HAND ROLLED INCENSE STICKS
MEDITERRANEAN BLEND - I have always loved the stories of the Sybils, especially the Sybil of Cumae whose ancient cave is not very far from my Southern Italian village. The Sybils foretold the future in rhyming verse...the old stories say the Sybil's divination was enhanced by breathing fumes from burning herbs...the bay tree was especially revered by them. The herbs in this blend were gathered in Italy last winter - bay, olive, sage, rose and rosemary - with the intention of creating this Mediterranean incense blend, imspired by and in honor of the Sybils. I've finished them off by pressing each stick through a bed of fresh flowers from my Maine gardens, herbs that I consider sacred - St. John's wort, hyssop and of course, rose.
BOREAL FOREST BLEND - There is something primal about being in a forest...we experience a sense of quietness and peace found nowhere else...a sense of belonging, of being surrounded by life...and a part of the great oneness that includes all other life forms inhabiting the region...conifers intermingle with deciduous trees, and the understory abounds with a multitude of shrubs, flowers, fungi, birds and critters who also call the forest home. The gifts of the forest are many, but this awareness of peaceful coexistence I think is the essence of nourishment for the spirit of all.
HEALING DREAM BLEND - I’m inspired by Asclepius and the ancient Healing Dream temples that sprang up throughout Southern Italia, several in our small valley. The priestesses in these healing temples burned herbs that would enhance sleep and stimulate dreaming. The following morning they would interpret the patient’s dream to inspire healing. Burn before sleep to inspire dreams of healing, divination and prophecy.
These gorgeously fragrant one of a kind incense sticks are made entirely from Blessed Maine Herb Farm grown roses, Our rose incense sticks set a mood that is calm, centered and sensual. Three rose incense stick choices to choose from, from plain to spicy.
Burn these as you would any incense stick. Each of these rose incense sticks will last through many burnings.
Contains, Blessed Maine Herb Farm grown roses with a sprinkling of a plant based binder.
PRAYER, PROTECTION & HEALING COLLECTION
Our Prayer, Protection & Healing Collection contains:
3 Smudge Sticks, your choice
Rosemary - wild rosemary from the mountains of Southern Italia.
Lavender - from our Southern Italia garden.
Hyssop, Mugwort or Hyssop - from our Maine gardens.
1 hand rolled incense stick - sandalwood/rose
Frankincense and Myrrh resins, mixed together as is traditional, packaged in a wooded box. Freshly harvested and sustainably sourced.
8 ounce Jar of Baltic Amber/Rose Salts - these contain Mediterranean, Himalayan and Epsom salts, baking soda, powdered Baltic amber, rose. Use for spiritual bathing, sprinkle around space for protection.
Anointing Oil - frankincense, myrrh, Baltic amber resins, cinnamon, cassia, kanneh bosen, rose
Lavender Hydrosol - Blessed Maine Herb Farm grown lavender distilled in our copper alembic still. Lavender attracts beautiful, peaceful energies.
Saint Michael Medal
Ancient Magical Protective Amulet, printed on parchment, rolled up into a scroll, tied with a ribbon.
$125 includes shipping
SACRED ANOINTING OIL
This fabulously aromatic anointing oil is inspired by a traditional biblical anointing oil formula, used to bless and heal.
Call in the sacred, create a blessing, a ceremony, a love fest...anoint your head, throat, heart, belly, feet...initiate, divine, dream...dress your altar candles.
Contains frankincense, myrrh and Baltic amber resins, cinnamon, cassia, kannah boson, rose, in an elegant square 1/2 oz glass bottle with a roller top and gold cap.
RESINS - FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH
Gorgeous, fresh, aromatic frankincense and myrrh, blended together according to tradition and packaged in a pine box.
ANOINTING OIL BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED IN A PINE BOX WITH LID
Herbal dream pillows are an ancient and time honored way to experience the subtle, or magical, properties of herbs. The aroma of lavender is peaceful, stress relieving and sleep inducing. We've combined our lavender with a few other calming and sleep inducing herbs from our gardens to create a dream pillow blend that will lull you to sleep and enhance dream recall.
Contains MOFGA CERTIFIED ORGANIC lavender, lemon balm, roses, skullcap, oatstraw, holy basil and mugwort.
Our dream pillows are lovingly hand-sewn of beautiful cotton materials. Each pillow is stuffed with aromatic herbs and has a pretty label sean on.
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(an excerpt from Gail's book, Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs)
Burning dried herbs, or smudging, is an ancient method of nourishing the spirit and invoking the sacred. People all around the world burn herbs during ceremonies. I feel instantly reverent when I smell frankincense which was burned in our Catholic Church during my chilhood. Many cultures believe smoke from the burning herbs clears unwanted energies and carries our prayers to Great Spirit. I know people who smudger before important meetings, and others who smudge their house each day. Sometimes I smudge in the morning as a blessing on the new day, in the evening to relieve accumulated stress and tension, or at night to inspire dreaming.
Any very dry herb, flower, bark, resin, or root will burn, but some are more aromatic than others. Some scents are known to have certain effects, but you don't need to be an expert. Just go ahead and burn some herbs in a fire-proof bowl or shell, or light up a smudge stick. See what you like. Experiment. What smells good to you? Burn well-dried springs of your herbal ally.
When I smudge, I let the smoke go over and around my head and I inhale the aroma. I offer some smoke to my heart area, around my back, and down my arms and legs. I pay special attention to parts of my body holding tension or in special need of nourishment or healing. I offer a prayer of thanksgiving each time I smudge. I let the smoke carry my prayers to the heavens. Some of my favorite herbs for smudging are: lavender, mugwort, sage, rosemary, vervain, peppermint, cedar, juniper, St. John's wort, and hyssop.
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FRAGRANCES OF THE SEASON BOX
Exotic frankincense and myrrh resins, lavender, rosemary and mugwort smudge sticks, a gorgeous hand-rolled incense stick, all in a box on a bed of shredded aspen, decorated with a lovely seasonal herbal bouquet and ribbon.