During my apprenticeship I was taught to always write spells, name-papers, prayers, Psalms, seals, and wishes with a pen or a pencil that had NO ERASER on it. I was told that if it was not permanent or if a pencil had an eraser it would indicate that “you might go back on your wish or spell.”
Many depictions in folklore show Baba Yaga with her mushrooms, especially the Fly Agaric (the red-capped, white-spotted mushroom also associated in children’s illustrations with fairies and gnomes). Both Baba Yaga and mushrooms are found in the forest, it makes sense that the two would become entwined. Also, the fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is a psychoactive mushroom that can cause hallucinations, euphoria, and death. Baba Yaga is immortal and embodies the dual nature of life and death, and, like a hunter of mushrooms in the woods, you can search out Baba Yaga and perhaps be granted a boon, if you are clever enough. Or perhaps you’ll die. With her long scraggly white hair, large nose, and iron teeth, Baba Yaga is so ugly she is almost beautiful, like many types of mushrooms.
These natural wood pens were hand carved and painted in Ukraine. The Witchy (aka me) then ritually whispered spells and prayers on them and smoked them all on my altar to aid you in all of your spellwork.