As the Communion, Agony, and Betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemani echoes the Idyll, Temptation, and Expulsion of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, all events repeat. Our decision to change the outcome is what separates the Clay from the Fire, the Fool from the Wise. The Oil of Gethsemani, also called 'Thirty Pieces of Silver', is a vehicle to not only contemplate our options, but to force a manifestation of what may serve us best. Here the soul calls to its own, and desire is separated from need. For just as the Christ questioned his role and need to fulfill it, the acceptance of the greatest need came through Betrayal, Pain and Blood. Herein is a great secret- the Agony in the Garden was not just Jesus', but that of Judas as well.
This common thread is exemplified in this oil - in the division between want and need, the Oil of Gethsemani: Thirty Pieces of Silver is a catalyst of need and acceptance. Its true potential lay in the use of it for advancing a decision of great import when indecision looms, for gaining understanding and insight of the breadth and consequences of all possible actions, for acceptance of great change, and as a devotional or meditative sacramental.
The oil is based on a traditional recipe from Central Spain, where fresh blossoms- a different type for each apostle- are added to a base heavily centering on blooming rosemary. It was made, as tradition dictates, on the evening of Holy Thursday, and a novena offered for the successful completion of the sacramental. Every additional ingredient was prayed over and given to the oil through specific ritual meditation and action per tradition. The oil is comprised, in part, of:
Dirt from the Mount of Olives ✠ Olive leaves and wood from the Mount of Olives ✠
Rosemary leaves, blossoms, and roots ✠ Gethsemani Orchis ✠ Myrrh ✠
Twelve Blossoms in bloom on Holy Thursday, named and interred ✠
Thirty pieces of silver wet with the blood of an innocent, bought and returned
among several of other ingredients...
Past the above, the oleum contains an amount of Wolf & Goat’s Oil of the Most Precious Blood, dripped into the bottle, named as the blood sweat in the Garden.
All vegetal, mineral and animal ingredients are legally obtained. Instructions and information will be provided on a cloth scroll.
Price is for one half ounce bottle of Oil of Gethsemani: Thirty Pieces of Silver. If you are interested in greater amounts, please contact us.
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