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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mabon Activities -- Gathering of Herbs

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Since Mabon is coming up soon, I figured that I would talk about one of the other things that you can harvest at this time; Herbs. First I wanted to talk about what one needs to gather them. Traditionally a Wiccan would use a boline, white handled ritual knife used for cutting. But really any knife will do as well. You will also need a basket or other similar thing to put the herbs in as you gather them.
In respect you should say a small prayer to the spirit of the plant that you are harvesting. For example, it can be as simple as the following:
Spirit of (name of plant that you are harvesting)
I ask of you to give a part of yourself to me
For aid in my medicine or magick
You should also only take what you need and only take a little from each plant, so that the individual plant does not suffer or die.
Whether planted or harvested wild, gathering herbs can be a worthwhile activity. I'm interested to see how many of you engage in this activity.
Blessed Be!

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