Excuse my absence, please


Okay, y'all.  I'm off to Burning Man.  Be back mid-September. 

I might as well be visiting the moon, so no cell phone, email, internet, or LiveJournal for me. 

Don't take it personal if i don't return your email or call.  I still love you.

Closing Down (Yes, again...)

Sorry to go back and forth on y'all, (really, it's a mirror of my life right now) but i am closing shop again, this time for an indeterminate amount of time.  I've got way too much on my plate right now, too much ebb and flow in my life, and instability does not make for a good spiritual worker.  For those for whom this disappoints or inconveniences in any way, i am truly sorry, but it's for the best for both of us, believe me.

Here are some recommendations and other information i posted on an earlier closure announcement:

Please check the Client Section of my website for updates as to my availability.  As always, please feel free to send me an email with any questions.  It can't hurt, and i may be able to provide what you need or point you in the right direction.  You can contact me through my website or through my direct email address: contact@ahighersourcesupply.com 
Honestly, i may not get right back to you - my email answering has been spotty at best.

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In the meantime, if you are in need of spiritual advice or supplies, may i make the following recommendations:

For spiritual supplies, please consider the fine hand-crafted products available at Karma Zain Spiritual Supplies.    Whenever there's a certain formula or recipe that i don't make myself, i buy it from here.  Miss Karma's oils are phenomenal and i especially love her liquid bath soaps.  Take a look around on her eBay store, her website, and her blog.

For spiritual services, i could not give Miss Cat of OriginalNinjaCat a heartier recommendation.  She does traditional spellwork and psychic readings.  Miss Cat is a straight-shooter, ethical, and very talented.  She will not lead you into fantasy land all the while draining you of your hard-earned money.  I trust Miss Cat for my own work whenever i need a little outside help, and have used her services as a tarot card reader in the past with fantastic results.  Her blog is also filled with great information for the do-it-yourselfer.

Another trusted colleague is Miss Lara.  She runs an eBay business selling Lucky Mojo products.  Lucky Mojo has set the standard for hoodoo oils and other spiritual supplies, and Miss Lara's eBay store Black Cat Root Shack will get these products to you quickly.  She is also available for free phone consultations, and is a lovely person to speak with, non-judgmental, and very helpful.  Miss Lara is also available to do altar work and is available for consultation through her other website: Hearth Home Hoodoo.

Here is another new resource in the search for ethical spiritual workers: The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers.  Please give those workers a look-see; they represent the best offerings available to the general public.

All right, y'all.  I won't be far, so don't be a stranger.  I thank you for your patience and keep checking back for updates.

Kind thanks,
Julia
 

Updates, Updates, Updates

Darn, how time escapes me. I've been meaning to put up a one-paragraph status update for over a month now and am now just finally getting around to it. There's a lot to report, a lot of changes in my life and therefore my business, but this will suffice for now. More articles, art, and various offerings will be forthcoming.
So, basically I am open for business as before. I'm filling orders, making mojo bags, crafting amulets, and making custom candles. I've just been doing so quietly without posting much here or on my website. Here is a sparse run-down of my current availabilty and status:

The Higher Sourse Shared Prayer Grant is on hiatus for the time being. Please feel free though to send your prayer requests through the candle ministry section of my website.

I am still keeping my case load kind of light. Please don't be offended if I refer you to another worker. I'm also taking a bit longer than usual to fill orders. If I ever get around to keeping my website current, you can check my client page for my exact availabilty and wait times.

I am no longer offering sachet powders to the general public. Sorry about that, folks. They are just too much work for too little compensation in all honesty. I also seem to go through a grinder every six months which adds to the overhead. If you're dying to have a certain formula made into a powder, you can certainly request it; it will just be treated as a custom order.

I am culling out some formulas that either don't sell well or are duplicative. I am going to focus my attention on only a couple dozen or so oil formulas instead of 50-plus. Again, I will keep the recipes on hand and you're welcome to request them. It will just be a custom order is all. I will make a separate posting here in the near future listing all the oils that are being cut, possibly with a clearance sale.

I am going to be taking most weekends off from online client work - which basically means email. I will try to answer all of my emails Monday through Friday. If you send me a message on Friday, please expect a reply at the beginning of the next work week. This won't be a hard rule, but it is a new practice I am implementing.

So, bottom line is that I am back in action, ready for any questions, requests, feedback, and available for orders and consultations. I'm also open to any suggestions for article topics, spells, and/or recipes that you would like to read about here.

Thanks for your patience and through my closing and re-opening. Thanks to my dear online friends for your supportive words of encouragement. To my clients and prospectice clients, feel free to contact me with any questions.

Contact@ahighersourcesupply.com
www.aHigherSourceSupply.com

Almost Back...

Hi Y'all,

I am almost almost back into the swing of things.  Just emerging from a pretty difficult transition and am gaining my equilibrium by leaps each passing day.  I will make a formal announcement in the next few days in regards to reopening for business as usual.  I am almost there, but not quite...

In the meantime, i have been so woefully negligent on my email, my Higher Source contact forms, product and service inquiries, prayer requests - basically the whole lot.  In sum, if you have sent me something in the past month that i either ignored, you didn't hear back from me, i told you to wait, to contact me in a bit, or gave you a short and incomplete answer, please please try me now.  I'm forming a waiting list for services and supply order fulfillment, and i'm literally about to jump back, better than ever.

Give me an email at contact@ahighersourcesupply
Or use the contact forms on my website: www.aHigherSourceSupply.com

Thanks so so much for your patience,
Julia

Closed for Renovations!

Just leaving a quick note to let my customers and clients know that i am closing shop for about two or three weeks effective immediately.   I am currently going through a move and all of my supplies and altars are in the process of being packed up; therefore, i'm not able to fulfill any supply requests or light-settings and other like services for the next little bit.

I estimate that i will be back in action, even better than ever, around the last week of May 2009.  Please check the Client Section of my website for updates as to my availability.  As always, please feel free to send me an email with any questions.  It can't hurt, and i may be able to provide what you need or point you in the right direction.  You can contact me through my website or through my direct email address: contact@ahighersourcesupply.com

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In the meantime, if you are in need of spiritual advice or supplies, may i make the following recommendations:

For spiritual supplies, please consider the fine hand-crafted products available at Karma Zain Spiritual Supplies.    Whenever there's a certain formula or recipe that i don't make myself, i buy it from here.  Her oils are phenomenal and i especially love her liquid bath soaps.  The owner is away on vacation until May 11, but take a look around on her eBay store, her website, and her blog.

For spiritual services, i could not give Miss Cat of OriginalNinjaCat a heartier recommendation.  She does traditional spellwork and psychic readings.  Miss Cat is a straight-shooter, ethical, and very talented.  She will not lead you into fantasy land all the while draining you of your hard-earned money.  I trust Miss Cat for my own work whenever i need a little outside help, and have used her services as a tarot card reader in the past with fantastic results.  Her blog is also filled with great information for the do-it-yourselfer.

Another trusted colleague is Miss Lara.  She runs an eBay business selling Lucky Mojo products.  Lucky Mojo has set the standard for hoodoo oils and other spiritual supplies, and Miss Lara's eBay store Black Cat Root Shack will get these products to you quickly.  She is also available for free phone consultations, and is a lovely person to speak with, non-judgmental, and very helpful.  Miss Lara is also available to do altar work and is available for consultation through her other website: Hearth Home Hoodoo.

All right, y'all.  I won't be far, so don't be a stranger.  Look for me sometime after Memorial Day for business as usual.  I thank you for your patience and keep checking back for updates.

Kind thanks,
Julia
 

*SOLD* Huge XXL "Specimen" Size Lodestone For Sale

*SOLD*
**** IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A HUGE LODESTONE FROM ME, LET ME KNOW AND I MIGHT BE ABLE TO ORDER YOU ONE IN JUNE ****

This is the last monster-sized Lodestone i have in my possession.  I sold a few on eBay months back, and this is the last hold-out.  I was saving it for a special circumstance, but no such circumstance has manifested, and i'm now trying to lighten my load.  So the time is now!  If you or anyone you know is looking for that altar centerpiece, want a Money Lodestone that will be the envy of all your friends, then this is your baby.

This Lodestone weighs 2.5 pounds, measures 5 inches at its longest side, 3.5 inches across, and is around 3 inches tall.  It's a big boy!  It also kind of ressembles some sort of turtle or other critter when viewing it from one of its sides.  It's very magnetic especially considering its size, and will do a good job holding down your money on an altar.  I'm kind of sad to part with it, but i have many, many, many Lodestones.  I will not order any more biggies like this for at least a few months, so if you're considering purchasing a sizable Lodestone, i encourage you to snatch this one up.

I will sell him for $30 or best offer.  I will include a small baggie of Magnetic Sand.  For an extra $10, i will include a large 1 oz. bottle of Lodestone Money Oil plus a packet of Magnetic Sand.  Unfortunately i can't fit this guy into a small flat-rate box, so he will have to ship out for $10.

If you're interested, contact me at: contact@ahighersourcesupply.com

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Special Large Money Lodestone for Sale

I have a real nice single Lodestone available for adoption if anyone's interested.  It's a perfect choice for a money Lodestone, as it's flat and will sit nice and heavy on a stack of paper money.  This is a great Lodestone for a lifetime, one you'll keep on your altar for many years.

I can't find my camera right now, but when i do, i'll upload a photo.  This Lodestone has a masculine energy to it, slightly arrowhead shaped, and is very flat.  It measures 3 inches across, a little over 2 inches wide, and is a mere 3/4 inch tall.  It's heavy and quite magnetic and feels sizable in your hand.

I'll sell it for $10 and include a small bag of magnetic sand.  For $16 I'll include a dram bottle of Lodestone Money Oil and a bag of magnetic sand.  The shipping will be $5 for folks in the US.

Contact me at contact@ahighersourcesupply.com for purchasing information.

Recipes for Various Aphrodisiacs

*These recipes are provided for entertainment only.  I have not tested them myself; i have just collected them over the years and wanted to share them with any who may find them interesting.  I am not an herbalist and i cannot vouche for the safety of these recipes.  As with any medicine, herbal or not, please consult with a medical professional before use. 

**Damiana is generally considered safe; however, avoid using Damiana in cases of urinary tract diseases or liver disease. Modern studies of the chemical composition of Damiana also list tannin, resin, and volatile oils as the active constituents which, while considered relatively safe for consumption. Persons with diabetes and hypoglycemia should use this plant with caution. Damiana has also traditionally been used as abortive and should not be taken if pregnant.



Recipe #1A

Time: One month & 10 Days; Strength: Medium.
This is a fine recipe for an aphrodisiacal cordial of Damiana. For best results, take 1 or 2 cordial glasses of the beverage nightly. The taste is exquisite!
  1. Supplies: 1 ounce of Damiana leaves; 1 pint of Vodka; Sun-tea jar; 2 Coffee filters; ¾ pint of water (distilled or spring water); ½ to 1 cup of honey.
  2. Soak 1 ounce of Damiana leaves with 1 pint of Vodka for 5 days in the jar.
  3. Pour off the liquid, strain, and filter through a conical paper or coffee filter.
  4. Soak remaining alcohol-drenched leaves with 3/4 pint of distilled or spring water in the jar, for another 5 days.
  5. Pour off the liquids, strain, and filter as before.
  6. Warm water extracts to 160 degrees F then dissolve it in a 1/2 to 1 cup of honey.
  7. Combine alcoholic and aqueous extractions.
  8. Then let it age for one month. During the aging, sediment will form as the liqueur clarifies.
  9. The sediment is harmless, but you may wish to siphon the clear liqueur from it.
Recipe #1B
Time: One month & 2 Days; Strength: Medium.
Primary effects: Aphrodisiac and marijuana-like euphoria (for men and women) lasting about an hour and a half. It is best if taken half hour before sexual intercourse.
  1. Supplies: 1 ounce of Damiana leaves; 1 pint of Vodka; Sun-tea jar; Jelly strainer; ¾ pint of water (distilled or spring water); ½ to 1 cup of honey.
  2. Follow step 2 (Recipe 1A), except this time, place the jar under sunlight for one day to brew the first stage.
  3. Follow step 3 (Recipe 1A), except this time, strain through a jelly strainer (without a coffee filter).
  4. Follow step 4 (Recipe 1A), except this time, place the jar under sunlight for one day to brew the second stage.
  5. Follow steps 5 through 8 (Recipe 1A).
  6. Follow step 9 (Recipe 1A), except this time, use the jelly strainer to strain the honey rather than siphoning.
Recipe #2
Time: One month & 17 Days; Strength: High.
Small quantities of liqueur are excellent for any ritual oriented toward Sex Magic. Damiana can be used as a sacrament to improve and tone sexuality.
  1. Supplies: 1.5 oz. Damiana leaf (dried); 375 mL Pure Grain Alcohol + 360 mL water (or 1/5 grain vodka, 90 proof or higher); 525 mL water; 1 cup of honey; 1 quart Mason jar.
  2. Soak Damiana leaves in Vodka or Grain Alcohol + water in a 1 quart Mason jar.
  3. Let stand for five to seven days away from direct sunlight.
  4. Filter out the Damiana leaves.
  5. Save both the liquid (alcohol extract) and the wet leaves.
  6. Return the soaked Damiana leaves to the Mason jar.
  7. Add 525 mL of water.
  8. Let stand for five to ten days away from direct sunlight.
  9. Filter off the leaves and put them into your compost pile.
  10. Save the water extract.
  11. Heat the water extract to 160 degrees F. and add 1 cup of honey to the hot extract.
  12. Stir to dissolve the honey, and then combine the honey + water extract with the alcohol extract.
  13. Allow the bottle to stand undisturbed in a cool dark place for one month.
  14. Siphon off the clear liquid, leaving the cloudy matter which can be discarded or allowed to settle again.
  15. The Damiana liqueur is now ready for consumption, but is best aged for several months to several years.
Recipe #3
Time: 10 Minutes; Strength: Low.
A common way to take Damiana is as a tea. Consume no more than one cup of Damiana tea, or one dropper-full of the tincture, or two capsules daily, so as to avoid stressing the liver, since its effects are cumulative. This is made by:
  1. Supplies: 2 to 4 grams of dried Damiana leaves; 8 ounces of water; Coffee filter.
  2. Add 2 to 4 grams of dried leaves to about 8 ounces of boiling water, for 5 minutes.
  3. To remove solid particles, strain with a coffee filter.
  4. Then cool, and drink in the evening.
  5. Up to 3 cups of this tea may be consumed daily.
  6. For significant results, it is recommended to use it continuously over a two week period.

Recipe #4
Time: 10 Minutes; Strength: N/A.
Damiana can make a really fine smoke if used in a water pipe. For a marijuana-like high, a blend known as Yuba Gold is:
  1. Supplies: 4 parts Damiana leaf; 4 parts Scullcap herb; 1/2 part Lobelia herb; 4 parts Passionflower herb; 1 part Spearmint leaf.
  2. Combine all the supplies.
     

     
Orgasmic Punch
2 bottles of white rum
2/3 liter of dry white wine
1 cup Triple Sec
Juice of 10 oranges
Juice of 6 lemons
20-ounce can of pineapple chunks, drained
1 cup of sugar
2 vanilla beans, split
2 nutmegs, ground
2 oz of muira puama tincture
1-2 oz of damiana tincture
2 whole oranges studded with cloves
A handful of fresh or dried rose petals (optional)
 
Place the alcohol, juices, pineapple, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, muira puama, and damiana in a large punch bowl and stir well until sugar is dissolved. Carefully float the clove-studded oranges in the punch, and immediately before serving sprinkle with rose petals. Note: the essentials are the damiana and muira puama. Experiment with the rest to find what tastes good to you.

Vanilla Aphrodisiac Smoothie
1 cup milk
15 whole cloves
15 cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla pod, split
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
honey to taste
Place milk, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Scrape in vanilla seeds from pod. Heat milk but do not boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then refrigerate until chilled. Strain milk into a blender goblet and discard spices. Add frozen yogurt and and honey to taste. Blend until smooth and frothy. Delicious!

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The Formula of the Month ~ April 2009

For April 2009, i decided to offer up my personal favorite - Crown of Success Oil.  This is my go-to oil, my I-need-a-miracle oil, a versatile helper.  Why use Crown of Sucess, you might ask, when good all-purpose formulas are easily available such as Special Oil Number 20, Petition Oil, and the like?  I know it's just a personal preference, but i use Crown of Success for any number of things because, when you boil down most situations, almost everything can be benefited by a little success.

For all supply orders this month from A Higher Source Spiritual Supply, a free 1.5 ml. vial of Crown of Success will be included in the order, free of charge.

This formula is also dear to me because it is the first one i ever created, and today's recipe is very similar to my early attempts.  The oil just worked so well from day one that it only needed small tweaks.  My Crown of Success oil also looks different than others since it's colored naturally by ground Sandalwood.  I think that little detail lends the oil an extra oomph of specialness.

Crown of Success Oil is traditionally used for academic, career, financial, and personal success.  You can see how super versatile it is.  It also lends itself nicely to blending - mixing a little Crown of Success with Love Come To Me for a powerfully successful night on the town, or how about Crown of Success combined with Gambler's Luck?   Really, the possiblities abound.

This oil also has its own unique application.  You get some of the oil on the fingers of your dominant hand, hold those fingers to the bridge of your nose at about the third eye level, visualize and pray for your upcoming success, and then open up your fingers as you run them over your forehead, up through the crown of your head, thus anointing your head with success.  Some people speak a blessing as they do so such as: "May all my works be crowned with success."

In addition to anointing your head with Crown of Success Oil, you can use it in many other ways: dress candles, amulets, and furniture; add some to a bath or to bath salts; put a few drops into your conditioner or liquid bath soap to infuse your body; wear the oil as a magical perfume before an important event; mix a few drops of the oil in some cornstarch and make your own powder with which to dress documents and business cards; and basically use the oil whenever you are in need of a little miracle.  

If your results are like mine, Crown of Success will be so useful to you, you'll want to carry the little vial around with you.  I carry some with me in tis own little carrying case, and i find many opportunites to use this formula and be benefited by its presence. 

Brief Hiatus

I am taking a break from client-work for the next little bit.  I've got stuff in my own life to work through right now, and i'm afraid i can't offer my all to others in need.  This only applies to new clients.  If you and i have a working relationship, then by all means, please keep me posted.  By client-work i'm referring to light settings and other spellwork, as well as custom amulets and mojo bags.  I am still happy to fulfill supply requests such as oils, powders, and the like.  Updates as to my availability can be found on my website, located on the Client Section Page.

If you have any doubts as to whether your request is something i'm able to help with, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'm still around, checking email, and all that good stuff.  I'm also super happy to make referrals to other workers as well.  Just email me at contact@ahighersourcesupply.com

Thanks kindly for your understanding.