1931, Editions Jules Tallandier (scan)
Orson Welles. Hurricane Tonight (Excerpt).
Mugwort is also known as the Traveler’s Herb. It was popular among wizards during the times of king Arthur
Mugwort is most famous for it’s use as a “Dream” herb. It is known to enhance dreaming, both in sleep and in Shamanic Journeying and other trance work. It is said to enhance whatever level of dreaming one is developed in. For example, if one can not remember one’s dreams, Mugwort will enhance and help the individual to develop this. If one is at the next level of dreaming, cognitive dreaming: (being aware one is dreaming and being able to “manipulate” the dream at will) Mugwort will enhance this.
The final level is precognitive dreaming; dreaming of future events.
No matter what level one is dreaming Mugwort will help you to develop your abilities. But beware, for until you become proficient your dreams may, at first, be difficult to deal with. Don’t be discouraged; practice makes perfect. If you desire you might study under an experienced Dreamer or Shaman. Keeping a journal would be advantageous.
I have heard people say that their dreams become “techni-colored” after taking Mugwort.
Mugwort is also used as a Warding herb (to repel/banish) negative energies, entities/spirits, wild beasts, weariness.
Mugwort in your shoes will help keep your strength up in long walks and generally protect you during a journey (hence the name Traveler’s herb).