for the witches among us.
By taking a ritual bath
and using the items saved only for magical use, you begin to
put yourself in a spiritual mindset. Ritual bathing allows you
to literally wash away the mundane world as you prepare yourself
for the spiritual.
Bath Salt Base
½ cup sea salt (I recommend fine
ground, though course is ok, it just takes longer to dissolve)
¼ cup Epsom salts
¼ cup baking soda
Essential oils of your choice
In a glass or other non porous, non reactive
mixing bowl, mix together salts and baking soda. Add the oils
drop by drop until you have reached the desired fragrance. You
can also add another layer of magic to the mix by adding a specific
number of drops of oil based on y our magical intent. Remember
when you are making the bath salts to focus and hold your intent
in your mind as you stir. Store in a dry place in a glass jar
with a tight fitting lid.
1 gallon (5 litres) of boiling water
3 lb (1.5Kg) of granulated sugar
a 'claret' yeast sachet
8 oz (200g) chopped raisins
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
1 vitamin B tablet
1 teaspoon of yeast nutrient
Strip the berries from the umbrellas into a suitably large primary
fermentation vessel with a fork.
Add 8 oz chopped raisins, juice of the lemon, juice of the orange,
a vitamin B tablet and a teaspoon of yeast nutrient.
Add the boiling water and stir well.
When cool enough to handle, squeeze fruit with hands to extract
Leave for one day to infuse.
Add 2 1/2 lb sugar and activated yeast and leave covered for
Strain off liquid into demijohns, top up with another 1/4 lb
of sugar in each and, if necessary, with cooled boiled water.
Leave to ferment in a warm (65-75 degrees), dark place.
Rack off the lees into a clean demijohn when bubbling has subsided.
Rack again 6 weeks later.
Bottle in dark green bottles when wine is clear (I use a desk
lamp to shine through from the other side) and there has been
no activity for some time.
Mature for at least 6 months before drinking.
light sponge with the sharpness of blackurrants)
Caster sugar, 4oz Margarine, 4oz Self raising flour, 2 Medium
eggs, Little milk, 6-8oz blackcurrants.
Method: Cream margarine
and sugar together. Add one egg and little of the flour and
mix, add other egg and rest of flour and mix thoroughly. Add
milk to make mixture to a dropping consistency.
Grease an oven proof dish
and spread the blackcurrants over the bottom (you can add some
sugar to the blackcurrants if you desire). Pour on the sponge
mixture and smooth over the top of the blackcurrants. Bake in
a preheated oven 180 degrees C for about 25 minutes. Until the
sponge is springy to the touch and a scewer comes out clean.
who angers you conquers you.
have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with
miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with
someone you love, aren't you already there?
be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that
increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented
mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Money is better than
poverty, if only for financial reasons.
started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven
now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
to Larry Halpin in Australia)
Recently, I was diagnosed
with A.A.A.D.D. * Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice
that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from
the mailbox earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before
I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table and notice
that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on
the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think, since Im going
to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I
may as well pay the bills first.
I take my chequebook off the table and
see that that there is only 1 cheque left. My extra cheques
are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my
desk where I find the can of coke that I had been drinking.
Im going to look for my cheques,
but first I need to push the coke aside, so that I dont
accidentally knock it over. I see that the coke is getting warm
and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it
As I head towards the kitchen with the
coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye * they
need to be watered.
I set the coke down on the counter and
I discover my reading glasses that Ive been searching
for, all morning.
I decide I better put them back on the
desk, but first Im going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realise that tonight when we go to
watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I wont
remember that its on the kitchen table, so I decide to
put it back in the Den, where it belongs, but first Ill
water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but
quite a bit spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down
on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
---the car isnt washed,
---the bills arent paid
---there is a warm can of coke sitting
on the counter,
---the flowers dont have enough
---there is still only one cheque in
---I cant find the remote,
---I cant find my glasses,
---and I dont remember what I did
with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing
got done today, Im really baffled because I know I was
busy all day long and Im really tired.
I realise that this is a serious problem
and Ill try to get some help for it, but first, Ill
check my E-mail.
Do me a favour, will you? Forward this
message to everyone you know, because I dont remember
to whom it has been sent.
Dont laugh * if this isnt
you yet, your day is coming!!
GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP
IS OPTIONAL. LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC.
P.S. I just remembered, I LEFT THE WATER
RUNNING IN THE DRIVEWAY!!!!!!!
A game for you to play,
I'm warning you it can be very addictive and somewhat annoying.
credit cards prior to death (BRILLIANT)
Be sure and cancel your credit cards before
you die! This is so priceless
and so easy to see happening - customer service, being what
it is today!
A lady died this past January, and MBNA bank billed her for
March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and
late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance that
£0.00, now is somewhere around £60.00.
A family member placed a
call to the MBNA Bank:
'I am calling to tell you that she died in January.'
'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges
'Maybe, you should turn it over to collections.'
'Since it is two months past due, it already has been.'
So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'
'Either report her account to the frauds division or report
her to the
credit bureau, maybe both!'
'Do you think God will be mad at her?'
'Did you just get what I was telling you . . . the part about
'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.'
Supervisor gets on the phone:
'I'm calling to tell you, she died in January.'
'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges
'You mean you want to collect from her estate?'
(Stammer) 'Are you her lawyer?'
'No, I'm her great nephew.'
(Lawyer info given)
'Could you fax us a certificate of death?'
( fax number is given )
After they get the fax:
'Our system just isn't set up for death. I don't know what more
I can do to
'Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep
I don't think she will care.'
'Well, the late fees and charges do still apply.'
'Would you like her new billing address?'
'That might help.'
' Glasnevin Cemetry, Finglas Road , Dublin 11, Ireland , Plot
'Sir, that's a cemetery!'
'Well, what the **** do you do with dead people on your planet?'
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