Incense

Incense of the Day for Those Down Under is Litha Fire Incense

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Litha Fire Incense

Midsummer is a great time for herb gardens, because there are buds and blooms everywhere. This is a powerful time to gather herbs, and also to prepare and use them. Any fresh herb can be dried simply by picking it and tying it up in small bundles in a well-ventilated area. Once they are completely dry store them in airtight jars in a dark place.

To make your own magical summer incense, first determine what form you’d like to make. You can make incense with sticks and in cones, but the easiest kind uses loose ingredients, which are then burned on top of a charcoal disc or tossed into a fire. This recipe is for loose incense, but you can always adapt it for stick or cone recipes. As you mix and blend your incense, focus on the intent of your work. In this particular recipe, we’re creating an incense to use during a Litha rite — and since Litha is all about the sun and its strength, we’re going to make this a fiery and powerful incense. You’ll need:

  • 3 parts myrrh
  • 1 part apple blossoms
  • ½ part bay leaves
  • ½ part cinnamon bark
  • 1 part chamomile flowers
  • 1 part lavender flowers
  • 2 parts mugwort
  • ½ part rosemary

Add your ingredients to your mixing bowl one at a time. Measure carefully, and if the leaves or blossoms need to be crushed, use your mortar and pestle to do so. As you blend the herbs together, state your intent. You may find it helpful to charge your incense with an incantation, such as:

Balance of the heavens and earth below,
The power of the sun in this incense grows.
Cinnamon, mugwort, apple and bay,
Fire and water, on this longest day.
Herbs of power, blended by me,
As I will, so it shall be.

Store your incense in a tightly sealed jar. Make sure you label it with its intent and name, as well as the date you created it. Use within three months, so that it remains charged and fresh.

 

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Incense of the Day for December 19th is Yule Incense

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YULE INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Pine needles or resin
1 Part Cedar
1 Part Juniper Berries

Mix and smolder at Wiccan rites on Yule or during the winter months.

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Incense of the Day for December 17th – Binding Incense

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BINDING INCENSE

4 Parts Nettle
4 Parts Thistle
4 Parts Knotgrass
1/4 Part Nightshade
1/4 Part Aconite (wolfsbane)

Burn with caution during outdoor rituals to destroy baneful habits or thoughts. Use small amounts only.

*Do not inhale fumes!

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Incense of the Day for December 16th – Vision Incense

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VISION INCENSE

3 parts Cinquefoil
3 Parts Chicory Root
1 Part Clove

Burn small amounts prior to psychic workings.

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Incense of the Day for December 15th – Good Omen Incense

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GOOD OMEN INCENSE

5 rose petals
11/2 oz myrrh
1 oz Dragon’s Blood
1/2 oz Sassafras
1/2 oz Orange blossoms
1/2 oz Juniper
1/2 oz Sage
1 dram Frankincense

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Incense of the Day for December 14th is Purification Incense

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PURIFICATION INCENSE

4 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Bay
1 part camphor
1 pinch finely powdered salt
1 pinch Sulfur

Burn to purify the atmosphere of a disturbed home. Leave the windows open and do not inhale the sulfurous fumes!

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Incense of the Day for December 12th is Frankincense Incense

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FRANKINCENSE INCENSE

2 tbsp finely crushed Frankincense
1 tbsp Orris root powder
1  Clove powder
1 tbsp Lemon oil

Combine and mix all but lemon oil. Put in a jar, seal and keep in a dark place for 2-3 months. For healing magick, Honor the Mother Goddess and Horned God.

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Incense of the Day for December 11th is Water Incense

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WATER INCENSE

2 parts benzoin
1 part myrrh
1 part sandalwood
a few drops lotus bouquet
a few drops ambergris oil

Burn to attract the influences of this element, as well as to develop psychic abilities, to promote love, fertility, beauty and so on.

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