Folk Magic Formulary Master Class: Oils, Ointments, and Liniments
This course describes the basic concepts and philosophy of making oils, ointments, and liniments in the Southern rootwork and related folk magic traditions.
Did your life come with a book of formulas and instructions for using them? Formulas for dealing with any life situation, be it physical, mental, or spiritual?
I know mine didn't. I mean, when I was born, I wasn't given some big book of magic formulas to make my life easier. When my grandmother passed away, however, I did receive a large recipe book with lots of scraps of paper with a variety of things written on them. Tips and hints for running a smooth household, home remedies and of course, wonderful recipes for delicious food.
In the past, family receipt books were commonplace. These large books were written by ordinary housewives and sometimes men or doctors who were under the assumption they knew how to run a household and advised women accordingly. Called domestic receipt books, they contained everything from how to make candles, to how to cook, and to how to cure livestock from diseases. They also contained home remedies for treating the family for many common illnesses of the day because most people could not afford to go to a doctor. So, it was the mother's place to learn these things and take care of the family. Moms were the family doctor. Within plantation households, slave masters often relied on the herbal curing knowledge of the slave men and women - the rootdoctors - for healing illnesses that were not considered major. In fact, many times the slave remedies were recorded in these receipt books without acknowledging the source of the knowledge.
During the 1800s, we see many of these receipt books published for the general public. Domestic receipt books became a primary way of passing down common folk knowledge to subsequent generations. In our Folk Magic Formulary Master Classes, we focus on many herbs with a dual medicinal/magical capacity and teach our students how to harvest, harness, and use them in a variety of formulas to enhance and improve their daily lives.
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Before we begin...
The Details are in the Ritual
The Doctrine of Signatures
Download: The Doctrine of Signatures
Presentation: Doctrine of Signatures
Essential Oils versus Fragrance Oils
Descriptions of Base Oils
The ABCs of Folk Magic Perfumery
Herbs and Roots
Common Household Items
Test Your Knowledge
Types of Magickal Oils
Essential Oils (Aromatic Oils)
Handcrafted Herbal Oils
Perfume Oils and Fragrance Oils
Doing Things the Old-Fashioned Way
Charging Oils, Powders, Potions, and Incenses
Mica Pigment Powders
The ABCs of Folk Magic Perfumery
Using a Field Notebook or Receipt Book
Creating Your Receipt Book
Receipt-Books: Leaves from the Family Tree of Knowledge
Curious Conjure Receipts
Absinthe Conjure Oil (Green Fairy Oil)
How to Make Absinthe Conjure Oil
Absinthe Perfume Oil
Algiers Fast Luck
Algiers and New Orleans Voodoo
Presentation: Algiers Fast Luck
Assignment: Algiers Fast Luck
fast luck graphic.pdf
Assignment: Algiers Fast Luck
Crown of Success
Crown of Success Conjure Oil
Crown of Success Bath Crystals
Crown of Success Sugar Scrub
Crown of Success Mojo Bag
Four Thieves Vinegar
The History of Four Thieves Vinegar
The Plague Doctor of Marseilles
Formula for Marseilles Vinegar – Four Thieves Vinegar
FOUR THIEVES VINEGAR RECIPE FROM THE VOODOO HOODOO SPELLBOOK
Four Thieves Vinegar: Camphorated Version
Four Thieves Vinegar: Ozarks' Variant
Four Thieves Conjure Oil Blend
Magickal Uses for Four Thieves Vinegar
The Richest of All Perfumes
Formulas for Florida Water
Thirty Ways to Use Florida Water
Converting Old Pharmaceutical Formulas to Simple Conjure Recipes
Louisiana Van Van
Van Van Formula
Louisiana Van Van Conjure Oil Formula
Louisiana Van Van Bath Crystals
Louisiana Van Van Sugar Scrub
Assignment: Louisiana Van Van
Special Oil #20
Formula for Special Oil #20
Holy Anointing Oil (Oil of Abramelin)
Recipes for Oil of Abramelin
The Use of Motor Oil in Hoodoo and Conjure
Using Conjure Oils in Daily Life
General Guidelines for Using Essential Oils Safely
Anointing Candles with Ritual Oils
Best Oils for Mood Elevation
Dressing the Head
The Rub Down Rite
Compounding Guidelines: A Review
Answers about this course to help you prepare.
The basic supplies you need to have on hand to create the formulas include: base oils like olive, almond, or jojoba, essential oils (refer to the lists below), herbs, roots, flowers, funnels, droppers, mortar and pestle, bottles of various sizes, labels, cheesecloth, Motor Oil, distilled water, and Everclear of perfumer’s alcohol.
If you plan on making some of the formulas for the assignments, you will need as many of the following as possible: • sunflower essential oil • orange essential oil or orange rind • allspice • gold glitter • Cinnamon essential oil • Vanilla essential oil • Patchouli essential oil (the darker the better) • Wintergreen essential oil • Nutmeg • High John the Conqueror Root • Flakes of Alkanet root • Lemongrass essential oil • lemongrass herb
Of the following, you can get as many or as few as you want: • Citronella essential oil • Vetivert essential oil • Palmarosa essential oil • Lemon Verbena essential oil • Geranium essential oil • Patchouli essential Oil • Vanilla essential Oil • Peppermint essential Oil • Wintergreen essential Oil • Sandalwood essential Oil • Orange essential Oil • Rose otto (most folks use rose fragrance oil because the essential oil is so expensive) • Lavender essential Oil
No, you do not have to have any of the oils and herbs suggested if you are just seeking information. If you want to participate in the assignments and get feedback from your instructor, then it is recommended to get what you can from the lists.
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