World Travel

2:50:00 PM

The worlds connect and interconnect beyond our usual realm of consciousness, separated by time, space, energy, matter, and will.  The darkness is alit by the cosmic soul, the laylines wrap themselves cross all things within and without this universe.  Those who leave their bodies travel there, following the false stars in the river of light.  The rays are not illusion, their destinations are. All that keeps you from getting lost is Thelema and Sophia.
When I leave my body, I travel along roots, not star paths.  Or maybe they're one in the same.  Down in the subterranean nursery, there are pinpricks of starlight; it's the light of other worlds peering through the soil, penetration along the darkness, leading up new roots to the other worlds.  The spirits guide those they want to along their ghostroads, their faeryroads, those lines that intersect in both the tangible and sacred.

Rat, mole, rabbit and snake spirit are my guides.  Mole pushes aside the soil and removes obstacles, she teaches one to see beyond the darkness.  Rabbit is swift, she guides me away from danger and keeps me keen on the dangers around me.  Rat spirit is industrious and social, and always gets me to the sabbat.  But Serpent Woman, she's very particular.  She only shows up when my soul needs to travel to some deeper world, where the beings, spirits, faery; they're horrible in their beauty, terrible in their monstrous wonder.  Deeper roots are where the snakes and worms lead, they're the messengers of Hekate and never get you lost.  There are old gods down here.  The river gods and bone women and those spirits that have never lived and are formless and beyond perception outside their worlds.

They say witches fly to the mountain, they swim to the grotto, they crawl through the ticket, they walk through the caverns that lead to the sabbat.  The sabbat is a place beyond here where witches go or meet with others, to commune with the spirits and gods, to barter and trade, or just to dance.  I bet most of us go for the dance, just to flirt with demons and drink the ichor of the old gods.  The road there is crooked and crisscrossed with crossed roads.  Getting lost is easy.

I think this is where most travelers and shamans and witches go, these other places connected in strange ways, connected to us yet totally foreign; otherworldy, extrademenional, higher planes.  Who knows what it is.  On a good DMT trip, you can reach it.  On a very good high you can reach it.  In the euphoria of passionate sex you can reach it.   Mediums of travel include  trance, chanting, dancing, drugs, ointments, thrill seeking-- but the quickest way are dreams.

Dreams are the most natural way, and probably the safest because your body will not betray you by playing too long in deaths garden. And that's what the trip is isn't it?  A death?   A small death in which you are reborn when you reemerge with deeper gnosis. We die, we travel, we return.  In dreams, this is a less risky ride but the answers are less predicable and tainted with the sticky attachments of the profane.  That's why you always take protection, have a friend and a backup plan.

What are your keys?  I wonder sometimes how others get back from the otherside.  In my youth I was taught there was no key, that the process needs to run its course and only getting back on your will was the key.  Now I understand the symbolism of keys during ritual.  Of course, I'm not talking about a literal key, I'm talking about an object that helps the traveler pass between worlds. I have prayer keys, an ebony staff and my necromancer's bones.  The keys get me in, the bones tell me where to go, the staff protects me.  I am recognized by the forms I take and the tools I make.  What are your keys?  A deck of cards?  A jar of votls?  A locket?  How do you travel? Where do you go?  How do you get back?

Dream Suffumigation

  • Poppy Seed
  • Blonde Amber
  • Balm of Gilead
  • Columbian Amber
  • Blonde Sandalwood

Dream Unguent

  • Sweet Almond Oil 
  • Hemp (highest thc) oil
  • Beeswax
  • Balm of Gilead
  • Lemon Balm

Dreaming Wine

  • Blue Lotus
  • Jasmine Flower
  • Wormwood
  • Moscatto

Oneiric Pipe Smoke

  • Wormwood
  • Mugwort
  • Catnip
  • Licorice Root
  • Indica keif

Dream Bath

  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Raw Cane Sugar
  • Epsom Salt
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rose Oil
  • Rose Water
  • Orange Blossom Water
  • Eucalyptus Leaf

Oneiric Tea

  • Kava Kava
  • Lemon Balm
  • Peppermint
  • Catnip
  • Dandelion Root
  • Jasmine Blossom

-Riverton Witch

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