|First known recipe for incense - Exodus 30:34
I can almost hear the questions now: "Why isn't
this listed under Products? How come this is in the Religious Services page?
Incense and oils are products, right?" Well, yes, the typical
and oils are indeed products. And often very good ones at that. But the custom blended items are in a whole
different league. Often, store bought products are perfectly fine. In fact, I have used them
and continue to do so if the occasion calls for it. But for a use
that is very important, that is special for one reason or another, store bought
is nothing compared to a custom blended item made for your needs and
your needs alone. Think of it this way: for some occasions you wear an
off-the-rack item; perhaps on the level of an Armani or Hugo Boss suit for the gentlemen, or a chic
VonFurstenburg variation of her famous Little Black Dress for the ladies. As fine as
those designer duds are, now and then you find yourself in a situation that
demands something beyond that. Or maybe you just wish to treat yourself. That's when you turn to the custom-tailored Savile
Row suit or the
unmatchable flair and sophistication of the Oscar de la Renta creation. That, in
a nutshell, expresses the difference between regular incense and my offerings. Only with me, you can go top-of-the-line without
breaking the bank.
“Store-bought” oils and
fine as they may be, simply cannot hold a candle to an item specifically made for you
and your exact magickal need. In designing your oils and incense I search
through my collection of “many a quaint and curious volumes of forgotten
lore” to create a recipe with proper ingredients that meet your precise needs. And then, as a final touch, all
the items I will craft for you receive my personal blessing and consecration - just for you! And that is why I
listed my handcrafted oils and
incense on this page rather than in the products area. When I create a unique compound
it is not just a purchase, it is indeed a Holy service. Now let me tell you a true story…
The Bachelorette & Her Reluctant Boyfriend
Many years ago my wife and I had
a friend who was an
attractive, young, talented woman. She was quite successful in business and
very well off with homes in two countries. To round this sketch off, this woman
remained unmarried. She was what the old-timers called “an unclaimed virtue.”
old-timers would have called her a spinster, but she would probably have
belted me one right between the eyes had I used that term about her. Let’s be
frank and sum it up like this: She was stacked, loaded and available. But much
to her chagrin, her steady man would not pop the question. During one of her
frequent business trips to New York, she popped in to chat with my wife while,
as per longstanding female custom, I could have vanished off the face of the
earth as far as they were concerned. They just sat in the kitchen quaffing down
our finest XO Cognac and commiserated, one drinking because she was unmarried
and the other, no doubt, drinking because she was married. You probably know the
What happened next
caught me completely by surprise. My wife and her unattached buddy came into
the living room where I was no doubt engaged in doing something quite wholesome
and educational. My wife
decided that enough was enough with this unacceptable marital situation (the
friend’s, not ours). The request was made that I come up with something that
would cause our friend’s reluctant boyfriend to pop the question. I began my
usual talk about not using Magick to control and manipulate the feelings and
actions of another person. I did not get very far when my wife made me an offer
that I could not refuse. I won’t say what her end of the bargain was, just
thinking about it even today gives me the heebie-jeebies, but my end of this
transaction had me whipping up an oil to use as a perfume that would force her
not-yet-intended to drop to his knees and propose marriage. Needless to say,
this I did. It took a bit of time to get some pertinent information from the woman,
about herself and the man in question. Then I retired to the library where I
took the information and perused my books and charts; chief among them,
Aleister Crowley’s phenomenal book 777. When finished, I emerged with a small
vial which I refused to hand over until this friend listened to my advice about
being absolutely certain that this is what she wanted. Sometimes there is a
huge disconnect between that which people want and that which they need. But
the woman reassured me that this was indeed what she wanted, and wanted it with
all her heart. So having no choice (I just know I’m going to have nightmares
tonight!), I handed over the small glass bottle along with instructions. Two
days later our friend phoned us from Paris where she kept a pied-à-terre. She was with her boyfriend and
used the oil exactly as I had instructed. To her horror, when she and her
boyfriend met for lunch earlier that day,, he all but instantly proposed! Once
he did that she did not know what to do so she said she would need time to
think it over. She only took a few hours but she turned him down flat. Now over
the years he is happily married and she is still single. She hopes that someday the two of them
will get back together. I doubt this will occur, but I made it quite clear that
if it does I will not be making any more concoctions of that type for her. But
that was all right with her, she told me. After all, she still had plenty left
over in the little glass bottle…
|Rev. Camarena's Renowned MoJo Bros. Incense
More About Incense & Oils
people deem the sense of smell the strongest, most evocative of our senses. Aromas
can send us into the past (Proust's Madeleines), whet our appetite (a favorite
dish roasting in the oven), or warn of danger (it may well look delicious, but if it
smells rotten...). Foul smells
warn us of fire, alert us to pollution, keep us ALIVE. Pleasing smells evoke memories
of a past love, your
first home, an exciting journey over the sea...
Now you know why so many magazines today run scented ads. Aromas take us HOME.
Knowing this, many churches have put
aroma-power to astute use. Let's
enter a typical Roman Catholic Church.
Do you notice the sweet smell? It comes from FRANKINCENSE, a powerful incense burned by the Church for
centuries. If you
attending such a church, this scent will immediately waft you back to your
childhood days. Even
may no longer attend services, residual feelings from your upbringing will
appear under the power of this familiar aroma. Under this influence, you may even have such warm,
memories that you'll make a promise to start going to Sunday services again...
Behold the Power of Aroma!
For thousands of years, Holy People of the East and
West have compounded oil and incense blends to help focus their prayers and meditations.
In fact, Moses himself received the very first recorded incense recipe (Ex. 30,
34), so when we speak of incense and aromatic oils we speak of TRADITION!
I Use Aromas?
Absolutely! Aromas do not exist solely for the enrichment of wealthy
makers or churches. Today, we most commonly use aromatic oils in AROMATHERAPY.
This practice employs scents for immediate results. Lavender relaxes you,
Rosemary eases headaches, and other aromas boost alertness and energy. If you doubt the efficacy of
aromatherapy get a good whiff of Asafoetida. When you double up with stomach cramps, you'll believe...
and see why tradition has named this resin "Devil's Dung."
When we move beyond aromatherapy, an
entire world opens up. The
Ancients assigned complex mystical attributes to aromas. These attributes helped them find
incenses and oils suited to a given purpose. To seek LOVE they evoked the
attributes of VENUS. According
learned texts of old, Venus scents include Rose, Myrtle and Clover. In this way, the Practitioner may
compound an esoteric incense or perfume in which every nuance of scent calls to
mind Venus... and LOVE.
I consider EVERYTHING in life
if you want to burn
an incense that will lay the riches of the world at your feet, or an oil to
wear that causes the "great love of your life" to pop up and whisk
you off to paradise... forget it.
If anybody promises you this,
I want you to run like Hell.
Wild promises may feel good to hear, but they indicate the lying
charlatan who charges an arm and a leg for specious potions. When these thimbleriggers claim to have
"a mystic" incense "guaranteed" to bring wealth, they don't
tell you that it won't bring wealth to you, it brings wealth to them!
Have a care! Deal only with
a True Initiate solidly trained in the Ancient Esoteric Arts.
(Adapted From The Collected Magickal Essays of Rev. E.M. Camarena)
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