Note: 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 and Hashish. (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 and much easier to use: Items: 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 Ritual: 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!