“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 book is also an easy read and every chapter, even the ones that seemed to crafying fillers had tidbits of advice that over a year of practicing with it proved quite usefull.

Paperbackpages. The new illustrations truly enhance the nagickal and are beautifully drawn. One thing that I particularly enjoyed was the chapter that talks about shaping.

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 homemade blends with natural ingredients. It is clear from the tone throughout that this is a subject which the author truly enjoys and feels very passionate about.

I felt that I had a decent understanding of different forms of incense, base materials, binders, aromatics, safety, etc. In craftibg became a professional incense maker and has avidly researched incense ever since.

Carl Neal has been a student of incense since Laura Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 07, The author does say, though, that nothing in his book should be taken as the final word on the subject.

What I got, however, was only 21 pages out of a total that included recipes, some of which were painfully simple. Account Options Sign in. He has traveled across America leading incense workshops and discussions. 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.

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Books by Carl F. Published September 8th by Llewellyn Publications first published September 1st I’ve just obtained a mortar and pestle so now to find the herbs and resins.

All my experience comes from non-combustible incense, that which is smouldered on charcoal. That’s no reason to discount it.

Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents

He has been a frequent guest at Pagan festivals and gatherings where he spreads his enthusiasm for incense with vigor. This book is really repetitive for only being pages. Feb 23, Kate Hanley rated it really liked it Shelves: He 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.

You don’t need this book to figure it out, but it’s a nice book that gets the mechanics of it across. Carl holds bachelor degrees in History and Sociology. I hope that this new edition finds a home on the bookshelf of anyone who uses incense.

The recipes work well and are self-burning with no saltpetre. That said it was still interesting to read. Tricia Applegate rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Networking with incense makers and users from around the world has given him a very different view of incense.

Mar amgickal, Grayfeather rated it it was amazing. 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!

It’s simple, straight to the point, gives accurate analysis of the majority of materials that you will use many of them common household items and offers simple but enough to keep you busy recipies. Making your own incense with natural ingredients is a powerful way to connect with earth energies-and it’s much healthier to burn indoors than the chemical-laden commercial variety.

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New Expanded Version of Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents

All the things necessary before creating your first batch of incense. It also features a troubleshooting appendix that your first couple of batches will probably need some refering to.

To see what your friends mabickal of this book, please sign up. So perhaps these magickal correspondences should be elsewhere in one’s ritual and spellwork.

Making your own incense with natural ingredients is a powerful way to connect with earth energies-and it’s much healthier to burn indoors than the chemical-laden commercial variety. I got this from the library and took thorough notes on the recipes contained, as well as how to make a cone incense mold out of clay, latex and gauze. He does mention substitutions and experimentation but having a little discussion about the recipies themselves would be a welcomed thing.

Just what I wanted. 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. For those interested in making their own incenses, it’s a good book. Preview — Incense by Carl F. Lots of history and culture. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Maybe that’s an unfair assumption, but it’s qnd I went into it. Treat it with care and store it like you would store matches or gunpowder both normal things containing saltpeter and you’ll be fine.

Astra rated it liked it Feb 03, I mean, the idea of using cake decorating tools to make incense leaves???

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