Simply Starry Smudge - The Temple of Circe
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!
★Circe, Oceanic Sea Witchery, Sorcery, Enchantment, Pharmakeia, Transmutation★
Circe in meditation; "I am intoxication."
"Kirke (Circe), a goddess with braided hair, with human speech and with strange powers; baleful Aeetes was her brother, and both were radiant Helios the sun-god's children; their mother was Perse, Okeanos' (Oceanus') daughter." Homer, Odyssey 10. 135 ff (trans. Shewring) (Greek epic C8th B.C.)
Circe is best known as a Goddess of sorcery "Pharmakeia" (pharmacy and herbs) who was sometimes portrayed as a mortal witch or enchantress, or a nymph.
She was the daughter of the Sun God Helios and an Oceanid, is usually found living on an Island close to the Ocean, and is always involved in various rituals and spellwork.
Circe represents a breadth of powers and abilities; on the one hand her credentials as a sea witch are unmistakeable, her heritage is oceanic, she is surrounded by the ocean, and uses salt water as a purification tonic for nightmares;
“They found Kirke bathing her head in the salt water. She had been terrified by a nightmare...” Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.662
However she also displays mastery over the Earth, particularly with herbs and potions, and almost epitomises the link between poisoner and healer, that to be able to harm is to be able to heal. She participates in rituals to intervene with cosmic law on the behalf of mortals, offering libations to Zeus and blood sacrifice to right the scales.
She also transmutes all of Odysseus's men into pigs, and has the ability to seduce, capture and bewitch the senses of men.
The temple of Circe has been designed to build layers of scent with an energetic matrix so that you might travel to the temple of Circe and learn her artful ways.
Each journey is a mystery and an adventure, with untold lessons awaiting you. The temple visualisation was on an island, surrounded by the clear salt water scent of the ocean, the wind whipping through a herb garden with a marble dais at the centre.
There sits Circe, bedecked in loose lilac fabrics, holding a curved athame that can cut herbs as easily as skin, and blood drops fall to honour the spirits.
Lessons of Circe may include deepening your witchcraft, Ocean magick, herbalism and its wisdom, personal transmutation, and the seductive arts.
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