Thursday, July 24, 2008

Altar Set - Wiccan Tools



Our complete altar set is the perfect set to get you started! Includes the following 13 items: White satin altar cloth, Small wood handle athame with sheath(perfect for carving your own runes on the handle), set of 2 glass tapered candle holders (colors will vary), one half-DRAM hand-painted potion bottle, Small 3" brass incense censer, 1 roll of 33mm self-lighting charcoal for incense, Two 6" tapers (black and white), small hand-crafted altar pentacle tile (style and colors will vary), one 1/4 oz size oil bottle of our hand-blended altar oil, one small 5 DRAM vial of our hand-blended Ritual Blend incense, four chime spell candles (blue, white, green and pink), one chime spell candleholder (in white porcelain) and one small 3" black marble scrying bowl (can also be used a devotional bowl)!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Incense

INCENSE - Information on how to make


I have two books on the subject of making incense, one of which is useful and
the other of which is occasionally amusing. The books are:

The useful one: Smith, Steven R. _Wylundt's Book of Incense_, York Beach, ME:
Samuel Weiser, Inc. 1989, 300 pp.

The amusing one (which will probably be easier to find, alas):
Cunningham, Scott. _The Magic of Incense, Oils & Brews_, St. Paul, MN:
Llewellyn Publications, 1986, 165 pp.

There are two kinds of incense: that which will burn by itself, and that which
won't. The self-burning kind is the stuff formed into cones, sticks, and so
forth. Non-self-burning incense is easy: mix up whatever herbs please you and
drop it on a hot coal. You can buy self-igniting charcoal which was made to be
used with incense at either occult shops or ecclesiastical supply shops. This
charcoal has saltpeter mixed in it, so that when you hold a match to it, the
saltpeter burns and provides enough of a start for the charcoal to catch. You
get a line of sparks marching across the coal. I think it's really neat, but
then I'm a bit of a pyromaniac. Put the coal in a heatproof dish and drop herbs
on it. The coals usually burn for about an hour. You can get large clouds of
smoke this way. On the other hand, the charcoal is both messy and dangerous.
It really does get hot. I am very careful to put it in something that will
contain both the fire and the heat. The best solution I've found so far is a
good-sized stone ashtray with a trivet underneath.

Self-burning incense is tricky. I've had reasonable success with the recipes in
Smith, but not with creating my own recipes. Do not follow Cunningham's
instructions for making self-burning incense. He has no clue what he's talking
about. Use his recipes that please you, and ignore his techniques.

From this point on, unless I say otherwise, I'm referring to self-burning
incense. Incense requires the following ingredients:

- Aromatic substance: the stink-pretty. This can be whatever you want.

- Base: a neutral or pleasant smelling substance that burns easily. Fine sawdust
is easy to get and cheap. Sandalwood works beautifully, but costs more.
- Potassium Nitrate: aka saltpeter. To make sure it burns.

- Binder: glue, to hold it together. Smith has a list of necessary features,
such as 'must not revert to powder when dry'. Gum tragacanth is best.

- Liquid: to make the binder become sticky. Usually water.

One of the tricks to incense is getting the correct amount of saltpeter. Like
I said above, I haven't figured out this one, so I do it by the book. The other
trick is to get all the ingredients evenly mixed together. Here's the secret to
doing this: mix the binder in with the base and aromatics, and dissolve the
saltpeter in the liquid. This is why I tell you not to follow Cunningham's
methods. He tells you to do exactly the opposite (saltpeter with dry
ingredients, binder with liquid). I tried it his way before I found Smith, and
it Does Not Work.

I strongly recommend Scott Cunningham's Incenses, Oils and Brews from Llewellyn
Publications. Scott has recipes for a wide variety of incenses for various
purposes. Most of these are for powder incenses to be used with charcoal but I
believe he also talks about how to make cones. I prefer using charcoal myself,
as you don't need to include any binders or other extraneous ingredients in the
incense. Good luck! Making your own incense is very rewarding and the end
product tends to have better energy than store-bought.

If you prefer making your own cone or stick incense, I suggest using gum
tragacanth, which can be obtained from most herb suppliers.

Start with a tablespoon of the gum and a large (12 ounces) glass of water. Add
a bit at a time until it is a stiff, paste-like consistency. Add to this your
powdered herbs and/or oils. Remember that your oils will have a stronger odor,
so adjust accordingly.

For stick incense, get some joss sticks from an incense store and simply dip
them in the mixture.

To create cones, make the mixture thicker and shape by hand.

Keep your mixture covered with a damp cloth, else it turns into a hard, unusable
lump.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Altar Incense

ALTAR INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Cinnamon

Burn as a general incense on the altar to purify the area.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Incense and Its Uses

Incenses and Their Uses

Blue Berry - Burn to keep unwanted influences away from your home and property

Blue Roses- Specially crafted to honour the Goddess in all her aspects

Carnations - A sweet floral scent traditionally used for healing

Cherry - Sacred to Venus, this blend will attract and stimulate love

Cinnamon - Use to gain wealth and success

Coconut - Burn for protection and purification

Copal - Sacred to the Mayan and Aztecs, this blend is suitable for honouring the Gods

Frangiapani- Burn to brighten your home with friendship and love

Frankincense - Draw upon the energy of the sun to create sacred space, consecrate objects, and stimulate positive vibrations

Honeysuckle - Burn for good health, luck, and psychic power

Jasmine - For luck in general, especially in matters relating to love

Lotus - For inner peace and outer harmony, to aid in meditation and open the mind's eye

Musk - Burn for courage and vitality, or to highten sensual passion

Myrrh - An ancient incense for protection, healing, purification and spirituality

Passionflower - For peace of mind, this sweet scent will soothe troubles and aid in sleep

Patchouli Patchouli - An earthy scent used in money and attraction spells

Pine - Burn for strength, and to reverse negative energies

Rose - For love magick, and to return calm energies to the home

Sandalwood - A delicious all purpose scent used to heal and protect, also for purification

Spice - A fiery scent to be charged for any magick

Spirit - Raise your personal vibration, attract spirit guides and honour your personal deity

Strawberry - For love, luck and friendship

Tangerine - A solar aroma used to attract prosperity

Temple - A devotional incense for the altar during ritual

Vanilla - Stimulate amorous appetites and enhance memory

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Color Meanings

The Significance of Colors:
When you apply color to Candle Magick, the meanings of each color can be quite specific.

White - Spiritual Enlightenment, Cleansing, Healing, Truth Seeking.
Yellow - Activity, Creativity, Concentration and Imagination.
Gold - Beneficial in Rituals intended to bring luck or fast money.
Pink - Romance, Friendship
Red - Health, Passion, Love, Fertility, Strength, Courage, Willpower.
Silver - Helps develop Psychic Ability, Removes negativity, encourages stability.
Purple - Power, success, idealism.
Royal Blue - Promotes laughter and loyalty.
Light Blue - Peace and Tranquility.
Blue - Rituals to obtain Wisdom, Harmony, inner light or peace.
Emerald Green - Attracts Love, fertility.
Dark Green - Counteracts greed, jealousy. When used in a Ritual.
Green - Prosperity, Success, Luck, Money.


Black - Helps open up deeper levels of consciousness, use in Rituals to banish evil or negativity.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Book of Shadows - The Truth Behind Prosperity Magic

Prosperity is more than the sum total of what is in you bank account; who you are and what you have accomplished is far more important that what you own. In the end, the only things you take with you are your honor, the love you shared and the wisdom you have learned. That doesn't mean you can set aside the mundane needs of life and go meditate on a hill--even then you have to eat. What it does mean that you need to take responsibility for your decisions and your life. Casting spells and doing rituals can help, but I have yet to meet a rich witch. The best way to insure a successful, prosperous life is to remain in school and get a good education. In doing so, you'll find a source of satisfaction as well as being able to live comfortably.

If you want a new job, do the ritual, but also check the want ads, fill out applications and all the things you would normally need to do on a mundane level to get a job. You can ask for the winning lottery numbers, but don't start spending the money until the check is not only in your hand but has cleared in the bank.

As with all magic, what you send out is what you will receive back. If you help others, you will receive aid when you need it. Whatever aspect of your life that you feed energy to will be the strongest. If you feed the fear of loss and the poverty mind set that is what the universe will expand; however, if you keep your focus on your blessings, being able to share them and be confident you will always be provide for, the universe will increase that energy as well. Being able to release the society taught belief of limited resources is the biggest challenge all of us have to face. From every corner, the message is that there is not enough for all--not enough food, energy, money or resources for everyone to have an equal share. The messages is that you have to fight for what you want, disregarding the needs and rights of others for they are the enemy competing for the scarce blessings. If you feel this way, the whole universe will not be enough to fill you or make you feel safe. However, by releasing the fear and being open to the miracles of the universe, you will find that miracles happen everyday and that there is indeed enough for all to live well and be safe.

After all the rituals have been done and the candles have been burned out, the most effective prosperity spells are the ones that come under the heading "Random Acts of Kindness". The simple things we do for one another, without expecting anything return, are the most powerful magic. True charity is anonymous; it expects nothing in return. It is giving change at the check out when the person in front of you is a little short. It is taking meals or offering rides to someone in need. It is taking the time to smile at someone simply because you care that they have a little joy in their lives. Praying for peace is great, but taking the time to clean up a roadside is prosperity in action; not only do you get some fresh air and sunshine, but also you make the world a little better just by cleaning up the trash. By giving of ourselves freely and openly, we create a prosperity magnet around us that is more powerful than any ritual.

Out of the Shadows and Into the Light will not only teach you more about prosperity rituals, but those for love, protection and healing. This ebook give rituals to heal your heart and make you dreams to come true. Both old and new magic is combined in this colorful book that seeks only to inform and protect. If you seek wisdom, love or justice this ebook of shadows can help you find what you need.

Theresa Chaze is a Wiccan Prieste and Ordained Minister. She has be describes as a woman who has the courage to play with dragons. To learn more about Wiccan, her novels, and Ms Chaze, go to her website at http://www.theresachaze.com