Ritual herbal blend - Hades - Dedico, 15ml
Ritual herbal blend - Hades - Dedico, 15ml
Ritual herbal blend - Hades - Dedico
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-Dedico herbal mixture are:
- Juniper (Juniperus communis) berries. Juniper has been used as a herb for thousands of years. The Ebers Papyrus of the ancient Egyptians as well as a work on medicinal plants written by the Yellow Emperor of China, Huang-di, mention the important effects of juniper berries. Juniper berries were also believed to protect against evil spirits, ghosts, and wild animal attacks and were often carried around like an amulet. Juniper berries have also been used for spiritual cleansing and ritual baths.
- Alder (Alnus incana) pistils. Alder symbolizes strength, sacrifice, rebirth, fire and a new beginning. It has also been seen as the tree of water, battle and death. For the ancient Celts and Druids, alder was a sacred tree that was especially valued by warriors. Alder's dark red sap was combined with blood. Gray alder is monoecious, which means that the tree can produce both stamen and queen flowers at the same time. Inflorescences and flowers are monoecious, i.e. stamens and pistils grow in different inflorescences. In Celtic mythologies, this was considered to symbolize the balance between man and woman. The cone-shaped pistil flowers of the alder were considered to represent a woman.
- Black cardamom (Amomum subulatum) seeds. Mummat (Amomum) is a plant genus that belongs to the ginger plant family. Black cardamom is also called "black gold" and is considered a symbol of wealth. In Tibet, black cardamom (Agni) is considered a sacred herb and plays a significant role in traditional rituals and ceremonies. Black cardamom smoke used as incense is considered to purify the environment, promote relaxation and enhance the effect of meditation.
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: Juniperus communis, Alnus incana, Amomum subulatum.
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.