7 Health Benefits and 7 Magickal Properties of Cloves

  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

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.