Sunday, August 28, 2005

Recipe Korner: Yarrow


Yarrow has long been used in China and made into poultices from early times in order to stop bleeding (including menstrual and hemorrhoidal ailments), stop infections, and heal bruises and wounds. In China, yarrow is called “shicao” and the dried yarrow stems were used in fortunetelling or what is called I Ching. In addition, the early Chinese brewed the perennial yarrow herb into a tea for use as an antibiotic, headaches, fevers, colds, and the flu. The wonderful healing properties of this natural herb helps to curb diarrhea, anemia, gas, and lower blood pressure.

As a tea, yarrow causes sweating which helps to reduce fever and dilates the blood vessels near the surface of the skin helping to lower blood pressure. Fresh leaves were chewed to stop toothaches too. Yarrow can be found growing in parts of Asia, North America, and Europe; it is believed to have been around for approximately 3,000 years. Yarrow has many more healing properties and uses which one can study more about on their own.

Suggested Adult Dosages:

Dried herb: 2-4 grams as an infusion or in capsules 3 times per day
Extract (1:1, 25% grain alcohol): 1 to 4 ml three times per day
Tincture (1:5, 40% grain alcohol): 2 to 4 ml three times per day
Yarrow flower: 3 grams per day as an infusion or tea
Sitz bath: 100 grams yarrow per 5 gallons of water

Yarrow Poultice:

Add 1-cup each of fresh yarrow and comfrey leaves to a blender or food processor; add just enough spring water to blend the leaves into a paste; apply the paste to the bruised or wounded area then cover with a cloth for 20-30 minutes. The yarrow paste helps as a hemostatic or bloodclotter.

Yarrow Tea:

Steep 1-tablespoon of fresh leaves & flowers in 1-cup of boiling water, cover for 3-4 minutes; drink a cup twice per day. If you use dried yarrow leaves, then steep 1-teaspoon. Add some honey to the yarrow tea as a sweetener.


Excessive intake of yarrow tea may prevent your body from absorbing iron; so do not overdo this tea.

Kheti Metaphysical Institute

Friday, August 26, 2005

Recipe Korner: Clove Tincture

I. Clove Tincture

This is a soothing clove tincture remedy until you can visit with your dentist:

If you have a toothache, then add 4 clove buds (leaves if buds are not available) to 1-ounce of gin; shake the mixture for 2-3 minutes; then swab the sore or painful area with this tincture as needed.


In addition, clove will help in decreasing infection of decaying tooth.

Oil of clove or clove oil (Eugenia caryophallata) has a sweet, spicy taste and comes from the clove bud. It is also used to relieve toothaches; however, one should be very careful using full strength clove oil because it can damage the nerves of the tooth and it is a potential irritant to sensitive skin. Always dilute clove oil. Add 1-2 drops of clove oil to a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, mix well, then swab the sore or painful area as needed

II. Clove Rubbing Oil

To make an anodyne (analgesic) rubbing or massage oil, add the above mixture (tincture) to 1/2 - 1 cup of oil extra virgin oil, mix well then apply to soothe achy muscles.

Dr. Kheti A. Sahure, Msc.D.,
Herbalist & Metaphysician
Kheti Metaphysical Institute

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Egyptian Palm Branch

Egyptian Palm Branch

Ancient Egyptian royal scribes would etch a notch in a palm branch (usually with a scribe's pen) to signify the passing of a year in the life and reign of a pharaoh; the branch was also used to measure the passing of time, record the number of goods and captives brought back after a pharaoh's military campaigns. Seshat, the Goddess of writing and measurement, mathematics, architecture, and record-keeping, shared many of these duties with Thoth. The palm branch was shaped into the form of a scepter or staff from the central rib of the date palm tree. The base of the branch often bore the tadpole hieroglyph which represented "100,000" and the shen ring hieroglyph which represented "eternity or infinity". Days were represented by the lotus hieroglyph, months by the moon hieroglyph, and years by the entire palm branch.
Kheti Metaphysical Institute

Friday, August 19, 2005

The Hexagram

The Hexagram is a magickal geometric shape (hexagon) made up of a 6-pointed star; it is also known as or called the Symbol of the Macrocosm, Signet of the Macrocosm, or "Star of David". There are two overlapping (some interlocking) triangles, one up and one down. The upward-pointing triangle represents man and the downward-pointing triangle represents woman, thus representing the spiritual balance between masculine and feminine. The upward triangle corresponds with fire and the downward corresponds with water. A hexagram with a circle around it is known as the "Star of Solomon" or the "Seal of Solomon" (when used in Ritual Magick).

The hexagram has been used for many spiritual purposes from ancient times to the present very similar to how the pentacle and the pentagram are used in ritual magick for protection, cast as a circle, and to represent the Divine Union between masculine, feminine, earth, air, water, and fire. Some of the hexagram's usages include: Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram, Greater Ritual of the Hexagram, Thelemic/Hermetic, Gematria and other forms of Divination, Invocation, and Banishment.

The Temple of Kheti

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Mysticism: Living in Depth

Mysticism: Living in Depth
Rev. K.A. Sahure, H.P.
The Temple of Kheti

Mysticism shares a common interconnection between transcendent levels of reality, thaumaturgy (performing miracles via magick), theurgy (persuading supernatural forces to engage their powers), science, prayer and worship, and spirituality. As a metaphysical discipline, mysticism comprises a basis of both praxis (i.e., technique, practice, and practical application of theory) and gnosis (i.e., esoteric spiritual knowledge—not in reference to the "Nag Hammadi Papyri"/codices of Gnostic scriptures). These transcendent levels of reality and associations within mysticism are not unidimensional.

Something to ponder and to be continued . . .

▲ Ankh udja seneb ▲

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Will and Spellcasting

Will and Spellcasting

Rev. Dr. K. A. Sahure, H.P.
The Temple of Kheti

To begin, consider what a spell is since this term has been very misunderstood by many who are outside of the realm of alternative spiritualism and practices, metaphysical science, and magick: In theory and practice, a spell is a method by which energy is moved or transferred; this energy comes from power built up within the practitioner then released in order to carry out or facilitate the spell relative to the four elements (Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) and generally in the presence of a spiritual entity such as a deity or cosmic force summoned directly or via an instrument of divination. Just as the phases of the moon affect the Earth, so does this same lunar activity influences and affects spellcasting.

From a metaphysical and psychological standpoint, the ego or the self plays the role of a conscious mediating agent between the physical being, the spiritual realm, and physical reality-- whether casting magickal spells, performing spiritual rituals, or not. Every action begins within the mind just as every spell begins with a specific need and ultimate goal in mind. The art of spellcasting is a unique form of energy transfer, expression, suggestion, sacred drama, timing, universal balance, and often interconnected with meditation, psychokinesis, telekinesis, and precognition (or clairvoyance).

One's will (i.e., ego infused with the power to produce an effect or cause change to occur) can influence anything and everything if an individual concentrates or focuses her or his will, with intent, on some objective deeply enough consciously or subconsciously. However, with spellcasting, one’s will becomes more intensified due to working with and engaging the elemental forces within nature and spiritual energies within the universe—potentially magnifying, influencing, and thus causing change either mental, physical, or both. Intently thinking about something, in particular, can engage our will to be enforced independent of our conscious thoughts and actions without realizing that we do so at times, thus activating and causing things (good or bad) to occur within our environment and to others. What must be kept in mind is that spellwork is typically well planned and thought out prior to sending forth such powerful energy into the environment.

The average individual might will (i.e., desire or wish for) what he or she may want or would like to occur based on learned conditioning and through social learning processes, experiences, and behaviors learned from a young age; while on the other hand, the spiritual practitioner performs specific spiritual and/or mystical activities deeply rooted in ancient religious traditions, such as spellwork, rituals, divination, prayer, etc., in order to achieve what he/she wants, affect or cause change, influence future events, or to merely help someone else.

In closing, a magickal one’s will plus spellcasting should never be taken lightly due to the enormous amount of etheric energy she/he is able to produce, work with, shape, and thus emit into the immediate environment and onward into our universe. There is an interdependence between the universe, mysticism, nature, and physics. Spellcasting is esoteric and arcane yet a natural and physical art to be explored, understood, practiced, and to behold!

~ Em hotep & Blesséd Be ~

Friday, August 5, 2005

The Earthly Herbalist Forum

The Earthly Herbalist Forum

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Monday, August 1, 2005

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 08.01.05

Learn what you may in dreamland as you enter with a linear stride and mingle amongst the shadows of your mind, figments of one’s imagination . . . within a geometric plane as you exit tangentially. . . .