Druid Mood Smoking Blend
The Diviner blend became popular as a fantastic tool to enhance spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. It was used by Druid priests to drive away negative energies and restore balance for both spirit and mind. It is said that the secret combination of these herbs was passed down strictly by word of mouth till the early 18th century, when the onset of the tobacco industry and the Church, destroyed many herbalists by branding the art as "witch craft".
It was, until very recently, that another herbalist came up with the idea of re creating this lost "Divine Blends" – with almost all of the herbs used originally when she ran across an old manuscript from Scotland that contained precious information about Scottish herbs.
Using African and Tibetan meditative herbal manuals and modern bio chemical research on the effects of herbs, combining the original Scottish herbs with magico-spiritual plants used in the ancient Ifa religion of West Africa, Tibet, India and Nepal she recreated the ancient Scottish Divine Blend, now re-enforced with the sacred blue and white lotus of the Himalayas.
The blend is offered both as a tea and as wonderful pipe smoke blend, that can be used as an incense. The most effective way to use these herbs is to have a warm cup of tea – and relax with a pipe or cigarette made from the blend! The tea relaxes your body and helps irrigate the sensitive neuroreceptors of the nasal cavity and throat to enhance the effects of the gentle smoke.
Mugwort is a main ingredient in Druid Mood Blend (it's the basis of the blend actually, and the addition off other herbs are intended to amplify the effects of the Mugwort) and of Mugwort, Robery J. Wallis says this: "Within a few moments of inhalation, I experience an immediate feeling of being 'captured' by the plant; an 'arresting' of attention, though this is too strong a word. There is, rather, a stillness, a focusing of concentration, focused in the eyes, and visual attention is brought forward. My body feels suddenly relaxed, in total stillness, with a seething in the knees and neck. I am reminded positively of the fact that I am alive, and feel attuned to my immediate surroundings. My sense is that Mugwort enjoys to be smoked and this aligns with reports that the plant likes to be used as incense.
As time passes, I experience a strong euphoria, a great joy at being in place, among green things, living things. The indication that Mugwort likes to be smoked among other plants, as if attuning to them..."
With an ancient and strong herbal tradition and a diversity of herbs that grow as natives, Scotland is among the world’s best places that can offer us a viable and very effective formulae for the practice of combining herbal smoke, and herbal tea as a medium of medicinal healing for both mind and body.
This blend was created originally to solicit the favor of Tatha, an ancient goddess of Scotland. Keeper of most famous river, Tatha on whose shore an ancient Druid prophet, whose name is lost in antiquity was divinely presented the original blends.
The "divine blends" were sold in bags and pouches all over Scotland as "smoke and drink blends" – to be simultaneously drank as a tea and smoked in a pipe "to be rid of the lethargies that plague the body and open the mind to the spirits above!"
Mugwort (the dominant herb by large measure), with dashes of Celadine, Betony, Catnip, Woodrufff, Wormwood, Damiana, Skullcap, Sweet cicely, Wild Dagga, Pygeum, Buchhu, Wild Lettuce, Valarian, Spikenard, Blue and White lotus petals, pre-soaked in a special blend of herbal extracts and precious oils.
Orange pekoe tea, Mugwort, Catmint, Betony, Wormwood, Skullcap, peppermint, Mullein, Buchhu, White and Blue lotus petals, Catnip. Skillfully blended with aromatic vapors from saffron, clove, cinnamon, wormwood and angelica