Coffee is something that is really very popular around us old grums ,that seems like can not get out of dreaming state without it .However it is a little bugger that get you addicted ,eventually .But there is far much more to this substance that we realize .
Coffee is made of coffee bean ,which grows on the plant known as Coffea arabica .It get to be knows to the Western World only in the 18 -th century .This plant is native to Ethiopia but spread in Asia later on .
Coffee is diuretic as many of us have noticed ages ago .This sidel effect of it i do not enjoy particularly ,however i do like how it works as stimulant and improves my focus .
When combined with paracetamol caffein (its active ingredient ) can relieve headaches and pain .It also can help to clear up the fog from your head .It improves alertness and concentration .Something we often need in our magical workings ,especially after very long working day .
However it is hard to use it in moderation ,after time we seems to kinda need more biger cup or even pot .Overdose can actually cause headache ,palpation ,anxiety and lack of sleep .Stopping it suddenly may cause headaches. I stopped it complitely from once and was feeling well i just was a bit more sleepy in the mornings .If you have long term weakness or illness you better avoid it ,because it can put not necessary strain on your body .
People used it often with cardamom .
Magically coffee is used to empower rituals through affecting the focus of thier performer (at least that is how it effects me ).Also is belived that it has protective and grounding abilities (in moderate dose ),for overcoming internal blockages and being slugish energetically .Also to dispell negative thought forms .
In certain dark practices coffee grounds are used to cast so called dark spirit circle ,since they are dark in color and are believed to be symbol of draining and tearing down energies .
Also i am using the leftovers of the coffee machine to fertilize my pot garden .Coffee is very good plant fertilizer too .
You can put the wet coffee ground in a cheesecloth and use it to stain your book of shadows ,but if it is too wet it may ruin it .I rather advice experimenting on sheets of paper that are not attached to the actual book till you do not get it rightor it can get very messy .
In my country certain old people and gypsies do divination with black coffee . The coffee is boiled in small pan then it is put in your cup as the divinator makes sure that some of the grounds had made thier way to the bottom of the cup .The reciever of the divination drinks it leaving the wet powder to stay in the bottom then the cup is turned upsidown on small plate and the divinator looks for perticular patters and images that appear .Those images are interpeted and advice is given or the past and future are predicted .The process is very similar to divining with tea leaves .
Here is also a link of 20 unusial coffee uses that you may benefit off .If you have it why not use it for 25 things instead of just 1 .
Herbal Remedies by Andrew Chevallier
My own experiments with coffee and the divinatory practices of my own people and country .
If you have came up with some other magical or medicinal uses ,please let us know .I will be very happy to read about .