Metaphysical Properties Of Lilac Wood
Official Name: Syringa vulgaris
Other Names: Common Lilac
Metaphysical Powers: Exorcism, Protection, Passion, Love, Intellegence, Wisdom, Memory
Uses and Folklore of Lilac
- Lilac drives away evil where it is planted or strewn, and indeed in New England, lilacs were initially planted to keep evil away from the property.
- The fresh flowers can be placed in a haunted house to help clear it.
- Lilacs are a favorite of the forest nymphs, and where they are, Pan is indeed close.
- Fresh lilacs can help you slip into the space between the worlds where all magic is possible and enhance your abilities to perceive and work with subtle magical energies.
- Some cultures use Lilac as a romance flower.
- Lilac Wood makes a nice wand for protection or healers
- Favored by Forest Nymphs, a sign that Pan is near.
Wrap and dry lilac bundles to make your own incense smoke bundles. Combine with rose, lavender, and sage for a love incense.
Lilac Wood is used for helping with concentration, imagination and attraction.
Wands made from Lilac Wood are said to good for spells dealing with romance, love, passion, intellect, communication and mental concentration. Lilac Wood can be used as an offering to Forest Nymphs or to the Greek entity Pan. Forest Nymphs according to myth favor the Lilac Wood. According the myth, if Lylacs are found nearby then the Greek entity Pan is close also looking for the Nymphs.
Lilac Wood is said to enhance sexual pleasure and to provide protection when traveling. Lilac Wood is also said to work well for illusions and divining.Lilac sprigs where held over children in Russia to embue the child with luck and wisdom. Lilac has been used to tell if spring was going to be early or late depending on the bloom.