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• 2017 LAMMAS SABBAT BOX • KITCHEN WITCHERY • BOX BREAKDOWN •


Lammas Sabbat Box Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box

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.

  • As some of you may know, we are currently at our maximum membership capacity at Sabbat Box. We have implemented a waiting list for those interested in joining when membership positions become available. You can join the waiting list here
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    • BOX SYNOPSIS •


    Lammas Sabbat Box - Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box

    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 •


    Corn Dolly Statuary By Sacred Source - Lammas Sabbat Box - Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box

    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!

    BREAKDOWN

    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


    Corn Dolly Statuary By Sacred Source
    Sacred Source


    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 •


    Kitchen Witch Spoons - Pentacle Kitchen Witch Spoons - Lammas Sabbat Box

    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!

    BREAKDOWN
    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.

    Kitchen Witch Spoons By Primitive Witchery
    Primitive Witchery


    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  •


    A Hedgerow Cookbook by Glennie Kindred - Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box - Lammas Box

    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.

    BREAKDOWN
    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). 

     

    A Hedgerow Cookbook By Glennie Kindred
    Wooden Books

    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  •


    Pentacle Cookie Stamp Set - Sabbat Box Kitchen Witchery - Lammas Box

    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.

    BREAKDOWN
    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

     

    Pentacle Cookie Stamp - Pentagram Cookie Press - Kitchen Witchery Lammas Sabbat BoxPentacle Cookie Stamp Sets


    • LAMMAS INCENSE + OIL SET •


    Lammas Lughnasadh Incense and Oil Set - By Lailoken's Awen

    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.

    BREAKDOWN 
    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.

    INCENSE INGREDIENTS:
    Frankincense, lavender, heather blossoms, apple blossoms, rose petals, cypress oil, patchouli oi

    OIL INGREDIENTS:
    Fractionated coconut oil, vetiver oil, patchouli oil, cypress oil, black pepper oil, cinnamon oil, sandalwood oil.

    Lailoken's Awen Lammas Altar Loose Incense and Oil SetLailoken's Awen

    Lailoken's Awen, located in Thunder Bay Canada, was founded by Shawn, a magickal practitioner of Wicca and a practicing Druid for 25 years. Lailoken's Awen creates hand-crafted, organic loose incense, stick incense, anointing oils, smokeless smudge sprays, bath salts, and spell candles and more! 

    • LAMMAS KITCHEN WITCH TEA LIGHT CANDLES •


    Lammas Kitchen Witch Spell Candles By House of Good Juju

    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!

    BREAKDOWN
    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 Kitchen Witch Tea Light Candles
    Kitchen Witch Tealight Candles

     

    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 •


    Sabbat Box Kitchen Witchery Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme

    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 •


    Lammas Sabbat Box Savings

    SAVINGS:
    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 •


    Sacred Source Featured Vendor - Lammas Sabbat Box

    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.

    SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE 25% OFF COUPON CODE: SABBATBOX
    Use the coupon code above to save 25% off your next purchase at Sacred Source



    • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - PRIMITIVE WITCHERY •


    Primitive Witchery - Magickal Home Decor

    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

     



    • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - HOUSE OF GOOD JUJU •


    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

     


     


    • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - LAILOKEN'S AWEN •


    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. 

     

     


    • TIME •


    Kitchen Witchery Lammas Sabbat Box Theme

    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 •



    2017 Lammas Sabbat Box - Kitchen Witchery 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!


    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!

    Blessed Be,
    Llyfr & Hugh
    Founders of Sabbat Box


    Kitchen Witchery

    Lammas/Lughnasadh 2017 Sabbat Box Theme Release • Kitchen Witchery 2

    Kitchen Witchery 2017 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme

    • 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.

    2017 Lammas Sabbat Box Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box ThemeLammas, 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.

    2017 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme Kitchen Witchery







    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?

     


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    • LAMMAS/LUGHNASADH SABBAT BOX • WITCHES' HARVEST • BOX BREAKDOWN •


    Wiccan Supplies Witchcraft Supplies Sabbat Box Lammas Sabbat Box

    Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

    We are into some of the hottest days of the year here in the northern hemisphere, but one walk through the produce section of your local grocer or farmer’s market and the overflowing abundance of crops available can almost make you forget about the heat. Blueberries! Early corn! Peaches! Cucumbers! Watermelon! Tomatoes fresh off the vine! Everywhere you look, fruits and vegetables in every color and shape are coming out of the fields.

    This spirit and joy of abundance and sustenance (both physical and spiritual) was the focus for our selections in this year’s Lammas Sabbat Box. We wanted to highlight and revere the times in our lives when things are coming our way, and the importance of stopping and appreciating everything that Nature gives us.

    We at Sabbat Box hope you enjoy this year’s Witches’ Harvest, and stop and observe the first fruits as they come to you!
    • As some of you may know, as of now we are currently at our maximum membership capacity at Sabbat Box. We have implemented a waiting list for those interested in joining when membership positions become available. You can join the waiting list here
    • Do you or someone you know make a product that would appeal to the Pagan community? Are you looking to launch a product or get your product in front of a large audience? If so, lets talk! Sabbat Box is always looking for new vendors and suppliers that create unique items to feature inside an upcoming Sabbat Box. Sabbat Box is a great way for people to find out about you, your product or your company. Whether you are looking to advertise inside the box or wish to feature a product within a box, we would love to hear from you. Register to become a Sabbat Box Supplier/Advertiser today.

    • ABUNDANCE BLESSED HERBAL CANDLE KITS •


    Abundance Blessed Herbal Spell Candle Blessing Kits - Lammas Sabbat Box

    • ITEM 1: BLESSING KITS.........$14.95
    • WHAT:
    Abundance Blessed Herbal Candle Blessing Kits
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Coventry Creations 
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Via the Sabbat Box Store or via Coventry Creations.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A key component of the first harvest celebration is to appreciate the increase from sown and maintained crops. This candle set will help you manifest, appreciate and celebrate the first fruits of the field.

    BREAKDOWN
    Since the very start of Sabbat Box, candles have been quite popular with our members. With Lammas being the first harvest sabbat, we want to include these Abundance Blessing Kits as a way for you to display an appreciation for all that is abundant within your life as well as a way for you to draw in and manifest future abundance. Each Blessing Kit comes with a triad of hand poured Blessed Herbal Candles, each created with its own set of specific herbal correspondences. Burn your candles together all at once, or individually over time to help bring forth abundance. 


    • LAMMAS RITUAL OIL - EXCLUSIVE SABBAT BOX PRODUCT •


    Lammas Ritual Oil - Sabbat Box

    • ITEM 2: RITUAL OIL.......$8.95
    • WHAT:
     White sage and citrine infused Lammas Oil
    • WHO MAKES IT?: Sun's Eye Oils
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Exclusively at the Sabbat Box Store.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Ritual oils are a go-to staple in any Pagan’s cupboard for a myriad of ritual practices and spells. This oil has been specifically formulated for the Sabbat of Lammas.

    BREAKDOWN
    This particular Lammas Ritual Oil is a custom-made limited edition Sabbat Box-exclusive product, hand blended by our friends over at Sun’s Eye. This oil draws upon the purifying herbal correspondences of white sage and cedar, and is infused with real citrine gemstones and white sage. Use this cleansing oil for anointing, burn within an oil warmer, or mix a few drops into a ritual bath for purification prior to your Lammas rites. This potent, protective oil is a one time formula that will not ever be available again anywhere. Once we are out, they are gone for good! Limited supplies left in stock. 

    • LAMMAS BREAD MIX •


    Lammas Bread Mix Kits - Sabbat Box - Witches Harvest

    • ITEM 3: BREAD MIX KITS.........$4.95
    • WHAT: Lammas Bread Mix Kit — Classic Beer Bread
    • WHO MAKES IT?: Distributed by Rabbit Creek Gourmet
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Rabbit Creek Gourmet or Sabbat Box.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Bread is a common tangible representation of the heart of Lammas—using the first crops of the field to feed, comfort, and honor the increase of harvest.

    BREAKDOWN
    We wanted to include something special inside this box for Lammas as a way for you to be able to represent and connect with the crops of the first harvest, by means of a little kitchen witchery. This custom formulated quick bread mix by Rabbit Creek Gourmet fits the bill!

    Bread making has had a long standing tradition associated with the sabbat of Lammas. So much so that the word “Lammas” actually derives from he words “loaf mass”; which is indicative of how honored the first grains of the first harvest truly were. Food has played an important role in most human celebrations. In earlier times, our ancestors felt that the earth and its bounty were manifestations of the divine, in essence, making food sacred. With that said, you could bake your bread and consecrate it to use ritually for “cakes and ale,” or you could use your bread as an offering to the divine or as a symbol of abundance. Much intent goes into cooking, what better way to incorporate earth’s bounty and your magickal intent into your Lammas celebrations than with baking?

    • PENTACLE OR CELTIC STAG ALTAR TILES/PLAQUES  •


    Pagan Pentacle Plaques by Moonlight Mysteries - Dryad Design Paul Borda - Sabbat Box

    • ITEM 4: ALTAR TILES.........$15.00
    • WHAT:
    Celtic Pentacle or Stag — Cold Cast Resin Altar Tiles/Plaques
    • WHO MAKES IT?:
    Moonlight Mysteries
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?:
     Moonlight Mysteries or the Sabbat Box Store.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These delightful works of art are great to use as an altar tile (a place to consecrate objects or as a focal point on your altar) or as a stunning display in your home.

    BREAKDOWN
    These beautiful plaques can be used as protective home talismans or they could also be used as unique altar tiles. Symbolism is very important within Wicca and witchcraft. The pentacle is a symbol of earth, prosperity, and protection. The stag is a symbol of the Greenman, a Celtic earth deity associated with prosperity and protection. Since this Sabbat Box is heavily associated with honoring the earth, manifesting abundance, as well as prosperity, we felt these sacred images and their meanings could help provide you protection in the coming darker half of the year.

    These magical plaques are made from cold cast resin and are finished with a wood color patina to give them a true wood carved look. Each plaque comes with a small hook on the back to allow you to hang your plaque on a wall. The backs also come lined in felt to protect both your plaque/tile from damage. 

    • INCENSE POWDER •


    Self Burning Prosperity Incense Powder

    • ITEM 5: INCENSE POWDER.........$12.00
    • WHAT IS IT: Self-Burning Prosperity Incense Powder
    • WHO MAKES IT?: Traditional Incense Company
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: The Sabbat Box Store.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Dreamcatchers are not only beautiful additions to your home decor, but also represent a powerful symbol of protection and guidance while sleeping..

    BREAKDOWN

    This proprietary blend of incense powder by the Traditional Incense Company will help provide you with a rich and deep earthy aroma during your next ritual or meditation. What makes this loose powdered incense different from other incense that we have featured inside Sabbat Box before is the fact that it will burn freely by itself, without the need of incense charcoal or a continuous heat source. Created with a base blend of sandalwood, it also includes herbs, resins, and oils corresponding to prosperity, abundance, and attraction.


    • PACKING & SHIPPING •


    2016 Lammas-Lughnasadh Sabbat Box - Witches' Harvest

    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/Lughnasadh 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. The average cost to ship Sabbat Boxes has gone up the past few months due to the postal price increases. The cost to ship boxes is roughly $8.50. 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.

    BROCHURE: Your brochures are printed on 100% 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.

    STICKERS: The stickers found within your boxes where printed on vinyl with a gloss laminate.

    • SABBAT BOX SAVINGS & COUPONS •


    Sabbat Box Savings

    SAVINGS:
    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 $18.00. 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/LUGHNASADH BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
    • Total MSRP of items inside: $49.80 

    • Total Savings on this box: $9.85 
    • Total Shipping Savings: $8.50 
    • Grand Total In Savings: $18.35 

    ~Our members helped to support 4 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 - MOONLIGHT MYSTERIES •


    Moonlight Mysteries Pagan Statuary and Pagan Jewelry

    • COMPANY: MOONLIGHT MYSTERIES 
    • WHAT THEY SELL: Moonlight Mysteries is a unique store that specializes in Pagan Statuary, Wiccan Jewelry and Altar Supplies from Paul Borda's Dryad Designs Collections. Paul Borda's "soul work" spans the Norse, Wiccan and Celtic mythologizes, providing the practitioner unique but authentic images of the Gods and Goddesses. Moonlight Mysteries is also the company that creates and sells the plaques that were featured within this Sabbat Box.
    • WEBSITE: http://www.moonlightmysteries.com
    • FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Moonlight-Mysteries-140901155973383/


    • TIME •


    Lammas Lughnasadh 2016 Sabbat Box - A Witches Harvest

    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, 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.

    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 LAMMAS/LUGHNASADH SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •


    2016 Lammas Sabbat Box Unboxing Video

    • OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •


    LAMMAS & LUGHNASADH INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!


    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 Lammas and may your first harvest be abundant and prosperous! 

    Blessed Be,
    Llyfr & Hugh
    Founders of Sabbat Box

    Sabbat Box Lammas Lughnasadh 2016 - Wiccan Supplies

    The Corn Dolly - The Spirit Of The Grain 1

    History Of The Corn DollA woman carefully selects some sheafs of barley out of the wagon. To her delight the last harvest of the season has been wonderfully bountiful. She picks through the piles of the umber grain before her with great care, chooses long stalks free of insects or bad spots. They are perfect and true. 

    Her sister, a season older than her, passed on only a month before. Now she is the oldest female member of the tribe, and it is the first time the most important of jobs falls to her.

    She carries her final selections herself back to the village and disappears into her home. She works for an hour, maybe longer, until the bending and tying of the grains begins to take the shape she hoped would honor the spirits. Her grandchildren stare wide-eyed as she works. She admires her craft…holds it up before the fire, turning it, making little adjustments and cuts until she is satisfied.

    Her small figure is placed in the central meeting house, upon the tribal altar. ItsSabbat Box Corn Dolly Statuary round head and flowing skirts reflect the embodiment of Mother Earth herself. Everyone praises her work and promises to honor and protect what she has made. 

    After the long winter—this one not as harsh as some others in her fifty-six seasons on the earth—she returns to the meeting house. A small procession follows, anticipating. She carefully picks up her dried arrangement and carries it back to the field from where it came months before. She returns it to the ground. The farmers begin planting the seeds they had saved from the previous autumn. The cycle is beginning again, the “corn dolly”—the “spirit of the grain”—has made its safe journey, full circle. The members of the tribe celebrate the achievement, comforted that once again the gods have been honored and the promise of good harvest—like the seeds they sow—will come forth again this year.

     


    • A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CORN DOLLY •


    The story above is one possible journey of the “corn dolly” in the simplest form of the tradition. The word corn (as we know it today), is the name of a particular plant that bares food. In ancient times, the word "corn" really stood for the English equivalent of “grain.” Even the word “dolly” had a different meaning in ancient times: we’re not referring to the Raggedy-Ann or Barbie connotation of the word. The word “dolly” is most likely a slang for “idol,” which stems from the Greek word eidolon, which means “apparition,” or “spirit.” Hence, corn dolly really means “spirit of the grain.” Ancient cultures believed that this “spirit” would be homeless when the fields were harvested and barren, so the corn dolly was a way to give the spirit a comfortable home until the following spring.
    Traditions vary from region to region in these times. Some, like the fictional example above, called for the oldest woman with children in the clan or tribe to create the corn dolly, and referred to their sympathetic magical poppet as a “Corn Mother.” Other early cultures may have set the History and Lore About Corn Dolliestask to the youngest female member, one who in a physical sense a woman, but still a virgin. These young girls who blossomed into women may have referred to their works as “Corn Maidens” instead. Which tradition is “right?” Which tradition came first? We may never know, and by and large, it doesn’t matter. The practice of carrying over fruits from a previous harvest as a sacrifice for the following sowing season is documented and was practiced all over the European lands. Even some prehistoric African tribal groups followed the tradition: the “Aruseh”—“Bride of the Corn”—is known from earliest recollections.

    Even today the corn dolly tradition is followed particularly so in the UK, where most counties or geographical regions have their own designs and forms. The Stafford Knot, the Suffolk Horseshoe, the Yorkshire Spiral or Corn Drop are just a few of the ancient variations that survive today. While many of them don’t look like a typical “doll” in our sense of the word, their care and crafting are still imbibed with intent, a desire to protect the promise of the next growing season. Whatever shape or form they take, the “Spirit of the Grain” is still a potent Pagan custom and magical working, and you don’t even have to be a farmer to take advantage of its talismanic power. It can represent success and bounty, and the fervent hope the future will hold prosperity and abundance. 

    Our Lammas Sabbat Boxes included a corn dolly kit within to allow you to connect with the tradition of corn dolly making that our ancestors would partake in around the time of this Sabbat. What will your corn dolly represent? What promises, what hopes do you wish to manifest in the coming seasons? Will you make room at your altar or hearth for the “Spirit of the Grain” to ward off the lean times? The magickal power of the dolly is not merely the object itself, but the care and work put into it: a representation of the sacrifice we all make today to ensure a better tomorrow.

    What better future do you work for? Whatever form of greater increase and prosperity you desire, perhaps keeping the “Spirit of the Grain” in a safe, warm place through times of lack and dormancy could help you stay opportunistic on your way to your bountiful harvest!

    • HOW TO MAKE A CORN DOLLY FOR LAMMAS •



    • PURCHASE A SABBAT BOX CORN DOLLY KIT •


    Corn Dolly Kit - Learn How To Make A Corn Dolly

    Want to learn how to make a corn dolly? See our how to video that goes along with the corn husk doll kits we included in each Sabbat Box to learn how to make your own. Visit our You Tube channel here.

     

    Discover The Lammas Sabbat Box - Reap • Sew • Magick - Detailed Breakdown 2


    • Lammas/Lughnasadh Box - Sabbat Box Synopsis •




    Greetings Sabbat Box Members, 

    It is that time again! Lammas is quickly coming upon us as the wheel turns once more. As we travel past Midsummer and tread toward the first harvest, the sun's light slowly starts to wane again. It is at this point where the Earth starts to share its bounty with us in order to start preparing for the coming cold. The dog days of summer will soon turn into the final days summer, leading us further into the fall and the coming seasonal harvests.

    Within this Lammas Box, we wanted to include items that would pertain to the first harvest, hence the boxes theme, Reap • Sew • Magick. Magickally, throughout the beginning of the year, one could say that during our rites of Sabbat celebration, we tend to lay down a magickal foundation, in essence "sewing" our will and intent. It is at this point of the year where we start to determine what has come into fruition and what has not, reaping all that we wish to continue to transpire, and working more magick to continue to further manifest our will. 

    Inside this box was our very first exclusive product, as well as a custom made featured product. As we continue to grow Sabbat Box, we plan on offering you all even more unique and practical products that will bring you further magickal inspiration and even more tools to add to your craft.


    • LUGHNASADH-RITUALS, RECIPES & LORE FOR LAMMAS •


    Lughnasadh, Rituals, Recipes and Lore For Lammas

    ITEM 1: Lughnasadh, Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Lammas.........$11.99

    • WHAT: Lughnasadh-Rituals, Recipes and Lore for Lammas (part of Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials) 
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Llewellyn Worldwide & Authored By Melanie Marquis
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: You can purchase copies via the Sabbat Box Store or via Llewellyn.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Llewellyn has been a trusted source for books on Paganism, Magick and New Age topics since 1901. This particular book features spells, recipes, lore, invocations, correspondences, crafts and rituals that will help to inspire you to celebrate Lammas in your own unique way.

    BREAKDOWN:
    Part of what we wish to do here at Sabbat Box is to provide further resources for our members pertaining to paganism, witchcraft and the Sabbats. The Sabbat Essentials series are wonderful resource books and will truly help you find inspiration on how to celebrate the Sabbat in your own special way. Some may say that these books are for beginners, but you would be surprised to read how much information is packed within these books, helpful for both seasoned practitioners as well as the novice! We decided to feature Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials books when we started Sabbat Box as this line of books is a brand new to Llewellyn and they correlated perfectly with what Sabbat Box is. In fact, these first edition printings come out only a few weeks before we ship each Sabbat Box, which makes our members some of the first people to actually own and read them. The book’s author, Melanie Marquis, has written numerous books on Pagan lore and tradition, as well as contributing to many Llewellyn’s popular yearly publications like the Witches’ Datebook. 

    We believe that every Pagan can gain something from this collection of Lammas practices, or at least sew some seeds for your own ideas! You will find an array of fantastic information pertaining to Lammas, including plenty of rituals, spells and inspiration for your Lughnasadh celebrations. 

    An excerpt from the "Invocation of Danu" on page 137.
    Dear Danu, great goddess!
    Mother of the Tuatha!
    Great Lady of the Water!
    Great Ruler of the land!
    Dear Danu, great goddess,
    I invoke thee!
    Fill me with your strength!
    Fill me with your grace!
    Fill me with your power!
    May your eyes look through my face!
    Great Danu,
    Mother of the River!
    Mother of the Land!
    Mother of the People!
    Come into my hands!
    Danu, I invoke thee!
    Come to me now!
    Great mother, great Danu, come into me now!

    These books have been a great hit within the Sabbat Box community and we continue to plan on including the Sabbat Essentials series until Ostara of next year, which at that point we will have included each book from the series within each Sabbat Box for the first year.


    • LAMMAS APPLE CINNAMON SCONE MIX KIT •


    Sabbat Box Lammas Cinnamon Apple Scone Mix Lughnasadh

    ITEM 2: Lammas Cinnamon Apple Scone Mix Kit.........$6.95

    • WHAT:
     Lammas Cinnamon Apple Scone Mix Kit
    • WHO MAKES IT?: Specially made for Sabbat Box by Rabbit Creek Gourmet. 
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: The Sabbat Box store. Find similar mixes via Rabbit Creek Gourmet.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This mix is perfect for someone who would like to bring the tradition and lore of working with the wheat of the first harvest into their Lammas/Lughnasadh sabbat celebration, especially if you want to try working with something different then plain old bread.  

    BREAKDOWN
    We included this scone mix as a way for our members to connect with and represent the crops of the first harvest by means of a little kitchen witchery. Food has played an important role in human celebrations of all kinds. In earlier times, our ancestors felt that the Earth and its bounty were manifestations of the divine, in essence making food sacred. With that being said, you could make the scones, consecrate them and use them ritually for "cakes and ale" or for the "red meal" during ritual...or you could use these scones as an offering to the divine. Much will and intent goes into cooking and baking, and what better way to incorporate the bounty of the earth  and your magickal intent in your Lammas celebrations then with baking! Baking Instructions included on back of the tag.

    Sabbat Box decided to feature mixes from Rabbit Creek Gourmet because they have been creating delicious, simple to use mixes for over 20 years. Though they are not a "Pagan" owned business, Rabbit Creek Gourmet shares the same values and standards of quality that we to believe in here at Sabbat Box. Sometimes, less is more when it comes to baking and Rabbit Creek Gourmet does a great job of making baking easy without jeopardizing the taste. Rabbit Creek specially formulated this Lammas scone mix, specially for our Sabbat Box members! 

    • LAMMAS • LUGHNASADH FIRST HARVEST CORN DOLLY KIT •


    Corn Dolly Kit - Corn Husk Doll Kit

    ITEM 3: Lammas • Lughnasadh First Harvest Corn Husk Doll Kit.........$6.50

    • WHAT: Lammas - Lughnasadh First Harvest Corn Husk Doll Kit 
    • WHO MAKES IT?: You do! 
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: This is an exclusive kit made by Sabbat Box. Get yours at the Sabbat Box Store.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Corn husk dolls have long been a symbol of the abundance and prosperity of the first harvest. Corn husk dolls can be used to serve many magickal purposes and make for unique altar decor.

    BREAKDOWN
    There is much lore and tradition surrounding Lammas and the corn dolly that we only thought it appropriate to include a corn dolly kit within your Lammas box. By creating your own corn dolly, this gives you the ability to lend your own will, intent and magick within it. There are few different ways you could use your corn husk dolly. Use it to adorn your Lammas altar, use it as a poppet, or use it as a way to represent the Earth and the divine during your Lammas rituals.

    We have an entire blog article dedicated to the history and lore pertaining to the corn dolly. Be sure to check out that article to learn more about the origins and the significance of the corn dolly. We also have included a link to our instructional "how to" video with each corn husk doll kit. You can see the video below.

    How To Make A Corn Husk Doll For Lammas


    • HAND PAINTED/HAND DIPPED BEESWAX TAPER CANDLE •


    Hand Painted Beeswax Taper Candles

    ITEM 4: Hand Painted Beeswax Taper Candle.........$3.95

    • WHAT: 
    Hand Painted & Hand Dipped 10 Inch Beeswax Taper Candle
    • WHO MAKES IT?:
    Aloha Bay Candle Company
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?:
    You can purchase these at the Sabbat Box Store or via Aloha Bay Candles.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?
    These gorgeous hand dipped, hand painted beeswax taper candles will make a beautiful addition to your Lammas altar. These candles can also be used as spell candles as well. 

    BREAKDOWN
    Many fellow cunning folk and fellow pagans prefer to use beeswax candles when working magick or conducting ritual. Natural beeswax has been used by virtually every civilization known to man to create various products, from candles to soaps and more. For bees to make one pound of beeswax, it requires 2,500 bees and 22 pounds of honey. This requires a tremendous amount of time and work from bees. Because of this, beeswax has been considered a valuable and treasured substance, both magickally and mundanely. If one were to look upon the amount of effort it takes for bees to create beeswax in a sympathetic form, some believe that beeswax holds the corresponding energies of the efforts and components that bees require to create beeswax.

    With that being said, beeswax corresponds to manifestation, prosperity, will, energy, protection and healing. Because beeswax doesn't go "bad," its resilience leads many to use beeswax candles to clear sacred space and rid negativity. Compared to paraffin wax, beeswax burns cleaner and longer. In fact, beeswax candles burn about 5 times longer then regular paraffin candles. 

    Sabbat Box decided to include beeswax candles from Aloha Bay Candle Company for a few reasons. Aloha Bay is an eco friendly company that has been making candles with all natural components for over 20 years. Aloha Bay is dedicated to hand crafting and hand pouring each candle, which is a long process, but the end result adds to the beauty and uniqueness of their candle line. Aloha Bay also hand paints each and every beeswax candle they sell with all natural palm wax, keeping in line with their mission of providing handmade candles with all natural, fair trade and sustainable components.

    Anoint your hand painted beeswax candle with the prosperity candle fixings included within your Sabbat Box. Use during your Lammas ritual or use separately as a spell candle.

    • PROSPERITY CANDLE FIXING BLEND •


    Prosperity Candle Fixing Blends - The Vodou Store

    ITEM 5: Prosperity Candle Fixings.........$7.00

    • WHAT IS IT: Prosperity Candle Fixing Blend
    • WHO MAKES IT?: The Vodou Store
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: The Sabbat Box Store or via The Vodou Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Sometimes it is easier to purchase some the items you need in order to work candle magick. With the prosperity candle fixings from The Vodou Store, they are pre made and ready to dress a candle.  

    BREAKDOWN:
    The Vodou Store was started back in 2010 by Docteur Caeli, an initiate of Haitian Voodoo, and his partner and fellow practicing witch, Hellfurian Liontari. Since then, the Docteur and the Witch have been creating and selling unique, high quality and authentic ritual and conjure supplies through The Vodou Store. Every item sold within the Vodou Store is hand crafted, using traditional formulae and magickal components, stemming from the owners' long history of practicing Voodoo as well as their extensive knowledge of other various magickal practice and lore.

    There is a beautiful mix of Vodoo and witchcraft within each item they create, and one may notice the detail and passion placed within their products when actually using them. From the moment you open your candle fixing blend, you will immediately notice the quality of the fragrant and rare herbs and resins within.  You will also quickly connect with the intent of their products based on the stunning artwork displayed outside of each item. One of the great things about the gorgeous artwork on their packaging is the fact that it lends you a magnificent visual aid, which will help assist you with visualizing your intended magickal result. 

    We chose to include their potent, proprietary blend of prosperity candle fixings because we felt that it would both pair well with your hand painted taper candle and that it would provide inspiration to add a little candle magick to your Lammas Ritual Celebrations. 

    HOW TO USE CANDLE FIXINGS:
    Anoint your candle with anointing oil or consecrated ritual oil. For invoking or manifesting, rub the oil clockwise (Deosil) and upwards. For banishing or ridding, rub the oil counter-clockwise (widdershins) and downwards. Once that is done, you can then roll the candle within the candle fixings or lightly apply the fixings on the candle by hand. You may also wish to carve into your candle with a a porcupine quill (or other pointed object) sigils, runes or even words of intent as well to add to your candle magick. 

    • AMBER INCENSE •


    HEM AMBER INCENSE CONES

    ITEM 6: Hem, Hand Rolled Precious Amber Incense.........$2.00

    WHAT IS IT?:
    Hand Rolled Cone Incense
    WHO MAKES IT?: HEM
    WHERE CAN I GET IT?: The Sabbat Box Store or via most other metaphysical suppliers.
    WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These incense, made by HEM, contain high quality oils, herbs and resins that have a long burning time and smell divine.

    BREAKDOWN
    As we have stated in other breakdowns from previous boxes, we do our best at Sabbat Box to include an eclectic mix of products that will aid you in your magickal endeavors, as well as inspire your ritual practice. Our senses help us to become in tune with our surroundings and help us to form our mindset, especially our sense of smell. Many Pagans will burn incense that are comprised of components or ingredients that "correspond" to the action or intent in which they are desiring to manifest. Amber is said to correspond to protection, fertility, luck, abundance and prosperity, making it a great companion to go along with the Lammas Box. These hand rolled amber incense cones are perfect to use during ritual, meditation or just to freshen the air. 

    HOW TO BURN CONE INCENSE
    1. Take the small metal cone holder that is included within your box of incense, place it within a heat proof vessel. You don't have to use the small metal holder if you do not want to. You could place the cone incense directly within any heat proof vessel. We do recommend you place some sort of insulation in the vessel to prevent heat damage (i.e. incense sand, lava rocks, etc.).
    2. Light the cone incense at the top. Keep the flame lit upon the tip of the cone incense until it starts to smoke and actually "catch." You will know it has been caught when the tip starts to turn colors and ash.
    3. Let your incense burn down. Be sure to never leave burning incense unattended.

    • WHITE SAGE SMUDGE STICK •


    White Sage Smudge Stick Sabbat Box

    ITEM 7: Fresh White Sage Smudge Stick.........$2.00

    WHAT: 
    Fresh White Sage Torch Style Smudge Stick
    WHO MAKES IT?: Mother Earth
    WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Via the Sabbat Box Store, or most metaphysical suppliers 
    WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Sage is a common tool used in various ceremonial practice, including Wicca and Witchcraft.

    BREAKDOWN
    White Sage has a long been a tool utilized by shamans, healers and cunning folk. It is common enough for most people to know that it was a sacred herb harvested and used by Native Americans and shamans for ritual and ceremonies. We decided to include a white sage smudge stick within the Lammas Sabbat Box because we wanted to further include items that are "of the land," as well as something that had a practical use, regardless of specific belief. This particular white sage is conveniently hand tied together in a small "torch style" bundle. This makes it easier to light and control when smudging. Various pantheons of belief may use different methods to "smudge" their sacred space. There are also entire ceremonies dedicated specifically to smudging as well.

    It is believed that when one "smudges" their space, they are calling upon the spirits of the plant itself to aid in the ceremony. Sage is a versatile ritual herb and has many correspondences, but the most common correspondence would be that sage is said to banish negativity, purify/eliminate astral buildup and banish unwanted or negative entities. So you can see why this smudging has been adopted into the practice of witchcraft. Here is a great article with examples on when or how to smudge your home. 

    • PACKING & SHIPPING •


    Sabbat Box Lammas Box

    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 Box. Each Lammas/Lughnasadh Sabbat Box is lined with paper padding and wrapping to add to the surprise of what we’ve curated for your box. Shipping is included in the total price—average cost to ship the Lammas Box: $8.00 alone. 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 to again to ship something to someone or save it for another time when you may need it. If you must throw it away, try to recycle.

    BROCHURE & COUPONS: Your brochures are printed on 100% recyclable 16pt paper ,which is sourced from sustainable forests. They are ECF (elemental chlorine free), helping to have less of an impact on the environment.

    TISSUE PAPER & FILLING: The green tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper and is recyclable. The filling is made from scraps of recycled "green" eco fill paper and is biodegradable.

    STICKERS: The stickers found within your boxes where printed on vinyl with a gloss laminate.

    WHEAT: The wheat sheaves that where included within your Sabbat Box are authentic, early harvest wheat.

    • COUPONS •


    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 as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $9.39 with your Lammas Sabbat Box. 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.

    Coupons just add to the overall value of your box and are not included in the "total savings" specified on your information sheet/brochure.

    • Total MSRP of items inside: $41.39 
    • Total Savings on this box: $1.44 
    • Total Shipping Savings: $7.95
    • Grand Total In Savings: $9.39 

    ~Our members helped to support 5 Pagan run businesses with their Sabbat Box membership! Unlike other Pagan Subscription Boxes (that only use their own products inside each of their boxes), we work with other Pagans and Pagan owned businesses within the community to purchase 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 Lammas Box Breakdown

    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 our competitors. 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 filler for each box, designing the flyers, coupons, stickers and brochures to be printed professionally by the printers, individually placing each candle within a bag, individually assembling the boxes, individually packing the tissue paper within each box by hand, taping each and every box by hand as well as individually printing each and every shipping label and sticking them to your boxes as well. This timeframe doesn't even include the efforts made to manage the website, the back end billing system, social media management, customer service inquiries, accounting, marketing, purchasing, and so on.

    We really do 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 your Sabbat Box.

    • OFFICIAL LAMMAS • LUGHNASADH UNBOXING VIDEO •


    Sabbat Box Lammas Box Lughnasadh Box Unboxing Video

    We thank each and every one of our suppliers, vendors, customers and MOST IMPORTANTLY our members for making this possible. This wouldn't even be happening if it wasn't for our members. We really do look forward to shipping out the next boxes for Mabon. We also have so much more in the works here at Sabbat Box. We look forward to continuing to expand and bring about some exciting new ideas and implement new concepts that will continue to make Sabbat Box the premier subscription box for Pagans.

    We look forward to continuing to serve the Pagan community at large. Blessed Sabbat! 

    Blessed Be,
    Llyfer & Hugh
    Founders of Sabbat Box & Eclectic Artisans LLC

    Lammas - Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme Release 1

    Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme



    Greetings Fellow Wise Ones,

         It is that time again! With the sun finalizing its journey to its maximum potency, the light of the day will begin to start to wane. It is at this point, we as a people in the northern hemisphere, start to reap what we have sewn, as we begin our journey back towards the darker half of the year. With that being said, we have decided to have our Lammas - Lughnasadh themed Sabbat Box be based upon the idea of "reaping what you sew." The universe will echo our actions, both magically and mundanely, and in essence getting what we give or "reaping what we are sewing." This is a deep seeded principle with magick and witchcraft, and is heavily regarded as a foundation of the principles of working magick, making this the perfect theme for this box!Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme Release
     
         Our goal with the Lammas-Lughnasadh Sabbat Box is to provide you with inspirational tools that will help you "reap and sew" a little magick into your life this Lammas. We have some exciting items planned for this box that will envelope all of your senses and will hopefully shine a light on the things that are bountiful in our lives and also shine a light on things that we tend to be thankful for this time of year. We have some exclusive Sabbat Box products that will be featured within this box as well as products that have been specially made for our Lammas box, which makes this box even more magical. 

         We plan on shipping out Lammas Boxes on July 17. Most members will receive their boxes within 2-3 business days after shipping. Once Lammas boxes ship, you will receive a tracking email. You can always check the status of your order once it ships by visiting the "Check Order Status" link on the Sabbat Box homepage. 

         We thank you all for your continued membership and for making this happen. We have been overwhelmed with so many happy members, sharing their experiences and giving us such positive feedback. It really does help to let us know that we are doing something right! We look forward to shipping out your Lammas - Lughnasadh Sabbat Box as well as continuing to bring some magickal inspiration your way. Haven't signed up yet for a Sabbat Box, you can do so here.

    Blessed Be, 
     
    Llyfr & Hugh 

    P.S. Don't forget to share your unboxing videos with us! You can do this here.


    CUTOFF DAY FOR THIS BOX IS JULY 4TH @ 12:00PM EST