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    Yup, yup! Space blessings and purifications, attracting certain things, beauty, good luck.. It's wonderful ^^

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    I've done this for years. It's easy . There are also tons of books on magik with incense. I love it!

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    Paul Beyerl's book of herbs is my favorite one out there on the subject. It's perfect for finding herbs to use for incense recipes I love mixing my own incense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodlebug View Post
    How many people on here practice incense magick? I do. What I do is I find an incense that matches the needs that I want based on their magickal properties and then I burn it with a blessing from the God and Goddess. To me, it is a kind of simple spell that I can cast.
    By putting the focus on the incense itself, you are valuing the tool over the craftsman. Certain incenses are conducive to certain states of mind. Saffron zonks me out pretty quickly, but that's about all incense can do. The intent and the focus and all of the things that make a spell "work" are inherent in the person themselves.

    I guess this seems pretty obvious, and it borders on the inane posts left that suggest we should all throw away our tools "cause hey, the magicks in us!" But I really wanted to point out that when mixing recipes, what you should be looking for is the shifts in your own consciousness, rather than supposed inherent properties of the herbs used in burning it. This stands in stark contrast to the idea that simply burning incense will purify the space or that the incense itself with bring money. I think this is asking a bit too much of some dried herbs.
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    I do. In fact I slightly prefer it to candle magic, and frequently get better results from it.

    Usually, when the incense itself is the spell, I use a magical incense formula -- many places like www.luckymojo.com and www.indioproducts.com sell them. I pick whatever is suitable to my intent, and then I write up a wish paper, and if I can I dress the corners of it with a matching condition oil (so if I were burning Wealthy Way incense I'd anoint the corners of the paper with Wealthy Way oil.) Then I set my burner on the paper and burn the incense while saying my prayers/intents.

    I also use incense as an element in most of my candle spells as it improves the results, I find, but in those cases I often just choose a stick incense with related properties to the spell.

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    As previously stated, it can be used to "smudge" an area to cleanse it (particularly with sage). But in my background it's mainly used as an offering to the gods.
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    This is a nice uncomplicated way to direct energy. I am a newbie Green/Kitchen solitary witch, ex Catholic. I am finding it hard to follow a spell to the 'T', especially growing up going to mass, being taught how to pray, etc. I'm finding it a slow process to transition into weaving my own religion fabric.

    Thanks for the tip, I just ordered some incense, too! (Sorry for the novel.)

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    Yes, I do this as well.

    But more often I use them in my rituals to make it more effective.

    But I do have some examples that I did, I did sleep ones, protection ones, and I just burned sandalwood for anything that was bothering me.

    Cause it's my favorite

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    it was wat i did first

    my first ever spell was an incence spell 4 clensing. incence as a air and fire elemental spell, it is great 4 sending messages, clensing, clearing the sight 4 a scrying spell, clensing the other senses ect its quite a braud area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodlebug
    How many people on here practice incense magick? I do. What I do is I find an incense that matches the needs that I want based on their magickal properties and then I burn it with a blessing from the God and Goddess. To me, it is a kind of simple spell that I can cast.
    I practice this type of magic as well, but I make my own incense blends or I simply collect flammable ingredients that match the nature of my intended working and then burn them on some charcoal. I also make more general incenses for offerings, for ritual & spellwork, and for cleansing / creating sacred space. When you do your own custom blends you can ensure the ingredients don't contain chemicals, and that each ingredient suits the intentions - also you can make them smell good. My own blends are always a mixture of organic and wild harvested plants and resins. Sometimes a corresponding commercial joss sticks just smell awful - I have one type of Tibetan offering joss sticks I can only use outside because of the smell. Pee ew!

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