Friday, October 31, 2008

ReCycling the Self


"Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that falls shall rise again."
~ Wiccan Harvest Chant

We have reached the end of the agricultural cycle and begin the Celtic New Year. The veils between the worlds are lifted this evening, making it a good time to communicate with departed souls, the faerie realm and traveling to the underworld. On the physical plane clear your mind and walk a labyrinth, as you spiral out hold the intention of what you are birthing anew.

There is a fantastic Labyrinth at Forest Lawn here in the Los Angeles area. My favorite is the Lavender Labyrinth, known as the Lavarinth at Rivendell Aromatics in Ojai.

Check out the Labyrinth Society online for more info, resources and events relating to everything Labyrinthian.

Some essences to contemplate for a Samhain botanical perfume or an anointing oil: Sage, Artemisia and Apple Blossom concrete. Opoponax is appropriate due to its association with the planet of death and resurrection, Pluto. Other materials to consider in maceration or tinctured form are: Corn, Grain, Pumpkin, Turnip, Arborvitae, Hazel, Oak, and Acorn. Add a little Choya or Cade for the Sacred Bonfire.

Roxana Illuminated Perfume™
Images: Old pumpkin engraving on parchment and Lavender Labyrinth Photo ©Roxana Villa

2 comments:

ScentScelf said...

All the best wishes for contemplation and renewal to you, wonderful Roxana.

Roxana said...

Thank you Scentself, the same to you!
I forgot to mention in the post that Q is the perfect perfume for Samhain and Celtic New Year today. Thus anoint liberally and often holding your intention brightly.