“Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents is an impressive book on a subject that has not been done to death in other books If you are. With new recipes and information on dozens of new ingredients, this expanded and updated edition of Incense is an essential guide to making your own. Buy Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents: Crafting & Use of Magical Scents 1st ed by Carl Neal (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store.
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The author mentions creative uses for incense that I hadn’t thought of before, and repeatedly inspires the reader to experiment and take incense to a higher level.
It was laid out well to introduce people to types of crwfting and prepare readers for making their first batch of incense, there were quite a few good tips and ideas for troubleshooting, and there were some pretty good magickal, ritual, and philosophic topics discussed.
An assortment of incense burners Drake Collins rated it it was amazing Apr 29, You don’t need this book to figure it out, but it’s a nice book that gets the mechanics of it across. Another plus in this book is that you can get started with just a little reading on fundamental chapters.
Neal has created dozens In fact, after all this preamble, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to make incense anymore–and I’ve been doing it for over 10 years! I am so excited about this new release! Account Options Sign in.
He is a self-professed incense fanatic who has been lucky enough to learn from a variety of incense makers from North and South America, Asia, and Europe.
It turns out that it’s easy to make incense. If you put on magikcal lot, you’ll get smoked out. When I try the recipes out I will update my review.
It is already very dated in assumptions about how to obtain materials. Published September 8th by Llewellyn Publications first published September 1st Astra rated imcense liked it Feb 03, If you’re going to give recipes for magical purposes, even obvious ones, a little blurb of explanation always helps.
No part of the crafting is neglected or skimmed over. Just what I wanted.
He does mention substitutions and experimentation but having a little discussion about the recipies themselves would be a welcomed thing. He has traveled across America leading incense workshops and discussions. The author does say, though, that nothing in his book should be taken as the final word on the subject.
Want to Read saving…. On top of it all it compliments itself quite magickkal offering advise on how to create your own molds and growing scenrs own herbs. Whether you want to make loose, stick, coil, or cone incense, this comprehensive edition provides detailed instructions for everything from finding the right ingredients to proper drying methods.
For those interested in making their own incenses, it’s a good book. I had no idea you could use things like guar gum or xanathan gum as binders.
His magickal correspondences seem really weak and overemphasize elements like air, water and earth when it all comes down to the fact that incense is always lit on fire. All my experience comes from non-combustible incense, that which is cdafting on charcoal.
If you uwe it as a “hands on” guide, you will learn how to make spaghetti, cone, coils and stick incense without having to add saltpeter to your mix or getting makko which is quite expensive and in some countries nearly impossible to find which to me was quite a plus. Matickal says this as another reason to avoid saltpeter, but if it were really the case, his use of cloves as an additive would qualify as interfering with every spell not linked to Jupiter or Fire.
Dantenumara Rosenberg rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Paperbackpages. It also features a troubleshooting appendix that your first couple of batches will probably need some refering to. If I didn’t know how to use incense, what made me interested in making it enough to buy the book? Me, I was able to learn lots of new things and try out combustibles for myself.
Maybe that’s me, but it sounded weird every time I came across it.