“BELTANE FORTUNE AND FAVOR oil was made in the second hour of Beltane in 2012, the Hour of Jupiter, Day of the Moon. This is an oil designed to assist the user in beginning projects that will be finished, achieving long-term goals, and providing focus and energy to the tasks at hand. The ingredients in FORTUNE AND FAVOR include oils that are considered effective for promoting long-term luck, initiative, good fortune in business and love, and health in body and mind. Additional ingredients are included to repel evil, increase focus, assist in spiritual development, and gain personal mastery. Each bottle of FORTUNE AND FAVOR also contains a small lodestone, to attract power and luck.
Beltane is considered one of the eight solar holidays of the year, and is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere on May 1. It celebrates the beginning of summer, the planting time, and is largely considered a festival of fertility and planning for long-term results. This oil was designed and made with these goals in mind.” [via]
Bkwyrm, of the Occult Book Reviews site at the library, has a special offer on Mercury dimes, including a special on a combo of dime and ritual oil that seems like a pretty good deal. These are special order, so check out the Mercury Dimes page for details.
“The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. Designed by Adolph Weinman and sometimes referred to as the Winged Liberty dime, it gained the term “Mercury dime” because the depiction of Liberty, in her winged cap, was often confused with the Roman god Mercury. The reverse of the coin shows a a bundle of wooden sticks with an axe blade emerging from the center, called a fasces, symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch, signifying peace.
In hoodoo and some forms of American folk magic, a Mercury dime is considered an extremely lucky talisman. Traditionally, it is pierced, anointed with oils, and worn on a cotton string around the ankle. It is said to turn black if the wearer is being attacked with negative magic. Other practitioners wear a Mercury dime as a pendant around the neck for the same reason, but also as a charm for luck. The Mercury dime is also a common item found in “mojo bags” or “mojo hands” created for various purposes, usually related to luck or money. Due to the god Mercury’s position as patron of games of chance and sleight of hand, the Mercury dime is considered a powerful talisman for gambling purposes.
We recently discovered a local coin dealer who had something of a stash of circulated Mercury dimes. This means the coins are somewhat worn and tarnished, as they were actually used. A coin dealer would find that this makes the coin worth less to them, but for magical purposes, a circulated coin may well be more effective than an uncirculated one – the theory is that the coin has been in contact with other money and has been “in the flow” of circulation, and will work more effectively for attracting wealth. Because the Mercury dimes are 90% silver, they have become slightly more difficult to find, as the cost of silver has increased.
QUADRIVIUM SUPPLIES has a limited number of Mercury dimes, which we are offering to our customers in the following ways:
- The coin alone ($10).
- The coin as a pendant, set in a nickel-plated bezel on a sterling silver chain ($15).
- Special Holiday Offer – The coin in conjunction with a vial of oil, regular or electional ($20).
For leap year coins, please add $5 to the price.
Because of the limited number of coins, these are available by special order only.” [via]
“Making a reading list on this topic is very difficult, because there’s no one book I can point to and say “Here, you should read this, it’s absolutely accurate and will teach you all about making oils!” There’s been a fair number of books on oils published and while some of them are absolute bullshit from start to finish, some of them are fairly good with some gaping blind spots, some are pretty awful with some good information hidden inside, and some are publishing information available in other places, but written in a more coherent way and thus more useful.” [via]
“I get asked about where to get the ingredients for the oils I make. While I would much prefer you buy your oils from ME (obviously), I know there’s a lot of do-it-yourself types out there. This is the first in an installment of “Where Do I Buy….?” entries.” [via]
Bkwyrm, of the Bkwyrm.net Occult Book Reviews site archived at the library, has a new magical oil, “Pay Up!”, and a special offer on sample packs over at Quadrivium Supplies, which may be of interest, about which she posted at “New Oil — Pay Up!” and “Anointing Small Candles“.
“It’s taken a long time to develop this oil. It’s probably a most-tested oil in our entire line.”
“Pay Up! oil is designed to get what is owed to you.” [via]
“The Sample Pack consists of five oils of your choice (electional or regular), in 1/4 dram size, packaged together and sold for $10 plus shipping. This permits people who aren’t sure about what oil they need, or people who aren’t sure that ritual oils are their thing, to try a selection without making too significant an investment in a full bottle of one particular oil.” [via]
Bkwyrm, of the Bkwyrm.net Occult Book Reviews site archived at the library, has posted a couple new practical instructions about magical oils on her Quadrivium Supplies blog, which may be of interest, at “Preserving Magical Oils” and “Anointing Small Candles“.
“In previous posts, I think I’ve addressed the fact that natural oils eventually go rancid. It happens to all of them – probably everyone has had the experience of opening a bottle of olive oil and making a face at the smell.” [via]
“Oils are used a lot in candle magick. In fact, that’s probably the #1 way people use Quadrivium Oils (it’s not the only way you can use them, but probably the most obvious). A question that comes up a lot is “what kind of candles should I use with a ritual oil?” The instructions given on the website generally deal with taper candles, since that’s what most people have available. There’s lots of other different kinds of candles, though, and all of them can be used with our oils.” [via]
“We have a constantly updated list of currently available oils on the site. The majority of Quadrivium Oils™ are made according to the lunar calendar and planetary hours. A smaller number of our oils are made according to electional astrology, under the advisement of an expert astrologer trained in this discipline. These ‘electional’ oils are marked with an asterisk on the list. When these oils are gone, they’re gone — that particular election may not reoccur for months or years.”
You may be interested in Parentes Nefarii: Unconventional Parenting a new forum about occult parenting run by Bkwyrm, the person behind the Occult Book Reviews site at Bkwyrm.net which is now archived at the library. This new forum is just starting up but looks to be a great resource for the community. Bkwyrm describes the forum this way:
“This is a forum for parents (or parents-to-be) who are involved in the occult to come and discuss issues specific to these topics, and the intersection of these topics.
Mothers, fathers, step-parents, non-custodial parents – as long as there’s a kid in your life and it impacts your spiritual practice in some way, this is your place.” [via]