Merchandise

This is where members of the thiasos list products and services that they have to offer to the community. If you are interested in doing so please send an image and a brief description to me at markus.gage85@gmail.com

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Orphic Incense Powder
For those of you in the Thiasos of the Starry Bull, and anyone else interested in the Orphic tradition, or in gods like Dionysos, Persephone, Hermes…

I have created a blended incense powder inspired by this tradition and its gods. It includes:

– dragonsblood resin (for the blood of the Python, a nod to Apollon)
– benzoin (called storax by the ancients and featured in the Orphic Hymns)
– myrrh (also in the Hymns)
– patchouli (this seemed appropriate for Hekate, plus it’s from the mint family giving it a distant Haides connection)
– cinnamon and cloves (trade spices, associated with Hermes)
– dried poppy petals (technically associated more with Demeter than Persephone, but has always evoked the latter for me)
– red wine (Dionysos of course, which was used to bind everything together, before drying and grinding)

The result is a powder which produces a dark, sweet, heady scent when burned on charcoal tablets. A little goes a long way! Very evocative of the mysteries of the tradition.

Comes in a 1 ounce amber glass bottle, adorned with a cow bone bead on a blood-red waxed thread, suitable for storing right on your altar if you wish.

Available in my Etsy shop in limited quantities. While I created this especially for the Thiasos, it’s available to everyone.

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Prayer cards
Prayer cards for many of the members of the Starry Bull pantheon can be purchased at Gangleri’s Grove. Each card is laminated, with an image on one side and a prayer on the other.Cards are $4/each or $3.50/each for five or more. If you would like to contribute to the sponsorship of a card, as an offering to a particular Deity, that would be most welcome. Anyone contributing up to $25 will get 3 free prayer cards. Anyone contributing $26-100 will get a small set of ancestor prayer beads and a prayer card. Anyone contributing $101+ will get a large set of ancestor prayer beads, and a prayer card. Anyone contributing $300+ will receive a large set of ancestor prayer beads, a prayer card, and a signed copy of one of Galina’s books. If you’re interested please contact Galina at tamyris@earthlink.net to order.
(Galina’s Old website)

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Akousmatikoi bracelets
The green hemp vine bracelet is a symbol of being a part of the thiasos of the Starry Bull, worn by members of any level or association. Ritually hand spun, dyed and corded by the Klodone of the thiasos, Rebecca Lynn Scott, it has symbolism of Orphic Bacchism built into it at every possible, and each bracelet is finished for the person it goes to. A sheet with some of the ritual and symbolism is included. They are $10 plus $5 shipping and handling. To order, email madgastronomer@gmail.com, and use the subject line “Thiasos bracelet”. Please have a wrist measurement to include. Paypal and Square payments accepted.

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