I first saw this reblogged from The Darkness and the Light and felt it worth reblogging to my own site. I was not familiar with the herb Osha so the info is at that link. I am not an herbalist but do grow some to make into smudge sticks and powdered incense i can use throughout the winter. I’m afraid i got too carried away last autumn harvesting some newly planted herbs so did not harvest much this year to let them recover. But my wormwood grew huge this year with newer growth in the center so i did cut some longer pieces to use to smudge at All Hallows Eve. Enjoy and Blessed Be!
Nine Magical Herbs! Nine is a powerful number that pops up over and over again in societies of magic and mystery. 9 is a sacred number to the Maya Healers, for the number corresponds to the 9 Maya Spirits; Ancient and very strong spirits for healing among the Maya Healers. In African American Folk Magic circles it is a very important number for activating effective communication with the unseen world. In Western Numerology the number represents death and the completion of a cycle. This makes the number closely relatable to ancestors and the “other side”. In the Santeria tradition, there is a Goddess of the wind & death named Oya. She is referred to as the “Mother of Nine”. I have chosen nine herbs for this class in the spirit of those wonderful magical circles that have come before.
Plants have been used to aid in…
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