Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Magickal List of Accomplishments


“Decide what you want and then let the universe open doors for you.”

  Now the only challenge is deciding what you want. What do you really want out of life? What is it that you want to accomplish knowing you have limited time in this life? If you’re anything like me you know that there is an endless list of accomplishments you want to fulfill before your time is up in this life. So much can be explored, learned about and understood. So much can be experienced, attained and mastered, but where to start? How do you begin? Good question! There really is no wrong answer here but a good place to start; however is to make a list. A list of things you need and want to accomplish, a sort of bucket list if you will. This should be written down with careful thought and it should be written clearly on good paper, maybe even in a favorite journal, or on your computer, either way its best to make your ideas apparent through the list. Start with 10 goals and accomplishments then add to it as you go. But once your first draft is finished begin taking the steps to accomplish each line of your list. Start with the easier ones of course but never back down until you are able to cross off each line of your list.

(Thoth, Egyptian god of magick and Scribe of the Gods)

  Once you begin you will be amazed at how the universe will respond to your intention and directed will. This is the main purpose of your list; a focal point for your will and intent. It’s a kind of spell. If you want you can bless your list with a ritual, energizing the list to set into motion the accomplishments listed before you. Keep the list in a safe place, perhaps in a special spot on your altar. Pull it out at least once every few days and go over each line, it helps to say each line out loud. When you read the lines, visualize each one coming true. “See” the lines on your list manifesting in your life. When you’ve finished and you’re not currently working on anything on your list, pick one line and dedicate some time to accomplish this goal. Make a real effort with each line and the universe will respond accordingly.

Beatus Esse,

Tytus Lionheart

Herb of the Month: Vervain

Vervain: (Vierbena Officinalis)

(Verbena officinalis: Image borrowed from

Folk Name: Holy Wort, Witch's Wort
Parts Used: flowers, leaf, stem/ shoot
Planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Gender: Feminine
Goddess/ God: Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes, Aradia
Medicinal Uses: A decoction from the leaves makes a hair tonic and an eye wash. Aerial parts of the plant stimulate the liver and can be used as a nerve tonic and is used to increase breast milk. Infusions of the flowering tops are used to treat: depression, insomnia, nervous head aches, jaundice, urinary problems, and stomach, bowl, and menstral cramps. A poultice treats wounds and skin ulcers. Certain tests have shown possible heart strengthening and anti-tumor activity.
Folklore: Vervain is renowned as an ancient, sacred herb of purification, healing, visions, and love potions; it was included in liqueurs and aphrodisiacs. The herb is revered in the occult community, affectionately called "The Witch's Herb". Vervain is a powerful plant in magickal herbalism, it is said that keeping vervain in a garden will protect your home from thieves and shades (entities of negative and malevolent energy). Vervain planted in a pot and kept in the home will keep negative energies out, and placed by the sick bed can aid in healing. It is a sacred herb especially in Italian witchcraft known as Stregha.
Magickal Effects: healing, money, prosperity,purification, empowerment, protection, love, visions, youth, peace, chastity, sleep.
Magickal Uses: Vervain is very helpful in money and prosperity spells, it is used in money attracting inscence and herbal sachets. Vervain is also well known for its healing and purification qualities, and can be used for such spells. Vervain is an herb i use most often in magick of all kinds to be honest, like Dragon's Blood, it can add power to spells and rites. Empowered with protective energies, crushed into a powder and sprinkled about the home will purify the space and protect against ill luck. Likewise, if the vervain powder is empowered with the intent for money, then sprinkled around a charged green candle will attract wealth into your life. I like using vervain in herbal charms for its power enhancing qualities. Also used in an inscense mixture or just by itself, vervain can help induce visions. The herb can also be stuffed into a pillow (known as "dream pillows") to help one ease into a restful night of sleep and can be blended with other herbs for this purpose like mugwort, to induce prophetic dreams.

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Mayan 2012: The Silliest Apocalypse Yet

  You know what I find interesting about people who talk about the world ending and the Mayan calendar…blah blah blah…13th baktun….blah blah… Dec.21st 2012…blah blah blah? Well what’s interesting to me about all that crap is that it doesn’t seem that anyone who speaks of the topic actually knows what the prophecy is or what is said to happen! No one seems to know where this silly “prophecy” came from either, the answers I usually get are “The Internet right?”, I mean  come on! You are seriously going to promote the idea that the world is going to end yet you have no actual knowledge of what, how or why this is going to take place? Silliness is what that is. Another silly thing about Mayan-calendar-catastrophe-nuts is their confusion with the Mayans and The Aztecs, for example:


  Now let’s look at the Mayans as a culture; they indulged in ritual human sacrifice to their gods and had cannibalism festivals. Yeah, good job lets believe the crazy tribe that liked to eat humans. These people could not predict the Spanish coming but yet people say they predicted the end of the world. There are also many cultures that are older than the Mayans that had catastrophe prophecies, like the Sumerians with the rise of Cthulhu which in my opinion is more likely to happen than the Mayan-2012-B.S. Other than there being excellent “end of the world” parties on 12-21-12, the day is going to be no less different than today or any other day. Thanks for tuning in for this little rant. Till next time,

Beatus Esse,