Magick Oils: Here’s Why!

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Condition or anointing oils as they are sometimes referred to, is one of a spirit workers key to manifestation. For millennia folks have used specially blended oils to help stir the energies surrounding a particular desired outcome. Oil acts as a conduit for magick to be channeled and made to flow through and to us. The herbs and other curios used in these oils as you know, have energies of their own and are all extracted and magnified while bathing in the oils. Often times the formulas of these oils have been passed down from generation to generation as is the case with THIS OIL. They have been tested and tried and found to be valuable enough to share with the next generation. That’s why the names of some conjure oils are the same no matter who you buy them from. 

Then other times, someone is just trying to make a quick dollar, and are passing bullshit off and masking it as sacred. Shameful!

Woe to those that fumble around and confuse the masses for monetary gain.

Make it or buy it

Along the path on our witchy journey we realize that there are some curios, incantations, and spells we can make or do on our own. These become infused in our practice quite naturally, and work just fine. Then there are times when we feel more comfortable purchasing necessary items from witchy crafters that we trust.

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Magickal oils are typically used to dress an object, or anoint a person, place, or thing.

Example:

  • I made an abundance drawing oil

  • I patiently allowed all the herbs, resins, and energy of the attraction stones to be absorbed by the oil

  • I strained and bottled the oil

  • I  anoint my altar wand

  • I anointed and dressed my abundance candles

  • I anoint myself

  • I rub it on my hands before I leave the house

  • One time, I even dressed a $20 bill before going to the casino, and won 3x’s my money in less than 5min! ( I left after that, gambling makes me nervous lol)

Most magick isn’t instant

Even though I did experience a quick tiny money increase, this GlowUp Abundance Drawing Oil is not a fast money oil. It is an abundance oil. It is formulated to draw the most positive abundance into the lives of us who use it.  The unscented, *skin safe ritual oil is blended with jojoba, olive oil, vitamin E oil, as well as gems, herbs, and resins.

Crafted at strongest time of the waxing moon. Left to energize over a four week period. Imbued with the purist abundance intentions through ritual & magick symbols. Poured off during the waxing moon on the day of Jupiter.

This Condition Oil is intended to attract the following:

Wealth-Riches-Favor-Glory-Honors-All Goodness-Tranquil Mind-Mental Clarity.

Whether you make your own or purchase a magickal oil form a witchy crafter, make sure that you use it often and use it with intention.

Here is a video that further explains the use of magick oils https://youtu.be/CddUWKF7yMo

Until next time. Blessed be. Ashe.

 

Series: Traditional Indigenous African Spirituality Part 1

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This post is the first of a series on Traditional  African Spirituality.

The topic of Traditional African Spirituality is varied and extensive. I am not going to get into every nook and crannie of the cosmology of it. This series is going to be more about creating a timeline of sorts. A timeline of spiritual practices by indigenous Kemites, alllllllllllllll the way thru to how traditional spirituality is practiced throughout the African diaspora.

There is a massive amount of information on the subject, scholarly and otherwise. I am not here to convert or convince anyone of anything. I am of African descent. Some of the practices that my great grand parents, grandparents, and parents engaged in were constant reminders of my African ancestry even though they were all very american. Throughout my years, I have refined, adapted, and evolved into and beyond things that were GIVEN to me as my religious and spiritual beliefs. Practicing some aspects of African Spirituality is as natural as breathing to me. Even so, I came to a point where I wanted to go deeper, understand more. I studied, and studied and followed bloodlines, followed spiritual lines, mapped the course of slave trades and found my indigenous roots.

I am many things. You are too. Why are you a witch? How did you know? When did you become brave enough to take the journey inside to be reborn into the ways of the wise? If you are wise, then you know that the journey truly IS the destination. There is such beauty in discovery.

This series is about sharing the beauty and variations of Traditional African Spirituality. Not sure how many posts will be in this series. I promise that each post will be a fulfilling snack and not a whole dinner plus dessert! Just enough to get a general understanding and move on to the next part.

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If you have anything to add to the topic or the ideas presented throughout the series, feel free to add on in the comment section. I hope to inspire a dialogue from our community.

Here is some food for thought. The abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have made tremendous strides in colonizing the minds and lifestyles of many countries and continents throughout the world. Unfortunately Africa is no exception. Presently approx 45% of Africans throughout the continent are Christians, and approx 41% are Muslim.  

There is hope however. Dr.  Jacob Olupona,  professor of indigenous African religions at Harvard Divinity School and professor of African and African-American studies in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences said once, “…there are signs of the revival of African indigenous practices in many parts of Africa. Modernity has not put a total stop to its influence. Ritual sacrifices and witchcraft beliefs are still common. Moreover, the religions developed in the Americas impact Africa in that devotees of the African diaspora have significant influence on practices in Africa. Some African diasporans are returning to the continent to reconnect with their ancestral traditions, and they are encouraging and organizing the local African communities to reclaim this heritage.” That makes me happy and hopeful to know that.

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We can all play a role in keeping indigenous spiritual traditions alive. The beauty is that you can be and practice whatever you choose to. Understanding and incorporating African spirituality into your current practices is perfectly acceptable.

More about that in the next post.

Speaking of the next post, don’t miss it! If you are not subscribed already, be sure to do so. Why? Because you will be notified when a new post is up, this way you will be first on the scene. You know you can’t wait for the next post in this series! Mmmmhhhmm.

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Until next time. Blessed be. Ashe.  

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Part 2

Divination Forms & Witchy Insight

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Here is Merriam Websters definition for divination:

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Divination has been used in various forms since antiquity. Branches, stones, bones, nuts, shells, and so many more natural items have been and are currently being used to divine by diviners world wide. True diviners are indeed oracles of sorts and should be respected as such. There are of course charlatans, that’s true, and if you have ever come across them then you understand what I am saying. The ones that are truly gifted though can become a trusted channel to help enlighten your path and help you gain greater awareness of yourself.

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As many cultures are in the world, there are almost as many forms of divination. In this post I will shed light on some well know, as well as little known forms of divination throughout the world. Who knows maybe this will become my next series! Since this is such a fascinating topic, I may want to in a later post, break down each cultures form and the why and wherefore of each. For now, below is a list of various forms of divination practiced around the world.

Let me know in the comments below if a cultural breakdown of divination practices  is something that you would be interested in. I hope this list stirs your curiosity.

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We all are aware of Astrology. Astrology is a pseudo-science interpreting the supposed effect of the heavenly bodies on human existence. Astrology divination is studying these heavenly bodies to determine possible future events.

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Ah! The ever present Cartomancy. Divining with the use of cards. Playing cards, tarot cards, oracle cards, these are all forms of cartomancy.

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An ancient favorite of its time known as Geomancy which is the interpretation of the formations that fists full of soil, dirt or sand land when someone tosses them.

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Here is one you probably do from time to time, Oneiromancy. This divination is based upon dreams. Used to interpret a current state and give insight into the future as well.

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One of my personal favorites, Pyromancy. The art of divination by means of fire. The diviner observes flames, from any source, and interprets the shapes that he or she sees within them (salamanders). One of the earliest forms of divination was pyromancy.

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I am increasingly interested in reading tea leaves, also known as Tasseography. This divination interprets patterns in tea leaves as well as coffee grounds and even wine that remain in a cup once the beverage has been drank. So fascinating!

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My grandmother was practicing Austromancy and I didn’t even know.  This ancient way of predicting events, from observation of the winds. A balmy weather and sunny sky would imply that the gods are happy while arid conditions or destructive rain would mean that the gods are angry and misfortune is in store.

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Some of us may own several crystals, but have you ever practiced Lithomancy with them? Lithomancy is divination using rocks, crystals and precious stones of various colors.

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Maybe I have observed chickens before to determine if its going to rain or not. When doing so, I was practicing Zoomancy which is divination though interpretation of the appearance and behavior of animals.

There are many many more ways that can be used for divination. This is just a small list and a reminder that you don’t have to stay limited to the methods that you have always used. It’s important to stick with the methods that create a clear channel for YOU. However, if you want to explore other methods of divining, allow this post to be a “jump off” for you to dig deeper. You never know, you could find great contentment and joy using a new form to gain insight from the Universe. Let me know if you decide to explore any of the methods listed here or another kind.

 

Until next time. Blessed be. Ase.

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