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Fomalhaut BPALS

Fomalhaut BPALS


Elizabeth Barrial of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Twilight Alchemy Lab offers to the Jupiter-Fomalhaut series a set of 4 Talismanic Perfumes resulting from Sphere + Sundry’s election:


An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond —
Splash! Silence again.
– Matsuo Bashō

An oil for spiritual development and enhancing understanding of the diving. It quiets the mind, promotes the serenity necessary for introspection and contemplation, and grants power through enlightenment.  

Black frankincense (Boswellia neglecta) and frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carteri), pink lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), stephanotis petals (Stephanotis floribunda), tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa), red frangipani petals (Plumeria rubra), gardenia petals from the TAL garden (Gardenia jasminoides), white freesia petals (Freesia alba), bay laurel essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Laurus nobilis L.), jasmine absolute and petals from the TAL garden (Jasminum grandiflorum), bergamot essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia), high desert sage (Artemisia tridentata), sea moss (Chondrus crispus), kelp (Laminariales), yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum), althea root (Althaea officinalis), angelica root and essential oil (Angelica archangelica), and clove essential oil and bud (Syzygium aromaticum).


Spring is passing.
The birds cry, and the fishes’ eyes are 
With tears.
– Matsuo Bashō
This oil was crafted to assist in developing intuition tempered by wisdom and softened by compassion, and aids in healing the psychic wounds, trauma, and grief that hinder us in finding our joy. It is an oil of spiritual health and renewal, restoration and rejuvenation, and a glimmer of hope in the darkness. 

White lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn), skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), jasmine absolute and jasmine blossoms from the TAL garden (Jasminum grandiflorum), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), orange blossom absolute and petals from the TAL garden (Citrus aurantium var. amara), sandalwood essential oil (Santalum austrocaledonicum Vieill), white rose otto (Rosa x alba), dittany of Crete (Origanum Dictamnus), eucalyptus essential oil and leaf (Eucalyptus globulus), bay laurel essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Laurus nobilis), night-blooming cereus petals (Selenicereus grandifloras), balm of gilead (Cedronella canariensis), usnea (Usnea spp.), sea moss (Chondrus crispus), and kelp (Laminariales).


When will we meet again?
I’m off to the phosphorescent fires
in the far mist
– Kobayashi Issa

The Phosphorescent Fires in the Far Mist is an oil of inspiration in the arts, and was crafted as a catalyst in the creation of divine art and poetry – celestial, infernal, and terrestrial.

Orange blossom absolute and petals from the TAL garden (Citrus aurantium var. amara), lime essential oil and peel (Citrus x aurantifolia), white lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn), sage essential oil and leaf (Salvia officinalis), bay laurel essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Laurus nobilis), frankincense essential oil and tears (Boswellia sacra), sea moss (Chondrus crispus), kelp (Laminariales), lemon essential oil and peel (Citrus x limon), clementine peel (Citrus × clementina), citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon winterianus), horehound (Marrubium vulgare), blue vervain from the TAL garden (Verbena hastata), and violet leaf absolute (Viola odorata).


this world
is a dewdrop world
yes… but…
– Kobayashi Issa

A Dewdrop World assists with dreamwork, enabling clear messages and symbols to emerge without disrupting rest. This oil deepens your insight, and facilitates divination by clearing perception and assisting in the wise interpretation of auguries and symbols. In addition, this oil helps confer honor and dignity that comes with wisdom and being a good counselor, supports developing intuition, and aids in making wise life choices.

Peach blossoms from the TAL garden (Prunus persica), pink lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn), blue chamomile (Matricaria recutita), lavender essential oil and bud (Lavandula angustifolia), hops flowers and essential oil (Humulus lupulus), orris root and butter (Iris germanica), bergamot essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia), clary sage absolute (Salvia sclarea), rue essential oil and herb (Ruta graveolens), frankincense essential oil and tears (Boswellia sacra, myrrh tears and essential oil (Commiphora myrrha), ethically harvested wood aloes (Aquilaria malaccensis), mugwort essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Artemisia herba-alba Asso), red champaca absolute (Michelia champaca), mimosa absolute (Acacia dealbata), sea moss (Chondrus crispus), and kelp (Laminariales).

Offered in a 5 ml amber apothecary bottle for $45 each




Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 0.8 × 0.8 × 1 in
Creation Date

Night of Monday, June 28th 2021. Hour of Jupiter. Chart in image gallery.


Splash! Silence Again, The Fishes’ Eyes are with Tears, The Phosphorescent Fires in the Far Mist, A Dewdrop World, Full set of 4 Fomalhaut BPALs

Planetary Body

Fixed Star


Benefic, Neutral


Yes — contains NO animal ingredients


HIGH STAIN POTENTIAL — Always perform patch tests before application to any medium

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  1. Really love the scent of the oil, very dreamy and otherworldly. I’ve used this oil twice during meditation and I’ve found it to be very soothing and gentle as well as heightening to the senses. I felt subtle buzzing sensations and overall had good focus and clarity. Will continue to experiment with this oil and try using it for bedtime as well.

  2. The Phosphorescent Fires in the Far Mist is one of my favourite BPALs period, a cooling marine scent sans any screechy notes that often plague aquatics, gender-neutral. Magically, after I started using this my creative collab partner and I found (treasure-finding!) the perfect platform to store/organise our decades of past work, and in the process found something new to work on that we’re now completely obsessed with. I also lean on this BPAL to keep my creative soul alive when work gets intense, or before sleep to open up my receptivity to new ideas in the hypnagogic state (haven’t noticed any issues re Fomalhaut and sleep, quite the opposite).

  3. Splash! Silence again has proved to be one of my favorite BPALS in recent memory. dreamy, aquatic, soothing, comforting, beautiful. Feels like floating in a mediterranean sea in scent form. Cozy and soft, liquid daydream. The perfect scent to ease you into the dreamworld of sleep.

  4. I am ever so grateful for the amazing work of the wonderful Kaitlin & the team at Sphere + Sundry! I am highly sensitive & their careful meticulous work shines thru in every aspect. I’m never able to fully make up my mind, so a full set is always my choice. Thank you!!

  5. I love putting a Dewdrop World on before bed! It I usually save it for the weekends because it helps me sleep deeply and not wake up until I am done floating utterly relaxed through my dreams. It’s a deep sense of sleep. I feel lulled down into the dream world like getting gently pulled out to sea only to return safely to the shore when it is time.

  6. A Dewdrop World is a beautiful scent – like surprisingly sugary orange blossom on first application. The scent has a lot of throw when fresh but does not have much longevity, which I actually think is a positive here. It dries down extremely close to the skin in a very light, floral skin musk/amber.

    Magically, I do notice more vivid recollections of dreams. It’s soothing to the nervous system and contributes a sense of ease, but it doesn’t soften anything – more lightly adaptogenic than calmative. It feels like an easy to work with take on Fomalhaut compared to the mainline materia I have.

  7. Splash! Silence again.
    But not only silence. In drrams there was space for true emotions and desires, silencing the mundane worries of everyday life. All the little things that add up and add up. It was time to gove space to more deeper parts about the self.
    Not just silence, also the truths, also the beyond.
    And in the waking world, the power to turn off the chatter, and be with what we care about.

  8. the syncs with this series have been loudest for me. I use it infrequently because of the Weight, but They call to me when it’s time–from giant slugs underneath the trash bin outside to dreams next to a dark ocean as I process relational wounds. THE FISHES EYES ARE WITH TEARS has been particularly soothing, bringing things into my peripheral for sealing up and also supporting me in psychically relaxing. looking forward to getting to know each BPAL and the tincture/incense better.

  9. So the worst has happened- I dropped an entire bottle of Dewdrop World on my bedroom floor (we have wood floors). The room smells very pungent, now. The benefit of this is that now I am having some really beautiful dreams with LOTS of symbolism. Ancestors, strange worlds, messages, etc. I WAS putting this oil on the bottoms of my feet every night (made me go to sleep faster).

    I also put on The Fishes’ Eyes Are With Tears when I saw a medium. This is the first time I’ve ever saw a medium. I got the most beautiful reading. The medium said that there were ancestors in the room who I didn’t know by name, but they watch over me. They were talking over each other, and I told her, “You should have been around for Christmas when some of these people were alive…” There was A LOT of information in this reading, but the bulk of the reading was about family secrets, breaking toxic cycles, and making sure to not die with hate in your heart.

  10. I’ve been exploring A Dewdrop World for a few weeks now. Initially tried the salve and it knocked me out (my nervous system is ‘fried’ due to illness) and I think brought me to my true energetic baseline. So ultimately beneficial but will need work up to more consistent use gradually. The perfume is so potent that I can just sniff the bottle, not necessarily need to apply, and get effects. Very economical! There’s a gravity to this series, even when carrying the items of materia I feel a pull down like I’m holding something leaden. It’s not unpleasant but it does have weight in a sort of serious way that arrests my full attention and puts me in a respectful kind of receptive state. I have so far found the BPAL to be great for automatic writing and getting into my body instead of floating up in my more cerebral energy space, which is my usual inclination. This doesn’t feel like something for casual, unintentional or flippant (for want of a better word) work. Which is good; there’s a time for that but there’s also a time to get quiet and go deep and this series is perfect for that purpose and I look forward to continuing to work with it.

  11. Here are my reports on Splash! Silence Again and The Phosphorescent Fires in the Far Mist:

    Splash! Silence Again is not joking about the silence. My first application was the teeny-tiniest experimental pinky dot’s worth on the heart, next to none. The potency was shocking. Silence is practically mandated. This is not the meditative peace of Eirene. The undertow here is powerful and demands respect.

    I’ve made a less knockout version for more frequent use by adding a couple of drops to a vial of jojoba oil, and a bit of that is enough to invite my mind into a lighter silence. Fantastic when the mind is rambling over problems/fears/neurotic thoughts. (And brilliant in combination with Immortal Heart when things are dire and the mind is truly spinning in distress.)

    I’ve done the same trick with The Phosphorescent Fires in the Far Mist, and I use this five days a week when I’m working on my novel. I apply a bit to my ears and hands before I write and a wonderful warmth takes over, a gentle trance that lets me travel to the world of my novel with ease.

    I adore Fomalhaut. This is the first time I’ve purchased all the BPALS in a series, so great has my experience been with these two. More reports to follow as I get to know the other two!

  12. This is quite possibly my favorite item I’ve purchased so far. Soothing and dreamy and very powerful thank you!

  13. Splash! Silence again has quieted not just my modern mind, but that ravenous, ever-churning inner machine… a feat that no meditation or contemplation has seemed to do. Even better, pairing it with a set of tuning forks transitions me seamlessly from day to night, from brambles to silk, from tumult to ohm. Grateful.

  14. Splash! Silence again has quieted not just my modern mind, but that ravenous, ever-churning inner machine… a feat that no meditation or contemplation has seemed to do. Even better, pairing it with a set of tuning forks transitions me seamlessly from day to night, from brambles to silk, from tumult to ohm. Grateful.

  15. I’m pretty sure I began having experiences of this series long before I received the materia – prior to it even being released. Many of us, I think, felt the power of Fomalhaut far in advance.

    But in terms of physically working with the materia, I thought I’d make some of my early findings public

    Last night, I wore a tiny dab of A Dewdrop World in addition to loading on multiple things from VAD. I usually dream a lot each night, and this time was no different, yet there were two especially that stood out. One was so Fomalhaut-y, it’s not even funny. The other related to a place of deep woundedness within me. The former – while absolutely terrifying upon reflection – involved me basically fearlessly hovering in the sky, in deepest darkness, above a Titanic-sized (and shaped) black, watery ‘trench’ on the surface of the ocean. I was just staring into the abyss, more so with curiosity than any sort of SHEER PANIC that, oh, I don’t know… everyone? would be feeling in such an instance. I have some personally meaningful interpretations for this, but, as with most dreams, they’re usually not that relevant or interesting to anyone beyond the dreamer herself.

    In the case of the latter dream, I was shown where I really need to work on some issues; it exposed the deep subconscious belief that I was/ am responsible for being abused, hurt, dominated, etc. prior to adulthood. This kind of dream is typically uncomfortable, to say the least, because it often “replays” similar abusive scenarios- which can sometimes make it easy to miss that there is an important message, a chance for healing, rather than simple reinforcement of the negative belief or experience. Maybe because of A Dewdrop World, I am not nearly as bogged down in emotions regarding the dream content as I have been in the past. There’s instead a curiosity (that word again), a more detached, still, calm approach to deciphering what it is I need to understand. This goes beyond the obvious (“I know I’m not responsible for other people causing me pain”) and into the real, lived experience: “I – perhaps irrationally – feel guilt for the way I was treated; as if I betrayed myself & allowed them to do the bad things they did to me.” You have to start THERE. You have to first be immersed in the truth of how you feel, way deep down, before you can conquer the unreality of certain feelings. Not wanting to accept these sorts of emotions can block one’s healing in sly, clever (read: Rahuvian) ways. All I can say is, thank the Goddesses that this election is as benefic as it can be! There certainly needn’t be any more of a Rahu influence than there already is with something like this lol

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