Friday, August 8, 2014

Prophetic Dreaming

A Hedgewtich's Guide to Enhancing Prophetic Dreaming
While we sleep, the floodgates for psychic ability are completely open, making prophetic dreaming easy. You can stimulate prophetic dreaming and enhance and encourage clairvoyance with various spells. However, some spells may work better for you than others, so it's best to experiment to find which methods to use to enhance your own innate power. Today, I would like to touch on a few of the ways you can enhance or induce prophetic dreams for this week's Pagan Blog Project prompt. Remember to keep your dream journal close at hand so you can jot down your dreams down for evaluation later.

As a hedgewitch, I love using botanicals, so those are the methods I am going to focus on. Certain botanicals stimulate clairvoyance, psychic perceptions, and prophesy more so than others. These include:
  1. Angelic
  2. Anise
  3. Basil
  4. Bay
  5. Copal
  6. Dittany of Crete
  7. Dream Herb (zacatechichi)
  8. Gardenia
  9. Mimosa
  10. Mugwort
  11. Peppermint
  12. Roses
  13. Sandalwood
  14. Syrian Rue (harmel)
  15. Wisteria
  16. Wormwood
You can use any combination of these herbs to stuff dream pillows or conjure bags. You can also use any combination to make a Botanical Blast. Place an assortment of the above herbs in a covered box to keep beside your bed. Before sleeping, uncover and inhale this potpourri to receive a "blast" of power.

You can also place fresh gardenias by your bedside so that you can inhale the fragrance while you sleep. Gardenia's fragrance potently invokes prophetic dreams, as well as invites benevolent spirits to visit. To intensify this method, you can make a Gardenia Crown, which draws its inspiration from Hawaii. Weave fresh gardenias into a crown while focusing on the desired dream and knotting your goals and intentions into the garland. Wear it or place it next to your bed while you sleep.

Another method is the Bay Laurel Quick Fix. Bay leaves stimulate clairvoyance while awake and asleep, and since they are cheap and readily available, this is a quick fix when you want or need to induce prophetic dreaming. Just tuck the leaves beneath your pillow. You may wish to pin them to the sides to avoid scattering them or being pricked during your sleep.

You can also use a Mugwort Mixer Bouquet. Burn dried mugwort and vervain before bed to induce prophetic dreams, truthful dreams, and enhance your ability to recall and comprehend them.

The last method I would like to address is Rose Tea. Simply make an infusion using dried rose petals and drink before bed. If you make this on your own, make sure your roses are organic. Most roses on the market today are heavily sprayed with pesticides, making them very unsafe to drink.

As I mentioned earlier, any of these methods or all of them may be used, but their effectiveness may be different. Furthermore, remembering enough of the dreams to record and analyze them is another topic altogether. I would like to address the issue of remembering dreams in the next few weeks. Until then, how do you enhance your prophetic dreams?

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  1. Hi, just found your blog and think it's fantastic. Since I am also passionate about botanicals, I love reading blogs by people who also love their botanicals!

    1. Thank you! I can't imagine working with anything else. Plants breathe so much life into your magic.


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