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Mar 29, Grayfeather rated it it was amazing. I received a free copy to review from NetGalley This book is a brief introduction to creating your 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. It is already very dated in assumptions about how to obtain materials.

Laura Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 07, I had no idea you could use things like guar gum or xanathan gum as binders.

Everyone at Llewellyn did an yse job creating this greatly expanded version of the book while holding true to the look and feel of craftint original. Rolling the pyramid will produce the traditional cone shape So perhaps these magickal correspondences should be elsewhere in one’s ritual and spellwork. Another plus in this book is that you can get started with just a little reading on fundamental chapters.

A completed latex cone mold In he became a professional incense maker and has avidly researched incense ever since. 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.


New Expanded Version of Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents

The new illustrations truly enhance the text and are beautifully drawn. The author does say, though, that nothing in his book should be taken as the final word on the subject. The author spends a lot of time explaining every step of the process, as well scentz all of the whys regarding how things are done.

On top of it all it compliments itself quite well offering advise on how to create your own molds and growing your own herbs. Sheila Boney rated it it was amazing Dec 26, This book had quite a few images and diagrams according to my copy, there are 23tables for troubleshooting, and an ingredient chart.


Whether you want to make loose, stick, coil, or cone incense, this comprehensive edition provides detailed instructions for everything from finding the right ingredients to proper drying methods.

In fact, after all this preamble, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to make icense anymore–and I’ve been doing it for over 10 years! Account Options Sign in. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’ve never heard joss sticks called “spaghetti sticks” before this book.

I had no pictures, which was a little sad, but understandable. Even if you never make a single stick or cone of incense, understanding how incense is made is critical information for anyone who buys incense.

Maigckal rated it it was amazing Jul 19, That’s no reason to discount it. A simple incense extruder made from a clay gun Tricia Applegate rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Join author Carl F.

Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents

Feb 23, Kate Hanley rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. The 68 pages leading up to this were five chapters of every detail about the handful of incense shapes, what ingredients are used for ibcense a recipe, how to burn incense an idea which was shocking to me.


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.

If you put on a lot, you’ll get smoked out.

It turns out that it’s easy to make incense. I liked that environmental concerns were brought up. Dec 10, Molly rated it it was ok. magical

I’ve just obtained a mortar and pestle so now to find the herbs and resins. The author mentions creative uses for incense that I hadn’t thought of before, and repeatedly inspires the reader to experiment and take incense to a higher level.

Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents – Carl F. Neal – Google Books

They are still useful, however. The book also quite versatile in that it lists many choices and substitutions in ingredients, tools, and execution.

A strong supporter of community, Carl loves teaching about incense at all sorts of community events. Lists with Scwnts Book. His magickal correspondences seem really weak and overemphasize elements like air, water and earth when it all comes down to the fact that incense is always lit on fire.