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Egg becomes increasingly suspicious when he sees that most of the competitors belonged to the rebel party. During the wedding Dunk is drafted by John the Fiddler to carry the bride to the bedchamber. Dunk does so and later hears from John that the latter once saw Duncan himself, in a dream, in the armor of the royal guard.

Dunk enters the first match of the joust under the name of 'Gallows Knight' for a new shield acquired after the loss of his own ; but is defeated in the first tilt by Ser Uthor Underleaf, known as the Snail Knight for his sigil. Duncan later gives Underleaf his armor and horse as forfeit, and Underleaf informs Dunk that someone bribed him to kill Dunk in the final tilt.

Before the jousting continues, word spreads through the castle that the dragon egg is missing, and the blame is placed on Ser Glendon Ball, who is imprisoned by Peake. In search of the absent Egg, Duncan is wounded by Alyn Cockshaw, who claims to have bribed Uthor Underleaf, and throws him into a well.

Maynard Plumm comes to Duncan's aid, and it is discovered that Plumm is one of Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers' many spies or possibly Bloodraven himself , and that John the Fiddler is the eponymous son of Daemon Blackfyre. Dunk finds Egg in the sept with the cowering Lord Butterwell, who on discovering Egg's true identity is terrified for his life. Lord Butterwell's son-in-law Black Tom Heddle tries to kill Egg to incite a war, and is killed by Duncan, who thereupon tells Egg to flee with Butterwell.

To buy time for Egg's escape Dunk confronts the younger Daemon Blackfyre, and accuses Gorman Peake of falsely charging Ball with the theft of the dragon egg. Daemon allows Ball to prove his innocence in trial by combat, in which Ser Glendon soundly defeats Daemon. By this time a large army under Bloodraven, who is also the King's Hand, encircles Whitewalls, and Daemon is captured. For surrendering to Bloodraven without a fight, Lord Butterwell is spared his life and allowed a tenth of his wealth; but his fortress is forfeit to the Iron Throne and torn down.

Bloodraven, at Egg's request, gives Dunk the gold to ransom his armor. When Dunk asks Bloodraven what became of the dragon egg, Bloodraven tells Dunk it was taken by an agent of his implied to be one of the performing dwarfs at the wedding. Martin has said that he would like to write a number of these stories varying from six to twelve from interview to interview covering the entire lives of these two characters. In he talked about working on the fourth novella, which was originally to be included in the anthology Dangerous Women , and a year after that it and the three previously published Dunk and Egg tales were to be collected and published in the U.

As of late , work on the story has been postponed while Martin completes The Winds of Winter. In April , Martin also announced that he had roughed out another Dunk and Egg story with the working title The Village Hero which would be set in the Riverlands. He noted that he was not sure which of these two would be completed first. In A Storm of Swords, Prince Oberyn Martell remarks that "In the days of the Targaryens, a man who struck one of the blood royal would lose the hand he struck him with": a punishment evaded in The Hedge Knight. In A Feast for Crows , Brienne has her shield painted with arms that match Dunk's, copied from a shield in her father's armory.

In the same novel, Brienne arrives at an inn owned by a possible descendant of Black Tom Heddle. Aemon mentions that when he went to the wall, "He [Egg] sent me north aboard the Golden Dragon, and insisted that his friend Ser Duncan see me safe to Eastwatch". In A Dance with Dragons , the memories of Ser Barristan Selmy reveal that the sons of Aegon V, as well as Aegon himself, had chosen their own wives, rather than accept matches for political advantage. According to Ser Barristan Selmy, this stimulated resentment and treason amongst the lords, and ultimately caused the "tragedy of Summerhall".

The novellas were adapted as graphic novels :. Martin wrote in that film or TV adaptations of the novellas are being discussed. He suggested that because HBO owns the TV rights to the setting of Westeros if not to the characters of the novellas , it would be preferable to have HBO adapt the novellas as well. Martin, set in the world of his A Song of Ice and Fire novels.

A collection of the existing three novellas, with illustrations by Gary Gianni, was published as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms on October 6, Dunk born , also known as Kosmo Vinyl, sometime manager of the English rock band The Clash and record producer Thomas Dunk died , English ironmonger, benefactor and Sheriff of London Thomas von der Dunk born , Dutch cultural historian, writer and columnist William Dunk — , Australian government official Dunks Henry Dunks, — , Australian politician Other uses Slam dunk, type of basketball shot Dunk band , a s Canadian power pop band Dunk elephant , the first elephant to reside at the National Zoo in Washington, D.

Aegon Targaryen refers to multiple characters in George R. He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones, in , and it was published in Martin, who initially envisioned the series as a trilogy, has published five out of a planned seven volumes. The fifth and most recent volume of the series, A Dance with Dragons, was published in and took Martin six years to write.

He is currently writing the sixth novel, The Winds of Winter. The point of view of each chapter in the story is a limited perspective of a range of characters growing from nine in the first novel, to 31 characters by the fifth novel. Three main stories interweave: a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros, the rising threat of the supernatural Others in northernmost Westeros, and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the deposed king's exiled daughter, to assum.

Look up egg in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. An egg is an organic vessel in which an embryo begins to develop. George Raymond Richard Martin[1] born George Raymond Martin, September 20, ,[2] also known as GRRM,[3] is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer. In , Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien",[4] and in , he was included on the annual Time list of the most influential people in the world.

He has two younger sisters, Darleen and Janet. His mother was of half Irish ancestry. Duncan is a given name. It is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Donnchadh. The final letter n in the Anglicised Duncan seems to be a result of confusion in the Latin form of the name—Duncanus—with the Gaelic word ceann, meaning "head". The adjective errant meaning "wandering, roving" indicates how the knight-errant would wander the land in search of adventures to prove his chivalric virtues, either in knightly duels pas d'armes or in some other pursuit of courtly love.

Description The knight-errant is a character that has broken away from the world of his origin, in order to go off on his own to right wrongs or to test and assert his own chivalric ideals. He is motivated by idealism and goals that are often illusory. The quest par excellence in pursuit of which these knights wandered the lands is that of the Holy Grail, s. George R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels feature a sizable cast of characters.

The series follows three interwoven plotlines: a dynastic war for control of Westeros by several families; the rising threat of the superhuman Others beyond Westeros' northern border; and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled heir of the previous ruling dynasty. A massive Wall of ice and old magic separates the Seven Kingdoms from the largely unmapped area in the most northern portion of the continent. Each chapter is narrated in the third-person limited point of view through the eyes of a single character.

Beginning with nine POV characters in A Game of Thrones , a total of 31 such characters have narrated over the course of the first five volumes of the series. Martin believes the last two volumes of the series will total over 3, manuscript pages. In the storyline, Ned is the lord of Winterfell, an ancient fortress in the North of the fictional continent of Westeros.

Though the character is established as the main character in the novel and the first season of the TV adaptation, a plot twist involving Ned at the end of the novel and the end of the first season shocked both readers of the book and viewers of the TV series. The following is a list of comics based on fiction, including novels, books or short stories.

Novellas Dunk and Egg Martin wrote three separate novellas set ninety years before the events of the novels. The first of these, comprising the first three novellas, was published — with illustrations by Gary Gianni — in October , and in unillustrated trans.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to George R. The point of view of each chapter in the story is a limited perspective of a range of characters growing from nine, in the first novel, to thirty-one by the fifth. The works and their setting have inspired a large media franchise. Among the many derived works are several prequel novellas, a TV series, a comic book adaptation, and several card, board, and video games.

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The nobleman then has the play performed for Sly's diversion. The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship; however, Petruchio "tames" her with various psychological torments, such as keeping her from eating and drinking, until she becomes a desirable, compliant, and obedient bride. The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's younger sister, Bianca, who is seen as the "ideal" woman.

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He prides himself on being a big, green, terrifying ogre and is ill-tempered and mean. He begins the series as an unsociable hermit until he meets his soon-to-be best friend, Donkey. In a deal with Lord Farquaad, he and Donkey embark on a quest to save Princess Fiona from the castle in which she was confined.

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For instance, while flying through a winter storm, Daffy ran into a house owned by Porky Pig and briefly stayed there while taking place of a stuffed duck which he merely destroyed. Meanwhile, Bugs burrowed his way to a jungle where he pretended to be a baby ape to an ape couple. One half of the couple wanted to do Bugs in, but manages to divert him after he accidentally dropped a boulder on his wife's head. After a little while, Bugs and Daffy reunite and burrowed their way to a cave at a dry desert. Inside, were treasures consisting of gold, jewels and stuff. The greedy duck tries to take the treasure, but he ran into Hassan the guard and made a mad dash bac.

By his final appearance in Season 13 on February 2, in "Fit for Murder", Nettles had appeared in 81 episodes. When you wake up, check the leaf to see if it has turned brown. If it has,. But if the leaf is the same color as it was the night before, this is an sign that your lover has or soon will deceive you.

To find out if your sweetheart will marry you, prick his or her name or initials upon a bay leaf. Place the leaf inside your left shoe and wear it throughout the day. Allow the leaf to remain in the shoe overnight, and then observe the leaf in the morning. If the name or initials have become darker, this is a sign that your sweetheart will marry you.

But if they have grown fainter or have vanished , this indicates that he or she will not. Turn around thrice and then cast the paring over your left shoulder. However, if the apple peel should break upon hitting the floor or ground, this portends that you will never wed. If you are a woman, the first young man you encounter will possess the same first name or initials as the man destined to be your future husband. If you are a man, the first name or initials of your future bride will be revealed by the name of the first young lady you encounter.

After doing this, knot each leaf into a three-cornered handkerchief. Return home and place the handkerchief beneath your pillow before laying yourself down to sleep. Before going to bed, place nine of the stalks beneath your pillow and toss the remaining one over your left shoulder while repeating the following charm: Good night, good night, fair yarrow, Thrice good night to thee. I pray before the dawn tomorrow My true love to see.

Now who my future love must be, Pray tell thou me tomorrow. However, if the nose did not bleed, this indicated that the love was false. Wrap it in a clean sheet of white paper, and then tuck it away in some secret hiding place where it will be undisturbed. At sunrise on the day of the old Winter Solstice December 25th , remove the rose from the paper and place the flower on your bosom. According to legend, the man who is destined to become your husband will then come and snatch it away.

However, she must look at him over her left shoulder, otherwise his image will not be visible to her. Should the girl be destined for a life of spinsterhood or at least for the next 12 months, according to some traditions , she will not see the image of a man behind her. Instead, she is likely to hear the sound of a bell either chiming softly or ringing loudly. In the rare event that she should gaze over her left shoulder and see a coffin, this is said to be an omen of an early death for the girl. Holly Weather a r Divination D i tio tio To determine what sort of winter weather lies ahead, according to an old and popular method of divination from New England, examine the number of berries growing on a holly tree.

If there are many, this is a sign that inclement weather is in the offing. But if there are few or none, this indicates that the weather will be mild. Tasseography or tasseomancy is the art and practice of divination by the reading of tea leaves. Tasseography is quite ancient in its origin. First practiced in China, it was eventually introduced to Europe and other parts of the world by nomadic Gypsies, who, in exchange for money, food, or favors, could read the fortune and future in the tea leaves of any woman or man who sought their counsel.

During the 19th century, teacup readings were all the rage throughout England and the United States, which, during that period, was experiencing an influx of Gypsy immigrants. To interpret the future through tea leaves, you will need any type of loose tea and a white or light-colored teacup with a wide brim and no pattern on the inside.

Any ordinary cup can be used; however, many diviners have a special cup that is used only for tea leaf readings. Boiling water is then poured into the cup. After it has cooled, the querent drinks all but one spoonful of the tea. He or she then takes the cup in his or her left hand and thrice swirls the leaves in a clockwise direction before quickly turning the cup upside down onto a white napkin resting on top of the saucer. The various patterns formed by the wet tea leaves clinging to the bottom and sides of the cup are then interpreted.

Some diviners feel that a reading is not complete unless the tea leaves on the napkin are interpreted as well. Traditionally, a teacup is read clockwise. In many cases, the clockwise or counterclockwise facing of a tea leaf pattern indicates a particular event about to happen or about to draw to a close, respectively. For instance, if the leaves take on the shape of a heart, this indicates future happiness. If two hearts are seen, this is said to be a sure sign that wedding bells will be ringing for you or someone close to you in the near future.

News of a marriage proposal or a wedding will be forthcoming should the symbol of a church, a wedding ring, or a bride and groom be seen. A dagger is generally perceived to be a warning of impending danger, while a coffin is said to be an omen of death. However, some tea leaf readers interpret a circular symbol to mean failure! Animal symbols are commonly seen in teacup readings. A snake is said to warn against treachery and betrayal.

A bird portends good news or perhaps a journey soon to be embarked upon. A dog represents a faithful friend, and a cat a friend who is false. Dots or dollar signs represent money soon to be received, and a broom traditionally portends a change of residence. A star is always a fortunate sign, and a horseshoe indicates good luck. A triangle or the symbol of a pyramid is one of the best omens to receive. Whenever one appears in a reading, it generally foretells great success. According to Welsh Folklore by J.

Symbols may hold different meanings for different people; therefore, as with all other methods of divination, the success of a reading rests heavily upon how finely tuned the intuitive powers are of the person conducting the reading. If you are new to the art and practice of tasseography, do not despair if your first few attempts at reading the tea leaves are unsuccessful. Many readers see only vague shapes in the beginning.

Burned by Chinese sorcerers to attain wealth, the leaves of the tea plant are often added to money-attracting potions and sachets. This old Pagan custom is said to be still practiced in some parts of the English Midlands. Numerous superstitions surround the brewing of tea. For instance, the accidental spilling of tea while it is being made is said to indicate good luck for the mother of the house.

However, brewing tea in any teapot other than your own invites bad luck, while forgetting to put in the tea indicates that misfortune is on the horizon. To accidentally make the tea too strong means that you will make a new friend. But to accidentally make it too weak means that you will end up losing one. In England, where the drinking of tea is a national pastime, it is still believed that the arrival of a stranger is portended whenever someone accidentally leaves the lid off his or her teapot.


Take care to always put your sugar into your tea before adding the milk or cream, otherwise you will find yourself quarreling with your husband or wife before the day is done. However, in some parts of England it was once believed that if a young girl added milk or cream to her tea before putting in the sugar, she would never wed.

It is extremely unlucky for two people to pour out of the same teapot, according to an old superstition, which can be found alive and well in many parts of the world. And never pour tea with another person unless you wish to become a magnet for bad luck. Bubbles or a circle of foam on the surface of a cup filled with tea is said to be a sign that money will soon be received.

Some folks believe that money is indicated only if the bubbles or foam appear in the center of the cup. If they appear near the sides, this is a sign that you will soon be kissed! If the stem is hard, this indicates that the visitor will be a man. If it is tender, the visitor will be a woman. To determine which day of the week your visitor will come to call, place the stem on the back of your left hand and then slap it with the palm of your other hand. Each time you do this, recite one of the days of the week starting with the current day.

The day of the week that is recited when the stem either sticks to the palm of your right hand or falls off indicates which day it will be. A wet tea stalk or long tea leaf would be placed in the palm of the right hand, and then both hands would be clapped together once.

If the tea stalk or leaf remained stuck. However, if it adhered to the other palm, this indicated one who was fickle. To avoid bad luck, always be sure to stir your tea in a clockwise direction, and never stir the leaves in a teapot prior to pouring. To stir your tea with a fork, a knife, or anything other than a spoon is to invite bad luck.

In addition to the numerous good and bad luck omens associated with tea, there are many tea-based superstitions concerning human fertility. For example, if a man and a woman pour a cup of tea from the same teapot, they will end up having a child together. If a young lady permits a man to pour her more than one cup of tea, she will be unable to resist his sexual charms.

Some folks believe that if two women should take hold of the same teapot at once, this will cause one of them to give birth to red-haired twins before the year reaches its end! And if more than one person pours you a cup of tea, this is also believed to result in the birth of twins though not necessarily red-haired. Regardless whether your tea leaves are used in the casting of a spell, the divining of the future, or simply the brewing of a cup of hot tea, you should never throw them away after you are finished using them. To do so is said to bring bad luck, according to some superstitious folks.

Disposing of your used tea leaves by casting them into a fire not only prevents bad luck, but keeps poverty away. Prepare mugwort for tea, and then address the goddesses Bast and Durga in the following manner as the tea brews: Bless this tea in the names of Bast and Durga that the goddesses grant it vision and strength for my mind.

Prior to drinking the tea, address the goddesses Bast and Durga in the following manner: Beloved Bast, Beloved Durga, Beloved Durga, Beloved Bast, Bless my mugwort tea with that which I need to restore myself so that I may once again be made whole. And what is done prior to that is always helped along with a good cup of herbal tea. To herbalists, it acts as an astringent, emollient, pectoral, and demulcent. For the lungs, it has an invigorating effect, and can be used for sore throats. To make mullein tea, gently bruise one mullein leaf, pick into small pieces, and drop into one cup of cold water.

Bring to a boil, and then allow it to cool before drinking. Use a strainer to remove the leaf pieces as the tea is poured into a cup. Note: A nice two-inch square leaf will make one cup of tea. Kept under the pillow, it safeguards the sleeper from nightmares. Some say a leaf of mullein can be carried on the person to attract love from the opposite sex! Personally, I like the taste of mullein tea on a cool winter night in front of a glowing, warm fireplace.

My cat Roz likes to sip the tea also. Mugwort is well known as a tonic, but it is also a stimulant, a nervine, an emmenagogue, and a diaphoretic. To make mugwort tea, take a leaf of the plant and follow the same instructions as given above for mullein tea. Drink before beginning divinations and seeking prophetic dreams. Old beliefs suggest that it has the power to protect from evil if carried on the person, safeguarding one from many forms of harm.

Perhaps its greatest gift is that it aids in astral projection. For this, some suggest drinking a cup of mugwort tea prior to bedtime, placing some mugwort under you pillow, and rubbing a leaf around your nose area. Mugwort is an unusual herb. I call it the opener of the gate to other worlds. It is best known for its role as a stimulant and a tonic. Its leaves are used as greens in salads, and its roasted roots ground-up and prepared in the same way as coffee have a stimulating effect on the body. Served hot or cold, dandelion tea has a remarkable taste. Some of its properties include the calling of spirits, developing psychic abilities, and foreseeing the future.

It is best known for its role as a stimulant, antispasmodic, and carminative. It is believed to aid in helping the heart and aiding indigestion. Take a leaf and. I have always liked all of the mint teas, but prefer peppermint best of all. Its properties include purification spells, healing spells, and happiness spells. If leaves are rubbed upon household items and corners of home walls, protection from evil forces is achieved, which has been an old belief concerning the power of the peppermint leaf!

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Many sources say it can be a direct aid in astral travel. Perhaps combining it with mugwort would give an added boost to astral travels! Some claim that peppermint increases psychic powers. Peppermint leaf is also picked fresh and chewed raw. Listen to what the tea says to you. Let your intuition blend with the vision of the tea you are drinking, and experience the herbal healing that is yours for the asking.

Quick or slow, They sprout and grow And soon turn into grand bouquets. Leaf and flower, Root and thorn, Harvest on a Solstice morn. Then the powers that you seek Shall be firmly at their peak. This simple magickal method supposedly worked to cure a variety of ailments, such as boils, rheumatism, and even blackheads. Nymphidia, To cure a child suffering from whooping cough, let him or her be passed nine times under and nine times over a bramble arch while the following incantation is recited: Under the bramble and over the bramble, I wish to leave the chin-cough here!

Repeat this spell for three mornings in a row, just before the rising of the sun and while facing East. In addition, the patient was required to eat a bit of buttered bread, and then feed the rest of the loaf to. The eating of the bread was believed to transfer the illness from the person to the poor unfortunate creature, which would soon die. At the witching hour of midnight on the last night, go to a deserted crossroads.

Take off the garlic necklace and toss it over your right shoulder while looking straight ahead. Upon doing this, return home as quickly as possible and take care not to look back lest the spell be made broken. Add one cup of cold water, then gently simmer for fifteen minutes. Allow the brew to cool before drinking. Take up to three cups per day. If you are new to the taste of elecampane, be warned that it is an extremely bitter herb! To counter its unpleasant taste, you may find it helpful to add a spoonful or two of honey to the brew.

Also take care not to consume elecampane in large amounts as it can be quite upsetting to the system. A soothing homemade chest rub can easily be made by mixing ten drops of thyme essential oil into one teaspoon of almond oil. When rubbed upon the chest, it works well to help break up and get rid of the infected phlegm and congestion that accompanies acute and chronic bronchitis. Enchant it by visualization and spoken spell, and then carry it in your pocket. Elder has long been held to be an effective charm against rheumatism.

A pocketful of nutmeg or horse chestnut also known as buckeye is also believed to do the trick! Practitioners of folk magick have long used the potato to cure, as well as to prevent, a variety of illnesses. Carry in your pocket a potato inscribed with a pentagram to protect yourself against rheumatism, warts, gout, toothaches, and the common cold.

Warning: Do not take peppermint oil internally. It can be quite toxic, even in small quantities. Peppermint tea, which contains volatile oils that may over stimulate the nervous system of an unborn child, should also be avoided by pregnant women. Strain and sweeten with honey or sugar if desired before drinking.

Warning: Women who have a history of miscarriage should avoid using ginger. When taken internally in large amounts, this herb may bring on miscarriage in the early months of pregnancy. The directions for making this healing but unpleasanttasting tea are as follows: Steep one teaspoon of white willow bark in one cup of boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes. Strain and sweeten with a bit of honey or sugar if desired before drinking. For best results, drink one cup in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. Wear or carry the charm bag at all times and, according to practitioners, your joints will be free from the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

Fill a small tub with enough hot but not scalding water to cover your feet. Add the pureed garlic, along with six drops of tea tree oil, and then allow your feet to soak in it for approximately 20 minutes. Caution: To avoid irritation, do not apply garlic directly to your skin. Also be warned that after a good soak in a garlic footbath, your feet will hardly come out smelling like roses! To Prevent eas n r en en Seasickness Throughout the coastal regions of New England, it was once believed that pennyroyal flowers carried on board a ship could be used as a charm to prevent attacks of seasickness from occurring.

The eating of lettuce leaves prior to a seafaring journey was also reputed to be highly effective in combating seasickness. As you do this, recite the following incantation 13 times: Bean to wart, and wart to bean, I enchant thee times thirteen. As the earth brings your decay So shall this wart be charmed away! Without speaking a word, dig a small hole in the ground and place the bean within it. Fill in the hole with soil, and then spit upon it 13 times to seal the spell. As the buried bean decays, so shall the wart grow smaller and smaller until it is finally no more. Spell 2: When the moon is in a waning phase, rub the wart with a twig cut from an elder tree with a blade of silver.

As you do this, visualize the wart being magickally transferred from your body into the twig. At the midnight hour, bury the elder twig in some mud and leave it there to rot. Spell 3: Seven days after the moon has been at her fullest, rub the wart with the cut edge of an onion.

As you do this, recite the following incantation while visualizing the wart being magickally absorbed into the onion: Into this onion, wart be carried; In the Mother Earth be buried. As the soil brings your decay, So shall this wart be charmed away! Go to a deserted crossroads and, as the first bell of the witching hour tolls, toss the onion over your right shoulder without uttering a single word.

Return home, as quickly as possible and without looking back, otherwise the spell shall be rendered impotent. After doing this, cast the grains of barley into a fire using your left hand. When the moon is on the wane and only during this lunar phase , touch or prick the sty with the thorn inserted through the ring. Do this nine times, each time shouting the. This is reputed to make the sty vanish quickly and never return.

Other magickal sty-curing methods from centuries past similar to those used for charming away warts included rubbing the sty with a twig cut from an elder tree and then burying the twig, and rubbing a bean pod nine times upon the sty, then burying it under an ash tree. But in order for either spell to be effective, they had to be carried out in secret and on a night when the moon was waning.

Belladonna a el a Belladonna was a poisonous plant prized by sorcerers of centuries past, who used it to induce psychic visions and astral projections. Half that number will cause wild excitement and delirium. Although extremely toxic, belladonna was also used in a number of folk cures and even consumed in very small quantities by those who desired to see into the future. Belladonna was also believed by many to keep evil spirits at bay. Dried and burned, it was believed to drive out demons from possessed human beings and animals alike, and banish malevolent ghosts from the dwellings and other places in which they took delight haunting.

It is said that sorcerers in the Middle Ages would scatter powdered hellebore on the ground before them as they walked in order to attain invisibility. Many sorcerers and Witches also used the plant to induce astral projections. Like many of the Old World plants used by practitioners of the Black Arts, henbane was attributed with divinatory powers and employed by those who were masters of the art of prophecy. Despite its toxicity, henbane was, at one time, an herb also associated with amatory enchantments.

Interestingly, it was believed that a woman could be made to fall in love with a man if he wore or carried henbane in a charm bag. However, in order for the plant to work its magick effectively for the sorcerer, he needed to gather it at dawn. There is no mention as to why this curious procedure stood on. This highly toxic plant is potent in all forms of enchantment, from the most tender of love spells to the most evil of curses.

In medieval times, they were often dried, powdered, and then added to ointments that were said to endow Witches with the powers of flight and sorcerers with the powers of invisibility. To properly harness the energies of a mandrake root, according to occult tradition, you must first pull it from the earth on a night when the moon is full. Some magicians claim. The next step, which is outlined in my book, Magick Potions, calls for the mandrake root to rest in your house, undisturbed, for a period of three days.

On the third night, the root must be put into a bowl or small cauldron of water and allowed to soak overnight. At sunrise, take the mandrake root from the bowl or cauldron, dry it thoroughly, and then dress it in a piece of silk cloth and do not allow anyone, other than yourself, to touch the root or even gaze upon it. The mandrake is sacred to a number of Pagan deities, including Hecate and Diana, and to the legendary sorceresses, Circe Greek and the Alrauna Maiden Teutonic.

A good number of sorcerers and sorceresses in the Middle Ages are know to have met their fate experimenting with this magickal, but. Hemlock was the poison of choice for Socrates, who died by his own hand after being sentenced to death. A plant sacred to the Greek goddess Hecate, hemlock is said to have been used by some Witches of old to induce astral projections and also to render men sexually impotent. The extracted juice from the plant was rubbed onto the blades of ritual daggers and swords for purification and magickal empowerment prior to their use.

It is also reputed to have the power to cure those who have fallen victim to the curse of lycanthropy. It is unknown whether or not this charm helped them to return to their visible state, or if simply willing it was the only thing needed to regain their visibility. Being a common ingredient in many love spells from centuries gone by, it was also added to love potions to inspire the affections of others.

Additionally, it was believed to facilitate the psychic powers, and for this reason it was often dried and burned by diviners as incense along with mugwort prior to, and during, the scrying of magick mirrors. In China, it was once widely believed that demons were responsible for illnesses that plagued mankind. It is known to have been in use in the United States since the 19th century and probably earlier , and is believed to be African. Not to be confused with Voodoo a Haitian religion , hoodoo is neither a religion nor a religious denomination, and is therefore not capitalized.

Although it incorporates elements from various religions of Africa and Europe in terms of its core beliefs, hoodoo is not connected to any specific form of theology or religious worship. It is, however, a tradition that emphasizes personal power through various magickal means such as mojo bags, foot track magick, crossings, and crossroads magick.

Hoodoo is a unique blending of African religious beliefs and customs with Native American herb lore and European folk magick. Practiced by blacks and whites alike, its popularity is strongest throughout the southern regions of the United States. Hoodoo, like many other traditions of folk magick, attributes magickal properties to herbs and roots. Traditionally, a hole is drilled into the nut, filled with quicksilver mercury , and then sealed with wax.

For maximum effectiveness, the charm should be prepared on a Wednesday during a planetary hour of Mercury, the reason for this being that the god to whom this day and hour correspond is one who governs games of chance and sleight of hand. Although devil pods can be found on some altars as an offering to deities of the darker realms, many hoodoo practitioners use them in a more positive fashion to guard against evil forces. Legend has it that this root was named after an African king who was sold into slavery but able to outsmart his captors through his cleverness.

Male practitioners of hoodoo love magick also use it to win the hearts of women. In the early decades of the 20th century, a spiritual supplies company began production of High John the Conqueror perfume. Containing a piece of root in each bottle, the magickal fragrance was worn mainly by men for attracting the opposite sex as well as increasing their luck at gambling. The essential oil of High John the Conqueror is used by hoodoo practitioners to dress altar candles and anoint mojo bags.

The root is commonly made into sachet powders, incense, and crystals for bath or floor wash. As far as magickal plants are concerned, High John the Conqueror is said to have no equal. Take care to fold the bill towards you, and not away from you. Place it in a green flannel mojo bag and anoint it daily with three drops of High John the Conqueror Oil or any occult oil designed for money-drawing. Keep the mojo with you at all times even when you sleep and you will soon begin to see an increase in your wealth. Resembling a small human hand with three to 10 fingers, this root is among the most powerful ingredients that can be added.

Having absorbed the religious and folk customs of the many lands through which their caravans sojourned, the Gypsies came to incorporate elements of both Paganism and Christianity into their practices. There can be no denying that the tradition of these mysterious travelers of the world is abundant with superstitions and bewitchments.

Like many other children growing up in the early decades of the 20th century, she was frightened by the old stories she heard of Gypsies stealing babies and was warned by her elders that the Gypsies were a people not to be trusted. This, however, did not prevent her from later marrying a man whose paternal grandfather was a Gypsy from Bohemia. Nor did it stop her in the spring of from seeking the counsel of a chovihani a Gypsy-Witch after her two consecutive attempts to have a child resulted in miscarriages. After interpreting the signs, she then presented my mother with a small silk pouch that contained a root which I strongly suspect was from a mandrake plant and instructed her to keep it with her, day and night, throughout the entire term of her next pregnancy.

Two days after Christmas in as an afternoon snowstorm raged, I finally came screaming and kicking my way into the world. In October of that year, while sitting in the living room with my father and watching a television news broadcast about the Cuban missile crisis, my mother suddenly took ill and lost the baby. You decide. Not surprisingly, Gypsy folk magick and divination have long been two of my passions. An interest in old Gypsy customs developed early on in my life despite the fact that my father never discussed his Gypsy heritage.

For whatever reason he had, whether it was a sense of shame instilled during his childhood or a fear of discrimination from the predominantly Irish community in which we lived, he made it a point not to. In fact, I was not even aware that my paternal grandmother was a Native American hailing from the Hopi Tribe in Arizona until my bereaved grandfather mentioned it at her funeral. These Witches are feared for their powers, but are not associated with the devil. It also seems that a great deal of Gypsy spells are aimed primarily at the attainment of love and the warding off of the evil eye, the power of which many Gypsies both believe in and fear greatly.

Among the most popular is garlic, which is often placed under a woman in childbirth to keep her, as well as her newborn baby, safe from any onlookers who may possess the evil eye. Centuries ago, many of the Gypsies in Romania were said to have valued it as an amulet to guard against those with the power to shapeshift into wolves. When baked into bread and then served to a loved one, rye seeds are believed to secure the affections of that person. The pimento is another plant associated with Gypsy love magick. The continental Gypsies, according to Scott Cunningham, have used it in their amatory spells and sachets for hundreds of years.

When enchanted and secretly put in the food of another, it supposedly causes that individual to develop deep romantic feelings for him or her. If a man wishes to make a certain woman fall in love with him, an old Gypsy love spell instructs that he should secretly obtain one of her shoes, fill it with rue leaves, and then hang it over the bed in which he sleeps. Magickal powers are attributed to the roots of trees, particularly the ash and the alraun, and it is said that many GypsyWitches cunning in the art of love enchantment know how to use them in the preparation of love philters potions.

An old Gypsy recipe to make an aphrodisiac calls for the fresh roots of an asparagus plant to be boiled in red wine. It is said that if any man or woman drinks the wine for seven consecutive mornings in place of breakfast , he or she will be overcome by lustful urges. A piece of orrisroot carried in a putsi is another common Gypsy love amulet, as is the mysterious human-shaped root of the European mandrake plant. In addition to arousing sexual passions, the mandrake is believed to ensure an everlasting love between a couple when both partners carry with them a piece of root from the same plant.

Fern seeds are also a staple in the art of Gypsy love magick. Men traditionally give love potions brewed from the seeds of a male fern to the women they desire, while women traditionally give those brewed from the seeds of a female fern to the men whose hearts they wish to win over. Vervain is also another plant favored by the Gypsies for the drawing of love, as well as for the attraction of good luck. It is said that vervain must be gathered on the first day of the new moon before sunrise or it will not be magickally effective. Carry its dried flowers in a putsi or place them beneath your pillow before you sleep and, according to Gypsy legend, the love of another you will invite.

Gypsies are well aware of the intense powers that their love spells hold. Many who wish to keep themselves immune from such amatory bewitchments or counteract the magick of any unwelcome love enchantment used upon them have been known to wear over their heart a small putsi made of white silk and filled with seven leaves from the angelica plant. Be thou ill. Let thy milk be fire! Burn in the earth! Flow, flow, my milk!

Flow, flow, white milk! Flow, flow, as I desire To my hungry child! Some diviners simply use their left hand, instead of a hammer, to do the tapping. After this is done, the position that the seeds take on the markings is then interpreted. They can inspire dreams or provoke nightmares. They can summon angelic beings or the most demonic of entities.

Herbs can also please the palate, soothe the spirit, and fire the imagination. Herbs can be found in bubbling cauldron brews or burning aromatically upon altars at the witching hour. They are stuffed into poppets, added to the wax of homemade spell candles, brewed into magickal teas, and used as tools for revealing the future and the unknown. In the section dedicated to the Sun, plant any of the following Sun-ruled herbs on a Sunday when the Moon is waxing and the planetary hour corresponds to the Sun: angelica, chamomile, lovage, rosemary, rue, St.

In the section dedicated to the Moon, plant any of the following Moon-ruled herbs on a Monday when the Moon is waxing and the planetary hour corresponds to the Moon: lettuce, moonwort, purslane, or saxifrage. In the section dedicated to the planet Mars, plant any of the following Mars-ruled herbs on a Tuesday when the Moon is waxing and the planetary hour corresponds to Mars: basil, garlic, horseradish, or rhubarb. In the section dedicated to the planet Mercury, plant any of the following Mercury-ruled herbs on a Wednesday when the Moon is waxing and the planetary hour corresponds to Mercury: calamint, caraway, dill, elecampane, fennel, horehound, lavender, or parsley.

In the section dedicated to the planet Jupiter, plant any of the following Jupiter-ruled herbs on a Thursday when the Moon is waxing and the planetary hour corresponds to Jupiter: agrimony, asparagus, avens, borage, chervil, houseleek, sage, or sweet cicely. In the section dedicated to the planet Venus, plant any of the following Venus-ruled herbs on a Friday when the Moon is waxing and the planetary hour corresponds to Venus: coltsfoot, mints, motherwort, mugwort, pennyroyal, strawberry, vervain, violets, or yarrow.

Friday is the day of the week ruled by the goddess Venus, and the appropriate time for any magickal undertakings involving love. Seal the jar with a lid, and then enchant it by thrice reciting the following magickal incantation: Waxing moon and Venus hour, Charge this root with mystic power. Let it work without ado, And draw to me a love so true.

Allow the root to soak in the rose oil for seven consecutive days and nights. On the following Friday when the hour of the day or night is again ruled by Venus, take the lucky hand from the jar of oil and wear it, every day and night, close to your heart. To ensure that the enchanted lucky hand root does not lose its magickal potency, be sure to anoint it with three drops of the rose oil every Friday during a Venus-ruled hour.

The lucky hand which is also known as a hand of power, helping hand, and salap is said to be ruled by Venus and sacred to the goddess after whom this planet is named. It is a popular root among practitioners of hoodoo folk magick in and around the city of New Orleans. Anoint the bag with three drops of rose oil or any love-attracting occult oil, and then wear it every day and every night as close to your heart as possible.

For maximum effectiveness, be sure to begin this spell when the moon is new. Refill the mojo bag with fresh herbs and reanoint it every three days. If your will is strong and you have the utmost faith in your magick, a new lover will come into your life before the next new moon. Rub one upon your naked body when the moon is waxing and the planetary hour is under the domain of Venus, and this will help you to attract a new lover.

To cast a love enchantment over a particular person, secretly mix a pinch of dried and powdered Beth root into the food or drink of the person whom you desire. For best results, be sure to do this on a Friday when the moon is waxing. After consuming it, he or she will soon begin to take an interest in you. However, love magick can only do so much, and it is up to you to win his or her heart. The best time to work this spell is when the moon is in a waxing phase. Do not attempt when the moon is waning, otherwise opposite results may be attained.

Do not plant when the moon is waning growing smaller otherwise you may cause your good luck to wane. The larger the plant, the more potent the spell is said to be. Additionally, the time of the new moon is the best time at which to perform this spell. It is also important that you keep the plant healthy and happy, and take care to remove all fading or dead leaves at once. Should you fail to do this, the positive effects from the spell may be reversed. Hops s er t and Good Lu o s forr Prosperity oodd Luck The hop, a plant commonly employed as a flavoring and preservative in beer since the 14th century, has long been regarded by Witches as an herb of prosperity and good luck.

It is an old custom among the English to hang a spray of flowering hops in the kitchen or dining room to ensure the prosperity of all in the household. Dried hops are also added to magickal incenses and burned during the casting of spells to help heal many ailments. To help cure insomnia and ward off nightmares, stuff a pillowcase with dried hops that have been enchanted by visualization and incantation. To attract good luck, as well as to keep bad luck away, fashion a wreath from dried hops and keep it in your home over the mantelpiece or the hearth.

Be sure to replace it with a new wreath every year at hop-picking season to prevent your good luck from running out. It is said that courtroom victory is awarded to those who bathe in a tub of water into which a lovage root has been added. Brewing a tea from cascara sagrada also known as sacred bark and then sprinkling it around the courtroom prior to your proceeding will also help you to win your case. If mojo magick suits you, anoint either a Chewing John root or the root of a snakeroot plant with three drops of Court Room Oil a powerful hoodoo oil available in many occult shops and Witchcraft supply catalogues.

If you are unable to obtain this particular oil, you may use High John the Conqueror Oil in its place. Place the root inside a mojo bag and then carry or wear it when you go to court. For another highly effective mojo, burn some dried galangal every night during the two weeks preceding your court case and save the ashes in a green flannel bag.

Anoint the bag with three drops of Court Room Oil, and then wear or carry it on you when you go in to face the judge. After doing this, plant any of the following herbs associated with the summoning of spirits: dandelion, pipsissewa, sweet grass, thistle, tobacco, wormwood. To create a garden devoted to a particular spirit, plant all the flowers and plants that the deceased person was fond of in life, and, if at all possible, place something in the garden that once belonged to him or her.

If the person was cremated and you are in possession of the ashes, open the urn and sprinkle a bit of the remains over the garden. Mix it into the soil with a gardening implement or your fingers if you desire. If the person was given a burial, try to obtain a small amount of dirt from the grave and then mix it into the soil of the spirit garden. It is important that you create it with loving energies and not those of sadness and mourning.

As you plant the garden and each time you water it, turn all your thoughts to the person to whom the garden is dedicated. Should their ghost be observed in or near the garden, let not your heart be struck with fear. Offer up loving emotions and comforting words. Ghosts are almost always in need of love and comfort. Herbs for conjuring spirits: Althea, anise, balsam tree, bamboo, catnip, dandelion, elder, gardenia, mint, pipsissewa, sandalwood, sweetgrass, thistle, tobacco, willow, wormwood. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the bark and then mix it with an equal amount of dried and crushed sandalwood.

At the witching hour when the moon is on the wane, place a cauldron at a deserted crossroads and burn the bark mixture within it. Call upon the goddess Hecate to assist you in this rite, and then summon the spirit by thrice reciting the following incantation: Spirit of the dead, I call you to me By the power of goddess Hecate. Hear me, o spirit, Awaken from thy rest.

In human form now manifest! To make a spirit rise from its resting place and speak, necromancers and sorcerers from long ago would steal into a graveyard in the dark of a moonless night and burn a dried and. Traditionally, the spirit would be made to visibly appear within the confines of a magick circle or triangle ritually drawn upon the ground. Burn a dried ginseng root. Carry fennel seeds in a mojo bag.

Hang fennel over your doors and windows. Shake a hollowed-out gourd filled with dried beans. Plant holly around your home. Wear or carry an orrisroot or peony root as a protective amulet. Hang some plantain or periwinkle above your front door and windows. Burn a sage smudge wand. Sprinkle an infusion of vervain around the perimeter of your property. Another old method used by European Witches and Christians alike to ward off evil spirits called for St.

The herb would then be hung above the doors and windows of houses and barns to prevent evil spirits from gaining entry. When worn or carried in a mojo bag, St. Hang it above your bed and anoint it every Sunday at sunrise with three drops of any occult oil designed for protection. Cinquefoil gathered on the morning of the Summer Solstice also works well to keep succubus and incubus demons at bay, and ensures restful sleep throughout the night.

Sunday is the best day of the week to plant this garden. It is ruled by the Sun, which astrologically governs all form of protection. To counter or ward off hexes, wear or carry a mojo bag filled with hydrangea bark and anointed with three drops of any occult oil designed for the preventing or removing of hexes. If you are convinced that a hex has been placed upon your home, you can easily counter it by scattering powdered hydrangea bark around the premises when the moon is in its waning phase. In addition, burn some dried hydrangea bark in a censer and use the smoke to fumigate each room.

According to hoodoo belief, wormwood causes strife and misfortune to befall those who tread upon it or upon whose footprints it is sprinkled. To protect yourself against curses, hexes, and all kinds of jinxes, wear or carry a mojo bag filled with wormwood and anointed daily with three drops of any occult oil designed for protection against black magick. But alas, we live not in such a perfect world and often find ourselves living next door to an individual or family whose. Luckily, when all else fails, there are a number of magickal tricks that a Witch can turn to. At the very least, this spell will cause them to leave you in peace.

Note: It is important to remember that what goes around comes around. Wise Witches know that frivolous magick is for fools. Spell an s a Roommatee p l too Banish One thing worse than living next door to an obnoxious person would surely have to be living under the same roof with one!

One tried-and-true method to make someone move out of your home is to make a brew from an herb known as jenjible. When the moon is waning, sprinkle it upon all items of clothing belonging to the person you wish to be rid of. Within a short period of time, he or she will be looking for a new place to live! A night that hosts a raging storm is even better!

Anoint a jezebel root with Jezebel Oil, and then sprinkle Destierro powder upon it while stating and visualizing your intent.

Place the root inside a small jar and then seal it with a lid. Wrap the jar in a piece of black cloth, secure it with a black cord, and then secretly bury it in the yard of the man at who your hex is directed. Smash the jar with a rock marked with a white pentagram. Burn the jezebel root and then scatter its ashes to the wind. These include butterfly bush, carnations particularly red ones , clover, coreopsis, cosmos, cowslips, daisies, foxglove, hollyhock, hyssop, lavender, lobelia, pansies, petunias, primroses particularly blue and red ones , roses all types , shamrock, thyme, vervain, yarrow, and zinnias.

Fairies are said to dance in rings around certain trees when a full moon illuminates the night sky. Some fairies also like to make their homes within or underneath trees. The following trees are fairy favorites, and planting one or more in or near your garden is sure to attract the wee folk: alder, apple, ash, aspen, blackthorn, bramble, broom, elder, hawthorn, holly, juniper, lilac, oak, osier, pine, and silver birch.

If your garden happens to contain dill, morning glory, peonies, prickly gorse, or rosemary, it would be advisable to remove these plants or transplant them to another location if you wish to make your garden inviting to fairies. According to herbal lore, fairies are greatly repulsed by the sight and smell of these particular plants and will not venture in or near any garden in which they grow.

Fairies are fond of the sight and sound of bubbling water, and it is for this reason that they can often be glimpsed frolicking merrily near fountains and brooks. A garden containing a fountain of any size or style, a birdbath, or a fishpond is most appealing to fairies.

Straw is also said to be effective in attracting fairies, as are the enchanting melodies conjured by windchimes caressed by a gentle breeze. Fairy statues or garden. If you have no access to a well, simply place a small wooden rain barrel or earthenware pot in the center of the garden and fill it with water.

Either will make a suitable substitute for an actual wishing well. When the moon is full and her silver rays call to you to make magick, go to the wish garden and toss a coin into the well or other container of water as you state your wish and visualize it. Be sure not to tell your wish to anyone, otherwise it may not come true.

Chapter A Garden of Dreams Since the dawn of mankind, herbs have played a significant role in the practice of dream magick, most commonly being used for inducing dreams of a prophetic nature and giving protection to those who sleep and dream. Herbs have been utilized as charms to prevent nightmares and ward off demons that prey upon sleeping mortals, stuffed into dream pillows and brewed into magickal teas and potions to bring restful sleep, and made into magickal incense and burned prior to bedtime.

Herbs ate b Associated ate with with Dream re m Magick a k The following list contains many of the herbs traditionally used by Witches and other magickal folks in dream magick, followed by their various applications:. Anise To prevent nightmares, fill a white mojo bag with as many anise seeds as it can possibly hold, and then sew it to the inside of your pillowcase.

Scatter the leaves of an anise plant around your bedroom to keep yourself protected against evil influences while you sleep. Bay To induce dreams of a prophetic nature, place bay leaves beneath your pillow before going to sleep. It is said that bay leaves, when cast into a fire on a night of the full moon, can enable one to see the future in a dream. The use of bay in divinatory rites and dream magick can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who believed it to be sacred to their god Apollo.

Occult folklore holds that the root of this plant will bring forth a dream that will contain the answer you seek. In addition, many Witches and other magickal practitioners use bracken for protection against evil and negative influences. Buchu To induce dreams of a prophetic nature, mix a pinch of dried buchu leaves with a pinch of frankincense. On a night of the full moon, light a charcoal block which can be bought at most occult shops and religious supply stores , place it in a fireproof incense burner, and then sprinkle a small amount of the herbal mixture upon it.

For best results, do this in your bedroom prior to bedtime. Sleep with cedar twigs beneath your pillow to help awaken or strengthen your psychic powers. A cedar branch hung above your bed will protect you against evil forces while you sleep. Place a sprig of cinquefoil containing seven leaflets beneath your pillow before going to sleep in order to dream about the man or woman who is destined to be your marriage mate. This simple method of amatory dream divination is centuries old. A full moon is the ideal lunar phase in which to do this.

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