Henna Magic: Crafting Charms & Rituals with Sacred Body Art

Henna Magic: Crafting Charms & Rituals with Sacred Body Art

by Philippa Faulks

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Henna Magic: Crafting Charms & Rituals with Sacred Body Art by Philippa Faulks

More than just a beautiful form of self-expression for millennia, the art of henna body decoration has been used by cultures around the world for magical protection, blessings, celebrations, luck, and love. In this unique book, Philippa Faulks guides you step by step in the creation of magical henna art. Learn to mix henna paste and apply your design, select powerful symbols and the best places for them on the body, and blend in oils and herbs to boost your magic's potency. You'll also find dozens of ready-made henna designs and spells for love, passion, friendship, healing, prosperity, and more, plus correspondences to help you craft your own spells.

Includes illustrations and a full-color photo insert.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738719153
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/28/2010
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,300,572
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Philippa Faulks (Norwich, United Kingdom) studies herbology, ancient religions, and anthropology, with a special focus on ancient Egypt and the Middle East. She is the author of four books whose subjects include Freemasonry, magic, and meditation. Visit her online at www.philippafaulks.co.uk.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

Black Henna Warning

Introduction

Chapter One – Henna

What is henna?

A plant of many names....

So where did it come from?

What was henna used for?

Healing henna....

Henna, Hair and Nails...

Henna’s sacred art.....

Henna for horses....

Chapter Two – Magic

So what is magic?

The magical basics...

Ground rule #1 – harm no other...

Ground rule #2 – avoid outward manipulation of another’s will...

Ground rule #3 – keep your magic to yourself...

Can anyone do it?

A magical web – weaving the wisdom...

It’s a kind of magic...

Sympathetic magic...

Making magic – the mystical melting pot...

Symbols...

Scents and senses...

Amulets, charms and talismans...

What is ritual and why do we do it?

Correspondences – what are they, which do I use and when?

Chapter Three - Henna Magic through the Ages

Henna’s journey...

Henna in India...

Henna in the Middle East and Islam...

Henna in the Jewish and Christian cultures...

Henna rituals in history and beyond...

Henna for pregnancy, childbirth and circumcision...

Henna for weddings...

Henna for death and funerals...

Henna and war...

Festivals...

Karva Chauth...

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr...

Eid al-Adha...

Purim...

Henna and the Djinn...

Protection and attraction...

Purification by henna...

Menstrual henna rituals...

A trip to the Hammam...

Ritual ablutions...

Chapter Four – Charms, Talismans & Symbols

Protection - the curse of the ‘Evil Eye’...

Where to place your henna design...

Hands and fingers...

Wrist and lower arm...

Upper arm and shoulder...

Back and shoulders...

Legs and ankles...

Soles of the feet...

Top of the foot...

Neck and décolletage...

Breasts...

Solar plexus...

Belly...

Common Symbols, their meanings and uses...

Chapter Five – Herbs and Oils in Henna Magic

Almost alchemy...

Obtaining your herbs and oils...

Using herbs and oils with power...

Herbs and oils in henna magic...

A guide to the uses of magical herbs and oils...

Love...

Protection...

Healing...

Purification...

Wealth and Prosperity...

Happiness...

Spiritual work...

Gods & Goddesses...

Planetary...

Astrological...

Chapter Six - Elemental, Planetary & Angelic Correspondences in Henna Magic

Let’s start at the very beginning...

Constructing a ritual...

Moon phases...

New moon, waxing moon, full moon, waning moon, dark moon...

The Correspondences...

The Elements...Earth, air, fire, water...

The seven planets...Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn...

Astrological Symbols and Uses...Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces...

The Seven Archangels & their Correspondences...Michael, Gabriel, Samael, Raphael, Sachiel, Anael, Cassiel.....

Chapter Seven – A Henna Ritual, the Application

Types of henna...

‘Neutral’ henna...

Red henna...

Indigo...

‘Black henna’...

Harquus...

Jagua...

How does henna stain and how long will it last?

Mordants...

Getting started...

Precautions: Henna and Children; Henna and Pregnancy, Henna Quality, Essential Oils, Sensitive Skin...

Storing your henna...

Equipment you will need for henna mixing and application...

Making a cone...

Henna Recipes...

Henna Alchemy: a step-by-step-guide to mixing your paste...

Really Simple Henna Paste...

How to fill your cone or bottle...

Terpene Rich Henna Paste...

Farah Khan’s Recipe...

Lemon and Sugar Glaze for fixing your design...

Applying the henna: a step-by-step-guide...

Using a bottle or cone...

Applying the henna...

Preserving your work...

Unwrapping your design...

The finished work...

Chapter Eight – Henna Spells

Creating your designs....

The Spells...

Love....

Love attraction spell...

Light hearted love...

Protective love...

Recovery from love lost...

Sexual attraction blend...

Protection...

Magical protection...

Banishing/hex breaking...

Health & Healing...

General good health...

Energy blend...

Mental health...

Fertility/to conceive...

Women’s healing...

Purification...

Wealth & prosperity...

Money...

Business success...

Good luck blend...

Other simple spells; Beauty, Happiness, Sacred spirituality...

Chapter Nine – Henna Rituals

Henna rituals for special occasions...

Engagement, Wedding or Hand-Fasting henna ritual...

Themes and accessories...

Turkish Delight...

Ancient Egypt...

Indian Dreams...

Henna Pregnancy Ritual – Baby Shower...

Purification ritual...

Erotic ritual...

Celebration Henna Ritual – for good luck, leaving home, coming home, birthdays, anniversaries...

Making a Magical ‘Mehndi’ Cake...

Fun things to do for Henna Parties...

Passing Henna Ritualfor the deceased, the living and grieving...

Anointing the Dying - the Henna Ritual of Peace...

Anointing the Dead – the Henna Ritual of Transition...

Magical Henna Journal...

Bibliography

Contacts and suppliers

Henna resources and information

Recommended reading

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