Anointing Oils, Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, FlagshipSphere + Sundry's classic Asclepius Oil formula, given new life as the Moon conjoined the fixed star of the Divine Physician, Ras Alhague, while applying to a trine with its ruler, the Greater Benefic, from the Nakshatra Ashwini — represented by eternally youthful twin doctors (Ashvins), who — in addition to tending to the health of the Gods, the sick, and the unfortunate, have further associations with medicine, good health, daybreak, and the sciences. Organic 100% extra virgin olive oil, rose of jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla), ecologically and respectfully wildcrafted sage, and ritually harvested incense cypress from Jove's hour on the Sun's day, untreated carnelian, and resin of frankincense. Anoint areas in need of healing, including acupuncture and meridian points which correspond to connected organ systems, as-needed (as always!). For chronic ailments, create a "treatment plan" for routine application based on planetary hours connected to natal or general astrology, or in stride with the TCM body clock. [We can workshop these together in the Client Community!] Application aids in purification, transformation, and facilitation of inner-alchemy. Increases one's general bandwidth/ tolerance for stressful circumstances, while expediting the assimilation of experience into wisdom. Layering with other influences helps mitigate symptoms, if Antares or Mars tends to result in overheating and headaches, for instance. It tends to help other Powers (and our own energies) run "cleaner" and with less buffering, clearing the way for better outcomes. Apply before bed to promote dream incubation, as well as healing and initiatic visitations from Gods, Ancestors, and whatever Spirit-Beings you call. Excellent for routine use by day and night, but may also trigger the need for sleep (or increase its duration). Arrives in your choice of standard 1/2 oz glass vial for $65 (with an optional dropper cap kit), 10 ml "flawless glide" steel rollerball for $52, or 5 ml mini for $26.$26.00 – $65.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Incense, PowdersA blend of consecrated herbs and resins consecrated to Asclepius as the Moon conjoined the fixed star of the Divine Physician, Ras Alhague, while applying to a trine with its ruler, the Greater Benefic, from the Nakshatra Ashwini — represented by eternally youthful twin doctors (Ashvins), who — in addition to tending to the health of the Gods, the sick, and the unfortunate, have further associations with medicine, good health, daybreak, and the sciences. Rose of jericho, responsibly wildcrafted white sage, ritually harvested incense cypress, carnelian, and generous helpings of frankincense; ground into a fine powder that works equally well as an incense for smoke bathing the body (standalone or in ritual cleansings), offerings to Asclepius and healing Spirits, or a magical powder for dressing candles, adding to spell work, and sprinkling. Use to clear and elevate icky energies, and to banish the Dead. Arrives in a 1/2 oz glass vial with cork top for $29, or 2 oz bulk pot for $87.$29.00 – $87.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Flagship, Sprays + Hydrosols, WatersFreshly drawn waters from Mt. Shasta, rose of jericho, ritually harvested incense cypress, and sustainably collected white sage, distilled with carnelian via copper alembic and tucked into beds of consecrated Asclepius materia to incubate. A small amount of grain alcohol to preserve, along with essential oils of rosemary and frankincense. If Sphere + Sundry has anything approximating a "flagship" offering, this is likely it! An all-purpose aura cleansing, space clearing mist, which helps alleviate anxious states, extend one's bandwidth, and assist in the process of inner-alchemy. Spray over areas in need of healing, or as a primer before other influence to help them run cleaner, and more smoothly. Spray on bed linens, especially of those convalescing or during times of stress. Restore, revitalize, and renew. Arrives in the Client's selection of half ounce travel size/ sample spray for $26, or full 2 ounce for $60$26.00 – $60.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Bath Salts, SaltsDead Sea salts, organic, ritually consecrated Son of Apollo herbal blend, organic clover honey, beer [see the Ritual Bathing Protocol for an explanation!], and golden mica. Frankincense, red and yellow mandarin, tangerine, helichrysum, and turmeric. Less stripping, sterilizing, and detoxifying than Sphere + Sundry's classic Asclepius Bath Salt formula, more warming, uplifting, and fortifying. A good choice for those who are Solar deficient and focused on building vital energies, as opposed to cutting away that which no longer serves. Instead, Son of Apollo works to dissolve inner shadows and outer darkness, as it creates deeper cohesion within the Self and Sphere. A perfect starter offering for those who have a hard time with "letting the light in", and who want to start feeling better faster, bypassing the harshest, most confrontational elements of the healing process. Akin to the Ascending Heart subset from Immortal Heart, but yang in orientation. Arrives in the Client's choice of 8 oz glass bale jar for $36, 16 oz bulk pot for $66, or 18 oz unbreakable bundle for $60.$36.00 – $70.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Talismans + ReliquariesThe one + only Tony Mack casts again —
Modeled in hard carver's wax and cast in an 90/10 electrum alloy of silver and gold, with calcined salts of cedar and sage. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of frankincense and S+ Asclepius incense.
An image of the asklepian serpent, or 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). Modeled in three dimensions, the underbelly of the pendant features the serpent's ventral scales. The center of the pendant features a 5 carat carnelian cabochon set over calcined salts of Japanese Knotweed root.
The Asclepius IV talisman includes a 20-inch silver chain, and a keepsake box bearing the wax seal of the S+ Asclepius symbol.Each Talisman arrives with a rose of jericho fren, offered for $897$897.00
Anointing Oils, Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, FlagshipOrganic Son of Apollo herbal base comprised of calendula, St. John's wort, yellowdock root, comfrey root, mullein, skullcap, arnica, goldenseal, balm of gilead, and propolis, consecrated as the Moon conjoined the fixed star of the Divine Physician, Ras Alhague, while applying to a trine with its ruler, Jupiter in Aries, from the Nakshatra Ashwini. 100% incorruptible golden jojoba oil — actually a liquid wax, known for its qualities of preservation and nourishment, making it unlikely to expire (if well-stored). Carnelian and 24k gold. This Anointing Oil is the only in Sphere + Sundry's catalogue that contains zero essential oils, making it a great choice for those who are highly sensitive, or would enjoy the opportunity to add their own blends. The Son of Apollo recipe relies on healing herbs of a more warming, bitter, and yang constitution, often correlated with the Sun, as opposed to those used for the classical Asclepius formula, which are more yin and cooling. Akin to SoA Bath Salts, this is wonderful for people learning to "let the light in", helping develop a tolerance for inner and outer illumination, while improving general health and self-esteem. It is especially good for those suffering from depressive or anxious states, paving the way for a gentler Right Hand Path-type experience of the healing journey. An excellent option for addressing health problems associated with Solar or yang deficiency, especially layered with other Powers that directly govern those systems (Son of Apollo over the liver in collaboration with a Jupiter supplement, for instance, or SoA x Regulus for issues of the heart...). Likewise for Asclepius items and yin matters, where for the kidneys, Venus in Libra and Asclepius Oil together may make for a good treatment plan — though it is always best to check with an experienced medical astrologer for prescriptions based on the natal chart, if possible. Kira Sutherland is incredible (and familiar with Sphere + Sundry's catalogue, and recently did an episode on medical astrology for The Astrology Podcast!). Judith Hill is another phenomenal resource. Offered in your choice of 1/2 oz glass vial w/ 24k gold for $70 (with an optional dropper cap kit), 10 ml "flawless glide" steel rollerball for $56, or 5 ml mini vial for $28.$26.00 – $65.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Face + Body, Spell SoapsHoney-based soap infused with consecrated Son of Apollo herbal blend, 24k gold, and essential oils of frankincense, red and yellow mandarin, tangerine, helichrysum, and turmeric. Offered in a 3" x 1" disc for $48 Please note that the loaded herbal components can make these slightly "scratchy" on the skin, which can serve to exfoliate, or, use your hands to work up a lather and transfer it to whatever areas you wish to wash!$48.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Inks + Skin StainsA botanically derived, alcohol-based stain made from pandan leaf, chlorophyl, and ritually consecrated sage, rose of jericho, and cypress. Frankincense, mint, and infused Asclepius honey. Sphere + Sundry inks and skin stains tend to be on the light side, making them versatile in terms of layering and coloring the backgrounds of petition papers and sigil canvas with their built-in brush caps — in this case, a natural sage green. For writing, they tend to perform best using something like a Japanese calligraphy or watercolor brush, rather than true fountain pens. When applied on the skin, this will likely be almost invisible on many tones, but still serve to activate the vessel as intended. Apply to resonant energy centers, acupuncture points, and meridians of afflicted systems. Draw sigils, forms, and affirmations upon the body. Anoint the hands before engaging with healing arts and energy work, and draw over areas of the body that are targets for healing magics, prayers, and the like. Arrives in a 1 oz bottle with brush cap for $65.$65.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Flagship, Salves100% organic extra virgin olive oil infused with a ritually consecrated + organic herbal blend of calendula, St. John's wort, yellowdock root, comfrey root, mullein, skullcap, arnica, goldenseal, balm of gilead, and propolis during Sphere + Sundry's 2023 Ras Alhague election. Organic beeswax, and essential oils of frankincense, wintergreen, cypress, and tea tree. Apply to the bottoms of the feet, low back, and shoulders, in addition to areas of localized tension. Spend 1-2 minutes rubbing into the muscles to aid penetration of medicinal properties. Great for relaxation, especially before bed. Offered in a 2.5 oz tin for $63 or 4 oz bulk pot for $107. For anyone sensitive to the smell, we do recommend application to the feet only before putting socks on and washing the hands. IMPORTANT NOTE: Those who are taking blood-thinning drugs or who have bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, should not use this offering due to the presence of wintergreen oil. Since it can be absorbed through the skin, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also not use this salve, or any herbally infused products without prior approval from trusted, knowledgeable care providers.$63.00 – $107.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Bath Salts, Flagship, SaltsDead Sea salt and Asclepius herbal blend, consecrated as the Moon conjoined the fixed star of the Divine Physician, Ras Alhague, while applying to a trine with its ruler, the Greater Benefic, from the Nakshatra Ashwini — represented by eternally youthful twin doctors (Ashvins), who — in addition to tending to the health of the Gods, the sick, and the unfortunate, have further associations with medicine, good health, daybreak, and the sciences. Rose of jericho, sustainably collected sage, and ritually harvested cypress. Frankincense, tea tree. Soak to facilitate healing, good health, and personal renewal, as well as improve energetic hygiene and clear the mind-body-spirit complex of inner and outer negativity. Aids in the process of inner alchemy, and invites spiritual dreaming before bed. A classic for ritual cleansing baths and spiritual baths of all kinds. Good following work with the Dead, may trigger detoxification reactions and the need for sleep. A standard 8 oz jar is enough for 2-3 'deep' baths, or many more supplemented by epsom or plain salts via the principle of (healthy!) contagion. Arrives in the Client's choice of 8 oz glass bale jar for $36, 16 oz bulk pot for $66, or 18 oz unbreakable bundle for $60.$36.00 – $66.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Collaborations, Portable Altar Cases, SundryA new portable Altar Case (designed + hand-sewn by Reyna!) in devotion to the Divine Physician, featuring a continuous serpent design flowing through each distinct surface panel. Further specifications and features outlined here, with a 360° view here. Limited edition, offered for $97$97.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, HoneysOrganic clover honey infused with consecrated organic herbs, including mullein, St. John's wort, skullcap, wormwood, tulsi, and eucalyptus. Use to sweeten outcomes for medical procedures and relationships with care teams. Offered in a 2 oz glass pot for $33 Please Note: This was not created in a commercial kitchen to GMP standards, so it is not suitable or intended for consumption. Use externally to anoint yourself or objects. Keep this (and all our wares) out of reach of children. Any internal consumption undertaken at the user’s sole risk and liability.
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Incense, PowdersConsecrated Son of Apollo herbal blend, ritually fumigated during Sphere + Sundry's 2023 Asclepius election with the support of Jupiter in Aries, powdered with carnelian, 24k gold, and frankincense. Formulated to work beautifully as an Incense for offerings, smoke bathing the body, and interior spaces to banish low vibrations (+ the Dead) — particularly after someone has been unwell, and/ or as a magical Powder for dressing candles, sprinkling, and adding as an ingredient in spell work. A brighter, warmer form of Asclepius, perfect for constitutions and scenarios which would benefit from bio-spiritually available, easily assimilable forms of supplemental light and healthy yang. One could also select Son of Apollo by day and classic Asclepius by night... Arrives in a 1/2 oz glass vial with cork top and 24k gold for $30, or 2 oz bulk pot for $90.$30.00 – $90.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Face + Body, Spell SoapsGenuine olive oil based soap, infused with consecrated Asclepius herbal blend, scented with essential oils of cypress, tea tree, and frankincense. Offered in a 3" x 1" disc for $48 Please note that the loaded herbal components can make these slightly "scratchy" on the skin, which can serve to exfoliate, or, use your hands to work up a lather and transfer it to whatever areas you wish to wash!$48.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Bath BombsConsecrated Son of Apollo Water, Anointing Oil, and Powder combined in a luxurious Bath Bomb formula, scented with tangerine and eucalyptus essential oils, coated in shimmering golden mica. Has energetic cleansing properties, as well as nourishes and softens the skin. Adds a light and bubbly sensation to the auric field. A great bath to take standalone before before medical appointments and procedures, or aid in the healing process. Works wonderfully as a fun spin on the full Ritual Bathing protocol. Salt (enchanted or non-) can also be added for increased energy clearing potency. Offered in a 2.5" sphere for $33
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Flagship, Kolonías, WatersGrain alcohol and freshly harvested Mt. Shasta water, ritually combined with colloidal gold and medicinal essential oils as the Moon conjoined the fixed star of the Divine Physician, Ras Alhague, while applying to a trine with its ruler, the Greater Benefic, from the Nakshatra Ashwini — represented by eternally youthful twin doctors (Ashvins), who — in addition to tending to the health of the Gods, the sick, and the unfortunate, have further associations with medicine, good health, daybreak, and the sciences. Turkish colognes are often sprinkled upon the hands before entering one’s household or business establishment, providing some natural sanitation and also a delightful scent. This can be used in such a way, or as a type of Asclepius Florida Water for energetic cleansing, drawing goodness and illumination — anytime or before ritual. Makes it difficult for nasties to glom on or penetrate the auric body. Shake well to integrate the Sol-looking drops of golden essential oil before use. Energy Clearing Protocol For energetic cleansing, sprinkle about a half teaspoon onto the palms of the hands and gently but thoroughly rub together for 10 or so seconds, coating both sides. The hands can float 2 inches from the body or be lightly touching it. Stand and run your palms from the crown of your head down the back of the head, then start from the top again, going down the front of your face and body, all the way down to the tops of your feet. If you feel any areas “sticking”, continue stroking them until energies disperse, and then proceed with downward sweeping. Continue skimming from the head downward, running your cologned hands across every surface area, including under the arms, groin, and rear, concluding with the bottoms of the feet by lifting them. You can “flick” the energy off if it feels right, or it will dissipate naturally, however you prefer. Take 10-30 seconds to close your eyes and integrate the cleansing, feeling the shift, and thank Asclepius for his protection, sealing the auric body from negativity. Asclepius’ Kolonía can also be used before performing reiki, energy work, or any other healing activity, on clients or loved ones. It can be done on the self, objects, or 3rd parties. Other Applications This can also be added to baths, floor washes, essential oil diffusers, or dishes of water kept at the bedside for protection. Extraordinarily versatile, effective, and p o t e n t . Offered in a 1.7 oz glass woozy bottle for $33, or bulk 5 oz for $97$33.00 – $97.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, WatersNaturally derived USP-grade liquid magnesium chloride, distilled water, colloidal gold, and frankincense essential oil. Long considered a natural remedy for sore muscles, cramps in the legs, feet, or elsewhere, and used for various body aches, as well as systemic stress. Application before bed improves sleep as the system relaxes. Especially good for those who are magnesium deficient (80% of Americans), BUT, contraindicated for those with kidney issues or known sensitivities to concentrated magnesium. Spray directly on cramps, aches, or anywhere for body-wide absorption and rub gently. Itches slightly upon application; do not use immediately after shaving! Leaves a dried residue like sea spray on the skin, but rinses from the hands easily. Arrives in a 1/2 oz travel or sample size glass spray bottle for $19, or full 2 oz for $49$19.00 – $49.00
Altar Boxes + Ritual Sets, Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, AvailableLet's get this out of the way from the outset: Glykon is hilarious. and often thought of as a lie! So when I approached Robert Fitzgerald about a ritual collaboration for this series, and he suggested one involving dream incubation a la Glykon, I was somewhat tentative. AND YET, we at Sphere + Sundry are not in the business of bossing around our collaborators! — each enjoys full creative control of their contributions. We also fancy ourselves open to experimentation, and value humor as much as efficacy, so... that's how we alll got here! What I find fascinating about this is 1. even if Glykon *began* as a hoax, that does not mean he stayed one. Chaos Magic has a lot to offer on that subject, and Glykon's Cult was very real, persisting for over 100 years. And second, the fixed star Ras Alhague — the one used to invoke Asclepius — kinda sorta belongs to a hoax itself, in the form of Ophiuchus, dread (alleged!) "13th Sign" of the perfectly complete with 12, thanks, Zodiac. Perform in good faith (ideally multiple times), and do report back! Our powers combined, we can help breathe new life into a bygone snake-puppet cult! Of the Rite, Robert offers:
The Transfiguration of Glykon is a votive ritual observance prefaced by a mythologem detailing a specific Apollon/Aesclepian lineage wherein the chimeric godling of Dream, Glykon, is praised and utilized as a means of oneiric healing. Long misunderstood, with its Cultus often ridiculed, Glykon is the supreme eidolon of the Aesclepian Healing Opus and ouevre entire. Maintaining a permanent home as the tutelary deity within the precinct of the Aesclepion dream incubation chambers, Glykon serves as the embodiment of the physis of Aesclepius.
Beneficial on all levels of being and sentience, the Glykonian rite allows the Adorant to process within their own Mind/Body complex transfigurative healing that derives from the energia of the deity itself. The Dreaming Self is ultimately purified, contributing to maximum physical and psychic health.This ritual and accompanying text can be acquired standalone, or as a set including the items necessary for performing it: 5 ml Asclepius Oil, 1/2 oz Asclepius Incense + Powder, and 2.5 oz Salve. To heighten the experience, adding snake shed/ materia to the Oil is ideal, but not required. The trimmings of a blonde wig, entirely optional. For the visualization component, a high resolution image of Glykon can be printed, or this 3d rendering can be as a digital focal point for meditation [view in full screen]. I recommend taking advantage of the 360° exploration capacity to gain familiarity with all elements of the statue before settling on a compelling longer-term view. This model can also be explored with a VR headset.$169.00 – $288.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Plus Membership, Ritual Salts, SaltsDead Sea salt, lightly coated in consecrated rose of jericho, sustainably wildcrafted sage, and ritually harvested cypress, alongside frankincense, rosemary, tea tree, and 24k gold. Put below the mattress or in the pillow cases of people recovering or in need of medical support. Add to floor washes and spiritual baths. Use as an ingredient in spell work, or dress candles to banish spiritual sources of dis-ease. Add a dash to water-based essential oil diffusers and humidifiers. Arrives in a 1/2 oz glass container with cork top for $29, or 2 oz bulk pot for $87$29.00 – $87.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Copper Vessels, Plus Membership, Talismans + ReliquariesThirteen copper water bottles were etched and fumigated with royal hojari frankincense during the election, roughly by the Mage's own hand with the Serpent-Bound Rod and Serpent-Wound Chalice on the base, symbols of Asclepius and Hygieia. Simultaneously, the interior of the caps were being laser etched with the medical symbol, so the talismanic image could make direct contact with water stored within the confines of vessel. Over time, much more detailed original artwork of (a très handsome!) Divine Doctor (thank you, Tony!) was laser etched into the side of each. Water stored in, and taken from, pure copper is one of the healthiest ways to drink it, according to the Ayurvedic tradition. Fill with fresh, purified water. Shake 13 times, with prayers and intent for any specific health or dream related outcomes. Leave overnight, optionally — to maximize impact — on an Asclepius Altar. Water within can be consumed, fed to plants, children, and animals, used to bloom rose of jericho (at the bedside, in the office, or anywhere energies would benefit from refreshment and renewal), and as a healing holy water added to diffusers, humidifiers, spiritual baths, floor washes, and the like. Offered for $633, accompanied by a complimentary rose of jericho$633.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Flagship, Tinctures100% organic herbal ingredients, fumigated during Sphere + Sundry's 2023 Asclepius election and added to vodka within the window: calendula, St. John’s wort, yellowdock root, comfrey root, mullein, skullcap, goldenseal, balm of gilead, and propolis. Colloidal gold. Use to anoint what you don't want getting oily. Offered in a 1/2 oz glass dropper bottle w/ 24k gold for $29, or full 1 oz for $58 Note: While this contains nothing inedible or poisonous, it was not created in a commercial kitchen to GMP standards, so it is not suitable or intended for consumption. Use externally to anoint yourself (nowhere sensitive) or objects. Keep this (and all our wares) out of reach of children. Do not use while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Any internal consumption undertaken at the user’s sole risk and liability.$29.00 – $58.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, CandlesTalismanic Candles are poured and begin to set during their requisite election window, as these were during Sphere + Sundry's 2023 Ras Alhague election, in dedication to Asclepius. Consecrated organic herbal blend was ground and sprinkled into each vessel before wax was poured; soy wax for the jars, and organic beeswax for the pillars. Jar candles are topped with carnelian, rose of jericho, frankincense resin, and ritually harvested cypress. They work beautifully burning at the bedside of those in need of healing, or shining their light on photographs to heal 3rd parties from a distance. Pillar candles are best suited to works of classical candle magic, wherein names, prayers, images, and sigils can be carved into the sides. From there, dressing with Anointing Oils / Perfumes and Powders (and Incenses) is welcome but optional, since all Sphere + Sundry candles come pre-enchanted by their method of ritual creation.
Such a practice does, however, invite opportunities to combine influences toward very specific ends, such as dressing an Asclepius pillar with Venus materia to resolve issues of self-love and romantic insecurity, or Jupiter to heal 'scarcity mentality' and religious wounds. Regulus can be added for resolving issues with authority, self-promotion/ being seen, and patrilineal resolution. Antares for overcoming self-sabotage and building healthy shen. Mercury in Virgo for learning disabilities, impairments to executive function, and speech impediments, or Mercury in Gemini for healing the inner child. Deneb Algedi for increasing protection and support during times of vulnerability.
The sky is *truly* the limit! I am sure that the welcoming Spirits of the Client Community would be happy to help workshop combinations, should you want inspiration and input.Burn Asclepius candles while issuing prayers for healing and transformation, or as an offering to compatible Spirits. Meditate upon the flame, and use it to ignite sigils and petition papers. To view pricing and availability, make a selection from the dropdown. QC Notice: The wrong size wicks were used on the 3" and 6" pillars for this series, resulting in tunneling and poor burn-ability. We have taken down the remaining stock and will be going through the process of double wicking to compensate. If you already have one and would like a refund, please write into the support portal. We plan on sending replacements (stock allowing) or refunds to every impacted pillar owner once they've have been fixed, as a matter of course. Apologies and thank you for understanding!$108.00 – $244.00
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Bath BombsConsecrated Asclepius Water, Anointing Oil, and Powder combined in a luxurious Bath Bomb formula, scented with carrot seed, palo santo, tea tree, and frankincense essential oils. Has energetic cleansing properties, as well as nourishes and softens the skin. Adds a light and bubbly sensation to the auric field. A great bath to take standalone before before medical appointments and procedures, or aid in the healing process. Works wonderfully as a fun spin on the full Ritual Bathing protocol. Salt (enchanted or non-) can also be added for increased energy clearing potency. Offered in a 2.5" sphere for $33
Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Body Butters, Face + BodySphere + Sundry's first Body Butter featuring 100% organic extra virgin olive oil infused with a ritually consecrated + organic herbal blend of calendula, St. John's wort, yellowdock root, comfrey root, mullein, skullcap, arnica, goldenseal, balm of gilead, and propolis during our 2023 Ras Alhague election. Whipped with shea butter, coconut oil, and frankincense. Apply to the skin to moisturize, soothe, and facilitate healing, especially before bed or while convalescing. Offered in a 2 oz pot for $33 or a 6 oz bulk pot for $78. Note: If yours happens to melt in transit, it can be put in the refrigerator and then re-whipped, or used as-is. Melting changes the texture but doesn’t impact its magical efficacy or nourishing properties in any way. It can also be melted intentionally to be used as a warming, healing massage oil.These Body Butters will go out of stock and be resurrected as additional batches get (quite literally) whipped up.$33.00 – $78.00
Altar Boxes + Ritual Sets, Asclepius IV: Divine Coterie, Available, Talismans + ReliquariesOne of every *enchanted* item in the Asclepius IV series in small or large form (where there is variation, otherwise, the standard size), including Talismans [but excluding Copper Vessels, since not enough were created to include in each Altar Box in the first place — those are only available standalone]. The candle-type is slim vigil for both sizes. Anointing Oils are based on the Client's selections. Includes a complimentary rose of jericho.$1,962.00 – $2,444.00
Today — 4 years, 11 months, and 7 days later — we gather for the release of its 4th iteration.
In these strange times.
Where so much is changing.
In order to navigate the world without becoming ground up by it and fuel for it,
We must make, take, and become
Strange times ’round here, too…
Thema Mundi, our latest series, was the 44th non*release.
Said like that ’cause it’s still in utero…
Stuck between Part I of that write-up and the deep blue sea, for Saturnian purposes [keeping the lights on + the workroom occupied], Asclepius IV had to debut.
And for magical/ remedial purposes, it really is perfect timing.
Astrologically, we’ve got the Venus retrograde in Leo coming up.
Practically/ politically, world events and technological developments are… well.
However you’d describe them.
Firmicus Maternus opens the Thema Mundi section of Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice like so:
“Petosiris and Nechepso in this doctrine followed Aesculapius and Hanubius. To them Most Powerful Mercury entrusted the secret. They set up the birthchart of the universe as follows: [lists placements]… in the book of Aesculapius which is called Myriogenesis.”
Previous write-ups have mostly discussed Asclepius’s role as the Divine Physician, but have explored less his function as one of prime Initiatiatory and Illuminating forces for the good of Mankind.
That he is a figure many ancient texts attribute great wisdom, magic, and knowledge to, alongside the coterie of names mentioned above.
There is a lot else to say… about alchemy and snakes shedding skin and peacocks pulling out their tail feathers and phoenixes self-immolating prior to rebirth and birds eating snakes and chimeric lions and the Agathodaemon and the movement of breath in the body and kundalini and hamsa and trees and spinal columns and yoga flows and that which is low-lying and high-flying and toxicity and technology and so much more.
But what is important to know, is that this series will help with all that ails. And it is fuel for growth, transformation, and the honing of wisdom via silence, and empowerment via incubation. And dream, no doubt.
And it also serves as a vital personal x magical primer for engagement with Thema Mundi.
The election for Aslcepius IV may not register as terribly impressive at first blush [see below or image galleries], but it’s a sssneaky dual-Zodiacal one, in signature Austin Coppock style. Of which, he shares:
In order facilitate proper access to Asclepius, the operation occurred while the Moon was conjoined Rasalhague, the star of the divine doctor. The Moon’s applying aspect is a rich trine with its sign-ruler Jupiter, which is in its own decan and powerfully placed in the first house. However, it is the lunar mansion/nakshatra that Jupiter resides in which makes this election special.
The 1st mansion is always said to indicate a good time to make and take medicine, but the association with healing is much more explicit from a Vedic perspective. This nakshatra is called Ashwini, and is named so for the divinities which reside there— the Ashwin twins. The Ashwins are a handsome pair of divine doctors, capable of restoring health to even the most decrepit. Thus, the design of this election was to interlace the two primary stellar indicators of divine healing into one moment.
Further reinforcing this theme was the presence of the minor planet Chiron in the 1st house, with Jupiter. The sainted centaur was not only a legendary doctor in his own right, but also quite explicitly the one who taught Asclepius the healing arts.
With indicators for Asclepius, the Ashwins, and Chiron all aligned, who could ask for a better moment to conjure an entire team of celestial physicians?
Luna has good light but is waning (ideal for energy clearing and reducing symptomatology), and the nakshatra Ashwini has further associations with good health, eternal youth, daybreak, radiance, and the sciences.
The elephants in the firmament are Rahu sharing Ashwini with Jupiter and Mars in Cancer ruling the 1st (from the 4th), which we’ll briefly address since S+ elections are such useful models and case studies.
The mechanism of Asclepius is that of alchemical transformation. Without venom itself, the source for anti-venom, that medicine would not exist. Had the snake not entered Eden, there wouldn’t be a need for either, but in a world as it is — prone to all manner of literal and metaphorical snakebites, it’s medicine we need.
Rahu is the Dragon’s Head, wherefrom fire and venom originally issue. That’s why it’s associated with intoxication and delusion (myriad medical compounds cause these), along with shady dealings and endless hunger (addictions).
Serpents are legendarily cunning, manipulative, and aspirational, climbing the fruit tree’s “ladder” to bring [divine] Knowledge of Self which lead to the “downfall” of mankind; its words a venemous snakebite to the ears x psyche of Eve.
In order to rise again, and to recover from such a massive blow [an allegory for any other…], we must extract from the venom of our wounds that which cures them.
Asclepius is not only a healer, but an alchemist. In order to prescribe medicine one must also compound it.
His famous staff can be seen as a branch from the fruit trees of Eden, the Serpent still, to this day, wound-round its steady girth. With it, as is his Apollonian birthright, he brings illumination and rebirth. By carrying with him the source for anti-venom, he is able to make medicine at will and as-needed.
By befriending the Shadow [Rahu], it ceases to wound, to poison, and to cause pain to its Keeper.
The North Node in this election *is* that Serpent, whose power is a vital aspect of the Divine Coterie.
An asset, but in this very particular case. Because of what this is. And what it’ll be used for.
Keep in mind that this is a theurgic election, like Immortal Heart.
It transcends the strictly astrological, in ways most by-the-book talismanic elections for A Venus Talisman do not.
At this level, we are not *only* doing Astrology.
We are making life-changing, world-churning Magic for the Good of Mankind.
which is Medicine.
In the vein-and-frame of Andrew Chumbley,
Mighty Dead of the Poison Path and Peacock Quill!
Mars in Cancer is being triaged by Benefics — its incoming aspect to the Ashwini Jupiter, and his co-presence with (but not conjunction to) Venus, allows her sway and say over its influence. Illustrious, laughter-loving Queen, clinging sweetly [as only a Cancer can!] to the IC of the chart, taking primary command of the house + angle’s significations, safekeeping the peace.
Mars is a representative of the reasons we’ll be needing this medicine in the first place.
The Garden’s unwelcome intruder!
To cleanse our bodies [1st house] and our spaces [4th house] of that which afflicts them: energetically, mentally, spiritually, and physically. For again — without affliction, what need would there be for treatment?
Mars and Rahu *here* have overlapping functions. They each provide sources of toxicity which act as the base substance necessary for alchemical transmutation: 24k gold, upcycled from the earth’s crude oil.
[That petroleum products in today’s world are *so much* like actual goldmines is a nod to Rahu’s impact on our times: the dirtying and degradation of our physical climate — and the instability which results — are reflective of the state of the human psyche, under constant siege by yet further Rahu significations — machines and technological advancement.]
Mars doesn’t aspect the Moon, but the Moon still rules *it*, putting Luna on the viewing side of a two-way mirror, able to observe and intervene on him while he remains none the wiser. As the transformative power of Ras Alhague issues from her glowing gaze, Asclepius gains a direct line to issue remedies to the *fallen* planet [again, a call to Eden]
Perhaps through an *IV* [this series’ namesake].
Needles… the Doctor’s Snakebite!
Moving on from the artfully fitting aspects, allow us to return our focus to the election’s myriad and uncomplicated virtues.
This iteration of Asclepius and Son of Apollo is the perfect mix of all which came before: not as cold as I, nor hot as III, with a less heaping “spoon full of sugar” than the one between. A perfect cocktail of Ras Alhague, Jupiter, and Sol, expertly mixed by our very own Coterie of Divine Physicians: Asclepius, the Ashvins, and Chiron, with the aid of Hygeia and dazzle of Aegle.
There are a lot of creative suggestions in terms of using Asclepius materia to support particular systems throughout this series’ individual offering descriptions [worth scanning!], but the sky really is the limit!
For anything serious (and certainly before scheduling important procedures!), it’s always best to consult with an experienced medically-oriented astrologer who can give prescriptions based on your own natal chart, whenever possible. Human Spirits are irreplaceable members of our real-life medical care teams/ coteries!
Note that engagement with this series and its offerings are in no way intended to replace actual qualified medical care.
Magic, belief, and spirituality are holistic aspects of effective treatment, never replacements for it.
Absolutely no claims are being made about its ability to cure, treat, or diagnose any disease, and obviously these statements have not been approved by any governing body.
This is all religious and educational in nature.
One of the ways Asclepius materia can be used is for aid in navigating our complicated modern medical systems, and connecting with qualified purveyors in a sea of overly-commercialized bureaucratic bullshit.
The best results from working with this — as always, will come from backing magical efforts and application with the real-world action necessary for making the fastest, most meaningful progress. Materia is but one tool in our collective kits, not a silver bullet [though it can feel like that sometimes!].
Medicine doesn’t make itself.
We must *do the work* to compound and administer it.
This series is for inner-alchemy and personal development as much as it is for physical healing. Its potency is a vital match for the level of ongoing psychic, spiritual, cultural, and physical toxicity the times we live through will be famed for.
Apply this before yoga, breathwork, chi gong, and tai chi — all of which are incredible resources for physio-spiritual integration and development.
Get a lot of sleep, alone time, and keep well hydrated with high quality water while engaged with this series. Physical activity along the lines of flowing [writhing, dancing, again — yoga] and walking are super helpful. Perhaps initiating a practice of a lone stroll on the way to sunrise or sunset contemplation, could be of service.
There is a lot more to offer, but this is more than enough to get started.
ONE LAST THING, though.
Part of what this iteration of Asclepius has been shining a light on [for me], are the coteries we keep in an increasingly atomized, volatile world.
A team of great doctors is better than one, regardless of how good that one is.
Our relationships with one another are aspects between Sovereign Spirits… whether they be Alive, Dead, or Other[-than-Human]. Stars, Animals, Plants, and Planets.
The influences we court, the thoughts we think with, the people with whom we share our time and energies, all compound what we are, and what we’re in the process of becoming. We are the medicine.
And so are our coteries.
Individuals are only as strong as the networks that support them. With that in mind, shifts are coming soon that reflect that ethos, and provide further scaffolding for the Community.
IN CLOSING… toxicity is the substrate for transformation. It in ourselves [our shadows], and in others, is nothing but grist for the alchemical mill.
Moralizing has no purpose in magic.
Take what serves, and leave [or transform] the rest.
The poison is the cure. The wound is the healing.
Move through the oil fields, as the serpentine-current flows.
Shed that old skin, for the Mage has a prophecy:
You’ll soon come to the correct conclusion
that you’ve outgrown it.
Formulas for these offerings remain practically the same as prior iterations, with only slight variation. Reviews from previous series have been consolidated on each page for comparison, and to gain a sense of Asclepius’ track record for healing efficacy. All reviews reflect the anecdotal personal experiences and beliefs of those who were kind enough to share them.
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