movies are such a fun way to interpret our fantasies...
practical magic is such a fun whimsical movie
and the house is just amazing!
i just adore the vaulted and
all the glass cabinets...
and you know there are potions and bottles tucked away...
Director Griffin Dunne says he was enchanted by the script: “It was literally like a cauldron. Every emotion, theme and ingredient you could imagine was swirling around in it. I particularly liked the women’s use of magic; it comes right from the title. It’s about a more practical, almost holistic approach that seems like a gift that virtually anyone could have.”
LOVE POTION #9
To be performed on the 9th day of the 9th month.
(But you can try it anytime - who knows?)
9 oz. sweet red wine
9 basil leaves
9 red rose petals
9 apple seeds
9 drops vanilla extract
9 drops strawberry juice
9 drops apple juice
1 ginseng root, cut into 9 equal pieces
By the light of 9 pink votive candles, put these nine ingredients into a cauldron on the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month of the year.
Stir the potion nine times with a wooden spoon, each time reciting the following:
LET THE ONE WHO DRINKS THIS WINE
SHOWER ME WITH LOVE DIVINE.
SWEET LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE
MAKE HIS/HER LOVE FOREVER MINE.
Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for nine minutes.
Remove the cauldron from the heat and allow the potion to cool off.
Blow nine times upon the potion, bless it in the names of nine love-goddesses, (see below) and then strain it through a cheesecloth into a clean container.
Cover and refrigerate it until you are ready to serve it to the man or woman from whom you desire love and affection. (Do not allow anyone other than your beloved to look at,touch, or drink the love potion.)
The nine goddesses: Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Hathor, Nephthys, Aphrodite, Venus, Freya, Arianrhod.