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Ritual herbal blend - Ishtar - Ascendo, 15ml

Ritual herbal blend - Ishtar - Ascendo, 15ml

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Ritual herbal blend - Ishtar - Ascendo, approx. 5ml

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.

Ishtar, Queen of Heaven, was the most important goddess of Mesopotamia throughout the history of the Land of the Twin Streams. Ishtar was considered the goddess of war and battle in the Egyptian and Assyrian regions, but above all she was the goddess of femininity, beauty, love and fertility. She was also the goddess of Venus, rain and thunderstorms. Ishtar, along with the sun god Shamash and the moon god Sin, was one of the trinity of star gods. Ishtar's symbols were a lion and a star drawn inside a circle with 6, 8 or 16 points. Because of her strong sexuality, Ishtar has been considered especially the protector of prostitutes.

Symbol meaning

The most important ingredients of the sensual and mystical Ishtar-Ascendo herbal mixture are:

  • Indian laurel (Cinnamomum tamala) leaves. In ancient Greece and Rome, bay leaves were held in very high esteem. The leaves of the plant were a symbol of wisdom, peace and protection. A luxurious fragrance oil, oleum malabathria, was made from the leaves of the Indian laurel.
  • Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) leaves. Rowan has been considered throughout history as a sacred tree that protected and guarded. In Finland, rowan was considered a "väki tree", i.e. a tree that has been driven by otherworldly power. Rowan was believed to protect the house from lightning strikes, as the tree was considered to be the name tree of the consort of the thunder god Uko, Raun. Rowan was found planted in front of the home to protect the home from evil spirits and witches. Along with birch and spruce, rowan has been a typical sacrificial tree in houses. Toppling it was believed to bring very bad luck, even death or the loss of the entire house.
  • Vine (Vitis vinifera) leaves. Real wine was cultivated in Egypt already 6,000 years ago. It is cultivated from the forest vine (Vitis sylvestris) that lives wild in the Mediterranean region. In Sumerian mythology, Inanna, queen of the sky, was the goddess of love, fertility and war. She was matched by Ishtar in Assyrian, Babylonian and Akkadian mythologies, and later by Astarte in Greek mythology. Inanna oversaw divination, love and wine making. In ancient Greece and Rome, the vine, its grapes and leaves were associated with gods such as Dionysus, who was the god of wine, ecstasy, fertility and the performing arts. For the Romans, he was Bacchus, the god of wine and feasting.
  • The leaves and flowers of Symphytum officinale. Rohtoraunio herb has been cultivated as an herb since 400 BC. Its medical use has been mentioned by e.g. Herodotus, Nicander, Galen and Dioscorides. Rohtorauniyoyrt was associated with the goddess Hekate. Also called the plant of Eden, the sedum herb has been valued in other cultures as well. It was considered a sacred plant by the ancient Celts and was associated with the goddess Brigid (also Brigit) and healing rites. Rohtorauniorti has been an important plant in the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds and broken bones. This is referred to by the scientific name of the genus Symphytum, which comes from the Greek word "symphyein" meaning joining together.

Ritual use

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.

Product description

Content about 15ml

Ingredients: Cinnamomum tamala, Sorbus aucuparia, Vitis vinifera, Symphytum officinale.

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.

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