Witches alphabet also known as the Theban alphabet. Script is of unclear origin, first appeared in a Latin manuscript in the sixteenth century, in which the author claims that it was created by Honorius of Thebes about five hundred years earlier. The letters correspond to Latin letters. Gerald Gardner, the creator of Wicca, encouraged use of the alphabet by modern Wiccan practitioners in the 1950s. Today, many Wiccans use it to mask the meanings of secret spells and texts.
The Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, 15th century This collection of texts on magic and fortune-telling in Latin and Middle English is one of four Bodleian manuscripts consulted by Alan Garner when he was writing The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Popularly known as the Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, it contains spells, conjurations, invocations, and ‘experimenta’ (true experiences) of angels. MS. Rawl. D. 252
Comfrey page The Magickal Uses of Comfrey Planetary Association: Saturn Deity Association: Hecate Element: Water Histpry and Folklore: Comfrey has been cultivated for healing since 400 BCE. It was used by such notable Greek physicians as Herodotus, Nicander, Galen and Dioscorides. It continued to be used throughout history and its use spread throughout Europe. The name Symphytum comes from the Greek meaning “Grow together” + “plant”. And comfrey comes from the Latin meaning to grow together…
Ogham (᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜) is an alphabet that appears on monumental inscriptions dating from the 4th to the 6th century AD, and in manuscripts dating from the 6th to the 9th century. It was used mainly to write Primitive and Old Irish, and also to write Old Welsh, Pictish and Latin. It was inscribed on stone monuments throughout Ireland, particuarly Kerry, Cork and Waterford, and in England, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Wales, particularly in Pembrokeshire in south Wales. (...)