Frankincense ~ A recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that Frankincense smoke contains a chemical compound known as incensole acetate which is said to be a psychoactive drug that may be used to relieve depression and anxiety. It is also said to aid in the healing of respiratory problems and is used as a relaxant during meditation. Note: Incensole acetate isn't found in distilled Frankincense Essential OIl, but it does exist in the CO2 of Boswellia carterii and Bowellia serrata.
Psychology: Consciousness - Psychoactive Drug Brochure Drugs that affect states of consciousness are called psychoactive drugs. This psychoactive drug brochure project gives students an opportunity to research psychoactive drugs and their effects on the brain. Included is a research guide and rubric for a brochure that will focus on one of the three psychoactive drugs, depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens. You assign the category, or students sign up(a sign up sheet is included).
How to make a Besom Broom @confessionsofcraftywitches The besom is the traditional witch's broom. It's associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick. http://www.briar-rose.org/Besom.asp <- Video Tutorial more details Remember before you use a Besom in magickal ceremonies or rituals you need to consecrate it first