Mandragora

The Mandrake (Mandragora) is a rare Mediterranean plant with much lore and history behind it.  References to the poisonous root and its pleasantly scented fruits can be found throughout mythology,  in folklore associated with witches, and even in the Bible.  Earliest recorded use of this plant dates back over three thousand years.  In addition to…

Saying Farewell & Ancestor Veneration

​Preparing for death, the witch annoints himself with the deadly ointment. Though typically for flight to the Otherworld, the plants brewed in the unguent speak of aid offered today as well. Mandrake, Henbane, Belladonna, Mugwort, Dittany of Crete, Jasmine… Plants of death and spirit work. No flight will be needed today, merely a small dab…

Enki, Sumerian Lord of the Earth

Enki, or the “Lord of the Earth, is also known as Ea and is the Sumerian god of magic, wisdom, creation, mischief, and certain types of water. He is the perfect image of masculine virility and there is a lot of focus on metaphors regarding the creative powers of his semen as well as the…