Magickal Herbs and Roots

Eye of Horus now carries Herbs for Natural Magick, in addition to our loose incense resins and herbs. If you’re blending your own incense, preparing for a sabbat ritual, compounding a spell or charm, or searching for your personal aromatherapy blend or sachet ingredients, we offer an array of fine botanical curios for your needs.

Herb magick is earth magick. Rooted, growing and best used when long-lasting effects are the desired outcome. If you need a better permanent job or relationship, or want to protect your home or just increase the good vibe, then herb magick is a good choice. If you need a change in your life to occur right away, you may find lighting a candle as part of the initial spell or blessing, gives it a quick push. But to really get acquainted with herbs, it’s good to have an experienced guide. That’s why we are offering this introductory hands-on workshop.

Magic of Herbs classThe Magic of Herbs with Gypsy Nilsen

Oct 2nd (Sunday) 2:00 – 5:00 pm

This class is for those interested in learning how to use herbs for magick in their daily lives or just curious about the uses of herbs. We will explore lore and myths, as well as learn the folk names and botanical names of commonly used herbs. What really is Eye of Newt? What is the best herb for luck? Gambling? Romance? Legal matters? We will talk about the practical and magical uses of herbs, everything from a simple incense to calm your home to brewing a tea to add to your floor wash. You will get a chance to make a Mojo Bag filled with herbs and make a tea mixture. This is a hands on class, so we will touch, smell and taste some herbs. The cost of the workshop includes all the herbs and supplies for your mojo bag and tea. Click here for more info on the Magic of Herbs Class.

But if you are more of the do-it on your own sort, or want to know more about the selection of herbs we have, read on.

It’s in the Bag

Creating a charm bag is a powerful act of intention. You determine your purpose and then bring objects together to support that purpose. Other names for and types of Charm Bags include: Herbal Charms, Sachets, Mojo Bags, Gris Gris, and Medicine Bags. The bag usually includes some herbs, a stone, a charm and anything which seems magically appropriate to the purpose. They are often carried in a pocket or purse, worn around the neck, put in the glove compartment of a car, kept on an altar, by the bed, or other place, depending on it’s use.  Many are very simple.  For example:

High John the conqueror

John the Conqueror Root

High John The Conqueror – Anoint the root with some peppermint oil, or surround with Peppermint herb, and tie up in a green or purple bag to attract needed money.

We’ve started out with 24 of the most useful and recommended herbs. But if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can get it, usually within a day or two. We’ve hooked up with a local supplier who buys direct from farmers/gatherers/wildcrafters worldwide. Each of the herbs has a brief description on our website, but it is by no means a complete history of the use of the herbs.

Compendium of Herbal MagickIf you need help choosing the herbs, oils and stones to use in your own charm bags, check out our list below. Usually just one herb will do, so you can just pick and choose based on what you have on hand, or what can be easily obtained.

We also offer a growing list of  Herbal Magick books, including Ellen Dugan’s Herb Magick for Beginners, Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs, and for the most complete and amazing tome, Paul Beyerl’s Compendium of Herb Magick.  Beyerl’s Compendium is the most comprehensive and all-inclusive book on the magical and religious uses of herbs ever published with 330 herbs covered in detail with over 100 illustrations. Sections include the Magickal Classification of Herbs; A Guide to the Usage of Magickal Herbs, Dieties and Magickal Herbalism and astrological Herbal Correspondences.

Also, please note that some herbs are toxic and so you should store safely and keep them clearly labeled.  The more you use herbs, the more you should learn and it is wise to have some training as well as good references. We do not have an herbalist on staff, and so are offering herbs for magickal purposes only. Full disclaimer: No product herein is intended to diagnose or cure disease.  It is vital that you look to a registered herbalist and your own health care provider before making a tea or applying any herb medicinally.  “Herbal” does not mean “safe.” Also, we do not sell “recreational herbal incense.” These herbs are for the magickally inclined, rather than thrill-seekers.

Some of the Purposes for our Herbs
Yarrow

Yarrow

Each herb below is linked to the deeper description. So click through to get enough information to select the appropriate one for your specific purpose.  For instance, both Dittany of Crete and Yarrow are good for different kinds of divination. Dittany of Crete draws spirits, specifically of the departed . . . it has a history of use in necromancy. Yarrow is a Venus herb used in love and romance related divination. Very different! The descriptions on our site are by no means complete. We have books for that!  So peruse the purposes below, or just browse all the herbs and roots on our site to choose what you need. Some of the uses of the herbs are not included in this list because they are so specific, such as the use of the amazing Jericho Flower. This is just a sampling . . .

Business Success: Juniper Berries, Marshmallow Leaf (Althea), Passionflower, Pennyroyal

Courage: Galangal Root (Low John)Mullein, Rosemary, Wormwood, Yarrow

Divination: Dittany of Crete, Mugwort (Artemisia), Orris Root, Red Clover, Yarrow

Marigold Flowers

Calendula (Marigold)

Dreams:  Anise Star, Calendula (Marigold), Mugwort (Artemisia), Wormwood, Yarrow

Faeries and Elves:  Red Clover, Rosemary

Good Luck: Galangal Root (Low John), Red Clover

Happiness: Calendula (Marigold), Lavender, John the Conqueror Root, Passionflower

Healing: Peppermint, Mugwort (Artemisia), Rosemary

Health: Juniper, Lavender

Legal Matters / Court: Calendula (Marigold), Galangal Root (Low John)

Lavender

Lavender

Love: Basil Leaf, Dittany of Crete, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Marshmallow (Althea), Orris Root, Passionflower, Rosemary, Yarrow

Meditation: Peppermint Leaf, Scullcap

Mental Powers: Calendula (Marigold), Rosemary

Money, Prosperity, Wealth: Basil Leaf, JasmineMandrake Root, Peppermint

Peace:  Lavender, Passionflower, Pennyroyal

Protection: Angelica Root, Anise Star, Basil Leaf, Calendula (Marigold), Mandrake Root, Mugwort (Artemisia), Mullein, Red Clover, Rosemary

Psychic Ability: Calendula (Marigold), Yarrow

Purification / Sanctification: Angelica Root, Juniper, Lavender, Rosemary

Sleep:  Lavender, Peppermint, Passionflower, Rosemary

Strength: Mugwort (Artemisia), Wormwood

Success: Red Clover, High John the Conqueror

Finally, herb magick is a deep and fascinating subject. Study. Learn. Experiment. Keep a Record. But most of all, blessed be and enjoy the journey.

Beneath the Below is a River – Wendy Rule Dives Deep

Beneath the Below CD Cover

Beneath the Below CD:

Here’s how it begins . . . a movie soundtrack and two musicians reaching for deep and ethereal, an otherworldly fantasy about a Moth Boy; a film which lent itself to dark and dreamy audio visions. Beneath the Below is a River began life as a collaborative soundtrack to the short film ‘Hugo’, directed by Nicholas Verso. Wendy and collaborator Craig Patterson were so pleased with the outcome of the soundtrack that they expanded it into a full length album.

This is not the first time Wendy has created ambient music. Although all of her CDs have some of that soundtrack quality, she worked to create almost theatrically faerie atmosphere in Deep Within the Faerie Forest–a collaboration with Gary Stadler. But that does not make these CDs twins, like so many of the ambient titles out there. Where the Faerie Forest is light and uplifting, Beneath the Below resonates like a waking dream and draws you back down into the underworld to explore further.

In fact, any artist or writer would find this music makes a great background for the creative process. It would probably also be amazing to have in the background of a Tarot Reading.  Imagine a room with dark velvet drapery, red wine and frankincense and add Beneath the Below is a River, and you have a modern, sophisticated Goth Salon…  Listen to mp3 samples

Chanakara Tea for Your Chakras

At Eye of Horus we have been serving tea to reading clients, meetup groups, and at events since we opened.  So it should be no surprise that we’ve decided to add teas to our offerings.  Specifically, we now carry Chanakara® teas from Stash Tea® Company.  These are herbal blends, and one green tea blend, designed specifically to work with the chakras. Here is the short definition from Wikipedia:

Chakra (derived from the Sanskrit cakraṃ चक्रं, pronounced [ˈtʃəkrə]; Pali: chakka, Chinese: 轮, Tibetan: khorlo) is a Sanskrit word that translates as “wheel” or “turning“. [1]

In Hindu philosophy, Yoga, Qi Gong, and in numerous teachings about healing and consciousness, chakras provide on way to understand and honor the interconnection of our bodies, thoughts, emotions, ideas and actions. Meditation practice helps to align the chakras, and Reiki works with balancing and opening the chakras. Of course, we have books like Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith so you can learn more about working with the chakras.

Chanakara Teas for your Chakras

Chanakara Teas for your Chakras

There are seven  teas for the seven major chakras. Each chakra is associated with a particular color, element, area of the body, and inner state. Each Chanakara blend is designed to balance, tune and energize one of these seven chakras, to help reclaim the energies of life.

Chakra #1 – Muladhara (root) – Red Berry Rooibos: A tea for health and prosperity. Dark red and fruity, this blend contains antioxidant rich South African rooibos and soothing uva ursi, a fortifying herbal.

Chakra #2 – Svadhisthana (sweetness) – Dragonfruit: A tea for passion and creativity. Juicy Dragonfruit, combined with the cool aftertaste of ginger and mint. Created with the mysterious damiana herb.

Chakra #3 – Manipura (jeweled city) – Vanilla Honeybush:  A tea for gathering strength and power. African honeybush is sweetened with vanilla and orange peel with a scent of honey.

Chakra #4 – Anahata (unstruck drum) – Melon & Green:   A tea for love and harmony. Sweet dew melon blended with fine green tea and South American yerba mate makes a refreshing and stimulating brew that will awaken your heart.

Chakra #5 – Visuddha (pure) –  Blue Ginger:   A tea for expression and resonance. Blue malva flowers, warm ginger and tropical feijoa combine to make a distinctive herbal tea – a special opportunity to give, to share, to stay and talk.

Chakra #6 – Ajna (command) – Guanabana: A tea for imagination and insight. Relax and nourish your intuition with this soothing medley of vanilla-scented guanabana fruit, eyebright, lemongrass, and orange. What you know is more than what you think.

Chakra #7 – Sahasrara (thousand-spoked) – White Lotus:   A tea for meditation and wisdom. The scent of fresh flowers lingers over this pale golden infusion of white lotus, chamomile, chrysanthemum and linden.
Chanakara Assorted Box     An assorted collection of each of the seven Chanakara flavors. The 18 count sampler contains 2 – 3 envelopes of each flavor.

Whether your path includes yoga, meditation, energy work or any form of personal growth, we invite you to open your mind, body and spirit to the pleasures and benefits of these flavorful all natural herbal blends, from the creators of Stash Tea.  Shop for tea online »