A Spell To Have a Long Life
To be done in a forest
Go into a woods that contain any combination of oaks, elms, & maples. Find, as near as you can tell, the oldest tree in the center. Bury, deep & as near to the roots of the tree as you can, a penny.
Upon the trunk of the tree, trace out, with your finger, & as you say it aloud, the following:
"Ancient tree, I offer thee
This mortal coin as gift & sign
Guard my fate both soon & late,
And let my rust grow green at last.
Place a stone over the burial site, & leave undisturbed for one month & a day. Return to the tree & dig up the coin. If the coin has turned green, the forest's life span will be your own.