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to contact the dead in dreams

To: alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,alt.lucky.w,alt.magick.tyagi
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: to contact the dead in dreams (was: Re: a spell for someone to call or come see you?
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 13:14:31 -0800

Colin Davies wrote:
> catherine yronwode wrote:

> > To maintain contact at a distance:
> >
> > Sleeping with a packet of calendula flowers, althaea leaves, and a 
> > few star anise seeds under your pillow is said to draw 
> > communications from a distant person through the medium of dreams. 
> > This means you will dream of them, not that they will necessarily 
> > dream of you. It is recommended as a good way to ascertain the state 
> > of health and well-being of someone you miss and may be unable to 
> > contact directly.

>    Hi,
>    Would the spell for inducing dreams also work for if you wanted to
> dream of someone who had passed away? If so, I know someone who would
> appreciate it.

For contacting the dead in a dream, i have been told that star anise
(not regular anise) seeds, althaea leaves, and acacia leaves are burned
as incense in the room where you will be sleeping. Add some myrrh resin,
to the mix, for its hypnotic qualities.  Star anise is used in many
"psychic vision" type formulas, althaea is said to produce "helpful
visions" or to aid one in contacting "good spirits," and acacia is the
prime classical herb for contact with the dead. 

Some folks who wish to contact the dead in trance states will set out a
clear crystal glass bowl of fresh water to which they add several drops
of Florida Water -- a type of cologne made with kananga flowers (a.k.a.
ylang ylang flowers; used in Asia in funerary rites). They then dip a
branch of acacia leaves (the ferny-leaved kind, which can be used as an
aspergillum) into this and sprinkle the water around as they call on the
person to appear to thm in reverie or in a dream. (You could use dried
acacia leaves for this if fresh ones were not available.) Performing
such a ritual while burning the above herbal-resin incesne mixture would
be a good way to induce dreams of the dead. 

Good luck, and let us know what happens if you or your friend try these

catherine yronwode

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