Ritual herbal blend - Hades - Ascendo, 15ml
Ritual herbal blend - Hades - Ascendo, 15ml
Ritual herbal blend - Hades - Ascendo
Semiphoras' first-class ritual herbal mixtures are made using traditional methods from pure and organic raw materials; from herbs, seeds, roots, berries and flowers. Carefully selected and consecrated ingredients rich in symbolic meaning are carefully dried, ground and mixed into ready-made herbal mixtures. We recommend using herbal mixtures as part of altar and ritual work and during the Purifico, Dedico and Ascendo phases. Ritual herbal mixtures are also suitable for use as potpourri.
In Greek mythology, Hades was the god of the dead and the king of underworld. The kingdom he ruled was located deep in the bowels of the earth. Five rivers flowed through the area; Acheron, Phlegethon, Kokytos, Lethe and Styks. The Styks was a border river, over which the ferryman (Kharon) rowed the souls of the departed in his old decayed boat. According to the myth, the dead had to pay Charon an obol, so the Greeks used to put a gold coin in the mouth of the dead. Hades' trusted companion, the three-headed watchdog Kerberos, guarded the great gates of the underworld, making sure that the dead did not escape and that the living did not enter the gates. In Greek mythology, Hades was not so much seen as evil, but as a dark, harsh and just god. Hades was the wealthiest of the gods because he owned all the precious metals and riches hidden in the earth.
The most important ingredients of the dark-toned and intense Hades-Ascendo herbal mixture are:
- Kale (Oxalis stricta 'Rufa') leaves. The plants of the Oxalis genus have symbolized spiritual growth and change throughout the ages. Kale also represents balance, harmony and unity. The three leaves of the plant have also been seen as the holy trinity of Christianity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). Kale is also considered a metaphor for luck, prosperity and wealth.
- Origanum vulgare (Origanum vulgare) flowers. The name of mountain marjoram or oregano comes from the Greek words "óros", which means mountain, and "gános", which means joy. In Greek mythology, a servant of the Cypriot king Cinyras fell while carrying a huge container of perfume. Knowing his master's fierce nature, the servant was so shocked that he fainted and turned into a hillbilly. The ancient Greeks also believed that the goddess of love, Aphrodite, created oregano as a symbol of joy. Because oregano was considered intrinsically associated with Aphrodite, the herb was heavily used in love rituals and pagan wedding ceremonies. If marjoram was seen growing on a grave, it was believed to indicate that the deceased was enjoying his afterlife. In ancient Rome, marigolds were used in funeral ceremonies to honor the gods of death and rebirth.
- Ocimum sanctum (Ocimum sanctum) seeds. Tukmaria, or holy basil, tulsi, is used in Hindu religious ceremonies as well as in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine. The plant is considered very sacred. The first mentions of the use of the plant and its seeds can be found in the Rigveda, so it has certainly been used for more than 3,000 years. The plant is also called the "elixir of life".
- Allspice (Pimenta dioica) berries. The small fruits of the plant belonging to the myrtle family were used in the Mayan high culture as an embalming agent and in other Native American cultures as medicine and to flavor chocolate/cocoa drinks. Allspice is associated with masculinity, the element of fire and the planet Mars. It is said to strengthen deeper awareness and promote psychic powers. In African American hoodoo, black pepper is used in amulets to bring protection and good luck. It is also used in magic related to money and finances.
Ritual Herbal Blend - Purifico: Mix a pinch of ritual herbal mixture into holy water to increase and target the symbolic, purifying effect. Fill a flat container, for example a sounding bowl, with water and sprinkle in the herbal mixture. You can use the ritual herbal mixture to cleanse a sacred area or space by mixing the herbal mixture directly with the washing water. The trial mixture can also be used like incense. Sprinkle a pinch of the herbal mixture over glowing embers or throw it directly into an open fireplace or campfire.
Ritual herbal mixture - Dedico : Use the ritual herb mixture to build an altar or to complement and enrich an already existing altar. Strengthen the altar candles by rolling them in a herbal mixture. Sprinkle the ritual herb mixture directly onto the altar, grid, or open container, such as a ritual bowl or seashell. You can also sanctify the desired space by sprinkling the ritual herbal mixture in four different corners of the room. The herbal mixture is also excellently suitable as an ingredient of portable pendants, amulets and Talismans, to remind about the aspirations and the things they represent.
Ritual Herbal Blend - Ascendo: Mix a pinch of ritual herbal blend into the oil. Oil enhanced with a mixture of herbs can be used in anointing, where an object is anointed with oil to symbolize blessing, sanctification, completion or preparation for something important.
Content about 15ml
Ingredients: Oxalis stricta 'Rufa', Origanum vulgare, Ocimum sanctum, Pimenta dioica.
Manufacturer: Semiphoras Oy, Espoo
Made by hand in Espoo.
The ingredient list is subject to change. Please check the up-to-date list of ingredients on the side of the cardboard package.
Note! For ritual use. Store in a dry and cool place protected from light. For external use only. Not suitable for consumption. Some ingredients, such as herbs and spices, can irritate the skin or be harmful if swallowed. Do not use the product if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, have ulcers or other damage to the skin. Do not use the product on children or pets and keep out of their reach. If you use the product as incense, pay attention to fire safety.