D is for Dirt

Whether you call it clay, sand, soil, dust, earth, or dirt, the stuff that makes up the ground is an often overlooked,but a very important part of the Pagan/Magic folk community.

If you are of the set that practices magic, then you see dirt as the cradle in which seeds of potential are sown, you might acquire graveyard dirt in order to compel spirits to help you in your workings, or maybe you’ve dug up the foot-track of someone. Salt is sometimes used on the altar to represent earth, but in many beliefs salt is thought to repel or banish spirits, so if you are looking to commune with spirits, dirt might be a better option. If you have a family home, with land, you can take a small bit of it with you when leaving home for effective safe travels charm or as a way to connect with your ancestors. The easiest way I can think of doing this is by getting a small glass bottle pendant that you can string on a cord for a necklace.

Earth is typically associated with materialism, fertility, and abundance. If you do magic for wealth, I think it’s important to give back to the element. If you make a mojo bag that has elements in it that will not harm the soil or change it’s properties, then after you have received your new job, monetary reward, or whatever you asked for, then I find it appropriate to give it back to the element by burying it. If it has items in that you do not wish to bury or that would be harmful to the soil, then you make an offering to the dirt that will enrich it, such as compost, libation, or perhaps tend give it something to grow.

About these ads

3 comments

  1. Dirt – what I great topic! Such an overlooked, an essential, witchy tool :)

  2. Have any arguments about me submitting this on my twitter?

    1. Not at all.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Jackal, Stag, and Crescent

From the necropolis to the moonlit grove

The House of Vines

where words grow like leaves

Josephine McCarthy

Magical musings in a strange world

Life as a Professional Time Traveller

Researching the SCA period

Trickster Hares

In Honor of the Spirit of Rabbit

Traditional Lenormand Fortunetellers Guild

Preservation, research, and teaching of traditional Lenormand skills and methods of this 200 year old European oracle.

Enraged Tar Baby

The Musings of a Blue, Black, Magickal Woman

The Inspired Funeral

Creative Ways to Approach the Inevitable: A Blog by Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

Forest Spirit Fest

Reconnecting People to the Genius Loci of the PNW

Australis Incognita

Old Craft in Australia

devilartist

Capturing the Gods and Demons in Ink and Paper

Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge

BlueStarBlackSnake - An Appalachian witches daily musings and interests

Conjure in the City: Shamanism + Rootwork

Khi Armand is a shaman and hoodoo rootdoctor at ConjureintheCity.com.

Book of Eucalypt

One Pagans Spiritual Journey

Ink & Earth

The journal of a hippie mom.

Georgia Conjure

Conjure in the South

hecatedemeter

Undermining the Patriarchy Every Chance I Get. And I Get a Lot of Chances (Copyright Preserved)

oshunschild's Blog

Simply my thoughts and feelings about everyday life as a lucumi Priestess Crowned with Oshun in London

Eaarth Animist

Animism in Global Weirding

Parting the Mists

Finding Avalon in the Modern World

echoesfromthetemple

Knowledge Above All Else

I Greet the Dead

Shamany-Witchy-Artsy Sort of Thing

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 46 other followers

%d bloggers like this: