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My name is Sarah, thanks for spending some time here! My mother named me after Abraham's wife. She was the only woman in the bible who was able to speak directly to God, and some scholars believe she was a priestess. I also have a connection with Saint Sarah Kali, Jesus' and Mary Magdalene's daughter. She was born in Egypt and is called "Queen of the Gypsies" .

I am an ordained, initiated, and hereditary Chalcedonian witch.I practice traditional and cultural folk-magic with influences originating from Egypt, Turkey, and Hungary. I started this shop on a whim. I had been…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 28
  • Joined November 16, 2009

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herbs resins roots minerals bones oils charms stones ashe and love all types of gris gris

About

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to see you on facebook and my blog!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kalamazoo-MI/Conjured-Cardea/212028180358

http://www.ConjuredCardea.blogspot.com

My name is Sarah, thanks for spending some time here! My mother named me after Abraham's wife. She was the only woman in the bible who was able to speak directly to God, and some scholars believe she was a priestess. I also have a connection with Saint Sarah Kali, Jesus' and Mary Magdalene's daughter. She was born in Egypt and is called "Queen of the Gypsies" .

I am an ordained, initiated, and hereditary Chalcedonian witch.I practice traditional and cultural folk-magic with influences originating from Egypt, Turkey, and Hungary. I started this shop on a whim. I had been creating items for my own use and for my coven (which I have now had for nearly15 years) My coven-sister said "you should put this stuff on Etsy" and the next day I did. I was 100% sure I wouldn't sell a damn thing-and I was fine with that. This is a way of life for me, a way to serve others.

I think everyone can do everything with gratitude, ritual, living right, and hard work! My items are here to provide you with the necessary tools to establish daily ritual and offering in your life.

I have an active coven and have taught 2 others. I have taught my tradition and have been trading my wares, skills, and advice for nearly 15 years and feel it truly is my calling. I hope to have a physical spiritual supply shop in the future

My clients will never understand how much they enrich my life. I love creating magickal things and passing them along. It allows me another venue to acknowledge and worship the forces and deities everyday. Through this I learn, grow, and become a better human and witch. My loyal clients allow this to unfold.

I am most well known for my oil formulas. As a child, there was something so charming and mysterious about those little glass bottles of magic, and I wanted to learn how to use and make that magick. I know hundreds of formulas, many by heart, which makes those recipes all the more special to me. I spiritually, and physically clean my kitchen each day before I start my work.

My oils are what my family refers to as "set" oils. I begin with a large jar, large enough to hold several months of oil refills, in a grapeseed or coconut oil base. These jars are then filled with all the required herbs, resins, stones, curios, and essential and perfume oils to create the recipe. Vitamin E is added to prevent the oils from going rancid while "setting". This step is often neglected with ritual oils. The oil is allowed to set for at least 2 weeks, sometimes up to a year, before distributing into 2 fluid ounce glass bottles.

Each bottle of oil is filled and created when you order it-I don't believe in mass producing oils just to let them sit and become nonviable and dusty-plus I don't have the room for that anyway!

My bottles are then labeled with individually created, hand-cut and glued labels.
Why do I take so much time to make the labels this way? I HATE sticker labels! Often you just throw the the bottle away because you can't get the gunk off! What a waste! I hate wasting! My labels will come right off with a little warm water, then come up with your own uses! I love each and every bottle of oil I create. I think they are delightful!

You won't find any fancy packaging here. I'm all about putting work into the product not the fancy labels on the items. I'm used to "back door" service-a client comes to my back door, tells me what they need and I put it in a bag and hand it to them. They run a tab and pay at the end of the month with groceries or whatever skills they can trade. Fancy packaging is for big-box stores if you ask me, and big-box I am not. Most of my items come in plain zip bags. That fancy packaging or label doesn't make the product work any better, it just drives your costs up.

Why don't I use coloured bottles on all of my oils? Coloured bottles, such as amber or cobalt, really are best for oils if you don't have a preservative or know how to take care of them. The dark glass slows light sources from breaking down the ingredients, causing them to be less viable. Hopefully, you are actually USING my oils, not just admiring them sitting on your altar;) If you use them within 6-12 months, the oils will have great potency. Plus, with the addition of my vitamin E as preservative, I do not need the coloured glass. Keep your oils in a cool, dark place, such as a cupboard away from the stove, if possible.

Another point that is important to my clients is that they can SEE what's in my oils-they can see the herbs and that the recipe is authentic. I find some suppliers hide their formulas behind coloured glass bottles so you can't see what, if anything, is inside. This is the same reason I keep my labels concise and uniform- so the label doesn't cover the natural beauty of my product. Don't be fooled by pseudo-mystical, popular labels; that Indian on the label doesn't make that oil any more powerful;)

I ship as fast as I possibly can. I got so tired of waiting 4 weeks from supply companies. Hell, in 4 weeks you may not even need what you ordered anymore for christ's sake! When you place an order with me, I treat it as an emergency. I can tell by what you order what is going on in your life, and I make it a priority to get you the help you need NOW, not later when there's less you can do to affect the outcome. Magick is about prevention and living right. While we can not prevent everything, getting the items you need before the situation worsens, is extremely important to me.

I am married with a 4 year old son, a 5 year old daughter, and a cat and we live in an intentional community surrounded by like-minded neighbors. We added a community garden and a smoke lodge last year. We are conscientious about composting, gardening, resources, reusing, living simply so that others may simply live, and raising our family in a natural, healthy, magickal household and loving community.

Thanks for choosing to spend some of your time here, I hope you enjoy yourself. Please, feel free to drop me a line if there's any way I can serve you.

New to all this? Try my recommended reading!
The spiral dance by Starhawk
Jambalaya by Luisah Teish
Sticks, Stones, Roots, and Bone by Stephanie Rose Bird
The Magical Power of the Saints by Ray Malbrough
Carnival of the Spirit by Luisah Teish
Four Seasons of Mojo by Stephanie Rose Bird
Jump Up by Luisah Teish
Finding Soul on the Path of the Orisha by Toby Correal
Hoodoo Mysteries by Ray Malbrough
Voodoo and Hoodoo by Jim Haskins

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