Simply Starry Smudge - The Temple of Calypso
The Simply Starry Smudges are a brand new line here at Starryeyedsupplies, a beautiful loose herbal smudge to help you create your own Temple within your sacred space.
Each Starry Smudge is centred around a different energy of Temple in order to help you build your own energy space.
Each scent is created around a particular energy web to promote harmonous energies whilst smudging the space within; based on ancient customs of using herbs and smoke to purify a space of negative vibrations and psychic debris, each Simply Starry Smudge is hand blended and imbued by this Celtic Witch to pack a magickal punch and smell absolutely divine doing it!
For use in burning rituals of cleansing, on a charcoal disc or within a cauldron.
Each Simply Starry Smudge comes in a reusable 100ml screw top tin with moon sigil, contains a unique crystal tailored to the energy of the smudge blend, and comes with a wildcrafted Crow feather to help you smudge your space in Corvid style!
Temple of Calypso - The temple of Calypso was originally a requested smudge to capture the essence of the island of Ogygia where the Goddess (sometimes nymph) Calypso resided in the Illiad by Homer;
"... (Hermes) he came to a great cave, wherein dwelt the fair-tressed nymph; and he found her within. A great fire was burning on the hearth, and from afar over the isle there was a fragrance of cleft cedar and juniper, as they burned; but she within was singing with a sweet voice as she went to and fro before the loom, weaving with a golden shuttle. Round about the cave grew a luxuriant wood, alder and poplar and sweet-smelling cypress, wherein birds long of wing were wont to nest, owls and falcons and sea-crows with chattering tongues, who ply their business on the sea. And right there about the hollow cave ran trailing a garden vine, in pride of its prime, richly laden with clusters. And fountains four in a row were flowing with bright water hard by one another, turned one this way, one that. And round about soft meadows of violets and parsley were blooming." - Homer Illiad
The energy matrix of Temple of Calypso takes the mythology as a starting point, and interweaves it with energies of Calypso herself. It is possible that Calypso was the evolution of an Indo European Death Goddess Kolyos; and her residing in a cave and meeting Odysseus after the death of all his men is significant. Caves are traditionally magical places considered natural 'wombs' of the Earth; places of both Death and Birth.
As a weaver, and a Goddess, it can be argued that Calypso would have known that she would fail in her attempts to keep Odysseus as it was determined by the Fates that he would leave, and Calypso would be privy to that knowledge.
Flouting this, Calypso seeks (and arguably is successful) to seduce Odysseus, and only lets him go when Athena and Hermes intervene on his behalf through Zeus.
The energies of Temple of Calypso weaves together the evocative and seductive elements of mystery, of challenging predetermined roles and fates, Calypso has a "smokes and mirrors" energy to her in that she enjoys to play games and seduce and keep that which she desires on her own terms. Calypso encourages us to test and push past our own limitations.
The energies of the smudge can be used for rituals of divination, prophecy, seership, destiny and challenging that destiny, seduction and self empowerment.
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