Blackthorn Druid Order founder Rick Silfies Potter is an Old World witch and member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He has followed the magic path for over 30 years, and now exclusively teaches private students in the ways of the Draighean (Blackthorn Druid Witch).
Rick offers his services on a private basis, as listed below.
- Tarot & Oracle Readings: Rick offers combined readings that call on the wisdom of Celtic lore, herbs and plants, the animal world and the planets. Each reading consists of 13 cards, and there is no time limit. All readings are $20.00.
- Magical Reiki: Reiki is a healing technique during which a practitioner channels energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Rick Silfies Potter is a certified Reiki II Practitioner, and developed Magical Reiki, which combines Usui Ryoho Reiki with Chakra Healing, Crystal Therapy, Aromatherapy and Meditation. A half-hour session is $30.00. A full-hour session is $50.00.
- Beeswax Votive Candles: Rick crafts his own candles from pure beeswax, with herbs and essential oils added. These candles are created primarily for meditation, healing and to honor various Celtic deities. Votive candles are $3.00 each. Custom and bulk orders accepted.
- Witch Bottles: Witch bottles began as counter-magical devices used by both witches and non-witches as protection against other witchcraft and conjure. They are described in historical sources in England and the United States. The first mention of a witch bottle appears in the 17th century. Modern witch bottles are created primarily for healing or protection. Each of Rick’s custom witch bottles are unique and one-of-a-kind. Bottles contain special ingredients according to their purpose, along with a handwritten spell sealed inside. Witch bottles are placed in a location where they will not be disturbed and are not to be opened. For $25.00, Rick will create a special witch bottle just for you.
- Magical Oils: Rick creates his own essential oil blends in a jojoba oil base, for ritual and magical practice. Use these oils to anoint your candles, divination tools and even yourself. These oils are made for various magical intentions and to honor Celtic deities. Oils are $10.00 per bottle. Custom orders accepted.
- Hand-Blended Herbal Incense: Rick crafts his own powdered incense from various herbs, resins, roots and bark. Rick’s incense is self-lighting and does not require a charcoal block, eliminating toxic fumes. All ingredients are blended by hand and infused with magical intention. Incenses are made for meditation, ritual, ancestor worship, divination and to honor various Celtic deities. Incenses are $10.00 per jar.
- Healing the Three Cauldrons: Celtic lore tells us that the body contains three spiritual cauldrons. These cauldrons are located in the head (spiritual health), the heart (psychic health) and the belly (physical health). This healing modality is unique to the Blackthorn Druid Order and combines healing incantations from ancient Celtic sources, crystals, oils and the use of a pendulum. A half-hour session is $30.00. A full hour session is $50.00.