“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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Scnts many authors get the chance to go back and re-write their first book. I had no pictures, which was a little sad, but understandable. Carl Neal has been a student of incense since Me, I was able to learn lots of new things and try out combustibles for myself. I must admit, I was expecting a book of recipes.
So, overall, I liked this book. He could have included all the things he said “he didn’t have room for” maybe, such as more advanced recipes.
I got this from the library craftkng took thorough notes on the recipes contained, as well as how to make a cone incense mold out of clay, latex and gauze. Networking with incense makers and users from around the world has given him a very crafitng view of incense.
I’ve just obtained a mortar and pestle so now to find the herbs and resins. Drake Collins rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Neal has created dozens 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 homemade blends with natural ingredients.
All I will say is that the parts about ritual, magick, etc. Non-combustible incense isn’t outrageously smoky on its own. 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. He is a self-professed incense fanatic who has been lucky enough to learn from a variety of incense makers from North and South America, Asia, and Europe.
You need no more than the usual amount of ventilation, recipes only ever call for a pinch or so, and in the case of charcoals, the scent is gone before you add your incense. Another book on incense. If you are interested in making your own incense, or just want to know more about incense and how it is made, you’ll want a copy of this book.
If you u For the begginer incense maker this book is a gem. I think this book is great for those new to incense making like myself.
I had no idea you could use things like guar gum or xanathan gum as binders. I am so excited about this new release!
Of course I wouldn’t expect someone to understand that as an issue automatically, there just wasn’t enough information to justify it either. He currently lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Western Oregon. I hope that this new edition finds a home on the bookshelf of anyone who uses incense.
For the begginer incense maker this book is a gem.
Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents by Carl F. Neal
Maybe that’s me, but it sounded weird every time I came across it. A staple go to for anyone starting to make incense. Selected pages Table of Contents. All this made for one overwhelmed reader, and I had only barely gotten to the good stuff!
Incense: Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents
My only qualm with the book is that the recipies arent explained in detail. 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 I got this from the library and scenst thorough notes on the recipes contained, as well as how to make a cone craftlng mold out of clay, latex and gauze.
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. One thing that I particularly enjoyed was the chapter that talks about shaping. Aug 19, Alexandra Paiva rated it really liked incesne Shelves: Crnbryeggshls rated it it was amazing Aug 08, No part of the crafting is neglected or skimmed over.