“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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This book was long and involved–just what an incense connoisseur would adore! I mean, the idea of using cake decorating tools to make incense leaves???
Me, I was able to learn lots of new things and try out combustibles for myself.
Neal No preview available – Carl holds bachelor degrees in History and Sociology. All I will say is that the parts about ritual, magick, etc. Incensdpages. With expanded sections on basic techniques, natural charcoal, and shopping for ingredients at the local super-market, this is the perfect book to help you explore your “scentuality.
Maybe that’s me, but it sounded weird every craafting I came across it. What I got, however, was only 21 pages out of a total that included recipes, some of which were painfully simple.
Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents by Carl F. Neal
He has been a frequent guest at Pagan festivals and gatherings where he spreads his enthusiasm for incense with vigor. I also really liked the idea of using a plastic straw for a mold for joss sticks.
Tricia Applegate rated it it was amazing Dec 31, If you are interested in making your own incense, or just want to know more about incense and how it is made, you’ll want a ot of this book. I felt that I had a decent understanding of different forms of incense, base materials, binders, aromatics, safety, etc. That said it was still interesting to read.
It is already very dated in assumptions about how to obtain materials. I received a free copy to review from NetGalley This book is a brief introduction to creating maickal own incense, whether it be for rituals, magick, or just because you enjoy the smell of incense and want to try to make your own.
Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents
I know it’s trite to read about a love formula that–duh–draws love, but what about “Mist” or “Lair of the Dragon? 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.
A strong supporter of community, Carl loves teaching about incense at all sorts of community maglckal. Published September 8th by Llewellyn Publications first published September 1st I like the troubleshooting section that helps analyze what have we done wrong with our own recipes – with few experiments and this book, everyone can create their own incense, Abd sure of it. The book is also an easy read and every chapter, even the ones that seemed to space fillers had tidbits of advice that over a year of practicing with it proved quite usefull.
Account Options Sign in. It is clear from the tone throughout that this is a subject which the author truly enjoys and feels very passionate about.
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You need no more than the usual amount of ventilation, recipes only ever call for a pinch or so, and in the case of charcoals, the scent is gone before you add your incense. Drake Collins rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Everyone at Llewellyn did an awesome job creating this greatly expanded version of the book while holding true to magical look and feel of the original.
One thing that I particularly enjoyed was the chapter that talks about shaping.
Master incense maker Carl F. The book also quite versatile in that it lists many choices and substitutions in ingredients, tools, and execution.
You make incense dough, shape it, and let mgickal dry. Absinthe rated it it was amazing May 19, Networking with incense makers and users from around the world has given him a very different view of incense. Aa rated it it was amazing May 06, Tania Nelson rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Nicole rated it liked it Jun 17, Thanks for Stopping By!
So, overall, I liked this book.
Another book on incense. Carl holds bachelor degrees in History and Sociology. Neal has created dozens of unique incense recipes-and includes easy conversion tables for diffe 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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