10 Herbs & Crystals for Astral Projection and Prophetic Dreams
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.
5 Crystals for Astral Projection & Prophetic Dreams
One of the easiest things to do to increase your dream magic is to purchase 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 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. 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.
2. Lapis Lazuli
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.
5. Clear Quartz
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.
Crystal Grids for Astral Projection and Dream Magic
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.
Dream Herbs List & Details
Many herbs have properties that aid in inducing dreams. The aroma, the chemical constituents, magical properties and vitamins in certain herbs can help increase lucid dreams. 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 it as a tea, but you can place it under your pillow to increase dream magic.
2. Blue Vervain
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.
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.
5. Blue Lotus
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.
Ways to Cast Dream Magic
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:
- make a dream pillow with herbs and crystals for dreaming
- make an herb-infused oil and anoint your third eye before sleep (learn how to make your own herb-infused oils here)
- take an herbal bath before bedtime
- drink herbal tea before bedtime
- simply smell a bag of herbs before climbing into bed
- hang an herb sachet on your bed or over the bedroom window
- place crystals for astral projection in your pillowcase, under the bed, or on your nightstand
- meditate with crystals over your chakras before bed
- keep a dream journal – sprinkle dreaming herbs inside the pages
- diffuse dream herb essential oils in your bedroom before sleep
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!