Powers: Protection, Psychic Power, Healing, purification, strength.
Ritual Uses: The ancient priestesses of Apollo chewed bay leaves to induce a prophetic state, and also inhaled their fumes. Bay leaves are used as decoration at Yule.
Magical Uses: Bay is used in clairvoyance and wisdom brews. Bay leaves are placed beneath the pillow to induce prophetic dreams. It is a protection and purification herb and is worn as an amulet to ward off negativity and evil, burned or scattered during exorcism rituals. Bay Leaves mixed with sandalwood can be burned to remove curses and evil spells. An excellent purification and protection herb. Sacred to the muses and useful for artists, poets and writers. Said to promote inspiration and creativity. Place a bay leaf on the page for inspiration. Smoke from the burning leaves is ideal for consecrating musical instruments and artists tools.