The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews – Scott Cunningham

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Author:  Scott Cunningham
Description:  269-page book
ISBN:  978-0-8754-2128-5
Publisher:  Llewellyn Worldwide, 1989

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For centuries the composition of incenses, the blending of oils, and the mixing of herbs have been used by people to create positive changes in their lives.  With this book, the curtains of secrecy have been drawn back, providing you with practical, easy-to-understand information that will allow you to practice these methods of magical cookery.

In this book, you can learn how to make your own incenses, oils, ointments, inks, tinctures, herb baths, bath salts, brews, ritual soaps, and powders.  There is no special, costly equipment to buy, and ingredients are usually easy to find.  The book includes details information on a wide variety of herbs, sources for purchasing ingredients, substitutions for hard-to-find herbs, a glossary, and a chapter on creating your own magical recipes.

Cunningham also provides important information on the basic principles of magic, teaching you how to empower herb mixtures with personal power to attract money and love, heal yourself and others, increase psychic powers, heighten spirituality, promote physical energy, stimulate mental activity, and more.

Scott Cunningham authored more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Wicca:  A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner; Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner; Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical HerbsComplete Book of Incenses, Oils & Brews; and Earth Power.

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ISBN-10: 0875421288
ISBN-13: 9780875421285
Goodreads: 145560

Author(s): Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Published: 9/8/2002

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-scented tools?

The answers to questions like these and hundreds more can be found in The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by world-famous author Scott Cunningham. This is a greatly expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews. It includes over 100 new formulas, proportions for each element of the recipes (the most requested feature from his previous book), how to substitute ingredients, and much more. Besides the formulas, it also includes the exact methods of making all of these scented tools, including how to extract the essences from the herbs.

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!

This compendium of magical lore is a vital tool for every magical person on any magical path, whether you are a beginner or an expert.
 

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