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Sigil launcher or Teabag Rocket- instructions.. Cont’.

Sigil Rocket (AKA Teabag rocket)
Best use for indoors, but can be used out doors.
1- Obtain a Teabag (a known brand) you know is made out of paper. Not some swanky plastic netting Teabag- burning plastic is right out.

2- Remove string and tag by pulling away from bag now leaving small staple which I find best remove with wire cutters.

3- Unfold bag, empty contents of bag aside for a nice cupper later.

4- Now what remains is a paper tube. Let your imagination swing into action with various methods of folding, cutting, adding other materials, or, as here just leave as is.
To assist the structure to remain upright, poke your little pinky in to open up and fold into a tall open box figure.

5- Flatten again to draw, print, paint your sigil ( I have used the sigil of resurrection for this example). Be mind full that some inks/ mediums may bleed out and make the design not the desired finish or look- so practice with different methods of applying your sigil and see what works for you. Use natural alternative inks like lemon juice ( remember the invisible ink trick?) or beet root juice.

6- Charge sigil as you normally would - however Prior to ignition PLEASE BE MINDFUL- once the paper burns down it raises about 2 meters. Make sure you remove any combustible items (feathers, silk, artwork, dried plants, furs other items that may catch on fire or easily scorched) must be rearranged or removed prior to ignition. Use a small ceramic tile or some other none conbustable flat stable object to light Teabag. In my example I have used a tin lid. Oh- and be mindful of the spider web like ash that floats back down.

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Principles of Magic
1. Every magician has a beautiful vision for the world.
2. Every system of magic is a single artists tool, used to reshape reality.
3. If you believe, it shall exist.
4. When you call, they will answer.
5. Success and failure, is one and the same: ignorance and depression is the enemy.
6. Be like all equally, and you shall unite; refuse and separate. By Dalamar (via secretworkings)

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Herb of the Week Almond



Sweet Almond

The almond trees are native to the Mediterranean region, particularly the eastern coast. Trees of this species are expansive by nature. Normally, almond trees are found to grow up to a height of around seven meters or 20 feet. They have even or smooth boughs that are pale hued. Like in the case of other trees in this genus - plum, cherry and peach, almonds also bear flowers that are pink or white in color. The trees blossom during the period between mid and late spring. The almond flowers are single and do not have any stalk. The leaves of the trees belonging to this species are oval shaped, finely jagged and sharp at the end. The almond bears fruits that have a faded green color. The outer encasing of the fruit hardens up when they are ripe eventually coming apart to expose the recognizable nuts that are enclosed in rough, yellowish encasings.

Almond has been cultivated since ages. While this species was extensively grown in the Middle East for centuries, the Bible too refers to the tree as ‘Aaron’s rod was an almond branch’. The almond also finds mention in Greek mythology where it is denoted as Phyllis, a mourning nymph who was abandoned by her lover Demophoon. According to Greek mythology, Phyllis eventually succumbed to sorrow and dejection. The gods are said to have transformed Phyllis into a tree (almond) owing to compassion. When Demophoon returned to the tree, it burst into flower.

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