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.


$3   New Moon specimen in a corked bottle
$3   Dark Moon specimen in a corked bottle

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 (currently out of stock)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.

You really only have to look at the plant to understand its powers. It is shaped like a classic camp fire, and each sword-shaped leaf ends in a sharp point. It is used as a barrier and defensive, protective hedge in many situations, so I could definitely see these thorns used for protection and defensive magick. You could also use Agave thorns for any spell work that calls for a pin or needle. They could also be used for Voodoo dolls, to “pin down or bind a particularly nasty criminal or perpetrator.

The below correspondences are vis Cunningham, Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs in plain text, C.L. Zalewski, Herbs in Magic and Alchemy in brackets, or my own interpretations in parenthesis. The Agave is in the Lily family and is related to the Aloe plant. Cunningham’s watery correspondences given for Aloe don’t apply to the fierce Agave plant, however. C. L. Zalewski’s Aloe correspondences are more accurate for Agave, unfortunately, she confuses Aloe Vera with the rare Lignum Aloes (Aquilaria agallocha)!

Gender: (Masculine) [Masculine]

Element: (Fire) [Fire]

Planet: (Mars) [Mars] [Sun]

Zodiac: (Sagittarius) [Sagittarius] [Libra]


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