The Snake: Cimaruta Spell Collection 2020 - A Potion for Transformation
VII: The Snake: Cimaruta Spell Collection 2020 - A Potion for Transformation
Change and growth are important aspects of life, understanding that we are only within a moment of the eternal Now, thus we needn’t fear having to adapt to meet new challenges. The Snake - which often sheds its entire skin - is a symbol of immortality and transformation, and we can take its power into ourselves to survive those upheavals which we experience along the way. This potion contains numerous ingredients for resilience, protection, and intimations of time...immortal apple, marigold for moving past grief, the sweet innocence of freesia, holly for protective defensive magic, bay and wormwood for mindfulness, oakmoss for unconditional love, anchored by the strength of cypress and the positivity of amber.
MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:
APPLE ~ Immortality, love, healing, fertility, good luck, happiness, foretelling spells.
MARIGOLD aka Calendula ~ Strengthening & comforting, aids the overcoming of grief, prophetic dreams, divination, aids legal matters, protection.
FREESIA ~ Innocence, chastity, charm, trust.
CYPRESS ~ Sacrifice, resurrection, perfection, truth, youth, freedom, music.
HOLLY LEAF aka Wing of Bat ~ Strongly protective, aphrodisiac, promotes beauty; for consecration, foresight, luck.
BAY ~ Uplifting, protection, purification, healing, memory, aphrodisiac.
WORMWOOD ~ Divination, protection, love, calling spirits.
OAKMOSS ~ Luck enhancing, financial success, protection, charity. Unconditional and parental love.
AMBER ~ Fertility, creativity, love, luck, riches.
In the Bottle: Mustard Seeds.
MUSTARD SEED aka EYE OF NEWT ~ Courage, faith, endurance, protection.
Mustard Seeds are a symbol of Faith, and repeatedly mentioned in the Bible for their transformative power.
Mark 4:30-32 - And He said, "How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? "It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that the birds of the air can nest under its shade."
Scent: Sweet red apple and marigold open the show, softening to warm fruity woods with a tinge of spice. Femme side of unisex.
The motto of LPMP is "Add a little MAGIC to your life!" and we sincerely endeavor to do just that by offering a wide variety of fragrances which enhance the wearer by means of scent and intent. We present our 2020 Spell Collection with a focus upon the ancient Italian folk magic of Cimaruta, which is embodied within a multi-symbolic silver charm worn to protect the wearer from the Evil Eye. Stories regarding the symbolism of this amulet were passed within the oral tradition to children and the amulet bestowed upon infants throughout all regions of Italy and Sicily. One of the oldest existing amulets in recorded history, the origins of the cimaruta lie with the Etruscans and early Phoenicians dating back to 900-700 BC.
To craft these scents we have enlisted the wisdom and guidance of Darcie Vélez, practitioner of Strega Folklore Magic, Witch Priestess and Reverend. These potions are created with beautiful-smelling and magically symbolic ingredients for all the ways in which our credo can be enacted. Each bottle in the collection contains a congruent ingredient for the particular potion - such as seeds, roots or minerals - for further enhancement of its particular effects. The artwork for this collection has been created by the fabulous Elizabeth Frazier, a wonderfully-talented artist and musician as well as a long-time LPMP customer and forum member.
So please enjoy the Spell Collection as fragrances, and utilize them in ritual work with a pure heart and a focused mind…because the true magic is, ever and always, in YOU!
Potion Created By: Darcie & Mara
Description By: Julie ~ Luna65
Artwork by: Betsy ~ ElizabethOSP