The Hidden Department of Notions--  Hermetic Caduceus
The Hidden Department of Notions--  Hermetic Caduceus

The Hidden Department of Notions-- Hermetic Caduceus

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Ages ago and a little after the Great Depression there were stores called Notion departments. If you have a great grandmother or even an old grandmother they may remember these places. This was a store were you could go and buy thread, cloth, buttons and anything related to sewing.

Now just like today and in the age of reason people have all different beliefs. Some are into Wicca some are Christian and many others are all different things. Basically it was just like today but things were kept much, much quieter.
On a little known alley way in the deep in NYC the practice of the occult was in high practice.  The things we don't know today were not forgotten to one lost family. This family worked around the clock for those like them, those into the paranormal and the occult. Their first name was Smith. Yes it is a common name but what they did was anything but.
Inside the shop which seemed to appear only at the beginning of dusk you could find all sorts of things,related to sewing. While many people found their way in some found exactly what they were looking for, those in the know. A special code word was used to open up the back room which was filled with flying silver fish. At least that is how people described the spirits that resided there. Opening the door was like walking into a room where silver glitter was thrown into the air. That is how many spirits filled that room. The other thing that filled that room was tons and tons of buttons. Each one was designed for beauty, creativity and supreme power. They were also created so no one would notice them other then to say how original. They were not jewelry that could be stolen and could be worn anywhere, on a coat, on the inside of a jacket or just carried around.
Here you will find many of the ones my grandmother collected. Below you will find the description and what they do.
You will recognize these buttons as the symbol of many medical and/or pharmaceutical companies.  However, far before these staffs represented these types of entities, this staff was something way more exciting.  In ancient days, what you see depicted on this pair of buttons is the caduceus (magic staff) of the Green God Hermes.  He is the god in charge-- and is still summoned to this day by the way-- of magical incantations, communication with the dead, and the protection of merchants.  

His power pretty much chalked up to be good for two things.  These things were procuring wealth and alchemy.  Procuring wealth is pretty much self explanatory.  Alchemy also might have to do a little bit with procuring wealth, but that is not the only aspect of alchemy.  This magic can also be used during transformations energy and of the soul, as to manifest those powers that you want to be able to manifest, but never quite could.  A lot of people refer to this as relinquishing your human self and becoming like a God.  Why?  Because for the first time, you will be able to simply say, "(Insert magic here) take form," and you will be able to watch as this power is created right in front of you using the powers and energies of the universe. 

Don't forget these buttons naturally bring you wealth, because Hermes was the protector of Merchants.  These two powers combined are a win-win combination.  You don't even want to pass your shot with one of these pieces up.  We have two, you will get one.  If you buy both, the wealth you get is doubled!!