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• 2019 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX • SOLAR EMBRACE • BOX BREAKDOWN •


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Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

The wheel of the year has turned once again...As we approach the longest day of our calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, our hearts and minds turn to the light and energy of the season and the opportunity for growth and increase. Could a successful harvest of all of our work be around the corner? Are the seeds we planted in our lives going to bear out to a bountiful return? If the bright long days are an indicator of success, then we are on the right path!!.

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      • BOX SYNOPSIS •


      2019 Midsummer Sabbat Box - Solar Embrace - Shop the Midsummer Box Here

      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:

      • Fertility Magick
      • Drawing in solar energy
      • Manifestation work
      • Prosperity Magick
      • Working with the divine masculine

      This year’s Midsummer Sabbat Box is all about tapping into the fiery solar energy of the sun, in the same way our ancestors would attempt to draw in and connect with the power of the life giver itself on the summer solstice. We have worked hard to curate a collection of items that will help inspire one to work with that vibrant solar energy of the solstice. The items inside will also aid in assisting one to focus on drawing in the light of the divine and embracing it within our practices and within our lives. By embracing this light we pave a way to help balance the unbalanced and move forward from the stagnant, and give birth to desires we have deep within


      • MIDSUMMER GREENMAN/OAK KING ALTAR PLAQUE SET •


      Greenman Midsummer Plaque Sets Oak King Plaque Set - Sabbat Box

      ITEM 1: GREENMAN PLAQUE SETS.................$23.95
      • WHAT:
      Greenman Midsummer Plaque sets with info card and bag 
      • WHO MAKES IT?:
      Sourced via Eclectic Artisans
      • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at The Sabbat Box Store
      • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A Gorgeous representation of the divine masculine perfect for Midsummer.


      BREAKDOWN

      This decorative Greenman Midsummer plaque will make a great addition to ones altar or sacred space by depicting Jack O’ The Green/The Oak King in all of his summery glory, framed by lush greenery and brightly colored flowers. 

      Each high-quality cold-cast resin plaque comes with a hand painted patina, and offers a great way to symbolically draw forth the positive light and energy of summer/Midsummer the whole year round. 

      Included in each set is a convenient info guide to Midsummer, meant to be used as a quick reference to these archetypes, as well as specifically highlight them and their place at this time on the Wheel of the Year. This beautiful double-sided companion card has been designed to provide various information about the solstice and some of the practices and beliefs around the brightest of Sabbats. We have included Midsummer historical and religious lore, and a short illustrative text on the place the Greenman and the Oak King holds for this holiday, which we hope will find a permanent home in your Book of Shadows or grimoire.   



      Greenman Plaque Set With Info Card and Bag
      Greenman Summer Plaque Set

       


      • GOLDEN QUARTZ CRYSTAL TOWER SET •


      Golden Quartz Crytsal Tower Set With Info Card And Bag - Sabbat Box

      ITEM 2: GOLDEN QUARTZ TOWER SET..........$12.00
      • WHAT:
       Golden Quartz Tower Specimen
      • WHO MAKES IT?: 
      Sourced Via Eclectic Artisans
      • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
      • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A unique crystal tower that is versatile enough to be used in a myriad of spiritual applications.  


      BREAKDOWN
      This stunning golden quartz crystal tower specimen, makes for a great addition to any summer/solar altar or ritual display. Sourced from India, these crystals have a natural range of colors from yellow to orange and are a vibrant representation of solar energy and the Sun’s importance and impact on our lives. This tower shaped obelisk helps to emphasize masculine energy and the masculine side of the energetic duality of feminine and masculine that runs through each of us. 


      Many practitioners believe that this particular crystal aligns with the solar plexus chakra, which deals with positive change or growth as well as working to encourage balance in our energy and will. You could use this in rituals and spell work that look to incorporate raising energy and vitality, or as part of a crystal grid or altar display to honor the positive and masculine aspect in your day-to-day workings and practice. Included is a corresponding informational card with details about the crystal as well as a and a silken bag to keep it safe when not in use.



      Golden Quartz Tower Sets By Sabbat Box
      Golden Quartz Tower Set

       

       


      • SOLAR SHINE TEA •


      Solar Shine Tea By Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals - Sabbat Box

      ITEM 3: SOLAR SHINE TEA..........$6.00
      • WHAT: 
      A Midsummer Herbal Tea
      • WHO MAKES IT?:
      Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals
      • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
      • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: An invigorating blend of organic and wild crafted herbal tea, perfect to be used for magickal or mundane use.


      BREAKDOWN

      Since Midsummer is all about the growth of the vibrant energy of the sun, we thought another great addition to our Litha Sabbat Box would be a tea that can be consumed and enjoyed both magickally or mundanely! Cosmophilia’s Solar Shine Tea is a blend of solar plant energy, consisting of calendula, chamomile, safflower, Saint John’s Wort, and citrus peel, which gives it a bit of a vibrant sweet kick. Brew some of this tea hot for your Midsummer ritual, or pour some over ice for a refreshing drink on a hot summer day! Each ingredient has been carefully chosen to honor the sun and its many gifts to us: sustenance, light, energy, and vitality.  



      Solar Shine Tea - By Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals - 2019 Midsummer Sabbat Box
      Solar Shine Tea

       

      ABOUT THE VENDOR:
      Located in Portland, Oregon, Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals is an online store specializing in plant based astrological products like teas, tinctures and more! Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals is part of the Portland School of Astrology, the largest school of astrology in the United States. 

      Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...

       


      • RADIANCE MIDSUMMER OIL •


      Radiance Midsummer Oil by Spirit Element - Sabbat Box Midsummer 2019

      ITEM 4: RADIANCE MIDSUMMER RITUAL OIL.........$15.00
      • WHAT:
       Custom Made Midsummer Oil
      • WHO MAKES IT?: Spirit Element
      • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Spirit Element or The Sabbat Box Store
      • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?:  A custom blended ritual/perfume oil geared at drawing in the prosperous energy of the solstice sun.


      BREAKDOWN

      Radiance is like sunshine in a bottle. This solar charged fragrance is a stunning blend of floral jasmine, citrusy mandarin, and copaiba balsam; a honey like fragrance with warm notes of vanilla and soft woods. Each note is selected to hold and enhance the energy of success, manifesting your dreams, inspiration, and all around happiness. Use this clean, sweet-smelling oil for your Midsummer rituals and spellwork to draw forth solar power to your works, or you could even use it to anoint your ritual tools, your fellow ritual participants, or even yourself! You may also use it also to honor the divine masculine, the power of summer, growth, and light.  



      Radiance Midsummer Ritual Oil By Spirit Element - 2019 Midsummer Sabbat Box
      Radiance Midsummer Ritual Oil


      ABOUT THE VENDOR:

      Located in CaliforniaSpirit Element is a ritual apothecary that is more than just another online store, it is lifestyle brand. Aside from ritual supplies and magickal self care products, Spirit Element is also a lifestyle blog and a teaching website offering tools and resources for spiritual wellness.!

      Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...

       


      • MIDSUMMER RITUAL CANDLE •


      Midsummer Beeswax Spell Candle - By Lailoken's Awen - Midsummer Sabbat Box

      ITEM 5: BEESWAX SPELL CANDLE.................$7.95
      • WHAT: 
      Midsummer ritual candle
      • WHO MAKES IT?: 
      Lailoken's Awen
      • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available exclusively at the Sabbat Box Store
      • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This vibrant yellow candle when set aflame can be used to represent the solstice sun and its corresponding energies.


      BREAKDOWN
       
      Beeswax candles are a natural way to light up your magickal workings and rituals, so we thought we would include one that is specifically dedicated to Midsummer and your summer solstice workings. These bright yellow candles have been exclusively created for this Sabbat Box by Lailoken's Awen. Use corresponding Midsummer herbs or oils fixed onto this candle as a base or even burn it on Midsummer’s Night to connect with the solar influences and energy of the sabbat.  How will you use your Midsummer candle in your ritual work or spell craft?

       
      Custom Midsummer Beeswax Spell Candle - By Lailoken's Awen
      Midsummer Spell Candle


      ABOUT THE VENDOR:

      Located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Lailoken's Awen is an online Pagan supply store specializing in hand crafted ritual supplies such as spell candlesoilsincensespell supplies and more!

      Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...


      • SUN GOD STICK INCENSE •


      Sun God Stick Incense By Charme et Sortielge - Sabbat Box

      ITEM 6: STICK INCENSE..........$6.50
      • WHAT:
       Sun God Stick Incense.
      • WHO MAKES IT?: 
      Charme et Sortilege
      • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Charme et Sortilege or Sabbat Box
      • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Sun God is a summery handmade incense sure to set the mood for your Midsummer rites


      BREAKDOWN

      These divinely scented Sun God stick incense by Charme et Sortilege (Charm and Spell) are the perfect incense to use during your next meditation, ritual, spell, cleansing, or just to add a pleasant aroma to your surroundings. Each stick incense from Charme et Sortilege is made with 100% all natural ingredients and are individually hand dipped in a proprietary blend of pure essential oils, which makes for a high quality, slow burning incense. 

      USES: Use when working solar magick, weather magick, petitioning the divine masculine and spells requiring masculine energy or power. Ritual support for health, healing, prosperity, success, achievement, influence and power. 

      Qty: 15 sticks per pack
      Size: 10.50 inch
      Burn Time: 1hr +
      Scent Profile: A woodsy, spicy, masculine scent, with hints of cinnamon and amber and myrrh

       

      Sun God Stick Incense By Charme et Sortilege - Sabbat Box
      Sun God Stick Incense


      ABOUT THE VENDOR:

      Charme et Sortilege (Charm and Spell), is a brick and mortar metaphysical store, online witchcraft supplies store, and a wholesaler of pagan supplies located in Montreal, Quebec.

      Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...

          


      • MIDSUMMER RITUAL HERBS •


      Midsummer Ritual Herb Set By Sabbat Box - Calendula and Elderflower

      ITEM 6: MIDSUMMER RITUAL HERBS..........$4.95
      • WHAT:
       Midsummer Ritual Herbs
      • WHO MAKES IT?: 
      Sabbat Box
      • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
      • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Two bags of organic herbs that can be used in combination with your Midsummer workings


      BREAKDOWN

      This Midsummer Solar Herb set by Sabbat Box consist of two separate bags of organic Elderflower and Calendula, both are herbs commonly used in combination with Midsummer due to their corresponding properties and the sabbat.

      Elderflower: 
      Corresponds to the element of water, and is commonly represented by the planet of Venus. This plant is sacred to the divine feminine and is often seen as an herb of protection and warding off of evil and drawing in prosperity. This herb was included inside to represent the divine feminine and the essence of life in which she breaths into the divine masculine (the oak king and ivy king). Use as an offering to the divine feminine during Midsummer. 

      Calendula:
      Corresponds to the element of fire, and is commonly represented by the sun. This plant is often used in combination with workings of protection, solar rites, prophetic dreams and psychic power.  Use as an offering to the divine masculine during Midsummer.  

          


      • PACKING & SHIPPING •


      Midsummer Sabbat Box 2019 - Solar Embrace

      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 Midsummer Sabbat Boxes. Each Midsummer 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 Box members. The average cost to ship boxes is roughly $9.90. 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. Please try to find another use for your box. They are 9x9x3 on the inside. You could decorate your box to hold some magickal 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 tissue paper inside is made from 100% recycled paper and is recyclable. The colored filler inside each box is made from scraps of recycled colored crinkle paper and is biodegradable. The filler comes from an eco friendly, woman owned company. 

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

      • SABBAT BOX SAVINGS & COUPONS •


      Midsummer 2019 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 MIDSUMMER Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $35. 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.

      MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
      • Total MSRP of items inside: $76.35 

      • Total Savings on this box: $26.40 
      • Total Shipping Savings: $9.90 
      • Grand Total In Savings: $36.30 

      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 Savings Midsummer 2019

      • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - COSMOPHILIA ASTROLOGICAL HERBALS •


      Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals - Sabbat Box Midsummer 2019

      COMPANY: COSMOPHILIA ASTROLOGICAL HERBALS

      ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Portland Oregon, Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals and Magical Gifts is located inside the Portland School of Astrology. Cosmophilia's mission is to remind us of our hearts connection with the heavens through their line of affordable celestially-imbued products. The Portland School of Astrology is the largest astrology school and community in the United States with a variety of educational opportunities, free resources/classes and community connections.

      Cosmophilia Astrological Herbals and The Portland School of Astrology was founded by JP Hawthorne. JP began his journey with astrology and herbalism in the mid-'90s, later wedding the two disciplines and working with clients in 2011. In 2013, he founded the largest astrology school in the U.S., the community-focused Portland School of Astrology with a unique and challenging goal of continually striving to teach astrology through social justice frameworks. PSA sees hundreds of students a year from all around the country, despite PSA not being an online school. JP's shares his extensive practice and foundation with astrology, herbalism, and the magickal arts through classes, lectures, podcasts, and community work in Portland.  

      SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBAT BOX" 
      Use the code above at PORTLAND SCHOOL OF ASTROLOGY and receive 10% OFF recorded classes!

      Use the code above at COSMOPHILIA ASTROLOGICAL HERBALS and receive 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING FOR LIFE AFTER FIRST PURCHASE!

      Offer expires 12/31/19
       

       


      • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - CHARME ET SORTILEGE •


      Charme Et Sortilege - Sabbat Box

      COMPANY: CHARME ET SORTILEGE

      ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Charme et Sortilege is a brick and mortar Metaphysical Shop, and online witchcraft supplies store and a wholesaler of Pagan supplies, and has been serving the worldwide Pagan community for over 17 years. Started back in 2002, Charme et Sortilege (which means Charm and Spell in French) carries over 600 products, with their most popular product line being their house made specialty products. Charme et Sortilege's specialty products include ritual incense, ritual supplies, altar supplies, spell candles, apothecary items, jewelry, divination tools, and more!

      Charme et Sortilege was founded by Marie Renee Patry, and Pascal Raymond. Marie has been a practitioner of the craft for over 40 years, specializing in Hermetic and Druidic traditions. Marie is a high priestess, a Druid, an author, teacher, and an actress. Currently, Marie serves as the Artistic and Marketing Director at Charme et Sortilege and is the creator of the majority of the products that Charme et Sortilege sells.

      Pascal Raymond, a co owner at Charme et Sortilege, is also a practitioner of the craft, with an Eclectic background in various traditions. Pascal currently serves as the director of operations and helps to keep Charme et Sortilege running smoothly. 


       

       


      • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - SPIRIT ELEMENT •


      Spirit Element Ritual Apothecary

      COMPANY: SPIRIT ELEMENT

      ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Spirit Element, (previously known as Moon Phase Collective), is an online ritual apothecary located in California. The vision for Spirit Element is to provide the knowledge, tools, and encouragement to discover the presence of spirit within yourself and your environment. The element of spirit is present within all things. It’s in the clothes you wear, the foods you eat, the people you meet, and everything you see. It doesn’t matter if it’s processed by man or processed by nature. It is all born from something that comes from the natural world.

      Spirit Element is more than a brand; it’s a lifestyle. Spirit Element helps you learn to sense and understand your unique energy and the energy surrounding you. Elements of shamanism, witchcraft, metaphysically, astrology, tarot, and several more of the world’s energetic practices are combined to create a brand that focuses on a holistic approach to spiritual, and therefore, physical well-being. Think of it as Feng-shui for your entire life.  

         

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        • 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. 

         

         


        • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - ECLECTIC ARTISANS •


        Eclectic Artisans Pagan Marketplace

        COMPANY: ECLETIC ARTISANS PAGAN MARKETPLACE

        ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Pinellas County Florida, Eclectic Artisans is the sister company to Sabbat Box, and offers over 3,000 products from a myriad of pagan vendors and businesses. Discover a variety of unique ritual tools, spell supplies to help aid you along your spiritual journey! 


        SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE:
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        Use the code above at ECLECTIC ARTISANS and receive 10% OFF your next purchase!


         


        • TIME •


        Solar Embrace 2019 Midsummer 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 2019 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •


        2019 Midsummer Sabbat Box - Solar Embrace Unboxing Video
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        • OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •


        MIDSUMMER INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!

            • The Oak King and The Holly King: Article
            • The Magick and History of Midsummer: Article
            • Magickal foods of Midsummer recipes: Article
            • Fairy Lore and Midsummer: 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 Midsummer!

        Blessed Be,
        Llyfr & Hugh
        Founders of Sabbat Box




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        • 2019 MIDSUMMER • SABBAT BOX THEME • SOLAR EMBRACE •


        Boxes ship: 6/7 ~ The year is almost half over…where has it gone? The Wheel of the Year, however, is also moving swiftly toward Midsummer. As we approach the longest day of our calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, our hearts and minds turn to the light and energy of the season and the opportunity for growth and increase. Could a successful harvest of all of our work be around the corner? Are the seeds we planted in our lives going to bear out to a bountiful return? If the bright long days are an indicator of success, then we are on the right path!!


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        Midsummer/Saint John's Day bonfire with festivities in front of a Christian Midsummer (June 21st this year for us in the northern hemisphere) is the celebration of the summer solstice; the time when the daylight is longest, and nights the shortest. More technically speaking, the summer solstice occurs when one of the earth's poles is tilted closest to the sun. As the summer solstice occurs in one hemisphere, the winter solstice will occur simultaneously in the opposite hemisphere. As the year waxes forward after the winter solstice occurs, so does the light of the sun, and since the earliest of times, these celestial events played extremely important roles within many cultures around the world and helped to shape a diverse range of legend, lore and spiritual practices, some of which may be lost to time, others still present to modern day.

        If you look back far enough throughout the history of religion and spirituality as practiced by us sentient beings, you will eventually find that many of the world's spiritual practices and worship had similar origins...many started out as a religion of the Sun and Moon. When one thinks about it, it makes total sense. From our most primitive times as a species, when day to day survival was of the utmost importance, the presence of day and night had a major impact in our efforts to survive, so we started to track the journey of the sun and moon -- literally for the sake of our lives. The sun and moon is where the essence of life and death resided. With each morning's rise of the sun, all that was asleep the night before was awaken and sprung back to life, shedding a light on the unseen dangers that lurked within the veil of darkness. With each rise of the sun during the waxing part of the year also came with it warmth, growth, and the renewal of life. This fiery, life giving energy ended up transforming itself into a myriad of symbolic archetypes that paved way to the foundation of belief systems where deities of the sun were recognized, and were also given that same power to bare life and deliver death as well. 


        Solar DeitiesThese archetypes grew greater in influence over time, and soon we as a people were building places of worship for these symbolic figures, many of which were constructed to coincide with the very movements of the sun, lining up in perfect precision on special celestial events such as the solstices and equinoxes. The very fact that these feats were able to be achieved during more primitive times for humanity is astonishing in and of itself, and further goes to show how significant it was for our ancestors to connect with the all mighty, life giving sun.

        This year’s Midsummer Sabbat Box is all about tapping into the fiery solar energy of the sun, in the same way our ancestors would attempt to draw in and connect with the power of the life giver itself on the summer solstice. We have worked hard to curate a collection of items that will help inspire one to work with that vibrant solar energy of the solstice. The items inside will also aid in assisting one to focus on drawing in the light of the divine and embracing it within our practices and within our lives. By embracing this light we pave a way to help balance the unbalanced and move forward from the stagnant, and give birth to desires we have deep within. The path work done during this time is open and can be “seen” like no other time of the Wheel. It is a time to recognize the importance of this intense solar energy while also having faith that what we have started will bring about a successful finish, and that the natural cycles of light and dark will continue.







        The Greenman
        The Holly King and the Oak King




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        Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

        Summer Solstice is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate Litha and all the blessings that it brings. As the daylight rules our lives at this time of year, we at Sabbat Box wanted to bring some its greener fruits to you in a collection of items that pertain and assist in herbal magick and green spellwork. While the summer is full of activity and growth, we mirror the world around us and bring light and energy to all that we do.

        • 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
        • 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.

          • BOX SYNOPSIS •


          Midsummer Sabbat Box Herbal Witchery Witch Subscription Box For Litha Summer Solstice

          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:

          • Herb Magick
          • Hedge Witchery
          • Green Witchery
          • Protection/Purification
          • Using herbs in unique applications and in different methods to aid in your spiritual practice

          The sun. The center of our solar system. Our life force. Without the sun, we wouldn’t be here. We rely on our star to light the way in the darkness of the universe, to provide warmth and comfort and to grow our food and, of course, our herbs. Historical pagans placed a great emphasis on the use of herbs for medicine and magick. From the use of bay leaves by the Greek oracles of Delphi to reach a trance state, to the cunning woman living on the outskirts of a European town (providing herbal medicine to the sick townspeople), herbs are infused as a part of our history. When focusing on such a historically significant holiday here at Sabbat Box, we wanted to use a theme that not only celebrated the sun’s hard work but also tied in its historical beliefs. With its major popularity last year, we decided to give it another go for Litha and do an Herbal Witchery--part two!


          • GREEN WITCHES' HERB CHEST •


          Green Witches' Herb Chest - Sabbat Box = Herbal Witchery Sabbat Box For Litha/Midsummer

          ITEM 1: HERB/APOTHECARY CHEST.........$15.95
          • WHAT:
          Sabbat Box’s Green Witches’ Herb Chest
          • WHO MAKES IT?:
          Sabbat Box
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at The Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This handsome set is a great way to collect and store your own herbal gatherings.


          BREAKDOWN

          Each 4x6” wooden box is hand carved with floral vines and includes three corked glass vials perfect for storing your herbs, oils, concoctions or tinctures. Each box also comes with a pocket guide to collecting herbs. Additionally, you’ll find three blank custom-printed labels decorated for Litha with corn flowers, sunflowers and witchy herbs. Whether plucking herbs from your garden or foraging in a local forest, this gives the aspiring herbalist a starter’s kit to begin their own apothecary and the experienced witch a beautiful addition to theirs. Use the vials to store your herbs for later use or set this box filled with herbs on your altar as an offering.  


          Green Witches Herb Chest - Sabbat Box
          Green Witches Herb Chest
           

           


          • BLESSED HERBAL FLOOR SWEEPS •


          Blessed Herbal Floor Sweeps By The Barefoot Witchery

          ITEM 2: FLOOR SWEEPS..........$12.00
          • WHAT:
           Hand blended Blessed Herbal Floor Sweep
          • WHO MAKES IT?: 
          The Barefoot Witchery
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at The Barefoot Witchery or the Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These Hoodoo floor sweeps are a great way to incorporate herbs and herbal magick into your purification and cleansing rituals.

          EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBATBOX"
          Use the code above at The Barefoot Witchery and receive 30% OFF your next purchase!


          BREAKDOWN
          When preparing for Midsummer, you may find yourself giving your house a good scrub-down. What better way to add a little extra spiritual spark to your housework routine than with this floor sweep from The Barefoot Witchery. Each package contains an herbal blend used to cleanse and bless the home while promoting love, communication, protection and comfort.

          Common to Hoodoo practices, floor sweeps are a way of combining the mundane with the magical. Sherry Scott, the owner of The Barefoot Witchery, is a Hoodoo Practitioner herself and has a variety of suggestions on how to use Hoodoo floor sweeps in your spiritual practices. Help your guests feel at home and welcome in your space by sprinkling the herbs across your floor before sweeping or vacuuming them up. You can dispose of the remains by sweeping it out your door, flushing them down your toilet or pouring the herbal dust bunnies into your garbage bag.  Some might even brew an herbal floor sweep mixture like they would a tea and add it to mop water. For an extra use, pour the brewed herbs into a spray bottle and cleanse other surfaces in your home, from your kitchen table to your stove, or even a sacred altar surface.



          Blessed Herbal Floor Sweeps By The Barefoot Witchery Shoppe
          Blessed Herbal Floor Sweep


          ABOUT THE VENDOR:

          The Barefoot Witchery Shoppe was started by Sherry Scott in Osage Hills, Oklahoma. The Barefoot Witchery is an online pagan supplies store specializing in ritual and Hoodoo supplies

          Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...

           


          • RITUAL RUE WATER •


          Anjou's Rue Water - Midsummer Sabbat Box

          ITEM 3: RUE WATER.........$12.95
          • WHAT:
          Anjou’s custom made ritual Rue Water 
          • WHO MAKES IT?:
          Light of Anjou
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Light of Anjou or the Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This traditional concoction is quite the versatile herbal tool in any pagan’s apothecary.


          BREAKDOWN

          This authentic rue water by Light of Anjou was made specially for our Herbal Witchery box. Made up of distilled water, rue infused vodka, essential oils of rue, lavender, lime, and citronella, and is also infused with black tourmaline chips. It is a unique twist to a traditional recipe.

          Because of rue’s diverse historical and magickal significance in legend and lore within cultures all around the world, we wanted to find a way to include it within our boxes. One of the more common yet practical ritual applications it is commonly used in combination with today is making rue water with it (especially within Voodoo, Hoodoo, Santeria and Wicca).

          Rue water itself has a variety of uses; from protection to purification, success to healing, to spell breaking or road opening. It is particularly known for its ability to break evil eye, attract customers, and bring good fortune. With Anjou’s extra addition of tourmaline (a stone known for its shielding and protective properties), it helps to enforce the protective and cleaning aspects of this specific infusion. Add a tiny drop to floor washes or ritual baths, trace your circle with it to protect yourself during your Litha ritual, or use around your home to garner protection. Located in Maine, Light of Anjou is an online witchery shop specializing in ritual tools and spell supplies. 



          Light of Anjou Rue Water - Sabbat Box
          Rue Water By Light of Anjou


          ABOUT THE VENDOR:
          Located in Monroe, Maine, Light of Anjou is a witchery shop specializing in herbal potions, ritual and therapeutic oils, mystical art, divination, and magickal tools. Anjou draws upon the power of the moon phase and the flux of elements to craft powerful tools to help you in your witching journey.

          Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...
           


          • SACRED BLESSEDINGS HERBAL STICK INCENSE •


          Sacred Blessings Herbal Stick Incense By Herbal Moon Apothecary

          ITEM 4: STICK INCENSE..........$6.50
          • WHAT:
           Hand Crafted Stick Incense 
          • WHO MAKES IT?: Herbal Moon Apothecary
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: A vailable from the Herbal Moon Apothecary or The Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These potent stick incense are handmade and feature purifying summertime herbs!

          EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBATBOX"
          Use the code above at Herbal Moon Apothecary and receive 20% OFF your next purchase!


          BREAKDOWN

          One of the main reasons we included these incense in our box was Herbal Moon Apothecary’s dedication to eco-friendly products. Made with charcoal and bamboo instead of paraben and petroleum, these offer an all-natural alternative to the synthetic material often found in other incense sticks. 

          Another reason for their inclusion was their herbal connection. Each stick is handcrafted with a blend of three sacred herbs that flourish during the summer: rosemary, lavender and sage. Use them to clear your sacred space before your solstice ritual or burn it on an altar as an offering to the entity of your choice.



          Herbal Moon Apothecary
          Sacred Blessings Incense By Herbal Moon Apothecary


          ABOUT THE VENDOR:

          Herbal Moon Apothecary is a small family-based business located in the lush woodlands of the Pacific Northwest offering eco-friendly bath and body products as well as esoteric products.

          Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...

           


          • SOLAR MAGICK WITCHING HERBS •


          Solar Magick Witching Herbs By Sabbat Box

          ITEM 5: TREE AGATE CRYSTAL SET.........$7.95
          • WHAT: 
          Sabbat Box’s Solar Magick Witching Herbs
          • WHO MAKES IT?: 
          By Sabbat Box
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available the Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This small tin of herbs is a convenient way to incorporate all the correspondent herbs of summer and the power of the sun into your ritual or spellwork.

          BREAKDOWN 
          We strive for versatility in the use of the items procured for each box and nothing is more versatile than an all encompassing witching herb blend! Utilize your 2 ounce tin of herbs as an offering for an entity or you can sprinkle it on a charcoal briquette to burn as a loose incense. Add the herbs to a carrier oil to apply them to candles for ritual use, or sprinkle them in your tub to create a Midsummer bath. The herbs included are infused with solar magick, ranging from the citrus of the orange peel to the liveliness of lemongrass, from the summery corn flower to the tropical tree resin, copal. Each set of herbs was hand blended in house by us here at Sabbat Box.

          Each Witching Herb Blend Comes With:

          • Calendula
          • Copal
          • Cornflower
          • Lavender
          • Lemongrass
          • Orange peel
          • Rosemary
          • Vervain
          • White sage
          • Yarrow

           
          Solar Magick Witching Herbs - Sabbat Box
          Solar Magick Witching Herbs

           


          • MOSS AGATE CRYSTAL SET •


          Moss Agate Gemstone Set By Sabbat Box - Midsummer Sabbat Box

          ITEM 6: STONE SET...............$2.00
          • WHAT:
           Moss Agate Crystal Set with Info Card and Bag
          • WHO MAKES IT?: 
          Sabbat Box
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: The perfect crystal for the budding green witch.

          BREAKDOWN
          Known as “the Gardener’s Stone,” moss agate is associated with plants and herbs.  It even looks like a plant itself with its moss-like texture, hence its name.  Place this stone in your garden to promote the growth of plants or use it on your Midsummer altar to honor the fertility of the earth.

           


          • 9 HEALING HERBS PARCHMENT •


          9 Healing Herbs Parchment - Sabbat Box

          ITEM 7: PARCHMENT...............$1.95
          • WHAT:
           Book of Shadows Parchment
          • WHO MAKES IT?: 
          Azure Green
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store or from Azure Green
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This beautiful guide of the sacred healing herbs of old is a great addition to a ritual display or into your Book of Shadows.

          BREAKDOWN
          Give your herbal education a boost with this parchment from Azure Green. Each herb included is a common healing herb that grows during the summer months.  Frame this as an altar decoration, cut the correspondences out as herbal labels or place this in your Book of Shadows for reference later.



          Healing Herbs Parchment Book of Shadows Page - Sabbat Box
          Healing Herbs Book of Shadows Page

           


          • PACKING & SHIPPING •


          2018 LItha Midsummer Sabbat Box Herbal Witchery Witch Subscription 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 Midsummer Sabbat Boxes. Each Midsummer 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 average cost to ship boxes is roughly $9.50. 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. Please try to find another use for your box. They are 9x9x3 on the inside. You could decorate your box to hold some magickal 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 green tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper and is recyclable. The colored filler inside each box is made from scraps of recycled colored crinkle paper and is biodegradable. The filler comes from an eco friendly, woman owned company. 

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

          • SABBAT BOX SAVINGS & COUPONS •


          Midsummer 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 MIDSUMMER Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $20.00. 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.

          MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
          • Total MSRP of items inside: $59.60 

          • Total Savings on this box: $13.35 
          • Total Shipping Savings: $9.50 
          • Grand Total In Savings: $22.85 

          Our members helped to support 5 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.


          Midsummer Sabbat Box Featured Vendors

          • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - THE BAREFOOT WITCHERY •


          The Barefoot Witchery Hoodoo Rootworker

          COMPANY: THE BAREFOOT WITCHERY

          ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: The Barefoot Witchery is an online Hoodoo supplies store located in Osage Hills, Oklahoma, that specializes in creating handcrafted Hoodoo oils, candle fixing blends, dusts, dirts and powders, spiritual baths, and more! 

          ABOUT THE OWNER:
          My name is Sherry Scott, sole proprietor of the Barefoot Witchery Shoppe, and I began my studies in the metaphysical properties and magickal uses of herbs, roots, and gemstones in order to help myself and my family, and to make unique items that I felt could help others in spiritual ways. My path led me to the Hoodoo traditions, and the old traditional ways of folk magick resonates with me and reflects in my products, which are practical, purposeful, and effective. Since we opened in 2013, the Barefoot Witchery Shoppe has strived to offer only the best handmade products available with the best quality ingredients. We offer a wide range of quality oils, herbal blends, and professional Rootwork services and readings.

          Our newest offering, Blessed Herbal Floor Sweep can help you take care of the energy in your home with some Hoodoo Housecleaning, as I like to call it. It is a simple, straightforward, and powerful blend that I first developed for my own home and use often. Care and dedication goes into everything we offer, and I hope that we can be a blessing to you. I believe that with persistence and faith, anything is possible. 

          SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBATBOX"
          Use the code above at The Barefoot Witchery and receive 30% OFF your next purchase!

             



            • HERBAL MOON APOTHECARY •


            Herbal Moon Apothecary 2018 Midsummer Sabbat Box

            COMPANY: HERBAL MOON APOTHECARY

            ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Puyallup, Washington, Herbal Moon Apothecary, is a small husband and wife team that creates all natural, organic herbal remedies, organic skin care products, and herbal apothecary items that honor the earth and nourish the body.

            From Herbal Moon Apothecary's Website:
            Herbal Moon has thrived over the years and is now known for their high quality ingredients that incorporate the natural healing cycles of Mother Earth. They strive to use their own homegrown plants and ethically foraged ingredients whenever possible and consciously craft each creation in small batches that incorporate crystals, herbs and lunar infusions. "Our small family business strives to create natural, organic products that honor the earth and nourish the body. Each of our herbal creations are handcrafted and infused with love and healing intentions that incorporate the natural rhythms and cycles of mother earth."  
             


             

            We will have these beautiful Mother’s Day gift sets available at next Saturday’s @craftywonderland Spring Market 💗💗💗 Instead of getting a bouquet of flowers , shower your mom with some flower-themed love 💐 Inside each pre-wrapped gift box is a limited-run 8oz FLOWERS Bath Crystals (infused with jasmine, grapefruit and rose geranium), a 2oz Springtime candle (infused with Honeysuckle and Jasmine), a sample size of our Aphrodite Face Serum, and full-sizes of our Rose + Sea Eye Cream and a Peaceful Aromatherapy Blend 😍😍😍 Oh! And each package will come with an amethyst cluster and a large muslin bag, too 🙌🏻 I’ll be sure to bring home whatever we don’t sell and offer them in our shop next Sunday and Monday in time for delivery on the special day! 🌿 What’s your favorite offering inside this awesome kit? #mothersday

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            • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - LIGHT OF ANJOU •


            Light of Anjou Witchery Shop and Apothecary - Sabbat Box

            COMPANY: LIGHT OF ANJOU

            ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Light of Anjou is an online witchery shop that specializes in creating handcrafted ritual oils, spell candles, herbal potions, apothecary items, occult art and more! 

            Located in Maine, Light of Anjou was started by Anjou. Anjou is a hedge witch toiling in herbal potions, ritual and therapeutic oils, mystical art, divination, spirit work, and magickal tools. Currently crafting out of an 1800’s farmhouse deep in the forested mountains of New England.

            Anjou draws upon the power of the moon phases, the flux of elements, and the spiritual realm to craft powerful tools to help you in your witching journey. From psychic dream pillows to healing herbal potions and topicals, to ritual oils and divination tools, Light of Anjou is in and of itself a cabinet of curiosities, meant to tangle you in its web of Victorian Gothic romance, the mystery of the occult, and the magic in the deep, dark forest where the will-o-whisps dwell.

             

            🔮4 Crystal Ball Cauldron Candles will be available on Thursday’s update at 8pm EST.🔮 . To me, this is the most powerful candle I witchcraft. The ingredients I use are some of my absolute favorite and ones that I feel a true connection with. Clairvoyance through dreams is something that runs on my maternal side and divination has always been paramount to my practice. Mugwort, blue lotus, star anise, black tourmaline, and amethyst are so potent for divination rituals, especially with the blend of cinnamon, jasmine, and cedarwood essential oils. . On a similar note, I’m planning on using the proceeds from this update to get my Pagan Deck of Extrasensory Cards back in stock. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are a more modern version of Zener cards that I developed to help you test and hone your psychic abilities. I used powerful pagan symbols instead of the classic zener symbols in hopes that you would feel a greater connection with the cards. Check out the listing on my website if you’d like to know more about them. They should be back in stock in a couple of weeks.🔮🖤 . (Obsidian Crystal Ball & Black Tourmaline Pendulum by the incomparable -and my favorite crystal gal- @junebugjaybird )

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            • TIME •


            Herbal Witchery 2018 Midsummer Sabbat Box

            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 2018 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •


            Midsummer 2018 Unboxing Video

            Don't forget to share your unboxing videos with us for Midsummer here

            • OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •


            MIDSUMMER INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!

                • The History of Midsummer: Article
                • Working Pantry Folk Magick: Article
                • Green Witchcraft: Article
                • Midsummer Rituals and inspiration via Witchy Words: Articles

            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 Midsummer!

            Blessed Be,
            Llyfr & Hugh
            Founders of Sabbat Box




            Midsummer 2018 Sabbat Box

            Midsummer 2018 Sabbat Box Theme Release • Herbal Witchery #2 0

            2018 Midsummer Sabbat Box Theme - Herbal Witchery #2

            • MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX THEME • HERBAL WITCHERY #2 •


            MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOXES ARE SCHEDULED TO SHIP: JUNE 8

            2018 Midsummer Sabbat BoxThe world grows warmer, the days longer and the trees greener.  The sun rises high overhead towards the noon-hour as the Wheel of the Year turns once again.  Here, we find ourselves nearing the Summer Solstice. But what’s in a word? “Solstice” comes from Latin root words “sol” and “sistere.” 

            Sol.  Sun.
            Sistere. Stopped. 

            Quite literally, “solstice” translates to “the day the sun stood still.”  Looking back at what our ancestors must have thought, it’s no surprise as to why!  On the solstice, the sun seems to simply stop at the height of the day, hanging in the summer sky.

             


            Ancient Egyptians may have observed the solstice as it corresponded with the Nile’s rise, offering prediction for flooding.  Some Greek calendars used the Summer Solstice to mark the start of their new year. Romans celebrated Vestalia, a holiday where married women could enter temples designated for virgins only in order to make offerings to the goddess of the home, Vesta. Ancient Europeans celebrated the solstice with bonfires to add to the sun’s growing energy, encouraging a bountiful harvest.  And, of course, we have a number of ancient structures that align with the Summer Solstice, including the ever-popular Stonehenge.

            Modern pagans celebrate the solstice as part of the Wheel of the Year, an adaptation of eight ancient pagan holidays of significance.  Also known as Litha and Midsummer, the Summer Solstice is the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year as the sun reaches its apex in the astrological sign of cancer. Historically, it was the longest work day available, so we often associate this holiday with achievements, hard work and determination. We light bonfires, make music and celebrate success within our work, with all of the festivities being committed in the name of the sun.

            The sun.  The center of our solar system.  Our life force.  Without the sun, we wouldn’t be here.  We rely on our star to light the way in the darkness of the universe, to provide warmth and comfort and to grow our food and, of course, our herbs.  Historical pagans placed a great emphasis on the use of herbs for medicine Oracle of Delphi - Sabbat Box 2018 Midsummer Box Theme Releaseand magic.  From the use of bay leaves by the Greek oracles of Delphi to reach a trance state to the cunning woman living on the outskirts of a European town and providing herbal medicine to the sick townspeople, herbs are infused as part of our history.  When focusing on such a historically significant holiday here at Sabbat Box, we wanted to use a theme that not only celebrated the sun’s hard work but also tied in historical beliefs.  With its popularity last year, we couldn’t think of a theme more representative of this sabbat, or more beloved by our subscribers, than Herbal Witchery – Part Two!

            At the time of the Summer Solstice, a number of herbs reach their peak.  We see these herbs lining the pathways of the forest in the hot summer sun, dancing in the warm breeze of the fields and climbing their way down the rolling hills to reach the roads we tread.  We grow them in our gardens, harvest them from our farms and keep them in small pots near our kitchen.  They are available to us at every turn, reaching for our hands, encouraging us to seek their wisdom.

            As pagans and witches, we use herbs in a variety of ways, from the simple seasoning of our food to the many magical applications they provide.  We anoint our candles with them, grind them into incense, leave them as offerings on our altars and cleanse our homes with them.  We store them in our herb cabinets and apothecaries carefully, honoring them and their wisdoms.  Many of these herbs have correspondences with solar energy, ensuring success, happiness and fruitful rewards.  Every herb is infused with the sun’s light, the warmth of the summer days required to for them to grow.  They are, in a word, perfect for the Summer Solstice.

            2018 Midsummer - Litha Sabbat Box - Herbal Witchery

            As an integral part of our practices from ancient times to modernity, herbs are often one of the first easily-accessible tools for the budding pagan or witch, and a reliable source of magic for the advanced practitioner.  When we compiled this solstice box, we took particular care in curating items that would be of use for any level of practice.  Continuing with our theme from last year, we wanted to place a particular focus on the herbs themselves, including items that would be both practically useful and magically inspirational.  We can’t wait to send these your way!

             


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            • 2017 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX • HERBAL WITCHERY • BOX BREAKDOWN •


            Midsummer Sabbat Box Subscription Box For Witches Wiccans and Pagans

            Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

            It is that time once again! Litha/Midsummer, has arrived, meaning the height of the God’s power (and the heat of the season) is in full effect. The fullness of life and abundance is on display, and with it the light of the sun diminishes the darkness and with it brings forth hope for answers to life’s obstacles and revelations of dark mysteries.

            This Litha we decided to focus on onee particular recipient of all this solar energy: herbs. It is now time to start to gather those green plants--even the ones that many may associate as “weeds”--and add them to our magickal cabinet for future use.

            Herbs are not just for cooking and natural medicines, but they offer us a way incorporate their various and unique correspondent energies into our spiritual practices. Whether sprinkled on fire, steeped in tea, or any other of the myriad applications of herbs in magickal practice, herbs give us a direct gift from the earth to incorporate into ourselves and provide a boundless connection to our world and environment.

            • 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.

              • BOX SYNOPSIS •


              2017Midsummer Sabbat Box - Herbal Witchery - Hedge Witchery - Subscription Box For Wiccans and Pagans

              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:

              • Herb Magick
              • Purification
              • Hedge Witchery & Green Witchery
              • Discovering how herbs are able to be used in many forms, to aid with our spiritual practices.

              With the summer solstice upon us, we look to the sky to honor the sun and all that it bestows upon us, just like our ancestors did. It is this very sun, our own special star, that provides for us as a people, the ability to survive and flourish (as well as every living thing on this planet). Our ancestors knew this, and a vast majority of them would take note of the celestial patterns of the cosmos, marking days like the solstices as holy days, and making them a time to honor the fiery body that brings with it warmth and the ability for life itself to carry on.

              Within modern Paganism and witchcraft today, plants and herbs play one of the most integral roles in our spiritual practice. Many of our spiritual tools are made from them (incense, oils, candles), and we incorporate them into sacred rites and ceremony, for the correspondences they hold. They even adorn our sacred space, just as they were originally used throughout time, adding further connection between herbs, the craft, and the sabbats.

              Though it is not one of the three harvest sabbats like the sabbats that follow it, Midsummer has long been associated with being a time when the abundance of the earth starts to become more prevalent, especially within the plant kingdom. Thanks to the longer days and the warmth of the sun, many types of herbs and plants will begin to mature around this time of year, and when harvested, the solar energy that helped each plant to grow, remains within them and will be transferred to us when we use them. This, in essence marks a direct connection between what grows from the ground and the sun.


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              Have you always wanted to learn more about herbs and herbalism, or even become an herbalist? Have you wanted to become more acquainted with herbs to better assist your spiritual practice? Visit The Herbal Academy by clicking the banner below and find a course that suits you best!

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              • HERBAL HEALERS BY GLENNIE KINDRED •


              Herbal Healers By Glennie Kindred

              ITEM 1: HERBAL HEALERS BOOK.........$8.95
              • WHAT:
              Herbal Healers, by Glennie Kindred
              • WHO MAKES IT?: 
              Wooden Books
              • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: The Sabbat Box Store or via Wooden Books
              • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This slim guide provides a suprisingly comprehensive reference for a wide selection of herbs and their uses

              BREAKDOWN
              Herbal Healers may look small, but don’t let its size fool you! In this simple and useful book of herbs and potions, renowned hedge witch Glennie Kindred shares her wisdom of the herbal world. Each page is packed with the information and lore of various herbs along with recipes for ancient potions, salves, and ointments as well as other country wisdom.

              Sabbat Box had Herbal Healers specially imported from “Wooden Books” (located in the United Kingdom), specifically to include in this box. Wooden Books is a publisher known for their peculiar titles. Be sure to check out all 60+ on their interactive website

              Herbal Healers by Glennie Kindred


              • DREAM BALM •


              Dream Balms By Herbal Moon Apothecary - Sabbat Box Herbal Witchery

              ITEM 2: DREAM BALM.........$12.00
              • WHAT:
               Dream Balm with Mugwort, White Sage, Lavender, Palo Santo, and Cedarwood
              • WHO MAKES IT?: 
              Herbal Moon Apothecary
              • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Herbal Moon Apothecary or the Sabbat Box Store
              • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This proprietary blend of complementary herbs will help foster dreams and journeying in the dream realm

              BREAKDOWN
              A unique way that we are able to work with herbs is to pull the chemical components and compounds found within different herbs and infuse that material into a balm or an ointment. When rubbed onto the skin, the active compounds that were infused into the balm or ointment is absorbed into the body, where the active ingredients will work accordingly.

              This unique Dream Balm, by Herbal Moon Apothecary, will help assist you with projecting and journeying into the dream realm. Its herbal components assist in increasing your dream state and improving dream retention (perfect for dream journaling).

              INGREDIENTS:

              • Organic Olive Oil (olea europaea)
              • Organic Mugwort (artemisia vulgaris)
              • Organic White Sage (salvia apiana)
              • Organic Lavender (lavendula angustifolia)
              • Organic Cedarwood (Cedrus atlanticus)
              • Organic Palo Santo (bursera graveolens)

              The Cedarwood and lavender within the balm will help relax you and induce sleep, while palo santo and mugwort help enhance and protect your dreams and journeys.

              To use: Apply a small amount to temples, forehead and/or third eye area before bedtime. 

              Herbal Moon ApothecaryHerbal Moon Apothecary

              Located in Puyallup, Washington, Herbal Moon Apothecary is a small husband and wife team that creates all-natural organic herbal remediesorganic skincare products, and herbal apothecary products that honor the earth and nourish the body.


              • CUP OF SUN TEA  •


              Cup of Sun Tea

              ITEM 3: HERBAL TEA..........$8.00
              • WHAT:
               Cup of Sun Organic Loose Leaf Herbal Tea
              • WHO MAKES IT?: 
              Cattail Apothecary
              • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Cattail Apothecary or the Sabbat Box Store
              • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This caffeine-free herbal tea is a great way to get your “cup of sun”--blended with an original blend of herbs that can be iced for a hot midsummer’s day or brewed for a peaceful moment of relaxation

              BREAKDOWN
              The main purpose behind our Herbal Witchery box is for each of our members to become more acquainted with the different ways you are able to incorporate herbs into your spiritual and ritual practices. One of the easier and common ways is by imbibing the herbs directly in herbal teas or tisanes. Because of its strong herbal correspondences to solar energies and the sun, we decided to include a package of the Cup of Sun tea by Cattail Apothecary as a means for you to be able to connect with the solar energies of the sabbat through herbs.

              Sip on your cup of sun tea prior to your Midsummer ritual in order to draw in the power of the sun. Use Cup of Sun during a cakes and ale ceremony. You could also use Cup of Sun tea as an offering to the divine masculine, or simply make an iced pitcher of the tea to enjoy during a hot day.

              INGREDIENTS:

              • Hibiscus Flowers 
              • St. John's Wort
              • Lemon Balm
              • Chamomile
              • Orange Peel

              All ingredients are organic. Each tea comes in a 1oz resealable bag. There are roughly 20 servings per bag. 

              Exclusive Coupon: Use coupon code "SABBATBOX" on the Cattail Apothecary website and save 10% on the products in your purchase! 

               

              Cup of Sun Tea By Cattail ApothecaryCattail Apothecary

              Based out of Connecticut, Cattail Apothecary was born from over twenty years of study. Founded by Bex, Cattail Apothecary specializes in combining the magickal and medicinal aspects of plants to create unique natural bath and body products, herbal skincare products, and herbal apothecary products like potions, elixirs, oils, and tea blends.


              • WITCHING HERBS KIT  •


              Sabbat Box Witching Herbs Kit

              ITEM 4: ORGANIC HERB SET..........$12.00
              • WHAT:
               Witching Herbs Set with Informational Parchment
              • WHO MAKES IT?: Sabbat Box
              • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available exclusively at the Sabbat Box Store
              • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This small bag, a handy collection of herbs with a descriptive informational parchment, is great for both the beginner to herbal magick and the experienced practitioner who is looking to replenish their spellcraft cupboard.

              BREAKDOWN
              One of the things we wanted to include inside our Herbal Witchery Sabbat Box is a set of quality organic herbs that would be versatile in both their magickal and mundane use.

              EACH SET CONTAINS:

              • 1 x Package of Lavender
              • 1 x Package of Vervain
              • 1 x Package of Hyssop
              • 1 x Package of Willow Bark
              • 1 x Informational parchment with inspiration and herb lore for your book of shadows
              • 1 x Jute bag (5x7 inch) to use to hold your herbs or to use to incorporate into your magickal workings.

              Included in each herb set is an informational parchment (perfect for your book of shadows) with various correspondences, lore, and ideas/inspiration for different ways one could implement the use of these herbs into your ritual practice (if you don’t already). There are two masculine and two feminine herbs, each representing the four elements of earth, fire, water, and air.

              Sabbat Box - Witching Herbs - Herb Set


              • ASCENSION HERBAL SMUDGE STICK •


              Ascension Smudge Sticks

              ITEM 5: HERBAL SMUDGE STICK 7".........$12.00
              • WHAT: 
              Ascension 7” Desert Sage Smudge Stick w/Lavender, Myrrh, and Angelica
              • WHO MAKES IT?: 
              Wolf Spirit Sage
              • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Sabbat Box sourced via Eclectic Artisans.
              • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This large smudge stick is a great way to connect and protect, heal and purify.

              BREAKDOWN 
              Another way herbs are used and implemented within our spiritual practices is to burn them for a specific purpose or intent. One of the more commonly known ways to do such is with a “smudging ceremony,” which consists of burning a smudge stick and wafting its smoke amongst people or in a designated space.

              CORRESPONDENCES:

              • Desert Sage: (Artemesia tridentata) Desert sage has long been a popular herb to be used for cleansing and purification and is often used in healing rituals. Though it has a similar aroma to white sage, desert sage is not as strong when burning, making it popular with people that may not be able to normally use white sage.
              • Lavender: (Lavendula officinale) is commonly associated with healing, peace and tranquility. 
              • Myrrh: (Commiphora myrrha) Myrrh is a resin that is burned to raise energy and the vibration of a space. It is also said to be used for protection, exorcism, healing and consecration.
              • Angelica: (Angelica archangelica) Angelica is used for protection magick, exorcism and healing ceremonies. Some also use angelica to work with angelic beings as well as petitioning the divine.

              It is believed that when burned, the corresponding properties (as well as the spirit of the herbs or plants) come forth to aid in the ritual or ceremony. The “Ascension” smudge stick is made up of a rare blend or herbs and resins meant to aid with healing, protection, purification and connecting with the divine.

              Ascension Smudge Stick With Desert Sage, Lavender, Myrrh and Angelica


              • CITRINE CRYSTAL SET •


              Citrine Crystal Sets

              ITEM 6: STONE SET...............$1.95
              • WHAT:
               Citrine Crystal Kit with Informational Card and Organza Bag
              • WHO MAKES IT?: 
              Produced by Sabbat Box
              • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
              • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This beautiful crystal specimen is a great focal point and correspondent to the power of the sun and all the blessings of Midsummer.

              BREAKDOWN
              Midsummer is often associated with abundance, growth, success, and prosperity, so we decided to include a crystal that held similar correspondences to the celebration of the Sabbat. Citrine is often considered to be a stone of great power and is associated with good luck. It is also believed that citrine is a stone that is powered by the sun and has a reputation of increasing energy while transmuting negative energy, making it a great stone to work with or have on an altar during summer solstice rituals.

              Citrine Set


              • PACKING & SHIPPING •


              Herbal Witchery Midsummer Sabbat Box for 2017

              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 Midsummer Sabbat Boxes. Each Midsummer Sabbat Box is lined with paper padding and wrapping to add to the surprise of what we’ve curated for you. Shipping is also included in the total price. The cost to ship boxes is roughly $9.00. With that being said, we here at Sabbat Box wish to be as environmentally friendly that we can be and do our best to source packing supplies and material from companies that have the same beliefs we do, in that we want to make as little of an impact as possible on the environment, 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 green 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 •


              Midsummer 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 Midsummer Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $17.00. 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.

              MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
              • Total MSRP of items inside: $54.90 

              • Total Savings on this box: $8.95 
              • Total Shipping Savings: $9.00 
              • Grand Total In Savings: $17.95 

              Our members helped to support 5 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 - CATTAIL APOTHECARY •


              Cattail Apothecary

              COMPANY: CATTAIL APOTHECARY

              ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Bex, the owner and founder of Cattail Apothecary created the business after 20 years of study. Cattail Apothecary specializes in combining the magickal and medicinal aspects of plants to create unique skincare products, potions, elixirs, oils and tea blends. Soon to be located in Connecticut, Cattail Apothecary offers small batch, hand crafted apothecary products to suit a variety of people and a variety of needs.

              From Cattail Apothecary's website:
              "While other children were playing house, I was playing Warden of the Woods and talking to the trees. I was steeping marigolds in creek water and applying the "tea" to my eyelids hoping to see faeries.  I've always been in love with plants and always known they're full of magic. As a teen I started studying herbs and investigating the potential of nature to provide so many of our needs and wants. Cattail Apothecary was born of over 20 years of study and at least ten years of dreaming of making/selling products.  The Cattail Team consists of me, Bee, the hedgewitch/founder/CEO and three cats who supervise...don't fret, despite all of their efforts, I keep their cat tails out of Cattail."




              • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - HERBAL MOON APOTHECARY •


              Herbal Moon Apothecary

              COMPANY: HERBAL MOON APOTHECARY

              ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Puyallup, Washington, Herbal Moon Apothecary, is a small husband and wife team that creates all natural, organic herbal remedies, organic skin care products, and herbal apothecary items that honor the earth and nourish the body.

              From Herbal Moon Apothecary's Website:
              "Our small family business strives to create natural, organic products that honor the earth and nourish the body. Each of our herbal creations are handcrafted and infused with love and healing intentions that incorporate the natural rhythms and cycles of mother earth.


              We believe that nature is sacred and we strive to honor the earth with natural, organic products that are low-impact and earth friendly. We hope you feel the unique energy of our handmade products that we make with love from our heart and soul." 

               



              • TIME •


              Herbal Witchery Midsummer Sabbat Box

              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 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •



              2017 Midsummer Sabbat Box Herbal Witchery Unboxing Video

              Don't forget to share your unboxing videos with us for Midsummer here

              • OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •


              MIDSUMMER INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!

              • Simple Midsummer Ritual: Click Here
              • Ideas for celebrating Midsummer By Tess Whitehurst: Article
              • Midsummer celebration and rituals via Witchy Words: Blog Articles

              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 Midsummer!

              Blessed Be,
              Llyfr & Hugh
              Founders of Sabbat Box

              Midsummer - Herbal Witchery

              Litha/Midsummer 2017 Sabbat Box Theme Release • Herbal Witchery 0

              Sabbat Box Midsummer Sabbat Box Theme - Herbal Witchery

              • HERBAL WITCHERY •


              Plants bring us the love, the nourishing power of the sun, which is the same energy of all the stars of all light” – The Yoga of Herbs

              As we travel past Beltane and the wheel of the year turns once more, you may notice that the days have grown longer, the sun’s rays shining warmer, and the fields, trees and flowers that blanketed the earth with a spectacle of color during the spring; are now happily basking in the golden hues of the midsummer sun.

              Midsummer-Litha-Summer-Solstice-Sabbat-Box.pngMidsummer, also known as the summer solstice or Litha, is a sabbat that marks the longest day of the year, with the shortest night. It is a celebration of the sun, growth, increase, empowerment, fertility and the abundance of the Earth that comes with the season. After the summer solstice occurs, days will start to grow shorter and shorter, until we reach the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year). The summer solstice tends to occur on or around June 21, and may vary from year to year.

              With the summer solstice upon us, we look to the sky to honor the sun and all that it bestows us like our ancestors did. It is this very sun, our own special star, that provides for us as a people (as well as every living thing on this planet), the ability to survive and flourish. Our ancestors knew this, and a vast majority of them would take note of the celestial patterns of the cosmos, marking days like the solstices as holy days, and making them a time to honor the fiery body that brings with it warmth and the ability for life itself to carry on.


              For this year’s Midsummer sabbat box, we have turned to plant kingdom for inspiration in order to curate your boxes…For everything that grows is something to be celebrated on Midsummer.

              Though it is not one of the three harvest sabbats like the sabbats that follow it, Midsummer has long been associated with being a time when the abundance of the earth starts to become more prevalent, especially within the plant kingdom. Thanks to the longer days and the warmth of the sun, many types of plants will begin to mature around this time of year, and when harvested, the solar energy that helped each plant to grow, remains within them and will be transferred to us when we use them – in essence making a direct connection between what grows from the ground and the sun.

              Herbal Witchery - Litha Midsummer Sabbat Box ThemeWhether being used to eat, to heal, to adorn, for spiritual purposes or to be made into something else, since the dawn of time, we as a people have turned to the flowers and herbs of the plant kingdom for our every need. And within the practice of modern Paganism and witchcraft today, plants and herbs play one of the most integral roles in our spiritual practice. Many of our spiritual tools are made from them (incense, oils, candles), and we incorporate them into sacred rites and ceremony for the correspondences they hold. They even adorn our sacred space -- just as they were originally used throughout time.

              As shamans in tribes of old, we would seek to commune with the spirit of different plants, in effort to obtain their healing wisdom. As cunning-folk living out of sight, amongst the wood, if townspeople fell ill, they would petition us to concoct an herbal remedy for the ailment they faced. And as modern day mystics and followers of the magickal arts, we implement the use of herbs in our spiritual practice to aid in our pursuits of setting forth our intention and manifesting the changes we desire.

              The history, legend, and lore of herbalism runs deep within the various practices of Witchcraft and modern Paganism. For this year’s Midsummer Sabbat Box, we wanted to offer an array of products that reflected some of the different ways one is able to implement herbs and herbalism into your spiritual practice, while also learning more about herbal witchery as a whole. With this box, we also hope that you will discover the versatility and magick of herbs and herbal witchery, while implementing new herbal tools into your practice that you may not have thought to use before.


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              Have you always wanted to learn more about herbs and herbalism, or even become an herbalist? Have you wanted to become more acquainted with herbs to better assist your spiritual practice? Visit The Herbal Academy by clicking the banner below and find a course that suits you best!


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              • DISCOVER THE 2017 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX HERE •


              Discover the 2017 Midsummer Sabbat Box Here