Monthly spell kits from Mastros & Zealot: Witches for Hire, are designed for experienced magicians and pagans who are looking to expand their practice.  Every month, the kits are built around a new "theme".  For example, the August 2017 boxes focused on Hekate, and  September 2017 focus on the (possibly apocryphal) pan-European Paleolithic Bear Cult.  Our October 2017 kits will focus on Demeter, Persephone, and their fall festival, the Thesmophoria.  I haven't picked a November theme yet, but I am leaning towards the Horned God.  Each kit includes about 5 pages of original writing and art, including an original spell you can't learn anywhere else.  Additionally, kits include hand made magical materials (incense, candles, oils, etc) and (at the deluxe levels) tools and altar goods.  We also offer a "scent free" choice, which does not include material, but does include the tools / altar goods.  While the kit contains special materials and tools to use with the spell, you DO NOT NEED THE MATERIALS TO PREFORM THE SPELL.

As an example, so you know what to expect, here's what was in the August 2017 kits.  It's too late to get this kit at the club price, but we have a few left in stock, which you can order here .


Double-ended black, white, red candles, scented with Ethiopian frankincense and wild-crafted mugwort, hand cast by artist Damian Miller under my direction, especially for this spell.  Because all of us at Mastros & Zealot are dirt-worshipping tree huggers, all our candles are crafted with recycled wax Damian harvests from used candle stubs, and are colored with broken crayons.  The wicks are made with recycled hemp.  You can lie them on their side on a plate and burn from both ends simultaneously, or trim the wick on whichever end you want to be the “bottom” so they’ll stand straight.  For this spell, we recommend using the candle upright, with black at the top.  The candles can be used for many other purposes; use your imagination!   You can order more candles for $25 each.  Because they are made from recycled waxes, they vary slightly from candle to candle.


The kit also includes a bottle of our Hekate oil, which includes organic olive oil, wildcrafted mugwort, frankincense, dittany of Crete, mastiha, and several other ingredients.  Room has been left in the jar in case you wish to add other ingredients or charms.  Small scrolls, skeleton keys, beads, coins, and various stones are all nice.  Use your intuition, or add nothing at all.   You can order the oil "a la carte" for $43 here .


Deluxe kits also include olive-wood offering cups by Tunisian artist Siwar ben Ayed.  The offering cups haven’t been dedicated, so you can use them however you choose.  If you’d like to dedicate them specifically to Hekate, I recommend rubbing them down with the oil, while reciting the Orphic Hymn to Hekate (included at the end of this document).   You can order additional offering cups for $10 each. 

The spell included in this kit is below, but after this first month, the spells will not be published, and are available ONLY in the kits.  You've missed your opportunity to get this kit at the club price, but you can purchase one for $50 (regular) or $75 (deluxe).   Regular club prices are $8 for just the spell (delivered digitally), $36 for regular kits, and $66 for deluxe kits.









Working the Spell
You can perform this spell without the specialty ingredients included in your kit; use three candles, one of each color, and anoint with plain olive oil.  This spell is especially good on new moons.  The upcoming eclipse could be used to super-charge it.  If working during the eclipse, say the “destroy” line as the sun in waning, the “create” line during full darkness, and the “grow” line as the light returns.  However, the spell wasn’t specifically designed for the eclipse; it can be worked any time.
Before beginning, clearly articulate a three point strategy for your wish.
What needs to be destroyed?  
What needs to be created?   
What do you want to grow?
For each question, it’s ok to state something abstract (like destroy illness, create wealth, and grow love), but the more specific and concrete you can be, the better.  Also, it’s better if the three phases “strategize” together for example....”destroy fat, create energy, grow muscle” or “destroy debt, create opportunity, grow wealth” or “destroy curses, create alliances, grow power”.  Form clear, articulate answers to each question before working the spell.

Devise or discover a small, easy to draw symbol or sigil to represent each of your three phases.  Runes work well for this.  Use a pin, pen, or knife (a stone knife is best, and will hopefully be included in next month’s deluxe boxes) to carve each into the appropriate color on the candle.  Anoint the candle with oil, carefully making clockwise spirals around each color on the candle.  While doing so, say:

Ἑκατη Τριοδιτις (Hekate Trioditus) Witch of The Threefold Way,  
I call to you, Sorceress Queen, to work my will with me.
STATE INTENT HERE
By blackest night, by flint-chipped blade, cut away that which fetters me.
EXPLAIN WHAT NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED
By white-shelled egg and creamy milk, bring forth that which I desire.
EXPLAIN WHAT YOU WANT TO BE CREATED
By reddest blood, by poppie’s bloom, let it grow strong and true.
EXPLAIN WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE GROW
Torchbearer, Maiden, Goddess, Queen,
Guide me as I walk the threefold path.
Nigredo. Albano. Rubedo.
Goddess, Witch, and Queen.

Offer an egg and some milk.  If you wish, you can also offer a drop of blood and a red poppy flower, but that is not required.

Light the candle, and say aloud this spell, based on one from the Greek Magical Papyrii:
O, Hekate, of many names, O Virgin, Kore, Goddess, come, I ask,
O guard and shelter of the threshing floor, Persephone,
O triple-headed goddess, who walks on fire,
cow-eyed BOUORPHORBÊ
PANPHORBA
PHORBARA
AKTIÔPHI
ERESCHIGAL  
NEBOUTOSOUALÊTH beside the doors,
PYPYLÊDEDEZÔ and gate-breaker;
Come Hekate of fiery counsel, I call you to my sacred chants.
MASKELLI MASKELLÔ
PHNOUKENTABAÔTH
OREOBAZAGRA who burst forth from the earth
OREOPÊGANYX MORMORON TOKOUMBAI!”

Hekate, I have called to you by your ancient names of power.  
By blackest night, by flint-chipped blade, cut away that which fetters me.
By white-shelled egg and creamy milk, bring forth that which I desire.
By reddest blood, by poppie’s bloom, let it grow strong and true.
Torchbearer, Maiden, Goddess, Queen,
Guide me as I walk the threefold path.
Nigredo. Albano. Rubedo.
Goddess, Witch, and Queen.

The End