Talismans are objects created at specific times, or in specific ritual contexts — often both, for magical purposes. They are frequently made of metal and combined with stones, taking the form of rings or pendants, but they can truly be made of anything as long as the material is imbued with the right correspondences and they are constructed in a proper ritual context.
They are often used for protection or birth chart remediation, but can also be used to power spellwork or as charged altarpieces. In their simplest form, they are magical batteries that run particular energies for desired effects. They can be carried or worn upon one’s person, given to others as a gift, planted in areas you wish to effect, or used in any other manner you ritually or practically see fit.
Many of Sphere + Sundry talismans use a clay base, which allows for incorporation of sympathetic materials such as gold leaf or herbs, fast and easy molding, and the ability to write on or impress images easily. They feature gemstones of the right correspondences and are ‘cured’ during the heart of potent astrological elections before being stowed away to incubate for a full lunar cycle with the rest of the offerings in their series.
Our items are handcrafted during very tight timeframes in order to capture the best elections possible. This can mean that they aren’t as ‘flawless’ as commercially mass produced items often are, where anything less than perfection is discarded. These are magical items with potent effects, and some rough aspects of their formation in no way impacts their power or efficacy. We are forever trying to find the sweet spot between efficient and fast production so we can offer more items to more people at better prices, and highly polished aesthetic ideals.
Know that your piece will be literally one of a kind, and appreciate it for any quirks it has. Interestingly enough, these can help in the production and maintenance of Fascination, which produces gaze, touch, and attention that feeds talismanic objects and keeps them humming. It also draws their energy into your own, helping produce internal alchemical effects and allows you to ‘learn’ from your talisman on subtle levels. For this reason, limit exposure to malefic talismans, which can harm the body and the life. For particularly potent series, such as Algol, we actually conduct divinations before fulfilling orders. If the results are ill-omened, we cannot ethically ship the order and instead provide a full refund.
Store talismans away from light, covered, and in an appropriate venue befitting their station when not in use. Due to the nature of these items, refunds and returns are not accepted after shipment. We take the utmost care in producing ‘safe’, ‘clean’ talismans and objects, but know that even so, talismans can produce unintended or odd effects and bring a lot of specific magic to your doorstop. If you find the results displeasing or experience an excess of negative side effects, there may be compatibility issues between you and it or the forces it correlates to, or there may be an adjustment period. Feel free to get in touch if this is the case, or just generally to provide feedback and report on how one of our talismans has impacted your life or practice. We are always interested in people’s experiences and stories regarding our wares, which helps us improve future offerings.
Antares TalismansAntares, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesFrom the one and only Tony Mack —$3,300.00
Antares Behenian Fixed Star Talisman
Modeled in hard carver’s wax and Cast in 80/20 electrum with iron firescale, and Gold. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of Myrrh, Yew, and saffron.
An image of Antares as a woman's face with ardent eyes, carved in high relief. She wears an ornate helm, the form of which is a composite of scorpion and dragon motif. Into the center of the helm was placed saffron, yew, and sard/sardonyx [carnelian and red agate], which was then enclosed with a 3.5 carat amethyst. Ingredients and gemstones were used per the instructions found in 'De Quindecim Stellis' translations Quadripertitus, Liber Enoch, and Liber Thebit.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal of the sigil of Antares in De Quindecim Stellis, and includes a 20" silver chain.Very few were cast, given a limited election window in his location. Includes a vial of Antares Powder. Available for $3,300$3,300.00
Jupiter in Sagittarius II TalismansJupiter in Sagittarius II, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesJupiter in Sagittarius Coin by Tony Mack —$888.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in 90/10 electrum [silver and gold] with a small amount of tin. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of frankincense, camphor, and saffron.
An composite image taking elements of the 'Images of Jupiter' from book 2 chapter 9 of the latin Picatrix. “The image of Jupiter, according to the opinion of Apollonius, is the shape of a man sitting on an eagle, wrapped in a cloth, with his feet on the eagles back.." Motifs were also used via the image of Jupiter "according to Mercurius"; the shape of a man covered in a single linen cloth, as well as his holding a "lance, or dart". The back of the pendant is engraved with the character of Jupiter as written in Arabic manuscripts of the Ghayat Al-Hakim [aka Picatrix in latin translations].Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal of the glyph of Jupiter, and a Ritual Salt from its same mini-series for $888.$888.00
Exalted Mercury TalismansExalted Mercury, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesResident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith Tony Mack offers to Exalted Mercury —$888.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and cast in Mithraic silver [an alloy of majority silver with a portion of gold, palladium, copper, and tin] with calcined salts of corriander, spikenard, grapevine, and clove. Mercury governs among the metals [besides quicksilver] those which are mixed and alloyed. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of S+S Exalted Mercury Cazimi planetary incense.
An image of a stylized caduceus, the staff of Hermes modeled in high relief. Above the dual serpents is the planetary glyph of Mercury, flanked by wings. In the center of the planetary glyph is a bezel set 2.5 carat welo opal.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake necklace box bearing a wax seal of the glyph of Mercury, and includes a 20" silver chain.Each is available for $888 and includes a vial of Exalted Mercury Powder. Every Altar Box Set also includes one.$888.00
Exalted Venus II TalismansExalted Venus II, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesMr. Tony Mack ~ returns (the remix!) with one exquisite Talisman design, cast during the equivalent Sphere + Sundry Exalted Venus II election, per his location —$1,300.00
Exalted Venus II Pendant Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in a 70/30 alloy of silver and gold Electrum [with calcined salts of pearl, damiana, honey, and orris root]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of S+S Empress Series planetary incense.
An image of a 'venus comb' murex shell, modeled in high relief. In the center of the shell is a bezel set 8mm freshwater pearl. Among the implements of Venus in her planetary images via Picatrix are the apple, mirror, and comb; and "from the stones, she governs pearls". The back of the pendant is engraved with the character of Venus from the Ghayat Al-Hakim.
Each talisman arrives in a triptych necklace box bearing a wax seal of the symbol of Venus and includes a 20" silver chain.Each is available for $1,300 and includes a vial of Exalted Venus II Powder. Altar Box Sets include them.$1,300.00
Luna in Cancer TalismansLuna in Cancer, Series, Talismans + ReliquariesPLEASE NOTE: The Plus Member program allows lottery winners to reserve Talismans + Altar Box Sets for a 30-day grace period. If funds are not sent in that time, rare items are restocked to the website and released to the public. If you would like to be notified if/ when any become available, please join the Waitlist for your preferred selection!$633.00 – $1,900.00
Cast during the equivalent Luna election (per his location) by the talismanic goldsmith we've worked with the last 13-years, the iconic Mr. Tony Mack...
Luna in Cancer Pendant — $633
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and cast in silver with calcined salts of pearl, myrrh, and iris.
Engraved around the outer edge are the characters of the moon from book I, chapter 33 of H. Cornelius Agrippa's 'Three Books of Occult Philosophy'. Center is a moon-like mother of pearl (nacre) cabochon. On the reverse is an image of the bow of Diana/Artemis, knocked with an arrow with a crescent moon tip.
Luna in Cancer Ornate Pendant — $1,900
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in a 10/90 alloy of silver and green gold [gold + palladium] with calcined salts of pearl, myrrh, and iris. An image of Diana/Artemis, the face of the goddess carved in high relief; her hair pulled back and crowned with a crescent moon diadem. Below the face hangs a prong-set moonstone cabochon.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal depicting a crescent moon. Pendants and include a 20" silver chain.Includes a vial of Sphere + Sundry's Luna in Cancer Powder as a gift (these babies love resting in beds of their own consecrated matter...)$633.00 – $1,900.00
Fomalhaut TalismansFomalhaut (+ Jupiter), Series, Talismans + ReliquariesForged by the inimitable talismanic goldsmith Tony Mack:$600.00 – $2,222.00
Fomalhaut Coin — $600
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in 10/90 Electrum alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salt of blue lotus, kelp, yarrow, and ashwagandha].
An image of a fish, depicting Fomalhaut (the eye) in its constellation Piscis Austrinus, "The Southern Fish". On the reverse is the eye of the great southern fish surrounded by scales. Gold, lapis lazuli, and onyx enamel amalgams are set-over with a magnifying lens of quartz crystal.
Fomalhaut Ornate Pendant — 2,222
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in 20/80 Electrum alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salt of blue lotus, kelp, yarrow, and ashwagandha].
The eye of the "Southern Fish" surrounded by a motif of scales. Yarrow flower, blue lotus, kelp, and gold were placed inside the 'iris' and set-over with a magnifying lens of quartz crystal. On the reverse, an image of a fish depicting Fomalhaut in its constellation Piscis Austrinus "The Southern Fish".
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal depicting the constellation of the Southern Fish. Pendants and include a 20" silver chain.Includes a Fomalhaut-Jupiter Powder as a gift (talismans love resting in beds of their own herbal matter...)$600.00 – $2,222.00
Talismans of Deneb Algedi IIDeneb Algedi II (+ Jupiter), Series, Talismans + ReliquariesCreated by the talented and much appreciated Tony Mack...
Standard Pendant — $666
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in 10/90 Electrum alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salt of margoram, Solomon’s seal, and holy basil]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of S+S Deneb Algedi incense.
An image of the fish-tailed goat with a star over its tail, dipticting Deneb Agedi in its constellation Capricornus. On the reverse side is the glyph of Deneb Algedi from Liber Hermetis [de 15 stellis tractans et 15 herbis et 15 lapidibus et 15 figuris] above a chalcedony cabochon, a gem sharing co-rulership with both Deneb Algedi and Jupiter.
Ornate Ram Pendant — $1,333
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in 20/80 Electrum alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salt of margoram, Solomon’s seal, and holy basil]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of S+S Deneb Algedi incense.
An image of a goat bust fully fleshed/modeled in three dimentions, dipticting Deneb Agedi's home constellation Capricornus. Above its head is a chalcedony cabochon, a gem sharing co-rulership with both Deneb Algedi [Liber Hermetis de 15 stellis tractans et 15 herbis et 15 lapidibus et 15 figuris] and Jupiter.
The horns became quite sharp after the pendants were cast and polished. Consideration was given whether to round off the tips in order to make the pieces more friendly to wear, but due to the apotropaic/protective nature of the fixed star the horns were left intact and not dulled. Care should be taken if you plan to be particularly active while wearing this talisman.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal of the sigil of Daneb Agedi from Liber Hermetis, and includes a 20" silver chain.Includes your choice of Deneb Algedi II Powder as a gift (talismans love resting in beds of their own herbal matter...)
Quicksilver Tongue TalismansQuicksilver Tongue, Series, Talismans + Reliquaries[sf_iconbox image="fas fa-magic" character="" color="accent" type="boxed-four" animation="" animation_delay="200"] Very few of these were restocked, following Plus Member reservations which fell through. You may have received a Waitlist notification email for this item, though unfortunately they have already sold 😢[/sf_iconbox] Resident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith Tony Mack offers to Quicksilver Tongue two stunning talismans in the form of standard or ornate pendants.$477.00 – $917.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and cast in a mixed-metal alloy of gold, silver, copper, and tin. [with calcined salts of peacock feather, black Ibis feather, and molted snake skin]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of S+ Empress, Mercury Cazimi, and Jupiter’s Lightning Rod planetary incenses.
Quicksilver Tongue Pendants
An image of a serpent in a triskelion pattern, winding between three spheres engraved with the planetary symbols of Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter from Arabic manuscript of the Ghayat Al Hakim. On the reverse is a motif of a peacock’s feather.
Quicksilver Tongue Ornate Pendants
The form of a peacock tail feather, modeled in relief. In the center of he “eye” is set a black opal. An image of a serpent in a triskelion pattern, winding between three spheres engraved with the planetary symbols of Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter from Arabic manuscript of the Ghayat Al Hakim.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal of a peacock’s tail, and a vial of Quicksilver Tongue Powder.Standard pendants are available for $477, ornates for $917$477.00 – $917.00
Jupiter in Pisces TalismansJupiter's Empyreal Vantage, Series, Talismans + Reliquaries[sf_iconbox image="fas fa-magic" character="" color="accent" type="boxed-four" animation="" animation_delay="200"] Very few of these were restocked, following Plus Member reservations which fell through. You may have received a Waitlist notification email for this item, though unfortunately they have already sold 😢[/sf_iconbox] Resident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith Tony Mack offers to Jupiter's Empyreal Vantage two stunning talismans in the form of pendants and coins.$600.00 – $3,800.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in Electrum; an 80/20 alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salts of frankincense, orange rind, and oak]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of frankincense, camphor, amber, and saffron.
Jupiter in Pisces Coins
An image of Jupiter in profile, carved in relief. He wears a diadem of white oak leaves. On the reverse, four thunderbolts and tridents point outward at the quadrants. In the center is set a cabochon of blue chalcedony.
Jupiter in Pisces Pendants
On the back, An image of Jupiter in profile, carved in relief. He wears a diadem of white oak leaves. Above him is the glyph of Jupiter. On the front, trident motifs point outward, engraved at quadrants. The center of the pendant was deposited with materia under the rulership of Jupiter: frankincense, orange rind, saffron, tin [engraved with the glyph of Jupiter], oak leaf, citrine, amethyst, quartz, and lapis lazuli; which were sealed with an 18 karat gold setting, mounted with a blue chalcedony cabochon.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal of the glyph of Jupiter.Ornate pendants were claimed by Plus Members, though a handful of Coins remain. Available for $600$600.00 – $3,800.00
Saturn in Capricorn TalismansSaturn in Capricorn, Series, Talismans + ReliquariesResident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith Tony Mack offers to Saturn in Capricorn an unparalleled run of (DROP DEAD GORGEOUS) talismans in the form of pendants and coins, modeled after one of our earliest private collaborations — a set of Degree of Exaltation Saturn rings from its time in Libra 2011, which are worn during the preparation of all our Saturnian sacraments.$717.00 – $4,717.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in Electrum; an 80/20 alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salts of ibex tibia, pine resin, cumin, and hemp]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of Myrrh.
Saturn in Capricorn Coins
A traditional image of Saturn, carved in relief. He stands upon the earth bearing a scythe, surrounded by our seven wandering stars. On the reverse, an ouroboros encircling an onyx cabochon.
Saturn in Capricorn Pendants
On the back, a traditional image of Saturn, carved in relief. He stands upon the earth bearing a scythe, surrounded by our seven wandering stars. On the front, the astral sigils of Saturn from the Arabic Picatrix “Ghāyat al-Hakīm” engraved at quadrants. The center of the pendant was deposited with materia under the rulership of Saturn: pine resin, myrrh, hemp, cumin seed, lead [engraved with the character of Saturn from bk II ch 9 of the Ghayat], sapphire, gold marcasite, vulture feathers, and Cretan ibex tibia [scavenged]; which were sealed with an 18 karat gold setting, mounted with a pyramid-cut onyx.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal of the glyph of Saturn.Coins are available for $717 and include a vial of Saturn in Capricorn powder, which can be sprinkled on the bottom of the jewelry box (talismans love basking in the aura of their corresponding herbal matter). These are going to be dropped in batches... since Saturn in Capricorn only comes along every 28 years. Four of the ornate necklaces are being made available to the public (total), two of which will arrive with large Altar Box Sets, one of which will be offered to Plus Members in private auction.$717.00 – $4,717.00
Exalted Sol TalismansExalted Sol, Series, Talismans + ReliquariesResident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith and 5-star AstroMage Tony Mack offers to the Exalted Sol series a (very) limited run of custom designed talismans —$1,300.00
Modeled in hard carver's wax and cast at dawn on March 29, 2020 at 7:00 am EST in Williamsport Pennsylvania, during the planetary day and hour of the sun; the moon making its next applying aspect to the sun rising on the ascendant in its exaltation of Aries. Casting was accompanied by petition and suffumigation of saffron, and frankincense.
Cast in Electrum; an 80/20 alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salts of celandine, bay leaf, and amber.], the outer portion of the coin is engraved with the astral characters of the Sun from H. C. Agrippa's 3 Books of Occult Philosophy (Bk I, chapter XXXIII). On the reverse, a scarab motif is engraved at each quadrant. Cast in 18k red gold, the center of the coin bears a blazing solar motif; and on the reverse, an image of a hawk with outstretched wings framing our rising sun carved in relief.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a seal cast in wax made from a mold of these talismanic coins.Five are being offered standalone, and three are included with large Exalted Sol Altar Box sets. $1,300$1,300.00
Empress Pendants2022 Valentine's Grab Bag, Empress, Series, Talismans + ReliquariesResident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith and 5-star AstroMage Tony Mack offers to the Empress a set of custom designed talismans —$2,700.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax and cast on March 27, 2020 at 3:15 pm EST in Williamsport Pennsylvania; the moon applying to Venus in Taurus, both approaching the midheaven on the planetary day and hour of Venus. Casting was accompanied by petition and suffumigation with S+ Venus in Taurus incense.
Cast in fine silver [with calcined salts of pearls, honey, and rose], and 18 karat rose gold. The front features the glyph of Venus set with a malachite cabochon; surrounded by a silver circle which fades from oxidized to high polish, framing an 18k rose gold background. On the reverse is a cropped bust of the empress from Pamela Coleman Smith’s illustration in the Rider-Waite Tarot. Over her shoulder is the glyph of Venus as shown in editions of the Latin Picatrix. A portion of her silhouette shows through to the rose gold behind.
Each talisman includes a 20” silver chain, and a keepsake pendant box bearing a wax seal of the glyph of Venus.FINAL Empress talisman is offered for $2,700 NOTE: If you would prefer a malachite roller, please mention so in the order notes and you will be refunded the difference!$2,700.00
The Empress’ Malachite Yoni Egg TalismansEmpress, Series, Talismans + ReliquariesClassic Picatrixian style talismans. Malachite eggs, prayed over, fumigated, and subtly etched with Venusian symbols, imagery, and glyph during the height of the Empress Election. These can serve as altar pieces or actual Yoni Eggs, if the user decides they are suitable. More information in the toggle below. IMPORTANT: Absolutely do NOT use internally if you are pregnant, or wish to become pregnant. Only 1 Malachite Empress Egg is being offered to the public, $777 [spb_blank_spacer height="30px" width="1/1" el_position="first last"] [spb_toggle title="On the potential toxicity of malachite due to copper" open="false" width="1/1" el_position="first"] Some online sources claim malachite to be toxic because of its copper content, but that primarily impacts those involved with its mining and polishing (who should always be wearing protective gear on the job). Finished malachite poses almost zero risk to the user/ wearer, save for the case of prolonged exposure to acidic environments where trace amounts of copper can be leeched, which has resulted in fear mongering around even the consumption of Moscow Mules because of lime juice in the beverage. I have yet to know a single person who has been sickened or died of Moscow Mule poisoning, or been negatively impacted by the copper leaf that features in many Venus oils and materia. Copper is considered by science not to be meaningfully absorbed through the skin (if at all), and it is an essential trace metal found in lots of foods and things we regularly consume. Malachite is featured in some online lists of Yoni Eggs to avoid due to the same issue — the presence of copper combined with the naturally acidic environment of the vagina. Copper IUDs have been used as a common contraceptive since 1967, because copper naturally inhibits how sperm cells move so they cannot reach the egg and result in pregnancy. This makes even more sense of copper as the metal of Venus, given that our Fair lady desires sex for fun, rather than procreation (that would be Luna’s purview). It is up to each individual if they feel comfortable using the Malachite Yoni Egg Talismans internally or instead keeping them as altar pieces, and I encourage everyone to perform their own research, consult a physician, and do whatever they decide is safe with their own bodies, always. Given the short period of time such an egg is likely to be inserted (especially compared to up to 12 years of 24/7 wear with a copper IUD), these concerns seem overblown to me, personally. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, are sensitive to heavy metals, or have heavy metal poisoning, then do not use malachite internally. This same disclaimer/ contraindication is repeated on the Yoni Egg page. (This was only so in-depth because the issue was brought up in advance from a shared teaser, and we know how The Internet can be.) This non-controversy considered, no malachite was included in the standard 1/2 oz vial of Empress Oils, for those who still wish to avoid it. Malachite is the gem for Empress rollers. All of the malachite used in the Empress series is natural and undyed. [/spb_toggle]$777.00$777.00
Asclepius III Talismans2020 Holiday Grab Bag, Asclepius III, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesTalismanic goldsmith and AstroMage par excellence Tony Mack returns, delivering unto Sphere + Sundry our largest run of talismans yet, designed for affordability as much as efficacy —$297.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax and cast on April 12, 2020 at 12:39 am EST in Williamsport Pennsylvania, moon applying within three degrees of the fixed star Rasalhague, rising on the ascendant at 22 Sagittarius. Casting was accompanied by petition and suffumigation with S+ Asclepius II incense.
Cast in fine silver with calcined cypress, sage, and cedar. One side of the coin, carved in relief, is the messenger serpent of Asclepius (who in myth placed a healing herb into the mouth of a dead snake, resurrecting it; giving Asclepius/Polyidus the knowledge to restore life to the prince Glaucus.) On the reverse is the a lyre accented with serpent motifs, framing the fixed star alpha ophiuchi; an image recognizing Asclepius as son of Apollo, and the moon’s applying trine to the sun in its exaltation at the moment of the election.
Each coin includes a keepsake box bearing the wax seal of the Asclepius rod.To pass savings on to the client, each Asclepius talisman comes with a Rose of Jericho and instructions for recharging with it. They can also be anointed with any Asclepius oil we offer. $297$297.00
Forged Rods of Asclepius III2020 Holiday Grab Bag, Asclepius III, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesRe-ups of the Snake-bound rods debuted for Asclepius II, forged during the equivalent Asclepius III election per his location by sorcerous blacksmith Cody Dickerson of Borealis Ironworks. Every talismanic rod includes a vial of Asclepius III for regular anointing. Mount above doors or beds to safeguard good health and act as a protective ward, or store upon altars or under mattresses for the same purpose. Can also be successfully employed as an energetic scraping tool by skimming it across the body in ways similar to the cleansing method suggested on the Son of Apollo Kolonía page, cutting cords and reclaiming your own energetic boundaries. Text and images lifted from the initial collaboration —$130.00
“So be Wise as Serpents, and Innocent as Doves.” — Matthew 10:16
These relics are a visceral, ferrous expression of two primary principles observed within an occult framework : Salubrity and Resolve.
The Asklepian or ‘Rod of Asclepius’ consists of the serpent and staff. The serpent here may be said to represent both perpetual renewal & healing as well as the dual nature of pharmakon as both panacea and poison. The staff reminds us that in times of great need we must be willing to be supported. Their respective forms are expressed in hand-wrought iron, born of the hammer & anvil in flickering cacophony that is the ancient and venerable craft of the smith.
Some preparation of material took place the evening prior (cutting, layout, etc.) and final preparations were made during pre-dawn hours the morning of the election. Offerings of cedar, juniper, fir pitch and several native artemisia species were burned in the forge and a fumigatory rite of cleansing took place.
Enough material was cut and prepared for the 13+ relics to be forged, the serpent and staff to be officially intertwined during the beneficent interstice of this potent election. The election allowed a small but adequate window in which the work was to take place.
It was an intense fifty minutes. I can’t recall the last time I worked with as much vehemence, but I did manage to meet our goal. And not without some violence against my own corpus for as the work concluded, I fell into an intense bout of very unpleasant nausea and vomiting, swiftly (and mercifully!) followed by a deep sense of wellness. This speaks precisely to the often purgative, sicken-ing nature of pharmakon and again -- to the dual-nature of the serpent as an embodiment of wisdom and rejuvenation.
As for the iron Asklepians and their care, I recommend only this: while the relics have been treated with a thin coating of wax, I recommend that upon receipt they are further coated in the accompanying oil formulated by Sphere + Sundry during the election, or one of your choosing, preferably that lends itself to the restorative and health-giving nature of Asclepius and the noble art of physik.
I pray these talismanic objects of virtue serve in whatever capacity you desire, be they employed as ceremonial foci or by iron’s physical touch as a means of removing illness and dis-ease, thereby exploiting iron’s capability in the eradication of foul spirit presences afflicting both body and soul.Only 13 were forged. Offered for $130 each.$130.00
Luminous Sovereign TalismansLuminous Crown, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesResident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith Tony Mack offers to the Luminous Crown an extremely limited set of custom talismans, capturing this exceptionally rare and eminent hybrid election —$2,600.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax and cast on March 27th, 2020 at 6:57 am EST in Williamsport Pennsylvania. The Sun rising on the ascendant, exalted in Aries during the planetary hour of the sun [with an exalted Moon, Mars, and Venus/Saturn in their domiciles]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigations and petition created specifically for this hybrid election.
The head of Ptah, demiurge of Memphis who spoke into creation the Gods and forms conceived within his mind (heart), fleshed out in high relief and cast in molten electrum; a 80/20 alloy of silver and gold. With royal beard, and crowned with two plumes surrounding a solar disk (cast in gold). This crown was incorporated into depictions of Ptah as he absorbed aspects Tatenen, embodying the chthonic fire that raises and shapes the earth. Set into the forehead is a .6 carat octagonal-cut ruby mounted into a raised prong setting.Only 10 were cast, 7 of which are offered to the public. Includes a vial of Luminous Crown Oil for charging, feeding, and attuning to your talisman. Talismans are included in each of the 3 large Box Sets. Arrives with a sterling silver chain in a black leatherette pendant box, marked by a custom wax seal for easy identification. $2,600$2,600.00
Algol WatchtowersMother Algol, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesLanterns fitted with convex Gorgon Mirror Talismans inside to reflect the Algol candle's flame. When the original candle burns out, additional black candles can be used to activate the Watchtower ad infinitum. Keep outside next to entryways or face in the direction of known danger, to intercept the energies, burn some in Algol's gaze, and return the rest to sender. Available in a small size with 2 oz candle for $378, or large with 24 oz candle for $570, both with Algol mirrors.$378.00 – $537.00Please note that due to the particularly malefic nature of Algol, divination is being done on all orders placed for this series. If the results are ill-omened, we cannot ethically fill your order, and you will be refunded in full for any Algol items in your purchase.$378.00 – $537.00
Medusa Pendant TalismansMother Algol, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesSphere + Sundry's resident goldsmith Tony Mack offers to the Mother Algol a limited set of custom designed talismans —$1,583.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax and cast on November 12th, 2019 at 5:04 pm EST in Williamsport Pennsylvania; the moon applying to a conjunction within two degrees of the fixed star Algol, rising on the ascendant at 26 Taurus. Casting was followed by Suffumgation of wormwood, harvested on a previous Algol election.
The head of the Gorgon, sculpted in high relief and cast in electrum [gold and silver alloy] with calcined wormwood. Set into the forehead is a .8-1 carat raw diamond (unique to each piece), mounted on a gold prong setting.
Each diamond and sterling silver pendant includes a silver chain and arrives in a black leatherette pendant box, marked by a wax seal of Algol for easy identification.Includes a vial of Mother Algol Oil for charging and feeding. Six of these (literal) stunners are being offered to the public for $1,583Please note that due to the particularly malefic nature of Algol, divination is being done on all orders placed for this series. If the results are ill-omened, we cannot ethically fill your order, and you will be refunded in full for any Algol items in your purchase.$1,583.00
Gorgon Mirror TalismansMother Algol, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesThe design for these Gorgon talismans was inspired by the use of convex mirrors used to not only reflect, but refract negative energies, and provide wider survey in bagua mirrors typically placed above doors in Feng Shui. Etched at the beginning of the Full Moon conjunct Algol 2019 in the hour of Saturn and day of Mars, quickly cleaned, suffumigated, and rubbed with Algol oil during the election. Mount externally, above entryways or in the direction of harm you know is being directed toward you. The back has a sticker which can be peeled off in order to stick it to a surface. Rubbing the image with a small amount of oil conceals the Medusa image, allowing for even more covert operation. Two of these are being offered standalone for $213, the rest being offered to the public are included with box sets and Watchtowers. Please note that due to the particularly malefic nature of Algol, divination is being done on all orders placed for this series. If the results are ill-omened, we cannot ethically fill your order, and you will be refunded in full for any Algol items in your purchase. Shoutout to long-time Renaissance AstroMage Christopher Warnock of Renaissance Astrology, who himself created etched talismanic Algol mirrors many years ago. I did not know about them before designing/ executing this project, but after showing a friend my own, they mentioned having gotten something similar from Esquire Warnock in the past, so I would like to pay homage by linking to them 😊$213.00$213.00
Eye of Mother Algol TalismansMother Algol, Series, Sold Out, Talismans + ReliquariesA beloved favorite returns. Black clay filled molded into a three dimensional vesica piscis during the Full Moon in Taurus conjunct Algol, 2019. Red clay was then inlaid to create an iris, and a genuine .07 ct silvermist diamond installed as pupil. Engraved with Algol's seal and cured with Helleborus in boiling water in the light of Luna as she conjoined the fixed star. These Algol Eyes feature a hole through the center, meaning they can serve as standalone talismans or as beads. Each Eye includes one of the toothpicks used to create and maintain these holes, which carry quite a charge on their own and can be applied in any manner usually reserved for nails, thorns, or pins. Algol talismans can be used to provide powerful protection against the evil eye or to defend oneself against various malefactors, both human and discarnate. They can also be used offensively to dominate, bind, and weaken a given target, for Athena's shield served dual purpose. Algol is the most notoriously malefic fixed star and should be treated with the utmost respect. These talismans, and all other artifacts from this series, should be covered when not in use. Thirteen Algol eye talismans were crafted during this election. Six are reserved for box sets and 5 are being offered standalone. Please note that due to the particularly malefic nature of Algol, divination is being done on all orders placed for this series. If the results are ill-omened, we cannot ethically fill your order, and you will be refunded in full for any Algol items in your purchase. $279$279.00$279.00