Monthly Archives: February 2012

Swedish Bitters

Swedish bitters is a traditional herbal tonic, said to have been formulated originally by Paracelsus and rediscovered by 18th century Swedish medics Dr. Claus Samst and Dr. Urban Hjärne. In modern times it has been popularised by Maria Treben, an Austrian … Continue reading

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Homemade Herbal Oil

If you want to prepare your own, homemade herbal oil, follow these instructions: Fill a bottle with herbs (leaves, flowers) up to the neck of the bottle (do not press herbs in the bottle with force). Then, fill it with … Continue reading

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Jenny Linford: A Concise Guide to Herbs

I was in a local bookstore today, and I noticed a book A Concise Guide to Herbs by Jenny Linford. The book is great. You have dozens of different herbs and healing plants with photos, descriptions and usage. I find this book … Continue reading

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Divination — Pagan Blog Project ’12

Since the ancient times, people tried to predict the future, and today they still do. Predicting the future remains something that even modern technology can’t figure out. In the past, seers were very appreciated and valued, but when the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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My Magical Stuff

I admit, I don’t have a lot of magical stuff (at least not yet). I have a mortar, several crystals, candles and herbs (photos below). Oh, I’ve almost forgot the book of shadows I’m making. I know that a lot … Continue reading

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Beginning of Seeding Season

After the Valentine’s Day, the seeding season begins (the proverb about St. Valentine). So go to your garden shed, and prepare your gardening equipment: pots, soil and seeds. I have all of mine equipment prepared. Three days ago I’ve bought … Continue reading

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Dandelion & Deadly Nightshade — Pagan Blog Project ’12

Dandelion Description: Dandelion is up to 40 cm high plant. It grows on meadows, and also in parks and gardens. Its blossoms have bright golden colour. Use in cuisine: Young leaves can be prepared as a salad that is very … Continue reading

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Pagan Blog Project 2012

Maybe you noticed there is a new image in the sidebar (below the pentacle). And if you were wondering why, it’s because I’ve joined a project called Pagan Blog Project 2012. The project’s purpose is to spend a full year dedicating your … Continue reading

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My Herbal Garden

On our backyard, my granny has a big garden. There she grows vegetables, some flowers and herbs. She also has several fruit trees, fruit shrubs and grape-vine. Through all the year (except in the winter), she goes to the local … Continue reading

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Growing Herbs

I can’t wait for 14th February. Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because there is a proverb saying “St. Valentine brings the keys of roots.” That means, if you plant a seed before February the 14th, the plant you planted … Continue reading

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