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For Diviners






p. 129 herbal infusion

"the traditional methods involves making an infusion of herbs, letting it ... steep, and straining it into a jar when cool. Then you ... pour the infusion over your head and body. Because it is considered important in some traditions to not wipe the infusion off, you then allow yourself to air dry".

p. 130 beer

"My favorite cleansing bath ... comes from a German fork custom. I'll ... use ... a large bottle of dark beer".

{In the Apokalupsis of Ioannes (14:20) horses are described as immersed (up to their head-bridles) in the "blood" of grapes (which is the tradition of the Church is made into alcoholic beverage).}

Apokalupsis of Ioannes 14:20 http://biblehub.com/revelation/14-20.htm

pp. 131-3 white

p. 131

"In Afro-Caribbean traditions, white baths are associated with Obatala, the Orisha ... "king of the white cloth," which symbolizes serenity. ...

{At the commencement of a wedding, when there is "Prayer to Lord Varuna", there is "antarpat, or white cloth curtain" ("HWC").} {Besides white cloth, there is in Bon a category of sacred text known as "White Waters" ("ShHOBR" -- consisting of "the First, Second and Fourth Ways" of Bon, "BP-BR"); and "The water inside the kalash represents ... Varuna" ("VCH2").} {"reciting the Mantras ... addressed to Varuna, ... the worshipper should bathe with water, taken from the above pitchers" (MP 59:12-13 -- vol. 1, p. 81).} {"this water for bathing lorded by Varuna ..., ... this silk cloth ..., this white cloth receive" (DP, p. 57).} {Reciting "the Varun.a-mantram ..., he should put on two pieces of white cloth" (Harita Samhita 4:29 & 4:33 -- DhS`, vol. 1, p. 176).}

p. 132

Ingredients :

Quita Maldicion ...

Cascarilla chalk ...

White flowers ...

Milk from four coconuts ...


An extra coconut, split in half

While praying to Obatala ..., shred the [Quita] Maldicion ... and allow to steep ... . ... Sprinkle the cascarilla and white flower petals ... right before use on the first of the eight days. Refrigerate the ... coconut milk

(and you must actually crack the coconuts and acquire the milk yourself ...) ... . ...

{This may indicate an identity of Obatala with Varun.a, for "the devotees offer ... coconuts to god Varuna at Ravi river. " ("M")}

p. 133

After each bath, gather up the remaining leaves and discard them in a river or

ocean. ...

{"Varuna is a secret ocean." (R.c Veda 8:41:8 -- GS&K, p. 59)}

On the eighth day, ... Gather up all the used herbs in a white cloth and ... Take the bundle and the coconut halves to

a white tree (preferably a birch ...) and leave it there."

{Varun.a is ascribed to the west; and to the west of India, in Iran, is El-burz ('Mountain-Birch').}

{Women may refer to goddess Osun who returned the white cloth to Oba-tala. "Oshun returned to the river to give Obatala his clothes" ("WhMGPO").}

"HWC" = "The Hindu Wedding Ceremony" http://www.stanford.edu/~gopi/personal/wedding/logistics/ceremony/

"ShHOBR" = "Short Historical Outline of the Bon Religion" http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/orgibon3.htm

"BP-BR" = "Bon - as a Pre-Buddhist Religion of Tibet" http://paganscholarscorner.homestead.com/BON---AS-A-PRE-BUDDHIST-RELIGION-OF-TIBET.html

"VCH2" = "Basic Points About Vedic Culture / Hinduism, Part 2" http://www.stephen-knapp.com/basic_points_about_vedic_culture_hinduism.htm

MP = Srisa Chandra Vasu (transl.) : The Matsya Puran.am = Sacred Books of the Hindus, Vol. 17. Pan.in.i Office, 1916. http://books.google.com/books?id=nckrAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=

DP = Pratapachandra Ghosha : Durga Puja. Calcutta : Hindoo Patriot Pr, 1871. http://books.google.com/books?id=sSjpKWS4dR8C&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=

DhS` = Manmatha Nath Dutta (transl.) : Dharma S`astra or the Hindu Law Codes. Calcutta : Elysium Pr, 1908. http://books.google.com/books?id=cnMrAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA176&lpg=PA176&dq=

"M" = "Minjar" http://www.webindia123.com/HIMACHAL/festivals/minjar.htm

GS&K = David Frawley : Gods, Sages and Kings: Vedic Secrets of Ancient Civilization. Motilal Banarsidass Publ, 1993. http://books.google.com/books?id=9HDYo-FMo7MC&pg=PA59&lpg=PA59&dq=

"WhMGPO" = "White Moon Gallery Presents Oshun" http://www.orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/Oshun/Oshun.html

pp. 135-6 the 7-day bath of goddess Frigg

p. 135

"To make this bath, boil ... the following ingredients ... :


... lime juice

p. 136



... verbena".





pp. 138-9 best herbs

p. 138

"Some of the best herbs ... are as follows : ...

Camphor ...

p. 139



p. 140 musical tuning-forks

"I use

a tuning fork with the frequency of C 4096 to clear stones of any negative energy

and one charged to 156.1 Herz to infuse them with earth energies. The spirits of the stones absolutely love this.

Tuning forks can be purchased at" http://www.biosonics.com .

p. 206, n. 5:6 knife

"Some Wiccans and Pagans will argue that a ritual knife should be purposefully dulled."

{If it be not dulled, it ought to be kept in a sheath.}

p. 141 alive? sentience?

"Remember that each of the elements is alive. They have their own type of sentience.

{More accurately, the elemental spirits (spirits whose residence is a specific element in their own world) are alive and have sentience.}

They are deserving of respect."

{That the material elements are deserving of respect is a point of Zaratustrian creed -- therefore fire ought not to be defiled by cremating corpses, etc.}

p. 142 cleansing of ritual stones

"stones ... can also collect diseased, stagnant ... energy as the practitioner works with them. ... Stones can be cleansed by soaking them in salt water overnight. ... Some stones, such as amber or angelite, are ... porous, and salt water will mar their beauty. ... In such cases, use ... Fire cleansing (pass the flame around the object)."

p. 143 cleansing with sand &c.

"Sand [granules] ... can be charged to collect negative energy and then sprinkled over the floor of one's home. They are then swept up and out of the house. (Afterward, I usually sprinkle a calming infusion about the dwelling.)" [p. 133 "Calming" :

"Cinnamon sticks

Whole cloves ...

Honey" {These (spices and honey) are better eaten.}]





pp. 143-4 energetically cleansing

p. 143

"I recommend the following steps for a basic house cleansing :

p. 144

1. Clean the house physically. ...

2. Smudge with one of the cleansing herbs ... .

3. Carry fire through each room, asking that Fire bless the space ... .

4. Asperse with an infusion ... .

5. Sprinkle salt over the threshold and the window sills."





pp. 44-5 honey

p. 144

"Oshun, the Orisha of love ... . She likes honey, but you

{"Oshun sprayed her body with honey until it glistened" ("WhMGPO").}

p. 145

taste it before offering it."

{A goddess's (or woman's) coating her own body with honey would be to denote that she is willing for her body to be licked.}

p. 145 damiana

"to Frey[j]a" : "She likes ... amber, ... Damiana". {Damiana is able "to promote pleasant and sometimes erotic dreams." [Each erotic dream is followed by a dream of false awakening.] ("ADD")}

{The tears wept by Freyja, allegedly of gold, must proprely be of amber : for, the "tears of amber" (Philoxenos of Kuthera -- "NS2") wept by the Heliades are also misdescribed as as golden.}

{Perhaps the cats pulling the chariot of Freyja are meant to imply (instead of 'catnip') 'catnap', with allusion to false awakenings.}

{"There are two different types of Damiana: - Turnera diffusa and Turnera aphrodisiaca. ... Aphrodisiaca ... is the specific type that Erowid has reported increased lucidity." http://www.ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?printertopic=1&t=16389&start=17&postdays=0&postorder=asc&vote=viewresult }

"ADD" = "Awakened Dreams {Dreams of False Awakening} -- Damiana" https://www.erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=25555

"NS2" = "Nymphai Stories 2" http://www.theoi.com/Nymphe/Nymphai4Myths.html





pp. 146-7 magical oils

p. 146

"Power and Protection Oil ...

1/2 part poke root

1/2 part galangal root ...

Mix into ... sweet almond oil".

p. 147

"Blessing Oil #2

Mix equal parts benzoin, wisteria oil, and lilac oil."



For Diviners


pp. 147-9 diviners

p. 147

"Divination ... requires some degree of precognition. ... I usually wear a protective amulet during the divination ... . ...

p. 148

It's also good to make small offerings to your house spirits and ancestors, asking them to keep a protective eye on you during the reading ... . ... Divination can ... attract ancestral and other spirits, which will hover about the person being read ..., and the reader can sometimes find him- or herself being influenced by them even after the reading has ended. ... For this reason, I recommend cleansing the reading space immediately after the client leaves. I usually ... break up any negative energy using sound. Drums, rattles, and Tibetan [musical] bowls all work well for this. ...

Additionally, ... I often leave a candle burning during a

p. 149

reading. I light it before the client arrives, asking the spirits of Fire to devour any negative energy that the client may leave in my space."


Sophie Reicher : Spiritual Protection : a Safety Manual for Energy Workers, Healers, and Psychics. New Page Bks (a division of Career Pr Inc), Pompton Plains (NJ), 2010.