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Discover the 2019 Beltane Sabbat Box • The Rune Box 32
• 2019 BELTANE SABBAT BOX • THE RUNE BOX • BOX BREAKDOWN •
Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!
The wheel of the year has turned once again, and we are heading onward towards warmer weather and the summer sabbats. The month of May is home to one of the “greater sabbats” of the Wheel of the Year, Beltane. Beltane, a "fire festival," is the sabbat that falls halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, and is the sabbat opposite of Samhain. During Beltane our ancestors were well aware of the returning sun regaining its dominance over the cold darkness of the winter and early spring, offering a promise of the continuity of life and rebirth. It was a time for seasonal celebration and reverence to life. During Beltane, it is often believed that the veil between the living and the dead may also be lifted or is thinned due to the fact that within the Southern Hemisphere the sabbat of Samhain occurs on the same day as Beltane does in the Northern Hemisphere. During these times in which the walls between our planes of existence are blurred, the spiritually minded will often take advantage of these open realms and attempt to connect with spirit and divine the future throughout a myriad of ways. One of the more popular forms of divination that has been adopted within the Pagan and Wiccan community is rune divination. Runes offer both an ancient written form of communication and sigil magick that is steeped in rich lore and history. Runes offer a glimpse into the minds of the old Germanic people of the past whose wisdom shaped the concept of runes themselves, which in turn shaped how we communicate through language today. Within this special rune themed box for Beltane, we hope that each of our members are able to establish a deep meaningful connection with the magick of runes, while also discovering the hidden wisdom and secrets that the runes have to offer us in order to further extend our knowledge and expand our spiritual foundation.
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• BOX SYNOPSIS •
All of the items that we curated for you inside this box correspond with -or- may help assist you with the following forms of magick:
- An intro to runes
- Rune magick
- Runic divination
- Norse lore and mythology
- Learn how to incorporate runes in your practices
Runes are not just merely letters that helped to shape our modern alphabet, but they are considered to be a powerful and complex form of magick, conceived in the minds of ancients priests and magicians. Runes are a culmination of magick wisdom, mystic symbolism/correspondences, a form a divination, a form of talismanic magick, and a phonetic language, all of which are steeped in lore and historical significance. The commonly used Nordic or Scandinavian system of runes that is used (and we are focusing on for this box) is the Elder Futhark: a system of twenty-four characters used to communicate or mark words and ideas on everything from structures to swords. Today modern Pagans have reconstituted and adopted the runes into various Pagan practices, and regardless of the pantheon of belief, are still to this day considered to represent the ways and wisdom of our past.
• LASER ETCHED RUNE SET •
ITEM 1: RUNE SET.................$19.99
• WHAT: Laser etched rune set with info card and velvet bag
• WHO MAKES IT?: Sourced via Kheops Int'l and Eclectic Artisans
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at The Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: The lightweight rune set is perfect for both a novice looking to learn about runes or a seasoned reader.
It only makes sense that our Rune Box would include a perfect set of divinatory runes to help you become acquainted with these mystic symbols. Each rune in your set was hand cut from the same poplar wood branch in order maintain energetic continuity of the tree in which it came from. Each rune was then hand sanded and individually laser engraved with one of the 24 Elder Futhark runes. Each set also includes one added blank rune, meant to to represent “free will.” This lovely rune set offers a convenient way for one to learn how to cast runes and utilize runic divination in its various forms. The set also includes a one-page informational guide describing each rune and their correspondent energy or key element (as well as a few introductory castings and layout ideas to get you started). Each set comes with a super soft velvet bag to keep your set safe and protected when not in use, and to also draw your runes from. We hope your set inspires you to further connect with and learn about divining through runes, and provides an easy way to introduce runic divination into your magickal path.
• BIND RUNE CANDLE HOLDER •
ITEM 2: PROTECTION BIND RUNE CANDLE HOLDER..........$14.95
• WHAT: Handmade Bind Rune altar tea light holder
• WHO MAKES IT?: Custom made by Oreamnos Oddities
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Oreamnos Oddities or the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A stunning hand crafted altar piece that serves as a protective talisman and a tea light candle holder.
Made of fresh solid pine which has been hand sanded, hand stained (in deep black ebony), and etched entirely by hand by Oreamnos Oddities, this bind rune tealight candle holder will make a powerful and beautiful addition to one’s home or altar. Each candle holder’s engraving contains a home protection “bind rune.” A “bind rune” is an integration of multiple single runes melded into one unified glyph (or sigil) to hold a specific intent.
This particular bind rune is formed from the runes Othala (“Homeland”, representing home, hearth, and prosperity), Tiwaz (the god Tyr, representing strength of will, and sound judgment), and Algiz (the “Elk” rune, representing courage, and recognized to ward off evil). This hearth centric tool will make a great addition to an altar and will also act as a reminder of the mystic and protective powers of the runes. Even without a candle burning, the holder itself is a great talisman to display in your home or sacred space to ward off evil.
Home Protection Bind Rune Candle Holder
ABOUT THE VENDOR:
Located in Salmon, Idaho, Oreamnos Oddities offers a stunning array of handmade talismans, ritual tools and pagan decor. From mixed media bone art to hand dipped incense, they have you and your ritual space covered..
Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...
• A LITTLE BIT OF RUNES •
ITEM 3: RUNE BOOK..........$9.95
• WHAT: A Little Bit Of Runes By Cassandra Eason
• WHO MAKES IT?: Sterling Publishing
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Written by renowned author Cassandra Eason, this book offers a streamlined guide to assist with your runic workings.
This slim guide makes a great introduction into runic divination or a handy go-to reference for more experienced practitioners. Author Cassandra Eason has gathered a great collection of information for making your own runes, as well as different casting and reading methods with a small summary of each runic symbol and their meanings/correspondences. Also included is a short history of runes and their significance to the modern practitioner as a divinatory tool. Cassandra Eason is a prolific author who has written more than 100 books on a variety of Pagan subject matters and disciplines.
A Little Bit of Runes By Cassandra Eason
• BLACK DRAGON'S BLOOD CANDLES •
ITEM 4: BLACK BEESWAX SPELL CANDLES.........$6.50
• WHAT: Custom Made Black Beeswax Dragon's Blood Spell Candles
• WHO MAKES IT?: Beesom Candles
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Beesom Candles or The Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A pair of divinely intoxicating tea light spell candles, perfect for a variety of magickal or mundane uses.
These custom made black beeswax tea light spell candles are hand poured from pure beeswax and infused with dragon’s blood essential oil. These potent ritual candles will help add a extra dimension of protection as you work your rune divination or during other magickal workings. Fits beautifully with the home protection Bind Rune tea light candle holders. Packaging and labeling was custom made, designed, and manufactured by Sabbat Box.
Black Dragon's Blood Tealight Spell Candles
ABOUT THE VENDOR:
Located in North Georgia, Be(e)Som Candles is an online store specializing in handmade beeswax candles, spell candles and more!
Learn more about this vendor in the featured vendors section below...
• VEGVISIR STONE TALISMAN SET •
ITEM 5: CUSTOM VEGVISIR STONE TALISMAN SET.................$4.95
• WHAT: Carved Black Agate Vegvisir Stone Talisman With Info Card and Bag
• WHO MAKES IT?: Sourced via Eclectic Artisans
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available exclusively at the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This unique Vegvisir stone talisman was custom made specifically for Sabbat Box and makes for a portable protective talisman.
Since the focus of this box is runes and the various ways they can be used magickally, we thought we might include a token of protection in the form of a pocket stone. This particular stone is engraved with what is known in Norse traditions as “Vegvisir” — a culmination of staves and runes that represent protection against losing one’s way or difficult obstacles. The set we had custom made includes the Vegvisir stone (etched with golden inlay on black agate), as well as a beautiful guide that goes deeper into the history and lore of this ancient and beloved symbol. Keep your Vegvisir stone in your car, your pocket or purse as an amulet for safe travels, or on an altar as a simple protection talisman. Black agate is commonly used in spiritual practices for its association to protection.
Vegvisir Black Agate Stone Talisman
• ELDER FUTHARK RUNE GUIDE •
ITEM 6: RUNE GUIDE..........$3.95
• WHAT: Elder Futhark Rune Correspondence Guide and BOS Page.
• WHO MAKES IT?: Sabbat Box
• WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
• WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A detailed guide that breaks down the various correspondences pertaining to runes and rune divination.
Our Elder Futhark Rune Correspondence Guide and book of shadows page contains a packed all-in-one reference regarding a short history of runes, as well as some information about the origins of this ancient written form of communication as studied in The Poetic Edda and particularly the Song of Havamal, one of the earliest surviving records of Norse runes. On the reverse side are magickal and practical correspondences for each of the individual Elder Futhark runes. This rune guide makes a great addition to a grimoire or Book of Shadows!
Each Guide Includes Info On:
- Rune symbol
- Rune name
- Rune meanings (both upside meaning and backside meaning)
- The following correspondences for each rune: Associated tree, herb, color, tarot card, astrological sign and corresponding English letter.
- Rune history and lore
Each guide is 8.5" x 5.5" and contains information on each side. it is also printed on high quality 110 pound card stock and has a mystical pearlescent finish. This item was custom made and designed by Sabbat Box. © 2019 Eclectic Artisans LLC/Sabbat Box.
Rune Divination Correspondence Guide
• PACKING & SHIPPING •
PACKING & SHIPPING: Part of the costs of your box include the box and the packing material itself. The items listed below account for a good portion of the overall costs for the Beltane Sabbat Boxes. Each Beltane 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 •
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 BELTANE 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.
BELTANE SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
• Total MSRP of items inside: $61.29
• Total Savings on this box: $11.34
• Total Shipping Savings: $9.90
• Grand Total In Savings: $21.24
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 - OREAMNOS ODDITIES •
COMPANY: OREAMNOS ODDITIES
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL:
Oreamnos Oddities - Located in rural Idaho, Oreamnos Oddities offers an exquisite collection of handmade talismans, ritual tools and pagan decor. From mixed media bone art to hand dipped incense, we have you and your ritual space covered.
Everything is 100% handmade from within rural Idaho, USA.
Oreamnos Oddities only uses bones hand harvested from within their local landscape. Each is found while hiking and processed individually meaning everything they offer for sale is ethically sourced.
- WEBSITE/SHOP: https://oreamnosoddities.com/
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/oreamnosoddities/
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/oreamnosoddities/
SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBAT"
Use the code above at OREAMNOS ODDITIES and receive 20% OFF your next purchase!
• BEESOM CANDLES •
COMPANY: BE(E)SOM CANDLES
ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Everyone does Candle Magick. Everyone, every year...You close your eyes, make a wish and blow out a candle on a birthday cake. That's candle magick (but if you want a better shot at your wish, you should pinch out your candle, not blow)
You don't have to be a Wiccan to enjoy the beauty of beeswax candles. The warm sweet honey smell and the long burn time make them wonderful to use and they make very thoughtful gifts. Plus, my candles are charged with a kind intention and are all handmade.
I'm a strong believer in protecting Mother Earth and supporting local economies. I use 100% Pure Beeswax from the North Georgia mountains. I'm happy to support local beekeepers and believe we must do all we can to protect the endangered bee population. Using and buying their beeswax and honey is a way we can all do our part. Come discover a wide array of unique spell candles, altar candles, and handmade beeswax candles that will surely lend a soft inviting ambiance to your home or sacred space.
- WEBSITE: https://www.beesomcandles.com
- INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/beesomcandles
- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/beesomcandles
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/beesomcandles
SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SB15OFF"
Use the code above at BE(E)SOM CANDLES and receive 15% OFF your next purchase!
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• SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - ECLECTIC ARTISANS •
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!
- WEBSITE: https://eartisans.net
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/eclecticartisansofflorida/
- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/eartisans
- PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/EArtisans
SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBATBOX"
Use the code above at ECLECTIC ARTISANS and receive 10% OFF your next purchase!
• TIME •
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 BELTANE SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •
• 2019 BELTANE UNBOXING VIDEO •
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OSTARA 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 Beltane!
Llyfr & Hugh
Founders of Sabbat Box
- Aeden B
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Beltane 2019 Sabbat Box Theme Release • The Rune Box 7
• 2019 BELTANE • SABBAT BOX THEME • THE RUNE BOX •
Boxes ship: 4/19 ~ The Wheel of the Year turns towards Beltane, the sun is brighter and the days grow warmer. As we swiftly head toward the halfway point between spring and summer, ships set sail for richer shores!
During this particular time of the spring, many of our ancestors would begin planting season, if they hadn't done so already, and would have made offerings to the earth and various deities with the specific request of crops abundantly emerging with a bountiful harvest and good return. Like the Wheel of the Year, we turn (our attention) to the upcoming fire festival of Beltane on May the First, where bonfires, feasts, and communities coming together are in focus.
Within Wiccan lore, during Beltane, the Lord and Lady (The Goddess and The God) have reached the integral point in their perpetual dance to come together in sacred union—with their young adulthood being the result of growing fertility and the ascendancy of light and Sun. Their love and infinite ebb and flow of separation and togetherness is cyclical throughout the seasons and during the turning of the wheel, but during Beltane, they become a symbol of divine union. Within this lore, their coupling of the divine feminine and divine masculine is meant to be a representation of nature around them. Their instinctual coming together to continue the cycle of life that would lead to reproduction, (a fruitful harvest), ultimately provides a way forward for new life to be brought forth -- New life being the ultimate return on love and labor invested.
And while we have focused the past few year's Beltane Sabbat Boxes on the Gaelic/Celtic and modern Wiccan forms of Beltane celebrations, (which is one of the more commonly observed forms of this festival in observance within modern Paganism), we here at Sabbat Box thought we might offer a primer into another part of the world's practices held during this time of the year: those of the Nordic and Germanic pagans to the east, and the mystical beliefs and system of magick that stems from them: RUNES.
As one treads onto the path of Germanic and Old Norse systems of Pagan beliefs, you will quickly discover that similar to all spiritual beliefs of old, it is filled with deep history and folklore made up of stories, legends, mythology, poetry as well as shamanic and occult practices. It is with these stories and mythological texts from the Viking age known as the Poetic Edda and the Havamal that people have been able to lay the foundational landscape for what has been molded and adopted into that of modern day Norse Paganism. Modern Norse Paganism is blanket term that can encapsulate the adopted practice of various pre-Christian beliefs during the "Viking Age" of Northern Europe. Norse Paganism is mostly rooted in ritual practice and tradition known as forn sið ("old custom") or heiðinn sið ("heathen customs") that has emphasis on rituals, actions, and behaviors rather than a "religious doctrine" or a "textual belief system" itself.
One of the larger aspects of those ancient Nordic and Germanic practices that many modern Pagans study and have adopted are the system of runes. Runes are not just merely letters that helped to shape our modern alphabet, but they are considered to be a powerful and complex form of magick, conceived in the minds of ancients priests and magicians. Runes are a culmination of magick wisdom, mystic symbolism/correspondences, a form a divination, a form of talismanic magick, and a phonetic language, all of which are steeped in lore and historical significance. The commonly used Nordic or Scandinavian system of runes that is used (and we are focusing on for this box) is the Elder Futhark: a system of twenty-four characters used to communicate or mark words and ideas on everything from structures to swords. Today modern Pagans have reconstituted and adopted the runes into various Pagan practices, and regardless of the pantheon of belief, are still to this day considered to represent the ways and wisdom of our past.
It is in the spirit of this ancient time and ancient place that we focus our Beltane Sabbat Box procurement this year. We have collected a number of elements that provide insight into the age-old magick of runes, how they can still speak to us, while further learning what unique practices stem from Norse paganism and how they can help broaden our own spiritual beliefs. We hope that the upcoming summertime brings lots of light and life to you, and we hope that this Beltane Sabbat Box may enhance the bale-fires that we light inside us.
- Aeden B
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