“Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents is an impressive book on a subject that has not been done to death in other books If you are. With new recipes and information on dozens of new ingredients, this expanded and updated edition of Incense is an essential guide to making your own. Buy Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents: Crafting & Use of Magical Scents 1st ed by Carl Neal (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store.

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It was laid out well to introduce people to types of incense and prepare readers for making their first batch of incense, there were quite a few good tips and ideas for troubleshooting, and there were some pretty good magickal, ritual, and philosophic topics discussed.

He currently lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Western Oregon.

All my experience comes from non-combustible incense, that which is smouldered on charcoal. This book had quite a few images and diagrams according to my copy, there are 23tables for troubleshooting, and an ingredient chart.

Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents

I know it’s carfting to read about a love formula that–duh–draws love, but what about “Mist” or “Lair of the Dragon? You make incense dough, shape it, and let it dry.

Aug 19, Alexandra Paiva rated it really liked it Shelves: I did know about a few that seem to be common for things like incense are endangered such as Indian Sandalwood, and at least one type of sage. Aside from the list of tools, the mold and the brief 10 pages of recipes that contain actual measurements unlike Cunningham’s “Incense, Oils and Brews” I didn’t think much else was worthwhile.


Jamie Gash rated it it was amazing Jun 22, I think in the finished copy, those will prove to be quite useful. I also dislike the “east vs west” type language to describe the continents of Europe and America vs China, India and Japan.

Non-combustible incense isn’t outrageously smoky on its own. The 68 pages leading up to this were five chapters of every detail about the handful of incense shapes, what ingredients are used for in a recipe, how to burn incense an idea which was shocking to me.

I highly recommend it and will sell magicmal at my own store.

If anyone has other book recommendations with incense recipes, shoot them my way. Sheila Boney rated it it was amazing Dec 26, To ask other readers questions about Incenseplease sign up. Rolling the pyramid will produce the traditional cone shape Furthermore, they are simple with easy to obtain ingredients and even smell good. Treat it with care and store it like you would store matches or gunpowder both normal things containing saltpeter and you’ll be fine.

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. The 68 pages leading up to this were five chapters of every detail about the handful of incense shapes, what ingredients are used for in a recipe, how to burn incense an idea which was Short answer: The book also cravting versatile in that it lists many choices and substitutions in ingredients, tools, and execution.


Susan rated it liked magickzl Apr 02, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Me, I was able to learn lots of new things and try out combustibles for myself. Laura Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 07, He eventually set aside his retail incense business and focused on bringing an pf awareness of incense to everyone who would read or listen.

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

What I appreciate about the book is the emphasis on using more natural materials instead of salt peter, the description on what that is and why we shouldn’t use it frequently.

All the things necessary before creating your first batch of incense. I think that both of them have their benefits and I was looking forward to extending my magic,al on incense, which I love.

If you u For the begginer incense maker this book is a gem. In fact, after all this preamble, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to make incense anymore–and I’ve been doing it for over 10 years! Neal as he presents an extensive collection of incense knowledge, including recipes and helpful descriptions of ingredients, twenty-nine base materials, sixteen binders, and two new rituals.