Dream pillows may be used for many purposes. You can use them to enhance sleep, in which case some of the next six herbs may be used: catnip, hops, lavender, thyme, valerian, vervain (to stop nightmares). Should you wish to affect your fantasies, you may also consult the incense section and use the herbs listed for Psychic Powers, Divination and Prophetic Dreams.
Casting Directions for ‘To Make a Dream Pillow’
Burn a little of the frankincense or myrrh resin to cleanse your working place. Mix the five dried herbs in the bowl at whatever proportion feels right. While doing so, think carefully about the purpose of your dream pillow; such as jumps will give a sound sleep, mugwort induces psychic dreaming and camomile promotes a sense of wellbeing.
Crumble the dried peels into little pieces and add the rest of the finely ground resin to this mixture. Sew together three sides of the material, leaving one side open so you can easily fill the pillow with the herbs. Make a mental link with Hypnos, the Greek God of sleep or Demeter, Earth Mother.
Decorate the bags with magical symbols, Moons or your private preferences. Fill the pillow (not too full) using the herb and resin mixture and sew up the last side. Your dream pillow is now ready for use. You may now use your fantasy pillow when you require. Slip it into your pillow case and inhale deeply.
Dream pillows are extremely useful if, for instance, you’re away from home and need to make a certain ambience, or if you need continuity while working on a certain dream project. A normal use of a dream pillow in shown in the spell Fantasy Power overleaf.