La’au Lapa’au | Adulteration of English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil

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Citation (JAMA style): Bejar E. Adulteration of English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil. Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin. Austin, TX: ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program; 2020.

The main goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration and mislabeling of essential oil (EO) of English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill) in particular with lavandin (Lavandula × intermedia Emeric ex Loisel, syn. Lavandula angustifolia Mill× Lavandula latifolia Medik.), spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia Medik.), linalool and linalyl acetate- rich EOs, terpenes, and synthetic chemicals.

This bulletin may serve as a guide for quality control personnel, the international herbal products, cosmetic, and essential oil industries, and the extended natural products community in general. It is also intended to present a summary of the scientific data and methods on the occurrence of species substitution, adulteration, the market situation, and economic and…

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Reiki | 432 Hz | Positive Energy | Miracle Healing Frequency | Manifest Love, Harmony & Raise Positive Vibes

432 Hz music to raise positive vibrations and clear energy for healing and manifestation of harmony & love. Frequency healing music has the potential to cleanse your energy and raise your vibration. Everything is energy/frequency. So When we listen to 432 Hz music, ambient, meditative, healing or regular music, it can put us into a state of harmonic resonance where the body and mind is aligned with a higher frequency, thus then we can attract from that state of frequency and manifest the things we really want in life. Use this for positive energy and/or clearing out old negative energy.

La’au Lapa’au | Ancient Pipes Reveal What Natives Americans Were Smoking

American researchers have used ground-breaking technologies to make discoveries about Native American smoking habits. They have, for the first time, found traces of a non-tobacco plant in a pipe.  […]

Source: Ancient Pipes Reveal What Natives Americans Were Smoking

Aloha Spirit

HO’OMANAWANUI CHALLENGE

This is another journaling exercise that works in tandem with Na Mahalo ‘Elima … This week, write down the things that bug you. These can be big things or small things. Write WHY these things annoy or frustrate you, then write HOW you will act when faced with these irritations. Visualization is a powerful tool to overcoming bad habits and strengthening character.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Raido

Raido (Wheel)
Solar Chariot; Rhythm; Ride a Horse

Phonetic value: R

Esoteric interpretation of name: the solar wagon, and the chariot of Thorr.

Ideographic interpretations: a wheel under the chariot in the view; as a half of the solar wheel (see the S-rune).

Today’s message: You have access to “inner advice” which strengthens your ritual abilities and experience.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Jera

Jera (Earth)
Cycles, Right Action

Phonetic values: J (pronounced y as in “yard”). In the later ON period, after about 600 C.E., the initial J was lost in the West Norse dialects and thereafter the rune stood for A.

Esoteric interpretation of name: life cycle, cycle of the sun.

Ideographic interpretation: the holy marriage of heaven A and earth v, or the dynamic rotation of the summer-winter cycle.

Today’s message: Realize that you are part of the cyclical nature of the Universe, and you can work with this nature to manifest your material desires.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Algiz

Algiz (Elk)
Divine Protection; Sanctuary

Phonetic value: a final grammatical Z, which eventually developed into the final R of Old Norse.

Esoteric interpretation of name: protective force, valkyrjur.

Ideographic interpretation: the horns of the elk, the branches (and roots) of the tree, a swan in flight, or a splayed hand. COMMENTARY: This rune is historically perhaps the most complex of all from a symbological perspective. A unified ideological complex does rise to the surface once its secrets are penetrated.

Today’s Message: You are in a protected grove or enclosure dedicated to the gods. Feel the connection between the gods and all of humanity that allows you to trip the Light fantastic.

Lore of the Elder Futhark 49 The Proto-Germanic form algiz means “protection,” and its stave form is perhaps derived from the basic sign of defense and protection: the splayed hand. The concept of the valkyrjur also has been connected to this stave through the interpretation of the name as “swan.” The valkyrjur are protective, life-giving beings who often fly by means of magical cloaks made of swan feathers. These beings are protectors, power givers, and a mode by which 6dhinn communicates with his chosen heroes. the sign: t : is often found carved into spears for protection and victory. Elhaz, meaning “elk,” refers to the four cosmic harts that constantly bite at the needles of the world-tree. The yew again comes into the symbol complex of this rune with the Old Norse word i(h)war, which occurs only in runic inscriptions. This term means either “yew tree” or “yew bow” and is later rendered by the word yr and the stave form: -+-:. This form is an alternate of the usual: t : and in fact they are probably derived from a primal form: :t : found in the Futhark of Charnay. This oldest form displays the tree symbolism quite graphically. The Gothic word alhs (sanctuary) has been related to this rune as well. This is a protected grove or enclosure dedicated to the gods. The Z-rune contains an aspect of the protective power of the divine twins. Alcis, the name of the twins reported by Tacitus in the Germania, may indeed be related to the rune name. Ideographically, the divine twins were sometimes represented as being joined at the head, rather like the primal form of the rune (see Figure 2.3). In their aggressive, warlike aspect, the twins are visualized as harts, while in other aspects they are represented as horses (see E-rune). Elhaz is the power of human life and “spirit” striving toward the world of. the AEsir. Figure 2.3. Divine twins, from the rock carving of Rylandl Tanum. 123%65 / 174

Runeology | Daily Draw: Hagalaz

Hagalaz (Air)
Transformation; Egg of Life; Hailstorm

Phonetic value: H

Esoteric interpretation of name: icy egg or seed of primal cosmic life and pattern.

Ideographic interpretations: the connection of two standing beams (realms of being) by a cross bar in half-timbered building technique (:H:) or the primal snowflake pattern (: * :).

Today’s message: There is a completeness and balance in your power. You are protected.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Kanuaz

Kanuaz (Fire)
Fire; Knowledge

Phonetic value: K

Esoteric interpretation of names: the controlled fire; crema-tion. The Gothic and Old Norse names are secondary-internal fire, inflammation, etc.

Ideographic interpretation: flame of the torch

Today’s message: Your abilities are strengthening in all realms. Experience creative inspiration in operations of regeneration and healing.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Peorth

Peorth (Hearth)
Divination; Luck; Primal Love; Vagina

Phonetic value: P

Esoteric interpretation of name: divination as an indicator of c/lriog, the “primal laws.”

Ideographic interpretation: dice cup, as in a device used for casting lots.

Today’s message: Hone your perception by performing a divination in order to evolve ideas or events as a magical act.