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A Spell for Well-Being

When you have been sick, but are beginning to feel better, this is a good
spell to cast. It is energizing and will leave you feeling healthier than when you began. For periodic maintenance, you may want to use the spell twice a year.

Things you will need:

1 white or pink image candle
powdered rose petals
push-pin thumbtack
Star Oil (see below)

Carve your name, or that of the person for whom you are casting the spell,
onto the candle. Anoint the candle with the oil and sprinkle with powdered rose petals.
Raise energy and focus on general well-being as you charge the candle. Burn under the waxing moon, chanting:

"Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Peace, Health, Joy, Laughter."

Peak the energy and let it fly out to the universe. Let the candle burn
completely.
(If you use runes you may also carve Sigel, Flame, and Caduceus in the wax before anointing the candle with oil.)

How to make Star Oil

1/4 ounce almond oil
10 drops lemon oil
7 drops jasmine oil
7 drops rosemary oil
17 drops chamomile oil
5 drops sandalwood oil

(Author: Yasmine Galenorn from the book Embracing the Moon)


 

CLEARING AND RELEASING
Clearing and releasing of excess energy is extremely important. Its important to do this before a magical working so that your energy will flow freely. Its important to do after a magical working so that the excess energy that may be left in your body doesnt cause you difficulties.

There are many signs of excess energy. Dizziness, lack of balance, feeling giddy or disoriented. Excess energy may also be marked by hyperactivity, inability to rest or sleep after a magical working.

There are many ways that are used to clear and release excess energy.

The following is a good method of clearing energy, and the one we recommend you start with.

Use this technique before a magical or psychic working to release any tension or anxiety that you may be holding from the events of the day, so that your energy will flow freely. Use it after the working to release excess energy.

Put yourself into a comfortable position -it doesnt matter if its sitting, kneeling, or laying down, but it should not be standing, as you may tend to loose your balance until you become proficient in the technique.

Visualize -that is to say imagine very strongly- a bright white light pouring down from above the top of your head and passing through your whole body, exiting through the soles of your feet. Release all tensions, anxieties, and stresses in your being, imagine them flowing out of you along with the white light. Let it all pour out of you. Imagine the excess energy as little bits of darkness being carried away with the light as it flows through you. When the last little bits of darkness are gone, let the light stop coming down, and let the last of it flow out of you.

Another version of this uses the image of water, rather than light. Some people find it easier, because the image is more familiar. So if you have difficulty using light, try this;

Again, find a comfortable position. Imagine yourself lying in a river, with the water flowing through you, entering through the top of your head, and exiting through the soles of your feet. Imagine the excess energy as leaves and twigs and other detritus as might fall into a river. See the water carry these things away from you. Again, when the last is gone, you are clear.

There are many other ways to do this as well. Some people imagine themselves standing before a beautiful lake. They imagine themselves being very dirty. They walk into the lake, until the water completely covers their head. Then they see themselves walking back out of the water, completely clean. Other techniques visualize wind blowing through the person, to blow away the excess energy, or fire burning it away.

Still another technique is to imagine a long root, like the root of a tree, growing down from your root Chakra (your pelvic region, loosely speaking. Visualize this root going down into the Earth. If you are in doors, see the root going down through the floor and through any lower levels of the building, then entering into the Earth. Let the root going down deep into the Earth. Now imagine your excess energy running down through this root to Mother Earth. When you are done, draw the root back up into yourself.

One can also use physical objects to help release energy.

One of the simplest ways to do this is to put a bit of salt on the tip of your tongue, or run the tips your fingers through some salt. This will have a natural grounding effect, eliminating the excess energy.

Another technique is to hold a piece of HAEMATITE or an item made out of LEAD. These substances too, have a natural grounding quality, and will have some effect by themselves. But to get the best effect, hold the object and imagine the excess energy draining into them from all parts of your body. When you are finished, hold the object under a stream of cold water (such as a bathroom faucet) and imagine white light pouring through the stone as the water washes it. This cleanses the stone.

In each case the excess energy returns to the Mother Goddess when you release it. She will recycle it, putting it to good use elsewhere. Some people like to say an affirmation when they release such as I clear and release all excess energy. or I release this energy to the Goddess, to be used elsewhere. This sets a clear intent, and can sometimes help to focus the process. It is not necessary to say the affirmation out loud.

All of these techniques are good, but we feel the white light, or else the water, are preferable because they tie into things you will learn in successive lessons, and as well as releasing excess energy. They also exercise important psychic muscles that you will need later. But as in all things, the most important aspect is that it works well for you.

Ritual Bath
From our earliest beginnings as a species, we have recognized the healing and purifying qualities of water.

Immersion in water has always been a sacred act, as cleansing to the soul as to the body. In ancient times wells, lakes, and rivers were considered sacred, and people would immerse themselves to release negative energy, help heal spiritual blockages or imbalances, and prepare for ceremonies. Even today Hindus immerse themselves in the sacred Ganges river as an act of both spiritual and physical cleansing.

This spell is in the form of a ritual bath. A ritual bath is not for physical washing, but for meditation and to effect changes using the energy of the water and whatever may be added to it. This particular bath is for cleansing and blessing.

For this spell you will need:

*a bath tub
*a handful of salt
*a handful of dried Rosemary
*a handful of dried Sage
*white candles, as many as you wish
*a mirror -your bathroom mirror is fine
*oil

Sea salt is preferred, but any kind of salt may be used. The herbs may be added loose to the water, or you may tie them up in a square of cheese cloth for easier clean-up afterward.

It is not necessary to use candles, but are beneficial and will help to create a conducive atmosphere.

If you have access to it, a fragrant essential oil is preferred. Essential oils may be purchased at metaphysical stores, but also at bath shops or stores that carry aromatherapy products. A good oil to use would be Sandalwood. If you do not have access to essential oil, any oil can be used, especially Olive oil which has a long history of use in sacred rituals.

Pick a time when you will not be disturbed. Have all of your materials together.

Run a tub full of warm water. The water should be comfortable, so adjust it to taste.

While the water is running, add the salt, Rosemary, and Sage.

If you are using candles, light them and turn off the electric lights.

When the bath is ready, take a moment to ground and release, as you have learned how to do in the Exercises section of this lesson.

Now make a prayer, both to ask the help of Goddess, and to help set your intent. You can use words like these:

O Mother Goddess, help me to cleanse myself now of all that holds me back or blocks my growth and progress. Help me as I embrace my fullest potential and I open my heart to growth.


Now get into the water.

Rinse yourself thoroughly, so that every part of your body gets wet, including your face and hair.

Now lay back.

Get comfortable.

Let the warmth of the water soak into you.

Take a few moments just to appreciate the sensation.

Now reflect upon your life.

Think about every part of your life that has ever held you back in any way. Every pain, sorrow, and anxiety. Every fear, hesitation, or self-imposed limitation. Review every painful memory, every event that ever hurt you. Be as thorough as you can.

And as you think of each thing, make an affirmation to yourself and to the Universe;


I release this. It leaves me now.

You can say these words, or words to this effect, out loud, or concentrate on them silently.

Release each and every issue that holds you back. When you cannot think of any others, augment your efforts with a prayer like this;

O Mother Goddess, look within my soul and help me to release whatever remains that I have not seen.

Now clear your mind. When thoughts come, do not respond to them, but let them drift right back out of your mind.

Meditate this way for a few minutes. Let the Goddess look inside you. Remain this way as long as you are comfortable.

Now rise. Stand up. Think of all the things which you have released. Affirm;

All that I have released, I leave behind me. May their energy return to the Mother to be reused.

So saying, step out of the tub.

Do not dry off -let the air dry you, as you continue the spell.

Look into the mirror. Examine the face that stares back at you. Remind yourself;

This is a good person.

Mean it. Tell yourself;

I love this person. This is the child of the Goddess, whom She loves.

Now take up the oil. Open it, and dab out a little onto your fingers.

Reach down and annoint the top of each foot with the oil. Affirm;

Blessed be my feet, that I may walk in sacred paths.

Now dab a little more oil onto your fingertips. Annoint both knees. Affirm;

Blessed be my knees, that I may kneel at the altar of the Ancient Ones.

Now get a bit more oil for your fingertips. Annoint your pelvic region (just above your pubic area, or where you please). Affirm;

Blessed be my womb/penis, that I may bring forth life, and art, and joy.

Place a bit more oil on your fingers. Annoint the center of your chest. Affirm;

Blessed be my heart, which is formed in beauty, that I may love and recieve love.

Now take a bit more oil. Annoint your lips, and affirm;

Blessed be my lips, that I may speak the Words of Power in time to come.

Finally, take a little more oil, and annoint the very center of your forehead. Affirm;

Blessed be my Minds Eye, that I may see the unseen, and receive the messages of Spirit.

Now look into the mirror, and speak words to the effect of;

In the name of the Goddess, I am blessed. Like a flower I shall open and grow. May all that I have released be replaced with the love and blessings of the Mother. So mote it be.

You have now finished. Clear and release all excess energy, as you have learned to do.

You may feel an immediate difference from this spell. You may not. It can sometimes take days for the effects of the spell to become manifest. They deepen with time.

Not every aspect which you have released will necessarily disappear completely. You may have to go back and do additional healing for some. This is normal. Sometimes releasing works in layers, with each successive ritual releasing a little bit more.

And above all remember, practice makes perfect. If at first you have trouble with some aspects of the spell, such as the meditation or the concentration, do not be discouraged -practice! Skill is built through use.

 

Majikal Recipes
Sent to me by Jen the Good Witch and her Sis Jeanne.........

Love Potion #9
( Although I dont think its right to make someone love you....... Bad Karma and love spells usually backfire terribly!!! This is still fun to print.)
Needed:
9 ounces Sweet Red Wine 9 Basil leaves
9 Red Rose Petals
9 Anise Stars
9 Cloves
9 Apple Seeds
9 drops Vanilla extract
9 drops Strawberry juice
1 Ginseng root cut into 9 equal pieces
By the light of nine red votive candles, put the nine ingredients into a
cauldron on the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month of the
year.(September 9th @ 9 AM) Stir the potion nine times with a wooden spoon,
each time reciting the following incantation:
"Let the one who drinks this wine
shower me with love devine
Sweet love potion #9
Make his/her love forever mine"
Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat and let it simmer for nine
minutes. Remove cauldron from the heat & allow potion to cool. Blow nine
times upon the potion and bless it in the name of the nine love-godesses
Inanna, Ishtar,Astarte, Hathor, ephthys, Aphrodite,Venus, Freya & Arianrhod,
then strain it through cheescloth into a clean decorative container
befitting its specialness. Cover & refrigerate until you are ready to serve
it to the man or woman from whom you desire love & affection.
(Now here is why you cannot buy this potion from someone else, so save your money.) Do not allow anyone other than your beloved to look at,touch or
partake of this potion.
Word of warning (came with this recipe):This potion is extremely potent so should be used with caution. Its results can be very intense, long lasting
and often difficult to control or reverse. So please be absolutely sure
before you give it to an intended lover that he or she is the right one for
you & vice-versa.

PAN WINE
Source: Telesco
You Will Need:
1 Gallon Spring or Bottled water
1 12oz Can Frozen Grape Juice
1 12oz Can Frozen White Grape Juice
3 Pounds Sugar or Honey
1/2 Package Active Dry Yeast
DIRECTIONS:
Suspend the yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water. Then in a large pan, begin
warming the juices and the water, add the sugar or honey slowly, stirring
continuously until it dissolves. Allow it to cool to luke warm and then add
the yeast which has been activated by soaking in the slightly warm water
(Remember: if the water is too hot for the yeast it will kill it and ruin
the entire recipe... it must be just slightly warm.) Cover the mixture
lightly and allow to sit over night. Do not let it get too cold as the yeast
will deactivate and if it gets to hot, you already know what happens, keep
it room temperature.
The next morning pour it into bottles with * LOOSE * corks. These must be
loose as they will pop many times over the next few weeks of fermenting.
Once the fermenting process has slowed, then the corks can be put in tightly
as it continue to ferment for the next six to eight months.
Test the sweetness of the wine periodically to assure that you aren't going
to end up with pucker punch instead. If too tart,just return it to the stove
and add enough sugar or honey to suit your taste,bring the mixture to a
boil,then bottle tightly in an airtight container and store in a dark area
until used.


SIMPLE INFUSIONS (Teas)
What is Needed:
1 Pint of spring or bottled Water
1/2 OZ Of Herb Of Your Choice(See below)
DIRECTIONS:
Bring the water to a boil on the stove and then add it to your cup of chosen
herbs. Let it steep for ten minutes and then strain it with a non-metallic
strainer. You may chose to sweeten it with the old standard sweeteners
clover or orange honey, or you can use plain old honey if you wish to be
less adventurous.
The Herbs:
Mugwort- clairvoyance.
Eyebright- eyelids are anointed for clairvoyant visions.
Rosemary- Poured over self in shower or bath for protection.
Rosemary can also also used as a simple to cleanse the hands before working
your magick if there is no time for a ritual bath.
Yarrow is drunk to improve psychic powers. 

APHRODISIA
3 Parts Rose petals
1 Part Each: Clove, Nutmeg, Lavender, Ginger
Make in the usual way, preferably in an earthen pot. Add this mixture to
tea, or serve alone to increase the passions. 

CAULDRON OF CERRIDWEN BREW
1 part each - Bay, tobacco, Damiana, Mormon Tea & Broom (Non-toxic)     
                                               ~OR~
 
Equal parts each: Acorns, Barley, Honey, Ivy, Hellebore, Bay
 
(TOXIC- DO NOT DRINK!)
Boil water in a cauldron over an open fire. Place all ingredients in the
cauldron. Sit before it & entrance yourself by watching the flames. Smell
its mystic scent & receive wisdom.

CLAIRVOYANCE BREW
Source: Cunningham
You Will Need:
3 PARTS ROSE PETALS
1 PART CINNAMON
1 PART NUTMEG
1 PART BAY
1 PART MUGWORT
DIRECTIONS:
Put these in a pot and pour boiling water over them. Allow them to steep for
several minutes, then use the scent of the brew to improve your psychic
awareness by inhaling the scented steam. you may even drink a bit of the
brew to assist you in this. Then lie down and prophesize. Allowing the steam
to continue rising and continuing to help with the visions.

DREAM BREW
Source: Cunningham
You Will Need:
2 PARTS ROSE PETALS
1 PART MUGWORT
1 PART PEPPERMINT
1 PART JASMINE FLOWERS
1/2 PART CINNAMON
DIRECTIONS:
Mix together and use one teaspoon full to a cup. Pour boiling water over the
mixture and let it steep for a few minutes. Then drink it before going to
bed to induce psychic dreams. 

EXORCISM BREW :
3 PARTS ROSEMARY
1 PART BAY
1 pinch CAYENNE
Mix, add one tsp mixture to a cup, pour boiling water over the herbs & let
steep for 9 minutes, covered. Drink a few teaspoons a day, or add to the
bath. 

LOVE POTION TEA
1 pinch of rosemary
2 teaspoons of black tea
3 pinches thyme
3 pinches nutmeg
3 fresh mint leaves
6 fresh rose petals
6 lemon leaves
3 cups pure spring water
Sugar
Honey
To make another person fall in love with you, brew this tea on a Friday
during a waxing moon. Place all ingredients in an earthenware or copper tea
kettle. Boil three cups of pure spring water and add to the kettle. Sweeten
with sugar and honey, if desired.
Before drinking, recite this magical rhyme:
"By light of the moon waxing I brew this tea To make [Intended's name]
desire me."
Drink some of the tea and say:
"
Goddess of love hear now my plea
Let [Intended's name] desire me
So mote it be ,So mote it be!"
On the following Friday, brew another pot of the love potion tea and give
some to the person you want to love you. He or she will soon begin to fall
in love with you. 

OILS

LOVE & ATTRACTION OIL
From a New Orleans Vodou spell
Items needed:
Lemon Juice,Extract or EO
Rosewater or Essencial Oil(EO)
Vanilla bean,extract or EO
Gold glitter or two gold stars
Almond oil
Prepare a perfumed oil using 2 ounces almond oil as the base. Add 7 drops of
rose water or 7 drops Rose Essencial Oil, 3 drops of lemon extract,juice or
EO, one vanilla bean or 7 drops vanilla extract or EO, gold glitter or two
gold stars.
Anoint the pulse points before going out or add to bathwater for a magickal
love attraction bath.

Negativity & Cleansing Oil
To be used prior to spellworking & rituals
To 4 ounces of pure Grape Seed carrier oil,add:
10 Drops each of the following essencial oils:Patchouli,Lotus,Carnation &
Gardenia.
Add 5 Drops each of Frankincense,Myrrh,Eucalyptus & Lavender.
Add 2 Drops Cinnamon.
Mix well and store in a dark,tightly sealed,glass container.
After taking a normal shower or bath add a capful or two to a tubful of
water and then soak in the water for at least 15 minutes. As you stand up
and leave the tub, see the trickling water carrying all the negativity away,
feel yourself being renewed and energized.Pull the plug & visualize all the negativity draining away with the bathwater as well. Allow your body to air dry. If in a pinch and you do not have the opportunity to bathe first,a few drops of the body oil is just lightly applied to the skin At pulse points.
Feel it as it drives out negativity and energizes and renews. 

Past Lives Oil
To 2 ounces of sweet Almond oil,add:
18 Drops Sandalwood EO & 2 Drops Lilac EO.
This oil can be used as a bathing oil prior to going to bed when trying to
dream about past lives.Annointed on the forehead & temples of a person who is attempting past life regression or on the forehead,temples and candles prior to scrying.

Healing Oil
To 2 ounces of pure Grape Seed carrier oil,add:
20 drops of Sandalwood,10 Drops Carnation,Myrrh & Rose & 1 drop of
Cinnamon..
This oil can be used during healing rituals, by anointing the candle.If
laying on of hands is being performed,anoint the hands also. It can be used as a bathing oil if needed & can also be used to lessen pain & soreness with arthritis when rubbed into the affected area.

Prosperity Oil
To 2 ounces of pure Grape Seed carrier oil,add:
10 Drops both Almond & Honeysuckle,5 Drops both Bayberry & Mint.
A very versatile oil. Anoint your wallet or purse with it.Dab the area you
carry your money in so that it affects your cash. Anoint your bills with it
before you spend them. Anoint your hands on the third day after the new
moon. Use it on candles during money drawing spells or bathe in or wear it as a personal scent as you visualize your own prosperity.

Witches Blood Anointing Oil
To 1 pint olive or pure Grape Seed oil,add:
1/4 oz. wormwood
1/4 oz. valerian root
1/4 oz. vervain
1/4 oz. adder root
1/2 oz. mandrake root
Steep the herbs in the oil for a few weeks in a dark place or over a low
heat for about an hour,then cool & strain through cheesecloth and add:
9 drops oakmoss EO
7 drops elder EO
10 drops pine EO
5 drops chamomile EO
a pinch sugar or honey
pinch rock salt
Mix well & store in dark,tightly sealed,glass container.

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From Malbroughs "Charms, Spells & Formulas". These are oils in the hoodoo tradition using herbs rather than essencial oils. He suggests empowering the herbs daily as they are steeping and adding tincture of benzoin or Tocopherol (Vit. E) as a natural preservative.This is actually a good idea (Vit. E) for all oils made.

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ATTRACTION OIL
Equal parts of:
Lovage Herb
Grated Lemon Peel or Lemon Flowers
Add 2 Tbls. of this mix to 2 oz. of oil & steep for a few weeks in a dark
place or over a low heat for about an hour,then cool & strain through
cheesecloth.A small piece of lodestone is added to each bottle made.

BLESSING OIL
2 parts Frankincense
1 part Benzoin gum
Add 2 tablespoons of this mix to 2 ounces of oil & steep for a few weeks in
a dark place or over a low heat for about an hour,then cool & strain through cheesecloth.

CONFUSION OIL
2 parts of Rue Herb
1 part of Guinea Pepper
Add 2 Tbls. of this to 2 ounces of oil & steep for a few weeks in a dark
place or over a low heat for about an hour,then cool & strain through
cheesecloth.

MONEY DRAWING OIL
equal parts of:
Frankincense
Myrrh
Sandalwood
Add 2 Tbls. of this to 2 ounces of oil & steep for a few weeks in a dark
place or over a low heat for about an hour,then cool & strain through
cheesecloth.Add a small piece of bayberry root to each bottle made.

MOON OIL - Within the three days prior to the actual full moon, but not
after! Gather the ingredients required, along with a pestle and mortar to
blend them in. If desired, you can use your cauldron, and some sort of
crushing or mixing tool.
1 ounce (about 30 grams) of the finest sandalwood powder you can find
(santalum album)
5 grams (a marble sized nugget) of amber resin. (NOT the stone! The soft,
sweet smelling resin that is often imported from India, available at health
food stores, and of course herb and Witch shops.)
3 drops of vanilla essential oil. (NOT the perfume or fragrance oil, only
true vanilla from the orchid [Vanilla planifolia or Vanilla aromatica] If
this is cost prohibitive or unavailable, use real vanilla extract available
at most any grocery store.)
Preferably outside, under the actual full moon, or indoors near a window
where the moon is visible: Fill the mortar or cauldron with the sandalwood powder, and crush the amber into it with the pestle or tool of your choice.
Use CLOCKWISE or DEOSIL blending motions. Focus on the energy of the full moon, or if you are making the incense for a specific spell, focus on the goal of that spell alone. You can incorporate your favorite words of power or chant while doing this.
When the powder is smooth and consistent, add the vanilla, one drop at a
time while saying your chosen words of power, (which is best) or the
following (which will suffice in most cases): "Drop of moon, grant my boon."
Blend in the drops in the same way you blended in the amber resin. Place the mixture in a clear glass jar with an airtight lid. Keep it away from heat, sunlight, and moisture. Charge it under the light of the full moon on the three days prior to it becoming actually full.The full moon light
penetration is the reason for not storing this in an opaque jar. It is ready
for use immediately, but can be charged more if desired.

WAR WATER RECIPE
Source: Mickaharic
You Will Need:
3/4 Pound Of Cut Iron Nails
2 Quart Bottle Or Jar
1/2 Pint Of Drinkable Tap Water
DIRECTIONS:
Place the cut nails (old fashioned ones with the rectangular cross section)
into the jar and add the tap water. Close the jar and allow it to stand for
a week or two until the nails have begun to rust, then add another quart of clean tap water and reclose the jar. It can be kept in any cool place in
your home, even the fridge. Open the jar occasionally so that fresh air can continue the rusting process. Use it a couple of ounces at a time once the
water has a rusty tinge to it.

FOUR THIEVES VINEGAR #1
Source: Mickaharic
YOU WILL NEED:
1 Clear Glass Jar
A Bottle Of Apple Cider Vinegar
Many,Many Cloves Of Garlic
DIRECTIONS:
Peel garlic cloves and place them in the jar until it is filled with them.
Then pour the apple cider vinegar over them until it fills the jar with
liquid. Cap it and store it in your refrigerator. Use it a little at a time
and replace the vinegar as it is used and it should last for about a year
before it needs to be remade. Shake before use as the sediment falls to the bottom of the jar.

FOUR THIEVES VINEGAR #2
Source:Malbrough
Need:
Bottle Apple Cider Vinegar
A Handful Each of The Following Herbs:Rosemary,Wormwood,Lavendar,Sage,Rue &
Mint
1 Ounce Powdered Camphor Gum
DIRECTIONS:
To a gallon of strong cider vinegar add a handful each of the listed herbs
and the camphor gum.Tightly close the container with the cider vinegar and herbs in it.
Place this container in a pan of water and heat until the water begins to
boil. Be careful to watch and not let it get too hot as the gallon jar may
explode. Always shake this mixture before heating. Heat daily for 4 days.
Strain the herbs from the liquid and bottle it with a tight lid.

Magickal Inks
Source:"The Magickal Formulary" by Herman Slater

BAT'S BLOOD INK
2 parts dragon's blood resin
1/2 part myrrh resin
2 drops cinnamon oil
2 drops indigo color
12 parts alcohol
1/2 part gum arabic
Steep the ground resins in the alcohol until dissolved, then add the
cinnamon oil, indigo, and ground gum arabic. Filter and bottle.

DOVE'S BLOOD INK
1 part dragon's blood resin
2 drops cinnamon oil
2 drops bay oil
10 parts alcohol
1 part gum arabic
2 drops rose oil
Steep the ground resin in the alcohol until dissolved, then add the
cinnamon,bay & rose oils along with the ground gum arabic. Filter and
bottle.

DRAGON'S BLOOD INK
1 part dragon's blood resin
15 parts alcohol
1 part gum arabic
Steep the ground resin in the alcohol until dissolved, then add the ground
gum arabic. Filter and bottle.

    A Basil Spell for Harmony In the Home
 
Take of fresh basil, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and orange peel. Place 
all but the basil in a pot of boiling water and let simmer for 40 
minutes (ten minutes for each of the 4 corners of the earth 
represented by your own house). When the time is finished, add the 
fresh basil leaf and remove the pot from heat. Place the hot pot in 
the center of your home (as near as possible) and walk around it four 
times in two sets. First, walk four times around the pot 
counterclockwise- all the while concentrating on undoing any negative 
energy present in the home. Then, walk four times clockwise this time 
concentrating on creating a positive energy flow, feelings of peace 
and harmony in the home. 
 
Once this is done, stand over the pot and thank the spirits for 
hearing your request and it shall be done. This ritual is best with 
no intrusions so pick a time when you can do this alone, or early 
enough in the morning that others are not up yet! Take the spent 
herbs and cast them outside in a wild or uncultivated area. These 
will decompose and not harm the earth at all.

 -taken from "The Herbal Grimoire"