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Hurricane Irma Update - Mabon Sabbat Box Shipping Delays 8

Sabbat Box Hurricane Update

• HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE •



MABON SABBAT BOX - NEW SHIPPING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE - AS OF 9/8/17 @ 11:30 A.M. EST.
Sabbat Box and our sister company Eclectic Artisans happens to be located in West Central Florida. We have been closely monitoring Hurricane Irma since this past Monday, Labor Day. Because of the storm's major shift westward in its projected track and its potential danger to our area, we have been forced to make preparations to deal with the coming inclement weather, which has ultimately effected our normal operating and subscription box shipping schedule.

Hurricane Irma is currently expected to effect our area from Saturday September 9th to Tuesday September 12th. Depending on how fast the storm moves through, it could be shorter, could be longer, which is why we have decided to move the shipping date for Mabon Boxes to September 15th. We may lose power and may not be able to reply back to you in reference to your purchases or questions after this weekend. PLEASE, WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. 


SHIPPING SCHEDULE CHANGE: 
Mabon Sabbat Boxes were scheduled to be shipped out this coming Monday, September 11th. This is the same day Hurricane Irma is scheduled to effect our area the hardest. With that said, we have decided to push back the shipment of Mabon Boxes by 4 days to Friday September 15th. 


SHIPPING CONFIRMATIONS:

We will be printing Mabon Box shipping labels either today or tomorrow. This will trigger a shipping confirmation email to you. Please know boxes WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL AT LEAST NEXT FRIDAY SEP. 15. We are doing this in case we lose power after the storm, which will allow us to still ship boxes. 

PROCESSING ORDERS:
All Eclectic Artisans and Sabbat Box store purchases after 9/8 at 11:00AM will not be processed and shipped until after September 15th. We thank you for your understanding. 

Sabbat Box Pinellas County Map


We have made appropriate preparations here to protect ourselves and our businesses against the coming storm. We will keep you updated as time goes on and if anything were to change. Be sure to follow us on social media for further updates. We thank you for your understanding regarding these extenuating circumstances and look forward to shipping your Mabon Boxes.

Blessings,

Hugh Carey
Founder and Owner
Sabbat Box & Eclectic Artisans.

Mabon 2017 Sabbat Box Theme Release • The Second Harvest 0

Mabon Sabbat Box Theme Release - The Second Harvest - Subscription Box For Witches Wiccans and Pagans

• THE SECOND HARVEST •



The Wheel of the Year is turning toward the autumnal equinox here in the northern hemisphere. Day and night will once again be equally divided on September 22nd of this year, and from there, the night will overtake the day into the winter.

Mabon Sabbat Box - The Second Harvest Theme Release While the time of the first fruits of the harvest--celebrated at Lammas--has passed, and the earlier fruits and grains are in, the second harvest is the grand gathering of food for storage to get through the long, dark winter ahead. Apples! Pumpkins! Squash! All of the fruits and vegetables we associate with autumn are highlighted and revered at this time.

Throughout history, this time has been marked with a festival of the abundance and bounty of these crops, bringing friends, neighbors, and family together to support one another as the "lean" times approach. Though nowadays, in most areas around the world, we have grocery stores to get us through the "lean" times, but in earlier days, if tragedy or lack struck, a neighbor’s hospitality made the difference between surviving the winter or not. This coming together to share a feast was a way to bond the community and a reminder to look out for one another, while showing gratitude for what we have (a roof over our heads, food to eat, and our health).

It is the spirit of these Second Harvest traditions and rituals that we focus our attention for this year’s Mabon Sabbat Box. We have curated a selection of items that will help you connect, celebrate, and honor this point in the Wheel of the Year and provide ways to offer thankfulness and gratitude for full storehouses and abundance. The themes of Mabon--protection, gratitude, and prosperity, and the importance of home and hearth--are what we focused on when deciding what to curate and include in our Mabon collection this year.

What will you do to celebrate and revere this time of harvest? What rituals or practices do you celebrate to fend off the darkness of winter? We at Sabbat Box hope that you and your community come together to recognize the bounty that ensures survival during the darker days ahead.

 


• DISCOVER THE 2017 MABON SABBAT BOX - CLICK IMAGE BELOW •


Discover the 2017 Mabon Sabbat Box - The Second Harvest

Discover the 2017 Lammas Sabbat Box • Kitchen Witchery 0


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


Lammas Sabbat Box Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box

Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

It’s hard to believe that we are full into the swing of summer, and that the first harvest is right around the corner! We at Sabbat Box have worked hard to curate a collection of items for this year’s Lammas/Lughnasadh box by focusing on a particular type of witchcraft: the magick created in the kitchen. Kitchen witchery is truly one of the oldest forms of magic ~ not only was cooking and preparing food vital for the survival for our ancestors, but oftentimes (before there was a pharmacy) health remedies and other homemade cures and fixes started at the home hearth, making the kitchen the symbol of life, family, abundance, magick and more!

We hope that you enjoy these items that we’ve hand-picked for the celebration of Lammas. We hope they give you a deeper understanding of the season and help you to connect with the power and usefulness of kitchen magick.

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


    Lammas Sabbat Box - Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box

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

    • Lammas Rituals
    • Kitchen Witchery
    • Kitchen/Cooking Lore
    • Creating/Decorating a Magickal Kitchen ~ Decorating a Kitchen Altar

    As the Wheel of the Year makes its turn, we leave behind the longest days of Litha and find ourselves looking at the coming of Lughnasadh or Lammas. It is the time of year when the first crops are ready to be harvested and the bountiful results of hard work sown start to come to fruition.

    Some people may not literally consider cooking in general to be an actual “ritual” or “spell,” but when it comes to preparing meals, the truth is, cooking and baking are some of the most fundamental rituals of people as a whole, not just Pagans. The work put into the kitchen, like the seeds sown in the field, can reap a harvest of sustenance, family bonding, celebration, and joy. What is a spell, anyway, but the carrying out of a recipe? In the deliberate intention that we exercise over our stoves, we are linked to ancient practitioners who worked over their own cauldrons, preparing not only the basic human requirement of sustenance, but also offering a sacrifice of love and toil to satisfy and show appreciation to their loved ones. There has been a long-held belief that when you are feeding someone something you prepared or cooked, you are sharing with them a piece of yourself, your will and intent, making the act of cooking a special form of magick, unique to itself.

    Inside your Lammas Box, you will find an array of items specifically curated to help create a magickal atmosphere within the kitchen, as well as items meant to be used in combination with your Lammas celebrations to help draw forth and manifest the blessings of the earth that are symbolic of the harvest season.


    • CORN DOLLY STATUARY • BY SACRED SOURCE •


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

    ITEM 1: CORN DOLLY STATUARY.........$16.95
    • WHAT:
    Corn Dolly Statuary With Informational Parchment
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Sold By Sacred Source (Artist ~ Abby Willowroot)
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Sacred Source or Sabbat Box
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This adorable statuary is a wonderful addition to an altar or hearth as a representation of “the spirit of the grain” to ensure a plentiful “harvest” all year long.

    EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBATBOX"
    Use the code above at Sacred Source and receive 25% OFF your purchase!

    BREAKDOWN

    With almost a year in the making to be included inside our Lammas Sabbat Box, this magickal mini corn dolly statue by Sacred Source is a symbol of abundance and prosperity, and is perfect for a Lammas, Harvest, or kitchen altar.

    There are many variations of the history of the corn dolly, and the significance it has held. Ancient cultures believed that the “spirit” of the land would be homeless after the crops were harvested and barren, so a corn dolly would have been crafted with the first husks of grain of the harvest season, for the land spirits to inhabit over the long dark winter. It would have been honored and cherished until the followign spring, as it represented the abundance of the previous year’s crops, and the promise of the return of spring. Once spring came, the corn dolly would have been planted into the fields for the nature spirits to re-inhabit, to provide a hopeful return of a prosperous growing season. This makes the corn dolly an old and powerful form of sympathetic magick.

    Check out our blog article, The Corn Dolly - The Spirit Of The Grain for a more extensive and detailed history of the corn dolly, where it stems from, and how it was used in the past and present. 

    ABOUT THE CORN DOLLY ARTIST - ABBY WILLOWROOT:
    Abby Willowroot is a folk artist, writer, and High Priestess, and has worked within the Pagan community since 1965. Focusing on jewelry and 3D art in wood, stone and all manner of media, she has crafted numerous pieces featured in many articles, books, and museum shows. Her life's work is a dedication to promote Goddess imagery and raise Goddess consciousness in contemporary culture. You can learn more about Abby at her website, Spiral Goddess ~ http://www.spiralgoddess.com


    Corn Dolly Statuary By Sacred Source
    Sacred Source


    Sacred Source, located in Crozet, Virginia, is owned by Liana and Pete Kowalzik. Since 1978, Sacred Source has been a leading producer and supplier of ancient deity statuary, hand crafted by artisans in India.


    • KITCHEN WITCH SPOONS • BY PRIMITIVE WITCHERY •


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

    ITEM 2: KITCHEN WITCH SPOONS.........$8.50
    • WHAT:
     Custom-Made Hand-Burned Elemental Kitchen Witch Wand
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Primitive Witchery
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Primitive Witchery or the Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: A wand is one of the fundamental tools of spellcraft and witchery; what better way to complement your kitchen witchcraft than a wand made from a wooden spoon?

    EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "BabaYaga"
    Use the code above at Primitive Witchery and receive 10% OFF your purchase!

    BREAKDOWN
    These gorgeous hand-burned elemental kitchen witch wands (spoons) were custom made for Sabbat Box by Primitive Witchery. These wonderfully rustic wooden spoons will make for the perfect witchy decorative addition to your kitchen or kitchen altar. Made of birch wood, each spoon contains a hand-burned pentacle with the elements written out around it. Along with matching spirals and adornments, a further rustic and primitive feel is added by individually sanding and waxing each spoon by hand. The maker also rubs cinnamon into the homespun wrapping on the handle to give it a warm and inviting aroma. Each spoon is also lightly stained to protect the wood. For decoration or wand use only.

    Kitchen Witch Spoons By Primitive Witchery
    Primitive Witchery


    Primitive Witchery,
    located in Arnis, Tennessee, is owned by Loren Morris, known by many as the “Pagan Martha Stewart”. Loren creates a variety of items such as witch hats, fairy jars, spoons, brooms, primitive and magickal home decor products, and also accepts commissions for paintings and more. 


    • A HEDGEROW COOKBOOK • BY GLENNIE KINDRED  •


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

    ITEM 3: A HEDGEROW COOKBOOK..........$8.00
    • WHAT:
     A Hedgerow Cookbook: Wild Cooking Solutions From Mother Nature
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Written By Glennie Kindred
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at Wooden Books or the Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This small volume is packed full of kitchen magick recipes, tips, and traditions to help you on the path of kitchen witchery.

    BREAKDOWN
    Inside this unique seasonal cooking guide for the kitchen witch at heart, author and hedgewitch Glennie Kindred shares with us her deep knowledge of the plant kingdom. Inside you will learn how to prepare and cook magickal mouthwatering recipes from the wild growing plants, herbs, fruits, seeds, and mushrooms of the hedgerow. Broken up by season, Glennie also shares the secrets of which wild plants are edible, as well as where and when to find them (in effort to help give her readers a deeper connection to the natural world and share our ancestors’ knowledge). 

     

    A Hedgerow Cookbook By Glennie Kindred
    Wooden Books

    Wooden Books was founded in 1999 by designer John Martineau near Hay-on-Wye. The aim was to produce a beautiful series of recycled books based on the philosophies, arts and sciences. Using the Beatrix Potter formula of text facing picture pages, and old-styles fonts, along with hand-drawn illustrations and 19th century engravings, the books were designed not to date. Small but stuffed with information. Eco friendly and educational. Big ideas in a tiny space. There are over 1,000,000 Wooden Books now in print worldwide.


    • PENTACLE COOKIE STAMP SETS  •


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

    ITEM 4: PENTACLE COOKIE STAMPS..........$8.95
    • WHAT:
     Pentacle Cookie Stamp with Recipes, Instructions & Linen Bag
    • WHO MAKES IT?: Produced for and distributed by Azure Green
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: The Sabbat Box Store
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: These cute cookie stamps add a little “witchiness” to cookies, which are great for ritual or spellwork or simply for a fun decoration to your favorite baked goods.

    BREAKDOWN
    These cookie stamps are an easy and fun way to decorate your homemade cookies and baked goods and are a great way to bring your craft into the kitchen. Each cookie stamp set contains a 1.3” handmade stamp (made from lead-free pewter by a small Massachussetts family business), instructions on how to use it, multiple recipes that work well with cookie stamps, and a hand sewn linen bag with hemp string to keep it safe when not in use. Use your stamped cookies for “cakes and ale”, as an offering, or in combination with other spells or rituals.

    EACH SET CONTAINS:

    • 1 x Pewter cookie stamp
    • 1 x Instruction guide w/recipes
    • 1 x Linen Bag with hemp string for safe keeping

     

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


    • LAMMAS INCENSE + OIL SET •


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

    ITEM 5: SABBAT INCENSE/OIL SET.........$8.95
    • WHAT: 
    Lammas/Lugnasadh Altar Loose Incense & Anointing Oil
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    Lailoken's Awen
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Available at lailoken's Awen or at Sabbat Box.
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This small kit here provides a simple way to honor the sabbat of Lammas/Lughnasadh with unique blends geared directly toward the first harvest on the Wheel of the Year.

    BREAKDOWN 
    Consisting of hand crafted loose herbal incense and a hand blended anointing oil, this Lughnasadh “altar” kit by Lailoken’s Awen will help you draw forth and connect with the energies of the season. Use the anointing oil to anoint your altar, candles, or your body, and burn the incense during your Lammas rituals. Use all throughout the year to attune the energies of the first harvest or when you need to reap what you have sown. Each set is ritually charged during proper timing.

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

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

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

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

    • LAMMAS KITCHEN WITCH TEA LIGHT CANDLES •


    Lammas Kitchen Witch Spell Candles By House of Good Juju

    ITEM 6: KITCHEN WITCH CANDLE...............$2.75
    • WHAT:
     Carnelian Infused Lammas Kitchen Witch Candle with Blessing/Spell
    • WHO MAKES IT?: 
    House of Good Juju
    • WHERE CAN I GET IT?: Exclusive item for Sabbat Box
    • WHY WOULD I WANT IT?: This candle’s unique correspondent blend of fixings (including a carnelian stone!) were tailor-made for the kitchen witchery Lammas Sabbat Box.

    EXCLUSIVE VENDOR COUPON CODE: "SABBAT20"
    Use the code above at House of Good Juju and receive 20% OFF your purchase!

    BREAKDOWN
    These hand poured tea light candles from House of Good Juju will make for a beautifully scented addition to your Lammas celebrations, as well as your kitchen altar. Made of components corresponding to the Sabbat; each soy candle is infused with amber, musk, vanilla, oak moss, and cinnamon, as well as  myrtle leaf, calendula, and even real carnelian stone. Comes with a simple blessing and spell.

    House of Good Juju Kitchen Witch Tea Light Candles
    Kitchen Witch Tealight Candles

     

    House of Good Juju, located in Utah, was founded by Kimmie back in 2014. House of Good Juju is a purveyor of Good JuJu and Positive Inspirations. Kimmi is an intuitive, moon oracle, dreamer, mystic healer, and herb/root worker. She hopes to bring illumination and good intent into your world through her products.


    • PACKING & SHIPPING •


    Sabbat Box Kitchen Witchery Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme

    PACKING & SHIPPING: Part of the costs of your box include the box and the packing material itself. The items listed below account for a good portion of the overall costs for the Lammas Sabbat Boxes. Each Lammas Sabbat Box is lined with paper padding and wrapping to add to the surprise of what we’ve curated for you. Shipping is also included in the total price for Sabbat Boxes. The cost to ship boxes is roughly $9.00. Also, we here at Sabbat Box wish to be as environmentally friendly that we can be and do our best to source packing supplies and material from companies that have the same beliefs we do, in that we want to make as little of an impact as possible on the environment, while also keeping the content of your boxes safe as they make their journey to you. 

    BOXES: Your boxes where made from high quality corrugated paper and are 100% recyclable. Try to find another use for your box. They are 9x9x3 on the inside. You could decorate your box to hold some magical supplies or use it again to ship something to someone or save it for another time when you may need it. If you have to get rid of it, please try to recycle it.

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

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

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

    • SABBAT BOX SAVINGS & COUPONS •


    Lammas Sabbat Box Savings

    SAVINGS:
    Part of our goal is to provide a number of items to our members at a value far above what individuals can purchase on their own. When you add up all of the items inside your Lammas Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $16.00. We believe this to be another good reason to be a member. Also, each box we create helps to support Pagan run businesses and their employees. Sabbat Box looks forward to continuing to stay within our mission to work with other Pagan businesses to supply products for each box.

    LAMMAS SABBAT BOX PRICE BREAKDOWN
    • Total MSRP of items inside: $53.10 

    • Total Savings on this box: $7.15 
    • Total Shipping Savings: $9.00 
    • Grand Total In Savings: $16.15 

    Our members helped to support 6 small/Pagan run businesses with their Sabbat Box membership! We work with other Pagans and Pagan owned businesses within the community to purchase, curate and supply the items featured within our boxes. In the end, we want to help the community grow and share our business with companies that share our same values and standards.

    • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - SACRED SOURCE •


    Sacred Source Featured Vendor - Lammas Sabbat Box

    COMPANY: SACRED SOURCE

    ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Crozet, VA, Sacred Source is owned and operated by Pete and Liana Kowalzik. Since 1978, Sacred Source has been offering unique God and Goddess statuary, deity statuary and altar statuary for a variety of Pagan and spiritual paths. They are especially known for their famous Spiral Goddess Statuary

    Sacred Source is one of the the longest running, family owned, sacred statue companies -- offering the widest selection of handcrafted deities available anywhere. In 1978, two friends formed a fair trade business to benefit a village of traditional handcraft artisans in Calcutta, India and to bring a selection of sacred images to the U.S. Today Sacred Source remains true to their mission of supporting their sister company while preserving their culture, protecting the environment and encouraging individual spiritual growth. 

    Sacred Source develops the design for their spiritual images to reflect the intentions of the artist, whether it was created 300,000 years ago or today. Their master artisans sculpt the image prototype, then mold small batches of statues by hand in durable, environmentally friendly materials. Your statue is lovingly finished for lasting beauty, then carefully packed for its long ocean voyage to America.

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



    • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - PRIMITIVE WITCHERY •


    Primitive Witchery - Magickal Home Decor

    COMPANY: PRIMITIVE WITCHERY

    ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Amis, Tennessee, Primitive Witchery is owned by Loren Morris. Known by many as the “Pagan Martha Stewart,” Loren creates a variety of items such as witch hats, fairy jars, spoons, brooms, primitive and magickal home decor products, and also accepts commissions for paintings and more. 

    From Primitive Witchery's Website:
    "Deep in the heart of the magical forest the witch's home stands. What wonderful things await you inside? Magical, enchanting, and primitive items are decorating this mystical cottage.It is my goal to bring unique and beautiful things to your home to make it the magical place that your soul needs. Our homes are where we go to retreat from the world, recharge our being, and rest in its comfort. Make your surroundings as magical as you are.

    I offer handmade items to add to your own individuality and personal magic. When you retreat to your home, it will be your place of recharging, relaxation, and respite.


    SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE 10% OFF COUPON CODE: BabaYaga
    Use the coupon code above to save 10% off your next purchase at Primitive Witchery

     



    • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - HOUSE OF GOOD JUJU •


    House of Good Juju

    COMPANY: HOUSE OF GOOD JUJU

    ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Kimmie, the owner and creatress of House of Good Juju is a purveyor of Good JuJu and Positive Inspirations. Kimmi is an intuitive, moon oracle, dreamer, mystic healer, and herb/root worker. She hopes to bring illumination and good intent into your world through her products.

    Located in Utah, House of Good Juju offers positive mystiques for you and your home!  Offering everything to cleanse, bless, protect, and bring abundance to your space! Custom orders are both encouraged and welcomed.

    All items are crafted with Positive Intent. Always conjured with white light and crafted when the moon is right! Shop talismans, JuJu bags, crystal candles, aura mists, home blessing and protection kits, abundance bags, and offerings to inspire positive change.

    This shop thrives upon good juju and a "harm no one" attitude. All items are made with inspiration from the Gods, Goddesses, Spirit Guides, and Ancestors with gratitude. Items are crafted in the appropriate moon cycle and day of the week depending on intent. Special attention to all the details required to make each item Spiritually potent and Energetically charged. Everything is infused with Magick, Blessings, Love, Light, and Good JuJu!

    SABBAT BOX EXCLUSIVE 20% OFF COUPON CODE: Sabbat20
    Use the coupon code above to save 20% off your next purchase at House of Good Juju

     


     


    • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - LAILOKEN'S AWEN •


    Lailoken's Awen

    COMPANY: LAILOKEN'S AWEN

    ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY SELL: Located in Thunder Bay, Canada, Lailoken's Awen was founded by Shawn Hebert. Shawn has been a practicing Druid and Wiccan for over 25 years, and is also a practitioner of the Golden Dawn system of magic. In his professional life he is a clinical aromatherapist and herbalist. His introduction to the use of essential oils and herbs came with his first tentative steps on his Pagan path.

    He learned of their energetic properties and associations, and how to incorporate them into ritual and spell work. Nine years ago he began his education in aromatherapy and herbalism, and has studied extensively over the years not only their therapeutic properties, but also their energetic properties. As well as compounding blends based on their energetic properties, Lailoken takes the creation process one step further and utilizes the energies of the universe around us by creating each product on the appropriate day, during the appropriate hour, and even during the proper phase of the Moon and time of the year. This allows him to create the most potent, energetic products he can offer to you. 

     

     


    • TIME •


    Kitchen Witchery Lammas Sabbat Box Theme

    TIME:
    We take pride in assembling each and every Sabbat Box by hand, no matter the amount of time it takes. We don't just throw your items inside a flat rate priority mail box like some other subscription box companies out there. We want your Sabbat Box to be delivered to you as beautifully as it left us, and it takes a tremendous amount of time to complete this task.

    This includes folding the boxes together, individually cutting each sheet of tissue paper by hand, weighing out the crinkle paper for each box, designing the flyers, coupons, stickers and brochures to be printed professionally by commercial printers, individually placing each item within their corresponding bags, individually assembling the boxes, individually packing the tissue paper within each box by hand and also putting together and creating product packing. This timeframe doesn't even include the efforts made to manage the Sabbat Box website, the back end billing system, social media management, customer service inquiries, accounting, marketing, purchasing, networking, and so on. This is a labor of love and we enjoy serving the community!

    We believe in what it is we are doing and we sincerely hope that each and every one of you can see that the purest of intent and utmost care goes into curating each Sabbat Box.

    • OFFICIAL 2017 LAMMAS SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •



    2017 Lammas Sabbat Box - Kitchen Witchery Unboxing Video
    Don't forget to share your unboxing videos with us for Lammas here

    • OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •


    LAMMAS INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!


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

    Blessed Be,
    Llyfr & Hugh
    Founders of Sabbat Box


    Kitchen Witchery

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

    Kitchen Witchery 2017 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme

    • KITCHEN WITCHERY •



    “Food is magic…” -- Scott Cunningham, Wicca in the Kitchen

    As the Wheel of the Year makes its turn, we leave behind the longest days of Litha and find ourselves looking at the coming of Lughnasadh, or Lammas. It is the time of year when the first crops of the harvest are ready to be harvested and the bountiful results of hard work sown literally come to fruition.

    2017 Lammas Sabbat Box Kitchen Witchery Sabbat Box ThemeLammas, also called Lughnasadh--celebrated usually on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere (and February 1st in the Southern)--is the first of the three harvest festivals of the year, followed by Mabon and Samhain. It is one of the four cross-quarter Sabbats, standing between the fullness of summer solstice and the coming autumnal equinox. Historically the festival of Lammas is marked in the British growing season by of the beginning of the wheat harvest; the day itself stands a celebration for the ready crops that would help ancient people survive the cold, dark winter. In the Celtic tradition, this was also the time to honor and revere Lugh, the Celtic Sun King and God of Light. It is also the first mindful reflection that the light has already begun to wane and shorter days lie ahead. One of the most common traditions around Lammas is the baking of bread, which honors the gods with their fruits and feeds loved ones.

    Since Lammas is all about the grains and first fruits of harvest, we are reminded of the most used form of spell craft: cooking and preparation of food.  While many people don’t consider, for example, making dinner a spell, but the truth is cooking and baking are some of the fundamental daily rituals of Pagans. The work put into the kitchen, like the seeds sown in the field, can reap a harvest of sustenance, family bonding, celebration, and joy. What is a spell, anyway, but the carrying out of a recipe? In the deliberate intention we exercise over our stove, we are linked to ancient practitioners who worked over their own cauldrons, preparing not only the basic human requirement of sustenance, but also offering a sacrifice of love and toil to satisfy and appreciate their loved ones. There has been a long-held belief that feeding someone what you prepare instills your intent and will into them.

    2017 Lammas Lughnasadh Sabbat Box Theme Kitchen Witchery







    It brings to mind a story my grandmother told me about when she first met my grandfather. Being the young German girl who was smitten with the young American soldier, she knew the way to get his attention: she would bake a apfeltorte—or “apple cake”—for him. He loved it, and, in turn, eventually fell in love with her. The spell had been cast!

    She performed all the components of what we as Pagans would identify as spell work: she had in mind her intent (she wanted my grandfather to notice her) powered by her will (she worked hard to make the best apple cake she’d ever made), which led to her will and intent manifested (her cake made my grandfather realize how much my grandmother cared for him, which led to love and marriage). All the elements of magickal working in its most basic, mundane terms.

    This Sabbat Box we wanted to offer some items that will help the work we do as Pagans in the kitchen. From the earliest times, our kitchen or hearth has often been the center of what we consider “home.” We want to provide some things that can help you connect to that part of your magickal practice and maybe even bring love and togetherness to your hearth. In the modern age we may have mostly replaced cauldrons with Crock Pots, and wands with spoons, but whether you may simmer some arcane herbs on the stove for a protection spell, or make chocolate chip cookies for your coworkers to celebrate a birthday, the work we do in our kitchens can bring love and peace and light to our lives. And whatever form that may take. We can create smiles and laughter and joy from what we prepare in our kitchens...and if that isn’t magic, what is?

     


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    Discover the 2017 Midsummer Sabbat Box • Herbal Witchery 1


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


    Midsummer Sabbat Box Subscription Box For Witches Wiccans and Pagans

    Hail and Welcome, Sabbat Box Members and Friends!

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

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

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

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

      • BOX SYNOPSIS •


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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      • HERBAL HEALERS BY GLENNIE KINDRED •


      Herbal Healers By Glennie Kindred

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

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

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

      Herbal Healers by Glennie Kindred


      • DREAM BALM •


      Dream Balms By Herbal Moon Apothecary - Sabbat Box Herbal Witchery

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

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

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

      INGREDIENTS:

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

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

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

      Herbal Moon ApothecaryHerbal Moon Apothecary

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


      • CUP OF SUN TEA  •


      Cup of Sun Tea

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

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

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

      INGREDIENTS:

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

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

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

       

      Cup of Sun Tea By Cattail ApothecaryCattail Apothecary

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


      • WITCHING HERBS KIT  •


      Sabbat Box Witching Herbs Kit

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

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

      EACH SET CONTAINS:

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

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

      Sabbat Box - Witching Herbs - Herb Set


      • ASCENSION HERBAL SMUDGE STICK •


      Ascension Smudge Sticks

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

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

      CORRESPONDENCES:

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

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

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


      • CITRINE CRYSTAL SET •


      Citrine Crystal Sets

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

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

      Citrine Set


      • PACKING & SHIPPING •


      Herbal Witchery Midsummer Sabbat Box for 2017

      PACKING & SHIPPING: Part of the costs of your box include the box and the packing material itself. The items listed below account for a good portion of the overall costs for the Midsummer Sabbat Boxes. Each Midsummer Sabbat Box is lined with paper padding and wrapping to add to the surprise of what we’ve curated for you. Shipping is also included in the total price. The cost to ship boxes is roughly $9.00. With that being said, we here at Sabbat Box wish to be as environmentally friendly that we can be and do our best to source packing supplies and material from companies that have the same beliefs we do, in that we want to make as little of an impact as possible on the environment, while also keeping the content of your boxes safe as they make their journey to you. 

      BOXES: Your boxes where made from high quality corrugated paper and are 100% recyclable. Try to find another use for your box. They are 9x9x3 on the inside. You could decorate your box to hold some magical supplies or use it again to ship something to someone or save it for another time when you may need it. If you have to get rid of it, please try to recycle it.

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

      TISSUE PAPER & FILLING: The green tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper and is recyclable. The brown colored filler inside each box is made from scraps of recycled colored crinkle paper and is biodegradable.

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

      • SABBAT BOX SAVINGS & COUPONS •


      Midsummer Sabbat Box Savings

      SAVINGS:
      Part of our goal is to provide a number of items to our members at a value far above what individuals can purchase on their own. When you add up all of the items inside your Midsummer Sabbat Box, as well as costs for shipping and packaging, you are saving over $17.00. We believe this to be another good reason to be a member. Also, each box we create helps to support Pagan run businesses and their employees. Sabbat Box looks forward to continuing to stay within our mission to work with other Pagan businesses to supply products for each box.

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

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

      Our members helped to support 5 small/Pagan run businesses with their Sabbat Box membership! We work with other Pagans and Pagan owned businesses within the community to purchase, curate and supply the items featured within our boxes. In the end, we want to help the community grow and share our business with companies that share our same values and standards.

      • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - CATTAIL APOTHECARY •


      Cattail Apothecary

      COMPANY: CATTAIL APOTHECARY

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

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




      • SABBAT BOX FEATURED VENDOR - HERBAL MOON APOTHECARY •


      Herbal Moon Apothecary

      COMPANY: HERBAL MOON APOTHECARY

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

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


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

       



      • TIME •


      Herbal Witchery Midsummer Sabbat Box

      TIME:
      We take pride in assembling each and every Sabbat Box by hand, no matter the amount of time it takes. We don't just throw your items inside a flat rate priority mail box like some other subscription box companies out there. We want your Sabbat Box to be delivered to you as beautifully as it left us, and it takes a tremendous amount of time to complete this task.

      This includes folding the boxes together, individually cutting each sheet of tissue paper by hand, weighing out the crinkle paper for each box, designing the flyers, coupons, stickers and brochures to be printed professionally by commercial printers, individually placing each item within their corresponding bags, individually assembling the boxes, individually packing the tissue paper within each box by hand and also putting together and creating product packing. This timeframe doesn't even include the efforts made to manage the Sabbat Box website, the back end billing system, social media management, customer service inquiries, accounting, marketing, purchasing, networking, and so on. This is a labor of love and we enjoy serving the community!

      We believe in what it is we are doing and we sincerely hope that each and every one of you can see that the purest of intent and utmost care goes into curating each Sabbat Box.

      • OFFICIAL 2017 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX UNBOXING VIDEO •



      2017 Midsummer Sabbat Box Herbal Witchery Unboxing Video

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

      • OTHER RESOURCES RELATING TO YOUR BOX •


      MIDSUMMER INFORMATION, LORE AND MORE!

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

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

      Blessed Be,
      Llyfr & Hugh
      Founders of Sabbat Box

      Midsummer - Herbal Witchery

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

      Sabbat Box Midsummer Sabbat Box Theme - Herbal Witchery

      • HERBAL WITCHERY •


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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      • DISCOVER THE 2017 MIDSUMMER SABBAT BOX HERE •


      Discover the 2017 Midsummer Sabbat Box Here