posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 01:55 AM
This thread is about proper care of your drinking skulls and horns. I hope you find it helpful and informative as proper care will insure you have a
safe and sanitary vessel for generations.
A tip on ritual sharing: alcohol contained in ceremonial wine or mead is sanitary. In fact in ancient times people drank wine instead of water to
avoid dicease. If the gentleman next to you seems ill you may, as a precaution, rotate the skull or horn slightly but keep in mind that drinking from
the three corners of the skull is ideal to keep the wine from dripping down your face which can be quite embarassing and cause costly dry cleaning for
your suit or robes. A horn does not offer as much space and when lowered the ''burping" cause from the spashback may cause the same results as the
dripping from a skull.
There are three basic types of material which are common: raw bone, bee's wax coated, and resin coated. If properly treated initially the end result
will be that they do not have an unpleasant after taste; for example, a poorly treated raw horn will leave a mucous taste in your mouth... Who wants
that upsetting their ritual?
Do not put your skulls or horns in the dishwasher without turning off the heat drying cycle. Use the dishwasher at your own risk and wash far from
other objects to avoid chipping.
Do not leave bee's wax coated skulls or horns around heat, especially your car when traveling in the summer. Hot water will have the same effect, so
if you insist on using bee's wax you have been warned.
After the ritual take your skull or horn and run it under lukewarm water and use anti-bacterial soap. If it makes you feel more comfortable you may
soak it for a few minutes based on your personal numerology system. Be sure to rinse it off and let it air dry -do not towel dry as this may
contaminate it. Once dry return it too its black cloth and bind it with black cord with as many knots as called for in your system. This represents
its return to the earth.
Now your skull or horn is ready for your next ritual in a safe and sanitary condition!
I hope this thread was helpful!