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Great Joy to Mankind

Great Joy to Mankind


A single talismanic perfume crafted by the one and only Mrs. Barrial of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Twilight Alchemy Lab for Sphere + Sundry’s Asclepius III election, following up on Thy Vig’rous Force Inspires and Skill’d to Heal Mankind from Asclepius II.

Of Great Joy, she shares —

I begin to sing of Asclepius, son of Apollo and healer of sicknesses. In the Dotian plain fair Coronis, daughter of King Phlegyas, bare him, a great joy to men, a soother of cruel pangs.

And so hail to you, lord: in my song I make my prayer to thee!

This is an oil of healing and an oil for healers.

Great Joy to Mankind is dedicated to – and was crafted under the auspices of – Asclepius and was crafted to strengthen the body, soothe the mind, and calm emotional turmoil. It is an oil that fortifies health, augments health and healing protocols, and assists in fortifying and protecting healers, caregivers, and those in charge of shielding their households from harm.

We are all under a tremendous amount of stress, and an additional benefit of this oil is that it was crafted to help wash away the terrors and anxieties of living in the center of a pandemic’s maelstrom. Regular use will help you find the inner peace necessary to face life’s current challenges with strength, clarity, and grace.

Use this oil to honor Asclepius and in rituals of health and healing. Great Joy to Mankind can be utilized to lightly anoint protective equipment, health and protection amulets and talismans, to create wards and safe healing spaces, and to bless and protect the afflicted or vulnerable.

Please note: this oil is not a substitute for common sense safety precautions, and it is not a substitute for diligent mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing. This is not a panacea, and we make no claims that this is a miracle cure for anything. Be sensible, be safe, do every mundane thing you can to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community, and may Asclepius the Deliverer protect us all from harm.

Organic sage leaf (Salvia officinalis) and white sage (Salvia apiana) from the TAL garden, clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), western red cedar essential oil and leaf (Thuja plicata), Atlas cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus atlantica), cypress essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Cupressus sempervirens), frankincense tears (Boswellia sacra) and essential oil (Boswellia carteri), Rose of Jericho (Anastatica hierochuntica), angelica root and essential oil (Angelica archangelica), bay essential oil and leaves from the TAL garden (Laurus nobilis), calendula petals (Calendula officinalis) from the TAL garden, chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita) and Moroccan chamomile (Ormenis mixta) and blue chamomile (Matricaria recutita) essential oil, saffron (Crocus sativus), rosemary essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Rosmarinus officinalis), white copal resin (Bursera jorullense), echinacea petals from the TAL garden (Echinacea angustifolia), organic ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera), lemon balm from the TAL garden (Melissa officinalis), amber oleum succini, and carnelian chips that were washed in frankincense hydrosol.

Arrives in an amber glass bottle for $45

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions .80 × .80 × 2 in
Fixed Star

Planetary Body


Benefic, Neutral


Yes — contains NO animal ingredients


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

Creation Date

Morning of February 27th, 2019. Chart in image gallery.

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  1. It smells like straight-up healing, clean and pure but also soothing. I’ve used it with great success.

  2. Great joy indeed! The scent is truly amazing, soothing and relaxing but also uplifting. An all-time favourite for sure.

  3. I have loved all of the S&S/TAL collaborations for Asclepius, and Great Joy for Mankind is no exception. It’s the best sage, woodsy smell ever. I wish I could bathe in this stuff.

    This is both soothing and comforting, and it feels like it not only promotes healing but also stress relief. 10/10, would buy a back up.

  4. This perfume is just amazing. Application to the chest makes one feel as if the Sun itself has kissed your skin, in the most validating and refreshing way! Amazing for centering and empowering in a calm and tranquil way. Highly recommended for cultivating Light and gentle warmth within ones’ sphere. Works great with Luminous Crown!!!

  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! This deliciously fragrant oil is a solid bestower of transcendent healing. I use it in my professional practice and have noticed a remarkable uptick in outcomes nothing short of miraculous. Thank you for a beautifully crafted oil. I love it.

  6. This is one of my favorite oils! When I first opened it, I felt so calm. I’ve been having some physical issues lately, and I feel like this oil as assisted in calming my nerves quite significantly. The smell is also beautiful, it gives me a sense of mental acuity that has been really difficult to access on my own due to my pain. I would highly recommend this!

  7. This oil is amazing! It smells like a soured sweet common to my culture which is immediately comforting, but also contains such power, as other reviewers have noted. Given that this Asclepius oil in particular seems very timely towards current world events, I have been applying it as a dedicated medicine for being able to survive and assist others in surviving throughout the burden that seems to be everyday life now. It has noticeably helped strengthen me, supporting my immune system and allowing me to metabolise any emotional and mental stress much better than I would normally. In the day that I forgot to wear it, I the difference was noticeable. I hope that the magic captured in this oil can go far and wide in healing those who need it right now.

  8. This might be my favorite healing oil! I was drawn to it as soon as the series was listed, and once I received the package, I knew why: the bottle simply vibrates with power. I am used to legitimate talismanic items feeling “alive,” but when it comes to healing materia, I can be quite picky; very few have lived up to my standards. For me, it’s difficult to work with healing materia unless it feels thoroughly dynamic, pulsating with life force. I don’t know if it’s easier for me to trust that other types of materia are “doing the job” even if their energies are more subtle, or if it’s something else. With this oil, though, none of that is relevant. It fulfills both my need to have an energetically present healing tool, as well as the obvious desire for said healing tool to actually work lol.

    This oil makes it effortless to connect to Asclepios, Apollon & Hygeia and receive Their blessings. It is also very aptly named, as I experience great joy whenever I work with it and pray to the Divine Healers.

  9. In this especially challenging time, one of the greatest challenges is finding peace–even pleasure–amidst the many anxieties that linger and persist.

    This oil is the sun that rolls away the storm clouds. It is both fortifying and calming, soothing as it strengthens. I feel as though a fog has lifted from my mind, and will be using it to protect my loved ones and assist and support the healers in my life.

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