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Why burn charcoal disks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pagan Priestess~ May 17, 2016. 5 Replies

My question is not 'why burn incense?'. I already burn incense because I like incense and understand that it can be very spiritual as well as enjoyable.My questions why are so many pagans taking the…Continue

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Witch way? Newbie overload.

Started this discussion. Last reply by nox lumen Aug 29, 2015. 3 Replies

I started on my pagan path during generation X in a tiny town. Back then, a "gypsy witch fortune teller" book was considered a gold mine of spell information, the movie "The Craft" was the only…Continue

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nox lumen commented on April Rain's blog post The Law of Three: When are we guilty?
""You can't help those who WILL not help themselves." Good karma is doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason. It seems to me that while you did not want to be hurtful to this friend, she saw that as permission to…"
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Combustible Incense Recipe: Myrrh with Sandalwood.

Combustible Incense Recipe: Myrrh with Sandalwood.I had to go back to the drawing board for this one more than once. I have had the myrrh resin for more years than I can remember, mostly because charcoal takes fussing that I generally don't want to deal with. On the few occasions I did put a bit on a hot coal, I was sparing due to it's potency.Since I do like the dark, rich, and sensual leather and wood aroma this classic resin makes, I decided to use the very neutral base of bamboo to really…See More
Dec 11, 2016
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nox lumen replied to nox lumen's discussion Why burn charcoal disks?
"Why not just use combustible? You can add a pinch of nearly anything to cinnamon and it will dry in about a day and burn. Sure, cinnamon is also very magical in it's own right, but if the tree that keeps it like is secondary, it shouldn't…"
May 17, 2016
nox lumen replied to nox lumen's discussion Why burn charcoal disks?
"Accurate? So what type of wood are you burning when you light the disk? Elder? Oak? Pine? Bamboo? Pretty much anything that can burn has a magic property to it. Many of the disks don't mention what it's made of. They also light at…"
May 17, 2016
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Why burn charcoal disks?

My question is not 'why burn incense?'. I already burn incense because I like incense and understand that it can be very spiritual as well as enjoyable.My questions why are so many pagans taking the time to use all natural materials to hand craft a special blend, yet everyone seem to light them on something that's...not really natural.Sure, I like to play with the pretty red sparkles that come off a self lighting charcoal disk. It looks neat. No wood that I know of sparks like that. And yes,…See More
May 16, 2016
nox lumen replied to robert ambrosini's discussion what is the diffrence between a wiccan and a witch?
"wicca (male) and wicce (female) were the spiritual leaders of a community in England before Gerald Gardener. It was not a blanket term for all who did not follow Christianity or roman gods, it marked them as separate from farmers and hunters as…"
Jan 28, 2016
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"Is it ok for a catholic to pray when they are sick? Do they limit that to prayers for their own health? If you have been diagnosed with an incurable disease, should you give up being a witch past healing yourself? Every time I menstruate, I get to…"
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nox lumen commented on nox lumen's blog post Combustible Incense RECIPE: Root Beer
"NO! Saltpeter has no place in ANY recipe I'm working with. Mind you, not all of my test blends actually work. Some smell great, but won't stay lit. Some don't smell the way I hoped, but burn well enough. None of them contain…"
Jan 11, 2016
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"I went though a time period such as yours, it was difficult for me to celebrate a holiday in which I didn't not bling to.. But now I am like you, I love decorating. And since Yule is just a few days before, I think of it as- extending my Yule…"
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Combustible Incense Recipe: Myrrh with Sandalwood.

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Combustible Incense Recipe: Myrrh with Sandalwood.

I had to go back to the drawing board for this one more than once. I have had the myrrh resin for more years than I can remember, mostly because charcoal takes fussing that I generally don't want to deal with. On the few occasions I did put a bit on a hot coal, I was sparing due to it's potency.

Since I do like the dark, rich, and sensual leather and wood aroma this classic resin makes, I decided to use the very neutral base of…

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Combustible Incense Binders: Xanthan Gum vs. Psyllium Seed Husk Fiber

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 11:22am 0 Comments

When I started my crazy kitchen experiment of home made incense blends, I had thought that these to were kind of interchangeable but that psyllium was the better binder. Since a friend of mine said she could get xanthan gum more easily, I revisited the ingredient and learned more. So what's the better binder? It will depend on you to decide based on the variations.

Let's start with availability and cost. If you are looking at a bulk distributor, you can get plenty of both for about $3…

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Vanilla Incense recipe

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

To begin with, this is NOT the stuff you buy from the dollar store. Real vanilla bean has a special reaction to fire in this mix that I could not have predicted and don't feel the need to change.

If you stand right over the lit stick and breath deeply, you smell....camp fire. Lots of camp fire. I love a good open fire, and so I like the rich woody smoke smell. Now it's a dominant and lingering effect that had me thinking my first try was a fail on bringing out the lovely aroma of a…

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Combustible Incense Recipe: Raspberry and Rosewood

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Smells like wood smoke at first, then settles into a definite berry finish that fills a room nicely.

1/8 teaspoon psyllium seed husk fiber

3 teaspoons fluffy rosewood powder, or 1 packed teaspoon.

9 drops raspberry candy flavoring

water

Mix water with other ingredients till a firm but pliable dough forms. It will mostly stick to itself when it's damp enough, but will resemble pastry and come apart in flaky layers. Wrap securely in plastic wrap and leave it…

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At 1:09am on August 25, 2015, Rev. Equinox SilverMoon said…
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