Witches’ Flying Ointments

Real Historical Recipes

Witches’ Flying Ointments

Real Historical Recipes

These recipes provided for your entertainment only — I am NOT responsible for your misuse or abuse of this material.

Traditional English Flying Ointment
from Erica Jong’s Witches

  • 3 grams annamthol
  • 30 grams betel
  • 50 grams extract of opium
  • 6 grams cinquefoil
  • 15 grams henbane
  • 15 grams belladonna
  • 15 grams hemlock
  • 250 grams cannabis Indica
  • 5 grams canthreidin

Blend with oil of your choice, baby fat, vaseline, safflower oil, or butter.

Modern American Flying Ointment

  • 1 jar hand cream
  • 1 tsp. vegetable fat
  • 1/2 tsp. belladonna
  • 3 drops liquid detergent
  • 1/2 tsp. wolfbane juice

Mix well with perfume of your choosing.

French Flying Ointments: Three Recipes

I. Du persil, de l’eau de l’Aconite, des feuiles de Peuple, et de la suye.

(Parsley, essence of aconite, poplar leaves and soot.)

II. De la Berle, de l’Acorum vulgaire, de la Quintafeuille, du sang de chauvesouris, de la Morelle edormante, et de l’huyle.

(Water parsnip, sweet flag, cinquefoil, bat’s blood, deadly nightshade, and oil.)

III. De graisse d’enfant, de suc d’ Ache, d’Aconite, de Quintefeuille, de Morelle, et du suye.

(Baby’s fat, juice of the water parsnip, aconite, cinquefoil, deadly nightshade, and soot.)

Obviously, real baby’s fat was not used, this was written to provide shock value and awaken the sleeping mind. -D.

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