Magic FoodWritten by Sam Stevens
Remember old adage, you are what you eat? The simplest magical ritual that you can do is to cut open a fruit or vegetable and eat it while thinking of your magical intention. Below is a compilation of common foods and their metaphysical associations. Apple: Draws a lover, erotic experiences to you. Increases attraction. Apple compote with cinnamon is thought to speed up arrival of a lover to you or encourage a reluctant lover to make a cerebral relationship physical. Apricot: For flirtation or light hearted romantic experience. Avocado: To make yourself appear younger to others or increase personal beauty or attractiveness. Avocado is love apple of Venus. Banana: Eaten by males - increases fertility and heroism. Eaten by females - draws a lover. Beets: Increases virility, passion, erotica and fertility. It is a root so it grounds a relationship and binds lover to you. Blueberry: To eliminate obstacles or rivals that may come between you. As you swallow each blueberry, imagine things that come between you falling away or disappearing. Butter: To eliminate hostility and arguments. While smoothing it on a piece of bread, hopefully with a little honey too, think of things smoothing out. Cardamom: This herb is thought to amplify a love that is already there or strengthen existing relationships. Drink a cup of Chai tea with cardamom in it for this purpose. Carrot: Helps bring masculine energies to a woman. For a man strengthens virility. Celery: Increases libido and passion. Encourages reluctant lovers to take action Cherry: Eat for love, health and to boost sexual attraction. Chocolate: An aphrodisiac. Lifts moods and attracts sensual experiences. Binds lovers. Clove: Add clove to curry dishes, baked dishes and hot chocolate for fun, love and erotic experiences. This is also bud of stolen kisses so it is good for mistresses to spike their lover's meals with it. Coriander: Add to curries and salads to attract your soulmate. It represents a high spiritual love combined with wisdom. Cucumber: Eaten for sexual stamina, beautiful skin. Chop with extreme prejudice if you are into revenge on a certain philandering male. Eggs: An ancient symbol of conception: Eat for fertility and fidelity. Garlic: Eat to banish "other woman" or a rival who may be in way. Grapes: Grapes are a symbol of a happy marriage and many children. Eat to increase fertility and emotional security. Can also be used to increase your popularity with opposite sex. As you eat each grape, picture another lover coming your way … known or unknown. Red grapes are best for this purpose. Guava: Relieves heartbreak, attracts new romance, revives erotic imagination. Honey: The nectar of Gods. Sweetens up a relationship. Attracts positive love and attention. Lemon: Marriage, joy, fidelity, pure intentions and longevity in a relationship. Mushrooms: Eat raw to make yourself beautiful and increase your feminine mystique. Orange: Health, fidelity, love and joy.
Ceromancy: The Fine Art of Candle ReadingWritten by Sam Stevens
Lately, I have been asked a lot of questions in Psychic Realm chatroom about "ceromancy". That is fine art of reading a situation by studying way a candle burns. Are flames leaping high? Is wax sizzling and crackling and popping? What does it mean when flame goes out? Many people in Realm over last year have become avid candle-burners and realized quite instinctively that way a candle is behaving is often a mirror of situation as it presently exists and its outcome. It is, after all, one of world's most ancient forms of divination. The leaping and reaching candle flames are seen to represent souls of individuals involved in situation being read. For instance, one member, other day asked me what it meant when wax from candle she was burning for love melted into shape of a heart. Anyone who is used to reading wax drippings knows that is extremely good news and probably means other person is thinking of you. Another phenomenon that I am constantly asked about is what I call "accelerated magic." This is when a candle, that usually lasts about four hours, starts smoking and seems to burn down very rapidly …like in about fifteen minutes. This is usually good news and means that your prayer or request will probably be answered quite rapidly. If candle was being burned for protection of some kind, it means that there was more than likely some kind of invasion or attack that spirits decided to take care of as fast as possible. In general, when you first light candle, if candle starts smoking quite heavily right away that is a very good sign. It means that negative energy is being removed from situation. If smoke is white, it means your prayers will be answered right away. If it is black, your prayer will probably be answered, but it is possible there will be obstacles in a way. You have to use your gut instinct if flame doesn't smoke at all. Sometimes that can mean there are no obstacles and other times, it means that matter is long over. A clear, strong flame that burns steadily is a good sign that candle is sending out a great deal of power and energy to manifest what you want. If it is small and more ball shaped than teardrop shaped, it is less likely that your prayer will be answered. A weak or low flame means you are facing some "heavy" opposition. Staring at a flame is a great way of telling you if your magic is working. It never ceases to amaze me how a flame will seem to grow higher or grope for more air more you meditate upon it. You can also do some divination by looking straight into heart of flame - blue center that is surrounded by orange halo. A healthy flame has a bright red core, surrounded by a blue halo and then a yellow colour. A blazing red center tells you that spirits are getting to heart of matter. A red center that is dim or just a pinpoint reveals a situation that may not be motivated by heart. If wick of candle starts building a little bulb at its tip, chances are that you have opposition or a third party working against you. If there is a lot of blue in flame, I take that as a sign that angels and spirits are protecting you from a possibly unhappy outcome.