Cinnamon

Frankincense

  • Symbolizing: Sun, Purification, Consecration, Protection, Spiritual Illumination
  • Forms: incense, oils
  • Divinities: Sun Gods, Ra at Dawn, Bel

Myrrh

  • Symbolizing: Healing, Death and Afterlife, Purification, Inner Peace
  • Forms: incense, oils
  • Divinities: Isis, Ra at Midday

Yule Oil

  • 2 drops of each Cinnamon and Clove oil
  • 1 drop of mandarin oil
  • 1 drop of popine oil
  • 2 drops each Frankincense and Myrrh oil.

Yule Incense

  • 2 parts Frankincense
  • 2 part Pine Needles or resin
  • 1 Part Cedar
  • 1 Part Juniper Berries

Other Scents and Incense for Yule 

  • Pine
  • Cedar
  • Bayberry
  • Cinnamon

Mix and smolder on Yule (on or around December 21st), or during the winter months to cleanse the home and to attune with the forces of nature amid the cold days and nights.

Source: Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

Leo Vinci in Incense: Its Ritual Significance, Use and Preparation states that the Egyptian formula for Kyphi was given in the writings of Plutarch and that it contained 16 ingredients. He gives three different formulas for this incense in his book. My own personal formula contains more than 16 ingredients but smells much better than the ones given by Vinci.

Here’s the recipe. Blend together the following ingredients:

  • Red sandalwood – 1 part
  • Frankincense – 1/2 part
  • Myrrh – 1/4 part
  • Galangal – 1 part
  • Juniper berries – 1/4 part
  • Dragon’s blood – 1/4 part
  • Calamus root – 1 part
  • Bay laurel – 1 part
  • Orris root – 1/4 part
  • Henna powder – 1/4 part
  • Cinnamon – 1/4 part
  • Balm of Gilead – 1/4 part
  • Styrax bark – 1/4 part

Add oils of amber, honey, acacia, orris, storax, lotus, and musk to personal preference.

Note: Many recipes for Kyphi call for the use of raisins, honey, and wine. These “wet” ingredients enable you to make the incense into a paste that is then formed into balls and left to dry before burning.

From: D J Conway’s Magick of the Gods and Goddesses

The optimum time to make this oil is 5 days following the new moon. But it can be made any time during the new or crescent moon phase.

Supplies:

  • A small item made of gold
  • Olive oil
  • Small clean container (preferably glass) with a tight fitting lid
  • Powdered cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil

Instructions:

  • Place the item made of gold into the container
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or a drop of cinnamon essential oil
  • Pour enough olive into the container to cover the item and fill the container to the halfway mark.

Cradle the container in your hands and think about how grateful and happy you are for the prosperity that you already have, and for the prosperity that is coming to you.

Then gently breathe this gratitude and happiness into the container, continue to breathe it into the container until it has been filled the rest of the way to the top with loving gratitude.

Put the lid on the container, and tighten it.

Tap the lid with your middle finger once and say:
“Thank you to the Father”
Tap the lid with your middle finger a second time and say:
“Thank you to the Mother”
Tap the lid with your middle finger for a third time and say:
“Thank you to the Living Spirit in all things”

This prosperity oil will gradually increase in potency as the moon waxes toward full, and can be used at any time.

On the full moon:

  • Remove the gold item – and gently and lovingly clean it.
  • Drop a pinch of powdered ginger into the container.

Cradle the container in your hands and think about how grateful and happy you are for the prosperity that you already have, and for the prosperity that is coming to you.

Put the lid on the container, and tighten it.

Tap the lid with your middle finger once and say
“Thank you to the Father”
Tap the lid with your middle finger a second time and say
“Thank you to the Mother”
Tap the lid with your middle finger for a third time and say
“Thank you to the Living Spirit in all things”

Hints and tips:

If it seems that there is no prosperity in your life to be grateful for, think of something that makes you happy, or someone you love.

A Sacajawea gold dollar is a great item to use – and they can be purchased for $1 at your local bank.

Drink this tea an hour before undertaking any form of divination. If you wish, you can continue sipping it throughout the divination process.

  • 3 tsp rose petals
  • 1 tsp jasmine flowers
  • 2 crushed bay leaves
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Note: This blend is for one person and is intended to have half a pint of boiling water poured over it. Allow the infusion to stand for 10 minutes before straining and do not stir, as this bruises the plants. Obviously, you can adjust the amount of water or standing time to your own taste. If you prefer your tea sweet, add a little honey, not sugar, to the strained infusion.

~ Tami Brown

The famous Carmelite Water, first made by 17th century Carmelite nuns was used to treat nervous headache and neuralgia. It combined lemon balm with lemon-peel, nutmeg, coriander and angelica root. Here’s a recipe with a magickal twist:

  • 1 bunch of lemon balm leaves
  • the rind of one small lemon
  • 2 sprigs sweet marjoram (or 1/2 teaspoon of dried)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 nutmeg, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • piece of angelica root the length of your little finger
  • 1 pint brandy, vodka, or other spirits

On the New Moon, bruise the herbs in a mortar and pestle. Put them in a pint jar and fill with your chosen spirits. Let sit in a warm, dark place for two weeks, shaking daily. Strain, filter, and put up in a pint (8 oz) bottle. The longer you let this sort of tincture sit, the better it will taste. Store in a cool, dark place.

Use to improve the complexion or as a compress in fevers. To make a cologne, use spirits of wine instead of brandy or vodka and add 20% water to the final produce.

From: Alchemy Works

This oil blend is specifically for healing, vitality, strength, promotions, and all Solar influences. For best results, don’t use synthetics.

  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp. Juniper berries, mashed
  • 1 Bay leaf, crumpled
  • a scant pinch genuine Saffron

Gently heat over low flame in 1/4 cup base oil. Visualize your goal as you mix and smell. Strain and use for the above purposes.

From: Mystic Ways Wiki

No, this isn’t to banish unwanted bitches, it’s to banish – or rather, ground out and transform into peace – negative feelings you yourself have, usually at work or in other circumstances where your anxiety level and desire to choke someone bare-handed rise as does your blood pressure. I keep a jar of this stuff in my desk and inhale its scent to alleviate bad moods, surliness, PMS, and other I-hate-my-species feelings.

Items you will need:

  • Peppermint leaf
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lavender buds
  • Lavender oil
  • Pinch of catnip
  • Chamomile flowers
  • Pinch of amber powder
  • Pinch of sandalwood powder (big pinch)
  • 3 drops honeysuckle oil
  • Rosemary needles
  • Several dried rose petals
  • Rose quartz chips or a chunk of rose quartz that will fit in the bottom of whatever jar you want to use
  • Pinch of cinnamon or apple pie spice blend

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients together and grind into a mush, using the essential oils to intensify the smell and bind everything together so it’s moist and pasty. If you can’t find amber powder add a little more sandalwood. When it’s completely mixed, store in a jar.

When you feel the bitch starting to come out open the jar and smell it for a few seconds.Always keep the lid on when not in use.

Source

Herbal powders have long been used to improve the quality of a person’s life. Here is one herbal potion that will make you prosperous. Take equal amounts of ground cloves, cinnamon, mustard seed, and ginger and grind in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. Visualize the mixture drawing wealth to you as you work.

Sprinkle some of the powder around your home. Toss it in corners. Add some to the change in your wallet and any other place you stash money. Make some up into sachets and tuck into drawers or add to baskets where you keep your mail and bills. Be creative in how you use the powder, and money will find you in creative ways.

~Laurel Reufner

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