Powers: Protection, Psychic Power, Healing, purification, strength.
Magical Uses: Bay is used in clairvoyance and wisdom brews. Bay leaves are placed beneath the pillow to induce prophetic dreams. It is a protection and purification herb and is worn as an amulet to ward off negativity and evil, burned or scattered during exorcism rituals. Bay Leaves mixed with sandalwood can be burned to remove curses and evil spells. An excellent purification and protection herb. Sacred to the muses and useful for artists, poets, and writers. Said to promote inspiration and creativity. Place a bay leaf on the page for inspiration. Smoke from the burning leaves is ideal for consecrating (see Rituals) musical instruments and artists tools.