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Mullein has always been one of my favorites! I was born in Greencastle, Indiana and James Whitcomb Riley, known as the Children’s Poet and also a Hoosier (Indiana native), wrote one of my favorite poems - The Pixie People. It described the pixie people, “pouring from the steeple of a mullein stalk.” There was, and is, no doubt in my mind that the fairies not only existed, but played and frolicked very near by around the numerous mullein stalks on my grandmother’s farm.
Their relationship to witches is controversial. Some say it is a witch repellant. Others say witches carry it as a torch to light their way. Folk names, such as Hag’s Taper, support that theory.
Mullein also comes in handy if you are working on a spell and you run out of graveyard dust! It’s a perfectly acceptable substitute!
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