Asclepius Candles II
$65.00 – $130.00
Virgin soy wax poured over suffumigated herbal mix during the height of the Jupiter-Luna-Ras Alhague election, topped with frankincense resin and a sprinkling of Asclepius incense, along with 6 pieces of carnelian added on Jupiter’s day and hour. Lightly scented with frankincense and cypress essential oil.
Burn while saying prayers for yourself or loved ones in need of physical, emotional, or spiritual healing and protection. Keep lit at the bedside of those convalescing, or create an altar with their image for works of sympathetic magic.
Glass jars in three sizes, marked on the bottom with the glyph of Asclepius.
Available in 2 oz for $65; 8 oz vigil style for $91 (sold out); or 12 oz for $130 (sold out).
|Dimensions||2.00 × 2.25 × 2.85 in|
12 oz Jar — Approximately 40+ hours of burn time, 2 oz Jar — Approximately 15 hours of burn time, 8 oz Slim Vigil Jar — Approximately 40 hours of burn time
Yes — contains NO animal ingredients
FIRE HAZARD — Never leave fire unattended. Clear away packing materials before burning and do not close the lid on boxes while a flame is burning
Morning of February 27th, 2019. Chart in image gallery.
While ordering an Asklepius candle this afternoon, I noticed that one of the accompanying photographs shows a wick being cut with scissors stamped with the word “Bolingen”. This made me think of Bollingen Tower built by Carl Jung — one of humankind’s greatest healers — in the village of Bollingen near lake Zurich.
One side of Jung’s tower depicts Telesphorus, a homunculus bearing a lantern and wearing a hooded cape, alongside the inscription which says: “This is Telesphoros, who roams through the dark regions of this cosmos and glows like a star out of the depths. He points the way to the gates of the sun and to the land of dreams.”
The other side of the tower shows a four-part mandala with the top quarter dedicated to Saturn, the bottom quarter to Mars, the left quarter to Sol-Jupiter, and the right quarter to Luna-Venus.
The third side is the side that faces the lake. It bears a Latin inscription quoting an alchemical text: “I am an orphan, alone; nevertheless I am found everywhere. I am one, but opposed to myself. I am youth and old man at one and the same time. I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven. In woods and mountains I roam, but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man. I am mortal for everyone, yet I am not touched by the cycle of aeons.”
I don’t know if this is a co-incidence or if Kaitlin had visited Bollingen. In any case, to me her creations are as beautiful, deep, and healing as the work of Jung.