A Rain Brew

Fill a bucket, pot or cauldron with water. Add a few dried, crumbled fern leaves and take it, with a brand-new broom, outside where you wish the rain to fall. With the sweeping end of the broom, stir the cauldron in a clockwise direction, gently increasing the speed until you are thrashing the water wildly and the broom's handle seems almost to spin of its own violition. As you are doing this, visualize a rain storm in its wild splendor - the rain landing with thuds on the dry, cracked ground, sending up clouds of dust; the wind whipping the trees and your own clothing; the smell of thunder - the awesome power of nature pouring forth all Her wrath into a tremendous outburst. When you can vividly imagine the rain slamming down on you and the wind thrashing, lift the broom's wetted end up to the sky and shake it with all your might. Dip it back into the cauldron and repeat the process, still visualizing the storm playinf out all its forces around you. Throw the broom down. Lift the container and hurl its contents upward. Be Prepared!

by Scott Cunningham