Balm of Hermanubis
Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness — for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.
The bridge between life and death, between the conscious and unconscious, between the soul and the body. This is an oil to be used during the process of understanding life, death, and the spaces in-between. It eases the pain of grieving, opens doorways to the liminal space between states of being, and enables you to better understand life by confronting and embracing death. It is a scent of stillness and quiet, of standing in cool shadows. It is the solemn and joyous embrace of the beloved dead; you are not alone.
Cypress essential oil and cypress from the TAL garden (Cupressus sempervirens), myrrh essential oil and tears (Commiphora myrrha), organic hops flowers and hops essential oil (Humulus lupulus), cedar leaf (Thuja plicata), cedar berries (Juniperus monosperma), western red cedar essential oil (Thuja plicata) and Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica), peru balsam (Myroxylon pereirae), and black vegetal musk.
Arrives in an amber glass bottle for $48
|1 × .8 × .8 in
2 oz Jar — Approximately 15 hours of burn time
No — Contains ethically, legally harvested animal components
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
Night of September 20th, 2018. Chart in image gallery.
I personally have not loved BPALs in the past. A lot of them IMO smell like soap underneath the top notes and something about that has just *not* jived. However--I took a chance on this one because I love this series and had a feeling these notes would compliment me more. I was correct! Now, keep in mind people LOVE the BPALs and I just didn't get why. Now I get it. I love this scent and the vibes. I don't know why this one wasn't more popular but its my ride or die now (hehe)
I haven't worked with this perfume a lot because the one time I did, it was so viscerally felt that it scared me off a bit. I felt almost light-headed or nauseous, with sensations similar to having taken a medication, or being slightly drunk. I reckon I'll need to try third-party application, or choose timing more carefully! It definitely facilitated communication. Very efficacious, but make sure you're well-prepared if you're energetically sensitive!
I am a very serious necromancer, regularly doing work with all kinds of spirits, many of them restless and unhappy. This fragrance, along with being a lovely soothing scent, has always left me with the most gentle aura of love and care that immediately puts spirits at ease with me and me at ease with them. I even anointed my storage box with it, infusing my whole kit with that kind intention simply through its passive energy. If you work with the dead in any capacity, I can't recommend this enough.
I felt called to this perfume oil as soon as I saw its name and read the write-up for it. I've worn it during ritual which has the effect of drawing me deeper into what I'm doing, kind of like pressing your ear into the wall to hear the words murmured on the other side of it. It easily facilitates a 'tuning in' and I have a much easier time clearing my mental debris to actually listen to my intuition, which can so often be drowned out by my overthinking. I've also applied it before bed and have the most vivid dreams, where I'm either journeying or doing dutiful shadow work. Highly, highly recommended.
I ordered this right before Kaitlin put out the social notice that the Hermanubis II series was up.
My learning process has always been initiatic, and I was called toward spiritual channeling recently. I figured I may as well see if S+S had something to support the journey... always.
Anyway, the scent is ETHEREAL and physically gorgeous. In the two days I have ritually worn it, I have come into contact with two acquaintances who have revealed they have a strong spiritual channeling practice. Perfect timing? Yes. Hermanubis works with swiftness!
I can't wait for future revelations. Beautiful offering and great blessing to my collection!