Divination Distillate

Brews

7 lemons, peeled, seeded, and cut in half

1 teaspoon dried Melissa (Lemon Balm)

5 fresh Lemon tree leaves (or 1 tsp. dried Lemon peel)

I am not crazy enough to have personally tried this recipe (I dont even drink alcohol). So I make NO claims to its safety.

* Aphrodisia appears in Scott Cunninghams, Complete book of Incense, Oils, & Brews.

Macerate-the following in 95 liters of 85% ethanol by volume

Pour boiling water over the following, blended ingredients:

Extract at a moderate temperature, then siphon off the liquor, filter, and reunite it with the remaining 55 liters of distillate.

Dilute with water to produce approximately 100 liters of absinthe with a final alcohol concentration of 74% by volume.

The active ingredient in absinthe, (besides alcohol), is Thujone. Thujone is a potential hallucinogenic and convulsant. It is structurally similar to tetrahyydrocannabinol (the active component in marijuana).

5 fresh rosebud petals (or 1 tsp. dried)

Absinthe is an alcoholic drink made with an extract from wormwood. It is very bitter (wormwood tastes even worse than mugwort), and this drink is an emerald green color. Long ago absinthe was popular among artists and writers due to a belief that it stimulated creativity, and was used by Van Gogh and Tolouse Latrec among other famous artists. Im sure that if I drank it- it would only stimulate brain damage:). In the 1850s there there began to be a health concern in regard to chronic absinthe use. Chronic use was believed to cause a syndrome called absinthism. Addiction, hyperactivity, and hallucinations characterized this syndrome. Absinthe was later banned in many countries in the beginning of the 1900s. It is illegal now in the United States and many other countries.

Mix, add one tsp to a cup. Pour boiling water over this and let steep, covered for a few minutes. drink before going to bed to produce psychic dreams.

Let it steep for approximately ten minutes, then strain and drink.

Artemisia Potion: Psychic stimulation Tea

Put the lemon halves into the cask and pour the sugar water over them. When the water has cooled (at 92 degrees), pour the yeast onto the toast and set it on top of the water mixture. Let the mixture set for 2-3 days. remove the toast, and skim off any yeast on top of the wine. Chill & serve!

WARNING-This recipe is reproduced here only as a historical curiosity, it is not intended to be physically reproduced or ingested by anyone viewing this information. I hold no responsibility for any actions resulting from the illegal use of this recipe.

To 40 liters of the distillate, add 1 kilogram ofRoman wormwood, 1 kilogram ofhyssop, and 500 grams oflemon balm(melissa), all of which have been dried and finely divided.

Boil the dandelion flowers for 1/2 hour and then strain. Keep the water and discard the flowers. Add the sugar and stir until all the sugar is dissolved.

Let this mixture steep for at least 12 hours in the pot of a double boiler. Add 45 liters of water and apply heat;

* Dream Tea recipe is in Scott Cunninghams, Complete book of Incense, Oils, & Brews.

Judika also says: Mugwort is a potent psychic enhancer, but although many yearn for its effects, few will wish to drink it, because Mugwort tea doesnt taste good. Then speaking of this particular recipe, she says: Many of the additional ingredients in this potion (yarrow, cloves, melissa), stimulate psychic power. Their addition also makes mugworts flavor palatable.

The essence of the plant wormwood contains up to 40 to 90% thujone. (No wonder it tastes so nasty).

Here is the Arnolds article published in Scientific America:This 1855 absinthe recipe from Pontarlier, France is cited below

Artemisia Potion appears in Judika Illes Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

Listed below are a few brews of interest. Scroll downward to see all of the recipes. The last one for Absinthe is cited for historical interesttry to physically reproduce this recipe.

3 fresh Mint leaves (or 1/2 tsp. dried)

Place all ingredients into teapot. Boil 3 cups or so of water and add to cup. Sweeten with honey if desired. Serve hot.

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