So…here is my first blog post. Hmm…Well, I guess the best place to start is at the beginning.
My name is Shawn, the owner of Lailokens Awen, and creator of the formulations of all the products I make available to you.
I’ve been a practicing Druid and Wiccan for over 25 years, as well as being a practitioner of the Golden Dawn system of magic. In my professional life I am a Clinical Aromatherapist and Herbalist.
My introduction to the use of essential oils and herbs came with my first tentative steps on my Pagan path. I learned of their energetic properties and associations, and how to incorporate them into ritual and spell work. Nine years ago I began my education in aromatherapy and herbalism, and have studied extensively over the years not only their therapeutic properties, but also their energetic properties. As well as compounding blends based on their energetic properties, I take the creation process one step further and utilize the energies of the universe around us by creating each product on the appropriate day, during the appropriate hour, and even during the proper phase of the Moon and time of the year. This allows me to create the most potent, energetic products I can offer to you.
A good majority of the products I make are formulations that I had developed 10, 15, and even 20 years ago. In addition to these formulations personally created by me, I also make available formulations taken from medieval and renaissance grimoires and from the golden age of the Western Mystery Tradition. These are all tried and true blends.
If you found my blog from somewhere other than my website, you can visit it here to see and learn about all the products I make.
What I hope for this blog is a place where you can stay up-to-date on what is going on with Lailokens Awen, but also a place where I can talk about my process, and blog about things I think are important and/or interesting. I’ll do my best to keep it interesting.