Category Archives: Sorcery

lost love’s journey’s ending

the heart’s darkest wilderness is not a place of this Earth

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I have journeyed far

through Xanadu, Samarkand, Shangri-la, and Elsinore

I traveled not for love alone

but to fulfill my quest, meet my fate, and free my soul

my heart torn apart by ardour

I wandered by the mountains of the moon’s raging river

in darkest passion’s burning fervour

I could take the pain and stand the rain as should warrior

a warrior proud, steadfast, alone forever

I wouldst take you far to Shangri-la, a land of never never

so join me, my princess most proud and fair

be my Lady, my Goddess, Queen of Camelot and Elsinore

to be together, as it ’twere long ago and before

lost love’s journey’s ending, together now and forevermore

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

darkness cannot drive out darkness

only the dawn’s early light can do that

Food on Friday ~ Rosehips

rose hips are the fruit of the flower of love

no matter what they say, rose hips are indeed a fruit

High summer presses its heat and humidity down on us, and yet in England the hedgerows are already beginning to ripen with wild harvest.  One of the hedgerow’s natural bounties is the false fruit of the dog rose, (rosa canina), more commonly known in England as rose hips.

p1050177You can do a lot of stuff with rose hips, from making syrups and jams, to my preferred use which is to make a tincture of rose hips and rosemary in apple cider vinegar.  As well as sweetening and adding taste to the cider vinegar. the rose hips also add diuretic, lithontriptic, and mild laxative qualities to your brew.  As for rosemary, this stuff is almost a cure-all.  I just add an odd number of fresh sprigs to the bottle, (for good fortune it must be an odd number.)

The finished product, (ready in about 6 weeks and will keep for a year or a lot longer), is a great basis for a salad dressing.  Diluted in water it is also a first class tonic and as part of a whole-body cleanse.  There may be no truth whatsoever in the persistent rumour that this concoction is a very potent female aphrodisiac.  However, it is well known to be a cure for practically whatever that ails you.

You can also make a true tincture of rose hips using medicinal alcohol, (or vodka).  For those of us with a real taste for booze, just make a rose hip brandy or vodka.  I have even heard of rose hip gin, and although I’ve never tasted it, I have it on very good authority, from a very close friend, that this booze is the bomb.

The dog rose is an important plant to the herbalist, because the leaves, petals, and hips all have their uses.  In a hedgerow, the plant may reach six feet or more in height, its flowers can be anything from white to a delicate pink, and if will guard its bounty with some particularly persistent thorns.  (You can also use the hips, leaves, and petals of the cultivated rose, but I would look for a rose variety that’s as close to the wild rose as possible.)

Some say that you must be very careful when picking fruits, berries, and salad leaves from the wild ~ the uninitiated may pick themselves a deadly poison.  And that everything belongs to somebody, so be discreet.  All I know is that the mixture of rose hips, rosemary, and organic apple cider vinegar is as near to a sorcerer’s brew as anything I know.

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canina1jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

 

a rose by any other name is still as sweet

even if it’s a dog

Random Jottings ~ Witches

she walks barefoot in the moonlight and whispers magic to the wind

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magick is not something she does, magick is who she is

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lie awake in the night and listen for the witch’s promise

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loving a witch is difficult

it’s no picnic breaking up with one either

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don’t wish for a kiss from a witch in the moonlight

it might ruin your whole evening

it might ruin your whole life

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love a witch

it’s a short life filled with incident

and slimy things in jars

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

she has something very much darker than ice-water in her veins

Random Jottings ~ Werewolf

some werewolves are women, they’re the most frightening

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she wore black, shame it was her fur

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in the silvery moonlight, the werewolf’s eyes gleamed a yellow gleam

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he’d tamed the werewolf, but what was he going to do with her?

the hair and teeth weren’t a problem

but her growls in bed upset the people in the next apartment

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when the moon rose, so did the werewolf

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he had the silver collar, he had the silk sheets, he was bloody stupid

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

he was her true love

shame he was a werewolf

but he was great at fetching sticks

Ancient Roman Sayings Every Man Should Know

cogito, ergo sum

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a healthy mind in a healthy body

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do not burn your bridges behind you

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don’t let the bastards grind you down

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there is no such thing as pure pleasure

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lightning most often strikes the highest tower

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you are never less alone than when you are alone

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lustfulness and fear are the proofs of a degenerate mind

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every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

plenam lunam dura est domina

the full moon is a harsh mistress

Random Jottings ~ No Such Thing

the theory of everything makes perfect sense when you’re drunk

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quantum physics tells us that;

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there is no such thing as green energy

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in exactly the same way that you can never get something for nothing

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common sense tells us there is no such thing as a free lunch

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experience tells men that there are no women who just want them for themselves

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and all women feel exactly the same about men

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and just right now

there is no such thing as freedom

Random Jottings #11

the truth is rarely pure, and never simple, unless you’re a cat

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nobody can be wrong all the time

unless they are very, very good at it

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‘you’re right, but I don’t agree…..’ he said

she hit him with a piano

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the wrong love is hard work

on a bad day it’s bloody hard work

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‘what’s the worst that can happen to me…..?’ he asked

‘the truth…..’ she answered

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a real hero comes in the strangest disguises

Random Jottings #9

of course you’re not scared of me, I’m not the vampire

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‘I adore you…..’ she said.  ‘please take your clothes off…..’

‘these aren’t clothes…..’

‘you’re a werewolf, aren’t you…..?’

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she was so fucking hot

and so into being used by the wolf

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the witch wore black satin and lace

the werewolf wasn’t impressed, he much preferred red

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the werewolf came to her, charmed by her soft voice

‘you are lascivious lust incarnate…..’ Red Riding Hood whispered

‘and I like that’ 

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Red Riding Hood had almost tamed a werewolf

now what was she going to do with him?

 

 

Random Jottings #8

no matter if you’re a vampire or a werewolf, love is still love

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vampires werewolves and demons lurk in the shadows

nothing does a good lurk like a werewolf

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moonlight music and a werewolf

what more could a girl want?

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she should never have gone into that place

it was one of those bars where the nature of werewolves slowly becomes apparent

it’s lucky that she was a real dog

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

dances with werewolves

just don’t show him your throat

Random Jottings #5

an affair with a female dragon, it can be fun, it can be lethal

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never argue with a dragon

things could get heated

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‘come to me,’ she said in a hot erotic voice

‘I’d rather not,’ he replied

‘oh, why?’

‘you’re a dragon, and last time I got burned’

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total self-confidence is sexually attractive

even in a female dragon

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

infidelity is dangerous

when your mistress is a dragon

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