The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
The Complete Book of Incense Oils and Brews - Llewellyn's Practical Magick Author:Scott Cunningham Everything from herbal oils, bath salts, and incense to inks, roots, and dried herbs is discussed in this informative encyclopedia, wherein magic becomes an extension of spirituality or meditation. The first rule of magic is "harm no one," and in those terms magic begins to make sense from a holistic/healing standpoint, linking herbology, aromat... more »herapy, ritual, creative visualization, and prayer. The book covers hundreds of different plants, barks, flowers, seeds, roots, stalks, etc.: their effects, their uses both medical and magical, and the best ways of preparing and blending them for tinctures, oils, incense, candles, bath oils, and lotions. As a document that exists squarely within the unexplored middle ground between folklore and tested science, this book should be equally at home in a vegetarian kitchen, a holistic healer's office, a witch's lair, or the home of someone who just wants things to smell nice. Cunningham argues convincingly that by combining spirituality and herbology with magic ritual, there is no limit to what the power of plants and the human mind can accomplish. -- Alibris« less
As usual, Scott Cunningham produced a highly comprehensive book for use in magickal workings. Includes many formulas for making your own incense, magickal oils and liquid brews. The highly detailed list of ingredient substitutions comes in very handy when you are mixing up something and find yourself lacking the proper ingredient. Covers safety and proper useage of the materials. No serious practitioner should be without this one! I realized I had two on my shelf so decided that it would be great to pass one along to a fellow PBS member--I know there are many of you out there who would really appreciate having this most excellent edition on their shelves!
Amazingly well written. Easy to understand, with not just step-by-step instructions or 'the how of it', it also gives you 'the why of it' in terms that are easy for the layperson to comprehend. This book is a keeper!