I have received a Mail asking about flying ointment. Referring to one of my posts about "a green paste".
All "spiritual" experiences are about sincere belief! It is the belief that makes the magic work. This is why I said that it might be any sort of "green paste". Other "aids" are often used, music especially. Drumming, chanting, etc.
The idea of such a "flying ointment" is very old, really from the time when witchcraft was punishable by death. There were "Witchfinders" in those days who would use torture until the "witch", innocent or not, would confess to anything suggested by the "inquisitor". One of the many "accusations" was "Flying through the air to attend gatherings and worship the Devil".
The witchfinder would press the witch about this flying. Often the evidence would be on the lines of "they smear a magic ointment all over their naked bodies to make them fly".
The questioner would try to get the "recipe" for this ointment. The poor innocent would give all sorts of rubbish; this is where all the "eye of newt" stuff comes from.
It is my belief that the true witches would give a "special" recipe, in the hope that the witchfinders, or the accusers, would make it and use it. It is the recipe most often quoted by the "Inquisition".
I will give you the recipe. Do NOT,Under ANY circumstances, make it! It is deadly poisonous!
"Pound the herbs into a powder and mix with oil.Smear the mixture all over the body, especially the lips. The herbs are,Bella Donna,Henbane, Datura, and Aconite."
If the witchfinder or the accuser tried that little trick they would be dead within 15 minutes!
The "real" ointment is any that gives the body a "tingle". I once heard of a witch using toothpaste!
Just remember,it is the belief that is important, not what is smeared on the body.