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Mabon 2018 Sabbat Box Theme Release • Moon Magick II 1

Moon Magick Mabon 2018 Sabbat Box Theme - Sabbat Box a Witch Subscription Box For Pagans

• 2018 MABON - FALL EQUINOX SABBAT BOX THEME • MOON MAGICK •


The weather cools, a chill settling in the air. The leaves begin to turn to fiery colors: Yellow. Red. Orange.  The spectrum creates a rainbow over the landscape as they fall to the ground, filling the air with an earthy scent. The autumn equinox is near.


The equinox itself is a scientifically observable event when the tilt of the earth is so that the sun passes over the earth’s equator.  Because of this, the sun rises exactly east and sets exactly west rather than at a slight tilt towards the poles and we experience a near-equal day and night. This event occurs twice a year: Once at spring and once in the fall. In 2018, the Autumn Equinox will take place on September 22nd at 4:02 PM EDT. 

Mabon and Moon Magick - Sabbat Box theme release for Mabon 2018 - A Subscription Box For Witches and PagansFor pagans and witches, the fall equinox is also known as Mabon, one of three harvest festivals on the Wheel of the Year. We owe the name "Mabon" itself to Aidan Kelly in the 1970s, a reference to characters, or perhaps gods, from Welsh lore. That being said, though the name is relatively new, the concept of a celebration occurring around the fall equinox is not. Oschophoria was a festival in ancient Greece that honored the grape harvest and wine. Eighteenth century Bavarians celebrated Oktoberfest in the last week of September, a festival that continues today. Even the US holiday Thanksgiving originally occurred on October 3rd, just a week and a half after the equinox. It wasn’t until 1863 that it was moved to November and 1941 before it settled on the date it is today. As such, the modern Autumn Equinox as a pagan festival is one of thanksgiving and gratitude.


Much of this thanksgiving tradition with Mabon is owed to its timing around the fall harvest. Customs of the holiday include this, creating themes of completion and goal achievement. This is a great time to reflect upon the past to see if you have reaped what you’ve sown from seeds planted in the spring. What goals did you want to achieve at the beginning of the year? Have they come to fruition?  What do you need to do to find completion? This might even mean cutting your losses to move forward, much as a farmer might do with a dud crop.

 

Mabon Altar For A Fall Equinox Ritual - Sabbat Box Mabon 2018 Theme Release - A Subscription Box For PagansMabon altar for a Fall Equinox ritual

 

In addition to thanksgiving and harvest, the autumn equinox is a time of balance.  The word equinox itself comes from the Latin word aequinoctium- aequus meaning equal and nox, of course, meaning night. During both the spring and fall equinox, day and night are nearly-equal. Enforcing this equilibrium is the fact that the sun enters Libra, a sign of balanced scales, on the morning of the autumn equinox. Celebrating balance means appreciating the light and dark within your life. What does the light bring you? Think of the sun, the day, the progress you make during that timeframe and what you draw to you. And what does the dark do for you?  Think of letting go, of cleansing, of the night and, especially, of the moon. After all, we’re entering her jurisdiction as we travel to the darker half of the year.


Mabon has always had a close association with the moon. The full moon near the fall equinox, the Harvest Moon, is probably the most well-known. This particular full moon derives its name from the farmers working late into the night, the crops illuminated by its brilliant light. The Harvest Moon is sometimes called the Wine Moon as well because it rises in a beautiful orange-red splendor, akin to the fiery colors of the autumn leaves below. Moreover, for those that believe in the goddess, Mabon is when she officially enters her “waning” phase – another emphasis on the connection of this equinox with the moon.

Mabon and Moon Magick - Sabbat Box a Subscription Box For Witches Wiccans and Pagans


But this isn’t all. As stated earlier, the equinox isn’t exactly a perfect balance of night and day – it is only nearly equal. That perfect equality, called equilux rather than equinox, occurs a few days before the actual equinox itself. We owe this offset on the day the sun passes over the equator’s plane to atmospheric diffusion and, of course, our beloved moon. Earth’s satellite causes the planet’s orbit to vary from a perfect ellipse. It’s also why we have the tilt, and thus the equinoxes, in the first place. Thus the moon has a profound effect on this sabbat in particular!


Mabon Altar For A Fall Equinox Ritual - Sabbat Box Mabon 2018 Theme Release - A Subscription Box For Pagans Mabon altar for a Fall Equinox ritualBecause of the fall equinox’s especially close connection to the moon, Sabbat Box would like to announce its Mabon box theme: Moon Magick II. Our first Moon Magick themed Sabbat Box was presented on Ostara of last year.  It seems only appropriate to present the second of this theme on the mirror holiday to the first.  Moon Magick deals with the darkness and the ways we attempt to illuminate it, much like a candle in the night. It is spiritual, cleansing, divinatory and divine. It’s also natural, emphasizing harvested herbs akin to the harvest of the fall.


This box will assist subscribers on working with not just the Harvest Moon in its full status but every phase during this time – and throughout the year! The items you’ll discover will be educational, interactive and fully integrated with the moon herself, and will include more exclusive items just for our members. We can’t wait for our subscribers to open up this magickal box and begin harnessing the full power of the many phases of the moon this equinox!



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• 2018 LAMMAS SABBAT BOX • SHAMANIC CONNECTION • BOX BREAKDOWN •


2018 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme - Shamanic Connection

Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

Lughnasadgh, the Gaelic festival and feast celebrating the first harvest is upon us! For this year's Lammas Box, we looked at the connection between the first harvest and the world of the first spiritual practitioners, Shaman. We hope that with this year's Sabbat Box for Lammas, you are able to connect with the Sabbat in a unique way, while also enjoying the fruits of your labor and the joy of abundance that this beloved Sabbat represents. 

  • 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 •


    Shamanic Connection Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box - A 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:

    • Help to aid with meditation
    • Purification
    • Spiritual cleansing and healing
    • Offerings and divination
    • Helps one to incorporate different tools that come directly from the earth into your practice

    For this year’s Lammas Sabbat Box, we wanted to highlight the reliance on the earth by focusing on the original, human-spirit connection method: shamanism. While the most familiar picture of shamanism for many of us refers to the indigenous peoples of North America, shamans have extisted under different titles and names in every part of the globe from the beginning of human history. These early practitioners were the medicine people, the advisors, the knowing members of their group or tribe who were revered and honored highly in those cultures, Shamanism generally refers to practicing higher states of consciousness (sometimes through mind-altering plants and substances called entheogens) as a means of connecting to the Otherworld or Divine. Shamans would enter altered states of consciousness, reaching a state referred to as ecstasy, which in this state would divine messages and help provide guidancefor their people. Dancing, singing, drumming, storytelling, and ritual reenactments of important events were just some of what ancient (and modern) shamans throughout the world have done in their practice. Shamans were also the first spiritual practitioners who incorportated ritual tools and objects from the earth into their practices.

    We at Sabbat Box--who are committed to introducing and providing tools to modern-day practitioners--seek to honor these ancient practitioners with this year’s Lammas Sabbat box theme, Shamanic Connection. We have curated a collection of items that we hope will give deference to shamanic practice and how it has informed our own modern spell craft and ritual practice. At this time of year, with our focus on the gifts of the earthand our place in it, we hope that this year’s Lammas Sabbat Box might bring you a little closer to the earliest roots of Pagan practice and the Earth on which we live.

    Much like the gifts of sustenance the earth provides us during harvest season, the earth alone can lend us all that we need to allow us to further strengthen our bond with it, to further nourish our spirit, and bring us closer the divine.


    • SHAMAN WISDOM ORACLE CARD SET WITH GOLD BAG •


    Shaman Wisdom Oracle Card Deck and Bag Set

    ITEM 1: ORACLE DECK.........$22.95
    • WHAT:
    Shaman Wisdom Oracle Card Set by Leita Richesson (w/Gold Bag)
    • WHO MAKES IT?:
    US Games
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at US Games or at The Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This oracle deck is meant to provide a unique addition to your daily divinatory pursuits, while also acting as a standard oracle deck that can be used for standard readings. 


    BREAKDOWN

    The Shaman Wisdom Card/Oracle deck is sure to catch the eye of many of our subscribers as it touts itself as a daily insight and medication deck inspired by Native American wisdom and shamanic practices. While the deck itself is non-specific to any one tradition or Native American tribe, we believe it serves as a launch point for those interested in earth-centered teachings and beliefs.

    Each Shaman Wisdom deck has 65 cards divided into groups of different trees, moons, stones, plants, animals and directions. Cards 1–12 represent the twelve moons, or twelve astrological months of the year. The accompanying booklet gives the dates of the moon period with a short description of the cards’ intent. The next twelve cards depict the 12 animal sisters; animals such as the eagle and the buffalo that are considered spiritual helpers. There are twelve cards that relate to plants, twelve trees, ten sacred stones, and seven great directions. 

    Use it to familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of earth based spirituality and expand your knowledge. This deck is produced by US Games Inc, one of the largest publishers of tarot decks, oracle decks and inspirational decks, who is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year! Some of the most popular tarot decks are published by this company and they hold a variety of awards centered around divination. 
     


    • SMUDGE SET WITH RITUAL HORN BOWL, GUINEA FOWL FEATHER AND SMUDGE STICKS •


    Sabbat Box Smudge Set With Smudge Sticks Ritual Horn Bowl and Feather

    ITEM 2: SMUDGE SET.............$21.50
    • WHAT:
     Smudging Set with Guinea Fowl Feather, Horn Bowl, and Smudge Sticks
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Assembled via Eclectic Artisans
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available individually at the Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These ritual tools are are great way to cleanse, protect, and purify a space as an honor to the practice of those who came before us.


    BREAKDOWN
    Smoke cleansing in some Native American practices is known as smudging, a multi-day ritual that involves fasting and certain preparations each unique to the tribes who practice it. That being said, smoke cleansing is universal to all cultures!  This smoke cleansing set (smudging set) was included to assist our members with just that. 

    The first item of note is a bowl that is made of polished water buffalo horn. Native to Asia and China, the water buffalo horns utilized for this bowl are ethically salvaged. Use the bowl as a means of catching ashes from your herb bundle or as its own offering bowl. 

    Next is a Guinea Fowl feather. Related to the chicken, Guinea Fowls are native to Africa and have a unique reputation for pest control. They’re nature’s natural cleansers! Use the feather to gently direct the smoke of your smudge stick or herb cleansing bundle as another offering on your altar.

    Finally, a set of 3 Lavender, Sage and Cedar smudge sticks complete your set. 
    The combination of sage and cedar promotes protection while hints of lavender encourage relaxation. Burn this bundle to reset your space and tools or even cleanse your self! All of the herbs within this bundle are ethically sourced by a Native American Cooperative via Windrose Trading Company. Overall, this smoke cleansing kit is a wonderful way for you to connect with the earth around you during this earth-centered harvest.
     


    • SHAMAN STONES (MOQUI BALL) SET WITH INFO CARD AND BAG •


    Shaman Stone Set - Moqui Ball Set With Info Card and Bag - Sabbat Box - Lammas 2018

    ITEM 3: SHAMAN STONES.........$12.95
    • WHAT:
    Shaman Stone Set (a.k.a. Moqui Ball Set) 
    • WHO MAKES IT?:
    Curated by Sabbat Box
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These curious, naturally formed stone deposits hold a special meaning to many for their vibrational qualities to calm and focus the mind.


    BREAKDOWN

    In keeping with the earth based practices of this box, we are including a set of Moqui Marbles. These naturally-forming hematite concentrations are found throughout the Moqui Desert in Utah.  Each stone is comprised of a sandstone core with a hematite shell.  Hematite is known for its magical uses involving stability and concentration, and sandstone has multiple uses including concentration, community and unification, traits which also follow the way the stone is formed.

    Shaman Stones/Moqui Balls are commonly used in gendered pairs and are held in each hand to promote grounding, balance, and focus during meditation or Shamanic journeying. They are believed to also help with discovering or further connecting with your spirit guides or animal totems, as well as enhance one's psychic abilities.  
     


    • HAND BLENDED PALO SANTO RITUAL CLEARING SPRAY •


    Palo Santo Clearing Spray By Sun's Eye

    ITEM 4: CLEARING SPRAY..........$4.99
    • WHAT:
     Hand Blended Palo Santo Clearing Spray 
    • WHO MAKES IT?: Sun’s Eye
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available via Sun's Eye or at The Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This convenient form of smudging and clearing provides a means to help purify and refreshen your sacred space or room.


    BREAKDOWN

    Palo Santo, also known as Holy Wood, is a wild tree native to Central and South American coasts. For centuries, these trees have been used for purifying and spiritual cleansing in various South American Shamanic traditions. Use this spray to cleanse any sacred spaces, a magical tool before your Lammas ritual, or as a perfume to set the scene. Palo Santo has a light baked apples or burnt sugar smell that’s sure to please! Some use it as a replacement for sage if they are particularly sensitive to it as well. This product is handcrafted by Sun’s Eye, a metaphysical perfumery offering a range of ethical, vegan and chemical-free oils, sprays, and other ritual items.

     


    • HAND CRAFTED EGG SHAKERS/MARACAS •


    Hand Painted Egg Shakers - Hand Carved Egg Shakers - Lammas Sabbat Box

    ITEM 5: EGG SHAKER.........$6.95
    • WHAT: 
    Handmade Egg Shaped Maraca/Shaker
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Sourced via Eclectic Artisans
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These little egg shaped instruments make for a wonderful way to create sound and rhythm for meditation, mental focus exercises, space clearing, and shamanic journeys.

    BREAKDOWN 
    The wooden egg shaker is an easy-to-learn instrument originating from Latin America and available in most music shops around the globe. Similar to maracas, the egg shaker can be used to add percussion to your harvest ritual or drum circle. 

    The traditional egg shape is representative of the womb, life, fertility, and birth, and can be used to encourage the fertility of the earth and the growth of the crops. You can also use them to represent the pace of your beating heart during shamanic journeys or astral projection, and in combination with smudging or prior to rituals as a form of spiritual cleansing through sound. Made from a wooden shell filled with seeds and decorated with plant-like patterns, this instrument adds to the earthy energy to your practices.
     


    • SMUDGING PRAYER PARCHMENT/BOOK OF SHADOWS PAGE •


    Smudging Prayer Parchment - Lammas Sabbat Box

    ITEM 6: SMUDGING PARCHMENT...............$1.95
    • WHAT:
     Smudging Prayer Parchment/Book of Shadoows Page
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Azure Green
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A lovely prayer or incantation to use while clearing or cleansing a space with smoke or spray.

    BREAKDOWN
    While smudging is a heavily-involved multi-day smoke cleansing ritual native to some indigenous tribes, smoke cleansing is universal and commonly applied to most practices. The prayer included on this parchment is perfect to use with your smudging kit!

    This 8.5 x 11” parchment scroll will also make a beautiful addition to any altar or ritual space, with wording that encourages the cleansing of the mind, body and soul. Break down each statement provided on the prayer and utilize it as part of your Lammas ritual or as a precursor to it.
     

     


    • PACKING & SHIPPING •


    2018 Lammas Sabbat Box Lughnasadh Sabbat Box - Shamanic Connection

    PACKING & SHIPPING: Part of the costs of your box include the box and the packing material itself. The items listed below account for a good portion of the overall costs for the Lammas Sabbat Boxes. Each Lammas Sabbat Box is lined with paper padding and wrapping to add to the surprise of what we’ve curated for you. Shipping is also included in the total price for Sabbat Boxes. The 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 brown 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 •


    2018 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Savings

    SAVINGS:
    Part of our goal is to provide a number of items to our members at a value far above what individuals can purchase on their own. When you add up all of the items inside your Lammas Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $34.00. We believe this to be another good reason to be a member. Also, each box we create helps to support Pagan run businesses and their employees. Sabbat Box looks forward to continuing to stay within our mission to work with other Pagan businesses to supply products for each box.

    LAMMAS SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
    • Total MSRP of items inside: $71.29 

    • Total Savings on this box: $25.34 
    • Total Shipping Savings: $9.50 
    • Grand Total In Savings: $34.84 

    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.


    • TIME •


    2018 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box - Shamanic Connection

    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.

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    We would like to thank each and every one of our suppliers, vendors, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, our members, for making Sabbat Box possible. This wouldn't even be happening if it wasn't for our members. We hope to continue to serve the Pagan community at large and continue to provide you inspiration to celebrate The Wheel of the Year! Have a Blessed Lammas!

    Blessed Be,
    Llyfr & Hugh
    Founders of Sabbat Box





    Shamanic Connection - Lammas Sabbat Box 2018 Lughnasadh Sabbat Box

    Lammas 2018 Sabbat Box Theme Release • Shamanic Connection 1

    Shamanic Connection 2018 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme

    • 2018 LAMMAS - LUGHNASADH SABBAT BOX THEME • SHAMANIC CONNECTION •


    “Shamanism has been defined as the first religion. It existed prior to the earliest civilizations, before our ancestors took the first steps down the long journey to the present. Prior to this time, the shamans were the medicine people, the power wielders, male and female. They wrought magick and spoke to the spirits of nature” — Scott Cunningham, Chapter 1: Wicca and Shamanism, from the book Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.

    Rolling storms and blazing, humid days. The sweat dripping from your temple and the distorted waves of heat rising from the scorched pavement. In the spring, the seeds were planted. Through the summer, we toiled over the crops. As the fields of corn and wheat glisten in the searing August sun, their stalks ripe with grain, they await their final goal: The first harvest of August Eve.


    Lammas Lughnasadh 2018 Sabbat Box Theme - Shamanic ConnectionAlso known as Lughnasadh or Lammas, this holiday is ripe with history. Lughnasadh is a Gaelic festival and feast said to have been started by the god Lugh. A celebration of the funeral of his mother Tailtiu who died clearing the Irish fields for crops, athletic games were competed in her honor. The festival would also include trial marriages of a year and a day, and massive dinners of the first harvest’s grains and berries would be enjoyed by all. Also associated with August Eve is the English and Scottish holiday of Lammas. Known as the Gule of August in medieval times, Lammas Day was a festival marking the annual wheat and corn harvest. Loaves were blessed and broken into four parts to protect harvested grain in barns while fresh stalks of wheat were gifted to landlords and friends.

    Contemporary August Eve celebrations rely heavily on wheat and corn, crops pinnacle to modern civilization. Loaves of bread grace our holiday feasts while corn dolls are made from the husks of the first harvest. As a harvest holiday, we reap what we sow: Goals set in the beginning of the year are coming to realization. We take inventory of our lives and find gratitude in the path we’ve traveled, paved by our ancestors before us. In fact, the ancestral land, the earth, is a quintessential part of Lammas. Without it, we would have no agriculture, no crops and no harvest. Life as we know it would not exist. We owe everything to the earth and those who came before us.

    Shamanic Connection - Lammas Lughnasadh 2018 Sabbat BoxFor this year’s Lammas Sabbat Box, we wanted to highlight this reliance on the earth by focusing on the original human-spirit connection method: shamanism. While the most familiar picture of shamanism for many refers to the indigenous peoples of North America, shamans have existed under different titles and names in every part of the globe from the beginning of human history. These early practitioners were the medicine people, the advisors, the knowing members of their group or tribe who were revered and honored highly in those cultures. Shamanism at the core of its meaning generally refers to practicing higher states of consciousness as a means of connecting to the Otherworld or Divine. Shamans would enter altered states of consciousness through many trance inducing methods, reaching a state referred to as ecstasy, which would in turn help to divine messages for the shaman which further helped to provide guidance for their people. Dancing, singing, drumming, storytelling, and ritual reenactments of important events were just some of what ancient (and modern) shamans throughout the world have done in their practice, both in celebration or reverence of the earth and divine, and to also promote higher states of consciousness.

    Shamans were also the first spiritual practitioners who incorporated ritual tools and objects from the earth into their practice, the drum for example (made of animal hide and wood) being one of the original, or herbs, which were dried and then burnt as offering being another. We at Sabbat Box are committed to introducing and providing inspiration to modern-day practitioners while revering and seeking to honor the traditions of those who came before us with this year’s Lammas Sabbat Box theme: Shamanic Connection.

    The inspiration behind this year’s Lammas box theme was to curate a box of products that are physically “of or from the earth.” In essence, gifts provided to us that we could use and implement into our own practices…the same way a “Shaman” or any of the original “earth based spiritual practitioners” would have. We did this in a symbolic effort to tie in the connection between the “gifts” of the harvest, and to also tie in the connection of our general ancestral roots as well. 

    Much like the gifts of sustenance the earth provides us during harvest season, the earth alone can lend us all that we need to allow us to further strengthen our bond with it, to further nourish our spirit, and bring us closer the divine.

    Shamanic Connection - 2018 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme


    *NOTE: The items that are found within this year's Lammas box are not intended to teach anyone how to be a "shaman," nor are they intended to teach any specific spiritual practice that coincides with Indigenous tribes or cultures. We wish to provide items that are inspired by the original spiritual practitioners who would use these gifts of the earth and to incorporate these gifts into your own spiritual practices. At this time of year, with our focus on the gifts of the earth and our place in it, we hope that this year’s Lammas Sabbat Box might bring you a little closer to the earliest roots of spiritual practice and the Earth on which we live.


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    Discover the 2018 Midsummer Sabbat Box • Herbal Witchery 2 0


    • 2018 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX • HERBAL WITCHERY • BOX BREAKDOWN •


    Sabbat Box Witch Subscription Box Herbal Witchery Midsummer 2018 Box Subscription Box For Pagans

    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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        Shop Past Midsummer Sabbat Boxes Here

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        • 2018 BELTANE SABBAT BOX • CELTIC TREE MAGICK • BOX BREAKDOWN •


        2018 Beltane Sabbat Box Celtic Tree Magick Subscription Box For Witches Wiccans and Pagans

        Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

        Beltane has always held a special place in our hearts. Aside from corresponding to the Sabbat of fertility and fire, Beltane happens to be our yearly anniversary box for our subscribers, and this year's Beltane Box actually marks our 25th shipment to our members. That means as of Beltane of 2018, we have been shipping Sabbat Boxes to our customers for 3 years! Can you believe it?

        Though Sabbat Box "officially" started in March of 2015, we celebrate our anniversary on Beltane, since it was the very first box we shipped to our subscribers. Since 2015, Sabbat Box has shipped thousands of specially curated boxes of magick to our like minded subscribers and customers. Through Sabbat Box, each of our members also have helped to support the Pagan community from within, since we work with a vast array of unique vendors, artisans, and suppliers to curate the products inside of your boxes. We pour our hearts into each box that we ship, placing a piece of ourselves inside each box for you to enjoy. With each passing Sabbat doing our best to continue to make our service the best it can be.

        Aside from exploring each Sabbat with our subscribers, we have also explored a wide variety of spiritual topics with each of you. From working with ancestors and creating a protected sacred space, to banishing and manifesting...From elemental magick to kitchen witchery, to divining the future and working with the divine. With Sabbat Box, our members have been able to learn, become inspired and find new means of working magick while also adding a little magick to the mundane. 

        For this year at Sabbat Box we have curated a collection of items that will hopefully help you connect with and unlock the mysteries of the Celts and the magick of trees.

        • 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 •


          2018 Beltane Sabbat Box Celtic Tree Magick Subscription Box For Pagan Witch Subscription Box Wiccan Subscription Box

          All of the items that we curated for you inside this box correspond with -or- may help assist you with the following forms of magick:

          • Celtic tree magick
          • Ogham divination
          • Celtic myth and lore
          • Connecting with nature in different ways
          • Druidic mysteries
          • Earth magick

          The Celts—It is from their wise ones, their shamans, and their lore keepers that so many of our modern neo-pagan traditions we practice today stem from. For this year’s Beltane box, we thought what better way is there to further connect with our spiritual roots, the roots of those who laid down the foundation we use and and tap into, in order to draw forth and bring about change while also further providing spiritual nourishment and spiritual meaning into our lives? Many of these roots lay specifically with the ancient Celts; to further connect with their mysteries of the past is to further connect with ourselves and our practices today.

          To get a better understanding of the ancient Celts and to help unlock the mysteries and influence they still hold within Wicca and the craft, one must understand the ancient Celtic people’s connection to nature. the Celtic people had a very special connection with nature; more specifically, they had a deep connection with trees. The Celts believed that trees were harbingers of wisdom and information, each tree offering practical, magickal, and healing attributes. To the Celts, to understand the magick of trees was to understand the natural world itself. It was their way of connecting with and tapping into the raw elements in which we all stem from: “the divine.”

          For this year’s special 3 year anniversary Sabbat Box for Beltane, we dive deeper into the study of what the Celts as a people practiced and held sacred. Inside this box you will discover tools and information that will further assist you on your path by learning about the past to aid in the present.


          • CELTIC TREE MAGIC BY DANU FOREST •


          Celtic Tree Magic By Danu Forest - Sabbat Box

          ITEM 1: CELTIC TREE MAGIC BOOK.........$17.99
          • WHAT:
          Celtic Tree Magic: Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries
          • WHO MAKES IT?:
          Authored by Danu Forest
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available from Llewellyn and at The Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This comprehensive book is a deep dive into the Celtic connection between spirituality and trees, and is a great reference to understand how trees and the spirit of Earth and nature can be utilized in our own paths.


          BREAKDOWN

          Within this book you can explore the powerful magick of the 25 trees of the Ogham (pronounced “Oh-Em”), while further enriching your spiritual practice with the mystic wisdom of the Celts and Druids. The author, Danu Forest—a Druid Witch and shaman—will teach you how to practice divination using Ogham staves (with 200 pages dedicated to breaking down the individual meaning, correspondence, and lore of each Ogham). You will also learn charms and spells, learn to work with each tree’s magickal correspondences and healing attributes, make salves, tinctures, ointments, green crafts, find tree spirit allies in nature, create magickal tools, and more!

          Celtic Tree Magic By Danu Forest - Beltane 2018 Sabbat Box - Celtic Tree Magick
          Celtic Tree Magic By: Danu Forest

           


          • HAND CRAFTED OGHAM SET •


          Handmade Ogham Set With Reference Guide and Bag - Sabbat Box Celtic Tree Magick Box

          ITEM 2: HANDMADE OGHAMS..........$22.95
          • WHAT:
           Hand Crafted Wood Burned Ogham Set with Reference Guide and Bag
          • WHO MAKES IT?: 
          Dragon Oak
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Dragon Oak or the Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These handmade Oghams provide a great introduction to incorporating Celtic tree lore into your divinatory practices.

          EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "EA15WD5MVMP4"
          Use coupon code above at DRAGON OAK'S WOOD SHOP and receive 20% OFF your next purchase! Exp. 12/31/18


          BREAKDOWN
          Inside each Beltane Sabbat Box is a specially hand crafted set of Ogham staves made by Dragon Oak. In order to unlock the spiritual mysteries surrounding the Celts, one must have a good grasp and understanding of the Ogham (pronounced “Oh-Em”). Though these handmade staves were included in each box to be used as a form of divination (meant to further enrich and deepen your spiritual practice), the Ogham is so much more than just a system for divination. It is an ancient creed, an alphabet, a form of communication and a unique system of folk lore and magick representative of trees and nature that was devised by the Celts roughly 1700-2000 years ago.

          Each Ogham staff set comes with the original 20 Oghams used by the Celts along with a reference guide on how to use them for divination purposes and is presented in a green silken bag.

          When it comes to the traditional use of Oghams, specifically for divination, it is believed that the person wishing to use Oghams should actually be the one who physically creates their own Ogham Staff sets — in order for one to connect with the very nature of each of the trees (and the journey it takes to ascertain the wood). The procurement process of the wood is believed by some to be a rite in and of its self. Also, in a “traditional" sense, each Ogham is technically suppose to also be made of the wood that the Ogham represents and corresponds to (i.e. a staff of Birch wood for the Birch Ogham, a staff of Yew for the Yew Ogham etc.). These sets that were included inside are the perfect choice for someone who is looking to get their feet wet with using Oghams prior to creating a full set themselves in the traditional manner.  

           

          Handmade Ogham Set By Dragon Oak's Wood Shop - 2018 Beltane Sabbat Box - Celtic Tree Magick
          Dragon Oak's Wood Shop


          ABOUT THE VENDOR:

          Located in Crane, Missouri, DragonOak.com is an online Pagan Supplies store specializing in ritual and divination tools and has long been the go-to source for hand crafted ritual supplies within the Pagan community.  

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

           


          • GROUND AND CENTER RITUAL OIL •


          Ground and Center Ritual Oil By Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary

          ITEM 3: RITUAL OIL.........$15.95
          • WHAT:
          Ground and Center Earth Energy Magick Ritual Anointing Oil 
          • WHO MAKES IT?:
          Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary
          • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary or the Sabbat Box Store
          • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This light-scented oil is a great way to prepare items (or yourself) to help connect to grounding and earth energies for your ritual, divinatory, or meditative work.

          EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "MOONGODDESS"
          Use the code above at Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary and receive 10% OFF your next purchase!


          BREAKDOWN

          This Ground and Center oil contains an exquisite blend of essential oils and herbs such as fir needle, birch, white oak, pine pinyon, agarwood, neroli, and sandalwood, and it is crystal charged with clear quartz to help connect you to the energy of the earth and to help raise your own power for successful grounding.

          Grounding is one of the most important preparations to make when readying yourself for spiritual work, especially divination. Our magickal workings are most effective when the mind is focused on the intent in mind and when our body is grounded to nature’s power and energy. Use this divinely crafted ritual oil prior to working magick or when you feel you may need assistance with grounding and centering yourself on a day to day basis.

             

            Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary - Ground and Center Ritual Oil
            Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary


            ABOUT THE VENDOR:
            Located in Tacoma, Washington, Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary was started in 2009 by Sarah Collins. Sarah is a mother, a traveler between the worlds, and a weaver of magick. At her shop you will find ritual candles, oils, magickal aromatherapy, teas, incense, herbs, sprays, and more! 

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


            • CELTIC TREE MAGICK STICK INCENSE •


            Celtic Tree Magick Stick Incense By Charme Et Sortilege - Beltane Sabbat Box

            ITEM 4: STICK INCENSE..........$6.50
            • WHAT:
             Hand Crafted Stick Incense - SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE
            • WHO MAKES IT?: Charme et Sortilege
            • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Charme et Sortilege or the Sabbat Box Store
            • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: Help create a positive environment with these purifying yet earthy scented incense sticks while you study and examine Druidic tree magick.


            BREAKDOWN

            This exclusive hand-crafted stick incense by Charme et Sortilege was made specifically for our Celtic Tree Magick Sabbat Box to help invoke and connect with the mystical energy of trees. What makes this incense unique is that it is comprised of 3 separate blends of oils, offering a changing aroma as it burns. Each stick starts with a base dip of purifying fir essential oil. From there as you light the tip, you will notice the first half of the incense combines with the fir to emit a light and airy aroma and energy, like the canopy of a tree. As it slowly burns, the scent becomes more earthy and grounding, like a tree’s roots. Perfect to burn when working with Ogham or Ogham divination..

             

            Celtic Tree Magick Stick Incense By Charme Et Sortilege
            Charme Et Sortilege


            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...

             


            • TREE AGATE STONE SET •


            Tree Agate Stone Set By Sabbat Box

            ITEM 5: TREE AGATE CRYSTAL SET.........$2.00
            • WHAT: 
            Tree Agate Crystal Kit with Info Card and Organza Bag
            • WHO MAKES IT?: 
            By Sabbat Box
            • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available the Sabbat Box Store
            • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This tree agate is a wonderful addition to any crystal/stone collection or as a great addition to a crystal grid or altar to help evoke the strength and wisdom of trees.

            BREAKDOWN 
            Tree agate, a type of chalcedony, has long been considered to be a stone of abundance and prosperity to the people of India. It is commonly found in the United States and Asia. Tree agate is made up of “tree like” inclusions of iron and manganese that resemble tree roots or vines. Due to its tree like appearance, some practitioners use tree agate in ritual or meditations to connect with ancestors as well as channel earth energy, making this a helpful crystal to be used along with Celtic tree magick or divinatory work where you receive ancestral guidance..

            Each Set Includes:

            • One tree agate stone
            • One info card for your book of shadows
            • One small organza keepsake bag


            Tree Agate Gemstone Set - Sabbat Box
            Tree Agate Stone Set

             


            • CELTIC TREE LORE PARCHMENTS •


            Celtic Tree Magick and Lore Parchment - Sabbat Box

            ITEM 6: PARCHMENT...............$1.95
            • WHAT:
             Magickal Trees in Celtic Lore Book of Shadows Page
            • WHO MAKES IT?: 
            Azure Green
            • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Azure Green and the Sabbat Box Store
            • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This handy reference is a great summary of the sacred trees as evidenced in Celtic lore and what purpose they represent in our own path.

            BREAKDOWN
            Discover the magick of the trees in Celtic lore with this in-depth detailed parchment by Azure Green. Our current “Eight Fold Year”, also known as “The Wheel of the Year” is based on the original 13 month Celtic Lunar calendar, where each month had a specific tree with unique correspondences assigned to it. This parchment breaks down the 13 trees that are sacred to their 13 lunar months and includes a corresponding sketch of their leaves as well. This reference sheet is perfect to keep handy in your book of shadows for quick reference, especially when working with Oghams (Oh-Ems) for divination.

             

            Celtic Trees Parchment - Magickal Trees in Celtic Lore - 2018 Beltane Sabbat Box
            Celtic Trees Parchment



            • POCKET AFFIRMAITON STONES •


            Bits of Strength Pocket Affirmation Stones By Deva Designs - Sabbat Box

            ITEM 7: AFFIRMATION STONES...............$1.00
            • WHAT:
             Pocket Affirmation Stones
            • WHO MAKES IT?: 
            Deva Designs
            • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at the Sabbat Box Store or via a wholesale purchase from Deva Designs
            • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These pocket affirmations are a great sentiment for any practitioner or individual looking to manifest positive changes.

            BREAKDOWN
            Included in each of our Celtic Tree Magick Sabbat Boxes were 1 of 10 different Celtic pocket affirmation stones. Part of the "Bits of Strength" line from Deva Designs, each pewter pocket stone comes with a lovely, inspiring message. Use your message as a mantra during meditation, focus in on its meaning during ritual or spell work, or simply place somewhere significant to act as a reminder each time you look upon it. Each stone is cast in pewter and comes with a "Celtic" knot styled in the shape of an acorn, which also contains a triquetra. These are being sold in sets of 5 on the Sabbat Box store.

            The 10 Different Affirmations Are Below. Which Did You Get?

            • Be-Leaf
            • Fearless
            • Love Live Grow
            • Grow awesome
            • Begin small
            • Follow your path
            • Be inspired
            • Stand strong
            • Grow abundance
            • Begin

             

            Bits of Strength Pocket Stones By Deva Designs - Sabbat Box
            Pocket Affirmation Stones


            ABOUT THE VENDOR:
            Deva Designs, is a family owned online metaphysical wholesale store that creates joyful products to inspire. They are located in Sedona Arizona.

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


            • PACKING & SHIPPING •


            2018 Beltane Sabbat Box - Celtic Tree Magick

            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 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 magical supplies or use it again to ship something to someone or save it for another time when you may need it. If you have to get rid of it, please try to recycle it.

            BROCHURES: Your brochures are printed on recyclable 16pt paper, which is sourced from sustainable forests.

            TISSUE PAPER & FILLING: The brown tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper and is recyclable. The colored filler inside each box is made from scraps of recycled colored crinkle paper and is biodegradable. The filler comes from an eco friendly, company. 

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

            • SABBAT BOX SAVINGS & COUPONS •


            Beltane Sabbat Box Savings - Celtic Tree Magick

            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 BELTANE Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $30.00. 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: $68.34 

            • Total Savings on this box: $22.39 
            • Total Shipping Savings: $9.50 
            • Grand Total In Savings: $31.89 

            Our members helped to support 7 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 Vendors For Beltane 2018

            • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - MOON GODDESS MAGICK APOTHECARY •


            Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary - Sabbat Box Featured Vendor

            COMPANY: MOON GODDESS MAGICK APOTHECARY

            ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Moon Goddess Magick is an online witchcraft supplies store that specializes in creating handcrafted ritual oils, wiccan herbs, ritual baths, spell candles, organic teas, incense and more! 

            Located in Tacoma, Washingon, Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary was started by Sarah Collins. Sarah is a mother of two amazing children, a traveler between worlds and a weaver of Magick. She is ruled by the Moon, the stormy Seas and the gentle flowing rivers.

            An excerpt by Sarah...
            "Knowledge of Witchcraft, Magick, Astrology and Alchemy is a continual and life long study that is deeply rooted into the very essence of Sarah's being. With many years of study in the magical arts, this has been a sacred journey of rediscovery that has been with Sarah throughout her path in the spiral of life. Her creations and recipes are inspired by Nature and the Cosmos, created with the knowledge from herbal lore and ancient magick. With this knowledge, I weave creations into reflections of my own experiences and rituals, sharing their magick with you. Connecting with you all has been such a joy throughout the years, many friendships and sisterhoods have been forged since Sarah began offering her creations and for that she is eternally grateful."

            SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "MOONGODDESS"
            Use the code above at Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary and receive 10% OFF your next purchase!

               

              Banish away unwanted negative energy and watch it go down the drain with this beautifully fragrant Banishing Black Salt Scrub. Made during the Waning Moon on a Saturday to ensure that you're removing toxic energy from your sacred temple. You~ Containing quality ingredients of Black Hawaiian Sea salt, Himalayan Sea Salt, Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential oils of Cedarwood, Cypress, Pine, Rose and Peppermint and Organic herbs of Peppermint , Rosemary, Rue and Rose petals ground down with a Mortar and Pestle. Contained in a Lovely little 3oz Recycled glass Jar with cork lid~ This is great for Spiritual readers that deal with various energies on a daily basis~ Also helpful to others who are in contact with many different people throughout the day. Other ways to use are after an argument, concerts, anywhere that you feel you have picked up other energies that you no longer wish to hold on to~ ~How do you use it? In the shower, bath or on your hands, apply sparingly and scrub away all that unwanted Energy~ The Black salt absorbs all of the negative energy that you can visualize going down the drain, leaving your skin silky smooth and fully cleansed. All of the herbs chosen to work with for this blend, have a long history of offering their protection and aiding in cleansing you both physically and spiritually. Remember this is Black salt and does take a rinse or two to fully wash away the negative Energy~ It is recommended that you clean your tub afterword as well~ The Black banishing salt will stick to the residue on your tub~ Taking with it all of the Negativity right down the drain~ #blacksalt #banishing #beautyscrub #peppermint #rose #witchesblacksalt #banishnegativity #freshstart #freshskin #pagan #planetarymagic #herbs #naturalbeautyproducts

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              • 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 16 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 - DRAGON OAK •


              Dragon Oak Wood Shop

              COMPANY: DRAGON OAK

              ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Crane, Missouri, Dragon Oak's Wood Shop was founded by Gypsy Beth and Dragon Oak, and have been serving the Pagan community since 2003. Having operated their own brick and mortar new age store (Ancient Wisdom), DragonOak and Gypsy Beth found that some key products were impossible to find. So in order to change that and provide the Pagan community with these much needed specialty products, Gypsy Beth and DragonOak set out to create Dragon Oak and has been creating beautiful handmade, magickal products ever since. 

              Dragon Oak's Wood Shop creates and sells a variety of hand crafted ritual, altar and divination tools such as handmade runes, oghams, altar tables, altar tiles, wands, books of shadows, tarot boxes, and more! They also accept custom orders as well. 

              DragonOak and Gypsy Beth make all their products themselves. All their work is done by hand and in accordance to the ancient traditions of magick. Each piece is created using the same board or branch to keep with the continuity of the tree spirit and with the elements of nature. And to align with the values of nature, their stains and finishes are kept as natural as possible. Let Dragon Oak work closely with you on your next custom ritual tool purchase to create just the right piece, that is magickally attuned to you. 

              SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "EA15WD5MVMP4"
              Use the code above at Dragon Oak and receive 20% OFF your next purchase!

               


              • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - DEVA DESIGNS •


              Deva Designs Wholesale Jewelry and Metaphysical Supplies

              COMPANY: DEVA DESIGNS

              ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Deva Designs is a family-owned and operated wholesale metaphysical jewelry and gift shop located in Sedona, Arizona. Deva Designs is devoted to bringing products of beauty and value to the gift, holistic, and Mind-Body-Spirit marketplaces. Deva Designs was founded in 1990 by Micki Baumann, a leader in the mind-body-spirit marketplace. For over 28 years, Deva Designs has been creating and sharing products of inspiration and joy! 

              Their name ‘Deva’ takes its inspiration from the ancient word for ‘the benevolent shining ones’. These ‘shining ones’ are known by many different names in traditions all across the world today. This is why they chose this name: It is a connection to the radiance, light, and inspiration we all share. If you own a gift shop or metaphysical store and would like to carry their products, reach out to Deva Designs below to set up a wholesale account with them. Be sure to tell them Sabbat Box sent ya. 


               

               


              • TIME •


              Celtic Tree Magick - Beltane 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 2018 BELTANE SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •


              Celtic Tree Magick 2018 Beltane Sabbat Box - Witch Subscription Box Wiccan Subscription Box

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

              • OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •


              BELTANE INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!

                  • The History of Beltane: Article
                  • An Introduction to Working With Oghams: Article
                  • The Origins of Beltane: Article
                  • 10 Ways to Celebrate Beltane 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 Beltane!

              Blessed Be,
              Llyfr & Hugh
              Founders of Sabbat Box




              Celtic Tree Magick