The following is a list of all the Flying ointment recipes that I could find on the net. They are all copied from other sites; not mine.
Theory + Information relevant to ointment #1 & #2
Recipe #6 (non-poisonous)
Recipe #8 (non-poisonous)
Recipe #9 (non-poisonous)
Recipe #10 (non-poisonous)
Recipe #13 (The ointment for lycanthropic metamorphosis!)
A flying ointment is an herbal preparation which is used to promote astral projection. They have been used throughout history and in many different cultures.
These mixtures all contain herbs that are poisonous. In fact, many of the herbs used in flying ointments are deadly. Because of that, I do not recommend that you use any of the information or recipes that I have provided here. This is for informational purposes only. I will not be responsible if anyone foolishly decides to try any of these.
That said, here is a list of herbs commonly used in flying ointments.
Belladonna can be used to create astral visions and projections. Sacred to Hecate, Belladonna is traditionally picked on May Eve (Beltane). It was often given to women in childbirth to ease the pain, and on a sadder note, stealthfully given to witches before they were burned so they would not be aware of the pain.
One of the uses of cinquefoil is to bring wisdom. It is this aspect that causes it to be used in flying ointments. Cinquefoil has many other magical properties.
Used in ancient Greece to aid with Divination, datura, also known as Jimsonweed, was used by Southwestern Native Americans long prior to that (if anyone knows the Native American name for datura, I would like to know). It is used to bring on visions. Note: some types of this plant are so poisonous they cause skin rashes on contact.
A mushroom that aids in clairvoyance.
Used in ointments to induce astral projection, the smoke of burned hellebore can induce violence.
A very potent poison (remember Socrates?) this is used in flying ointments to aid in driving you out of your body. Hemlock is sacred to Hecate.
Used to induce clairvoyance.
Melt four parts shortening, over low heat, to one part herb mixture. Stir until
shortening takes on the herbal properties. Strain into a heat proof container, add 1/2 to
one teaspoon tincture of benzoin as a preservative (available at most drug stores). Store
in a cool place, like the refrigerator. Through out any ointments that start growing mold.
Mix equal parts of:
into an ointment. To use, coat arms and legs.
Mix equal parts of:
into an ointment. Drink a cup of tea made with Fly agaric before. Spread ointment on arms and legs.
Traditionally, flying ointments were used on warm evenings, in front of a roaring fire place. This was done so the person using it could keep warm. In general, most of these herbs will cause your body temperature to drop, and pulse rate to quicken.
Once again, I advise no one to try these ointments.
This recipe was the subject of some dispute. Check here for details.
What you will need:
4 cups base:
5 droppers full of Flower Essences:
A handful or so of:
15 to 20 drops of Essential Oils:
A pinch of raw opium (optional)
5 to 7 drops of Tincture of Benzoin (a preservative)
In a non-metal double broiler [sp? sic] pot, melt base slowly over low heat. Introduce herbs into warm base and cook carefully over a very low flame, stirring continuously for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs, put base back in pot, take off heat. Wait 25-30 seconds and stir in flower essences, essential oils, and tincture of benzoin. Pour into heat proof jars, let cool. To store, close jar tightly and keep in refrigerator, or a cool, dark place.
When getting ready to use ointment, avoid caffeine before applying as it will
counteract effects. Do not use the ointment lightly, *treat it with respect*. Apply a thin
coat to inside of wrist, wait one I/2 [sic] hour for effect before applying on throat or
temple. AVOID mucus membranes (inside of nose, mouth or other moist places). Do not use
this ointment if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, or notice an allergic
reaction on the skin after first application.
So you want to get High and not get Busted. Ok, I'll tell you how to go about it. Beware! These are Powerful herbs! If you are careless you can get permanantly stoned.
The simplest formula that I have uses Belladonna by it self. The other herbs are there either to mellow the rush or bend it in other directions (depending on the herb). There are no set formulas for this, it has always been done by individuals who have been more than a little reluctant to share their work with others. Designer drugs from your local herb shop.
Take the herb(s) that you have sellected and be sure that they are as finely ground as possible (or, if fresh, chopped into as small of pieces as you can) and place them in a container that you can seal. Put only enough alchohol (Everclear works too) in with the herbs to cover them. Stash the sealed container in a dark place for a week or so, taking it out to shake it at least once a day.
After a week the mixture in the jar should not smell like alchohol anymore.
It would probably be a good idea to do the next few steps with rubber gloves on, since you will be working with Very Potent Stuff (you could get a much higher dossage than you might believe possible).
Strain the mess through a coffee filter. Be sure to squeeze all of the liquid back into your container. Seal it and clean your work area.
The "perfume" that you have made is strong enough by itself to get you stoned. We will be making an "ointment" from it so that your "stash" will last longer, remain in contact with your skin longer (more of a sustained high) and be a little stronger.
The simplest way to make this is to mix your perfume with Hydrophilic ointment, add ointment until all of the alchohol base is dissolved. Remember, the idea here is to minimise the dilution as much as you can so try to use as little ointment as possible.
A classic ointment can be made with vegitable shorting instead of the hydrophilic ointment. Heat the shotning until it turns clear.
Pour small amounts of the melted shorting into the perfume and blend it with a wooden spoon. Like the Ointment, you want to use as little shortning as you can.
Now decant your new ointment into small jars, seal them and let them cool.
You now have a supply that should last you for quite a while.
If you want, you could add lavender oil or sandlewood oil to your ointment to make it smell more appealing (though it should not smell bad the way it is).
And that's all there is to it.
In a small saucepan, heat the lard over low flame until it is melted. Add the clove
oil, chimney soot, cinquefoil, mugwort, thistle and vervain to the lard base and mix
together well. Add the benzoin as a natural preservative, stir and then simmer for 10-15
minutes. Strain through a cheesecloth into a small fireproof container and store in
refrigerator or a cool dark place. Anoint your body with the flying ointment prior to
The notorious "Witches Flying Ointment," a dangerous herbal concoction producing psychedelic effects, was said to be used by Witches in the Middle Ages. It consisted mainly of parsley, hemlock, water of aconite, poplar leaves, soot, bat's blood, deadly nightshade (or belledonna), Henbane & Hashish.
In a large cauldron over a fire, these ingredients would be mixed together with the melted fat of an unbaptised infant & then rubbed on various parts of a Witch's body to enable her to "fly" off to the Sabbat. (Of course, Witches didn't really fly; however, the ointment did induce incredible hallucinations, psychic visions and astral projections.)
The following is a modern Witch's flying ointment recipe. It is safer to use and much easier to concoct:
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the dried herbs until almost powdered. In a small cauldron or saucepan, heat the lard over a low flame until it is melted completely. Add the herbs, the clove oil and chimney soot to the lard base and mix well. Add the benzoin as a natural preservative, stir together clockwise and then simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.
Strain it through cheesecloth into a small heat resistant container and then allow it to cool. Store it in your refrigerator or in a cool dark place until it is ready to be used.
On a night of the Full Moon, anoint your temples and Third Eye with a small amount of the flying ointment prior to astral projection or dream magick.
NOTE: For external use only!
The following is only a rough recipe - amounts can be adjusted depending on the individual, and whether or not they are male or female. In some cases, the tea may be weakened and the ointment made stronger, or vice versa, depending on your own experience and unique procedure.
It is recommended that, before you try this ointment, you should first try drinking just some tea from the root, made from about 1/2 tablespoon of fresh, coarsely grated root. Drink it on an empty stomach, after skipping a meal or two. This will give you an idea of what to expect. The major uncomfortable effects you should feel will be a dry mouth, and a general drying up of the membranes in the body that secrete liquids - your throat and stomach will feel dry and without fluids, and it will be more difficult to swallow things. Additionally, you may feel a more rapid heartbeat, and slight difficulty in breathing - due to a dryness and lack of moisture in the lungs. You may throw up, but 1/2 tablespoon probably wont have too drastic of an effect. (Note: If the effects do become unbearable, you can force yourself to throw up. This can be done by drinking some water or soup, and putting your finger to the back of your throat. All extremely uncomfortable effects should leave within 1/2 hour after throwing up.) The tea can be made by soaking the grated root in boiled water for 15 minutes, then straining and drinking the water. If you feel comfortable after trying this, wait a few weeks and go on with the ointment.
The ointment is made by grinding about 1 cup of the seeds to a powder. The ground seeds are then placed in a container and water is added to cover the seeds. The mixture is boiled, until most of the water is evaporated and a mush remains. Put in enough water to boil it for at least 1 hour. Afterwards, mix the lard in with the mush of seeds. This is where you can use a beater, if you have one. Let the mixture sit over night, and then it will be ready. Again, eat one good meal, and then skip a few meals before proceeding. Prepare the tea as before, but this time, use a level grated tablespoon of the fresh root. Drink the tea, take off all your clothes, and begin rubbing on the ointment. Start with places where the oil can sink into the skin easier, such as at the bottoms of the feet, behind the knees, and especially in the genital area. Continue rubbing the ointment into the skin for about an hour, especially in the areas mentioned. Rub forcefully (it is not necessary to cause the skin to bleed). If you do this in the evening, after about an hour of rubbing, you may begin to feel groggy and tired. You can go to sleep at this point, and the strong effects should begin to occur after a few hours. If all goes well, you will wake up disoriented and terrified. You should feel uncomfortable, uncontrollable jolts radiating up from the lower part of your back.
There is an another plant that may be used with this mixture, in addition to Witch's
Weed. This plant is the Witch's Root, which only grows around the Mediterranean and in
Asia. If you can get some root of the Witch's Root, small amounts can be added to both the
tea and the ointment.
This ointment will aid you in astral projection.
Melt the shortening over low heat. This will be your base. Add the mugwort and the dragons blood oil to the base. Visualize your intention while stirring. Steep for 9 minutes or until the herb is 'fried'. Strain into a glass jar. Allow the ointment to cool before use.
Note: The dragons blood oil will not only strengthen the spell, it will also make the ointment smell good. You can put this ointment over your body, but I would recommend that you just anoint the chakras.
This was taken from Ambrosia's Book of Shadows
Gently heat 4 parts shortening over low heat until liquified. Watch that it doesn't burn. Add 1 part dried herbal mixture, blend with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed, and continue heating until the shortening has extracted the scent. You should be able to smell it in the air.
Strain through cheesecloth into a heat-proof container, such as a canning jar. Add 1/2
teaspoon of tincture of benzoin (available at most drugstores) to each pint of ointment as
a natural preservative. Store in a cool, dark place, such as the refrigerator. Ointments
should last for weeks or months. If it turns moldly, discard and lay in a fresh batch.
Use unbleached beeswax if possible, if not use what you can find. Chip it with a large, sharp knife so that you can pack it into a measuring cup.
Place 1/4 cup or so of beeswax into the top of a double boiler (such as a coffee can set in a larger pot of water). Add about 1/4 cup of olive, hazelnut, sesame, or some other vegetable oil.
Stir with a wooden spoon until the wax has melted into the oil. Remove from heat and
let cool very slightly, until it has just begun to thicken. (This step is taken so that
the hot wax won't evaporate the oils.) Now add the mixed oils to the wax. Stir thoroughly
with a wooden spoon and pour into a heat-proof container. Label and store in the usual
* poisonous herbs
(Don't even consider using this!)
* poisonous herbs
(Don't even consider using this!)
Once the ointment is made and has cooled in its jar, empower it with its particular magickal need. This vital step, remember, directs the energy within the ointment, readying it for your ritual use.
Anoint the pulse points, the underarms, the soles of the feet, the groin, the palms of your hands, and any other area with a large quantity of sweat glands. Start your astral projection ritual and away you go.
As I haven't tried these as yet, I would appreciate being let know how they work.
*Recipes obtained from The Complete Book of Incenses, Oils, and Brews, by Scott Cunningham (Llewellyn Publications - 1993)
Blessed Be, Sherrie
Crowley said, The supreme sacrifice is that of an innocent male child. Crowley was
heavy into tantra, and we see, the most innocent a child can be is sperm! All the
references to unbaptised child's fat is actually a reference to sperm. just as names like
"monkey's ears" or "Alligator tooth" are actually just fancy labels
for common herbs. The herb references can be found in Buckland's complete book of
witchcraft. Try reading crowley's MAGICK with tantric symbolism in mind. As for your want
for proportions for "Lycanthropy ointment" use the proportions given for Witches
flying ointment. They are one in the same, as far as I know. The absobtion of nightshade
(a deadly poison) Through a very sensitive part of the body(such as the vagina, rectum,
lip, nostril, or perineum) will induce hallucinations of the prophetic nature, that could
lead to belief in lycanthropy. I reccommend 1 part hemlock, 1 part nightshade, and between
5 and 10 parts cold cream, depending on the strength wanted. Please use extreme caution. A
bit of datura will also help, and remember to use the herbs in tincture form, so small
ammounts can be used with little difficulty.
if you are NOT in frames: