mixture of essences to purify your home or sacred working space. Negative energies are vanquished and the path is cleared for ritual. Open windows and doors when you are burning this clearing incense so the "bad energy" can be released outside. It is also advisable to use this clearing incense if there have been any arguments or other energetic disruptions in your home. After a family squabble or, goddess forbid, a break-in, or some incident that makes your office or home or temple space feel violated or less safe, you can dispel the bad with this holy incense. 

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Winters here are rough.

 

The photo shows one of the last tiny harvests before the cold locks me indoors for too many days.

 

In the jar is lemon balm—wee clippings from the very top of the plant, since the lower leaves are already weathered beyond use. Likewise, the jar holds a mere five inches of nettle leaves and nettle seeds from the top of a stalk.

 

The harvest also includes gorgeously dark peppermint and some fuzzy, pale mint. The square-stemmed plant is ready to assault my tongue with glory, if there’s enough mint in the jar to storm my tastebuds. If not, a more gentle mint taste will sweeten and enliven the tea blend. 

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Here are some commonly used herbs and the runes that correspond with them. Reminder: this is gnosis, not lore, and none of this is set in stone. If your gnosis differs, go with that. If this doesn't resonate with you, go with your gut.

 

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Herbs and Runes Part 1

Oak and ash and thorn, from the folk song, can be interpreted in many ways. Giving it a heathen interpretation, Oak is Odin's or Thor's, representing the higher worlds. Ash is Askr's. Askr was the first man, according to heathen mythology, along with the first woman Embla. Ash represents midgard, the human world, or could represent the world-tree which connects the worlds to each other. Thorn is one of the names of rune known in the Elder Futhark as Thurisaz. It can represent either the thurses, that is the giants, or Thor, but here it represents the thurses, the lower worlds or lower dimensions.

This is gnosis. Here on Gnosis Diary I post a lot of gnosis, but also stories that happened in my life, and general Asatru info, so to be clear: the following is my personal gnosis about correspondences and with different aspects of working with herbs and runes. This information may be at odds with other peoples' gnosis. When it comes to gnosis, let intuition be your guide. Some things will just feel like they flow easily, or are just right, and other things will feel unapproachable, or warm or cold. If you feel like a different thing will work better for you, or your working group or guides or gods have given you something different, then go with what works for you. When you receive gnosis of your own, you can practice discernment, ask if others have the same gnosis, check with your usual powers which help you, look for omens, etc. None of this is set in stone.

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The 6th Moon of the Year, July 20, 2020

 

The Strong Sun Moon is July 20.
 
It is presided over by my associate, Spirit Grandmother Badger Clan, one of 13 ancient adepts, called Spirit Grandmothers or Mothers of Time, who birthed the Earth at the Permian era. They are part of the "hierarchy of Judges",13th dimensional beings from different stars and planets, are a very high vibration.
 
She says it is time in this moon for balance, growth, greater health through the teachings of roots and medicines she planted on Earth. We planetarians have been out of balance. That results in all Earth Beings out of balance. We need to take responsibility for our health and well being, becoming our own healers.
 
Share her message widely, so that all will remember who we once were, who we can become again before Kali Yuga, this age of chaos and control descended upon us. Who may we become, who are we? Consciousness. And we need to get back to our roots, our Mother for her medicines, homeopathic medicines as well, her gifts to us. Our Creators gave us the perfect immune system. I would not let anyone tell me that they can enhance my immune system with a vaccine.
 
It is essential we get back to our roots, if we are to survive. We are at the 12th initiation of 13, according to the Spirit Grandmothers. They also recently said that humans are too slow waking up, most still living out of the three lower chakras. Share this message widely. More people need to wake up to create balance on our wobbly Earth.This is my daily prayer for 30 years. Will you make it yours?
 
We stand a chance to loose everything, everything we have gained. Then we have to go back to the beginning and start over, and it has happened approximately five times before. It is up to us to make the needed changes, WE HUMANS OF EARTH. I'm trying to do my part. Are you, my friends? I would like to suggest that once a week sit in meditation and look into your life, see what changes you could make, and how you may help others to wake up.
 
In the meantime, sing, dance, chant, touch the Earth, be joyful, for this is our heritage from Her, The Goddess, as well. InLakech.❤️-C Agnes Toews-Andrews
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