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Spell Bottles

To: alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic
From: eliza 
Subject: Spell Bottles
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 12:37:48 -0500

SPELL CRAFTS by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington

Spell Bottles:
Spell bottles, also known as "Witches Bottles", have been in use in
England and the United States since at least the 1600's. Spell bottles
were originally created to destroy the power of an evil magician or
witch thought to have cast a spell against the bottle's creator. They
were often ceramic vessels, filled with hair, nails, and even the
victim's urine. They were also walled up into new homes as magical
guardians. Spell bottles of this type continued to be used well into the
19th century.
Spell bottles are apparantly of English origin. Still, one example made
from a glass wine bottle dated at 1740-1750 was found in Pennsylvania in
1976. And so, such protective devices certainly found their way from
England to the United States with the colonists. Spell bottles of the
type described above are rarely if ever made today. However, other forms
are still in use. These consist of a container, usually glass, filled
with various objects of magical potency. Spell bottles are made for a
variety of purposes, and are used in numerous ways. Some are hidden,
while others are placed in windows of the home or in other prominent
spots. All are concentrations of energy, created and empowered for
specific magical purposes. We'll be giving you instructions for making
three spell bottles, but you can create many other types devoted to a
multitude of magical needs. You could make a small spell bottle for your
car, create and bury one in your garden for good growth, place one in a
sickroom to speed the return of good health, and hang one near your
pet's home. If, for some reason, your spell bottle is broken, simply
create a new one.

House Protection Spell Bottle
Since the earliest spell bottles were created for protection, it seems
fitting to begin with one made for this purpose. Ideally, such a bottle
will be walled up in a new home under construction, or placed under the
floorboards. If this is impossible, simply place it in a position of
importance somewhere in the home.
Items needed:
1 glass jar with cork stopper or lid (a small canning jar is fine)
1/2 to 1 cup salt (depending on size of the jar)
3 cloves garlic
9 bay leaves
7 TBS dried basil
4 TBS dill seeds
1 TBS sage
1 TBS anise
1 TBS black pepper
1 TBS fennel
1 bowl
In the morning, ideally on a bright and sunny day, assemble all items.
Place the salt into the bowl and say:
Salt that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Add the cloves of garlic to the bowl and say:
Garlic that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Crumble the bay leaves, place in the bowl and say:
Bay that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Add the basil and say:
Basil that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Add dill and say:
Dill that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Add the sage and say:
Sage that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Add the anise and say:
Anise that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Add the pepper and say:
Pepper that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Add the fennel and say:
Fennel that protects, protect my home and all within it.

Mix together the herbs and the salt with your hands. Through the
movement of your hands and fingers, lend energy to the potent protective
items. Visualize your home as a shining, safe, guarded, secure place of
sanctuary. Pour the mixture into the jar. Seal tightly and place in your
home with the following words:

Salt and herbs, nine times nine
Guard now this home of mine.

It is done.


Money Spell Bottle
Items needed:
5 old pennies
5 dimes
5 quarters (or, five each of three denominations of your country's coin
currency, if outside the United States)
5 kernels of dried corn
5 sesame seeds
5 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
5 whole allspice
5 pecans
Place each item into a thin, tall bottle, such as a spice bottle. Cap it
tightly. Shake the bottle with your projective hand for five minutes
while chanting these or similar words:
Herbs and silver,
Copper and grain;
Work to increase My money gain.

Place the money spell bottle on a table somewhere in your house. Leave
your prse, pocketbook, wallet and/or checkbook near the bottle when at
home. Allow money to come into your life.

It is done.

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