BuDhaGirl’s Ambrosia (taupe) crystal necklace represents the liquid nectar described in both Greek and Hindu texts, describing Ambrosia as the nectar of the gods. Our Smoke (grey) crystal necklace represents the remains of a fire that has now ceased to burn but lingers ephemerally in the air. Our beautiful light crystals are suspended from a thin, delightfully unique hand-knotted delicate rope, and it is finished with three tiny Anjou tassels.
Hand finished in the US by really nice people.
Both nectar and ambrosia are fragrant, and may be used as perfume: in the Odyssey Menelaus and his men are disguised as seals in untanned seal skins, "and the deadly smell of the seal skins vexed us sore; but the goddess saved us; she brought ambrosia and put it under our nostrils." Homer speaks of ambrosial raiment, ambrosial locks of hair, even the gods' ambrosial sandals.
Among later writers, ambrosia has been so often used with generic meanings of "delightful liquid" that such late writers as Athenaeus, Paulus and Dioscurides employ it as a technical terms in contexts of cookery, medicine, and botany.[Pliny used the term in connection with different plants, as did early herbalists.
Additionally, some modern ethnomycologists, such as Danny Staples, identify ambrosia with the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria: "it was the food of the gods, their ambrosia, and nectar was the pressed sap of its juices", Staples asserts.
W. H. Roscher thinks that both nectar and ambrosia were kinds of honey, in which case their power of conferring immortality would be due to the supposed healing and cleansing powers of honey, which is in fact anti-septic, and because fermented honey (mead) preceded wine as an entheogen in the Aegean world; on some Minoan seals, goddesses were represented with bee faces (compare Merope and Melissa).
Mindful Glamour Ritual: Pause. Breathe. Focus on the ministering qualities of crystal. Visualize your body being filled with restorative healing and calm. Then…Go. Be it.
Thought: “Kindness and caring are ambrosia for the soul.” Amy Leigh Mercree