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Skyrim Recipes

So there are a lot of ingredients and foods in Skyrim that I would love to incorporate into my practice, so I thought I would write some recipes on how to make them! I have them categorized like how they are in the game. (aka a Potion of Plentiful Healing will be under Potions, Void Salts will be under Ingredients, and so on)

Ingredients//

Fire Salts

  • For use in Suncraft, Fire Magic, Purification, Banishing, Curses.
  • Combine Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sea Salt and Regular Salt in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind for about 30 seconds, just to combine/mix everything together.
  • Store in an airtight container and set it out during a day when the temperature will reach above 70 degrees F.

Frost Salts

  • For use in Ice and Snow Magic, Weather Work, Purification, Protection, Storm Summon.
  • Combine Sea Salt, Sugar, Dried Lavender Buds, Dried Cornflower Petals, and Dried Jasmine Buds in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind for about one minute or until everything is mixed together.
  • Store in an airtight container and set it out during a night when the temperature will drop below 32 Degrees F.

Moon Sugar

  • For use in Moon spells, Healing, Protection, Purification, Love and Divination.
  • Combine Sugar, Ground Sea Shells, Ground Egg Shells, a Drop of Moon Water and Sea Salt in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind it all together until it reaches a consistency of normal sugar, not quite a powder yet.
  • Store it in an airtight container and set it out under a Full Moon for a night.

Salt Pile

  • For use in Purification, Protection and Banishing.
  • Combine Sea Salt, Regular Salt, Ground Egg Shells, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind it all together for about 30 seconds until everything is properly mixed.

Void Salts

  • For use in Spirit Work, Storm Summoning, Divination, Shadow Work, and Astral Work.
  • Combine Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Ashes and Mugwort in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind them together for about 30 seconds until everything is properly mixed.
  • Store it in an airtight container and set them out under a New Moon for a night.

 

Potions//

(Please be sure to do research on each herb to make sure it is safe for you personally to consume. Some herbs can clash with certain medications but it is different for everyone. Please be safe. Also, these recipes are for hot-tea-potions, but could be taken cold if stored in a glass bottle in a refrigerator and consumed no later than three days prior to their creation.)

Draught of Resist Magic

  • To provide protection, specifically from psychic or magic-related attacks or entities.
  • Combine Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot and Sage in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

Elixir of Health

  • To boost the immune system and purify the blood.
  • Combine a pinch of Garlic, Echinacea, Onion, and Cayenne in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

Enchanter’s Draught

  • To increase energy levels and strengthen magic and spells.
  • Combine Echinacea, Ginseng, Rosemary, Bergamot and Thyme in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

Philter of Resist Cold

  • To warm you up on a cold day.
  • Combine Cayenne Pepper, Peppermint and Chili Powder in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • In a mug of near-boiling water, mix up a packet of instant hot cocoa.
  • Add honey and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Steep the herb mixture in the hot cocoa for 2 minutes.

Potion of Illusion

  • To aid in divination, as well as the process of astral projection and astral traveling.
  • Combine Passionflower, Lavender, Chamomile, Spearmint, Catnip, a pinch of Valerian Root and a pinch of Mugwort in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

 

 

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The Nine Divines of Skyrim

So as I’ve been playing Skyrim, I’ve been getting more and more involved in the lore of everything and how it could relate to pop culture witchcraft. Since video games, movie and book pantheons are totally open to work with and a lot easier to access for most witches. I’ve seen lots of Skyrim magic posts, and have made a few myself, but never any really related to the deities of Skyrim and how they could be applied to someone’s practice. So, here is a list of the nine divines and their associations. I’ll be doing a post for the Daedra separately.

 

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The Aedra: The Nine Divines

Akatosh//

Rules Over: Time, the Pantheon of Gods.

Associations: Endurance, Longevity, Invincibility, Dragons.

Offerings: Iron, Amethyst, Carnelian, Energy, Sand from an Hourglass.

Virtue: Humility

Blessing: Renewed Magical Energy.

Commandment: “Akatosh says: Serve and obey your Emperor. Study the Covenants. Worship the Nine, do your duty, and heed the commands of the saints and priests.”

Activities (to perform in their honor): Meditation, Studying.

 

Arkay//

Rules Over: Mortals, the Cycle of Birth and Death.

Associations: Funerals, Burial Rites, Seasons.

Offerings: Iron, Silver, Obsidian, Autumn Leaves, Bones, Graveyard Dirt.

Virtue: Piety.

Blessing: Renewed Health.

Commandment: “Arkay says: Honor the earth, its creatures, and the spirits, living and dead. Guard and tend the bounties of the mortal world, and do not profane the spirits of the dead.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Arkay, for without you, there is neither breath nor beginning, nor can any man live, love, or learn without the spark of your spirit.

Activities: Spirit Work, Honoring the Dead, Bringing Flowers to a Cemetery.

 

Dibella// Goddess of Beauty, Pleasure, Lust and Creativity.

Rules Over: Art, Beauty, Women, Emotions.

Associations: Beauty, Lust, Creativity, Love, Friendship, Sex, Pleasure.

Offerings: Mercury/Quicksilver, Iron, Obsidian, Ruby, Roses.

Virtue: Inspiration

Blessing: Improved Communication and Creative Skills

Commandment: “Dibella says: Open your heart to the noble secrets of art and love. Treasure the gifts of friendship. Seek joy and inspiration in the mysteries of love.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Dibella, for without you, my words must lie dull and leaden without the gilding of grace and sagacity to enchant the reader’s ear and eye.”

Activities: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sexual Activity.

 

Julianos// God of Wisdom, Logic and Education.

Rules Over: Wisdom and Logic.

Associations: Literature, Language, Education, Law, History, Contradiction.

Offerings: Onyx, Obsidian, Books, Poetry.

Virtue: Learning

Blessing: Improves Magical Power and Ability

Commandment: “Julianos says: Know the truth. Observe the law. When in doubt, seek wisdom from the wise.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Julianos, for without you, my wit is weak to sort the wheat from the chaff, and my eyes should neither know the true from the false, nor sense from folly, nor justice from prejudice and interest.”

Activities: Learning a New Skill, Reading a Book, Writing Poetry.

 

Kynareth//

Rules Over: The Elements, The Heavens, Air, Sailors, Travelers.

Associations: Wind, Rain, Plants, Nature, Life, Healing, Medicine.

Offerings: Flowers, Rain Water, Sea Glass, Driftwood, Sapphire, Moonstone.

Virtue: Ambition

Blessing: Increases Stamina and Endurance

Commandment: “Kynareth says: Use Nature’s gifts wisely. Respect her power, and fear her fury.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Kynareth, for without you, I might not know the mysteries of the world, and so blind and in terror, I might consume and profane the abundance of your beautiful treasures.”

Activities: Gardening, Collecting Sea/Rain Water, Environmental Activism, Donations to Conservation Efforts.

 

Mara//

Rules Over: Love and Mothers.

Associations: Motherhood, Marriage, Compassion, Emotions, Family.

Offerings: Silver, Malachite, Rose Quartz, Lavender, Rosemary.

Virtue: Compassion

Blessing: Increases Healing Abilities

Commandment: “Mara says: Live soberly and peacefully. Honor your parents, and preserve the peace and security of home and family.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Mara, for without you, I might forget the ways of our fathers, and preening by the light of latest fashion, my words might tremble like the thin reeds of novelty in the tempest of enthusiasms.”

Activities: Volunteer Work, Donations, Charity, Showing Love to Another, Adopting a Rescue Animal.

 

Stendarr//

Rules Over: Righteous Might, Merciful Forbearance, Magistrates and Rulers.

Associations: Mercy, Justice, Loyalty, Charity, Comfort.

Offerings: Steel, Silver, Mercury/Quicksilver, Jade.

Virtue: Justice

Blessing: Increases Protection and Strength of Protection Spells

Commandment: “Stendarr says: Be kind and generous to the people of Tamriel. Protect the weak, heal the sick, and give to the needy.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Stendarr, for without you, I might be deaf to the manswarm murmurings of thy people, and forgetting their need for comfort and wisdom, I might indulge myself in vain scribbling.”

Activities: Volunteer Work, Donations, Charity, Activism when the Government is Unjust.

 

Talos//

Rules Over: Warriors, Heroes, Man and War.

Associations: Mankind, Battle, Law, Government, Honor, Might, Courage.

Offerings: Steel, Cinnabar (Dragon’s Blood), Septarian ( Dragon Stone).

Virtue: Civility

Blessing: Increases Power of Spells

Commandment: “Talos says: Be strong for war. Be bold against enemies and evil, and defend the people of Tamriel.”

Activities: Standing up for what is right, Helping your fellow human.

 

Zenithar//

Rules Over: Work, Commerce, Traders, and Merchants.

Associations: Wealth, Labor, Commerce, Communication,

Offerings: Steel, Gold, Pyrite, Copper, Bronze, Emerald, Aventurine.

Virtue: Hard Work

Blessing: Brings Wealth and Good Luck

Commandment: “Zenithar says: Work hard, and you will be rewarded. Spend wisely, and you will be comfortable. Never steal, or you will be punished.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Zenithar, for without you, like a child, I might fiddle and fret when only through struggle and labor may I craft a work worthy of your name and the name of my patron.”

Activities: Learn a New Craft, Open an Online Store, Start a Savings Jar.

 

 

 

 

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Spoonie Witchcraft: Doing Magic with a Chronic Illness

Now, I know that several really well know bloggers have done posts on Spoonie Witchcraft, but I wanted to do my own just to kind of interject my own personal experiences and my ideas/spells and such.

The Spoon Theory//

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Who is a Spoonie?

A Spoonie is someone whose illness interferes with their ability to function on a day to day level.  Those of us with chronic illnesses, mental or physical, that sometimes, oftentimes do not have the energy to perform magical spells or rituals. An example of people who may identify as Spoonies are those with neurodivergencies (Ex. Autism, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, DID, BPD, etc) and those with chronic physical illnesses (Ex. Autism, Fibromyalga, Hypothyroidism, Endometriosis, Cancer, Chronic Fatique Syndrome, Chrohns, etc).

Spoon Levels:

Critical: One to no spoons. No energy to do anything. Can barely get out of bed.

Low: Two or three spoons. Can do basic daily tasks such as showering and getting dressed but anything else is a desperate struggle. This is where I live most of the time.

Average: Four spoons. Doing fine, energy levels are tolerable. Can accomplish daily tasks with less difficulty.

Lots of spooons!: Spoon levels at maximum! Completing big tasks such as work, doctors visits, phone calls, paying bills and such comes easily. I can’t even remember the last time I had max spoons lmao.

Spoon Levels and Magic//

Critical Spoons: No magic today. Use what little spoons you have to eat food and drink water.

 

  • Daydream. Dreaming in general has a lot of power and needs little to no input on your part.
  • Drink herbal tea or water to cleanse yourself.

 

Low: Little things, such as maybe drawing a sigil or speaking a phrase to cast a spell. (words have power, after all)

Average: Can practice basic energy work and complete more complex spells such as storm summonings or enchantments.

Lots!: Big rituals can be completed, and its probably a good idea to stockpile and get a lot done while you have the energy. Create a bunch of sigils and enchant a bunch of items that can easily be used with an activation word or trigger for when you are low on spoons.

 

 

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Resistance Witchcraft: Standing Your Ground

Recent events have called me to a make a post about resistance and witchcraft. Witches, historically, are rebels and warriors against injustice. So it’s only natural that we take a stand now. We cannot allow another genocide to take place. This post will include not just magical stuff, but also practical advice on protesting, safety and being an ally.

Tools of the Trade//

  • Posters and Picket Signs
  • Flyers
  • Chanting
  • Activism Patches, Buttons and T-Shirts

Basic Guidelines//

  • Stay Informed.
  • Educate Yourself and Others.
  • Spread Accurate Information.
  • Donate! Money, Time, Energy, Whatever you can give.
  • Sign Petitions
  • Attend Marches and Protests
  • Vote Any Chance you have to Vote.
  • Practice Protest Safety.
  • Practice Cyber Security.
  • Do not Speak over the Oppressed, Support them.
  • Cast Wards to Protect Protestors.
  • Curse Nazis.

Resistance 101//

How You Can Help//

Resisting as a Witch//

Useful Spells//

 

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Resistance Crystals

 

  • Agate: Grounding, Growth, Protection, Healing, Jewish Empowerment.
  • Amber: Motivation, Purification, Protection, Trans Empowerment, Asian Empowerment.
  • Amethyst: Peace, Purification, Protection, Bi Empowerment, Muslim Empowerment.
  • Ametrine: Intuition, Balance, Purification, Non Binary Empowerment, African Empowerment.
  • Bloodstone: Grounding, Healing, Boosts Energy Levels, Goals, Chicanx Empowerment.
  • Blue Calcite: Soothing, Calming, Communication, Channels Emotions, Helps with Anxiety.
  • Carnelian: Creativity, Self Cleansing, Vitality, Courage, Strength, Motivation, Muslim Empowerment.
  • Citrine: Purification, Self Cleansing, Protection, Joy, Abundance, Emotional Balance, Ace Empowerment.
  • Garnet: Loyalty, Love, Commitment, Self Confidence, Strength in a Crisis, Raises Energy Levels.
  • Hematite: Endurance, Vitality, Grounding, Motivation, Balance, Genderfluid Empowerment.
  • Jade: Luck, Love, Stability, Longevity, Asian Empowerment.
  • Kunzite: Love, Compassion, Purification, Pan Empowerment.
  • Labradorite: Intuition, Strength, Positive Change, Two Spirit and Indigenous American Empowerment.
  • Lapis Lazuli: Communication, Intuition, Inner Power, Lesbian Empowerment, African Empowerment.
  • Obsidian: Grounding, Removes Negativity, Strength, Justice, Chicanx Empowerment.
  • Opal: Invisibility, Secrets, Confidence, Inspiration, Creativity, Jewish Empowerment.
  • Red Jasper: Grounding, Justice, Loyalty, Strength, Harmony, Balance, Indian Empowerment.
  • Rhodonite: Love, Vitality, Emotional Support, Grounding, Healing, Pasifika Empowerment.
  • Ruby: Passion, Confidence, Love, Abundance, Boosts Energy, Gay Empowerment.
  • Serpentine: Meditation, Purification, Healing, Emotional Balance, Pasifika Empowerment.
  • Shiva Lingam Jasper: Meditation, Justice, Balance, Focus, Determination, Indian Empowerment.
  • Sunstone: Joy, Vitality, Motivation, Boosts Energy, LGBT Empowerment.
  • Turquoise: Hope, Communication, Protection, Indigenous American Empowerment.

 

Posted in conservation, Witchy Tips

OneTreePlanted, What it is, and Why Witches Should Care.

So it has occurred to me that I don’t think enough people know about OneTreePlanted. Why aren’t other witches gushing about this charity? Probably just because they don’t know how awesome it is.

So, here we go, my pitch for OTP.

This would be an especially useful resource for any witches who work with earth, or who involve land spirits in their practice at all. Want to make an offering to an earth deity? Donating to OTP is a safe and affordable way to do it.

You have witchy friends with birthdays or want to get a meaningful gift for them for a holiday? You can buy a tree as a gift and, again, *its one single dollar* How cool is that?

With all the horrible things happening involving gag orders on the EPA and the silencing of climate change advocates, if you want to take action to help save the planet, but don’t have a lot of means or energy to do so, this is the charity for you.

Posted in Cultural Appropriation, Witchy Tips

To White American/Canadian Witches/Pagans, from a Native Witch

Remember that you are on stolen indigenous land. Remember that when you practice magic and involve the earth, that you are an invader. That this is colonized land, and it, like those of us remaining indigenous peoples, suffer from the pain and wounds of colonization as it continues today.

Do something about it. If you want to work with the earth, if you want to respect this land, do something about it. Donate to conservation charities, make offerings, go to protests, use your magic to help. Stop appropriating traditional practices, terms and sacred items from indigenous cultures, stop using racial slurs, stop erasing our cultures, stop silencing our voices. Educate your friends, correct others when they say or do something racist and appropriative. Do something to help heal not just the earth, but the people who are struggling to protect it. Who have always protected it. These are our sacred lands that were stolen from us. But we were also stolen away from the land, and our ancestors blood soaks it. It cries out for us, and we cry out for it. Like family members ripped away from one another to be slaughtered and raped.

Don’t stand around bitching about how ‘well that was my ancestors and I shouldn’t have to apologize for what they did’ and ‘I feel so guilty for being white boohoo whoa is me’ literally shut the fuck up because y’all are continuing to colonize and erase indigenous cultures, and continuing to rape and destroy our land and hurt the earth that we work so hard to protect. Check your fucking privilege. White people need to use their voices and their ability as majorities to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Don’t just sit around being all butthurt.

I don’t care if your precious feelings are hurt. My people are STILL being murdered on a daily basis. My sisters vanish and no one cares. I myself was raped and assaulted, falling into the 1 in 3 of all native women who will endure that horror. Our burial grounds are being desecrated. Our histories, our languages, many of our religions, traditions, even the way we love, was illegal and outlawed and we were slaughtered for them. They were beaten out of us, bred out of us. What few spiritual practices we have left, what few reclaimed words and terms we have, are being taken and perverted by new age hippie pagans. Pipelines are being built, oil is leaking into reservation water supplies, essentially sentencing thousands of natives to death and to sickness. Treaties are broken again and again and again and white folk cant even be bothered to show a little respect and not wear us as a Halloween costume. Don’t come whining to me about your fragile feelings cuz I don’t give a single shit. You want to treat me like a relic of the past, like I’m being a baby or like I’m being uncivil. We are still here. And we will not be silent any longer. You can no longer claim ignorance, that you had no idea, because we are telling you now.

You can’t change the past. There is no possible way you can apologize or make up for what your ancestors did. So stop saying you’re sorry. Sorry doesn’t do a goddamn thing. Take action. Be better than them. Change the future. Do something about it.

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Pink

I used to have a complicated relationship with the color Pink. As a child, I resented it. I hated it. I thought that wearing it or owning anything that looked like it made me seem ‘girly’, which translated at the time to being ‘weak, sensitive, vain and selfish’. The misogyny that was embedded via society’s gender roles and ideas about gender at the time in the color Pink caused me 22  years of bitter disdain towards the color.

Last year, probably around March, I began to rethink my whole outlook on gender-based colors. Why was pink associated with girls? And why was being girly such a bad thing in the first place? Why are we seen as weak? Why is wearing makeup or liking flowers or skirts such a negative thing? Why is it that every girl I ever knew in high school and college had to proclaim to all her male peers, ‘I’m not like other girls! I like sports and hiking!, etc’

Because our society hates women. Because they know that women are powerful and strong, and women shape the future.

And as soon as I realized that, I began to find pink a comforting color. I try to surround myself with it. Valentines Day is now a beloved holiday for me, because of all the pink.

So, this post will be an ongoing appreciation of all the pink things I own. The photos belong to me.

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Sindarin Songs and Sindarin Tengwar Script for Spells!

This post will be ongoing and I will be adding more stuff as I make them!

Sindarin Songs:

  • Anduril: Consecrating/Cleansing/Charging a knife, sword or ‘athame’
  • The Eagles: Bird Magic, Angel Magic, Air Magic, Familiar Work
  • The Hymn of Elbereth: Goddess Worship, Snow Magic, Star Magic, Moon Magic
  • The Evenstar: Hope, Love, Devotion, Loyalty
  • Aniron: Wish Magic, Desires, Love, Hope
  • Breath of Life: Astral Travel, Spirit Work, Letting Go, Acceptance.
  • The Lay of Luthien: Love, Devotion, Fidelity, Romance.
  • The Grace of Undomiel: Star Magic, Emotional Magic, Divination

Sindarin Phrases/Sindarin Tengwar Calligraphy:

 

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Stimmy Ideas for Neurodivergent Witches

This is an ongoing post and I will add videos as I make them! 🙂

Before we get into the video resources for sensory crafts, I wanted to share some of my stimmy tips!

I am a Neurodivergent witch (depression-anxiety-ptsd-dissociation), and my main stims are sensory toys, chewing my nails (I’m currently trying to switch from this to using chewelry because my intestinal lining has been damaged by the decade and a half of nail chewing), picking at my nails, rocking, bouncing my leg violently, tapping my feet, pulling/messing with my hair and pacing.

So these are just my personal tips on how to combine magic with stimming!

  • Enchant your stims. To do this, just give each stim an individual task. For example, when I rock back and forth I associate that with astral traveling. When I bounce my leg, I am grounding and shaking off excess energy. When I pace, I am raising energy. The potential for this is pretty much limitless, and all you have to do is tell yourself, “When I ____, it will ____.”
  • Use astral travel to help you cope with dissociation or anxiety. Building mindscapes, astral projecting and astral meditations have been helping me to cope with my dissociation for nearly twenty years.
  • Use energy work to help with anxiety and depression. Even just sitting there and breathing deeply and feeling energy flow through you can help. I like to make energy balls and then send them off with different ‘jobs’ to do (this is how I cast spells). I find that doing this and using deep breathing techniques really calms me down, helps me feel in control and helps me to feel like I have a purpose.
  • Use shadow work to help you confront and heal from traumas or PTSD. This one may be something you do very rarely (I usually average about one Shadow a year…at the most) because it can be VERY exhausting, but I really do always feel good afterwards and it has helped me to heal from quite a few emotional traumas.
  • Cultivate an emotionally and mentally rewarding witchy hobby. It could be anything from drawing sigils, growing and caring for a potted plant, collecting crystals to learning to make slime or sensory toys. Find something you enjoy that is not a very demanding task, something that can relax you and something that makes you happy.
  • Make small goals for yourself and reward yourself when you meet it. It can be anything. Get out of bed or take a shower or go get groceries. This isn’t necessarily a magic-related tip, but it really helps my depression.

Okay! On with the main part of the post! The hyperlinks will take you to my DIY/Stimming videos on youtube so you can make it yourself, or you can check out my etsy shop here to check out my current selection available for purchase!

General Use:

For Green Witches:

For Sea Witches:

For Space Witches:

For Winter Witches:

For Storm Witches:

For Kitchen Witches: