posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 03:49 PM
Here's a recipe for Beltane incense....it's best made as close to Beltane as possible, or on the previous full moon. It stores really well, and if
you can't find any one of the ingredients, just substitute something else, or leave it out.
The best way to combine all the ingredients is in a mortar and pestle, but make sure you don't use the one you would use in the kitchen, as most
incense ingredients have a very strong smell. Ideally it would be one that you keep exclusively for magical work. Intention is every thing, so make
sure that you're watching your thoughts while mixing the incense....it will absorb them all.
Ingredients: (parts by weight, not volume)
1 part Mandrake (approximately 1 heaped teaspoonful)
1 part Gum Arabic
1 part Gum Benzoin
4 parts Frankincense
pinch of Oak bark
pinch of White Willow Bark
2 pinches of Damiana or a few drops of Damiana oil
3 drops Jasmine oil
2 drops Rose oil
10 drops Bergamot oil
Combine all the ingredients until they are mixed to look like grainy sand. Burn on a charcoal disk, just a few pinches at a time. It keeps really
well, so store the rest in an airtight jar. Although they are minor ingredients, the rose and jasmine oils are really important. Beltane is a
fertility sabbat, celebrating and honouring our own creativity. Rose is the archetypal feminine oil, and Jasmine, despite the delicate white flowers
it comes from, is extremely masculine in nature. It's a great way to combine and balance them. Bergamot is all about abundance!
I hope you enjoy...Happy Incense Grinding!