7 Health Benefits & 7 Magical Uses for Frankincense

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Frankincense (Boswellia sacra), aka olibanum, is an essential oil that is particularly popular around this time of year. It is one that we associate with Christmas thanks to the tale of three wise men who brought baby Jesus frankincense, gold and myrrh. But there are many other good reasons why you should stock up on frankincense before the holiday season is in full swing…

7 Health Benefits and 7 Magickal Properties of the Sun

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Just for today, let us focus only on the healing power and properties of the sun. You are already aware of the health risks and the need for a high SPF sun screen… but the truth is, without the sun there would be no life, no joy and no warmth. The healing power of the sun has been known for millenia. There isn’t a single culture on the planet that has not worshipped the sun as either a God or …

7 Health Benefits and 7 Magickal Properties of Cloves

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  Just like nutmeg, cloves is one of the spices so highly prized that it has ignited wars. When the Dutch erased a whole grove on the Spice Islands to drive up prices, it lead to an uprising among the natives who venerated this tree¬†like a pregnant woman when in bud. Cloves also has a long history of being used in offerings to various Indonesian deities and for creating sacred space. It is said that in order to approach the …

Cedarwood – 7 Health Benefits and 7 Magickal Properties

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Did you know that Lebanese cedar wood was used to construct the Temple of King Solomon? Cedar resin was used to embalm Egyptian mummies. The high quality fragrant and rot-resistant Cedrus Libani wood was very popular in all kinds of construction (including ships) and this lead to depletion of Middle Eastern cedar with big modern day reforestation programs under way, especially in Turkey.

Thyme for Some Magick

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  Have you ever tried crushing some thyme leaves between your fingers and inhaled the aroma? Then you will know how wonderful it makes you feel! Thyme is also a wonderful herb to mix in with your root vegetables and a bit of olive oil when roasting them in the oven. The herb will make your veggies taste heavenly and your kitchen smell like something out of Master Chef. But thyme is so much more than a mood booster or …