Feast of Bastet
Feast of Bastet is a blend of herbs sacred to the Egyptian Cat Goddess.
This tea can be used for rest or ritual. Magical and health uses for this tea are listed below.
Ingredients in this herbal tea:
Catnip helps calm the nerves and stomach. It is also helpful for colds and sore throat. It can soothe anxiety or stress and encourages restful sleep.
In Witchcraft we use catnip for trance, shapeshifting, animal magic, psychic bonding with a cat, to inspire peace or beauty, increase psychic ability, and deep dreams. Catnip is NOT for use while nursing or pregnant.
Valerian is an effective nervine with tranquilizing effects on the central nervous system. It has been traditionally used to treat insomnia and mild pain.
In Witchcraft we use Valerian to ease arguments, working with cat familiars, consecration of new tools, Otherworld communication, ease of emotional turmoil and healing. Its powdered root is traditionally used as a substitute for graveyard dirt.
Dried organic orange is a great source of vitamin C and can ease discomfort from sinus infections and headaches. It also adds a nice mild flavor and aroma that compliments both herbs. In Witchcraft we use the orange to aid in self awareness, to encourage creativity, pre ritual purification, dream work, spirit communication, and divination.
Peppermint can help relieve headaches, congestion and anxiety.
Though not traditionally associated with the Goddess Bastet, it makes a nice addition for flavor and clarity.
In Witchcraft we use mint to increase psychic awareness and to sharpen divination skills.
Comes in a 1 oz. tin
Cats are sacred to Bast, and to harm one is considered to be a crime against her and so very unlucky. Her priests kept sacred cats in her temple, which were considered to be incarnations of the goddess. When they died they were mummified and could be presented to the goddess as an offering. The ancient Egyptians placed great value on cats because they protected the crops and slowed the spread of disease by killing vermin. As a result, Bast was seen as a protective goddess. Evidence from tomb paintings suggests that the Egyptians hunted with their cats (who were apparently trained to retrieve prey) and also kept them as loved pets. Thus it is perhaps unsurprising that Bast was so popular.
There is plenty of information supporting these claims to be found online if you should like to look further.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a currently licensed healthcare practitioner and cannot offer you any medical advice.
*Witchcraft advice for Curio purposes only.