Discover the 2017 Lammas Sabbat Box • Kitchen Witchery 3
• 2017 LAMMAS SABBAT BOX • KITCHEN WITCHERY • BOX BREAKDOWN •
Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!
It’s hard to believe that we are full into the swing of summer, and that the first harvest is right around the corner! We at Sabbat Box have worked hard to curate a collection of items for this year’s Lammas/Lughnasadh box by focusing on a particular type of witchcraft: the magick created in the kitchen. Kitchen witchery is truly one of the oldest forms of magic ~ not only was cooking and preparing food vital for the survival for our ancestors, but oftentimes (before there was a pharmacy) health remedies and other homemade cures and fixes started at the home hearth, making the kitchen the symbol of life, family, abundance, magick and more!
We hope that you enjoy these items that we’ve hand-picked for the celebration of Lammas. We hope they give you a deeper understanding of the season and help you to connect with the power and usefulness of kitchen 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:
- Lammas Rituals
- Kitchen Witchery
- Kitchen/Cooking Lore
- Creating/Decorating a Magickal Kitchen ~ Decorating a Kitchen Altar
As the Wheel of the Year makes its turn, we leave behind the longest days of Litha and find ourselves looking at the coming of Lughnasadh or Lammas. It is the time of year when the first crops are ready to be harvested and the bountiful results of hard work sown start to come to fruition.
Some people may not literally consider cooking in general to be an actual “ritual” or “spell,” but when it comes to preparing meals, the truth is, cooking and baking are some of the most fundamental rituals of people as a whole, not just Pagans. The work put into the kitchen, like the seeds sown in the field, can reap a harvest of sustenance, family bonding, celebration, and joy. What is a spell, anyway, but the carrying out of a recipe? In the deliberate intention that we exercise over our stoves, we are linked to ancient practitioners who worked over their own cauldrons, preparing not only the basic human requirement of sustenance, but also offering a sacrifice of love and toil to satisfy and show appreciation to their loved ones. There has been a long-held belief that when you are feeding someone something you prepared or cooked, you are sharing with them a piece of yourself, your will and intent, making the act of cooking a special form of magick, unique to itself.
Inside your Lammas Box, you will find an array of items specifically curated to help create a magickal atmosphere within the kitchen, as well as items meant to be used in combination with your Lammas celebrations to help draw forth and manifest the blessings of the earth that are symbolic of the harvest season.
• CORN DOLLY STATUARY • BY SACRED SOURCE •
ITEM 1: CORN DOLLY STATUARY.........$16.95
• WHAT: Corn Dolly Statuary With Informational Parchment
• WHO MAKES IT?: Sold By Sacred Source (Artist ~ Abby Willowroot)
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Sacred Source or Sabbat Box
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This adorable statuary is a wonderful addition to an altar or hearth as a representation of “the spirit of the grain” to ensure a plentiful “harvest” all year long.
EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBATBOX"
Use the code above at Sacred Source and receive 25% OFF your purchase!
With almost a year in the making to be included inside our Lammas Sabbat Box, this magickal mini corn dolly statue by Sacred Source is a symbol of abundance and prosperity, and is perfect for a Lammas, Harvest, or kitchen altar.
There are many variations of the history of the corn dolly, and the significance it has held. Ancient cultures believed that the “spirit” of the land would be homeless after the crops were harvested and barren, so a corn dolly would have been crafted with the first husks of grain of the harvest season, for the land spirits to inhabit over the long dark winter. It would have been honored and cherished until the followign spring, as it represented the abundance of the previous year’s crops, and the promise of the return of spring. Once spring came, the corn dolly would have been planted into the fields for the nature spirits to re-inhabit, to provide a hopeful return of a prosperous growing season. This makes the corn dolly an old and powerful form of sympathetic magick.
Check out our blog article, The Corn Dolly - The Spirit Of The Grain for a more extensive and detailed history of the corn dolly, where it stems from, and how it was used in the past and present.
ABOUT THE CORN DOLLY ARTIST - ABBY WILLOWROOT:
Abby Willowroot is a folk artist, writer, and High Priestess, and has worked within the Pagan community since 1965. Focusing on jewelry and 3D art in wood, stone and all manner of media, she has crafted numerous pieces featured in many articles, books, and museum shows. Her life's work is a dedication to promote Goddess imagery and raise Goddess consciousness in contemporary culture. You can learn more about Abby at her website, Spiral Goddess ~ http://www.spiralgoddess.com
Sacred Source, located in Crozet, Virginia, is owned by Liana and Pete Kowalzik. Since 1978, Sacred Source has been a leading producer and supplier of ancient deity statuary, hand crafted by artisans in India.
• KITCHEN WITCH SPOONS • BY PRIMITIVE WITCHERY •
ITEM 2: KITCHEN WITCH SPOONS.........$8.50
• WHAT: Custom-Made Hand-Burned Elemental Kitchen Witch Wand
• WHO MAKES IT?: Primitive Witchery
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Primitive Witchery or the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A wand is one of the fundamental tools of spellcraft and witchery; what better way to complement your kitchen witchcraft than a wand made from a wooden spoon?
EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "BabaYaga"
Use the code above at Primitive Witchery and receive 10% OFF your purchase!
These gorgeous hand-burned elemental kitchen witch wands (spoons) were custom made for Sabbat Box by Primitive Witchery. These wonderfully rustic wooden spoons will make for the perfect witchy decorative addition to your kitchen or kitchen altar. Made of birch wood, each spoon contains a hand-burned pentacle with the elements written out around it. Along with matching spirals and adornments, a further rustic and primitive feel is added by individually sanding and waxing each spoon by hand. The maker also rubs cinnamon into the homespun wrapping on the handle to give it a warm and inviting aroma. Each spoon is also lightly stained to protect the wood. For decoration or wand use only.
Primitive Witchery, located in Arnis, Tennessee, is owned by Loren Morris, known by many as the “Pagan Martha Stewart”. Loren creates a variety of items such as witch hats, fairy jars, spoons, brooms, primitive and magickal home decor products, and also accepts commissions for paintings and more.
• A HEDGEROW COOKBOOK • BY GLENNIE KINDRED •
ITEM 3: A HEDGEROW COOKBOOK..........$8.00
• WHAT: A Hedgerow Cookbook: Wild Cooking Solutions From Mother Nature
• WHO MAKES IT?: Written By Glennie Kindred
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Wooden Books or the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This small volume is packed full of kitchen magick recipes, tips, and traditions to help you on the path of kitchen witchery.
Inside this unique seasonal cooking guide for the kitchen witch at heart, author and hedgewitch Glennie Kindred shares with us her deep knowledge of the plant kingdom. Inside you will learn how to prepare and cook magickal mouthwatering recipes from the wild growing plants, herbs, fruits, seeds, and mushrooms of the hedgerow. Broken up by season, Glennie also shares the secrets of which wild plants are edible, as well as where and when to find them (in effort to help give her readers a deeper connection to the natural world and share our ancestors’ knowledge).
Wooden Books was founded in 1999 by designer John Martineau near Hay-on-Wye. The aim was to produce a beautiful series of recycled books based on the philosophies, arts and sciences. Using the Beatrix Potter formula of text facing picture pages, and old-styles fonts, along with hand-drawn illustrations and 19th century engravings, the books were designed not to date. Small but stuffed with information. Eco friendly and educational. Big ideas in a tiny space. There are over 1,000,000 Wooden Books now in print worldwide.
• PENTACLE COOKIE STAMP SETS •
ITEM 4: PENTACLE COOKIE STAMPS..........$8.95
• WHAT: Pentacle Cookie Stamp with Recipes, Instructions & Linen Bag
• WHO MAKES IT?: Produced for and distributed by Azure Green
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: The Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These cute cookie stamps add a little “witchiness” to cookies, which are great for ritual or spellwork or simply for a fun decoration to your favorite baked goods.
These cookie stamps are an easy and fun way to decorate your homemade cookies and baked goods and are a great way to bring your craft into the kitchen. Each cookie stamp set contains a 1.3” handmade stamp (made from lead-free pewter by a small Massachussetts family business), instructions on how to use it, multiple recipes that work well with cookie stamps, and a hand sewn linen bag with hemp string to keep it safe when not in use. Use your stamped cookies for “cakes and ale”, as an offering, or in combination with other spells or rituals.
EACH SET CONTAINS:
- 1 x Pewter cookie stamp
- 1 x Instruction guide w/recipes
- 1 x Linen Bag with hemp string for safe keeping
• LAMMAS INCENSE + OIL SET •
ITEM 5: SABBAT INCENSE/OIL SET.........$8.95
• WHAT: Lammas/Lugnasadh Altar Loose Incense & Anointing Oil
• WHO MAKES IT?: Lailoken's Awen
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at lailoken's Awen or at Sabbat Box.
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This small kit here provides a simple way to honor the sabbat of Lammas/Lughnasadh with unique blends geared directly toward the first harvest on the Wheel of the Year.
Consisting of hand crafted loose herbal incense and a hand blended anointing oil, this Lughnasadh “altar” kit by Lailoken’s Awen will help you draw forth and connect with the energies of the season. Use the anointing oil to anoint your altar, candles, or your body, and burn the incense during your Lammas rituals. Use all throughout the year to attune the energies of the first harvest or when you need to reap what you have sown. Each set is ritually charged during proper timing.
Frankincense, lavender, heather blossoms, apple blossoms, rose petals, cypress oil, patchouli oi
Fractionated coconut oil, vetiver oil, patchouli oil, cypress oil, black pepper oil, cinnamon oil, sandalwood oil.
• LAMMAS KITCHEN WITCH TEA LIGHT CANDLES •
ITEM 6: KITCHEN WITCH CANDLE...............$2.75
• WHAT: Carnelian Infused Lammas Kitchen Witch Candle with Blessing/Spell
• WHO MAKES IT?: House of Good Juju
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Exclusive item for Sabbat Box
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This candle’s unique correspondent blend of fixings (including a carnelian stone!) were tailor-made for the kitchen witchery Lammas Sabbat Box.
EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBAT20"
Use the code above at House of Good Juju and receive 20% OFF your purchase!
These hand poured tea light candles from House of Good Juju will make for a beautifully scented addition to your Lammas celebrations, as well as your kitchen altar. Made of components corresponding to the Sabbat; each soy candle is infused with amber, musk, vanilla, oak moss, and cinnamon, as well as myrtle leaf, calendula, and even real carnelian stone. Comes with a simple blessing and spell.
House of Good Juju, located in Utah, was founded by Kimmie back in 2014. House of Good Juju is a purveyor of Good JuJu and Positive Inspirations. Kimmi is an intuitive, moon oracle, dreamer, mystic healer, and herb/root worker. She hopes to bring illumination and good intent into your world through her products.
• 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 Lammas Sabbat Boxes. Each Lammas 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 for Sabbat Boxes. The cost to ship boxes is roughly $9.00. Also, 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, while also keeping the content of your boxes safe as they make their journey to you.
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 recyclable 16pt paper, which is sourced from sustainable forests.
TISSUE PAPER & FILLING: The brown tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper and is recyclable. The brown colored filler inside each box is made from scraps of recycled colored crinkle paper and is biodegradable. The filler comes from an eco friendly company.
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 Lammas Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $16.00. 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.
LAMMAS SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
• Total MSRP of items inside: $53.10
• Total Savings on this box: $7.15
• Total Shipping Savings: $9.00
• Grand Total In Savings: $16.15
Our members helped to support 6 small/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 - SACRED SOURCE •
COMPANY: SACRED SOURCE
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Crozet, VA, Sacred Source is owned and operated by Pete and Liana Kowalzik. Since 1978, Sacred Source has been offering unique God and Goddess statuary, deity statuary and altar statuary for a variety of Pagan and spiritual paths. They are especially known for their famous Spiral Goddess Statuary.
Sacred Source is one of the the longest running, family owned, sacred statue companies -- offering the widest selection of handcrafted deities available anywhere. In 1978, two friends formed a fair trade business to benefit a village of traditional handcraft artisans in Calcutta, India and to bring a selection of sacred images to the U.S. Today Sacred Source remains true to their mission of supporting their sister company while preserving their culture, protecting the environment and encouraging individual spiritual growth.
Sacred Source develops the design for their spiritual images to reflect the intentions of the artist, whether it was created 300,000 years ago or today. Their master artisans sculpt the image prototype, then mold small batches of statues by hand in durable, environmentally friendly materials. Your statue is lovingly finished for lasting beauty, then carefully packed for its long ocean voyage to America.
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Use the coupon code above to save 25% off your next purchase at Sacred Source
- WEBSITE: http://www.sacredsource.com
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sacredsource
- CATALOG REQUEST: https://www.sacredsource.com/inforequest.asp
• SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - PRIMITIVE WITCHERY •
COMPANY: PRIMITIVE WITCHERY
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Amis, Tennessee, Primitive Witchery is owned by Loren Morris. Known by many as the “Pagan Martha Stewart,” Loren creates a variety of items such as witch hats, fairy jars, spoons, brooms, primitive and magickal home decor products, and also accepts commissions for paintings and more.
From Primitive Witchery's Website:
"Deep in the heart of the magical forest the witch's home stands. What wonderful things await you inside? Magical, enchanting, and primitive items are decorating this mystical cottage.It is my goal to bring unique and beautiful things to your home to make it the magical place that your soul needs. Our homes are where we go to retreat from the world, recharge our being, and rest in its comfort. Make your surroundings as magical as you are.
I offer handmade items to add to your own individuality and personal magic. When you retreat to your home, it will be your place of recharging, relaxation, and respite."
SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE 10% OFF COUPON CODE: BabaYaga
Use the coupon code above to save 10% off your next purchase at Primitive Witchery
- WEBSITE: https://primwitchery.patternbyetsy.com
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/primitive_witchery/
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/primitivewitchery/
• SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - HOUSE OF GOOD JUJU •
COMPANY: HOUSE OF GOOD JUJU
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Kimmie, the owner and creatress of House of Good Juju is a purveyor of Good JuJu and Positive Inspirations. Kimmi is an intuitive, moon oracle, dreamer, mystic healer, and herb/root worker. She hopes to bring illumination and good intent into your world through her products.
Located in Utah, House of Good Juju offers positive mystiques for you and your home! Offering everything to cleanse, bless, protect, and bring abundance to your space! Custom orders are both encouraged and welcomed.
All items are crafted with Positive Intent. Always conjured with white light and crafted when the moon is right! Shop talismans, JuJu bags, crystal candles, aura mists, home blessing and protection kits, abundance bags, and offerings to inspire positive change.
This shop thrives upon good juju and a "harm no one" attitude. All items are made with inspiration from the Gods, Goddesses, Spirit Guides, and Ancestors with gratitude. Items are crafted in the appropriate moon cycle and day of the week depending on intent. Special attention to all the details required to make each item Spiritually potent and Energetically charged. Everything is infused with Magick, Blessings, Love, Light, and Good JuJu!
SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE 20% OFF COUPON CODE: Sabbat20
Use the coupon code above to save 20% off your next purchase at House of Good Juju
- WEBSITE: https://www.houseofgoodjuju.com
- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HouseofGoodJuJu
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/houseofgoodjuju/
• SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - LAILOKEN'S AWEN •
COMPANY: LAILOKEN'S AWEN
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Thunder Bay, Canada, Lailoken's Awen was founded by Shawn Hebert. Shawn has been a practicing Druid and Wiccan for over 25 years, and is also 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.
- WEBSITE: http://www.lailokensawen.com
- TWITTER PAGE: https://www.twitter.com/LailokensAwen
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lailokens_awen/
- FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/LailokensAwen
• 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 LAMMAS SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •
Don't forget to share your unboxing videos with us for Lammas here
• OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •
LAMMAS INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!
- Kitchen and Green Witchery From Sarah Ann Lawless: Blog Article
- Ideas for celebrating Lammas: Article
- Creating a Kitchen Altar: 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 Blessed Lammas!
Llyfr & Hugh
Founders of Sabbat Box
Lammas/Lughnasadh 2017 Sabbat Box Theme Release • Kitchen Witchery 2
• KITCHEN WITCHERY •
“Food is magic…” -- Scott Cunningham, Wicca in the Kitchen
As the Wheel of the Year makes its turn, we leave behind the longest days of Litha and find ourselves looking at the coming of Lughnasadh, or Lammas. It is the time of year when the first crops of the harvest are ready to be harvested and the bountiful results of hard work sown literally come to fruition.
Lammas, also called Lughnasadh--celebrated usually on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere (and February 1st in the Southern)--is the first of the three harvest festivals of the year, followed by Mabon and Samhain. It is one of the four cross-quarter Sabbats, standing between the fullness of summer solstice and the coming autumnal equinox. Historically the festival of Lammas is marked in the British growing season by of the beginning of the wheat harvest; the day itself stands a celebration for the ready crops that would help ancient people survive the cold, dark winter. In the Celtic tradition, this was also the time to honor and revere Lugh, the Celtic Sun King and God of Light. It is also the first mindful reflection that the light has already begun to wane and shorter days lie ahead. One of the most common traditions around Lammas is the baking of bread, which honors the gods with their fruits and feeds loved ones.
Since Lammas is all about the grains and first fruits of harvest, we are reminded of the most used form of spell craft: cooking and preparation of food. While many people don’t consider, for example, making dinner a spell, but the truth is cooking and baking are some of the fundamental daily rituals of Pagans. The work put into the kitchen, like the seeds sown in the field, can reap a harvest of sustenance, family bonding, celebration, and joy. What is a spell, anyway, but the carrying out of a recipe? In the deliberate intention we exercise over our stove, we are linked to ancient practitioners who worked over their own cauldrons, preparing not only the basic human requirement of sustenance, but also offering a sacrifice of love and toil to satisfy and appreciate their loved ones. There has been a long-held belief that feeding someone what you prepare instills your intent and will into them.
It brings to mind a story my grandmother told me about when she first met my grandfather. Being the young German girl who was smitten with the young American soldier, she knew the way to get his attention: she would bake a apfeltorte—or “apple cake”—for him. He loved it, and, in turn, eventually fell in love with her. The spell had been cast!
She performed all the components of what we as Pagans would identify as spell work: she had in mind her intent (she wanted my grandfather to notice her) powered by her will (she worked hard to make the best apple cake she’d ever made), which led to her will and intent manifested (her cake made my grandfather realize how much my grandmother cared for him, which led to love and marriage). All the elements of magickal working in its most basic, mundane terms.
This Sabbat Box we wanted to offer some items that will help the work we do as Pagans in the kitchen. From the earliest times, our kitchen or hearth has often been the center of what we consider “home.” We want to provide some things that can help you connect to that part of your magickal practice and maybe even bring love and togetherness to your hearth. In the modern age we may have mostly replaced cauldrons with Crock Pots, and wands with spoons, but whether you may simmer some arcane herbs on the stove for a protection spell, or make chocolate chip cookies for your coworkers to celebrate a birthday, the work we do in our kitchens can bring love and peace and light to our lives. And whatever form that may take. We can create smiles and laughter and joy from what we prepare in our kitchens...and if that isn’t magic, what is?