The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

by Scott Cunningham

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ISBN-13: 9780875421285
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Series: Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 57,129
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.

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I still often think of Scott Cunningham. His contributions to the occult make him one of the most important spiritual people of the last century. His books on Wicca have gently, lovingly, and thoroughly introduced more people to Witchcraft than just about anyone else.
But while Wicca was his spiritual path, it was natural magic that revealed his deep understanding and broad knowledge of herbs and their magical powers. His books on these subjects have become the de facto sources for all sorts of magical people. Already, The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews (an expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews) is owned by over 150,00 readers. You should own it, too.
Today, there are two major trends in magic: natural and ceremonial. They have different methodologies to get the same results. Neither is better, they are just different. The "best" one is whatever you can successfully use.
But there is an interesting thing about these two systems: They both use incenses; they both use scented oils; they both use scented baths and magical teas. That makes this book applicable to any system of magic you may follow!
Besides giving the formulas for hundreds of the scented magical tools, Scott also reveals how you can easily make substitutions in the formulas. In this way, even if you are out of a particular herb to use as you compound your own incenses, oils, powders, and so forth, you will still be able to make magic.
Yes, you will find recipes for scents to use when doing magic for initiations, love, exorcisms, money, health, talismans, elemental energies, astrological energies and for many of the goddesses and gods. But by studying this book you will be able to develop your own, unique recipes and formulas. You will understand how these herbs really work.
And that, my friends, is real magic!

Table of Contents

I still often think of Scott Cunningham. His contributions to the occult make him one of the most important spiritual people of the last century. His books on Wicca have gently, lovingly, and thoroughly introduced more people to Witchcraft than just about anyone else.

But while Wicca was his spiritual path, it was natural magic that revealed his deep understanding and broad knowledge of herbs and their magical powers. His books on these subjects have become the de facto sources for all sorts of magical people. Already, The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews (an expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews) is owned by over 150,00 readers. You should own it, too.

Today, there are two major trends in magic: natural and ceremonial. They have different methodologies to get the same results. Neither is better, they are just different. The "best" one is whatever you can successfully use.

But there is an interesting thing about these two systems: They both use incenses; they both use scented oils; they both use scented baths and magical teas. That makes this book applicable to any system of magic you may follow!

Besides giving the formulas for hundreds of the scented magical tools, Scott also reveals how you can easily make substitutions in the formulas. In this way, even if you are out of a particular herb to use as you compound your own incenses, oils, powders, and so forth, you will still be able to make magic.

Yes, you will find recipes for scents to use when doing magic for initiations, love, exorcisms, money, health, talismans, elemental energies, astrological energies and for many of the goddesses and gods. But by studying this book you will be able to develop your own, unique recipes and formulas. You will understand how these herbs really work.

And that, my friends, is real magic!

Interviews

I still often think of Scott Cunningham. His contributions to the occult make him one of the most important spiritual people of the last century. His books on Wicca have gently, lovingly, and thoroughly introduced more people to Witchcraft than just about anyone else.

But while Wicca was his spiritual path, it was natural magic that revealed his deep understanding and broad knowledge of herbs and their magical powers. His books on these subjects have become the de facto sources for all sorts of magical people. Already, The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews (an expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews) is owned by over 150,00 readers. You should own it, too.

Today, there are two major trends in magic: natural and ceremonial. They have different methodologies to get the same results. Neither is better, they are just different. The "best" one is whatever you can successfully use.

But there is an interesting thing about these two systems: They both use incenses; they both use scented oils; they both use scented baths and magical teas. That makes this book applicable to any system of magic you may follow!

Besides giving the formulas for hundreds of the scented magical tools, Scott also reveals how you can easily make substitutions in the formulas. In this way, even if you are out of a particular herb to use as you compound your own incenses, oils, powders, and so forth, you will still be able to make magic.

Yes, you will find recipes for scents to use when doing magic for initiations, love, exorcisms, money, health, talismans, elemental energies, astrological energies and for many of the goddesses and gods. But by studying this book you will be able to develop your own, unique recipes and formulas. You will understand how these herbs really work.

And that, my friends, is real magic!

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The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have made some of the oils in this book and they are great! The book is so informative and helpful it not only speaks of how to make oils but incense as well. Great for any witches library and a much need for those wishing to make their own oils and incense.
Darmae More than 1 year ago
Scott Cunnaingham has been my mentor and major reference for all things Wiccan. This book is informative & inspiring. Essential for all those who wish to create Magickal blends.
Lupus_Familiaris More than 1 year ago
Cunningham does a remarkable job of introducing the Magick of herbs, aromas, oils, and salts. Novice and veteran alike will find something of use in this book. You needn't be a practioner of "The Craft" to get this (but it helps). The "Substitutions" section alone is worth the price of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome, it tells you just about everything you need to know. Not only does it explain what everything is that he is talking about but teaches you how to make them. He also encourage's you not to always follow his stuff but to create your own and how to go about doing that as well. This book is also a very good way to find out what herbs are poisonous, what oil's will bother your skin. This is really a book anyone would need.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have waited for a book like this, and finally I found it. It is wonderful, and I've already tried a few things from this book. It was what I expected and much more. Thank You.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Out of all the magickal recipe and spell books that I have read, this is my absolute favorite! I HIGHLY recommend that everyone should have this on their bookshelf. The formulas are very easy to follow and the ingredients are readily available. With visualization and empowerment, these tried and true recipes bring amazing results! This is one book that you will cherish and put to good use for many years to come. Blessings~
Sunfell on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This is a great reference book for folks who like to play with 'smells-n-bells' style magic. Just have a fire extinguisher handy if you decide to do the charcoal burning stuff.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book for herbal concoctions. I like Scott Cunningham's approach--very practical, and encourages individualization. I bought this book years ago, lost it to an ex-roomie, and received it this year as a birthday present...about time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book for starting your path with the wiccans...Though it does a lot of ingredients and tells you a lot of diffrent things to make..This is a good way to start out by taking and learning some of the basics...This book does that for you...It tells you about some basic spells and teachings of Wicca...It was the first book I bought for my start.
summerlion More than 1 year ago
I bought the book because I wanted to learn how to make incense and oils. So, it really wasn't what I thought it was, and I returned it. But, I did flip through it before I returned it and I found it very interesting. If I believed in that sort of stuff I'm sure I would have found it handy.
Demetria_Earthchild More than 1 year ago
I got the book it was everything I was expecting. Came in a timely manor. And was packaged wonderfully.Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although he was a Wiccan, I really respect this man's work. This book is one of my most valued reference books. It's written in an intelligent, accurate, precise, unbiased, unpatronizing way (very UN-like that fluff bunny poser Silver Ravenwolf)and is brimming with very good information. I consider Cunningham's books on Herbalism among the best ever written on the subject. He is easy to understand and this book is a huge benefit for every Pagan, from very beginner to very experienced.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is poorly researched in terms of the art of making incense. I wouldn't even list it as an incense book. No quality incense has ever been made using salt peter, and the author doesn't appear to realize this creates a toxic gas.