The season of witches in full swing and lo and behold, the most famous of the sabbaths we, is now the arms. The other worlds are ready to mingle with ours, and we wander into the unknown, the time of a fabulous and enchanting autumn night. Dear witch of all walks of life, this night will be ours ! Some will choose to perform a ritual in a intention particular, other to celebrate the new year pagan around a crazy joy, accompanied by music and wild dancing. But if for you, Samhain is synonymous with introspection, working on oneself and nature, I invite you warmly to discover the concoctions bewitched that I propose to you to honor the sabbath primordial...
I certainly have no need to remind you that Samhain heralds the beginning of the Time Black, season the days are short and cold, perfect time to put some order in his lair of a witch. Thus, it is the sabbath ideal to get rid of the" bad "and to make a few positive intentions to achieve for the coming year. Personally, I had based my last celebration of Samhain on the negative aspects of my life that I wanted to leave behind me. For this year, I want to focus on the positive. Of course, once the night has fallen, I will honor the traditions of Samhain that are dear to me : food for the dead, with lantern on the corner of the window, burying some apples at the foot of a tree, divination...
Bread of Samhain
I suggest you to cook a bread of Samhain, a tradition that is proper to the sabbath, to perform the day to enjoy it the same evening. Believe me, it is the perfect accompaniment to this celebration and it is very easily transportable for the souls vadrouilleuses. It will also be very much appreciated by the deceased who will have the chance to find a slice ! I concocted my recipe, based on another found on the internet, in order to adapt it to my diet, my tastes, and above all to the spirit of Samhain.
• 1 cup and a half of cider brut (organic)
• 2 packets baking yeast
• 3 cups of white flour and 3 cups whole wheat flour
• 1 teaspoon of salt, not refined
• 2 tablespoons of nutmeg
• 1/2 cup walnut oil
• 500g of applesauce (smooth)
• 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
• 1/4 cup of syrup (agave, maple)
• 1/2 cup walnuts and hazelnuts
• 1/4 cup of seeds mixed (linseed, sunflower, sesame, poppy...)
• Zest of clementines
Start by grinding the chia seeds to the mortar, coarsely. Then put them in a container and cover it with six tablespoons of cold water. Mix a little bit, then leave to swell all of ten minutes. During this time, test the cider and add the yeast. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, nutmeg, walnut oil, applesauce, nuts and hazelnuts, seeds and the zest of clementines. Finally, add the chia seeds. Knead the whole for fifteen minutes to obtain a dough soft and not sticky. Let the bread rise between one and two hours, in a warm place and dry them under a clean cloth.
Once the lifting is complete, divide gently the dough into three equal pieces to make a braid. Once the braiding is done, let it rise again for about forty minutes and start to preheat your oven to 180°C. Bake for between 45 minutes and an hour depending on your tastes ! You can make this bread machine for the kneading, but I urge you to take the time to do it by hand ! The bread will be as well charged with a lot more energy.
Jar of intent
Now that you have a lot to feast your taste buds on the sabbath, let's get to serious things. If you have done your homework Mabonyou should already have a small idea of the things that you want to achieve for this year magical. I invite you then to choose one of these intentions, and to formulate it" magically "according to your needs : talisman, sigil, rune, ogham, a drawing, a poem... a bit like you want to in fact, as long as it comes from the deepest part of yourself and that this can carry your intention the graphical representation. It is very important to choose only a single intention, to each jar of her wish. Once this is done, please bring with you a small jar, a jar of jam is empty, in short, a glass container or a small bag fabric if you don't have one. Roll up as a scroll, the representation of your intention, secure with a ribbon or string tied in a knot and place it in the jar. Then go in search of the magical herbs of your den, the flowers of your garden, the plants of the fields, fruits of the forest. Take the elements that speak to you, that resonate with your intention and drop them into the jar while reciting aloud the power you give it. For example :" a few rose petals for love "," the pips of apples for the choice ", " an oak leaf for strength and toughness "... Please do not hesitate to do this based on your feeling and the meaning that you personally give to each item. Once your jar is complete, close it and leave it for a few days on your altar or in a space that bathes your energy. Then, store it in a corner, secure in the shelter of the glances and the humidity, and forget so she can do her part
Elixir of the forest
If you're like me, and that the intention of your jar is not the least, a little reinforcement wouldn't hurt to see it to completion. I invite you then to make an elixir of forest in autumn. Yes, you read that correctly, in the manner of the famous flower essence of Dr. Bach, I created also elixirs more wild, from elements of the forest. The flower essences classics are notorious for being loaded with gasoline plants, energy and non-active principles. So what better way to strengthen our jar intent of Samhain that an elixir made from the energy of Samhain that is found in the forest during this period ? In this way, once Samhain gone, it remains for me a liquid form of his energy, his power, his footprint that I can use in my magical workings, or to give a boost to my jar of intent.
To realize this precious elixir, please bring your own basket fetish and hike in the forest. If possible, prefer a forest with a well-defined, that you know well, who is speaking to you. Lose yourself in the heart of this haven of greenery and get here and there elements that speak to you, who symbolize Samhain, which radiate energy : a few leaves in the colors of autumn, one or two mushrooms, a handful of chestnuts and acorns, twigs of birch, a branch of the bramble, the moss... It is important to harvest elements of the season, and from this unique forest ! If there is a river in this forest, take the opportunity to collect approximately one liter of water, that we will use later. Once completed, go home and have your harvest, as it was, in a large glass salad bowl and cover with water from a river if possible, otherwise, the cold water of the faucet. Let it infuse for half a whole day outside, away from any plant, under the changing sky of autumn.
Filter your brew so that I don't have any residue left in the water and bury the remains at the foot of a tree. Test your water and add as much alcohol as there is water. For the Bach Flowers-traditional uses of the cognac, but for my part, I prefer to use the apple spirit that I find to be more suited to Samhain. Once the dilution is made, put in bottle, opaque if possible, and supercharge the whole thing ! To do this, be sure to shake your bottle for a few minutes in forming the lemniscate" ∞ ". That is, the elixir and the end of loan, there are more than to let it stand for about three weeks before using it. When you feel your jar of intent to weaken, please do not hesitate to open it, and deposit three drops of this elixir in order to revive its energy.