16. Protectant

Protectant denotes plants believed to afford protection. This can include protection against something or shielding from loss or harm.

Name: Artemisia absinthium

Toxicity: considered toxic especially in alcohol

Common Name: Wormwood

Continent: Europe

Habitat: VI

Applicable Plant Components: herb

Sanctificational
Invitatory
Convocational
Fortificational
Psychical
Desistant
Harmonical
Pacificatory
Reconciliatory
Reversional
Theurgical
Prolongational
Amoristic
Protectant
Vulnerary
Sanguinary
Providential
Plenitudinal
Plenarial
Ensurant
Soporific
Ecstatic
Divinatory (herb with Thymus, Calendula & honey)
Affixal
Affirmational
Resurgent
Anecdotal: The wood found at the base of old Artemisia absinthium clumps is burned and rendered into tattooing soot. Artemisia absinthium is highly valued in rituals and at burial sites. It is still entreated in Eastern Europe in the spring to exorcise unwanted spirits from every home in a village. Spirit Handlers and their apprentices prepare for a week before the ritual commences. Artemisia absinthium is tied up into prayer bundles or fastened to prayer sticks. It is an aid in ritual searches for water and acts as a lure during hunts for one’s personal medicine. The spirit within Artemisia absinthium is invoked to address spiritual pain related to subjective experiences that have led to the loss of sacred songs or the ability to sing them as well as the loss or attrition of spiritual energy or direction. It is a formidable incarnant for resolving endopsychic wounds or exorcising the malevolent spirits suspected of being the culprits. Artemisia absinthium can be burned as smudge, steamed, or worn to enhance psychic ability, and to summon ancestral intervention or guidance. It can be strewn or carried for protection against accidents or encounters with malevolent spirits. Artemisia absinthium is a common ingredient in love medicine and at its most potent when handled in groves or lodges.




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