Sometimes our dreams offer us insight into the past and the future. We might meet otherworldly beings in our dreams. Sometimes we are born with the ability to dream walk. For those who are dreamers, if you’re looking for ways to increase your dream magic, here are our favorite crystals for astral projection and herbs for prophetic dreams and lucid dreaming.
Maybe you’ve come here and you’re curious what lucid dreaming actually is and if it’s different from astral projection. Lucid dreaming is, put simply, the ability to be conscious in your dreams. It’s that moment when you realize, hey this doesn’t seem real…I must be dreaming. At this point, you’ll be able to go anywhere you want in the dream and basically do anything you want. While it’s a lot of fun to bend reality in your mind in this way, the point to lucid dreaming is to explore and learn things about yourself and your spirituality.
Lucid dreaming is different from astral projection, according to some. They say when you astral project, your astral body leaves your physical and that you can literally see yourself floating above it. While I agree, I also believe that you can astral project in your sleep. And you might not necessarily see yourself floating, but you might experience other symptoms. If we are conscious of our whereabouts while astral projecting and lucid dreaming, what’s to stop us from doing both? Or both experiences being one-in-the-same?
And as for prophetic dreams, these are dreams in which you are literally peering into the future. Sometimes our dreams provide us a magnifying glass into the past, to clarify on complicated or even tragic events. In my experience, I’m not usually lucid OR in the astral realm when having a prophetic dream. It’s a different kind of experience…more like I’m watching a movie and seeing something play out on a screen in front of me. But I’m not typically part of it.
One of the easiest things to do to increase your dream magic is to use crystals for astral projection and dreaming. They’re fairly cheap to purchase online or at a metaphysical store. You don’t have to buy a huge, expensive stone, a small nickel-sized crystal will do the trick. Here are our favorite crystals for astral projection, prophetic dreams and lucid dreaming:
A pretty purple version of quartz, amethyst has been used for centuries to induce lucid and prophetic dreams. We refer to it as the psychic stone because it truly aids in increasing one’s abilities by opening your third eye. I’ve used amethyst for the past decade to increase my dream magic and always have results. Place it in your pillowcase, on the nightstand next to your bed, or between your mattress and boxspring to increase your dream time and prophetic dreams. Place the small piece in your pillowcase.
When I think of past life dream magic and prophetic dreams, I think of lapis lazuli. Lapis is one of the most effective crystals for astral projection which I believe has to do with its ties to ancient civilizations. This royal blue stone with gold flecks is not only gorgeous, it’s potent. Use it in small doses, else it will make you feel flighty and un-grounded. Lapis is connected to your third eye and throat chakras and thus may be used in meditations prior to sleep to increase your dream magic ten-fold.
One of my favorite crystals for astral projection protection is selenite. Selenite is a white, cloudy crystal associated with the crown chakra – it links us to the Divine. It’s high vibrational, which means it is self-cleansing. If used while dreaming, selenite offers a white light bubble of protection around your astral body. It allows your guides and guardians to protect you from negative astral beings and from nightmares.
Another pretty purple crystal for astral projection and dreaming is lepidolite. Linked to the third eye, lepidolite is a great crystal for prophetic dreams and astral travel. Wear it on your person throughout the day to induce dreaming at night. Again, with this crystal too, you’ll want to wear it and use it for dream magic in small doses. Using crystals and stones associated with the higher chakras too often can cause light-headedness and flightiness. I know from personal experience. In addition, this particular stone connects us to the fairy realm, so be aware you might meet otherworldly beings when sleeping with lepidolite.
The ancient Egyptians placed quartz inside their obelisks to generate power from the heavens. Sleep with clear quartz beside your bed and you’ll experience clear dreams from the Divine. Also connected to your crown chakra, clear quartz is a wonderful crystal for astral projection.
Black obsidian is one of those stones I always have near me while I sleep. And truthfully, I don’t keep it around to induce dreams but rather to ground too much energy while I sleep. Sometimes I go into phases where all I do is dream at night and it gets exhausting. I might even wake up with sleep paralysis or nightmares. And when I do, I grab my black obsidian palm stone that sits on my nightstand and hold it until I fall into a restful, peaceful sleep. It’s also helpful if you’re doing shadow work and it’s spilling over into your dreams.
Moldavite gained lots of popularity in the witchcraft and metaphysical communities recently. There were people even saying that you should beware of the stone, that it might generate too much energy and cause chaos in your life. I’ll be honest with you folks, I have moldavite. True, genuine moldavite from the Czech Republic. I have had no problems with chaos in my life since acquiring said stone. In addition, it’s actually induced some pretty wild, starry dreams. I think if you have starseed blood, you’ll find yourself particularly drawn to this stone. I will also say this about it, when I hold it in my hand, the energy pulsates. It is truly unique.
Another way in which to use crystals and stones for dream magick is to make a crystal grid. A crystal grid is simply a pattern of crystals or stones used as a means to generate power for a specific purpose (such as for inducing dreams). Choose stones that correlate with what you are trying to achieve in your dreams. For example: a crystal grid of lapis lazuli, selenite, and rose quartz might bring you dreams of past lives and past romances. Then make shapes or patterns with the crystals on your nightstand, dresser, or even under your bed where you sleep. And yes, you can make crystal grids directly on your body before going to sleep or during meditation for the same purpose.
Many herbs have properties that aid in inducing dreams and astral projection. The aroma, the chemical constituents, magical properties and vitamins in certain herbs work to open our minds and hearts to other realms and planes of existence. Keeping in mind, that herbs affect each of us differently. Healers and witches believe this is because the herb itself has its own personality, it’s own consciousness, and therefore affects each person differently. Here’s our dream herbs list and descriptions:
There’s no herb more recommended for dream magic than mugwort. Mugwort is in the artemisia family, which includes the absinthe herb wormwood, and is known to induce prophetic dreams and astral travel. Most blame the constituent thujone for its mild hallucinatory effects on the brain. It’s supposedly illegal to drink mugwort or wormwood as a tea. So I won’t tell you to drink mugwort as a tea, wink wink. It’s safe in smaller amounts but not in high doses and it’s not safe for pregnant or nursing mothers.
Vervain, aka verbena, has been used for centuries to cure insomnia. It’s a powerful sleep-enhancing herb and also produces dreams. A favorite of witches, this herb is rumored to have been used by Celtic Druids to aid divination. Similar to rosemary, it provides clarity of mind in sleep and waking life. Make a dream sachet with blue vervain and an amethyst crystal for astral projection.
Rosemary is my all-time favorite herbs for a number of reasons. One reason is it’s ability to bring on prophetic dreams. It’s also pretty darn safe to take internally – in a tea or infused into your meals. As previously mentioned, rosemary provides mental clarity and therefore won’t give you whacky dreams. BUT it will give you clear, concise dreams. Not to mention, it’s healing and purifying for the body and mind.
Ahhhh, lavender. Such a calming, soothing herb. It’s used in love spells, to ease anxiety, as a purifier and more. Diffuse lavender oil in the air of your bedroom to help you fall into a deep, dreaming sleep. Combine lavender with mugwort in a dream sachet and put under your pillow for prophetic dreams and astral projection.
The blue lotus was sacred to ancient cultures like the Egyptians, who believed it was linked to eternity. The lotus bloomed on lily pads on the Nile River, therefore the Egyptians believed it produced visions and prophetic dreams. There’s a psychoactive alkaloid in Egyptian lotus which produces hallucinations.
Lemon balm, aka Melissa officinalis, is an herb in the mint family that smells and tastes slightly of lemons. It might not be the first herb people go to for dreaming abilities, but I can tell you in my experience it’s helpful. This herb is helpful in soothing one into sleep and can induce dreams for some.
I’ve found, when combined with mugwort and lavender, chamomile is helpful in dream work. It allows us to connect with our personal energy source and soothes us into sleep. Not to mention, it makes mugwort tea taste a lot better.
Once you have your herb and crystal for astral projection and prophetic dreams, what do you do next? Here are a few ways to use herbs in dream magic:
Herbs can be used in many other ways, your imagination is your limit! Teas, elixirs, tinctures, sprays, smudge bundles, etc. Combine the use of herbs with crystals for astral projection, astral protection, dream walking, dream magic and more.
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