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TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Rat


Daily Dream Decoder Rat

1. Dreaming of a black or brown rat is a sign of illness or treachery ahead. In European tradition, rats are associated with theft of foodstuffs and the spread of disease, and therefore seeing brown or black rats running free is a warning to see your doctor and to be careful whom you trust.
2. Seeing brown or black rats in cages, however, is a sign that small irritations in your life will be dealt with. Catching a rat in a trap indicates freedom from worry and a release of tension.
3. White rats, on the other hand, are a sign of protection from beneficent forces or entities around you.



01/30/2016 02:28 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Nose


Daily Dream Decoder Nose



A symbol with many possible meanings, depending on the perception of the dreamer.
1. If you dream of a well-shaped and well-defined nose, something that has been obscured will suddenly become clear to you - "as plain as the nose on your face."
2. A long, thin, perhaps twitching nose is a warning that someone around you is "nosing" into your affairs - "sticking their nose where it doesn't belong."
3. A stuffed-up nose indicates obstacles and blockages, but blowing your nose signifies that obstacles will be overcome.
4. A nosebleed indicates financial trouble ahead, and also is a warning not to lend anyone any money right now - or they'll "bleed you dry."
5. Dreaming of a large or swollen nose, however, is a portent of prosperity.



01/30/2016 02:24 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Healing Arts and Pagan Studies - Spiritual Exercises for the Days of the Week


Healing Arts and Pagan Studies - Spiritual Exercises for the Days of the Week

Adapted from Start Now! A Book of Soul and Spiritual Exercises

by Rudolph Steiner

Steiner Books, 2004

Most of us would like to live in a more spiritually-conscious way, but

the task can seem so daunting. Where to begin? The great teacher,

author, and philosopher Rudolph Steiner had a wonderful idea: he

identified one gentle spiritual task for each day of the week. After

all, seven is a magical number (think of the seven chakras), and having

seven days of the week as a container makes deep soul-sense.

You can use these simple, meaningful exercises as a basis for

meditation, or simply as touchstones to keep in mind throughout the day. Step by step, we can gently bring ourselves into greater clarity and

awareness. Breaking the process down into daily tasks makes it so

do-able, and the end result will be greater soul-strength and

consciousness.

SATURDAY: Right Thinking

Be aware of your thoughts. Gradually learn to separate in your thoughts

the essential from the nonessential, the eternal from the transitory,

and truth from mere opinion. When listening to conversation, try to

become inwardly still, renouncing all agreement and, more important, all

negative judgments (criticism and rejection). Do this in both thought

and feeling.

SUNDAY: Right Judgment

Decide on even the most insignificant issues only after full,

well-founded deliberation and reflection. Abstain from doing anything

that has no significant reason. Once we are convinced that a decision is

correct, adhere to it with inner steadfastness. This is "right judgment"

because it was made independently of attraction or aversion.

 MONDAY: Right Word

Avoid the usual sort of conversation that involves jumbled, simultaneous

cross-talk. Listen thoughtfully to every statement and answer. Consider

every approach. Never speak without a reason. Prefer silence. Try not to

talk too much or too little. Listen quietly and process what you hear.

 TUESDAY: Right Deed

Our outer actions should not disturb others. When we are moved inwardly (by conscience) to act, carefully weight how best to employ the occasion for the good of the whole, and the happiness of others and the eternal. When you act from yourself and your own initiative, weigh the

consequences of your actions in the most fundamental way.

 WEDNESDAY: Right Standpoint

In ordering your life, live in harmony with nature and spirit. Do not

get buried in the external knickknacks of life. Avoid all that brings

restlessness and haste to your life. Be neither impetuous nor lazy.

Consider life as a means of inner work and development and act

accordingly.

THURSDAY: Right Striving

Take care not to do anything beyond your power, but don't leave anything undone that is within your ability. Pose goals that are connected with the highest of human responsibilities. In relation to these exercises, for example, try to develop yourself so that later---if not

immediately--you may be better able to help and advise others. Let the

preceding exercises become a habit!

FRIDAY: Right Memory

Strive to learn as much as possible from life. Nothing happens that does

not give us the opportunity to gather experiences that are useful for

life. If you have done something incorrectly or incompletely, it becomes

an opportunity to do it correctly or completely later on. When you see

others act, observe them with the same end in mind (but not without

love). Do nothing without looking at past experiences that may help in

your decisions and your actions. If you are attentive, you can learn

much from everyone. including small children.

 

Copyright: Adapted from Start Now! A Book of Soul and Spiritual Exercises by Rudolph Steiner



01/30/2016 02:15 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Today's Goddess: Kamala


Today's Goddess:  Kamala

 Themes:  Spirituality; Love; Relationship; Passion; Pleasure

Symbols:  Yellow; Lotus

About Kamala:  This Hindu "lotus girl" of pleasure promotes on-going faithfulness in our relationships inspired by mutual enjoyment and an abundance of love.  Kamala also makes us aware of the spiritual dimensions in our physical exchanges that sometimes get overlooked.

To Do Today: In India, today is a time to celebrate the birth of Krishna, the most charming and kind incarnation of Vishnu.  Kamala, as one of Lakshimi's incarnations, joins in this festivity as his lover and companion.  To participate in the gala, eat Indian food, especially hot, spicy items that ignite passion (although you may want to follow this meal with breath mints and antacids).  Anything that includes cinnamon, garlic, or saffron is a good alternative choice, as these items bear Kamala's lusty energy.

To improve your ability to give and receive love, including self-love, wear yellow-coloured clothing today, especially an item that is worn near the heart chakra (a blouse, shirt, tie, bra, or perhaps a gold necklace or tie tack).  As you don that item, say,

"Let pleasure flow freely from my heart;

Kamala, abide there--your love impart."

Wear this same piece of clothing or jewellery again anytime you enact spells or rituals focused on sexuality or relationships.


By Patricia Telesco ~ From "365 Goddess" and GrannyMoon's Morning Feast



01/30/2016 02:07 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Today's Goddess: Drol-ma


Today's Goddess:  Drol-ma

Themes: Kindness; Overcoming; Charity; Change

Symbol: Any act of kindness.

 About Drol-ma: This Nepalese Goddess's name means "deliverer".  So it is that Drol-ma visits us with compassion and transformative power, turning sadness into joy, poverty into wealth, and despair into hope.

 To Do Today: On this day in 1910, the inspiring Mother Teresa was born.  She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charitable works.  To remember her and honour the spirit of Drol-ma that her life reflected so powerfully, do something nice for people today. Pick up a friend who normally has to take the bus, shop for someone who can't get out,

babysit for a flustered mother, give a few bucks to a food bank, donate blood to the Red Cross, volunteer your time at a youth centre. Drol-ma lives in all these selfless acts.

To help recognize an opportunity for kindness or charity, pray to Drol-ma before leaving the house today, using words like these:

Great Deliverer, she whose heart knows no limits,

renew in me the spirit of benevolence that seeks

not after its own reward but does good for good's

sake.  The world is a much lovelier place when

your kindness flows through our hearts, reaching

out to those in need.  Take my hand, and guide my

way.  Let it begin today.  Amen.

By Patricia Telesco ~ From "365 Goddess" and GrannyMoon's Morning Feast



01/30/2016 02:02 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Deity of the Day Bellona


Deity of the Day Bellona


RomanGoddess of War


Bellona was an Ancient Roman goddess of war. She was called the sister ofMars, and in some sources, his wife or an associate of his female cult partnerNerio. Bellona’s main attribute is the military helmet worn on her head, andshe often holds a sword, a shield, or other weapons of battle.


Politically, all Roman Senate meetings relating to foreign war wereconducted in the Templum Bellonæ (Templeof Bellona) on the Collis Capitolinusoutside the pomerium, near the Temple of Apollo Sosianus. Thefetiales, a group of priest advisors, conducted ceremonies to proclaim war andpeace, and announce foreign treaties at the columna bellica, in front of hertemple.


The name Bellona is transparently derived from the Latin word bellum“war”—the older form Duellona demonstrates its antiquity, showing the samesound change as duellum.


In art, she is portrayed with a helmet on her head, usually wearing abreastplate or plate armour, bearing a sword, spear, shield, or other weaponry,sometimes holding a flaming torch or sounding the Horn of Victory and Defeat.In heraldic crests, she may be shown as a goddess with spread feathered wingsbearing a helmet or coronet.


Ammianus Marcellinus, in describing the Roman defeat at the Battle of Adrianoplerefers to “Bellona, blowing her mournful trumpet, was raging more fiercely thanusual, to inflict disaster on the Romans”.


Near the beginning of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (I.ii.54), Macbeth is introduced as a violentand brave warrior when the Thane of Ross calls him “Bellona’s bridegroom” (i.e.Mars). In Henry IV, Part I, Hotspur describes her as “the fire-eyed maid ofsmoky war” (IV.i.119). And in The Two Noble Kinsmen (1613), set in pre-Roman Athens, the sister of Hippolyta will solicit her divineaid for Theseus against Thebes(I.iii.13).


The goddess has also proved popular in post-Renaissance art as a femaleembodiment of military virtue, and an excellent opportunity to portray thefeminine form in armour and helmet.


The composer Francesco Bianchi and the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte togethercreated a Cantata first performed in London on 11 March 1797 & called Lenozze del Tamigi e Bellona, (The Wedding of the Thames and Bellona), to markthe British naval victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Cape St Vincent.


Also, the “Temple of Bellona” was a popular choice of name for the smallmock-temples that were a popular feature of 18th- and 19th-century Englishlandscaped gardens (e.g. William Chambers’s 1760 Templeof Bellona for Kew Gardens,a small Doric temple with a four-column facade to contain plaques honouringthose who served in the Seven Years’ War of 1756–64).


First World War poet Edgell Rickwood wrote a poem “The Traveller” where hemarches toward the front line in company of Art, the God Pan and the works ofessayist Walter Pater. As they approach the active war, they meet Bellona. Oneby one the pleasurable companions are forced to flee by the violence of war,until Bellona rejoices in having him to herself.


Samuel R. Delany’s 1975 novel Dhalgren is set in the city of Bellona.


The detective novel The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy LSayers is set at a fictional Londonclub whose membership is composed of active or retired military officers, andis named after the goddess.


Source:
Wikipedia




01/30/2016 02:00 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Herb of the Day Lemon Balm


Herb of the Day Lemon Balm

Bee Balm

(Melissa officionalis)

Greek physician Dioscorides would apply Lemon Balm to scorpion or animal bites for its antibacterial properties, and then give the patient wine infused with Lemon Balm to calm their nerves.

Medicinal Uses: Lemon balm is a member of the mint family. It is used to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort associated with digestion. Combines well with valerian for a soothing, relaxing effect. For cold sores or herpes sores, steep 2 to 4 tsp of crushed leaf in 1 cup boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool. Apply tea with cotton balls to the sores throughout the day. An infusion of the leaves added to bath water is also said to promote the onset of menstruation.

 Lemon Balm should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Lemon balm may interfere with sedatives and thyroid medications.

 Magickal uses: Used in spells to ensure success.  It is used in spells associated with healing, health, friendship, love, and success.  Historically, it is a symbolic plant used to transmit messages between lovers.

Carry Lemon Balm in a charm or sachet to find love, or burn it as an incense when doing spells related to success.

Properties: Lemon Balm is carminative,  emmenagogue, stomachic, diaphoretic, antibacterial, anti viral  and febrifuge. Lemon balm contains terpenes, tannins and eugenol.

 Growth: Lemon balm is native to Europe but is now grown all over the world. In the spring and summer, clusters of small, light yellow flowers grow where the leaves meet the stem. The leaves are very deeply wrinkled and range from dark green to yellowish green in colour, depending on the soil and climate.

Source:
Author: Crick

Website: The Whispering Woods



01/19/2016 01:48 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Gemstone of the Day Bavenite


Gemstone of the Day Bavenite

Bavenite is named after the type locality of Baveno, Piedmont, Italy.

Hardness: 5.5

Specific Gravity: 2.7

Chemistry: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2

Class: Silicates

Crystallography: Orthorhombic

Cleavage: perfect

Fracture: uneven

Streak: white

Luster: vitreous – pearly

Healing: Bavenite is used to treat disorders of speech, hearing, sight, smell and touch.

Workings: Bavenite is used to provide incentive to grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. It is used to enhance one’s self image. Bavenite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the Master number 33.

Chakra Applications: Bavenite is associated with the Throat chakra.

Foot Notes: Bavenite is a rare silicate that forms radial crystals in shades of white. It is found in beryllium-rich granite pegmatites.


Source:
Author: Crick

Website: The Whispering Woods



01/19/2016 01:35 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Keeping Sabbat and Esbat Work Separate


Keeping Sabbat and Esbat Work Separate

Lots of Wiccans allow magical work to creep into their Sabbat rituals. Be careful with this. Sabbats are good for ritual drama and meditation upon the turning of the seasons, and attuning to the energy of the earth as it cycles through its phases. In turn, an esbat is usually reserved for magical work. Spellcasting, scrying, divination, and other related practices come into use during esbats.

An attunement can be done through a symbolic action to reflect the sabbat theme or the season. The line between that symbolic action and magical work blurs if the symbolic action becomes too complex. Think about older sabbat-related symbolic actions. For example, Northern European people used to roll a burning wheel down a steep hill after sunset on Midsummer’s Day. The action reflected in miniature what was going on in the season: the bright, fiery sun had passed its zenith and was beginning to decline, and the days would grow shorter from that point onward. A sabbat is a time to interact with the energy of the changing season.

Confusion can arise from the combination of the idea of a symbolic action and the concept of a spell. A spell has a specific intent in response to a specific need. Components are gathered to lend supportive energy to obtain a goal. The components are activated together with energy raised by the spellcaster, and then released toward the goal. A symbolic action, on the other hand, is performed in sympathy with a greater event. Energy may be raised through the symbolic action, but it is to contribute to the cycle as it shifts, or to enhance the attunement the Wiccan has with the macrocosm. The performance of a sabbat ritual leaves the Wiccan energized and attuned, in harmony with the greater scheme of things. No spell needs to be cast to achieve a goal, for the goal is what the ritual itself already provides. Esbats are where we work for ourselves; in a sabbat ritual, we work for nature and for the Divine.

Solitary Wicca For Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own

Arin Murphy-Hiscock



01/19/2016 01:26 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Today's Goddess: Ops


Today's Goddess: Ops

Opiconsivia (Rome)

Themes:  Opportunity; Wealth; Fertility; Growth

Symbols:  Bread; Seeds; Soil

About Ops:  This Roman Goddess of fertile earth provides us with numerous "op-portunities" to make every day more productive.  In stories, Ops motivates fruit bearing, not just in plants but also in spirits.  She also controls the wealth of the gods, making her a goddess of opulence!  Works of art depict Ops with a loaf of bread in one hand, and the other outstretched, offering aid.

To Do Today:  On this day, Ops was evoked by sitting on the earth itself, where she lives in body and spirit.  So, weather permitting, take yourself on a picnic lunch today.  Sit with Ops and enjoy any sesame or poppy breadstuff (bagel, roll, etc.)--both types of seeds are magically aligned with Ops's money-bringing power.  If possible, keep a few of the seeds from the bread in your pocket or shoe so that after lunch, Ops's opportunities for financial improvements or personal growth can be with you no matter where you go.  And don't forget to leave a few crumbs for the birds so they can take your magical wishes to the four corners of creation!

If the weather doesn't cooperate, invoke Ops by getting as close to the earth as you can (sit on your floor, go into the cellar).  Alternatively, eat earthy foods like potatoes, root crops, or any fruit that comes from Ops's abundant storehouse.

By Patricia Telesco ~ From "365 Goddess" and GrannyMoon's Morning Feast



01/19/2016 01:18 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   BANISHING OIL


BANISHING OIL

1/2 oz olive oil

7 drops pepper oil (add cayenne pepper to olive oil if you wish)

10 drops peppermint oil – or peppermint essence from icing part of a grocers plus olive oil

12 drops of rue or rosemary oil. You can add rue or rosemary to olive oil and put in a warm place for 3 days and strain or buy the essential oil.

Some crushed black peppercorns

9 drops of pine oil or some pine needles stepped in olive oil for 3 days in warm place and strained. Or pine essential oil

One obsidian or black onyx stone or a small black pebble

Blend together in an eggcup and put In a clean brown or dark medicine bottle. Some of these oils are volatile. Do not anoint yourself with Banishing oil. You could burn yourself. Wash your hands after using. Charge the stone or stones used after adding it and focus on the person and your intent pouring in energy and emotion. As you dress the candles you make them your magical tools. Charge again as you massage away from you massaging in banishing oil from middle to the ends of the candle.



01/19/2016 01:11 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   BANISHING OIL


BANISHING OIL

1/2 oz olive oil

7 drops pepper oil (add cayenne pepper to olive oil if you wish)

10 drops peppermint oil – or peppermint essence from icing part of a grocers plus olive oil

12 drops of rue or rosemary oil. You can add rue or rosemary to olive oil and put in a warm place for 3 days and strain or buy the essential oil.

Some crushed black peppercorns

9 drops of pine oil or some pine needles stepped in olive oil for 3 days in warm place and strained. Or pine essential oil

One obsidian or black onyx stone or a small black pebble

Blend together in an eggcup and put In a clean brown or dark medicine bottle. Some of these oils are volatile. Do not anoint yourself with Banishing oil. You could burn yourself. Wash your hands after using. Charge the stone or stones used after adding it and focus on the person and your intent pouring in energy and emotion. As you dress the candles you make them your magical tools. Charge again as you massage away from you massaging in banishing oil from middle to the ends of the candle.



01/19/2016 01:11 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Cards


Daily Dream Decoder Cards


1. Playing card games with someone you recognize implies that this person, or perhaps someone of whom he or she reminds you, is "playing games" with you and is not to be trusted. Gambling with cards is a warning to avoid financial risk of any kind.
2. Each playing card has a distinct divinatory meaning of its own, usually based on numerology. Spades rule conflict, hearts pertain to matters of the heart, diamonds refer to money, and clubs rule difficulties - and the numerological meaning of each number combined with the nature of the suit gives a rough meaning of the card's divinatory nature. The face cards rule people whose personalities are based on the nature of the suit they represent.
3. If the dream is of a Tarot card, or a group of them, the meaning of the card has a strong bearing on the meaning of the dream. Consult our Tarot experts for details.



01/18/2016 02:30 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Books


Daily Dream Decoder Books


If the dreamer is reading the book, then he is in the process of obtaining valuable information from one source or another (look to other symbols in the dream).
2. If the dreamer is in a library going through a lot of books, then there are a number of different path he could take that need to be considered.
3. If someone else is reading the book, then there is someone in the dreamer's immediate circle who is making a point of learning whatever she can about the dreamer.
4. If the dreamer is writing the book, then he has information that could benefit everyone and should be spread.
Astrological parallel: Gemini, Mercury.
Tarot parallel: The suit of wands.



01/18/2016 02:25 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Stealing/Robbery


Daily Dream Decoder  Stealing/Robbery


If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now. Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
2. If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you've accomplished.



01/18/2016 02:21 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Stealing/Robbery


Daily Dream Decoder  Stealing/Robbery


If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now. Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
2. If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you've accomplished.



01/18/2016 02:21 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Wheels


Daily Dream Decoder Wheels


1. If the wheels are on an automobile, particularly on one in which the dreamer is riding, then the dreamer will soon embark on a new journey, either literal or figurative.
2. If the wheels are on an airplane, success in the dreamer's current enterprise is indicated.
3. Slowly moving wheels indicate slow progress and frustration, but positive results in the end, while fast-moving wheels represent rapid progress.
4. Ferris wheels, or gambling wheels in a casino, indicate sudden and unexpected events that could bring either reversals or skyrocketing success, depending on other symbols in the dream.
Astrological parallel: Uranus.
Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune.



01/18/2016 02:09 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Daily Dream Decoder Balcony:


Daily Dream Decoder Balcony:

 

Standing on a balcony looking out at lovely surroundings implies happiness, particularly in love. Looking out at storms or other ominous symbols indicates obstacles ahead.
2. Standing on the ground looking up at a balcony indicates aspirations. How they turn out depends on other symbols in the dream.
3. If the balcony is unstable or collapses, something you're depending on will not manifest.



01/18/2016 02:03 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Herb of the Day Barley


Herbof the Day Barley


PearlBarley


Medicinal Uses: Barley is the most alkaline of the cereals and is rich inmagnesium. Contains the alkaloid “hordenine” which is diuretic and mildlyrelaxing. Barley water used for coughs, poor appetite, recurrent diarrhea inchildren, catarrhal inflamed bowel, stomach irritation and digestion duringconvalescence.


Barley is used to clean out the arteries and valves around the heart thathave become clogged with fat buildup.


It is used for urinary cystitis particularly in females ( Boil till softand strain the liquid and flavor with a little lemon juice or cinnamon or freshfruit juice.) Barley water is a skin freshener which cleanses and softens theskin. To make; simmer 3 tbsp. barley in 3 cups water for an hour. Strain andcool. Rinse off face after using and refrigerate the barley water.


Magickal uses: Use Barley when performing Love, Healing, or Protectionspells. Feminine. A toothache can be cured with barley. To free yourself frompain, wrap a straw of barley around a stone while visualizing the pain into thestone. Next throw the stone into a river (or any running water) and see yourpain ‘being washed away’. Scatter on the ground to keep evil and negativityaway. Venus (Deity)


Properties: demulcent, digestant, carminative, nutritive, tissue healing,expectorant, abortifacient, febrifuge, stomachic, tonic, , soothes irritatedtissues, stimulates appetite, suppresses lactation.


Contains Amylase, invertase, dextrin, phospholipid, riboflavin, pyridoxine,maltose, glucose, Iron, sulfur, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin, protein, vitaminB1,


Growth: An annual grass growing to a height of 1½ to 3 feet. The stoutsimple stem (culm) is hollow and jointed. The narrow tapering leaves withpronounced ‘ear’ appendages are alternate and arise on stems in 2 ranks. Theyform loose sheaths around the stem. The flowers appear in bristly terminalspikes.


Not to be fed to nursing mothers; suppresses lactation.


Barley Water


Method 1 = Add 10 parts washed pearl barley to 100 parts water and boil for20 minutes. Strain. Dose is 1 to 4 oz.


Method 2 = Boil 2 oz pearl barley for a few minutes in a little water; thenstrain and add barley to 4 pints of boiling water and boil till water isreduced to 2 pints. Add lemon juice or raisins (if desired) 10 minutes beforecooking is completed.


Method 3 = Soak 1/2 lb. barley in 1 quart water for 12 hours or simmer tillsoft. Strain and sweeten with honey if desired. Give several cups per day.


Method 4 = Wash 2 oz. of barley, then discard the water. Boil briefly in 1pint of water, then discard the water again. Place barley in 4 pints of waterand add lemon peel; boil down to 2 pints; strain and add 2 oz of honey to thewater.


Method 5 = 4 oz. whole barley, 2 oz honey, lemon peel (washed), 1/2 lemon.Add 1 pint of water to the barley, lemon and lemon peel. Simmer till soft, thenremove from heat and let stand. Strain and add honey.


Compound Barley water – 2 pints barley water, 1 pint hot water, 2½ oz.sliced figs, 1/2 oz sliced and bruised licorice root, 2½ oz. raisins. Boil downto 2 pints and strain.


Barley Broth – Simmer 1 cup of barley in 6 cups of water. Bring water toboil for 2 minutes, then let stand for 15 minutes. Strain out barley and setaside. The water should be drunk during convalescence. The barley can also beeaten (can be blended with honey to give a pudding-like flavor).


Decoction – Wash2 oz. of barley with cold water, then boil in 1 cup of water for a few minutes.Discard water and boil barley in 4 pints of water till reduced to 2 pints.Strain and use.


Source:
Author: Crick
Website:
The WhisperingWoods




01/17/2016 02:13 AM


TipsyCad14
Topic :   Herb of the Day Barley


Herbof the Day Barley


PearlBarley


Medicinal Uses: Barley is the most alkaline of the cereals and is rich inmagnesium. Contains the alkaloid “hordenine” which is diuretic and mildlyrelaxing. Barley water used for coughs, poor appetite, recurrent diarrhea inchildren, catarrhal inflamed bowel, stomach irritation and digestion duringconvalescence.


Barley is used to clean out the arteries and valves around the heart thathave become clogged with fat buildup.


It is used for urinary cystitis particularly in females ( Boil till softand strain the liquid and flavor with a little lemon juice or cinnamon or freshfruit juice.) Barley water is a skin freshener which cleanses and softens theskin. To make; simmer 3 tbsp. barley in 3 cups water for an hour. Strain andcool. Rinse off face after using and refrigerate the barley water.


Magickal uses: Use Barley when performing Love, Healing, or Protectionspells. Feminine. A toothache can be cured with barley. To free yourself frompain, wrap a straw of barley around a stone while visualizing the pain into thestone. Next throw the stone into a river (or any running water) and see yourpain ‘being washed away’. Scatter on the ground to keep evil and negativityaway. Venus (Deity)


Properties: demulcent, digestant, carminative, nutritive, tissue healing,expectorant, abortifacient, febrifuge, stomachic, tonic, , soothes irritatedtissues, stimulates appetite, suppresses lactation.


Contains Amylase, invertase, dextrin, phospholipid, riboflavin, pyridoxine,maltose, glucose, Iron, sulfur, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin, protein, vitaminB1,


Growth: An annual grass growing to a height of 1½ to 3 feet. The stoutsimple stem (culm) is hollow and jointed. The narrow tapering leaves withpronounced ‘ear’ appendages are alternate and arise on stems in 2 ranks. Theyform loose sheaths around the stem. The flowers appear in bristly terminalspikes.


Not to be fed to nursing mothers; suppresses lactation.


Barley Water


Method 1 = Add 10 parts washed pearl barley to 100 parts water and boil for20 minutes. Strain. Dose is 1 to 4 oz.


Method 2 = Boil 2 oz pearl barley for a few minutes in a little water; thenstrain and add barley to 4 pints of boiling water and boil till water isreduced to 2 pints. Add lemon juice or raisins (if desired) 10 minutes beforecooking is completed.


Method 3 = Soak 1/2 lb. barley in 1 quart water for 12 hours or simmer tillsoft. Strain and sweeten with honey if desired. Give several cups per day.


Method 4 = Wash 2 oz. of barley, then discard the water. Boil briefly in 1pint of water, then discard the water again. Place barley in 4 pints of waterand add lemon peel; boil down to 2 pints; strain and add 2 oz of honey to thewater.


Method 5 = 4 oz. whole barley, 2 oz honey, lemon peel (washed), 1/2 lemon.Add 1 pint of water to the barley, lemon and lemon peel. Simmer till soft, thenremove from heat and let stand. Strain and add honey.


Compound Barley water – 2 pints barley water, 1 pint hot water, 2½ oz.sliced figs, 1/2 oz sliced and bruised licorice root, 2½ oz. raisins. Boil downto 2 pints and strain.


Barley Broth – Simmer 1 cup of barley in 6 cups of water. Bring water toboil for 2 minutes, then let stand for 15 minutes. Strain out barley and setaside. The water should be drunk during convalescence. The barley can also beeaten (can be blended with honey to give a pudding-like flavor).


Decoction – Wash2 oz. of barley with cold water, then boil in 1 cup of water for a few minutes.Discard water and boil barley in 4 pints of water till reduced to 2 pints.Strain and use.


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