The Spiritual Connection: Calamus Essential Oil
Calamus in the Bible:
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil. Exodus 30:23-25, KJV
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Although Exodus II (a special blend with calamus essential oil) is very similar to that of the holy anointing oil, D. Gary Young was respectful of God's Word and altered his blend so that they are not alike. We too should be mindful not to trample on what God calls holy.