Re: A Morrighan Formula: Searching for Inspiration...
- Blessed be.
Although this is quiet tardy in the tread I very recently came across
it and think it may be of interest, and although I do not personally
work with the Morrighan in its individual or triad aspects, I find the
incense brew by description alone intriguing and perhaps warranting
further development and exploration
"Gather the Eye of the Hag and churn among the star of the earth,
perch it upon the bones of the five fingers and let it be kissed by
the morning dew, the blood of the raven shall set it well and to be
sealed with the fair breath of the crone, merge among the thrice dead
moon and it shall echo forth she who's is the bearer of the red cry of
At first glance this didn't make much sense, and mimicked more of a
verbal invocation, then it dawned on me that contained within the
extract are folk/ pseudonym names for herbs
So with a little bit of research it appears that:
The Eye of the Hag: flowers of a Hawthorn tree.
The star of the Earth: Avens
Bones of the five fingers: Cinquefoil
Blood of a Raven: Wormwood
Breath of the Crone: Vervain
The trice dead moon could perhaps reflect the astrological phrase of
the moon placing it under the governorship of the third moon, which in
Celtic lore (holding that Samhain is the birth of the year) is that of
Birch is often referred to as the lady of the woods, and as it sheds
its bark it has become known as a symbol of renewal so it could be
perhaps another corresponding aspect of this potent deity, as in terms
of spirituality death is not death but an act of rebirth.
Or this itself could simply the third day of the waned moon?
The extract of "being kissed with the morning dew" still holds slight
confusion for me, as I have being unable to locate an herb of this
name (bearing in mind my resources are limited) so perhaps you or
anyone lese on the boards know of it?
Although it could also be in relation to actual morning dew, or by the
physical action of leaving the first combination of herbs out over night.
Have you ever considered actively working with her totem, which if I
recall correctly is the raven, perhaps path working or meditating with
this guide in physical manifestation or that of the astral, would help
both forge a stronger link and aid the undestanding of her deeper
I hope this helps and look forward to hearing of any other possible
connotations that may also be posed within the mixture.
Love and light