Making your own dream pillow……
Dream pillows may be used for several purposes. You can use them to enhance sleep, in which case any of the following six herbs may be used: Catnip, Hops, Lavender, Thyme, Valerian, Vervain (to prevent nightmares). Should you wish to affect your dreams, you could consult the incense articles and use the herbs listed for Psychic Powers, Divination and Prophetic Dreams.
YOU WILL NEED
1 part each of at least five dried herbs
Dried orange and lemon peel
1/2 part Mugwort
1 part Myrrh or Frankincense Resin
2 pieces of lightweight cloth such as muslin
Your personal choice of decoration i.e. ribbon, buttons (optional)
Burn a little of the Frankincense or Myrrh Resin to cleanse your working area.
Mix the five dried herbs in whatever proportion feels right. While doing this, think carefully about the purpose of your dream pillow – e.g. Hops will give a sound sleep, Mugwort induces psychic dreaming and Camomile promotes a feeling of wellbeing. Crumble the dried peels into small pieces and add the rest of the finely ground resin to this mixture.
Sew together three sides of the material, leaving one side open so you can easily fill the pillow with the herbs. While you are doing this, make a mental link with Hypnos, the Greek God of sleep or
Demeter, Earth Mother.
Decorate the bags with magical symbols, moons or your own personal preferences. Fill the pillow (not too full) with the herb and resin mixture and sew up the final side.
You may now use your dream pillow whenever you require. Slip it into your pillow case and inhale deeply.