The holiday is celebrated by dressing in costumes, playing pranks on people, and creating loud noises meant to keep evil at bay. Many people also hang blessed sprigs of foliage from houses and barns to ward off evil spirits, or they leave pieces of bread spread with butter and honey, called ankenschnitt, as offerings for phantom hounds.
Walpurgis has its roots in ancient pagan customs, superstitions and festivals. At this time of year, the Vikings participated in a ritual that they hoped would hasten the arrival of Spring weather and ensure fertility for their crops and livestock. They would light huge bonfires in hopes of scaring away evil spirits.
ONEIROMANCY - foretelling the future through dreams - is one of the most common types of love divination. Dreams are a way the Celestial Powers use to tell you what path to follow.
Fennel - to cleanse the space - purifies
Wild Thyme - to open self to the land of dreams - protects against nightmares
Vase of Daffodils and Tulips - scent of spring - to bring or find love - to claim love ( dry a few petals to add to spell)
Rosemary - for loyalty, devotion, love and strength
Mertle - for love and peace (only a few leaves)
Crumble in a wooden bowl the dried herbs and petals.
The bird feather is a magical tool. A witch may use them for guidance when needing an answer or for adding color and energy to spells.
Feathers for dream pillow filler - choose one that is compatible to your spell.
Cardinal - fortunate in love
Pigeon - to hear from a loved one
Chick-a-dee - clarity
Canary - communication
Blue Bird - happiness
Material and thread for Dream Pillow -
choose the color that is compatible to your magic making.
Red - passion
Pink - friendship
Orange - strength and calming animal instincts
White - truth
Green - spreading newness
Blue - intuition and security
To make a pillow, simply cut two rectangles out of felt, cotton, silk or linen, and sew them together along three of the sides, leaving the fourth side open for inserting the herb and feathers. Carefully insert the feathers and the dried herb and petal mixture in the small pouch and seal with thread. Before going to bed place your dream pillow under pillow and say as you enter dreamland:
CLEAR, CLEAR, CLEAR,
SCENTS OF LOVE AND PROSPERITY
BRING ME A VISION
SENT FOR ME
TRUSTWORTHY, KIND AND TRUE
MAY WE WALK
On that night, as well as on the nights that follow, you should have a lot of dreams. I recommend writing down what you dream when you wake up in the morning. When the time comes you’ll be sure to recognize him/her.
Spell From my book A Seeker's Quest.