sixpenceee:

What is a ouija board
Basically, it’s a board, such as the one pictured above, you have to put your hand on a planchette, and the planchette is supposed to move around by itself and send you messages from the beyond
Brief history
The concept of “planchette writing” as a means of contacting the dead dates back to the Song Dynasty in China (1100 AD)
But the ouija board itself doesn’t have ancient roots
Ouija Boards had their roots in the Spiritual movement in the U.S that began during the 1840’s
Elijah Bond and others decided to take this board and turn it into a patented toy during 1890’s 
Is it real, is it dangerous?
Some people have had some extremely bad encounters with this. Some say how it can unlock a portal into another dark world and let things in, you never want. 
Is it all in their minds or is it something genuine?
Who really knows the absolute truth, but here is where you can read about people and their experiences
Is there a scientific explanation?
Yes, there is! It’s called the ideometer effect, or basically the idea that your involuntary/unconsciously moving the planchette yourself! 
Here are some experiments and lots more information that support this notion
Fun and games
Here’s an online version of the ouija. Maybe it’ll give you an idea of how it works. Don’t worry the online version isn’t “haunted”, just something to pass the time if you are bored!

sixpenceee:

What is a ouija board

  • Basically, it’s a board, such as the one pictured above, you have to put your hand on a planchette, and the planchette is supposed to move around by itself and send you messages from the beyond

Brief history

  • The concept of “planchette writing” as a means of contacting the dead dates back to the Song Dynasty in China (1100 AD)
  • But the ouija board itself doesn’t have ancient roots
  • Ouija Boards had their roots in the Spiritual movement in the U.S that began during the 1840’s
  • Elijah Bond and others decided to take this board and turn it into a patented toy during 1890’s 

Is it real, is it dangerous?

  • Some people have had some extremely bad encounters with this. Some say how it can unlock a portal into another dark world and let things in, you never want. 
  • Is it all in their minds or is it something genuine?
  • Who really knows the absolute truth, but here is where you can read about people and their experiences

Is there a scientific explanation?

Fun and games

  • Here’s an online version of the ouija. Maybe it’ll give you an idea of how it works. Don’t worry the online version isn’t “haunted”, just something to pass the time if you are bored!

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@1 week ago with 6197 notes

Simple Spells to Lessen Pain 

ringroots:

Alrightie, I actually have something for this because I’ve been in a lot of pain lately from work. I’ll slice this up into 4 elements, pick the element you relate to the most or feel the best results would come from.

(Disclaimer: These spells are no substitution for any form of…

@1 week ago with 266 notes

the-darkest-of-lights:

jade-witch:

I should enchant my glasses to help me see spirits n’ stuff

I’ve heard of that, I remember seeing something for enchanting your glasses for magic and spirit work.

@2 months ago with 40 notes

explorehandmade:

DIY Facial Spritzer

A heat wave has swept through NYC over the last few weeks. While I welcome the heat, there are a few things I always carry in my bag while on the go in hot weather. One of my must-haves is a facial spritzer, which I love to make myself. A spritzer is a great way to cool off and be refreshed in the hot weather, particularly while hitting the pavement in the city or lying out on the beach. 

The materials required are very simple. Get some distilled water and citrus peels (I used lemons today, which are always in my kitchen during the summer months). First, prepare some citrus peels (any citrus will work well). Then, pour fresh boiled water over the citrus peels and let them sit overnight in your kitchen. Pour the mixture the next morning into a spray bottle and your done!

You can add pretty accents such as rosemary or petals to your bottle to further enhance its fragrance and beauty as I did. Rosemary in particular is excellent for the skin and is used in aromatherapy to relax the nervous system and promote relaxation. In addition, you can add a few drops of your favorite perfume to the bottle, essential oils or aloe vera. 

(All photos by Explore*Handmade)

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@4 months ago with 215 notes
@5 months ago with 97 notes

stormwaterwitch:

some-witchy-bits:

lavenderwrath:

Aesthetic witch: a witch who decorates the fuck out of their living space, work space, and wardrobe and that’s their spells. All of it. They create spells with the items they choose, with the way things are arranged.

THERES A WORD FOR WHAT I DO OMFG?!!???

apparently i dabble in this too.

@1 week ago with 953 notes

The Do's and Don'ts of Ouija Boards  

fuckyeahpaganism:

As Halloween fast approaches, the use of Ouija boards is growing rapidly. Ouija boards are a fun tool that can be used to contact spirits from other realm, but taking necessary precautions is strongly advised. Here you will find my general UPG on the subject and some ways…

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@3 weeks ago with 2450 notes

Sea Witches Moon Blessing of Salt

pisceswitch:

As you set the jar of salt in the moonlight, say:

"Sister moon, shining bright, 
As you guide the tides this night,
Purify this salt for me, 
With the magic of the sea.”

via Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy

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@3 months ago with 441 notes

Going on hiatus for a bit. Will be back.

@5 months ago

stormgarden:

Rose Water

  • 1 Jar of any size (I chose a small one)
  • Enough Distilled or Purified Water to fill the jar
  • Enough Rose Petals to fill the jar
  • 1-2 Drops of Pure, Sugarless Vanilla Extract or Food-Grade Essential Oil
  • 1-2 Drops Pure,True Almond Extract or Food-Grade Essential Oil

Place your water and your jar in a saucepan and bring your water to a boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes to disinfect the jar and bring it to temperature so the glass doesn’t break when you poor the hot water into it.

While your water is boiling, gently remove the petals from the center of the roses, and rinse them to make sure there aren’t any bugs or dirt on them.

Carefully remove and dry the jar’s outside being careful not to burn yourself (it’s hot!). Stuff your jar with the petals, and poor the water over them. Ad in your Almond and Vanilla products (optional), cap, and let sit on a windowsill for 24 hours.

Strain the petals out of the water after that, rinse the jar out, and place the rose water back in the jar, and you’re done. 

This is how my grandmother taught me to make Herbal and Flower waters growing up, most people and tutorials I’ve watched, though, don’t usually do it this way or let them sit this long.

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@5 months ago with 654 notes