Sword of St. Michael
Sphere + Sundry’s favored wife of a collaborator, Elizabeth Barrial of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Twilight Alchemy Lab, ritually crafted one of three limited edition perfume oils during the Aldebaran series election, adjusted per her locatioin. Of it, she shares —
Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis,
Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute, in infernum detrude.
This is an oil of battle and protection.
The Sword of St. Michael is particularly effective in protecting the vulnerable, the marginalized, and the meek, and it grants strength, courage, and determination to those whose spirits are flagging. It can be utilized for both offense and defense, and is effective not only as a personal guardian, but also in workings that protect communities that are imperiled from those in power who wish to exploit, harm, or victimize them.
It is an oil of justice and the fortitude of faith, and it will cut a swath through your enemies.
The Sword of St. Michael has been dedicated to and consecrated under the auspices of Archangel Michael, and was further empowered during a novena leading up to Michaelmas.
Orange blossom absolute (Citrus aurantium var. amara), steam-distilled Madagascar clove bud essential oil and organic clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata), frankincense serrata CO2 extract (Boswellia serrata), angelica, frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carteri), hops essential oil (Humulus lupulus), western red cedar essential oil and berries (Thuja plicata), Atlas cedar essential oil (Cedrus atlantica), Tunisian neroli (Citrus aurantium var amara), wild-crafted Moroccan bay laurel essential oil and bay leaves from the TAL garden (Laurus nobilis), myrrh essential oil and tears (Commiphora myrrha), organic blood orange essential oil (C. aurantium var dulce), dragon’s blood resin (Daemonorops draco), single-origin organic olive oil, sunflower oil, red vegetal musk, tiger’s eye chips, and carnelian chips.
This collaboration is about half the size of what we’ve been doing lately, so it will go quickly.