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To be a Witch means that you worship the Earth as a mother, and to be a Green Witch means that you heal the children of the Earth by bringing them back in communication with her. The disciplines of the Green Witch are many; she listens, watches, learns, heals and, most of all, she teaches. To live the life of the Green Witch is to live with many different levels of understanding at once. It is called the path Green Living. It means that what we see is a window to all worlds and that when we are asked to help lift life back into balance, we do so. It means that we heal with the knowledge that all beings are the Goddesses children and deserve love and respect. Green Living means learning the sacred language of the beings around us, a language without words the language of life.

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Folk magic is the magic of our ancestors. It involves
using objects from our surroundings to symbolise our
desires, and it requires a focus of energies upon these
objects to empower these symbols and thereby bring
about manifestation.

Folk Magic to Attract Love
Take the peel of a lemon and cut a small heart-shaped
piece from it. Dry this and carry it with you in your
purse or pocket to attract a mate.


Folk Magic to Make Your Love Stronger
At the new moon, tie two cinnamon sticks together with
purple thread while chanting,

"(Name) and I are together as one,
our love will shine as bright as the sun,
and as the moon grows the magic is done!"

Wrap the cinnamon sticks in a piece of black leather and
hand-sew it with white thread to seal it up. As you sew,
repeat the chant. Place the pouch in a safe place where
it won't be found or disturbed.


Folk Magic for a Happy Home

Mix some mint, a clove, some grated lemon peel and a bay
leaf in a china bowl. Place the mixture on a white
cotton handkerchief and tie up the four ends with green
ribbon. Hang this near your front door while saying,

"This charm that has been made by me, it now protects my
family.
We live in health and prosperity.
By the power of my spell, so it must be."



Folk Magic to Sweeten Your Romance

On a Friday, on the waxing moon, write on a piece of
paper your name and your partner's name. Place this in a
jar that has some honey in it. Seal the jar and place it
under the bed.


Prosperity Folk Magic

On a new moon, mix a teaspoon of nutmeg with a teaspoon
of cinnamon while visualising the amount of money
that you would like to see in your bank balance. Pour
this into a purse or wallet that has three gold coins in
it, then shake the purse while saying,

"The money I need now comes to me,
for the good of all so it shall be."

Place the wallet or purse in the place that you normally
keep your financial documents.



Folk Magic to Get a Job

Place some lavender, nutmeg and bay leaves into a piece
of white cloth. Tie it up with a blue ribbon while
chanting,

"For work fulfilling, I am willing,
the job I need now comes to me.
By this request, I am now blessed,
and for the good of all, so it shall be!"

Carry this mixture of herbs with you to your interview
and expect the best!



Folk Magic to Stop Someone from Bothering You

On a Saturday, take a wooden clothes peg and colour it
black, then wrap around it a small piece of the person's
clothing. Sprinkle the peg with black pepper. As you wrap
it all up with a piece of black cloth, and tie it with
black thread, say the words,

"Begone (Name), begone from me. For I have cast this
spell on thee.
It is my right to now be free. The spell is done, so it
shall be!"

Repeat the wording as you bury this bundle far away from
your house.



Folk Magic to Break a Hex

On a Saturday, write the name of the person who has hexed
you onto a piece of yellow paper. If you do not know
their name, write "enemy mine". Around the name, draw an
outline of the person with a red pen, and then cut out
this image. Sprinkle it with paprika, wrap it in red
cloth, and tie it with a red ribbon. Hold it in your
hands while repeating,

"Enemy mine your power is gone,
the hex is broken, the spell is undone.
Enemy mine has been turned away,
and so it shall be from this day."

Take the spell package far from home, preferably by the
sea, and place it in a bin.

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Marigold and Dandelion Eggs
(Medieval France)

Not recommended for people with hay fever or pollen allergies. If you are in doubt, don't make this one and try the variation instead. Also make certain that you obtain your flowers from a pesticide-free source.
The marigold is said to be one of the flowers which gives forth small bursts of light, usually near twilight on clear days, like a beacon or flash of insight. In the language of flowers, dandelions are ancient oracles. They are also high in vitamin C. Make certain the flowers you use are pesticide free!

Ingredients
4 whole dandelion buds (pesticide free)
2 tablespoons butter
2 marigold blossoms, chopped (pesticide free)
4 eggs
1/4 cup cream or milk
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Pick the dandelion buds when they are just about to open. Melt the butter in a frying pan over low heat. Saute the dandelions until they open wide. Beat the marigold, eggs, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a small bowl. Pour over the dandelions which will poke through. Cover; cook over low heat until the egg is set and dry on top. Fold in half.
Makes 2 servings
Variation: For the same magickal results without the flowers, substitue 1 cup dried cashew nuts, 1/4 tsp orange rind, and 1/4 diced, peeled oranges.

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*Beltane Bread*


Ingredients:

4 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 cups sugar
1 tube almond paste
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
5 eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and combine above
ingredients. When dough is worked to medium soft,
shape into flattened balls and place on ungreased
cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 20
minutes. Cool, ice with white Solar Cross. You could
try this as a single loaf.

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