October 07, 2018
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Whether you’re casually intrigued by the beliefs that cultures historically had around the magical properties of herbs and stones, are a Harry Potter enthusiast, or want to use herbs and stones in your own practices, this article will give you a fun look into the ways that 7 herbs and stones have been used in magic.
Many ancient cultures around the world held the belief that all materials- plant matter, rocks, and water, for example- had essences, or special properties that made them suitable for creating certain desired outcomes when used in specific ways (in many cases, people believed that these materials even had wills of their own). Crystals, for instance, have specific arrangements of minerals within them that practitioners believe make them useful for channeling certain frequencies energy. And ancient medical traditions, including Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, have long held that all plants have a life force- and in the cases of specific plants, that their life forces have a specific character. This has been the basis for their use in magical rituals around the world. Let’s take a closer look at some of these stones and herbs.
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Labradorite: This stone is a traditional stone of the Inuit peoples, whose legend stated that the Aurora Borealis was once trapped within the rocks of the shoreline of Labrador. A hunter tried to free the Borealis from the stone by piercing it with an arrow, and though he was able to free a lot of it, some remained trapped within the stone- thus yielding its striking colors. Labradorite is the quintessential stone of magic, used by healers, shamans, and diviners. It is said to be a channel between the physical and etheric worlds, enhancing intuition, clairvoyance, and memory. This stone is also believed to enhance abundance of friendship and positive relationships in a person’s life. It is said to bring out the best in people’s personalities, and temper negative mental states, such as depression, anger, reckless behavior, and social anxiety. If you want more luck in your relationships, try Labradorite! Click here for a gorgeous Labradorite palm stone
Jade: This classic green gemstone is well-known for symbolizing prosperity, and archeological records show that it had been used for over 12,000 years as a stone of healing. Jade is most famous in China, where it has been used for millennia as a stone of luck, power, love, and connection between heaven and earth. You may have seen jade elephants as figurines or even pendants in Chinese stores; these are believed to be powerful conduits of good fortune and happiness. Buy tumbled Jade here
Tiger’s Eye: This stone’s name is as striking as its appearance. Tiger’s eye is an iridescent stone with amber, gold, and dark brown tones. It is famous for its ability to help the user to see their lives clearly, free of fear and anxiety. Thus, it is used to help people to make intelligent decisions, free of emotional influences. For this reason, Tiger’s Eye is considered one of the best stones for manifestation and luck in business, because it helps the user take the right steps at each turn. Click here to buy tumbled Tiger's Eye.
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My go-to crystal reference guide is called The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall. If you want to learn more about crystals and gemstones, you can get that book here.
Lavender: This beautiful purple herb is famous for more than aromatherapy and its use in high-end desserts: lavender is well-known to be an herb of good fortune and love. One of the earliest references to its use was on Saint John’s Day, when it was burned in bonfires with the intention of warding off evil spirits. Since then, it has been used for luck, particularly in attracting love and positive romantic relationships. Try burning a bit of lavender around your house to uplift the energy in your home.
Calendula: While this herb is most famous for its miraculous ability to soothe, heal and regenerate the skin, it is also a powerful herb for bringing good luck in money matters. It is sometimes placed under pillows for enhancing dreams that give guidance on how to manifest prosperity, and can be used for enhancing happiness, intuition, and harmony in social matters. You can get calendula by itself in our store, or as part of many of our blends, such as Daily Detox, An Elephant Never Forgets, and Detox Chai.
Cinnamon: This favorite winter holiday spice is not only good for boosting circulation and balancing sugar levels, but has been used by magic practitioners for many centuries. It is believed to possess a lot of energy, and is most famous for its use in spells to manifest money. It is also used for success, taking action, protection, purification, and overall abundance in life. You can find cinnamon in many of our blends, including Cranberry Apple Tart, Sleek & Slender, and many others.
Clove, Ginger, and Cardamom: If you like Chai, you may be in luck- literally! The group of herbs commonly paired together in chai drinks and some winter desserts has been used for protection, purification, good health, mental acuity, and healing. It just turns out that when taken internally, these are three of the most powerful herbs for destroying parasites (including candida), boosting brain function, and promoting energy. Try any of our chai drinks, including Go Chai, Detox Chai, Naked Chai, and Chocomaya Chai.
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