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These limited editions will only be available until August 21st!

Selkie: A most carefully guarded skin, scented with sea salt, ocean mist and sea moss.  A forgotten crushed gardenia blossom once used to adorn her loose hair.  A reminder of captured bridehood: earthy vetiverand white cedarwood.  Use to recollect what it is to be free and desired.

Kelpie: Transformative musky sea weed, green ozone and salty sea breezes. The clamor of hooves over a field of mahogany branches, patchouli and sage.  Rugged spicy black pepper combine with uplifting bergamot, deep vetiver and zesty citrus.  Use to be forceful and fearless of the whims of others.  
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Why you need Ritual Oils in Your Life: (a) Scent is a very visceral way to connect you to your intention, goddesses and spirits (b) The way a fragrance settles on your skin makes you smell uniquely different than anyone else, even wearing the same scent (hint: a helpful component in your glamour practice) (c) Scent memory is a powerful motivator (d) As people remember scent more than just about anything, smelling like a sex goddess can only assist you in all of your endeavours.


Everything in stock is 25% off until 11:59pm on July 24th with the code MIDSUMMER2015!. We won’t be restocking until Autumn Equinox for Pagan Pride Season, so once items are sold out, they will remain sold out until the Equinox. Our next sale won’t be until November!

Aurora's Ritual Dressing Oil (Handpressed from dried herbs and flowers): A blend of dried herbs that include rum, tobacco, ginger and boneset this oil works to promote the prosperity, protection, attractiveness, luck and courage in your ritual work.

Basilisk:  Sanguine dark resinous dragon’s blood smoked with frankincense and red sandalwood.   The scent of worn leather over serpentine scales, breathing the earthy darkness of patchouli over a hoard of treasured sacred books.  Use to bring fire to your work or when working with dragons.

Britanna’s Basil Money Drawing Oil (Handpressed from dried herbs and flowers):  A blend of dried herbs that includes basil, irish moss, honey, and cinnamon to draw money and prosperity to you.

Black Swan:  Freshly ground cinnamon bark complimented with herbal notes of bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and rose. Deep base notes of sheer musk, black tea, tonka bean and patchouli. Sharp geranium, lily, rose and vetiver. Fresh pipe tobacco infused with warm, rich bourbon. Fresh rosemary, balsam fir needles, and crushed ginger; all embraced by a bottom note of crisp cedar. Use to recognize important events before they become hindsight to better steer yourself  on your path.

Catharsis:  Herbaceous verdant eucalyptus, pungent sage and bright Meyer lemon softened  by Sencha green tea  and ghostly willow groves, resting on dark amber resin.  Use in cleansing rituals.  

High John the Conqueror (Handpressed from dried herbs and flowers): High John Root oil.  Use to magnify your ritual work.

Jadis (The White Queen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe):  Base notes of sharp orange citrus notes, orange blossoms, deadly lily and dark moss blended with ice and fir trees. The haughtiness of fresh floral jasmine and rose petals and ylang ylang on base notes of sandalwood, deep woods and vetiver. The scent of the dark forest, snow in the air. The promise of of sweets and warmth after it's been snatched away.  Use to take up space and be secure in your own power.

Lucy’s Lavender Healing Oil (Handpressed from dried herbs and flowers):  a blend of dried herbs and flowers that promotes healing.  Lavender, life everlasting and agrimony.  Use for healing rituals.

Mr. Tumnus (The Faun, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe):  Base notes of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans heightened with amber, wild geranium and bergamot. The scent of the woods in snow near a lamp post. Hooves running over fallen branches, a flash of a red scarf and an umbrella.   A deeply masculine, wild satyr scent.

Ritualis:  Forgotten mysteries practiced in secret in sacred copses of the wood, lit by otherworldly bonfires.  The sharpness of sacred herbs draped over a thicket of smoked cedar wood, grounded in loamy earth.  Use to open yourself to the spirit world.   

Road Opener: A blend of abre camino, ginger, and lemon.  Use to remove obstacles in your life and open new paths for you.

Rowan’s Rose Love Drawing Oil (Handpressed from dried herbs and flowers):  A blend of dried herbs and flowers that draws love to you. Rose, jasmine and ginger.

Star of Venus: Voluptuous burgundy wine splashed over scarlet rose petals warmed by precious musk and apple wood. Redolent amber honey middle notes blended with sea weed, green ozone and salty sea breezes.  Used in Venusian work, to be your most attractive self to others and in creative endeavors.

Seelie:  A majestically blinding brightness of sun drenched freesia, jasmine, orchid and rose with an underlying carpet of carelessly crushed violets and bergamot.  Use in seelie fae rituals.

Stag King:  The height of the summer solstice.  Smoldering patchouli and ginger over lusty  applewood, green oak, olive wood, acacia and oakmoss, spilling over with greenery, rosemary and salvia.  Use to increase your potency.   

Unseelie:  A midnight host of  trampled balsam, fir, evergreen and  cedar needles, crushed berries, forbidden drams of darkest chocolate liquor hidden in  an abandoned cairn.  Use in unseelie fae rituals.

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The Mermaid and Crow Semi Annual Sale

We won't be restocking until Autumn Equinox for Pagan Pride Season, so once items are sold out, they will remain sold out until the Equinox.  
Get 25% off all in stock items with the code MIDSUMMER2015!

As always, every item offered by The Mermaid and the Crow  is handcrafted in our old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources.  Handspun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers, euphorically scented mason jar beeswax candles, tempting small batch fragrance oils, Dream Ambassadors (tiny sheep to help you sleep!), loose incense, vigil candles, lofty unique Nuno felted scarves, airy hand painted silk chiffon scarves and more!

Our new line of scentless soy candles with wood wicks, Royal Rebellion have just launched, along with many new Goddess Dollies and Bath Teas.

Sale ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, July 24st!  Our next sale won't be until November!

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Deborah Castellano
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The Mermaid & The Crow
www.mermaidandcrow.com 
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Final Day for the Semi Annual Sale! Everything in stock is 25% off until 11:59pm tonight with the code MIDSUMMER2015!. We won’t be restocking until Autumn Equinox for Pagan Pride Season, so once items are sold out, they will remain sold out until the Equinox. Our next sale won’t be until November!

Every item offered by The Mermaid and the Crow is handcrafted in our old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources.  Hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers, euphorically scented mason jar beeswax candles, tempting small batch fragrance oils, Dream Ambassadors (tiny sheep to help you sleep!), lofty unique nuno felted scarves, airy hand painted silk chiffon scarves and more.

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Dear friends and family,

Do you feel sad feels that your family member/friend stubbornly refuses to write about anything appropriate that you could brag about to others? Does she persist in writing smutty romance and/or weirdo occult things?

Fret no more! Now when you tell people you know a publisher writer, you can say that she writes about pickling! A totally appropriate subject for all. And previously in the 2015 Almanac, she wrote about terrariums and lavender, also non-offensive topics for once!
You're welcome!

(I just got my contributor's copy today in the mail along with some other pleasant news!)
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Sleep No More: Typewriters, Talismans and Typewriters: http://www.charmedfinishingschool.com/sleep-no-more-typewriters-talismans-and-tempests/
I jumped through the window after him.  It was a graceless and slow process but one I completed nonetheless.  There was still blood in my hair, my breath smelled of absinthe and Death in the Aftern...
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It must be done carefully, delicately.  Too much and you'll tip your hand that you're an imposer.  Too little and you are clearly just a poseur.  There are always places that are forbidden to you -...
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  • The Glamoury Apothecary
    Owner, 2012 - present
  • Charmed, I'm Sure
    Blogger, 2009 - present
  • La Sirene et Le Corbeau
    Owner, 2010 - present
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NJ, KS
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Deborah Castellano is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine. She writes about her magical adventures at her blog, Charmed, I'm Sure.  Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon and Kindle.

Her craft shop, La Sirene et Le Corbeau specializes in handspun yarn and other goodies.  Her Craft shop, The Glamoury Apothecary specializes in handcrafted items for your magical/occult practice.  

In previous lives, Deborah spent seven years as an Executive Assistant and founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and two cats. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.
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  • Douglass College
    Women's Studies, 1997 - 2001
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