The secret of the twelve nights after Christmas
From December the 24th until January the 6th is a special period at which the doors of the other world are wide open.
In order to tap into this mystical time, our ancesters burned special kinds of incense:
Amber - reveals old knowledge in oneself and bans negative energies
Angelica root - is generating a protective shell out of light
Elecampane root - brings sunshine in your heart and delights ones mind
Fumitory - banishes harmful forces
Juniper berries wood - seen as protection plant against all negative issues, it clears the mind and endows power in order to resist adversities
Mugwort - to ban ghosts and demons
Oak bark - protects and strengthens our power of resistance and straightness
Pitch Pine - has a purifying effect and shakes off melancholia and grief
Sweetgrass - Invites the beauty and is creating a warmhearted and friendly atmosphere
Vervain - opens the tie to the other world
Valerian root - opens the doors to the other world
To be burned on a charcoal tablet.
Most of their products are manufactured under their supervision in an ashram in India, where they closely monitor working conditions and salary of the workers. The labour force consist mainly of farmers wifes who thus can generate an income of their own. Child labour is strickly not allowed.
The ritual incense and ayurvedic products are manufactured according traditional Vedic recipes and techniques; a part of the revenue of these products is used for supporting an ayurvedic hospital which offers free medical care for the poor.
The provenance of the products of other manufacturers is closes monitored; each year several visits are made to these factories to check on the working conditions.