To Make Dark and Troublesome Dreams (Spell)

From Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus, Joseph H. Peterson edition:

To Make Dark and Troublesome Dreams,

we eat beans; and therefore they are abhorred by the Pythagoreans, because they cause such dreams. Phaseoli, or French beans, cause the same; lentiles, onions, garlic, leeks, wee-bine, dorcynium Picnocomum, new red wine; these infuse dreams, wherein the phantoms are broken, crooked, angry, troubled; the person dreaming will seem to be carried in the air, and to see the rivers and sea under him; he shall dream of misfortunes, falling, death, cruel tempests, showers of rain, and cloudy days; the sun darkened, and the Heavens frowning, and nothing but fearful apparitions. So by anoint­ing the aforesaid places with soot, or any dusty matter, and oil (which I add only to make the other enter the easier into the parts), fires, lightnings, flashings, and all things will ap­pear in utter darkness. These are sufficient.

The grimoires Magiae Naturalis Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus lists this spell.

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