Friday, 13 November 2009

Herbs & Crystals

I came across this info at http://paganwiccan.about.com/ & thought it was really useful so thought i'd share it.




Magical Herbs
•Acacia: protects against psychic attack
Agrimony: useful for returning harmful energy to its original source
Basil: warns off negative magic
Black thorn: reverses a spell
Cayenne: returns negative energy to its source
Coffee: neutralizes harmful magic
Dragon's Blood resin: protection
Hyssop: purification and defensive magic
Mugwort: protects against astral attack, or psychic attack in dreams
Patchouli: returns harmful magic
Solomon's Seal: protects against negative energy
•St. John's Wort: purifies and protects against psychic attack
•Vetivert: use to break a hex or curse
•Wormwood: use in uncrossing rituals, to remove hexes or curses upon you
•Yarrow: psychic protection
•Yucca: prevents attack via sympathetic magic










Crystals and Gemstones
•Amber: protects against psychic attack
•Amethyst: protects from negative energy
•Black onyx: protects against harmful magic
•Fire agate: for protection of the aura
•Hematite: use for protection of home and property, as well as to fend off psychic attack
•Malachite: repels hostile magical attacks
•Obsidian: provides protective energies
•Quartz: use to protect yourself from hexes or curses
•Ruby: use to defend against magical attacks related to emotions
•Selenite: for shielding against negative outside influences


Monday, 2 November 2009

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I went a day trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park with my class from Uni. Here's some photos I took.
Some of the pieces were interactive....luckily my digi camera can record short videos too! There was the impressive "Deer Shelter Skyspace 2006" by the American James Turrell. As soon as I went in , I thought how fantastic it would be to hold pagan rituals, mediations etc....
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And the fun "Greyworld UK 1999" made by a collection of artists founded in Paris. There were hidden sensors in the ground & benches that triggered sounds of applauds or music. As seen in the video, its rather popular with kids!!
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Unfortunately we never got time to go see any of Andy Goldsworthy's work :( Maybe I can talk a certain boyfriend in taking me again in the Spring/Summer....

Still trying to complete my piece for this 3D module...,maybe I'll get round to scanning my notebook so you can see kinda how I'm thinking....3 weeks to go!!! Oh of course still crocheting. I've been hooking up a table runner in thread it's taking me AGES! I started in the beginning of September, & only now on the edging!!!! Still it's looking not bad, white & silver, so Christmasy...since I have no table I guess it's going to end up being an Yule pressie