Blue Lotus Flowers
Bulk Herbs: Blue Lotus Flowers
Format: Flowers, mostly Whole
Size: 1 oz package
Also known as blue Egyptian Lotus, Blue
Origin: Sri Lanka
Nymphaea caerulea, commonly known as blue lotus or sacred blue lily of the Nile, is a tropical water lily that features day-blooming, star-shaped flowers (4-6” across), each with upright, pointed, light blue petals spread flat on the water surface. This water lily is native to northern and central Africa. Although once abundant in the Nile Delta, blue lotus has now mostly disappeared from that area where it is now endangered.
Blue lotus is sacred to Egyptian culture as a symbol of creation and rebirth. Ancient Egyptians believed the world was originally covered by water and darkness. Then, a large blue lotus appeared in the water, the flower opened, and light appeared, thus ending darkness on Earth. From the center of the blue lotus came the solar deities Atum and Ra. The flower thus became a symbolic depiction of the origins of life.
Blue Lotus has been historically used in Egypt for various other purposes, including stimulant, aphrodisiac, sexual enhancer, and remedy against general illness. Flowers have an alluring fragrance that reportedly induces heightened awareness and euphoria. Perfumes and oils were created. Teas made from the flowers reportedly induce feelings of calmness and tranquility. Blue lotus flowers have been widely used throughout history as a common motif in Egyptian art and architecture. King Tut’s body was found to be covered with blue lotus petals when his tomb was opened in 1922.
Much confusion exists over the common name for this plant. Blue lotus is the common name being used herein, but the Indian sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is also sometimes called blue lotus. Genus's name comes from the Greek word nymphaea referring to a water nymph.
Magick uses this herb to connect with the Higher planes and open the crown chakra. This plant is sacred to many Egyptian deities and makes an amazing offering to them. This herb can also connect with Spirit Guides or your Higher Self.
Keywords: Psychic Powers, Higher Planes, Crown Chakra, Spirit Communication.
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