Balneum Mariae

Balneum Mariae

Regular price $ 38.00

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The Balneum Mariae is french for Mary's Bath.  When you think of this , think of a modern day double boiler.  Yes, it is one of the techniques the has been passed down and reinvented for the age, but before the double boiler was used to  make chocolate fondue, it was symbolic of something else entirely.  
The Balneum Mariae consisted of a pot of water that rested in a pot of water.  The outer pot of water was heated by the flame, gently heating the second, inner pot.  This was thought to be symbolic of Jesus in the womb of Mary, as he gently received life from a life as the pot receive heat from the heat.  
In certain circles of alchemy, it was realized that this technique was able to produce holy water without having to have a priest sanctify it.  It saved them time and money, give the fact that priests weren't always on the straight and narrow back then.  What we have done is take the energy from an original Balneum Mariae and place it into this piece. 
From now on, you can place this piece into water-- you don't even have to boil it.  After the third day, whatever allotment of water you have placed your piece in, will be magically transformed in holy water by the powers of the holy spirit.  This piece is perfect for preparing small vessels of water or preparing an entire Holy Water bath all at one time.  Does not work with lakes, rivers, oceans, etc.