- 1oz/25g dried vervain
- 500ml boiling water
- 7 feathers,at least 6in/15cm in length
- A needle
- Some thread
- lavender oil
Casting Instructions for 'Sweet Dreams'
Follow the wisdom of traditional folklore to avoid restless nights and implement good sleeping patterns.
About an hour before you plan to go to bed, make an infusion by adding boiling water to vervain and let it steep for bout ten minutes.
While you are waiting, lay the feathers horizontally on a flat surface, one above the other. Bind them together at each end, leaving a space between each one so that the make a ladder effect.
As you work chant quietly
Lift my mind above the day, Dispel my thoughts and lead the way. Charm my body into sleep, Spell my soul the peace to keep.
Drink a cup of vervain tea and hang the charm above your bed.
Make sure the room is well aired and put a dab of lavender oil on the light bulb while you prepare for bed.
Lie in bed and let the aroma of lavender pervade your senses. Focus your mind on the feathers and on the bird they came from.
Walk your mind up the charm-ladder to soar to the heavens with the birds...sweet dreams.
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