St John’s Wort


St. John’s Wort is a revered herb with diverse metaphysical uses across various traditions. This herb is cherished for its ability to induce prophetic and romantic dreams, making it a popular choice for dreamwork and divination practices. St. John’s Wort is valued in spellwork for its protective qualities against black witchcraft and malevolent energies. It is often used in rituals for banishing negativity, promoting courage, and inviting blessings into one’s life.


St. John’s Wort is associated with light, vitality, and the triumph of good over evil. Its bright yellow flowers symbolise the sun’s radiant energy and are believed to uplift the spirit. Burning it as incense or carrying its leaves and flowers in sachets can cleanse spaces, dispel negative energies, and safeguard against psychic attacks.

In addition to its protective attributes, it holds historical and religious significance. Christian folklore links the herb to St. John the Baptist and his feast day (June 24th), associating it with renewal and spiritual cleansing. It was believed that hanging St. John’s Wort over doors and windows on St. John’s Eve could ward off evil spirits and bring blessings to the household.

Incorporating this herb into rituals for banishing, protection, and blessings can be highly effective for practitioners seeking to harness St. John’s Wort’s magickal properties. Whether used in dream pillows for prophetic dreams or in protective charms against negativity, St. John’s Wort remains a potent botanical ally with deep-rooted connections to ancient wisdom and folk magic. Approach its use with reverence and intention, honouring its multifaceted role in metaphysical practices.

St. John’s Wort Infused Dream Pillow

Follow these instructions to craft your own dream pillow for insightful and vivid dreaming:

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric for the pillow (cotton or muslin works well)
  • Needle and thread (or sewing machine)
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Mugwort
  • Chamomile
  • Rose petals
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Optional: Amethyst or Moonstone Crystals


  1. Gather your dried herbs, ensuring they are finely ground or in small pieces for easy filling. If essential oils are used, prepare them for application to the herbs.
  2. Cut your fabric into a square or rectangular shape based on your desired pillow size. Leave enough room to sew the edges together. Sew three sides of the fabric together, leaving one side open for filling.
  3. Combine your dried herbs in a mixing bowl. Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to enhance the fragrance and potency. Mix well to distribute the oils evenly.
  4. If desired, include crystals to further enhance the dream-inducing properties of the pillow.
  5. Carefully spoon the herb mixture into the fabric pouch you created, ensuring it is evenly distributed. Leave enough room at the top to close the pillow securely.
  6. Use your needle and thread to sew the open side of the pillow closed, ensuring a tight seal to prevent the herbs from spilling out.
  7. Hold the completed dream pillow in your hands and focus your intentions on enhancing dream recall and inviting prophetic dreams. Visualise yourself experiencing vivid and insightful dreams as you drift off to sleep.
  8. Before bedtime, tuck the dream pillow under or inside your pillowcase. The fragrant blend of herbs and oils will create a soothing atmosphere conducive to deep and meaningful dreaming.
  9. Keep a dream journal beside your bed to record any dreams you experience while using the dream pillow. Pay attention to recurring themes, symbols, or messages that may arise during your dream state.
  10. Periodically refresh your dream pillow by adding more herbs or oils as needed. Store it in a cool, dark place when not in use to preserve its potency.

By following these steps and infusing your dream pillow with St. John’s Wort and other magical ingredients, you can cultivate a sacred space for prophetic dreaming and intuitive insights. Experiment with different combinations of herbs and oils to personalise your dream pillow and enhance its effectiveness based on your intentions and desires.

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