Μανδραγόρας (Atropa Mandragora, Mandragora officinalis)
Yule Twelfth Night Casting Herbs 16oz . Yule Bonfires . Winter Solstice . With Traditional Woods, Fruits and Berries: -
In Old England, The Twelfth Night marked the end of the winter festival that started on Samhain. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down with the coming of winter. In the middle ages, the Twelfth Night began on the eve of December 25th moving forward 12 days to January 6th, hence the name the twelve days of Christmas. The Twelfth Night festival marked the onset of the winter solstice, the point in late December when the sun, whose daily arc had reached its lowest, darkest, coldest point, began its rise toward the longer, warmer days and the coming of spring. On December 25th, the ceremonial Yule log was hauled in to start the hearth fire around which its members and visitors would gather throughout the rest of the Christmas festival days. The Winter Solstice or “Yule” celebrates the shortest day and the longest night. When the sun returns, born from the dark and nourishing womb of the Great Goddess. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down with the coming of winter. And as the Oak King regains his rule, defeating the Holly King, we kindle the light of hope. For light is returning and with it, new life and new beginnings.
Yule Twelfth Night Casting Herbs are a proprietary mix of blessed woods and berries including Pine, Cedar, Mistletoe, Oak, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Orange, Clove, Allspice, Juniper Berries and fresh Cinnamon Sticks. Created to empower your Yule bonfire, simply cast a handful of this blessed blend right into your bonfire!~ There is plenty at hand! You can also use as a Yule potpourri and place in a bowl upon the altar as an offering or to simply add an all natural essence within your sacred space. Burn as a loose incense in your sacred burning vessel with a charcoal disk, also available under tools in the shoppe. This magickal blend will intoxicate and fill the air, inside or out of doors, with a pure organic and fragrant all natural fragrance. This authentic aroma is so powerful that just about a half a teaspoon full burned on a disk will fill up your sacred space with a mood transforming all natural wintery scent.
Use caution when burning around children and pets.
This could be the 1st earliest artwork of women acting as witches.
What’s interesting is if that was the case, I wonder what their belief systems where?
Note there is no sign of devils and demons?
And the penis tree is interesting as the Malleus Maleficarum stated that witches stole mens private parts.
Maybe it was some kind of fertility rite?