Botanicals

Much of the tradition of Western magick is based on the powers of plants. In this section I hope to make available some home-grown high quality and hard to find herbs, as well as some store-bought items of particular interest. I stock hundreds of herbs for my product lines, so if you don't see what you want, just ask.

Agave Thorns. Agave thorns are a perfect magickal tool for inscribing candles. I ritually harvest these from the native Texas “Century Plant Agave americana. You may request Dark Moon or New Moon harvested Agave thorns, depending on your intention. I use my Dark Moon thorn for inscribing candles with Widdershins releasing, banishing or binding spells, (try some Banishing oil with that if you like) and my New Moon thorn for inscribing candles with Deosil spells of love, invocation, increase and making.  
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$3 New Moon specimen in a corked bottle

$3 Dark Moon specimen in a corked bottle

Beth Root. Beth Root is also known as Birth Root, Indian Love, True Love, Southern John the Conqueror, Wake Robin, so that gives you a pretty good idea of what it is used for magickally: for marriage wishes, for good sex, to find true love, to help lovers and married couples get over quarreling, for easier childbirth, to promote domestic tranquility, and generally for luck and protection among them.   $3 one specimen   more info...
Buckeyes. Here is a set of ritually Wildcrafted Mexican Buckeyes, Ungnadia speciosa.

These lovely seeds are seen as being an extra eye out for your well-being. I ritually harvest them from local trees. Carry one to avert the “Evil Eye” or wrap one with a dollar bill, anoint with money oil, and carry in your pocket as a charm to draw money.   $3 set of three   more info...
Cinquefoil. Cinquefoil is a European garden flower which became a favorite mojo in Southern tradition HooDoo. It is also known as Five Finger Grass, Silverweed, Septafoil, and many other names. Like many of the other herbs with palmately compound (shaped like a hand) leaves, Cinquefoil is seen as a helping hand to aid in getting us what we want, or a protective agent. It is also widely used to aid in courtroom proceedings and legal issues, to dream of a future lover, to gain favor in asking requests of employers and other authority figures, for purification, love, and of course, gambling.   $3 one specimen   more info...
Devil's Claw. This is home grown Devil's Claw seed pods, Martynia louisianica.
It is easy to see why this botanical curiosity got its reputation. With the recurved claws which catch and hold, it is seen as an aid to get you what you want. The whole plant is sticky to the fingers, so that contributes to the association of “getting something.” While Lucky Hand is also used similarly, I think of it as getting something you never had, whereas Devil’s Claw, with its claws that recurved back towards you, seems more appropriate for getting something back which you once had, as in lost or stolen items.   $3 one specimen   more info...
Dittany of Crete. Dittany of Crete is a beautiful flowering herb related to Oregano. Highly prized as an herb to attract and help spirits to manifest, and as aid in astral projection, Dittany (Origanum dictamnus) is pretty much commercially unavailable. That is why I grow it myself and harvest it ritually for Natural Magick Shop. Add it to incenses or burn alone for any workings involving astral projection or calling spirits. I use it in my Astral Projection incense, my Wizard Visions smoking herbs, and as the focus herb in my Astral Projection oil.   $17 flower and herb, 1/4 oz.   more info...
High John the Conqueror. High John the Conqueror roots (Ipomoea jalapa or Ipomoea purga) are carried to overcome overwhelming odds against you, legal matters, luck, money, gambling, personal power, success, physical strength, sexual prowess, and for men to attract women. They can be ground into shavings to add to any incense or use alone for all of these purposes. They can be chipped or soaked whole in aftershave tonics for a hand wash for gambling, or to pick up women. You can anoint a root with just about any magick oil to dedicate it to that purpose. An all-purpose magick oil can be made by soaking a whole root (or three small roots) in vegetable oil for a couple of weeks.  
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$3 one small specimen

$5 one medium specimen

High John the Conqueror large. High John the Conqueror roots (Ipomoea jalapa or Ipomoea purga) are carried to overcome overwhelming odds against you, legal matters, luck, money, gambling, personal power, success, physical strength, sexual prowess, and for men to attract women. They can be ground into shavings to add to any incense or use alone for all of these purposes. They can be chipped or soaked whole in aftershave tonics for a hand wash for gambling, or to pick up women. You can anoint a root with just about any magick oil to dedicate it to that purpose. An all-purpose magick oil can be made by soaking a whole root (or three small roots) in vegetable oil for a couple of weeks.   $7 one largspecimen   more info...
Job’s Tears. Job’s Tears, Coix lachryma, are the seeds of a lovely ornamental grass. They are carried for healing, wishes, and luck. If you have a wish, you can carry seven Job’s tears for seven days while concentrating on your wish being fulfilled. Then throw them into a moving body of water, or try planting them in your own garden. If they grow well for you, try stringing them into a necklace. These necklaces were traditionally given to teething babies to chew on, and similarly worn by adults to try to heal a sore throat. Job’s tears are said to be very lucky. You carry three for this purpose, or put three into a luck mojo bag.   $3 set of seven   more info... Lucky Hand. Lucky Hand is one of the most prized botanical curios of the Southern HooDoo tradition. These dried roots of an orchid look like a little hand, which is seen as a helping hand which will go out and get you what you want! Put it on the photo of the motorcycle of your dreams, anoint it with Love Oil and wear it in a mojo bag next to your heart, or keep one on top of the resume you are fixing to mail in for that job you really want, whatever your desire may be! It is also highly valued in HooDoo as a gambler’s charm.   $5 one specimen with at least four fingers   more info...
Lucky Hand. Lucky Hand is one of the most prized botanical curios of the Southern HooDoo tradition. These dried roots of an orchid look like a little hand, which is seen as a helping hand which will go out and get you what you want! Put it on the photo of the motorcycle of your dreams, anoint it with Love Oil and wear it in a mojo bag next to your heart, or keep one on top of the resume you are fixing to mail in for that job you really want, whatever your desire may be! It is also highly valued in HooDoo as a gambler’s charm.  
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$3 one specimen with one or two fingers

$4 one specimen with at least 3 fingers

Tonka Beans. Tonka Beans are a deliciously fragrant addition to a mojo bag. They smell strongly of vanilla, but are not edible, in fact the coumarin content which could be dangerous. Anything that smells as vanilla-spicy-yummy as this seed will be used in love magick, and that is exactly what it is traditionally used for, as well as an ingredient in perfumery. Catherin yronwood says to carry one for each of your love wishes for seven days in your pocket, then go to a moving body of water, throw the beans over your left shoulder into the water and walk away without looking back.   $15 set of seven   more info...

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