Here is a newly created Vegan Altar Kit which features a one of a kind artisan manzanita burl stand. This one measures approximately 8 inches by 8 inches.
The burls are from Eastwood’s Manzanitas 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, laying out in nature.
These are VEGAN in that no animal product of any sort is involved with our kits.The manzanita is finished with many layers of all natural plant based 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.
Manzanita burl is the perfect wood for a smudge stand due to its fire resistant properties. In fact during pipe makers have used Manzanita Burl to make pipes.
(Abalone is an animal and it is endangered! Therefore we do not believe in using abalone shells for smudging. Furthermore – same thing with eagle feathers!)
We include with this altar kit:
1 Incense Cedar Smudge, 4-5 inches tall1 Pure Rosemary Smudge, 4-5 inches tall
1 Citrine Stone. 1-2 inchesSeveral small quartz crystals.
An organza bag to carry everything.
Within each of the blessed smudge sticks is a super charged Quartz Crystal (imagine how powerful this is!)
All of our Smudges are hand picked and handmade by Ankh-sen-Aset, Iseum priestess, artisan and Reiki mistress.
The burls are harvested, trimmed, cleaned and polished – lovingly – by our devotees and Iseum artisans.
The Ancient Egyptians prized Cedar and used it in their incense as an offering to the Gods.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!
Citrine has been called “the Light Maker.” Also known as The Merchant’s Stone or The Success Stone, the citrine properties of wealth and abundance are some of its most well known. If seeking abundance in financial or business ventures, this is the stone to aid in the manifestation. Other citrine properties are linked to the creative process. It enhances mental clarity and allows for the flow of ideas and visualizing.
Clear quartz helps to elevate your consciousness and bring clarity into your life. It is clear light, cleansing and purifying energy fields.
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 burl stands. 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.