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GREEN WITCH ABSINTHE

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Artemisia absinthium, is the scientific name for the plant called grand Wormwood, which is the main ingredient of the alcoholic elixir called Absinthe. Wormwood is a species of Artemisia, which is native to temperate regions of Eurasia. The ingredients of Absinthe also include green anise, sweet fennel, and other Witchcraft herbs.

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In Witchcraft lore Artemisia absinthium is associated with the planetary sphere of fiery Mars and the elements fire and air. Due to the association with Mars you also have the correspondence with the colour red. Also when the colour red is intensely stared at, it leaves behind a green after-image when your eyes are closed, and likewise when green is stared at, it leaves behind a red after-image.

As for the name Artemisia, it is derived from the name of the ancient Greek Goddess Artemis, whose sacred animal is a Bear, which is often associated with female shamans, especially across Eurasia unto Hyperborean Siberia. (There are many names for a male shaman in Siberia. But there is only one name for a female shaman, which is Udagan, meaning a Bear. Udagan also has associations with a fire, specifically the hearth.)

Shamanic use of Wormwood involved macerating its leaves, which were then soaked in wine for several days around the Moon phases, then ritually strained. The Wormwood wine is usually used for facilitating astral projection, divination and inducing visions.

Absinthe is commonly referred to , as ‘la fée verte,’ the Green Fairy, or alternatively as the Green Witch, by many a conjuring Artist who seeks visions. She was the liquid Art Muse for a number of rebellious Artists who made nineteenth century France, especially Paris a centre of artistic life. For example Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Degas partook of the essence of the Green Fairy who made her a subject of their paintings.

Absinthe was also known as the Green Muse, Green Ghost, Green Demoness, or the Green Goddess, and by other supernaturally inclined titles. But it was more commonly called the Queen Of Poisons:

“What is there in Absinthe that makes it a separate cult? Even in ruin and in degradation it remains a thing apart: its victims wear a ghastly aureole all their own, and in their peculiar hell yet gloat with a sinister perversion of pride that they are not as other men.” Aleister Crowley, The Green Goddess (1918).

Scientists have looked into the unusual effects of the Green Fairy. Under the title, ‘Absinthe Makes Neurons Run Wild,’ Corinna Wu, who writes for the Science News magazine, described scientific research in 2000 into the effects of the Wormwood herb on the Artist’s brain.

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The research was conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, the study discovered that Wormwood, as well as other Witchcraft herbs in Absinthe, cause “CNS cholinergic receptor binding activity”. This, according to scientists, has the effect of improving cognitive functions of the Artist’s brain.

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Although the shamanic and medicinal usage of Wormwood has been known of since very ancient times, popular legend relates that the Wormwood elixir of Absinthe began as an all-purpose patent remedy, when it had been first created by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire, a French version of doctor Frankenstein living in Couvet, Switzerland, around 1792. Ordinaire was unaware that his all-purpose patent remedy would one day be seen as a concoction of the devil, ensnaring the consumers addiction.

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However, the exact date of Absinthe’s creation varies depending on the colourful alchemist account. Ordinaire’s alchemical recipe was passed on to the Henriod sisters of Couvet, who proceeded to sell Absinthe as a medicinal elixir, a Faustian sorcerer would very likely drink with Werewolf relish.

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In Dr Faust’s grimoire, entitled, Hollenzwang it describes ‘Mephistophiel’ having a visionary form, appearing firstly like that of a ‘fiery Bear.’

The vision of the fiery Bear manifested when Dr Faust conjured the infernal spirit amidst the crossroads, surrounded by the wild wood of Wittenberg.

The shamanic symbolism of the fiery Bear may allude to an Artemis ‘she Bear,’ and in turn the Witchcraft herb, Artemisia absinthium.

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The Hollenzwang and other Faustian grimoires are often described as being medieval of date. But in fact most of the grimoires were created in the 17th, 18th or even the 19th century, when Absinthe took centre stage among the Dracula aristocracy and in turn the fed upon common folk.

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This was especially the case during the 19th century in Parisian France, in particular, where many a Decadent Artist, such as Oscar Wilde or Félicien Rops sought out the Green Witch, bestowing visions.

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You can rebelliously re-imagine Faust as a Sorcerer Artist, likened to Austin Osman Spare, drinking copious amounts of Absinthe prior to conjuring up a fiery red vision of a she-Bear, who then assumes the spectral guise of a salacious Nun wearing a green habit.

Little wonder then that Faust engaged in the Tantric Osculum Infame with the Green Witch, when to have entered into a Coitus Pactum with her, within an Absinthe induced Red-light district lucid dream.

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He no doubt also smoked large amounts of Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) before he rode the visiting Night-Mare of his Fallen Anima, who revealed to him that Warlocks have their Anima, whereas Witch-Nuns have their deified Animus made as a God/Devil.

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DISCLAIMER. Absinthe is considered as being a hallucinatory drink by some, whereas others do not experience it having any such affect.

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This may be due to the differences in recipe, some of which may have once included Cannabis, and perhaps even Psilocybin in some prior cases.

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The hallucinatory qualities of Absinthe was sought out by Artists, which gave Absinthe its nigh occult mystique. But the establishment propagandized the supposed hallucinatory effects of Absinthe as a means to ban it, which was mainly due to pressure from Wine producers, during the late 19th century, just as Hemp and Cannabis was banned because of the paper industry.

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Absinthe is presently seen as having its inebriating effects because of its high alcohol content. Hence the reason why it is diluted with water prior to consuming the drink.

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This involves an elaborate and rather arcane ritual. Drinking Absinthe straight was, and still is considered as being uncouth. As for Wormwood, the herb does have medicinal qualities, whether partaken in Absinthe or not. 

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