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#1 Hawkgirl23

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hay, Guys,

I watched a Youtube video where this man was showing how to make witches flying ointment based on a 14th century recipe. What is your opinion of witches flying ointment? In all my years that I was practicing Wicca I had never seen a recipe for this stuff. I heard about it but mostly in a bad light from the Wiccan community. I know it's traditional, as it's many centuries old, but I would really like to hear it from you guys as I really appreciate anything that you have to say. Oh the man said that you apply it basically in the area that your underwear covers. I can't freaking spell the dang name, screaming now. It gives you a state for about thirty minutes but that you have to have someone with you when you do this to bring you out, someone that you trust.

A couple of the ingredients I remember was mandrake, Henbane, and Monkshood. I can't remember the rest.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

The subject has been covered quite a bit in other threads. The search button is your friend! (A search for "flying ointment" brings up 23 results, the majority of which are in the section of the forum visible to seekers.)

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#3 Moondark

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:46 AM

I'd also include mugwort and the fat of unbaptized infants, but you get the picture. 

 

I've attempted this a few times. It came out better as a massage oil than anything else. I need more mugwort before I attempt it again.

 

From what I can tell, it's meant as an aid for hedge riding/astral projection/whatever-have-you. 



#4 Michele

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

 

... From what I can tell, it's meant as an aid for hedge riding/astral projection/whatever-have-you. 

 

I'd say yeah. And also, as to the weirdness of some of the recipes, look to who wrote them down. So much (probably all in my opinion) of the recipes were recorded post Christian era by those who could write (monks, priests, inquisitors, etc.) and will be dripping with THEIR interpretations and belief about witches (read devil worship, etc.) and will most likely be very adulterated. Head/Alexandria-type grimoire-magic may have been recorded by practioners, but true  country folkloric craft was oral. Even the fairy tales we have were originally oral until the (very Christian) Brothers Grimm thought it would be nice to put them all down in a book (and who knows how much of them had been changed by then).

 

So it was a flying aid. And that was hedge-crossing. So if you take out all the Christian influenced bullshit (unbaptised babies, etc) you can figure out a recipe. 

 

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