Ancestral Call – Herbs – Far East

WHITE LOTUS

FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae – GENUS: Nelumbo – SPECIES: Nucifera

HERITAGE:
The Lotus flower has for thousands of years symbolized spiritual enlightenment. It offers one of the highest vibrations of any flower allowing it to accelerate spiritual development and enhance healing on every level within the system. It gained this distinction because it is birthed or seeded in murky waters, yet it rises, straight and strong out of the denseness of these shadows towards the light.

MY COMMUNION WITH WHITE LOTUS:

The white lotus is a night blooming plant connecting to the moon in all her phases and cosmic systems of spirit and healing. It is the purest of the energies, it calls to enlightenment. I would work with this for both the third eye and the crown and higher chakras.

THE CHEMISTRY:
This information is based on my personal spiritual journey and are not meant to be recommendations for your journey.  Consult your medical practitioner before using this or any other herbal products.  Lotus contain chemicals which can interact with your brain and body chemistry and may affect medications you are on.  Sacred lotus flowers contain a series of antioxidants and alkaloids. While there are various types of alkaloids they are most common in plants which are considered witch’s plants, but also poisonous ones, such as Helbane and Belladonna. Examples of alkaloids you may be familiar with from other plant sources include Codeine and Morphine and Opium. The Antioxidants and Alkaloids in lotus family of plants include:
– Lotusine – Demethyl Coclaurine – Neferine – Nuciferine,

Lotus seeds contain the anti-aging enzyme which helps repair damaged proteins: L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase

SANDALWOOD

ENDANGERED – PLEASE SOURCE ETHICALLY AND SUSTAINABLY

A call to a spiritual lineage – Welcome Papa
FAMILY: Santalaceae – GENUS: Santalum

sandalwood

Planet – Moon
Gender-Feminine
Element – Water
Basic Powers – Clairvoyance, divination, meditation, protection,
Success, good luck and healing.

Opens the 3rd eye, relaxes the heart and throat chakra.
Possesses high spiritual vibrations especially when mixed with frankincense and burned at the full moon
Spirituality; Wishes; Full Moon Esbats; Wards Negativity; Astral

PROTECTION:
Clears a place of negativity, and provides protection. Burned to exorcise demons and evil ghosts, conjure beneficial spirits, and promote spiritual awareness. Sandalwood incense is also used by many Witches for protection, astral projection, healing rituals and in wish-magick.

SPIRITUALITY:
They will resonate with aspects of ourselves or with Devic/Angelic beings of the highest order.
Mix with lavender to conjure spirits.
Mix with frankincense at full moon and séances.
Burn at funerals to carry the soul into the next life.
Burn at cremations/funerals to protect a space from evil spirits.
Burn to promote wishes, astral projection, and to consecrate objects.
Burn as a spiritual offering.

Stimulates clairvoyance, aids in seeing past lives, healing, clearing, protection, calms the mind. Write your wish on a chip of sandalwood and burn in censer or cauldron. As it burns it sets the magic flowing, but remember to visualize your wish at the same time.

HEALING:
With sandalwood, deep states of relaxation take place on the spiritual level. Burning sandalwood incense can benefit healing work by promoting a deeper relaxed state in the healer, increasing spiritual energy.

Sandalwood is one of the most valuable woods in the world. All parts yields Sandalwood oil, particularly the heartwood and the roots, which yield about 6 percent essential oil. Recorded in Ayurvedic medicine and Egyptian embalming, the oil is now used as an inhalant for its expectorant and sedative effect on coughs and as a powerful antiseptic for lung and urinary tract infections. Sandalwood makes a popular incense, as its calming effect aids meditation.

JASMINE

A call to the feminine divine, welcome Mama
FAMILY: Oleaceae – GENUS: Jasminum

Planetary Association: Moon
Element: Water
Gender: Feminine
Deity Association: Diana, Vishnu

It may be included in a ritual drink, used as incense or the flowers may be worn by the high priestess.

Promotes mental creativity and innovate new ideas.
Burn the flowers or oils to enhance divination;
good for charging quartz crystals.
Symbolic of the moon and of the mysteries of the night.

Jasmine will also cause prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom, and the flowers are smelled to induce sleep.

In Asia the fresh and dried flowers are also commonly available and play a great role as religious offerings. in India, the flowers are regarded as sacred, symbolizing innocence and purity of mind. Jasmine flower garlands adorn the temples and holy effigies or are offered to the Gods. At religious festivals the Gods themselves are thought to be present within the flowers. Jasmine gives wings to prayers and makes a wonderful offering to the Gods. It helps the practitioner to connect with his purest intentions and highest aspirations.

GUGGUL RESIN

The ancestors reside within this shield of protection, strength & victory.
FAMILY: Burseraceae – GENUS: Commiphora – SPECIES: C. Wightii

Guggul is most commonly known in the Ayurvedic healing community for its healing properties. An Opioid (or Narcotic) Analgesic which aid in pain relief, in addition it’s healing properties in Ayurveda include purification of the blood, clearing of the arteries and opening the flow of good blood to the heart. On a spiritual level this can be very helpful, regardless of working directly with the ancestors, for healing past wounds. The healing energy of the Guggul can allow you to get past the hurt and remember the love. To open yourself up again to new experiences and new loves, family, friend or otherwise. In ancestral working, if you have lost someone and there are unresolved issues between you, but there was always a connection of love regardless, this can help you connect to those spirits and give and receive forgiveness so that you can both move onward.

I know it as the resin of Mama. It was always a part of the rituals she did, from healing, protecting and manifestation of results. I call to guggul, not just in the way that she did, but as a tie and connection to my lineage, to her and my ancestors before her.
Ceremonial Benefits
I work with guggul for ancestral and shadow workings, yoni blessings/purifications and energy body cleansing and shielding as well as heart chakra workings for healings.

Similar in appearance to Myrrh, but sourced from a different plant species, guggul is readily available and part of more tribal and folk-Hindu practices for protection as it eradicates negativity and brings in prosperity. It is considered an ideal resin for cleansing the aura.

It is recommend on “deccanchronicle.com” that the best time to burn guggul is at sunset, when it is believed negative energies can enter your home. This should be done for 8 consecutive days. Each room should be smudged first in a counter-clockwise, then clockwise direction, something similar to my European sisters who follow Wiccan traditions! This process will first remove negativities sourced from evil spirits, evil eye, black magic or any other types of negative entities or energies) and will then draw in fresh energy filled with peace, health and prosperity. The results of this cleansing leaves you rejuvenated, and energized. As most use Sage to cleanse and consecrate new ritual items into their home, I use guggul. It is the perfect Shakti-Shamanic resin for me, as it has the balance of the warrior energy, and the healer energy.

As a healing resin in Ayurveda, it is known for it’s astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, stimulant and strong painkilling properties. Recent studies show it contains a unique saponin known as guggulipid, which is reported to lower cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory effects for treating arthritis. It has also historically been used to treat wounds, bronchial and digestive disorders, gum disease and sore throats – (I combine the infused coconut oil with tea-tree oil and black sea salt in warm water as a mouth rinse or gargle). In also aids in circulatory and menstrual disorders. For this reason I do include it in my personal yoni steam.

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