The following herbs share the energy and power to heal.
Although these herbs have healing powers in common, they also contain individual energies, which can be used in a variety of spells.
Energy: Receptive (Feminine)
Deities: Isis, Adonis, Ra, Marian
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, healing, Spirituality
Ritual Uses: Myrrh was burned to Ra at noon in ancient Egypt, and was also fumed in the temples of Isis.
Burned as an incense myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations and creates peace. However, it is rarely burned alone; usually in conjunction with frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added.
Myrrh is also included in healing incenses and sachets, and its smoke is used to consecrate, purify, and bless objects such as amulets, talismans, charms, and magical tools. Myrrh also aids meditation and contemplation. It is often added to sachets, usually with frankincense.
Gender: Receptive (Feminine)
Powers: Protection, wishes, healing, exorcism, spirituality
Sandalwood powder is burned during protection, healing, and exorcism spells. When mixed with lavender it makes an incense designed to conjure spirits.
This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations and is burned at séances and Full Moon rituals when mixed with frankincense. Write your wish on a chip of sandalwood and burn in the censer or cauldron. As it burns it sets the magic flowing, but remember to visualize your wish at the same time.
Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn.
Powdered sandalwood can be scattered about a place to clear it of negativity, and is also used as an incense base.
Gender: Projective (Masculine)
Powers: Protection, strength, healing
Worn during Elizabethan times to prevent coming to an untimely death on the scaffold, carnations can be used in all-purpose protective spells.
Carnations are placed in convalescent rooms to give the healing patient strength and energy, and are also used in healing spells. Place fresh carnations (red are best) on the altar during healing rituals and add the dried blossoms to sachets and incense for the same purpose.
Never ingest any herbs, or feed them to someone else, if you are not absolutely sure they are safe!
This information was originally posted in
the July 2010 edition of the newsletter from: