Modern Tools for Ancient Arts

The Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

The coffee maker not only saves time, but brews flawless infusions, decoctions, and washes. Here are a few tips for using it in magickal efforts:

The Blender

The following are a few tips for using the blender as a magickal tool: Using the blender as a magickal tool can open doors to a whole new realm of enchantment. Incense-making is just one idea. Use it for making magickal powders, sachets, potpourris, and anything else that strikes your fancy. Its possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.

Slow Cookers and Electric Potpourri Pots

Making your own oils in the slow cooker is easier than you might imagine. Use one part of herbal mixture to one part of vegetable oil, and stir well. Check the oil every six to eight hours for scent. If the fragrance isn't strong enough, strain the oil and add another helping of herbs. Repeat the process until the oil is to your liking. (A twelve-hour cooking period usually produces an excellent product.) Let cool, strain, bottle, and label.

Because the process takes several hours, you might want to add a chant of intent to charge your oil while it is heating. For example, a chant for a personal love oil might go something like:

"Oil of love, enchanted be.
Bring a perfect love to me."

The chant doesn't have to be long or involved to work well. For maximum effectiveness, chant when adding the mixture to the pot and again every time you stir or add new herbs.

Try these tips when making magickal oils:

SOURCE: Everday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living by Dorothy Morrison