Imagine gathering your closest loved ones, your nearest and dearest, and creating a ceremony, whereupon you came together to honor a sacred event that was occurring in your life, and invoke the blessings of your tribe to celebrate, witness and support your journey and the passage through this sacred event. Read more »
Anointing with essential oils has been used in ritual and ceremony for thousands of years, with one of the most widely known rites being the art of perfuming as an attractant for love. While most everyone today is familiar with the use of perfume and cologne as a tool for attracting a mate, most people don’t know that essential oils were the original form of perfume.
The word perfume comes from the Latin phrase “per” meaning through, and “fumus” meaning smoke. The original form of perfume was actually incense, and has been traced back over 4,000 years to the use by Mesopotamians, who would use resins and woods to burn in their religious ceremonies. Many people would often soak the resins and woods in water, and then rub the water over their bodies anointing themselves with the fragrant waters.
The Egyptians were quite fastidious in the care of the body and used oils extensively to anoint their bodies and surrounded themselves with oils in elaborate containers. Their aromatic use of oils dates back more than 3,000 years and it was during this lavish period that essential oils made their greatest surge into everyday use. Read more »
The ancient art of anointing is a sacred ceremony of using oil as a rite, especially for consecration. When we consecrate someone or something, we are devoting our selves with deep solemnity or dedication to the sacred. The definition of the word sacred means to entitle one to veneration by association with Divinity!
Anointing has been practiced for thousands of years as a method for invoking the Divine into our lives, our hearts and our minds. When we anoint ourselves with essential oils as in a sacred ceremony, we are invoking the presence and consecration of the Divine to be a part of our body, mind and spirit. Read more »