Crystals and Herbs can be used in a variety of different ways to encourage and enhance lucid dreaming.
The following crystals can be used:
Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Azurite, Beryl, Chalcedony, Coral, Clear Quartz, Lepidolite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Mother of Pearl, Sapphire and Selenite.
Amethyst wards off nightmares and encourages a peaceful and pleasant sleep, it is often used to induce prophetic dreams.
Azurite has traditionally been used to boost psychic awareness.
Coral wards off disturbing dreams and aids restful sleep.
Clear Quartz - a quartz point increases psychic ability and can result in more meaningful dreams.
Crystals can be placed under/in a pillow, incorporated into a Dream Pillow, or you can grid your bedroom with them.
Gridding is a process of arranging crystals to access higher levels of consciousness or to manifest a desired physical effect such as healing. The stones or crystals are then charged by your intention and energy. The stones are centered around a 'Master Crystal' which acts as the primary energy force for the grid.
Write your intention on a piece of paper or draw a symbol to help you focus. Choose an area for the grid, the area should be cleaned both physically and spiritually. Sweepa and dust, then purify with incense or a smudge stick. Lay out your crystals where they will not be disturbed - they may be placed close together on an altar or focal point of power, or in the corners of a room (this method is very handy for sleep grids in the bedroom)
Charge the Master Crystal and place it in the center of the layout. Relax and center yourself. Visualise your goal manifesting.
The benefit of Crystals and Gemstones can also be gained by wearing them. Scott Cunningham - author of Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic says "Donning silver jewelery before sleep is one method of producing psychic dreams, if the piece is set with Moonstone, or any other psychic stone its effects will be more powerful"
Herbs play a very important role in magick - and they are one of the most enjoyable products to work with - there are so many things that you can do with them - Teas, Tinctures, Dream Pillows, Incenses and Magickal Baths to name a few.
The following dried/fresh herbs can be used to induce lucid dreaming:
Acacia, Angelica, Basil, Bay Leaves, Cardomom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cloves, Copal, Coriander, Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Hops, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Mastic, Mugwort, Myrrh, Poppy Seeds, Rose, St.John's Wort, Star Anise, Storax, Vertivert, Wormwood, Yarrow
Flower Essences - Apple, Chokecherry, Gimson Weed, Mugwort (NEVER use Mugwort Essential Oil)
Oils - Coconut, Frankincense, Gardenia, Jasmine, Myrrh, Petitgrain
Some herbs are more suited to this task than others, Mugwort stimulates dreams, enhances clarity and understanding, enhances psyhcic ability and protects against negative energies - the herb should however be avoided by children and pregnant women. Jasmine Oil is a very powerful oil when used in Dream work as it raidly brings about lucidity.
Combine together in a bowl:
1 cup Mugwort
1/2 cup Rose Petals
1/2 cup Chamomile
1/2 cup of Hops
1/3 cup Lavender
1/3 cup Catnip
1/4 cup Peppermint
Mix the ingredients together make cloth bags from a 5x12 inch piece of material fill cloth bags with your mixture sew the top of the bag shut and sweet dreams!
Lucid Dream Bath
3 Bay Leaves
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