The notorious “Witches Flying Ointment,” a dangerous herbal concoction producing
psychedelic effects, was said to be used by Witches in the Middle Ages. It
consisted mainly of parsley, hemlock, water of aconite, poplar leaves, soot,
bat’s blood, deadly nightshade (or belladonna), Henbane & Hashish.
In a large cauldron over a fire, these ingredients would be mixed together with
the melted fat of an unbaptized infant and then rubbed on various parts of a
Witch’s body to enable her to “fly” off to the Sabbat. (Of course, Witches
didn’t really fly; however, the ointment did induce incredible hallucinations,
psychic visions and astral projections.)
The following is a modern Witch’s flying ointment recipe. It is safer to use and
much easier to concoct:
* 1/4 cup lard
* 1/2 tsp clove oil
* 1 tsp chimney soot
* 1/4 tsp dried cinquefoil
* 1/4 tsp dried mugwort
* 1/4 tsp dried thistle
* 1/4 dried vervain
* 1/2 tsp benzoin tincture
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the dried herbs until almost powdered. In a
small cauldron or saucepan, heat the lard over a low flame until it is melted
completely. Add the herbs, the clove oil and chimney soot to the lard base and
mix well. Add the benzoin as a natural preservative, stir together clockwise and
then simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.
Strain it through cheesecloth into a small heat resistant container and then
allow it to cool. Store it in your refrigerator or in a cool dark place until it
is ready to be used.
On a night of the Full Moon, anoint your temples and Third Eye with a small
amount of the flying ointment prior to astral projection or dream magick.
NOTE: For external use only!