~ GRIMOIRE Basics ~
On this page you will find general information about stones & crystals, herbs & oils, candle & Incantations ~ thier purposes, magical & folklore meanings and general attributes. The information is to help educate you on the Magic and intentions that go into each piece in the Collections. Everything is crafted with intent. Please refer to this as the WitchingVeil encyclopedia if you will. Enjoy the Magic〰
ALCHEMY~ It's all in the Metal~
Wondering what exactly is Pewter? The pewter metal I use to layer or sculpt my designs is a blend of Tin, Copper and Silver. That's all, nothing else. It is rated to be used for eating and drinking utensils and is rated environmentally sound and safe by the ASTM. There is no lead and no nickel. It is also stronger than lead based pewter so it will stand the test of time with you. Besides the safety I use this pewter because it contains 3 of the 7 Alchemical Planetary Metals~
- Lead dominated by Saturn ♄
- Tin dominated by Jupiter ♃
- Iron dominated by Mars ♂
- Gold dominated by Sol ☉ ☼
- Copper dominated by Venus ♀
- Mercury (quicksilver) dominated by Mercury ☿
- Silver dominated by Luna ☽
This allows me to bring the Planetary energies alive and keep prices feasible. I am starting to offer more selections of metals but pricing will increase greatly with metals such as gold. My work is not just crafting jewelry but living Alchemy through the creative process.
CRYSTALS & STONES
⚬ BLACK AGATE STONE~ Black Agate, like all black stones, is a grounding and protective crystal. It gives a calming peace that helps those during a period of bereavement. Black Agate gives inner strength to move on and is also very helpful in keeping the peace in stressful households. From Healingcrystals.com
⚬ BLACK KYANITE STONE~ The Witch Broom as it's called, Black Kyanite needs no cleansing as it neutralizes harmful energies and forces wherever it lays. It pushes, sweeps away these forces that are not in accordance with your spirit and body. It is also labeled broom because of it's natural occurring shape, fanned out with slender bristle like formations, hence the brooms likeness.
⚬ BLACK ONYX~ Onyx assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy. It prevents the draining away of personal energy and can be used for protection from such. It also helps with grounding and controlling or eliminating excess or unwanted energies. It has been used for wound healing, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control.
⚬ BLACK TOURMALINE~ Ancient magicians relied upon Black Tourmaline, known as Schorl, to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells. This stone is still revered as a premier talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling unhealthy energies, entities, or destructive forces. It guards against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own unhealthy thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into healthy, usable energy. Black Tourmaline is also a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. It is empowering to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances.
⚬ CLEAR QUARTZ~ Resonating at the level of an individual's needs, Clear Quartz also amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms. This may accelerate the fulfillment of one's intents and spells, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur. Throughout history, Clear Quartz has been valued by nearly every civilization as far back as Atlantis and Lemuria, where the sun's power was believed to be harnessed through a crystal as a source of solar energy refraction. They, along with Native American Indians, African tribes, ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Romans, Scots and countless other cultures used Clear Quartz in diagnostic healing, meditations and spiritual development, as religious objects and in funerary rites, and to dispel evil and harmful magical enchantments.
⚬ QUARTZ GEODE~ Clear Quartz works on all areas of the mind and body, awakening, amplifying and transmitting energy and clarifying thought processes. It is an excellent stone for meditation, directing energies with more intensity. ENERGIZING and Amplifying Magic.
⚬ HAG STONE (HOLY STONE)~ Hag Stone is simply a stone with a natural hole through it. In folk magic traditions, these are often believed to ward off the dead, curses, evil, sickness, and nightmares. They are also used as windows or doorways to see 'otherworlds', invisible spirits, or how a being 'really' looks beyond their guises.
⚬ HOWLITE~ White Turquoise~ It is a super-calming stone and many people use it to relieve stress of all kinds. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind.
⚬ JET STONE~ Jet is a type of lignite, a precursor to coal, and is a gemstone. Jet is not a mineral, but rather a mineraloid. It has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure. Jet, though known as black amber, is not amber at all. It is driftwood, primarily of the family Araucariaceae, that has fossilized, metamorphosed to lignite coal. At high magnification, the structure of the wood can still be seen even though its origin as a tree is millions of years in the past. In Whitby, England jet is mined that came from the Jurassic era around 180 million years ago. Queen Victoria In the Victorian era, jet was used extensively for mourning jewelry. It has also been a traditional stone for rosaries. *Jet is often imitated by glass and acrylics today, but the real jet becomes electrically charged when rubbed with silk, wool. Imitations do not. Jet also feels lighter in the hand than its imitators. Jet has been used extensively for protection against evil and all unhealthy energies. It is also a powerful protector against psychic attacks. Jet also has energies making it protective to finances and business and brings stability to these realms. It reaches the height of these properties traditionally when worn as a pendant or necklace set in silver. In purification processes, jet may absorb some of the unwanted unhealthy energy, so it should be cleansed fully after each use. Jet is used for Protection particularly against sickness and violence. It is also used for clairvoyance, past life work, and psychic work in general, as it purifies the vibration of the information coming in. Jet is used to remove energetic attachments, particularly those from other people, and it sloughs away unhealthy energies. Jet is used in rituals and magic to bring up and channel Earth energy including manifestation of will and desires. Jet is a stone kind to people in difficulty and fear and has a very calming energy. Healing grief is a primary purpose for jet in the emotional realm. It brings grief to the surface in a gentle manner to be alleviated and healed with the protection of sympathy and comfort. Jet also eases anxiety and depression, calming anxious or fearful thinking as well as delusions.
⚬ LEPIDOLITE STONE~ Lilac Lepidolite is a soothing calming stone that will help you if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed. This is an excellent stress relief stone, as it contains lithium. Lepidolite assists in the release and reorganisation of old behavioural and psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It brings deep emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression. Call on Lepidolite to balance the mind and spirit, especially when you need to cool off fiery emotions.
⚬ MOSS AGATE~ Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. Refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold. Moss Agate reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants. It attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem.
⚬ OBSIDIAN STONE~ Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura & is a strong psychic protection stone. It has powerful metaphysical properties that will shield you against unhealthy vibrations & the energy of these stones may stimulate the gift of prophecy.
⚬ RHYOLITE STONE~ Rhyolite strengthens mind, body and soul and is useful for past-life healing. It helps us to process the past and integrate it with the present, bringing us peace of mind by teaching us to live in the moment. It aids in bringing insight and resolution to difficulties, stimulating solutions and promoting forward movement in life. Rhyolite enhances self esteem, self worth, self respect and deepens the acceptance of our true self. It helps us to heal old emotional wounds and to deal with challenging circumstances calmly and with inner strength. It is used to aid communication with animals and the realm of Nature.
⚬ SEPTARIAN STONE~ In crystal healing folklore, Septarian is used for healing of the blood and kidneys. Septarian is related to the lower chakras, root, sacral and solar plexus. Septarian is a "concretion" stone. Concretions are protective stones, providing both grounding and shielding of the physical, mental, and emotional bodies. Septarian (also called Dragon Stone) is a wonderful stone to wear or carry with you if you speak in public, as it gives you confidence and allows you to gain an audience's attention. A grounding stone, Septarian allows for better tolerance and patience, as well as emotional flexibility.
⚬SMOKEY QUARTZ~ was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies & was utilized in magic & scrying to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Smoky Quartz’s phenomenal power, then and now, lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of unhealthy energy & release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional & environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing & your meditation.
⚬ SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN STONE~ Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit. Placed on the sacral hara chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behaviour, thus opening the door to change.
⚬ SPIDER WEB JASPER~ Spiderweb Jasper is a soothing crystal. This one in particular can be used to sooth frayed nerves. Both its name and beauty speaks to the interconnectedness of the universe, and all its energies and processes. It is said that it is like a valium to the nerves.
⚬TIBETAN QUARTZ~ Tibetan is very beneficial in helping one escape previously perceived limitations. These crystals help one to come to terms with having been incarnated within a heavily overbearing set of rules. They offer us the opportunity to free ourselves from often self-imposed belief systems, to be flexible in our views and beliefs as we flow along in the infinite possibilities the universe offers us. It is useful for those wanting real and meaningful change for the betterment of oneself, humankind, and the planet.Tibetan crystals help all people who feel out of place within modern society realize a large part of their purpose is to help transform human society into a sustainable way of living, existing in balance and harmony with our beautiful, loving Earth Mother. They help enable this process through seeding a subtle yet powerful shift in human consciousness.
⚬ UNAKITE STONE~ This jasper brings together the abundant, nurturing energy of green with the soft, caring passion of pink in one of Nature's most healing crystals of the heart and mind. It resonates with the frequency of love, compassion and kindness, and is stone dedicated to balancing the emotional body.
SIGILS & SYMBOLS
⚬ BOLINE (CRESCENT KNIFE)~ Unlike an atheme, which in most traditions is never used for actual physical cutting, the boline is used for cutting cords and herbs, carving candles, etc. It has a small crescent-shaped blade with traditionally, a white handle. The boline has been adopted by several other modern forms of witchcraft. Among these later traditions opinions vary as to whether the boline is truly a magical tool or is merely of utilitarian purpose. It is akin to the scythe used to cut the harvest grains and to trim the sacred Mistletoe from the golden bough. They will have a characteristic crescent shape, and are described as being for harvesting herbs. This crescent shape is reminiscent of the sickle described in ther Key of Solomon a medieval Grimoire. Confusingly, an Italian version of the Key of Solomon has a hook-shaped knife called an artauo (a possible root for atheme) and a straight, needle-shaped blade called a bolino. When the name "boline" was first used to describe the crescent-shaped blade is not clear.
⚬ CRESCENT MOON (WANING)~ Waning Crescent Moon symbolize release, warding and protection flowing moon energy. Worn to invoke lunar powers and to attract proper vibrations to aid in Protection and Warding Magic. ⚬ (WAXING MOON)~
⚬ HAG~ is a wizened older woman, or a kind of faery or goddess having the appearance of such a woman, often found in folklore and children's tales such as Hansel &Gretel. Hags are often seen as malevolent, but may also be one of the chosen forms of shapeshifting deities, such as the MORRIGHAN or Badb, who are seen as neither wholly beneficent nor malevolent. A Hag is a woman with much wisdom and knowledge, she is past childbearing years and uses her sensuality for magic and healing. She is the elder whom tribes and family look to for guidance.
⚬ HECATES CROSSROADS~ Goddess of magic, crossroads, ghosts, and necromancy~ a goddess in Ancient Greek religion and mythology she is most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, light, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs & poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery. She at the Crossroads to perform her magic ~Hecate is now firmly established as a figure in Neopaganism that draws heavily on folklore traditions associating Hecate with 'The Wild Hunt', witches, hedges and 'hedge-riding'. Hecate is the Queen Goddess of Witchcraft, Her powers are limitless and her Magic is timeless.
⚬LILITH~ In some sources she's described as a demon, in others she is an icon who became one of the darkest deities of the pagans. Lilith is one of the oldest known female spirits of the world. Her roots come from the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, but she was also described in the Bible and the Talmud.
In Jewish tradition, she is the most notorious demon, but in some other sources she appears as the first woman created on Earth. According to a legend, God formed Lilith as the first woman. He did it in the same way as he created Adam. The only difference was that in place of pure dust, he also used filth and residue. Traditionally Lilith means ''the night'', and she is related to attributes connected with the spiritual aspects of sensuality and freedom, but also terror. Whatever form Lilith appears into your life this talisman will connect you to her magics.
⚬ LUCIFER~ "The Sigil of Lucifer is a lesser known historical magical sigil used occasionally as an emblem by modern Satanists. The image originates in the sixteenth century Italian Grimoirium Verum, or “Grimoire of Truth.” Used in conjunction with other symbols, its original purpose of the sigil was to aid in a visual invocation of the angel Lucifer. (See Hebrew Judaic interpretation for the origins of this Angel.) The figure is probably derived from an earlier work, most likely drawn from a magic square whose origins are now lost. The emblem is sometimes referred to as the “Seal of satan,” although this is not a historical usage." From the Symboldictionary.net ~
⚬ MORRIGHAN~ is primarily associated with Fate, especially with foretelling doom and death in battle. In this role she appears as a crow or raven, flying above the battlefield. The Morrígan has thus been likened to the Valkeryies and of the Norns. She is also associated with sovereignty, and her connection with cattle may also suggest an association with wealth and the land. She is seen as the Queen of the Underworld and is also found as the messenger between the worlds of living and the dead. She is a fierce protector.
⚬ PENTAGRAM~ A five-pointed star that is formed by drawing a continuous line in five straight segments, often used as a mystic and magical symbol.
In Hermetic/Pythagorean beliefs it is said~ "Here, the "five corners" are where the seeds of Chronos are placed within the Earth in order for the cosmos to appear." It is a symbol of the elements and spirit as each point represents an element and the fifth point is spirit or ether, the quintessence of ALL awareness and being. It is used to ward off harms and protect the wearer from maligned energies and spirits. The difference The Pentacle on the other hand, simply means a Pentagram enclosed in a circle. Both the Pentagram and the Pentacle are two of the most powerful symbols in the Occult world and Witchcraft.
⚬ PENTACLE~ Same as the Pentagram but with a circle surrounding it or adjoined in some fashion.
⚬ SATURN~ Saturn in Alchemy rules and empowers the metal lead...To alchemists, lead is the metal of redemption and transformation. Saturn symbolizes dominance, power, and change. Saturn symbolizes hidden power. Saturn’s symbol can show a shift from something old to something new. In mythology, Saturn was the son of Uranus. Saturn will represent death and rebirth.
⚬ TOADS (BLACK TOAD)~ Toads have been associated with witches for many many years, being said of the matter that they were witches spirits come back to the living. Known as the witches familiar they protected the witch herself while out in the public eye.
⚬ TRIANGLE~ The Witches Triangle ~ To Know ~ To Dare ~ To Will To Keep Silent ~ gorgeous polished shards of Quartz Crystals rests in the center of the breached triangle bringing archaic energy and protective forces together. The truth is revealed through the wisdom of the ancients passed on through to their kin, to use that knowledge to heal and cast magic and to know when not to cast pearls before swine ~ to those who know will dare and be silent in company of strangers.
HERBS & RESINS
*I try to acquire only organic and Wildcrafted materials for my blends and potions~ If I grow it, it is whole organic, as I cannot guarantee others products organic percentages I will state my products are at least 90% organic. I use food grade containers of glass or stone for the best complimentary energy.
**Disclaimer~ I do not claim to treat or diagnose any emotional, mental, or physical afflictions~ This is a holistic/Spiritual remedy by my measures~ The uses I give are suggestions~ use with common sense and consult your health care doctor or practitioner before trying any new applications.
⚬ MANDRAGORA (MANDRAKE)~ Magically Mandrake root has strong Earth Magick and when worked with can connect you to these elemental vibrations. A grounding herb, it helps to center and stabilize ones energy fields. Witches, healers, Earth keepers, and botanical practitioners revere it for it's power and Magickal assistance in workings and gardening.
Historically Mandrake, May Mandrake or May Apple has been used in folklore traditions for Protection, binding harms, money and even love. It is most often used in replace of the costly and hard to find European Mandrake.
Traditionally Witches use roots in their magical workings to bind energies to the intent they cast outwards. Roots of any kind can be used to "grab" a hold of a particular vibration and anchor it for spell work.
⚪ SHUNGITE STONE~
A Shungite stone is also a very powerful protection tool, especially useful in protection from EMFs as well as psychic protection. Place a handful of shungite stones next to your electronics—like your computer, microwave, cell phone and television. Shungite benefits and healing powers come from its rare, noncrystalline carbon mineral foundation
Shungite works to cleanse and align all the particles in the body so that they are open and in alignment with the light. It carries strong purifying, cleansing and detoxifying properties. It can be used to clear your body of any dysfunctional patterns, which in turn can manifest as unhealthy, emotional difficulties or even certain diseases. Place a couple Shungite stones on an affected area and you will see an accelerated resolution of the problem. If you are looking for a more full body healing, instead of concentrating on a particular area, simply hold or meditate with the stones. The Shungite crystals are also very beneficial for relieving stress and anxiety, soothing insomnia and boosting your overall energy level.