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"He counts the stars and calls them all by name."
- Psalm 147:4
"The Fixed stars give great gifts, and elevate even from poverty to an extreme height of fortune, the seven planets do not do so."
- William Lilly, ‘Christian Astrology’
While the lore of the Fixed Stars is less popular than the Wanderers, the Fifteen Benehii referenced by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa in Three Books of Occult Philosophy (Book II, Chapters 47 & 52) are singled out as exemplary in their application to the will of the Magician, through the utilization of the myriad stones, herbs and symbol correspondences in conjunction with an election proper.
True astrological magical items are dependent upon proper and precise timing, relying on the art and science of astrology. In keeping with the traditional telesmata of medieval and renaissance grimoiric magic, true astrological oils are best made during the election the astrological magician seeks to capture, utilizing the astrologer’s arte to build upon sympathy by correspondence, not relying solely upon the latter. Herein lies the potential of such oils- right ingredient and right timing.
Each behenius, or ‘bahman’ (from the Arabic for ‘root’), has a like affinity for certain planets which may factor into favorable elections, likewise proximity to a well-aspected Luna, who is herself Queen of the Night Firmament and the Gateway to the Realms beyond her sphere. Compounded through the stellar workings of Traditional Witchcraft, our Beheniian Oils are a marriage of the Science and Art of the Star Magus with the Harnessing Power of the Eye and Hand of the Witch.
Working with our Astrologer Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold of Sacred Alchemy to find the elections proper, a selection of appropriate ingredients, chosen both for known harmony in correspondence with each Star as mentioned in Agrippa, and the resonant planets there mentioned, finally confirming all through divination for confirmation. Gathering our ingredients in sympathetic hours and days in preparation, our oils are based on the traditional ingredients given for each Fixed Star:
Diamond ✠ Black Hellebore
ARCTURUS, also called ALCAMETH
Jasper ✠ Plantain
Emerald ✠ Sage
While many additional Vegetal, Animal and Mineral ingredients were added to fortify the election based in Iberian, Pyrenean, and North African modes of magic and correspondence, the added virtue of the oils and the anchoring of the Stellar Fire should serve as both evidence and tribute to their inclusion, and in part, to their secrecy.
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 a specific exemplar of our Behenii Oils. If you are interested in greater amounts, please contact us.