Discover the 2017 Ostara Sabbat Box - Moon Magick
• 2017 OSTARA SABBAT BOX • MOON MAGICK • BOX BREAKDOWN •
Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!
Ostara is almost upon us, and while some of us this year are facing a winter that doesn’t seem to want to go away (thanks Mr. Groundhog), the colors of spring will soon be upon us, and Ostara is a celebration of the abundance of life and growth throughout nature. The fertility of the earth is celebrated at this time, and we tread our path with the lush greens and colors of blooms cropping up along the way.
Since this stop on the Wheel of the Year is all about fertility and increase, we at Sabbat Box decided to focus this year’s Ostara box on the penultimate example of abundant growth: the Goddess and her connection to the Moon. We have curated a group of items that celebrate the moon and her natural and metaphysical effect on all of us and nature. Whether you are learning about the many various Goddesses and Moon Deities through the the Moon Lore book and parchment, or conducting ritual or meditation enjoying the wafting scents of dedicated incense, we hope that this collection of quality products brings you closer to the divine feminine and the power that the moon holds over our magick.
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• BOX SYNOPSIS •
All of the items that we curated for you inside this box correspond with -or- may help assist you with the following forms of magick:
- Moon Magick
- Moon/Esbat Rituals
- Psychic Intuition
- Connecting With the Divine Feminine
Traditionally, when it comes to the celebration of Ostara and the spring equinox, we tend to associate this Sabbat with fertility, rebirth, balance, duality growth and renewal. Of which, many pagans tend to either celebrate or work magick to manifest such, during this time of year (while placing emphasis on, and drawing power from the returning sun to do so).
But couldn’t we also look equally to the moon in order to work magick that corresponds to these specific archetypes as well? And wouldn’t incorporating celebrating and honoring the moon and the darker half of the equinox (on top of the returning sun), be a symbolic form of duality in practice? The answer is yes!
When it comes to the moon you can find direct parallels between the Wheel of the Year and the lunar cycle. More specifically, each moon phase could actually be representative of a sabbat in and of its self, simply based on the similar correspondences that they each share. On top of that, most would agree that within the craft, the moon and her phases are considered to be one of the most important and influential celestial bodies that can effect our magick and the energies we attempt to work with and manifest. This makes working with the moon an integral part of the craft, regardless of the sabbat. The items featured inside this box were curated to help assist with opening up, channeling and working with the lunar energies this sabbat, and all throughout the year.
• MOON LORE BOOK •
ITEM 1: MOON LORE BOOK.........$7.95
• WHAT: Moon Lore - Lunar Themes of Wisdom and Magick
• WHO WROTE IT?: By Elizabeth Pepper
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at The Witches’ Almanac or the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This short but packed guide is filled with all things moon related and a great way to familiarize yourself with the some of the lunar lore that has been around in some cases for thousands of years.
Whatever you may consider yourself--a witch, a wiccan, a pagan, a mystic, or just a spiritual person interested in the occult--when it comes to the practice of the craft and the occult arts, it is important to continue to expand our minds in order for us to help further expand our spiritual practice. Staying in line with our theme surrounding moon magick, we wanted to include something in this Sabbat Box that could help expand your mind while channeling the aspects of the moon, hence the inclusion of this book, “Moon Lore” by Elizabeth Pepper. Moon Lore may be tiny, but it is filled with useful information pertaining to the moon that you can include into your own personal practices such as: sacred moon rituals, prayers, charms, moon spells, and lunar incantations. The book also includes a plethora of information pertaining to various myths and legends surrounding the moon, which helps us to further connect with the roots of our practice and why we do what we do..
• LOOSE RITUAL INCENSE •
ITEM 2: LOOSE INCENSE.........$15.00
• WHAT: Witch Moon Hand-Blended Loose Incense
• WHO MAKES IT?: Rosarium Blends
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available via Rosarium Blends or the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This loose incense focuses on corresponding to lunar energy. It is a powerful ritual blend, made of quality ingredients to celebrate the moon and the divine feminine.
Witch Moon incense by Rosarium Blends, is a high quality handcrafted ritual incense made to help bring about the energies we seek when working with the moon. Rosarium Blends makes their own ritual incense blends, essential oil blends, and natural perfumes using the finest herbs, woods, resins, and essential oils. All formulations are original recipes and the result of extensive historical research, practical experimentation, and magical study. Each product made is blended and ritually charged during specific lunar phases, astrological transits, and with ritual correspondences in mind. The products from Rosarium Blends are also formulated with specific intent in order to enhance one’s magickal potency, enliven the senses, and increase the heightened awareness they are designed to awaken.
Herbal Components Within This Incense:
- Gum Arabic
Catamara Rosarium is the creatrix and sole proprietor of Rosarium Blends. She is a master herbalist, alchemist and ritual artist. Her experience and knowledge working with herbs is extensive, much self taught, motivated by her desire and attraction to herbs and scents and how they impact the senses.
• CHARCOAL BURNING INCENSE KIT •
ITEM 3: CHARCOAL BURNING KIT..........$13.50
• WHAT: Loose Incense Burner with Instructions
• WHO MAKES IT?: Curated from Eclectic Artisans
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Eclectic Artisans or the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This incense burner is a compact and convenient way to burn your favorite loose incense in an attractive design.
The burning of incense, is in essence, a ritual in and of itself. There is almost a primitive feeling that we get when we burn loose incense, the same way our ancestors would. From the moment that we start the process, it is almost as if a direct connection is being made between ourselves, our ancestors and our magickal intent. It is this strong, mystic connection that we as pagans seek out during our rites to help draw power from in order to manifest our intent.
With that said, when it comes to properly burning loose incense, one does need the correct tools necessary to burn them. Since we included a jar of such beautiful loose incense inside the Ostara Sabbat Box, we decided to curate the tools needed in order to properly burn them. Each burner comes with a visual info card with directions on how to properly use and burn loose incense on charcoal. Each set also came with 2 incense charcoal briquettes and a feather to waft the smoke where you would like for it to go.
• MOON RITUAL VOTIVE CANDLE •
ITEM 4: SPELL CANDLE..........$3.50
• WHAT: Double Hand-Poured Moon Ritual Votive Spell Candle
• WHO MAKES IT?: The Sacred Feminine - Candles by Montserrat
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at The Sacred Feminine and the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This unique votive candle has a black and white motif, highlighting the dual aspect of the moon of light and dark, as well as the duality of the divine, making it a useful ritual and spell component..
Though it is made to be used specifically in combination with the moon and its phases, this double hand-poured spell candle captures the duality aspect of the equinox and the likeness of the different moon phases. Along with the candle, we included a simple manifestation candle magick spell on the card provided, to act as a guide that you can use to perform your own spell (throughout a complete lunar cycle).
Each candle is created with premium refined waxes, cotton wicks, and pure essential oils.
- WHITE: Consists of rosemary and frankincense
- BLACK: Consists of basil and patchouli
Hand poured by Montserrat, the founder of “The Sacred Feminine”, Montserrat has been creating unique candles and serving the community since 1991. The Sacred Feminine is an online metaphysical store showcasing unique products to assist with your spiritual journey.
• MOON GODDESS BOOK OF SHADOWS PAGE •
ITEM 5: BOOK OF SHADOWS PARCHMENT.........$1.95
• WHAT: Moon Goddess Parchment/Book of Shadows Page
• WHO MAKES IT?: Azure Green
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Azure Green or Sabbat Box
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: An informative page addition to your Book of Shadows or hang it up near an altar as an honorarium to the divine feminine.
Within the actual practice of witchcraft and Paganism there is a deep connection between the moon, the “divine feminine,” and the Goddess herself. In fact, within some traditions, these three aspects may be considered one in the same. Though this may be, the “Moon Goddess” may come in many forms and is known by many names. This gorgeous parchment will help you become more acquainted with some of them, and will also make a beautiful addition to a Book of Shadows.
• MOON RITUAL ANOINTING OIL •
ITEM 6: ANOINTING OIL...............$12.95
• WHAT: Moon Ritual Anointing Oil By Lailoken's Awen
• WHO MAKES IT?: Lailoken's Awen
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Lailoken's Awen or at the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A beautiful blend of essential oils focusing on the moon and her mysteries, this is a great addition to any ritual or spell.
When it comes to us working magick, it is important that we do our best to correspond to and channel the energies of which we are attempting to work with. This hand-blended ritual anointing oil by Lailoken’s Awen was created specifically for working with the energies of the moon, as well as working with the divine feminine. Each moon anointing oil is crafted during specific astrological timing corresponding to the moon and is ritually charged.
This oil is made with an organic essential oil blend of:
- Ylang Ylang
- Fractionated coconut oil
The gentle, subtle, feminine aroma that is emitted from this ritual oil will surely help to get you in the mindset of connecting with the divine feminine. Use Moon ritual anointing oil to anoint candles, charms, talismans, ritual tools, and your body during any working to draw in lunar influences, or for spells involving feminine forces, cycles, generation, intuition, fertility and during psychic work. You can also use moon ritual anointing oil in combination with rituals involving the home, or when working with lunar gods, angelic beings, intelligences, and other lunar entities. Made on the day and in the hour of the Moon.
"Awen" is Welsh for inspiration. In the Welsh tradition. Awen is the inspiration of the bards, or, in its personification, Awen is the inspirational muse of creative artists.
• PACKING & SHIPPING •
PACKING & SHIPPING: Part of the costs of your box include the box and the packing material itself. The items listed below account for a good portion of the overall costs for the Ostara/Spring Equinox Sabbat Boxes. Each Ostara Sabbat Box is lined with paper padding and wrapping to add to the surprise of what we’ve curated for you. Shipping is also included in the total price. The cost to ship boxes is roughly $9.00. With that being said, we here at Sabbat Box wish to be as environmentally friendly that we can be and do our best to source packing supplies and material from companies that have the same beliefs we do, in that we want to make as little of an impact as possible on the environment.
BOXES: Your boxes where made from high quality corrugated paper and are 100% recyclable. Try to find another use for your box. They are 9x9x3 on the inside. You could decorate your box to hold some magical supplies or use it again to ship something to someone or save it for another time when you may need it. If you have to get rid of it, please try to recycle it.
BROCHURES: Your brochures are printed on 100% recyclable 16pt paper, which is sourced from sustainable forests.
TISSUE PAPER & FILLING: The black tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper and is recyclable. The black colored filler inside each box is made from scraps of recycled colored crinkle paper and is biodegradable.
STICKERS: The stickers found within your boxes where printed on vinyl with a gloss laminate.
• SABBAT BOX SAVINGS & COUPONS •
Part of our goal is to provide a number of items to our members at a value far above what individuals can purchase on their own. When you add up all of the items inside your Ostara Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $23.90. We believe this to be another good reason to be a member. Also, each box we create helps to support Pagan run businesses and their employees. Sabbat Box looks forward to continuing to stay within our mission to work with other Pagan businesses to supply products for each box.
OSTARA SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
• Total MSRP of items inside: $54.85
• Total Savings on this box: $14.90
• Total Shipping Savings: $9.00
• Grand Total In Savings: $23.90
Our members helped to support 6 Pagan run businesses with their Sabbat Box membership! We work with other Pagans and Pagan owned businesses within the community to purchase, curate and supply the items featured within our boxes. In the end, we want to help the community grow and share our business with companies that share our same values and standards.
• SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - ROSARIUM BLENDS •
COMPANY: ROSARIUM BLENDS
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Rosarium Blends makes their own ritual incense blends, essential oil blends, talismanic natural perfumes and erotic apothecary line using the finest herbs, woods, resins and essential oils. All formulations are original recipes and the result of extensive historical research, practical experimentation and magical studies. Each incense and oil is blended and charged during the appropriate lunar phases and astrological correspondences to enhance the potency and increase the heightened awareness they are designed to awaken during use, and to elevate and enliven the senses. Each serving as a direct link to the inherent energies its charm embodies.
Catamara Rosarium is the sole proprietor of Rosarium Blends. She is a master herbalist, Alchemist and ritual artist. Her experience and knowledge working with herbs is extensive, much self taught, motivated by her desire and attraction to herbs and scents and how they impact the senses.
In addition she has successfully completed The Hermit’s Grove Master Herbalism Program (Paul Beyerl), The Spagyrics Institute of Practical and Traditional Alchemy, Prima Level in the Herbal Kingdom (Robert Bartlett), Hoodoo and Rootwork course (Catherine Yronwode), and is a Master in the Arte of the Wortcunning Incense Tradition (Leon Reed).
Catamara Rosarium is the co-founder and covenor of the Viridis Genii Symposium and co-facilitated the annual Esoteric Book Conference from 2008 – 2015. She is a published author on the subject of Hekate ritual in the anthology titled Her Sacred Fires, and Alchemy and the Rose in Verdant Gnosis Volume I, proceedings from the Viridis Genii Symposium. Catamara is available for presentations, workshops and lectures on esoteric herbalism, and is also a consultant on spiritual practice.
- WEBSITE: http://www.rosariumblends.com
- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RosariumBlends
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/rosariumblends
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/rosariumblends
• SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - THE SACRED FEMININE •
COMPANY: THE SACRED FEMININE
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: My name is Montserrat and I was born in Barcelona. I have lived in many places and countries, and now I am in the United States.
I have always been interested in art, and it was after a series of spiritual experiences that I started to paint with oils.
My first paintings were of Cosmic Devas and Angels. Llater on the Divine Feminine was awaken within me, and I began to paint the female manifestation of Divinity. I practice the middle path of the Buddha and I don't associate with any specific religion, having found that all religions hold beautiful teachings. You will probably notice that some of my paintings have a religious air to them, while others are more symbolic.
I also make candles, my themes are spiritual and the candles are designed by me, including the labels, that depict my original oil paintings of fairies, angels, mermaids, goddesses and totem animals.
Most of the candles sold these days are made by people who don't really care about the candles. It is just a job for them. It is easy to see why you should clear a store bought candle before you use it. All my candles are a conscious creation into which only high and inspiring thoughts and intentions are projected. You will feel the difference.
I have an online store where you can find my art and handmade candles, as well as many other products that I have fallen in love with, such as all kinds of crystals, altars, spiritual jewelry, pendulums and many other wonderful things.
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- WEBSITE: http://www.thesacredfeminine.com/
- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SacredFeminineM
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/the.sacred.feminine/
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MontserratArt/
• SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - LAILOKEN'S AWEN •
COMPANY: LAILOKEN'S AWEN
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Lailoken has been a practicing Druid and Wiccan for over 25 years, as well as being a practitioner of the Golden Dawn system of magic. In his professional life he is a clinical aromatherapist and herbalist. His introduction to the use of essential oils and herbs came with his first tentative steps on his Pagan path.
He learned of their energetic properties and associations, and how to incorporate them into ritual and spell work. Nine years ago he began his education in aromatherapy and herbalism, and has studied extensively over the years not only their therapeutic properties, but also their energetic properties. As well as compounding blends based on their energetic properties, Lailoken takes the creation process one step further and utilizes the energies of the universe around us by creating each product on the appropriate day, during the appropriate hour, and even during the proper phase of the Moon and time of the year. This allows him to create the most potent, energetic products he can offer to you.
Lailoken's Awen has an online Metaphysical shop, and is located in Thunder Bay Canada.
- WEBSITE: http://www.lailokensawen.com
- TWITTER PAGE: N/A
- INSTAGRAM: N/A
- FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/LailokensAwen
• SABBAT BOX FEATURED BUSINESS - WELLSTONE JEWELRY •
COMPANY: WELLSTONE JEWELRY
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Wellstone Jewelry has been creating symbolic, metaphysical jewelry and new age jewelry depicting wicca, pagan, goddess, tarot, angel, celtic, totem, pregnancy and birthing motifs, with designs crafted in sterling silver or 14k gold. Most pieces incorporate beautiful gems. Made in USA since 1978.
• TIME •
We take pride in assembling each and every Sabbat Box by hand, no matter the amount of time it takes. We don't just throw your items inside a flat rate priority mail box like some other subscription box companies out there. We want your Sabbat Box to be delivered to you as beautifully as it left us, and it takes a tremendous amount of time to complete this task.
This includes folding the boxes together, individually cutting each sheet of tissue paper by hand, weighing out the crinkle paper for each box, designing the flyers, coupons, stickers and brochures to be printed professionally by commercial printers, individually placing each item within their corresponding bags, individually assembling the boxes, individually packing the tissue paper within each box by hand and also putting together and creating product packing. This timeframe doesn't even include the efforts made to manage the Sabbat Box website, the back end billing system, social media management, customer service inquiries, accounting, marketing, purchasing, networking, and so on. This is a labor of love and we enjoy serving the community!
We believe in what it is we are doing and we sincerely hope that each and every one of you can see that the purest of intent and utmost care goes into curating each Sabbat Box.
• OFFICIAL 2017 OSTARA SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •
Don't forget to share your unboxing videos with us for Ostara here
• OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •
OSTARA INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!
- Simple Ostara Ritual: Click Here
- Ideas for celebrating Ostara: Article
- Ostara celebration via Witchy Words: Blog Article
We would like to thank each and every one of our suppliers, vendors, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, our members, for making Sabbat Box possible. This wouldn't even be happening if it wasn't for our members. We hope to continue to serve the Pagan community at large and continue to provide you inspiration to celebrate The Wheel of the Year! Have a happy Ostara! May your spring be full of everlasting prosperity and light!
Llyfr & Hugh
Founders of Sabbat Box
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