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Wisteria Correspondences
« on: April 24, 2013, 03:28:36 pm »
I was wondering if anyone knew of any correspondences for wisteria.  Living in the Southern U.S., wisteria is endemic.  I'm used to the purple wisteria, but recently moved and here, they have white wisteria.  I was thinking the white could be used for lunar magic/worship.  They have an evocative scent and most flowers are used for love magic so I thought that might be a good correspondence.  I've looked in Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs and the only reference is in the very back (if you own it, page 288) under properties of oils and it says wisteria is for protection.  I've also checked the only other herbal I own, A Witch's Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divinations by Gerina Dunwich and there's no mention of wisteria at all.  Any help filling in this gap of knowledge is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 05:51:47 pm »
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I was wondering if anyone knew of any correspondences for wisteria.  Living in the Southern U.S., wisteria is endemic.  I'm used to the purple wisteria, but recently moved and here, they have white wisteria.  I was thinking the white could be used for lunar magic/worship.  They have an evocative scent and most flowers are used for love magic so I thought that might be a good correspondence.  I've looked in Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs and the only reference is in the very back (if you own it, page 288) under properties of oils and it says wisteria is for protection.  I've also checked the only other herbal I own, A Witch's Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divinations by Gerina Dunwich and there's no mention of wisteria at all.  Any help filling in this gap of knowledge is greatly appreciated.

 
My purple wisteria is a bit late due to a very cold spring. Last year I searched online for magickal correspondences for wisteria since the books I have mention little to nothing.
Eileen Holland mentions happiness. Wisteria is air element. Found other sites which mention spirituality. One site mentioned adding wisteria to mop water for prosperity.It is a very sweet scent so the love use is also good. If you google search
magickal correspondences wisteria you get lots of sites with listings of wisteria.
In garden centers I have seen white wisteria like you mention and also pink wisteria.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 06:50:18 pm »
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My purple wisteria is a bit late due to a very cold spring. Last year I searched online for magickal correspondences for wisteria since the books I have mention little to nothing.
Eileen Holland mentions happiness. Wisteria is air element. Found other sites which mention spirituality. One site mentioned adding wisteria to mop water for prosperity.It is a very sweet scent so the love use is also good. If you google search
magickal correspondences wisteria you get lots of sites with listings of wisteria.
In garden centers I have seen white wisteria like you mention and also pink wisteria.

 
I did a cursory search and didn't find much, but your correspondences are helpful.  I was leaning toward using the purple type for spirituality and it's nice to have an echo in that aspect. Also, now that you mention it, the air element correspondence makes sense since they grow towards the sky in trees.  The prosperity use makes sense as well because it is abundant when you find it.  All in all, those are very helpful.  Thank you.  Can't wait to hear from more people.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 07:47:15 pm »
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I was wondering if anyone knew of any correspondences for wisteria...


I live in the south too and we actually have a large purple Wisteria vine out front.  I looked in my books and in addition to your Cunningham reference I found on pg 32 of Laurie Cabot's "A Salem Witch's Herbal Majick" that she's listed Wisteria under the auspices of Venus and Jupiter and she suggests using it to sharpen your reactions or for romantic moments of love.  I know there are a lot of people that don't care for Cabot, but that's what I came up with so I thought I'd share.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 07:54:06 pm »
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I live in the south too and we actually have a large purple Wisteria vine out front.  I looked in my books and in addition to your Cunningham reference I found on pg 32 of Laurie Cabot's "A Salem Witch's Herbal Majick" that she's listed Wisteria under the auspices of Venus and Jupiter and she suggests using it to sharpen your reactions or for romantic moments of love.  I know there are a lot of people that don't care for Cabot, but that's what I came up with so I thought I'd share.

 
I actually just responded to your thread with a recommendation to read Penczak's books and he's kind of her protege so I have no problem with her :)  Thank you for that information.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 08:08:06 pm »
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I actually just responded to your thread with a recommendation to read Penczak's books and he's kind of her protege so I have no problem with her :)  Thank you for that information.

 
How's that for synchronicity lol.  I wanted to add (and this is my own thought process here) that when I don't know what a plant does, in addition to color, growing season, scent etc. I also look at how the plant grows.  Wisteria is a decently sturdy vine so I would guess that you could use it to latch onto things and hold them in place (an example using the Venus and Jupiter correspondences being perhaps used to protect valuable things that are for decor or that you love, an heirloom for example).  Like I said just my own thoughts on it so YMMV.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 08:29:37 pm »
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How's that for synchronicity lol.  I wanted to add (and this is my own thought process here) that when I don't know what a plant does, in addition to color, growing season, scent etc. I also look at how the plant grows.  Wisteria is a decently sturdy vine so I would guess that you could use it to latch onto things and hold them in place (an example using the Venus and Jupiter correspondences being perhaps used to protect valuable things that are for decor or that you love, an heirloom for example).  Like I said just my own thoughts on it so YMMV.

 
I do the same thing.  I studied Hoodoo for a while and there's a teaching in it called the doctrine of signatures that states God gave us clues as to how to use herbs (in the past medicinally, though I use it metaphysically) in the way they grow or their shapes.

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 08:40:25 pm »
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I do the same thing.  I studied Hoodoo for a while and there's a teaching in it called the doctrine of signatures that states God gave us clues as to how to use herbs (in the past medicinally, though I use it metaphysically) in the way they grow or their shapes.

 
I've heard of the Doctrine of Signatures before, but it was just in passing.  I'll have to look more into it.  And how neat about the Hoodoo.  There is a Hoodoo and Rootworker's fest that a friend invited me to that takes place a few hours from here.  I'll have to check that out too.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 08:44:34 pm »
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I've heard of the Doctrine of Signatures before, but it was just in passing.  I'll have to look more into it.  And how neat about the Hoodoo.  There is a Hoodoo and Rootworker's fest that a friend invited me to that takes place a few hours from here.  I'll have to check that out too.

 
Hoodoo is such a fantastic magical tradition, especially since you live in the South, the birthplace of Hoodoo.  I wish we had Hoodoo/rootwork style festivals where I live.  You should definitely check it out.

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2013, 05:31:42 am »
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My purple wisteria is a bit late due to a very cold spring. Last year I searched online for magickal correspondences for wisteria since the books I have mention little to nothing.
Eileen Holland mentions happiness. Wisteria is air element. Found other sites which mention spirituality. One site mentioned adding wisteria to mop water for prosperity.It is a very sweet scent so the love use is also good. If you google search
magickal correspondences wisteria you get lots of sites with listings of wisteria.
In garden centers I have seen white wisteria like you mention and also pink wisteria.

Found a link see entry for wisteria
http://www.toadhollowbeads.com/THHerbsSk-Z.htm

wisteria has flowers only for some weeks where I live, the scent does not take in oil, the dried herb looses fragrance quickly, this year I am going to try to make a tincture of the flowers see how that goes.:)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 05:33:12 am by Nerys53 »

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013, 10:22:41 am »
Quote from: ccam;106574
I was wondering if anyone knew of any correspondences for wisteria.  Living in the Southern U.S., wisteria is endemic.  I'm used to the purple wisteria, but recently moved and here, they have white wisteria.  I was thinking the white could be used for lunar magic/worship.  They have an evocative scent and most flowers are used for love magic so I thought that might be a good correspondence.  I've looked in Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs and the only reference is in the very back (if you own it, page 288) under properties of oils and it says wisteria is for protection.  I've also checked the only other herbal I own, A Witch's Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divinations by Gerina Dunwich and there's no mention of wisteria at all.  Any help filling in this gap of knowledge is greatly appreciated.

 

http://www.toadhollowbeads.com/THHerbsSk-Z.htm

http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Post/1198483

http://healingherbinfo.com/index.php/herbs/herb/wisteria

The second link mentions some herbal uses for wisteria but I don't see any of the information repeated in more reliable sources or materia medica so I wouldn't chance using it topically or internally. Still if that bit does hold up scrutiny then view it in a similar light to belladona perhaps or other flowering poisons?
Also it may be prudent to examine if you find any importance to the listed notation on the third link that says it grows twining clockwise.


Sorry I couldn't find more of use

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Re: Wisteria Correspondences
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 03:44:46 pm »
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http://www.toadhollowbeads.com/THHerbsSk-Z.htm

http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Post/1198483

http://healingherbinfo.com/index.php/herbs/herb/wisteria

The second link mentions some herbal uses for wisteria but I don't see any of the information repeated in more reliable sources or materia medica so I wouldn't chance using it topically or internally. Still if that bit does hold up scrutiny then view it in a similar light to belladona perhaps or other flowering poisons?
Also it may be prudent to examine if you find any importance to the listed notation on the third link that says it grows twining clockwise.


Sorry I couldn't find more of use

 
No, these are all very helpful.  I had another thought on my drive home looking at all the wisteria along the road.  Wisteria is sometimes considered a parasite, it wraps itself around trees and sometimes kills them.  Therefore, it could possibly used in binding and even cursing work.

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 10:11:06 am »
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No, these are all very helpful.  I had another thought on my drive home looking at all the wisteria along the road.  Wisteria is sometimes considered a parasite, it wraps itself around trees and sometimes kills them.  Therefore, it could possibly used in binding and even cursing work.

 
definitely a good point, my whole back yark is lined with trees, several of which are twined root to stem with wisteria. It has not killed any yet but I could definitely see how you could use a live vine in a binding. Also I confirmed at least for my wisteria, it does grow clockwise. Never noticed till I looked myself.

Personal opinion: I use wisteria blossoms for communing with spirits of air and water, when the moon is dark or full ( it depends ) for scrying or divining, the vine itself I have used in my ritual fires as well as the flowers, a particular spirit comes to that smoke and call, you may try it and see what it does for you.

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