“A pitcher of Divine Nectar, with the power of immortality,
was produced by the Churning of the Oceans by both gods and demons.
The gods fled with the pot with the demons in angry pursuit.
During the battle, the nectar was spilled at 12 places –
four on earth and eight in the heavens.”
KALI HINDU DEVOTIONAL OIL
Roasted seashells, exotic botanicals and resins infused in Earth Attar
Provenance: Varanasi, Northern India
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Kali Devotional Blend is easily one of the most exotic oils to have originated from India, or anywhere else in the world, for that matter. The oil is steeped in hindu mysticism and is also known as Sepia Attar or Kali’s Nectar (Kalamrit). It is an ancient oil – made of roasted seashell, at times seaweed, and various botanicals steam distilled in a traditional clay pots with long spouts. Seashells are lightly roasted in an outdoor kiln and then placed in the pot along with some water and then sealed. The mixture is gently heated over a period of time and the fragrant steam is collected via the spout of the clay pot into another pot with Earth Attar. It is often said that this oil is one of the oldest made oil in India.
Inhaling the deep aroma of Kali Devotional Blend makes you travel to another place. It is smoky, earthy, deep, dark and intensely sensuous and heart opening. This oil is not for the meek or the mild. It is a bold olfactory experience best used before meditation. The oil can be burned in an aromatherapy lamp. However, most prefer simply inhaling the fragrance to get the same effect. This oil falls under the category of a Night Oil. Night Oils are ritual or devotional oils that are most potent in their effectiveness after sunset and before sunrise.
The fragrance is extremely stimulating, warming and cathartic and is used in many hindu purging and cleansing rituals. The aroma is often described as ancient, dark, mysterious, but also as familiar, soulful and dreamlike. Hindu Goddess Kali, the Mother Goddess of the Hindu Pantheon, is often celebrated with this oil as it evokes Kali’s maternal instincts and protective nature.
Kali Devotional Oil Blend promotes the energies of the second (sacral), sixth chakra or the “third eye,” seventh chakra house also known as the crown chakra and the fourth chakra house (heart chakra).
The second chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.
The sixth chakra house is also known as the brow chakra. It is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allo ws us to see clearly, in effect, letting us “see the big picture.”
The seventh chakra or the crown chakra relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.
The heart chakra is the middle chakra in a system of seven. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy fourth chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, and have a deep sense of peace and centeredness.