Using the Magick of Incense

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Greetings and welcome to another Triune Moon Magickal Moment. Today we are discussing Using the Magick of Incense.

There are several types of incense, but the most commonly used are stick, cone, powders and resins. I find that when creating a blend for my own personal or coven use, that I create powdered or resin blend incenses as it requires the least amount of special equipment and can be created quite quickly.

When creating incense keep the vibrational energies you wish in mind. Choose herbs and resins that not only smell good but vibrate with the same energy as your ritual or spell work. Your incense then becomes an integral part of your magick.

How do you go about creating your own incense blends? As an example, you may wish to create an incense for a particular Sabbat ritual. You would then research any correspondences for that Sabbat, decide what types of energies you wish to draw in and choose herbs and resins that have that particular energy. Below I have a simple recipe for Mabon incense that I have used for several rituals.

Mabon Incense

Jars of herbs behind a mortar and pestle with a jar of Mabon incense to one side
The makings of Mabon Incense

For Mabon Incense you will need:

  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Glass jar for storage
  • Equal parts:
  • Sage
  • Allspice
  • Mugwort
  • Optional items: Coffee grinder to make a finer powder

Drop the herbs into the mortar and grind as finely as possible. Once ground, charge your incense with the intentions of your ritual by placing your hands over the herbs in the mortar. Once charged you can store in a clean glass jar with a tight sealing lid. To use, place on a burning charcoal disc (available on-line and in most Metaphysical shops). The hot coal will burn the powder, sending its scent and vibrational energies into the surrounding area.

Note: Always place coals in a fireproof container. I use a ceramic cauldron filled with sand to absorb the heat. Never leave the burning coals unattended. Some blends create more smoke than others so you may need to disable smoke alarms until the ritual or spell work is completed.

Clearing Incense Blend

Three jar of resins that can be used in incense - frankincense, myrrh and Dragon's Blood
Frankincense, Myrrh and Dragon’s Blood
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For an easy resin blend incense that is perfect for cleansing your sacred space, clearing out unwanted energies, and for any time you are unsure of what type to use, see the ingredients below:

Use equal parts of the following resins:

  • Frankincense resin
  • Myrrh resin
  • Benzoin resin
  • Copal Resin

Blend together in a mortar. You may need to break up any large pieces with your pestle. Be careful – resins like to jump out of the mortar when being crushed.

Place the resins on a hot charcoal to release their scent. If clearing out energies in a room, place the charcoal in a Thurible, a metal censer with a chain, or a heat resistant container with a handle. Walk around the room clockwise and let the smoke waft throughout the room.

As demonstrated above, creating your own blends of incense is easy and rewarding. The scent, ingredients and energies of the incense are infinite, and their use will only enhance your spell work and rituals. May you find joy in creating your own Magick of Incense.

Blessed Be!

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