Mabon is coming: A collection of preparations

As I sit here in my little terraced house in Britain writing this, I can see the cloudy grey sky out of my window and I feel the summer ending. I can feel the leaves turning crunchy and everyone’s back to school photos, and with a little twinge of excitement, I can sense the pumpkin spice lattes waking and stretching their little caffeinated arms. Without a doubt, this is the end of summer.  

Which means that Mabon is coming, and it means that it’s been a whole year (!) since I started fully practising on Pagan holidays. Over the year, I’ve been refining my skills, bought far too many books and qualified in various different aspects of witchcraft and Pagan culture. 

Anyway, with Mabon coming up, I’ve put together a couple of things that you can do if you’re struggling for ideas – especially if you’re in self isolation or local lockdown (like I am, sigh).  

It wouldn’t be a Frank post if there wasn’t some reference to food, and so I’ll start with a bit of kitchen witchery. I got this recipe from The Almanac by Lia Leendertz – an absolute must have for anyone wanting to connect more to the earth and its ways. This recipe was tweaked from another book called Cattern Cakes and Lace. As with any of my kitchen witchcraft posts, you can add or remove spices from this as you see fit, and use spices that you feel are connected to Mabon! I would use woody spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.  

Suffolk Fourses Cakes (Mabon Spice Bread) 

675g strong white flour 

1 ½ teaspoons of instant dried yeast 

½ tsp salt 

2 teaspoons mixed ground spice (or mixed Mabon spices) 

2 teaspoons sugar 

175g softened butter 

450ml warm water 

175g currants (optional) 

Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add the butter and rub in until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the water and mix until it becomes a dough, then tip it out on a floured surface and knead it for 10 minutes. Put it in another bowl, cover with a teatowel and leave it somewhere warm to rise for 1 to 2 hours (until it’s doubled in size).  

Tip it out and knead in the currants (if using), then divide it into two pieces. Shape them into two loaves and put each in a loaf tin. Leave them to double in size again. 

Preheat the oven to 200C, and when the loaves have risen enough, brush them with milk (to make them shiny) and bake them for 45 minutes. Leave them to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then cool them on a wire rack.  

Enjoy as part of your Mabon feast or leave as an offering! 

Easy Mabon spell bags 

I love spell bags. They’re easy to make, and my home is full of them! A neat trick with certain spell bags (ones containing cloves or other whole spices) is to put a bit of water in the top of a wax burner, and ‘boil’ the bags with the tealight underneath. You can take them out, dry them and then use them again and again! You can make them out of cheesecloth and twine: just put the spices/flowers in your cheesecloth, wrap them up like a parcel with twine and make a little string to dangle them if you want to! I have protective ones in my front window which I hang off the window handles.  

NB: if you do this, be careful of the bag dripping when you take it out! My carpet is a bit stained from the clove syrup dripping off the bag 🙁   

As I mentioned in the recipe, I associate Mabon with falling leaves and woody earthy smells/atmospheres, so for my spell bags, I put in whole cloves, two cinnamon sticks and a ‘stone’ (unsure of the word!) of nutmeg. Hang them around, or use the wax/oil burner trick to make your home smell like Autumn.  

Summon a demon 

Joking! Joking! Please don’t do this – we have enough issues in the world already. 

Thank Mother Earth for the circle of the seasons 

Feel free to ignore this one if you don’t believe in prayer, as I will probably post some poetry at some point. I am by no means more qualified to lead a ritual than anyone else, but I have edited this ritual prayer so the solitary practitioner can read and sit in contemplation, or read to a group of practitioners. This prayer is from Seasonal Occult Rituals by William Gray, and this section is The Rite of Autumn.  

May the light of sunset shine resplendently on us this Autumn equinox. 

Blessed be the sun of Autumn bringing heavenly beauty to the edges of this earth.  

Blessed be light so wonderfully shown to us upon its path of power. 

We stand between the light and shade 

Upon the middle path we made 

Where day and night divide, 

As we have lived and worked and prayed.  

Fire and water bring to birth 

With air, the outcome of this earth.  

So bless the earth on which we stand 

For harvests of the sea and land. 

Roots below, fruits above, ripe and ready for our reaping. Blessed be the earth suppoorting life, and air that brings the breath of life to earth. Let us keep our feet well grounded on our earth however high we hold our heads to the sky. So shall we live as upright souls between both ends of our existence.   

Make a Cerridwen brew 

By artist Adrienne Rozzi

Cerridwen is the Welsh goddess of transformation, so you could probably brew this at any changing of the seasons. This recipe is toxic and so should not be consumed. Instead, you can sit and absorb the vapours as it boils.  

This recipe is from The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham.  


  • Water 
  • Acorns 
  • Barley 
  • Honey 
  • Ivy 
  • Hellebore (you can substitute this with rosemary) 
  • Bay 

I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you would like me to write one for each corner of the year (ie. Yule, Ostara, Litha and Mabon 2021), please like, share and comment! 

5 little witchy things that you can do anywhere

We’ve all been here: you want to do some big elaborate rituals, you want to manifest great things, but do you have time?

Absolutely not.

Disclaimer: I have been way busy and not doing this most of the time

With work, housework, errands, other things going on in life, it’s easy to think that you don’t have time for witchcraft – I was exactly the same before I started knowingly practising. It seems to be big elaborate rituals with fire and robes and chanting, right? Well, it was to me in the beginning (as an outsider looking in).

Here’s some quick and easy ways to practise your spellcraft anywhere!

1. Enchant your morning brew

Everyone has some kind of drink in the morning, right? For me it’s usually coffee, but this spell can be used on pretty much anything: tea, coffee, cordial, gin and tonic, vodka martini…..

Here’s how easy it is: make your brew as normal, and then when you stir it, stir it clockwise, and visualise the things you want to manifest being drawn to you by the direction of the drink. I normally sprinkle a bit of cinnamon into my coffee to accentuate the spell, but it’ll work regardless!

2. Charged crystals in your pocket

The great thing about teeny crystals or jewellery is that they’re super-portable. Try meditating on a crystal in the morning and imbue it with what you’d like to manifest, then you can keep it in your pocket and draw out that energy when you need it. I’d recommend clear or rose quartz for this, because they’re great at soaking up energy, but sometimes I’ll use my lovely teal fluorite. Why? Because it feels right.

3. Draw sigils on yourself/something you own

This sort of relates to my next point, but its a good’un. Refer to my Making Sigils page for guidance on coming up with a sigil, or use one of my pre-made ones. Then you can draw this wherever you like to manifest your goals. For example, if there is something I want to manifest that week, I will draw the sigil for it in the notes page of my diary, so then everything I write in there will be enchanted to help me. Another time, I had to deliver a presentation at work, so I drew a small sigil on my thumb.

Where you put them is up to you, but this is a super easy way to manifest!

4. Use your daily routine as a ritual

When people refer to a morning ritual, they tend to mean your normal routine: ie. showering, putting makeup on, brushing your teeth. So why can’t this be an actual ritual?

When you shower, use the feeling of the water to manifest your purification- the banishing of yesterday’s energy to welcome in the new day.

When you put makeup on, draw a little sigil in foundation on your cheek before you blend it.

When you butter your toast, draw a sigil on it with butter or jam (or whatever you prefer).

A ‘morning ritual’ doesn’t have to be an Insta-perfect yoga routine – it can just be sitting quietly with your enchanted toast.

5. Just sit with a candle for five minutes

How simple is this? Light a candle, and sit looking at the flame. This really helps you connect with the elements and also lets you practice quick meditation, so it’s a win win!

‘There’s no place like home’ security spell/Recipe

Remember those family roast dinners when you were a kid? The smell of the potatoes, that faint warmth from the vegetables cooking? I thought about this whilst creating this spell, and the safe, secure feeling it brought me.

With this in mind, I created some side dishes, each with their own correspondences – but if you don’t like any of these vegetables or herbs, feel free to omit them!

Mixed dish

Pick three or four of these vegetables:

  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Swede
  • Celeriac
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Parsnip
  • Yams

Boil with rosemary (home, purity, psychic protection) and thyme (protection, healing). The steam from this will give you your air correspondence. Serve with a sprig of fresh basil for a hit of good luck.

Buttered corn

Sweetcorn is associated with home protection, therefore is perfect for this spell. Cook as normal,drain, then stir through a knob of butter, and a little bit of chopped garlic (to break hexes, banish negative energy and give security, earth correspondence). The amount of garlic you use depends on how much corn you’re making, so for my recipe for two people, I use about half a teaspoon for about 200g (1 cup) of corn.

Sautéed greens

You can use any greens for this recipe, but I prefer to use variations of:

  • Thinly sliced Savoy cabbage
  • Spring/mixed greens
  • Bok choi
  • Chopped leeks
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Thinly sliced red cabbage

Leeks are also associated with home protection so are a good choice, and cabbage can represent our roots with the earth.

Heat up a frying pan and put a good amount of butter in – you might need to keep adding butter to make sure it doesn’t dry up. Add sea salt (water correspondence, protection) and black pepper/peppercorns (banishing, justice, strength, fire correspondence) to taste.

Serve with your roast, and know that all four elements have been respected and used to protect your home.

April Meditation Chant

Hi everybody!

I did some H A R D C O R E meditating over the weekend (oh yeahhh) and an incantation came into my head.



I am honestly not sure what the words are, but they came so vividly into my head (spelling, sound and all) that I had to share it, in case it is valuable to someone else other than me! I repeated these two words over and over like a chant and I could feel the energy in my fingertips. Perfect for morning energy work, or when sipping some herbal tea.

The pronunciation is eh-sher-eth kh-I-yan (as in the Urdu pronunciation of ‘kh’, or the ‘ch’ in ‘Loch’).

I hope this has helped somebody, and I love to share things like this! Leave a comment if you have any other chants that you find helpful (let’s make a little bank of them!).

Nighttime Radiance Spell

Hey guys! I was thinking about the times when I really need to influence energies, and thought, ‘those times when you’re going on a night out and you feel all frumpy and gross’ (pic related).

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So here we go! Here’s a nighttime spell for beauty and radiance, starring my favourite ancient language: Cumbric. Feel free to substitute these words, they’re just the numbers one to four!

You will need:

  • Marigold, daisy or daffodil petals
  • Sea salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Rose petals
  • A heatproof bowl
  • A charcoal disc
  • Witch hazel toner



As the sun sets,

May my beauty be the source of radiance.


As the moon glows,

May I absorb its shine.


As the spices burn

Let passion flow through me.


As I breathe the air

May it ignite my inner flame.

Upon reciting the above incantation, add the ingredients to the fire as follows:

Yan – Marigold/daffodil petals

Tyan – Salt

Tethera – Cinnamon

Methera – Rose petals

As you breathe in and out, hold the bottle or cup of witchhazel toner in your hands and direct your energy into it. Then simply soak a flannel/cotton pad in it and wipe your face!

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