Anubis oil

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The Jackal-headed god Anubis is the Egyptian psychopomp of the dead. This dog deity tends the newly dead souls entering the underworld. According to The Witches' God by Janet and Stewart Farrar, "Son of Osirus (or in another version, of Set) and Nepphthys, he was adopted by Isis and became her guardian. He helped her restore the body of Osirus to life, after he had been murdered by Set." Anubis also oversaw the process of embalming and mummification.

When I first set out to compose Anubis oil, I asked him "How should it smell?" "Dark, dogs, and death," he responded. I was not going to try to convince him otherwise. You will not get hit on at parties wearing this very grim oil. Wear it if you need to make peace with death, when experiencing grief or aiding someone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, or if you are to be a pallbearer. Anubis was in charge of embalming, and carried souls to their place in the Underworld after death. He was also a judge for the afterlife, since he weighed people's hearts after death. If the deceased heart was lighter than a feather, the soul was conveyed into the presence of Osirus, lord of the Underworld. If the heart was heavier, the soul was destroyed.

Anubis oil is made on Wednesdays before the Dark 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.