Baba Yaga Oil Giveaway

08 Mar, 2011 by in sarwat chadda 21 comments

Our Etsy giveaway today is inspired by the book Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda. Billi SanGreal is in for the fight of her life against Mother Russia, Baba Yaga…her special oil was donated by the shop owner at Rita’s Spiritual Goods.

“Rita’s Spiritual Goods is your place for good juju, tools created and inspired by the energy and spirit of real life, what you need when you need it. I channel the magic of the energy in each moment of real life, whether it is happy, sad, frustration, confusion, quiet, meditation, bliss, love, pain, family, friends, foes etc., and let those moments inspire me into creation. Each recipe is unique to its own and each magical working full of love and energy and always made when the moon is right.

I have had many magical things happen in my life and experienced many unexplained events. I believe whole heartedly in the spirit that embodies everything around us and within us. I believe in earth angels, guardian angels and ghosts. I believe in fairies. I believe in signs. I believe in soul mates and kindred spirits. I believe in rituals and praying. I believe in positive energy. Most of all I believe in magic.

Description: Baba Yaga is the old woman of autumn, the archetype of the fearsome witch. Her roots lie in the ancient Slavic goddess of death and birth, whose wheat sheaves in the autumn fields hold the promise of winter survival and spring’s growth. Baba Yaga flies through the air in a mortar, rowing with a pestle, or in a cauldron, sweeping the traces of her path with a broom.

Her realm is the birch forests, birch being the tree of beginnings and endings. Baba Yaga represents the power of old age, the power of the archetype of witch, and most of all, the power of the cycles of life, death and rebirth. Although she is mostly portrayed as a terrifying old crone, Baba Yaga can also play the role of a helper and wise woman. The Earth Mother, like all forces of nature, though often wild and untamed, can also be kind. In her guise as wise hag, she sometimes gives advice and magical gifts to heroes and the pure of heart. The hero or heroine of the story often enters the crone’s domain searching for wisdom, knowledge and truth. She is all-knowing, all seeing and all-revealing to those who would dare to ask. She is said to be a guardian spirit of the fountain of the Waters of Life and of Death. Baba Yaga is the Arch-Crone, the Goddess of Wisdom and Death, the Bone Mother. Wild and untamable, she is a nature spirit bringing wisdom and death of ego, and through death, rebirth.

Baba Yaga rules over the elements. Her faithful servants are the White Horseman, the Red Horseman and the Black Horseman. She is a goddess of wisdom, rebirth, magick, she has much to teach you, protection, especially protection of the home. This is the perfect ritual oil to be used in the fall and spring as it draws upon death as well as rebirth. “

To Enter to win a bottle of Baba Yaga oil simply comment below.

additional entries

+1 for favoriting her etsy shop

+1 for commenting on her blog
+1 for liking her on facebook
+1 for following RitsJuju on Twitter
+1 for visiting her on the web and picking your favorite item
+1 for following @sarwatchadda or @fireicephotos on twitter
+1 for commenting on our Baba Yaga Flickr gallery
+1 for reach retweet or FB post, leave your link
Contest ends April 8, 2011 and is open internationally.

21 Responses to “Baba Yaga Oil Giveaway”

  1. Vivien

    I really enjoyed this series. This looks great!
    +1 hearted etsy shop as tedium

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  2. Elena

    I hope I win!

    +1 for favoriting her etsy shop /endlessummer/
    +1 for liking her on facebook /Elena Rudaya/
    +1 for following RitsJuju on Twitter @elenarudaya
    +1 for visiting her on the web and picking your favorite item – Rita’s DRAGONFLY Hoodoo Hand Brewed Ritual Totem Oil
    +1 for following @fireicephotos on twitter @elenarudaya

    Elena
    queen-of-pain /at/ yandex /dot/ com

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  3. Dovile

    I’d like to try this:)

    +1 favorited her Etsy shop
    +1 my favorite item: HUMMINGBIRD Hoodoo Hand Brewed Ritual Totem Oil

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  4. Laura

    I want me some Baba Yaga oil!!

    +1 liking her on Facebook (Laura Morales)
    +1 following @sarwatchadda on twitter (intrinsicalaura)
    +1 following @RitasJuju on twitter (intrisicalaura

    lgmorales18@gmail.com

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  5. Aik

    I’d love to enter!

    +1 for favoriting her etsy shop – bloomingblossom
    +1 for liking her on facebook – Aik Chien
    +1 for following RitsJuju on Twitter – @AikChien
    +1 for visiting her on the web and picking your favorite item – Rita’s HUMMINGBIRD Hoodoo Hand Brewed Ritual Totem Oil
    +1 for following @fireicephotos on twitter @AikChien
    +1 for commenting on our Baba Yaga Flickr gallery
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/serni/2775888034/in/gallery-heatherzahngardner-72157623345868050?reg=1&src=comment
    +1 for reach retweet
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/45782761889468416

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  6. Crystal

    great giveaway,i love trying new perfume oils!!
    +1 added as a favorite on Etsy
    +1 i like the Green Man a Beltane Kitchen Witch Altar Tile and Hot Plate

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  7. Ingrid

    Lovely, count me in 🙂

    +1 for favoriting her etsy shop
    as magnolica
    +1 for liking her on facebook
    as Andreia Sousa
    +1 for following RitsJuju on Twitter
    as my_wunderkammer
    +1 for visiting her on the web and picking your favorite item
    Rita’s City Witch Bath and Floor Wash
    +1 for following @sarwatchadda or @fireicephotos on twitter
    as my_wunderkammer
    +1 for commenting on our Baba Yaga Flickr gallery
    as m0h
    +1 for reach retweet or FB post, leave your link
    http://www.facebook.com/wunderfraulein/posts/166129946775561
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  8. katrink

    OOOH I just discovered you! Count me in for a chance!

    xoxo

    katie{@}bonded-design.{com}

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