Welcome to Sacred Essence, Europe's largest shaman alternative shop supplying all your shamanic, yoga, meditation & spiritual essentials. Natural Fragrant Incense that does more than smell nice, handmade smudge bowls to drums, rattles sacred stones and unique essential oils. Whatever your interest might be we have a wide range of products to chose from. Established in 2007 and based in the United Kingdom. Sacred Essence ships products world wide. Products are sourced from Andean Peruvian Paqos, Q'ero Shamans, Native American Indians and small local communities in South, North America and Europe. The products are mostly handmade in ancient traditions with other products complimenting the range.
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"Working within community - Fair Trade, Small Artisans, Traditional Methods, Lovingly Handmade, High Quality, Hand Chosen are just a few words of who we are”.
2013 - 2014 Has been an amazing 18 months. Fine tuning our offering, working closer with communities and artisans has meant being able to lower some prices, extend offerings and add further quantity discounts on popular products. The web audience has grown to a much wider audience. We would like to thank all those that continue and who are new to us for there support.
2012 has seen significant growth for us and the movement through and beyond 21st Dec 2012 has been important. We have subsequently re-designed the website ensuring some key new products and features such as the gift voucher system and comprehensive blog full of exciting news has been added to help with the user experience.
Launched 21st December 2012, this coincides with indigenous prophesies about the end of time as we know it and the beginning of a new era. In times of change and in a time that means create what you want to be and how you might be that and exist in the world.
For us to support cultural traditions that support not only each other but in the way they walk in the world living in harmony. Enjoy browsing the shop; feel free to make suggestions on products or general comments.
Sacred Essence was originally set up in conjunction with The Four Winds Society in 2006 supplying books at their events and as a resource for students. The shop quickly grew as many of the shaman products are very few and far between, yet appealed to a much wider audience which lead to the launch of the online buying facility.
Our wish is for the shop to support the teachings and local cultures and traditions that are being re-remembered. In South America local artisan products are at risk, due to business profits and demand; many small communities rely on their crafts for their income. Faster production times and more cost effective ways of producing via large scale machines, has meant small economies are having to work harder to keep their ancient ways alive and the essence of why they are made.
Our shop supports these smaller communities and traditions; it supplies unique shamanic textiles, artifacts, ceremonial pieces and a specialised range of incenses and sacred sprays for use in ritual, ceremony and individual everyday use. Whether for the spiritual being, shaman or Yogi we have a unique comprehensive product range.
In 2010 as the business grew we were asked more about other products for Yoga, Meditation & wellbeing products. We teamed up with some leading suppliers and added a small but competitively priced popular range of Yoga and meditation products and a selection of products to help the body on its spiritual journey. This allows us to support a broader selection of products all from one place.
2012 has seen more growth and the subsequent re-designed website ensuring some key new products and features to help with the purchasing process.
We have added further products and continue to work with the communities that we started with from the onset.
Our range of products is perfect for the spiritual individual. Unique highly decorative, Paqos/Q’ero Peruvian textiles that are handmade by shamans in the High Andes in South America. North American drums made and painted by Indian artists and Shipibo rattles from deep within the Amazon Jungle. A full range of space clearing sprays, Incenses including Paulo Santo Wood & Oil, (extremely high on its clearing and antiseptic abilities), Agua de Florida Water (shamans cleanse) and Californian White sage & Oil.
We are proud to support these communities and purchase products that are made with best intention and love. We have a great relationship with them and enjoy the way that they rely on a traditional system that not only trades within its community but also, enjoys sharing the understanding of why the products are made in such a way.
There is something very surreal about being high up in the Andean mountains, being with the Paqo & Q’ero Elders. Visiting communities, seeing how they live and share their wisdom teachings. They are the Earth keepers’ books talk about. It reminded us the very first time of a connection and one of many realisations that we are authors of our own lives.
Enjoy browsing the shop; feel free to make suggestions on products.
It is our wish to engender complete satisfaction by our customers of the service and products offered by Sacred Essence. If for any reason, you wish to contact us regarding queries, suggestions, etc (and of course much appreciated compliments) feel free to email us at email@example.com.
•Our primary method for orders is on the website which is quick, easy and secure.
•Usually orders are Processed within 1-2 working days. In busy periods this can extend slightly. The order is then dispatched by the relevant delivery method.
•We endeavor to process orders received before 11am on the same day. Where possible URGENT orders made by request will be processed immediately. We will notify you to confirm this.
•For Individual or Wholesale requirements we would ask in the first instance to email us with full details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Times: We are a web based Company and orders and inquiries can be made at any time to suit you via the website. They will be processed in normal office hours.
Delivery and Collections:
•Collections are only made by arrangement, as we are not set up as a retail shop.
•Sometimes we attend certain class venues with a limited selection of shop products. Customers can pre-order in advance and collect by arrangement.
Accepted Methods of Payment: Our payment gateway offers other local payment solutions dependent on your country. These are other than what is listed below. This will be displayed at the time of order. UK cheques are acceptable and should be sent prior to an order being dispatched; alternatively electronic bank transfer is very easy and quick to do. You will need to contact us separately for these details.
Main Payment types:
•Electronic Bank Transfer, Cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Visa Debit, Mastercard Debit, Electron, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Delta and PayPal.
If a required method of payment other than those listed please contact us with details and we will see if we can add it in the future.
We currently accept payment in:
•£ - UK Sterling GBP
•€ - Euro
•$ - US Dollars
•VAT is included in the price for orders sent to UK and EU countries.
•VAT is not charged on orders dispatched to the Channel Islands and non EU countries.
•Non EU countries maybe subject to import duty which is locally determined
Currency Conversion: Please be aware if you are using the currency conversion from our site and select anything other than GBP sterling. The actual conversion shown is for guide purposes ONLY. Your bank converts GBP to your local currency at the time of payment this is outside of our control.
Our system updates automatically every 6 hours with published worldwide currency rates. The system we use proves to be very effect and actuate.
We try to be versed in other languages but our first language is English.
Please state origin in a way that it can be understood.
•Please provide a valid clear full postal address at the time of order. This includes full name, house or road name, town, area, postal or zip code and Country.
•Make sure you supply your telephone number and email address to attach to the parcel.
•Certain countries require identification numbers also to be attached to the outside of the parcel.
•Advise us of any special delivery instructions.
On placing an order it is the customers responsibility to provide a valid delivery address written in the format required for your local delivery. We do not accept liability if a parcel is lost due to an incorrect address supplied by the customer.
Colours and Manufacturing:
Please note images displayed on our website are as close a representation as possible to actual products received. While we use good reliable sources many of our products are sourced from local individuals using old techniques from dying, weaving and carving.
This results in an authentic and individual product of which many of the textiles may well have been in the family for many years (antique). If we notice any major difference we will mark the product individually or you will be notified straightaway. We endeavour to label the product accordingly from onset.
All information, including all digital images, pictures and content in this website is the property of Sacred Essence unless otherwise stated. We provide this for information purposes only and not available for copying unless pre-agreed in writing for personal or business use. This is protected under the UK & International COPYRIGHT LAWS.
Images or prints that are supplied are for PERSONAL USE ONLY unless stated and agreed, as they may not be Royalty free or for COMMERCIAL USAGE.