Friday, 5 March 2010

flyin high with da Solanaceae Family

Cackle cackle…

We ran a fun Halloween course last October 31st looking at the history of Witchcraft, Intoxication, Divination and the use of Flying Ointments –hehe. All that attended made a real effort to look the part, we had a huge feast, celebrated Fi’s Halloween birthday and had a really enjoyable day.

A few came back to the den and we lit a beautiful fire and sat under the full moon and sampled the wonderful ointment made of herbal delights all picked fresh from the garden and put in almond oil -foxgloves leaves 6, monkshood root about 2inch square and 3 large leaves, loads of motherwort, 13 hawthorn berries, lavender flowers, a blacken chilli, one calendula flower, one borage flower, one plantain flower, some st. johns wort, and a head of thorn apple and some soot…left to infused for one lunar cycle - we started by applying it on our innner wrists and instantely the vibes became giggly it was so brilliantly sensual connecting, opening and relaxing all at once and incredibly horney too.


  1. that sounds like one amazing salve - Are you familiar with Dittany of Crete. re its use in "flying ointments"
    below is an excerpt from my book "Food, Herbs, Health & Healing" - Strategic Book Publishers - New York.

    There are three different types of dittany—this one is from the oregano family.
    It is hermaphrodite (both organs are pollinated by bees).
    History: Used by Hippocrates for treating stomach problems, poor digestion, rheumatism and menstrual issues.
    Uses: To heal wounds, soothe pain, ease childbirth.
    The juice was traditionally used to treat snakebite.
    Combined with cinnamon and honey for coughs.
    Folklore: In “the language of flowers” dittany relates to passion and is used ritually as an ingredient in incense.
    In medieval witchcraft dittany was an important ingredient in “Flying Ointment”
    (no current research to back itseffectiveness).
    Legend claims it protects from piercing by arrows, and it was used in the Trojan wars as a poultice for wounds and the removal of
    embedded arrows. regards John E Smith

  2. Wow thanks for all that info I have never used Dittany and am not even sure I have seen it growing -When we were making the balm it became apparant that I had to add several herbs like the calendula and plantain flower for various protection and connection properties - it is alway hard to explain why in words but perhaps because they are truely old friends and so very useful in a number of differing conditions - like maybe the Cretian Dittany....

    How is your book doing? We are thinking of writting a book.

    Loads of love to you
    Karen x