Aletheia

The Gate of Dreams: Reaching Alêtheia

A part of the work we are doing for February 2022 is connecting to the Goddess Alêtheia. Our Black Sacred Candle for the month serves as a conduit through which we can reach the Gate of Dreams that she stands at. Utilizing the Pylê Oneirôn incense blend, our Black Sacred Candle for the month creates instant sacred space for magic too!

It is said that she is waiting at the gate of dreams from which we will pull through our own truths (Philostratus the Elder, Imagines 1. 27 as referenced by Theoi Project).

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Photo by Kaycee Reeves

Correspondences

  • Lavender
  • Eyebright
  • Yarrow
  • Sage
  • Myrrh
  • Mugwort

I began by drawing twin torches as the gates through which we will connect deeply with our ability to traverse the space between the gates of conscious and unconscious dreams. Sage, Mugwort, and Myrrh are the sacred space trio of cleansing, protecting, and banishing. Lavender is a great tool to slow down, which helps open ourselves to a deeper awareness. Eyebright is an ally of sight (especially for truth) and being able to see beyond. Yarrow is great for awareness, courage, and strength which is helpful when we understand the truths we are seeking are of the upper and lower worlds.

Photo by Kaycee Reeves

Additional Items for creating your BSC:

  • Aluminum foil (we will be using the oven to get the candle warm so items will stick)
  • Non-stick parchment paper

Directions

  1. Take a piece of aluminum foil (large enough to wrap your candle in) and place it on your workspace.
  2. Take a piece of non-stick parchment paper (about the same size as your aluminum foil) and place it on top of the aluminum foil. Trick: Fold the edges of the aluminum foil over the top of the edges of the parchment paper to keep it from rolling!
  3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  4. Anoint your candle with your chosen oil.
  5. Lightly coat your candle with the Pylê Oneirôn incense you created. Caution: Please make sure there are no large chunks of plant material as these can be dangerous or ‘pop’ during candle burning. As always, please abide by all fire safety rules.
  6. Place your candle onto the parchment/aluminum foil, wrap your candle, and place in the oven.
  7. DO NOT LEAVE THE KITCHEN (lesson learned the hard way), turn your candle every 2 minutes (this took me about 12 minutes total).
Photos by Kaycee Reeves

A candle and a key, With Darkest Gratitude,

Kaycee & Ivy

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References

Atsma, A. J. (2017). Theoi.com. Retrieved from Theoi Project: https://www.theoi.com/Text/PhilostratusElder1B.html#27

Incense

Pylê Oneirôn: An Alêtheia Incense

To connect with the Goddess Alêtheia, we are connecting with the energy of what is being revealed from hidden places within. It is said that she is waiting at the gate of dreams from which we will pull through our own truths (Philostratus the Elder, Imagines 1. 27 as referenced by Theoi Project).

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‘Pylê Oneirôn’ means the gate of dreams and this is the incense that will allow us to connect with (and pull through the dream gates into consciousness) that which we dream of or desire to make reality. Our incense for February 2022 is an incense that I have been playing with for a few weeks now and it is potent (put some in a little bag under your pillow and find out!).

Ingredients:

  • Lavender
  • Eyebright
  • Yarrow
  • Sage
  • Myrrh
  • Mugwort
Photo by Author

As with all incense, each ingredient brings a specific and special energy to the blend. Take a moment with each herb, connect with it, and invite it into the mix. Play with this blend and find the amounts of each that work for you. Make enough to burn through the month and to add to this month’s Black Sacred Candle.

A candle and a key,

Kaycee

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References

Atsma, A. J. (2017). Theoi.com. Retrieved from Theoi Project: https://www.theoi.com/Text/PhilostratusElder1B.html#27