Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism
For the Novice to the Crone
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Make your own incense for the Summer Solstice
Copyright © 1999 Scott Cunningham
Scent is power. It allows us to slip into ritual consciousness, thereby allowing
us to raise power, infuse it with the proper energies, and send it forth toward the
magical goal. However, not all magical incenses smell sweet. Some have strong, resinous
odors; others, intensely bitter scents. Incenses intended for ritual use are blended
to provide the proper energies during magical operations-
Don't let this scare you away from incense, however. Most of our associations with "pleasant" and "foul" odors are leame~ and our noses aren't as capable of determining various scents as they should be. Retrain your nose to accept exotic scents, and the art of incense burning will become a joy, not something to be tolerated for the sake of magic.
Occult supply stores stock incense intended for use in magic. Many rare blends can be purchased for a few dollars. While these are magically effective, you may wish to make some of your own.
Specially formulated incenses are burned to attract specific energies to the magician and to aid her or him in charging personal Power with the ritual's goal, eventually creating the necessary change.
Incense, in common with all things, possesses specific vibrations. The magician chooses the incense for magical use with these vibrations in mind. If performing a healing ritual, she or he burns a mixture composed of herbs that promote healing.
Here is what you need to make your own Lughnasadh Incense:
Bum Lughnasadh Incense during Wiccan rituals on August or 2nd, or at that time to attune with the coming harvest.
This Wiccan “How To,” plus much more, can be found in:
by Scott Cunningham
One of the secrets of real magic is that it is controlled by the mind. The more things
in your ritual to help your mind associate with your goal, the more powerful your
ritual may be. Colored candles, scented oils, natural incenses, and more all add
to the impact of the magic you wish to do. But how do you know which incense to burn?
Is it possible to add scented oils together to get a more powerful oil? And how do
you make your own appropriately-
The answers to questions like these and hundreds more can be found in The Complete
Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by world-
Each one of the formulas in this magic book is precise and easy to make. Do you need luck? Take 2 parts vetivert, 2 parts allspice, 1 part nutmeg, and 1 part calamus, grind them together as finely as possible, then sprinkle the powder in a circle around you, beginning and ending in the East and moving clockwise. Sit within this circle and absorb the powder's energies. Also included are other ways to use magical powders that will have you coming up with your own ideas for them, too.
There is a legion of recipes for incenses. There are three for the sun and two for consecrating talismans. There are incenses for each of the astrological signs and ones to help you study better and gain success. You'll also find incenses for each of the planetary influences. There are four for Saturn alone!