That about covers it.
Extremely rare Tibetan shaman’s mask formed and carved from bits of a human skull.
The Seven-headed Serpent
They have a big model of that at the Ghibli Museum, it’s kinda creepy! And blue…
The Neo-Esoterica Tarot: Æon I (Ex Tenebris Lux) by Florian-Ayala Fauna
Ayin-Ein-Æon Arcana I-IV
Inspired by NightMares, DreamScapes, and VoidVoiceVisioning experiences corresponding to Mercury-Hermes-Thoth and various occult practitioners throughout history
Winter Solstice, February 17th-27th, 2013
Just because it’s safe to eat the plant in it’s natural form, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to consume essential oils made from that same plant.
- It takes 2,000-5,000 pounds of Rose petals to create 1 pound of Rose Essential Oil.
- It takes 100-200 pounds of Lavender to create 1 pound of Lavender Essential Oil.
- It takes 1,000 pounds of Jasmine to produce 1 pound of Jasmine Essential Oil.
1 fluid pound equals 16 fluid ounces. That means 1 pound of Essential Oil can create only two 08 fluid ounce bottles of Essential Oil, or four 04 fluid ounce bottles.
- That means that there are 500-1,250 pounds of Rose Petals concentrated into one 04 fluid ounce bottle of Essential Oil, and 1,000-2,500 pounds in one 08 fluid ounce bottle.
- That means that there are 25-50 pounds of Lavender Flowers concentrated into one 04 fluid ounce bottle of Essential Oil, and 50-100 pounds in one 08 fluid ounce bottle.
- That means that there are 250 pounds of Jasmine concentrated into one 04 fluid ounce bottle of Essential Oil, and 500 pounds in one 08 fluid ounce bottle.
Most essential oils are so concentrated that they only require as little 0.02ml’s to kill you or cause severe internal damage.
Using art within Magic and Witchcraft
Art is a powerful thing. Its how we express ourselves. Its a way for humans to show their creativity and uniqueness. We all enjoy art in one form or another, whether it be music, paintings, novels, or…
The Runic Qabalah according to Thomas Karlsson’s “Uthark-Noghtside of the Runes”
Making an anti-inflammatory and cooling herbal cream
Here are some instructions to making a herbal cream. In this case I was making a cream for inflammed and itchy skin, although many other herbal creams will be formulated similiarly to this one. The general idea behind making a cream is to heat water and oil componenets along with an emulsifying wax so that they combine to form a cream, which is sort of half-way between an oil and a water. This is a good guide for more information http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/library/lotionmaking.asp.
- Add 80ml (approximately) of boiling water to a pan with 1/2 a cup of chamomile in it. Leave to brew for 10 minutes with a lid on. Then drain the liquid through a sieve to remove fine particles.
- Cut some aloe vera, about the size of two fingers.
- Cut the aloe vera lengthways in half and push through a sieve. Add this to the chamomile tea.
- Add 90ml of herbal oils. In this case i used chickweed oil to lessen itching and for its cooling effect and calendula oil for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
- Add 15g of emulsifying wax and 7 grams of beeswax to the mix and heat in a bain-marie until all the ingrediants have melted.
- Finally add 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil (for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties) & 5 drops of chamomile essential oil (anti-inflammatory). At this point you need to whisk it together and cool it down. To do this I just fill the bain-marie with cold water and put the bowl back in. Whisk the cream until it has cooled down significantly.
- Store in a jar (as airtight as possible) & keep in the fridge. The cream should last 1-3 months. Should the oil and water separate at any point, simply re-whisk.