A couple more Japanese learning resources that I’ve found recently:
- Japanese slang - the whole Japan Reference site is awesome but that page in particular was of MUCH INTEREST to me
- Japanese language tips - common phrases/grammar patterns seen in anime/manga broken down into an easier-to-understand way
- Capture2Text - I actually haven’t used this myself (it’s pretty much obsolete to me since I’ve gotten better at radical recognition) but I found it in my Japanese bookmarks so it might be useful
- Japanese SFX - a dictionary for a whole lot of the sfx you see in manga and stuff
- LinguaLift - another one I haven’t actually used since I’m past the beginner phase and it costs money, but it seems to have a lot of features and looks good for beginners, plus there’s a 2-week free trial
- JGram - grammar database/wiki
Figured I’d post them since my Japanese learning posts seem to have quite a bit of interest. 0_o
For Haley, since she has trouble figuring out the system
A salve is a remedial or soothing magickal substance for healing. Firstly, you need to make some vaseline. Don’t worry, this version is made of completely natural ingredients (no petroleum)! Vaseline is solid at room temperature, but liquid when heated and that is exactly what you need for this remedy.
1. Making the vaseline
- 29.57 ml (1 ounce) beeswax (a little more if you want it softer)
- vanilla essential oil (optional)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Mix the ingredients together in a saucepan and heat on a very low heat until the beeswax has melted. It only takes a few minutes for the beeswax to melt so keep an eye on it. I would not recommend boiling the water because the jar might tip and spill. This will take at least 15 minutes because you want a slow melt.
This only fills a small jar so if you want to make a large amount, use a bigger jar and double the ingredients.
2. Making the salve
- 2 cups of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of vaseline (this is your base)
- 1/4 cup of a crushed herbal mixture (lavender, chamomile leaves, calendula flowers, )
- 1/2 tsp of vitamin E oil (for preserving)
Infuse the herbs into the olive oil. There are two ways to do this. You can either combine the herbs and the olive oil in a jar with an airtight lid and leave 3-4 weeks, shaking daily or heat the herbs and olive oil over low heat in a double boiler for 3 hours until the oil is very green.
Strain the herbs out of the oil by pouring through a cheesecloth. Let all the oil drip out and then squeeze the herbs to get the remaining oil out.
Discard the herbs.
Heat the infused oil in a double boiler with the vaseline until melted and mixed.
Pour into small tins, glass jars or lip chap tubes.
- for: bites, stings, cuts, poison ivy cuts, burns, rash, dry skin
- in spells for: healing, prosperity, banishing evil, attracting love (put a bit of the salve on a candle)
Caution - do not use a salve if:
- the cut is deeper than 0.5 cm
- the bleeding doesn’t stop soon enough
- you’re suspicious of having an infected
- you’re suspicious of having blood poisoning
- the wound is caused by a foreign object that can’t be removed immediately
~ Blessed be ~