Incenses: Crafting a Magical Incense
Posted by loona wynd
Last week we explored the concept of how and why people work with various types of incenses. We even discussed the various types of incenses that exist in the world today. This week we are going to discuss and talk about actually crafting and making your own magical and spiritual incense blends. That’s right. Incenses can be their own magical spells and tools. Today we are going to talk about creating them for ourselves.
Crafting magical and spiritual incenses for your personal use
Working with natural and handmade incenses is one of the easiest magical practices a person can engage in. There are very few tools required to craft incenses and there are very few tools needed to make the incense spells manifest and become reality. By creating and crafting your own magical incenses you can also be sure that they are all natural incenses and that only items that you want to have in the incense are there.
Now you can use commercially made incense sticks and blends effectively for magical work. However those incenses are not always going to be only herbs and oils. Many of the commercial and large orders of incenses that you see for sale are made with synthetic oils and scents. For people who are sensitive to synthetic scents and smells these sorts of incenses don’t really work well. So its important to know what is in your incense before you use them. By crafting the incenses your self you know for sure what is going to be in the incense and you can guarantee that any allergies or sensitivities that you or your friends and family have will be taken into consideration.
The supplies needed in crafting incenses are minimal unlike working with oils which can require a lot more time and effort depending on if you are collecting your own essential oils or if you are mixing oils and herbs. In order to make an incense blend you need: a grinder (a mortar and pestle works fine for individual/one time use batches), a censor and charcoal (to burn the incense on), a jar or bag of some sort to hold and to mix the incense, and the herbs optional-essential oils. Many people use essential oils in their incense blends as well as dried herbs. Here at Mystic Echoes we only use herbs in our loose powdered incenses.
The first step as with any spell or ritual work is to decide on what exactly it is you want to get out of the work being done. In order for magical incenses to be effective in manifesting the goal of the spell or ritual a clear intent needs to be given. Magic can not work without a specific intent. You can have a vague idea of what you want and work from that if you’d like. However by working from a vague concept and vague ideas you will get vague and questionable results. So its best to have a clear concept of what exactly it is you want before you start working on the spell.
Once you know what it is that you want to have as the outcome you can start gathering supplies. Now is the time to do research. Say for example you wanted to do a spell related to gaining money or employment. This is the goal of your spell. This is what you want. Now you need to research herbs and oils that are related to that intent and outcome. Write down and make a list of all the herbs associated with money and employment.
Now you have your herb list. The next step is to choose which herbs that you want to work with for this incense. When it comes to magical incenses its not really the scent that is important. In magical incenses it is more important that the incense is charged with your intent and desire. So while you could focus on creating a really nice scented incense, the scent doesn’t matter so much as the intent being a part of the entire process of creating that incense blend.
So in choosing your herbs you don’t need to focus on scents. What you need to focus on is the properties of the herbs. The list you made earlier should include a rather large variety of herbs that have associations with money and or employment. The process of choosing the herbs should really be intuitive. In this situation you would look at the herbs on the list and the herbs that really jump out at you are the ones that you should work with.
By letting your intuition guide you in your choice you are basically allowing your higher self to really program in the intent and desire for the incense. This means that your intent has become a part of you and a part of the process. Your intent is speaking out through the actions and thoughts. Your intuition and intent meld together in the crafting of the incense when they let you know which herbs to work with for that particular incense blend.
Now that you have your herbs chosen its time to actually get to the crafting. I have found in my own incense crafting that there really is no golden ratio of the herbs for the scent to balance and the incense to work. So I have found that choosing one of the herbs to be the base or the main powerhouse really helps define the exact focus of the incense. As you start to craft more and more incenses the process will become automatic for now in choosing your base look at the herbs you have chosen and the one that screams “Me me me” is going to be your base.
For measurements as I said I have found that there is no golden ratio of herbs to herbs in the incense blends. I have found that a teaspoon is a good size for a single ritual batch. If you are making a batch that you intend to use in multiple rituals I have found that a table spoon is a good size. So start with one or two tablespoons or teaspoons of your base. Once you have that measured out start to grind the herb.
The process of grinding the herb is one of the aspects of charging the incense. So as you grind the incense you need to focus your intent into the action of grinding the herb. Put all your emotional desires for the money and employment to come your way into the force of grinding. If you are using a grinder rather than a mortar and pestle you will hold your hands over the grinder as it grinds and focus your intent through your hands into the grinder and into the herb.
If you wish you can say a chant along the lines of: “herb of the earth I ask of thee to send the money I need to me”. Saying this chant as you work the grinder and as the herbs grind along with the physical energetic force charges the herbs for the process at hand. This may also trigger your own mental and emotional focus deeper into the process of casting this spell. The more you charge your energy into the incense the more powerful the incense will be for you.
Once the first herb is ground you will need to place it in the container discussed earlier. For the rest of the herbs follow the same process of measuring the herb and grinding the herb. This charges each herb for the process at hand. Once all the herbs are together in the container its time to blend them together into a mix. This action here will further charge the incense blend.
Shake the jar and fill it even more with your intent and desire. If you said a chant while you were grinding the herbs individually you should repeat the chant here again. See the money and the employment you seek manifesting in your life. Put this energy into your shaking. The more vigorously you shake the container and mix the herbs together the more powerful the mixture will be. Your intent has been charged in the mix through the chant, the grinding of the herbs, and the shaking of the container mixing the energetic forces together.
Now the incense is blended and made ready to use. You just need to label it now and you can use this incense any time for this magical intent. The incense you have just crafted is now a magical incense ready to use. There is a spell contained in this incense that you have crafted and charged through out the entire process.
To cast the spell you simply need to burn the incense on a charcoal disc in a heat safe or heat proof censor. Simply by burning the incense you have released the spell that you created when you crafted the incense. As the incense is burning all the energy that you built up in the incense through the process of crafting the incense is released and the spell can be cast. The smoke rising into the heavens sends the intent to the universe allowing the universe to manifest your desire.
The above process is the process that we here at Mystic Echoes use in the crafting and creation of the magical incenses that we sell. All of the incenses that have been crafted by Mystic Echoes are essentially spells ready to be used. All you need to work the spell in the incense is a censor and a charcoal disc. Once the incense is burning the spell is released and the magic can take effect.
You can use the magical incenses crafted by other people just as effectively as you can use your own magical incenses. This is why stores like Mystic Echoes can craft and sell pre-made incense blends. The incenses that are crafted by those who make and sell them for other people make them so that any one who needs to cast a spell can cast them and manifest their desires. In the end magical incenses are one of the simplest ways that you can work magic and cause changes in your life.
Mystic Echoes Magical Incense Blends
About loona wyndCall me Loona. I am a part time model and an amateur writer. My blogs serve as my primary method of publication at the moment. These blogs are also a way for me to build an audience and get my name known. I have been involved with my spiritual path for half my life now. I have spent that whole time seeking and exploring every path I could find. While I will always identify as a witch and a Pagan, I do believe there are lessons that every path can teach me. When I am not writing, or modeling I spend my time watching science fiction (I'm a big Doctor Who fan as well as Warehouse 13, Eureka, Babylon 5, and other shows). I also enjoy shows like Ink Master, Bar Rescue, Hotel Hell, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares. I also love Bones for the anthropological aspects. When not watching tv I spend time playing video games. I'm a retro gamer at heart. I would rather play a game on my NES than the newest game for my PC. I actually have more NES and SNES games than I do Wii, N64 or PS2. I do play Starcraft2, Everquest, Guild Wars, and random Facebook games. I also enjoy reading. My reading will often be in the spiritual or philosophical fields. This is what I enjoy to study. I also love to read science fiction. Anne McCaffery is actually my favorite sci-fi writer. Her Pern and Accorna series are my favorites. I currently hold an associates degree in Liberal Studies or Liberal Arts. My focus is on folklore, philosophy, classics of world lit, anthropology, and history. I do have a vast interest in Physics. I was actually happy with how much my physics teacher was able to connect modern physics with ancient and modern metaphysical philosophy.
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