Plant Riddle #3

Only few days left until the Winter Solstice, I am excited to share my next plant riddle with you. This time the herb I’m looking for is not a poisonous one – quite the contrary! It is a classic healing herb, which belongs in any herbal apothecary. A giant in the garden, its name relative is associated with an adversarial hero, who helped man and offended the gods.

The riddle is again accompanied by a new illustration I did earlier in autumn and which may help or confuse…

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Which is the plant in question?

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AMSG, Clavicula Nox 2 +4, Devoted, Panparadox deluxe, The Grimoire of Tiamat, The Sacrificial Universe

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AMSG, Vox Inferni Press, extended hard-cover edition, #62/300
– mint condition
Price: 50 EUR + shipping (from Sweden)

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Clavicula Nox 2 – Lucifer, Ixaxaar publishing 2005, various authors
– read once, near mint condition
Price: 40 EUR + shipping (from Sweden) – SOLD

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Clavicula Nox 4 – Lilith, Ixaxaar publishing 2009, various authors
– read once, near mint condition
Price: 30 EUR  + shipping (from Sweden) – SOLD

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Devoted, Scarlet Imprint, by various authors, 1st edition, #735/814
– read once, near mint condition, bookmark included
Price: 50 EUR + shipping (from Sweden)

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Panparadox, second deluxe edition, 13#/25
– mint condition
Price: 400 EUR + shipping (from Sweden) – SOLD*
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The Grimoire of Tiamat, by Asenath Mason, deluxe edition, #7/15
– mint condition
Price: 200 EUR + shipping (from Sweden)

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The Sacrificial Universe, by David Chaim Smith, standard edition, Fulgur limited
– mint condition (unread), opened only to take a picture of the inside
Price: 80 EUR + shipping (from Sweden)

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Lilith Incense

Completed on this new moon, 11/11 – 1,2 l of Lilith incense, blessed in a black moon triangle of manifestation underneath the talon feet of the skull-masked corpse queen.

Lilith Incense

This is the second incense blend dedicated to the qliphoth. It contains flowers, herbs and resins connected to the death moon and honors Lilith as the black queen of the night side. Lilith is a demonic deity, often associated with seductions and sexual perversions. Of the seductress it is said

“Her house sinks down to Death, And her course leads to the shades. All who go to her cannot return And find again the paths of life.” (Proverbs 2:18-19)

In the qliphotic working system Lilith rules the qliphah Gamaliel, which is referred to as “the obscene ones” within the qliphotic context, even though it rather translates as the “reward of god”. Gamaliel is seen opposite the sephirah yesod on the tree of life, which is associated with the planetary influence of the moon – the unconscious in which the other spheres are present yet dormant, like a lake filled with emotions and fluctuating reflections, situated in between the higher planes and the physical plane of manifestation. Therefore Gamaliel is connected to an inversion of these lunar flows, the dark of the moon, lunar eclipses and may be envisioned as a lake filled with black water or “soul matter”.

The absence of the sun’s reflected light facilitates recreation and healing, calm, meditation, genuine inspiration and independent creativity. It is also a period, during which the influence of the mundane and ordered world is weakened. A time of silence and looking inward or it may mark the beginning of a journey on a less traveled road… Ventures undertaken during the dark of the new moon are out of sight and safe from the light of the world. Hence it is also a time beneficial for criminals and unlawful acts.

In the darkness of a new moon strange and fantastic flowers may blossom, and in the redness of the eclipsed harvest moon the flow of life’s currents might be reverted, facilitating the occurrence of manifestations or incarnations from the other side.

Of Lilith is also said she is a mother of demons and rules over 480 legions of shadows. Among these ‘shadows’ are the souls of the children that have died as infants, in childbirth or due to abortion. In this context Lilith is envisioned as a demon who “snatches away the souls” of these children and she is portrayed with bird talons or referred to as “screech owl”. Hence protecting amulets against Lilith were hung above cradles for protecting the infant from the grip of Her talons.

Among the herbs sacred to this demonic deity are Mugwort and Wormwood (both potentially abortive). Both herbs are also often employed in astral workings, as part of incense for divination (e.g. in dream, necromancy etc.) and philters. Besides these, the blend contains flowers of Jasmine, Lilac, Lily, Lotus and Rose. Jasmine is a classic for any “lunar” blend. Sweet Lilac covers the stench of death. Lily is not only evocative in name but also perhaps the most iconic funeral flower and there’s just tons of religious lore connected to this flower. (To me the sweet morbid smell of white regal lilies is simply most evocative of Lilith.) Lotus is the flower representing female divinity and bears links to the realm of death, rebirth and resurrection. Lastly Rose, both white and red are the traditional flowers used in Her veneration, as they both represent mystery and sacredness.

Further ingredients are myrrh, dammar, a small amount of camphor and colored frankincense in red, black and silver – for red is the color of the blood, the red moon and gamaliel, silver evokes the astral and black is for the goddess veiled in darkness. Calamus root and musk seed address the seductress and dominatrix. Orris root as an aromatic binding agent most often employed in dream work may not be missing. White sandalwood adds a warm balmy scent and is a sacred wood traditionally employed in veneration and pleasing the souls of the dead.

And then there is willow bark, added not only because its typically associated with ‘female problems’ and facilitating the blood flow. This bark is harvested from an old hollow willow tree, for it was in the trunk of such tree that the creature named ki-sikil-lil-la-ke (translated as Lilith) had made its nest and the tree, named huluppu, is generally identified as a willow tree. In another account Lilith is also described forming the branches and further demons forming other parts of such tree.

Use this incense for general veneration of the dark goddess Lilith, in combination with the black mirror and scrying bowls and for other types of astral workings that aim at manifestations.

Scent: camphorous, floral sweet, slightly morbid

100 ml, limited to 11 jars

Note: There are 11 filled jars charged with the vibrations of this most auspicious date coinciding with the dark of the moon. They are available for purchase here and will also be listed in my Etsy online store.

Edit: all jars sold over night. More of this incense will be available after the next new moon, Friday, 11 December.

For ordering and all other inquiries write e-mail to info@teufelskunst.com

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New Wooden Seed Boxes

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Good things come to those who wait. I have received many requests for new wooden seed boxes, but it was only during the past month that I was able to finish new boxes. So here they are: stained in the colors of fall and charged with the vibrations of the blood red moon, the boxes are filled with the year’s harvest of seeds coming from 50 different herbs.

The philosophy behind the boxes is to share the seeds, which I gather from my own witch garden, so that other practitioners may grow herbs from them as well. This means, we keep in touch, exchange experiences and compare our results with growing and sowing the herbs under different conditions. I am also giving advice here and on my garden blog, for growing and handling these herbs. Besides this the boxes also contain some seeds from new herbs, that I yet plan to sow and where I wish for others to join in.

Seed Boxes Fall 2015 copyEach box is pyrographed with the Teufelskunst Sigilum Maior/greater sowing seal on the cover and Sigilum Minor/lesser sowing seal on the inside. The boxes are stained in a warm red hue and finished with a thin layer of transparent varnish. There are THREE boxes filled with seeds (see the listing of the exact content here). The price for one box is 99 Euro + shipping.

Accepted payment methods: Paypal, SEPA bank transfer inside Euro countries

Update: the boxes are SOLD

NOTE: I have been asked whether these boxes are also available without the seed content. If you would rather have an EMPTY BOX with the same or different decor, please contact me and we work something out!

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ÞURSAKYNGI: The Essence of Thursian Sorcery, Vol I

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A friend wishes to part with his standard edition of ÞURSAKYNGI – Volume I , The Essence of Thursian Sorcery by Ekortu (Vexior). The book is in mint condition. Published by Ixaxaar in 2014. Edition specifics: standard, 279 pages, bound in black leatherette, limited to 667 copies. Price: 200 Euro (+ shipping) – SOLD

Ships from Germany. For purchasing write an email to info@teufelskunst.com

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New Plant Riddle

New Plant Riddle

Tonight I share this new artwork with you, which is again a riddle. The game is as usual: guess the plant depicted and leave a comment with your suggestion! If you have been following my recent postings on my new herbalism blog you will easily find the plant in question. A hint: it has to do with autumn. ;)

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Fosforos, Morning Star edition + Catechism of Lucifer, Deluxe edition + The Book of Abrasax, Luminary edition + Panparadox, Deluxe edition + Gullveigarbók, Deluxe edition + Gullveigarbók Art Folder

The following titles have been added to the site’s Secondhand Literature section. Go here to view all books currently up for sale.

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Fosforos, Morning Star edition #5/55
– mint condition (unread)
Price: 500 EUR

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Catechism of Lucifer, Deluxe edition
– near mint condition/like new (read once, handled very carefully)
Price: 350 EUR

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The Book of Abrasax, Luminary edition
quarter bound in goatskin and papyrus, limited to 19 copies
– mint condition
This copy is unnumbered and not signed by the author.
Price: 200 EUR – SOLD

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Panparadox, Deluxe, 1st edition #38/50
– very good condition (read)
Price: 600 EUR

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Gullveigarbók, Deluxe edition #55/62
– mint condition (unread)
Price: 600 EUR

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Gullveigarbók, art folder
small damage on front, all else in very good condition
Price: 350 EUR

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