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Does anyone have any good recipes for some good ole' fashioned potions and/or elixirs? I realize they're not one in the same, but nonetheless I'm looking for some good ideas for some recipes. Ideally I'd like a good aphrodisiac, a good one to help w/dreaming, and one for energy. Others are certainly welcome and encouraged.

 

Now most here know I do a lot of tinctures, teas, etc, even herbal honeys, but I've never made a good magical "potion" or especially an "elixir".... at least not one I've consumed myself. I don't mean philters either- I hope that's not confusing.

 

Come on MW, I'm counting on you for some ideas here :wink: :biggrin2:

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Ever heard of the Ars Philtron, BRW?

 

Michele, thoughts? I know she used it extensively.

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Come on MW, I'm counting on you for some ideas here :wink: :biggrin2:

 

LOL. Sorry, darlin'. I customize everything to the individual situation so I don't have any "recipes".

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The most recent was I made was used as a means to tweak someone's opinion of me. My bf's brother was not fond of me at all, so I whipped up a batch of broth which was essentially a potion and made soup from that. It worked very well - now he chats my ear off every time I see him, and has been considerably nicer and more trusting. The soup did, however, make him quite ill after he ate it - glued to the toilet all that night and the only one in the family with temporary flu-like symptoms. Whoops.

 

Whenever I generally think potions, I think of tiny bottle with a special, concentrated liquid in them. They can be this....but they don't have to be. They can hidden in many things. I've always made my morning coffee with magickal properties, and recently I made liquor infused with planetary herbs and intent, which all taste unique and amazing and they work like a charm.

 

Use your imagination. Screw recipes, they mean little to you anyway unless they are yours. Also, keep it simple. It'll work, trust me.

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http://api.ning.com/files/TywbfJxJdkYjLzg59Tk61W2zetYvw43H4QDMNyGJhC-izH3FMmCFdMZPQHQTGEZuAROhdWxJrGMTwwh2NMgiqpeArNBKNOUU/CelesteRayneHeldstabLlewellynsCompleteFormularyofMagicalOils.pdf

 

This is a link to a pdf version of Llewellyn's Complete Formulary of Magical Oils. The author is from my neck of the woods, Monroe, LA. That is about an hour from me. There is a bit of a Wiccan-y intro (it is a Llewellyn book, they publish a lot of wiccan stuff). But the formulas are pretty solid. It's not very well organized, but there are some good starting points and ideas.

 

I rarely use a formula or recipe straight out of the book, whether it's for magic or cooking. I always tailor it to fit my personal needs. Never have I done a ritual, spell, etc without personalizing it.

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The most recent was I made was used as a means to tweak someone's opinion of me. My bf's brother was not fond of me at all, so I whipped up a batch of broth which was essentially a potion and made soup from that. It worked very well - now he chats my ear off every time I see him, and has been considerably nicer and more trusting. The soup did, however, make him quite ill after he ate it - glued to the toilet all that night and the only one in the family with temporary flu-like symptoms. Whoops.

 

Whenever I generally think potions, I think of tiny bottle with a special, concentrated liquid in them. They can be this....but they don't have to be. They can hidden in many things. I've always made my morning coffee with magickal properties, and recently I made liquor infused with planetary herbs and intent, which all taste unique and amazing and they work like a charm.

 

Use your imagination. Screw recipes, they mean little to you anyway unless they are yours. Also, keep it simple. It'll work, trust me.

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I agree, this is how I do my potions. For love, I'd probably make up a spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, parsley, chilli. Basically herbs that correspond with love, passion and good old fashioned lust

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LOL. Sorry, darlin'. I customize everything to the individual situation so I don't have any "recipes".

 

Gosh dangit!! Any herbal honey infusion suggestions for a homemade elixir (like say, to go w/a Damiana tincture)?

 

The most recent was I made was used as a means to tweak someone's opinion of me. My bf's brother was not fond of me at all, so I whipped up a batch of broth which was essentially a potion and made soup from that. It worked very well - now he chats my ear off every time I see him, and has been considerably nicer and more trusting. The soup did, however, make him quite ill after he ate it - glued to the toilet all that night and the only one in the family with temporary flu-like symptoms. Whoops.

 

Whenever I generally think potions, I think of tiny bottle with a special, concentrated liquid in them. They can be this....but they don't have to be. They can hidden in many things. I've always made my morning coffee with magickal properties, and recently I made liquor infused with planetary herbs and intent, which all taste unique and amazing and they work like a charm.

 

Use your imagination. Screw recipes, they mean little to you anyway unless they are yours. Also, keep it simple. It'll work, trust me.

 

Actually I was kinda looking for a cliche type of "small" potion thing, lol. You're so very right about whipping things up in a dash. I do utilize a lot of kitchen witch stuff when cooking, making teas, etc. I was curious if there were any good well known (or not well known) sweet elixirs for an aphrodisiac. I can always incorporate any of the "love/lust" herbs into my own cooking, was just interested in seeing if anyone had any good ideas. What type of liquor was it? Thanks for the advice btw RS :)

 

http://api.ning.com/files/TywbfJxJdkYjLzg59Tk61W2zetYvw43H4QDMNyGJhC-izH3FMmCFdMZPQHQTGEZuAROhdWxJrGMTwwh2NMgiqpeArNBKNOUU/CelesteRayneHeldstabLlewellynsCompleteFormularyofMagicalOils.pdf

 

This is a link to a pdf version of Llewellyn's Complete Formulary of Magical Oils. The author is from my neck of the woods, Monroe, LA. That is about an hour from me. There is a bit of a Wiccan-y intro (it is a Llewellyn book, they publish a lot of wiccan stuff). But the formulas are pretty solid. It's not very well organized, but there are some good starting points and ideas.

 

I rarely use a formula or recipe straight out of the book, whether it's for magic or cooking. I always tailor it to fit my personal needs. Never have I done a ritual, spell, etc without personalizing it.

 

Lol, same here! ;) I realized I do that w/ANY food recipe! I'm sure any good cook probably does. I'll see a recipe and be like, "it doesn't need this much sugar" or "I prefer this over that" sort of thing.

 

Thank you though for the link RL! Will def check it out.

 

I made a lot of my own condition oils (Hoodoo style)- money drawing, fast luck, etc.

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Ever heard of the Ars Philtron, BRW?

 

Michele, thoughts? I know she used it extensively.

 

No, that doesn't ring a bell Aurelian. I may have, but that name's not coming to me and I think I'd remember it. Now I wanna google it though since no one else replied to it! I'm assuming it's a type of philter though.

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Well here's a recipe I made for a friend that was successful but it was tailored for them so be cautious and research. Is this for you? Because I sense (I didn't mean to get a reading on you...it just happened) it's related to another health issue and It may be better to work on that.

 

I made a honey with 1 part cinnamon, 1 part ginger and 1/2 cardamon. Then filled a jar with rose petals and poured the honey in to fill 1/3. Then filled it to the top with whiskey. I let this sit for 4 weeks in a cool dark place.

 

To use it an infusion (tea) of damiana 1 teaspoon for 1 mug with a dash of Cayenne pepper was made. Left to steep for 5mins then strained. To this a tablespoon of cocoa powder was stirred in. Then the elixir is added, we found 1 1/2 teaspoons was the best amount.

 

Edit: forgot to say this was made with magical intent. Lots of chanting and focus of purpose. Each ingredient talked to and woken up. Lots of stirring and shaking of intent into the mixtures.

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No, that doesn't ring a bell Aurelian. I may have, but that name's not coming to me and I think I'd remember it. Now I wanna google it though since no one else replied to it! I'm assuming it's a type of philter though.

 

Book by Daniel Shulke. Also, pick up the books by Dale Pendle, particularly Pharmako/Poeia, it's right up your alley, you'll thank me later.

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Well here's a recipe I made for a friend that was successful but it was tailored for them so be cautious and research. Is this for you? Because I sense (I didn't mean to get a reading on you...it just happened) it's related to another health issue and It may be better to work on that.

 

I made a honey with 1 part cinnamon, 1 part ginger and 1/2 cardamon. Then filled a jar with rose petals and poured the honey in to fill 1/3. Then filled it to the top with whiskey. I let this sit for 4 weeks in a cool dark place.

 

To use it an infusion (tea) of damiana 1 teaspoon for 1 mug with a dash of Cayenne pepper was made. Left to steep for 5mins then strained. To this a tablespoon of cocoa powder was stirred in. Then the elixir is added, we found 1 1/2 teaspoons was the best amount.

 

Edit: forgot to say this was made with magical intent. Lots of chanting and focus of purpose. Each ingredient talked to and woken up. Lots of stirring and shaking of intent into the mixtures.

 

Thank you for this! I'm loving the cardamon, cinnamon, ginger mix. I was thinking of starting another herbal honey w/a combo of those ingredients plus some roasted cacao nibs and vanilla. I may try this and tweak a bit (like w/the herbs I mentioned and brandy instead of whisky). :)

 

Book by Daniel Shulke. Also, pick up the books by Dale Pendle, particularly Pharmako/Poeia, it's right up your alley, you'll thank me later.

 

You my dear, are a lifesaver!!! In love w/them both already. :hugs:

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Use your imagination. Screw recipes, they mean little to you anyway unless they are yours. Also, keep it simple. It'll work, trust me.

 

 

I rarely use a formula or recipe straight out of the book, whether it's for magic or cooking. I always tailor it to fit my personal needs. Never have I done a ritual, spell, etc without personalizing it.

 

This was my biggest pitfall when I was starting out. Intuitively I would know what I wanted to achieve and with a little research was able to reinforce my idea. Then I got too caught up in the technical process and began to question and second guess myself.

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Well here's a recipe I made for a friend that was successful but it was tailored for them so be cautious and research. Is this for you? Because I sense (I didn't mean to get a reading on you...it just happened) it's related to another health issue and It may be better to work on that.

 

I made a honey with 1 part cinnamon, 1 part ginger and 1/2 cardamon. Then filled a jar with rose petals and poured the honey in to fill 1/3. Then filled it to the top with whiskey. I let this sit for 4 weeks in a cool dark place.

 

To use it an infusion (tea) of damiana 1 teaspoon for 1 mug with a dash of Cayenne pepper was made. Left to steep for 5mins then strained. To this a tablespoon of cocoa powder was stirred in. Then the elixir is added, we found 1 1/2 teaspoons was the best amount.

 

Edit: forgot to say this was made with magical intent. Lots of chanting and focus of purpose. Each ingredient talked to and woken up. Lots of stirring and shaking of intent into the mixtures

Oh, my! This is THE aphrodisiac elixir! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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I've taken to a reduction/extract method since I can't drink alcohol. Using a high proof alcohol (140+) you can steep many items in it for several months, strain it, then allow the remaining alcohol to evaporate. Works best with a clear spirit like vodka or something sweet like rum or cachaça. This is one of the basic essential oils extraction methods for non water soluble entheogens (otherwise can just be done by boiling in water to get the salts). if you don't know whether something is or isn't water soluble then look it up, and what's more is that some oils need to be heated to bind with other oils (i.e. cannabis). Here's a recipe for capsaicin extract, for example.

 

50 dried ghost peppers

Half gallon bottle of everclear

2 Mason jars (big enough to hold all the peppers)

cheesecloth

canning funnel

Patience

  • place dried peppers into the jar, pour everclear over it and close jar
  • let steep for 3-6 months
  • strain out the peppers with cheesecloth into another jar (may need to use the funnel)
  • leave jar with cheesecloth under the ring open until ALL the Everclear has evaporated this might take up to a month depending on the temperature of where you're storing it.
  • what's left should be an amber colored oil in the bottom of the jar. there isn't going to be much of it so collect it somehow.
  • Be careful with it and try not to use more than a drop of it at a time.
  • ffs don't get it in your eyes unless you're into that kind of thing :wink:

 

This should be helpful with having energy, capsaicin boosts metabolism.

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I have a really simple recipe for Ginger Ale.  I later found out, from a Chinese friend, that a similar tonic is used in Chinese medicine to aide longevity, and as an aphrodisiac!!!  Not exactly what I was aiming for, as I use it for I digestive aid, and basically, a nice fizzy drink LOL

 

6" ginger root (grated)

1 pint water

2 tablespoons clear honey

 

 

Simply boil the water, add the ginger and honey and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Drain off and discard the leftovers, cool the fluid and store in the fridge.

 

Then just pour a little (to your own taste) into a glass and add carbonated water.

 

Who knew I had the secret to a very long and 'active' future :P

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@aefre..I like that recipe.  It's simple and I enjoy fizz.

 

I got a Sodastream, and for a while was mixing up different concoctions. I had to develop all these special recipes. For me, it's more about the process of making a 'potion' then it is about the actual ingredients. I guess the ingredients matter, but nobody else would understand the magic behind it. People would scoff.

 

When I have a party, I always make special fizzy juice. It's the fizz that is important about that. 

 

I have been doing something with the coffee lately..It's a spell but I brew the coffee and put it in a special jar and keep it in the fridge and drink it over ice. The special jar has words on it..that's what the spell is about. At first I was drinking it with a particular blend of ingredients, that I had to make...then I stopped doing that and switched to black...Now it's cream and sugar, but sometimes it's black.

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@Belle, I love the idea of the special jar!  My problem is, my fridge is constantly being raided LOL  But maybe I could use this to my advantage, and have a 'peace, harmony and be extra nice to your mother' jar :)

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This particular spell is not nice. I just used a jar that had a name on it from the manufacturer. The name is same as a person who broke into my house and robbed me, and threatened me with a weapon. So he has something coming. 'Brewing' is a process, and drinking the brew is symbolic for something....

 

I am not a mean person, but there are times when you have to take offensive measures. A person can't do that without a consequence, and he was fairly warned. 

 

I am sure you could use the idea in a positive way. 

 

I am thinking of a pennies from heaven jar...Where you put the pennies you find into the jar..as a prosperity spell. That is not something you would drink of course but after hearing about my spell, the drinking idea loses it's appeal. 

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I like to make rose water. If you are not using pesticides/fungicides on your own in your garden, then use fresh. If you buy you have to make sure they are organic as well. You don't want to drink poison.

 

You can simply boil fresh leaves in water until they lose color or steep them in a cup of water. There are more thorough ways as well you can Google.. But you can drink the water or use it in your face /body. It's great for matters or love/self love and easing depression/negativity.

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I sometimes "prescribe" potions. I have two ways to prepare them.

 

One is making  teas and infusion with herbs that have a active principle known to be helpful for some issues, so Fennel, carvi, licorice and anise for stomach and fermentation. I always use a special prayer on the herbs to invoke and thanks Mother Nature for the healing power the herbs have. This kind of potion can't be strictly said as magic, it is more being thankful to the Nature for the chance to use herbal remedies. Sometimes I use techniques that belongs to Spagyria to prepare powerful remedies, but it takes a lot of effort and time.

 

The real magic potions that I have prepared in the past have nothing in common with teas and not always are meant to be drunk. I usually do not give a potion in order to satisfy the request of the person - e.g. Someone asks a potion because he/she needs more energy. I first look at the subtle cause of the issue and I cure that one with the potion - e.g. you feel not plenty of energy because you spend it at work, everyday, in order to be cool and show off in response of a serious lack of confidence or you never remember your dreams because you avoid to confront with your colleagues on a hot topic, so when you do it in your ... and so on.

you take ingredients that have a metaphysical meaning and transfer their properties in a medium that acts as vehicle, like water or wine for example, by means of prayers, invocations to spirits that govern elements and aspects you want to transfer. So basically you have to find the ingredients that possess the particular property that you lack or want to balance in your life and act the transfer.

 

I guess anyone can find the right potion he/she needs invoke your guardian spirit and ask to be guided in the choice of the right ingredients.

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