Here is a newly created VEGAN Manzanita Burl Smudge Kit which features a unique manzanita burl stand. This comes with a hammered gold plated ankh (about 2 inches) and a special combination Saining Smudge.
The stand measures approximately 4 inches by 2 inches.
The burl comes from Eastwood’s Manzanita trees which are well known for their unique grain and vibrant spectrum of color. These burls are the product of severe weather as well as brush clearing near our mountain Sanctuary. We retrieve the manzanita that has fallen and has been lying out in nature. Manzanita burl is the perfect wood for a smudge stand due to its fire resistant properties.
The manzanita burl is finished with many layers of all natural Tung Oil and citrus based finish.
Each manzanita stand is unique and has a life of its own. The stand can be used for smudges and also as a stand to hold a small sculpture or perhaps a crystal rock garden.
(Abalone is an animal and it is endangered! Therefore we do not believe in using abalone shells for smudging. Furthermore – the same thing goes for eagle feathers!)
The special combination smudge has amazing properties and each one is made by Iseum artisan and Reiki Mistress, Ankh-sen-Aset. ALL herbs are grown on our Sanctuary.Lavender connects with Spiritual Awareness, for meditation, to help with fears, and for Acceptance. It helps facilitate altered states of consciousness. And, Lavender is a symbol of Truth, Equality, and Joy.
Rosemary is the herb of Remembrance, Protection and Love. It provides good luck, protection, and purification. One name for rosemary is “Elfinplant”- it is magical!Cedar has been prized for millennia in a variety of cultures across our Mother Earth.Ancient Egyptians prized cedar for its scent and offered the incense to the Gods and Goddesses. The smoke of burning cedar is said to attract good spirits and eliminate negative energies.Bay leaf burning has been used a way to relieve stress for centuries. The combination of chemicals (specifically the chemical linalool) in the leaves creates a smoke that, when inhaled, calms the body and mind. Burning bay leaves puts you in a calm and almost “psychedelic state,” but it doesn’t make you tired; the smoke can calm your body while simultaneously perking you up.
AND Within the blessed smudge stick is a supercharged Quartz Crystal – imagine how powerful this is!
The CRYSTAL SMUDGE is an original concept by San Aset, and she has been creating these for friends and family for almost 20 years. These smudges create an energy unlike any other smudge and have been used at births, weddings, holidays and in memorial services.
Each smudge is different and the pictures here represent how they look. We don’t have a huge inventory of pre-made smudges. And each manzanita burl stand is UNIQUE, one of a kind. All of our Iseum Sanctuary ceremonial items are made with great care, positive intention, and blessed with loving nature.
These are actual pictures of the Bast House Temple, the lavender field, and smudges in the process of being created. Each smudge and all the crystals have been blessed in the Bast House by Ankh-sen-Aset (see picture). Bast (also known as Bastet) is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of protection and cats. Re, our Mau Cat, is meditating in the Bast House, with happy cat thoughts.