The Ancient Wisdom of Violet Glass
Archaeological evidence suggests that the first intentionally made glass was invented in Ancient Egypt, circa 1550 BC. The ancient Egyptians were an extremely advanced culture, with immense wisdom, much of which we are only beginning to relearn about today. Their search for preservation techniques lead them to the production of metal and glass. Chief among these were gold and dark violet glass vessels for sealing away water, oils, and medicines.
Dark violet glass was up there with the most prestigious items used in Ancient Egyptian society because of its impressive integrity and was coveted by artisan jewellers. Violet glass was so valuable in their society that the elite were often entombed with violet glass wares.
During the European era of scientific mysticism, circa 1200-1600 AD, Medieval alchemists followed the clues set forth by their neighbouring predecessors and came to learn of the importance of violet glass. Alchemists came to the conclusion that combining certain minerals created a kaleidoscope of colours, each spectrum corresponding with specific effects on the contents. They noticed that the closer the colour of the glass got to the ultraviolet and far infrared frequencies, the more congruent the effect would be on their elixirs. The fine tuned recipes for getting this glassware just right were well kept secrets, passed along exclusively through word of mouth.
Centuries later, in the 1800s, teacher, musician and mystic, Jakob Lorber described a method for the absorption and retention of photons from the sun into natural products. He stored products in open dark violet glass dishes and exposed them to direct sunlight for a long period of time. According to his exhaustive studies, products that were stored in dark violet glass became solar-enriched and were preserved for decades.
Many experiments with violet glass have since proved this phenomenon, such as Prof. Hugo Niggli's experiment on biophotons in the 1990’s. With this resulting evidence as a platform, violet glass was a very early collaborator of promising biophotonic research.
The advancing industrialisation and the emergence of new packaging materials meant that violet glass faded into obscurity during the last hundred years. Violet glass was first industrially produced by small artisan glass manufacturers in 1995 after 50 years of research and hand production and is now slowly becoming more widely used as people learn of its many incredible benefits.
We use Biophotonic (violet) glass to bottle many of our products at Shackpalace Rituals including our Organic Herbal Tea Blends and our skincare products. We also sell Biophotonic Glass bottles and jars in a variety of shapes and sizes for you to store your own food and cosmetics in.