Jan 2

Initiation into Obeah

Initiation into the Obeah religion is always determined by the Obeah spirits and undertaken by the Obeah priest or priestess. If there is no spiritual calling, then there can be no initiation. The spirits of Obeah are those who determine the prospective initiate’s sincerity, love and devotion to the path and anyone can be initiated, […]

Dec 29

The History of Obeah

Where does Obeah come from? What are its origins? The secrets of Obeah manifested in the dark shadows of the culture and history of slaves and indentured labourers who were brought to Guyana and the Caribbean islands during the colonial days from countries like India, West Africa, Holland, Portugal, Brazil and China. Guyana, governed by […]

Dec 28

How To: Create Holy Water

Holy water is made from sal salis. To learn how to make this, please refer to my article on How To: Create Alchemical Planetary Tinctures. It is used in consecration, purification, and in rituals. This is a six-step process once the sal salis has been created. Step 1. Place a glass of spring or filtered rainwater on your altar. […]

Dec 26

The Seven Lords and Their Plants

This article is meant to serve as a reference for the seven lords, their days, and the plants they rule. So, without further ado the seven lords and their plants. The Sun The Sun rules Sunday. Its plants are as follows: Rosemary, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clove, Eyebright, Ginger, St. John’s Wort, Acacia tree seeds and resin, Angelica, […]

Dec 24

How To: Create Alchemical Planetary Tinctures

Planetary Tinctures

Today we’re going to be creating some planetary tinctures. There are three stages to this process, with multiple steps within each. This is a part of the lesser work (using plants). So, without further ado, a tutorial on creating planetary tinctures. Stage One: Extracting Sal Salis Extracting Sal Salis, otherwise known as ‘salt of the […]

Dec 21

Dew and its Place in Alchemy

dew in alchemy

What is Dew? Have you ever walked on grass in the morning after a cool night and it was wet when it had not rained? The water you see and feel is called dew. Dew is water droplets that form on cool surfaces at night, meaning it can form on any surface that is cool; […]

Dec 12

Worship of the Dark Goddess, Kali

Worshipping the Dark Goddess Kali At the core of worshipping the Dark Goddess is the need to be genuine and honest in our love, reverence and honour of Kali who is more appreciative of human authenticity than elaborate ritual. If we are not genuine in our love and respect for this goddess, then we should […]

Nov 24

Kali – The Dark Mother

Who is Kali? Kali is one of the most well-known Hindu goddesses who is also known as Kālikā and is associated with empowerment or shakti. Goddess Kali is a Tamil goddess and the dark manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Durga (who is regarded as the Divine Mother, the Mother Goddess and the mother of the […]

Oct 23

Two of Wands

The Two of Wands is the second pip of The Suit of Wands. In some cases, “wand” has been replaced with batons, clubs, and staves. An easy way to sum up this card would be to listen to Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash. However, my posts never go the easy […]