Aradia oil

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Aradia was my first devotional oil and she remains my personal favorite. Daughter of Diana (Moon goddess) and Lucifer (Sun god, bringer of light) according to Italian tradition Stregha myth, she teaches witchcraft, including the art of poisoning (yikes!) to the peasants of Southern Italy. An ultimately witchy goddess, this oil could also be worn by political revolutionaries or social justice advocates.

Aradia is made known to us primarily through Charles Godfrey Leland's book, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches. While it is doubtful that this book had much credible evidence behind it, Aradia has become much loved by Wiccans and practitioners of Italian Stregheria. She was said to have been sent by Diana to teach witchcraft to the Tuscan Italian peasantry so that they could liberate themselves from their feudal lords. Leland and others associate her name as an Italian version of Herodias, who was a first century C.E. Jewish princess. Herodias was involved in the beheading of John the Baptist, since Salome was Herodius' daughter and it was Herodius who instructed Salome to ask for the head of John the Baptist. It may be that Herodias' act of political and religious rebellion gives Aradia's modern legend more substance.

Aradia oil contains five witchy, spicy essential oils, including real Rose absolute, and is compounded on the Friday or Saturday before the Full Moon.

Natural Magick deity oils are made with reverence and research to be pleasing devotional blends for the gods and goddesses they are named for. I research legend and lore, and try to use oils of plants that grew in the lands where the deity originated or rules. The Natural Magick process of using planetary and elemental influences, correspondence, and high quality ingredients is especially appropriate for honoring the gods and bringing their qualities into our lives.

Anoint yourself to attune to these deities, or pour into offering bowls or aromatherapy lamps, or anoint statues or fetish objects. I love to give them to priests or priestesses who run open circles or invoke our patron gods and goddesses.

These oils are in beautiful round 1/2 ounce bottles, blended in 100% fractionated coconut oil, so with any care they should last a very long time. They are priced according to the ingredients requested by the gods.