Water of Life Oil

I’m publishing this review because, yeah, it’s a great review, but this isn’t purely self serving! What’s so cool here is they took time to explain how they use it, what particular effects they’ve seen, what their experience has been, and how they suggest people new to the formula consider using it.

This is especially valuable with a formula like Water of Life, which is an original biblical/esoteric oil rather than a traditional hoodoo formula, so there isn’t a whole body of already-existing knowledge and tradition and lore surrounding it and its usage. So this kind of first-hand feedback is extra valuable.

Thanks for sharing, M!

EXTRAORDINARY

I can’t recommend this oil highly enough! This is a a pièce de résistance from a master of the art of formulation in our generation. While the energy is soothing, the effects are profoundly powerful. I have found in using oil that events cease rushing to their inevitable, logical conclusions. Instead, space is created for unimagined possibilities where none existed before. Choice becomes possible. Change becomes possible. Outcomes are… asymmetrical. I have yet to correctly predict where the openings in situations would arise nor the direction it will subsequently take, but I will say, things work out better than I could plan. I haven’t used Water of Life to it’s fullest potential, but I recommend it as an anointing oil and to dress candles. It affects people in my proximity without physical contact. You don’t need to be a Christian to use it. Lastly, I suggest slightly open-ended petitions and not insisting on particular details that aren’t of consequence nor assuming at the outset you know the best means to your intended end.

M. Moore from Kansas City

Water of Life is a biblical anointing oil for blessing, healing, hope, and divine help. It’s inspired by Revelation 22, which says,

22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

(ESV translation)

This oil is created using traditional biblical perfumery ingredients to evoke the promise of Revelation 22: no more curses, no more darkness. When God’s servants can see his face, the darkness ceases to exist.

Use this oil when you need a radical change of perspective, when logic won’t work and you need something big enough and paradigm-shifting enough to lift you out of a dark night of the soul and remind you there will be light. You can use Water of Life to remove curses and spiritual darkness, to bring peace and emotional healing, and to invite or focus the gifts of prophecy and angelic communication.

Thank you, St. Philomena

A client shares her thanks to St. Philomena:

I wanted to offer thanks to St. Philomena and to Karma for performing the community altar service. I prayed for assistance with my father’s medical problems and we are seeing progress that he hasn’t seen in years. He has found two really good doctors who are taking a proactive approach to his care. Not only that, but they are on the same page with each other and want to try approaches that complement each other. My mother came back from one of the doctor’s appointments with my dad and said, “This is too good to be true!” So I am really grateful to see these positive changes in his care, which should lead to better long-term health solutions.

– E.S., 2021

I am really glad to hear of the positive changes in his care, and thank you for sharing your experience with St. Philomena! She really does earn her title of the Wonder Worker, and she’s a generous saint who is very understanding and gentle. In other words, she *isn’t* one of those saints with a reputation of being “hot” or hard to handle or demanding things be “just so.” If you can’t afford elaborate altar setups, she’s ok with a simple candle and flowers. If you can’t afford or find real flowers, she’s ok with those made of crepe paper or fabric. If you can’t afford even that, she’s ok with a sketch or a photograph. I’m not kidding. The point is just “do your best.”

About St. Philomena

St. Philomena was martyred in the early 300s in Rome when she was only about 14 years old, as the legend goes. Her relics weren’t discovered, and thus her public veneration didn’t begin, until the 1800s. But her popularity has grown in leaps and bounds ever since with no signs of slowing or stopping.

Known as the Wonder Worker, she’s invoked by devotees for all kinds of things when other measures have failed and it seems pretty much hopeless. Some call her the patron saint of the impossible. In that respect she’s become something of a companion saint to St. Jude in contemporary folk practice.

Those who have formed a relationship with her have sought and received her help with everything from the conversion of unbelievers to fertility problems, healthy pregnancy and delivery, cure of mental illness, attraction of a spouse, and the sale of real estate. She’s said to have effected miraculous cures of injuries and illnesses ranging from heart defects to cancer. But officially, she’s the patron of babies and children and is considered the patroness of the living rosary. Padre Pio called her the Princess of Heaven.

In some houses and temples in traditions of the African diaspora, she is known as a lwa in her own right as the helpful and pleasant Filomez. She helps those who make their livings as market sellers, removes negativity and evil from the surroundings, and grants the ability to have prophetic dreams.

Resources

St. Philomena oil at Seraphin Station

Read a whole lot more about St. Philomena at Philomena.org

A novena to St. Philomena at Our Catholic Prayers


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Brutal review of Coffee at Midnight

Some of y’all testers and critics are really mean!

Coffee at Midnight smells like coffee, for real, because it contains coffee oil, cold pressed from the seeds of Coffea arabica L. I source the best ingredients I can manage for this formula, and they’re expensive.

But some of you are not impressed. One reviewer’s verdict:

“Smells like pumpkin seeds covered in raccoon poop.” – Jane, age 4

Get a real job, Jane.

(I’m just kidding, sweetie. You’re good. And I’d probably be worried about you if you did like coffee at the age of four 😉 )

Fortunately, most adults who appreciate both coffee and conjure have reviewed it much more favorably:

“This is my favorite love/lust oil. It smells fantastic and quite delicious! I feel like this is an excellent oil for helping get my mind in the right place when I’m doing love work. The coffee smell is very present (and as someone who enjoys coffee and is in a relationship with a coffee-lover it felt like an appropriate choice.) I have a small almost empty bottle of the original, which has aged well and never went bad (even though it’s over 5 years old.) I loved it so much I used it very, very sparingly.” – an actual adult

(Thanks, E!)

So there you have it, folks. I think the takeaway point here is that preschoolers are philistines lol… But if you already like coffee, I think you’ll find Coffee at Midnight a refreshing, updated take on traditional “sweet” formulas for love-drawing in the hoodoo tradition.


If you like heady, exotic, definitely not run-of-the-mill blends in your ritual oils that owe a little bit to my dilettante-level perfumery experiments, you might also check out Song of Solomon, Balm of Gilead, and Queen Esther.

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you received a coupon code in the last newsletter that applies to Protection, Blessing, and Healing products, and I believe those last three are all in that category.

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