That makes me a Taurus with Gemini rising and the moon in Aquarius. In the s, my parents divorced and my father moved to Sacramento, where he became an oil-field cartographer for Standard Oil. I was raised in Berkeley, where my mother was a library student and later a librarian and my step-father, Bill Glozer, was first a pastry chef and later ran an antiquarian book store with my mother. During the early s i further formed my musical tastes, which have remained unvaried to this date: i like rural acoustic blues , jug bands, string bands, and early country music, as well as offshoots from these forms such as gospel quartets both white and black , early New Orleans jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Norteno, and some post-War electric blues. Anomalously, i am also very fond of Bing Crosby prior to and Hoagy Carmichael at any point in his life. In i went to Shimer College in Mount Carroll, Illinois, as an early entrant, before completing High School -- but soon dropped out and hit the road with my boyfriend Tom Hall.
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The reason for this is that many root workers like to blend appropriate herbs, minerals, or root chips into the finished product. Powder incenses have two favoured reasons and methods of use. So, for instance, you can burn Attraction Incense outdoors, at the door wafting the smoke inward , or inside a place of living or business. In either case, the smoke from the burning may be scryed to see visions of things to come and the ashes from the burning may be used in further forms of work.
So, for instance, you can mix Attraction Incense with dirt and use it to pot or plant an herb or shrub that draws luck, or love, or both, and set that plant by the front door of your home or business.
To use self-lighting incense powders, you take a small scrap of paper and twirl it into a little cone about an inch or two tall. Pack it very tightly with powdered incense, unroll the paper and carefully set the cone upright on a non-flammable surface.
This sounds much more difficult than it really is. You can also scatter incense powders on burning charcoal, but this is not necessary, because they are, after all, self-lighting. You can see pictures of how to make incense powder cones and light them at our Herb Magic sister-site. Although all the hoodoo formulas for incense connected with luck, love, money, and personal power are pleasant smelling and can be used to perfume a room, two of the formulas -- specifically used to do "tricks" or evil work -- contain ingredients which should not be inhaled.
Special charcoal disks made for this purpose are sold by most outlets that carry resin incenses. They are lighted and put into a brazier and the incense is then placed upon them. Using kitchen tongs, hold the charcoal disk over the stove and set it alight, then blow out the flame. One old-fashioned name for this common altar tool is a thurible, and during rituals, the person who tends to the incense, especially when it is kept in a hanging thurible and waved about during the services, is called the thurifer.
For home use, a standing incense brazier is generally preferred, and it should be large enough to hold a charcoal disk and incense. Fill it halfway full of clean sand or sand mixed with specially prepared ashes to keep the metal legs from heating up and charring your altar cloth or table top.
You can dispose of them in a ritual manner , or you may choose to employ one or more of the many spiritual uses for remnant incense ash to carry your work forward and achieve the goals you desire. Today, few companies sell incense made with actual botanical or mineral ingredients. In my opinion, self-lighting incense powders, if they are made the old, traditional Southern way, should consist of more than just time-honoured names on packages of coloured wood dust.
They should contain -- they MUST contain -- real herbs, roots, minerals, and condition oils. I realize that this is an advertisement for my own company, but the incenses shown at the top of this page were made by me, and like the rest of the Lucky Mojo line, they contain genuine reputed lucky and magical herbs, minerals, and herbal essential oils. End of advertisement. Did you like what you read here? Find it useful? Then please click on the Paypal Secure Server logo and make a small donation to catherine yronwode for the creation and maintenance of this site.
Authentic recipes are drawn from first-hand experience and years of solid folkloric research. Now you will, i hope, understand that i am embarked on one path only — to reflect to the world the Black Protestant Christian practices of conjure, rootwork, and hoodoo which i learned through personal contact and training with practitioners, starting in the early s, and also found corroborated in a variety ny ethnographic and folkloric magazine articles and books published from the s through the s. Luka Catherrine marked it as to-read Jun 05, Ann Marie marked it as to-read Jul 24, This sounds much more difficult than it really is. You can see pictures of how to make incense powder cones and light them yronwofe our Herb Magic sister-site.
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These pages are free to read online. I suggest that you start reading them now! Most of these pages relate in one way or another to all the lessons in the course. I also require that you purchase the following items from my shop, spread out over the course of at least four invoices, made over the course of at least four months: 4 Lucky Mojo hoodoo conjure oils one each for love, money, protection, and negative work For use with lessons 15, 39, 41, 42, 43, etc.
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It is against the law to manufacture and market a product of that name or bearing that image. However, formulas for a variety of products once marketed as Florida Water have been published since the 19th century, and i get many requests for formula information from would-be mages who want to save a few cents and make their own. However, the following technical information is presented for the use of readers who wish to try their hands at perfumery. It is expected that before you begin such a task you familiarize yourself with the terminology, systems of measurement, and methods used in a laboratory. Please do not email me with requests for help in locating essential oils or lab equipment; i will not reply. Most important perfumes contain 2 to 3 ounces of oils per pint of alcohol.